December 2017 Articles
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Speaking of People looks at deaths, marriages and births in 2017

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 30, 2017 10:19 PM



At the end of each calendar year, I try to list some deaths of people we lost in Logan and Beyond that year. Please remember, this is far from an all-inclusive list. These are people I either knew well or are relatives of those who have played a role in my life. Every person’s death is importa...

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Christmas articles have abounded on The LoJo over the years

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 24, 2017 9:49 PM



From the beginning of www.theloganjournal.com in 2009, Christmas articles have been a staple.   During the first seven Decembers of The LoJo, I continued the tradition of my Cheapskate Editor’s Christmas Card List that I had begun 13 years earlier as editor of the News-Democrat & Le...

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Tiger SPIRIT award winners named for November at Auburn

By Sarah Hatton, Assistant Principal

Posted on December 23, 2017 6:56 PM



Thirty-one exceptional students at Auburn Elementary School were recently recognized in a special Tiger SPIRIT ceremony.  Teachers and students nominated an individual from their class they felt best represented the qualities of Tiger SPIRIT: self-discipline, perseverance, integrity, respect, i...

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Stevenson preschoolers sing Christmas songs, see Santa

By Penni Nugent

Posted on December 23, 2017 4:26 PM



The preschoolers from Kaye Wilkins Preschool presented their Christmas musical before a large crowd in the Stevenson Elementary cafeteria the morning of Dec. 15, under the direction of SES Music Instructor Elaine Blythe.  As always, they “stole the show” as they wished everyone a ...

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FFA and FCCLA Food Drive benefits thousands

By Jon Jukes

Posted on December 20, 2017 6:42 PM



Over the past 19 years, the Logan County High School chapters of FCCLA and FFA have partnered with the school’s student body to collect canned food items. To date, more than 90,000 canned food items have been collected.   Each year, collected items are donated to the local Good Samarita...

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John Myers ends his historic run as Panther football coach

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 18, 2017 10:23 PM



The news that many of us had feared/expected came Saturday. John Myers is no longer the Russellville football coach. It was necessary and inevitable, but it’s still painful. Myers announced Saturday that he is accepting a central office position with another charter member of the SKY League,...

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Students honored for qualifying to exit ESL

By Penni Nugent

Posted on December 16, 2017 11:13 PM



On Friday, Dec. 15, Russellville JR/SR High held its first English as a Second Language (ESL) Exiting Awards ceremony in deGraffenried Auditorium.  Mrs. Griselda Vargas, District ESL Instructor with Russellville Independent Schools, announced six students exited the ESL program ...

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City schools offering extended library hours

By Penni Nugent

Posted on December 14, 2017 10:22 PM



As part of Russellville READs!, Russellville schools have announced that R.E. Stevenson Elementary and Russellville Jr./Sr. High are currently offering extended library hours for students and their families.   Not only are books available for check-out, but also Kindle Fire Tablets are av...

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Lewisburg School honors Students of the Month for November and December

By Bobbi Miller

Posted on December 11, 2017 8:32 PM



Here are Lewisburg Schools November and December students of the month   November   Kindred Wilson Kindergarten Hunter Bush First Andrew Russell Second Nicky Perez Third Kierwin Stevens Fourth Kaylee Chandler Fifth Hannah Britt Sixth ...

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LCHS to present A Christmas Carol at trio of dinner theatres

Posted on December 5, 2017 5:36 PM



Logan County High School will present A Christmas Carol, taking place at LCHS Commons on December 7-9. Logan County High School is proud to bring A Christmas Carol to LCHS as their fifth annual holiday play. A Christmas Carol will held as a dinner theatre and will help supp...

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