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Today's News

  • INOAC adding jobs with expansion

    An expansion is in the works at INOAC’s Springfield plant that will result in 86 new jobs in a wide variety of roles.
    The recently completed 5,000 sq. foot addition to the building will accommodate the production of a new instrument panel for several different automobiles and is expected to launch in March 2016. INOAC’s vice president of North American human resources, Kurt Krug, said there will be a transition period between the current production line and the new one.

  • Boone recounts struggle with Hodgkin’s

    The annual Washington County Relay for Life event has become the most popular way to recognize local cancer survivors, and the 2015 version will be much the same.

    Some survivors have been fighting the disease for years, while others only recently found out about the incredible challenges that lie ahead. Cancer also doesn’t discriminate based on age, as was the case when Springfield native Katie Boone was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma — a cancer of the immune system — on Feb. 5 of last year as a freshly turned 21-year-old.

  • Geronimo indicted in April stabbing

    An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.

    - Oscar I. Geronimo, 21, of 111 Domas Court in Springfield, was indicted late last month in connection to charges brought following a stabbing at Carmona’s Bar and Grill at 307 Perryville Road on April 12.

    Geronimo stands accused of stabbing Juan P. Dominguez, 28, of Springfield, in the chest with an eight-and-a-half-inch pocket knife following an altercation.

  • June Sew This & That

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    We must sound like a broken down old record. But we’ll say it again. Change your sewing machine needle often. This is mainly the cause of all sewing machine problems.

  • Become a reading superhero

    This year the Washington County Public Library has, once again, planned a wide variety of educational, entertaining and fun programs to help you fill your summer days.

  • News briefs for 6/3

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  • WCHS hires Bramblett

    The Washington County High School Commanderettes, who are coming off a dismal 2-23 season, are about to get a much-needed spark – Saint Catharine College’s womens’ basketball coach, Lena Bramblett.

    She is replacing the Commanderettes’ last head coach, Mike Holt, who took the reins for only one season.

    Bramblett, who is leaving the Patriots after 15 years, said the switch was an opportunity for her and her family.

  • St. Catharine College enjoys success on/off field

    As members of the NAIA, and the Mid-South Conference for just eight years, the St. Catharine College athletic program is still the new kid on the block. But the Patriots have continued to improve and enjoyed what will be termed their most successful year to date in the 2014-2015 campaign.

    While the Patriots will not actually unfurl any championship banners, they can reflect on many accomplishments, both athletically and academically.

  • SCC baseball player taken in MLB draft

    When a young baseball player grows up they dream of playing in the big leagues, but for many they don’t get to realize that dream. But John Werner was of the group that got to realize their dream come true.

    Werner, a member of the St. Catharine College Baseball team realized his dream had come true when the Texas Rangers called his name in the 32nd round of the Major League Baseball Draft. He becomes the fifth Patriot to be drafted by a Major League Baseball team.

  • Cochrans place third

    They’re at it again!

    Washington County brothers Lynn and Nathan Cochran have hit the water, cast out their lines and reeled in another top spot in a big time fishing tournament in Kentucky.

    And this time, their catch is worth an ice cold $1,200.

    According to Lynn, the pair won their cash by reeling in 9.65 pounds of fish in the Crappie USA Super Event, which was hosted at Green River Lake on June 5 and 6.  

    “You only weigh seven fish a day,” Lynn said in a phone interview with The Sun last week.