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Wed
19
Sep

DeBoer takes third at Abilene

The Lingleville Cardinals and Lady Cards made a strong showing at the Abilene Invitational Cross Country meet Saturday, where Jilt DeBoer placed third in the 5K event.

The freshman finished in 18:06.13, following the 17:58.83 clocked by the first-place runner. The boys team placed fifth (out of six) as a team.

Also contributing to that rank were Carlos Moreno (16th, 19:23.82), Ivan Rangel (32, 20:51.47), Manuel Candelario (48, 24:18.15) and Jacob Winter (52, 26:03.55).

Lingleville’s varsity girls place sixth as a team out of 12 competing in the 3,200 meter event. 

Contributing to  that score were Selina Alvarado (16th, 14:16.86), Ilse DeBoer (24, 14:45.50), Matti Strand (37, 15:11.70), Nicole Koke (54, 16:04.45), Ivy Aikman (55, 16:06.38) and Anna Koke (60, 16:24.80).

Wed
19
Sep

Library hosting book sale

The Dublin Public Library is hosting a book sale in the Clay Room and is adding new books every day. On Fridays, the sale will be to fill a bag for $2.50 and a box for $5. 

Wed
19
Sep

Victory bell rings again

Dublin’s victory over state-ranked DeLeon sounded sweeter Friday night thanks to the restoration of the school’s victory bell, a cast iron clanger with more than 115 years of history.

“I’ve been interested in it since my oldest kid was in first grade,” said Dublin Athletic Booster Club President Keith Riley, who remembers seeing the unused bell at the track as his children took part in little league football.

Wed
19
Sep

Lions fill spotlight

The Dublin Lions are turning heads after upsetting DeLeon at homecoming Friday night, 46-23.

Head coach Bob Cervetto said it was clear DeLeon was surprised when Dublin took off in the first quarter. That surprise echoed across the state. 

Cervetto said the attention is great for the community and the kids, but he and his team are staying focused on the task at hand. 

Statewide football outlets, including Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine, are featuring Dublin’s rise.

The magazine nominated Jacob Stanley to join nine other players from different size programs around the state for Mr. Texas Football player of the week. 

An online vote will decide the winner. Fans can vote at www.texasfootball.com/player-of-the-week. 

Wed
12
Sep

Four Dubliners get Big Country honors

Cy Wing, Hagen Huffman and Jacob Stanley together took the No. 2 spot in the Big Country top 10 players of the week this week. 

The trio showed their heart and talent in the home upset against Albany Friday night and the Abilene Reporter News sports desk took notice. 

The trio all played crucial roles in the Lion win Friday night and in the victory over Hico the week before. 

The Lady Lions’ Bailey Noel earned an honorable mention on the list for her 14 kills, 14 digs and five aces in last week’s games.

Taking the No. 1 spot was DeLeon’s QB Kevin Yeager, who the Lions will face Friday in their homecoming game. 

Wed
12
Sep

Club formed to back bands

A new Dublin Band Boosters group is meeting the second Monday of every month at 8 p.m. in the Dublin Secondary Band Hall.

“With the new leadership, we wanted to be more organized,” said club member Stephanie Sojourner, referring to Director Ronnie Luedke, Cathryn Rasbury and Paul Higgins who started leading the Dublin ISD bands this year.

“The directors have been great,” Sojourner said of the seasoned directors who have led rating 1 bands. “We’re excited to see what the future holds with them.”

With this desire for the teachers and program to succeed, a group organized at this year’s Meet the Teachers event and picked officers to lead for the 2018-2019 year in its first meeting in August. Officers elected include: president Paul Bradberry, vice president Arcy Krey, treasurer Jennifer Williams and secretary Amy McDonald-Rodriguez.

Wed
12
Sep

Museum to host Korean War program

The Dublin Historical Museum will host a program on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Rotary Building discussing the sacrifices and service of locals in the Korean War.

Dubbed the “Forgotten War” due to the prominence of World War II before it and Vietnam after it, one needs to look no further than the displays at the museum to see that American soldiers paid a price in this often overlooked conflict.

One such artifact is a jacket stained with the blood of Ray James Yantis, a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, whose father served as land surveyor of Erath County. Yantis was captured by the Chinese military and taken as a prisoner of war. He was given the jacket to keep warm in the frigid temperatures, and he attributed his survival to the light green coat.

Wed
12
Sep

Burn Ban lifted for Erath

Following consistent rainfall in the last week, the Erath County Commissioners Court voted to lift the burn ban for the county.

This followed a temporary 72-hour lift that was ordered by Erath County Judge Tab Thompson Friday morning.

Dublin itself received 3.2 inches of rain in the last week.

Lake Proctor also rose by 3/4 of a foot in the past week after receiving 3.7 inches of rain since Thursday morning.

The lake still remains under a stage 2 drought watch (declared last month by the Brazos River Authority) because those distinctions are based on predictions by the Palmer Drought Severity Index.

Lake Proctor provides surface water to several municipal water districts including Upper Leon. Under BRA’s stage 2 guidelines, water districts are asked to reduce water usage by 10 percent.

Wed
05
Sep

Ricks No. 4 in 10

Jordyn Ricks took the No. 4 spot of the Big Country Top Ten this week. 

Ricks made 15 assists and 5 kills against Poolville on Tuesday of last week. 

The Lady Lions have made the list almost every week since the season began last month. 
 

Wed
05
Sep

Museum program to address Forgotten War

The Dublin Historical Museum will host a program on Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Rotary Building discussing the sacrifices and service of locals in the Korean War.

Dubbed the “Forgotten War” due to the prominence of World War II before it and Vietnam after it, one needs to look no further than the displays at the museum to see that American soldiers paid a price in this often overlooked conflict.

One such artifact is a jacket stained with the blood of Ray James Yantis, a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, whose father served as land surveyor of Erath County. Yantis was captured by the Chinese military and taken as a prisoner of war. He was given the jacket to keep warm in the frigid temperatures, and he attributed his survival to the light green coat.

Another display donated by Dan Gilbreath commemorates the 38 tin can soldiers who lost their life on the USS Kidd on which he served.

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