Wednesday, July 15, 2015

What's news this week in Crittenden County...

First Lt. Colby Davis of Marion supervises a recovery operation by the 1123rd Engineer Co., 206th Engineer Battalion, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade of the Kentucky Army National Guard during annual training last August at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif. The "sappers" of the Marion armory have been named the best engineer company from the entire U.S. Army National Guard in 2014 thanks.

SOLDIERS WITH the Carson G. Davidson National Guard Armory in Marion are the very best the U.S. Army National Guard has to offer, and they have the hardware to prove it.

Marion's association with the National Guard is a long and proud one dating back to the Civil War when the "Marion Rifles" road horseback against the Confederacy. Guardsmen from the local units have served as combatants in the Spanish-American War, World War II and the ongoing War on Terror. They have been called upon domestically to serve as peacekeepers during insurrections and provide disaster relief when Mother Nature has lashed out at Kentuckians. But today, the combat engineers with the Marion armory boast the title of the Guard’s Most Outstanding Engineer Company of the Year for 2014.

Read more on this, plus the following stories found inside this week's issue of The Crittenden Press:
  • Summer rains giveth, taketh away from farmers.
  • Duvall retiring from classroom after 32 years.
  • After 36 years, Crider leaving dental business.
  • Boy with rare condition still in need of bone marrow transplant.
  • Brothers returns from fighting Alaskan wildfires.
  • Longtime EMT Shouse retires.
  • 3 Marion men charged with Salem trailer theft.
  • FORGOTTEN PASSAGES: Step back in time to 1926.