.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • The thin blue line

    The city of Springfield is fighting to keep police officers on its streets as other local departments are offering more money for the same job.

    According to Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith, the city has lost officers in the past to other agencies and could possibly lose more in the near future.

    “It’s hard to keep and recruit good officers,” Smith said.

  • Drug problem on the rise in Springfield

    “Springfield is a quintessential small town in America,” Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith said. “But like all other towns in this great country, we have our problems like everybody else.”

    The problems the chief of police is talking about include a rising amount of drugs in the community. In fact, he said the illicit substances are getting more plentiful and cheaper.

    “I’ve been doing this job for 30 years, and this is the worst I’ve ever seen it,” Smith said. 

  • WC wins ‘Border War’

    There’s no such thing as an easy win, but the Washington County Commanders ended the game with a running clock and very little trouble against rival Marion County in this year’s installment of the annual “Border War.” 

    The Commanders outgunned the Knights 42-6 at Bennett R. Lewis Field in Springfield Friday night.

    Head coach Eric Sagrecy said he was happy with his team’s efforts. 

    “We played really well,” he said. 

    Sagrecy gave a shout out to a number of his players.

  • Commanderettes play in All-A state tournament

    After claiming their fourth consecutive All-A Classic 12th Region championship last month, the Washington County Commanderette volleyball team spent this past weekend in the All-A Classic state tournament in Florence, Kentucky.

    The tournament opened with pool play, featuring four pools made up of four teams in each. Washington County head coach John Rogers knew his team had anything but an easy draw, and before the tournament was over, three teams from Washington County’s bracket would be playing in the finals of their brackets.

  • DACA debate hits home

    Mirna and Dora Lozano are your typical bubbly teenagers who grew up in Springfield and are working their way through college.

    Mirna, 19, and her sister, Dora, 18, aren’t United States citizens, though, and they’re worried they’ll have to leave the country in a couple of years.

  • Council passes tax increase

    Springfield City Council passed a tax rate increase Tuesday night.

    During the public hearing – which had no Springfield citizens speak – City Administrator Laurie Smith went over the rate and cleared up some misconceptions. 

  • Peñalva joins Sun news team

    The Springfield Sun is proud to welcome a new member to its family. 

    Zack Peñalva, 23, has been hired as The Sun’s sports/news reporter. 

  • Thanked with a kiss

    For more than 20 years, residents in Washington County have enjoyed an annual rabies clinic to help get their furry loved ones the vaccinations they need.

    And this year was no exception.

    Washington County Fiscal Court hosted the annual clinic Thursday afternoon with the help of local veterinarian Dr. Laura Webb.

    Webb, who’s been involved with the clinic for 10 years, said any mammal can contract rabies.

    Theoretically, even a whale could contract rabies, and that means you, too.

  • Golfers win fourth straight

     

    Satterly, Taylor and Yates might sound like a law firm, but it’s actually just the names of Washington County’s top three golfers, Grant Satterly, Landon Taylor and Drew Yates.

    Each has shined for the Commanders this season, and each led the team to a win over a three-day span this past week.

    Tuesday afternoon brought Bethlehem and Thomas Nelson high schools to Lincoln Homestead State Park. The Commanders won the match 166-188 over Bethlehem, while Thomas Nelson only fielded two golfers and did not post a team score.

  • Dawson sets school record with six TDs in 55-37 win

     

    After a tough loss last week, Washington County head coach Eric Sagrecy said this week’s game against Thomas Nelson was a bounce-back game for his team.

    And bounce back they did.

    The Commanders topped the Generals 55-37 in a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the final score.