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Thursday, April 17, 2014

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  • Sink hole leads to fiberoptic line being sliced;  Sullivan County schools, library go offline

    Sink hole leads to fiberoptic line being sliced; Sullivan County schools, library go offline


    By: Dennis Clark

    A second sink hole opening up in Sullivan in the past week has led to more dire consequences this time, with a fiberoptic line being cut on Wednesday.The sink hole opened up on Price Street, a half-block east of North Section Street, earlier in the day.“We were digging up a sink hole, and we ran into a fiberoptics line,” Sullivan utility superintendent Chris Olson said.When it was cut, the immediate result was Sullivan High School, directly west of the sink hole, saw their compute...

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  • SWSC trustees pass resolutions to potentially revamp SHS activities building

    SWSC trustees pass resolutions to potentially revamp SHS activities building


    By: Harold Bosstick

    Southwest School Corp. trustees adopted three resolutions Wednesday night in advance of a potential move to renovate the activities building on Sullivan High School’s campus.“Right now, it’s just in the consideration stage ... It’s not a done deal. It doesn’t mean we’re doing it,” said SWSC Superintendent Chris Stitzle. “But we are going to move forward about exploring it.”In January, the trustees hired Jeff Justice and Evansville-based de...

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  • 'Show You Wheels' could feature over 100 vintage vehicles

    'Show You Wheels' could feature over 100 vintage vehicles


    By: Dennis Clark

    Raising scholarship money for post-secondary education is the goal of Saturday’s “Show Your Wheels” car show.With good weather — and the forecast is promising — there could be over 100 vintage cars and trucks on the front parking lot at Sullivan High School. Whatever the weather, it will go on, rain or shine.“I don’t know when it started, but I’ve been here since 2007,” SHS/Ivy Tech automotive instructor Scott Mumma said. “All the pr...

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  • Mushroom hunting and more at Dugger Spring Fling

    Mushroom hunting and more at Dugger Spring Fling


    By: Times staff

    Organizers for the 3rd Annual Dugger Spring Fling Morel Festival and Car Show expect more than 500 people for this Saturday’s event with a  nice forecast all the better for mushroom hunting.“The weather is supposed to be perfect and sunny,” festival president Lesa Lewellyn said. “So it should make the morels come out and everyone will have a good time.”Registration at the Dugger Community Center begins for the mushroom hunt at 9 a.m., with the festival and E...

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  • Disastrous 3rd inning costs Union in 12-7 loss to Eminence

    Disastrous 3rd inning costs Union in 12-7 loss to Eminence


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    The Union Lady Bulldogs lost their third softball game in a row, falling to the visiting Eminence Lady Eels 12-7 Wednesday night in Dugger.Up 2-1 after two innings, the Lady ’Dogs allowed 11 runs to score in the top of the third. Four of the Eels’ third-inning runs came on a grand slam.The Lady ’Dogs were able to cut the deficit to 12-4 by the end of the fifth inning, but their three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning were not enough to extend the game.“Things ju...

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  • Ladybirds edge North Daviess

    Ladybirds edge North Daviess


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    The North Central Ladybirds improved to 2-0 in the Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference with a 4-3 win over the North Daviess Lady Cougars Wednesday night in Farmersburg.Tied at 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh, a sacrifice fly to center field by North Central senior Sammie Young drove Katelynn Kennedy in to secure the win without having to go to extra innings.Kennedy reached base on a single, advanced to second on a Christian Chambers single and moved into scoring position on a wild pitc...

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  • T-birds shut out by Miners

    T-birds shut out by Miners


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    The North Central baseball team lost their first Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference game of the season Wednesday, falling to the Miners 9-0 in Linton.Down 2-0 after 2 1/2 innings, Linton-Stockton broke the game open with five runs in the bottom of the third. Four of those runs came on a Trent Vowell grand slam.“We had a couple mental errors and a couple of balls that found the ground that we couldn’t get to,” North Central head coach Ryan Gilman said.Up 7-0, Linton pad...

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