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Tuesday, May 1, 2018


Commissioners OK transportation plan By Lois Mittino Gray At the April 17 meeting of the Posey County Commissioners meeting, Christopher Joannes, a Transportation Planner with Lochmueller Engineering Group from St. Louis, presented the final claims for approval of the 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan for the county. He reported that he made a few changes to the final plan. “I noted that the Evansville Western Railroad received a ten million dollar TIGER grant to repair the wooden entrances at each end of the railroad bridge north of New Harmony over the Wabash

River to Maumee, Ill.,” he explained. He reiterated that the Western Bypass around Mount Vernon is the top priority for the county plan. The Commissioners approved the final version of the transportation plan by paying the final claims for the county’s fifty percent share of the cost. The other fifty percent is paid by the Economic Development Commission. Building Commissioner Ed Batteiger addressed the Commissioners concerning

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Joint preschool program discussed by MV board

North Posey prom royalty Lindsey Koester and David Bender enjoy the ceremonial dance just after being named king and queen at Prom 2018 at St. Wendel Knights of St. John on Saturday evening. Photo by Dave Pearce

By Lois Mittino Gray School Board Member Mark Isaac participated electronically from Denver in the April 16 meeting of the Mount Vernon School Board. His disembodied voice could be heard all around the room praising a new idea discussed by Jackie Maier, Special Services Director. Maier attended the meeting to present for discussion a possible preschool joint services plan for next school year. It involves the district’s preschool special education program in partnership with the Children’s Learning Center. “This is in the early stages of discussion,” she

explained. “We could blend services and staff all in one place at the CLC. Our students could receive speech, physical, occupational therapy, and education, using the same core curriculum in an inclusive environment.” At present, the school district’s preschool special education program is housed at Farmersville Elementary School. Maier said there are 21 eligible students, not all attend every day. The new hours for next year would be from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. with the option of re-

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Breakfast crew Thursday morning group keeps faith, community at center By Pam Robinson Some call their group members the “Old Codgers.” Some call them the “Thursday Morning Grouches.” As long as they are called together for faith, food, fellowship and fun, the Thursday Morning Breakfast Group will meet to serve one another and their community. Numbering around 20 now, the Thursday Morning Breakfast Group members range in age from 56-94-years-old. The breakfast group has one diehard rule: politics and religion may be discussed, but no one can argue about the subjects. The Mount Vernon group

started out casually six or seven years ago when John Pierce, Bob Ferrell and the late Cecil Waters met at the Emporium on Wednesday mornings for a breakfast hour. Once the Emporium closed, the men changed their meeting day to Thursday, and Mary Esker spoiled them at her restaurant, Water’s Edge, until it closed. Dean’s The Thursday Morning Breakfast Group came together for a photo this past Thursday, April 26, at served up breakfast for the group the Posey County Council on Aging’s Mount Vernon senior center. Seated, l to r: Dave Gambrel, Dan until its tragic destruction by fire. Gibson, John Pierce, Charlie Dyer and Gary Trammel. Standing, l to r: Gary Baldwin, Greg Wagner, Ed Sharon’s Country Kitchen hosted Adams, Dennis Hermann, Gary Trammel Jr, Charlie Thompson, Bob Hargett, Jimmy Reeves and Don “Red” Harrington. Not pictured are Greg Oeth, Ray Pierce, Al Mason, Bill Turner, Bud Feldkamp, Bob Continued on Page A9 Ferrell, Rick Brock and David Lueder. Photo by Pam Robinson


Rich history, inviting charm

Bethsaida Cemetery Cleanup: Saturday, May 5 8 a.m., weather permitting Robb Township Alumni: Saturday June 9, 2018 5 p.m. Red Wagon Restaraunt Poseyville, Ind. National Day of Prayer:

Posey County Courthouse Thursday, May 3 12 p.m. North Posey Graduation: Friday May 25, 2018 7 p.m. Gymnasium Poseyville, Ind. Mount Vernon Graduation: Friday May 25, 2018 7 p.m. Gymnasium Mount Vernon, Ind. BMV Extends Hours for Primary Election Day: Monday, May 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. More information on these and other events inside today’s Posey County News

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The Golden Years

Branam home taps into bygone days of Mount Vernon By Pam Robinson When the azaleas bloom, no one can miss noticing the Branam Home at 723 Mulberry Street in Mount Vernon. The two-story home features an inviting comesit-a-spell porch flanked on each side by a large pink shrub azalea, fitting for an Azalea City. When ready to go inside, the visitor presses a vintage doorbell set up to ring a real bell just inside the door. Once the visitor walks inside, rich history and charming character bring the Branam Home alive. The atmosphere is sure to please those on the 2018 Vintage Home and Garden Tour sponsored by the Women’s Fund Board of the Posey County Community Foundation. Scott and Holly Branam like to share the history of their home. Built in the early 1900s, the Branam Home was originally built by Judge Herdis Clements and his wife, Fannie. The original cost of the house and lot was $4,400. According to additional records

the Branams provided, the couple had identical twin sons, French and Fred, as well as two daughters, Elisabeth and Mary. Mr. Clements provided well for his family. He was an attorney who climbed the political ladder. In 1905, the people elected him mayor of Mount Vernon for two years. In 1908, he became judge of Posey in Gibson County. When the court divided in 1913, he served as judge for Posey County alone. He was successful in six reelections and sat as judge for a total of 37 years. Judge Clements and Fannie

Scott and Holly Branam’s home at 723 Mulberry Street in Mount Vernon is one of four historic homes featured on 2018’s Vintage Home and Garden Tour. Photo by Dave Pearce died in the 1960s. The house was remodeled afterward and during the time, Steve and Maryanne Fuelling owned the home. The Branams purchased 723 Mulberry

from the Fuellings a year ago. The affluence of the Judge Clements family is apparent in the

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Justin Andry Justin D. Andry 28 of Mount Vernon, passed away Friday April 27, 2018, at Saint Vincents Hospital in Evansville. He was born April 24, 1990, in Evansville, the son of Douglas D. Andry and Tracey (Troxell) Smithart. Justin was a cook at Bob Evans. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and shooting guns. He loved spending time with his children and family. He is survived by his mother, Tracey; father, Doug; children, Justin D. Andry, Jr., Brooklynn Dawn Andry and Chloe Bell Andry; brother, Brandon (Tristen) Troxell; grandparents, Judy Troxell, Jim Andry and Linda Jamenson. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday May 2, 2018, at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home at 1330 East Fourth Street, Mount Vernon with burial in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 - 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at

Betty Blakenberger Betty A. (Hartman) Blankenberger, 90, of Cynthiana, Ind., passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018 at her home. Betty was born in Evansville in 1927 to the late Alphonse and Margaret (Hetzel) Hartman. She was a homemaker and a member of Saint Wendel Catholic Church, the Ladies Sodality at Saint Wendel and the SPRED group for disabled children at Saint Joseph Catholic Church. She quilted with Quilters for Christ at the United Church of Christ and the Schoolhouse Quilters in Princeton. She hosted exchange students from Mexico, Germany, Brazil, and Pakistan. Surviving Betty are her thirteen children, Maureen (Jim) Wysopal, Mary (Bernie) Thewes, Bridget (Tom) Whitmore, Maria (Jay) Lenkey, Carmen (Greg) Cooper, Kenny (Mary Ann) Blankenberger, Joseph (Patty) Blankenberger, Jude (Linda) Blankenberger, Larry (Erin) Blankenberger, Alan (Donna) Blankenberger, Paul (Jan) Blankenberger, Terry (Martha) Blankenberger and Gary (Mary) Blankenberger; 33 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Joseph V. Blankenberger in 2009 and by her sister Jean (Hartman) Seibert and brothers Alphonse Jr. and Joseph Hartman. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held at 10 a.m.. on Friday at Saint Wendel Catholic Church, Reverend Ed Schnur officiating. Burial will follow in the Saint Wendel Church cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 2 - 8 p.m. on Thursday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 West Franklin Street, where there will be a memorial service conducted by the church at 4 p.m. Friends may also visit with the family at 9 a.m. on Friday at Saint Wendel Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Wendel Catholic Church or to the Saint Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Ten. Condolences may be made online at

Wanda Carpenter Wanda R. Carpenter, 85, of Poseyville, Ind., passed away April 28, 2018. She was born in Princeton, Ind., July 14, 1932 to the late Eddie and Flora (White) Hays. Wanda graduated from Owensville High School in 1950. She worked as a LPN and Homemaker for several years. Wanda was a member of the Owensville Christian Church plus attend the Poseyville Christian Church. Including her parents Wanda was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years Robert L. Carpenter (who passed away 10/8/1993);brothers, Willard, James, and Haven; sisters, Irene Dyson, Martha Taylor, Edna Hays, and Fannie Hix. She is survived by her sons, Gary (Diana) Carpenter and Larry Carpenter (Donna Schmitt); grandchildren Patrick (Denise) Carpenter and Angela (Danny) Hyatt; great grandchildren Selena, Alexus, Colton, and Dylan Carpenter, Austin and Katelyn Hyatt; sister Deloris Hill of Sugarland, Texas. The family would like to thank West River Health Campus caregivers Mark K., Janet J., Sarah P., Megan W., Stephen S., and Tricia M. for their compassionate care and the staff of Kindred Hospice. Holder’s Funeral Home is honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Carpenter. Private family services were held Thursday, May 3, 2018. Burial was held at Owensville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Saint Jude Children’s Hospital or Posey County Humane Society.

Larry Deig Larry E. Deig, 80, of Newburgh, formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Linda E. White Hospice House. Larry was born August 4, 1937 in Evansville to the late Edward E. and Agnes (Stallman) Deig. He was selfemployed as a commercial building inspector and enjoyed fishing and woodworking. Surviving Larry are his wife of 59 years, Thresa (Jackson) Deig; one son, Danny (Pamela) Deig of Carmi, Ill; a brother, Wayne (Pat) Deig of Evansville; grandchildren, Anthony, Logan and Katelynn Deig and great grandchildren, Luke Charlie and Raelynn Deig. Funeral services for Larry will be private. Burial will take place in Bellefontaine Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Ind. Condolences may be made online at

Pam Barnett, 64, of New Harmony, Indiana, born to James Barefoot and Ina Mae Barnett, passed away April 27, 2018 at Premier Healthcare in New Harmony, Indiana. Pam is survived by her it M R (Willi sisters; Mary Rose (William) Casteel of Evansville, Marilyn Ruth (Kent) Brenton of Wadesville, Janie Irene Bullington of Mount Vernon, Indiana, her aunts; Betty Barnett of New Harmony and Norma Mudd of Mount Washington, Kentucky and lots of nieces and nephews. Pam was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather Ina and Kenneth Reeves and her uncle William Barnett. Pam loved to play Bingo at the nursing home, she was a very sweet person who loved her family very much and she never met a stranger. In her younger year she was the custodian at the Episcopal Church in New Harmony and was a large Elvis Presley fan. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in New Harmony. The family would like to thank Heritage Hospice and Premier Healthcare for all of the loving special care provided to Pam over the many years. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at:

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Posey County participates in drug take-back program The Posey County Sheriff’s Office again participated in the National Drug Take-Back program, which took place of April 28. “This program aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means for disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the abuse potential of opioids and other medications”, said Posey County Sheriff Greg Oeth. It is important to take note of expired, unwanted, or unneeded prescription drugs commonly found in family medicine cabinets, on kitchen countertops, in dresser drawers, and other accessible locations in our homes. The collection and disposal

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April chilly morning, we recently discussed summer activities on the way to school. As always, you will do artwork and enjoy one of your greatest pleasures – READING. At your age of 12, this is probably around the age when I spent the summer surrounded by books, also. Your Aunt Heather did the same. Of course, our choice of reading materials was dierent, reecting the decade in which we spent those last summers of childhood. Not that any of us did not continue to read, but it was a special time. The innocent play of childhood was behind us, with the looming changes of being a teenager upon us. I remarked on how easy it is for you to ďŹ nd books and other reading materials. Heather, also, found it simple to get new books. However, when I was your age, I depended on the library to get most of the books I read. There was a small collection of old books stored away at home, and I read those. I was able to buy a book sometimes, as well, and I always got a new one for my birthday. I am happy that we still have one precious book that was Grandma Madeleine’s, when she was a little girl. It is called “Betty Jane and Cunning Cupidâ€?, written by Helen Hart. It was published a century ago. I can recall one time when new textbooks were on order for the grade I was entering, and the teacher gave me the old ones. It was a treasure to me! I read them all summer. Many people know of my enduring love aair with “Gone with the Wind.â€? My aunt gave me her hardback copy, which would probably be a valuable thing now. I read and re-read it, until it literally fell apart. When I was younger, I read the Bobbsey Twins, written in a series of books, authored by Laura Lee Hope. It was a

simple concept, featuring two sets of twins. The older ones were Bert and Nan, with younger, mischievous blond ones, Freddie and Flossie. Published in the mid twentieth century, the stories would not hold up to today’s world. However, it was great for my generation to read. Heather’s generation read Judy Blume and your favorites are reective of the 21st century. I gave both my great grandchildren, Caroline and Leland, books for Christmas. It is very usual to see children’s books out for re-sale at garage sales. While I realize that one cannot keep everything, I wish that parents would hang on to the nicer ones,

