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Thursday, August 28, 2014

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  • SHS Beta Club fun run kicks off Labor Day morning

    SHS Beta Club fun run kicks off Labor Day morning


    By: Harold Bosstick

    For the fifth year, the Sullivan High School Beta Club will host a fun run on Labor Day to raise funds for its activities and for charity.The Fifth Annual Sullivan Labor Day One Mile Run is set to begin at 9:15 a.m. Monday along Section Street in the city, right next to Baesler’s Market, according to a news release from the club.Registration for the event begins at 7:45 a.m. at SHS, about a mile north of the starting point.Karen Noble, one of the Beta Club’s co-sponsors, said roug...

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  • Quilliam forced to reach a difficult decision

    Quilliam forced to reach a difficult decision


    By: Dennis Clark

    Volunteer firefighters have been placed in the tough position of choosing public safety vs. public service.An Indiana law, enacted in 2012, targeting nepotism and conflict of interest has forced Farmersburg resident John Quilliam to make that difficult choice.Quilliam serves as fire chief of Thunderbird Fire Protection Territory, which serves the area surrounding Farmersburg. He is also a first-term member of the Farmersburg Town Council.“The law says any volunteer firefighters can&rsqu...

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  • Merom sewer ordinance tabled until next month

    Merom sewer ordinance tabled until next month


    By: Andrew Krull

    Finger-pointing and high emotions marked a Merom Town Council special meeting Tuesday held to move forward a town sewage ordinance with its second reading.The reading occurred, but a vote on the ordinance was tabled until the Sept. 16 regular meeting after a few citizens raised concerns about the ordinance’s language.“That ordinance wants us to pump out that septic system every year,” resident Tim Brown complained. “If we don’t pump that septic system out every y...

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  • Sullivan teen, 16, among those charged during last weekend's diesel fest

    Sullivan teen, 16, among those charged during last weekend's diesel fest


    By: Times staff

    A Sullivan teen, age 16, was one of many arrested and charged during Saturday’s Scheid Diesel Extravaganza in Terre Haute.According to a news release from the Indiana State Excise Police, 100 people were either arrested or cited, and 103 criminal charges were issued during the annual event that caters to fans of diesel-engine vehicles.The Sullivan teen, whose name was not released due to his age, was found passed out in his own vomit next to broken bottles in the bed of a pickup truck p...

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  • Arrows vs. Miners rivalry headlines Week 2

    Arrows vs. Miners rivalry headlines Week 2


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    The nearly 100-year rivalry between Sullivan High School and the Linton-Stockton Miners will play out at Sportland Field in Sullivan, while the North Central Thunderbirds try to maintain their claim as the county’s only unbeaten teams, and the upstart Dugger Union Bulldogs endure the long bus ride to Zionsville to take on Traders Point Christian Academy in Week 2 of the football season Friday.Sullivan vs. Linton-StocktonThe Golden Arrows old rivalry with the Miners hasn’t been muc...

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  • Lady Arrows sweep Greencastle

    Lady Arrows sweep Greencastle


    By: Times staff

    The Sullivan High School girls volleyball team earned its second win of the season, beating the Greencastle Lady Tiger Cubs 28-26, 25-22 and 25-12 Wednesday night at Sullivan.“In game one, we started out with a block of their big middle hitter,” Sullivan head coach Sue Chagnon said. “Neither team was confident in their game. Our primary problem was serving. We had eight service errors, and we couldn’t put together more than two serves in a row until the final three poi...

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  • Congressman Bucshon's listening session rolls into Sullivan

    Congressman Bucshon's listening session rolls into Sullivan


    By: Dennis Clark

    Congressional listening sessions are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.Indiana’s 8th District Congressman Larry Bucshon, R-Newburgh, visited Sullivan’s Youth Center on the courthouse square for a 90-minute give-and-take with about two dozen interested persons Tuesday afternoon.As expected, Bucshon answered mundane questions covering a wide range of issues. But, the two-term incumbent even engaged in a point-counterpoint with a late arrival &mdash...

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