Information about 2012 elections PDF Print E-mail

Information about 2012
The political climate nationally is likely to spill over onto the local election scene. Combine that with the fact that a number of high profile offices are up for grabs and that’s why Washington County Clerk Shirley Batt is getting information out early.
“I would think we will have more interest in the election in 2012,” she said. “You are going to have the three at-large seats on the county council up for grabs and then there is two commissioner seats and they tend to draw interest.”

Lady Musketeers overcome Austin and hostile enviornment PDF Print E-mail

Thursday’s Mid Southern Conference showdown between the Eastern and Austin girls’ basketball teams had a little of everything. There were technicals, fan ejections, spirited play on both ends of the floor and a little razzle-dazzle.
In the end none of that mattered as the Lady Musketeers took care of business, keeping their perfect record in tact at 9-0 with a 50-47 victory at Austin.

Lady Musketeers overcome Austin and hostile enviornment PDF Print E-mail

Winning high school basketball games on the road is a hard thing to do. It’s made even more difficult when you turn the ball over, miss shots and get killed on the boards, which is what West Washington did in losing, 68-37, Thursday at Borden.
The reason for two of those areas has a lot more to do with size than basketball ability.
Lady Senator Head Coach Wade Tomlinson said he knows before the game tips off if his team is in trouble or not by comparing the size of players.

Coach Mo is new Salem Athletic Director PDF Print E-mail

Salem High School has a new athletic director. The board of school trustees met in regular session Monday night and hired Mo Moriarity as the AD, effective that night.
Salem Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Lynn Reed said, “For this coming semester, he will take over the AD duties and teach his PE classes as well. That will be a heavy load, but he felt it was in the best interest of our school. I am grateful for the flexibility and talent of our administrative team.”

News from Salem City Council meeting PDF Print E-mail

The Salem City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday,  December 12, 2011.
The meeting opened with a presentation by Judy Johnson, who represented the Washington County Community Foundation. Earlier this year the Foundation brought four college interns on board with the challenge of creating a video that explores various aspects of living in and around Salem’s community. The interns, all Washington County natives, spent their summer filming various locations around town and interviewing many Salem residents for the project. The result is a 35 minute film entitled “What’s Great About Washington County” that showcases the historical, recreational and communal aspects of living in the area. Johnson showed a clip from the finished product featuring residents talking about the beauty of Washington County’s landscapes and the cost of living in Salem.

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