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Saturday, December 20, 2014

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  • SES students enjoy winter carnival

    SES students enjoy winter carnival


    By: Harold Bosstick

    Students at Sullivan Elementary School had an opportunity to enjoy a winter carnival Wednesday and Thursday in advance of the holiday break, which starts next week. Here, second-graders Colten Chambers, left, and Landon Walters decorated their own sugar cookies Thursday afternoon at one of the booths set up in the school’s gym.

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  • Dresses set for delivery in Tanzania

    Dresses set for delivery in Tanzania


    By: Andrew Krull

    Dresses made by county church members have already made their way to Brazil, Haiti and Ethiopia as part of a Sullivan girl’s mission project — soon about 80 dresses will end up at a Tanzanian orphanage.“In two weeks, I’ll be in the air going to Tanzania,” John Windell said after picking up 80 dresses on Tuesday at the Sullivan First Baptist Church.The dresses were made by members of seven county churches: First Baptist, Graysville’s Kingsley's United Me...

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  • SHS wrestlers' win over Vikes overshadowed by Correll injury

    SHS wrestlers' win over Vikes overshadowed by Correll injury


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    The Sullivan High School wrestling team won a back-and-forth Western Indiana Conference battle against the West Vigo Vikings at home, 44-36, but did not come out of the match unscathed.In the final moments of the fifth varsity match of the night, 152-pounder Chris Correll suffered an injury that left him unable to move.Correll, a senior member of the Golden Arrows, remained motionless on the mat and was conscious when emergency responders carried him to an ambulance on a stretcher. He was the...

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  • City, county officials receive update on Blight Elimination Program

    City, county officials receive update on Blight Elimination Program


    By: Denins Clark

    A large contingent of government officials representing both the city of Sullivan and Sullivan County attended an informational meeting inside the Superior Court courtroom on Thursday concerning their county’s participation in the Indiana’s Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program.The county was awarded $1.914 million dollars in October to assist in preventing avoidable foreclosures by eliminating over 90 blighted and abandoned homes.“It’s a great opportunity for us...

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  • With delivery date nearing, SCPD still seeking missing pregnant Sullivan woman

    With delivery date nearing, SCPD still seeking missing pregnant Sullivan woman


    By: Times staff

    It has been a month and half since the last time Tiffanie Adams, 20, Sullivan, was seen. And, since she was thought to be between seven- and eight-months pregnant at that time, law enforcement are taking a harder look at hospitals.“That’s something we are looking to with hospitals,” said Sullivan City Police Department Chief Jesse Morin. “We will be calling all hospitals within this area to be on the look out for her if she shows up at a hospital to give birth. We will...

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  • Commissioners, SCRD seeking income data for grant application

    Commissioners, SCRD seeking income data for grant application


    By: Times staff

    In the next few days, county residents will begin receiving surveys asking them questions about their incomes. But don’t worry -- it’s not a  scam.As part of a $40,000 grant application process, the Sullivan County Commissioners and the Sullivan County Redevelopment Commission will be collecting income data via a survey being sent by Jerrell Consulting & Grant Administration Services LLC.“The Sullivan County Commissioners are attempting to qualify for a Community De...

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  • Watershed Alliance offers ideas to Merom Council

    Watershed Alliance offers ideas to Merom Council


    By: Andrew Krull

    A representative with the West Central Indiana Watershed Alliance delivered a presentation to the Merom Town Council Wednesday evening, with hopes from council members that some of her ideas may help address some of their problems with the Environmental Protection Agency.“We help get grants and form different partnerships so we can stretch those dollars,” WCIWA Watershed Coordinator Laura Demarest said. She provided an overview of WCIWA’s work on the soon to be completed $56...

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