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Monday, September 22, 2014

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  • County to receive over $50,000 in FEMA dollars in 30-45 days

    County to receive over $50,000 in FEMA dollars in 30-45 days


    By: Dennis Clark

    Just over $50,000 in federal grants will be awarded to Sullivan County within 30 to 45 days to help alleviate damages, debris removal and other expenses caused by last January’s severe snowstorm.“It was a pretty good process … been a long process,” Sullivan County Emergency Management Director Jim Pirtle said. “We stayed persistent, and, sometimes, it pays off.”According to Pirtle, Sullivan County — which includes its highway department and EMA &mdas...

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  • Linton man arrested for child molestation, rape

    Linton man arrested for child molestation, rape


    By: Times staff report

    A Linton man was arrested this weekend on a Sullivan County warrant charging him with child molestation.William Thomas LaBaume, 54, was arrested at 3 p.m. Saturday by a Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department staff member, who transferred him to the Sullivan City-County Correctional Facility from Greene County Jail, local authorities confirmed.The warrant lists charges of child molestation and rape, but attempts to obtain an incident report for further details on the case were unsuccessful...

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  • Sullivan FCA hosting flagpole prayer event

    Sullivan FCA hosting flagpole prayer event


    By: Times staff

    The Sullivan High School branch of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host a prayer event this week.The group will host the annual See You at the Pole event at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, during which they will form a ring around the flagpole in front of SHS’s main entrance and pray simultaneously with other students around the world.According to the international event’s website, it was started in 1991 and is timed with Global Week of Student Prayer, which runs now through Saturd...

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  • T-birds grounded by North Knox

    T-birds grounded by North Knox


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    The North Central Thunderbirds lost to the North Knox Warriors for the first time since 2010, falling 48-0 Friday night at Farmersburg.The North Central offense has gone two games without scoring. Meanwhile, North Knox senior running back Jordan Meurer ran for 226 yards and three touchdowns versus the Thunderbirds’ defense.Head coach Travis Nolting was disappointed with the play of his T-birds.“We have to have better fundamentals in the game,” Nolting said. “Football c...

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  • Lady Arrows golf finishes 5th at sectional; Pirtle advances

    Lady Arrows golf finishes 5th at sectional; Pirtle advances


    By: Times staff

    Sophomore McKenzie Pirtle will make her second straight trip to the regional tournament after the Sullivan High School girls golf team finished fifth out of 10 teams in the North Daviess sectional tournament Saturday at the Country Club of Old Vincennes.Pirtle shot a 40 on the front nine and a 47 on the back to finish the day with the ninth-lowest individual score and grab the second individual qualifier spot.All five members of the Vincennes Rivet team finished under 80 strokes to lead the L...

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  • 10th Shakamak State Park Pow Wow is a family event

    10th Shakamak State Park Pow Wow is a family event


    By: Dennis Clark

    The 10th Shakamak State Park Pow Wow will have a theme of “Celebration of the Future” in its annual two-day weekend event.The traditional pow wow, hosted by the Sullivan County American Indian Council Inc., is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, then from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.“This is a very nice family event,” event coordinator Susan Petoskey said. “There will be a lot of activities.”Featured artist is Native American Music Awards (NAMMY) nominat...

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  • Schoendienst family makes Corn Fest rides happen

    Schoendienst family makes Corn Fest rides happen


    By: Andrew Krull

    Kids love the rides at the Sullivan Rotary Corn Festival, and the man behind the rides hopes the relationship with the festival continues for many years. “I hope we’re here for a long time,” Luehrs’ Ideal Rides President Andy Schoendienst said. “We have a good working relationship (with the Sullivan Rotary Club), and as long as that relationship continues I don’t plan on going anywhere.“(In a smaller town), you get to know people, and when you come ba...

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