Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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

This week: Our special graduation edition!

The City of Marion’s budget for the coming fiscal year will retain funding for  the county’s hungry and senior citizens, but it cuts out all help to a group aimed at curbing the community’s substance abuse problem and slashes it’s contribution to a namesake downtown revitalization organization. It also denies city employees a raise for the second consecutive year and leaves the fire, police and street departments wanting. In short, times are lean for city government. City Administrator Adam Ledford puts it another way.

For the full story, and much, much more this week, pick up a copy of this week's issue of The Crittenden Press. This edition includes the following headlines:
  • Masons lose lodge, history to fire
  • County considering weight limit for roads
  • Several short county roads to get asphalt
  • Local soldier’s name added to ‘peace’ memorial
  • City-county brush dump re-opens around clock
  • Marion-Crittenden County Airport reports growth; county approves $3,500 in budget
  • Native authors crime novel set in post-war Crittenden
  • 1st stop for recycling trailer Friday in Tolu
  • Feeding program gives kids free lunch
  • School tax vote set for next Thursday
  • EDITORIAL: Memorial Day’s true spirit for honoring only service deaths
  • PASTOR'S PEN: Let your watchword be ‘heritage,’ not ‘hate’
  • MEMORIAL DAY: Letters home tell soldiers’ tales of war
  • MEMORIAL DAY: 4 local services scheduled
  • MEMORIAL DAY: County's fallen heroes remembered
  • SPORTS: Softball girls bested by Lyon in 5th title tilt
  • SPORTS: Rockets surprise 5th District with upset of No. 1 seed; but fall to Livingston
  • SPORTS: Athletes not excited by state meet times
  • VAUGHT'S VIEWS: Redshirt year options under NCAA consideration
  • Chess ends at nationals

School's Out! supplement
  • District cafeteria staff close out record year
  • 135 years exits with six retirees
  • Hunt, West earn 2017 Lacy Awards
  • Tons of graduation candids
  • Photos of all 82 graduates
  • Senior Salutes from loved ones to graduates
  • Wheeler, Smith Craft bright future
  • Grads certified for next step in life
  • Valedictory, salutatory addresses
  • Scholarships awarded to 2017 seniors
  • Junior high achievements recognized
  • Vocational studies, skills recognized
  • 41 students earn academic awards