“Celebrating the rich history of Martin County and the people who make it great”
Year Three, Issue Eight
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
71-year-old organization still going strong By COuRTNEy HugHETT Martin County Journal Publisher For 71 years, the Loogootee-Shoals chapter of Kappa, Kappa, Kappa has been continuously working toward raising funds for the betterment of Martin County in the areas of charity, culture, and education. This week is Tri Kappa Week, February 19-25. Tri Kappa, an Indiana-only organization was founded in 1901 in Indianapolis by seven students at the Girls’ Classic School. Each of the founders was to create a Tri Kappa chapter in her hometown. For the past 100 years the group has, and continues, to bring women into close, unselfish relationships for the promotion of charity, culture, and education throughout Indiana. The
statewide philanthropic organization, as of last year, had nearly 9,000 members in 146 active and 115 associate chapters in Indiana. The Loogootee-Shoals Delta Tau Chapter of Kappa, Kappa, Kappa, Inc. was founded in 1941 and has 41 active members who meet every month. The current officers are President: Christina Crane; Vice President: Lisa Brittain; Recording Secretary and Advisor: Audrey Milligan; Corresponding Secretary: Katie Milligan; and Treasurer: Kristi Ausbrooks. An invitation-only membership organization, Tri Kappa’s mission is to support projects within their community. To achieve this, the Loogootee-Shoals Tri Kappa holds a fall nut sale and birthday calendar project that are the group’s major fundraisers. “The
profits from both make it possible for us to give much back to our community,” said Tri Kappa President Christina Crane. The chapter also does the Riley blanket project, volunteer appreciation baskets, and the LHS Top 10 Senior/Teacher Recognition Dinner each year. Since its inception, the local Tri Kappa has contributed a total of $228,094.05. Of that, $107,474 was given to charity, $44,167 was given to culture, and $76,452 was given to education. Money generated goes back in the form of many local donations to ACCTS, Martin County Relay for Life, the art departments of both Loogootee and Shoals Schools, scholarships for both county schools, valedictorian and salutatorian awards, the LHS choral and band de-
partments, Loogootee Public Library, boy and girl scouts, Loogootee SummerFest, Martin County 4-H, Martin County SOAR!, post prom for LHS and SHS, and Shopwith-a-Cop. In addition to the state scholarships of $1,000, the local chapter of Tri Kappa also provides one scholarship to a Shoals High School Senior and one scholarship to a Loogootee High School Senior each in the amount of $500. All Loogootee and Shoals seniors interested in this scholarship should contact their guidance counselor. For more information about Tri Kappa donations, scholarships, or fundraisers, contact Christina Crane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resident not in favor of LHS fundraiser choice By COuRTNEy HugHETT Martin County Journal Publisher Geneva Yoder came before the Loogootee School Board Monday night, February 20 asking that they reconsider allowing the baseball team to hold a fundraiser that involves a hypnotist. Yoder gave examples of writers who were for and against hypnotizing and then expressed her opinion stating she felt it was wrong. She said she wants the school to succeed and wants to support any programs or fundraisers. “I would encourage you to reconsider your decision to have
a hypnotist come in as a fundraiser or benefit just simply for the safety of the children and the community that you are endeavoring to help,” she said. Board member Scott Hall replied saying that he had received a call from Ms. Yoder and he took her concern very seriously. He said he was not comfortable with the idea of a hypnotist when he first heard about it and is still not comfortable with it. “I want to make it known that I’m not a party pooper, I did not do this in any way to take away any fun, I question to make sure what we do as fun is fun,” he said. “Because
everything we do, especially these young people who may not understand it, has eternal consequences.” Hall thanked the administration and Superintendent Larry Weitkamp for answering questions and looking into the fundraiser. In other business, Mike Tippery, chairman of the school calendar committee, gave the board a report on the committee’s proposed 2012-13 calendar. He said that the first day of school next year is slated for August 13. Fall break and Thanksgiving break will remain the same amount of days off but Christmas break will be extended by one
day to Thursday, January 3. Spring break will be March 25 through 29 and Thursday, May 23 will be the last day of school with six built-in make-up days for inclement weather. The board decided to set the tentative graduation date for next year to Friday, May 24. The board offered condolences to Jim Niedeffer for the passing of his mother and Linda Bledsoe for the passing of her mother-in-law. The board accepted the resignation of Anna Marie Hand, long-time corporation (See ‘LHS’ on page two)
County budget approved; commissioners hear about bridge, road issues By COuRTNEy HugHETT Martin County Journal Publisher Auditor Nancy Steiner told commissioners Tuesday night, February 22 that the budget for this year has been approved by the state and no additional cuts are needed. Amy Kaho, with Knox County EMS, told commissioners that the ambulance service is working toward moving in to their new location on March 1 which is located behind O’Reilly Auto Parts on Cooper Street
in Loogootee. She also reported that in January, the ambulance service had 83 total runs with 59 of them being transports. She told commissioners that the ambulance service personnel along with law enforcement will be visiting KidStuff Preschool on March 5, they will be meeting with the health department on March 13 to discuss disaster preparedness, and in the next few weeks, she said, the Daviess County Boy Scouts will be coming to the county for a presentation by the ambulance personnel.
Commissioner Dan Gregory asked if the ambulance service has had any more problems recently with finding addresses. Kaho replied that they were doing well with that and haven’t had any more problems. She also explained that five emergency medical technicians serving Martin County will be taking classes to move from basic EMT to advanced. She said after this, all paramedics in Martin County will be at the advanced level or higher. Highway superintendent Jim Williams reported that his department received their new tractor from England for $600. He said it was a good buy and came from the Air Force.
Williams also reported that the concrete barriers are up on bridge 62 on Spout Springs Road. The bridge had a cracked beam on one side. One-lane bridge signs have also been installed along with reflectors. For damaged bridge 167 on Deep Cut Lake Road that was hit by a truck recently and demolished, Williams said he has the accident report now but hasn’t heard back from the insurance company. He said he received amounts to replace the bridge from Leo Rumschlag, the bridge inspector, which were very high. “If we got to go by those numbers, the bridge will never be replaced,” said Williams. It was discussed whether that (See ‘COMMISSIONERS’ on page two)
Animal control commission meets with law enforcement and elected officials By COuRTNEy HugHETT Martin County Journal Publisher The Martin County Animal Control Commission met Monday night, February 19. All county, city and town elected officials were formally invited to attend along with county and city law enforcement personnel to discuss county-wide animal-related issues and enforcement of laws. Representatives from the Loogootee Mayor’s office and City Council, Martin County Sheriff’s Department and Loogootee Police Department were present. No county council members or commissioners attended. The first item discussed was the lack of access to the county’s animal control ordinance. Passed last November by county
commissioners, the revised ordinance included fines for repeat violators of offenses related to dog or cat nuisance or neglect. The animal control commission revised the original ordinance from the 1990s last year and it was turned over to county attorney David Lett after approved by commissioners. It has not been filed with the auditor. Martin County Sheriff Rob Street stated that he doesn’t feel comfortable enforcing the ordinance until it is on file in the courthouse. Don Greene, who serves on the animal control commission as one representative from the Martin County Humane Society, said the problem lies with lack of funding. He explained that the humane society is cur(See ‘CONTROL’ on page two)
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(Continued from page one) secretary. Weitkamp told the board that the resignation is effective as of September 1 but wanted to announce it now to get the word out. Ms. Hand has been with the school for 25 years. The board discussed jokingly not accepting the retirement but reluctantly did thanking Hand for her many years with the school. The board approved Adam Tompkins as varsity track coach, Bill Reilly as assistant track coach, and Erin Craney as junior high track coach. Mr. Weitkamp then took a moment to talk to the board about the current and future funding for the school. He said Loogootee Schools took measures to help offset the cut in funding however according to current formula the school will lose an additional $362,000 last year over the current year unless something changes in the legislature. He said this is only the state’s portion of cuts and doesn’t include any reductions at
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the federal level which is estimated at another $200,000. He commended the staff for producing excellent test scores despite funding issues. Board member Tim Bradley told the audience that this is a serious issue with school funding and everyone needs to write letters to their state legislators. Bradley added that a hand-written letter is even better than an email. Weitkamp told the board and those in the audience that since the state took over school funding in 2009, the budget had been cut by a total of around $1.3 million to just under $7 million this year. Neither principals was present to give their monthly reports. Mike Tippery, speaking on behalf of the elementary school, wanted to remind parents that the first round of ISTEP testing begins March 5. He said students need to prepare for that by getting enough rest and a good breakfast. He added that the second round of testing will be in the last week of April and the first week of May.
COMMISSIONERS (Continued from page one) road could be permanently closed instead of replacing the bridge. County Attorney Dave Lett said that he recommends that option not be discussed until information is received from the insurance company. On a final note, Williams reported that the highway department was reimbursed another $11,419 from FEMA for storm damage. Judge Lynne Ellis brought the commissioners new contracts for the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program. Originally, Daviess County was included in the contract and Ellis explained they had been removed due to the fact that they have their own separate contract. One other difference is that the money to pay the CASA director will not be reimbursed to Daviess County but straight to the director for a total of $5,000 per year payable every two weeks. James Norman, Mitcheltree Township Trustee, brought forward road issues in his township. One road he requested help with, the commissioners informed him was not a county road. Norman said that there were some roads that were county-owned that only has one residence on them and he feels that the commissioners could help in this one situation. He said an ambulance could never make it down this road. George explained to Norman that one of the property owners came to them in the past requesting
the road be maintained. George told the resident that if the road was brought up to decent condition the county would help maintain it, but this was never done. “I’m asking for just a little rock on this one guy’s road and you guys tell me no,” said Norman. George replied that he doesn’t ask for gravel on his driveway and that is basically what is being asked of the highway department in this case. Williams added that the road was fine until a private subdivision was put in by the developer. He said that now the developer wants the county to fix up the road. Norman replied that he is not trying to help one person but the other families that live down the lane as well. He said again that he understands it is not a county road and is very near the Lawrence County line, but stated that the county takes care of other roads that may only have one residence on them or no residences at all. After more discussion, Commissioner George told Norman that he and Williams would drive out and speak to the developer. In the last order of business, Auditor Steiner asked the commissioners and county attorney how the employee handbook was coming as the state auditor is currently working in the courthouse. She said the county was going to get written up due to not having a travel policy on file which is in the handbook. County Attorney Dave Lett said he is still working on it.
Bill to update exam procedures passes Senate A bill authored by State Rep. Mark Messmer (R-Jasper) to permit computer-based exams for engineers and land surveyors unanimously passed the Senate Tuesday, February 14. Before they can be qualified as professional engineers and land surveyors, applicants must take an exam administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Many states allow tests to be taken by computer, but current Indiana law requires handwritten exams. House Bill (HB) 1148 gives the NCEES the option to offer engineering and surveying exams on computers. “The procedures used to test engineers and land surveyors have been in place for decades, but we need to take advantage of modern technology,” said Rep. Messmer. “Computer-based testing techniques are far more efficient than handwritten exams and
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would reduce the costs associated with outdated methods.” The legislation also provides the applicant with three chances to pass the exam and removes provisions specifying time limits on the exams. A computer-based exam would allow for greater flexibility in the types of questions asked of applicants, ensuring the engineers and surveyors certified in Indiana are highly qualified. “With many other states moving towards computer-based testing, Indiana needs to have this option to make sure our engineers and land surveyors operate with 21st century technology and remain competitive with other states.” Because the Senate did not make any changes to the bill originally passed by the House of Representatives, HB 1148 will go to the governor to sign.
On Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 9:04 a.m., the Martin County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call from a resident on Brooks Bridge Road, reporting an unknown male subject had entered her residence and left after encountering the homeowner, fleeing in a small passenger car. While responding to the 911 call, Corporal Steven Nolan observed a light blue, four-door vehicle traveling westbound on SR 550, which closely matched the description of one that was involved in several burglaries that occurred the previous day in Loogootee. Cpl. Nolan turned around on this vehicle to conduct a traffic stop near the intersection of SR 550 and Hart Road. After speaking with the driver, identified as Timothy Padgett, 28, of Loogootee, it was determined that he was involved in the initial 911
call from Brooks Bridge Road and was taken into custody and charged with Residential Entry as a Class D Felony. He was later released on his own recognizance, after his initial hearing on February 16. Arresting officer was Cpl. Steven Nolan. Assisting were Sheriff Rob Street, Chief Deputy Tony Dant and Loogootee PD Chief Kelly Rayhill. During the course of the investigation, Padgett was linked to two burglaries that occurred in Loogootee on Monday the 14th and Tuesday the 15th and is a person of interest in at least half a dozen others. Hours after his release, he was arrested again, by Loogootee Police Officer Jason Hennette, after a warrant was issued for Petition to Revoke Probation. He is back in jail at this time.
(Continued from page one) rently limited on space to house animals until the shelter is built, which is slated to begin next month. Currently four foster homes take in animals awaiting adoption and the lack of cages limits anymore from being housed. Greene also noted that he would like to see an agreement with the county, city, and town councils to allow for some kind of funding for the animals taken in for the county. It was also discussed whether the animal control ordinance was even allowed to be enforced within city limits due to the city of Loogootee having their own separate ordinance. Mayor Noel Harty said he thought that the county-wide ordinance would just need to be adopted by the city council. Currently, the Loogootee Police Department already issues fines related to leash law violations. Commission member Courtney Hughett said that she felt that once fines were eventually started, the county council may be more apt to help fund housing of animals if money was generated. Until that time, she said she didn’t see the council coming up with any funding. She also asked about the
possibility of a volunteer animal control officer to help out the sheriff’s department with calls. It was again mentioned that there was nowhere to take the animals once captured. Sheriff Rob Street said that the volume of calls his department receives is on stray animals, or animals that no one will claim to own. He explained that this creates a problem since there is no where to house the dogs. He and Greene discussed the planned space available in the future animal shelter and how the adoption process through the humane society works. It was decided that until the shelter is built, many things are still going to have to remain undecided. All agreed however that the community needs to work together to provide animal control and make the county a better place to live. Loogootee City Council Member Fred Dupps said that he agrees that animal nuisance is a problem and he would be willing to bring up the issue with the city council at the next meeting to see what could be done. Mayor Harty agreed. The animal control commission plan to attend the next county council meeting to bring up the funding issue and possible solutions.
Roscoe almost ready for adoption Roscoe, the bull mastiff rescued by the Martin County Humane Society and the Daviess County Friends for Animals a few months ago, is almost ready for adoption according to humane society president Don Greene. Roscoe has now received both rounds of treatment for heartworms and is on his way to a full recovery. Anyone interested in adopting Roscoe should send a reference from their vet along with references from two friends to Don Greene 307 Bloomfield Road, Loogootee, IN 47553. Also, include your name, address and phone number. Roscoe is scheduled to be ready for adoption by March 15. He will need to continue to be treated with Heart Guard and flea treatment after adoption at a cost of $30 per month. Dog food is currently costing $50 per month.
Loogootee Little League registration dates Registration for the 2012 Loogootee Little League Baseball and Softball Season will be held in the former Elementary East cafeteria (Lee’s Gym) on Wednesday, February 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 4, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Boys and girls who will be four by April 30 are eligible to participate in tee-ball.
Boys who do not turn 13 years old until after April 30 are allowed to play Little League Baseball. Girls, who were 12 years old or under on December 31, 2011, are eligible to play softball. Cost is $40 for the first child in the family, $70 for two children, and $100 for three or more.
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E. ANNE JOHNSON E. Anne Johnson died at 9:42 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2012, at her home. A resident of Bedford, she was 72. She was born July 27, 1939, in Loogootee; the daughter of Anna Marie (Gootee) and Frank Jones. She married Charles David Johnson on March 18, 1976, and he died AuE. ANNE gust 13, 2007. JOHNSON She retired after 29 years from the Naval Weapons Support Center, Crane. Her last position was as a supervisory technical information specialist but much of her career was spent as a writer-editor. An avid reader, she also enjoyed writing memoirs and anecdotes for friends and family. In corroboration with many others, Johnson worked extensively on a history of St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee, published in 1992. She often reflected that it was one of her favorite projects. (For many years she was an active member of her home parish serving as a member of the choir, a religious education teacher, and president of the Legion of Mary. She was educated for 12 years in St.
John Schools.) Anne attended Indiana State University and was graduated from Indiana University. While employed at Crane she attended the Defense Information School for Public Information Officers, and was graduated as its Distinguished Honor Graduate, the first woman and the first civilian to be so honored. With her husband, she was once awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for her off-stage participation in the Little Theatre of Bedford. She was a member and past chair of the Cum Libris Book Club in Bedford. A member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford, she participated in the choir, served for some15 years as treasurer of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and was one of the founders of its first Thrift Shop operation. Surviving is one sister, Rita Butcher, and one brother, Michael F. Jones, both of Loogootee She leaves a number of nephews and nieces whom she considered “her kids” and a number of friends she considered her family, particularly the “Herd” of longtime classmates, her close college friends, April Armstrong (her close friend and caregiver extraordinaire) and those in her book and bridge clubs. She was particularly thankful
p.o. Box 148 loogootee, in 47553 firstname.lastname@example.org for those who befriended and helped her in the years after her husband’s death. They know who they are. She is preceded in death by two sisters, Wilma Parsons and Mary Ruth Clements. The Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements but there will be no visitation. A Mass for Anne is scheduled at St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee on Friday, February 24, at 11 a.m. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 25 at 2 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford, after which her ashes will be interred at the Green Hill Cemetery. Those wishing to make memorial contributions may want to consider using the Lawrence County Community Foundation, designating either the David “Bud” Johnson Fund for Little Theatre of Bedford or the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Bedford Fund; or using the Martin Co. Community Foundation, designation the Gerdon Jones Educational Scholarship Fund. SEwARD CREw JR. Seward Benjamin Crew Jr. passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2012. A resident of Tucson, Arizona, he was 74. Ben, or Benny as most knew him, was born June 28, 1937, in Paxton, Indiana; son
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of the late Seward B. Crew Sr. and the late Francis L. (McCammon) Crew. He was raised and educated in Odon and graduated from high school in 1955. He married Maria “Val” (Arvizu) Crew on September 29, 1962 in Pirtleville, Arizona, and she survives. He attended college in Terre Haute. Ben proudly served his nation in the U.S. Army. He was employed for 31 years with Ford Motor Stamping Plant in Northfield, Ohio, and retired to Sierra Vista in 1988. A lifetime member of the UAW union, Ben also enjoyed wood carving and, for more than 20 years, trained and raced pigeons. He is also survived by his children, Benny Crew III of Clearwater, Florida, Richard Crew and his wife Ann of Stow, Ohio, Maria Crew of Sierra Vista, and Martin Crew of Land O’ Lakes, Florida; stepchildren, John Talkington, Harry Talkington and his wife Heidi, all of Seminole, Florida, Larry Talkington and his wife Becky of Stow, Ohio, and Billy Talkington of Tucson; brothers, Ron Crew and his life mate Karen of Washington, Indiana, Victor Crew and his wife Mary Jane of Loogootee; sister, Sharon Simes of West Palm Beach, Florida; half brother Pete Crew and his wife Barbara of The Woodlands, Texas; and 20 nieces and nephews. He also was the proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John; sister, Lorene; and stepdaughter, Valerie Ann Talkington. Per his wishes, he will be cremated and a memorial service was held at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Hatfield Funeral Home in Sierra Vista. Memorial contributions may be made in Ben’s honor to the First Christian Church in Sierra Vista or to the American Cancer Society. MARIE TREDwAy Marie Tredway died at 10:32 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2012 at the St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville. A resident of Shoals, she was 71. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 23 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.queenlee.com.
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Martin County Sheriffâ€™s Department log MONDAy, FEBRuARy 13 7:42 a.m. - Received a request for an ambulance on East River Road. The subject was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital. 8:15a.m. - Received information regarding a controlled burn. 8:30 a.m. - A female caller in Crane requested to speak with an officer regarding a dog that had been taken during a search. 9:22 a.m. - Received a report of a property damage accident at the U.S. 231 and U.S. 50 junction. Loogootee Police Department was contacted. 8:32 p.m. - Received a report of a house fire on Dover Hill Gate Road. TuESDAy, FEBRuARy 14 4:50 a.m. - Received a report of an accident on Alfordsville Road. 10:15 a.m. - Received a request for assistance with a family death notification. 11:54 a.m. - Received a report of a stolen money order from a residence. 12:20 p.m. - Received a report of a breakin at a residence on S.R. 550. 4:52 p.m. - Received a request for an ambulance in Loogootee. The subject was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital. 6:34 p.m. - Received a report of a domestic dispute in Loogootee. 8:50 p.m. - A male in Shoals reported suspicious subjects around a church in Shoals. wEDNESDAy, FEBRuARy 15 12:55 a.m. - Received a report of a vehicle broken into in Loogootee. Loogootee Police Department was notified. 2:00 a.m. - Received a request for an ambulance on Windom Road. No transport was necessary. 7:22 a.m. - Received a call regarding a property dispute over dogs. 9:04 a.m. - A female caller advised of a subject she found in her residence. 9:35 a.m. - Received a commercial burglar alarm in Loogootee. 12:01 p.m. - Received a report of horses out of their pasture. 2:22 p.m. - Received information that a vehicle was damaging Doe Run Road. 3:48 p.m. - Received a call reporting a possible impaired driver northbound on U.S. 231, south of Loogootee. 4:50 p.m. - Received a request for a welfare check on a subject east of Loogootee. 5:27 p.m. - Received a commercial burglar alarm in Crane. 6:13 p.m. - Received a call regarding threats. 7:39 p.m. - Received a request for an ambulance in Shoals. No transport was necessary. 9:47 p.m. - Received a request for an ambulance on U.S. 231, south of Loogootee. The subject was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital. 11:27 p.m. - Received a call regarding possible drug activity. THuRSDAy, FEBRuARy 16 8:20 a.m. - Received a medical alert alarm
at a residence in Shoals. No transport was necessary. 8:35 a.m. - Received a call regarding a parking situation in Shoals. 9:56 a.m. - Received a commercial burglar alarm east of Loogootee. 10:30 a.m. - Received a call regarding harassing phone calls. 12:00 p.m. - Received a call regarding a custody dispute. 2:44 p.m. - Received a request for an ambulance at Dr. Kerrâ€™s office in Shoals. The subject was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital. 2:45 p.m. - Received a report of a stolen firearm. 4:33 p.m. - Received a call regarding an unknown object on a bridge. 5:00 p.m. - Received a report of a violation of a protective order. 5:52 p.m. - Received a call regarding a possible domestic dispute. 5:55 p.m. - Received a call regarding a property dispute. 6:30 p.m. - Received a call regarding a custody dispute. 7:22 p.m. - Received a call regarding possible drug information. 8:16 p.m. - Received a report of a deer accident on U.S. 231, south of Loogootee, about two miles south of the construction site. 11:26 p.m. - Received a request for an ambulance at Loogootee Nursing Center. The patient was transported to Daviess Community Hospital. FRIDAy, FEBRuARy 17 7:52 a.m. - Received a call regarding a large pothole on U.S. 231, just south of Bledsoe Lane. 8:13 a.m. - Received a call regarding a property dispute. 9:04 a.m. - Received a call regarding loud dogs on Wade Lane. 9:55 a.m. - Received a request for extra patrol in Loogootee. 10:14 a.m. - Received a report of illegal dumping on U.S. 50, just east of Loogootee. 11:02 a.m. - Received a request for an ambulance in Loogootee. No transport was necessary. 1:30 p.m. - A male caller from Crane reported a theft. 3:15 p.m. - A female called regarding stolen medication. 3:20 p.m. - A male called regarding mailbox vandalism on Haw Creek Road. 4:05 p.m. - Received a residential burglar alarm on Bellbrook Avenue. 4:15 p.m. - Received a report of someone burning tires on Boyd Hollow Road. 5:20 p.m. - Received a report of a cart in the roadway on U.S. 50, just east of the fairgrounds. 7:56 p.m. - Received a residential burglar alarm on Mt. Calvary Road. 10:38 p.m. - Received a report of a driveoff from Chuckles in Loogootee.
