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Friday, January 30, 2015

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  • It'll be a stitch: Gallery to display quilt, fabric, fiber art through February

    It'll be a stitch: Gallery to display quilt, fabric, fiber art through February


    By: Harold Bosstick

    A congregation of mice sat on a table in the Sullivan Area Art Guild’s Gallery with their noses twitched up in the air.But these creatures aren’t there seeking scraps of cheese. The quilted, pin-cushion rodents were on display as part of the Gallery’s next exhibit, the Quilt, Fabric and Fiber Arts Show.“We started out last fall inviting some different groups in or individual artists in to try to give a little bit of variety to what people can see here in the community,...

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  • Carlisle kicks off Bicentennial celebration Saturday

    Carlisle kicks off Bicentennial celebration Saturday


    By: Dennis Clark

    While the actual main event is still over four months away, the town of Carlisle is anxious to celebrate its 200th birthday.So its only appropriate the 2015 Carlisle Bicentennial Countdown Kick Off is scheduled for Saturday — the eve of Super Bowl XLIX — at Carlisle Elementary/Junior High School.“This is our way to kick off the bicentennial … get everyone in the mood,” said Mary Ann Dudley, one of the event’s organizers.A Junior Beta Club-sponsored spaghet...

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  • Speeding Linton man arrested after officers find meth lab in vehicle

    Speeding Linton man arrested after officers find meth lab in vehicle


    By: Times staff

    A Linton man was arrested Thursday after police say they found a meth lab in his vehicle after a traffic stop for speeding.Jeffrey S. Griffith, 38, faces preliminary felony charges of possession of methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of precursors, illegal dumping of controlled waste, maintaining a common nuisance and reckless possession of paraphernalia.According to an Indiana State Police news release, Trooper Brent Robinson clocked Griffith’s gold 1999 Ford spo...

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  • New SCCH policy outlines how it will work with sponsorships, donations

    New SCCH policy outlines how it will work with sponsorships, donations


    By: Times staff

    The Sullivan County Community Hospital Board of Trustees recently approved a community sponsorship/donation policy.The policy provides guidelines for when and how the hospital will “aid in responding to requests for charitable donations, event sponsorships and in-kind requests received by the hospital and its clinics,” a press release notes.“Each year, the hospital receives numerous requests for support from various community groups and organizations,” said Michelle Fr...

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  • Ladybirds fade away late on Senior Night

    Ladybirds fade away late on Senior Night


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    Neither team could separate itself from the other through more than three quarter before the Rockville Lady Rox outscored North Central 15-2 down the stretch to beat the Ladybirds 53-40 on Thursday night at Farmersburg.After junior point guard Gabby Kreischer scored the first basket of the game, there were 14 ties and 11 lead changes before the Lady Rox pulled away in the final six minutes.“Neither team was able to break away in the first half,” North Central head coach Jacob Cumm...

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  • Myers remembered locally for black lung help, personability

    Myers remembered locally for black lung help, personability


    By: Andrew Krull

    The first thoughts Sullivan County Republican Chairman Bill Springer had on hearing Wednesday about former U.S. Rep. John Myers’ death was all the coal mine widows he helped in the county.“If you talked to a lot of these widow ladies, they would tell you he got them their black lung (benefits),” he said.The Associated Press reported the lifelong Covington native died at the age of 87 Tuesday morning in his home following a brief illness. The Republican served fifteen terms i...

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  • Sullivan County unemployment rate soars to 8 percent

    Sullivan County unemployment rate soars to 8 percent


    By: Dennis Clark

    Sullivan County’s non-seasonably adjusted unemployment rate jumped four-tenths of a percent from November to December, finishing 2015 at 8 percent.The county did improve from third- to fifth-worst in the rankings released by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday, but remains precariously close to the top spot.Overall, Lake County leads at 8.2 percent, with nearby Vermillion County right behind at 8.1 percent. Fayette (third), LaPorte (fourth) and Sullivan (fifth)...

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