June 14th, 2011
With hot weather continuing to be a constant in the area, the City of Borger saw a record-breaking temperature Monday.
The report from the National Weather Service was a temperature of 108 degrees, which breaks the previous record of 103 degrees, set back in 1958.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said he has been baffled by the recent conditions in the area.
â€śIt has been strange weather that weâ€™ve been having,â€ť he said.
Local residents are encouraged to practice fire safety and abide by policies that have been set in place to do just that.
Last week, Hutchinson County Judge Faye Blanks issued a Declaration of Disaster that prohibits the sale or use of fireworks. This disaster declaration was signed and approved by Texas Governor Perry Friday, and will be in effect until 7 a.m. July 5, 2011.
Jared Brown of Boy Scout Troop 507 puts out a flag on Main Street in celebration of Flag Day.
Herbert â€śPeteâ€ť Collins, 83, of Borger, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011.
Herbert Glen â€śPeteâ€ť Collins was born Sunday, December 11, 1927 in Clarita, OK to James and Martha (Caine) Collins. He married Daphine Griffin on July 8, 1949 in Coalgate, OK. He was the owner of Collins Well Service. He served his country in WWII as a member of the United States Navy.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one son, Edward Lewis â€śEddieâ€ť Collins; and ten siblings.
Clair Lusk, 86, of Borger, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011.
Clair Pauline (Lacefield) Lusk was born Friday, June, 5, 1925 in Hancock County, Kentucky to John and Callie (Phillips) Lacefield. She was a homemaker and volunteered for the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Billy Ray Lusk; a granddaughter, Leann Vaughn in 1995 and 12 brothers and sisters.
Survivors include two sons, Vaughn Lusk and wife Kaci of Borger, TX and Rodney Vaughn and wife Teri of Borger, TX; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren,
R.S. â€śSidâ€ť Newberry, 86, of Fritch, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011.
Raymond Sidney Newberry was born Tuesday, January 1, 1925 in Denoya, OK to Homer and Lillie (Meier) Newberry. He married Ada Stringer on October 9, 1945 in Borger, TX. Before retiring, he was a heavy equipment operator for Natural Gas Pipeline. He served his country in the US Army as a private during WWII.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother Marrion Newberry.
Denver Cornelius, 85, of Borger, passed away Sunday June 12, 2011.
Denver Cornelius, Jr. was born August 13, 1925, to Denver & Carrie (Scott) Cornelius in Franklin, TX. He was a printer by trade. He married Kathleen Garrett in 1949.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Orvill Cornelius of Borger, 2 sisters, Evelyn Ricks of Huntsville and Sara Salter of Gladewater.
PANHANDLE - Anna â€śAnnâ€ť Marie Looten Lindsey, 84, died Saturday, June 11, 2011, in Amarillo.
Rosary Service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Theresa Catholic Church and funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Panhandle with Father Mieczyslaw Przepiora officiating. Interment will be in St. Maryâ€™s Catholic Cemetery in Groom under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle.
The Borger ISD board of trustees acted on personnel matters during its regular meeting Tuesday.
Probationary 10 month contracts were approved for Kristina Brittain and Tia Speed. Brittain, who has been working as a part-time science teacher at Gateway Elementary, will now be teaching full-time there. Speed will be coming to Borger ISD as a teacher at Borger Intermediate School.
The board also approved action on a term contract of 10 months for Donna Hertel. Hertel, who has been a math teacher at Borger High School, will be moving to Borger Middle School to teach the same subject.
Deputies from the Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office, along with officers from the Department of Public Safety and the Borger Police Department went bald for one of their own on Saturday. These officers shaved their heads on Saturday on behalf of Ruth Frederick, an office secretary for the HCSO.
Frederick, who has worked for the office for more than 20 years, was diagnosed with breast cancer and begins her chemotherapy this week.
The event took place this past Saturday at W&S Day Spa. Chief Deputy James Qualls stated that the officers wanted Frederick to know they were in her corner.