• DOROTHY BURNS - 09/05/2014 03:26 PM CDT
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    SERVICE CLUBSAlvarado Lions Club celebrates 75 years of service

    Club joins the Alvarado chamber
    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. 
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    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

    Alvarado Scout Troup hikes 25 miles to honor fallen soldiers
    06/01/2014 09:19 AM CDT - It was a long walk but worth every step.Boy Scout Troop 217 of Alvarado hiked 25 miles May 24 in support for those who stepped into harms way. Full Story

    Alvarado to "Light It Up Blue" Monday, April 28
    04/16/2014 10:47 AM CDT - Alvarado is turning blue.The city will light up in blue colors from 8-9 p.m. Monday, April 28, in recognition of Light It Up Blue, a national program of Autism Speaks, to bring awareness to autism. Full Story

    Bank robber who bummed cigarette gets 10 years

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh. Full Story
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    Judge nixes Teresa Giudice's halfway house bid

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge won't recommend that prison officials allow "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice (JOO'-dys) to serve most of her federal prison sentence in a halfway house. Full Story