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Posey man is critical following SR69 wreck

This was all that was left of a 2008 Dodge Charger following an accident on Tuesday night on Highway 69 near the entrance of Harmonie State Park. Mount Vernon resident Greg Rutledge was the driver of the vehicle and remains in critical condition at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

By Dave Pearce An accident on Highway 69 near the entrance to Harmonie State Park has left a rural Mount Vernon man in critical condition. According to information provided by Posey County Sheriff Greg Oeth, the accident occurred on State Road 69 (between the Fairgrounds and the State Park entrance) in Harmony Township at 4:03 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21. According to the accident report, a Dodge Charger was traveling southbound on Highway 69 and was being driven by William ‘Greg’ Rutledge, age 28, of Mount Vernon. According to information provided by Oeth, as the Dodge Charger (traveling south) approached the northbound semitractor/trailer, the Dodge Charger crossed the centerline and collided with the semi-

tractor. The driver of the semi was able to evasively steer away from the oncoming Dodge Charger, averting a straight head on collision. The driver of the semi was identified as Bobby D. Poindexter, 49, of Evansville. He was traveling north in a 2007 Volvo semi tractor-trailer. After the impact, the semi-tractor continued to travel for a short distant leaving the roadway on the west side of State Road 69, before coming to a rest near the state park entrance. Rutledge was trapped inside the Dodge Charger and had be to extricated from the wreckage. The crash occurred as weather conditions in the area began to change from light rain to snow.

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Posey residents ask tough questions in forum By Valerie Werkmeister Taxes, government spending, gun buyback programs, Common Core concerns and the need for a western bypass in Mount Vernon are just a few of the topics discussed during a meet your legislator event held at the Hovey House in Mount Vernon this past Saturday. Congressman Larry Bucshon (District 8), State Representative Wendy McNamara (District 76), Indiana State Senator Jim Tomes (District 49) and Indiana House Representative Tom Washburne (District 64) were part of a panel invited to meet with their constituents. The event was sponsored by the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Each legislator shared a few of the imporBrittaney Johnson, far right, of the Southwest Indiana Cham- in Mount Vernon on Saturday. From left are Congressman Larry tant bills and projects they are working on ber of Commerce of Posey County introduce the legislators who Bucshon, Representative Tom Washburne, Representative Wendy before the public was invited to ask quesattended the Meet your Legislator event held in the Hovey House McNamara and Senator Jim Tomes. Photo by Valerie Werkmeister tions. programs. ed during law enforcement gun buy-back Tomes said he recently learned from State lion invested. Tomes added he had a few bills that are Tomes stated he wants to give elected of- events are a waste of potential funds for that Treasurer Richard Mourdock that Posey County residents have the most participa- currently on their third reading including ficials an additional 30 days post-election in law enforcement agency. Guns collected are tion in the state’s 529 education savings a bill that will extend the timeframe given order to secure bonding. He said the bill is destroyed or recycled at the price of scrap plan than any other county. A total of 1,692 to newly elected officials to seek bonding headed to the house. Continued on Page A5 He feels the destruction of guns collectchildren are represented with over $23 mil- and a change in policy on firearms buy-back

New Veteran’s Service Officer Sharber will serve Posey By Valerie Werkmeister Posey County has a new Veteran’s Service Officer. County

Briefly St. Matthew School celebrates National Week Next week, St. Matthew School will join with Catholic schools all across the country as they celebrate National Catholic Schools Week.This year’s theme is ‘Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.’ On Tuesday, January 28, as part of their Catholic Schools Week celebration, St. Matthew will hold their annual Open House for Potential Families for 2014-2015 for grades K-5. Everyone is welcome to attend. The evening will begin with a meal from 6-6:30 p.m. Following the meal, Vickie Wannemuehler, principal, will give a brief presentation about the school, the curriculum, and the many scholarships that are available. Families will then have time to tour the school, meet the teachers, and ask questions. Reservations are not required; however, they are apreciated. Contact Wannemuehler at 838-3621.

Community Health Screenings offered by Deaconess Clinic Deaconess Clinic in Evansville is offering a screening to patients and the community. This low-cost/free screening does not require an appointment or physician’s order, and results, health information and education are available at the time of service. Screening options will include blood glucose testing ($6), lipid profile ($27), blood pressure (free) and A1C ($29). A combination package for A1C and lipid profile will be offered for $48. The screenings and education will be provided by Deaconess screening nurses and health coaches, and will be offered from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the location/date below: Wednesday, January 29 Deaconess Clinic West The complete schedule along with frequently asked questions and maps to each location can be found at www.deaconessclinic.com.

Commissioners met Tuesday, January 21, and approved hiring Dave Scharber. Changes in state and federal guidelines mandate that Veteran’s Service Officers complete a 32-hour training program to receive accreditation and work no less than 1,000 hours on an annual basis, or about 20 hours

per week. Commissioner Jerry Walden explained that the Veteran’s Department is converting more of its paperwork to electronic data. In addition to helping veterans attain benefits, Scharber will emphasize his outreach to assist veterans’ families as well.

The increased duties and hours will necessitate a salary increase for the position. Currently, the annual salary is $10,000. Walden has already addressed the county council to notify them a salary increase will be necessary. Scharber said he was looking forward to the position.

Attorney Jacob P. Weiss informed commissioners that an appeal to their decision to vacate South Road in New Harmony has been filed. Weiss filled in for attorney William H. Bender who was unable to attend Tuesday’s

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Mount Vernon spared from chemical spill By Lois Mittino Gray Kudos were in order for Water Superintendent Chuck Gray and his handling of the West Virginia chemical spill incident as the focal point of the January 23 meeting of the Mount Vernon Common Council. The spill headed down the Ohio River toward Mount Vernon and Gray sprang into action. He had all of the information

days ahead of time and had a plan ready to go. He was commended publicly for his efforts and for the way he kept the Board informed as well. The licorice-smelling toxin was never a problem here due to the dilution factor. “It was really a non-issue by the time it reached Mount Vernon,” he said. In reference to the spill, Gray and crew started tracking it early

and ordered extra carbon for filtration. He stated they had to increase their carbon use by 1,000 percent. They built another injection box to handle the carbon and were ready. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the Ohio River Sanitation Committee kept them informed of the spill progress. Supt. Gray told the Water Util-

ity Board that February 11 he will be in Indianapolis to make a presentation at the AWWA about the Mount Vernon Water Plant In other action: •The Water Utility Board approved the sale of the street department building to the water department for $75,000. Additional

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Living for the game Mount Vernon senior fights illness, adversity for the love of basketball Story courtesy of Corey Woolsey and The Carmi Times Mount Vernon senior Justin Rutledge is a member of the basketball team, and although he has yet to take the court this season, taking part in warm-ups and dressing for the varsity team has been a huge accomplishment. Rutledge’s story is one of trials, setbacks, and incredible human spirit. Justin was always an athlete, one of those kids that took to a ball like he was born with it in his hand. But at age eight, he began a journey few could imagine. Justin and his dad found out at his young age that he had a terminal brain tumor located on his brain stem. Justin was transported by LifeFlight from Evansville to Riley’s Children’s Hospital and

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was fortunate to survive the helicopter flight. Justin spent years going through the various treatments for the tumor, chemotherapy, radiation, and gamma knife surgery. Justin also went through an early craniotomy, where the back portion of his skull was opened for treatment. Justin fought through all of this and his freshman year he suffered a brain aneurysm. He made it through that, only to develop a second brain tumor going into his sophomore year. On the day he was diagnosed with the second brain tumor, Justin and his dad were in a car accident where a semi-truck hit their vehicle, breaking Justin’s neck. On the fortunate side, the sec-

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Mount Vernon’s Justin Rutledge warms up for the Wildcats. Rutledge’s fight with cancer has been an inspirational story for those close to him. Photo courtesy of Cory Woolsey and The Carmi Times

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100TH DAY OF SCHOOL CELEBRATIONS South Terrace kindergarten and first grade students celebrated their 100th day of school on Friday afternoon. Seen here is Mrs. Morrow’s Kendergarten class who decorated posters with 100 items, (standing) Jaiden Parkman, Tad Mueller, Braden Westerfield, Brittani Moye, Grant Cullman, Kylee Heath, Jesse Danhauer, Wyatt Elbrink, Wyatt Gamblin and Brennan Barrett. Seen kneeling are Emma Lindenschmidt, Alex Joyce, Cody Fitts, Emma Miller, Addie Wenderoth, Ciara Schenz, Matthew Wilderman and Elle Jo Johnson. Photo by Zach Straw. Find more on Facebook

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Rutledgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; continued from Page A1 ond tumor was operable and after a second craniotomy, was removed. But after the successful surgery, Justin was home and suffered a stroke at age 16. With the surgery and the stroke, Justin missed his entire sophomore year of school. The following year, Justin finally got his sophomore year going, with the help of a pain team. He made the junior varsity basketball team but he was in and out of the hospital most of the year. In his junior year, the pain team had Justin on six medications for pain, but Justin started to take himself

off some of the meds so he could play ball a bit better. In his senior year, he missed early practices due to a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;mysteryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; infection in his shoulder. He went through emergency shoulder surgery earlier this year and was finally cleared at the start of the season. Justin all together has gone through 23 surgeries. He is in constant pain and with his brain condition lives with a constant migraine. When Justin broke his neck he broke the C2 vertebrae and continues to take therapy on his neck. But through it all, bas-

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ketball has been there to motivate Justin, to get him through the hard days. And while they are all hard, some are harder than others. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is so positive,â&#x20AC;? said Justinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dad Troy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Basketball keeps him going. In his sophomore and junior years he missed a lot of school, but he made a lot of last periods, so he could go to basketball practice.â&#x20AC;? Justin has gone through many setbacks and was a bit down about not getting to play, but his dad helped him put it into a positive light. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told him to look where you are,â&#x20AC;? said Troy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Look what the alternative could be. You are dressing for the varsity team and out there warming up every game.â&#x20AC;? Justinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dad said they take every day as it comes and celebrate each game. They go out and eat where Justin wants after each game and celebrate life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is awesome and is so inspirational,â&#x20AC;? said Troy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You think you have a bad day and I just think about him. He has gone through more than most people go through their whole life.â&#x20AC;? Through the years, Justinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dad has been there to accommodate his son and his love of sports. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He wanted to play baseball when he was younger, but he had a port in his chest for chemotherapy,â&#x20AC;? said Troy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So we made a chest protector for him out of some hockey gear and he got out there and played infield.â&#x20AC;? Justin is looking forward to that chance once again to get out on that court and play ball. As Justinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time as a member of the Wildcats comes to a close, he faces an uncertain future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Basketball has been what really drives him,â&#x20AC;? said Troy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When school is over and he graduates we will take things day by day again.â&#x20AC;? Justin Rutledgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story is a truly heroic story of fighting through the hand you are dealt to reach your dreams and aspirations.


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OBITUARIES Dolores Elpers

Jennie Weintraut Jennie Sue Weintraut, 81, of Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, January 20, 2014 at the VNA Charlier Hospice Center in Evansville. She was born July 24, 1932 in Mount Vernon, Ind., to Jack and Bertha (York) F lli Fuelling. Susie graduated from Deaconess School of Nursing in 1953. She started as a nurse with Dr. Oliphant, was a registered nurse at Deaconess Hospital, worked at Evansville Internal Medicine Specialist, and was a school nurse. Susie was a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Deaconess School of Nursing Alumni, Alexandrian Friends of the Library, and a Cub and Girl Scout Leader. She was a volunteer librarian and volunteered at Women, Infants, and Children. Susie was a loving mother, grandmother, and nurse to all. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Joseph Weintraut. Susie is survived by her daughters, Jody (Mike) Pfister of Mount Vernon and Betsy (Greg) Pyle of Austin, Texas; sons, Matt Weintraut and Carol Mackey of Evansville, Mark (Mary) Weintraut of Mount Vernon and John Weintraut of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, Katie and Madison Weintraut, Daniel and Jennie Pyle, and Luke Weintraut; seven step grandchildren, Michael Pfister, Julia Cox, Tara Pfister, Jamie Pfister, Amanda Mackey, Adam and Nicholas Miller, and nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2014 at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 421 Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon with Fr. James Sauer officiating. Visitation will be from 3 until 5 p.m. service time on Friday at the church. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Wm. Hardesty, Dr. Anthony Stephens and the staff at the VNA Charlier Hospice Center. Memorial contributions may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 3101 N. Green River Rd. 710, Evansville, IN 47715 or the VNA Charlier Hospice Center, 610 E. Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713. Condolences may be made online at www.schneiderfuneralhome.com

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Dolores F. (Voelker) Elpers, age 79, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Elpers was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vand b h County, C t where h she h was active in the school’s derburgh PTA. She was a member of the St. Ann’s Auxiliary of the Knights of St. John at St. Wendel Catholic Church. She enjoyed dancing and cooking for family, friends and neighbors. Dolores’ life was devoted to her family and caring for her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Joseph A. Elpers in 1995; by her parents, Frank and Olivia (Mayer) Voelker and by a brother, Francis Voelker. She is survived by five daughters, Karen (Jack) Griffith of Redlands, Calif., Katie (Benny) Hoehn of Mount Vernon, Ind., and Karla (Joe) DeWeese, Krista (George) Davidson and Kelly (Kevin) Pennington, all of Evansville; two sons, Joe (Karen) Elpers and Jim (Debbie) Elpers, both of Evansville; four sisters, Rosie Lutterbach, Verena (Gus) Bender and Mag Eickhoff, all of Evansville and Barb (Glenn) Huff of Ft. Branch, Ind. Also surviving are seventeen grandchildren, Jack Griffith, III, Whitney (Matt) Chang, Jared Griffith, Jessica (Craig) Knapp, Jim (Stefanie) Elpers, Jennifer (Josh) Houchin, Jenjer Beal, Jaci Elpers, Kenny Elpers, Kayla (Brad) Hall, Kurt (Amy) Hoehn, Kelsey (Dustin) Boyer, Keely Hoehn, Olivia and Andy DeWeese, Rachel and Georgie Davidson and thirteen great grandchildren. Dolores’ family would like to extend a special thank you to her special caregivers and companions, Linda Merritt (her special ladybug friend of many years), Julie Pierce and Alexis Leak for the care and compassion shown to Dolores. The family requests memorial contributions be made to, Riley Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vanderburgh County or the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be made online at www.pierrefuneralhome.com

‘Wreck’ continued from Page A1 As first responders were arriving they were faced with a heavy snow burst, strong winds, and traffic approaching the crash site on snow covered roadways. “The first responders performed admirably, as they worked in some very adverse weather conditions,” Oeth said as he praised the emergency responders. “Both drivers were transported to Deaconess Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Rutledge sustained serious injuries. Poindexter’s injuries were less severe. Deputies are awaiting toxicology results to determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor. The Posey County Sheriff’s Department

is investigating the crash. Assisting in the accident were members of the New Harmony Fire Department, the Black Township Fire Department, and the Posey County EMS. “Incidents like this are bad enough as they are, but coupled with having to work against some extreme weather conditions really makes you appreciate our volunteer emergency responders,” Oath said. “They truly are a valuable resource.” According to Oeth, he and Posey County Prosecutor Travis Clowers were both on hand at the scene of the accident as they were headed to Indianapolis together when they came upon the accident.

Glen Morris Nobles, Jr., 41 of Carmi and formerly of Mount Vernon, Ind., died Sunday morning January 26, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital. He was born November 19, 1972 in Evansville, the son of Glen Morris, S andd Ruth R th (R bl ) N Sr. (Rumble) Nobles. He married Marcey Schmidt on October 31, 2013 in Carmi. Glen was a line supervisor at Elastec American Marine in Carmi. He loved playing video games and astrology. He is survived by his wife, Marcey; two sons, Kameron Bratcher of Grayville and Zavian of Tenn.; one daughter, Jessica Bratcher of Mount Vernon, Ind.; a step son, Dakota Valiant of Carmi; his parents, Glen and Ruth Nobles of Mount Vernon, Ind.; two brothers, Paul Goodman of Mount Vernon and Chuck Goodman of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters, Ruth Ann Morris of Ky., Marcie Lewis of Ft. Hood, Texas and Donna Stevens of Mount Vernon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Ind., with burial in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Visitation will be from Noon until services. Memorials are suggested to the family to assist with funeral expenses. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Weather cancels Blood Drives Since the beginning of January, winter storms and freezing temperatures have resulted in more than 400 American Red Cross blood drive cancellations and nearly 12,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations. The latest round of severe winter weather alone has forced the cancellation of 90 additional Red Cross blood drives. Right now, blood products are being distributed to hos-

pitals as quickly as donations are coming in. All blood types are needed to ensure an adequate blood supply. Eligible donors with type O negative, O positive, A negative or B negative blood are especially encouraged to give. Upcoming blood donation opportunities: Mount Vernon, February 2, 2014, St. Philip Catholic Church, 3500 S. St. Philip Road, 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Purdue Extension hosts Area Corn and Soybean Day Purdue Extension Educators from southwest Indiana are hosting an Area Corn & Soybean Day for grain producers interested in receiving agronomic, as well as, a local grain market update. The event is being held on Tuesday, February 4, Vanderburgh County Fairgrounds Activities building, beginning with registration at 8 a.m. Purdue University weed specialist Bill Johnson will be the featured speaker on herbicide resistant weeds and how to control them. In addition, representatives from area grain elevators will conduct a panel discussion on grain marketing issues, starting at 11 a.m. Private (PARP) and commercial applica-

tor credits will be available. The program will conclude with lunch at noon. For more information, contact Jon Neufelder at the Purdue Extension office in Mount Vernon at: (812) 838-1331 or by e-mail at: neufelde@purdue.edu. A complete list of speakers and topics is available by visiting the website at www.extension.purdue.edu/posey and clicking on the link under ‘Hot Topics.’ Purdue University is an Affirmative Action institution. If you have a disability that requires special assistance for your participation in any program, please call the Purdue Extension, Posey County Office at: 812-838-1331.

