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Sunday, February 26, 2017

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  • Northeast wins sixth-grade tournament

    Northeast wins sixth-grade tournament


    By: Times staff

    Contributed photo: The Northeast Middle School sixth-grade boys basketball team won its own tournament recently. They defeated Carlisle 36-32 as Wyatt Ison and Gavin Tryon each scored 11 points. Levi Jennings scored four points, Brandon Daves three and Nathan Scott, Braydon Robison and Joshua Roberts each scored two points. In the championship game, Northeast defeated WRV 34-18. Daves scored 18 points, Tryon six, Robison four, Curtis Backfish three, Ison two and Garrett Lowe one. Team members...

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  • SHS, RCA win archery tournament

    SHS, RCA win archery tournament


    By: Times staff

    Earlier this year, Rural Community Academy played host to the NASP (National Archery in School Program) state qualifier.There were teams competing from RCA elementary and middle school, elementary, middle school and high schools teams from Dugger Union, Sullivan High School, North Central High School, Northeast Middle School, Northeast East Elementary and Northeast North Elementary.Sullivan won first place in the high school division.Rural Community Academy took first place in the middle scho...

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  • Rival schools team together for cancer patient

    Rival schools team together for cancer patient


    By: Andrew Krull

    Sullivan and Linton will renew their rivalry on the court tonight, when the two finish the high school basketball regular season in Sullivan. The night also will mark the end of a campaign between the schools to help the family of an eighth-grade Sullivan boy dealing with a rare form of cancer. “We knew some people that used to go here and now go to Linton,” said Amy Bell, an organizer of the events. She added that an assistant coach for Linton has been instrumental on that school...

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  • WV Makers Fest STEAM event expects to soar up, up and away

    WV Makers Fest STEAM event expects to soar up, up and away


    By: Dennis Clark

    The upcoming Wabash Valley Makers Fest STEAM event promises to be an out-of-this-world experience for its participating students. Astronaut David Wolf, MD EE, has been announced this week as the keynote speaker for the annual event set for April 22 at Sullivan Middle School. Dr. Wolf has logged just over 4,040 hours in space over four separate missions —including seven spacewalks. His experience includes three Space Shuttle missions, but he is also a Russian Cosmonaut, conducting all tr...

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  • Sullivan FFA playing games for a good cause

    Sullivan FFA playing games for a good cause


    By: Jessica Pitts

    Competition was tough as nine Sullivan FFA middle school chapter members and residents of Breckenridge Health and Rehabilitation played a number of board games on Wednesday afternoon The service activity, held during National FFA Week, was made possible from the “Living to Serve” grant that SMS received from the National FFA.  “It’s great to get out into the community with a group of people that enjoy spending time with young people,” Sullivan FFA chapter ad...

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  • Man arrested for alleged battery against young family member

    Man arrested for alleged battery against young family member


    By: Times staff

    A 12-day battery investigation led to the arrest Wednesday of a Sullivan man for alleged injuries sustained by a 6-year-old family member. Around Feb. 10, Indiana State Police Trooper Kyle Hall and ISP Detective Angie Hahn received information that Zachary Spidle, 24, became agitated with the young victim and grabbed her “about the extremities and neck in an aggressive manner causing various contusions,” an ISP press release states.  Spidle faces a preliminary charge of felon...

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  • Luke House sees a bright future in the coming months

    Luke House sees a bright future in the coming months


    By: Jessica Pitts

    With renovations wrapping up, the Luke House hopes to benefit the community when its doors open later this year.  It has been over two years since the Luke House closed its doors and 18 months since they began renovations. The drug and alcohol treatment program, located at 128 S. Crowder St. in Sullivan, had several structural issues that needed to be confronted, along with issues of housing males and females together. The home needed to become a safe haven, of sorts, for women. But, the...

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