Block party unites Howe residents

HOWE — The event may have been called Back to School Blues, but everyone in sight seemed to have a smile on their face Saturday evening in downtown Howe. Civic groups hosted the block party in an effort to draw together neighbors and bring traffic to local businesses.

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Firefighter dies battling Northern California wildfire

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Friday for Northern California counties hit by wildfires, officials announced that a U.S. Forest Service firefighter had died on the front lines in Modoc County.

Families look to save on back-to-school purchases

Racks of clothing and tables of toys, books and other childhood paraphernalia stretched out as far as the eyes could see Friday as a resale event called Just Between Friends got underway at Midway Mall.

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Looney qualifies for Olympic Trials

Denison native Lindsay Looney has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials next year with her effort in the 200 butterfly over the weekend.

Denison 16U team undefeated

The Denison 16-and-under baseball team won the Senior League with a 15-0 record and finished the year with a 7-3 win against Durant to win the season-ending tournament. The team is managed by Todd Stewart and assistant coaches Danny Monroe and Alvin Pack. Players are: Bottom row (from left): Jasek Hooker, Jacob Monroe, Nick Mereno, TJ Stewart, Dillon Patton. Top row: Lane Brown, DJ Hester, Hamza Javed, Landry Sutherland, Alex Pierce, Aaron Ruiz.

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