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Birthdays May 1 - Wilma Yourgans, Marcie Hon, Juliann Miller, Janet Staley May 2 - Macy Clowers, Michael A. Gray, John L. Adams, Erin Kuhn, Chase Alexander Tucker May 3 - Hunter Ray Wassmer, Alexander White, Ralph Hardy, Rick Underwood, Robert Deckard, Jason Walsh, Sugar Bear Powers, Charlotte Nanninga, Rhoda Wade, Erica Winiger, Kristen Laughbaum May 4 - Kurt Georgesen, Angela Davis, Kennedy Schmitt, Dalton Keith Kuhn, Audrey Crawford

May 5 - Karen Logan, Michelle Harmes, Christine C. Woodrow, Ryan Holtzclaw, Freddie Stallings May 6 - Nancy Briggs, Greg Cammeron, Clinton Mathews, Morgan Mathews, Jennifer Werry, Debbie Lamar May 7 - Eugene P. Eaton, Marcia Schneider, Mark Oerman, Christopher Robb, Christopher Emmert, Hannah Hawn, Sarah Counts, Kevin Greg If you have a name to be included, please send to: Posey County News, P.O. Box 397, New Harmony, IN 47631, or email:


APRIL 2008 10 YEARS AGO Mount Vernon’s Prom was held, Zack Smorch was crowned Prom King and Mallory Webb was crowned Prom Queen. Gerry Barker of Frontier Resources walked the Oxen down North Street pulling a wagon during the ďŹ nal day of Heritage Week. The price of a one - ounce First - Class stamp raised from 41 cents to 42 cents on May 12. Linda Warrum, Andrew Wilson, Martha Raske and Kent Parker had two locust trees planted on East Street to commemorate Arbor Day. The third tree was being planted the next week. New Harmony held their annual Spring Clean - Up Day on May 9. Mount Vernon’s Jenny Koch headed for the ďŹ nish line in the 400 - meter dash at the Invitational meet. Koch was ďŹ fth in the race and helped the Lady Wildcats to top ďŹ ve ďŹ nishes in two relays. North Posey’s Jessica Pate ďŹ res the shot put during the Invitational at Mount Vernon. Pate won the discus at Forest Park’s Invite. Ross David, Mount Vernon, fanned nine and pitched a three hitter against Evansville North. Sam Patton, North Posey, rocks and ďŹ res against Grayville. Patton helped the Vikings rout the Bison 11-1 in ďŹ ve innings.

APRIL 1993 25 YEARS AGO Amber McNamara was crowned Mount Vernon Senior High School Prom Queen and Damon Spivey was crowned prom King. Poseyville resident Noel Glover took a test drive of a Chevrolet Lumina at Broerman Chevrolet to help the North Elementary PTO earn prizes in the Driving for Education Program. Saint Philip’s INN had specials of Prime Rib with a choice of potato for ten dollars and ninety ďŹ ve cents. Roy and Murlea Maier of Wadesville were celebrating their fortieth wedding anniversary during a reception hosted by their children held at Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church in Poseyville. Brian and Peggy Webber of New Harmony announced the birth of their ďŹ rst child Brandon Webber weighing eight pounds fourteen ounces and twenty one and a half inches long. Melba and Wayne Wilderman announced the birth of their ďŹ rst born child Zachary Wilderman weighing nine pounds one ounce and measuring twenty one inches long. Katie McMurtry from Mount Vernon crossed the ďŹ nish line just ahead of Gibson Southern runner to win the 1600 - meter relay at the Mount Vernon’s Invitational girls track meet. Krista Elpers won the HBCA scholarship.

APRIL 1968 50 YEARS AGO First Horse show of the season was held at the 4-H center under the joint sponsorship of the Broken Cinch Saddle Club, Inc., and Mount Vernon Lion’s Club. Lloyd’s Market had a two pound platter of bacon for 99 cents and three pound Cod ďŹ sh squares for one dollar and thirty nine cents. Jerry Millers ďŹ fth grade class at Poseyville Elementary had a chapter on “Learning about Elections.â€? One of the activities was to hold an election with a secret ballot. Mrs. Frank Boyle, Mrs. Kenneth Lockwood, Mrs. Herbert Gillen, Mrs. Alena Webb, Mrs. Iona Sharp and Mrs. Wallace Manning were guest at the May breakfast held at the East side Christian Church. Wins Dry Cleaning gave away ďŹ ve dollars worth of dry cleaning to Elaine Caudill. Mrs. Frank Pepper underwent major surgery at Deaconess hospital. She was in Intensive Care and her condition, considered critical at ďŹ rst and lastly reported as serious. Steven’s Pharmacy ran an add on how to lose weight without hunger. School board members were Billy D. Staples for District I, Jesse Tension, Jr. for District III of North Posey. Paul W. Moeller ,Victor Paul Moore for District I and Ausburn T. Stephens for South Posey.

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with a hand-written message from loving grandparents. The young child might treasure these in later life. What better way to have wonderful memories of their grandparents than to keep the carefully chosen book. With so many other ways for you to spend leisure time, Madeleine, I am just happy to know that you read. Even I do not have reading time anymore. I subscribe to magazines that never get their plastic covers removed. The one publication that I always read is Evansville Living, because Heather, as creative director, pours her heart and soul into its pages. When your sister is in school full time next year, maybe I can work in a book or two. Far above just the enjoyment we get from reading, it is still essential to our lives. I will have to admit that I am lazy about reading instructions that come with almost everything, but if one needs to put something together, and make it work correctly, reading is the key. Even the grammar errors we see, especially on Facebook, would probably be less frequent if more folks read on a regular basis. Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone knew the dierence between “yourâ€?and â€?you’re,â€? let alone “their,â€? “there,â€? and “they’re.â€? Our former ďŹ rst lady, Barbara Bush, passed away recently, and we should recall that her pet project was promoting literacy. Abraham Lincoln supposedly walked miles to borrow books when he was a young man, and read them by the light of the ďŹ replace. When Heather was a little girl, and spent so many hours with a book, I even painted a picture for her room, showing a little mouse reading a book among the owers. She and I cannot read the same page together, because she is a much faster reader than I am, pushing me to hurry. I am not a slow reader, but I like to savor each word. Well, Madeleine, I hope you will, indeed, ďŹ ll many happy hours this summer with a book. It is time well spent.

The GriďŹƒn Alumni Banquet at the GriďŹƒn Ruritan drew a good crowd Saturday evening. Pictured above are 50-year alumni. Back row, l to r: Brenda Hyatt Lankford, Vicki Ferrar Simpson and Alan Racine. Front row, Rick Dean and Micahel Andry. Above right, Arlin McRae, a 75-year Alumni of GriďŹƒn High School enjoys the GriďŹƒn Alumni Banquet Saturday evening. Photos by Theresa Bratcher

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dren carrying small ags, and also parents and relatives of the young soon-tobe made soldiers. Hundreds gathered at the station to bid them good-bye. Walter Hinkley and John Redman were placed in charge of the Posey boys. African American Selectives Go To Camp Taylor - The â€œďŹ rst four African American selectives “ left for training on the 1:35 train Monday afternoon. The four boarded a train bound for Camp Taylor. They were accompanied to the depot by their parents and relatives and by a large delegation of citizens. (Note: Names were not published in the paper.) Look Out Sunday Violators, Laws Will Be Obeyed During War - Determined to enforce the order for Sunday closings, George Haner, Federal Food Administrator for Allen County, is calling on the carpet a variety of oenders, and is now assessing penalties. First Arrest For Speeding - The city recently passed an ordinance against

Note: Patriotism sweeps America as U.S. troops begin to arrive in Europe. Soon tens of thousands of our soldiers will be “tried by fireâ€? on the battlefields of France. Evansville Churches Bar German Tongue - Three Evangelical churches of Evansville yesterday took oďŹƒcial action barring the use of German in the church services or meetings. The churches are Saint Johns, Zions and Saint Lucas. Posey County Sends More To Get The Kaiser Thirty-three selectives left Monday morning over the L and N Railroad for Camp Taylor, Kentucky. While at the courthouse, Mayor Zimmerman and Rev. Collins of the First M. E. Church both addressed the men. They were escorted to the train to the music of ďŹ fe and drums played by Will Weir, Tim Crunk, and Will Dietz, accompanied by a large number of small school chil-

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speeding, and Gilbert West and Roy Favors, both drivers for delivery trucks owned by local grocers, have the honor of being the ďŹ rst to be called before Mayor Zimmerman, charged with disobeying the new traďŹƒc ordinance, which will henceforth be rigidly enforced. West was ďŹ ned 25 dollars and Favors was ďŹ ned 10 dollars and cost. The speeding was down West Second Street, which has been used as a race-course for years. Child Drowns In Wabash River - Edward, the four-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Yeida, residing near the Wabash River, was drown Saturday afternoon at a point in the river known as Mackey’s Bend. The child and a number of neighborhood children were playing along the river bank, each having a corn stalk and pretending they were ďŹ shing, when the unfortunate child accidently fell into the water, the swift current carrying him down stream. The devastated family only hopes the body can be found when it rises to the surface.

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Isaac Pearison earned the highest rank in Boy Scouts on Sunday. Pearison was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Photo submitted Above, three hundred Ribeye Steak Sandwiches were sold at the Posey County Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary fundraiser held outside of Wesselman’s in Mount Vernon on Friday, April, 27, 2018. Pictured front row, left to right: Karley Kuykendall, The Indiana Department of Transporta- expect a shift in those lanes upon comple- Kari Denning, and Michelle Fortune. Back row, left to right: Posey County Sheriff’s Oftion announces lane closures for State Road tion of the work in the driving lane. This fice Detective Jeremy Fortune, Posey County Sheriff’s Deputy Glenn Boyster, Michele 62 in Evansville beginning on or around project is an effort to repave this section Boyster, and Posey County Sheriff Greg Oeth. Photo by Theresa Bratcher Monday, April 30. of roadway in both the east and westbound Contractors will restrict the eastbound lanes. Work is expected to last until Septemdriving lane of S.R. 62 from the Posey ber. INDOT urges drivers to slow down and County line to Rosenberger Avenue for stay alert near crews. Motorists can learn about highway work pavement improvements including patching and paving. During the operations, the east- zones and other traffic alerts at indot. bound driving lane will be closed, but the, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) Food pantry in need of items passing lane will be open. Motorists should or 511 from a mobile phone. The River Bend Food Pantry is requesting items to help stock up their pantry. Breakfast items, canned fruit and canned vegetables are all needed at this time. The Mission would like to thank those who give and help in their mission: To provide families in need with a twoBy Stanley Campbell three day emergency supply of food. The pantry is located at Hedges Community Center at 716 Locust Street, Door No. 2 Mount Vernon, Ind. Hours of operation: Monday, Wednesday May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 began organizing and arrang- have games, crafts, snacks, and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information call, 812-838-3841. - Adult Drawing and Wa- ing exhibits to showcase the and many more “flaming” tercolor Workshop at the history of the LSTs, which is activities. We’ll be viewing Grillin’ & Chillin’ Alexandrian Public Library at an ongoing project. the video “Dragons Love TaSaturday, June 2, Saint Wendel Men’s Club will be holding their eleventh annual grillin’ 10 a.m. - This series is for anyNo reservation is required cos” and there will even be a and chillin’ event. There will be great food, amazing prizes and some awards. The event one wishing to learn or perfect to attend the speaker’s part of visit from the dragon himself. will be held at the Saint Wendel Church grounds. The cruise in is from 3 - 7 p.m. and the skills in drawing or watercol- the program at 6:30 p.m. but Registration is required, and 5k is 6 - 8 a.m. For more information contact Chris Herr 812-455-0844. or. If you have your own art it is advised that you arrive each family will receive a free supplies, you need not register. a few minutes early to get a copy of the book “Dragons Al-Anon Meetings May 7 - Friends Annual good seat for the program. Love Tacos” by Adam Rubin Families that are affected by alcoholism are invited to attend meetings every Wednesday Meeting and Program at 6 Following the program, at registration. Registration evening at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Saint Wendel Parrish Center located at 10542 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. members will be provided an began April 23. West Boonville-New Harmony Road, Evansville. Call for directions 812-963-3668. There with a preprogram gather- opportunity to update their May 14 - Otaku Manga is no pre-registration and no cost. Everyone is welcome. ing with hors-d’oeuvres and memberships and guests are from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - Like an opportunity to visit with invited to join. manga and anime? We meet Carnegie Library Family/Childrens Program friends and meet our guest The program will take place the second Monday of every Tom Sieling, widely acclaimed singer and guitar, banjo, and drum machine player speaker. in the Ohio/Wabash Room at month to watch anime, disform Newfield, New York, will perform a free family/children’s program called “Take a There will be a short busi- the library. cuss manga and titles to order Tromp Through the Swamp!” at The Poseyville Carnegie Library, 55 South Cale Street ness meeting and election of May 8 - Novels at Night at for the library, have snacks, in Poseyville, Indiana at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 31. This show is a top-ten lineup of officers for 2018 - 2019 at 6 p.m. - Join us at Bliss for a and just hang out with other the world’s most fun, humorous, and participatory kids’ songs, along with lots of reading 6:30 p.m. with the speaker Novels at Night discussion of otakus. The club is always encouragement and cool facts about area animals. Tom also strongly encourages the kids portion of the evening begin- “Little Fires Everywhere” by looking for new members! to make music a lifelong part of their lives. All songs include parts for the whole family. ning immediately after and is Celeste Ng. Books available Grades 6 – 12. Stop on by, Nicole Carner, a library director of the Pember Library in Granville, NY, said, “Tom is free to the public. at our Circulation Desk. there is no registration. a wonderfully engaging performer... sure to raise even the most reticent out of their seat! Our featured speaker will May 10 - Maker’s Club May 15 - APL Board We ‘howled at the moon, sang a wild thing tune’, and wanted more. Everyone is invited. be LST 325 curator, Kenneth from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - Meeting at 4:15 p.m. - This Reservations are not needed. Admission is free for all ages. For more information, please Grant. His topic will be “LST Join us for some simple DIY meeting is open to the public. 325: Preserving a WWII crafts and projects! This may Will be held in Study Room call the Poseyville Carnegie Public Library at 812-874-3418. Landing Ship.” include tech, wearable crafts A. Kenneth graduated from and jewelry, or cosplay projHow to register for a New Harmony Clean-Up Day the University of Evansville in ects. Some supplies will be program - You can register Annual spring clean-up day will be May 4 for residents of the Town of New Harmony. 2011 with a BA in Archaeol- provided. Already working well in advance for any of our Bulky items such as T.V.’s, washers, dryers, sofas, mattress’s and etc., will be taken at this ogy and History, and interned on a project of your own? library programs by going to time. with Historic New Harmony Bring it in and you can work our website at http://alexandriDue to certain rules and regulations, refrigerators, freezers and other appliances with in the Fall of 2011. He began on it here! It always helps to Cannot register onrefrigerants in them can not be taken without proper certification. To be certified, the applivolunteering as an archives get feedback and ideas from line? Call the library at (812) ances must have all refrigerants removed by a qualified technician. assistant at the LST Memorial friends! Grades six – 12. Reg- 838-3286 or visit in person. Other items that can not be taken include: yard waste, waste oil and other petroleum and began working in the LST istration began April 9. Our library staff representative products, any liquids, large concrete items, tires, anti-freeze and other items considered to office the same year. May 11 - Dragons Love will be ready to assist you and be hazardous or medical waste. In 2016 he was asked to Tacos at 6 p.m. - Come en- answer your questions. Check All items sat out for disposal should be containerized or bundled for handling. Any items take on the role of curator and joy all things dragon! We’ll out our Facebook page. not containerized or bundled will be left. To help ensure compliance with this requirement, we are asking that items not set out for pick - up more than three days prior to clean-up day.

