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Scrogin named World Champion

While Corning’s Austin Scrogin was winning top honors as the World Junior Doubles Champion for 2014 in the “world of trap shooting” younger brother Garrett was collecting trophies and becoming the overall runnerup for 2014. Both were participating at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta, Illinois, in an event sponsored by the ATA - American Trapshooting Association.

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Chamber hears details on ambulance drive

by Fred Martin
Keeping an ambulance in Corning that is stocked with “state of the art” equipment has been the goal of many in the community, dating back five years when a new ambulance was purchased with thousands of dollars in donations. Another drive is underway to replace that five-year-old ambulance that has traveled more than 190,000 miles while providing first class medical assistance.

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Street work in Westwood Acres

by Fred Martin
With the approval of Corning City Council for resurfacing streets in Westwood Acres, work began last week on building-up a foundation for future blacktopping. According to Street Superintendent David Ladd, many sections of the streets were to be prepared by digging low spots and hauling in load after load of chat.

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Corning near flawless in opening day victory

by Jim McIntosh
Corning’s plan in the 2014 football opener Friday night was the use a power run offense to eat up clock while halting a Walnut Ridge passing attack. After all, the game was touted as run vs. pass, and Coach Chuck Speer was expecting that type of grind.

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An Indian 70 years ago

by Fred Martin
His football career started out on the Wilson High School field as he suited up as a Bulldog in the 1930s, nearly half a century before Wilson and other schools merged to become Rivercrest School District. “We played football alright, but it was a lot different than it is today,” says Dan Lynch of Corning.

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Erica wins first Pick the Winners

This year’s football season gets underway with Erica Gilbow taking the first $50 awarded in The Courier’s Pick the Winners contest. She accepts her cash from The Courier’s Velma Herren. Erica missed only three predictions but needed the tiebreaker to edge Brian Herren by 1-point.

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