Archive - News Article
March 28th, 2012
David and Natasha Irvin (pictured with five-year-old Gabriella Irvin and four-year-old Elijah Irvin) used a truly unique machine to plant some Texas Red Oaks at the Hutchinson County Courthouse Monday. The trees will turn bright red once the fall season comes.
Sanford-Fritch Junior High School students have taken part in the Multiple Sclerosis Walk in Lubbock every year to help defeat the disease. This year they will walk for MS in Amarillo.
Sanford Fritch Junior High Aide Sandy Bryan stated, â€śMy daughter Ashley was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis three years ago and since then we have had a team walk in the MS Walk every year. This will be our third. The team is a family and friend combination.â€ť
Every year, kids involved with SFJH student council, ran by computer teacher Kem Mullens, help raise donations for their Walk MS team.
The Hutchinson County Child Welfare is preparing for its second annual â€śNo Excuse For Abuseâ€ť 5k fun run/walk.
In honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month, the board will host the run on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Registration will be from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and the race start time is 9 a.m. Proceeds from the
The race will start and end at the Chamber of Commerce on Main Street. Packet pick-up will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Borger Chamber of Commerce.
The cost is $25 for participants who register by April 13. Race Day Registration is $30.
The Hutchinson County burn ban has been lifted for the time being, allowing residents to burn their trash freely.
On Monday, March 26, 2012, Commissioners met at the County Courthouse to discuss with Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards whether to consider or approve continuing or rescinding the Countyâ€™s burn ban.
The Fritch Area Chamber of Commerce named its Man of the Year and Woman of the Year during its banquet festivities Saturday evening at Sanford Fritch Junior High School. Tara Huff, left, and Vicki Wilson, right, shared honors as Woman of the Year, and Kirk Coker, middle, was named Man of the Year.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
The Borger Fire Department will be doing fire hydrant inspections next month.
Jerry Langwell, Fire Marshal for the Borger Fire Department, said the department will be conducting fire hydrant inspections throughout the entire city during the month of April.
â€śIn doing this, it may cause some citizens to see some changes in your water that comes from your faucet,â€ť he said.
When the department inspects hydrants, it operates the hydrant for a couple of seconds to assure the hydrant is working properly and to make sure the hydrant is free from any material that will harm its trucks.
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church will yet again hold its famous spaghetti dinner.
Every year, Borger citizens line up outside St. Johnâ€™s to eat an Italian meatballs and spaghetti dinner.
Hutchinson County Commissioners Court members will gather for their regular meeting Monday.
The City of Borger is offering another year of its Park Recreation Program for 2012.
Borgerâ€™s Park Recreation Program is free to children in first through seventh grade. The goal of the program is to insure â€śeach child receives the same attention, rewards, and fun equally, regardless of financial status.â€ť
Park Recreation Program offers free of charge meals and snacks funded by a grant from Borger ISD.
This yearâ€™s program will kick off on June 4, 2012 and will stop July 27, 2012. Services will start at 8 a.m until 3:30, Monday through Friday.
A one-way street in the northern section of Borger is going back to two-way status.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council approved the introduction of an ordinance amending traffic schedules pertaining to one-way streets and alleys. The ordinance will remove West Street as a one-way street.
Ted Dodd, Director of Public Works for the City of Borger, said that in 1997, West Street was made a one-way street from Sterling to Harrington in order to prevent buses and cars from conflicting when dropping off and picking up school children at Gateway Elementary.