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  • County students fare well at Beta Club convention

    County students fare well at Beta Club convention


    By: Times staff

    Several county students took top honors last weekend during the annual Beta Club convention in Indianapolis.“It was a great weekend for Sullivan,” Sullivan High School Beta Club sponsor Karen Noble noted. SHS sent 151 Beta Club members to Indianapolis for the convention last  Friday and Saturday. Caylen André was voted Indiana Beta Club Vice-President, Noble reported, with her campaign skit placing third and her tri-fold board finishing second.SHS had four individual w...

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  • Annual SPAY-ghetti Dinner set for tonight

    Annual SPAY-ghetti Dinner set for tonight


    By: Harold Bosstick

    Once again, to emphasize just where the money goes, The Humane Society of Sullivan County is hosting its third annual SPAY-ghetti Dinner and Silent Auction tonight.“We spay and neuter everything that comes in the door,” said organizer Rachel Bedwell, THSSC’s PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin’ coordinator.The expense of those surgeries performed by THSSC — along with medication, food and general operations — are funded through the money raised by the dinner.T...

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  • Sullivan County organizations can apply for life-saving AEDs

    Sullivan County organizations can apply for life-saving AEDs


    By: Dennis Clark

    Sullivan County Community Hospital is partnering with The Richard G. Lugar Center for Rural Health, through Union Hospital in Terre Haute, by offering life-saving cardiac equipment and training opportunities.The goal of the program is for Automated External Defibrillators to be placed in rural areas, with this grant including the Indiana counties of Sullivan, Greene and Parke, and Clark County, in Illinois.An AED is a small portable device that delivers an electronic shock through the chest t...

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  • Local group seeks donations, volunteers for new Sullivan Christmas event

    Local group seeks donations, volunteers for new Sullivan Christmas event


    By: Harold Bosstick

    A local group of self-stylized elves are seeking aide in turning the old Central Elementary gymnasium into a branch of the North Pole.For their Christmas with Santa in Central Plaza, organizers are hoping the community can donate money, Christmas trees and decorations, and lights — lots of lights.“We have some,” said organizer Raemie Maak. “But we need more.”The celebration is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 5-6, 12-13, 19, and 21, as well as Christmas Eve.Each...

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  • Second man sentenced for high-speed chase

    Second man sentenced for high-speed chase


    By: Times staff

    A Dugger man is the second person sentenced after he and an accomplice led police on a high-speed chase in February.Enlow Odell Branson, 29, pleaded guilty in Sullivan Superior Court on Nov. 7 to a Class D felony count of receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to 36 months in the Indiana Department of Corrections with 18 months suspended and credit for 278 actual days served and 278 days credit time. He will also serve 18 months probation.As part of the plea deal, charges of auto theft,...

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  • 43 Golden Arrows qualify  for academic All-WIC teams

    43 Golden Arrows qualify for academic All-WIC teams


    By: Times staff

    Sullivan High School demonstrated that its student athletes perform in the classroom as well as the fields and courts by placing 43 — nine more than the previous year — on Western Indiana Conference’s All-Academic teams recently. Those who qualified for the honor are listed below by sport:Football — Ricardo Martinez, Sheridan Sater, Brody Stoltz, Colton Harrison, Cameron Marx, Matthew Siner, Hunter McCoy, Tristen Hancock and Daniel Zaayer.Girls Soccer — Katy Book...

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  • Local businessman makes jump to full US citizenship

    Local businessman makes jump to full US citizenship


    By: Harold Bosstick

    Oni Leone didn’t feel much different on Oct. 30 — the day he took his oath and became a full U.S. citizen.But the owner and operator of Joe’s Pizza and Italian Foods in Sullivan said it was fascinating going through the process.“It was pretty neat ...” he said. “It’s pretty cool to see all those (different people). I mean we were a group of 72 that went through it, so everybody has to say their name and where they are from ... All the different depart...

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