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  • Wilfong earns prestigious Justin Dart Personal Achievement Award

    Wilfong earns prestigious Justin Dart Personal Achievement Award


    By: Dennis Clark

    Contributed photo Sullivan’s Jonathan Wilfong earned the Justin Dart Personal Achievement Award at the Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities’ “Untying the (K)Nots that Hold Us Back” Annual Conference in Indianapolis on March 13. Wilfong is shown sitting on a Shelburn Volunteer Fire Department fire truck. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -   A Sullivan man was recognized at the Indiana Association of...

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  • SES principal to trustees: Conscious discipline holds potential benefits for SWSC

    SES principal to trustees: Conscious discipline holds potential benefits for SWSC


    By: Harold Bosstick

    Sullivan Elementary School Principal Sam Phegley hopes Southwest School Corp. will adopt a new method for curbing behavioral problems in a constructive way. “I’ve just found that the kids that end up getting detentions, they are the same kinds that are out on detention every week,” she told the SWSC Board of Trustees during a meeting Wednesday. “We do not see a change in their behavior. Students that are in-school suspended typically don’t change their behavior....

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  • Softball game postponed.

    Softball game postponed.


    By: B.J. Hargis

    Sullivan was scheduled to begin the high school softball season on Thursday at Gibson Southern, but the game was postponed.The varsity-only contest will be made up on April 17, starting at 5:30 p.m.Also, Sullivan’s JV softball game at Hutsonville, Illinois on March 30 has been cancelled.

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  • Lueking signs

    Lueking signs


    By: B.J. Hargis

    Contributed photo: Reece Lueking, a senior at Northridge High School in Middlebury, is shown signing a letter-of-intent to play baseball at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Lueking plans to study chemical engineering. Also pictured are his parents Pat and Stephanie Lueking and sister Grace. He is the grandson of retired veterinarian Allen Lueking of Sullivan.

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  • Keeping babies safe as they sleep

    Keeping babies safe as they sleep


    By: Dennis Clark

    Photo by DENNIS CLARK The Sullivan County Health Department conducted a “Safe Sleep Class” at its new location on South Main Street on Thursday evening. The class offered what every caregiver needs to know about keeping babies safe while they sleep. Above, Matthew Herrick, health administrator, and Kelly Wood, health nurse, demonstrate the proper way to set up up a baby bed. The class also included tips on child car seat safety.

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  • Bledsoe resigns from Farmersburg Town Council and as precinct committeeman

    Bledsoe resigns from Farmersburg Town Council and as precinct committeeman


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Farmersburg Town Council will have one of its members replaced in the near future, it was learned at their monthly meeting on Tuesday. Longtime educator Mike Bledsoe submitted a letter of resignation, effective March 1, to the Farmersburg clerk-treasurer and Democrat Party chairperson Karen Theriac. Theriac said the reason for the resignation was Bledsoe moving his residence to Sullivan. Theriac will actually have two positions to fill, as Bledsoe also served as a Curry Township precinct...

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  • RCA students warm up with vestibular exercises before testing

    RCA students warm up with vestibular exercises before testing


    By: Kristi Sanders

    Photo by KRISTI SANDERS Stacy Mehaffey, the contracted occupational therapist for RCA, brought up the idea for RCA students to participate in vestibular exercise prior to having them sit down and test for things like IREAD and ISTEP. It takes each student approximately one minute to run through the obstacle course that will consist of running, jumping, balancing, climbing and crawling. Pictured are third-graders completing the course. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...

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