Giving kudos to community

Published 3:05 pm Wednesday, July 29, 2015

If the past week’s headlines have been any indication, there are some people here in Lawrence County doing some pretty amazing things and congratulations are in order.

Earlier this month, Luke Paulus of Coal Grove attended the American Ranch Horse Association World Championship show in Bowling Green, Kentucky. A story in Sunday’s edition of The Tribune highlighted his achievement in placing second in youth ranch cutting, youth ranch heeling, youth working cow horse and youth ranch reining, as well as placing first in youth working ranch horse, youth working cow horse, youth herd work and youth ranch sorting.

Congratulations to Paulus for such a great showing at the competition.

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This week, the Yvonne DeKay School of Dance Tumbling Team — Grier Campbell, Kaeli Huff, Kyleigh McNeely, Rylee McDonald, Ellea Gullihue and Madison Griffith — is headed to the National Junior Olympics. We wish all the tumblers the best of luck. They should be proud of the hard work that has gotten each of them to this point.

We’d also like to say welcome to the newest member of the Ironton Fire Department — Seth Saunders.

Being a firefighter is an extremely important job and we hope Saunders’ new enthusiasm will carry him through a long career with the department.

Finally, as many of you already know, the inaugural Taste of Ironton, hosted by Ironton aLive, was a huge success. That’s thanks in part to the organization of Ironton aLive members. But mostly it’s thanks to all the businesses that participated and the many people who bought tickets to support those businesses.

If you have any good news to share, contact our office and let us know.