11:16 p.m. - Received a report of a chimney fire on Chicken Farm Road. SATuRDAy, FEBRuARy 18 1:20 a.m. - A female in Shoals requested assistance in retrieving personal property. 5:14 a.m. - Received a request for an ambulance on S.R. 450. The subject was transported to Dunn Memorial Hospital. 7:36 a.m. - Received a report of a deer accident on U.S. 150, just past the S.R. 550 junction. 9:16 a.m. - Received a call regarding two stray dogs on Rama Dye Road. 9:32 a.m. - Received a request for an officer due to a domestic dispute. 10:25 a.m. - Received a request for a vehicle check in Shoals. 11:02 a.m. - Received a report of a road sign that had been knocked down on Stiles Road. 12:30 p.m. - Received a report of a breakin to a residence on Bledsoe Lane. 3:21 p.m. - Received a request for an ambulance on Davis School Road. The subject was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital. 4:40 p.m. - Received a call regarding a property dispute. 5:00 p.m. - Received a report of a found St. Bernard near Boggs Lake. 6:30 p.m. - Received a call regarding a suspicious vehicle pulling in a driveway near Shoals. 7:16 p.m. - Received a request for an ambulance on West River Road. No transport was necessary. SuNDAy, FEBRuARy 19 12:33 a.m. - Received a report of a possible prowler in Loogootee. Loogootee Police Department was contacted. 8:05 a.m. - Received a report of an accident on Spring Hill Cemetery Road. 9:00 a.m. - Received a request for a vehicle check on a boat. 10:06 a.m. - A female caller advised she had hit a mailbox on Garrett Avenue in Loogootee. 10:50 a.m. - Received a commercial burglar alarm north of Loogootee. 11:10 a.m. - A male caller reported his granddaughter being harassed. 11:42 a.m. - Received a request for an ambulance in Loogootee. The subject was transported to Daviess Community Hospital.
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Jail bookings wEDNESDAy, FEBRuARy 15 10:42 a.m. - Timothy J. Padgett, 28, of Loogootee, was arrested and charged with residential entry. THuRSDAy, FEBRuARy 16 8:37 p.m. - Timothy Padgett, 28, of Loogootee, was arrested and charged with petition to revoke. SuNDAy, FEBRuARy 19 1:50 a.m. - Marlin Johnson, 27, of Shoals was arrested and charged with petition to revoke and driving while suspended. 8:29 a.m. - Waylon Wininger, 29, of Shoals, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated. MONDAy, FEBRuARy 20 10:18 p.m. - Phillip R. Fellers, 21, of Loogootee, was arrested and charged with violation of a court order.
11:47 a.m. - Received a call regarding a custody dispute. 1:09 p.m. - A male caller reported a lost wallet. 2:40 p.m. - Received a report of a stolen air conditioner unit from a resident on Dover Hill Road. 3:08 p.m. - Received a call regarding possible found stolen property. 4:26 p.m. - Received a report of a possible impaired driver in Loogootee. Loogootee Police Department was contacted. 5:00 p.m. - Received a report of a possible impaired driver westbound on U.S. 50, near Red School Road. 6:18 p.m. - Received a report of an accident near the intersection of Abel Lane and U.S. 231. MONDAy, FEBRuARy 20 5:40 a.m. - A caller advised of a stranded semi on Sawmill Hill. 8:58 a.m. - Received a report of a vehicle fire on U.S. 50, just west of Buffalo Bottoms. 9:22 a.m. - Received a request for an ambulance in Shoals. The subject was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital. 9:57 a.m. - Received a report of a possible break-in occurring at a residence on Emmons Ridge Road. 10:45 a.m. - Received a call regarding a suspicious subject in a private drive. 2:05 p.m. - Received a call regarding reckless driving on U.S. 50, eastbound from the fairgrounds. 2:39 p.m. - Received a request for an ambulance in Loogootee. The subject was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital. 3:31 p.m. - Received a request for extra patrol at an area in Shoals. 5:07 p.m. - Received a report of a possible impaired driver on U.S. 50, in Daviess County. Daviess County Sheriffâ€™s Department was contacted. 6:20 p.m. - Received a report of a small fire in a yard near a residence on S.R. 550. 11:50 p.m. - Received a request for an ambulance in Loogootee. The subject was transported to Daviess Community Hospital. TuESDAy, FEBRuARy 21 4:30 a.m. - Received a commercial burglar alarm east of Loogootee. 6:20 a.m. - Received a commercial burglar alarm north of Loogootee.
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Martin County Journal
Loogootee Police log Martin County Court News
MONDAy, FEBRuARy 13 12:12 p.m. - Female caller reported credit card fraud. Chief Rayhill will complete a case report. 4:21 p.m. - Male caller reported that his girlfriend was being harassed. 5:00 p.m. - Vicki Cramer, of Loogootee, reported a possible carbon monoxide leak at her residence. Loogootee Fire was paged out. 6:13 p.m. - Female caller reported that her neighbors witnessed a male trying to get into her residence while she was out work. TuESDAy, FEBRuARy 14 Unknown time - A male on SW 3rd Street reported a suspicious item in his backyard. 12:05 p.m. - Roger Tinkle, of Loogootee, reported damage to his vehicle. 12:09 p.m. - Ed Bullock, of Loogootee, reported a theft from his residence. Chief Rayhill responded and filed criminal charges with the prosecutor’s office. 2:45 p.m. - A female on North Line Street reported a male banging on her back door with a steel pipe. Chief Rayhill responded and spoke with a neighbor. Deputy Nolan assisted. 5:12 p.m. - A male reported that he was being threatened by some juveniles. 6:27 p.m. - A female reported a fight on North Line Street. Sgt. Hennette and Major Burkhart responded. wEDNESDAy, FEBRuARy 15 Unknown time - A female reported that her vehicle had been broken into. Sgt. Norris completed a case report. 1:24 p.m. - Caller reported a suspicious vehicle near Bloomfield Road. Officer was unable to locate the vehicle. 4:40 p.m. - Received a request to conduct a welfare check on a female who lived outside the city limits. Martin County Sheriff’s Department was notified. 4:42 p.m. - Caller reported a reckless vehicle on US 231. Officer was unable to locate the vehicle. THuRSDAy, FEBRuARy 16 12:14 p.m. - Female reported a dispute involving property.
12:42 p.m. - Caller reported a possible theft in Redwing Trailer Court. Captain Akles responded. 3:33 p.m. - Caller reported suspicious persons on Broadway Street. FRIDAy, FEBRuARy 17 10:52 a.m. - Caller reported a possible domestic dispute at Country Place Apartments. 7:30 p.m. - Caller reported a vehicle accident on Pine Street. SATuRDAy, FEBRuARy 18 2:34 p.m. - Caller reported a person, operating a green Mercury, had thrown some trash out on East Broadway Street. 7:24 p.m. - Caller reported a possible intoxicated driver on US 231. 9:17 p.m. - Male reported someone keeps ringing his doorbell. Person then runs away. 9:46 p.m. - Caller reported two vehicles racing on Broadway Street. Officer was unable to locate the vehicles. 9:50 p.m. - Caller reported reckless drivers in the high school parking lot. Sgt. Norris spoke with the caller. SuNDAy, FEBRuARy 19 12:33 a.m. - Female on Sheridan Street called to report that someone was trying to get into her house. 9:00 a.m. - Male requested an officer for a vehicle check. 10:06 a.m. - Female reported she had struck a mailbox. 10:50 a.m. - Captain Akles assisted the Martin County Sheriff’s Department was a business alarm. 11:42 a.m. - Captain Akles assisted with a personal injury on Lincoln Avenue. 11:47 a.m. - Female reported a child custody issue. 4:21 p.m. - Captain Akles responded to a business alarm on Broadway Street. 6:29 p.m. - Martin County Sheriff’s Department reported a 911 hang-up on Riley Street. 11:00 p.m. - Female caller reported loud noises in Sunset Trailer Court. Sgt. Norris responded.
Driver arrested following crash On Sunday, February 19 at 8:05 a.m., the Martin County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a single-vehicle accident on US Hwy 50 and Spring Hill Road, east of Shoals. Investigation revealed that the driver, Waylon Wininger, 24, of Shoals, was operating a 1997 Ford F-350, registered to Christopher Richmond of West Baden, eastbound on US Hwy 50 when he traveled left of center and off the north side of the roadway, striking a utility pole. After striking the pole, the driver attempted to leave the scene
by driving through a fence and into a field and then traveled approximately 700 feet west through the field, where the vehicle became stuck in mud. Mr. Wininger was found asleep at the wheel, with the engine still running. Further investigation revealed that Mr. Wininger had a blood alcohol content over the legal limit and he was taken into custody and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Arresting officer was Cpl. Steven Nolan of the Martin County Sheriff’ Department.
County real estate transfers Phyllis A. Parker f/k/a Phyllis A. Ferry, of Martin County, Indiana to Thomas A. Strawn, of Martin County, Indiana, Lots Numbered 9 and 10 in the first North Addition to the town, now City, of Loogootee, Indiana.
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Sandra K. Truelove, of Martin County, Indiana to Tracy Truelove, of Martin County, Indiana, that part of the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 8, Township 3 North, Range 3 West, lying east of the East Fork of the White River, also that part of the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of Section 8, Township 3 North, Range 3 West, lying east of the East Fork of the White River, containing 35 acres, more or less. Philip Stoll and Lisa Stoll, of Martin County, Indiana to Travis P. Stoll, of Martin County, Indiana, Lot Number 9 in Oliver and Taylor’s Addition to the City of Loogootee, Indiana.
