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Gold Star Mothers honored by VFW Auxiliary

Two Gold Star Mothers were recently honored by the Vernon VFW Auxiliary. VFW Auxiliary Post 4747 President, Mary Campbell and Senior Vice, Christina Schoonover honored Wilbarger County’s  two Gold Star Mothers’ at their homes, presenting both with yellow roses. Danita Logsdon of Vernon is the Gold Star Mother of Army Corporal Ryan D. Collins whose…

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Vernon, Northside open District play Friday

The Vernon football Lions have had a tough go in the first part of the 2020 season, finishing non-district with an 0-6 record. There have been some close calls, and a few what ifs, but non of that matters now. The Lions open district play this Friday at 7 p.m., hosting Mineral Wells (1-4, 0-1).…

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Covid numbers climbing

The Tuesday evening Covid-19 case count showed Wilbarger County with 243 cases, 48 in Hardeman County and 19 in Foard County. There were just 7 reported as active in Wilbarger, while 16 were active in Hardeman and none in Foard. The NTSH-Vernon campus reported 4 patients and 8 staff were positive as of Monday. Last…

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Big turnout on first day of early voting

Turnout was high in Wilbarger County on Tuesday Oct. 13, the first day of early voting. Wilbarger County County Clerk Jana Kennon reported 377 votes were cast on the first day.Sample ballot 2020 Kennon said her office was petitioned by the local Democratic Party to have extended Early Voting hours. Enough signatures were obtained that…

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Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order To Open Bars In Qualifying Counties

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order to open bars and similar establishments at up to 50% capacity in conjunction with county officials. In hospital regions with low COVID-19 hospitalizations, County Judges will be able to opt their county into opening bars beginning October 14th, provided they assist in enforcing health protocols. The Governor’s…

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State’s latest data on Covid in area schools

Vernon ISD reported it has had 8 confirmed Covid-19 cases as of last Friday. There were no active cases during the week according to data the district provided to the state. One case was in grade 3 and under, 4 were in grades 4 to 6, 2 were in grades 7 to 12 and one…

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Former deputy hopes to meet baby he rescued 32 years ago

Daniel Walker Vernon Record June 2, 1988 is a date etched in the mind of Alvin Lingnau, of Lockett. He thinks of it often. On that day Lingnau was a deputy sheriff in Foard County. He had just completed his training as an EMT and was heading to Abilene to take his final certification test…

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Record-breaking day for WGH Foundation

  Wilbarger General Hospital Foundation held its annual Charting the Course golf tournament on Saturday at Hillcrest Country Club.  This year’s event raised $17,000 for the WGH Foundation, a record breaking year. The tourney also had a record-breaking 16 teams enter, with several more on the waiting list. The winning team, with a score of…

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Lorrie Morgan concert is cancelled

The Lorrie Morgan concert has been officially cancelled. The show that the country music singer was playing the night before Vernon in this region was cancelled, so she and her crew told Vernon officials that they could not justify the expense of traveling to Vernon for the one show. “We are disappointed to say the…

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