Senior Queen, Senior Star at KCHS

While Mancini is crowned, most ‘Senior’ of KCHS grads at 99, Margaret from Class of ‘37, honored at game.

Knoxville Catholic High School senior Eleanor Mancini was crowned 2019 KCHS Football Homecoming Queen Friday, Sept. 27, during halftime of the Irish varsity game versus Johnson City Science Hill in Blaine Stadium. She was escorted by her father, Dr. Matthew Mancini.
While Knoxville Catholic High School crowned one senior, 2019 Football Homecoming Queen Eleanor Mancini, KCHS celebrated its oldest living graduate Friday, Sept. 27, during Homecoming Night festivities.

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Doggie bladder stones are ‘somewhat common’

Q: My mother’s dog, “Maverick,” had bladder stone surgery last week. He is a sweet little Bichon and doing really well after surgery. I have never heard of this before. Is this very common? W.E., Farragut

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Leilani big winner at TN Valley Fair

Leilani Johns with her Tennessee Valley Fair Best of Show award.
Farragut fifth-grader Leilani Johns put her natural talents and interests to the test in September, coming away with a slew of awards at Tennessee Valley Fair.

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‘Shell’ing out some Farragut history

Malcolm Shell
Local historian Malcolm Shell, a 1956 graduate of Farragut High School and a graduate of the University of Tennessee, said he simply “wrote what I remembered. … I grew up in Old Concord” dating back to the early 1940s.

“When I was growing up here, Campbell Station was a dirt road,” the highly respected historian said. “… I remember when Turkey Creek was simply a lowlands with cattails — a swamp.

“That’s one of the problems they had developing it, it was a wetland.”

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Brockamp’s ‘Real Men Wear Pink’ drive seeks $30,000

Scott Brockamp
Farragut businessman Scott Brockamp once again is challenging the community to donate to fight cancer with his campaign, “Real Men Wear Pink of Knoxville.”

The campaign, which kicked off Aug. 27, will continue through Thursday, Oct. 31.

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