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Today's News

  • Grand jury indicts seven

    A Washington County grand jury has returned indictments against seven people.
    Todd Hudsun, 43, of Willisburg, was charged with one count of sex abuse in the 1st degree, a Class D felony.
    According to the indictment, he is accused of having sexual contact with a person less than 16 years old. The incident allegedly took place in November 2010, in Washington County.
    Bond was set at $20,000 cash, and Hudsun is to have no contact with the family of the complaining witness.

  • Police say phone scams target elderly citizens

    Elderly citizens of Springfield, beware.
    Springfield police officer Charlie Osborne said he’s received several complaints from elderly citizens about telephone scams going on.
    “I had one lady call me and said she got a phone call at four o’clock in the morning,” Osborne said. “(The caller) told them that they needed to turn their computer on because it had a problem.”
    Osborne said the citizen started asking questions and the caller quickly hung up.

  • Concert for Hope is set for March 26

    A cast of local performers will entertain to help raise money for Relay for Life and the battle against cancer.
    Mary Kutter, who came up with and executed the idea for the event, said that 13 local performers will be featured in a “Concert for Hope.”
    The proceeds from the concert will benefit Karen’s Crusaders’ Relay for Life team.
    Kutter will be one of the performers, along with Charlotte Campbell, Rose Clements, Hattie Clark, and others.

  • Local companies get good news from Japan

     

  • WCHS to host college fair Thursday

    March is “Go to College Month” at Washington County High School, and principal Paul Terrell is working to get his students, as well as future high school students, ready for college and post secondary education. To help with that process, the high school will host a college fair Thursday at 6-7:30 p.m. in the WCHS gymnasium.

  • Drilling tests potential new high school sites

     

  • Sports briefs

    March 25-26
    Youth league sign-ups

    All youth league sign-ups (Little League baseball, softball, coach pitch and t-ball) will be held at Idle Hour Park on Friday, March 25 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Children ages four through 12 may sign up.
    Cost is $40 for one child, $70 for two, $90 for three and $110 for four.
    All fees are due at the time of sign-up.
    Every child that will play must sign up.
    This is the absolute last time to sign up.
    No phone calls.

  • Bat Pats record goes to .500 after 2-4 week


    The St. Catharine College baseball team has been used to scoring runs in bunches over the last few years, but the Bat Pats have had a more difficult time this season denting home plate.

    That was evident last week as St. Catharine, now 16-16-1 overall, scored 24 runs over six games while posting a 2-4 slate.
    The six-game home stand started last Wednesday with a split against Oakland City.
    The Mighty Oaks (10-2)rebounded from a 5-2 loss in the opener to gain a split with a 6-1 win in the nightcap.

  • Patriot softball notches two big victories


    The St. Catharine College softball team won only two of seven games last week, but those two wins were historical for head coach Holly Smith.

    Wednesday the Patriots split a doubleheader at home against Union College, and Thursday they gained a split at Mid-South Conference rival Campbellsville.
    It was Smith’s first wins over those perennial powers in her seven-year coaching career at St. Catharine.

  • Patriots fall to Lions in tourney opener; two MSC teams in NAIA Final Four


    The St. Catharine College Patriots were well aware that if the opening round of the NAIA National Tournament became a free-throw contest, it could not result in a favorable outcome.

    Wednesday’s game was, indeed, decided at the charity stripe – and the outcome was most disappointing for J.T. Burton’s team.
    The Lindenwood Lions (29-5) came into the game in Kansas City as the nation’s top-ranked free-throw shooters at 74 percent.