Members of Delta's Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3571 and auxiliary gathered with friends for their annual Christmas banquet on Dec. 4 and to honor patriotic writing by local students.
Three Delta Middle School students read winning entries in the Patriot Pen's program, a youth essay contest conducted nationwide by VFW.
Seventy-six years ago, at 7:53 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, the U.S. was shocked by the Japanese attack on the U.S. Naval base in Pearl Harbor. The first wave targeted airfields and battleships.
For the second consecutive year Cedaredge claimed the team win at the annual Delta Panther Invitational wrestling tournament. Thirteen teams competed at this year's tournament.
Hotchkiss won titles in two weight divisions and scored 158 points to finish third Saturday at the Delta Panther Invitational wrestling tournament.
It's early in the wrestling season, but the tournament offered some highly competitive matches.
In a three-team swim meet held last Friday, Delta's Panthers finished second with 342 points. Gunnison won the meet with 347 points and Montrose placed third with 270 points.
Kendra Hillman finished first in the 100 yard breaststroke with a winning time of 1:20.48.
It's an annual ritual that dates back decades. Each year, Hotchkiss and Paonia step onto the wrestling mat to see which team can out-dual the other.
Last Thursday's dual win went to Paonia, which won at seven weight divisions and won one match by forfeit.
Looking back to the moment when she first realized she could make it as an artist, Ginny Wise recalled that she had been taking art classes for five years before she framed something and put it in a local show. She won a prize and sold the drawing and she remembered saying to herself, "So -- I can do this!"
The Paonia High School girls basketball teams of 1975-1979 had arguably the best run in the history of Paonia girls basketball. "The players were driven," said head coach Don Hinson.
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