Persons listed on criminals charges are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. CRIMINAL COuRT New Charges Filed February 9 Jeanna N. Wallisa, public intoxication, a Class B Misdemeanor; possession of a controlled substance, a Class C Felony. February 10 Caleb J. Stiles, possession of marijuana in the amount of less than 30 grams, a Class A Misdemeanor; operating a vehicle with a schedule I or II controlled substance or its metabolite in the body, a Class C Misdemeanor. February 14 Alan C. Moorhead, public intoxication, a Class B Misdemeanor. Amanda P. Krodel, possession of methamphetamine, a Class D Felony; maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D Felony. Alicia K. Burnette, failure to stop after an accident resulting in damage to unattended vehicle, a Class B Misdemeanor. Jessica Martin, possession of methamphetamine, a Class D Felony; maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D Felony; four counts of neglect of a dependent, Class D Felonies. CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS AND SENTENCINg February 14 Bruce J. Machmer, convicted of operating a vehicle with an ACE of .08 or more, a Class C Misdemeanor. Sentenced to serve 60 days in the Martin County Security Center with 50 days suspended including credit for five actual days previously served and day for day good time credit for each day of actual incarceration. Defendant received 11 months of probation. CIVIL COuRT New Suits Filed February 8 Cash, LLC vs. Precilla T. Sipes, civil collection. Unifund CCR (Palisades Collection, LLC) vs. Tera L. Trambaugh, civil collection. February 9 Springleaf Financial Services vs. Timothy L. Jones and Wendy A. Fuhs, civil collection. Bank of America vs. Patrick M. and Helen D. Strange, mortgage foreclosure. February 10 U.S. Bank National Assoc. vs. Beneficial Indiana, Inc., Helen K. Duke, and Springs Valley Bank and Trust Co., mortgage foreclosure. CIVIL COuRT JuDgMENTS February 7 Judgment in favor of the plaintiff Cach, LLC and against the defendant Scott S. Callison in the amount of $18,063.55. SMALL CLAIMS COuRT New Suits Filed February 9 WSW Properties, LLC vs. Kelvin Canady, complaint. SMALL CLAIMS JuDgMENTS February 14 Judgment in favor of the plaintiff White
River Co-Op and against the defendant Chris Kane in the amount of $280.31. Judgment in favor of the plaintiff White River Co-Op and against the defendant Devin Kendall in the amount of $1,062.81. Judgment in favor of the plaintiff White River Co-Op and against the defendant Lowell G. Sanders in the amount of $225.77. February 15 Judgment in favor of the plaintiff Hoosier Accounts Service and against the defendants Kathleen and Anthony Doyle in the amount of $468.72. Judgment in favor of the plaintiff Hoosier Accounts Service and against the defendants David and Brandi Gilbert in the amount of $1,119.76. Judgment in favor of the plaintiff Hoosier Accounts Service and against the defendant Karen M. Greer in the amount of $729.24. Judgment in favor of the plaintiff Hoosier Accounts Service and against the defendant Courtney Kidwell in the amount of $659.46. Judgment in favor of the plaintiff Hoosier Accounts Service and against the defendant John Huffman in the amount of $741.07. Judgment in favor of the plaintiff Hoosier Accounts Service and against the defendant Arnold R. Nugent in the amount of $498.15. Judgment in favor of the plaintiff Hoosier Accounts Service and against the defendant Christopher Parsons in the amount of $917.31. Judgment in favor of the plaintiff Hoosier Accounts Service and against the defendant Jason Sanders in the amount of $1,540.66. February 16 Judgment in favor of the plaintiff Hoosier Accounts Service and against the defendant Travis Pearson in the amount of $512.25. SMALL CLAIMS DISMISSED Crane Federal Credit Union vs. Jon Allen, complaint, dismissed. TRAFFIC TICKETS PAID February 8 – February 14 Frank Baracani, Vincennes, failure of occupant to use seatbelt, $25. Michael Cherry, Jr., Martinsville, failure of occupant to use seatbelt, $25. Russell Cook, III, Mitchell, no valid operator’s license, $120. Tonya Feathers, Shoals, driving while suspended, $120. Bryan Salmon, Shoals, seatbelt violation, $25. Travis Salmon, Shoals, ignore stop sign, $124. John Wagler, Washington, failure of occupant to use seatbelt, $25.
Accident report MONDAy, FEBRuARy 13 9:28 a.m. - Bruce Jordon, of Utica, Kentucky, was operating a 1999 Freightliner and attempting to turn onto Broadway Street from JFK Avenue. Gary L. Wagler, of Odon, was beside the Jordon vehicle and thought Jordon was going to turn left. At this time, both vehicles turned right and an accident occurred. No injuries were reported. Chief Rayhill investigated.
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City employees support American Cancer Society
-Photo provided Loogootee Mayor Noel Harty shows his support for the American Cancer Society by placing his order for daffodils. Shown above with Mayor Harty is Nancy Spaulding, city utility clerk. Nancy has been a volunteer for the American Cancer Society for several years and is a “Daffy girl”.
-Photo provided Daffy girls show above in the front row, from left to right, are Sandy Haseman, Mae Stuffle, and Barbara Boyd. In the second row, from left to right, are Mona Child, Marcella Hardwick, and Diane Dillon. In the back row is Betty Huelsman.
The “Daffy girls” meet again The Daffy Girls are out on the town. They are busy receiving orders for daffodils. Orders may be placed until March 7 in Martin County. The beautiful spring flowers will be delivered to our area during the week of March 19 through March 23. If you know a Daffy Girl and would like to join in the fight against cancer, contact
one of them and place your order. There are several Daffy Girls in the area whom are unable to attend the meetings due to work and family commitments. They work very hard juggling all they have to do and still find time to volunteer their time and effort to this important fight against cancer. I would like to acknowledge them for their hard work and commitment.
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Champions Classic Tour is coming to washington available for $75. VIP tickets include a post game reception with the two All Star teams and front row seating to the game. The game will feature a three-point contest and a dunk contest at halftime. Players will be available following the game for autographs. The Champions Classic Tour was created from the ACC Barnstorming Tour, and the ACC Barnstorming Tour has been touring across North Carolina for over 30 years with the likes of Sidney Lowe, Len Bias, Michael Jordan, Tyler Hansbrough, and Nolan Smith. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House and Washington High School. Follow Champions Classic on facebook. Watch future issues of the Martin County Journal for more information.
On April 14th, the ACC All Stars and the Indiana All Stars will appear in Washington for a game at Washington High School. The year’s ACC All Stars’ roster is highlighted with players from North Carolina, Duke, and NC State. Standouts include hometown hero Tyler Zeller and the seniors from UNC Chapel Hill, C.J. Williams and the seniors from NC State, and Duke’s Miles Plumlee. The Indiana All Stars’ roster will be filled by seniors from various universities in Indiana. This will make for two exciting teams and a one-of-a-kind event. Tickets will go on sale following the ACC Conference Tournament, and the ticket outlets are: Washington High School and The New End Zone Sporting Goods store. Students (18-under) can purchase pre-sale tickets at $7, general admission tickets will be $10, and a limited number of VIP tickets are
Calendar of Events Benefit dinner A benefit chili dinner for Larry Spears has been scheduled for Saturday, February 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Loogootee VFW. Larry has been diagnosed with a very aggressive form of skin cancer. He will be having two major reconstructive surgeries. Proceeds from this benefit will help with uncovered medical expenses and doctor bills. The dinner will feature chili, grilled cheese and dessert. There will be merchandise raffles and a 50/50 pot. Donations will be accepted and all proceeds will be disbursed by an independent third party. Talk to a Lawyer telephone clinic The Volunteer Lawyer Program of SW Indiana, Inc.’s popular talk to a lawyer telephone clinic will take place on Thursday, March 1 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. (5:30 to 8 p.m. for those who live in the Eastern Time Zone). This telephone clinic takes the place the first Thursday of every month. The first Thursday of March falls on March 1, so don’t be left out. Each month, on the first Thursday, volunteer lawyers donate their time and expertise to answer questions generated by the general public. Questions can be of any legal nature and must involve Indiana law. This is a free service, provided by the Volunteer Lawyer Program of SW Indiana and the lawyers of southwestern Indiana. Funding is provided by the Evansville Bar Foundation and Indiana Bar Foundation. To access the clinic, the telephone numbers are: (812) 618-4845 and toll free (888) 594-3449. winter Banquet ACCTS, Area Churches honoring Christ Together in Service, will host their 10th Annual Winter Banquet Saturday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the St. John Center. There will be food and door prizes and the banquet is open to the public and free of charge.
Commission on Public Records meeting The Martin County Commission on Public Records will meet Thursday, February 23 at 9 a.m. in the commissioners’ room of the courthouse in Shoals. Chamber meetings The Martin County Chamber of Commerce will hold their next meeting March 14 at noon at Stoll’s Lakeview Restaurant. Humane society meetings The Martin County Humane Society meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Loogootee Municipal Building, at 7 p.m. To become a member, contact Martin County Humane Society, P. O. Box 537, Shoals, Indiana 47581, call Don at 296-0952. Tax Counseling for the Elderly Generations is once again providing Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE). This program provides free assistance to low-income, elderly and special-needs taxpayers in filling out both the federal and state tax forms. Volunteers have completed their certification with the Internal Revenue Service and are ready to complete tax forms at Loogootee Senior Center, 406 N.W. First Street, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, noon to 3 p.m. by appointment only. Call 2472525. The Martin County TCE Coordinator is Kenny Woods. Tourism meetings The MCCC Tourism Committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Martin County Community Learning Center on the fairgrounds. Soil and water meetings The Martin County SWCD meets the third Monday of the month at the SWCD office located at Martin County Learning Center. Office hours for the district are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays except Thursdays when it is closed. Visit www.martinswcd. com or call at 295-3149.
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general Assembly week in review The Indiana General Assembly is moving rapidly through the second half of session as senators face a February 23 committee hearing deadline. Legislation that moves through the second house without amendments will proceed to the governor for final consideration. Bills amended by the opposite chamber must return to the house of origin for consideration of changes made. This summary highlights some of the bills now moving through the Senate. Assistance for military service members HB 1059 would extend financial assistance available to military service members and their families through the Military Family Relief Fund. The Senate Homeland Security, Transportation and Veterans Affairs Committee approved the bill, which would extend from one year to three years the time that a service member or a service member’s dependent may be eligible to receive assistance. Emergency grants up to $5,000 may awarded to families in need of assistance for needs such as food, housing, utilities, medical services, transportation and other essential family support expenses. The relief fund is primarily funded through the sale of “Support Our Troops” license plates. As of August 31, 2011, the Indiana Department of Veterans’ Affairs reported that the fund had awarded approximately $751,000 to 262 families since it was created in 2007. Home energy assistance The Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee approved HB 1141, which would restore the state sales tax exemption that expired in 2009 for home energy assistance acquired through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Under the bill, the home energy costs paid through the program would be exempt from June 30, 2012, to July 1, 2020. The state sales tax exemption allows more of the assistance funds to go directly to utility costs and weatherization efforts. Indiana’s program is divided into two components: the Energy Assistance Program and the Weatherization Assistance Program. The program is primarily funded through the federal LIHEAP block grant. Households earning up to 150 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible for assistance through LIHEAP. For a family of four, that would mean an income of $34,575 or less. The most vulnerable persons-the disabled, elderly, and households with a child under six years of age are given top priority. LIHEAP offset the costs of heating for approximately 168,000 low-income households in Indiana last year. Education initiatives The Senate Committee on Education and Career Development approved several bills including the following: HB 1134 would prohibit school districts from charging families for the cost of bus services to and from school. The proposal is in response to recent student transportation problems experienced by several school districts including Franklin Township Schools in Marion County. After parents rejected a referendum that would have brought in additional funding last year for the school district, which faces an $8 million budget shortfall, its bus service for the 2012-2013 school year was outsourced to a company that charged parents a transportation fee of $47.50 per month for the first child and $40.50 for each additional child. Other schools around the state are experiencing similar budget shortfalls due in part to the removal of school funding from property taxes under the tax cap plan and referendum requirements approved by the 2008 General Assembly. School transportation budgets and construction projects continue to be funded through property taxes, while operating
budgets are now determined by the state. As amended in the committee, the bill does allow a school corporation or educational service center to charge a fee for transportation to an athletic, social, or other school sponsored extracurricular function. HB 1220 would provide the Indiana Commission for Higher Education with the authority to approve or disapprove existing or new certificate, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees at state universities and colleges. The legislation would require each state educational institution to review its undergraduate degree programs to determine the number of credit hours required for the degree and to report the results to the commission, including a justification for any associate degree program of more than 60 hours or baccalaureate degree program of more than 120 hours. These education initiatives now advance to the Senate floor for consideration by the full body. Drug testing of public assistance recipients Legislation that would require drug testing for public assistance recipients stalled in the Senate Health and Provider Services Committee. HB 1007 received a tied vote of 5-5 in the committee on Wednesday morning after lengthy debate on the merits of the bill and the program’s potential $1 million implementation cost. The bill could come before the committee again next week for a second vote. Under the plan, the state Family and Social Services Agency would have been required to develop and establish a pilot program in three counties to test for the use of controlled substances by individuals receiving assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. TANF is a program that provides cash assistance and supportive services to families in need with children under the age of 18. Several concerns regarding the legislation are that drug testing welfare recipients as a condition of eligibility could be costly, and it would cause unnecessary delays in benefits to those who need them most, particularly children. The bill was amended by the House of Representatives to include a drug testing requirement for state legislators. Sentencing conversions The Senate Corrections, Criminal and Civil Matters Committee advanced a measure which would allow a court to convert a Class D Felony to a Class A Misdemeanor post-conviction under certain conditions. Under HB 1033, the conversion would only be allowed if the convicted individual is not a sex or violent offender, the offense was a non-violent offense, at least three years have passed since the person completed the sentence, and the person has not been convicted of a new felony. In addition, the bill specifies that if a person is convicted of a felony within five years after a conversion, a prosecuting attorney may petition a court to convert the person’s Class A Misdemeanor conviction back to a Class D Felony conviction. The committee amended the bill to prohibit employers from asking an employee, contract employee, or applicant whether the person’s criminal records have been sealed or restricted and to include perjury in the list of convictions that cannot be converted. HB 1033 now goes to the full Senate for its consideration. News from the House A bill to allow Indiana public schools to teach creationism in science classes may be stalled for this session. Senate Bill 89 has been assigned to the House Rules Committee by the House Speaker who has said that the bill is not likely to get a hearing in that chamber. Although the proposal was amended in the Senate to add other faiths, some lawmakers have expressed constitutional concerns.
