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Movie Night on the Square to Expand To Three Showings, Add Live Music

The La Grange Main Street & Visitors Bureau has announced an expanded summer event schedule which includes a series of free summer movie nights on the Fayette County Courthouse lawn over the next few months. The first showing will be ‘Frozen’ on Friday, June 5, followed by ‘The Sandlot’ Friday, July 10 and ‘Despicable Me’ on Friday, July 17.

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The Logistics of Prepping for ZZ Top

By JEFF WICK
Earlier this month when the Fayette County Fair board announced ZZ Top would be playing at the fair here Sept. 5, the work to arrange what could be a fair-attendence-record-breaking event wasn’t over. It was really just beginning. The current lay-out of the fairgrounds, and specifically its main stage, was stretched to its limit last year during Merle Haggard’s performance at the fair.

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Architect Picked for LG Splashpad

By ANDY BEHLEN
La Grange City Council authorized staff on Monday to ink a deal with Cutright and Allen Architects to design the new Splashpad to be built near Randolph Recreation Center. La Grange City Manager Shawn Raborn said funds for the project would come from La Grange Economic Development Corporation and the City’s capital improvement fund.

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Kuehn Reflects on Two Decades on the LG City Council

By H.H. HOWZE
The Fayette County Record When long-time La Grange city councilman Calvin Kuehn, who retired this week, first ran for the Ward 3 seat 20 years ago in 1995, he didn’t have to work that hard introducing himself to local voters. That’s because Kuehn had been a U.S. Post Office clerk and town carrier for years and knew just about everybody in town. “The policy back then was that the carriers watched the house. If something didn’t look just right – if the mail didn’t get picked up right away – then something was wrong.” He related a case in which a lady had fallen and broken her hip. Kuehn called it in. “That was part of our job,” he said.

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Falconry in Fayetteville

By DENNIS SENTENAC
Special to the Record His business card simply reads, Joe. E. Philabaum Licensed Falconer.The card is an introduction to the world of falconry. To start, it helps to know the surprising history of this ancient sport. While the exact origin of hunting with falcons is unknown, it was practiced in the Middle East circa 3500 B.C. in what is now known as Iraq.

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The Community Mourns Passing of Nelda Barton

Nelda Barton, a beloved member of the family that has owned the Fayette County Record since 1976, died at her home in La Grange Tuesday.The Fayette County Record will be closed Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of her memory and so that employees can attend her funeral, which is set for 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in La Grange. Barton’s husband, the late Richard L. Barton, was thelongtime editor and publisher of the Record prior to his death in 2003. Nelda remained a fixture at the newspaper, which she continued to visit on an almost daily basis until recently.

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LG Middle School Shaken by Inhalant Abuse Incident

By ANDY BEHLEN
The Fayette County Record Local middle school students and their parents are getting an education in the dangers of inhalant abuse after an incident earlier this month.Eight students in the eighth grade at La Grange Middle School were charged with abusing inhalants at school two weeks ago. According to La Grange Police Chief Jackie Skelton, the students were “getting high” by sniffing gas from acan of Dust Off, a dust and lint remover for electronics.

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Mayors Win Re-Election

Voters in three Fayette County communities all sent the same message – and did so emphatically – in voting Saturday. That message was that they like things the way they are. Longtime mayors in La Grange and Fayetteville were re-elected. Meanwhile a controversial vote to incorporate the community of Ellinger into a city was voted down by a 90 to 26 margin.

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Build It and They Will Come (If They Can Get There)

Nearly five years and hundreds of thousands of dollars later, teams are finally starting to use Field No. 5, the newest baseball field at the Sports Complex in Schulenburg. However, Schulenburg city administrator Tami Blaschke-Walker reported last week that the new ball field failed an inspection for handicap accessibility requirements.

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Long-Time Counselor Retiring from LGISD

After 42 years in public education, 31 of them as a high school guidance counselor, Karen Dooley has “tenure” – not the kind that means you can’t be fired, the kind that means you have done a good job. But all careers have an end point and this month Dooley will be retiring from La Grange ISD.

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