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  • Local clay shooters fare well at state level

    Local clay shooters fare well at state level


    By: Times staff report

    Earlier this summer, students from the Dugger Union Clay Shooters had some success.Program coordinator Tim Goldman said the trap team, featuring students from eight schools, competes in the Scholastic Clay Target Program.“We went to the SCTP championship shoot at the Indiana Gun Club at Indianapolis in June,” said Goldman. “Our rookie team — elementary age — got first and won the state.“Our intermediate team — middle school age — also were state...

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  • Environmental cleanup, building, police matters dealt with by Shelburn council

    Environmental cleanup, building, police matters dealt with by Shelburn council


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Shelburn Town Council said an environmental cleanup at a remaining building on the former Hagen’s property was performed recently by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Indiana Department of Environmental Management during its meeting on Monday. Town clerk Jay Southwood said the hazardous materials were placed in a secure storage unit at the site on 22 East Mill Street and “hopefully will be removed soon.” Council president James Ward noted the building is unsou...

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  • Rusk Auto Service closes today; family opened first business in 1940

    Rusk Auto Service closes today; family opened first business in 1940


    By: Harold Bosstick

    Photo by HAROLD BOSSTICK Todd Rusk and his mother Sonnie Rusk stand next to the counter at Rusk Auto Service on Thursday afternoon. The business, which has been in operation for decades, will close its doors today. Todd Rusk grew up in an auto body shop. After all, his father, Kim Rusk, worked at the family business — Rusk Auto Service. “They’ve literally owned this particular business in this location one year less than I am old,” Todd said. “I don’t reme...

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  • Water issues hoped to be fixed with grant money, town looks into purchasing new radios for officers

    Water issues hoped to be fixed with grant money, town looks into purchasing new radios for officers


    By: Kristi Sanders

    The town of Dugger has had some issues with water leaks but they are hoping with the money from a Water Improvement Grant that they can get the situation under control. “Somebody about had a stroke when they seen their water bill, one is for $74,000 and the other is for $16,000,” council member Larry Bedwell said. These bills were adjusted but the leaks are a cause for concern. “They are old lines and an old water system,” Mendy Smith, the clerk-treasurer, said. Larry...

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  • Sullivan City Council votes to stop second rate increase

    Sullivan City Council votes to stop second rate increase


    By: Kristi Sanders

    In a Sullivan City Council meeting on Tuesday night, Sullivan Mayor Clint Lamb asked the city council to stop a previously scheduled rate increase. The council voted in December of 2017 to increase sanitary sewer rates for the city to address Indiana Department of Environmental Management mandated projects. The original ordinance called for the rate increase to take effect in two phases. The first phase started on Jan. 1, 2018, and the second was scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2019. The...

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  • It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas


    By: Kristi Sanders

    Photo by KRISTI SANDERS The downtown square in Sullivan now has lights and garlands on all of the light posts along with Christmas music playing. Local shops and businesses are helping celebrate the holiday season with their own festive storefront displays as well.

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  • Santa Claus comes to Sullivan

    Santa Claus comes to Sullivan


    By: Times staff

    Contributed photo Santa Claus teamed up with local law-enforcement Wednesday morning to bring Christmas cheer to many local boys and girls.  Sullivan County’s “Shop with a Cop” was held this morning at Walmart as police officers from throughout the county helped kids find toys and presents to put under their Christmas tree.  Several local businesses helped contribute to the cause.

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