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Community News

  • Johnboy’s BBQ wins cookoff
  • A Look Back
  • Coalfield

        The community of Coalfield, the families, and churches united to honor the amazing men in their lives. It is honorable and respectful to tell the world what our Fathers did for us, and many of us miss the dear men who directed our paths but are now sleeping in Jesus. Happy Father’s day to all.
        A new business opens in the area, the renewed and renovated Brushy Mountain Prison. Tours, a museum, gift shop, and restaurant will be operating there, bringing tourism and jobs to the area.

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  • Happenings

    Wednesday, June 20

    Petros Public Library Summer Program
    On Wednesday, June 20 the Petros Public Library will host There’s MAGIC in These Hills. The summer food service program serves lunch at the Petros Community Center across the road from the library from noon-12:30 p.m. Scheduled events at the library will begin after lunch around 12:45 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

    WECO Political Spotlight

  • Coalfield

        Approximately 80 folk attended the Ole Timey Camp Meeting. The affair was very successful and next year’s is already being planned.
        Mary Jackson is recovering quite well since her recent fall.
        Danny Wiggins is at NHC on Oak Ridge and is also recovering well from his fall.

  • A Look Back

        In the beginning as of July 4, 1969, a new era was begun for the town of Deer Lodge, even though parades were held earlier in the 1900’s according to some pictures and articles.
        Thanks to a group who headed up the Deer Lodge PTA the event is still going 50 years later. Mrs. June Wajtasiak organized the parade with Natalie Kennedy and Laura Pemberton preparing the food. Farrell Kennedy barbecued the chicken.

  • Grand Marshal’s named for Fourth of July Parade

        Deer Lodge Volunteer Fire Department is pleased to announce that Ms. Jean Branstetter and Ms. Ann Smith have been selected as Grand Marshals for the 2018, 50th Anniversary July Fourth Parade.
        These ladies are only two of the many women and men of Deer Lodge that volunteered, and worked so hard to keep the parade continuing year after year, for 50 years. The community is proud and thankful for these ladies and all who have given so many years of service.

  • Deer Lodge Historical Society announces July 4th schedule

        The Deer Lodge Historical Society will host a breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m. consisting of sausage, eggs, biscuits, gravy and drinks for $5.
        Dinner will begin at noon with ham, potato salad (homemade) green beans, rolls and drinks for $7. All breakfast and dinner tickets will be entered into a drawing for $50 at the 2 p.m. closing with God Bless America. A brief business meeting will follow.

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