Linda worked for a time at Marilyn’s Shoppe, a dress store in Hamilton, as well as at Shillito’s, where she helped hire people to work at the department store.,Linda was also active at their church, Park Avenue United Methodist Church in Hamilton, where she was known for cooking up entire dinners of spaghetti and meatballs and baking cookies for children’s programs, Jerry said.,While they greatly enjoyed travel, including about 20 cruises and other overseas trips, home life mattered the most, Jerry said.,Once he was released from the hospital, Jerry and their children drove to Knoxville, where Linda was on life support.,Linda’s legacy will be the close family she nurtured, Jerry said.

On the second team is Meskwaki senior Taurice Grant, who is on an all-state team for a second-consecutive year after receiving third-team honors in 2019-20.,Grant is the first Meskwaki player to make an all-state basketball team in school history, and he became the fifth-leading scorer in Meskwaki history by reaching 1,000 points in his senior season.,Grant was named to the All-Substate first team in Class 1A Substate 5 by the other coaches in the group.,On a Waukee team that won its first state title this year and featured three other Division I recruits, DeVries led in scoring with 18.5 points per game while also averaging 6.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists.,Blaise Porter, so., New London; Maddox Griffin, jr., Wapello; Carson Michels, sr., Marquette Catholic; Cole Watts, sr., Montezuma; Keaten Bonderson, so., Le Mars Gehlen; Manny Hammonds, jr., Grand View Christian; Tate Haughenbury, so., North Linn; Taurice Grant, sr., Meskwaki.

Now their hours are back to normal, but customers must wear masks when they’re not eating or drinking, and since tables are spaced out at least six feet apart, the maximum occupancy is about 50 percent at some places.,Right before DeWine’s announcement and the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament in March 2020, Manley had ordered thousands of pounds of chicken wings for all the locations.,He said March typically “makes or breaks” the year financially and while sales are down at Fricker’s for the first two months of the year, Manley hopes business increases enough in March to get sales back on target.,Twin Peaks opened in November 2019 in West Chester so General Manager Chris Wickline said he’s looking forward to the first March when the bar celebrates St. Patrick’s Day and shows NCAA basketball games.,Bob MacKendrick, co-owner and general manager of Berd’s Grill and Bar in Fairfield, said the business will benefit from St. Paddy’s Day, college basketball and the customers’ desire to “get back to normal.”

COLUMBIANA — A longtime city police officer has been chosen to fill the police chief position vacated by Tim Gladis in November due to retirement.,On Tuesday, council unanimously approved hiring Bill Myers as police chief following the recommendation from City Manager Lance Willard.,Willard said that Myers has supervisory experience, and has worked with all of the city departments over the years.,I think he has a passion for our town, and a passion to get out there and hit the streets and continue working with the storefront owners and the community,” Willard said.,Willard said the Civil Service Commission will provide the city with a list of the top 10 candidates to choose from and that the list is typically good for two years or until depleted.

COLUMBIANA — A longtime city police officer has been chosen to fill the police chief position vacated by Tim Gladis in November due to retirement.,On Tuesday, council unanimously approved hiring Bill Myers as police chief following the recommendation from City Manager Lance Willard.,Willard said that Myers has supervisory experience, and has worked with all of the city departments over the years.,On a related matter, Willard said that more than 20 people have signed up to take the civil service test to become a police officer.,Willard said the Civil Service Commission will provide the city with a list of the top 10 candidates to choose from and that the list is typically good for two years or until depleted.

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield-Suisun School District governing board voted Thursday to return to in-person learning once Solano County returns to the state’s red tier level.,Dr. Bela Matyas, the county’s public health officer, said this week that several smaller schools had already submitted their reopening plans for review.,Solano County Office of Education and Solano Public Health will set up three school site locations in the county to vaccinate all staff who work in K-12 education, the school district reports.,Hybrid models, where children split time between in-class instruction and online learning, are in place at The Academy of 21st Century Learning in Vacaville and Sierra School of Solano County in rural Elmira; and at the Spectrum Center Schools and Programs and at P3 Academy in Fairfield.,Hybrid models are in place for middle-schoolers at the Spectrum Center Schools and Programs, The Academy of 21st Century Learning and at Sierra School of Solano County.

Lancaster Fisher Catholic dumped a victory shower on Lancaster Fairfield Christian 47-29 in an Ohio boys basketball matchup.,Last season, Lancaster Fisher Catholic and Lancaster Fairfield Christian faced off on January 17, 2020 at Lancaster Fisher Catholic High School.,Recently on February 5 , Lancaster Fairfield Christian squared up on Grove City Christian in a basketball game .,It's required reading for high school sports fans.,This news brief was powered by ScoreStream and Lede AI, the world leaders in fan-driven sports results and automated high school sports coverage.

This week in 1886, the Hillsborough Gazette reported that J.M. Jones had a small tobacco shop at 28 S. High St. in Hillsboro, and advertised he had “the best two-for-a-nickel cigars in town.”,A new boot and shoe shop opened on High Street in Hillsboro in the Mattill building.,This week in 1965, the front page of the Press-Gazette showed two views of the new wing of Hillsboro High School, which would come to be known in later years as “the new building,” taken from the roof of the existing school.,The cake of the week at Pence’s Bakery at 132 S. High St. in Hillsboro was chocolate ripple, and for the second week of the new year, a jelly roll was just 29 cents.,For a limited time, Arby’s in Hillsboro encouraged customers to “break the hamburger habit” as they rang in the new year with half-price melts, cheddar or Swiss cheese, for only 99 cents.

The McKinley Elementary School and the TJ MAXX Building had phrases like "Beijing Biden" and "Commie Harris" crossed out.,Police say a Fairfield Board of Education employee told them a sidewalk on McKinley Elementary School had been spray-painted with the phrase "United States of China.",Before Police arrived, Fairfield Public Schools Security and Facilities workers had removed more words spray-painted on the sidewalk that read, "Biden for socialism.",The Board of Education and Fairfield Public Schools released a joint statement that reads in part:

"As we process the events unfolding across our country, we know that many in our community are dealing with feeling anger, hurt, and fear.,Officers said they are working to identifying the people responsible and said in part, "The Fairfield Police Department understands that this incident has caused a great deal of alarm and varying levels of concern for many living within our community and with that in mind police have been working diligently to identify the responsible individual(s)." read more

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Coming off a 72-58 victory over Westbrook Christian on Tuesday night to clinch hosting the upcoming Class 2A, Area 12 basketball tournament, the Sand Rock Wildcats (14-3) moved up three spots to No. 7 in the latest Alabama Sports Writers Association rankings.,New Hope (7-5) read more