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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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  • Labor Day run draws crowd, donations

    Labor Day run draws crowd, donations


    By: Dennis Clark

    A large contingent of runners of all ages competed in the 5th Sullivan Beta Club Labor Day One-Mile Race on Section Street Monday morning. Above, at right, Ed Walker (1428) is shown running for the eventual winning team, Milburn HealthMart Pharmacy. The overall winner of the race was Steve Godfrey, with a time of 5:02.5. Top female finisher was Sullivan High School cross-country runner Sydney Pike, who placed 13th overall, in a time of 6:18.2. Money raised by the event is earmarked for expens...

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  • County's deadline to apply for blight elimination funding is Sept. 15

    County's deadline to apply for blight elimination funding is Sept. 15


    By: Dennis Clark

    A deadline of Sept. 15 is looming in Sullivan County’s effort to compete for funding through the Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program.Last week, Indiana cities — including Columbus, Kokomo, Marion and Richmond — received a combined award of over $6 million. This was the fourth of six rounds doling out $75 million available for blight elimination to reduce foreclosures and stabilize property values.  Sullivan County falls in the sixth and final round, one of 30 sm...

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  • Clay City man charged with possession after police find K2 in pants, paraphernalia in socks

    Clay City man charged with possession after police find K2 in pants, paraphernalia in socks


    By: Times staff

    Police have arrested a Clay City man after he was found to have synthetic marijuana following a tip from the public.Bobby Ray Hunt Jr., 22, is charged with a preliminary count of possession of a synthetic drug or look-alike substance stemming from an incident late Thursday night.According to an incident report from Shelburn Town Marshal Deputy Billy McCombs, he and deputy Larry Pinkston were called to investigate possible drug activity involving a gold Pontiac Grand Prix in the town around 8:...

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  • Rural New Lebanon woman injured after ATV rolls

    Rural New Lebanon woman injured after ATV rolls


    By: Times staff

    A rural New Lebanon woman sustained severe injuries to her hand after an all-terrain vehicle she was a passenger in flipped.Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Carl Melchert said Anita South, 47, was riding an ATV near Riverton Sunday morning when, for an unknown reason, it flipped.“We know they rolled it,” the deputy said. “But we don’t know how many times.”South reportedly grasped the roll bar when the ATV flipped.“It looked pretty serious,&...

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  • County man ejected from vehicle after flipping three times

    County man ejected from vehicle after flipping three times


    By: Harold Bosstick

    A Sullivan County man was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital Saturday after he was ejected from his vehicle following an accident that morning.Matthew Duguay, 21, was listed in fair conditionat at IU Health Methodist Hospital on Monday evening.Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Carl Melchert said the accident occurred on SR 63 near Fairbanks around 4:45 a.m. Saturday.Duguay reportedly “missed the curve” while driving.“He ended up overcorrecting and losing c...

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  • Arrows end 5-year drought versus Miners

    Arrows end 5-year drought versus Miners


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    For the first time in a decade, the Sullivan Golden Arrows enjoyed a home win over Linton-Stockton, beating the Class A No. 2 Miners 24-21 Friday night at Sportland Park.Down 21-18 with less than a minute-and-a-half left in the game, a Zane Conner interception and a 57-yard pass play from sophomore quarterback Trey Powell to Chase Nicol put the ball inside the Linton 20-yard line with 55 seconds remaining.Consecutive passes from Powell to Sullivan receiver Luke Spurlock moved the ball to the...

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  • Bulldogs earn DUCS its 1st win

    Bulldogs earn DUCS its 1st win


    By: Times staff

    The Bulldogs earned the Dugger Union Community School its first football win, beating the Traders Point Christian Academy Golden Eagles 41-13 Friday night at Zionsville Junior High School.After giving up a passing touchdown in the first quarter, the Bulldogs scored 41 unanswered points.“It was nice to make a hundred-mile trip and win,” Dugger head coach Danny Tieken said. “We shook the cobwebs off, got a turnover and put a drive together to go ahead. We were rolling from the...

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