The Washington Times-Herald

Local News

June 20, 2013

Widner honored by Relay teams

WASHINGTON — The Toy Soldiers, a group of participants in the Daviess County Relay for Life, awarded Danyelle Widner with the first “Heart of Relay” award during the Relay events held over the weekend at Lena Dunn Elementary.

“The Heart of Relay award was initiated by the Toy Soldiers,” said Derek Clark a member of the Toy Soldiers and a Relay for Life Committee member.

“The Heart of Relay award is presented to a Relay for Life participant who has shown compassion, enthusiasm and a desire to find a cure for cancer above and beyond anyone else. The person must have gone out of their way to to bring in donations, advocate for the cause and show energy as well as spirit throughout the entire Relay season.”

Widner, known as “Momma Relay” by many of the relay for participants is a five-year cancer survivor, the co-chair for the Daviess County Relay for Life and spends countless hours working to find a cure for cancer.

The person responsible for nominating Widner said, “Ever since I’ve known her, she has been a part of relay. She has either been a team member, captain or a committee member. After living with her, I see that she really lives for the relay. There aren’t any other words to describe it other than she loves it. It is her life and she is consumed by the energy the others bring to the relay and energizes others as much as she can.”

Ask part of the award, Widner received a family pack of Holiday World tickets, a recliner and Oakley sunglasses, as well as a camping tent and chairs donated by the Toy Soldiers Relay for Life team.


Text Only
Local News
  • Wednesday's police report CITY REPORT Tuesday 1:41 p.m. - An employee of Chuckle's, 201 N.E. Fifth St., reported a drive-off worth $10 in gas by a driver in a white Ford Ranger truck. 10:51 a.m. - Jordan Taylor reported an MP3 player stolen from his car while parked at 100 Ch

    April 16, 2014

  • SwearinPolice New police officer, fireman sworn in at meeting During a swearing in ceremony Monday evening prior to the start of the Washington City Council meeting Mayor Joe Wellman welcomed Steve Ford to the fire department and Nicholas Durnil to the police department. Ford, 23, is a native of Covington, Ind

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • Moose.jpg Moose gets visit from Supreme Governor Last week local members of the Moose were treated to a special visit by Moose International Chief Presiding Officer, Supreme Governor Joseph R. Koons at Moose Family Center 1080. "This was a rare opportunity for the community to meet with Supreme G

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Daviess County hires help for human resource issues The Daviess County Commissioners have approved several contracts including one to bring some professional expertise to human resource issues. The commissioners agreed to a contract with the consulting firm Waggoner, Irwin, Scheele and Associates to p

    April 16, 2014

  • Council to hire 2 part-time employees LOOGOOTEE - The Loogootee City Council agreed Monday night to hire two part-time employees for the Public Works Department. One employee, who would earn $10 per hour, would work for 15 weeks, beginning May 5. Public Works Superintendent Bo Wilson sai

    April 16, 2014

  • Area Briefs Good Friday Closings The following are area closings for Good Friday: PACE Community Action Agency will be closed. City of Washington offices will be closed. There will be no trash pickup, and the city bus will not run. Residents with trash pick up o

    April 16, 2014

  • eastercapture.JPG The Easter Story

    A special section published by the Washington Times Herald celebrating Easter with local church services.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 5K fun run at Crane The first annual "Running for our Future" 5K walk/run is scheduled for May 17 at the WestGate@Crane Technology Park. The race is a perfect opportunity to visit the technology park, see the WestGate Academy Conferencing and Training Center, and networ

    April 15, 2014

  • SPT-WT-041514-KNEPP HITTING PIC Vikings drop two games at Barr-Reeve Tournament MONTGOMERY -- The Barr-Reeve girls softball team lost two games Saturday in the Barr-Reeve Tournament with a 4-2 loss in the first game to Clay City and in the final game of the day the Vikings lost to 6-1 to North Posey. The Vikings got a run in the

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • Tuesday's police report CITY REPORT Monday 9:57 a.m. - An employee of Family Dollar, 305 E. Nat'l Hwy., reported a female shoplifter. The female left the store before officers could arrive. 1:53 a.m. - Tonya Glenn, 825 Greenwood St., reported a breaking-and-entering. A cell

    April 15, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
Clicker Ticker
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide