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  • Democrat state treasurer candidate visits Sullivan

    Democrat state treasurer candidate visits Sullivan


    By: Dennis Clark

    Democrat state treasurer candidate Mike Boland labeled himself a “small town candidate” during a visit to Sullivan Wednesday.Boland, 71, is presently circumnavigating the state visiting local newspapers in a grassroots effort to spread the word of his candidacy.Boland will be opposed by Republican Kelly Mitchell in the November general election. Richard Mourdock, the current state treasurer, is unable to run again due to term limits.Before moving to Fishers in 2012 to be closer to...

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  • Sullivan man's B&E call leads to his meth arrest

    Sullivan man's B&E call leads to his meth arrest


    By: Times staff

    An alleged methamphetamine user’s own paranoia ended with his arrest after he called in a breaking and entering Wednesday morning at his Sullivan home.Jack Earl Hardin III, 33, Sullivan, was arrested Wednesday by Sullivan City Police on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a common nuisance, criminal recklessness with a firearm and neglect of depend. He remained jailed Wednesday evening on $43,000 bond with a 10-percent surety.Sullivan...

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  • Man arrested for attempted break-in on WVCF grounds

    Man arrested for attempted break-in on WVCF grounds


    By: Times staff

    A man staying at a Carlisle motel picked the wrong place to allegedly break into on Tuesday evening — the K-9 building at the local prison — and faces two charges related to the trespassing.Noel Mendoza-Huerta, 32, Carlisle, was arrested by the Indiana State Police around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on charges of criminal trespass and criminal mischief. He remained jailed at the Sullivan City-County Correctional Facility early Wednesday evening on $8,000 bond with a 10-percent surety.Accord...

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  • Farmersburg man pleads guilty to battery charge

    Farmersburg man pleads guilty to battery charge


    By: Times staff

    A Farmersburg man pleaded guilty last week to one charge stemming from a domestic dispute that occurred less than a week prior.David Lee Scott, 46, was sentenced to 365 days in jail on a Class A misdemeanor count of battery resulting in bodily injury, according to a plea order filed in Sullivan Circuit Court on July 17.Of that sentence, 351 days were suspended, and he received credit for six actual days served and six days credit time. Scott will be on probation for 351 days, during which he...

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  • County Council gearing up for budget hearings next month

    County Council gearing up for budget hearings next month


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Sullivan County Council discussed preliminarily on Tuesday of who, and who they would not need to meet with, in the upcoming annual budget sessions set for late August.Council president Duane Wampler doesn’t foresee major surprises in this year’s process.“The cuts are going to be a little bit less than they’ve been in the past, but we’ve got less money of an increase than we’ve had in the past,” Wampler said. “The state’s not allowing...

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  • RCSI accepts slight insurance increase for '14-15, but changes necessary for '15-16

    RCSI accepts slight insurance increase for '14-15, but changes necessary for '15-16


    By: Harold Bosstick

    The Rural Community School Inc. Board of Directors agreed to a slight increase for their insurance premiums this year, but, for the 2015-16 school year, it will need to find new solutions for the employees at its charter school.Insurance for employees at Graysville-based Rural Community Academy was increased 4.5 percent by its carrier, Cincinnati Insurance through local agent Springer Insurance — a marked difference School Leader Susie Pierce said.“It wasn’t horrible,”...

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  • Farmersburg Town Council appoints member to local park board

    Farmersburg Town Council appoints member to local park board


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Farmersburg Town Council located more pieces of the puzzle concerning their role in the makeup of the town’s park board during their meeting Monday.The council had discussed filling two open positions on the board at their June meeting. David Scott, who attended the meeting, said he was willing to assume one of the slots.But questions were raised about how the council should fill the positions and whether slots should be filled based on political party affiliation.“I’ve...

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