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April 23rd, 2011

HCSO to conduct Operation Child ID

April 23, 2011

Throughout the years, there have been various cases of kidnapped children, such as Adam Walsh, Polly Klaas, Jonathan Foster, and others. When such a crime occurs, law enforcement needs as much information as possible, such as photos, descriptions, fingerprints, and DNA, if possible.
According to James Qualls of the Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office, it is the desire of his agency and other law enforcement that such a crime does not happen again.
“However, we must come to grips [with the facts that] this type of crime does occur,” he said.

Washer truly values the work of the MS Walk

April 23, 2011

There is a local citizen who truly values the work of the MS Walk now more than ever.
Sandra Washer was diagnosed with MS back in 1992, and every year since the MS Walk started in 1994, she has played a significant part in the walk each year.
She said there was a man named Byron Nesbitt who started the walk in Borger because he wanted to do something for a organization that did good, that actually helped somebody, and she worked right along with him.

April 22nd

Suspicious death classified as homicide

April 22, 2011

A suspicious death in the Keeler Heights area that is being investigated by the Borger Police Department and the Texas Rangers has now been classified as a homicide.
On Thursday, April 21, 2011, at approximately 11:14 a.m., officers from the Borger Police Department were dispatched to 120 Garrett Street in reference to an unattended death.

Lady Bulldogs clinch playoff berth with win over Perryton

April 22, 2011

Friday afternoon the Borger Lady Bulldogs were able to leave Perryton with a 9-8 win over the Rangerettes in District 1-3A action
The win allowed Borger to clinch a playoff berth by taking their district record to 4-5 while Perryton finishes district play with a 2-7 mark.

Dustin Athey

April 22, 2011

Dustin Athey, 3 months old, of Fritch passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2010.
Dustin Tyler Athey was born Wednesday, December 29, 2010 in Borger, TX to Johnathon Athey and Victoria Swigert.
Survivors include his parents; one brother, Trevor Mirabella; paternal grandmother, Pam Athey of Fritch, TX; four uncles and one aunt.
Cremation was entrusted to Brown Funeral Directors.
No services are planned at this time.
Send personal condolences to www.brownfuneraldirectors.net

Local, state officials investigating suspicious death

April 22, 2011

(UPDATE: According to information received from the Borger Police Department, this has been ruled a homicide. More details will be available later this evening.)

Local and state officials are currently investigating a suspicious death in the Keeler Heights area.
According to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department, yesterday morning before noon, officers responded to Garrett Street in reference to a death.
Once they got over there and began to investigate, the Texas Rangers were called to assist in the investigation.

Superintendents: It’s a difficult time for school districts

April 22, 2011

It is a difficult time for school districts.
This was the sentiment shared by two local superintendents, Jim McClellan of Sanford-Fritch ISD and Chance Welch of Borger ISD. The two men shared about their backgrounds, along with the struggles their districts are facing, during a gathering of the Hutchinson County Retired School Personnel Association meeting Thursday.

MacAhan passionate about MS cause

April 22, 2011

When it comes to Walk MS, there is a local citizen whose heart is truly passionate about the cause.
Don MacAhan of Borger was the top fundraiser for the 2010 Walk MS Fundraiser for the panhandle area, collecting well over $6,000 just by himself.
He made the ConocoPhillips team the areas top fundraising team just by “asking everybody I run in to,” he said. Last year’s Borger MS Walk raised over $16,000.

Borger’s bid for the state tournament comes up short

April 22, 2011

After an impressive opening round score of 319 on Wednesday, the Borger boys varsity golf team came into the final round of play in the 3A Region I Golf Tournament at the Meadowbrook Golf Course in Lubbock looking for another good round to maintain the lead they held after round one to earn a trip to the 3A State Tournament.

West Texas Lady Comanches fall to McLean, end regular season tied with Booker for third

April 22, 2011

The West Texas Lady Comanches hosted a tough McLean Lady Tiger team in the wind yesterday. The Tribe battled throughout the game against a pitcher who throws 65 mph, and also throws a nasty curve. They lost a heartbreaker after McLean scored the go ahead runs in the top of the sixth, 6-4.

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