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Tox-Away Day The May Tox-Away Day will be Thursday, May 3 from 2 until 6 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Recycling Center. Properly dispose of old chemicals, oil-based paints, non-alkaline batteries, herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, etc. For more information, contact the Posey County Solid Waste District at 812-838-1613.




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Jordan Dillman dressed as Abraham Lincoln for the North Elementary Wax Museum. Photo by Heather Morlan

Mason Hanna dressed as Troy Polamalu, a retired Pittsburgh Steeler football player during the Wax Museum held at North Elementary on Thursday. Photo by Heather Morlan.

Anniversary North Posey High School theater participants are deep into rehearsal for their musical presentation of Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun. The production runs May 4-5, 2018, 7 p.m., at North Posey High School under the direction of Ryan Knight, Director of Vocal Music. Standing onstage, from left to right: Cody Kaiser (Buffalo Bill Cody), Cassie Folz (Annie Oakley), Jacob Blankenship (Frank Butler), and Elijah Burden (Charlie Davenport). Front row, on-stage seated are: Lincoln Schenk (Little Jake), Brian Suttles (Tommy Keeler), Arionna Collins (Winnie Keeler), and Kayla Orpurt (Mr. Wilson.) Orchestra front row, left to right: Macie Plas, Madelynn Hartig, Hailie Montgomery, and Austin Lane. Orchestra back row: Natalee Schoening, Frank Liberti, Jackson Kelley, and Chris Price. Photo by Theresa Bratcher

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The Wolfgang Orchestra and Chorus will present two free Spring Concerts. The First Concert will be on Saturday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at The Cathedral, 5000 North First Avenue in Evansville. The Second Concert will be on Sunday, May 13 at 5 p.m. at First United Methodist Churches’ Wesley Hall, 601 Main Street in Mount Vernon. Some of the Program Selections will be “Star Trek Into Darkness” by Michael Giacchino and “The Cowboys” by John Williams. Featured Soloists will be Thomas Hemenway on Tuba playing “Tuba Suite” by Haddad and Brian Higgins, Tenor singing “You Raise Me Up” by Rolf Lovland. To learn more about us please visit Wolfgang Orchestra and Chorus on Facebook. Photo submitted

Bill and Eudora Hopf celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on April 25, 2018. Hopf and the former Eudora Grigsby were married April 25, 1953, at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Poseyville, Ind. They are the parents of Billy Hopf of Poseyville, Rick Hopf of Henderson, and the late Jean Hopf Fallowfield. They have five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Bill Hopf retired from the Posey County Highway Department in 2000. Eudora Hopf retired from Metropolitan School District of North Posey in 2001.

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Marrs Elementary School fifth-graders celebrated their fourth annual Pay It Forward on Friday, April 27, 2018. The PTO gave each child $5 to start with and then students chose a charity to raise money for. The following are nonprofits chosen by the students and running totals for amounts raised: Posey County Relay for Life, $603.88; Ronald McDonald House, $430.76; Mount Vernon Homeless Shelter, $564.84; and Posey County Humane Society, $1,041.36; with a final running total of $2,640.84. Pictured are, front row, l to r: Alana B., Sadie S., Valarie T., Malley W., Sophie S., Grace T., Kenzie M., and Lily P. Second row: Blayke R., Lexie S., Ashlyn C., Rylie S., Grace T., Isabella Z., Addison C., Kaylee F., Miranda S., and Colton F. Third row: Shelley Hargrove (Relay for Life Representative) Mikey H., John T., Nate B., Brayden C., Mrs. Williams (teacher) Mrs. Wezet (teacher) Mrs. Burkhart (teacher) Konnor E., CortLynn D., Hannah M., Ava W., Lexi H. Hunter P. Phyllis Alspaugh (Homeless Shelter Representative). Third row: Abigail Adler (Ronald McDonald House Representative) Charlie E., Cassidy J., Gabe K., Drake K., Julian D., David J., Masyn D., Andy Norrell and Zack the Dog, (Posey County Humane Society Representative. Not pictured: Brady S., Rylie N. Photo by Theresa Bratcher

‘Home tour’ continued from Page A1 home’s closets alone. Unusual for a house built during itstime, numerous large closets are located throughout. In fact, Scott Branam’s office upstairs was the original linen closet for the home. Additional beauty can be seen in just a peek at the main level. The living room and dining room (previously the parlor) feature pocket doors. Where the kitchen is located now, once the original dining room was connected to the original parlor with a pocket door. Records indicate the original dining room table could seat up to 26 people. Upstairs at the landing is the original

sleeping porch, glassed-in today rather than screened-in. The Branams’ 4-yearold daughter, Ella, has her colorful playroom there. The upstairs features all the bedrooms, Holly Branam’s as well as her husband’s office and a full bath. In keeping with the character of the home, the Branams have furnished it with a number of antiques. In the guest bedroom is a dresser from Holly’s childhood, and in young Ella’s bedroom is Holly’s grandfather’s bed. Scott made a bench in Ella’s room from Holly’s baby bed, and its cushions were sewn in fabric from Holly’s nursery wallpaper. In addition, Holly’s of-

Briefly GE/Sabic retirees luncheon The General Electric/SABIC Retiree’s Luncheon will be held at the Red Wagon in Poseyville, Indiana on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 starting at 11:30 a.m. The buffet will be available or you may order from the menu. Reservations need to be made by Friday, May 11, 2018. Please call one of the following individuals: Charles Huck 812-682-4219; Charles Crabtree 812-437-1353; Sharon Matthews 812-682-4603; Wanda Cummings 812-985-3478; Rose Benton 812-550-3280; Karen Niehaus 270-869-4128; or Lisa Haller 812-568-4389.

fice desk was crafted by Scott’s grandfather, and Scott’s dad made the end tables in their den on the main level when he was in high school. The Branams cherish their original artwork also: they are especially fond of several pictures Holly painted as a child and two pictures (in the dining room and stairwell) Maryanne Fuelling’s son painted. All floors are original old growth pine. Outside, Maryanne Fuelling once drew water from the original cistern to water her flowers. Otherwise outback, the carriage house was built in the 1930s. The Fuellings added the three-car garage and gardening shed. Both the previous owners and the current owners have potted plants in the shed atop Judge Clements’ library table previously used in his law office. Like Judge Herdis and Fannie Clements, Scott and Holly Branam enjoy bringing up their daughter, Ella, at 723 Mulberry, in a great home close to family. The couple has three grown children as well. Scott works as the chief administrative officer of Dea-

coness Cross Pointe. He is the pastor of Wadesville Christian Church also. Holly is a social worker and therapist. She recently left her job to assist her husband with the church ministry. Visitors will feel the warmth in this home. It’s an excellent place to visit for understanding how early twentieth century grandeur and early twenty-first century progress accommodate one another. It provides a fresh perspective on an old classic. Tickets are available now for the 2018 Vintage Home and Garden Tour, Saturday afternoon, June 2, from noon to 5 p.m. Advance sale tickets are $15 each and $20 each the day of the tour. They may be purchased in advance from any Women’s Fund Board member or at the following locations countywide: in New Harmony, the Mews, Sara’s Harmony Way and the Golden Rose; in Poseyville, J.L. Hirsch and Guilty Pleasures; in Wadesville, Barton’s Automotive; in Mount Vernon, Hasting Plant Sales, McKim’s IGA, Mount Vernon Flower Shop, Bliss and Consigned to Design.

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National Day of Prayer Where: Posey County Courthouse When: Thursday, May 3 at 12 p.m. Who: Everyone who wants to pray for our nation Why: Ask God’s guidance and protection of our leader and land. Special Music with Adam McCloud from Point Township Church of the Nazarene and the children’s choir from Saint Matthew Catholic school. This special service is a National event which takes place every first Thursday in May for the people in the USA. It was started in 1952 signed into law by President Truman for all people of all faiths to pray for our land, our leaders, churches, schools and military and cities. Come be part of this powerful service here in Posey County.

Free meal every Thursday, serving from 5 to 6 p.m. at Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church, Poseyville. Thursday, May 3 - Baked Spaghetti, Salad, Breadstick, Fruit and Dessert Thursday, May 10 - BBQ on Bun, Baked Beans, Chips, Fruit and Ice Cream Sundae Thursday, May 17 - Breakfast Cas-

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Sermon of the Week: Why? By Pastor Tim Johnson “Why” is the question everyone wants answered but no one wants to answer. When I was a child, I would “why” my parents to death. From mundane questions like, “Why are we going to the store?” To weird stuff that simply popped into my mind, such as, “Why is there time?” Mom was good for about three “why” questions, then the answer was always the same, “That’s just the way it is. Stop asking why.” I never inquired why she wanted me to stop asking. My curiosity for why continued in my adult life. God placed me in the ministry, and I also retired from law enforcement. Both occupations require knowing “why.” Motive, the “why” behind a crime, is vital to solving a crime and bringing a criminal to justice. Within the ministry, knowing why people do things is essential to getting to the core of people’s problems. Example – it is impossible to help a couple put their marriage back together without knowing why it is falling apart. “Why” questions will eventually make people feel uneasy; when the feeling of uneasiness sets in this is usually when the answers stop coming. Answering why we are going to the store, for example, will almost always receive an answer, but when the question is personal or something we wish not to think about, is when the “That’s just the way it is. Stop asking why” type answers start coming. On a day when I was about eight years old, Mom was only good for one “why” question, “Why was the Bible written?” “It tells us about God.” “Why do we need to know about God?” “We just do! Stop asking why.” My childlike inquisitive brain was swirling. What does the Bible tell us about God? Why do we need to know? Who wrote it down? How does the guy that wrote the Bible know so much about God? Has he talked to God? How can I go and see God and ask Him why things are the way they are? Mom was probably pleased with the silence that was now engulfing the room, but I went to bed that night a puzzled little boy. In the fifty or so years since then, I have found the answers to those questions. I discovered all those answers in the Bible itself. The Bible even answers the question about the purpose of its writing.

