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  • Fairbanks Community Center looking to the future

    Fairbanks Community Center looking to the future


    By: Times staff

    The Fairbanks Community Center has set a public meeting at 5 p.m. Sunday to discuss the future of the facility. According to a news release, anyone interested in joining the board, volunteering, donating or helping to keep the center alive is welcome to attend.  The release also said a small group met earlier this week to discuss fundraising ideas and ways to market the Fairbanks Community Center and it’s resources to the public.  Life of Fairbanks Township, Inc. Is the non-pr...

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  • 'Miss Mitchell' takes a trip to Sullivan

    'Miss Mitchell' takes a trip to Sullivan


    By: Dennis Clark

    A distinguished World War II veteran dropped in for a cameo appearance in Sullivan County on Wednesday. But don’t let her name "Miss Mitchell" fool you. In her heyday, she packed a lot of wallop in the African Campaign and later in Europe. "Miss Mitchell" is a North American B-25J medium range bomber, which made a fuel stop at the Sullivan County Airport early Wednesday afternoon. The aircraft was on its way to South Carolina, according to the airport’s former director Ron Walker....

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  • Dugger council takes steps to fix audit problems

    Dugger council takes steps to fix audit problems


    By: Andrew Krull

    The Dugger Town Council took steps during a special meeting on Thursday afternoon to address issues brought up by the State Board of Accounts in a recent audit.  “Billy and Susie signed the nepotism disclosure,” clerk-treasurer Mendy Smith said.  A supplemental compliance report filed by the SBOA on March 20 noted a problem with Susie Pirtle acting as cemetery custodian for the town while her husband Bill Pirtle served as town council president.  The report noted th...

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  • Arrows run second at home against NHS

    Arrows run second at home against NHS


    By: Times staff

    The Sullivan boys and girls track and field teams lost to visiting Northview in a dual meet on Thursday at the Harry C. Jarrett All-Weather Track.Northview won the boys competition 103-29 and the Lady Arrows fell to Northview 71-53.Ike Chastain won the discus and the shot put and Wes Bedwell earned first in the pole vault.In the girls competition, Shelby Hall won both hurdle events for the Lady Arrows.Sydney Akers won the pole vault and discus, Emma Willis took first in the shot put and the 4...

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  • North Central drops conference game

    North Central drops conference game


    By: Times staff

    North Central let a 2-0 lead slip away as they lost at Eastern Greene 8-5 in a Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference baseball game on Wednesday night.The Thunderbirds slipped to 2-5 overall.Cam Wanninger relieved starting pitcher Isaac Bonacorsi and suffered the loss. Bonacorsi allowed 11 hits and four earned runs.Jacob Pritchard contributed three hits, including a double, two runs, one RBI and a stolen base. Bonacorsi scored one run.Wanniger went 2-for-4 and Jaren Bonacorsi was 1-for-3.Ch...

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  • Arrows overcome errors to win 12th game

    Arrows overcome errors to win 12th game


    By: Times staff

    Sullivan pushed its record to 12-2 after a 8-3 victory over visiting Marshall, Illinois on Thursday at Sportland Field.The Golden Arrows committed five errors, which led to all of Marshall’s runs being unearned.Alex Cooks pitched the first six innings to get the victory. He allowed four hits. He threw 96 pitches, 64 for strikes.He struck out eight and issued one walk.Braedon Nichols struck out the side as he pitched a perfect seventh inning.On offense, Shane Garner had a double and home...

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  • City council resets CCD rate ordinance in special session

    City council resets CCD rate ordinance in special session


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Sullivan City Council voted to re-establish its Cumulative Capital Development Fund rate in a special session on Tuesday. The council began the process in its April regular meeting to reset the property tax rate to 5 cents — the state maximum — on each $100 of taxable real and personal property within the taxing unit beginning in 2018 and payable in 2019. Voting in favor were Steve Martindale, Gene Bonham (motion) and John Ellington (second). Council members Raymond Pirtle and...

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