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    (ALVARADO ISD/COURTESY TOMMY BROWN)
    ALVARADO HIGH SCHOOLAHS students make all state band, choir

    01/27/2015 05:29 AM CST
    Forty-six and counting.In what has become an annual rite, four more students from Alvarado High School fine art programs (two choir, two band) earned all-state honors last week. 
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    Plant yourself in a seat at the Plaza to see 'Little Shop of Horrors'
    10/26/2014 01:50 PM CDT - This is more serious than the Derek Jeter Gatorade commercial I've watched on YouTube while supposedly working. Full Story

    Alvarado Lions Club celebrates 75 years of service
    09/19/2014 08:38 AM CDT - About 40 lions roared with pride Tuesday afternoon in Alvarado.The Alvarado Lions Club celebrated its 75th birthday with a luncheon and visit by 16th District Governor Suzanne Henderson at the Alvarado ISD Administration Building. Full Story

    Alvaradoans inducted into martial arts hall of fame
    09/09/2014 01:07 PM CDT - Two Alvarado residents have been inducted into a national hall of fame.Henry Suber and Daniel Huddleston, instructors at the West Point Karate Academy at 201 E. Full Story

    First United Methodist Church celebrates 150 years Sunday
    09/03/2014 07:36 PM CDT - The Alvarado First United Methodist Church, 301 S. Spears St., will celebrate 150 years in Alvarado with special services SundayThe sesquicentennial service, “Remembering Yesterday, Living Today, Dreaming Tomorrow” will be held at 10 a. Full Story

    Juroska to retire at end of December
    09/02/2014 10:26 AM CDT - A career educator who has led the Alvarado ISD for 15 years is retiring,AISD Superintendent Dr. Chester Juroska will submit a letter of his intention to retire to the school board Sept. Full Story

    Soap Box Classic on Labor Day in Keene
    08/24/2014 12:08 PM CDT - The second annual Johnson County Soap Box Classic — a soap box derby for adults  and children —  will roll down Wallen Ridge in Keene on Labor Day. Full Story

    Alvarado ISD used for law enforcement training program
    07/15/2014 12:39 PM CDT - The Alvarado ISD has teamed with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office Training Program to help train law enforcement officers for a situation involving an active shooter in a crowded setting. Full Story

    Mayor and city manager consider Alvarado to be a diamond in the rough
    07/07/2014 07:43 PM CDT - That simmering sound you hear isn't something below ground about to explode. It's Alvarado, bursting at the seams with potential and located in the perfect place to establish itself as the place to be. Full Story

    Sheriff warns about new scams hitting the county
    07/06/2014 07:52 AM CDT - A word to the wise: All eyes in Johnson County need to be on the lookout for scams involving MoneyPak cards with green dots, check washing, jury duty, the IRS  and more. Full Story

    Ohio man says dog got the best of would-be burglar

    PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — A family in northern Ohio says a man trying to break into their home left behind a trail of blood after meeting their dog at the front door. Full Story
    Voltaire book on tolerance climbs French best-seller lists

    PARIS (AP) — A 250-year-old book by the Enlightenment anti-establishment writer Voltaire is climbing best-seller lists in France weeks after attacks by French-born Islamic extremists that left 20 people dead, including the gunmen. Full Story
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    Benedict Cumberbatch sorry for racist remark

    “The Imitation Game” actor was trying to address racial inequities in the film business when he referred to “colored actors” during a TV interview.