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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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  • Congressman Bucshon's listening session rolls into Sullivan

    Congressman Bucshon's listening session rolls into Sullivan


    By: Dennis Clark

    Congressional listening sessions are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.Indiana’s 8th District Congressman Larry Bucshon, R-Newburgh, visited Sullivan’s Youth Center on the courthouse square for a 90-minute give-and-take with about two dozen interested persons Tuesday afternoon.As expected, Bucshon answered mundane questions covering a wide range of issues. But, the two-term incumbent even engaged in a point-counterpoint with a late arrival &mdash...

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  • Jefferson Township NESC trustee candidate slot not filled

    Jefferson Township NESC trustee candidate slot not filled


    By: Harold Bosstick

    No one filed to run for Jefferson Township’s Northeast School Corp. Board of Trustees slot last Friday, meaning no candidate will appear on ballots in November.Sullivan County Clerk Peggy Goodman said the noon deadline passed Friday for filing, with only three of four trustees races across the county filled: Incumbents Jerry Wilson and Grant Bryant for Turman and Gill townships respectively in Southwest School Corp. and Jeri Greve for NESC’s Fairbanks Township slot. Current Fairba...

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  • Sullivan man pleads to domestic battery with confinement charge dropped

    Sullivan man pleads to domestic battery with confinement charge dropped


    By: Times staff

    A Sullivan man was sentenced on a count of domestic battery earlier this month, avoiding a more serious charge.Michael James Tomes, 28, pleaded guilty to the Class A misdemeanor count. A Level 6 felony criminal confinement charge was dropped as part of the deal, according to documents filed on Aug. 8 in Sullivan Superior Court.He was sentenced to 365 days in jail with 335 days suspended and credit for 13 actual days served and 13 days credit time. He will serve 335 days probation.The charges,...

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  • WVCF seeks new employees at career fair

    WVCF seeks new employees at career fair


    By: Times staff

    Wabash Valley Correctional Facility is seeking a new crop of employees and, as such, is hosting a career fair Thursday.The fair will take place at the facility — located just off U.S. 41 north of Carlisle — from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to a news release from WVCF.In particular, the prison seeks custodial workers and correctional officers, the latter of which are required to have at least three years of general work experience, a valid driver’s license and a high school d...

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  • Back in Black ... and Gold: First day of classes goes well in Dugger

    Back in Black ... and Gold: First day of classes goes well in Dugger


    By: Andrew Krull

    What seemed impossible several months ago became a reality Monday, the Dugger schools opened their doors for a new academic year.“It was a good day for Dugger,” school leader Danny Tieken said. “The school is up and running.”The day could more be called an orientation as students met teachers and administrators, became familiar with their class schedules and received laptops, which will provide them with their curriculum and coursework. “It was a normal first day...

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  • East's Ficklin named Teacher of the Year by Peabody

    East's Ficklin named Teacher of the Year by Peabody


    By: Harold Bosstick

    “We love you, Mrs. Ficklin!”Those shouts of adulation roared Monday when Tina Ficklin, a kindergarten teacher at Northeast Elementary East, walked into the gymnasium, filled with raucous staff and students.She was named the Peabody Energy’s Leaders in Education Teacher of the Year in Region 3 during a ceremony on Saturday in Evansville.“I was so happy that I cried a little ...,” Ficklin told the students about her reaction. “I love, love, love, love, love k...

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  • Small turnout decides two Farmersburg town council candidates

    Small turnout decides two Farmersburg town council candidates


    By: Dennis Clark

    Two of three Democrat candidates were selected to be placed on the Nov. 4 general election ballot for Farmersburg town council last week. James Bishop, an incumbent, and Jonathon Ludwig were chosen by voters in the Farmersburg Democrat Town Convention, held at the Thunderbird Fire Protection Territory firehouse on Aug. 18.However, the chairman of the town convention is of the opinion this decision should be made in the primary election.Farmersburg has four council seats with staggered four-ye...

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