Two of Washington County’s most successful non-profits are joining forces. The merger between Youth First and the Washington County Family YMCA was announced Tuesday at the community learning center. Members of both group’s boards attended the meeting, as well as members of the Washington County Community Foundation board.
Former WW grad ‘Sparkle(s)’ in her attempt to be a fighter pilot
Anyone who remembers the movie “Top Gun” remembers the nicknames “Maverick” and “Goose.” In today’s Air Force pilots still have nicknames, but some of them have a feminine twist, like “Sparkle!?” “Sparkle” is the nickname given to 2007 West Washington graduate Brittney Sparks as she works her way through flight school.
Two men from Salem, Kenny Blankenbaker and Jimmy Apple, were recently recognized by the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. Blankenbaker was honored as a 2012 Men’s Center Circle Officials Award winner, along with Richard “Dick” Freeman and Robert “Bob” Spay, for his contribution as a high school basketball official.
Farming dreams gave way to planting seeds of another variety for local pastor
Pastor John Denny has been rooted in religion for as long as he can remember. He said he knew at a young age he wanted to accept Christ as His savior. It took a few more years, however, before he felt the call on his life to serve the Lord in a preaching capacity.
Lady Musketeers win 51-43 over second-ranked Tipton
Eight teams headed to Floyd Central looking to claim the Lady Highlanders’ Holiday Tournament championship. That goal never went away but it did take a back seat when the second ranked team in Class 2A Triton took on the fifth-ranked Lady Musketeers of Eastern.