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Saturday, November 01, 2014

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  • Trick-or-Treaters out in droves

    Trick-or-Treaters out in droves


    By: Harold Bosstick

    Trick-or-treaters were out in force Thursday night along West Washington Street, the night before Halloween, seeking what candy and riches they could find. Several parents, grandparents and kids in costumes walked the streets in the quest.

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  • Excise police captain and VCSD chief deputy face off in sheriff's race

    Excise police captain and VCSD chief deputy face off in sheriff's race


    By: Harold Bosstick

    As current Sullivan County Sheriff Bryan Kinnett ends his second term in his position, two veteran officers are vying for the spot.Clark Cottom, 50, a Democrat, has worked in law enforcement for 27 years and currently serves as the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy.Patrick Fulford, 50, a Republican, is currently a captain with the Indiana Excise police and has served 30 years as an officer.Utilizing reserve officersOne of the areas both candidates readily agree with each oth...

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  • Public provides input on Sullivan City Park master plan

    Public provides input on Sullivan City Park master plan


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Sullivan City Park Board received input from about 14 citizens concerning its future in a public hearing at the City Park shelterhouse Wednesday.The city is working on its Indiana Department of Natural Resources 5-year Master Plan, which will cover the years 2015-2019.SCP board president Amy Cobb stated the last master plan was completed in 2006.The plan’s goal is to outline desired improvements and developments at the park, as well as steps to achieve those outcomes. Michael Krossc...

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  • Commissioners Dist. 1: Newcomers Williams, Davis seek Misner's seat

    Commissioners Dist. 1: Newcomers Williams, Davis seek Misner's seat


    By: Dennis Clark

    A newcomer vaulted onto the political scene seeking the open Sullivan County Commissioners Dist. 1 seat during the May primary election.Todd Williams, 46, Shelburn, defeated not only a former commissioner, Jim Boes, but also a sitting county councilman, Brian Pound, in the Democratic primary — Williams tallying 1,449 votes, while Boes and Pound had 1,254 and 1,095 votes, respectively.Robert Davis, 52, Fairbanks, will be the next challenge for Williams in Tuesday’s general election...

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  • County Council Dist. 3: Cox seeking third term, Shew a GOP newcomer

    County Council Dist. 3: Cox seeking third term, Shew a GOP newcomer


    By: Dennis Clark

    A two-term Democrat incumbent and a first-time political candidate are facing off for the Sullivan County Council Dist. 3 seat, which encompasses Haddon, Gill and Turman townships.Larry Cox, 64, Carlisle, defeated county farmer Jack Mize 569-286 votes in the May primary election. At that time, no Republicans were on the primary ballot.However, a GOP caucus voted to give its party chairman, Bill Springer, authority to fill vacancies by June 30, the deadline for paperwork to be filed with the s...

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  • SHS play delves into wedding madness

    SHS play delves into wedding madness


    By: Harold Bosstick

    Sullivan High School will present its fall play, “Altar Egos,” at 7 p.m. Saturday with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Sunday. The play tells the story of Colleen, played by senior Haley Hamburg, and Mark, senior Thad Boone, as they plan their wedding amidst family drama and returning ex-girlfriends. Here, in a cut-away scene depicting a prisoner appearing before a judge, Colleen, right, yells at Mark, second from left, while he is flanked by his ex-girlfriends, from left, Andrea,...

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  • Differing legal experiences highlight prosecutor's race

    Differing legal experiences highlight prosecutor's race


    By: Andrew Krull

    The Sullivan County Prosecutor race features a Democrat candidate extolling his experience as a prosecutor and the Republican noting his legal experience as a whole.Current prosecutor Bob Hunley will leave the position after deciding to run for Sullivan Circuit Court judge, where he was unopposed in both the primary and the upcoming general election.Democrat John Springer, his chief deputy prosecutor, seeks the office against Republican Jeff Johnson, a longtime Sullivan attorney.“I&rsqu...

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