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McVeigh juror to Boston:

As jurists weigh the fate of convicted terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after the Boston marathon bombing, a jurist who joined in the unanimous decision to impose the death penalty on another terrorist almost 20 years ago says: "I hope you can live with your decision..."
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Read the latest GHS Alumni newsletter about plans for the All Alumni Reunion on Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25...
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GRC to be Equally Divided in East, West Divisions

The school boards of Braymer and King City school districts have voted to play 8-man football beginning with the 2016-17 school year.

As a result, the Eastern and Western divisions of the Grand River Conference, which were divided for the purposes of basketball and softball, will now be the same for football.

While there will be divisional championships in softball and basketball, there are no plans to have a conference

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Letter to the Editor: Winston Well Represented

Dear Editor:

As team hosts this past weekend for the Missouri State High School Basketball Championships in Columbia, we had the pleasure to spend time with Coaches Tim Harding and Rynn Hedrick along with the Winston Redbirds, cheerleaders and fans.

These young people represented their community, school, parents and especially themselves in a most positive manner. Their actions in Columbia speak very highly of their attitude in life and

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Blasts from the Past

March 16-23, 2005

Dylan Rogers, son of Jeff Rogers and Sally Sparks Rogers of Altamont, won a first place trophy in advanced chess at GEM Day on March 5 at Bode Middle School in St. Joseph. This is a special one-day program which provides enriching experiences for gifted children and their parents.

David and Lesa Leeper, Gallatin, received the Cooperator of the Year award at the 61st annual meeting

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Hamilton’s Fairchild Announces Retirement

In November, Penney High School said farewell to its greatest high school football player, Kellen Overstreet. On Tuesday, the Hornets also bid goodbye to their greatest coach.

Dave Fairchild announced his retirement Tuesday in a quiet way, telling his players in a group meeting, “It was a difficult decision to make and I expect you to continue to work hard.”

Fairchild is the only head coach current Hamilton players have

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GHS Athletes Receive Recognition, Awards at Winter Banquet

Athletes, coaches, parents and friends gathered in the Gallatin R-5 gym last Thursday night for the annual Winter Sports Awards Banquet. Athletic Director Rick Lin served as master of ceremonies. Angel Michael gave the Invocation.

Cheer coach Kelly Walker praised the GHS basketball cheerleaders for their hard work and creative instincts, saying, “they put in countless hours of practice and I couldn’t have asked for better teamwork and dedication.”


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Missouri’s Season Comes to an End

by Benjamin Herrold

Missouri’s basketball season mercifully came to an end last Wednesday night in Nashville with a 63-54 loss to South Carolina in the SEC Tournament.

Missouri (9-23, 3-15 in SEC play) set the school record for losses in a season, with 23. The team showed progress in late December and early January, losing close games with Illinois and Oklahoma State and then beating LSU in overtime. But then

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Meadville Free Throws Tip the Scales in Class 1 Title Game

Winston’s Redbirds did all they could do and never stopped reaching for the magic that got them to the Class 1 state championship game, but a 30th win and state title was denied by the unbeaten and hot-shooting Meadville Eagles.

The Eagles hit 20 of 22 free throws, including all 16 tries in the final five minutes of the game, to turn back Winston, 50-46, in Saturday’s MSHSAA Class

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Defense Keys Redbirds’ Semifinal Victory Over Leeton

Leeton’s Bulldogs entered Thursday’s Class 1 semifinal contest averaging a meager six turnovers per game. The Redbirds put a serious hurt on those numbers by forcing 22 miscues that helped produce a 53-35 victory over Leeton.

Kristchon Hisel nailed a three-pointer to give Winston a quick lead but the Redbirds would have troubled finishing off possessions and trailed for most of the first half. Wyatt Fleming hit a bucket with

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GRC Spent Last 25 Years Dropping, Adding Sports Participants

This is the final installment of the Grand River Conference history that appeared in the 1982 conference football preview. A recent timeline has been added.

The method of selecting all-conference football players has continually changed throughout the GRC’s history.

The first honor squad announced in 1937 listed only 11 players. King City tallied the most selections (4). After Princeton was admitted into the conference, the all-conference team became a 25-man

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