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It gives four reasons (at least that is what I have seen so far). The four reasons the Bible gives for being written: 1. To convince the world that Jesus is the Son of God. John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” 2. For us to learn, grow in patience, gain comfort from God, and from all this, give our life hope. Romans 15:4, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” 3. So we may learn from the mistakes (sins) and experiences of those who came before us. 1 Corinthians 10:11, “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.” 4. So people can know, for sure, without a doubt, that they have eternal life. 1 John 5:13, “Thesethings have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” On this last one, do you know that you have eternal life? Jesus died for your sins. If you place your faith in Him and what

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Cynthiana resident Crystal Porath receives an award at the 14th Annual Ivy Awards for her outstanding leadership and contributions to the Student Medical Assistants Reaching Out Together organization at Ivy Tech. Photo submitted

Congratulations to Miss Kennady Livers for receiving a Graphic Communication/ Digital Media Education Award from The Southern Indiana Career and Technical Posey County farmer Travis Beauligman was finally able to break ground just east Center during the Downtown Kiwanis Lun- of New Harmony for his 2018 spring crop on Friday, April 27. Photo courtesy of Bill cheon. Photo submitted Wilson

Motorists encouraged to share the road with farmers With temperatures on the rise, more farmers will be out in their fields, which means slowmoving farm equipment will soon be on Indiana roadways. To keep motorists and farmers safe this planting season, several state agencies have partnered together to encourage Hoosiers to be alert, slow down and share the road with farm equipment. “As a top agricultural state, whether you live in rural, urban or suburban Indiana, a majority of motorists will come across large farm equipment on the road this planting season,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch. “We want to encourage every Hoosier to be mindful, slow down and share the road, which will not only ensure their safety, but also the safety of our farmers.” According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, farm equipment vehicles (other than trucks) were involved in 92 fatal crashes across the nation, with six of those occurring in Indiana. By law, farm equipment must have the nationally designated slow-moving vehicle sign – a red triangle-shaped reflector – to warn drivers that their equipment is on the road. These vehicles often travel at speeds no higher than 25 mph. “Roadway safety is a priority of the Indiana State Police, especially when large farm machinery will be crossing state and county roads to farm fields during the planting season,” said Indiana State Police (ISP) Superintendent Doug Carter. “Patience, courtesy and understanding, along with the undivided attention of farmers and the traveling public will help ensure a safe 2018 growing season.” The following list includes several safety tips for motorists approaching large farm equipment: Most farmers will pull over when they are able to let you pass, but it may take time for them to get to a safe place to do so. Be patient.

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Farm equipment is wide, sometimes taking up most of the roadway. Be careful when passing. Do not pass if you are in a designated “No Passing Zone” or within 100 feet of any intersection, railroad grade crossing, bridge, elevation structure, or tunnel. Do not try to pass a slow-moving vehicle on the left without ensuring that the vehicle is not planning a left turn. It may appear that the driver is pulling over for you to pass when it is actually preparing to turn. You will drive right into its path, endangering yourself and the farmer. Avoid tailgating, as some farm equipment might have to make sudden stops along the road. Allow plenty of time to get to your destination, be aware of alternate routes and avoid distractions. “Due to the size of our equipment, people will often see us before we see them,” said Zach Cain, a Montgomery County farmer. “It’s important to be patient. Farmers don’t want to hold up traffic, but it can take us some time to find a safe spot to pull over.” Bruce Kettler, Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) Director, said that motorists should pay special attention to stationary farm equipment on the side of the road, as there might be farmers working nearby. “We want to remind Hoosiers to take extra precaution on the roadways this spring,” Kettler said. “Leaving a few minutes early will ensure that everyone reaches their destination safely and in a timely manner.” In addition to Lt. Gov. Crouch, ISP and ISDA, the following agencies are also participating in the 2018 planting season driver safety campaign: Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Department of Transportation and the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. For quotes from their representatives or for more information, visit www.

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UofE Announces Institute for Public Health The University of Evansville has announced a new Institute for Public Health, which will facilitate partnerships that provide hands-on experiences to students while addressing community needs in the area of public health. The mission of the institute is to “cultivate multidisciplinary partnerships among faculty, students, and community members in ways that support the planning and development of evidence-based programs and sound policy.” “The community is where we work,” said William McConnell, PhD, JD, MPH, director of the Institute for Public Health at UE. “The institute will provide UE students and faculty a platform to come together with the community to solve real public health is-

sues.” The institute’s first major project has been leading and collaborating with 11 hospital systems around the state of Indiana to conduct a 39 - county Community Health Needs Assessment. Projects like this not only connect the University with communities and leaders in health but also provide a range of opportunities for student and faculty collaboration and research. In addition to serving area needs, McConnell says this is a great opportunity for collaboration across the university and community. “The Institute for Public Health will be genuinely interdisciplinary, involving students and faculty members from across the institution,” McConnell said. “It is an area that intersects with many of our disciplines - soci-

ology, political science, management, marketing, data science, civil engineering, ethics and social change, and all of our health fields, just to name a few. “The services offered by the Institute for Public Health are a great addition to the already remarkable collaborative efforts happening at the downtown health science center,” said UE president Tom Kazee. “UE’s physician assistant and physical therapy programs will be located at the downtown facility, offering numerous opportunities for the institute’s involvement in interprofessional education and collaboration.” For more information or to request consultation on a public health issue, please visit

Survey shows Indiana remains Rochon named fourth president of USI a top state for cover crops Indiana farmers planted 970,000 acres of cover crops in 2017, according to a recent survey. Cover crops are now the third-most planted crop in the state, next to corn and soybeans. “With the late harvest and heavy rains farmers experienced last fall, seeing close to one million acres of cover crops growing is no small accomplishment and worth celebrating,” said Jill Reinhart, acting state conservationist for Indiana’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). “This year’s data shows that Indiana once again sets the bar, nationally, when it comes to incorporating conservation on the farm.” According to NRCS, cover cropping has many benefits including increased organic matter, improved soil biology, as well as better water infiltration and water-holding capacity. This practice also prevents nutrients and sediment from running off the farm, keeping them out of nearby waterbodies and streams. As a result of the cover crops planted last fall, more than 2.9 million pounds of nitrogen, 1.4 million pounds of phosphorus and 1.2 million tons of sediment were prevented from entering Indiana’s waterways. That’s enough sediment to fill 12,000 train cars stretching 113 miles long, the survey claims. “Farmers continue to recognize the importance and are finding value in planting cover crops,” said Bruce Kettler, director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA). “Keeping more nutrients on the land, not only improves soil health and water quality, but also a farmer’s bottom line.” Dan Sutton, of Sutton Farms in Lowell, Ind., first planted cover crops in 2008 and started seeing results the following year.

“We found in 2009 a pretty good yield increase on those cover cropped acres,” Sutton said. “That turned a light bulb on, and we said, ‘Hey, let’s look into this more and see what we can do with it.’” For the past several years, Sutton has tried to plant cover crops on 100 percent of his 1,300 acre farm. Although he’s encountered challenges along the way, he believes that the benefits to his soil and the environment outweigh the risks. In addition to cover crops, the survey also measures trends related to crop residue, which is the organic material left in the field after harvest. Crop residue further reduces sediment and nutrient runoff by protecting the soil from fall, winter and spring rain events. A no-till system leaves the most residue. The survey shows that Indiana farmers left their crop residues undisturbed on: 67 percent of soybean acres, 63 percent of corn acres, 46 percent of small grain acres and 20 percent of specialty crop acres. The cover crop transect survey is a collaborative effort between NRCS, ISDA, Indiana’s 92 Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Earth Team volunteers and other members of the Indiana Conservation Partnership, who team up to conduct a visual assessment of cropland county by county. The goal of the survey is to help document a more complete story of Indiana’s conservation efforts. To learn more about the survey, visit www., or to find transect data for your county, visit your local Soil and Water Conservation District office at www.

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‘Commissioner’ continued from Page A1 two nuisance complaints. The nuisance violation at 371 Old Sand Road was filed on February 26 stating construction debris, metal objects, piles of junk and overgrown weeds were on the site. New property owner Charles Cissell attended the March 20 public hearing, requesting another thirty days to get the work finished. The commissioners granted him an extension to get it cleaned up by this meeting. Batteiger reported that there was “some improvement at the site, but it still has quite a way to go.” President Alsop noted that pictures being passed around showed the new owner has worked on it some, but not enough. “The weather has not been very cooperative, either. It is not completed to our satisfaction, but we are going to grant him

another thirty day extension,” Alsop said. Batteiger will notify Mr. Cissell that the May 15 meeting was set as the next review date. The other nuisance violation at 7340 Highway 66 was tabled until new paperwork is received. Batteiger said that the property has a new owner named Castleman now and he just sent him his paperwork to Illinois. In department reports: • Emergency Management Agency Director Larry Robb reported that the Ohio River will be above flood stage by the end of the week. • Highway Superintendent Steve Schenk said that he will be traveling to Vincennes on Friday, April 20 to get information on a 130 million dollar program the state has for rail-

road bridges. “We can probably use money from that grant on the railroad bridges needed for the Western Bypass,” he speculated. Schenk also said paving will resume on county roads as soon as it warms up again. • E-911 Director Sabrina Harms requested approval of an annual maintenance agreement for the county’s recording system with Sound Communications for $5,023.13 and it was accepted. • Things are moving quickly to a close on the jail renovation project. The ribbon cutting is set for May 19 at 11 a.m. • Vicki Peerman, County Treasurer, reported that $2,145,509.81was collected to be dispersed in the 2018 spring settlement. • President Alsop praised the two county EMS employees who participated in the

Guns n’Hoses boxing fundraiser for kids on April 7. Ryan “The Tank” Conway won his bout representing the Guns (police) and Paige Jones won her bout competing for the Hoses (firemen). The Guns won the night 8-7. “We give them our thanks for representing Posey County well for a good cause,” Alsop remarked. • The next meeting is slated for Tuesday, May 1 at 9 a.m. in the Hovey House. It will be held jointly with the Posey County Council members to discuss Judge Redwine’s proposal for a third courtroom on the first floor of the Court House, the jail project, and other updates. • Declaring the short meeting adjourned at 9:10 a.m., the genial Alsop smiled and said “This may be a new record.”

reading remediation program for all third graders not passing the IREAD 3 test given this spring. Three General Education students did not pass and two more were absent for the testing. Special Education students who did not pass will get waivers and work will be added into their individual IEP plans. The five students who will be remediated attend on June 6-8 from 8 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Two days are for instruction and the third is for retaking the test. Reimbursement of the instructional salary is anticipated from the State’s 2018 Summer School Budget. • A summer credit recovery program for high school students who did not pass required courses in English, Health, United States History, Geography, Algebra and Biology was approved. Students will attend ten instructional days: May 30 -June 1, June 6-8, and June 11-14. Students will complete online learning through the APEX program, with teacher assistance. A test will be given and must be passed at the end of the session

to get the credits. • The board approved continued use of the McKinney-Vento District Plan. This addresses the challenges that homeless children and youths face in enrolling, attending and succeeding at school. They will get access to free lunch plans and free textbooks. • Information to the board included Farmersville Falcon News, the Biannual Financial Report, Building Corporation financial activity, District Tech Plan, Self-Insurance Fund Report, and the School Lunch Fund Report. • Kopatich reported that ISTEP testing started that day. The test window is from April 16 to May 4 and will be totally online. Kindergarten Roundup is going well with over 22 signed up and a projected number of sixty plus. • The Executive Session scheduled after the meeting was canceled. • The next board meeting is set for Monday, May 7, at 5:45 p.m. in the Mount Vernon Junior High School library.

