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Today's News

  • FEMA meeting with flood victims today, June 9

    Marion County residents who were affected by the May 2 flooding will have a chance to meet with FEMA officials at 6:30 p.m. today, June 9, in Angelic Hall at the Centre Square Fine Arts Building in Lebanon.

    People who received flood damage, which includes basement flooding, damage to living space and other personal property damage, and who may need to file a claim for flood losses should attend the meeting.

    A federal disaster declaration was issued after the May 2 flooding.

  • FEMA meeting with flood victims Wednesday

    Marion County residents who were affected by the May 2 flooding will have a chance to meet with FEMA officials at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, in Angelic Hall at the Centre Square Fine Arts Building in Lebanon. (Please note the location has changed from an earlier announcement.)

    People who received flood damage, which includes basement flooding, damage to living space and other personal property damage, and who may need to file a claim for flood losses should attend the meeting.

    A federal disaster declaration was issued after the May 2 flooding.

  • Knights bow out of district tourney

    Marion County High School spotted Taylor County nine runs in four innings before mounting a near miracle comeback before losing 9-7 in the first round of the 20th District baseball tournament on Monday of last week at Taylor County High School.

    The Knights had a revolving door on the mound, trying three different pitchers before finally settling on junior Paul Spalding.

  • Lebanon City Council meeting Tuesday, June 8

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 8.

    The purpose of the meeting is to hold a work session on the 2010-11 city budget.

  • Memorial Day: A day for honoring our heroes

    Daniel Webster once said, "God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it."

  • Mayor anticipates smaller budget for 2010-11

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw made several recommendations of investments the City of Lebanon should make in the coming year during his annual budget address to the Lebanon City Council Thursday. However, he cautioned that he expects the City of Lebanon to have a leaner budget in fiscal year 2010-11 than it did in 2009-10.

  • Sports briefs

    Wheatley wins at Ponderosa Speedway Exciting racing action kicked off the 2010 Memorial Day holiday weekend at Ponderosa and Jason Wheatley of Loretto won his first Clayton Homes UMP Modified feature race of 2010. The 20-lap Clayton Homes UMP modified feature race would also be caution free as Wheatley would be challenged early on by Bryan Barber, with Barber making one last run on the final lap at Wheatley for the win, but Wheatley would nip Barber by a car length to take the victory. Barber would settle for second after also battling with J.T.

  • A dedicated mom

    When Travis Peers and Lauren Spalding speak about their mother, Jannetta, one word comes up frequently - dedicated.

    "She could do anything she wanted," Spalding said.

  • Partners in Education

    As neighbors, Washington County and Marion County have frequently teamed up on projects over the years. But probably no cooperative effort is as important as the agreement signed Thursday between the City of Lebanon and St. Catharine College.

    That agreement, signed by Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw and St. Catharine College President William D. Huston, is for St. Catharine College to lease the Centre Square facility for three years for the purpose of educational offerings of all kinds.

  • MCHS sends 19 to state track meet

    According to Head Coach Robby Peterson, the Marion County High School track team has quietly had a successful season. Their quiet success has resulted in a large number of members qualifying for the state track and field championship.

    Last season, Peterson sent five competitors to state but this year he dwarfed that number and the school record for most athletes sent to the state meet. The previous most sent to state was in 1994, when the school sent 16 competitors to state.