Archive - Jul 5, 2012
A drowning occurred at Lake Meredith on Wednesday evening.
Lake Meredith Park Rangers are reporting that Charles Johnston, 21, of Fritch, drowned on July 4 while trying to swim across Sanford-Yake Cove.
Around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, the Borger Police Department received 911 calls regarding a swimmer having problems while trying to swim across Sanford-Yake Cove.
Witnesses said that Johnston started to swim across the cove to meet his brother and friends that were camping in South Canyon.
Now that all the fireworks have been popped, what was the damage in between?
According to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards, the trouble spots on Independence Day were Highway 136, Fritch, and Borger, creating 23 fires total. The largest fire was on Highway 136 near the Westlawn Cemetery, damaging around 20 acres.
â€śLuckily there were no reports of injuries and there was no structure damage,â€ť said Richards.
Services for Cleo McClellan, 75, will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia, Amarillo.
Cleo McClellan was born in Coleman, Texas on September 5, 1936 to Purvey and Essie Rams. Her Family moved to Borger when she was a year old.
Cleo graduated from Borger High School and attended Frank Phillips College. She married Johnny McClellan in Borger on January 18, 1958. Cleo worked for Phillips Petroleum Company and the City of Borger.
Virginia Mae Patterson, 84, of Fritch died Tuesday July 3, 2012, in Fritch.
Memorial services will be 11:00 am Friday July 6th at Minton Memorial Chapel. Cremation was under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Virginia was born February 7, 1928 in Missaukee County, Michigan. She was a housewife and loved to quilt. She had been a resident of Fritch for 32 years.
She is survived by her son Steven and wife Debbie Pollakowski of Borger. Grandchildren Reneeâ€™ Pollakowski Schwarz, Tonya Pollakowski Ledford and Darin Chilcote.
At 101 years of age, Dorothy Elizabeth Rhoads Stifle went to be with her Lord on June 29, 2012. Born in Willis, Oklahoma on February 17, 1911, she had lived in the Texas Panhandle since 1926. Donation was handled through Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Sandra Kay Tennell, 69, of Fritch, passed away, Saturday, June 30, 2012 in Fritch, TX.
Sandra Kay (Findeisen) Tennell was born Wednesday, November 11, 1942 in Tulsa, OK. She married Alton Lee Tennell on April 13, 1978 in Stratford, TX. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Tennell is preceded in death by her great grandmother; her parents; and an aunt.
Mary Lou Grubbs was born in Kingfisher, OK on December 28, 1927 to Carless and Flora Turner. She passed away June 30, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband Neal Grubbs, her parents, sister Susan Turner and brothers Jimmy, Charles, Kenneth and Muriel Turner.
Her family moved from Oklahoma to Arizona where in 1944 she met and married the love of her life, Neal Grubbs. They married in Phoenix, Arizona and were married 63 years.
Kenneth Ray Herin, 73, of Borger, died Sunday, July 1, 2012 in Borger.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the Minton Memorial Chapel with Rev. Leonard Forsythe of Bible Baptist Church officiating. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Kenneth Ray Herin was born May 10, 1939 in Clibet, Oklahoma to Ewing and Mattie (Turner) Herin. He grew up in Borger and was a Borger High School graduate in 1957. Kenneth joined the Navy March 7, 1961, and served his country until February 2, 1965.
Citizens are advised to watch their cars for theft this month during â€śWatch Your Car Month.â€ť
Most people think they live and work in safe neighborhoods where auto theft and burglary donâ€™t happen. They think they donâ€™t drive a vehicle new or nice enough to be targeted by a thief. They sometimes think the things they keep in their vehicle donâ€™t have any value to a thief. Well, they should think again!
A vehicle crime is committed in Texas every two minutes. Just because citizens live or work in neighborhoods with low crime rates, those areas are not immune to vehicle crimes.
The Borger City Council has made appointments to the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the council approved a resolution reappointing Mike Blansett and Gene Gallegos to another regular term, appointing James Baker, alternate member, to regular member status; reappointing Brad Carpenter to alternate member status, and appointing Dale Gallaspy as a new alternate member. The terms will expire June 30, 2014.