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Sunday, March 26, 2017

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  • RCA reports academic growth

    RCA reports academic growth


    By: Times staff

    Rural Community Academy is seeing academic progress, according to Chief Academics Officer Ginger Hathaway who reported the growth at Tuesday’s Rural Community Schools, Inc. board of directors meeting. This progress is a result of assessment tools tied to the Northwest Evaluation Association, a required Ball State University test to show student growth.  In other business:  • Derek Grant, an RCA parent, was selected as an RCSI board member after Debbie Okes resigned due to...

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  • Farmersburg town marshal resigns; council hopes to meet IDEM sewer deadline

    Farmersburg town marshal resigns; council hopes to meet IDEM sewer deadline


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Farmersburg Town Council accepted the resignation of town marshal George McAdams during its monthly meeting on Tuesday. Council president Jim Bishop said he received McAdams’ resignation letter that day. In the letter, McAdams stated he was leaving due to “personal reasons” effective March 19. McAdams was hired in December 2015. The council had been working on this year’s town marshal contract and had planned to discuss it with McAdams at Tuesday’s meeting. T...

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  • Fire extinguished on Northwood Drive

    Fire extinguished on Northwood Drive


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Sullivan City Fire Department quickly extinguished a fire at a residence on Northwood Drive, just east of North Section Street, on Thursday afternoon. Fire Chief Rob Robertson said the fire was limited to a bathroom on the backside of the house. “It looks like it’s electrical … one of the exhaust fans shorted out,” he said. “The fire was limited to one room, but there was smoke in the rest of the house.” Robertson said nobody was home at the time of th...

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  • TIMES EDITORIAL: Holcomb proves pragmatic, not ideological like Pence

    TIMES EDITORIAL: Holcomb proves pragmatic, not ideological like Pence


    By: Times Editorial Board

    After four tumultuous years for Indiana marred by the fallout from the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, improper maintenance of an aging road infrastructure and public spats with the sole Democrat elected to office, we are pleased with how things have progressed under Gov. Eric Holcomb. Although the evidence is scant just three months out for this new administration, Holcomb should be given credit for addressing obvious wrongs neglected by his predecessor, Vice President Mike Pence, and att...

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  • Eight wrestlers compete at state for Sullivan County

    Eight wrestlers compete at state for Sullivan County


    By: B.J. Hargis

    The Sullivan County Wrestling Club had eight participants in the ISWA Folkstyle State Finals earlier this month at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis.“We had two state champs, one fifth and one sixth-place finish,” said Sullivan High School coach Roy Monroe. “It has been awhile since we had a state champion.“The kids that work the hardest achieve the most.”Josh Scaggs (cadet 100), Hayden Weitekamp (intermediate 75), Walker Brocksmith (schoolboy 77) and Ar...

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  • Sullivan softball drops season opener

    Sullivan softball drops season opener


    By: Times staff

    The Sullivan softball team only managed two hits in a 5-1 loss at Gibson Southern on Thursday night to open the 2017 season.Losing pitcher McKenzie Pirtle went 1-for-4 with a base hit.Sheyanna Ravellette doubled and scored the lone Sullivan run in the fourth.The Lady Arrows struck out 12 times and committed six errors.Sullivan will host Lawrenceville, Ill. at 5:30 p.m. today.Sullivan                000 100 0 — 1...

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  • A sure sign of spring, youth football

    A sure sign of spring, youth football


    By: Andrew Krull

    The Panthers practiced at Sullivan Central Plaza on Wednesday as they prepare for their first game on April 6 in the Sullivan Youth Flag Football League, which features youth between first and third grade. Above, quarterback Xander Messer throws as his teammates line up behind him during a receiving drill. 

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