Grants boost training, job hunt for laid-off
Michael Skrhak says going back to school at age 37 with 10-year-old twins and a new baby has been stressful, but the 12-year former Alcoa employee is focused on getting a nursing degree. Full Story
Two hours, two drug busts, four blocks apart
It’s too bad a film crew from the television show Cops
wasn’t rolling with Ofc. Stephen Goodrich of the Rockdale Police Department last Wednesday night.
In the space of one hour and 50 minutes Goodrich made two separate drug busts, arresting three people. Full Story
TRACTOR HEAVEN That’s what over 1,000 tractor buffs from 23 states found in a muddy field north of Davilla on Saturday as 119 lovingly restored tractors were auctioned off at an estate sale. Full Story
Decluttering uncovers an old favorite recipe
To start off the new year right, I’ve been cleaning up and decluttering. I’ve pulled old pictures out from under beds, found lost notebooks behind dressers, and thrown out clothes that no longer fit.
All of it is gone and out the door and inside we can all breathe a little easier with less stuff. Full Story
The family that plays together
Zapatas’ love of music have brought parents, children closer
Music comes as naturally to members of the Zapata family as
breathing. A large majority of the long-time Rockdale clan sing and play instruments, so it is no surprise that the youngest generation of the group is picking up the talents. Full Story
ENGAGED—John and Lavada Yoakum of Rockdale are proud to announce the engagement of their granddaughter, Brittany Renee Yoakum, to Justin Lee Waxler, son of Teddy and Michelle Prestley of Andrews Full Story
McQuitter comes by his competitiveness honestly
One thing you have to remember about Will McQuitter is, despite the fact that he has just become Rockdale’s all-time leading scorer, he is barely 17 years old.
But if you take a look at the senior’s surroundings, it’s not hard to see what he has had the success he has had in his young life. Full Story
Eagles have reeled off nine straight wins
A lmost w it hout a nyone noticing, Milano has become a team to be reckoned with.
The under-the-radar Eagles are on a nine game winning streak and consequently, are unbeaten in the early stages of the District 27A race. Full Story
Splitsville: Tigers break even vs. rivals
McQuitter becomes Tigers’ all-time leading scorer; torches Taylor for 46 points
While Will McQuitter continues his assault on the RHS record book, it’s important to remember that as a team, the Tigers are aiming to make a little history themselves.
After starting the District 24- 3A slate in an 0-2 hole, Rockdale had rebounded with a pair of victories—one against arch rival Taylor on the road no less. Full Story