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Archive for: December, 2007

Happy New Year!

Editorial staff members of the Ennis Daily News are proud of their coverage of local events and people of interest. The advertising department is proud of the service it provides Ennis merchants and consumers. EDN circulation, production and main office personnel are all proud of the hard work they accomplish six days a week to […]

United we stand

Last week Ennis Regional Medical Center Executive Assistant Angela Jones (right) presented over $5,000 in Greater Ennis United Way proceeds to organization board member Jane Mize for deposit at Ennis State Bank. “The hospital exceeded its goal for 2007 and I very much appreciate all the hard work by committee members and hospital staff,” Jones […]

Ennis ups and downs of 2007

Like every city, Ennis has its highs and lows, its good news and its bad. EDITOR’S NOTE: The Ennis Daily News has attempted to report on all aspects of the city, and some of the top happenings from 2007 are included in the following concluding installment of a two-part series. Once the new Ennis Regional Medical […]

Even in death we can have an impact

A frequently used theme of funerals is how the deceased has impacted those around them throughout their life. Memories are shared about what the man or woman accomplished in their existence that set in motion certain changes in the lives of others. Ennisite Kelton Spence, whose passing drew one of the largest funeral services the […]

Dennis Robinson files for reelection

Palmer native rides again Commissioner Dennis Robinson has filed to run for reelection to the office of Ellis County Commissioner, Precinct 1. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve and represent the citizens of Ellis County Precinct 1 as Commissioner,” Robinson said. “The encouragement to run again has been great. I am […]

2007: The year in review

Ennis faced tough times this year but also saw prosperity EDITOR’S NOTE:Like every city Ennis has its highs and its lows, its good news and its bad. The Ennis Daily News has attempted to report on all aspects of the city, and some of the top happenings from 2007 are included in the following first […]

Lady Crusaders ride defense to 41-26 win

Steals and success often go hand in hand for Lady Crusader basketball. St. John (12-5) piled up 20 steals in a 41-26 win over 3A Burton Academy on Thursday in the Kaman Christmas Classic. Burton could only muster six points in the opening half as the home team seized control to win despite the absence […]

It’s all in the great spirit of giving

Every year on the Thursday before Christmas the Ennis Kiwanis Club gathers to perform its most basic of functions as a service club in the community. The group, along with Super 1 Foods, executes the Spirit of Christmas Food Drive for the residents of the Senior Citizens Apartments in Ennis. Each resident of the complex […]

Spence honored by Texas House

Last month the death of an Ennis man, Kelton Spence, 63, drew one of the largest crowds to a visitation or funeral at J.E. Keever Mortuary, proving a private citizen engaged in good works can impact a community as much as any public official or other celebrated person. Spence, employed by Data Documents for 32 […]

Meals on Wheels says thanks

Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties is grateful to volunteers and sponsors, and will be proving it in March with its third annual BBQ fundraiser. 2008’s Meals on Wheels benefit is scheduled for Saturday, March 29, at the Loma Linda Events Pavilion in Rockett at 6 p.m. The benefit offers an evening of […]

Wooden Nickel holds own toy drive

Ennis believes in giving, and that includes the employees of the Wooden Nickel. The staff spent one day this Christmas season collecting toys for kids who go gift-less this time of year. Unable to team up with local charity organizations, the Wooden Nickel staff, including Robert Cornwell and Shawn Tang, worked with their own Dallas […]

America’s best, Ennis’ own

Twenty-eight local veterans of World War II (pictured lower left), including former POWs and participants in famous battles, were recognized last night at the Ennis Country Club by Honor Flight of Ellis County, the local arm of a national effort to fly servicemen and women to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. in […]

Looking back on Lion football: My offensive top 10

Honorable Mention – This year I decided to list several 2007 player performances in the honorable mention section in order to acknowledge all of the efforts I deemed to be impressive. Deonte McDade can be found throughout the top 10, but I wanted to credit him for a quality showing against Waxahachie with 132 rushing […]

Music to the ears, Ennis Opry style

It might not be the Grand Ole Opry but maybe that’s a good thing. The Ennis Opry, which is actually located in Bardwell now, serves up good local talent in a laid-back, up-close atmosphere that’s drawing crowds from across North Texas. The Ennis Daily News loves this kind of thing because it has local color […]

New year, new talent for the Ennis Opry

Working by word of mouth but still packing the house full of fans of family-oriented entertainment, the Ennis Opry is starting 2008 with a full slate of North Texas talent. Scheduled for Jan. 12 are local singers Jake Kassen, Jim Venable and Devin Banford, beginning a new year of varying entertainment from country, gospel and […]

Local World War II vets to be honored

Ennis is rolling out the red carpet for local World War II servicemen and women. As many as 26 veterans of the Second World War are expected to receive certificates of appreciation at a special tribute ceremony planned for this evening between 6 and 8 p.m. at the Ennis Country Club. Many are also expected […]

Ennis is getting all lit up

The annual “Lights of Ennis” illumination program increases in scope each year. Not only is downtown Ennis “all lit up,” as seen in the large shot of W. Ennis Ave., but residential neighborhoods across the city are participating, such as Lampasas St. where one house (top right) mingles Christmas decorations with the U.S. flag, and […]

Lady Crusaders crush Glenview Cowgirls, 54-22

Lady Crusader basketball is firing on all cylinders right now and when it takes the floor against a fellow 1A TAPPS opponent, things can certainly get out of hand. St. John (11-4) won its sixth game in a row on Friday night with a 54-22 domination of the Glenview Cowgirls. The Lady Crusaders scored at […]

St. John basketball gears up for Kaman Christmas Classic

St. John’s annual Christmas basketball tournament is kicking it up a notch this year to honor a special man in the school’s history. The two-day tourney, which will tip off bright and early next Thursday at 7 a.m., is now the Kaman Christmas Classic in honor of accomplished 45-year coach and former Crusader athletic director […]

New committee has important job ahead

The Ennis Independent School District and the citizens of Ennis got some very bad news this year when the Intermediate School campus was deemed unsafe for students only weeks before the start of the school year. That determination started the long and difficult process of deciding how best to move forward in meeting the educational […]

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