‘Spill’ continued from Page A1 EDIT funds for $25,000 will be needed to build a new street department building to house all their vehicles together. They also gave Don Duckworth a water adjustment at the North Main Plaza. The bill normally runs $212 and in November it was $436. He has fixed the leaks. •Attorney Beth McFadin Higgins conducted a public hearing advertised for this council meeting on the designation of 103, 205 and 301 Brown Street as an Economic Revitalization Area for ATI, Inc. and their tax phase-in plan. There were no remonstrators present. •Attorney Higgins did the first reading of the Ordinance of Additional Appropriations in the EDIT fund. Councilwoman Becky Higgins moved to amend the ordinance to add an additional $25,000 for the new Street Department building and it passed on first reading. •Attorney Higgins also discussed a resolution establishing the Unsafe Building Fund for the City of Mount Vernon. She added this will not be to raise new tax money, it is a non-reverting fund supported by fines, costs,

and fees. Councilman Andy Hoehn asked if there is a fund now in use to pay for houses the city tears down and Attorney Higgins replied those are EDIT funds. Mayor John Tucker said they appropriated $30,000 in 2013 from EDIT funds for that use. Hoehn wondered if the two funds could be put together. Mayor Tucker stated in 2012 the city took possession of six properties and in 2013, they took two. In 2014 they could take possession of two to 10 more. “Keep in mind.this is a slow process,” the mayor noted. Hoehn asked whether the city is just taking possession on them or selling them. Tucker said most are in possession,but Higgins said one is having paperwork prepared on it now getting ready for a sale. That may be only one to recoup costs on, but as for the rest, “who knows?” She stated they are also waiting on two more. The resolution establishing the Unsafe Building Fund was approved and numbered 14-2. •a rezoning for 505 E Grant from RT (Residential Townhouse) to RM (Residential Multifamily) was

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approved. The Area Plan Commission heard the request on January 9. Lorelei Barnes is the former owner and Laird Davis is the new owner who wants to turn it back into a multifamily dwelling. A remonstrator was present who was concerned about parking, but there are regulations on parking. The APC recommended passage and there are other RM’s in that area. Davis’ family built the structure in 1960 and it had three apartments then and he wants to return it to original condition.. He assured the Council it will have nice curb appeal once again after his rehab of it.

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RETROSPECT

New Harmonie Healthcare Intern Kayla, helps the residents play a game of Dominoes. Photo submitted

Mount Vernon High School Football Team in 1908. Left to right front row: George Wilson (tackle), Arvel Lawrence (halfback), Ray Klenck (end), Fred Wolfinger (quarterback) Middle row: John Banks (end), Floyd French (tackle), Alvin Gempler (end) Lloyd Moore (tackle), Elmer Durlin (center), Mac Fuhrer (halfback). Back row: Audley Holleman (back), Everett Cook (tackle), Henry Kreutsinger(guard), J.S. Umble (coach), Earl Suddoth (fullback), Lester Cox (guard), Clarence Williams (lineman). In those days the players did not have the protective gear that they have today. Their helmets were made in MTV by Elwood Litchenburger. The only face protection was a nose guard held in place by the mouth. Most home games were played at the old baseball park on the East Side, now the site of the Municipal Airport. Taken from a facebook post by Nina Caroline Oliphant

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Featured Animals of The Posey County Pound Puppies Call (812)-305-4737 for more information Black lab female, wearing a braided collar. Picked up at Mount Vernon Flower Shop on 1/16/14. Also new at shelter, older blonde female Cocker Spaniel, picked up on Kimball Street on 1/26/14

Would you like to know what’s new at Posey Humane? Check out the PHS Facebook page and coming soon to Twitter too. You can also sign up to receive the Posey Humane Newsletter. If you would like to receive your newsletter via email and help save a tree, just register at poseyhumane.org or on Facebook. For those who prefer to receive the printed copy just give PHS a call at 812838-3211 and request to be put on the mailing list.

PCPP News Please visit PC Pound Puppies at Pet Food Center North (on First Avenue by Target) on Sundays, Noon to 4, where you can meet many of the dogs available for adoption. Pictures are posted in the window of Pet Food Center North, and a flier is displayed at Hawthorne Animal Clinic. If you see a dog you are interested in, please email us at pc_poundpuppies@yahoo.com or go to our website and submit an application.

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of The Posey Humane Society. Call (812)-838-3211 for more information Drew is an approximately 3-month-old neutered male. He is very sweet and loves to run around and play. He would do well in a home with other animals and children to play with. For more information on Drew, contact the Posey Humane Society at 838-3211, find us on Facebook, or stop by the shelter during open hours. The shelter is located at 6500 Leonard Road in Mount Vernon.

Remember, thank those that are willing to be cold to protect us Well, Madeleine, a couple of weeks ago, I wrote to you about the brutal winter weather this year, comparing it to how we had to deal with this type of weather many years ago. Despite the weather, this part of the year always seems to drag on and on every year. Until April comes along with Spring blooms and warmer weather, I always feel like time has slowed down. Even though February is a short month, these first three months of the year appear to last much longer than any of the others. Conversely, those months we love seem to fly by. We all wish that June could remain much longer, but after Memorial Day, the 4th of July seems only a few days later. Yes, Madeleine, I know that you and I, along with a

few other family members, have birthdays during this time period, but even hav-

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ing those to celebrate is not enough to make it feel all that much shorter, especially this year. For one thing, the winter sun takes its own sweet time emerging every morning. For many winter weeks, it is barely daylight when I brace myself, and head out the door to your house. When the weather is really nasty, I always weigh the decision to drive or not to drive. It always

seems so crazy to warm up the car, get the snow or ice off the windshield, etc, for a 2 minute drive. However, the alternative is bundling up for a very uncomfortable 5 minute walk. For me, the problem isn’t just bracing for the cold; I am terrified of falling on ice. Madeleine, you may remember the conversation I had recently with your nine-yearold cousin, William. He is playing hockey and I told him that it is beyond my understanding how people do this. Just the idea of ice skating has always seemed impossible to me, and I can’t imagine racing around, playing a competitive game. One ‘luxury’ that I have never had is a garage. My house actually had one, but we converted it into extra living space. Grandpa and I have

spent our entire lives venturing out into winter mornings to cold, icy vehicles. When I get up on these nasty mornings, and head to the kitchen for the first cup of coffee of the day, the stillsleepy dogs give me nasty looks. I have let their fur grow out more than usual this winter, just to keep them warmer. When I put their little coats on, so that they can quickly venture outside, I try not to think about all of the poor dogs and cats who are left out in the weather. Madeleine, I sure hope that this winter has made more folks protect their pets. Your sweet beagle, LadyBug, spends most of her time napping on the couch. We are told that many people are actually affected a lot by not getting enough sunlight during these months.

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CHARLES LAWRENCE HOMES 812-838-3204 WE ALSO DO ROOM ADDITIONS & HOME REPAIR • FREE ESTIMATES POSEY COUNTY PAGES OF THE PAST JANUARY 27, 2004 10 YEARS AGO Mount Vernon High School senior Katie Beste, played the lead role of Patsy Cline in “Always Patsy Cline”. North Posey volleyball standout Natalie Barnard signs her national letter of intent to attend Rend Lake College. Tim Hoffman of Poseyville traveled for ten days with Corps of Discovery on the same route Lewis and Clark followed in 1803. Eileen Hendry and Ken Tyler announce their engagment and upcoming wedding on Feb. 14, 2004. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Poseyville began 189 years ago. Speech winners at St. Wendel School are Bill Muensterman and Ben Muensterman. Ryan Jochim, an St. Phillip eighth grader, won the Posey County Spelling Bee. Jordan Burton is Mount Vernon’s Athlete of the Week. Cort Alsop is Athlete of the Week for New Harmony, and Jeremy Will is Athlete of the Week for North Posey. CGB Company has announced enhancements to the Equalizer family of well-established pricing solutions. Three new systems are being offered to help crop producers price their 2004 productions.

JANUARY 24, 1989 25 YEARS AGO Union representatives walk on picket lines with employees at Medco of Mount Vernon. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Brooks of Wadesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 5 with an open house. Congressman Frank McCloskey nominated Mount Venron resident Paula Jo Wilderman to the United States Naval, Air Force, and Merchant Marine Academies. After 28 years as librarian at the Workingmen’s Institute in New Harmony, Aline Cook has retired. In 1988, the Thrift Shop made $68,930 selling second hand merchandise. This is a definite increase over the $59,479.10 of sales that were made in 1987. Elizabeth Lee Reynolds was give to marriage by her father, to Bishop Mumford on Dec. 30, in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, by the Rev. Mortimer W. Glover of New Harmony. Nick Knight, an eighth grade student at St. Matthew, won the school’s Geography Bee. Nick is the son of Curt and Bonnie Knight of Mount Vernon. Dan Turner of New Harmony was the winner of teh Super Bowl XXIII Contest conducted by the Times and The Posey County News. He won two Sunday Buffets at the New Harmony Bayou Grill.

JANUARY 24, 1964 50 YEARS AGO Ann Little was crowned 1963-64 basketball queen of North Posey Jr.Sr. High. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edar Little. Paul Pfettscher of Mount Vernon was re-elected president of the Posey County National Farmers Organization for 1964. Farmers Equipment Co. of Poseyville had a shipment of combines worth $300,000 delivered by 13 flatcars. Construction at the TenBarge Texaco Service, which consists of two new restrooms and an office which will replace both the service station office and the former Cox Oil Co. office, has been completed. Ronald Dale Jessie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Jessie of Stewartsville enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Dec. 30. Miss Rosita Chu, a Hong Kong student a Evansville College was the guest speaker at the Methodist Church. The Harmony Echoes Quartet of Stewartsville particapted on a TV program, ‘Gospel Singing Train’ over Channel 13, Bowling Green, Ky. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Effinger, Poseyville, announce the birth of their son, John Raymond. He weighed seven pounds, four ounces and was 20 inches long. He is their sixth child.

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While too much exposure to the sun causes its own risks, the lack of it puts a lot of folks into a winter depression. I can remember that so-called ‘sunlamps’ used to be sold to help us remedy this. In those times, I am sure that the bulb technology was not very advanced, and sitting under them was likely quite unhealthy. Like neglected houseplants, we have a natural inclination to lean toward the sun. Dozing cats love to find a sunny window. This is a normal response by all living things. In current times, a lot of people visit ‘tanning beds’ to both prepare for a special event or go on vacation. Even though this is a widespread practice, and probably can be done in a safe way, I have never thought it was something that I wanted to do. In fact, I regret the days my friends and I spent ‘laying out’ in the sun when I was a teenager. It was not common knowledge about the risks of later skin cancer in those days. The term ‘healthy tan’ is a huge oxymoron. Your great great grandmother, Margaret Knowles, almost always wore a sunbonnet with a wide brim. All of the photos of her shows her wearing it. She was born in the South, and 19th century ladies went to great lengths to protect their skin. Madeleine, both you and your sister, Issabella, have very fair skin so I am very glad that your mother wisely puts protective sprays on you before you are exposed to the sun. You are lucky to live in a time that such lotion is widely available. We are spending Spring Break in Florida together this year, and we will

have to pack a lot of that My good friend, Janie Weyerbacher, has lived in Florida now for several years with her daughter and family. I speak to her on a very regular basis, and she told me recently how they ran to WalMart for several blankets when the temperature dropped to 32 degrees. Her teenage grandchildren have never seen snow. They frequently spend many winter days sitting out by the pool. Hard to imagine, isn’t it? Some years, there are a few winter days that are unbelievably warm. This totally confuses Mother Nature, and trees begin to bud out, and the tops of Spring bulbs emerge from the ground. As nice as it would seem this cold year to have one of these days, the fruit trees are sometimes greatly affected when winter returns with a fury. The result is having a reduction in fruit production later on. After some warmer winters, we are told that it wasn’t cold enough to control the number of insects we can expect the following summer. I don’t think that will be the case in 2014. Yes, even houseflies may be welcome when they return in a few months, if they bring warm weather with them. After seeing some utility workers in a bucket truck this past week, I was reminded of how many people have to be exposed to adverse weather in all types of extremes, both hot and cold. Many times we see firemen and the police out doing their jobs in just such weather. So I suppose those of us who just hurry to warm cars, classrooms, and offices, should not complain quite so much.

Birthdays January 28 - Megan Benton, Colton Matthew Cox, Jeff Crumbacher, Sally Huck, William Knapp, Roy Maier, Sid J. Nelson, John Ponder, Nicholas Tucker January 29 - Bob Mittino, Bailey Trela, Hannah Morris, Tonya Rutledge, Kyle Vance, Monica Crispino January 30 - Joyce Allen, Susan W. Blackburn, Bonnie Straw, Greg Reynolds, Sandra Underwood, Tracy Evans, Alicia Kay Maier, Sally Kelley, Amy Niehaus, Blayne Worman January 31 - Darrell Creek, Juanita Hyatt, Keith Hyatt, Bob Kemmerling, Jaley Montgomery, Rita Reynolds and Alvin McFadden, Brysen Heath Huebner and Clarence Naas and Jennifer Effinger, Maggie Westfall February 1 - Angie Hasenyager, Perry Shephard, Jason Fisher, Rebecca Wiltshire, Joe Wassmer, Melody Schmitt and Karen Mathews, Dennis Holbrook, Mary Seibert, Peggy Kimmel, Penny King, Angie Westfall February 2 - Daniel Dieg, Megan Coomes, Millie Thompson, Laurie Becher, Paula Rose May, Michael Baxter, Loni Moore, Brandon Cox, Liza Jane Arnold, Adam Gray, Ben Schlarmann, Judy Smith, Eli Hines February 3 - Helen Anna Blackburn, Joanne Allen, Anette Goldman, Betty Gibbs, Bob Worman If you have a name to be included in the birthday calendar, please send to: Posey County News, P.O. Box 397, New Harmony, IN 47631 or email: news1@poseycountynews.com.


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Norman and Terri Motz Norman and Terri Motz of Poseyville, Ind. celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on January 25, 2014 with a reception and dinner for family and friends at the Knights of St. John’s Hall in St. Wendel, Ind. Motz and the former Terri Strange were married on January 25, 1964 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Poseyville, Ind. They are the parents of Stephen Motz of Carrollton, Ga. and Michele Millon of Chandler, Ariz. They have one grandchild, Micah Motz of Union, Ohio. Norman Motz retired as co-owner of Motz Construction Inc., in Poseyville, Ind. Terri Motz worked as a teller at Morris Plan, Farmers Bank & Trust and Cynthiana State Bank in Poseyville, Ind.

Legion Super Bowl Party set Post 5 American Legion will host an open to the public Super Bowl party on Sunday, February 2. The Post will be open from noon

till after the game. Come to the American Legion, enjoy the free food, watch the pregame show, play cards and cheer your team to victory.

NH Kiwanis hosts Spaghetti supper New Harmony Kiwanis All You Can Eat Spaghetti Supper will be held at the Catholic Community Center, Tuesday, February 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost for adults $10; children up to 12 years old $5; under 6 eat free.

Owen Dunn Fish Fry slated for Feb. 1 Owen Dunn Post 5 American Legion at 203 Walnut in Mount Vernon, Indiana will hold an Open House and sponsor an ‘All You Can Eat Fish Fry’ on Saturday February 1, serving from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Carry out is available. Call

838-5122 to arrange for large carry out orders. Post 5 American Legion will be open to the public all day. Please bring friends and family to the American Legion, socialize and enjoy the all can eat Catfish filet dinner.

