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Today's News

  • Manton Music Jam on Sunday

    Bring your lawn chair, and come on down for an evening of “fun-filled entertainment.”

    That’s the message that co-organizer Bobby Smith is spreading about this year’s Manton Music Jam, which will take place on Sunday, July 26, from noon to dusk this year.

    In its 11th year, the Manton Music Jam has become known around the area as a must-attend event for local music enthusiasts.

    This is no more evident than in the growth the jamboree has seen since its inception in 2005.

  • Tractor mysteriously disappears

    A tractor has recently gone missing, and there are no clues to where it might be, according to Sheriff Jerry Pinkston.

    The Ford 4000 Special Utility farm tractor is owned by Willisburg resident Nancy Settles and has a red primer hood, white round fenders with Armstrong rear tires and a radio mounted in the front of the steering wheel.

  • Grider goes to Germany to study engineering

    Bob Grider knew he wanted to study abroad. The only problem was figuring out the logistics of making it happen.

    Originally from Washington County, Grider chose to study mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech University after graduating high school in 2011. As a sophomore, he tried to find a way to transfer to the University of Edinburgh in Scotland but was unsuccessful in this quest.

    After this disappointment, Grider reluctantly accepted the fact that he wouldn’t get his chance to study abroad.

  • Pastor makes plea for law change

    The Rev. Cal Adams of Temple Baptist Church was present at last week’s city council meeting to make a case to overturn the recently passed amendment to the ABC ordinance that allows Springfield’s businesses to sell alcohol on Sundays.

    The first reading of the amendment was held at the Tuesday, June 9, regularly scheduled meeting, and it was passed at a special-called meeting on Tuesday, June 23. It was passed with a vote of 5-1, with council member Bob Goodlett as the only dissenting vote.

  • Sagrecy and Shelton reel in first

    Trevor Sagrecy and Michael Shelton traveled to compete against Taylor and Marion counties in a bass fishing tournament.

    And they won first place.

    According to Tim Messer, Washington County High School’s bass fishing coach, Sagrecy and Shelton beat out 12 other boats in the tourney with a combined catch of 9.65 pounds.

  • Girls prepare for long season ahead

    As the summer months begin to warm up, so does the Washington County High School gym.
    That’s because the Washington County Commanderettes volleyball team has begun its training for the fall season under the leadership of first-year head coach Casey Mudd.  

    “I am excited,” Mudd said. “I’ve got just a really really good group of girls.”

    Mudd, who was an assistant coach for the last three years, said the team has lost a lot of experience but will still be leaving its mark in the district this year.

  • Lincoln Homestead captures win in 17th annual President’s Cup

    Springfield’s Lincoln Homestead Country Club got its revenge on Lebanon Country Club in this past weekend’s President’s Cup, avenging last year’s defeat.

    Lebanon tied the all-time series between the clubs with its win in 2014, but Lincoln Homestead has once again regained the advantage in the matchup, now leading 9-8 after clinching the victory on Sunday.

  • McCoy travels to Russia

    It’s not very often that someone gets the opportunity to travel to Russia and train with some of the best wrestlers in the world, but in Tyler McCoy’s case, it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.

    McCoy becomes the third St. Catharine wrestler to travel to Russia. It was just last December that Garrett Harding and Daniel Reed had the chance to travel to Russia and train with the best in the world.

  • Simpson takes awards

    On June 30, Hannah Simpson shot 189 out of 200 singles targets and won the medal for Academics, Integrity & Marksmanship High Junior Ladies Champion.

    Along with the AIM award, she won the Scholastic Clay Target Program trophy for Lady High Score using her total scored in singles.

  • Commanders prep for upcoming season

    The thick and pungent smell of humidity and sweat filled the air as the Washington County Commander football team met for its first practice of the year Monday morning.  

    The Commanders, who are coming off a 3-6 season, are looking at some big goals this year.