Area News

Bradford board promotes city clerk to recorder

By Crystal Burns With City Recorder Melissa Workman tendering her resignation to take on her new role as County Trustee, the Bradford Board of Aldermen opted to promote from within city ranks to fill Workman’s position. City Clerk Valorie Rinks got the board’s vote of confidence at its Aug. 6 meeting. Workman gave Rinks her…

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New Exhibit

“I Have a Voice” exhibit debuts at Stigall Museum by Kim Forbes Stigall Museum continues to impress visitors with the quality and relevance of the exhibits they bring to Humboldt. Throughout the year, the Tom & O.E. Stigall Museum and Ethnic Library board members work to keep the dream of Dr. Freeman alive and active…

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Coleman resigns from Humboldt School Board

by Danny Wade A Humboldt School Board member has resigned. Lori Coleman submitted her letter of resignation to board members last week. Her final day as a board member will be August 31. It was announced last Thursday night during the Humboldt School Board meeting by board chairman, Terry Johnson, who wished her well. Coleman…

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Erica DuRall dives in at Kenton

By Lori Cathey  Aug. 1 wasn’t only the first day of school for students. It was also Erica DuRall;s first day as principal of Kenton School. DuRall replaced Kevin Turner who was re-assigned to Dyer School as principal after servring the past three years at Kenton. DuRall started her teaching career with the Gibson County…

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Washer pitchin’ kicks off Friday in Yorkville

By Lori Cathey The 25th Annual International Washer Pitchin’ Contest will be held at the Yorkville City Park on Saturday, but the fun starts Friday night. The Yorkville Fire Department is hosting a fish fry Friday beginning at 5 p.m. at the Yorkville Community Center. Plates include fish, fries, homemade hush puppies and onion rings,…

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Humboldt kids return to school

by Danny Wade Humboldt kids were back in school last Wednesday for a half-day as summer break came to a close. Their first full day was Thursday. For the first time in recent history, all three of the Humboldt City Schools have new principals, Jason Newman at Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School, Brittanie Doaks at East…

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Blankenship keeps busy in retirement

by Kim Forbes There are faces that routinely pop up in Humboldt all throughout the year when you attend community service activities. One of those faces that always seems to be in the middle of one worthy cause or another is Elna Blankenship. She has a hand in countless activities and more often than not,…

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One city, three school board elections were held Thursday

By Crystal Burns One local city and three school board elections were included on Thursday’s county general and state primary ballot. In Trenton, City Court Clerk Wilma Champion received 591 complimentary votes. On the Bradford Special School District board, voters re-elected Ricky L. Bratton with 504 votes and chose Charles Cowen over John T. Dawson…

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Sheriff’s 80-percent margin could be biggest ever

By Crystal Burns Sheriff Paul Thomas cruised to his second term Thursday, capturing 80 percent of the 9,975 votes cast for what could be the biggest margin of victory in a sheriff’s race in county history. “It was a good ending to a long campaign,” Thomas said. “That margin speaks a lot for our administration…

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