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metal. Tomes’ feels a better business practice would change the policy to allow those law enforcement agencies to auction or sell the guns to qualified individuals. “At auctions, those firearms usually run a pretty hefty price,” Tomes said. Those funds can then be utilized by the agency that collected the guns. He felt it was a win-win situation as most of those agencies are strapped with tight budgets. The other aspect of the bill deals with firearms collections. He said individuals who own firearms collections and have been declared adjudicated incompetent will be able to petition the court for the sale of the collection rather than forfeiture. The proceeds of the sale will be returned to the owner, less an eight percent administrative fee to the law enforcement agency. McNamara discussed points of career and technical education bill she is currently working on. She stated she is investigating how the programs are used as well as how the universities partner with the local schools on these programs. She is also working on a project to develop a career and technical diploma for high school students. She explained the current Core 40 diploma puts high school students on a college-track following graduation. However, the new career and technical diploma would give those students a place to learn skills towards a career they plan to enter following graduation. She added that the diploma would garner enough credits to put the student on a path to secure their Associate’s Degree in a year following high school. The third bill she has worked on involves assistance to victims of methamphetamine. She stated she has worked with the Realtor’s Association and has been able to get the group to open the seller’s agreements to disclose when methamphetamine has been manufactured in homes. Washburne explained his district is the newly created District 64 which encompasses the southern portion of Knox County, one-third of Pike County, Gibson County, 40 percent of Vanderburgh County and Cynthiana, Griffin and Poseyville in Posey County. “I’m encouraged by the large turnout on a cold, Saturday morning in January,” Washburne said. He felt that the big prob-

lems government is facing will only be solved by those who care to help get things straightened out. Since Washburne is a newcomer to politics he stated he is working on a number of long-term projects he hopes to complete if he is re-elected. He would like to see the speed limit for semi-trucks increased and expressed frustration over the 65 mph speed limit they must currently drive when cars are allowed to drive 70 mph. He said it can be difficult to pass those trucks for several miles when they are forced to drive a slower speed limit. He also discussed the problems with the proposed business and personal property tax changes. He acknowledged shifting the tax to income tax would cause a big problem in particular to counties within his district that rely heavily on the funds the business and personal property tax generates. He noted that while the counties have worked hard to bring large industry and businesses to operate within them, not all of the employees live within the same county they work. Shifting the business and personal property tax to an income tax would create a huge loss to those counties. Washburne felt that Indiana does a good job of living within its means and attaining a $2 billion surplus but also expressed concern that it could easily vanish if politicians don’t continue to be fiscally conservative. “We have to be as prudent as we possibly can for this wave [Tsunami] that’s likely to come,” he said. On the heels of Washburne’s Tsunami parody, Bucshon acknowledged that government spending in Washington is out of control. He said the government spends between $12 billion and $13 billion per day all while borrowing about 40 cents on the dollar. “We spend more than we take in. Why is this happening? It’s been a long-term trend in Washington,” Bucshon said. He is a strong supporter of a balanced budget amendment that he feels will make politicians accountable for their spending by requiring them to live within their means. He said both sides, Republicans and Democrats strongly disagree on how to achieve fiscal responsibility. He said one side wants to increase taxes as high as possible, an idea he strongly

kids who are in kindergarten and up. You must register for this program. Just Come Eat Chocolate Party February 10 at 3:30 p.m. Tired of Valentine’s Day parties? Just come to the library to eat chocolate and have fun. This program is for those in grades six – 12 only. No registration required. Getting Crafty Make a Clay Keychain February 10 at 6 p.m. and February 11 at 10 a.m. Make a clay keychain medallion. Feel free to bring things to make designs in the clay. Keychain included. This program is for adults. You will need to register for this program. Want to register?

The library offers multiple ways you can register, including: on the web, by phone, and in person. You can register well in advance by going to our website at www.apl. lib.in.us. Can’t register online? Call the Adult Information Desk at (812) 838-3286 or visit the Adult Information Desk in person. Our library staff representative will be ready to assist you and answer your questions. Check out our Facebook page and Like us.

disagrees with. He feels it is wise to look at the entire pie on what the federal government is spending and that ‘lots of waste can be trimmed.’ Bucshon said that the biggest debt drivers – Medicare, Medicaid and the Food Stamp program—are not easily changed, but they are programs that must be addressed. Since this is an election year, Bucshon was frank in his admission that not much would be accomplished this year in Washington as politicians focus on the election. He felt that immigration reform would be discussed. Bucshon stated he disliked the healthcare law, known as Obamacare. He felt it was no mistake that the worst parts of the bill were delayed until after Obama took office and have been again delayed until next year, following the election. He quoted from Abraham Lincoln who said, “The way to rid yourself of a bad law is to strictly enforce it.” The best parts of the law including coverage for preexisting conditions and lifetime caps were already implemented. “Everyone agreed those were things that needed to happen,” Bucshon said. He said it is no mistake that the White House delays the parts of the healthcare law that are the most detrimental to the American public. Finally, Bucshon said his goal was to reduce federal government control and to give local legislators more control of our money. During the citizen question portion of the meeting, the question over the panel’s stance on Common Core education standards was asked. Local resident Earl Schroeder explained his and his fourth grade grandson’s

frustration over the new education standards that make things more difficult and impractical to learn. Washburne, Tomes and Bucshon stated they were definitely not in favor of more government control and felt local control was better. “One size fits all ideas doesn’t always work,” Tomes said. He also stated he would like to see more teacher and administrator input instead of initiatives being driven by those who have never been in the education field. McNamara said she is pro-teacher and would support reimbursing school corporations for new textbooks and professional development to help them learn how to teach Common Core. The prospect of a western bypass around the City of Mount Vernon was also discussed. McNamara said that in the past, the Indiana Department of Transportation did not look very favorably at the idea simply due to the basic concept that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. She said INDOT felt that even if the bypass was built, people would still want to travel in a straight line and in this case, on Fourth Street through Mount Vernon. However, she added that in recent months, their sentiments had softened and they may be warming up to the idea after all. County Commissioner Carl Schmitz advised the panel that the county is in the midst of a feasibility study that will be completed in early May. Tomes asked Schmitz to share the results with them once completed. Another Meet your Legislator event is planned for Saturday, February 15, at 9 a.m. in the New Harmony Town Hall.

VNA, Hospice to host grief support program If you are coping with grief, please join the VNA Plus Hospice staff for its next ‘Life Beyond Grief’ program. This free program will be Thursday, February 6 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. at the VNA Plus Evansville office at 610 E. Walnut Street. Hospice professionals will present a panel discussion on several grief-related topics;

there will also be numerous opportunities for small group interaction and sharing personal experiences. Lunch and take-home resource materials are included as well. Reservations are necessary; please call 812-4253561 or toll free, 800-3264862 and ask for Margaret Holland. Reservations must be made no later than Friday, January 31.

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Adult Winter Reading Program Our Eighth Annual Adult Winter Reading Program continues until February 28 and all you need do is read six books/ebooks/audio books. Books must be read during the program dates. You must register. Posey County Artists It is time again for local artists to shine. Fine craft artists and artisans from all over Posey County are invited to participate in the Alexandrian Public Library Annual Fine Art and Craft Exhibition from March 7 to March 9. Organized and exhibited by the Alexandrian Public Library, the show is presented as a component of the library continuing community

art awareness project. Those wishing to enter the exhibit may begin doing so February 26 to March 4. There is no entry fee. Those entering items considered fragile or easily stolen, such as jewelry, must provide a secure display cover to protect the item. Basic Drawing January 30 and February 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 10 a.m. Learn how to ‘see’ like an artist, and how to draw that image on paper. All supplies provided. Registration required. Laughs and Crafts January 30 and February 6, 13 and 20 at 3:45 p.m. There is always a craft, a story and a snack and always a good time at Laughs and Crafts Club. This program is for

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Stop dwelling in the destruction of the past, there is hope in Jesus By Daniel Sherritz where I was once at rock bottom, I accepted and followed the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. As I begin to express the pain and confusion I put my- Jesus into a new way of recovery, and today my hope has 14 Therefore he says, Awake you who sleep, arise from self through, I don’t know where to begin or even where been restored. With Jesus in me everywhere I go, resisting the dead and Christ will give you light. to end this testimony. I have ran so hard and fast away temptation has become my new hobby. Am I completely established? No. I am still at times from the truth, and had gotten so far out that Jesus was I don’t dare leave out the Monday night Bible Study back on that emotional roller coaster. I look around and no longer even a memory. My life had become complete- here at the jail. I get excited attending these studies. This realize I am being processed, I am no longer the one doly vain. The truth had become so painful that becoming has become a new way to party for me, when I used to ing the processing. I am now part of a much bigger plan, ‘fake’ is how I was surviving. There was no more hope, bring my own beer, I now bring my own Jesus. Now do and this ride can get very bumpy. But now I have found, to even entertain. hope would have only thrown a wrench not get it confused. This new way of life I chose has not that by letting Jesus work in my life I am on my way to a in my self-constructed way of survival. Anything real that been taught, it has been revealed. smooth ending. seeped into my dark world, even a ray of success, made Ephesians 5, 13-14 Thank everyone for the opportunity provided, and let it me cringe. I had become evil in my evil ways. 13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by be known it is an honor. Throughout this disturbing route I took in life, I have been arrested countless times, and I have made several attempts at various rehabs. Before I knew it, eighteen years of my life went by, and all I could do is look back and dwell in the destruction I left behind. This mess is where I made my bed. It wasn’t a surprise when I was arrested once again, but this time was more serious than others. This time I committed a burglary and I had cut myself pretty badly. Under the consumption of bath salts and alcohol, I made a fool of myself here at the Posey County Jail. As I pleaded my case to every one around, even the nurse that bandaged my wounds, the only thing people could do is look back at me with a confused look on their faces. I found myself stuck in the drunk tank staring down the drain hearing voices and seeing things that wasn’t real. Weeks later, as I slowly started to come to my senses, I put in a request and was chosen for the Almond Tree Ministries. I was once again brought to the drunk tank to begin my spiritual healing process. I thought to myself, how in the world am I supposed to find recovery in such a miserable place? Probably the same way Jesus was born in a stable. So I took my attention off of myself for a change, and I directed it towards my Almond Tree Almond Tree held it’s annual Graduation Ceremony at The Posey County Jail last Thursday afternoon. Seen studies that Jonas provided for us. Sin, Bible, Jesus and here celebrating the completion of the 2013 class are, Posey County Jail Chaplain Jonas Wyatt, Sheriff Mark Freedom, the four pillars, and the Truth is our foundation. Pharr, graduates Daniel Sherritz and Tobias Payne, Chief Deputy Tom Latham, County Prosecutor Travis ClowStudy after study and scripture after scripture, right here ers and Sheriff Greg Oeth. Photo by Zach Straw

What my life was like before I trusted Christ as my Savior By Tobias Payne I ran the streets, mom worked, dad stayed drunk. I started using drugs at 13. Jailed several times for fighting and drugs, I ended up stabbing a guy when I turned 18 and shot myself in the face with a .32 as a result of my drug use and recklessness. I still didn’t wise up. I got arrested again in 1998, and I got out and tried to do better. I got married, started a construction company and had three kids. I prayed every day, but just wasn’t close to God like I needed. I was arrested two more times. My company was doing good, but drugs and stress was bringing me down.

Ultimately, I got divorced on September 18, 2012, and the wife I once had was keeping my kids from me. I was arrested October 29, 2012 and I lost my family. After 13 years my wife was gone, I could no longer see my kids, and my business was ruined. All my tools and belongings were stolen, along with my own freedom. It was then I found myself in complete ruin, and found myself in complete surrender to Christ and turned to the Bible. Through prayer and studying the Word I found hope. I always believed in God, but never walked the walk. Due to being in jail, and after losing everything, I finally broke

down and asked God into my life. I put it all in His hands and asked Him to lead the way. That’s something nobody could ever take away. I was saved on November 18, 2013 in the Bible Study course on Monday. Since that day, I’ve come to the Lord, I’ve obtained a lot more self-control and have become more calm. I’ve become more patient, humble and tender-hearted. I definately feel at peace. I’ve learned many things and ways that help me through each day. I’m still young in my Christianity and will have a lot to learn, but I know all things are possible through Jesus Christ our Savior.

‘Sharber’ continued from Page A1 ing. More information on the South Road appeal will appear in upcoming issues of this newspaper. Emergency Management Agency Director Larry Robb informed the commissioners that Black Township Fire and Rescue and Marrs Township recently received $5,000 in water rescue equipment from Boonville. The two departments split the equipment since the two agencies are primarily involved with local water rescues. Commissioners also approved Robb’s request to accept an EMPT grant in the amount of $5,100. The funds will be used to purchase a new identification card printer system. Robb says the current system is 10 years old and obsolete. Mindy Bourne presented two re-zoning requests for the commissioner’s approval. The first request was on behalf of Dave and Linda Reising to have three acres behind the Red Wagon Restaurant rezoned from agriculture to B3. The second request was on behalf of Posey Homes, LLC to rezone 4.66 acres on Middle Mount Vernon Road from agriculture to R1. The petitioners are interested in developing the property into a subdivision. Commissioners approved both requests. Council and Commissioner Executive Assistant Keely

Winiger asked commissioners to approve a $3,227 bid from Midwest to strip and seal the courthouse, Hovey House and coliseum parking lots. Winiger stated the bid from Midwest came in $700 less than any others. They approved her request. Winiger also requested approval for an HVAC upgrade at the courthouse and coliseum. She stated that the IT crew had identified some problems with the controls on the current system. While an entirely new system isn’t necessary, an upgrade will help ensure that the system functions properly. The $11,150 cost of the upgrade includes training for the maintenance staff. Winiger advised this will help cut down on the number of repair calls to Industrial Contractors. The commissioners also approved this request. Highway superintendent Steve Schenk informed commissioners that he had received notice from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) they had granted approval for work on Bridge 64 on Barrett Switch Road in Griffin. He felt that since the USACE had given their nod of approval, other permits required for the job would begin to fall into place. In other business, the commissioners approved:

Bridges of Hope sets new store hours Looking for that unique gift for someone special? Stop by our store, located in the northwest corner of Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, 601 Main Street, Mount Vernon, Indiana. We are a Fair Trade mission of the church and carry handcrafted items from around the world. Among the many things we have are Val-

entine gifts, greeting cards, handwoven scarves, a new shipment of knitted finger puppets, beautiful Tagua jewelry, an assortment of cross necklaces, and new gourd birds. We also have Equal Exchange Fair Trade coffee, tea, cocoa, and chocolates. The artisans and farmers who make our products gain access to education, obtain

Seeds of the Sower The word Selah appears seventy-one times in the Psalms and three times in the book of Habakkuk. Its specific meaning is not known but it implies that the reader, or the one listening to one who is reading the Psalm, should pause, rest or stop and think of ‘this’ or ‘that’ - or whatever the writer was addressing. It is illuminating and inspiring when we actually apply it. David was driven from his palace and people by his rebellious son, Absalom. When he saw his army and his advisors follow his son he wrote the third Psalm. In his despair he wrote, “O Lord, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me. Many are saying of me, ‘God will not deliver him.’” Then he paused, thought for a moment and said “Selah!” Which must have meant, “Wait a moment, David, and think of this.” Think of what, we might ask. Being betrayed? Being pursued? Being driven from family and friends?

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Of course not. But, then, what is he to think of? And he answers his own question: “You, oh Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts my head high!” David ran away from his son, Absalom. But in so doing he ran into the arms of

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•A request from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to utilize the county’s GIS system for flood mapping. All user fees were waived since the DNR is working with the Area Plan Commission to complete the county’s flood maps. •The appointment of Gary Fox, Chris Thorsen and Keith Semanski to the Common Wage Board. Gary Thiem was removed from the board since he is currently serving on the Redevelopment Board. •The appointment of Tracy Wilson to the Alexandrian Public Library Board. •The appointment of Jim Alsop as an alternate to the Wabash River Heritage Commission. Ralph Weinzapfel is currently serving on the board. Alsop will attend meetings in the event that Weinzapfel is unable to attend. The animal control report for last year included a total of 582 animal complaints filed; 174 animals were picked up, three were euthanized, 25 bites were reported, and a total of $605 was collected. The next commissioner’s meeting has been scheduled for Monday, February 3, at 9 a.m. in the Hovey House in Mount Vernon. The date was changed from its normal Tuesday meeting time due to a schedule conflict.

