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Friday, May 29, 2020

Local animal rescue team in New Orleans: ‘I knew we were doing the right...

Editor’s Note: The following is the second of a three part series written by Mike Cooney about a team of local residents who recently returned from the Gulf Coast area in an attempt to help rescue displaced animals. In this second column, the team works its way through the bureaucracy to get back into New Orleans.

John Conley’s daughters from Germany pay visit to dad after 26 years of separation

For 26 years, John Conley searched for his two daughters from a previous marriage that had moved to Germany with their mother.

For 26 years, Evie and Janice Conley knew that they had a father in the United States, but had no way of tracking him down.

Local animal rescue team share memories of Hurricane Katrina aftermath

Editor’s Note: The following is the first of a three part series written by Mike Cooney about a team of local residents who recently returned from the Gulf Coast area in an attempt to help rescue displaced animals. In this first column, the team arrives in Louisiana and begins work in the shelters that had been established.

Switzerland County Elementary earns Blue Ribbon: Highest national honor for a school

Switzerland County Elementary School has been notified by the U.S. Department of Education that the school has earned a National Blue Ribbon Award. The award is a part of the “No Child Left Behind” program of the Department of Education, and is the highest honor that a school can win nationally.

School Board officially adopts 2006 budget; differ on requests to endowment corporation

The Switzerland County School Board held its regular monthly meeting Monday night, and tops on the agenda was the adoption of the 2006 school budget.

‘Celebrating Success’ program honors school students here

Each month during the meeting of the Switzerland County School Board, each building principal nominates a student for the “Celebrating Success” award.

Work continues on new courthouse expansion; construction expected to finish next month

With most of the exterior work now completed, workers are now spending extra hours on the job in preparation for the completion of the new addition to the Switzerland County Courthouse.

Lady Pacer Kodi Driver featured on posters encouraging youth to stay away from tobacco

The caption reads: “The only things I smoke are my opponents” — and the volleyball player featured on the large poster will look very familiar to residents of Switzerland County.

New county jail nearly finished, Open House set for October 8th

Construction has been going on for more than a year on the new Switzerland County jail, and as the work nears completion, Switzerland County Sheriff Nathan Hughes has announced that the public is invited to attend an open house to see the new facility.

Farmers Fair Candidates and Pumpkin Show Candidates

The Candidates for the Aurora Farmers Fair and the Versailles Pumpkin Show have been announced.