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Friday, October 24, 2014

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  • Sullivan County awarded $1.9 million for Blight Elimination Program

    Sullivan County awarded $1.9 million for Blight Elimination Program


    By: Dennis Clark

    Word trickled out to city of Sullivan and Sullivan County officials of being awarded $1.914 million from Indiana’s Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program around noon Thursday.Just before 5 p.m., Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann’s office made it official. The county had indeed received approval and will be assisted in preventing avoidable foreclosures by eliminating blighted and abandoned homes through the program.One eyepopping aspect in the award process was Sullivan County bein...

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  • Grain truck flips after colliding with passenger car

    Grain truck flips after colliding with passenger car


    By: Times staff

    Two area residents sustained minor injuries after a collision between a grain truck and a passenger car Thursday afternoon.The grain truck driver, Tyler Cooprider, Jasonville, and the car’s driver, Patty Bean, Merom, were taken to Sullivan County Community Hospital for minor injuries.“Patty’s already been released and the other one (Cooprider) has a messed up hand,” said Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Brad Miller.The accident happened around 2:30 p.m...

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  • Superintendent Ritz: 'Strong showing of pro-public education' support needed in next legislative cyc

    Superintendent Ritz: 'Strong showing of pro-public education' support needed in next legislative cyc


    By: Harold Bosstick

    With the current atmosphere in Indiana public education, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz says schools face a difficult future.During a recent stop in Sullivan to speak with local educators and their supporters during a campaign event for local candidate Bionca Gambill, Ritz said their support is invaluable.“The people are going to have to speak,” she said. “We need a very, very strong showing of pro-public education (support) in the Statehouse so that...

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  • County's haunted history told at Historical Society

    County's haunted history told at Historical Society


    By: Andrew Krull

    Ghosts are among us, and the Sullivan County Historical Society will tell all the stories about the spirits roaming through the county this weekend.“We have some friendly spirits in the (SCHS) building, except in the basement where they’re kind of mean spirited,” SCHS Vice President Steve Tucker said. “The ghosts upstairs like to come downstairs and play tricks on us.” Tucker’s son and SCHS board member Jim Tucker will tell ghost stories at the historical s...

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  • Park board to host input meeting for new master plan

    Park board to host input meeting for new master plan


    By: Times staff

    The Sullivan City Park Board is seeking input on its future through an event next week.It will host a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sullivan City Park Community Building for the public to weigh in on its new master plan, the first in several years.“The last master plan was done in 2006,” said board president Amy Cobb.The plan will outline desired improvements and developments at the park, as well as steps to achieve those.The creation of the master plan is being paid for by...

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  • Lady Arrows bounced from sectional by Linton

    Lady Arrows bounced from sectional by Linton


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    The Sullivan Lady Arrows volleyball team exited the sectional early after losing to the Linton-Stockton Lady Miners 25-18, 25-27, 25-20 and 25-19 in the first round of the Eastern Greene Class 2A tournament.Sullivan fell behind early in the first set and was never able to get anything going, but the Lady Arrows recovered to take the second set in extra points.“We made an adjustment and put some people in the lineup to put a block on their good middle hitter,” Sullivan head coach S...

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  • Arrows, T-birds gear up for sectional showdowns

    Arrows, T-birds gear up for sectional showdowns


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    The regular season is already in the books, and the Sullivan Golden Arrows and North Central Thunderbirds are spending the week preparing for their sectional first-round opponents. Both Sullivan County programs drew home games that will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday.The Golden Arrows (5-4, 3-3 Western Indiana Conference) will look to make it to the second round for the second straight year when they host the Southridge Raiders (6-3, 5-2 Pocket Conference), and the Thunderbirds (4-5, 1-3 Southwest...

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