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Johnson appreciates mentors, enjoys growth of BBBS program By Lois Mittino Gray January is National Mentor Appreciation Month, but Jordan Johnson appreciates what her mentors do to help her ‘littles’ out all year long. Jordan is the Case Manager for the Posey County Big Brother/Big Sister program. She has been working this job for five months and finds it, “so very rewarding. My favorite thing is watching how the program has grown.” A Posey County native, the 2008 Mount Vernon High School graduate earned both a Bachelor and Masters Degree in social work from the University of Southern Indiana. She has an additional certification to do school social work with young people. In her role as case manager, Miss Johnson facilitates matches between her big brother or sister mentors and their little brother or sisters. She interviews prospective mentors, checks out all references, and then matches her ‘littles’ depending on interests and times everyone has available. Males get assigned male matches most times, especially when, “they don’t have a father figure in their lives.” However, there are more females

signed up for the program so boys may get a female match. Male big brothers do not usually get matched with female little sisters. There are currently eleven matched pairs in the Posey County community program and the partners do fun activities together. “I’ll use my fiancée as an example,” she said. “He takes his little brother swimming at the YMCA and they play games together often.” Sometimes the partnered adult and child attend school activities or just go out to eat and talk and enjoy each others company. The mentors and their partners were feted with a banquet on Tuesday, January 21 at the Wesley Hall of First United Church. Many of the duos became acquainted and made playdates for a future time. Miss Johnson also oversees a student match program at North Posey Junior-Senior High School. Twenty six high school students are paired with a junior high partners to spend time together at school and talk out concerns and successes. If you would like to give some one-on-one attention to a younger person, Johnson said it is very easy to apply. You may call her at

Big Brother/Big Sister’s new case manager Jordan Susie Tooley, Beth Schilling and Beth Russell assisted Johnson invites the communty to try BBBS’ Brenda Cash (not shown) in preparing the delicious baked spaghetti dinner for the night. Photos by Zach Straw new community services. 812.781.2750 or go to the program website at bbbsov.org. (Big Brothers /Big Sisters Ohio Valley). Click on the volunteer tab and it will ask for your zip code. An applicant answers

a few questions and then Miss Johnson will give them a call to set up an interview. “You will really enjoy helping a child in need of your company,” she said.

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‘Big sister’ Heather Bremer and her ‘little sister’ Paige Schatz have been together since October.

‘Little sister’ Madison Jolley takes time to smile with her ‘big sister’ Marsha King. Photos by Zach Straw

CountryMark offer CNG Fueling Infrastructure Indiana-based CountryMark announced today plans to add Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to its lineup of American-made transportation fuels. “Our mission is to produce and supply market leading energy products and services,” said CountryMark President and CEO Charlie Smith. “As we look at future Midwestern transportation fuel needs, we feel confident it will include CNG, and we and our branded dealers are excited about building the CNG infrastructure needed to bring this reliable and domestically produced fuel to the marketplace in the most convenient and cost-effective manner possible.” CountryMark will build on its experience in designing and constructing convenient-to-use fueling stations, managing fuel quality, maintaining fueling equipment and assisting enduser customers with innovative price risk management tools. Today, there are more than 100 CountryMark-branded fueling stations in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky. “Our branded dealers work

very closely with end-user customers to understand their transportation fuel needs,” said CountryMark Vice President of Marketing Jon Lantz. “Based on conversations with a variety of Midwestern fleet managers, we see a sustainable and growing demand for CNG, especially among high-mileage fleet customers. However, for many small and medium-size fleets, installing private CNG fueling infrastructure may not make economic sense. In these situations, CountryMark and our branded dealers can use our business-to-business fueling expertise to make CNG available to the public in the most convenient and cost-effective manner possible.” CountryMark-branded CNG fueling stations will include fast-fill CNG dispensers and dispensers for CountryMark’s premium quality diesel fuel, biodiesel-blended fuels and gasoline. Dispensers for E85, propane and diesel exhaust fluid will be included as needed. “Many fleets will still need diesel fuel and/or gasoline,”

said Lantz. “Multiple fuels will better meet the needs of fleets transitioning to dedicated CNG vehicles, fleets that have invested in dual fuel or bi-fuel vehicles and fleets that are maintaining their traditional gasoline and diesel vehicles. CountryMark’s goal will be to provide the public with convenient, one-stop-shop fueling.” CountryMark’s CNG strategy also includes providing industry-leading expertise. “Our teams are being trained to provide a high level of multifuel knowledge that will help bus and truck fleets analyze their transportation fuel options and make the best possible fueling decision to reach their fleet goals,” said Lantz. Fleets seeking alternative fueling stations to fill natural gas, bifuel or dual-fuel vehicles, should contact CountryMark’s CNG Fuel Manager Jennifer Karras to discuss where CountryMark-branded CNG fueling sites can most benefit their fleet operations. Karras can be reached at (800) 808-3170 extension 8203 or Jennifer.Karras@CountryMark.com.

If you’re a football fan (and probably even if you aren’t), you are aware that we’re closing in on the Super Bowl. This year’s event is unique in that it is the first Super Bowl held in an outdoor, cold-weather site — New Jersey, to be specific. However, the 2014 game shares many similarities to past Super Bowls in terms of what it took for the two teams to arrive at this point. And some of these same characteristics apply to successful investors. Here are a few of these shared traits: • A good offense — Most Super Bowl teams are adept at moving up and down the field and crossing the goal line. And good investors know how to choose those investments that can provide them with the gains they need to keep moving toward their own goals, such as a comfortable retirement. That’s why, at every stage of your life, you will need to own a reasonable percentage of growth-oriented investments, such as

stocks and stock-based vehicles. • A strong defense — Even a good offense usually isn’t enough to vault a team into the Super Bowl, which is why most participants in the Big Game also have strong defenses. Similarly, the best investors don’t just put all their money in a single type of aggressive instrument and then forget about it — they know that a downturn affecting this particular asset class could prove extremely costly. Instead, they ‘defend’ their portfolios by diversifying their holdings among a range of investments: stocks, bonds, government securities, certificates of deposit, and so on. And you can do the same. Keep in mind, however, that although diversification can help reduce the impact of volatility on your portfolio, it can’t guarantee a profit or always protect against loss. • Perseverance — Every team that makes it to the Super Bowl has had to overcome some type of ad-

versity — injuries to key players, a difficult schedule, bad weather, playoff games against good opponents, etc. Successful investors have also had to overcome hurdles, such as bear markets, bad economies, political battles and changing tax laws. Through it all, these investors stay invested, follow a long-term strategy and continue to look for new opportunities — and their perseverance is often rewarded. You can follow their example by not jumping out of the market when the going looks tough and not overreacting to scary-sounding headlines. As we’ve seen, some of the same factors that go into producing a team capable of reaching the Super Bowl are also relevant to investors who want to reach their own goals. By incorporating these behaviors and attitudes into your own investment strategy, you’ll be following a pretty good ‘game plan.’ Submitted by Thomas A. Ruder, Financial Advisor, with Edward Jones.

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Indiana Small Farm Conference to be held A Purdue Extension conference will give big help to small farms, which combine for some considerable heft themselves in accounting for nearly nine out of every 10 farms in the state. The Second Annual Indiana Small Farm Conference will offer expert advice to owners of small farms to help them make their operations more successful. Sessions will focus on issues related to management, production, processing and marketing. The conference, Feb. 21-22 at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds in Danville, follows on the successful Indiana Small Farm Conference last March, said Steve Engleking, LaGrange County Extension educator and a conference coordinator. “It’s intended for anyone who is currently involved with, or interested in, small farms in Indiana,” Engleking said. “That could be farmers, Extension educators, agricultural agency people or students. We hope to continue building a statewide community of people who have a passion about small farms.” Small farms, defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, are farms with no more than $250,000 in annual agricultural commodity sales. They accounted for 91 percent of farms in the nation and more than half of the farmland, according to the USDA’s 2007 Census of Agriculture, the latest available. It reported nearly 2 million small farms nationwide, an increase of about 18,500 from the 2002

census. There were 53,539 farms in Indiana with less than $250,000 in sales in 2007. They comprised nearly 88 percent of the 60,938 total farms in the state. Nationally, farms with annual sales of $10,000 or less were the fastest-growing segment of small farms. Such farms typically would be on the low end of size in acreage. The census shows that from 2002 to 2007 the number of Indiana farms with less than 50 acres - considered very small - increased by 21.7 percent during the period, from 24,031 to 29,253. The conference will devote workshop tracks to crop and livestock production, marketing/processing and small-farm management. Speakers include Extension educators and specialists from Purdue University, agricultural industry professionals and small-farm owners. Three keynote speakers are scheduled: • Sarah Aubrey of Monrovia, Ind., owner of Prosperity Consulting, a funding opportunities firm that assists entrepreneurs and small farmers in securing funds from a variety of foundations, agencies and other organizations. • Diana Prichard, a mother, author, blogger, speaker and small farmer from north of Lansing, Mich. • Tom McConnell, smallfarm program leader at West Virginia University. He will bring his perspective on the importance of small farms in West Virginia, where 98.2

percent of the farms are small farms. That is the highest percentage in the nation. Registration is $150 per person for both days or $100 per person for one day. To accommodate families, there is a discounted fee for additional attendees from the same family, and youth under 13 can attend for free. Fees include conference materials and a lunch each day featuring Indiana-raised foods. A new feature will be two pre-conference workshops on Feb. 20 • Growing Organic Workshop, covering many questions fruit and vegetable growers have about growing organically. • Dairy Meat Processing and Direct Marketing Tour to Trader’s Point Creamery in Zionsville and Moody’s Meats and processing in Ladoga. Participants will hear from the owners on topics such as production, processing and direct marketing to consumers. An additional fee of $50 for participants of the pre-conference workshops ($30 for each additional family member 13 and older) will cover lunch, workshop materials and transportation. For more information, including how to register for the conference and pre-conference workshops, visit the Purdue Small Farms and Sustainable Agriculture Extension Team website at http://www. ag.purdue.edu/smallfarms. Information also is available by calling the Purdue Extension hotline toll-free at 888-EXTINFO (398-4636).

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MVHS to upgrade facilities By Lois Mittino Gray Stating that the timing and Capital Projects Fund finances were right, School Superintendent Tom Kopatich encouraged the Mount Vernon School Board to award two bids at its January 20 meeting that will upgrade athletic facilities at the high school. After a presentation by David Frye, MV Director of Buildings and Grounds and Tony Wilson of TEC Consulting Engineers, board members avidly questioned the designs and discussed the projects. They accepted the bids from Elpers Construction Inc., of $443,823 for the upgrade of gym bleachers and the bid from ECI of $211,600 for the resurfacing and repair of the high school track Phase II. After considering ‘needs and wants,’ the gym bleacher project will focus on safety first in putting in 36 inch high handrails around higher levels and widening stairs and archways. “I am so glad to see these railings included,” stated Board President Beth McFadin Higgins. “I hate to watch people go up and down now with nothing there.” The new bleacher seats will be molded plastic in school colors. Board member Clarence Nelson questioned why the use of plastic over wood. They will be durable and safe and “good for another forty years,” Frye explained. The wooden bleachers removed during the project will be given to the M-Club for fundraising purposes or declared as surplus goods. Having bleacher bench backs in the first few rows was discussed but nixed as that takes out an entire row of seats in the front, tears up concrete and was costly. Drywall will be put up around the perimeter of the gym at the upper level for energy saving costs. When asked when the project will start, Frye elicited a laugh with the comment, “after graduation as soon as we can get that silly string out of the gym,” referring to the annual graduation ritual. The project to renovate the track will start right after the Relay for Life is over. Kopatich stressed that the

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Capital Projects Fund cannot be used for payroll or other general fund expenses. It is earmarked for renovation projects and it is time for these two. “Our goal is to keep the tax rate at a constant level.” In other board action: •Kopatich announced that Gary Redman, MVHS Athletic Director, will be inducted to the USI Hall of Fame on February 14. Gary coached baseball at USI for six years. Kopatich said his claim to fame, though, was that Redman taught Madonna how to hit for the movie ‘League of Their Own’ and was an intense student. MVHS baseball coach, Paul Quinzer, will receive special recognition on January 24 at the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Awards Banquet in Indianapolis for his 200th victory during the 2013 season. The achievements of the MVHS Business Professionals of America Club and elementary and high school chess teams were recognized. •accepted the resignation from Kristal Epley as assistant girls swim coach effective im-

mediately and adopted a resolution permitting personnel to attend educational meetings •adopted the transfer of funds certificate and resolution for account transfers to balance the 2013 fund budgets. •granted permission to Amanda McMillan and three MVHS students to participate in the Student Wellness Awareness Team Cook Off and award ceremony held in Evansville on Sunday, February 9 and to MVHS DECA students and sponsors to participate in the state competition in Indianapolis on March 9-11 which includes a Sunday. •Kopatich announced that an Active Shooting Drill will be held on February 12 at the high school. It will be after school and no activities with students will be planned. This is the last in a series that took place at all the schools in the district to create teacher awareness and preparation if there is a real situation. •meeting as a separate Board of Finance, Beth McFadin Higgins was elected as President and Mark Isaac as

South Terrace student Austin Duke shows off his 100th Day of School Celebration poster with 100 alien eyes.

On Wednesday, January 15, the Mount Vernon High School Art Guild was paid a visit from a visiting artist. Linda Voltz came to speak with the club about her journey through art education and transitioning from a student to professional artist. Linda first showed the Art Guild a couple of paintings she had done in high school. She then displayed three oil paintings she had recently done to show how much she has grown from her high school years. Linda also showed off pictures of various other oil paintings she has done. Speaking about her time in art classes, she stressed that the more you work at something, the better you will be at it. The Art Guild is working with Linda to schedule an oil painting work shop after school for club members. Secretary. The board then reviewed the district’s overall investment policy. •Future topics include the cafeteria microphone system, defibrillator information, police safety for buildings, block scheduling, a Collective Bargaining Seminar, and a United Way Grant. •The next board meeting is slated for Monday, February 3 at 5:45 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Jr. High School.

Kindergartner Elle Jo Johnson’s shirt proclaimed “ I survived 100 Days” “and loved every 1” Photos by Zach Straw

Girl Scout Cookies are still available to purchase Girl Scouts will deliver cookies to customers who placed orders, beginning on February 10, through March 9. Customers can also purchase Girl Scout Cookies, while extra supplies last, at cookie booth sales conducted at locations throughout the council’s eleven-county jurisdiction. “Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana sincerely appreciates the generosity of area businesses and organizations who support girls’ development of entrepreneurship skills by allowing them to conduct booth sales on their premises,” said Melissa Rynkiewich, Product Sales Manager for the council. “Girls enjoy teaming on these direct sales, and sharing their troop’s goals with booth sale customers is a great opportunity to hone their interpersonal skills.”

“Cookie Program proceeds enable our council to keep fees for Girl Scout activities modest and affordable for all girls,” said GSSI Chief Executive Officer Jan Davies, “by funding essential council services like program resources, volunteer training, and activities enjoyed by girls year-round. Troops earn discretionary funds to help pay for trips, service projects, and participation in Girl Scout activities,” Davies continued. “Girls can also earn individual recognitions and credit to use for day or resident camp, council events, and membership in Girl Scouts.” “The Girl Scout Cookie Program is our council’s most popular program, and girls anticipate the annual activity with an ‘I can’t wait to...’ attitude. Davies remarked. “A purchase of Girl

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USI releases 2013 fall semester Honors List Cynthiana - Hannah Forkel and Brooke Schmitt.. Griffin - Brakston FarrarMount Vernon - Kurt Adams, Diane Banks, Kevin Bartlett, Jonathan Burgess, Alyssa Burnett, Rachel Cash, Lauren Clark, Joshua Cole, Tiffany Collins, Leigh Anne Costlow, Nichole Dallas, Hank Dausman, Zachary Deig, Whitney Denning, Alyssa Falb, Ashton Fuelling, Matthew Gray, Ivy Griffin, David Harper, Melodie Harshbarger, Andrew Helfrich, Lauren Hendricks, Carissa Hoskins, Sarah Jackson, Jessica King, Carynn Koch, Jennifer Koch, Rylan Kozinski, Samuel Kuban, Ian LaMar, Nicholas Loehr, Erica Martin, Martha McBride, Dustin McDaniel, Rosanne McMichael, Drake McNamara, Victoria Micheletti, Lindsey Muensterman, Wyatt Newman, Mary Norrington, Destiney Oeth, Veronica Peck, Jamie Pfister, Esther Pittman, Megan Randall, Jevin Redman, Matthew Rhoads, Jenna Riedford, Sierra Riordan, Charlotte Roberts, Stephanie Robles, Dylan Rubenacker, Jenna Rueger, Alex Schoettlin, Samantha Schu, Andrea Seifert, Micha Seng, Lauren Stemple, Westley Tenbarge, Kaci Turner, River Vanzant, Hannah Varner, Caleb Voegel, Kyle Voegel, Louis Volz, Chloe Wannemuehler, Jillian

Weihrauch, Anna Weinzapfel, Sheila Wildeman, Zackarie Williamson, Seth Wolf, Allyson Woods, Jordan Wooten and Daniel Ziegler. New Harmony - Jenna Beuligmann, Sarah Davis, Amanda Goebel, Jeffrey Kingery, Rose Nicholson, Stephan Pepper, Wesley Scherzinger, Haley Wright and Charles York. Owensville - Adam Brothers, Lauren Edwards, Kyle Evans, Britnie Harper, Jordyn Kern, Olivia McCullough, Tori Meadows, Melanie Phillips, Erica Walls and Sara White. Poseyville - Hannah Bender, Stephanie Cook, Kristen Dickson, Elizabeth Jost, Haley Lamar, Katelyn Lehman, Kaylen Lohman, Lauren Martin, Dallas Parson, Henry Parson, Brianna Perry, Tylie Robertson, Micah Ruholl, Melissa Russell, Alyssa Schmitt, Tessa Stephens, Emily Tepool and Jordan Wassmer. Wadesville - Brooke Brandenstein, Joseph Bretz, Austin Craig, Eric Davis, Joshua Elpers, Caitlin Herrmann, Jonothan Kerchief, Jillian Koester, Lori Lauderdale, Tessa Livers, Erin Maile, Gary Martin, Mitchell Meurer, Mehgan Riecken, Wendi Simpson, Olivia Summers, Natalie Thomas, Rachel Thomas, Chelsea Trail, James Turner and Nolan Wiethop.

