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April 18th, 2012

Recent rains cause Lake Meredith to rise

April 18, 2012

The recent thunderstorms in the area have caused Lake Meredith to rise nearly two feet over the last week, according to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards.
After dropping to a record low of 29.80 feet on April 9th, Lake Meredith’s water depth on Monday was measuring at 31.37 feet and Richards expects the level to continue to rise over the next 10 days before leveling off.
Last Wednesday’s thunderstorms brought nearly five inches of rain to the Fritch area and caused significant damage due to the hard hail.

Lewis receives “Silent Hero” award

April 18, 2012

A Borger dispatcher was recently honored for her efforts in keeping the Borger community safe.
Linda Lewis, Communications Supervisor for the Borger Police Department, was recognized for receiving the “Silent Hero” award by Lt. Bruce Roberts of the Borger Police Department during the Borger City Council meeting Tuesday.
Lt. Roberts said communication officers provide an essential service to the community.
“They do this 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year long,” he said. “Their dedication for the most part goes unnoticed by us and by the public.”

Bus collides with truck in Fritch

April 18, 2012

No major injuries occurred during a wreck involving a truck and school bus in Fritch on Monday, April 17, 2012, at West Broadway and Maxpage around 7:40 a.m.
According to Fritch Officer Schiller, a male minor driving a red 2005 truck failed to yield the right-of-way to a school bus transporting 19 children. The female passenger of the truck and one child on the bus were transported to Golden Plains Community Hospital. Schiller stated the accident is still under investigation.

April 17th

Borger PD makes arrests

April 17, 2012

The Borger Police Department made two important arrests last Monday, one of which may be leading the department to pursue further charges.
On Monday, April 9, 2012, officers from Borger PD arrested Charles Colby Griffin, 24, of Borger, for an outstanding Randall County warrant. The warrant was for bond surrender for an original charge of possession of a controlled substance, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.

Special Luncheon Cuisine to be prepared by Chef Bud

April 17, 2012

Golden Plains Community Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of a Special Luncheon Cuisine directed by Chef Bud Anderson. The introductory Luncheon will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hospital’s dining room. GPCH’s Dining will now feature a luncheon cuisine Monday through Friday. This special meal will be available in addition to the variety of foods now served. The price of the featured cuisine will range from $6.99 to $9.99 plus tax. Please call 806-467-5720 to reserve meals for dining in or carry out.

CareNet preparing for “The Great Turnaround”

April 17, 2012

The CareNet Pregnancy Center of Borger is preparing for a truly one-of-a-kind fundraiser.
The center will hold its fundraiser, with a theme of “The Great Turnaround,” starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012, at the Frank Phillips College library.
Susan Trahern, Director of the CareNet Pregnancy Center in Borger, said a speaker from Bruce Wilkinson Ministries will be on hand for the event. Wilkinson is the author of “The Prayer of Jabez.”

April 16th

BISD board to cancel election

April 16, 2012

The Borger Independent School Board of Trustees will be taking action to cancel its upcoming election.
This action will be taken during the board’s regular meeting, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in the conference room of the BISD Administration Building, 200 East Ninth.
The board will be acting to certify the election, will consider an order canceling the election, and adopt a resolution for the cancellation of the trustee election.

Officials respond to unoccupied structure fire

April 16, 2012

On Saturday, April 14, 2012, an unoccupied house at 1311 Boyd was set to flames for a second time.
According to Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell, this wasn’t the first time the house was on fire.
“We are investigating it as suspicious nature. This house was on fire about a month ago,” Langwell said.
The second fire did complete damage to the structure, and it will have to be demolished.
Firefighters reached the scene at 10:10 p.m. and left at 1 a.m.
No injuries were reported.
Borger Fire Department asks for anyone with information to call 273-0952.

Borger ISD issues statement regarding balloon incident

April 16, 2012

The Borger Independent School District has issued a statement regarding a balloon incident that occurred at Borger High School prior to spring break.
BISD Superintendent Chance Welch said that since the incident was originally reported, all leads have been thoroughly investigated.
“For the past three weeks, a crime stoppers award has been offered, which resulted in one tip,” he said. “No evidence has been obtained related to the original report.”
Welch said the investigation is ongoing.

April 14th

FPC board to meet Monday

April 14, 2012

On Monday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents will take action on giving the college the permission to sell a 2006 Featherlite 53’ specialty, double slide-out semi-trailer and a 2001 Freight Liner, Century Class truck during their April board meeting.
The semi-trailer and truck were used as a mobile classroom unit by the college to provide training and classes away from the main campus.
The board will also take action on approving the sale of three properties owned by the college in Hutchinson County.

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