230 kids get a Jump Start on the school year PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 00:00

New backpacks, haircuts,shoes and more were handed out at Bradie Shrum Elementary School’s third annual Jump Start last Saturday.
Approximately 230 students benefited from the event, with 95 percent of the kids who registered showing up to benefit from the program. This was up 80 students over last year.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 August 2010 13:44
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Yard Sale for Youth PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 00:00

Youth First of Washington County is organizing yard sale to not only raise money for Youth First but to also aid families with the financial burden of purchasing back to school clothing.  The Youth First Yard Sale will be on Saturday, August 28 at the Fabri-Form parking lot on Highway 60 in Pekin from 7 a.m. until noon.  
Youth First will be offering a “Stuff and Save” special on all clothing.  

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 August 2010 14:01
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Morgan’s raid set for Beck’s Mill Saturday PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 00:00

A re-enactment of Morgan’s Raid on historic Beck’s Mill, south of Salem, will take place Saturday, Aug. 14, at 11 a.m.
General John Hunt Morgan and his men, portrayed by the 9th Kentucky Cavalry, plan to visit the restored mill, much as they did July 10, 1863.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 August 2010 13:59
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Alexander Gilstrap to be Ambassador of WC March of Dimes PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 00:00

This year’s ambassador is Alexander “Lex” Gilstrap, son of Nathan and Sarah Gilstrap of Pekin. Lex was born 13 weeks premature on June 1, 2009. He weighed only one pound and nine ounces. He spent the first four months of his life in intensive care being treated for numerous medical problems. Today, at a year old, Lex is still small but he’s strong and doing well.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 August 2010 14:00
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Nationally known stunt man “Tricky” Travelstead headlines Saturday's Salem Speedway action PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 27 July 2010 00:00

 

Nationally known stunt man “Tricky” Travelstead brings his breathtaking brand of entertainment to Salem Speedway on Saturday night, July 31st, as he headlines the Casey’s General Store Night of Thrills, presented by the Country Kitchen Buffet & Catering.

Travelstead, a veteran stunt performer that has traveled throughout the United States and Canada for more than 30 years, will thrill fans with such daring stunts as the “car explosion body burn”, the “steel wall crash” and the death defying “trailer crash”.

The famous “trailer crash” involves Travelstead driving a vehicle at high speed off a ramp and through a parked camper.

“Tricky may very well be the center of attention for many of the young fans in attendance on July 31st,” said Salem Speedway general manager Richard Deaton, “but some great racing action is also on tap.”

The Lucas Oil Super Stocks and Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Street Stocks will be racing on the high banks, while the Salem Speedway Pure Stocks and Front Wheel Drive Stocks are set to share the new quarter-mile infield oval.

“This is a great night of family entertainment with our lowest ticket prices of the season,” said Deaton.

When the Lucas Oil Super Stocks return to Salem Speedway for the Casey’s General Store Night of Thrills, presented by the Country Kitchen Buffet & Catering, defending champion, Frank Kimmel II of Borden, Ind., will be attempting to protect a precarious three point advantage (304-301) over Louisville’s Tony Johnson in the current standings.

Former track champion, Chris French of Vine Grove, Ky., is third in the standings with 274 points, while Rookie of the Year candidate, David Frizzell of Jeffersonville is just two points back (272) in fourth.  Veteran Louisville racer Jerry Norris (262) rounds out the top five.

Second generation driver Winston Wood of Bloomington and defending Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Street Stock champion, Brian Bayer of Birdseye, Ind., are locked in a tight battle for the top spot in the street stock standings.  Wood, who captured the first two races of the season, leads Bayer, winner of race number three, by just eight points (307-299).

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 July 2010 06:08
 
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