Hanover announces Dean’s List Jace Gentil was one of more than 300 students who earned Dean's List honors for the Fall 2013 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must have a GPA of 3.5 or better. Gentil, a first-year undeclared major, is the son of Geoffrey and Kristina Gentil, Laura Ticheno of Wadesville, (47638). He is a graduate of North Posey High School. Located on 650 acres overlooking the Ohio River in southeastern Indiana, Hanover is a premier, nationally ranked liberal arts institution that has core strengths in the sciences, education and business.

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If all goes well, I’ll plan to see you at the game I don’t make a good patient. Perhaps I should rephrase that. I’m not a very patient patient. Does that make any more sense? By the time most of you are reading this, you (and TRUTH... hopefully I) will know how STRANGER successful my early Tues- THAN day morning surgery turned FICTION out. I’ve kept this one pretty BY DAVE much to myself but I have to PEARCE admit, there have been times of worrying over the past few days. For those who don’t know it, I cheated death on Sept. 8, 2004. I was at Deaconess Hospital for a totally unrelated reason when my heart decided to quit beating. I was at the right place at the right time or we wouldn’t be reading and writing this today. It was one of those rare things where, as one doctor attempted to explain, your electrical system ‘shorted out.’ All I know is that it took only one millisecond for me to go from standing to knowing absolutely nothing for a few days. Many would argue that I still remain in that ‘knowing absolutely nothing’ stage but that’s OK. Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion. With the help of my wife and some very alert doctors and nurses, they were able to get my heart started again. But after some time on the respirator and some days in cardiac intensive care, my doctor decided

to give me a birthday present. On my birthday in 2004, my cardiologist implanted a pacemaker-defibrillator into my chest, just in case me heart decided to try this foolishness again. Fortunately, I did not have a ‘heart attack’ and I did not have heart damage. And because of my proximity to assistance, I did not sustain any brain damage from lack of oxygen. There are, of course, people who would argue with that claim, as well. I have the utmost respect for people in the medical field. I once considered being a part of it. I took several classes and was on my way but had a tough time standing and watching when I wasn’t actually involved. I had worked in an emergency room and had absolutely no problem helping, as long as I was doing something that kept my mind off what I was actually doing. But just to stand and observe, I struggled. But I have always been far from a ‘perfect’ patient. Aside from asthma, I had a relatively healthy childhood. I always struggled with tonsillitis and sinus infections so at the ripe old age of 28, my doctor and I decided it would be best for me to have a tonsillectomy. I had the procedure on a Monday and, not realizing the risk I was taking, decided to

take part in a tennis tournament on Thursday. Hey, the tennis tournament was scheduled prior to the surgery. While I did drop out of the singles portion of the tournament, my partner and I did win the doubles portion of the tournament. After he carried me through the early rounds, I was able to function, at least somewhat, during the semi-finals and the finals on the Sunday following my Monday surgery. The doctor told me to stay at home and take it easy but he didn’t tell me why. Google was not available then and I had no idea that had I torn the scabbing loose, I could have bled to death in a matter of just a few minutes. However, I lived but I’m not so sure I learned. A few years later I was working at the newspaper and had to go in and have my gall bladder removed. It was done orthroscopicaly. I was put under anesthesia with no guarantee of which way the gall bladder would be taken out. That was on a Monday morning. But by 1 p.m., they turned me loose into the care of my loving wife. Since I couldn’t drive and since I knew the newspaper was not yet ready to go to press, I asked my wife to drop me by my office. With the help of some pain pills and a strong will, I helped the group finish getting the paper done before I went on home to get some rest that evening. So this time, from my understanding, I will be getting an entirely new electrical

device to shock me back into life should my heart decide to be stubborn again. While the original one has lasted two years longer than they said it would, I have never looked forward to the time when I would have to have it changed. When it was ‘installed,’ they explained to me that at some time I would have to have new ‘batteries’ implanted. But technology over the past nine years have made my particular device obsolete so not only do I get new batteries, I get a whole new device. While I’m not looking forward to having the front of my upper left chest sliced open again, there’s just one little thing I’m looking less forward to. You see, as part of the procedure, they have to make sure the unit is going to work. What better way to test it than to stop your heart and have the new device start it again. Yes, I get to do that. The ‘procedure’ is scheduled for Tuesday morning. If I show up at the North PoseyMount Vernon game on Tuesday evening for at least a few minutes, you’ll know that everything went well and I got out right on time. If I don’t show up, you can make your own assumptions, everything from a slower than expected procedure to the everso-slight risk that the device did not operate properly. So this time more than most, let’s just say “I hope to see you at the game.”

Guest Editorial: Glenn Mollette Do we still see ‘colored’ people? President Lyndon Johnson visited Martin county Kentucky in 1964. I was nine years old. We were considered the poorest county in the United States. Most of us did not know we were poor but we would soon find out from Johnson and the national media. At that time, there were no African Americans living in Martin County. From first grade through my senior year in high school, I did not attend school with any African Americans. Occasionally we would play a basketball team that had African

American players. The first time I saw African American people was probably on NBC news with Chet Huntley and David Brinkley. The first African American I saw in person was in Columbus, Ohio. We would travel there once or twice a year to visit family. I saw people of color passing by in other cars and as a small child I would turn my head to look. What I saw on the evening NBC national news was bewildering to me as a child. There was the violence of the Alabama

race riots mixed with the evening reports of Vietnam. As a young elementary child I did not understand what the heck was going on. In the second half of my life some of my best friends are African Americans. I have had opportunities to visit in their homes, have them in my home, speak in their churches and go out to dinner to socialize. I am blessed. I know they are black and they know that I am white but we don’t see color. I thought it was sad that our President stated that he felt some people in America ‘really dislike’ him because he is black. You can find that in almost any group in America. There are people who don’t like white people, and people who do not like Christians and some people who don’t like Jews and some people who do not like the poor and some who don’t like the rich. Unfortunately, we could say there are ‘some’ for everything. Hate requires a lot of energy. This country needs to use that energy in a more positive way. If we, as a country, do not work together we are going to fall apart. Nobody can have everything his or her way. America is not here for just one group, one religion or one political party. Our President must remember twice the majority of voters, not just African American voters, elected him. At one time he had a popularity poll of seventy percent. That’s a great number for any politician regardless of race. We have an African American President. We will eventually elect a woman President and soon we will have gay candidates for President. In Washington, Colorado and who knows where else the candidates will probably be handing out Marijuana cigarettes. Red, yellow, black or white we all are precious in God’s sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world. God doesn’t see color and hopefully neither do most Americans. Glenn Mollette is an American columnist read in all fifty states. Contact him at GMollette@aol.com. Like his facebook page at www. facebook.com/glennmollette. He is the author of American Issues and numerous other books.

Chapter 23 - Battle of the Washita Tomorrow’s game was closing in on Frank McDonald. It was one thing to have his Indian schoolboys play an exhibition football game against local ranch hands and oil field workers. How could they withstand a no-holds-barred assault by professional players? Losing might be the GAVEL least of their casualties. McDonald called for the Duncan Hotel por- GAMUT ter, Henry Dangerfield, and gave him a note for BY JUDGE Raven: “I know it’s late, but can you meet me in the JIM REDWINE lobby?” Dangerfield returned with a response: “Fifteen minutes.” Raven exited the elevator wearing a full length powder blue robe over a white silk nightgown that covered her graceful brown neck up to her smooth, angular face. Her long black hair was tied back with a blue satin ribbon interlaced with white. As she stepped out into the lobby her white, beaded moccasins made no sound. “Hello, Frank. Your message sounded urgent.” “I just needed to talk things through. Hanley was already asleep and my team had better be. Do you have some time for me?” “If you want privacy, why don’t we repair to my room? Henry just brought me a carafe of a rather pedestrian merlot along with a tray of brie and toast. Do you mind coming to my place? I feel somewhat awkward out in public in my night gown, but I thought time might be of the essence.” Frank did not trust himself to reply so he just nodded toward the elevator. “Henry, please take us to the third floor. If my father or Mr. Cokes ask you to have me go to the poker room, please tell them I am indisposed.” Raven’s suite had a drawing room with a Victorian horsehair chaise lounge next to a small round mahogany table upon which was a carafe of wine, two crystal goblets and a tray of dainty cheese bites on dry toast. Her bedroom could be seen off to one’s left from the front door. A large four poster bed with a lacy canopy was covered with a white linen bedspread. The covers were turned back and a small chocolate truffle was on each fluffy pillow. Frank blurted out, “It’s no wonder you are so trim. There’s not enough food there to keep a bird alive.” “Well, Coach McDonald, there’s enough here to keep this Raven alive. What’s more there’s enough to share. I know you don’t normally imbibe, but since the big game is tomorrow, would you care for a glass of wine? Please have a seat beside me on the chaise. What is so troubling you are unable to sleep?”

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“Raven, when I started this fundraising scheme I saw it as a chance for my boys to celebrate after a hard season of endless travel. The kids don’t get much support and they have all been removed from their families and homes. We have Indians from numerous tribes spread out over several states. I was just hoping to showcase their talents and get them the stadium they deserve. Instead, I have let this thing grow like a Hydra-headed monster. What if some of them get hurt? You know we don’t have a Chinaman’s, excuse me, an Indian’s chance, against a white professional team. They are going to be embarrassed and it will be my fault.” “Frank, I told you my parents were killed by a tornado. I did not tell you my mother was a Cheyenne named Measure Woman and my father a Cheyenne named Standing Bird. In the whiteman’s world my family went by the last name Bird. My father’s older brother was Red Bird who at age eighteen held off Custer’s soldiers at the Battle of the Washita in western Oklahoma on November 27, 1868. He was killed but his bravery allowed my five year old mother and father to escape. My parents later married and when I was born I was named Raven Who Sings in Red Bird’s honor. “We Indians are used to heavy odds against us when we deal with whitemen. Your players like football but they love the opportunity to compete against whites. Tomorrow there will be no bullets, no massacre, no Custer. If we lose the game, we will still win because Indians will be treated as equals on the battlefield and there will be no treaties to worry about. “You have done a good thing for your players. Their glory will come not from winning, although who says they can’t, but from knowing their worth as men who are once again warriors. “My advice is to quit wringing your hands in self-doubt and get to work on your pre-game pep talk. I suggest you start by reminding your Fighting Indians of Haskell’s motto: ‘Make Your Ancestors Proud Today’ “Now, thanks to you, they will have the opportunity to do so.”

The monument at the Battle of the Washita Battlefield near Cheyenne, Oklahoma. Photo submitted by Peg Redwine

Letters to the Editor Time to waste our time again ‘Tis the season. Tax season that is, and time to waste our time again. A 2011 study by noted economist Art Laffer(1) estimates that U.S. taxpayers wasted 3.16 billion hours and shelled out $431.1 billion just to comply with the income tax code. This excludes the opportunity costs due to lost productivity, and it costs our economy $216.2 billion annually. With approximately 140 million tax payers in the U.S., on average each tax payer wastes 23 hours per year pulling together and filing their taxes. Though the odds of being audited are small, we know with over 75,000 pages of tax code that the return we file is wrong and if audited we’ll pay one way or another. May the odds be ever in our favor. There is a better solution. Switch from an income tax to a consumption tax. This would eliminate the need to file taxes - you would pay your tax when you buy something. This would encourage people to work and save their money. Make it fair by excluding tax on essential spending like food, clothing, shelter. That better solution is HR25/S122 - the FairTax. It would also create millions of new jobs, tax the shadow economy on their spending, and level the playing field for US companies competing in a global marketplace. It would also eliminate the IRS. Stop wasting our time. Pass the FairTax. James R. Donnell

Relay for Life grateful Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide program that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and their local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer in partnership with the American Cancer Society. We are grateful for the unwavering support and leadership that the Mount Vernon High School Athletics Department, Assistant Coach Keith Oeth, and his girls’ basketball team showed with their annual ‘Think Pink’ game on January 14. This event helped raise awareness, plus raised hundreds of dollars through donations, shirt sales and game proceeds. Thanks to the coaches, the team, and also these generous sponsors in making the evening possible: CSB Bank, United Bank, Mount Vernon Auto Parts, Theodosis Auto, TMI Contractors, Sunsations Tanning, First Bank, Walden Insurance Agency, Lawn Pro Care & Maintenance, Studio B Photography, Chuckles, Ewing Tire, Keitel Eye Care, Schneider Funeral Home, Bruce Hall Body Shop and WSI. Congratulations on a winning game. The Relay for Life of Mount Vernon, Indiana

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Jacob Poole stands proud as the champion of his race in the conference championships. Photo by Steve Kochersperger By Steven Kochersperger The Big Eight swimming and diving Conference Championships were held in Mount Vernon this past week with the four teams that have programs in the conference competing. Both the boys and girls teams from Mount Vernon looked poised at great runs in the meet and did not disappoint. The girls’ made easy work of their opponents to win yet another conference championship Saturday afternoon and the boys came up just one point shy of Jasper to win the Big Eight Conference. The girls’ team has had a great year heading into the conference meet even though numbers have been down from years before. The team began their day winning the 200 yard medley relay. The Mount Vernon team of Samantha Gowdy, Claudia Crawford, Josie Mercer, and Clara Baggett cruised to victory over the second place Jasper team to finish the race with a great time. This set up the

girls to win several more races that would give them the points necessary to win the conference. In the 200 individual medley Mount Vernon’s Claudia Crawford won the race to continue her great day. Crawford, who had also been a part of the 200 medley relay win, got on the winners platform for a third time Saturday when the Mount Vernon relay team of Crawford, Drew Glover, Rachel Burke, and Clara Baggett raced to victory in the 200 freestyle relay race. Clara Baggett continued her great swim career winning multiple races as well for the Mount Vernon team. Baggett swam to victory in the 50 freestyle race with a time of 23.99 before cruising to victory in the 100 freestyle race. Her time of 52.68 was good enough to win the 100 freestyle race but one in which Baggett looked disappointed. Baggett is ranked second in that race in the state and has high expectations for herself as she looks forward to that race each and every time she enters the pool. The other Mount Vernon swimmer that won several races on Saturday was Samantha Gowdy. Gowdy won easily in the 100 butterfly race before winning yet again in the 100 yard backstroke. The Mount Vernon girls’ team was also helped out by three divers who continue to work hard and perform at top levels all year long. Senior Katie McDonald won the Big Eight Conference diving with teammate Jillian Schirtzinger finishing second and Natalie Gerard in third. Those diving performances helped the Wildcats win the conference championship with 390 points all together. The boys’ team looked to continue the great day the Mount Vernon team was having as they took to the pool as well. Mount Vernon was victorious in the 200 yard medley relay as Travis Harris, Tyler Moll, Bailey, and Jacob Poole won to open the meet. Jacob Poole, who was swimming in his last year in the Mount Vernon pool, also went on to win the 200 freestyle race with a great time over his Jasper opponent before

Members of the Big Eight Champion Mount Vernon High School girls’ swim team are, left to right, Claudia Crawford, Elaine Thomas, Taylor Culley, Rachel Burke, Clara Baggett, Amanda Duckworth, Katie McDonald, Samantha Reese, Drew Glover, Hadley Whoberry, Josie Mercer, Samantha Gowdy and Katie Russell. Photo submitted

Claudia Crawford swims in Saturday’s Big Eight meet in Mount Vernon. Photo by Steve Kochersperger heading back into the pool later in the day to race in the 500 yard freestyle race. Poole ended up winning that race as well to keep Mount Vernon close in the standings with just a few races left for the boys team. Tyler Moll was the last Mount Vernon swimmer to win a race as he cruised to victory in the 100 yard breastroke race. Moll finished ahead of teammate Jordan Crabtree to give Mount Vernon all important points by finishing first and second in the race. In diving Mount Vernon diver Phillip Minton ended his day by placing third in the Conference meet. Overall the boys lost by just one point to the Jasper Wildcats. Jasper had a total of 372 team points while Mount Vernon had 371. The boys team will now host an invitational this Saturday to round out their season in hopes of getting ready for sectionals in a couple weeks. The girls team will have a week off to prepare for their sectional at Castle High School. Both the boys and the girls teams have high hopes for post season success.

