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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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  • Cross country practice

    Cross country practice


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    Photos By B.J. HARGIS: Under the guidance of new Sullivan High School boys and girls cross country coach Samantha Unger several athletes have been participating in off-season workouts, including two days of weight lifting and two days of conditioning per week. From left, Will Atkinson, Ben Pirtle, Lane Clements, Constance Hamburg, Hannah Russell, Sydney Pike and Emily Hale are shown running a warm-up lap on Tuesday. Official practice begins at 9 a.m. Monday at the SHS shelterhouse. Players mu...

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  • Terminally ill SCSD K-9 takes 'last ride'

    Terminally ill SCSD K-9 takes 'last ride'


    By: Andrew Krull

    Brad Miller’s face showed the emotion that any pet owner who has had to put down their beloved companion could appreciate, but the Indiana State trooper had more than just a pet in his black Labrador — he was losing his former law enforcement partner from his days as a Sullivan County Sheriff’s deputy.“It’s her last ride,” Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom said prior to Miller arriving in his ISP car, leading several law enforcement vehicles to the SCSD....

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  • 8th Dist. recount moves on from Sullivan County

    8th Dist. recount moves on from Sullivan County


    By: Andrew Krull

    The Indiana Recount Commission came to Sullivan County on Tuesday, finishing up work here on the recount for the 8th Dist. Congressional District Democratic primary.“We’re hoping to go to Greene County later today to commence recounting there,” IRC Deputy Recount Director Sebastian Smelko said while in Sullivan. “We’ve got 15 left.” He noted Vermillion, Parke, Vigo, Clay and Sullivan counties would be complete as of Tuesday, but could not provide an estimat...

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  • County Council, SWSC, sheriff spar over funding of school resource officer

    County Council, SWSC, sheriff spar over funding of school resource officer


    By: Dennis Clark

    Sullivan County Council members repeatedly expressed their support for a school resource officer at Southwest School Corporation during their meeting on Monday.However, how to fund one, or who is going to fund one, was the $64,000 question — or in this case, it’s become a nearly $95,000 question.“I’m not saying we’re against protection for the kids,” council president Duane Wampler said. “I’m all for it. But we’ve got to do it within our m...

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  • Manhunt in northern Sullivan County Tuesday night

    Manhunt in northern Sullivan County Tuesday night


    By: Times staff report

    The Indiana State Police and Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department were conducting a manhunt in northern Sullivan County on Tuesday evening.Troopers and deputies observed a suspect on U.S. 41 wanted on a warrant out of Sullivan County. The man was believed to be Dakota Montgomery, according to Sheriff Clark Cottom.After a short chase, the suspect wrecked his vehicle and fled on foot near CRs 950N and 200E. He was wearing a ball cap, no shirt and it was unknown if he was armed, according...

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  • Sullivan City Council tables $15 stormwater fee in 3-2 vote

    Sullivan City Council tables $15 stormwater fee in 3-2 vote


    By: Harold Bosstick

    The Sullivan City Council voted to table a vote on an ordinance that would establish a stormwater fee for city residents after an hour of questions from the public.The council voted 3-2 — Scott Brown, Steve Martindale and Raymond Pirtle in favor; Gene Bonham and John Ellington opposed — to allow time to address concerns that were raised of legal wording in the document.It will be picked up again during a special meeting slated for 7 p.m. next Tuesday.As written, the ordinance woul...

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  • Historical Face Lift

    Historical Face Lift


    By: Andrew Krull

    The transformation of the Sullivan County History Museum entryway began Monday, with employees from Vincennes-based Wolfe Construction Co., Inc. doing the exterior project work that they estimated to take three weeks to complete. The project, which will include a retractable facade, is funded through a Sullivan County Community Foundation grant. Above, Gavin Leech sweeps to clean up near the work day’s end, as Tori Klein hands Eddie Mack screws to finish up securing the building.

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