Hacker sweeps hurdles races

By James McAfee MUNDAY—Austin Hacker swept the hurdles races in the area competition, clocking a 17.43 in the 110 and a 43.54 in the 300 as the Knox City Greyhounds finished third with 87 points. He also ran a leg on the 4×200 relay unit that finished second with a 1:37.47 Teammate Bryson Callaway also…

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Carlie Willison wins three as Mogulettes claim title

By James McAfee MUNDAY—Carlie Willison swept the longer races to score 30 points and lead the Munday Mogulettes to the track and field team title in the Class 1A area competition at Phillip McAfee Memorial Track Monday afternoon. Munday outscored Roby 119-111. Willison ran a 2:34.65 in the 800 meters, a 5:48.25 in the 1,600…

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Moguls win 4×400 relay to capture area title

By James McAfee MUNDAY—The Munday Moguls knew they had to win the final 4×400 relay…and for Roby not to finish fifth or better…to win the area track championship at their own Phillip McAfee Memorial facility on Monday. They did just that. Christopher Garcia grabbed the lead on the first lap, then Keon Taylor, Junior Martinez,…

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Haskell car show scheduled April 24

From The News-Courier staff HASKELL—The Haskell County Knights Club’s annual car show is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 24 on the courthouse square here. Registration for entry in up to 20 categories will cost $20 and will start at 8 a.m. that day. Organizers indicated that more than 60 classic vehicles were…

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Striping project in full swing

CHILDRESS – A Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) $943,646 striping and raised pavement marker project began in the Childress District this week. According to Chris Reed, P.E., Director of Construction, the project will include an estimated 240 miles of various roadways in Briscoe, Childress, Collingsworth, Cottle, Dickens, Donley, Foard, Hall, Hardeman, King, Knox, Motley and…

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Rochester will host trade day

Special to The News-Courier ROCHESTER—The usually quiet streets of Rochester will be humming with a lot of visitors and activities when Rochester Steer Clear hosts Rochester Trade Day & Flea Market from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. More than 60 vendors and food trucks are expected.  Live bands, including Haskell…

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Knox plays aim for spots at state

Benjamin and Munday one-act plays will be vying for two spots in the state competition, scheduled April 29 in Round Rock, when they compete in the regional contest today at the Murphey Arts and Performance Hall in San Angelo.   Benjamin will perform “The Red Velvet Cake War,” a comedy based on a family reunion…

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Big Country Hall will add 12 new inductees

ABILENE—C.H. Underwood of O’Brien will join 11 others who will be inducted into the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame Monday night here at the Abilene Convention Center. Underwood was the coach of the first Texas state six-man football championship team from O’Brien in 1972. He also coached at both Knox City High School and…

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Senior lunches set in Munday, too

KNOX CITY—In addition to opening the Knox County Aging Center for lunches here, director Jim Dillon reports that applications will be accepted for the lunch program in Munday, starting today and continuing through Monday. Jeannie Wren will be at Apartment 5C at the Munday Housing Authority between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon on…

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Knox to get $355,000 from rescue funds

BENJAMIN—Judge Stan Wojcik had good news for the Knox County commissioners during Monday’s monthly meeting, announcing that the county would be getting a direct deposit of $355,000 in May from the American Rescue Authority. “We’ll get another similar check the following May,” he added. Wojcik said more details will be coming from the federal government…

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