Long-time New Harmony High School coach and Athletic Director Larry Kahle was honored Friday night for his years of service with a life-time pass to North Posey athletic events. Photo by Dave Pearce

Lady Vikings win critical pair By Dave Pearce It was the best of times. It was the best of times. Regardless how you slice it, the North Posey Lady Vikings enjoyed a very successful week on the hardwood. They came away with two drastically different kinds of wins. But according to the coach, one was just as important as the other. The 53-46 win over Vincennes on the road was a win that showed mental toughness, something the Lady Vikings will be able to draw from down the stretch as they enter a stretch run. The win at Tell City, although somewhat lop-sided at 53-30, kept the Lady Vikings’ hopes alive for a PAC championship and places their destiny squarely where they want it, right in their own hands and they play out the remainder of the PAC schedule this week in games at South Spencer on Tuesday, they host Forest Park on Thursday, and then what could be a very big game when the Vikings host Gibson Southern on Saturday. “They are just playing together as a team and it is so much fun,” Stroud said, as his team has ascended to a 10-7 record

after starting the first half of the season well under the .500 mark. At Vincennes, the Lady Alices came out on fire from 3-point and it appeared the Knox County squad might bury the Lady Vikings before the first quarter was over. The Lady Vikings faced as much as a 10-point deficit in the first period and were behind 20-13 at the end of the first period. But on the strength of a good offensive performance by Hannah Harness, the team was able to pull back to within 2925 by half-time. “The Vincennes game was extremely important to us because we had to play mentally tough all the way through down to the end,” Viking Coach Tracy Stroud said. “They were hitting everything they shot. They were hitting threes and hitting running jumpers and it seemed like if it was going up, it was going in.” Although Stroud has developed a solid confidence in his team and their offensive and defensive abilities, he could see See Lady Vikings, Page B2

North Posey’s Madison Worman scored 21 points to help her team move to 10-7 on Saturday. Photo by Dave Pearce

Wildcats wrestle well, finish just shy of Big 8 title By Steven Kochersperger The Mount Vernon Wildcat wrestling team came into Saturday’s Big Eight Championships believing they had all the pieces to put together a title. The Cats had been wrestling great up to that point and all around the program knew that if anyone was going to give them a run it would be the always tough Jasper team. And when Mount Vernon sent six wrestlers into the championship rounds on Saturday they were set up to win the Big Eight. That would not happen though as the Mount Vernon team lost four of its six championship matches to end up second in the Big Eight heading into this week’s sectional at Castle High School. “It is not what we anticipated but we have to just take it as a learning experience,” coach Tim Alcorn said. “We had a chance to see what sectionals will be like, format wise, and all of our guys have to understand that they have to wrestle all day long to be successful. I think we are as ready as we can be for sectionals and think this team can still do something special.” Mount Vernon had two wrestlers that ended their days as Conference champions. The first of those is freshman standout Paul Konrath in the 106 pound weight class. Konrath, who is still ranked atop the state polls, made easy work of his conference opponents on Saturday as he cruised to his first Big Eight Championship. Konrath will be a force as sectionals near and should go as far as anyone would hope. The other champion on Saturday’s confer-

ence meet was in the 120 pound weight class. Noah Keller, who has been battling and wrestling better as the year goes on, won each of his matches to win his weight class for his first conference championship as well. Konrath and Keller were not the only ones that wrestled for a championship Saturday in Boonville though. Julian Suar in the 132 pound class pinned several opponents to find himself wrestling in the championship rounds. Suar used his experience and his athletic ability but fell short in his pursuit of his championship in the conference meet. Dane Wilson took on some really tough wrestlers in the conference and went all the way to the championship round of the 145 pound weight class. Wilson, who is also a Senior member of the Mount Vernon team, has now placed himself in a great position heading into sectionals this week even though he lost his championship matchup in his weight class. Payton Whoberry, who has also been wrestling with great emotion and intensity as of late, took his ride to the championship round before losing to a tough opponent. Whoberry looks to be a force to be reckoned with in the 152 pound weight class this week as well. Wildcat heavyweight Austin Stallings was the last of the Wildcat wrestlers to compete in the championship round of his weight class. Stallings, who has made a great turn around in almost every way from over a year ago, continues to work hard and keep a great attitude.

This has helped him make it as far as he can and he continues to look forward to sectionals even after a loss on Saturday. Overall the Wildcats ended their day coming up just shy of the Jasper club that has once again won the Big Eight Championship. Coach Alcorn hopes that all the athletes on his team learn from the conference meet and move forward doing all they can to help themselves and the team in this week’s sectional.

The sectional on Saturday will began at 9 a.m. at Castle High School. The sectional is one of the toughest in the area but something that Mount Vernon coach Tim Alcorn is looking forward to. “This is what its all about,” Alcorn said. “Last year we ended up fifth in the sectional as a team and I believe that we can finish in the top three. We need to be consistent and do our best each and every time we step on to the mat.”

Dane Wilson gets ahold of his Vincennes Lincoln opponent in Saturday’s conference championships in Boonville. Photo by Steve Kochersperger


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Pair of free throws as time expires gives Jasper win By Steven Kochersperger In what looked to be a battle between two teams that have gone through similar type seasons, the Jasper Wildcats came into Mount Vernon Saturday looking to extend their win streak. Jasper entered the contest winners of their last five while Mount Vernon had won their last four games. Saturday afternoons game between to two Wildcat teams did not disappoint as both offenses took turns gaining the lead back until the last minute of the game in which Jasper went ahead to beat Mount Vernon 46-44. Mount Vernon struck first Saturday as senior Cheyenne Strobel scored four of the first eight Mount Vernon points to put her team ahead 8-6 in the opening minutes of the first period. Jasper went on a 5-0 run to go ahead 11-8 at this point and hung on to take a 14-12 lead into the second period of the game. Jasper’s defense hung tough in the second quarter as they caused turnovers and rebounded the ball to open the way for their offense to get going. Jasper had a 24-16 lead in the second period when Abby Randall, Erin Wolf, and Stefanie Bulla all took their turn scoring for Mount Vernon. The Mount Vernon run allowed the Wildcats to enter halftime trailing just three points at 28-25. Mount Vernon came into the third period looking like a team on a mission though. The defense hung tough once again only allowing Jasper to score four points the whole period. Ellen Foster took over to score seven of the Mount Vernon eleven points as the home Cats took back the lead at 36-32 at the end of the third period of play.

But Jasper would roar right back in the final period scoring the next seven points to take back the lead at 39-36 with just 3:17 left in regulation. Ellen Foster would take things in her own hands once again for Mount Vernon as she hit two straight baskets to put her team back ahead 41-40. This back and fourth would last for a few minutes of the fourth period and when Foster’s two free throws went in the basket the game was all tied up at 44-44 with just one minute left to play. Mount Vernon would have their chances as a ball slipped through the hands of a Mount Vernon rebounder that led to a foul and two free throws for Jasper with just a few seconds left on the clock. Those two foul shots would be big as Jasper took the lead and hung on to it Saturday. The visiting Cats won the game 46-44 to extend their win streak to six straight games while ending Mount Vernon’s four game streak. After the game an emotional Steve Mitchell talked about having no excuses and rebounding the ball. “There are no excuses today,” Mitchell said after the game. “We are struggling with our rebounding and we have to come up with the ball in big situations. We need to work on that for sure. We lost to a great team in Jasper who is hot right now and have to give them credit. It’s just disappointing to lose a game you had a chance to win.” Mount Vernon is now 7-8 on the season and has fallen to 2-4 in Big Eight Conference play. The Wildcats will now play a pair of home games this week as they host Evansville Harrison on Thursday and Tell City on Saturday.

Cheyenne Strobel dribbles around the defenders in Saturday’s home game with Jasper. Photo by Steve Kochersperger

Lady Vikings, from Page B1 the handwriting on the wall. “I told the girls after the first quarter that if they continued to shoot as well as they are shooting, we are going to lose this game,” Stroud said. ”But we just kept pecking away and then we were mentally tough, especially near the end of the game to win the game. It was a fun game because we were able to win the type of game that we have to win to win in the tournament.” Stroud said Vincennes has a reputation of being tough to beat in their own gymnasium and this game was no different. It is something special to go on the road and have the home team play their best game yet you were able to come through and beat them in the end. It was very special for the girls and they recognize they had achieved something special.” Besides Harness with 15, Rachel Ungetheim finished with nine while Kayla Sanford and Kelsey Owen each finished with eight to help the cause. “They had a great shooting day and they are a much better team than their record shows,” Stroud said. “I told the girls that going in., And it was a fun game from the mental aspect of the game.” The Vikings took their first lead of the contest just before Kaitlyn Blankenberger sets herself for a long threepoint basket during a recent reserve team win. She will be the third quarter and held a two-point edge going into the final counted on heavily next year as several seniors graduate. period.

The Lady Vikings must have liked what they saw against the Alices because on Saturday at Tell City, the Vikings were the ones with the hot hands and demolished the Lady Marksmen with five 3-point baskets in the first period alone to take the wind out of Tell City’s sails and the Vikings were able to cruise to the lop-sided win. “We hit eight threes in that game and if we had not hit those threes, it would have been a battle,” Stroud said. “If we hadn’t gotten off to such a good start, it would have been a battle all the way through.” While Stroud was happy with the win over the Lady Marksmen, you could tell that his team had impressed him in a special way in the win over Vincennes earlier in the week. Madison Worman lit it up against the Marksmen scoring 21 points. The team hit eight 3-point baskets. Hannah Harness finished with nine and Kayla Sanford had eight. So that sets up a scenario where if the girls can win all three of their games this week, they can be conference champions. “I think Forest Park and Gibson Southern play each other on Monday night and neither of them have a loss so someone will have a loss after that,” Stroud explained. “But we have our destiny in our own hands. If we can beat the teams headto-head, with the two biggest games at home, we can achieve something to be proud of.”

Posey County Basketball Homecomings Members of the North Posey High School basketball homecoming court for 2014 are, front row, left to right: Cidney Colbert, Shelbi Newcomer, Nicole Thorbecke, Hannah Harness, Kelsey Owen, Madison Werry, Josie Woolems, Abbi Voegel, and Amanda Marshall. Back row from left to right: Josh Wiggins, Jarrod Koester, Gabe Mayer, Michael Bender, Jacob Goedde, Griffin Motz, Ben Simpson, Conner Voegel, and Luke Gries.

Mount Vernon Senior High Shool Homecoming Court members are: back row l to r: Junior Prince, Payton Whoberry; King Candidate, Todd Sheffer; King Candidate, Adam Hoehn; Sophomore Prince, Brady Clements; and King Candidate, Seth Harris. Front row l to r: Junior Princess, Kaitlyn Whaley; Queen Candidate, Samantha Reese; Queen Candidate, Katelyn Pace; Queen Candidate, Tara Parker; Sophomore Princess, Madison Cross; and Freshman Princess, Taylor Mattingly. Not pictured: Freshman Prince, Collin Jackson Homecoming will take place on January 31. Photo submitted

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Vikings upset Warriors on the road, fall at home By Dave Pearce What a difference just a possession or two can make in a basketball game. For the North Posey Vikings, it seems that only a few possessions stand between the Vikings’ current 4-8 record and a very attainable 8-4 record. Saturday night was no exception for the Vikings. One night after a spirited effort by the Vikings on the road at South Knox, the Vikings returned home to face a talented Pocket Athletic squad, the South Spencer Rebels. But instead of the Vikings riding a four-game winning streak, again it was a one-possession game that would cost the Vikings the game and valuable ground in the PAC race. The Vikings fell to the Rebels 5149 one night after knocking off South Knox by a count of 56-49. An obviously frustrated North Posey Coach Heath Howington told his team following the game that again, they are disappointed but not devastated at the loss as they continue to look toward the ultimate basketball prize in Indiana, the state tournament. “I think we are starting to grow up,” one of the coaches told the team following the game. “This one hurts and that’s the way it should be. There were times earlier

in the year that I’m not sure a loss like this would have hurt so bad. Remember how this feels. We will probably get another chance at them. Just remember this feeling.” Reed Gerteisen provided the majority of the offense during the Viking win over 8-2 South Knox on Friday night. He scored in every quarter and finished with 19 points on the night. The Vikings hit 12-of-18 free throws in that contest to 13of-15 for South Knox. But the difference at South Knox was in shooting percentage and rebounding. The Vikings hit 19-of-38 from 2-point land to knock off the Warriors and took only eight shots behind the arc, making two, and finished with 27 rebounds. But against the Rebels, the Vikings shot only 8-of28 from 2-point land and took 20 shorts from behind the arc, making nine of them. But the long shots took their toll on the Viking rebounding as they were outrebounded by the aggressive Rebels by a count of 27-19. “We settled for too many perimeter shots,” Howington said after the game. “In the second half, we got stagnant against their zone and we weren’t in attack mode. They had us on our heels.” The game was every bit

as close as the score indicates as Gerteisen was the only Viking to score in the first quarter and the Rebels held a narrow 10-7 lead after one period. Senior Michael Bender picked up his second personal foul with 2:38 remaining in the first period and spent more time on the bench than he is accustomed. However, he finished the night with 19 points for the Vikings. “Michael Bender stepped up and had a nice offensive game,” Howington said. “Reed Gerteisen played well right off the bat but we struggled getting the ball to him, especially in the second half. That’s something we are going to have to do a better job of.” The Rebels appeared ready to blow the Vikings right out of their own gym as they scored the first six points of the second period to take a 16-7 lead before the Vikings took a full time out with 5:07 remaining in the first half. Then with Bender, James Marshall, Damon Cardin, Bryce Martin, Zack Carl, and Cody Ungetheim all scoring the remainder of the quarter, the Vikings took a 25-23 lead into the half-time locker room. Ungetheim swished a threequarter court shot as the half-time buzzer sounded to give the Vikings the lead and

The St. Wendel Catholic School fourth grade boys basketball team won the Mater Dei Boys Feeder League fourth grade ‘A’ tournament and were undefeated throughout the season. Pictured are coaches Philip Hannah and Bill Bender along with, back row left to right: Max Muensterman, Devin Lintzenich, Carter Hannah, and Dawson Wunderlich. Front row left to right: Will Weatherholt, Cordale Straub, Blake Zirkelbach, and Harold Bender. Photo by Heather Hannah MOUNT VERNON

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Viking senior Michael Bender gets loose for a contested drive during Saturday evening’s narrow loss to South Spencer. Bender had 19 points. Photo by Dave Pearce what Howington thought would be some momentum. The night before at South Knox, the Vikings were ahead by one at the half. But unlike the night before, the teams traded baskets throughout the third quarter and when the third quarter had ended, the teams headed into the final period with the score tied at 36. The Rebels opened the fourth quarter with a 3-pointer and unfortunately for the Vikings, that’s how they would end the quarter, as well, as a 3-pointer with just over five seconds remaining gave the Rebels a two-point lead and the Vikings did not get off a shot in their final possession. Bryce Martin stepped up and nailed what appeared could be the differencemaker for the Vikings with 21 seconds remaining, giving his team a 49-48 lead. But South Spencer coach Ted O’Brien called a time out and the Rebels took about four seconds to get to half-court and O’Brien called another time out with 17.7 seconds remaining. Throughout the night, especially in the second half, when the Rebels needed a

basket, they went inside. So with time winding down, the Vikings came out in a zone and packed the middle but that left Rebel guard Dakota Risse open from 3-point land and the shot hit nothing but net to give the Rebels the win. With five seconds remaining, Howington drew up the final play that had speedy James Marshall bringing the ball up the court and Michael Bender coming off a screen set by Cody Ungetheim. The hand-off was not clean and the buzzer sounded before Bender was able to get a shot into the air. Against South Knox, besides Gerteisen’s 19, Cardin had 10, Marshall had nine, Ungetheim had eight, Bender had seven and Martin had three. Against the Rebels, Gerteisen finished with eight, seven of them in the first period, while Marshall had eight, Ungetheim had five, Cardin had four, Martin had three and Carl had two. “We forced them into 15 turnovers tonight and a goal of ours has been to stay under 10 turnovers and we did that twice this weekend,” Howington said. “We have

been able to take care of the ball a little better but we are just going to have to shoot a higher percentage. Several times tonight we didn’t go to the goal with the aggressiveness we did last night and we were not able to finish.” Against the Rebels, the Vikings hit only 6-of-11 free throws in what appeared to be a very physical game. “I thought we played extremely hard tonight but the ball just didn’t bounce our way,” Howington said. “We held two good offensive teams to right around 50 points this weekend but were able to pull out only one win. Our defense is getting the job done, we just have to find a way to put some more points on the board. Nothing gets easier for the Vikings. The Mount Vernon Wildcats will call tonight (Tuesday) in a make-up game from earlier in the season. The Wildcats have evened their record at 6-6 after a good performance in the Carmi-White County Invitational this week. Then on Friday night, the Vikings will play at Princeton where the Tigers are enjoying another successful season.

