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Sunday, July 05, 2015

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  • Rainy weather a potential negative impact on Indiana's corn and soybean production

    Rainy weather a potential negative impact on Indiana's corn and soybean production


    By: Dennis Clark

    Rain, rain and more rain is adversely affecting Indiana’s corn and soybean crops — to the tune of an estimated $475 million decline in production — according to Purdue Extension agricultural economist Chris Hurt. Hurt said the state currently ranks well below normal following his analysis of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Crop Progress report released Monday. “It is not hard to find the culprit — excessive amounts of rainfall,” Hurt said. This i...

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  • Failure to yield causes two-vehicle crash  on US 41

    Failure to yield causes two-vehicle crash on US 41


    By: Times staff

    An early morning, two-vehicle crash on U.S. 41 sent two people to the hospital Wednesday. The Indiana State Police reported at 9:13 a.m., a 2008 Ford F-150, driven by Sonner Faught, 90, Sullivan, was eastbound on CR 200N and attempted to cross the southbound lanes of 41. In doing so, Faught drove into the path of a southbound 2001 Ford Explorer, driven by Lisa M. Smith, 46, Marshall, Ill. Faught was transported to Sullivan County Community Hospital for treatment of what is believed to be non-...

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  • COMMENTARY: Stars and Bars, Symbols and Hate

    COMMENTARY: Stars and Bars, Symbols and Hate


    By: Harold Bosstick

    It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t have strong feelings about the removal of the Confederate Flag — or the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia, the Dixie flag, the Stars and Bars, what have you — from state capitols in southern states and from various monuments and store shelves. To some, it represents the pride they have in the south and the men who died fighting for the Confederate States of America — albeit against their counterparts in the United...

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  • SCPL fireworks over lake fires up Saturday

    SCPL fireworks over lake fires up Saturday


    By: Times staff

    During the Independence Day weekend, Sullivan County Park and Lake is hosting a bevy of events and activities to celebrate. From Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, live music, food and market vendors, a golf cart parade and a poker run are all scheduled. And when can kids and those young at heart expect fireworks to start Saturday evening? “We get this question (about when fireworks will begin),” Sullivan County Park and Lake Superintendent Steve Hinesley said. “It wil...

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  • Memorial ceremony scheduled for July 4

    Memorial ceremony scheduled for July 4


    By: Harold Bosstick

    Sullivan American Legion Post 139 will host its Fourth Annual July 4th Program Saturday. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. on the Sullivan County Courthouse square with a welcome and the raising of the American Flag by Boy Scout Troop 139 followed by Diana Ross singing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Wayne “Butch” Unger will then give an invocation. Unger is a Sullivan County native who recently returned and is interim minister at the Sullivan First Baptist Church. Sullivan H...

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  • 3 charged in child neglect case

    3 charged in child neglect case


    By: Times staff

    Three people have been charged in connection to the neglect of a child in April.Cassandra Ray Tarrh, 26, Shelburn; Brenda Marie Hunt, 22, Sullivan; and Cody Lucas Stewart, 27, Sullivan, each face a Level 6 felony count of neglect of a dependent, according to documents filed on June 18 in Sullivan Circuit Court.The case involves Tarrh’s young daughter — whose age is not listed in Sullivan City Police Department Chief Jesse Morin’s incident report.The reported neglect was firs...

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  • Hands-on in Hymera

    Hands-on in Hymera


    By: Andrew Krull

    Robert Budd worked Tuesday on leveling out the old foundation to a dilapidated property he purchased and had torn down at tax sale. His wife Janice checks on the progress of the work adjacent to the couple’s home on Meadow Street in Hymera. 

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