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  • NESC hopes for reversal with cash-strapped cafeteria, facilities management under Sodexo

    NESC hopes for reversal with cash-strapped cafeteria, facilities management under Sodexo


    By: Harold Bosstick

    As Northeast School Corp. Superintendent Mark Baker walked through a Sodexo Inc. school lunch operation in a nearby Southwest School Corp. facility last year, he was astounded by all of the fresh, healthy choices the students had access to.“These kids,” he recalled thinking, “they don’t know how lucky they have it.”It wasn’t long after a story ran in the Aug. 30 edition of the Times profiling SWSC’s new lunch program that Baker said he began investiga...

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  • La Porte mayor brings 5K run to Sullivan

    La Porte mayor brings 5K run to Sullivan


    By: Times staff report

    The mayor of La Porte brings her program to promote health and exercise, “Step-Up Saturdays”, to Sullivan this weekend, with Sullivan mayor Clint Lamb ready for the 5K run.“We support Mayor (Blair) Milo and her efforts to get people out moving, and we hope to see everybody out on Saturday morning,” Lamb said. “I’m going to actually run in the race with them.”Milo began a local program “Fitness Friday” soon after her election in 2012 and ex...

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  • Gary woman sentenced for marijuana possession at WVCF

    Gary woman sentenced for marijuana possession at WVCF


    By: Times staff report

    A Gary woman was sentenced to one year as the result of a trafficking incident with an inmate at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in Carlisle.Truronda Brown, 25, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana, a class D felony, in Sullivan Circuit Court on Tuesday.Brown was sentenced to 365 days at the Indiana Department of Corrections, with credit for 10 actual days served and 10 days credit time. She will serve her sentence on in-home detention with electronic monitoring through the Sulli...

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  • Arrows down Spartans 10-0 in five innings

    Arrows down Spartans 10-0 in five innings


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    Junior pitcher Jarrad Klitz allowed only two hits while striking out six and walking two in the Sullivan Golden Arrows’ five-inning, 10-0 win over the South Knox Spartans Thursday in Sullivan.“He just pounded the zone and made them put it in play,” Sullivan head coach Matt McLaren said.  “We were able to make plays behind him, and it was a great outing by him.” It was the second win in as many starts for Klitz, who struck out seven and walked two in Sullivan...

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  • Lady Arrows fall in close game vs. Clay City

    Lady Arrows fall in close game vs. Clay City


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    A solid defensive play by Clay City stopped the Lady Arrows from extending, or possibly winning, their game against the Lady Eels Thursday in Sullivan.Kaiti Basinger had just scored on a passed ball to cut the deficit to 3-2 when freshman McKenzie Pirtle’s hit was fielded on a tough play by the Clay City second baseman, who got the ball to first base just ahead of Pirtle for the final out.The game was tied at 1-1 entering the final inning, before the Lady Eels’ shortstop hit a two...

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  • T-birds, Bulldogs fall to North Knox

    T-birds, Bulldogs fall to North Knox


    By: Times staff

    The North Central Thunderbirds finished second and the Union Bulldogs took third in their golf match against the North Knox Warriors Thursday at the Sullivan Elks.Melidian Maze finished the nine holes in 50 strokes for the Bulldogs’ top score, while Collin Taylor and J.C. Childs each shot a 56 to pace the Thunderbirds.North Knox golfers recorded the top three scores, led by medalist Tyler Meek at 44.“Being young, we are going to struggle a little bit,” North Central head coa...

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  • Sink hole leads to fiberoptic line being sliced;  Sullivan County schools, library go offline

    Sink hole leads to fiberoptic line being sliced; Sullivan County schools, library go offline


    By: Dennis Clark

    A second sink hole opening up in Sullivan in the past week has led to more dire consequences this time, with a fiberoptic line being cut on Wednesday.The sink hole opened up on Price Street, a half-block east of North Section Street, earlier in the day.“We were digging up a sink hole, and we ran into a fiberoptics line,” Sullivan utility superintendent Chris Olson said.When it was cut, the immediate result was Sullivan High School, directly west of the sink hole, saw their compute...

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