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  • Springfield scares up some Halloween fun

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Ghosts, ghouls and goblins of all sizes took to the streets of Springfield last Friday looking for a few victims. Not to worry though, because these creatures of the night were just local kids dressed in their spook-tacular costumes and the victims most likely got away by giving away treats.

  • Commander band to march in state competition Saturday

    The Washington County High School Marching Commander Band will perform in state semi-final competition Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville. If they advance to state finals, the band will perform at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville. The state finals are set to begin at 6 p.m. and doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are available on site.

  • McCain elected President...according to WCHS students

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    John McCain will be elected the 44th President of the United States and Sarah Palin will be the first female Vice President - that's if the students at Washington County High School have anything to say about it.

  • Local candidates meet for political TV forum

    With the election just days away, some local candidates got together Thursday evening to discuss issues concerning the Washington County Board of Education and Springfield City Council and answer questions about how they would handle challenges facing the offices they seek. The political forum was hosted live on Channel 6 TV in Lebanon, and viewers had the opportunity to submit questions by phone or e-mail.

  • Springfield Trick-or-Treat on Main Street

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Get ready Springfield, because downtown will become one frightfully fun place as little ghosts and goblins take to the streets for Trick-or-Treat on Main Street. The festivities begin this Friday from 4-5 p.m.. The event is for children 12 and under.

    The Springfield Police Department will sponsor a costume contest for the kids at the Farmers Market at 5 p.m. There will also be be other contests and games for kids 12 and under.

  • Local "ghostbusters' investigate hauntings and happenings

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” - William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 5

    “If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!” - Ray Parker Jr.

  • Fredericktown school in its final year

    Jennifer Smith teaches sixth graders at Fredericktown Elementary School these days, but once, she was a student at the school herself. That’s what made the news that the school will be closing after this year even tougher for Smith to hear Monday night.

    “I’m from that community. I grew up in the Burg, and as a community, you hate to lose it,” she said of the school. “I’m going to look at it as ‘maybe there could still be a miracle.’ I’m just hoping that something good happens.”

  • Local pastor, wife, return from Africa

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Chicago. London. Rome. Monduli?

    That’s the route a local pastor recently took to do some missionary work in the country of Tanzania, located on the east coast of Africa.

  • Alpacas growing as part of local agricultural scene

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

  • Political debate set for Thursday, Oct. 23

    A political debate between candidates for local elected positions is slated for Thursday, Oct. 23.

    The debate is being sponsored by the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce and Channel 6 TV.

    Candidates for Springfield City Council, as well as school board seats in District 4 and District 5 will discuss issues, as well as fielding questions submitted by viewers via telephone or e-mail.