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  • National Disabilities Awareness Month: Two young Sullivan men learning and growing as roommates

    National Disabilities Awareness Month: Two young Sullivan men learning and growing as roommates


    By: Dennis Clark

    For many, moving into your first apartment with a new roommate is a right of passage to adulthood. For two young Sullivan men, their transition within the Four Rivers Resource Service’s supported living program, by all accounts, is going rather smoothly. James Ballard and Nick Boyd moved in as roommates in July at the facility’s home on Bell Street, in Sullivan. “Four people are currently in the supported living program in Sullivan,” FRRS Division Director Peggy Copela...

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  • Cause unknown in Wednesday night house fire

    Cause unknown in Wednesday night house fire


    By: Times staff

    Fire heavily damaged a house in rural Hamilton Township late Wednesday evening, and officials aren’t yet sure of its cause. Around 11 p.m. that night, the Sullivan City Fire Department was called to a residence near the intersection of Center Street and CR 575N near Jackson Hill. “When we get there, we had flames shooting through the roof” of the two-story home, said SCFD Chief Rob Robertson. Crews were on-scene for about three and a half hours but managed to knock down the...

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  • ISP: Food truck's cargo, bound for Terre Haute restaurant, condemned

    ISP: Food truck's cargo, bound for Terre Haute restaurant, condemned


    By: Times staff

    The cargo of a refrigerated cargo truck was condemned Tuesday afternoon when authorities discovered its chilling unit nonfunctional. According to a news release from the Indiana State Police, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Trooper Byron Goodman stopped the 2014 box truck on U.S. 41 near its intersection with Johnson Street near Sullivan around 4:45 p.m. that day. During the routine inspection, Goodman reportedly discovered that the refrigerator unit on the truck was not functioning “(F)...

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  • Local Salvation Army accepting summer camp applications

    Local Salvation Army accepting summer camp applications


    By: Harold Bosstick

    The Sullivan County Salvation Army is accepting applications for kids who wish to attend faith-based summer camps at Hidden Falls Camp, Bedford, this year. Michelle Smith, the director of the organization said about 30 kids were sent to camps last year. “We will send as many children that sign up,” she said. “The applications are in the school offices, and all income levels are eligible for free camping. “The only expense for the parents is getting kids to Bedford and...

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  • 3rd person sentenced in WVCF trafficking case

    3rd person sentenced in WVCF trafficking case


    By: Times staff

    A Lansing, Ill. woman was sentenced in a drug trafficking case at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility stemming back to last June. Sade Campbell, 27, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana as a lesser charge of Class D felony in Sullivan Circuit Court on March 12.  She was sentenced to 365 days in jail with 335 days suspended and credit for two actual days served and two days credit, along with 335 days probation. Two other charges were dropped against he...

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  • Putt & Chug hopes to bring fun, non-profit in future

    Putt & Chug hopes to bring fun, non-profit in future


    By: Andrew Krull

    Organizers of the inaugural Putt & Chug Tour in Sullivan have long range plans for any money generated from the bar crawl event but also just want to bring something new and fun to the county. “Everybody talks about there’s nothing to do (in Sullivan), there’s nothing to do,” Sullivan’s Mark Roberts said. “I’ve said it myself. So I’m going to make it so there’s something to do.”  The May 30 event modeled after the annual Bar...

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  • Sullivan resident selected as Top 100 student at IUPUI

    Sullivan resident selected as Top 100 student at IUPUI


    By: Times staff

    A 2012 Sullivan High School graduate has achieved a high distinction while a student at IUPUI in Indianapolis. Jake Brown, a junior, majoring in human resource management in the Kelley School of Business, is being recognized as a 2015 Top 100 Student by the IUPUI Alumni Council and the Student Organization for Alumni Relations. The two groups will honor the school’s top 100 juniors and seniors during the 16th IUPUI Top 100 Outstanding Students Recognition Dinner on April 10.  The d...

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