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3 weeks 2 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   Oct. 11, 1964 The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Kosciusko approved a balanced budget of $324,900 for the coming fiscal year at the regular monthly meeting. It was accomplished by inter departmental juggling and is essentially...
3 weeks 2 days ago
Halloween, my absolute favorite holiday, is almost here. At the end of this month, ghouls and ghosts as well as super heroes and celebrity look-a-likes will take to the streets in search of a treasure trove of sweets.  A Halloween tradition that I love is watching horror movies. Starting this week, several cable television stations will...
3 weeks 2 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago. Oct. 4, 1964 Dr. Joseph Aaron Pender, Kosciusko dentist and civic leader, was found dead on a farm he operated seven miles north of Kosciusko about noon Thursday. He was 44. A coroner’s jury ruled his death was from natural causes....
5 weeks 2 days ago
“They’re like 4-foot whirling dervishes. I don’t even know what a whirling dervish is, but that’s what they’re like.” – Phil Weston, “Kicking & Screaming”   Several weeks ago, I agreed to coach two separate soccer teams for the Kosciusko Soccer Association for Youth (KSAY)....
5 weeks 2 days ago
School has been back in session a few weeks now, and kids and teachers are in routines and working hard. All students can learn, but some need more assistance than others. After almost 30 years as an educator, I have come to the conclusion that everyone in a community should have an interest in the education of our students. I have some insights...
5 weeks 2 days ago
The Oprah Winfrey Boys and Girls Club of Kosciusko/Attala County is recognized as the premier youth development organization in our community. Serving an average of more than 100 children, ages 5 to 18, daily, the club offers character and leadership development; educational and career development; health and life skills, the arts and sports,...
5 weeks 2 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago. Sept. 27, 1964 Ethel School to be enlarged. New rooms for McAdams, ditto for Long Creek Elementary School. This was the announcement made by County Superintendent Tom Mills, which shows that Attala’s school system is keeping pace with the...
6 weeks 2 days ago
Surprise is an emotion that I just do not feel very often. My wife has tried to surprise me for years. From birthday parties to Christmas presents, she has only been able to truly surprise me a handful of times during our two decades as a couple. I must admit that I was surprised last week. The Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation held...
6 weeks 2 days ago
Helping Hands Ministries 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 11 The temperature was in the 90s. As usual, because we are understaffed, we, the volunteers at Helping Hands, were all moving at a fast pace. By noon, we were not only hot, we were tired. Pat Rice, along with several of the volunteers who work in receiving, was busy winding down for...
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