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  • Project Lifesaver rolls out

    The Washington County Emergency Management department is rolling out a new program just in time for Autism Awareness Month.
    Project Lifesaver, which helps caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients and autistic children, is now available for county residents.
    Kevin Devine, the county’s emergency management director, said anyone interested in the program can now sign up to use the technology.

  • Sunday wine sales pass; ordinance to get second reading

    Horshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery is one step closer to being allowed to sell wine on Sundays.
    However, if the ordinance passes, it will only effect wine sold at wineries.

  • Highway 55 yard sale is April 14-17

    The third annual Hwy. 55 yard sale will make its way through Washington County this year.
    The 147-mile yard sale stretches through Carroll, Trimble, Henry, Marion, Shelby, Taylor, Spencer, Adair, Nelson, Russell and Washington counties.
    This is the first year that Washington County has promoted the event, according to Kathy Elliott with Springfield Main Street Renaissance.
    Tammy Osbourne with the Springfield Chamber of Commerce said space is available for people to set up at Country Place and Ace Hardware.

  • Lebanon autism walk is April 2

    When Lisa Nally-Martin’s first son, Evan, was born, it didn’t take long for her to realize that something wasn’t right.
    He was born two weeks early, and his umbilical cord had been wrapped around his neck, so she assumed that’s why he wasn’t eating properly.
    But, as the days and months passed, things still weren’t right.
    All of the typical developmental milestones that most children could do at his age, Evan wasn’t doing.

  • 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