Archive - Aug 2012
The Borger City Council is taking action to amend an ordinance that would increase the response time allowed for employees of the Borger Fire Department.
The council introduced an ordinance that will amend the code of ordinances to allow Borger Fire Department employees to go from a 20-minute response time to a 60-minute response time.
Borger Police Report
Aug. 17-19, 2012
Aug. 17, 2012
3300 block of Fairlanes Boulevard - report of suspicious activity
100 block of Maple - report of suspicious activity
1900 block of Lister - report of suspicious vehicle
500 block of Monroe - report of suspicious activity
300 block of West Grand - report of UUMV/auto theft
1300 block of Bulldog Boulevard - alarm
1300 block of West Wilson - welfare check
200 block of Salina - alarm
1400 block of Sterling - alarm
1200 block of Roberts - narcotics violation
500 block of Monroe - report of harassment
Alma Marie Mowery, 85, died Friday August 17, 2012 in Willcox, Arizona. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the Stinnett Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Tom Lapacka, Pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Borger officiating. Local arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Funeral services were held Monday in Willcox, AZ.
Hutchinson County has rescinded its burn ban as of Tuesday. Thanks to the significant amount of rainfall Monday night, the county can burn as much as it pleases as long as it is outside city limits.
According to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards, conditions have improved in Hutchinson County. Richards stated that just south of Borger, there was about two inches of rain reported and Highway 152 was shut down for about 45 minutes due to flooding.
The Hutchinson County United Way is preparing for its fourth annual golf scramble.
The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at the Borger Country Club Golf Course, located at 301 Broadmoor.
The format of the event is a four-person scramble ($180 for the team and $45 per person). Mulligans are two for $5. The event is limited to the first 24 teams.
The 2012-13 budget for the City of Borger is progressing towards passage.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council acted to receive the FY 2012-13 operating budget.
A public hearing on the budget will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, to allow for comments from citizens.
Eddie Edwards, Borger City Manager, said over the last three months, various directors and staff have been preparing the proposed FY 2012-13 operating budget.
The proposed budget includes revenue estimates of $21,006,714 and expenditures of $21,221,991.
Josephine Willerton, 91, of Los Alamos, NM (long-time Borger resident), died Friday, August 17, 2012.
Josephine Louise Hill was born June 7, 1921, in Cherryvale, KS, to Harold and Grace Hill. She met her future husband W. R. â€śMikeâ€ť Willerton while attending Ponca City Junior College. They married June 1, 1942, the day of her graduation from Oklahoma A&M. While her husband served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, she worked in a lab for Continental Oil, developing airplane fuels. They moved to Borger in 1946. Her husband worked in the Phillips refinery for 37 years. He died in 1986.
Chelsea Villezcas, 21, died Thursday, August 16, 2012 in Hutchinson County.
Funeral services are 2:00 p.m., Monday, at Keeler Baptist Church with Randy Bartley, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be at Westlawn Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors.
Chelsea was born October 5, 1990 in Borger to Robert Thomas and Rhonda Hodges. She was a graduate of Borger High School and was a loving mother, wife, daughter and granddaughter.
It is budget time again for the City of Borger.
During its upcoming meeting, the Borger City Council will act to receive the proposed 2012-13 fiscal year operating budget and will schedule a public hearing to receive comment.
This action will take place at the councilâ€™s regular meeting, set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
Preparations are beginning for the upcoming Hutchinson County Oil Patch Extravaganza (HOPE) at the Crutch Ranch. Those working on this yearâ€™s event gathered at the ranch Saturday morning for a cow patty pickup. Continue to watch the Borger News-Herald for more details on this exciting event!
PHOTO BY DON RICE