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Slaton to host 24th annual Car Show, Cruise

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Various cars of all makes, models and creations, will be on display this weekend (July 19 and 20) during the 24th annual Rock & Roll Nostalgia Car Show and Cruise. Day one will begin at 6 p.m. with pre-registration and a hot dog cookout. There will then be a cruise…

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Local, 17, to show vehicle owned by several family generations at event

By Ron Cox Slatonite Correspondent Seventeen-year-old Ransom Canyon resident, Riley Wenzel is the proud owner of a 1969 GMC truck. He plans to enter it in  the 24th annual Rock & Roll Nostalgia Car Show and Cruise this Friday and Saturday. This lovingly cared for light blue truck has never left the family. His great-grandfather,…

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Clinic receives $5,000 grant to help rebuild business

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Al Bendeck, physician assistant and owner of the  Slaton Family Medical Clinic received a $5,000 grant from Superior HealthPlan Monday afternoon (July 15) at the clinic’s temporary location, Slaton Economic Development Corporation, 109 N. 9th St. The grant will be used toward rebuilding after a June 15 fire destroyed the…

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Slaton Bakery back open for business

The Slaton Bakery reopened for business Wednesday (July 10) after being closed nearly a month to clean up from smoke damage caused by a June 15 fire that destroyed two other businesses. Chad Wilson of Slaton Bakery said he thanked the public for their support and understanding during the time they were closed for cleaning.…

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Slaton Area Endowment introduces Impact Club

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Locals helping locals has been a common theme in Slaton, particularly the past few weeks after a fire destroyed two local businesses and heavily damaged a third one. Several fundraisers, donations and offers to help have been given to Klemke’s Sausage Haus, the Slaton Family Medical Clinic and Slaton Bakery.…

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Cleaning up, moving on from fire

City of Slaton workers continue to remove debris from the site of a June 15 fire that destroyed Klemke’s Sausage Haus and Antique Shop as well as Slaton Family Medical Clinic. The Slaton Bakery will be closed until at least July 11 to finish up cleaning and repairs. For story, featuring comments from all three…

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Police: License plates being removed from cars

The Slaton Police Department is encouraging the public to keep an eye on their license plates. Sgt. Steve Dekraker said there have been at least six reports to the department about someone taking license plates off the back of cars. He added there have been “dozens more” in Lubbock. He said if people have found…

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Tigerette softball camp to be July 16-18

The 2019 Tigerette Softball Camp will be conducted July 16-18 at Trower Field, 1005 Woodrow Road. The camp is for those entering fifth grade through incoming ninth grade. Fifth through seventh grades will attend camp from 8-10 a.m. while eighth and ninth graders’ camp will be from 10 a.m.-noon. Registration cost is $30  and applications…

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Fire destroys 2 long-time businesses

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM 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 that a call came in to the Slaton Police Department Dispatch Center at 2:46 a.m.…

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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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