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Youth creates new Derynoski dragon mascot

By Ed Harris
Mackenzie Monahan stands amongst the numerous mascot submissions.

By Ed Harris Editor Derynoski Elementary School has a new dragon mascot that will appear on all apparel and communications from the school. Eight-year-old Ma-ckenzie Monahan desi-gned the new dragon, which she named Spotty. Mackenzie’s dragon competed against 45 other…

Butterflies mark Because of 26 event

By Mike Chaiken
Butterflies are set free at the Because of 26 event Saturday.

By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor There were sad memories of a sad day. However, there also were laughs. Plus, there was sun… and, of course, butterflies. On Saturday, the center of Plantsville was packed with families as the hard work…

Graduates entering military honored

By Tammi Naudus
Ten Southington High School seniors that are leaving for the military were honored at a special luncheon last week. The students are, from left, Matthew Sirois (Army), Matthew Maranda (Navy), Austin King (Navy), Grant Ford (Navy), Heidi Woodbury (Army National Guard), Grace Jimenez (Army National Guard), Edmund Klein (Army National Guard), Ryan Perez (ROTC-University of Washington), Elijah Grenier (Air Force) and Shawn Laucks (Marines).

By Melvin Mason Contributor Austin King’s life after Southington High School will be focused on doing something important for his friends, neighbors and the United States. “I love this country. I love my family and friends and all that,” said…