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The Messmer Report By District 63 State Representative
Mark Messmer Bills for charities and Hoosier businesses advance in General Assembly The pace has been pretty hectic this week in the Indiana House of Representatives, but also a productive one. House committees met all week to take testimony and vote on Senate bills, and several pieces of legislation were sent to the governor to be signed into law. The General Assembly hopes to complete the business for this year’s Legislative Session three days early, and after this week we’re well on our way to reaching that goal. Senate Bill (SB) 315, which I’m sponsoring in the House, would allow national charities to acquire a statewide gaming license for their local Indiana affiliates. This summer, I worked with the Gaming Commission and representatives of several national charitable organizations to help make compliance with highly technical gaming laws easier for those groups. The national organizations are better equipped to navigate through complex gaming laws, allowing local charities to devote more funds to their causes and reducing fees for gaming violations. SB 315 unanimously passed the House Public Policy Committee and will soon be heard by the full House for final passage. One bill I authored passed both the House and Senate this week and should soon go to
the governor to be signed into law. The bill would modernize testing procedures for engineers and land surveyors that, currently, must be handwritten exams. House Bill (HB) 1148 would update our laws to get our state into compliance with changes to computer-based testing that the national organization that administers those tests is changing to in 2014. A second bill I authored, HB 1154, would repeal the local business preference to all purchases and public works contracts by cities and counties. Our goal is to strive for a more efficient, stream-lined government, but this mandatory price preference would have resulted in higher costs to taxpayers and jeopardize any federal matching grants for those communities. Local governments would still have the option to grant a local preference for purchases of supplies. HB 1154 will likely receive a final vote in the Senate next week. In just a few weeks, the 2012 Legislative Session will be wrapping up. My colleagues and I in the General Assembly are working hard to pass much needed legislation to make Indiana a better place to work and live. I encourage you to share your thoughts on any issue with me by phone at 1-800382-9841 or by email at email@example.com. Thank you for your continued support and have a happy and safe weekend.
-Photo provided State Rep. Mark Messmer is shown above on the House floor presenting the resolution honoring students from North Daviess High School.
Representative Messmer recognizes North Daviess dual-credit program Students, teachers, and administrators from North Daviess Community School Corporation and Oakland City University were recognized Monday by State Rep. Mark Messmer (R-Jasper) and his colleagues in the Indiana House of Representatives. North Daviess Jr./Sr. High School has partnered with Oakland City University to provide greater access to higher education opportunities for North Daviess students through a dual-credit program that allows students to work on receiving both their high school diploma and an associate degree. “When today’s economy demands a more educated workforce, North Daviess is taking the lead by allowing their students to work on postsecondary degrees while they are still in high school,” said Rep. Messmer. “This gives students an advantage over the competition when looking for a job or pursuing additional higher education.”
By taking dual-credit courses sponsored by Oakland City University, North Daviess students have the opportunity to simultaneously earn a high school diploma and an associate degree. Students and their families save on tuition and room and board costs, and graduates are better equipped to enter the workforce or attend college. In a county where 20 percent of residents 25 years or older hold an associate degree and only 8 percent hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, 27 percent of the class of 2012 will earn a general studies associate degree in May. Five graduating seniors from the North Daviess class of 2012 will be the first members of their families to attend college. “The educators who have made the extra effort on behalf of their students deserve to be commended. This community will benefit for years to come thanks to a mindset that has taken a proactive approach to education,” said Rep. Messmer.
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SpOTLIGHTS Loogootee 3rd graders claim two championships in one weekend A group of young Loogootee boys’ basketball players capped a successful winter tourney season with two tourney titles this past weekend. The boys completed a sweep of both the Bloomfield and Springs Valley tourneys on Saturday and Sunday, winning five games on Saturday between the two locations and two more on Sunday at Valley to claim their medals. Their tourney season started slowly in mid-December as they lost close contests to Evansville Reitz and Sullivan before dropping their third of the day to Washington’s Distinxtion AAU team. Utilizing the entire month of January for practice and fundamentals, the Lil’ Lions regrouped to win three games out of four in their own tourney on February 4. The blackand-gold knocked off Ireland, Bloomfield, and Springs Valley but the Distinxtion outfit was again too strong for the hosts. A week later, the boys just missed taking the spoils at the North Daviess Invite. They handled the host Cougars and caged the Cardinals but came up a bucket short versus a strong Sullivan team in the final. With two runner-up finishes but no tourney spoils, the Lions were hungry for a championship or two this past weekend. All ten players found the scoring column in game one on Saturday morning at Bloomfield ver-
sus White River Valley, a game the boys put up a season-high 53 markers. They then slammed the door on North Daviess before baffling the home team, Bloomfield, in the finals of the BYOT Tourney. The boys, though, still had two more to play in French Lick as they rushed south where they leveled Jasper and vanquished Valley to claim the number one seed in pool play and register an impressive 5-0 record during a long Saturday on the hardwood. They were again able to knock off the Hawks in the semi-finals Sunday afternoon before putting their best game of what amounted to a 17-contest season on display in a convincing 40-13 victory at the hands of the Wildcats. The third grade squad consisted of classmates Seth Blackwell, Bryant Eckerle, Jace Walton, Jalen and Jordan Wildman, Austin Brittain, Seth Gillick, and Tommy Jones. Jaylen Mullen and Peyton Bledsoe were also a part of the team, giving co-coaches Jeremy Wildman and Jeff Bledsoe a total of ten players to go 5-on-5 with during twice-a-week practices over the past four months. From experiencing their first real game against Evansville in the Hatchet House to stringing together wins in ten of their last eleven outings, the Lions came together as a ten-member strong team, saving their best for last.
BROOKE NONTE Jacquelyn Brooke Nonte is the daughter of Brent and Bobbi Sue Nonte. While in high school, Brooke participated in the school musical, Peers, band, Lion Pride, student council, Beta Club, madrigals, Pep Club, and Spanish Club all four years. She has served as class treasurer her senior year. Brooke also participated in FACS her freshman and sophomore years and SADD her junior and senior years. She was on the Spanish Academic Team in tenth grade and served as vice president of the Spanish Club and the Beta Club her senior year. In sports, she played basketball, softball, and volleyball all four years. Brooke plans to attend college and study pediatric dentistry.
Shoals Jr./Sr. High School Honor Roll
Term 2 - grading Period 1 SEVENTH gRADE All A’s: Alex Tedrow Distinguished Honor Roll: Allison Boyd, Ashley Mullins, and Mykaela Peterson Honor Roll: Makaya Baylis, Rusty Bonham, Ashley Boyd, Quinton Floyd, Kelsie Graves, Marissa Hampton, Jessica Montgomery, Edmundson Neeley, Kaci Norman, Jonathan Sullivan, Autumn Terry, and Keylee Tow EIgHTH gRADE All A’s: Allison Albright, Britney Cooper, Logan Harker, Megan Hawkins, Reva Troutman, and Dawn Wright Distinguished Honor Roll: Kaden Butler, Julie Dorsey, and Corbyn Sipes Honor Roll: Tyrell Brett, Christina Hovis, Victoria Mills, Ashley Phillips, David Qualkenbush, Michael Sorrells, Aundie Tinkle, Danielle Whaley, and Alex Wininger NINTH gRADE All A’s: Logan Albright, Ashley Montgomery, and Holly Self Distinguished Honor Roll: Josey Waggoner Honor Roll: Ashton Allbright, Brittany Bauernfiend, Haylie Brace, Kyle Courtright, Amanda Grafton, Kylee Hardwick, Eilis Haviland, Michael Hawkins, Austin Jones, Grady Key, Kelsey Sellers, Akela Wells, and Alexis Young TENTH gRADE Distinguished Honor Roll: Robin Hamby, Nicole Harder, and Cole Hovis
Honor Roll: Erica Bratton, Ariel Hert, Sarah Holt, Tyler McGuire, Dakota Mullins, Sistoria Neeley, Aaron Qualkenbush, Kandi Tichenor, and Trandon Williams ELEVENTH gRADE All A’s: Whitney Albright, Jessica Courtright, and Emily Richardson Distinguished Honor Roll: Amberly Albright, Tristan Bennington, Kayla Butler, Lezlie Hart, Ethan Jones, Austin Kimmel, Jennifer Montgomery, Ramona Simmons, and Clayton Tow Honor Roll: Megan Abel, Jeffery Dorsey, Nicholas Gerkin, Scott Johnson, Brittani Land, Courtney Overfield, Katie Payne, and Jon Sherfick TwELFTH gRADE All A’s: Darek Turpin Distinguished Honor Roll: Victoria Bauer, Michaela Brockman, Denise Cornett, Audra Deckard, Rachel Harder, Grace LaMar, Megan Sanders, Audrey Sorrells, and Jacob Stoner Honor Roll: Elizabeth Abel, Tanner Abel, Shannon Allen, Dakotah Asbell, Austin Bailey, Chelsey Baker, Zachary Baker, Michael Basley, Alex Bauernfiend, Christian Belcher, Christie Bough, Zachary Cook, Alanna Dawley, Taylor Gaskey, MacKenzie Graves, Kelsey Hardwick, Brian Hert, Brittany Hert, Jondavide Hopkins, Mackenzie Jones, Courtney Kender, Sasha Mains, Amber McCarty, Miranda Mullins, Austin Myers, Kimberly Stroud, Mindy Tarrh, and Stephen Witt
TyLER POTTS Tyler O’Neil Potts is the son of Bryan Potts and Stephine Irvan. During high school, he was involved in student council his freshman year and SADD his junior year. Tyler plans to go on to college after graduation.
Mandatory LHS Band Florida trip meeting All students/chaperones going on the Loogootee Band trip to Florida must attend the MANDATORY Florida trip meeting with Taylor Tours on Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in the LHS Cafeteria. Students need to bring at least one parent with them. Information/itinerary will be given as well as medical forms filled out. Chaperones will have a separate meeting afterward to discuss their duties for the trip. Please mark this very important date on your calendars.
