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MADISON - Rehab One Ltd., a rehabilitation company that provides professional therapy and management services at Boone Memorial Hospital since 1998, awarded a $1,000 scholarship to an employee at Boone Memorial Hospital for the 2019 Academic Year.

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CHARLESTON - Ryne Inman finished off the first-ever nine inning complete game shutout in Power history in Thursday night's 3-0 win over the Lakewood BlueClaws at FirstEnergy Park.

Welcome back to Phil for the Game, your glimpse into the sports community of Boone County.

I hope everyone is geared up for football season because our HD Media sports departments are getting in gear for our award-winning annual football special edition. I'll be producing preview stories for our three Boone County schools and I'll once again be contributing to the Charleston Gazette's coverage of Boone County prep football.

"I was six years old when my peg-legged father sold our two-room shack near Charleston, West Virginia, for thirty cans of Wilson's evaporated milk. He moved the family fifty miles away to Logan County where we continued to struggle with poverty. I stood beside him as he sat in front of dime stores and sold pencils at southern West Virginia towns."

Progression is defined as "the process of developing or moving gradually towards a more advanced state." As time barrels forward, each institution, industrial sector or culture must adapt to societal needs. Agriculture is no different.