Early morning fire destroys two local businesses (updated)

Two local businesses were destroyed Saturday morning (June 15) when an early morning fire broke out at Klemke’s Sausage Haus, 255 W. Garza St. The Lubbock County Office of Emergency Management said in a statement a call came in to the Slaton Police Department Dispatch Center at 2:46 a.m. The caller, an employee of Klemke’s…

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Fire update

Firefighters are continuing to extinguish the fire and hot spots. Roads are blocked off at 11th and Garza as well as other areas around the fire. Drivers are should seek alternate routes. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren).

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Klemke’s catches on fire, buildings destroyed

Slaton Fire Department works to extinguish a fire at Klemke’s Sausage factory this morning (June 15) at Garza and 10th St. The fire broke out around 3 a.m. this morning. The building, which housed Klemke’s Sausage Haus and antique store, along with the Slaton Family Medical Clinic, were consumed. Night workers were inside Klemke’s but…

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Celebrating a great Little League season

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The 2019 Little League teams were honored Sunday (June 9) during closing ceremonies at Englund Field. The teams received medals and rings and were recognized for their season. Special awards were given out to the most improved on each team, several coaches were honored for going above and beyond during…

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Slaton athletes to compete in upcoming All Star games

Three Slaton High School athletes will be participating in upcoming All-Star games. Kamryn Gibbs has been selected to play in the TGCA All Star game in Arlington on July 9. This is a huge honor as only 28 Juniors from across the state in 1A-4A are playing in it. There is also a 5A-6A game.…

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Pink flamingos invade Slaton

Pink flamingos were roosting in front of Mercy Center Monday (June 10). They are part of a fundraiser for The Junior Catholic Daughters at St. Joseph’s. They are using this “flock a yard” to raise funds for 19 young women to go to the State JCDA Convention in Sugarland at the end of June. Those…

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City sets election date for unexpired terms

The City Council set a date for a special election to fill the remainder of unexpired terms of Mayor and Commissioner Ward IV Monday evening (June 10) at City Hall. Mayor D.W. “Dubbin” Englund died May 28, while Commissioner Ward IV, James A. “Buster” Tucker, died May 23. A moment of silence was held in…

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Car wreck kills 1, another injured

An early morning accident Thursday (June 6) near Slaton claimed the life of a Snyder woman. Maria Jasper, 42, died from injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. Hwy. 84 just west of Snyder early that morning, Department of Public Safety (DPS) records state. For more information, please read the Thursday edition of…

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Workers get planes ready for South Plains Air Show

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Planes of yesteryear and present were getting a bath and tune up as workers were getting them ready for the South Plains Air Show, which will be conducted Saturday (June 15) at Slaton Municipal Airport. “(We’ve been) finishing up the manuals  on airplanes, washing airplanes, making sure the pilots are…

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