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Elks Hoop Shoot today

The Elks Hoop Shoot free throw contest will be held today at Northview Elementary School in Gas City.

Grant County residents ages 8 to 13 are welcome to compete in the best-of-25 free throw contest in one of three age categories: The 8 and 9 year-old division shoots at 8:30 a.m., 10 and 11 year olds at 9:45 a.m. and 12 and 13 year olds shoot at 11 a.m. 

Age groups are based on the contestant’s age as of April 1, 2019.

Winners advance through district, state and regional competitions culminating in the National Finals in Chicago to be held in April.

Gas City/I-69 Speedway Awards Banquet Jan. 12

To commemorate a great season of racing and honor their 2018 track champions and top performers, Gas City I-69 Speedway officials will host a night of celebration and awards on Saturday, Jan. 12 at Eventfully Yours Event Center, 5243 S. Adams Street in Marion, Ind.

The event will honor the top-10 drivers in the five primary weekly racing classes plus the 2018 Rookies of the Year. Other special awards will also be presented and other achievements recognized.

Nearly dormant the past four seasons, the quarter-mile clay oval had a resurgence year under the ownership of Jack Himelick and the direction of new promoter Jerry Gappens.

Champions to be honored are Clinton Boyles of Lees Summit, Mo. (non-wing sprint cars), Dillon Nusbaum of Warsaw, Ind. (UMP modifieds), Randy Lines of Marion, Ind. (super streets), D.J. Holt, also of Marion (thunder cars), and Eric Solms of Fairmount, Ind. (FWD compacts). The top-10 drivers in season points will be recognized with trophies in each division. In addition, the top-five drivers in each division will receive point fund bonus money. The complete point standings are posted on the speedway’s website.

In addition to awards, the event will include a cash-bar cocktail reception, dinner, door prizes, video highlights of the season and a special guest speaker from the motorsports industry. Doors will open at 6 p.m. prior to a 30-minute reception and dinner at 6:45 p.m.

The event is open to all participants, track personnel and fans, but tickets must be purchased in advance.

Tickets cost $30 each for adults and $15 for children 12-and-under. Tickets may be purchased online at gascityI69speedway.com or by mailing a check and the number of each type of ticket needed to the speedway, 5871 E. 500 S., Gas City, Ind. 46933.

Tickets are on sale through Tuesday, Jan. 8. 

M-G softball chicken noodle dinner

The Madison-Grant softball program will host a chicken and noodle dinner on Jan. 18 in the MGHS cafeteria.

The dinner will be held from 4:30 to 8 p.m. starting prior to the Argylls boys basketball games against Eastbrook.

Dine in and carry-out meals will be available at a cost of $8 ($1 off cards at local businesses). Children under five eat free.

Coaches and players from Madison-Grant’s softball team will be pre-selling tickets until Jan. 9.