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Grass fire near Flatonia burns houses, vehicles, equipment

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A 911 call reporting a large grass fire on Slo John Road off FM 609 in the Flatonia area was received by the Fayette County Sheriff's Office on Friday, Jan. 15 around 3:50 p.m., according to Sheriff Keith Korenek.

Vvyjala gets SVFD service award

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Darrell Vyvjala (right) receives an award for reaching 20 years of service to the Schulenburg Volunteer Fire Department during 2020. Fire Chief Jeff Proske (left) hands Vyvjala the trophy. The SVFD recognizes members achieving service milestones annually, with the presentation usually taking place at the Christmas party, but this year due to COVID the award was given at the January meeting. Sticker Photo By Carla Ricicar

Winners at the Schulenburg Junior Livestock Show • Jan. 22-23 • Expo Center

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Reserve Champion market steer – Exhibitor: Grant Kubala (front, holding banner). Sales Price: $7,650. Buyers: ABC Acres; Berger Cattle Company; Bob & Sharon Dewitt; DK Refrigeration; Ecology Minerals, Inc.; Fayette Country Homes; Flatonia Livestock; Flatonia Vet Clinic; Friends & St. Anne’s Society of St. Mary’s/DorBarLeo Foundation; Garret Gold; Grahmann’s True Value; Jeremy & Roxanne Stoever; Joe & Roxanne Orsak; Keith & Paula Gold; Kevin & Erica Steinhauser; Kutac Farms; Mark & Kim Olsovsky; Mark & Tonya Stang; McCourt & Sons Equipment, Inc.; Outhouse Company; Prime Products; Rodney Kalich; Schulenburg Livestock Auction; T-Gear; Vacek Farm & Ranch; Willie Joe’s Processing. Sticker Photo By Darrell Vyvjala

School district excels on financial examinations

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Schulenburg ISD received a “superior” grade from the state’s financial accountability system and its audit firm gave it highest opinion of the school’s finances. Both were reported as part of the Board of Trustees’ regular meeting Monday, Jan.

County department heads, commissioners review happenings from 2020

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Editor’s Note: A review of notable happenings from last year follows from Fayette County department heads and each of the four commissioners. County Judge Joe Weber’s review of actions by the Commissioners Court appeared in last week’s issue.

Carr wanted by SPD for hotel robbery

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UNTORIUS CARR, age 19, is wanted by the Schulenburg Police Department for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is described as 5’6” and 140 pounds.

House gutted by fire Sunday night

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A small, wood-framed home in the 1200 block of South Street was gutted by a fire of undetermined origin late Sunday night, Jan. 17. The Schulenburg Volunteer Fire Department battled the blaze for about an hour and a half.

Multi-county vaccination center set up

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Early last week, Gov. Greg Abbott announced a new state strategy for distributing COVID-19 vaccines. Sen. Lois Kolkhorst played a key role in securing this site for the region. The plan focuses on new vaccine “HUBs” and “subHUBs” that are intended to help distribute the vaccine faster. As of Thursday, Jan. 14, the Washington County Expo Center (fairgrounds) has become one of the rural county vaccination subHUB.