Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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  • Arrows wrap regular season with rout of Riverton Parke

    Arrows wrap regular season with rout of Riverton Parke

    By: Aaron Kennedy

    The Sullivan Golden Arrows brought their regular season to a close with a 14-3 win over the Riverton Parke Panthers on Friday at Mecca.With the win, the Arrows’ varsity baseball go into the postseason with an 18-8 record.Up 4-0 in the top of the third inning, sophomore Trevor Magill drove three more runs in with his second straight home run to break the game open early.“He is five for his last five with the two home runs,” Sullivan head coach Matt McLaren said. “He is...

  • Memorial Day Exercises

    Memorial Day Exercises

    By: Andrew Krull

    Memorial Day observances, held Monday morning by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2459, were moved indoors to the downtown gym in Sullivan due to the threat of inclement weather. Above, Louis Ladislas, left, and Walt Daugherty stand at attention, as, in the background, Joe LaComb plays “Taps.”

  • North Central Graduation

    North Central Graduation

    By: Harold Bosstick

    North Central High School held graduation exercises Saturday at 10 a.m. in the school’s north gymnasium. Here, graduates toss their caps in front of the school after the ceremony ended.

  • Sullivan Graduation

    Sullivan Graduation

    By: Patty Morgan

    Sullivan High School conducted its 133rd commencement May 23 with over 130 seniors graduating. Speakers included class president Madison Boston and co-valedictorians Casey Garner and Nathan Pirtle. Brayden Lincoln was salutatorian.

  • Sullivan man dies after CSX train strikes his truck

    Sullivan man dies after CSX train strikes his truck

    By: Times staff

    A Sullivan man died after police say he drove onto a train track, failing to see an oncoming engine. Sullivan County 911 Dispatch was initially called to the accident around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, after David Muncie, 54, reportedly came up to the railroad tracks located on Glendora Road northeast of Sullivan. Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Dave Holmes said initial investigation and eyewitness reports suggests that a train was stopped on one of the two tracks a short distance fro...

  • Farmersburg Old Settlers begins Friday

    Farmersburg Old Settlers begins Friday

    By: Times staff

    The Farmersburg Old Settlers Festival starts Friday at 5 p.m. when rides and vendors open for business, with DJ and Karaoke from Mike Casey beginning at that time, as well. Other events Friday evening include the Little Miss & Master contest beginning at 6 p.m. at the main shelter stage, with contestants asked to report to the George Heap Memorial Park main shelter a half-hour before the contest. Casey provides more DJ and Karaoke starting at 7, with the Low Down Acoustics Band taking the...

  • Local 6th-grader first in area to win national title in Elks essay contest

    Local 6th-grader first in area to win national title in Elks essay contest

    By: Harold Bosstick

    For the first time ever, a local student placed first in Division 1 of a national essay contest hosted by the Elks Grand Lodge fraternal orderNortheast Middle School sixth-grader Alexandria Baker was honored for the achievement Monday and will read her essay — on the topic of “What the Pledge of Allegiance Means to Me” — during upcoming Memorial Day exercises on the Sullivan County Courthouse square set to begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday.“We’ve never had someone...

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