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  • April showers bring May tractors: Drivers must use caution when sharing road with farm machinery

    April showers bring May tractors: Drivers must use caution when sharing road with farm machinery


    By: Harold Bosstick

    You’re driving you car along at a good clip down a county road, wind pouring in through an open window, sunlight streaming in through the windshield.It’s one of the best parts of spring. However, with that warm weather comes farmers putting in their crop for the year — meaning extra caution is necessary when driving.“Most of the time, they (farmers) are not out for a long period of time. They are normally brief trips to and from their fields,” said Sullivan Count...

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  • Seven Democrats vying for three council at-large seats on Tuesday

    Seven Democrats vying for three council at-large seats on Tuesday


    By: Dennis Clark

    Duane Wampler couldn’t recall a larger number of Democrat candidates running for Sullivan County Council At-Large during an election in his six four-year terms.“I recall maybe six one time, five, but not seven,” the current council president recalled.In this Tuesday’s primary election, seven Democrat candidates are seeking three open at-large spots on the November general election ballot.A note, Opal Jane Alexander is the only GOP candidate on Tuesday’s primary b...

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  • DNR seeks volunteers to build fish habitat at Sullivan Lake

    DNR seeks volunteers to build fish habitat at Sullivan Lake


    By: Times staff

    The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteers to assemble fish habitat structures at Sullivan Lake on Saturday as part of the new Reservoir Aquatic Habitat Enhancement Program.RAHEP builds fish habitat in reservoirs where natural structure is lacking. Sullivan Lake, a 451-acre reservoir, is the first project lake for the program. Over the winter, staff from the Sullivan County Park Department and inmates from the Sullivan City-County Correctional Facility cut lumber and pr...

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  • Sullivan City Park site for drop-off of old medication

    Sullivan City Park site for drop-off of old medication


    By: Times staff

    This weekend, community members with old medication they need to dispose of can take advantage of the Sullivan County Operation Medicine Cabinet.The Sullivan County Soil and Water Conservation District, local law enforcement departments and the Drug Enforcement Administration is hosting the event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sullivan City Park.The event allows members of the public to drop off expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for disposal by the authorities. The serv...

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  • Arrows run on senior night

    Arrows run on senior night


    By: Times staff report

    It was senior night for the Sullivan boys and girls track and field teams at the Harry C. Jarrett All-Weather Track Thursday.The Lady Arrows defeated Northview 80-52 while Sullivan lost the boys meet 75-57.“Northview is one of the favorites to win the WIC,” said Sullivan boys coach Jeff Moore. “They are a very good team, even without one of their better distance runners tonight.“We had some good performances. Ike Chastain threw a personal best in the shot put (39 feet...

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  • Sullivan wins at Greencastle

    Sullivan wins at Greencastle


    By: Times staff report

    Sullivan overcame a 2-0 deficit to record an 11-3 victory at Greencastle Thursday in a Western Indiana Conference softball game.McKenzie Pirtle struck out four and walked none as she picked up the complete-game victory.She surrendered five hits, including a home run, and allowed three runs, two earned.She helped her own cause with a double and two RBIs, as well as scoring twice.Abbey Wardell, freshman outfielder, had two hits, including a double, scored once and knocked in two runs.Catcher Ca...

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  • Kuppler paces Sullivan victory

    Kuppler paces Sullivan victory


    By: Times staff report

    Colton Kuppler shot a season-low 32 to pace the Sullivan boys golf team to a win at the Sullivan Elks Club Golf Course Thursday.The Golden Arrows defeated South Vermillion 164-215.Also for Sullivan, Austin Bobbitt had a 42, Noah Cox 41, Lex Moody 49, Conner King 53 and Levi Whigham had a 58.“It was great to see Colton come out and shoot a 3-under par,” said Sullivan  coach Justin Ridge. “He shot a 30 last year at the WIC, but I think this was the best he has ever shot h...

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