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May 10th, 2012

Borgan arrested after lengthy standoff

May 10, 2012

A Borger resident was arrested after a lengthy standoff Tuesday afternoon.
On Tuesday, detectives with the Borger Police Department received a tip from a concerned citizen that a wanted subject was at a residence located at 114 Kiekbusch Street, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.
Once detectives confirmed and verified the tip, they traveled to the residence on Kiekbusch to serve an arrest warrant on Matthew Scott Whitmire, 27, of Borger. Officers tried to make contact with Whitmire, but he would not come to the door.

Lights. Camera. Action.

May 10, 2012

A professional musical theatre production looks like it may be coming to Borger this summer. On Tuesday afternoon, the Borger Economic Development Board of Directors approved providing chat productions with a grant which will assist the company as it prepares to film its first major production “Kissless, the musical” in Borger through most of July and early August.

May 9th

Opportunities, Inc. celebrating 45 years

May 9, 2012

Borger’s local senior citizens center is celebrating 45 years of operation.
Opportunities, Inc., located at 930 Illinois, will celebrate this special milestone this Thursday with a reception from 1-4 p.m. Cake and other refreshments will be served, and the community is invited to come and celebrate.
The center is a non-profit organization of Borger individuals who operate a combination community and senior citizen center.

City of Borger encouraging citizens to conserve water

May 9, 2012

The Borger Municipal Water System has experienced an average increase in consumption of approximately 10 to 15 percent in previous years. Conditions are appropriate to raise citizen awareness and increase water conservation efforts.

BISD board to meet Thursday

May 9, 2012

The Borger Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow evening in the board room at the BISD Administration Building, 200 East Ninth.
Personnel matters will be discussed, which include resignations, the superintendent’s recommendations regarding employment, and substitutes to review.

May 8th

BPD still seeking answers in China Dynasty case

May 8, 2012

The Borger Police Department is still seeking answers in the recent burglary of the China Dynasty Restaurant.
As of Monday, Lt. Anthony Griffin of BPD said there have been a lot of calls, but no real developments to report at this time. He said tips that have come in are being actively investigated and the investigation is ongoing.
The burglary occurred on Sunday, April 15, 2012. That day at around 9:40 a.m., officers from Borger PD responded to China Dynasty at 1030 Megert Circle in reference to the incident.

Spring Fling Carnival set to take place

May 8, 2012

It’s spring again!
That means it is time for Borger’s annual carnival - full of rides, games, and food.
The Borger Chamber of Commerce will yet again hold its annual “Spring Fling Carnival” starting Wednesday, May 30, 2012, through Sunday, June 3, 2012.
Wrist bands will be available at the gate or separate tickets can be purchased for rides and games.
Operating hours are 6 p.m -11:30 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday, 2 p.m.-12 a.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m.-8 p.m. on Sunday.
The carnival will be held on the grounds near the Hutchinson County Aluminum Dome.

Borger Marine promoted to NCO rank

May 8, 2012

A U.S. Marine and longtime Borger resident was promoted to the rank of corporal in the United States Marine Corps during a ceremony with Marines and Sailors from the Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group aboard the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story on May 1.
Dallas McNutt, who graduated from Borger High School in 2009, currently serves as a comptroller at the Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group.
Since his enlistment in September of 2009, McNutt has provided more than $13 million in fiscal support to the Marines, Sailors, and civilian personnel of the unit.

May 7th

City hopes “going green” will save a little green

May 7, 2012

By continuing to go green in its cleanup efforts, the City of Borger is hoping to save its customers a little green in the process.
The city has accepted 72 green lawn waste dumpsters to augment those that are already in service.
Jason Anderson, who is the city’s solid waste collection supervisor, said the dumpsters will be used to help divert lawn waste from the landfill, which will reduce the overall cost of solid waste service.

HCHD board to meet tonight

May 7, 2012

The Hutchinson County Hospital District Board of Directors board will meet this evening.
The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. tonight in the executive board room of Golden Plains Community Hospital.
Under old business, the board plans to act on subsidies for the Stinnett and Fritch EMS groups and follow-up, an 1115 Waiver, the THA Trustee Conference (update) and the Medical Office Building (update).
The board also will act on a Fritch EMS report for March 2012, raising the indigent care qualifying income level to 200 percent federal poverty level, and recommended future agenda items.

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