The resulting Kickapoo Park Community Garden, which opened in late April, 2018, is the collaborative effort of Community Renewal of Pottawatomie County and the Community Garden Sub-Committee of the Blue Zones Project/Pottawatomie County.,Partners in Caring

As part of Avedis Foundation’s Pottawatomie County Education Initiative, Avedis continues to serve as a stakeholder to promote the services and activities provided by Partners In Caring (PIC), a multi-partnered, coordinated school health team that provides critical, combined support to rural schools to ensure that children are healthy, safe, engaged, and ready to learn.,Blue Zones Project read more

The Raiders didn’t come to Fairfield to play football, they instead came to accept the challenge from a local all-star team to play a charity basketball game at Armijo’s E. Gary Vaughan gymnasium.,The 1979 local team included Fairfield High hoopster/Armijo Hall of Fame coach Jay Dahl, then-City Councilman later-Mayor Chuck Hammond and Armijo hoops standout/Fairfield-Suisun School District teacher and administrator Mark Dietrich, among others.,In his Jan. 23, 1989, column, “Overtime,” then-Daily Republic sports writer Brad Stañhope gushed about the previous day’s dramatic 20-16 fourth quarter comeback victory by the San Francisco 49ers over the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XVIII played at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami.,Before the game, four local high school football coaches and one junior college football coach – specifically Greg Clark (Armijo), Jim Sykes (Fairfield), Kevin Luckey (Vanden), Tom Zunino (Vacaville) and Ron Beverly (Solano Community College) – unanimously picked the Niners to win.,It came out later that when the 49ers were about to start the final drive on their own 8-yard line with 3:20 left in the game and trailing by 3 points, Montana earned his nickname, “Joe Cool.”

On Jan. 2, 2018, Sleepy Eye Police got a fax from a mandated reporter and doctor at Sleepy Eye Medical Center, informing them of a possible child abuse case involving an 11-week-old boy born to Rodriguez Limones and Christina Hinojosa.,The fax read that the baby was brought to the hospital earlier that morning with seizures and was found to have extensive subdural hemorrhage and brain injury.,On the night before admission to Children’s Hospital, Hinojosa went to work and Rodriguez Limones was alone with the baby.,Rodriguez Limones said he took the baby to Sleepy Eye Medical Center where he was evaluated and transferred to Children’s Hospital.,An examiner noted the baby was evaluated at the Midwest Children’s Resource Center (MCRC) for possible physical abuse due to mental status changes and seizures and was found on head CT to have extensive intracranial bleeding and brain injury.

Aiming to jump-start the legislature’s consideration of sports betting, state Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, and other members of southeastern Connecticut’s legislative delegation announced Monday that they’ve submitted a bill that would allow the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to provide online and in-person sports betting at their casinos.,The measure also would authorize the Connecticut Lottery Corp. to operate online keno within the state “pursuant to agreements” with the tribes.,She said the proposed bill is likely to change as it moves through the legislative process and could authorize sports betting at other locations, although that would involve further negotiations with the tribes, who have maintained that their existing agreements with the state grant them the exclusive right to provide sports betting.,Ted Taylor, president of Sportech Venues, which operates the state’s off-track betting facilities, another potential provider of sports wagering, declined to comment on Osten’s bill.,In December, Osten and her southeastern Connecticut colleagues submitted a proposed bill that would eliminate the need for the Mashantuckets and Mohegans to secure federal approval of amended gaming agreements with the state before moving forward with an East Windsor casino project.

WOODBURY, CT — Town officials and residents are dealing with the loss of First Selectman William Butterly who died after a suspected heart attack over the weekend.,Before becoming first selectman Butterly served on the Board of Finance, was a state representative in the 76th district, chaired the Watertown Town Council and was a police and fire commissioner for the Town of Woodbury.,In the ensuing years Bill became the Chairman of the Watertown Town Council, rejoined the Watertown Fire Department, served as a Police Commissioner and opened his successful real estate company, Butterly Realty.,Bill is survived by his wife Judy; his sister Judy (Don) Schmaling; brothers Barry (Reenee) Butterly, Sean (Dinah) Butterly, Chuck (Sheila) Butterly; former sister-in-law Judy Butterly of California; brother-in-law Charles Collins of Torrington; nephews Patrick (Wanda) Butterly, Timothy Butterly, Donald (Britanny)Schmaling; Jeffrey (Amanda) Schmaling.,As parking is somewhat limited, please check their website for parking options

Donations in Bill's name may be made to Woodbury Community Services Council, P.O. Box 585, Woodbury CT 06798; St. Vincent DePaul Homeless Shelter, P.O. Box 1612, Waterbury CT 06721; or either the Woodbury or Watertown Volunteer Fire Department. read more

Nearly a week after a controversial ruling by a New Jersey high school wrestling official, in which he ordered an athlete to cut his dreadlocks or risk forfeiting his match, reaction to the incident has spread nationwide, including television networks, major publications and, of course, social media.,The Dec. 19 dual meet between Buena Regional and Oakcrest high schools was interrupted when Buena wrestler Andrew Johnson was told by Maloney that he needed his hair cut prior to taking the mat, or else he would forfeit the bout.,Wrestling rules established by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) clearly state athletes' hair cannot extend past the ear lobes, otherwise a legal hair covering must be worn.,While the other Buena wrestlers supported their teammate, and said it could have been handled better, they mostly hailed Johnson as a team player and said he was complying with the rules by cutting his hair, nj.com reports.,"A few years ago, the NFHS ruled a few hair coverings are no longer approved, and only one type is allowed now," said former Fermi High School coach Jeff Beiler.

Buy Photo Vero Beach’s Tommie Lewis (3) shoots over Tampa Bay Tech’s David Cexil (5) Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, during their high school boys basketball championship game at the Holiday Hoopla Tournament at Vero Beach High School.,(Photo: JEREMIAH WILSON/TCPALM)Buy Photo

Here are 10 things you may not know about the Holiday Hoopla, the long-running Vero Beach High School boys basketball tournament.,Buy PhotoFort Pierce Central players and coach James Dawson (back row, far right) celebrate their second consecutive Holiday Hoopla title in 2010, defeating Vero Beach in what remains the only final matching area teams.,Local wins hard to come by Aside from Fort Pierce Central's two Hoopla titles, area teams not named Vero Beach are a combined 28-44 in the tournament.,Buy PhotoCoach Chuck Loewendick guided Vero Beach High School's boys basketball team to 11 of its 14 Holiday Hoopla titles during his 29-year run from 1988 to 2017. read more