ETHAN MATHIES Ethan Robert Mathies is the son of Greg and Brenda Mathies. During high school, Ethan has been involved in intramural basketball, Lion Pride, SADD, and Pep Club all four years. He also participated in FACS his first two years of high school, student council in ninth, tenth and eleventh grades, and was on the yearbook staff his freshman and senior years. Ethan also played baseball his freshman year. He plans to attend Vincennes University after high school and major in agribusiness management.
Classes, programs at the Martin County Learning Center Ivy Tech Community College Class: Introduction to Computers - Explore the world of computers in a safe, fun, and nonthreatening environment, even if you don’t know what a computer looks like. We’ll cover computer anxiety, important terms, parts of the computer, keyboard, using the mouse, and moving around the computer to complete different tasks. Textbook is included in the course fee. This course will run four Tuesdays, March 27 – April 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information on Ivy Tech Community College classes and to register, contact the Center for Lifelong Learning at 812-330-4400 or log on to www.ivytech.edu/cll. GED – Adult Basic Education - GED – Adult Basic Education classes are now being offered at the learning center. Classes are on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. For information contact Vincennes University at 812-888-5749 or Vicki Conrad at email@example.com or call the learning center. USAJOBS Workshop (Resume Builder) USAJOBS is the federal government’s official website. USAJOBS provides access to more than 30,000 job listings worldwide and job postings are updated daily. This is an online resume training session and will provide applicants with information and guidance on completing a government style resume for Crane and other federal agencies. The USAJOBS workshop is provided by Bramble Consulting (Darlene Ridgway). Workshops will be held on February 23 and March 6 and 22 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Cost is $40. Contact Kris by email or call the learning center to sign up. Learning Center Contact - Kris Beasley, Coordinator, 812-295-2674 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours - Monday through Thursday 4-9 p.m. and Friday by appointment only.
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Martin County Journal
High school students invited to CONNECT with computer science By BRIAN PELOZA Purdue University News Service Purdue University’s Department of Computer Science invites high school students to learn more about one of the fastest-growing fields through the CONNECT Through the World of Computer Science program on April 16. By 2018 there will be 1.4 million computer specialist positions available in the United States, according to the National Center for Women and Information Technology. “Computer science majors are among the highest in demand when they graduate college,” said Mindy Hart, outreach coordinator for the Department of Computer Science. Open to all high school students, the CONNECT program is targeted at girls in grades 9-12. The free program, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the Lawson Computer Science Building, will allow participants to interact with current students, test their creativity through a project and learn about careers in computer science. Hart encourages students to consider the positive impact they can make through a computer science career. “Computer scientists have the knowledge and skills to solve tomorrow’s problems,” Hart said. “Students’ creativity and ingenuity can make a difference in health care, revolutionize our educational system, strengthen national security and create social networks.” No prior computer experience is needed to attend the program, but registration is required as space is limited.
“Students are drawn to our program because of the tight-knit social community within the department,” Hart said. “CONNECT is a great event for those who want to explore computer science and the impact computer science can have on the world around us.” Parents and guidance counselors are welcome to attend CONNECT and are invited to a special session while students participate in a separate activity. Additional event information and registration is available at: http://outreach.cs.purdue.edu/register.
Loogootee Schools’ upcoming fundraisers Post prom fundraisers Loogootee Post Prom parents will be selling Schwan’s Foods at the Loogootee Pamida parking lot on March 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To pre-order, call 2961351 or contact any post prom junior parent by March 5 or orders can be placed on March 10. Also, the Loogootee Post Prom parents are planning a home tour. Watch the Martin County Journal for future details. Baseball to raise funds The Loogootee Baseball Team will host hypnotist and mind reader Jon Saint Germain this Saturday, February 25 at 7 p.m. in the LHS Auditorium. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.
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College Fair to help students Finding just the right college - one that fits individual educational goals, lifestyle, and budget - can be time-consuming and challenging. The Vincennes Regional College Fair will offer a time-saving opportunity for students and parents to gather information from nearly 30 colleges in just one evening. This one-stop shopping event will give students the chance to meet with college representatives to discuss entrance requirements, campus life, application deadlines, majors, and financial aid programs available at their respective institutions. The Vincennes Regional College Fair will take place at Vincennes University’s Physical Education Complex on February 27 from 6-7:30 p.m. (EST). High school students and their parents are invited to attend. To reach the P.E. Complex, take Second Street to Indianapolis Avenue and turn toward campus. At Chestnut Street, turn right and go two blocks. Ample parking is available. Further details are available online at www.vinu.edu/collegefair. In addition to VU, institutions planning to attend include Anderson University, Ball State University, Eastern Illinois University, Hanover College, Illinois College, ISU, IU, IUPU Columbus, IUPUI, Ivy Tech, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Lake Land College, Marian University, Oakland City University, Purdue University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Saint Mary’s College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Southern Illinois University, Spalding University, Trine University, University of Evansville, University of Indianapolis, USI, Wabash College, and Wabash Valley College.
-Photo by Audra Deckard Shoals January “Top of the Rox” honorees are shown above. In the front row, from left to right, are Elisha Schlaegel, Kandi Tichenor, Britney Cooper, Keylee Tow, Kristen waggoner, Ashton Allbright, Lezlie Hart, Ashley Boyd, Audrey Sorrells, Ben Sorrells, and Alanna Dawley. In the back row, from left to right, are Theresa Heckard (Rox Cafe and Psi Iota Representative), January Roush (Psi Iota Representative), Kelsey Sellers, Tiffani Stemle, (Top of the Rox Sponsor), and Tina Rue (Top of the Rox Sponsor).
Shoals announces January Top of the Rox By RAMONA SIMMONS Shoals Student Writer Shoals Junior/Senior High School teachers vote for the junior high and high school students who they believe possess the qualities of a top student. This program is known as the “Top of the Rox”. A number of specific qualities are kept in mind when selecting these outstanding students of Shoals Junior/Senior High School. Such qualities include: citizenship, leadership qualities, responsibility, work ethic, respect for staff, attitude toward peers and self, classroom participation, attendance, extracurricular activities, and academics.
Each month, the winners are treated to lunch, a treat bag, and a coupon for free admission to any home Shoals athletic event. This month’s celebration took place on February 8, where the students enjoyed a lunch crafted by Mrs. Theresa Heckard’s culinary arts class. Greg Hampton added to the rewards by making pens for all of the winners. In addition to all of this, the Psi Iotas sponsor a portion of the awards and prizes, who also donate time and money to the program. Thanks to all who help support this program. At the end of the semester, all of the students who were elected as Top of the Rox will be entered in a large drawing to win ad-
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LOOgOOTEE ELEMENTARy Breakfast THuRSDAy, FEBRuARy 23 Cereal, orange, sausage, juice, milk FRIDAy, FEBRuARy 24 Sausage, egg, biscuit, juice, milk MONDAy, FEBRuARy 27 French toast, sausage, fruit, milk TuESDAy, FEBRuARy 28 Breakfast pizza, egg, fruit, milk wEDNESDAy, FEBRuARy 29 Biscuit and gravy, sausage, applesauce, milk Lunch THuRSDAy, FEBRuARy 23 Grilled chicken sandwich, scalloped potatoes, green beans, milk FRIDAy, FEBRuARy 24 Fish sandwich, corn, peaches, cottage cheese, milk MONDAy, FEBRuARy 27 Sloppy Joe, tator tots, fruit, milk TuESDAy, FEBRuARy 28 Hamburgers, scalloped potatoes, apple, milk wEDNESDAy, FEBRuARy 29 Spaghetti, tossed salad, peaches, Texas toast, milk LOOgOOTEE INTERMEDIATE AND JR./SR. HIgH SCHOOL Lunch THuRSDAy, FEBRuARy 23 Breaded chicken sandwich or pizza, French fries, carrots, fruit, salad plate, milk FRIDAy, FEBRuARy 24 Vegetable soup or pizza, grilled cheese, cheese and crackers, fruit, salad plate, milk MONDAy, FEBRuARy 27 Popcorn chicken or pizza, tossed salad, peas, fruit, salad plate, milk
TuESDAy, FEBRuARy 28 Chicken fajita or pizza, corn, rice, fruit, salad plate, milk wEDNESDAy, FEBRuARy 29 Chicken fried steak or pizza, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit, salad plate, milk SHOALS SCHOOLS Breakfast THuRSDAy, FEBRuARy 23 Cereal, string cheese, juice, milk; choice 4th-12th: grab-n-go bag FRIDAy, FEBRuARy 24 Sausage muffin, juice, milk; choice 4th12th: grab-n-go bag MONDAy, FEBRuARy 27 Breakfast wrap, fresh fruit, juice, milk; choice 4th-12th: grab-n-go bag TuESDAy, FEBRuARy 28 Cereal, yogurt, juice, milk; choice 4th12th: grab-n-go bag wEDNESDAy, FEBRuARy 29 Waffles, sausage, juice, milk; choice 4th12th: grab-n-go bag Lunch THuRSDAy, FEBRuARy 23 Nacho dip with chips, corn on the cob, refried beans, apple crisp, milk FRIDAy, FEBRuARy 24 Corn dog, cooked carrots, fruit, sherbet, milk MONDAy, FEBRuARy 27 Chicken sandwich, celery and carrot sticks, salad, fresh fruit, milk TuESDAy, FEBRuARy 28 Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, peas, fruit, roll, milk; choice 4th-12th: pizza wEDNESDAy, FEBRuARy 29 Chicken Alfredo, broccoli, salad, fruit, garlic bread, milk; choice 4th-12th: deli wrap
ditional prizes such as: iPods, gift certificates, and t-shirts. January’s jovial Top of the Rox are: (7th grade) Ashley Boyd and Keylee Tow; (8th grade) Michael Benjamin Sorrells and Britney Cooper; (9th grade) Kelsey Sellers and Ashton Allbright; (10th grade) Kandi Tichenor and Kristen Waggoner; (11th grade) Lezlie Hart and Elisha Schlaegel; and (12th grade) Alanna Dawley and Audrey Sorrells.
Shoals kindergarten, first grade Round-up The Shoals Elementary School is conducting its annual search for potential kindergartners and new first graders in preparation for Round-Up. The Round-Up will be held for incoming kindergarteners Friday, March 9, 2012, at Shoals Elementary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Preregistration is necessary for all students by March 2. A child must be five years old on or before August 1, 2012, in order to enroll in kindergarten. New first grade students must be six years old on or before August 1, 2012. All eligible children should enroll during Round-Up. Parents should attend Round-Up with their child and bring the child’s certificate of birth, social security card, and immunization records. Specific schedules of times for arriving at school are as follows: Last names beginning with A-I: promptly at 8:30 a.m., J-R: promptly at 10 a.m., and S-Z: promptly at 1 p.m. Each session will last approximately one and one-half hours. Parents are asked to please use the front parking lot (in front of the gym, parking will not be allowed on the playground) and enter through the doors past the elementary office. Signs will be posted. Physicals will be offered free of charge
the day of Round-Up by a family nurse practitioner. Immunizations will be given (insurance cards must be presented) at the Martin County Health Office, which is located inside the post office building. Minimum immunization requirements for all children newly enrolled in kindergarten or grade one, and less than seven years of age are: 5 doses of DTP, 4 doses of OPV, 2 MMRs, 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine, and 2 doses chicken pox vaccine (Varicella) or record of the disease. A physical, complete immunizations, social security card, and certificate of birth (not the hospital birth certificate) are all required for entry into school. It is necessary to pre-register your child for Round-Up via mail, fax, or phone on or before March 2nd. A pre-registration form is available below. The school is discouraging registration via e-mail due to emails going into spam mail and not being delivered properly. No student enrolling for kindergarten will be allowed to attend the first day of school without record of immunizations, social security card, physical, and birth certificate. If you have any questions concerning Kindergarten Round-Up, please contact the Elementary school at 247-2085.
