Rotan ISD Parade of Teachers

Rotan ISD Librarian, Vera Gonzalez, waves to the studenst in Saturday's Parade of Teachers (photo by Mark Martinez)

Friday, April 3, 2020
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Last Saturday evening, Rotan ISD parents and students filled sidewalks and front yards as teachers and staff members paraded by in their cars throwing candy and spreading joy. It was a delightful... + continue reading
Stonewall considers countywide curfew

Stonewall Commissioner court practices social distancing while deliberating county-wide curfew

Friday, March 27, 2020
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The Stonewall County Commissioners discussed whether or not to approve more stringent limitations for the county on Monday, including the possibility of a countywide curfew. Although commissioners... + continue reading
Local hospitals prepare for COVID-19

Paramedic, Judson Sconce, takes his shift to help screen individuals that are visiting the hospital, clinic or pharmacy at Fisher County Hospital.

Friday, March 27, 2020
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Although local hospital districts began initiating protocols last week, as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread across the state and into rural areas, healthcare professionals say it is more... + continue reading
LOCAL SCHOOLS CLOSE: Uncertain about the future educational

Although still three months left in the traditional school year, classrooms sit empty due to the spread of COVID-19 virus, possibly for the rest of 2019-2020.

Friday, March 20, 2020
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Students and teachers returned from spring break earlier this week, and while Roby CISD extended its break through Wednesday, Aspermont and Rotan school districts have implemented several changes... + continue reading
Aspermont and Rotan OAP companies advance to bi-district

Rotan ISD One Act Play Cast, Crew and Directors for ‘Twelve Angry Jurors” COURTESY PHOTO

Friday, March 13, 2020
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Students involved in Aspermont and Rotan one-actplay troupes received top honors last week as both schools advance to the bi-district competition scheduled for later this month. The always... + continue reading

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04/03/2020
The Fisher County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call early Monday morning, where an unknown number of shots were fired, and the confusing scene left one man dead, sent another to the hospital, and another to jail. The Fisher County Sheriff’s Department released some information regarding the incident, although much continues to... + continue reading
04/03/2020
In the midst of construction delays, record keeping issues, and working with city and county officials to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Stonewall Memorial Hospital administrators and board members answered questions regarding perceived nepotism and the recent publication of hospital staff salaries. Although the 2019-20 budget was... + continue reading

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Van Poppel Shuts down the Valley Patriots for a Yellowhammer win

Rotan Senior, Cole Van Poppel, collected his first perfect game of the 2020 baseball season.

03/13/2020 - 0 comment(s)
There was perfection on the mound Monday, and it was a good day for Rotan as the Yellowhammers came through with a shutout 3-0 victory against the Valley Patriots. The Hammers started off the first inning on defense with senior Cole Van Poppel on the mound. It was a quick three up three down as Van Poppel struck out the first three batters in the... + continue reading
Stonewall Hospital seeks millions in loans to cover construction cost overruns

The Stonewall Living Center patiently awaits its grand opening later this month, and hospital district officials hope the new facility will generate revenues to aid in repaying millions in unanticipated costs.. (PHOTOS BY STEVEN ELLIS)

03/06/2020 - 0 comment(s)
As the date grows near for the official ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the Stonewall Living Center anticipated later this month, the SMH administration and board are struggling to come up with the near $2 million in additional costs and keep money in the bank to operate. During last month’s board meeting, SMH CEO Billie Carter broke... + continue reading
Students hang around to learn
02/28/2020 - 0 comment(s)
Rotan Senior Brian Williams rappelled down the side of TSTC’s mobile climb unit like a pro in Aspermont Monday. Students from Aspermont, Rotan, and Jayton came out to learn about the wind industry and the 15-tuition free scholarships being offered exclusively to Kent, Fisher, and Stonewall residents. TSTC instructors, recruiters, and current... + continue reading

Sports

03/20/2020 - 0 comment(s)
March Madness took on another meaning for everyone in the sports world last week – a week like none other in the history of organized sports with the acceleration of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)... + continue reading

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04/03/2020 - 0 comment(s)
When will this nightmare we are living in end? I have never seen anything like it and I hope we will never see anything again like it, and our hope our kids never have to go through anything like it... + continue reading

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Parents adjust to playing the role of in-home teacher

Zach & Rose Yanez's home store they set up for their children to purchase items from after earning "cash" from completing their chores (Courtesy Photo).

04/03/2020 - 0 comment(s)
Stonewall and Fisher County schools started their first days of distance learning shortly after spring break in efforts slow the spread of COVID-19, and as orders from the Governor extend school... + continue reading