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Today's News

  • SCC wrestling adds to its first-ever recruiting class

    The St. Catharine College Patriots wrestling team has gotten off to a fast start for the program’s inaugural season, signing four top recruits in just the past week.

    Dan Reed
    The St. Catharine Patriots show that they have no fear of branching out with the addition of “folk-style” wrestler Dan Reed.

  • WC native helps Bethlehem advance to region final

    Playing third base is all instinct, according to John Riney.

    When the ball is hit down the line, you can’t do anything but react.

    “You don’t do any of the work,” said Riney, who just finished his senior year at Bethlehem High School. “It’s just your body reacting to the ball.”

    He’s always exhibited a great knack for responding to wherever the ball is hit, although he started off his career at shortstop.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: The comeback kid

    It was late on a Friday night.

    It had been raining, and Marcus Wright was driving—along with two passengers—north on Bloomfield Road, about two miles outside of Springfield.

    According to a Washington County Sheriff Department’s police report, Wright’s 2001 Chevrolet Malibu entered a curve and dropped off the shoulder into a ditch. The vehicle traveled 97 feet in the ditch, where the driver was unable to recover. The car reportedly then flipped over four times before landing on its roof against fencing for a nearby farm.

  • PHOTOS: Remembering those who have served
  • News briefs 5/28

    Friday, May 30

  • Reduce your risk of stroke

    Ashley Spalding
     A.P.R.N.

     
    Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States and the third leading cause of death. According to the American Stroke Association, roughly 800,000 Americans per year will suffer from a stroke.

    Fortunately, individuals who understand warning signs and risk factors can significantly reduce their risks of having a stroke.

  • Five lives lost but not forgotten

    Diane Mattingly
    Special to The Lebanon Enterprise

    Time wasn’t there. That’s how Judy Ballard Platt describes that night 50 years ago when five young men crashed into a tree near her home.  

    “It was just like it was something that wasn’t happening,” she said. “It was like an eternity, like a slow motion-type thing.”

    Platt, along with her father and brother Howard, went immediately to the wreck scene on that Monday night of May 25, 1964.

  • County discusses disposal systems

    In last Friday’s regularly scheduled meeting of Washington County Fiscal Court, the main topic of discussion centered around the first reading of an ordinance for on-site disposal systems.

    Washington County Environmentalist Kate Peake was present at the meeting to discuss what the ordinance entails.

    To start the conversation, Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles stressed that the ordinance would only affect electrical reconnects and has “nothing to do with new service.”

  • Changes to farmers market

    The start of the Springfield farmers market season is just around the corner, but one key feature is lacking just two weeks shy of opening weekend: the vendors.

    The market will be open for business on Saturday, June 7, but Sr. Claire McGowan, founder of the New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future, said the search is still on to find vendors to fill what is remaining of the 14 total spaces downtown.

  • Lincoln Homestead loses a gem

    Over the last 40 years, a lot has changed at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course.

    Four different course managers (Jimmy Ballard, Bill Padgett, Gary Feldman and Bobby Bartholomai) have taken the reins, the course has undergone major changes and the popularity of the 18-hole attraction has increased drastically. Throughout that time, the course has had one constant, and that’s Ruby Noel.

    That is until Noel, or Miss Ruby as she’s known by many, stepped away from her position as clerk at the pro shop last week and into retirement.