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Centurion Tyler still active after 100 years

by Kim Forbes Not everyone gets to reach the age of 100 and when it happens in Humboldt, people are eager to celebrate that milestone. The most recent Strawberry City resident on the cusp of reaching the centenarian club is Kathryn Tyler. Tyler was born September 19, 1918. Last Saturday a celebration in her honor…

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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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Longtime Trenton alderman dies

By Crystal Burns After an illness that caused him to give up his seat on the Trenton City Council earlier this year, George Wade, a former alderman and school board member, passed away June 29. Wade devoted more than 30 years to community service. He was recognized in April as the honorary parade marshal of…

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Principally Speaking

Administrators meet new staffs by Danny Wade Humboldt teachers got a chance to meet their new bosses at two schools last Wednesday. Jason Newman got a chance to meet his staff at Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School and Dr. Renette Coleman spoke with her teachers at Stigall Primary School during introduction meetings at their respective schools.…

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Honorary chairs named for Relay for Life

By Victor Parkins, The Mirror-Exchange Gibson County Relay for Life will be held Saturday, June 2 at Milan City Park. Opening ceremonies are set for 6 p.m. and a Fighting Back ceremony will conclude the event at 11 p.m. For the first time in the history of the American Cancer Society fundraiser, Milan, Humboldt, Medina,…

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B&G Bird & Burger Dinner a huge success

by Danny Wade God made you exactly how he wants you to be. He made you with a purpose in mind. These were words of encouragement Dr. Logan Hampton told kids of the Boys & Girls Club of Humboldt Saturday night during the 6th annual Bird & Burger Dinner. Dr. Hampton is president of Lane…

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Making A Difference

by Kim Forbes S.A.SH., Students Against Self-Hatred, founder Tiffany Purnell is gaining momentum for the work she began in Humboldt. Purnell, current Mrs. Tennessee and teacher at East Elementary School in Humboldt, saw a need in elementary school age girls and jumped in to address that need. Studies show that often girls’ self-esteem begins to…

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Burnett celebrates 100 years

by Kim Forbes Brooksie Burnett, long-time contributor for the William Chapel column of the Humboldt Chronicle, was surprised last Saturday with an event at Bailey Park to commemorate her 100th birthday, which will be Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Burnett, a life-long citizen of Humboldt, and current resident at Bailey Park Community Living Center, today celebrates…

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McCue offers Tyson update

by Danny Wade The buzz—or should you say the cluck—of Tyson coming to Gibson County is still in the air. Humboldt and Gibson County residents are ecstatic about 1,500 new jobs and all the opportunities it brings. Last Friday, Tom McCue, complex manager for the Tyson’s Gibson County site, spoke to Humboldt Rotarians and fielded…

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John Parker Williams

John Parker Williams was surrounded by his family when he went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the age of 91. He was the son of Elizabeth (Lizzie) and John Parker Williams. His father died at a young age and he was then lovingly raised by his step-father, Jefferson…

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