Report released on Vernon bound plane crash

A preliminary report regarding the crash of a single-engine aircraft into the Red River was released last week by the National Transportation Safety Board. Killed in the crash were pilot Richard Lennard and passenger Michael Hollis. The report offers new details but no determination of the cause for the aircraft to plummet into the Red…

Victim ID’d in officer-involved shooting at Quanah

QUANAH – The identity of a man killed in an officer-involved shooting here on Saturday, March 9 was released by authorities on Wednesday. The man was identified as 59-year-old Tommy Wayne Welch. The incident occurred at approximately 9:15 a.m. that morning when a deputy of the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Department responded to an incident involving…

New store downtown will support volunteer efforts at NTSH

A new resale shop will be opening on south Main Street later this spring. And you are invited to help name it. The shop will be operated by the Volunteer Services Council of North Texas State Hospital–Vernon. The proceeds from the shop will go to fund the VSC’s efforts in support NTSH employees and clients…

Talbot’s plans downtown grand opening on Saturday

A grand opening is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at Talbot’s Home Showroom Furniture and Flooring, 1432 Main. The business, operated by Billy and Carolyn Talbot, has been located at 1509 Main for many years. The new location, caddy corner from the old location, is in a building that has…

Wine Walk set for Saturday

The Vernon Wine Walk is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2019, in the downtown area. The event will be led by local artisans and include free tastings of wine, beer, cheese and chocolates but for an admission fee of $10 per person. The wine and beer tastings will only…

Pilot in fatal plane crash owned local ranch

The Piper Malibu Mirage that went down in the Red River near Shreveport last Thursday morning was recovered late Saturday night. The plane was bound for Wilbarger County Airport. The pilot has been identified as Ricky Lennard, who recently purchased a 1,000-acre ranch in Wilbarger County. The sole passenger was Scott Hollis. Both reportedly died…

VFW sued in connection with 2017 fatal accident

A Quanah resident filed a lawsuit in 46th District Court in Hardeman County last month against the Ray Cox VFW Post 4747 in Vernon and another defendant in connection with a fatal accident that occurred in 2017 in Hardeman County. See more in the online edition

Main Street board approves grant extensions

The Vernon Main Street Advisory Board approved actions concerning previously-awarded grant project applications during a monthly business meeting Monday. Directors approved six-month extensions on grant projects including those for an $8,325 roof project at Main Street Nails, Main and Pease; and a $1,994.24 awning project at Heavens Confections, 1605 Main. A motion for a one-month…

Chillicothe ISD appoints election judge

CHILLICOTHE – Chillicothe school trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Sheila Clay as election judge for the May 4 school trustee election during a special meeting Monday. In that election, voters will decide on two at-large seats for which three candidates filed including incumbent Cheryl McGlocklin and newcomers Delores Flores and Seth Baird. The other…

One-time federal fugitive sentenced

A second group of defendants from the FBI’s Flat Rate raids in Vernon and surrounding areas last July were sentenced in federal court on Thursday. Trevor Clifford Scott, who was one of the Scott brothers who was on the run for several weeks, was one of those sentenced. All defendants were sentenced to a term…