‘School board’ continued from Page A1 maining at CLC for day care in the afternoon. “Would you like to see us move in that direction?” School Superintendent Tom Kopatich asked. She enthusiastically replied in the affirmative, saying inclusion is the way to go and it will provide opportunities and set higher expectations for the students and make therapists all in one place. All agreed to consider the joint program and the plan may be placed on a future agenda for possible action. In personnel matters, the board accepted the resignations submitted by junior high music teacher Timothy O’Rourke, effective immediately. Lauren Risley resigned as a junior high Special Education teacher and assistant high school volleyball coach, effective at the end of the school year. Connie Wiltshire resigned as a food service worker at West Elementary School, effective April 17, 2018. They also adopted a resolution permitting Carol Stratton to attend the Indiana Associa-

tion of School Business Officials Risk Management certification course in Indianapolis on April 23 and its annual conference in French Lick on May 9-11. Tammy Schneider was granted permission to attend the Indiana Family and Consumer Science Spring Conference in Indianapolis on April 22-24. The board granted permission to allow three FFA students and their sponsor, Alicia Schmidt to travel to the District 10 FFA Interview Skills and Interpersonal Relationships event at Tecumseh High School on Sunday, May 6, 2018. In other board action: • adopted changes to the Rights and Responsibilities handbook, which primarily covers school policy. “It was mainly just general updates and aligning code numbers,” Kopatich said. • authorized the submission of routine annual applications for the continuation of the Title I Program and High Ability Program for the 2018-19 school year. • granted permission to offer a summer

‘Breakfast crew’ continued from Page A1 them next until it closed. Since many of the group members are veterans, they ate afterward at the American Legion until it stopped serving breakfast. From there, they tried Dairy Queen, but it didn’t meet the needs of the ever-growing group. At last, Monica Evans, Executive Director of the Posey County Council on Aging, or PCCA, offered the members a permanent home at the Mount Vernon senior center on Eighth Street several months ago. The group affectionately calls Monica their “house mom.” Monica’s “sons” and sometimes a few “daughters” have proven their dedication to the relationship. The men cook breakfast, arriving at 7:15 a.m. and are ready to serve buffet style no later than 8 a.m.The group always forms a circle, and everyone bows heads for prayer before they dig in. The past KP duty of the veterans becomes clear. They know how to cook for a crowd, and what they cook is a true crowd pleaser: overeasy eggs, bacon, biscuits, real sausage gravy, hash browns and tall cups of coffee to wash it all down. After breakfast clean-up, group members stick around and play cards until noon. Breakfast costs $3 each. Two dollars goes toward the food with $1 going into the “general fund,” earmarked for the group’s charitable causes — the PCCA, the Mount Vernon Homeless Shelter Christmas party and the annual July fish fry for Posey County first responders. Whatever they do, the Thursday Morning Breakfast Group members do in memory of Cecil Waters and Brian Hermann, another

early member of the group. Only on first Thursday when Solarbron brings breakfast and third Thursday when West River carries in breakfast, do group members get a price break. The breakfast is free. Nonetheless, everyone pitches in $2 each, once again, for the group’s charitable causes. When the PCCA’s refrigerator went out in the senior center kitchen last April, the Thursday Morning Breakfast Group indeed paid kindness forward to the PCCA. They withdrew from their general fund and bought a new refrigerator. Likewise, they sprang into action during last September’s River Days when the Mount Vernon senior center’s one kitchen stove stopped working while food was being prepared for the Daughters of the American Revolution booth. With help from their friends in the business community, the Thursday Morning Breakfast Group brought Mom Monica not one, but two new stoves to replace the old one. Jimmy at Bud’s Hardware sold the stoves at cost. TMI paid for one, and Brian Black donated $100

toward the other, with the small balance paid by the breakfast group. A new exhaust fan was also installed above the stoves. Brandon Bullard was kind enough to do the wiring free of charge. When the PCCA office roof took a beating from the winter weather, the Thursday Morning Breakfast Group pulled out all the stops. Once again, they called on local businesses, “the best bunch of businesses anywhere to serve their community,” as member John Pierce states for the whole group. The breakfast group put on a ham-n-bean benefit dinner with prizes donated from any number of Mount Vernon businesses. As so often, McKim’s IGA stepped up with food donations, and Brian Varner with Tom’s CB donated the grand prize, a remote car starter complete with installation, a $400 value. Benefit tickets sold for $8 each to a sell-out 150-person crowd. In the end, the breakfast group raised $2,165. They donated it to the PCCA to use wherever it was needed. The breakfast group is al-

ready thinking about another benefit dinner for PCCA next year. Members want to keep PCCA buildings and grounds in good repair. The next project on the schedule is, for example, the parking lot. “We are so happy to host them,” comments PCCA Executive Director Monica Evans about the Thursday Morning Breakfast Group. “They’ve been a huge asset to our organization.” In addition, the breakfast group has purchased Christmas food baskets, McKim’s IGA gift certificates and toys for the families at the Homeless Shelter in Mount Vernon for several years. They have increased the bounty every year until last year they worked with Mount Vernon resident Linda Young to host a special Christmas party at the PCCA senior center. They provided donated toys and pizza donated by Sam’s Club to a total of 230 children and adults. Last but not least, group members host an annual fish fry in July to honor Posey County First Responders. First responders and their families along with com-

munity leaders enjoy a freemeal. A jar is set out for voluntary donations in memory of Cecil Waters and Brian Hermann. The Thursday Morning Breakfast Group says any-

one can come eat with them. An interested individual needs only to call one of the members for information. The faith, food, fellowship and fun are well worth the effort.

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May 5, 2018

Washington, DC

On Saturday morning, May 5, 2018, a plane filled with military veterans from the Tri-State area will depart from Evansville Regional Airport. Once again, 85 veterans, their accompanying “Guardians,” members of the Honor Fight Organization, and some representatives from the media, will be heading to Washington, D.C. Honor Flights began in May of 2005. Six small planes flew out of Springfield, Ohio taking twelve World War II veterans on a visit to the WWII memorial. The Honor Flight Network program was conceived by Earl Morse, a physician assistant and Retired Air Force Captain. Earl wanted to honor the veterans he had taken care of for the past 27 years. 45 States are now covered, with 133 hubs. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 640 WWII veterans die each day. Our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out. Covering all the wars, over 27,000 are on the waiting list to go. This will be the Eighth Honor Flight from our area, which is free for the veterans. Fourteen surrounding counties are represented, and include veterans from WWII,

Korea, and Vietnam. The senior veterans will be greeted like the most honored of celebrities, with a lights and sirens escort through the city. They will visit memorials from all three wars, as well as the Lincoln Memorial and Arlington Cemetery. Shortly past 8 p.m., they will return to the Evansville airport to be met by a cheering crowd, handshakes, and patriotic music. It is a memorable experience to witness this homecoming, and anyone who has not previously been there might want to check it out. Since I began writing about the veterans going on these flights, a few of them are sadly no longer with us, so having this unforgettable day is a wonderful thing for these marvelous men. If anyone knows of a veteran who has not yet gone, please contact Honor Flight and plan to reserve them a place on the Spring 2018 trip: Honor Flight of Southern Indiana, PO Box 8234, Evansville, Indiana 47716, (812)297-4136,

THE FOLLOWING ARE POSEY COUNTY PARTICIPANTS Story and current photos by Cathy Powers

James Schmitt

James Schmitt, age 86, was drafted into the Navy in 1953. He spent 6 months at Great Lakes Illinois Basic Training station, before being sent to San Diego to be assigned to the destroyer, Floyd B Parks. He was on this ship in Korea for a year and a half. He was a gunner’s mate. He also got to see Japan, and Midway, where they re-fueled. He was discharged in San Francisco, and came back to Evansville, where he had grown up. He drove a pharmaceutical truck for Charles Leich Company before going to work at Chrysler. He later joined the Evansville Police Department, rising to rank of sargeant. After thirty three years, he became a bailiff for the probate court, and

ing of the California National Guard. Jourdan saved his money to that he could afford to fly home for Christmas each year. He has lived just east of Mount Vernon, all of his life. He worked at the Mount Vernon Refinery until he retired in 1994. He has done some part time farming with his son. In 1956, he married the late Pauline Denning, and they had four children. They had 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A friend, JoAnn Mantel, will be his Guardian on the flight.

Robert Beste

retired after 20 years there. He and Mary Lou Schulte were married in 1951 and they have 5 children, along with 10 grandchildren. His daughter, Patty Dewig, will be his Guardian on the flight.

Robert Jourdan

Robert Jourdan, age 84, was drafted into the Army on November 20, 1955. He went to basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, comprised of 16 weeks of basic and 6 weeks of carpentry school. He then was transferred to Fort Ord, Hunter Ligett, California. During his eighteen months there, he was engaged in the train-

Robert Beste, age 83, was drafted into the army in March 1957. After basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, he went to Fort Gordon Georgia, where he was trained in radio repair. He resumed this training in Baumholder, Germany, attached to the 280 MM Artillery Outfit. While stationed there, he and a group of friends were able to travel to most of the other European countries. Beste was discharged from the regular army in March 1959, and then joined the Evansville Reserves, where he served until 1963. A lifelong resident of Mount Vernon, he built houses, and had a remodeling business, as well as selling cabinets. He belongs to the American Legion Honor

Guard, as well as the Lions Club. Before joining the Army he was married to Marjorie Forthoffer, and they have a son, Neil, and a daughter, Julie, as well as five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. His brother, Paul, will serve as his Guardian.

Jerry Hargett, age 83, joined the Air Force in 1951. He was tired of going to school in Mount Vernon, but was to spend many more months attending schools for the Air Force. Hargett was sent to Sampson Air Force Base in Geneva, New York, assigned to aircraft engine school. From there, he went to Boston and worked at Logan Airport. His Jerry Hargett group stayed in a hotel and had a good time. His next stop was at Chanute Air Force Base near Urbana Illinois. It was time for more training, and he learned to work on carburetors. Next was Camp Stoneman in California, and then he boarded a small destroyer that would take him to Alaska, and Elmendorf AF Base. He stayed there for two years, building engines in a hangar. Hargett and a friend decided to drive the 4700 miles to get home, and then he ended up at Brooks AF Base in San Antonio Texas, where the wounded were flown to the hospital there. His job was to keep the planes in good order. It was there he was to meet the love of his life, Adelfina Paez. After only a few months after meeting, they were married, and have been together for 62 years. They have 4 sons, and 51 grandchildren and great grandchildren. Hargett worked for 12 years at George Koch Sons, and then joined Local 561 and was a laborer at many different Evansville locations. He has his 50 year pin. Since 1969, he has been the Pastor of House of Prayer, now located on Allen’s Lane. The original was in Mount Vernon, where his son is now the pastor. His Guardian is named Jenny, and was assigned by Honor Flight. He has resided for 53 years in his present home between Mount Vernon and Evansville. Other Posey County veterans going on the flight will be Clifford East of Poseyville and Raymond Krohn of Mount Vernon.

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B L M  G  Is there any place in the country oering better ‘people watching’ than Las Vegas, Nevada? No way. I don’t think any other place can outdo this modern-day haven of hedonism. Husband Jim and I stopped o in the city of lights for a two-night stay at the Paris Hotel in early March, after visiting relatives in Arizona. I was tipped o that food prices were going to be sky-high when I saw a huge billboard atop a building while driving into town. On it was a picture of a regular grilled cheese sandwich and a small cup of tomato soup. The slogan screamed out in big letters, “Now with items starting at only $11.99â€?. Since when does such plain fare as a grilled cheese cost $11.99? The next morning, we ate our $17.99 blueberry pancakes and drank our $4.50 cup of coee before venturing out of the hotel. Do you remember when Vegas had those cheap buets at all hours to entice a person into the casino? They used to be about $2.99 apiece and $5.99 for the really fancy ones. Now, buets range from $29.99 to about $39.99 a person. If you would like unlimited drinks, like Mimosas or Bloody Marys, it’s $12 extra. We opted to eat one night at the beautiful Bellagio buet and didn’t even come close to eating an amount deserving of what we paid for it, with tax and tip already ďŹ gured into the bill. That’s a lot of pastel colored “hard as a rockâ€? meringue cookies and other fancies! On a long walk down to the MGM Grand Casino to get our tickets for the David CopperďŹ eld Show that night, we encountered all kinds of things along the way to people watch. First, there’s the ‘photo opportunity’ sellers. Dressed as various characters, they call out and cajole walkers to stop and get a photo with them for a fee. There are the usual superheros— Batman, Superman, Ironman, Spidey, the Hulk, Luke, Leia, and assorted robots and stormtroopers. Something very fuzzy was in front of me going down the outdoor escalator and then I realized it was Chewbacca’s backside. A Michael Jackson lookalike danced nimbly among the passing walkers for a coin or two. Was he in one of the evening ‘living legends’ impersonator shows that pop up all over Vegas? However, Wonder Woman wasn’t anywhere to be seen and I wondered why as her costume is gorgeous. Instead, the women who were vying for photo saps were all dressed as Las Vegas Showgirls. Scantily-clad and freezing it o out there, they wore brightly-plumed headdresses, strings of beads, and lots of makeup with their silk bikinis. A few had paunchy abdomens that suggested they didn’t make the night show cast and had to scrounge for bucks on the sidewalk that day. Middle-aged men loved these photo ops the most and all the added hugs with a showgirl on each side. A “Hello Kittyâ€? character forlornly stood by a wall waving and waving hopefully, back and forth with one hand, but no one stopped to get a picture with that bit of innocence in modern-day Gomorrah.

