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  • Community, former gubernatorial candidate honor SHS FFA achievements

    Community, former gubernatorial candidate honor SHS FFA achievements


    By: Harold Bosstick

    Teacher, family, community members and former gubernatorial candidate John Gregg took time out to honor the achievements made this year by members of the Sullivan High School FFA chapter.“We’ve had a very good year,” FFA Sponsor and agriculture instructor Kevin Cross said during the presentation.Several of the students were honored for work with competitions for the state FFA convention, degrees from the organization, and scholarships from the chapter’s alumni associat...

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  • Wells named Leader in Education

    Wells named Leader in Education


    By: Harold Bosstick

    Peabody Energy awarded Northeast East Elementary fourth-grade teacher Valerie Wells a Leader in Education honor for her work with students — including a $1,000 donation — during a surprise congregation Thursday afternoon. This is the fourth time a teacher from East, formerly Hymera Elementary School, has received the award. Posing for a picture with an oversized check after the presentation are Maureen Moore, a Peabody Program Director; Lisa Stepro, a human resources manager at Pe...

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  • Several candidates failed to file pre-primary campaign finance reports

    Several candidates failed to file pre-primary campaign finance reports


    By: Dennis Clark

    It is a high likelihood the upcoming May 5 Sullivan city primary election won’t be a big spender. Or will it?Ten of 15 candidates failed to meet an April 17 deadline for filing pre-primary campaign finance reports, which includes unopposed candidates.“All the candidates were given an election calendar when they filed,” Sullivan County Clerk Peggy Goodman said. “It’s probably just slipped their mind, especially if they haven’t spent anything. We would like t...

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  • Briefs: Friday, April 24, 2015

    Briefs: Friday, April 24, 2015


    By: Times staff

    [SR 63 closing for chip and seal project; Dugger Dollars for Scholars hosts pancake breakfast Saturday; Carlisle bicentennial public meeting set for Saturday] SR 63 closing for chip and seal project The Indiana Department of Transportation will be closing SR 63 next week for chip and seal operations between Graysville and Prairie Creek, including Fairbanks.Depending on weather conditions, crews will be on site from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day starting Monday until project completion in...

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  • Arrows rise above Cardinals and Eels

    Arrows rise above Cardinals and Eels


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    It was the first home meet of the year, and the Sullivan High School track and field teams defended their home turf on Thursday by defeating the Bloomfield Cardinals and Clay City Eels.The Golden Arrows won the boys meet with 85 team points, ahead of second-place Clay City (56) and third-place Bloomfield (26). Meanwhile, the Lady Arrows took first place in the girls meet with 80 points, ahead of Clay City (67) and Bloomfield (19).Sullivan senior Michael McKain won the boys 100-meter dash, cro...

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  • Moody's 37 leads Arrows to lopsided win over Lakers

    Moody's 37 leads Arrows to lopsided win over Lakers


    By: Times staff

    The Sullivan High School boys golf team beat the Shakamak Lakers by 94 strokes, 157 to 251, Thursday at Phil Harris Golf Course in Linton.Jace Moody made the only birdie of the day on his final hole to finish at 37 strokes and earn medalist honors. “On a day of witnessing a lot of our golfers struggle, it was nice to  see Jace bounce back with a nice round,” Sullivan head coach Doug Boyd said.Sullivan’s No. 1 and 2 golfers, Nathan Pirtle and Colton Kuppler, each fi...

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  • Earth Day dedication

    Earth Day dedication


    By: Andrew Krull

    The Sullivan High School Key Club planted two redbud trees Wednesday for Earth Day where the monument recognizing the old high school sits at the intersection of Section and Wolfe Street. The first tree recognized former biology teacher Karen Alumbaugh who died last year after a battle with cancer and “taught us by her example to face each day with a smile,” Key Club District Office Lt. Gov. Luke Robbins said during a brief ceremony. The second tree was dedicated to SHS Key Club m...

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