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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

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  • Defensive Action

    Defensive Action


    By: Andrew Krull

    Members of the Troy Pearison Construction fifth/sixth-grade Sullivan Youth Football League team worked on blocking skills at the start of practice early Tuesday evening near the Sullivan Little League baseball fields off North Court Street. The team coached by Dustin Arnett had its first game last Saturday and is competing in the Southwest Indiana Youth Football League, which includes teams from Washington, North Knox, North Daviess, North Central, Eastern Greene, Vincennes and Sullivan. 

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  • Postponed blacktopping project to hit streets week of Corn Fest

    Postponed blacktopping project to hit streets week of Corn Fest


    By: Harold Bosstick

    The city of Sullivan is moving forward with plans to blacktop streets this month, replacing worn out asphalt to better serve the community.The catch: Work will likely begin on Sept. 14, the Monday before the Sullivan Rotary Corn Festival, which runs Sept. 16-19.“I wanted (the company) to come before the Corn Festival,” said Sullivan Mayor Clint Lamb. “I was hoping to be done. But it kept getting pushed back.”Of particular concern is planned work on Wolfe Street, one of...

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  • Sullivan County Council, SCSD discuss longevity raises for deputies

    Sullivan County Council, SCSD discuss longevity raises for deputies


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Sullivan County Council spent its second of three days of hearings going over the 2016 budget with well-sharpened pencils and a fine tooth comb on Tuesday.“We’re getting close to where we want to be … where we need to be to be within that 2.6 (percent) the state is allowing us to increase,” council president Duane Wampler said.The council is faced with slicing $571,576, which is the difference between budgets submitted by the various county departments and the 2.6...

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  • 2 men arrested after being found with stolen vehicle

    2 men arrested after being found with stolen vehicle


    By: Times staff

    Two men were arrested between late Monday and early Tuesday on charges related to a stolen vehicle they were found with at a county park.Joshua Michael Daniel, 18, Clinton, faces preliminary charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and driving without receiving a valid license, while Billy Dean Robbins, 50, Indianapolis, has been charged with auto theft.Officers were first called to Sullivan Park and Lake around 10:15 p.m. Monday, according to information from Sullivan County 911 Dispatch st...

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  • 5th GiveIN Game program seeks venison for needy families

    5th GiveIN Game program seeks venison for needy families


    By: Times staff

    For a fifth year, a Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish & Wildlife’s venison donation program hopes hunters will donate venison that will be given to needy families.Hunters who are willing to donate venison to GiveIN Game and people who would like to receive venison could begin registering on Sept. 1 at wildlife.IN.gov/7240.htm, according to a news release from the DNR.Previous participants must re-register every year, if they want to continue participating.“GiveI...

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  • North Central wins Eminence Invitational

    North Central wins Eminence Invitational


    By: Times staff report

    The North Central volleyball team picked up two victories on Saturday at the Eminence Invitational.The Ladybirds defeated Eminence 25-2, 25-17 and then beat Deaf School 25-13, 19-25, 15-9.“The girls played well all day,” said North Central coach Lyndsey Cummings. “Great serving and great passing kept us in control.”In the win against Eminence, Kourtney Patrick had seven kills, four assists and four digs to go with 8-for-8 serving and four aces.Cheany Deckard had one ki...

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  • North Central drops tennis match

    North Central drops tennis match


    By: Times staff report

    FARMERSBURG — The North Central High School boys and girls cross country teams both finished third as they competed against Terre Haute South and Northview Tuesday as the temperature hovered near 90 degrees.In the boys race, South won with 25 points, and Northview had 43. The Thunderbirds finished with 74 points.In the girls race, South was first with 21 points, Northview was runner-up with a total of 39, and the Ladybirds tallied 76 points.North Central freshman Emma Baker led early bu...

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