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Friday, December 04, 2020

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  • Carlisle approves bid for roof repairs at town hall

    Carlisle approves bid for roof repairs at town hall


    By: B.J. Hargis

    At their monthly meeting on Tuesday night, the Carlisle Town Councilapproved a bid to have the roof repaired at town hall.The board unanimously approved a bid of $14,930 from Paitson Roofing &Siding Co. Inc. in Terre Haute.Town Marshal Jerry Mize explained that Paitson cannot make repairsaround the dormer, a window that projects vertically from a slopingroof and the siding in cold weather.“Because of the weather, they probably won’t be able to start therepairs until it gets wa...

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  • Shelburn hoping to sublease two town properties

    Shelburn hoping to sublease two town properties


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Shelburn Redevelopment Commission and Shelburn Town Council werebusy transacting business in separate meetings during the month ofNovember.The redevelopment commission met on Nov. 24 to pass a pair ofresolutions authorizing solicitation of requests for proposals for thelease of properties at 35 Mill Street (Interurban building) and 9 W.Mill Street (more commonly known as the green building).The offering rents will be at least equal to the average of the twoappraisals obtained by the commi...

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  • WCIEDD announces re-energized brand and name

    WCIEDD announces re-energized brand and name


    By: Times staff

    The West Central Indiana Economic Development District istransitioning to a new name: Thrive West Central.A press conference was held Thursday morning to announce the beginningof a new era for the West Central Indiana Economic DevelopmentDistrict. With internal changes to the organization including newleadership, new staff, restructuring of departments and redefininggoals, the organization wants to redefine itself to the region itserves.“Our organization was created with a mission and v...

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  • Study of Poe provides room for escape

    Study of Poe provides room for escape


    By: B.J. Hargis

    Photo by B.J. HARGIS Sullivan High School freshmen students in Jennifer Jo Smith's Academic English class recently culminated their unit on Edgar Allan Poe with an escape room challenge built around his classic short story "The Masque of the Red Death."  Students worked in teams and masks as they completed challenges together such as ciphers, literary elements and symbolism, to name a few. There were seven challenges in all; one challenge to mark each of the colored rooms in Poe'...

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  • Ladybirds win conference opener

    Ladybirds win conference opener


    By: Times staff

    JASONVILLE -- After not playing for 23 days because of the pandemic, North Central played its second game in four nights, defeating host Shakamak 63-34 in a Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference girls basketball game on Thursday night. North Central, who improved to 2-1 overall, jumped out to a 11-1 advantage before the first quarter was halfway completed as they cruised in their SWIAC opener. The Ladybirds led 18-5 after the opening quarter, 39-11 at the half and 52-19 after three quarter...

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  • Pairings announced for Wabash Valley Classic

    Pairings announced for Wabash Valley Classic


    By: B.J. Hargis

    Pairings for the annual 2020 Vigo County School Corporation Wabash Valley Classic were announced on Tuesday. Because of COVID-19, the four-day day event — Dec. 26, Dec. 28-30 — will take place at the gyms at Terre Haute North and Terre Haute South. Dec. 31 will be the date for any makeup games. In the TH South bracket, Sullivan will open against Cloverdale at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 26. The other three opening-round games in that bracket include Bloomington South vs. Kouts at 10 a.m.; Rive...

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  • SCCH one of few sites to receive COVID-19 antibody treatments

    SCCH one of few sites to receive COVID-19 antibody treatments


    By: Times staff

    Sullivan County Community Hospital is one of 44 Indiana sites toreceive Eli Lilly’s COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapy,Bamlanivimab.Bamlanivimab is a lab-created antibody treatment made of proteins thatmimic the human immune system. It is injected into earlyCOVID-infected patients to speed up their natural response. The drugwas made in Indianapolis and is the first of its kind.SCCH received its first shipment of Bamlanivimab on Nov. 13.So far, nine patients have taken the infusion the...

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