David Crain's sixth grade students from Dahlgren Grade School went on a field trip Thursday, May 7. The kids visited several offices in the Hamilton County Courthouse as well as the McCoy Memorial Library museum. The last stop of the day was at the Hamilton County Junior High School to give the students the chance to see the facility before they make the transition next year.
Students, staff and parents at East Side Grade School participated in a Relay for Life celebration on Friday, May 1. The East Side Relay for life team set a goat to raise $1,500 and Mark Scott, principle at East Side, and custodian, Jeff Holloman pledged if the goal was met the would both wear dresses to the assembly. Several tutors also got in on the fun and allowed students to throw pies in their faces. The East Side Relay team surpassed the set goal and was able to donate a total of $4,000 to the Hamilton County Relay for Life.
Students at the Hamilton County Junior/Senior Prom danced the night away on Saturday. The young ladies and gentlemen dressed to impress to go along with the theme of "Young and Beautiful." The winners of the HCHS Prom King and Queen were Jesse Dickey and Falisha Biggerstaff.
The McLeansboro Sea Otters swim team hosted a 5k run/walk on Saturday. The fundraising event was to help raise money for the team's up coming season and equipment the team will need. Several runners/walkers laced up their shoes as they raced on the roadways of Dolan Lake.
The recent death of blues legend B.B. King in Nevada will be investigated as a possible homicide following unsubstantiated accusations from two of B.B. King's 11 surviving children that the singer was "poisoned."