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August 26, 2014 8:25 am

‘They all want more’

Written by Joe Alberico

Defending state champion Volleyball team eager for another chance at title  

Powell High School volleyball players suggested that last season, low expectations statewide allowed the Panthers to take the competition by surprise.

No such luck this year.

After winning the Class 3A state championship in 2013, PHS senior Kelsey Marchant summed up her team’s current situation as a definite challenge.

During a presentation laced with humor last week, Northwest College President Stefani Hicswa presented her “state of the college” address.

NWC classes opened Monday.

Among the highlights in Hicswa’s speech was the announcement of a new, $2 million endowment fund, the Forest Allen Family Ag Scholarship Endowment, recently established through the Northwest College Foundation. The fund will benefit students in the NWC agriculture program.

August 21, 2014 7:36 am

Under pressure

Written by Joe Alberico

Panther football handling challenges, looking for success in light of tragedy 


Whether it’s to win, stay composed or just survive the season, the Powell High School football program is going to feel pressure for the entirety of the 2014 campaign.

Three straight Class 3A state championships and a string of 27 regular season victories will have that effect on a team. As would the sudden death of an 11-year head coach.

August 21, 2014 7:36 am

Voters stick with incumbent commissioners

Written by CJ Baker

Park County Republican voters decided to stick with the county’s current commissioners, choosing to support incumbents Loren Grosskopf, Joe Tilden and Tim French.

Grosskopf was the top vote-getter, collecting 3,559 ballots (or 19.7 percent of the voter), followed by Tilden’s 3,532 (19.5 percent) and French’s 3,375 votes (18.7 percent).