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Archive for: March, 2008

Armed man arrested outside local bar

Ennis police took custody of a man Friday detained outside the Wooden Nickel in the 100 block of W. Ennis Ave. after the suspect hit a parked vehicle while driving intoxicated. According to the police report, at 12:07 a.m. Ennis officers were dispatched to the scene of the accident where Ben Moore, an off-duty Wilmer […]

Palmer Lions Club benefiting from Kelly-Miller Bros. Circus

Big top entertainment setting up in Palmer tomorrow morning For anyone who ever thought of running away to join the circus, the opportunity is just around the corner. The Kelly-Miller Bros. Circus will be raising its big top March 26, in Palmer. The circus group that’s been in the business for 70 years will feature […]

Survivor? Been there

Survivor Chair shares passion, inspiration for Relay Relay for Life of Ennis is all about family, community and teamwork. That’s clear from talking to committee member Donna Dickerson, who’s been involved with the local American Cancer Society fundraiser since it began four years ago. But it’s also obvious she loves the sheer thrill of the […]

Big finish moves Mesquite past Lion baseball in Arlington

When the Ennis Lions and 5A Mesquite Skeeters get together for a baseball game, decisive wins just aren’t in the cards. In the 2007 meeting at the Ballpark in Arlington, Ennis (13-4-1) rallied from behind to pull out a 6-5 victory. The Lions and Skeeters matched up in the Mesquite Tournament several weeks ago, battling […]

Another soldier gives his life for us

No sooner had we dealt with the fact that we’ve been fighting Iraq for a grueling five years – with Ennis-area fatalities numbering three over the space of a 12- month period – than we received word that another local serviceman had lost his life in battle. Will O’Brien may not be an Ennisite but […]

Community spirit alive and well

This week we were reminded of just how community minded the people of Ennis are with the example of Nancy Swindell and Carol Rejcek. The genuine appreciation for not only the history of the city but the quality of the future these women have is inspiring. The philosophy on which they base their actions is […]

Commissioners plan ‘awareness’ designations

The Ellis County Commissioners’ Court will convene Monday to approve a proclamation declaring March as Meals on Wheels Awareness Month and April as Child Abuse Prevention Month throughout the county. Members of child welfare boards will wear blue on April 2 to raise awareness in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Other items to be […]

Hwy.287 project on tap

TxDOT moves construction date up to 2009 After much debate and a lot of waiting, the city of Ennis has received good news regarding the 287 Bypass Project. The Department of Transportation has moved up the date of the beginning of construction to the fall of 2009. City manager Steve Howerton announced TxDOT’s decision this […]

Candlelight vigil held for fallen Rice soldier

Another local serviceman killed in action in Iraq is honored by community A candlelight vigil for a local soldier lost in Iraq last week was held in Rice Friday night. Only two days before the anniversary of the War on Terror it was announced by the Department of Defense that another Ennis-area soldier, Cpl. William […]

Citizens appeal to P&Z Board

Material exceptions requested by property owners tonight A duo of homeowners is requesting exceptions to material requirements for storage buildings that will be decided by the Planning and Zoning Commission tonight. The first request is from Betty Zhanel, who is asking for an alternative material to be allowed on a proposed detached storage shed. Zhanel’s […]

Brave and true

Edward Snider Sr. and John Hardgrave to make D.C. trip NOTE: The Ennis Daily News is proud to feature every week profiles of the 33 servicemen and women who are joining Honor Flight of Ellis County’s visit to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. on May 7-8. These articles will appear each Monday […]

Montgomery fans 15 in Ennis’ shutout win at Corsicana

It took a while for the Ennis offense to get going on Thursday night in Corsicana, but the Tiger bats rarely introduced themselves to the baseball at all. The Lions (13-3-1, 3-1) sandwiched a three-run fifth inning in between single-run fourth and seventh innings for a 5-0 victory. Ennis out-hit Corsicana 7-1 and committed fewer […]

Pearce Collection is a real ‘must see’

Both the state of Texas and Ellis County are full of rich history, but some events and cultural aspects need more recognition than a 900-word article can provide. Museums are great institutions in the service of society and in its development. A nearby museum showcases the artistic imprint western culture has had on America as […]

Career Expo coming to Navarro

Corsicana college sponsors third annual event April 16 The public is invited to attend the third Annual Career Expo on Wednesday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Special Events Center and Gibson Hall on the Navarro College Corsicana campus. The Corsicana/Navarro County Chamber of Commerce and Navarro College have partnered to […]

Lions Club hears program on Navarro’s Pearce Museum

College’s Civil War collection is most revered in the state Considered to hold the finest collection of Civil War artifacts west of the Mississippi River, the Pearce Collections Museum is one of the cultural gems of the region. Julie Holcomb, Director of the Pearce Collections Museum located at Navarro College in Corsicana, spoke to the […]

City girls

Merchants Assoc. founders share history, friendship With dreams and hearts as big as Texas, Nancy Swindell and Carol Rejcek guided the Historic Downtown Merchants Association into rosy existence. In visiting many parts of the state in search of unique merchandise, the businesswomen who have made their mark in the floral and crafts industry, saw what […]

Ennis’ Montgomery making good on monster senior season

It’s rare to find standout athletes who don’t absolutely adore their given sport, because love of the game helps them push through when times are tough and fatigue sets in. Nobody can ever question Weston Montgomery’s appreciation for the game of baseball; if you watch him play you know there’s nowhere else the Lion senior […]

The high price of love

The amount Heather Mills received in her divorce settlement from ex-Beatle Paul McCartney was recently announced, which at $48.6 million is a nice payday for the money-hungry shrew. Although that is a staggeringly high number it doesn’t even compare to some of the largest divorce settlements in the past 20 years. Here is a look […]

Remembering Ennis’ war dead

This week marks the 5th anniversary of America’s invasion of Iraq. Yesterday anti-war activists hit the streets across the country protesting the War on Terror while the President defended it in Washington, but here in Ennis people quietly remembered the men our community has lost, and thanked God for the safe return of others. The […]

Looking back on Iraq War

War on Terror has claimed lives of 4 Ennis servicemen In San Francisco yesterday, the fifth anniversary of America’s invasion of Iraq, anti-war activists protested, in Washington, D.C., Pres. Bush defended the War on Terror, and in Ennis, where four local servicemen have been lost in the conflict, family and friends remembered the ultimate sacrifice […]

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