Today's News

  • School district enrollment grows by more than 100 students

    When classes opened in Washington County last Thursday, every school in the district saw growth in enrollment. Some were modest, while others were much greater.
    According to numbers provided by Chad Willis, director of pupil personnel for the Washington County School District, a total of 101 new students were on the roll for local schools as of Friday.
    Willis said North Washington led the way with 47 new students. The school had an enrollment of 471 students last year, and that climbed to 518 at the start of this year.

  • Plans unveiled for new high school


    Monday was quite a day for the Washington County School District. After officially closing the purchase of land for a new high school earlier in the day, the school board also approved a schematic design for the new school later that evening at its regular monthly meeting.

  • Workforce center coming to library

    The Washington County Public Library will soon expand the services it offers to the job-seeking public.

    The library, along with 45 other libraries in the state, was recently awarded a federal grant through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.
    The grant was provided through the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

  • Springfield gets $180,000 gift

    The mayor and the Springfield City Council had exciting news after exiting executive session on Tuesday of last week.

    Mayor Dr. John Cecconi announced that the city executed a deed accepting the historic Robertson building at 100 West Main Street.
    According to the mayor and a press release from the city, the property was donated to the city by Wright Way, Inc., through it’s vice president, Deborah Strickland.

  • Sports briefs

    Sept. 10

    Football fundraiser

  • SCC volleyball looking at bigger picture

    In the list of teams alphabetically in the West Division of the Mid-South Conference, St. Catharine College falls last among the five members. Unfortunately last season, in Adam Stevenson’s first year, the Patriots were still in that position at the end of the regular season.

  • Kenyan SCC soccer star giving back to community

    Abdikadir “Nini” Mohamed speaks with a noticeable accent, sometimes pausing to choose just the right word or phrase.  But the fact that he has grasped the English language as well as he has is somewhat remarkable.

  • Positions take shape

    Most positions are solidified now, but some remain up in the air as Friday night lights are just 48 hours away.

    The Commanders took one last test run last Friday against North Oldham in the city of Goshen.
    Football head coach Eric Sagrecy said he thought his squad played hard, but made several mistakes.

  • Volleyball team falls to Bethlehem in All ‘A’

    It took a last-minute surge for Bethlehem to avoid a decisive third set, but the Banshees came from behind against the Commanderettes for the win on Monday during the Fifth Region All ‘A’ tournament.

    Washington County (0-3) lead by as much as four late, up 22-18 in the second set. Bethlehem (3-0) would rally to tie the set at 24.
    Riding momentum, they shut the door on Washington County to win the set and the match, 26-24.
    The Banshees claimed the first set after pulling ahead. They won 25-14.

  • Commanders and Eagles set for Friday

    Revenge will be on the minds of the Bethlehem players and coaches on Friday.

    The Eagles were on the wrong end of a 30-0 loss last season at Bennett R. Lewis Field, as the Commanders rolled to a sixth straight victory.
    Commander head coach Eric Sagrecy said the Eagles will be better this year.
    “I think that Bethlehem has improved,” Sagrecy said. “Coach (Ron) Koontz does a really good job over there and he’s a good person, good coach. His kids are highly motivated.”