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Wed
16
Mar

Fisher County finances on the mend

The annual third party audit presented to the Commissioners Court last Monday showed the county to  be in better financial condition compared to previous years. Rick Rogers, from James E. Rogers and company presented his unmodified audit to the court. “An unmodified report is what you want. If it’s modified, it’s modified because something is wrong,” said Rogers.

Wed
16
Mar

Rotan School Board accepts Principal’s resignation

On February 15th, Superintendent Gregg Decker accepted the resignation of Secondary Principal, Scott Allen, which was presented to the Rotan School Board at their meeting last Wednesday evening. 

   Despite Allen’s resignation, Decker extended the courtesy of recommending the board to offer Allen a 12-month contract for the 2016/17 school year. Decker also recommended the board offer a 12-month contract to Elementary Principal, Jody Helms and counselor, Misty McWilliams.

   School board president, Scott Van Poppel said, “We’re going to go ahead and go into executive session real quick.” 

Wed
16
Mar

Uninsurable Library roof causes headache for Rotan City Council

Insurance claim payments made without proper repair has made the Rotan City Library uninsurable. City Administrator, Carla Thornton informed the Rotan City Council on 3 separate occasions the city had been denied insurance coverage on the building due to a prior claim. She went on to read information sent to the city from the Texas Municipal League (TML). TML is currently providing the city’s insurance coverage and has been since 2002.

   In 2006 the inspection, made by the Littleton Group of Midland TX, the inspector noted wind damage and old hail damage to portions of the library’s roof. The TML representative reported she had believed there have been 30 separate claims made on the property only one of which was paid.

Wed
02
Mar

Fisher County elects New Sheriff

ROBY, TX – H.T. Fillingim takes 56% of the vote to win the Fisher County Sheriff election against incumbent, J.A. Robinson and candidate, Billy Spears Tuesday night.

   Several residents and candidate supporters turned out at the Fisher County Courthouse, patiently waiting as each ballot box was counted and official numbers were added to the tally board. Anticipation built with the results of each ballot box, and although the courthouse was filled with discussions of each office up for election, it was clear all eyes were on the outcome of the sheriff’s race.  

Wed
02
Mar

REWARD

Reward

 

A $200.00 reward has been offered for information leading to the 

arrest/conviction of the subject or subjects who injured or were the cause of the injuries to two Hampshire hogs at the Rotan ag barn. The injures to the animals were incurred sometime Friday night, the 12th of February or early Saturday, the 13th of February.

Wed
24
Feb

Voters question their Candidates

 

For Volume 1 Number 26, that hit the stands today,  the voters were given an opportunity to ask the candidates running for office a few questions. The Fisher County Chronicle staff have been collecting questions over the past few months and just about all of the candidates were happy to oblige their voting community in answering them. The questions were given to all the candidates running for Commissioner of Precinct 1 & 3, District Attorney, and the Sheriff Office. We received no response from Ricky Thompson, who was busy preparing for a case and Santos Flores declined to answer.  

Gordon Pippin - Incumbent - Commissioner of Precinct 1

11. Why do you want to continue to be the Commissioner? 

Wed
24
Feb

Local area students earn trip to D.C.

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3 local area students earned a trip to Washington D.C. after winning the Big Country Electric Co-op (BCEC) speech contest last Wednesday night at the BCEC office in Roby, TX.  

    In 1957, when Lyndon Baines Johnson was a senator, he spoke at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) meeting. In his speech he said, “If one thing comes out of this meeting, it will be sending youngsters to the national capital where they can actually see what the flag stands for and represents.”

Wed
24
Feb

Shana Haas runs for Fisher County Treasurer

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Hey ya’ll! Shana Haas here, and I am excited to announce my candidacy on the Republican Ballot for Fisher County Treasurer. I am very dedicated to becoming your next County Treasurer.  I was approached by several voters asking me to run for Treasurer, so I went out and spoke one on one with many folks of the county and asked what they expected from me if I was to become the next Treasurer along with gaining their support and signatures for me to be on the ballot without paying a filing fee.  Ya see I am a simple, outdoor loving, let’s go fishing, country gal that believes in getting the job done right the first time. My parents are Reece and Leatece (Counts) Schooley, and I proudly went to school in Rotan for 13 short but memorable years and graduated Rotan High School in 1994.

Wed
17
Feb

Rotan School Board praises maintenance department

 Rotan ISD Spotlighted the maintenance department at the school board meeting Monday night. Earlier this year, Rotan ISD hired Ray Doak as the school’s maintenance director. Doak took the board members on a tour of the facility, so they could see for themselves the changes he and his department have made. 

   His main focus was on the building, which was at one time used as the ag building, but in recent years been used for storage. Doak’s idea is to use the building as the maintenance hub. The building that once housed old office furniture and student records is now full of tractors, mowers, and tools. 

Wed
17
Feb

Rotan City Council addresses issues

In attendance: Mayor Marisa Nowlin, Councilmen Donny Mullins, Patrick Zambrano, Larry Messick, Frank Miranda, and Scott Toliver, City Administrator Carla Thornton, Public Works Director Rodney Denton, Fire Marshall Red Bennet, citizens Don Mansker and Fisher County Chronicle Editor Jeff Hurt. 

 

Public Works Director says the roads are a problem

 

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