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Saturday, February 28, 2015

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  • NCHS students get crash course in safety through SADD simulations program

    NCHS students get crash course in safety through SADD simulations program


    By: Harold Bosstick

    Haley Jordan admits she was not the most coordinated person as she attempted to dribble the basketball through a series of cones.“Going through the cones, I fell over one of them,” the North Central High School freshman said, laughing.But it would have helped if her vision wasn’t impaired by a set of goggles that were part of a simulation she and other students utilized Thursday during an event coordinated by Indiana Students Against Destructive Decisions, or SADD, in conjun...

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  • Sullivan woman pleads to two charges in one case; three other cases dropped

    Sullivan woman pleads to two charges in one case; three other cases dropped


    By: Times staff report

    A Sullivan woman has pleaded guilty to two charges in one case filed against her as part of an agreement that saw several other charges and infractions dropped that were split between three other cases.Tamara Janine Baker, 48, pleaded guilty to a Level 6 felony count of maintaining a common nuisance and a Class A misdemeanor count of resisting law enforcement on Feb. 6 in Sullivan Superior Court.For the resisting law enforcement charge, she was sentenced to 365 days in jail with 363 days susp...

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  • Cash stolen from Sullivan liquor store Wednesday night

    Cash stolen from Sullivan liquor store Wednesday night


    By: Times staff report

    A Sullivan liquor store was broken into Wednesday, with several hundred dollars in cash stolen.Around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sullivan City Police Department Chief Jesse Morin and other officers were called to A&L Package Liquor, located on Section Street.“It’s still currently under investigation,” he said, noting the department has received numerous tips already. “We’re inverviewing several individuals.”Morin added that the owner informed him that roughly...

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  • Lady 'Dogs cap the season with loss to Wabash Valley

    Lady 'Dogs cap the season with loss to Wabash Valley


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    The Dugger Union Lady Bulldogs unraveled in the fourth quarter of their final regular season game, allowing 23 points in the fourth quarter of a 38-32 loss to the Wabash Valley Lady Warriors on Thursday night at Dugger.Dugger held Wabash Valley to just two points in the first quarter and led by nine at halftime, but the Lady Warriors cut the deficit to six going into the final period.Leading by four points with four-and-a-half minutes left in the game, a  Kendal Foli 3-pointer gave Dugge...

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  • SCRC turns to management plan for, sustainability of Civic Center

    SCRC turns to management plan for, sustainability of Civic Center


    By: Harold Bosstick

    The Sullivan City Redevelopment Commission is forging ahead with the Sullivan Civic Center plans, this time looking at its sustainability. “It’s our hope that, at a certain point, it will be self-sustained,” said SCRC President Jim Exline during the group’s meeting Tuesday night. “That will be our goal. I don’t know if it will be like that day one, but that’s what we’re working on.” Part of that is going through and putting together the op...

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  • County Council approves Sullivan jail generating improvement funds by housing Vigo inmates

    County Council approves Sullivan jail generating improvement funds by housing Vigo inmates


    By: Dennis Clark

    You’ve likely heard the old idiom “Crime does not pay.” Well, Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom would like to reverse that by housing Vigo County jail inmates, for a fee, at the Sullivan City-County Correctional Facility.  Cottom pitched that idea to the Sullivan County Council on Tuesday, stating his desire to earmark any revenue generated for improvements and maintenance of the 54-bed jail facility. “A program was in place many years ago under Sheriff Ed Mart...

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  • Car strikes Springer Insurance building

    Car strikes Springer Insurance building


    By: Times staff

    A car hit the building of a Sullivan insurance company Wednesday afternoon, partially caving in a wall on the front of the building. Around 3 p.m., Sullivan City Police Department Officer Spencer Brooks was called to Springer Insurance and Financial Services, located on Section Street in Sullivan. He said a Miriam Landis — he was unable to provide her age or hometown — had struck the building. “What she said (was, when) she was going to back out, she hit that gas and had it...

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