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Friday, June 24, 2016

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  • FFA chapter's annual agribiz tour named Indiana Bicentennial legacy project

    FFA chapter's annual agribiz tour named Indiana Bicentennial legacy project


    By: Harold Bosstick

    A cafeteria filled with nearly all of Becks Hybrids’ employees, all enjoying lunch together at the Atlanta, Indiana-based company, wasn’t what Sullivan High School student Brooke Lueking was expecting. It was like a family.“Whenever we went to Beck Hybrids, it was really nice to see how they operate ...” she said. “It just seemed like home ... It wasn’t like what you would expect a big company to be.”Lueking, a soon-to-be sophomore at the school, and...

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  • 'Be There Or Be Square' car/truck show on the square Sunday

    'Be There Or Be Square' car/truck show on the square Sunday


    By: Dennis Clark

    Organizers for the sixth annual “Be There or Be Square” Car Show are hoping for a third consecutive record-breaking turnout on Sunday.The show’s sponsor, the Sullivan County Shifters Club, set a record of 116 vintage cars and trucks on the courthouse square last year. The previous milestone was 109, set just a year earlier.“We had 116 last year, the most we’ve ever had,” Co-chairman Chuck Thompson said. “We’re looking to having more (entrants) t...

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  • Lemonade Day encourages youthful entrepreneurship Saturday

    Lemonade Day encourages youthful entrepreneurship Saturday


    By: Times staff

    Residents should be on the look out for lemonade stands this Saturday, as Fifth Third Bank and Junior Achievement of the Wabash Valley sponsor Lemonade Day.“The core principal of Lemonade Day is to provide every youth the opportunity to be an entrepreneur,” a press release notes. “What this program will do, and has done, is to teach children how to start, own and operate their own business through building and running a lemonade stand. Young entrepreneurs will learn valuable...

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  • Color Me Green 4-H Fun Run slated for Saturday

    Color Me Green 4-H Fun Run slated for Saturday


    By: Times staff

    Those interested in running through clouds of green need look no further — Sullivan County Color Me Green 4-H Fun Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday morning at the Sullivan County 4-H Fairgrounds.“Color Me Green is a Purdue Extension/Indiana 4-H Youth Development sponsored color run being held across Indiana to support 4-H program healthy living initiatives,” states a news release about the event. “As in other color runs that have become popular across the country, run...

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  • Firefighters get familiar with The Great Wall of Rescue

    Firefighters get familiar with The Great Wall of Rescue


    By: Andrew Krull

    Firefighters from five county fire departments took in a presentation on grain safety awareness at Sullivan Grain Co., and then took part in a demonstration of The Great Wall of Rescue — a grain rescue tube — that the grain storage company purchased for use by all area rescue and fire departments.“We bought one for here in Sullivan, and one for our Anapolis (Ill.) facility,” said Sullivan Grain Co. Co-owner Chad Wells. “We hope that the local rescue and fire depa...

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  • Race Across America

    Race Across America


    By: Darcy O'Dell

    Martin Gruebele, 52, Champaign, Illinois, biked through Sullivan around noon Wednesday before taking a break at a gas station along the intersection of U.S. 41 and SR 154 — a stop in his participation in Race Across America. The University of Illinois scientist began in Oceanside, California, and will complete the ride around 3,000 miles later at Annapolis, Maryland. Participants from over 35 counties travel from the west to east coast, “traversing three major mountain ranges (Sie...

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  • Commissioners approve of SWSC/SCSD plan for school resource officer

    Commissioners approve of SWSC/SCSD plan for school resource officer


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Southwest School Corp. administrators and Sullivan County Sheriff’s Dept. presented the framework of an agreement to establish a school resource officer for the corporation by the start of the 2016-17 school year during the Sullivan County Commissioners meeting on Monday.The SWSC has recently received a $50,000 National Safety Resource Officer grant, hoping to place a deputy in its schools.Sheriff Clark Cottom calculated to hire a deputy for the position, the cost for salary, benefi...

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