North Stars win 2 of final 3 By Laura Tichenor The North Elementary Stars boys’ basketball teams recently played three games finishing out the week with two wins and one loss each. The fifth grade boys lost to South Terrace 16-28. Jayden Wehmer was high scorer for the Stars with six points. Owen Spears led the Panthers with 15 and Isaac Rose contributed seven. The fifth grade Stars defeated Ft. Branch 23-4 with Wehmer leading the way with 14. In their final game of the regular season, the Stars defeated Mount Vernon 20-16. Draike Farrar was a scoring machine with 10 points. Wehmer contributed four while Jaxon Wiggins, Thomas Turner, and Marcus Orpurt each had a bucket. The sixth grade boys started off the week with a big win against the South Terrace Panthers defeating them 24-12. Camden Bender scored seven of his nine points in

the second half to lead the way for the Stars. Tristen Fisher had seven, Tanner Tichenor four, while Kyle Perry and Preston Lockwood each had two. In the second game against the Ft. Branch Twigs, the Stars came out on top with a 35-25 win. Tristen Fisher was on fire, scoring 18 points. Camden Fisher contributed four buckets for eight points, Kyle Perry finished with six while Preston Lockwood had a bucket, and Cameron Tepool had a free throw. The Stars lost a hard fought battle in overtime to Mount Vernon 25-22 in their final regular season game. Tristen Fisher and Tanner Tichenor scored eight apiece. Camden Bender had three, Kyle Perry had two, and Cameron Tepool scored on a free throw. The Bobcats were led by Guthrie and Snodgrass with six points each. North Elementary and South Terrace will participate in the fifth and sixth

tournament being held at North Posey High School Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. All fans and friends of Viking basketball are urged to come out and support the future Viking Basketball stars.

Sports Schedule Tuesday January 28 Boys’ basketball: Mount Vernon at North Posey 7:30 p.m.; Girls’ basketball: North Posey at South Spencer 7:30 p.m. Thursday January 30 Girls’ basketball: Harrison at Mount Vernon 6:30 p.m.; Forest Park at North Posey 7 p.m. Friday January 31 Boys’ basketball: Gibson Southern at Mount Vernon 7:30 p.m. Saturday February 1 Wrestling: Mount Vernon at Castle sectional 9 a.m.; North Posey at Central Sectional 9 a.m. Boys’ basketball: North Posey at Princeton 7 p.m. Girls’ basketball: Tell City at Mount Vernon 12 p.m.; Gibson Southern at North Posey 1:30 p.m. Boys swimming/ diving: Mount Vernon invitational 1:30 p.m. Monday February 3 Girls’ basketball: Mount Vernon at Mater Dei 6:30 p.m.


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Wildcats even record at 6-6 with 2-2 tourney showing

Damon Collins avoids the Harrisburg defender as he goes to the basket in Thursday’s win over the Bulldogs. Photo by Steve Kochersperger By Steven Kochersperger The Carmi-White County Invitational hosts a mid season tournament every year with the Mount Vernon Wildcats being the only Indiana team in the lineup. This annual Invitational gives the Wildcats the chance to play in a tournament style matchup with teams from the

neighboring state of Illinois. The Cats always look forward to playing and this year was no exception. This past week the Wildcats went into Carmi and ended their week going 2-2 in the Invitational with wins over Harrisburg and Fairfield in back to back games. After losing the opener last Monday night

52-49 to the host school Carmi Bulldogs, the Mount Vernon team needed to play much better on Thursday night when they took on the defending Illinois High School state champions Harrisburg Bulldogs. Mount Vernon took the early lead on the very first possession of the game as they went down low and found Senior Colton Irvin for the score and lead 2-0. The Wildcats would answer the three pointer by Harrisburg with a three of their own as Bryce Newman got started and hit a shot to give Mount Vernon the 5-3 lead. That back and fourth continued as big man Zach French hit a jumper to make is 7-5 Mount Vernon in the first period before Harrisburg went on a 4-0 run to take an early 9-7 lead over the Cats. Colton Irvin would finish the period by scoring the final six Mount Vernon points but Harrisburg took the 15-13 lead into the second period with confidence and poise. But Mount Vernon would show that they are not a team that will just lay down to their opponents as senior guard Bryce Newman scored the first eight points of the third period for the Cats and helped his team take back the lead at 21-18. The Cats would then score six of the next ten game points to stretch their second period lead to 27-22 before really putting on the burners. Mount Vernon found points on their bench as Luke Steinhart and Cody Mobley hit big three pointers and the Wildcats extended their lead to 38-27 in the second period of play. Eventually Mount Vernon would take a 40-29 lead into the locker room and felt good about their chances of beating a team like Harrisburg. The third period would be much like the second for Mount Vernon as they continued to play well offensively and get production when they need it. Bryce Newman scored seven points in the third period and Zach French scored four down low to help the Wildcats keep their lead in the midst of a Harrisburg run. Harrisburg used their big’s and kept their cool to cut the Mount Vernon lead going into the final period, trailing by just seven points at 56-49. Mount Vernon would need to hit their free throw shots in the fourth period as Harriburg continued to score and send the Wildcats to the line. Newman, French, and Mobley all hit free throws but eventually the Bulldogs would use their defense and great shooting to climb back in the contest trailing 64-60 with just 3:43 left in the game. Harrisburg would tie the game at

66-66 with a pair of free throws of their own and the pressure was firmly on Mount Vernon to answer the defending champs. Bryce Newman hit a free throw to put the Cats up 67-66 with 1:28 left and Harrisburg took the lead back just ten seconds later with a bucket of their own. Newman would then hit a layup giving the Wildcats back the lead at 6968 with just 36 seconds left on the game clock. And after Levi Shannon had a basket leaving just two seconds on the clock, the Mount Vernon Wildcats were victorious over the Harrisburg Bulldogs 71-68. Bryce Newman scored 32 points for Mount Vernon Thursday night and Colton Irvin added 17 of his own to lead the team. Mount Vernon would come out the very next night and take on a strong Fairfield team that seemed to be rolling through the Carmi Invitational. Fairfield found out that Mount Vernon can give you all that you can handle as the Wildcats were victorious for the second straight night beating Fairfield 65-59. Mount Vernon would then face up with fellow Big Eight Conference foe Mount Carmel on Saturday night but the ball would bounce the Aces way as Mount Carmel took home the Carmi-White County Invitational championship for the first time since 1981. Final Standings Mt. Carmel 4-0 Carmi-White Co. 2-2 Mount Vernon, Ind. 2-2 Fairfield 1-3 Harrisburg 1-3 All-Tournament team Levi Laws, junior, Mt. Carmel (MVP) Reece Metcalf, senior, Mt. Carmel Tristan ‘Bo’ Fry, senior, Fairfield Bryce Newman, senior, Mount Vernon, Ind. Bahari Amaya, junior, Harrisburg Andy Vaughan, senior, Carmi-White Co. Overall it was a decent showing for Mount Vernon. The Wildcats now find themselves with an overall record of 6-6 as they enter homecoming week this week. The Cats will travel first to North Posey on Tuesday evening to take on the Vikings at 7:30 p.m. Mount Vernon will then play at home Friday night during homecoming as they host the Gibson Southern Titans at 7:30 p.m. Homecoming festivities will begin after the Junior Varsity game around 7 p.m.

USI’s Screamin’ Eagles falls to 14-3 with rare loss pair The ninth-ranked University of Southern Indiana men’s basketball team could not overcome 14 turnovers in dropping a 7364 decision at 19th-ranked Lewis University Thursday night in Romeoville, Illinois. USI falls to 14-2 overall and 6-2 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference, while Lewis goes to 14-2, 6-2 GLVC. The Screaming Eagles took command early by surging out to a 7-0 lead. Lewis flew back into the contest with a 10-0 run of its own and posted a 10-7 lead with 12 minutes left before halftime. A 10-3 run put the Eagles back in the driver’s seat, 21-17, and into the lead through the intermission. USI pushed its advantage back to six points, 28-22, before settling for the 28-26 halftime lead. In the second half, it was the Flyers’ turn to surge offensively and take command of the contest. Lewis used a 17-5 run in the first five minutes of the second half to take control and held the Eagles to only twoof-10 from the field to post a 43-33 advantage. USI tried to take back control of the contest with a 10-2 rush, cutting the deficit to a point, 47-46, with 10:00 to play on an old fashioned three-point play by senior forward Aaron Nelson (Chicago Heights, Illinois). This would be as close as USI would come to taking back the lead because the Flyers would outscore the Eagles in the next five minutes, 14-5, and post a 61-51advantage. Lewis would go on to lead by as many as 14

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points, 73-59. USI would get the final four points of the contest as the game would go into the books as a 73-63 loss for the Eagles. Individually for the Eagles, Nelson finished the game with a team-high 14 points, but saw his doubledouble streak end at 15 games. The senior would tie for the team lead with six rebounds. USI senior guard Lawrence Thomas (Springfield, Illinois) followed Nelson with 13 points, while junior guard Gavin Schumann (Cincinnati, Ohio) rounded out the double-figure scorers with 11 points. Schumann also tied Nelson for the team-lead in rebounding with six boards. As a team, the Eagles outrebounded the Flyers, 33-32, and outshot Lewis, 48.0 percent (24-50) to 45.2 percent (28-62). USI, however, committed 14 turnovers that resulted in 16 Lewis points. Despite a career-high tying 31 points from senior forward Aaron Nelson (Chicago Heights, Illinois), the No. 9 University of Southern Indiana men’s basketball team could not keep pace with the University of Wisconsin-Parkside as the Screaming Eagles

suffered an 82-71 setback to the Great Lakes Valley Conference East Divisionleading Rangers Saturday afternoon. USI (14-3, 6-3 GLVC) survived an early barrage of three-pointers by the Rangers (16-2, 9-0 GLVC)— four in the first five minutes—as Nelson scored 14 of the Eagles’ first 28 points to help his team overcome a nine-point deficit and tie the score at 28 with 6:37 to play in the first half. Nelson, who added 10 rebounds to his 31 points to earn his 16th doubledouble, had 22 points in the first period as the Eagles trailed 41-40 at the intermission. The two teams battled back-and-forth throughout the first three minutes of the second half, but a 6-0 UW-Parkside spurt that featured four points from sophomore guard Jimmy Gavin gave the Rangers a 51-44 lead with just under 15 minutes to play. USI cut the deficit to three points on two occasions in the next five minutes, the second of which came on a Nelson layup. UW-Parkside, however, answered with a three-pointer by Gavin, who led the Rangers with 22 points, to

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St. Wendel Kindergarten students dressed up for Halloween as they sing about the month of October: Payton Scheller, Emily Kiesel, Lilly Donner, Madelyn Garrett, Katelyn Corne, and Elliot Stratman. Photos submitted

St. Wendel 4th Graders dressed for summer: Allison Schmitt, Olivia Schmitt, Alla Bell Gries, Lauren Zirkelbach, and Maddie Mayer.

Students at St. Wendel Catholic School during their Christmas program, the ‘365 days of Christmas.’

St. Wendel fifth graders during science class. L-R: Luke Smith, Blaise Kelley, and Caleb Dyson.

During the first semester the Kindergarten students at St. Wendel collected lids for their service project. They collected enough lids to process them into a bench. Top Row (L-R) Emily Kiesel, Katelyn Corne, Ella Weatherholt, Dylan Ahola, Ryan Weatherholt, Mrs. Diana Carithers. Bottom Row (L-R) Payton Scheller, Dallas Bergman, Lilly Donner, Madelyn Garrett, and Elliot Stratman.

St. Wendel second graders dressed for St. Patrick’s Day as they sing about the month of March: Luke Donner, Chase Hannah, Gavin Corne, and Jonah Zoller.

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Saint Wendel third graders making a difference for Ronald McDonald House Like all of the classes at Saint Wendel Catholic School, Mr. Nowak’s third grade class chose a service project at the beginning of the school year. Over the past several months, the students have put a lot of hard work and effort into helping our local Ronald McDonald House. In late August, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley Executive Director, Mr. Jeremy Evans, spoke to the third graders and the project took off from there. The students started by organizing a school wide aluminum can tab collection. They created posters, decorated buckets, and served as ambassadors by teaching the other classes

in the school the Ronald McDonald House mission. The third graders plan to recycle the tabs and donate the money earned to the house later this school year. In addition to the pop tab collection, Mr. Nowak’s class has also prepared treats for the families staying at the house. The students have baked Halloween cookies and Christmas candy, and bagged some kid friendly snack mix so far this year. But the most fun came before Christmas break when each of the students put forth some of their Christmas money to buy some staples for the house during an evening shopping trip to Walmart. The third graders broke off into small

groups and shopped for the necessities. Everyone was shocked and excited to see $428 worth of merchandise as a result. So excited, that they all celebrated with some ice cream cones and hot fudge sundaes from where else? McDonald’s, of course. The third graders know that they are not finished yet. They plan to cook at least two dinners at the Ronald McDonald House this semester and continue with the pop tab collection. The third grade families will each make a dessert at home to donate to the house as well. For information on how you can help out Mr. Nowak’s class in their service project efforts, please contact rnowak@evdio.org.

St. Wendel FIRST graders dressed up for winter as they sing about the month of January: Ty Mauck, Audrey Murray, Avery Collins, and Ethan Stofleth.

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The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. An awards presentation, brief business meeting, supervisor election and dinner catered by Hawg ‘n’ Sauce will be topped off by our guest speaker, Marty Finney of Daylight Farm Supply. Reservations can be made by stopping by the office at 1805 Main Street, Mt. Vernon, calling the office at 838-4191, ext 3, e-mailing to jeri.ziliak@in.nacdnet.net or online by visiting www.eventbrite.com and search for events in Mount Vernon. Marty Finney is the founder of Daylight Farm Supply, Inc. He graduated from Purdue University in 1973. He worked for an agricultural chemical wholesaler until 1980 when he started Daylight Farm Supply. He has been a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) since the program began. In recent years, he has been involved in doing agricultural consulting in Africa and South America, making over 20 trips overseas in the last 14 years. In Bolivia, he is part of an organization that has a training center for subsistent farmers to learn how to better feed their families. It is from this work that he has learned the benefit in various cover crops and how a truly sustainable system works. He will be sharing information about how cropping systems in our area could be improved by using cover crops to enrich our soils and increase the sustainability of the organic matter. There will also be slides and discussion on the work being done in Bolivia growing crops without the use of any outside fertilizer.

