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  • Bledsoe resigns from Farmersburg Town Council and as precinct committeeman

    Bledsoe resigns from Farmersburg Town Council and as precinct committeeman


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Farmersburg Town Council will have one of its members replaced in the near future, it was learned at their monthly meeting on Tuesday. Longtime educator Mike Bledsoe submitted a letter of resignation, effective March 1, to the Farmersburg clerk-treasurer and Democrat Party chairperson Karen Theriac. Theriac said the reason for the resignation was Bledsoe moving his residence to Sullivan. Theriac will actually have two positions to fill, as Bledsoe also served as a Curry Township precinct...

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  • RCA students warm up with vestibular exercises before testing

    RCA students warm up with vestibular exercises before testing


    By: Kristi Sanders

    Photo by KRISTI SANDERS Stacy Mehaffey, the contracted occupational therapist for RCA, brought up the idea for RCA students to participate in vestibular exercise prior to having them sit down and test for things like IREAD and ISTEP. It takes each student approximately one minute to run through the obstacle course that will consist of running, jumping, balancing, climbing and crawling. Pictured are third-graders completing the course. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...

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  • Repaved roads, new firehouse on the horizon for town of Shelburn

    Repaved roads, new firehouse on the horizon for town of Shelburn


    By: Dennis Clark

    The residents of Shelburn will soon be seeing additional repaved roads and a new firehouse building. First, Shelburn town officials opened bids for the 2019 edition of the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative. Two submitted bids were opened and read aloud at the town’s community building on Monday — Wabash Valley Asphalt ($438,260.61); and E & B Paving ($478,846.00). The previous week, the town council voiced concerns th...

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  • American Legion marks 100 years since founding

    American Legion marks 100 years since founding


    By: Harold Bosstick

    Photo by HAROLD BOSSTICK The Sullivan American Legion Post 139 presented certificates to the various winners of the fourth-grade Flag Education and Etiquette Contest during a meeting Friday at the post. The fourth-graders had to participate in lessons and pass a test as part of the contest. Last week marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of the national American Legion organization. “The American Legion marks its 100th birthday,” said Bob Emmons, a Legion member, during a...

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  • Hoosiers encouraged to prepare now for thunderstorms, tornadoes, flooding

    Hoosiers encouraged to prepare now for thunderstorms, tornadoes, flooding


    By: Times staff report

    The Indiana Department of Homeland Security encourages Hoosiers to plan ahead for extreme weather as part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 17 through 23. “Severe Weather Preparedness Week serves as a great reminder of the increased potential for thunderstorms, tornadoes and flooding in Indiana during the spring and early summer,” said David Hosick, director of public affairs at IDHS. “We are hopeful Indiana is not heavily impacted by severe weather this spring, but...

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  • Ladybirds open with a win

    Ladybirds open with a win


    By: B.J. Hargis

    FARMERSBURG — North Central exploded for 11 runs and eight hits in the fourth inning as the Ladybirds defeated visiting Eminence 14-2 on Tuesday night. The game was halted after five innings via the 10-run rule.It was the season-opener for the Ladybirds, who were the Class A softball state runner-up in 2018.“We still have a lot of work to do,” said North Central coach Erica Arnold. “It was good to start off with a win.“But our base running was not very good and w...

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  • SDT announces All-County boys basketball team

    SDT announces All-County boys basketball team


    By: B.J. Hargis

    2018-19 All-Sullivan County Boys Basketball TeamMason Boyd, 6-0, G, Dugger Union, Sr.Ben Dobbins, 6-3, C, Dugger Union, Jr. Kevin Figg, 6-3, F, Sullivan, Jr. Trevor Hadley, 6-3, F, North Central, Fr.Alex Harbaugh, 6-0, F, Dugger Union, Sr. Randy Kelley, 5-9, G, Sullivan, Fr. Ben Pirtle, 6-0, G, Sullivan, Sr.James Roberts, 6-2, F, North Central, Soph.Brayden Robertson, 6-0, G, Dugger Union, Sr. Jackson Shake, 6-4, F, Sullivan, Jr. Bryton Suggs, 6-1, G, North Central, Jr. Ty Thompson, 5-8, G, N...

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