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-Photo provided Shown above are the kindergarten religious education students who made collages with sixth graders as part of the St. John Catholic “god is good” project. From left to right, are Alana Hedrick, Abagail Nonte, Jaybe wagoner, Chrislynn Holland, Allie Henninger, Hunter Brown, and Leighton Jeffers.
Religious ed. students team up for project St. John Catholic religious education students in the 6th grade gathered with the kindergarten students on Wednesday, February 8 for a special project. The students made collages entitled “God is Good”. The kindergarten students chose pictures from magazines that they thought were
“good” things in life and the older students helped them make the posters. The sixth grade students participating were Corbin Henninger, Jody Seals, Julieanne Bell, Cora Hedrick, Heather Harshaw, Dylan Jones, Brandon Armstrong, and Taiya Armstrong.
-Photo provided Shown above is kindergartner Hunter Brown receiving help with his collage from sixth grader Christopher Hager.
Photo contest celebrates historic resources Indiana’s Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology is sponsoring its eighth annual photo contest to recognize Historic Preservation Month in May. The subject of the photo must be in Indiana and more than 50 years old. Images could include anything from a cemetery, to a main street, to an elaborate stained glass window. The contest does not place limitations on the condition of the historic resource. Past entries have involved subject matter with conditions ranging from pristine to undergoing demolition. The contest is free and photographers can submit up to three entries per person.
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By ERNIE CANELL Pastor, New Beginnings Church To love God and worship and serve Him in the highest privilege we can have, so when the Lord commands us to love he is inviting us to that which is best. But our love for God must involve the totality of the inner person - with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. The heart, soul, mind, and strength are so connected it’s hard to disconnect them. The heart is associated with the soul. It’s where our desires and our will are. When we love God with all our heart, we want what God wants. We desire what he desires. Loving God with our soul is loving Him with our very personality. Our soul is our life and our spirit. The Bible even connects our soul with our physical life. So there can be no soul-less people. We love God with our very being. Loving God with our mind takes in our intellect and thinking. When we have our thought set on the flesh, it is death, but when we have our mind set on the Spirit, it is life and peace. Does that mean we don’t think about anything but loving God? That would be silly. We think about a lot of things. We think about our family, our jobs, our money, and our relationships. That’s not what He is talking about. Loving God with your mind means that you think about God when you are thinking about family, job, money, and relationships. How can I love God with whatever I am doing? What decision will I make that will glorify God and show Him I love Him? The word for mind is oftentimes translated as heart, or as soul. See how they are so connected? Loving God with all our strength is impossible without His help. The Bible says: The lord is my strength and my shield. God is our refuse and strength. Christ who gives me strength. Your strength comes from God. So when we have Jesus living in our hearts, we have His strength. Here’s what happens when we love God
the way we should. But just as it is written, “THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND which HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM,” 1 Cor. 2:9 (NASB) The spirit is going to reveal to us things which we have not seen before- we will recognize God’s working in the world. We will see God’s hand on people that are saved, healed and changed. We will hear the voice of God speaking through our circumstances in life. When we love God our hearts will have a newness of things that we have not felt before. These things are supernatural. It will open our eyes to God’s working; hear God speak through His word, other people, circumstances. Our hearts will feel things that we have never felt before. Not only that, when we love God as we should we will be rich in faith and we will be heirs to the kingdom of God. Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him? James 2:5 (NASB) When we love God the way we should, your faith will be so great that you will be the wealthiest person; rich in love, rich in mercy, rich in the power of God; rich in faith. You will have the kind of faith that can move mountains; the kind of faith that proclaims the greats riches of God. The kind of faith it takes to overcome the greatest difficulties. So love God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength and reap the great rewards. We are looking forward to a great Easter Extravaganza Experience at the 4-H community building; watch for it. Have a great week! If you have questions about faith with God, call Pastor Ernie at 812-709-0258 or join us Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.
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New app helps farmers predict corn 2012 Reserved youth Turkey Hunt yields throughout growing process opportunities on DNR properties Farmers can better predict corn yields throughout the year using a site-specific Web application developed and commercialized by Advanced Ag Solutions LLC, an affiliate of the Purdue Research Park. Daryl Starr, founder of Advanced Ag Solutions, said Optimizer 2.0 provides farmers with data through a daily text message and a Web login portal. Messages include the projected corn yield and the most limiting factor for their farm. “Projections are made based on variety of seed, soil type, weather data and other limiting factors,” he said. “If the limiting factor is water, farmers know they need to irrigate their fields. If it’s nitrogen, they know they need to apply nitrogen to their fields.” Farmers sign up for Optimizer 2.0 by going to http://www.optmzr.co or texting their ZIP code to 765-560-4130. Once they submit their information, they will immediately receive a confirmation text message. Starr said there are two levels of subscriptions available. “Farmers who sign up for the free service receive an alert about their county’s standard practices, which includes average soil type, seed variety and rates, and planting
Optimizer 2.0 sends subscribing farmers a daily text message with projected crop yield and the factor that most affects a decrease in the projection. Optimizer 2.0 was developed and commercialized by Purdue Research Park affiliate Advanced Ag Solutions LLC. (Purdue Research Foundation image) date. They also receive a link to a mobile website that displays the information,” he said. “Paying subscribers receive customized information about their fields and a website login to view daily updated information and a visual representation of the information overlaid on a Google map.” Optimizer 2.0 pulls in data from several sources and organizes them in a database. “We receive soil data, data about farmers’ fields, seed data from different varieties, weather and other factors that affect crop yield. All these factors go into making crop yield predictions,” Starr said. “We also receive information from farmers and actual weather conditions that replace the historic data. Optimizer 2.0 recalculates and adjusts the predicted yield so the daily text message is as accurate as possible when it is delivered.” Although Optimizer 2.0 focuses solely on corn production, Starr said information about other crops may soon be available. “We have a soybean model on the shelf, but we first want the industry to grasp the impact a site-specific crop model can have,” he said. “Our accuracy is high, but more importantly, timely decisions can be made more easily now.” A video produced by Advanced Ag Solutions that shows how to subscribe to Optimizer can be viewed at www.youtube.com/user/darylbstarr
Youth hunters (under age 18 on the day of the hunt) may participate in reserved turkey hunts during the special youth wild turkey hunting season, April 21 and 22, 2012, on selected DNR properties. Participating fish & wildlife areas include Atterbury, Crosley, Deer Creek, Glendale, Goose Pond, Hovey Lake, Jasper-Pulaski, Sugar Ridge, Kankakee, Kingsbury, LaSalle, Pigeon River, Roush, Tri-County, Minnehaha, Fairbanks Landing, Hillenbrand, Chinook, Winamac and Willow Slough. Two reservoir properties, Salamonie and Mississinewa, also are participating. A limit will be placed on the number of youth hunters allowed to hunt a respective property on each hunting day, in an attempt to provide quality hunts for participants. Each property will hold early registrations and drawings for the halfday hunts on site. Hunters wanting to sign up for Deer Creek, Fairbanks Landing, Chinook, Hillenbrand, or Minnehaha hunts may do so at Goose Pond FWA. Hunts will run one-half hour before sunrise until noon at properties in the Central Time Zone, and one-half hour before sunrise until 1 p.m. on properties in the Eastern Time Zone. A youth hunter may be drawn for either or both hunt days, depending on the number of applicants. Youth hunters, or an adult representing them, can register in person or by phone at the property they wish to hunt Monday through Friday from March 19–23 and March 26–30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. local time. The drawing will be held April 2. All applicants will be notified of drawing results by mail. Applicants may sign up for only one property. Applicants must possess a valid 2012 Youth Consolidated Hunting & Trapping License, 2012 Regular Turkey License and Game Bird Stamp, or Lifetime Comprehensive Hunting License. Apprentice hunting licenses also may be used. To register a youth for one of the hunts, the following information is needed: Hunter’s name Type of license and license number Date or dates being applied for Mailing address Phone number
Parent or guardian’s name, address, and phone number Youth hunters who are selected for the hunt may check in at any time each day until the end of legal hunting hours for that property. Properties that do not fill their quotas during early registration may fill remaining spots during regular office hours until the youth season opens, using a drawing each morning of the hunt, or first-come/first-served process each morning of the hunt. Properties will not have a daily “noshow” drawing because there is no time by which selected youth hunters must check in during the morning hunts. Hunters interested in possible unfilled quotas at a property should contact that property for more information before going to the property on the opening morning of the youth season. During youth wild turkey season, hunters under age 18 on the day of the hunt can take a bearded or male wild turkey. The youth must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old. The youth hunter may use any legal shotgun, bow and arrow, or crossbow. The adult accompanying the youth hunter must not possess a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow while in the field. The adult does not need to possess a turkey hunting license unless the youth is using an apprentice license. A youth hunter may take only one bearded or male wild turkey during both the special youth season and regular season combined. The youth must be properly licensed to take a wild turkey and comply with all tagging and check-in requirements. Phone numbers for information or to register for a hunt at a specific property: Atterbury: 812-526-2051, Pigeon River: 260-367-2164, Crosley: 812-3465596, Roush: 260-468-2165, Glendale: 812-644-7711, Sugar Ridge: 812-7892724, Goose Pond: 812-659-9901, TriCounty: 574-834-4461, Hovey Lake: 812-838-2927, Winamac: 574-946-4422, Jasper-Pulaski: 219-843-4841, Willow Slough: 219-285-2704, Kankakee: 574896-3522, Salamonie: 260-468-2125, Kingsbury: 219-393-3612, Mississinewa: 765-473-6528, LaSalle: 219-992-3019
New Indiana Recreation guide available Your guide to Indiana’s best values in outdoor recreation this year is available now. The Department of Natural Resources’ 2012 Indiana Recreation Guide is every Hoosier’s source for information on state parks, reservoirs, state park inns, fish & wildlife areas, state forests, state historic sites and other DNR properties. The guide is available free online at dnr.IN.gov (look for a link to the 2012 Indiana Recreation Guide under “Quick Links”). Local retail outlets and, of course, state parks, reservoirs and other DNR properties also have free printed copies available. Free printed copies of the guides will also be available at the Indianapolis Boat Sport & Travel Show, February 17-26, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Annual entrance passes for state parks and reservoirs can be purchased in person at the gatehouses or property offices during business hours, at the Indiana Government Center South in Indianapolis, or at innsgifts.com. Indiana resident passes are $36 or $18 for individuals 65 years old or older. Annual passes for vehicles with out-of-state license plates are $46. Normal daily gate fees for residents at most properties are $5 per vehicle. Prices for the passes and for the daily entry fees have remained the same since
2006. This year the new SPR Go! program provides discount value packages for entrance passes, camping and other property activities. For more information on Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs and SPR Go!, see stateparks.IN.gov.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Martin County Journal
young anglers caught six “Fish of the year” in 2011 Indiana’s 2011 Fish of the Year contest proves the art of angling has not been lost on our youth. Fish of the Year recognizes the angler who catches the longest fish of each species tracked. In 2011, anglers submitted entries for 25 species. Four anglers younger than 18 years old accounted for six wins. Among the youth winners, 10-year-old Rylan Crockett scored the longest fish, a 33.3-inch channel catfish he caught in Cagles Mill Reservoir in Owen County on cut shad. Rylan caught the channel cat while competing in an Indiana Catfish Association Tournament with his father and grandfather, Brian and Jim Crockett. Nine-year-old Evan Logan from Columbus was the youngest angler to win 2011 Fish of the Year honors. He tied for first in the bluegill category with an 11-inch specimen from a private pond in Johnson County that he caught using a worm and bobber. Teenage brothers Danny and Michael Kotfer of Munster teamed up for four wins. Danny, 17, won for a 31.5-inch coho salmon, caught in the Little Calumet River in Porter County on a spinner; a 13-inch bullhead, caught at a private lake in Fountain County on a night crawler; and tied for first in the green sunfish category with an 8.5-inch specimen pulled from a private lake in Fountain County on a twistertail. Michael, 14, won for a 29-inch brown trout, caught in the Lake County waters of Lake Michigan using a spoon lure. Danny and Michael’s father, Ron Kotfer, also earned wins in three categories. Ron Kotfer caught the largest chinook salmon at 35 inches, from the Lake County waters of Lake Michigan using a glow spoon lure; the largest rock bass at 10.3 inches, from the Little Calumet River in Porter County using a spinner; and the largest walleye at 22.5 inches, from Wolf Lake in Lake County using a crankbait. The longest winning fish among all the 2011 Fish of the Year species was a 55.5-
New Outdoor Indiana features dog tales Outdoor Indiana magazine’s March-April issue features a cover article on the dogs of the DNR Division of Law Enforcement. Indiana Conservation Officers have built a reputation as having one of the top canine programs of its kind in the nation, having trained similar units from Kentucky, Kansas, Maryland, Idaho and Virginia. The 48-page, full-color magazine also includes a special removable eight-page insert article on Spring Mill State Park, which is in Mitchell in Lawrence County. The feature continues a series in which one state park or reservoir property is featured in the first five issues of each year. Issue six features a removable calendar for the new year. The state park/reservoir insert series runs through 2016, the 100th anniversary of Indiana state parks. Look for Fury the canine cop on the cover of this issue of Outdoor Indiana, available now at most DNR properties and most Barnes & Noble stores in Indiana for $3 a copy. Purchase of a $12 subscription gets you six issues to keep you up to date on Indiana’s outdoor heritage. To subscribe, go to OutdoorIndiana.org or call (317) 233-3046. Join Outdoor Indiana on facebook to get updates on what’s coming up in future issues and see bonus photos at facebook.com/OutdoorIndiana.
