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Wednesday, March 04, 2015

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  • Resident's flooded basement tied to Sullivan's issue with CSOs

    Resident's flooded basement tied to Sullivan's issue with CSOs


    By: Harold Bosstick

    John Figg lived at his West Street property in Sullivan for several years without problems, but, starting around February 2006, his basement began flooding badly.He told the Sullivan City Board of Public Works and Safety during its Tuesday night meeting, noted that he installed a backflow preventer in the basement back when the issues began.“The very next week, we had a big flood, and it blew the backflow preventer completely out of my basement floor and put about four feet of water int...

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  • Arrests made in shooting of Merom water tower

    Arrests made in shooting of Merom water tower


    By: Times staff

    Three Merom residents were arrested in relation to the New Year’s Eve shooting of the Merom water tower.On Tuesday, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department arrested Timothy Joseph Porras, 19, and his father Joseph Shawn Porras, 47, in relation to the shooting, with Jeremiah E. Mahan, 20, arrested on Friday, according to an SCSD press release.The younger Porras and Mahan were each charged with criminal recklessness as a Level 6 felony and criminal mischief as a Class A misdemeanor...

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  • 2 arrested on drug charges in separate traffic stops

    2 arrested on drug charges in separate traffic stops


    By: Times staff

    Two people were arrested in Sullivan County Monday night for drug offenses after separate traffic stops by Indiana State Police troopers.Troy J. Kemper, 19, Evansville, faces preliminary misdemeanor charges of operating vehicle while intoxicated and possession of synthetic drug or look alike substance.Rachel L. Whitlock, 21, Sullivan, has been preliminarily charged with possession of marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance and paraphernalia.Kemper was stopped just after 8 p.m. that night...

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  • T-birds exit sectional after slow start versus Warriors

    T-birds exit sectional after slow start versus Warriors


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    The North Central Thunderbirds could not overcome a disastrous start, losing to the host Warriors 71-49 in the first round of the North Knox Class 2A sectional on Tuesday night at Bicknell.After a quick start by the Warriors led to a 23-point NC loss during the two teams’ Jan. 20 meeting, the T-birds were looking to avoid that in the sectional, but North Knox scored the first eight points of the game and finished the first quarter with a 21-5 lead.“I thought the kids were ready to...

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  • Souper Saturday

    Souper Saturday


    By: Contributed photo

    The Souper Saturday Cookoff was held this weekend at the Sullivan County 4-H Building, with all proceeds going to the Sullivan County Community Kitchen. Winning teams included, from left, Sullivan Abstract, Stacy Taylor and Mary Ann Ferguson, People’s Choice award; Alternative Energy, Bruce and Diane Marheine, Top Chef (most money raised); Friar Tuck, Paul McGlasson, Most Unusual; and The Newsstand//Soda Jerks, Best Decorated.

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  • Sullivan senior to compete for America's Homecoming Queen

    Sullivan senior to compete for America's Homecoming Queen


    By: Time staff

    The Sullivan High School 2014 fall homecoming queen is in the running for America’s Homecoming Queen.Madison Boston, a senior at SHS, has been selected as a finalist for Indiana’s 35th Annual Homecoming Queen selection, to be held on April 11 at the Airport Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville, Ky., according to a press release. “I’d never heard of this program before, but my ag teacher had it in his mailbox, and he said ‘Maddie I think this is for you,’”...

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  • SHS science Olympians to compete for chance at state contest as wildcards

    SHS science Olympians to compete for chance at state contest as wildcards


    By: Times staff

    The Sullivan High School Science Olympiad Team still has a chance to make the state-level contest.The team competed Saturday in the regional contest against nine other teams from seven other schools.“They did really well,” said SHS instructor and team sponsor Diane Lighthizer.Teams from Bloomington South, New Albany, Terre Haute South and Vincennes Rivet high schools automatically advanced to the state contest on March 21 at Indiana University in Bloomington.The SHS team will comp...

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