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‘Red wave’ tabbed as top story in 2018

While our readers may feel as if few major headlines make the front page of their local newspaper in any given year, such was certainly not the case in 2018 as selecting the annual Top 10 list proved as difficult as ever.
1) Republicans claim
every office up for grabs
The dominate top story for 2018 was the sweeping takeover by the Marion County Republican Party in local elected offices.

Cheerleading leads the way again

Marion County sports saw several highlights in 2018.
The Journal Record’s Top 10 Sports Stories of 2018 range from Winfield City High School’s cheerleaders winning the world championship--again--to Marion County High School’s Braden Pyron being named a Wendy’s High School Heisman state winner.
Here is the list of the Top 10 sports stories published by the Journal Record in 2018, along with a short list of other stories which earned honorable mention status.
1.) Winfield cheer wins
world championship again

Holiday deadlines announced - Gift subscriptions available!

HAMILTON - Journal Record General Manager Les Walters said this month the Marion County newspaper will observe special holiday deadlines for the upcoming holiday season.
“We realize the deadlines may be of minor inconvenience for some of our advertisers and other regular contacts, but this is necessary to allow us to meet the holiday schedule,’’ Walters said.
“In order for our employees to enjoy a holiday with family and friends, we must have our Wednesday edition finished ahead of our regular schedule.

JR announces holiday deadlines

HAMILTON - Journal Record Managing Editor Les Walters recently announced that due to the Labor Day holiday, early deadlines will be in effect for the Wednesday, Sept. 5,  edition of the newspaper.
Journal Record offices in Winfield and Hamilton will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day.
“We realize these deadlines may be an inconvenience for some of our contributors, but they are necessary to produce our newspaper in a timely manner,’’ said Walters.

JR to post runoff results night of election

HAMILTON - The Journal Record will post results of the Tuesday, July 17, runoff election on its website as they are made available later that evening at the Marion County Probate Judge's office.

As election results are released the night before the newspaper's weekly Wednesday publication, Managing Editor Les Walters is directing readers to the newspaper’s website for day-of election results on July 17.

Your guide to Marion County’s 2018 runoff election

• Six local Republican contests, previews, platforms, descriptions, details, background

HAMILTON - Voters will be back at the polls again on Tuesday, July 17, to decide the fate of 12 Republican runoffs.
Republican candidates in the local races of Senate District 6, state House District 17, Marion County Commission Districts 1, 3 and 4, and the Marion County Probate Judge have been sent into another six weeks of campaigning.

Editorial: Social media may hurt more than it helps...

We at the Journal Record appreciate the benefits of social media, like the rest of the world does. It’s a great way to keep up with family, friends and So-and-So that you haven’t seen since high school.
We like looking at sweet family pictures, we like to see who’s dating who and to make sure all of our friends are still married. You know...the social media basics.


Fourth of July newspaper distribution delay

• Papers available in racks on July 3 for 75 cents

HAMILTON - As the U.S. Postal Service will be closed and will not be providing services on Wednesday, July 4, the Journal Record's mail distribution will be affected.

Les Walters, managing editor for local newspaper, is informing all readers and subscribers that their July 4th newspaper will be delivered on Thursday, July 5. Regular newspaper distribution will resume by the postal service on Wednesday, July 11.