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inch flathead catfish. Tim Kaiser, an angler from Elnora, caught the flathead in the Ohio River in Perry County using a live bluegill as bait. Other notable winners included: •In the steelhead category, Gene Ray of Paris, Illinois, and Greg Dini, of Avilla, tied for first place with fish that measured 35 inches. Ray caught his in the St. Joseph River in St. Joseph County on an egg fly. Dini caught his in the LaPorte County waters of Lake Michigan on a spoon. •Joshua Gansman of Tennyson won in both the sauger and saugeye categories. Gansman caught a 19-inch sauger from a private pond in Warrick County on a redeye shad and a 24-inch saugeye from Huntingburg Lake in Dubois County, also on a redeye shad. •William Taylor of Crown Point won bragging rights for a 39-inch Northern pike from the Kankakee River in Lake County. He caught the fish on a double spinner. As announced in an earlier news release, one angler caught a fish of state-record weight in 2011. Nine-year-old Noah Smith of Delaware, Ohio, established the first state record for a spotted gar. He caught the 29.2inch, 3.2-pound fish from Crooked Lake in Steuben County using a live minnow. New for 2012 in the contest, the Indiana Record Fish Program and Fish of the Year will recognize the lake whitefish species. In Indiana, lake whitefish are primarily caught in Lake Michigan in early spring and late fall. For information about the State Record Fish or Fish of the Year programs, go to Fishing.IN.gov/3577.htm. To find out where to fish, go to Fishing.IN.gov and click on the interactive “Where to Fish Finder” link. To purchase an Indiana fishing license online, see IndianaOutdoor.IN.gov.
Farm safety expert: Know what’s in proposed child labor law By JENNIFER STEwART Purdue University News Service Parents of children who work on the family farm or are in agriculture education programs should thoroughly review proposed changes to child labor laws so they fully understand how the new rules could affect them, a Purdue farm safety specialist advises. “Because the proposed rule changes are 51 pages long, I don’t know that many people understand exactly what’s being presented,” Bill Field said. “The changes not only hold the potential for positive but also significant negative effects to youth less than 16 years old who seek employment or are currently employed in agriculture.” While the Agricultural Hazardous Occupations Order was written in an effort to protect children from dangerous situations, it could prevent many young people from working on family farms or participating in agriculture-related educational programs. The U.S. Department of Labor on February 1 temporarily shelved the legislation after complaints that it would erode the tradition of children working on their family-owned farm. Although it agreed to reinstate a “parental exemption” that would allow parents to assign on-farm duties to their children, Field said many other proposed rule changes could further restrict young people from working in agriculture. Under the proposed changes, the “parental exemption” itself would not apply to incorporated family farms, Field noted. “Many small, family farms are incorporated because of the tax advantages,” he said. “But when a farm is incorporated,
parents are considered a corporate entity and they would not be covered by the parental exemption.” Field said that due to negative feedback from producer groups, the U.S. Department of Labor has appeared to back off of this provision as it relates to incorporated farms. However, he said there has yet to be a published revision. Educational programs such 4-H and the FFA’s Supervised Agricultural Experience program, in which some students work on a farm or in some other agricultural business, also could be affected by the proposed changes, Field said. While Field doesn’t believe the rules are ready to be passed in their current form, he said it’s time to update farm youth labor legislation. Current rules have not been updated since the 1960s. “Even though there are significant concerns with many of the proposed rule changes, there is a need to review and revise the current rules to reflect changes in agricultural production practices and technology since the original rules were adopted more than 45 years ago,” Field said. The public comment period has passed, but those in favor of and opposed to the new legislation still have time to make their voices heard. Field encouraged those in agriculture to read about what’s being proposed and contact legislators with their thoughts. The proposed regulations can be read here: http://tinyurl.com/3ohycak Field and some of his colleagues will offer a free webinar to discuss the proposed legislation at 3 p.m. February 29. For more information about participating, contact Field’s office at 765-494-1191, firstname.lastname@example.org
SCOUTING MATTERS Last, but not least – a scout is reverent There are 12 Points of the Scout Law and while “Reverent“ may come last in the order it certainly is never viewed as least. The other 11 Points, Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, and Clean… have their place in the day-to-day… but Reverent is the single Point of the Law with its own day of significance we call Scout Sunday. Of course, its application applies in the day-today but it does have its special day. I recently participated in a local Scout Sunday observance and it is refreshing to observe boys of all ages being obedient to the Scout Law while receiving encouragement and support from the faithful. The Boy Scouts of America annually celebrate its founding on February 8, 1910, based on the program started by Lord Baden Powell in England on August 1, 1907. Scout Sunday was added to the scout celebration in the middle 1940’s. Scout Sunday is always the Sunday proceeding February 8th. While this day is meant to mark the founding of the scouts in the United States, observances varies by unit and locale. Typically, scouts go to their places of worship in uniform and help with the morning service. The Scout Sunday tradition was started to bring about awareness in houses of worship of scouting and to allow scouts to live out their “Duty to God” pledged each week. The Scout Law says that a “scout is reverent” and scouts of all ages promise to do their “Duty to God”. These values strengthen youth character in their family, community, and faith. A scout is reverent, he is reverent toward God, and he is faithful to his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and
religion. In the United States, churches, synagogues, and many other religious organizations as part of their youth ministries have used scouting. It provides an effective faithbased model and is very inclusive. Approximately 50 percent of all scouting units nationwide are chartered to religious groups. Scout Sunday observances offer an opportunity for congregations to honor scouts and leaders, as well as to learn more about the value of scouting as a youth program. A Scout is Reverent. From the simplicity of the Philmont Grace where scouts are heard to repeat… “For food, for raiment, for life, for opportunity, for friendship and fellowship, we thank thee, O Lord. Amen”. To the depth of the On My Honor Prayer, where it says… “Dear Heavenly Father, help me to make honor the watchword of my life. Above everything else may I place the integrity of my own soul. Teach me that character is my priceless possession. As I wear my scout badge, may it remind me that I have taken a vow to be a person of honor. Give me strength to be true to my promise. Lift my
By Mike Leighty Odon Troop 481 Scoutmaster
life above all sham and make-believe. Give me a steadfast loyalty to the highest and best that I know. May I have the courage to stand for what I believe to be right in your sight, no matter what others may say or do. Keep me from violating my honor or selling my soul. May the example of Jesus be my guide. Help me to remember that he cared more for your approval than for the praise or blame of men. Amen”. Nevertheless, no matter what the religious faith of each scout, or how they chose to honor their God, there is one undeniable truth. When a scout is in the grand outdoors on an adventure and he can feel the cool north winds that calm his passions; the east winds that bring and renew life; the warm south winds that invite growth; and the west winds that lead us through this life to the next… these are the times when the scout understands and acknowledges there truly is something greater than himself. If you would like to learn more about the scouting opportunities in your local area, drop me an email at email@example.com or call (812) 295-8417 and I will help you make contact with a local unit. Yours in Scouting, Scoutmaster Mike
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ELECTION 2012 Voter registration, absentee information
DISTRICTS HOUSE DISTRICT # 62 CRANE MITCHELTREE NORTH CENTER PERRY 6 PERRY 7
Voter registration will close on April 9, 2012. The Martin County Clerk’s office can not make any changes or updates after this time. If you have any questions please call clerk’s office at 812-247-3651 or go to www.indianavoters.com for additional information. Absentee voting will start on April 9, 2012. Voting will be in the commissioner’s room at the Martin County Courthouse 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday and Saturday April 28, 2012 and Saturday May 5, 2012 8 a.m. to noon. Absentee voting in person will end on May 7, 2012 at noon.
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Candidate filings for the 2012 Primary Election are now closed. The school board elections have been moved to the general election this year. Candidate filings are not currently open for school board candidate filings. The following is a list of seats up for election this year. Listed after each one is the person who currently holds that position. Those who have filed to run for the open positions are listed underneath. AUDITOR - (currently held by Nancy Steiner) January Roush (D) COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1 (currently held by John Wininger) Kevin R. Boyd (R) Eric N. Cooper (D) COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3 (currently held by Dan Gregory) Dan Gregory (R) CORONER (currently held by Mark J. Franklin) Mark J. Franklin (D) COUNTY COUNCIL AT-LARGE three seats open (currently held by Warren Albright, Floyd “Lonnie” Hawkins, and Richard Summers) all three seats are county-wide. Richard Summers (D) Warren D. Albright (R) Floyd “Lonnie” Hawkins (D) Joshua L. Hughett (R) RECORDER (currently held by Gerald D. Montgomery) Gerald D. Montgomery (R) Mitchell Green (D) Carrie Gabhart (D) SURVEYOR (currently held by Paul Sanders) Paul Sanders (D)
TREASURER (currently held by Diana M. Schutte) Vicki D. Boyd (D) PRECINCT COMMITTEEMEN East Memphis Earl Boyd, Jr. (R) West Memphis Gerald L. Wilcoxen (R) Perry 1 Carolyn Sue McGuire (R) Perry 2 - No filings to date Perry 3 Brian Boyd (R) Perry 4 - No filings to date Perry 5 - No filings to date Perry 6 - No filings to date Perry 7 Herbert W. Swartzentruber Crane Perry Anderson Rutherford - No filings to date Lost River Phillip Emmons (R) Mitcheltree - No filings to date North Center Kenneth L. Brett (R) South Center - No filings to date North Halbert William R. Shaw (R) South Halbert Gerald D. Montgomery (R) Southeast Halbert Marcia A. Lewis (R) STATE CONVENTION DELEGATES - 4 at-large Republican seats, 4 at-large Democrat seats Brandon L. Truelove Earl Boyd, Jr. (R) Gerald D. Montgomery (R) Warren D. Albright (R) Floyd “Lonnie” Hawkins (D)