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Students with masks get picked up and get on the bus after the first day of school in the 2020-2021 school year from Graham ISD. The GISD Board of Trustees made the decision Wednesday during their regular meeting to make masks optional within the district for both students and staff and made the announcement on the parent resource ParentSquare the following day.
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The Graham boys track team won a second-consecutive area championship Tuesday at Mineral Wells High School. They took first place with 142 points. Stephenville finished in second with 105. Graham High School is sending 23 athletes to compete in next weekend’s 4A Region I track meet in Lubbock.
Leader photo by Mike Williams

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Raider Horn beats a throw home for the second of 19 runs scored in the Steers’ win at Mineral Wells Tuesday night. Horn scored two runs while five batters combined for six multi-base hits, including a home run by Ben Williams.
Leader photo by Mike Williams

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One of the main draws of the Family Fun in the Sun event, which will be held on the downtown square next Saturday, is the opportunity to receive a free life jacket for children or a new fitted life jacket.
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Raider Horn beats a pickoff attempt at first base during the first inning of the Steers’ 7-2 loss at home to Rider on Saturday. Horn was on base as a courtesy runner for Brodie Bates.
Leader photo by Mike Williams

News Stories

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Students with masks get picked up and get on the bus after the first day of school in the 2020-2021 school year from Graham ISD. The GISD Board of Trustees made the decision Wednesday during their regular meeting to make masks optional within the district for both students and staff and made the announcement on the parent resource ParentSquare the following day.
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After making the decision to maintain the Graham ISD mask mandate in March, the Board of Trustees made the decision Wednesday to take away the school policy and make it optional.

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Early voting for the May 1 local general elections will begin Monday in Young County and throughout the state.

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One of the main draws of the Family Fun in the Sun event, which will be held on the downtown square next Saturday, is the opportunity to receive a free life jacket for children or a new fitted life jacket.
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Next Saturday, the eighth annual Family Fun in the Sun event will be held on the downtown square spreading a message of water safety in all aspects of life.

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The Nifty Thrifty thrift store located on Indiana St. in Graham has been open to the public for a month and has brought in commerce at the location. The store has received double the donations since its opening and has been able to keep stock up and changing daily at the store.
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Since opening one month ago, the Nifty Thrifty thrift store with the Graham Area Crisis Center has been making strides with business and donations made to the store.

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The Texas Education Agency Student Assessment Division announced Tuesday connectivity issues during the first day on the STAAR Online Testing Platform which affected fourth grade writing, seventh g

Sports

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The Graham boys track team won a second-consecutive area championship Tuesday at Mineral Wells High School. They took first place with 142 points. Stephenville finished in second with 105. Graham High School is sending 23 athletes to compete in next weekend’s 4A Region I track meet in Lubbock.
Leader photo by Mike Williams

Graham High School will be sending 23 athletes to compete in next weekend’s 4A Region I track meet in Lubbock. This comes after a successful day at the area track meet Wednesday in Mineral Wells.

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Raider Horn beats a throw home for the second of 19 runs scored in the Steers’ win at Mineral Wells Tuesday night. Horn scored two runs while five batters combined for six multi-base hits, including a home run by Ben Williams.
Leader photo by Mike Williams

Steers baseball bounced back in a big way Tuesday night.

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Raider Horn beats a pickoff attempt at first base during the first inning of the Steers’ 7-2 loss at home to Rider on Saturday. Horn was on base as a courtesy runner for Brodie Bates.
Leader photo by Mike Williams

The first for first place in 5-4A took an interesting turn Friday night with the Steers’ 8-2 loss on the road to Vernon.

Obituaries

He came up from a hard life. He was adopted by his dad, Chester. He started cedar post cutting at eight years old. He then went on to serve in the US Marine Corps and served in Iraq.

JoCeal Waybright Reddell, 76, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021, in Wichita Falls. Graveside funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Cottonwood Cemetery in Bryson.

Joe Richard Lovell passed away April 7, 2021 in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was 85. A graveside Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10 at Pioneer Cemetery.

The Graham Leader

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