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Judging Judges

Much as a judge must decide the cases in front of her or him, on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Posey County voters must decide whom to nominate to run in November’s general election for Circuit Court Judge. When a judge is deciding a case the first thing is to analyze the evidence. Voters can do the same thing before they cast their votes. Whether the office in question is President of the United States or Circuit Court Judge the process should be the same. Such things as relevant experience and prior good or bad behavior should be considered. But especially with judges there is no substitute for good character and mature judgment. Judges decide the issues most dear to us. Such matters as who goes to jail, how children are reared and how property is divided are just a few of the countless critical issues a judge must determine. Voters must determine who can best untangle these often thorny cases. If you have followed this column, you know I have often written about the process of judging and what makes a good judge. However, after more than 37 years of my own experience as judge where I have observed and dealt with countless judges I am convinced that the most vital qualification for judging is good character. Of course, voters should consider a judicial candidate’s honesty, background, experience, past successes or failures and good or bad behavior, but the most important factor in evaluating a potential judge is character. Without good character nothing else matters. With good character other deficiencies can be overcome. While politics should never play a role in a judge’s decisions, Indiana requires in most of our 92 counties that judges be nominated by a political party. I think this is not the best system of judicial selection, but such matters are within the Legislative Branch’s authority. And, since I believe in democracy and I think democracy works best with a clear separation of the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches, I must defer decisions on the method of selecting judges to the Legislature. So that means on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Posey County must select judicial candidates for the general election in November. The Posey County Republican Party has already determined that Attorney Craig Goedde will be the Republican candidate. Congratulations to him. As for the Democrat Party, which has honored me with its nomination for judge seven times, a judicial nominee for this election is still needed. With the criteria referred to earlier in mind I respectfully suggest Attorney Trent Van Haaften would be an excellent choice. I have known Mr. Van Haaften since he and our son played Pony League baseball together on a team his father and I helped coach. They also played football together for Mount Vernon High School from which they graduated in 1983. Mr. Van Haaften was president of their Senior Class. I can speak about him from long-time personal knowledge. Of course, each voter should decide for themselves. Both Mr. Van Haaften and Mr. Goedde are hardworking and knowledgeable attorneys who have handled many cases before me and I know them both personally. Each has mature judgment and sound character. Either would work well with the unopposed and excellent candidates for Prosecuting Attorney, Travis Clowers, and Sheriff, Tom Latham. I would have confidence Posey County’s legal system would continue to well serve all of us if either is elected judge. For more Gavel Gamut articles go to: www.jamesmredwine. com.

The biggest crowd was gathered around two big barechested, well-muscled, black men in GI Joe pants and combat boots. On the count of three, the duo hoisted a giggling young girl high into the air. Her arms were outstretched holding an unfurled American ag behind her like buttery wings. It was meant to look patriotic, but came o as soft-porny. As one walks along with the throngs, there is constant harassment from people wanting to give you free drink coupons, strip joint ads, new nightclub admits, and religious tracts. The sidewalk is littered with those who accepted them, only to throw them down a minute later as trash. They utter in the wind all over. Slick strongarm salesmen are everywhere trying to get you to go on a tour of time shares, stuck on a bus for hours, just so you can get a free ticket to a third rate show as a reward. If you ignore the hawkers, they nastily shout “Bless Youâ€? afterwards in feigned politeness. Homeless folks mill about and some get into loud verbal ďŹ ghts with each other on the street. This is scary and everyone gets out of the way fast. In certain spots as we pass a grating, a whi of sewer stink comes up from below. I wonder what it must be like underground in this megacity in the middle of the desert. In the casinos and shopping malls on the Strip, you can ďŹ nd expensive stores with most any big designer name. Gucci, Armani, Prada, Vuitton, Chanel and Tiany’s entice window shoppers with dreams of hitting it big out there and buying something special. There is a giant M and M store and a Hershey’s and a Houdini’s Magic Shop. Even the CVS is an over the top megagiant with a marquee of ashing lights. Tattoo parlors await that lady who got drunk and worked up the nerve to get that little buttery on her ankle or the guy who wants an entire sleeve or eyelid ink. Restaurants owned by famous chefs are Vegas highlights with high prices and come with names like Mario Batali, Wolfgang Puck, Guy Fieri, Giada di Laurentis and Gordon Ramsey. Marijuana is legal in Nevada and one medical dispensary had big “turn here’ signs. We popped into a few other casinos on our walk. The MGM lion is a huge statue roaring on the sidewalk, the roller coaster zooms all around the “New York, New Yorkâ€? city exterior right by the Statue of Liberty, Excalibur is a medieval castle with turrets, Luxor is an Egyptian pyramid, and Paris Casino has a half scale Eiel Tower jutting into the skyline. I did not go all the way down to Mandalay Bay, too far and too sad. Inside the casinos, the automated games ding-ding and chime amid ashing lights of every color. They are dark in daytime and have no clocks. The newer slot machines have themes; many of them are TV shows and movies or rockstars. There are Walking Dead, Wheel of Fortune, Big Bang, Casablanca, Godfather, Sons of Anarchy, Simpsons, Ellen, Willy Wonka, ZZTop, and Wizard of Oz to name a few. My favorites were the Rolling Stones and Game of Thrones machines, but neither Mick Jagger nor Daenerys and her dragons sent me any

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I look forward to birthdays. Mine. My children. Family members. Friends. Acquaintances. Birthdays, almost always, are cause for celebration. Excitement. Reminiscing. Gloating. (When I am 95-years-old, I will gloat. Remember that.) As kids, we get caught up in the excitement and anticipation of a special day honoring us! Secrets about gifts we will receive, parties with cake and ice cream and games. Blowing out the birthday candles in one big breath to ensure that our birthday wishes come true. Tearing the wrapping paper o the box to ďŹ nd exactly what we wanted!! And, mostly, being the center of attention for at least one day each year! But, as adults, we sometimes lose the excitement, the magic of birthdays. Some folks actively try to ignore birthdays, thinking that if we don’t celebrate it we will somehow stop the clock and stop aging. Time marches on, my friends, so go with it and celebrate your birthday – it’s your day! I can honestly say that I have loved every age that I have been. On my birthday I reect back on the good, the bad, and the ugly of the past year, and see how the days and times have changed me. There are so many more great times than not-so-great ones,

though, that birthdays are always a cause for joy and laughter and gaiety, for celebrating making it through another year! For the past few years I have asked those who wish me “Happy Birthdayâ€? to share the joy of my day by sharing with others. Pay it forward for me by smiling at someone, just because. Pay for the meal of the person behind you in the drive-through line (I love to do this!). Call someone you haven’t talked to in a while. Sing silly songs at work. Hug your kids. Dance in the kitchen – or the front porch! I don’t need to know what you did, I just want to know that I encouraged some smiles and giggles. Sharing something with another person for no reason other than you can – that’s the best present you can give me. I recently found out that there’s a lot of free stu available on your birthday! Many restaurants oer free desserts on your big day. Some oer an appetizer or a drink to help you celebrate. Retail stores may have a free gift for you, or they may oer a coupon. Woo hoo! If you are computer savvy, Google “birthday freebiesâ€? and see what pops up. If you’re not so good on the computer, ďŹ nd someone who is. It’s worth it. You could spend all day going from one establishment to another, collecting these goodies. Of course, if you eat all the desserts you may also ďŹ nd yourself with a major tummy ache, so pace yourself, and be selective. Enjoy

your day!! What’s your favorite way to celebrate? I like to dine at a nice (pricierthan-normal-for-me!) restaurant with family or friends. Since I like to eat, I’m not particularly picky about where that is. I love to cook, but it’s nice to have someone else do the cooking from time to time. I usually have steak when I eat out, as I don’t often cook or eat red meat, but I do love steak, so that’s often my choice. And if friends or family want to cook for me, I’m up for that, too! And, since it’s my birthday, I eat dessert. Of course. I’m really not big on cake (although I rarely turn it down on special occasions) so I go for gooey or chocolatey or extra-sugar-sprinkled-ontop desserts. OK, I confess. I’ll eat just about anything sweet. Especially on my birthday! I have survived and enjoyed another year of life. Of sharing my life with my special someone, with my kids and grandkids, my sisters, with friends. These special people are the true gifts of my life. I am 62 years old, and holding up pretty well, if I do say so myself. And I’m looking forward to many more trips around the sun! So‌guess what! Today is my birthday. May 1. May Day. SOS. You have been warned! Remember to share a smile for no reason other than it’s my birthday! And, today, my friends, that’s all that matters!!

Letters to the Editor A twenty-eighth letter to America Fired FBI Director James B. Comey said, President Trump was “not ďŹ t to be president because of his moral values,â€? and that they did “not reect the values of this country.â€? Problem is, America has departed from God and is going against His Moral Values, set forth in His Laws. Through the years america has become morally corrupt! If we apply God’s Moral Values, Trump’s opponent was deďŹ nitely not ďŹ t for that oďŹƒce because of her ungodly values. She strongly supports things that are abomination to God. Things like same-sex marriage, and the mass murder of unborn babies. God directed the death penalty for those two bridges of His Law. On others too, including adultery. America is in great danO M 

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ger of being condemned and destroyed by God because of moral corruption. In the Word of God, the Holy Bible, He left several examples of His judgment of several nations, including his precious chosen people, the nation of Israel. Back then, Israel, like America, abandoned God. They were throwing their children in the ďŹ re as sacriďŹ ce to idol gods. But now we/America tear our unborn children out of the womb. Both are crimes against God and humanity. Because God considered homosexual acts a “very grievous sin,â€? he destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, and two other city-states. Our Creator is a patient, very loving, and forgiving God. But he will say, enough is enough, at some point! Manuel Ybarra, Jr. W  / R  

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big winnings. I never could ďŹ nd a slot machine of my favorite book character, Jamie Fraser from “Outlander.â€? He would’ve sent me some bucks, I’m sure! I even played a Cinderella machine for my granddaughters to no avail. Most of the new slot machines have buttons to push as they eat up your money. Very few have handles to pull down, except at the Hard Rock Casino where they are shaped like guitar handles. All in all, I like the table games, like Blackjack, where you can use your head more. We didn’t lose too much at all in our two days. I can see how some people get entranced and “lose the farmâ€? so to speak trying to get ahead though. On the way back, we shared a lunch at Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo where a drink based on his famous song, “I Can’t Drive 55â€? was $15.95. Our eighteenth oor room at the Paris was really nice and had a great view of the half scale Eiel Tower and the Bellagio dancing fountain show all lit up at night. I must say the highlight of the trip was the David CopperďŹ eld show. It was sensational, and I was full of wonder and awe. He had a smooth professional patter as he performed illusions right in front of our eyes. One amazing trick he did with a lady right in the row behind us and I still have no idea how it was done. She was close enough to reach and touch. He demonstrated that, in Las Vegas, money is not the only thing that disappears!

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But team breaks winning streak By Dave Pearce There was good news most of the way around the Mount Vernon Lady Wildcat softball camp as the Wildcats won three of their four games but fell for the first time this season. Following an emotional win over Jasper in the opener of a doubleheader on Saturday, the Wildcats fell to Heritage hills in the nightcap by a 9-5 score. The Good news is that the Wildcats will have a quick chance for redemption as they drew the Patriots in the first round of the softball sectional in Sunday night’s drawing. Memorial will face Bosse in the first game of the Boonville Sectional and the Wildcats and Patriots will square off in game two. The Memorial/Bosse winner will face host Boonville in the semi-final. The winner of the Mount Vernon-Heritage Hills game will have a berth in the championship game. Over this week, the Mount Vernon Wildcats played four of the best teams in the area and for the most part, at least in the most important games, things went Mount Vernon’s way. In the biggest game of the week, the Wildcats traveled to Jasper on Saturday to face the highly-regarded and eighth-ranked Wildcats of Dubois County. Despite entering the contest undefeated, the Mount Vernon girls

Mount Vernon senior Kirston Jewell grimaces in pain as she is hit by a pitch Saturday in a game against Heritage Hills. Photo by Garry Beeson still had gotten little respect in the IHSAA Coaches Poll, entering the game ranked twentieth in Class 3A. But this group of Wildcats have learned to play hard until it exhausts all chances of winning and nearly every chance was gone on Saturday against the homestanding Jasper squad. Jasper had been upset by Boonville earlier in the week and was looking for a way to remain in the chase for a Big Eight Conference crown, along

with Mount Vernon and Vincennes. After Jasper took an early 1-0 lead, Mount Vernon took the lead in the third inning, scoring two runs. But Jasper, in true Jasper fashion, came right back and scored another run in the bottom of the fourth inning to tie the game at two. But Mount Vernon would not be denied. With Lyndsay Keitel and Brooklyn Gibbs sharing the pitching duties, Mount Vernon scored three runs in the top of the fifth only to

Mount Vernon junior Megan Ghrist makes a catch during the Wildcat’s game against Heritage Hills Saturday. Photo by Garry Beeson have Jasper match that out-put in the bottom half of the inning. After the Wildcats could not push across a run in the top of the sixth, Jasper took a 6-5 lead when they scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning. It came down to the final at-bat for the Wildcats and a willingness to win. Gibbs reached base and then with two out in the top of the seventh and Meghan Ghrist facing a two-

strike count, she sent a Jasper offering deep over the center field fence to give the Mount Vernon team a 7-6 lead and eventually the crucial win. Gibbs pitched the first six innings and Keitel came in and closed the door in the seventh for the big conference win for the Wildcats. Earlier in the week, the Wildcats proved they belong in the tall cotton

