Saturday, August 18, 2018

Rockets win home opener

Youth Basketball Camp starting

There will be a Youth Lady Rocket Basketball Camp for grades K-5 after school on five consecutive Mondays starting this week at the Crittenden County Middle School gym.

Cost is $25 which includes camp T-shirt.

The camp will be from 3:15-4:45 p.m., on the following Mondays:

  • Aug. 20 
  • Aug. 27
  • Sept. 4
  • Sept. 10
  • Sept. 17

For more details contact

Friday, August 17, 2018

Area death

Dr. Edward Cason Williams, 82, of Marion died Tuesday at Crittenden Hospital. Myers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Flag Football Sign Up / Assessment Saturday

Flag football is available for girls and boys in grades K-2. Assessments are at 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 18 at Rocket Arena.

Players may register on day of assessments. Cost is $25.

Games are played Saturday mornings this fall at Rocket Stadium. For more information call Serena Dickerson at (270) 704-1871.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Law enforcement on scene of incident

UPDATE: According to local authorities, the gunshot wound was self inflicted.

Crittenden County Sheriff Wayne Agent and deputies were on the scene of an apparent domestic disturbance in the northern part of the county at about 4:15pm Thursday.

An air ambulance has apparently transported a male gunshot victim to a nearby trauma center.

No other information was immediately available.

Chiropractic Care

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US 641 meeting is postponed

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Traffic accident south of Crayne

First responders are currently working an injury automobile accident just south of Crayne on US 641.

An SUV ran off the roadway and hit a utility pole.

Disc golf at the park? See the Press for details

Local tourism officials have made a decision about its plans with regard to a disc golf course at Marion-Crittenden County Park. There was some varied viewpoints about this subject on social media last weekend.

Get the details to this and other local news in this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press, which is on newsstands now in Marion and surrounding communities.

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Area Deaths

Edwin W. “Bart” Johnson, 91, of Marion died Sunday. Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

World War II veteran Lloyd Brazell, Jr., 93, of Tolu, died Tuesday. Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Holifield, 67, of Marion died Tuesday. Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Candidate list finalized for November election

Want to know who's running for public office in Crittenden County?

Tuesday was the filing deadline for candidates seeking election in November.

Seven individuals have filed for six seats on the Marion City Council. See the entire general election candidate listing in this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press, on newsstands now.

Tyson is world champion jump roper

A former Marion girl is now a world champion jump roper.

Katie Tyson, 19, of Shelbyville, Ind., and her teammates won four titles in various divisions at the Wold Jump Jump Rope Championships last month in Orlando, Fla.

The four-person team competed against others from countries around the globe. 
Tyson was born in Marion lived here with her parents, Scott and Lori, until the family moved to Indiana when she was seven. She still has family here.

A student majoring in forensics and biology at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Tyson had competed a number of other times in the World Championships, but this was her squad’s best performance ever. They compete under the moniker Indy Air Bears and have been doing this at a high level for about 10 years.

WTHR-TV Channel 13 is Indianapolis produced a segment about the girls’ championships. You can see it below.