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  • School district now using Facebook

    In an effort to stay in contact with students and parents, the Washington County School District is joining the world of social networking.

    Dawn Pettus, community education director for the district, has announced that the school system has a presence on the popular social networking Web site, Facebook.
    Pettus said the site is being used to find even more ways to be in touch with the students, parents, and even faculty of the school system.
    “It’s just another way to get information out there,” Pettus said. “We have a goal of 500 fans for the page by the end of the year.”

  • Thankful to serve

     

    When we sit down with our families at Thanksgiving and think of things for which we should be thankful, we should not forget people like Zack Parrish.

  • Who'll put out the fires?

    If the Washington County Fire Protection Association sticks to its plans, you can forget about the group’s long-discussed plans of building a new fire station, because it won’t be needed. As of Dec. 31, the association will cease to exist, and so will the valuable services offered to many Washington Countians.

    In a letter delivered to The Springfield Sun on Thursday, Nov. 18, the WCFPA announced that it will no longer provide fire coverage, and directed that responsibility to the Washington County Fiscal Court and Judge-Executive John Settles.

  • Annual Lions/Rotary radio auction hits the air Sunday

     

  • Community Thanksgiving is Tuesday at 7 p.m.

     

    All  members of the community are invited to the annual community Thanksgiving  service sponsored by the Washington County Ministerial Association on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m.  at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 348 Rosary Heights  Street, Springfield.  Join your neighbors of all faiths for this time of  giving thanks together for our many  blessings.

  • Empty Bowl Supper set for Friday

     

    The annual  Empty Bowl Supper to benefit New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future will take  place at the Valley Hill Store, 65 Valley Hill Road, on Friday, Nov. 19, 6-8:30 pm.  

  • Submit letters to Santa Claus through our Web site!

     

  • State to review plans for new high school

     

    The first day of classes for the 2014 school year will be Aug. 4, and if plans go as scheduled, that’s the date the new Washington County High School will open its doors.

  • Local student takes steps to become a leader

     

    While most kids are playing Follow the Leader, St. Dominic eighth-grader Molly Simms is taking steps toward becoming a leader. She is taking part in Presentation Academy's 16th annual Eighth Grade Leadership Forum in Louisville. The program, which is for eighth-grade girls in Catholic schools, consists of three sessions held during the school year. The first was on Oct. 5, and Simms just returned from the second session held Nov. 11. The final session will take place on Feb. 16, 2011.

  • Johnson jumps for joy on 60th birthday

     

    When most people turn 60 years old, they celebrate with the traditional birthday cake, presents and party favors. But for Judy Johnson, she didn't want another boring birthday – she decided to try something different by skydiving from 10,000 feet.

    Johnson lives near Arnold's Airport in Washington County, and she watches local skydivers from her house. After seeing how graceful they looked in the air, the seed was planted for her to give it a try.