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Vikings baseball win three last week By Chris Morlan North Posey’s baseball team is back on track and in the winning column after a brief losing slump. The Vikings have won three games last week. Last Monday, the Vikings played a makeup game from April 16 at home against Evansville Bosse and breezed to win 12-2. This game was previously rained out. The Vikings jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Freshman Kyle LaVanchy started on the mound and pitched three good innings for the Vikings. Bosse committed many errors and wild pitches in the first couple of innings of the game. As a team, the Vikings were at-bat 25 times with nine hits, twelve runs, three walks and five strikeouts. Leading the Vikings were Camden Bender hitting 2 for 4 with two runs scored and a stolen base. Senior Corey Heath was 2 for 2 at the plate with a home run, three runs batted-in, four runs scored and three stolen bases. Shane Harris hit 2 for 4 with three runs scored and a stolen base. Kyle LaVanchy went 1 for 2 with a double, two runs batted-in and a walk. Brandon Hamman hit 1 for 2 with two runs batted-in and a run scored. Westin Voegel went 1 for 3 with a run scored and a run batted-in. Dalton Cox had a run scored and a stolen base and Alec

North Posey’s Westin Voegel gets a hit in against Tell City on Saturday. Photo by Dave Pearce Goetz walked once. Last Tuesday, North Posey played at Gibson Southern and beat the Titans 5-2. Pitcher Shane Harris got the win for the Vikings and Westin Voegel received the save. Harris pitched six solid innings, with 117 pitches, 79 of the pitches going for strikes, six hits, two runs, seven strikeouts and only one walk. Voegel only

pitched two-thirds of an inning and all six pitches were strikes with one strikeout. North Posey went to bat 27 times in the game, with six hits, five runs, one walk and struck-out seven times for the game. Gibson Southern’s stats were almost identical as the Viking team stats except North Posey scored five runs and the Titans only had two runs.

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Leading the Vikings in stats were Brandon Hamman hitting 2 for 3 with a double, two runs batted-in, one run scored and a stolen base. Kyle LaVanchy was 2 for 3 at the plate with a run batted-in, a run scored and three stolen bases. Corey Heath hit 1 for 2 with a double, two runs scored and a stolen base. Jarrett Motzwent 1 for 4 at the plate. Shane Harris had a run

scored and a walk. Westin Voegel had a run batted-in and a stolen base. The Vikings played another game last Friday at home against Mount Carmel. North Posey beat the Aces 10-9 in a contest that only produced three hits, but the Vikings were walked 14 times in the game to rally for runs. Jarrett Motz was the big hitter for the Vikings connecting with two of his four at bats along with two runs batted-in, a run scored and a stolen base. Brandon Hamman got the only other Viking hit for the game going 1 for 4 at the plate with a run batted-in. Camden Bender had one run batted-in, three walks, three runs scored and two stolen bases. Corey Heath walked two times and two runs scored. Shane Harris had one run batted-in and walked once. Westin Voegel scored a run and walked one time. Kyle LaVanchy walked two times and scored a run. Alec Goetz walked three times and scored a run. Jaydyn Wehmer walked two times, one run scored, one run batted-in and a stolen base. Jesse Kissel had two stolen bases. The Vikings play again on Tuesday, May 1, at home against Wood Memorial with the first pitch at 5:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, May 2, at Evansville Central with a start time at 6:30 p.m.

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North Posey implements new sports policy By Chris Morlan Last Thursday night, April 26, the North Posey Athletic Department held a meeting with students and parents in the school gym. This meeting was about the new athletic strength and conditioning program that will go in effect on June 1, 2018. The new policy will require all athletes who compete and participate in sports at North Posey High School, to attend the summer workout program. They plan to have 35 days of workout sessions during the summer. All student athletes will be required to attend a minimum of 30 workouts during the summer to meet the minimum standard to play varsity sports. North Posey athletic director, Waylon Schenk conducted the meeting that lasted about forty-five minutes. Coach Schenk began the meeting by introducing the coaches of each sport at North Posey. Schenk explained the new changes that will take place starting this summer and the requirements during the 2018-2019 school year. The summer conditioning program will begin on June 4 and conclude on August 17. The week of Fourth of July will be IHSAA moratorium week, which means no contact between coaches and athletes. Summer conditioning will be conducted at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. for one hour each session on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer. Student athletes can choose their preferred workout time but may only attend one workout per day. All workouts will be facilitated by the North Posey coaching staff. Coaches cannot schedule sports specific workouts during these strength and conditioning sessions, which include no open gyms, open mats or open fields. There was a big concern from the parents about participation requirements. Many student athletes have other academic and athletic commitments planned this summer

and parents were concerned about this new policy. Schenk explained that if their child attends a sports camp, boy scouts, band camp or an academic camp that they could be excused from the 30 of 35 workouts policy. If a student attends an overnight camp, they could be allowed to count those days as participation, as long as the attendance is submitted to the athletic office prior to the camp. It comes down to the students and parents communicating with the North Posey coaching staff and the athletic director. Coach Schenk understands there are many different situations and the parents and students need to communicate with him on a case by case basis. The summer workout policy is separate from the school year requirement and should be completed before the start of the school year. During the school year, which begins on August 8, any athletes wishing to play a varsity sport at North Posey will be required to participate in at least 90 percent of the weight room sessions available. Any athlete who falls below the 90 percent rate must make-up workout sessions before being allowed to play varsity sports. Injured athletes that fall below the 90

percent attendance rate will be required to makeup missed workouts before they are allowed to participate in varsity competition. All injured athletes will be expected to attend North Posey’s rehab program as part of their 90 percent attendance. Any student athlete who attends physical therapy sessions off campus can count that towards their 90 percent attendance, as long as documentation from a doctor is submitted to the athletic department. Student athletes who are participating in the rehab program on school campus will be required to complete modified workouts to assist in their recovery. Another program that North Posey athletics will use is the PLT4M app/program to track student progress with all their strength, agility, conditioning and speed. Each athlete will need go to www.plt4m. com to register their account. The athlete will need to click on login, then click on the team you will join and then enter the code npvikings. Once registered, athletes will be able to update and change profiles. Coaches will be able to enter dates of workouts. The PLT4M account must be set up by June 4. Students will need to download the PLT4M application from the app store so the athlete will have access to customize their daily workout. This will also allow parents, coaches, students and scouts to have permission to the information on the student athlete. This program will help North Posey compete at a higher standard. Athletic physicals will need to be completed by June 4. Coach Schenk stated, “on Saturday, May 5, athletes can get there physical done at the school in the nurse’s office between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Please get those physicals done. In the past, you had to have your physical done by the first day of practice. Now, you have to complete your physical by the first day of summer workouts beginning on June 4.” The cost to get your physical done at North Posey

on May 5, is five dollars. Prior to the physical at North Posey on May 5, parents will need to register their children online at The website will need the students medical information and health information, doctor and dentist information, medical insurance company and policy number and hospital preference. On this website, you will need to register as the parent in the parent login and you will also have to click on register student. Schenk stated, “The whole process will take about 20 minutes to register the student for the physical.” The website will tell you all requirements that are needed before you are eligible to participate. The website will also send the email notifications to the parent, letting them know if their child needs a physical and any other medical information. This program will help the school, athletic department and coaching staff assure that each athlete has completed all their required medical requirements to play sports at North Posey. Students and parents need to read the athletic handbook which is located on the North Posey website. The handbook will explain all the North Posey requirements a student-athlete will need to complete during the school year. It will also explain the IHSAA rules that student-athletes will need to follow. Schenk stated, “Anything and everything is in that athletic handbook for the athlete to follow.” The new strength and conditioning program will help North Posey have a better opportunity to compete at a higher level against teams in the Pocket Athletic Conference and bigger schools. This program will help student-athletes to have the best opportunity to play sports at the next level and eliminate some reoccurring injuries that have happened in the past by not being in better shape.


North Posey’s Riley Farr gets a big hit as her team scored four big runs in a fourth-inning rally against South Spencer this week. The Vikings came up short. Photo by Dave Pearce

Tigers steal bases to a win against Cats By Dave Pearce The Memorial Tigers stole a victory from Mount Vernon this week as the young Wildcats continue to look for offense. The Tigers had fewer hits (7-4) than the Wildcats but took advantage of eight stolen bases to pull out a 4-3 decision on Saturday. In the second inning, Evansville Memorial got their offense started and a Wildcat error helped the Tigers score one run in the inning. In the bottom of the second inning, the Mount Vernon Wildcats tied things up at one. Matthew Crafton drew a walk, scoring a run. Memorial pulled away for good with two runs in the third inning. In the third, an error scored one run for Evansville Memorial and Combs singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run. Tiger ace Lindauer led the Tigers to victory on the pitcher’s mound. He surrendered three runs on three hits over

four and two-thirds innings, striking out eight. Hair and Niehaus entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Niehaus recorded the last two outs to earn the save for Memorial. Wildcat sophomore Hunter Wiltshire took the loss for the Wildcats. He surrendered three runs on three hits over three innings, striking out four and walking one. Wildcat catcher DJ Brakie went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the Wildcats. Combs led Evansville Memorial with two hits in four at bats. Memorial stole eight bases during the game as three players stole more than one. Combs led the way with two. On Friday evening, the Wildcats still struggled to find ways to produce runs as they fell to Carmi, Ill., by a 10-3

score. The Bulldogs got runs throughout the contest and a late rally by Mount Vernon fell well short. Carmi-White County scored six runs in the fourth inning. The offensive firepower by Carmi-White County was led by Huffer, Blazier, Thompson, Stewart, and Northcroft, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning. Stewart got the win for Carmi-White County. He surrendered three runs on eight hits over seven innings, striking out eight. Tyler Walls took the loss for Mount Vernon. He surrendered seven runs on seven hits over five innings, striking out four and walking none. The Wildcats tallied eight hits on the day. Hunter Wiltshire, Nathan Fischer, and

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North Posey’s softball team battles in bad weather North Posey’s Lady Vikings softball team played in the Sullivan Tournament on Saturday, April 21, and they won and lost a game. In the first game of the tournament, the Lady Vikings lost a close game to West Vigo 8-7. North Posey regrouped for the next game and beat South Knox 8-6. Sophomore Megan Brenton and freshman Kennedy Hallam each hit a home run in the tournament. Last Monday, the Lady Vikings traveled to play Heritage Hills. It rained during this game and North Posey lost 8-1. Megan Brenton hit a double in the game and the Lady Vikings also got hits from Anne Stegall, Sophia Martin and Annelise Brown. The Lady Vikings played Forest Park at home last Tuesday night. The weather was rainy and wet. The game was eventually called after the seventh inning due to field conditions. The game was called with a tied score of 8-8. Rylie Farr and Megan Brenton each hit two for four, along with Kennedy Hallam, Anne Stegall and Mackenzie Atkins each getting a hit. North Posey has three games this week. On Wednesday, May 2, the Lady Vikings play at home against Southridge with the first pitch at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 3, the Lady Vikings have another home game against Vincennes Lincoln beginning at 5 p.m. The last game of the week is Thursday, May 4, at Evansville Mater Dei with a start time of 6:30 p.m. Lady Vikings score tennis win The North Posey Vikings gained another win in tennis this week as they took a 4-1 decision from Tecumseh. Individual match scores are as follows. Singles—No. 1: Breah Bailey (T) defeated Kimberlyn Weaver (NP) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. No. 2: Christine Scheller (NP) defeated Layne Pemberton (T) 6-1, 6-3. No. 3: Katlyn Downey (NP) defeated Katie Tooley (T) 6-0, 6-1. Doubles—No. 1: Kennady Livers/Annie Goetz (NP) defeated Allie Lochmueller/Samantha Clark (T) 6-1, 6-1. No. 2: Stephanie Patton/Mallory Motz (NP) defeated Abby Richardt/Lauren Smith (T) 6-0, 6-0.


