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April 26th, 2011
The Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office has the following to report for April 10-22, 2011:
1) Deputies assisted Troopers with a one vehicle accident approximately 5 miles North of Stinnett on Highway 207.
2) Deputies assisted local fire departments with a grass fire on Highway 207 and the Canadian River Bridge, Electric City Area.
3) Deputies were called to the 100 Block of Eagle, Golf Course Addition, on a report of a welfare check.
4) Deputies were called to Gate # 14, Borger Refinery Complex, on a report of a stolen trailer.
The Borger Rotary Club will be hosting a special guest at its upcoming Tuesday meeting. The program will be held at Dake's Restaurant, located at 718 N. Main in Borger, Texas. The program will be presented by Dr. A. Alan Chu, M.D., F.A.C.C. Dr. Chu is
associated with the AMAILLO HEART GROUP and his medical practice emphasizes "Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology". Community members are invited to attend.
Robert Vinyard is seeking reelection to the Borger City Council, Place 2.
Vinyard said he was born and raised here in Borger. He spent three years in Norway with Phillips Petroleum Company from 1979 to 1982, but the rest of his time has been spent in Borger.
â€śBorger is not too big or too small, itâ€™s in the middle of the country, so itâ€™s a good place to travel from, and I like having all four seasons,â€ť he said.
He said his hobby is flying, and is proud that Hutchinson County has a great airport. He served for 10 years on the airport board.
The Borger Fire Department is doing its part to help the family of a firefighter who recently passed away after suffering extensive injuries in the line of duty.
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 Sheriffâ€™s Office, it is the desire of his agency and other law enforcement that such a crime does not happen again.
â€śHowever, we must come to grips [with the facts that] this type of crime does occur,â€ť he said.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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 â€śasking everybody I run in to,â€ť he said. Last yearâ€™s Borger MS Walk raised over $16,000.