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SMOKING IN SWENSON The view from the top of the hill of Swenson Park on the morning of the 2018 Big Dog Barbecue Cook-Off showed a robust turnout of cooking teams. Team showmanship and a 5K color run will be a part of 2019 festivities as well.

06/13/2019 - 7:55am
The Big Dog Barbecue Cook-off has put Spur on the map — at least the map and schedule of the International Barbecue Cooks Association (IBCA). As the sport of barbecue cooking has grown, so has IBCA. Formed in 1988, IBCA has more than 700 members,...

Community & Opinions

06/13/2019 - 4:00am
Commentary Guest Editorial Publisher’s note: This week’s Spur of the Moment features a guest column by James Decker, mayor of Stamford (population: 2,957). His column about the importance of city pools in small towns ran last week in the Double...

Sports & Schools


06/13/2019 - 7:54am
HOLY SOX WON THE 7th ANNUAL CO-ED SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT in Spur last weekend. Pictured, left to right, are: (back row) Rory Mosley, Luke Mason, Les Fincher, Kevin Swaringen, Zek Mosley, Austin Fulmer, Michael Hiebert and Landon Hiebert; (middle row)...

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