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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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  • North Central football field getting much needed repairs

    North Central football field getting much needed repairs


    By: B.J. Hargis

    FARMERSBURG — Too much water can be a bad thing, especially if you do not have the correct drainage. That is the case with Thunderbird Field at North Central High School, home of the football T-birds.“Whether it’s your yard or a football field, the number one thing you need is drainage,” said NCHS athletic director Ryan Kamman. “If water sits, it will kill the grass.“We had a lot of areas that weren’t draining on the field. We have drainage tile that...

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  • County locations featured in Wabash River documentary

    County locations featured in Wabash River documentary


    By: Andrew Krull

      Photo by Andrew Krull: A crew from WTIU in Bloomington joined John Waterman and Rogier Donker, background, above, left to right, for filming near Donker’s home in Fairbanks off the Wabash River. The group is working on a documentary on the Wabash River with an air date to coincide with Indiana’s bicentennial. They also filmed on the Merom Bluff. Above, Jacob Lindauer, the film’s director Susanne Schwibs and Brendon BeMent adjust a camera for a river trip. Susanne Sch...

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  • Sullivan County Council: Time for talk over on jail roof, need actual numbers

    Sullivan County Council: Time for talk over on jail roof, need actual numbers


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Sullivan County Council unanimously agreed that time for discussing replacement of the county jail’s roof is over until it receives actual contractors’ bid numbers during its meeting on Tuesday. Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom answered council questions about the ongoing issue of the deteriorating jail roof. “Structurally, it is not a bad building … and it’s paid for,” Cottom said, in response to council president Duane Wampler’s query of ho...

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  • RCSI directors approve $2.5K base pay raise for teachers

    RCSI directors approve $2.5K base pay raise for teachers


    By: Harold Bosstick

    The Rural Community Schools Inc. Board of Directors agreed Monday to give its teachers a base pay increase of $2,500 for the next school year However, it was a divided vote, with at least one of the three directors who attended the regular business meeting favoring phasing in the increase over two years as a fiscally conservative move. “I would never do this in a business. I would never run flat and then go like that,” said director Paul Fathauer, using his hand to indicate a shar...

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  • Man arrested on drug, theft charges after his car was involved in crash

    Man arrested on drug, theft charges after his car was involved in crash


    By: Times staff

    A Sullivan man was arrested Tuesday after a crash involving his vehicle — while being driven by a woman who was reportedly high — in which police learned it was not insured and discovered drugs and stolen property when they went to inform him of the original infraction. Kevin Wayne Miller, 44, faces preliminary charges of possession of stolen property, possession of a synthetic drug and receiving stolen property. He also had a warrant charging him with contempt of court. He remain...

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  • Sunrise Coal lays off 175 employees; Majority of production moved to Oaktown

    Sunrise Coal lays off 175 employees; Majority of production moved to Oaktown


    By: Harold Bosstick

        In what its parent company is calling a change in the coal market, Sunrise Coal LLC is letting 175 employees go at its Carlisle mine and shifting the majority of its production to Oaktown. A news release from Denver, Colorado-based Hallador Energy Company, which owns Sunrise, notes that “2015 brought mild weather and a glut of low priced nat(ural) gas. Most of our customers were surprised by these conditions and purchased too much coal for 2015. In an effort to assist our...

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  • Former SHS grad wins national award for saving 3 from fire last year

    Former SHS grad wins national award for saving 3 from fire last year


    By: Times staff

    A former Sullivan resident who currently works as an Indiana State Police trooper in Lafayette was recently named the 2015 national Trooper of the Year for saving a family of three from a burning home. Senior Trooper Ryan Winters, a 1997 Sullivan High School graduate, will receive the award form the American Association of State Troopers during a ceremony at 10 a.m. Aug. 3 at the Lafayette State Police Post. He was nominated in February for the award by this ISP district for saving three peop...

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