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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

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  • City Primary: Challenger knocks off City Council Dist. 1 incumbent;  2 others could maintain seats

    City Primary: Challenger knocks off City Council Dist. 1 incumbent; 2 others could maintain seats


    By: Harold Bosstick

    In Tuesday’s city primary election, three city council races were decided by margins of at least 11 percent, with two incumbents keeping their seats and another replaced by his challenger. In the Council Dist. 1 Democratic race, John M. Ellington received 245 votes (55.81 percent), meaning he will likely replace Jack Alexander on the board since there is no Republican challenger in the general election, although the GOP could still slate a candidate before the November election. “...

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  • SHS student receives ag scholarship

    SHS student receives ag scholarship


    By: Contributed photo

    On Monday, Sullivan High School student Madison Boston, middle, was awarded a $1,500 scholarship from America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund at the school. Grow Ag Leaders scholarships, administered by the National FFA Organization, are available to high school seniors and college students pursuing degrees in ag-related fields. To be considered, each applicant must obtain endorsements from at least three local farmers. xxxxx, Boston poses for a picture with SH...

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  • Lady Arrows win, boys lose on Senior Night

    Lady Arrows win, boys lose on Senior Night


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    In their final home meet of the season, the Sullivan Lady Arrows track and field team beat West Vigo, 70-60, while the Sullivan boys fell 91-41 on Tuesday night.It was Senior Night for Sullivan, and Michael McKain, Sami Copenhaver, Ben Short, Megan Nicol and Tristen Hancock were honored before the start of the meet.“I have had the honor of coaching Sami for four years, and she has always been a workhorse for our team,” Sullivan head girls coach Jackie Ridge said. “She has al...

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  • SCSWD to enter contract negotiations with new recycling center operator

    SCSWD to enter contract negotiations with new recycling center operator


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Sullivan County Solid Waste District is hoping to get its county recycling center on a more “solid” financial footing at its meeting on Tuesday. The SCSWD board will enter contract negotiations with Flint River Corp., a two-year-old company based in Woodstock, Ill. FRC has recycling centers in Illinois and North Carolina — including a three-year, $5 million contract with Charlotte, N.C.  FRC was selected over Republic Services, which currently handles the city of Su...

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  • SHS to host Art Extravaganza on Friday

    SHS to host Art Extravaganza on Friday


    By: Times staff

    Several Sullivan High School classes across the spectrum of the fine arts will come together to host an Art Extravaganza this week. The event, planned for Friday, begins with a Nacho Night sponsored by the school’s Spanish Club from 5 to 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. At a cost of $5, participants will receive nachos, Spanish rice, churros and a drink, with proceeds going to the club. Also during that time, the school’s art department will host a gallery show in the commons area adjacen...

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  • Ladybirds shut down Terre Haute South

    Ladybirds shut down Terre Haute South


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    The North Central softball team got an outstanding performance out of its defense, and they needed it, as the Ladybirds edged the Terre Haute South Lady Braves, 2-0, Tuesday at Farmersburg.Junior pitcher Katelynn Kennedy threw a one-hitter, striking out three and walking none through seven innings. Most Lady Braves batters fell victim to great defensive plays by the North Central fielders.“Defensively, we are doing things right,” North Central head coach Erica Ketner-Arnold said....

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  • Fundraiser for Waapaahsiki Siipiiwi Mound

    Fundraiser for Waapaahsiki Siipiiwi Mound


    By: Andrew Krull

    Attendees at Saturday’s third fundraiser for Waapaahsiki Siipiiwi Mound near Fairbanks enjoyed perfect spring weather, as, from left, Robert Fulk, Robin Adamson and Hugh Oxendine were among a group keeping the beat for dancers in the background.

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