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dinance of this county, or any civil penalties imposed by a health department in this county. Further, each bidder must acknowledge that any successful bid made in violation of the above statement is subject to forfeiture. In the event of forfeiture, the bid amount shall be applied to the delinquent taxes, special assessments, penalties, interest, costs, judgments, or civil penalties of the ineligible bidder, and a certificate will be issued to the county executive. The Commissioners specifically reserve the right to withhold from the sale any parcel which has been listed in error, or which otherwise becomes ineligible for sale either prior to the start or during the duration of the auction. The Auditor’s Office does not warrant the accuracy of the key numbers or street addresses published herein and any misstatement in the key number or street address does not invalidate an otherwise valid sale. Dated: 1/15/2014 Tax Unit Name: Center Townsip Owner of Record: Johnson, J A & Betty J Sale ID#: 651300007 Property ID#: 65-07-35-340-010.001-005 Brief Legal Description: CAUSEY’S ENLG PT LOT 3 (4’ X 75’) Property Address: 282 Oliver Rd Minimum Bid: $25.00 Owner of Record: Cox, David & Diana Sale ID#: 651300008 Property ID#: 65-07-35-400-001.000-005 Brief Legal Description: OLIVER LOT 1 Property Address: Land Only - Walnut & Cherry Minimum Bid: $25.00 Owner of Record: Cox, David & Diana Sale ID#: 651300009 Property ID#: 65-07-35-400-002.000-005 Brief Legal Description: OLIVER LOTS 2 & 3 Property Address: 310 Oliver Road North Minimum Bid: $50.00 Owner of Record: Cox, Carolyn S. Sale ID#: 651300010 Property ID#: 65-07-35-400-015.000-005 Brief Legal Description: PT NW SE 35-5-13 .25A Property Address: Walnut & Cherry Minimum Bid: $50.00 Tax Unit Name: Poseyville Owner of Record: Duncan, Jerry Lee & Brenda S. Sale ID#: 651300050 Property ID#: 65-23-17-340-024.000-012 Brief Legal Description: EAST PARK LOT 14 Property Address: 217 E Fletchall Minimum Bid: $100.00 Tax Unit Name: Cynthiana Township Owner of Record: Sinay, Jackie Sale ID#: 651300060 Property ID#: 65-22-12-325-046.000-015 Brief Legal Description: ORIGINAL E/2 LOT 50 Property Address: 10965 North St Minimum Bid: $150.00

Tax Unit Name: Black Township Owner of Record: Cavanaugh, Clyde K Sr Sale ID#: 651300082 Property ID#: 65-16-12-131-001.000-017 Brief Legal Description: WEST HEIGHTS SUBD. SEC A LOT 1 Property Address: Land Only - Heritage Drive & N Sauerkraut Lane Minimum Bid: $100.00 Tax Unit Name: Mount Vernon Owner of Record: Price, Viva J. Sale ID#: 651300093 Property ID#: 65-27-05-421-035.000-018 Brief Legal Description: COMPANYS PT LOT 1 BLK 25 Property Address: 1329 Locust St Minimum Bid: $200.00 Owner of Record: Beneficial Indiana, Inc. Dba Sale ID#: 651300097 Property ID#: 65-27-05-430-086.001-018 Brief Legal Description: 12FT S SIDE LOT 5 BLK 9 COMPANYS ENLG Property Address: E 10th St Minimum Bid: $25.00 Owner of Record: Anderson, Charles A. Iii Sale ID#: 651300100 Property ID#: 65-27-05-442-003.001-018 Brief Legal Description: J A MANN PT LOT 10 BLOCK 18 Property Address: J A Mann Pt Lot 10 Block 18 -Off Of Canal St Minimum Bid: $25.00 Owner of Record: Kester, Harold Wayne & Martha Sale ID#: 651300117 Property ID#: 65-27-08-235-011.000-018 Brief Legal Description: WM. NETTLETON ENLG E PT LOT 13 Property Address: 801 W Third St Minimum Bid: $200.00 Owner of Record: Turner, Calvin L. & Wanda K. Sale ID#: 651300118 Property ID#: 65-27-08-236-006.000-018 Brief Legal Description: N G NETTLETON W PT LOT 32 Property Address: 631 West 3rd Street Minimum Bid: $200.00 Owner of Record: Walker, Mary Lou Sale ID#: 651300119 Property ID#: 65-27-08-236-007.000-018 Brief Legal Description: N G NETTLETON E/2 LOT 33 Property Address: 701 West Third Street Minimum Bid: $200.00 Owner of Record: Waters, Laurie Sale ID#: 651300121 Property ID#: 65-27-08-320-016.000-018 Brief Legal Description: HIGHBANKS LOT 23 Property Address: 110 Barter Street Minimum Bid: $100.00 Owner of Record: O.R. Timber Inc

Sale ID#: 651300125 Property ID#: 65-27-08-325-036.000-018 Brief Legal Description: WM. NETTLETON E/2 LOT 6 909 W 2ND ST. Property Address: 909 W 2nd St Minimum Bid: $200.00 Owner of Record: Chapman, Judie L. Sale ID#: 651300126 Property ID#: 65-27-08-326-017.000-018 Brief Legal Description: NG NETTLETON 46’E SIDE LOT 43 Property Address: 621 W 2nd St Minimum Bid: $150.00 Owner of Record: Moye, Avis Bernice Sale ID#: 651300128 Property ID#: 65-27-09-142-016.000-018 Brief Legal Description: OWENS ENLG LOT 134 WOOD STREET Property Address: Short Sycamore Street Minimum Bid: $50.00 Owner of Record: Burton, Edward Sale ID#: 651300131 Property ID#: 65-27-09-215-055.000-018 Brief Legal Description: KIMBALLS ENLG 50’ N SIDE LOT 38 Property Address: 1015 E Water St Minimum Bid: $150.00 Owner of Record: Free Will Baptist Church Sale ID#: 651300132 Property ID#: 65-27-09-225-006.000-018 Brief Legal Description: KIMBALLS LOT 5 Property Address: 900 E 3rd St Minimum Bid: $150.00 Tax Unit Name: Bethel Owner of Record: S, & S Sawmill Sale ID#: 651300158 Property ID#: 65-90-90-950-056.901-020 Brief Legal Description: ON LEASED LAND OF JACK COMPTON 7-4-13 Property Address: Leased Land Of Jack Compton Minimum Bid: $50.00 Total Number of Properties: 20 I hereby certify that the above real properties have been offered in one tax sale, have not received a bid for at least the amount required under I.C. 6-1.1-24-5 and have been identified in a resolution of the Board of Commissioners for Posey County, Indiana, to be offered for sale. Given under my hand and seal on 1/15/2014. Nicholas Wildeman, Auditor, Posey County Indiana. Published in the Posey County News January 14, 21 & 28, 2014 - hspaxlp


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LEGALS Court News Intoxication, Possession of Marijuana—MVPD

Arrests January 17 James Stillwagoner— Mount Vernon—Warrant, Domestic Battery x 2 (Petition to Revoke)—PCS Elizabeth Parmenter— Wadesville-Domestic Battery—ISP January 18 Kerry Butler—Mount Vernon—Operating While Intoxicated—PCS Lennie May—Evansville—Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia—ISP Austin Gray—Evansville—Possession of Marijuana—ISP

January 21 Bobby Easter—Mount Vernon—Public Intoxication—MVPD Jane Schoening—Mount Vernon—Temporary Detention (Community Corrections)--PCCC January 22 Jane Schoening—Mount Vernon—Warrant, Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury (Petition to Revoke)--PCS Adam Bauman—Mount Vernon—Warrant, Theft x 8 (Petition to Revoke)-MVPD

January 19

Complaints January 7

Alexander Crosby—Henderson, KY—Operating While Intoxicated—PCS January 20 Jacob Collier—Mount Vernon—Warrant, Theft, Habitual Offender. Public

7:49 a.m.—Alarm—Wabash Toll Bridge, lobby motion—SR 62, Mount Vernon 8:54 a.m.—Accident— White truck and SUV. No injuries—Hwy 66, Poseyville 9:13 a.m.—911 Hangup—Sound phone trouble

upon call back. Spoke with employee. Everything is okay—Griffin Road, New Harmony 11:35 a.m.—Restraining Violation—Through Facebook involving male subject and caller’s daughter— Schuessler Road, Evansville 12:55 p.m.—Reckless— Advised gray Ford Focus all over the roadway, possibly texting while driving—Hwy 69, Mount Vernon 1:14 p.m.—Theft—Propane tank stolen off of camper over night. No officer needed, just on file— Gregory Lane, Mount Vernon 5:13 p.m.—Standby— Caller request a standby to get items from a home— Blackburn Road, Mount Vernon 7:03 p.m.—Information—Vehicle has broke down, is getting towed Wednesday. 2002 Honda Accord—Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 7:14 p.m.—Miscellaneous—Not sure what is going on with his 14 year-old son. Would like to talk to a

deputy about this situation. Caller is coming to get the son on Thursday. Doesn’t understand what is going on with the deputies taking the son away from his grandmother’s—Country Homes Drive, Evansville 7:41 p.m.—Road Hazard—Caller advised there were several items in the roadway. Appears to be boxes of stuff and possibly some lumber—Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 9:48 p.m.—Threatening—Having problems with son-in-law. Makes threats to the caller and his wife. Done damage to the residence, has been living there. Would like a deputy to come to his residence-0-Meinschein Road, Mount Vernon 11:01 p.m.—911 Hangup—Received a 911 call. On call back, no answer.

Tried a few cell phones listed, no longer good—Sauerkraut Lane, Mount Vernon January 8 10:40 a.m.—Vandalism—Advised someone has vandalized property again and stole gas. Advised has video recording the subjects—Hwy 69, Mount Vernon 1:16 p.m.—VIN Inspection—4-wheeler—Greathouse Road, New Harmony 3:04 p.m.—VIN Inspection—Motorcycle—Fernwood Drive, Mount Vernon 4:03 p.m.—Restraining Violation—Female subject is driving by residence in a green Thunderbird, going westbound. Caller does need to speak to an officer—Mackey Ferry Road, Mount Vernon

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$1,072.03 $1,775.66 $1,164.46 $657.51 $462.31 $787.32 $733.00 $100.45 $1,100.00 $264.96 $1,791.90 $614.25 $10,228.76 $2,713.00 $2,600.00 $26,065.61 $8,300.00 $8,300.00 $508.73 $4,800.00 $650.00 $400.00 $400.00 $400.00 $95.00 $226.81 $173.47 $450.00 $990.00 $3,200.00 $595.00 $595.00 $150.00 $101.34 $13,735.35 $1,529.88 $884.15 $2,582.30 $107.13 $40.00 $5,143.46

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County Option Income Tax (COIT) Commercial Vehicle Excise Tax Distribution (CVET) Fire Protection Contracts and Service Fees Total Fire Fighting General Property Taxes Financial Institution Tax distribution Commercial Vehicle Excise Tax Distribution (CVET) Total Library General Property Taxes Financial Institution Tax distribution Commercial Vehicle Excise Tax Distribution (CVET) Total Township General Property Taxes Financial Institution Tax distribution Commercial Vehicle Excise Tax Distribution (CVET) Total Township Assistance

$4,415.40 $22.00 $16,390.00 $28,969.65 $8,598.41 $114.20 $88.76 $8,801.37 $13,383.65 $105.52 $82.02 $13,571.19 $5,421.22 $42.74 $33.22 $5,497.18

Harmony Township, Posey County, Indiana Cash & Investments Combined Statement - 2013

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7:11 p.m.—Juvenile Problem—17 year-old male out of control. Beating head against the wall and calling his brother names—Haines Road, Wadesville 8:21 p.m.—Window Peep—Neighbor is coming over to the house and looking in the windows and ringing the doorbell and leaves. Would like to speak with a deputy—Eastlake Drive, Wadesville 10:43 p.m.—Noise— Caller advised that his neighbor’s are constantly slamming the doors and making noise. He advised they’re two young kids that have no respect for anyone—Walnut, Poseyville January 9 3:19 a.m.—Road Hazard—Tree across the road-


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LEGALS Court News way—Stierley/Upper Mt. Vernon Road, Mount Vernon 12:15 p.m.—Alarm—Residence, kitchen motion—Luigs Road, Wadesville 1:20 p.m.—Agency Assist—Officer will be assisting probation—Main Street, New Harmony 2:16 p.m.—Road Closed— Road closed while they clean up spilled grain—Crab Orchard, Mount Vernon January 10 7:33 a.m.—Suspicious— Male subject standing in the back yard. Wearing sweat pants and plaid jacket—Hwy 66, Wadesville 9:11 a.m.—Criminal Mischief—House was teepee’d last night. Would like extra patrol in the area. Does not need an officer. Just wants it

on record. Have been having some trouble with a juvenile that lives in the neighborhood-Parkside Drive, Wadesville 3:24 p.m.—Alarm—Garage out door—Scherer Road, Poseyville 5:25 p.m.—Citizen Dispute—Request to speak to a deputy on picking up mother’s car—Upper Mt. Vernon Road, Mount Vernon 6:00 p.m.—Restraining Violation—Request to speak to deputy again in reference text messages from this morning—Upper Mt. Vernon Road, Mount Vernon 11:19 p.m.—Alarm—Burglary, front door—Hwy 165, Poseyville 11:52 p.m.—Wanted Person—Wants to talk to a deputy about a possible subject— Area unknown

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January 11 4:25 a.m.—911 Hangup—Static on the line. Busy on call back—Caborn Road, Mount Vernon 6:31 a.m.—Restraining Violation—Caller’s ex-husband has tried to call her and disguise his voice and has also made a fake page with explicit photos and tagged her in them. Has made numerous reports and now wants to speak with an officer at her residence—Lavon Drive, Evansville 10:49 p.m.—Reckless— Caller advised there is a gray Ford Escape that has been driving all over the roadway and turned south on Sharp Street in Poseyville. He also advised when entering Poseyville, he has run up on

several curbs. The vehicle has no license plate on the back— Poseyville January 12 7:50 a.m.—Road Hazard—Semi has gotten stuck on the side of the road. Is blocking both lanes of traffic—Hwy 69, Mount Vernon January 13 2:05 a.m.—Suspicious— Caller advised there is a dually pickup truck sitting in the road by the gate next to the tanker car area. He advised he picks up trash for the barge offices and has never noticed a vehicle in that area before— Bluff Road, Mount Vernon 2:36 a.m.—Motorist Assist—Blue minivan—Hwy 62, Evansville 11:59 a.m.—Alarm— Front garage door—Princeton Street, Wadesville 1:22 p.m.—Custodial— Female subject asked caller to call about male and female arguing over child. Female with long blonde hair with gray sweatshirt. Male in camouflage—Court House, Mount Vernon 4:34 a.m.—VIN Inspection—Side by side—Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 6:36 p.m.—Suspicious— Caller believes he heard a female screaming twice. Went outside but didn’t hear it again. Doesn’t want to speak with a deputy but wanted to know if there were any recent reports of violence in the area either in Ryan’s Place subdivision or Fox Hollow— Evansville 8:21 p.m.—Disturbance— Son has been staying in pole barn and now has girl staying there. Caller advised he received a call that they are now fighting in the barn and punching holes in the wall.

The caller is disabled and can’t take care of the problem. He is wanting officers to clear the barn and to remove everyone from the property— Nation Road, Mount Vernon January 14 3:44 p.m.—Accident— Vehicle overturned. No injuries—Springfield Road, Mount Vernon 4:12 p.m.—Reckless— White Camaro all over the road and speeding—Broadway, Evansville 5:55 p.m.—Abandoned Vehicle—Wants a deputy to call her about a Jeep that has been abandoned on her property for over a year. The owner of the Jeep has decided to send someone out today to get the vehicle. They are sending male subject out to get the vehicle and she doesn’t want him on her property—Copperline Road, Mount Vernon

Road, Stewartsville 7:19 a.m.—Accident— One vehicle flipped over, went down ditch. Advised subject is conscious, has a head injury—I 64, 15 mm 7:25 a.m.—Department of Natural Resources—Advised deer dead in the southbound lane—Hwy 69, New Harmony 7:29 a.m.—Accident— White Ford van slid off road. No injury—I-64, 15 mm 9:43 p.m.—Reckless— Truck driving high rate of speed. No other description— Mackey Ferry Road, Mount Vernon 11:04 p.m.—Suspicious— Neighbors barn light keeps coming on. They usually are not out this late at night. Would like the area checked. Has come on about 3 times for a 15 or more seconds a few times since 9:00 p.m.— Haines Road, Wadesville Divorces Granted

January 15 2:28 a.m.—Family Fight— Caller is 25 years-old and her mother is not letting her leave the residence. Mom and little sister are in the car and the caller is standing outside. She advised her mom is out of her head and unsure what is going on with her. It is only verbal at this time—Stewartsville Road, Stewartsville 3:08 a.m.—Family Fight—24 year-old daughter is trying to get in the house. She believes she is on some type of drugs. Caller advised she has busted window and the caller pushed the daughter back out through the same window. Advised she says the daughter believes she has her purse but the caller stated she gave her daughter her keys and purse back and is now just wanting her to leave the residence—Stewartsville

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2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Crew Cab ...... $28,694 2010 Chevrolet Impala LTZ .................................. $13,890 2009 Pontiac G6................................................... $12,988 2009 Dodge Journey SXT .................................... $13,297 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T ................................ $22,367 2009 Chrysler Town and Country Touring........... $16,856 2009 Cadillac Escalade ....................................... $38,068 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix...................................... $11,838 2008 Mazda MX-5 ............................................... $12,653 2008 Mazda 5 ...................................................... $11,888 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X......................... $19,788 2008 GMC Acadia SLE ......................................... $16,140 2008 Ford Taurus SEL .......................................... $12,988 2008 Ford Expedition EL Limited ........................ $22,849 2008 Chrysler Town and Country Touring........... $15,688 2008 Buick Enclave CXL ...................................... $19,034 2007 Lincoln MKX ................................................ $21,117 2007 Ford Ranger Super Cab .............................. $12,895 2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat Crew Cab .... $28,208 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 ST Quad Cab .................. $19,202 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Crew Cab ......... $21,988 2007 Buick Lucerne CXL ..................................... $14,939 2006 Toyota Camry Solara Convertible............... $12,388 2006 Toyota Avalon XLS ...................................... $16,668 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT Ext. Cab .................... $18,869 2006 Chevrolet Equinox LS ................................... $8,588 2004 Ford Ranger XLT ......................................... $10,990 2004 Ford Freestar SEL ........................................ $6,988 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reg. Cab ............ $12,980 2001 Chevrolet Corvette ...................................... $15,127

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$246.42 75m @ 2.69% $0 $297.97 75m @ 2.69% $0 $203.38 75m @ 2.69% $0 $300.55 75m @ 2.69% $0 $234.88 75m @ 2.69% $0 $220.29 72m @ 5.49% $0 $294.57 72m @ 5.49% $0 $154.35 $226.22 $146.07 $266.06

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