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  • 10th Shakamak State Park Pow Wow is a family event

    10th Shakamak State Park Pow Wow is a family event


    By: Dennis Clark

    The 10th Shakamak State Park Pow Wow will have a theme of “Celebration of the Future” in its annual two-day weekend event.The traditional pow wow, hosted by the Sullivan County American Indian Council Inc., is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, then from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.“This is a very nice family event,” event coordinator Susan Petoskey said. “There will be a lot of activities.”Featured artist is Native American Music Awards (NAMMY) nominat...

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  • Schoendienst family makes Corn Fest rides happen

    Schoendienst family makes Corn Fest rides happen


    By: Andrew Krull

    Kids love the rides at the Sullivan Rotary Corn Festival, and the man behind the rides hopes the relationship with the festival continues for many years. “I hope we’re here for a long time,” Luehrs’ Ideal Rides President Andy Schoendienst said. “We have a good working relationship (with the Sullivan Rotary Club), and as long as that relationship continues I don’t plan on going anywhere.“(In a smaller town), you get to know people, and when you come ba...

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  • 1st of two Shelburn men sentenced in January meth case

    1st of two Shelburn men sentenced in January meth case


    By: Times staff

    A Shelburn man pleaded guilty on Monday to a drug charge, while avoiding several others, in connection to an incident earlier this year in which he and another town resident were arrested.Douglas Leturgez, 58, accepted a plea deal for one Class D felony count of possession of methamphetamine in Sullivan Circuit Court.As part of that agreement, the following charges were dropped: possession of chemical reagents or precursors with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, a Class D felony;...

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  • Lady 'Dogs fall to Turkey Run in 4

    Lady 'Dogs fall to Turkey Run in 4


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    The Dugger Union Lady Bulldogs volleyball team won its first set of the season but lost the match 25-13, 25-18, 20-25 and 25-12 to the Turkey Run Lady Warriors Thursday night at Dugger.Freshman Rainy Kinnard’s serving helped the Lady Bulldogs jump out to an early 5-0 lead to start game three, and Dugger was ahead 11-6 when Turkey Run went on a six-point run to tie and then take the lead. Dugger was able to retake the lead, at 13-12, but Lady Warriors twice tied the game and stayed withi...

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  • Singles forfeit aids T-birds tennis

    Singles forfeit aids T-birds tennis


    By: Times staff

    North Central boys tennis won a tight 3-2 match Thursday against Vincennes Rivet with a reversal of fortune for the Thunderbirds — the Patriots had to forfeit a singles match.“It helped even the score,” T-birds coach Tim Drake said, after his squad lost a few 3-2 matches at the season’s start due to only having six players available. “It was nice to be on the other end of it, believe me.”Drake shuffled his lineup due to Rivet forfeiting No. 3 singles. He te...

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  • Lady Arrows down Rivet in 4

    Lady Arrows down Rivet in 4


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    The Sullivan Lady Arrows defeated the Vincennes Rivet Lady Patriots 18-25, 25-16, 25-18 and 25-14 Thursday night at Sullivan.“After a slow start and giving up 15 points on unforced errors, we came back and played much smarter in the last three games,” Sullivan head coach Sue Chagnon said. “The first game we just didn't execute. In the last three games, our hitters were more selective in their shots and were able to put the Rivet defense on their heels.”Freshman Adi...

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  • Corn Fest kicks off

    Corn Fest kicks off


    By: Andrew Krull

    The Sullivan Rotary Corn Festival opened on the Sullivan County Courthouse square Wednesday, with the Sounds of Touch bringing Motown music to the  square during the evening. Music continues each night through Saturday with Endless Summer performing tonight, BritBeat playing Beatles tunes Friday night and the CCR cover band Blue Moon Swamp going on Saturday. Each show begins at 7 p.m. Sullivan High School student Carson Willis performs from 4-5 p.m. Saturday.

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