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MV, NP ladies track fare well in meets By Chris Morlan Mount Vernon and North Posey’s girls track teams traveled to Ferdinand to the Forest Park Invitational. Forest Park won the meet with 142 points, followed by Mount Vernon in second place with 114 points, Boonville in third place with 105 points, Washington in fourth place with 86 points, Northeast Dubois in fifth place with 73 points, North Posey in sixth place with 64 points and Tell City in seventh place with 26 points. The following Lady Wildcats placed at the Forest Park Invitational. Libby Steinhart won the 400-meter dash, placed fourth in the 200-meter dash and finished fourth in the long jump. Mount Vernon’s 4x100-meter relay team of Ellie Bush, Arianna Wilkerson, Cydney Cole and Courtney Bourne placed first. Emma Thompson finished second in both the 1600-meter and 3200-meter runs. Emma Weilbrenner placed second in the shot put. Arianna Wilkerson finished second in the 100-meter hurdles. Courtney Bourne finished third in the 200-meter dash. Cydney Cole placed third in the 100-meter hurdles. Taylor Collins finished fourth in the 3200-meter run. Demi Collins placed fourth in the pole vault and Summer Sanders finished fourth in the 800-meter run. Several North Posey athletes also placed in the meet. Madison Cates placed fourth in the 100-meter hurdles. The 4x800-meter relay team of Olivia Schmalberger, Kaybren Grubb, Emma Goebel and Jasmine French placed fourth. Elise O’Risky won the 100-meter dash. Brooke Coleman placed fifth in the 1600-meter run. The

North Posey’s Olivia Schmalenberger competes in the 4x800meter relay race at Mount Vernon’s recent invitational. Photo by Heather Morlan 4x100-meter relay team of Madison Cates, Kaitlin Wright, Danielle Perry and Elise O’Risky finished second in the race. Kennedy Devine placed sixth in the 400-meter dash. Madison Cates finished fifth in the 300-meter

hurdles. Brooke Coleman placed seventh in the 800-meter run. Danielle Perry won the 200-meter dash and placed third in the high jump. After the meet, North Posey Coach Jessica Smith stated, “The

Mount Vernon freshman Emma Thompson finished second in both the 1600-meter and 3200-meter runs during a recent invitational at Mount Vernon. Photo by Garry Beeson girls did so good. Sixth out of seven teams, but only one point behind fifth place and only five points behind fourth. Literally every girl performed their best last night or one of their best throws, jumps or runs. It was so fun to watch these girls really start to show off their hard work.” Last Friday night, Mount Ver-

non and North Posey’s girls track teams competed against tough competition at the annual Mount Vernon Invitational. Evansville Memorial won the meet with 176 points, followed by Evansville Mater Dei in second place with

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County boys track teams finish well at Princeton event. Drake Rogers cleared five-feet and eight inches to place fifth in the high jump. Mount Vernon and North Posey’s next track meet will be on Thursday, May 3, at

Mount Vernon at 5:30 p.m. This meet will be a quadruple meet between Mount Vernon, North Posey, Gibson Southern and Wood Memorial.

Last Friday night, the Mount Vernon and North Posey boys’ track teams competed in the Mount Ver-

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Austin Peerman won the 100-meter dash at the Princeton Invitational on Wednesday evening. Peerman placed second in the 100-meter dash at the Mount Vernon Invitational. Photo by Garry Beeson

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400-meter dash with a time of 53.76 seconds and David Bender placed fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.05 seconds. Viking, Kyle Stewart won the long jump with a distance of 21-feet, nine inches and Alex Stewart finished fifth in the same

Awards: Kids Dash: Trophies to top 3 finishers in each age group. Medals to all participants. 5K Leisure Walk: Cash Award to top 10 combined male and female finishers. If a walker runs at any time during the walk, they will NOT be eligible for an award. 5K Run: Gift Cards to top 3 male and female finishers in each age group. Gift Cards to top 3 overall male and female finishers. Top 3 overall male and female finishers will NOT be included in the respective age groups for additional awards.

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art finished second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.36 seconds. North Posey’s 4x100-meter relay team of Alex Stewart, David Bender, Drake Rogers and Kyle Stewart placed second with a time of 46.20 seconds. Austin Danhauer finished fourth in the

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By Chris Morlan Mount Vernon and North Posey’s boys track team traveled to Princeton last Wednesday evening for the Princeton Invitational. The meet had some great performances and the weather was nice. Mount Vernon placed third as a team and North Posey finished fifth as a team. This invitational was won by Princeton with 152 points, followed by Jasper in second place with 125 points, Mount Vernon in third place with 62 points, Boonville in fourth place with 55 points, North Posey in fifth place with 40 points, Pike Central in sixth place with 22 points, Washington in seventh place with 20 points, Tecumseh in eighth place with 16 points, Wood Memorial in ninth place with 12 points and Vincennes Lincoln in tenth place with 10 points. Mount Vernon had several athletes place in the meet. In the 4x800-meter relay, the Wildcats placed fourth with the team of Jonathen West, Noah Rapp, Danner Latshow and Tommy Kelley. Zach Batteiger finished second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.38 seconds. Austin Peerman won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.29 seconds. Jonathen West placed sixth in the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:49.98. Conner Sleddwon the 400-meter dash in a time of 52.09 seconds. Zach Batteiger finished third in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 43.23 seconds. Jonathen West finished fourth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:03.86. Austin Peerman won the 200-meter dash in a time of 22.70 seconds. Braden Dike placed fifth in the 3200-meter run with a time of 10:52.21. The Wildcat 4x400-meter relay team of Austin Peerrman, Jonathen West, Conner Sledd and ZachBatteiger placed third in the race with a time of 3:34.90. Jackson Baldwin placed sixth in the shot put with a throw of 40-feet and three inches. North Posey also had some good performances during this meet.The 4x800meter team of Julian Herke, Tanner Tichenor, Julius Wrege and Logan Woods finished fifth. Kyle Stew-





Meghan Ghrist homered on a twostrike pitch to drive in the two runs that helped the Wildcats beat Jasper on Saturday.

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‘Wildcats softball’ continued from Page B1 as they defeated Evansville Memorial by a 3-2 score in Mount Vernon. Keitel came up big on the mound for the Wildcats as she kept the young but highlyregarded Tigers in check most of the game. The sixteenthranked Tigers gave up only four hits and one walk in the contest. Kirston Jewel and Gibbs each had RBIs for the Wildcats as they took an early 2-0 lead and then had to fight off a determined Memorial squad for the win. The Wildcats had only three hits but took advantage of everything Memorial gave them, including a bases-loaded hit batsman in the third inning to put the first run on the board. Gabi Gilpin and Jaycie Tucker each had singles in the contest and Gibbs came up with a big double. The win over Memorial was the team’s ninth of the season. Then on Thursday, the Wildcats faced perhaps the highest-regarded team they have faced all season in defending state Class A champion and second-ranked in Class 2A Tecumseh. Again, one of the keys would be strong pitching as

Gibbs threw well, allowing only one run for the Lady Braves. Gibbs helped herself and got great support from her team as Sadie Hobbs had two hits, two RBIs, and scored two runs to lead the Wildcats. Again in would be the big bat of Ghrist that would help make the difference as she added a single, a double, and two RBIs as the Wildcats moved to 10-0 on the season. Following the Big win over Jasper, neither pitcher had their best stuff as the Wildcats fell to Heritage Hills in the second game on Saturday. Gilpin and Tucker remained hot as each had a single, a double, and two RBIs for the Wildcats. Hobbs finished with a single and an RBI but it wasn’t enough as the Wildcats fell for the first time this season. The sectional will be played the week of May 21-25 (graduation week for Mount Vernon and will be played at Boonville. The 11-1 Wildcats will finish the regular season trying to continue to work on improving and shoring up minor mistakes before entering tournament play.

Above, Mount Vernon freshman Morgan Wood, No. 1 singles, concentrates on making contact with the ball during a recent match against Bosse. Photo by Garry Beeson At left, Mount Vernon’s No. 2 singles player Emily Duckworth makes good contact on her serve during a very close match against Bosse on Wednesday. Photo by Dave Pearce

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‘Ladies track’ continued from Page B1 94 points, Mount Vernon in third place with 85 points, Vincennes Lincoln in fourth place with 68 points, Gibson Southern in fifth place with 62 points, Evansville Bosse in sixth place with 58 points, Evansville Central in seventh place with 56 points and North Posey in eighth place with 19 points. Mount Vernon’s Arianna Wilkerson won the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 16.77 seconds. Wildcat, Courtney Bourne finished sixth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.63 seconds and Emma Thompson placed second in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:38. Mount Vernon’s 4x100-meter relay team of Ellie Bush, Arianna Wilkerson, Demi Collins and Courtney Bourne placed sixth with a time of 54.01 seconds. Libby Steinhart placed fourth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:02.57. Hallie Fisher finished seventh in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:05.38. Arianna Wilkerson placed fifth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 54.15 seconds. Summer

Sanders placed fourth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:37.30. Courtney Bourne finished sixth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.98 seconds. Libby Steinhart placed seventh in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.13 seconds. Emma Thompson placed second in the 3200-meter run with a time of 12:24.71. Taylor Collins finished sixth in the 3200-meter run with a time of 13:39.30. Libby Steinhart finished sixth in the long jump with a distance of 15-feet and three inches. Emma Weilbrenner placed second in the shot put with a throw of 34-feet and four inches. Makenna Russell finished fifth in the shot put with a throw of 30-feet and 11 inches. Russell also placed fourth in the discus with a throw of 84-feet and nine inches. Lexi Harmes finished sixth in the discus with a throw of 83-feet and seven inches. Demi Collins placed third in the pole vault with a height of eightfeet, six inches. North Posey’s 4x800-meter relay team of Olivia Schmalenberger, Kaybren


Grubb, Emma Goebel and Jasmine French finished fifth with a time of 11:47. Madison Cates placed seventh in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.96 seconds. Brooke Coleman finished sixth in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:57.91. The Lady Viking 4x100-meter relay team of Madison Cates, Kaitlin Wright, Elise O’Risky, and Danielle Perry placed seventh with a time of 54.36 seconds. Madison Cates placed eighth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 59.36 seconds. Brooke Coleman finished sixth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:45.11. Danielle Perry placed eighth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.42 seconds. During the last race of the evening, North Posey’s 4x400-meter relay team of Kennedy Devine, Brooke Coleman, Elise O’Risky and Danielle Perry placed sixth with a time of 4:53. Mount Vernon and North Posey’s next track meet will be on Thursday, May 3, at Mount Vernon at 5:30 p.m. This meet will Mount Vernon football player Andrew Weis was recbe a quadruple meet between Mount Ver- ognized Sunday in Evansville by the National Football non, North Posey, Gibson Southern and Foundation for his achievements in the classroom. Photo Wood Memorial. submitted

‘Boys track’ continued from Page B1 non Invitational. It was a rough track meet for the Posey County schools with the stiff competition from some of the Evansville schools participating. Castle won the meet with 124.50 points, followed by Evansville Mater Dei with 103 points, Evansville Central with 100 points, Gibson Southern with 90.5 points, Evansville Memorial with 72.5 points, Mount Vernon with 55 points, North Posey with 40.5 points and South

Spencer with 37 points. Several Wildcats placed at the invitational. Austin Peerman finished second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.37 seconds. Peerman also placed third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.20 seconds. Mount Vernon’s 4x800-meter relay team of Jonathen West, Noah Rapp, Braden Dike and Tommy Kelley placed second with a time of 8:41.39. Mount Vernon’s Conner Sledd finished fourth in

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the 400-meter dash with a time of 52.32 seconds. Wyatt Browning placed fifth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 45.95 seconds. Jonathen West finished third in a strong fast field in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:02.64. Braden Dike did well in the invitational finishing fourth in the 3200-meter run with a time of 10:42.50. Dike also placed sixth in the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:52.60. Wildcat Tommy Kelley finished seventh in the 3200-meter run with a time of 11:19.19. The Wildcat 4x400-meter relay team of Austin Peerman, Jonathen

West, Conner Sledd and Zach Batteiger placed seventh in the race with a time of 3:50. Jackson Baldwin finished fifth in the discus throw with a distance of 115-feet and nine-inches. Baldwin also placed sixth in the shot put with a throw of 41 feet and ten and a half inches. North Posey had several athletes with notable performances.Kyle Stewart won the long jump with the distance of 21-feet and five inches. Alex Stewart placed fifth in the long jump with a distance of 20-feet and three inches. Drake Rogers placed second in the high jump with

the height of six-feet. Jack Heldt finished eighth in the high jump clearing the bar at five-feet and six inches. The Vikings 4x800-meter team of Tanner Tichenor, Logan Woods, Julius Wrege and Julian Herke finished seventh in the event with a time of 9:41. Hunter Harvey placed seventh in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 19.48 seconds. Kedrick Wahl placed eighth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 19.82 seconds. North Posey’s Kyle Stewart finished fifth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.49 seconds. North Posey’s 4x100-meter relay

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8. The Petitioner is entitled to reimbursement for additional taxes or special assessments on the parcel of real property, that were paid by Petitioner subsequent to the tax sale and before redemption, plus interest. 9. The tract or item of real property has not been redeemed. 10. The Petitioner is entitled to receive a deed for the tract or item of real property if it is not redeemed before the expiration of the period of redemption on or before June 21, 2018. 11. The Petitioner is entitled to reimbursement for the costs described in I.C. 6-12.1-25-2(e), (attorneys’ fees and costs of giving notice; and costs of a title search or of examining and updating the abstract of title for the real estate incurred by the Petitioner). 12. The date of the expiration of the period of redemption is June 21, 2018. 13. If the property is not redeemed, the owner of record at the time the tax deed is issued may have a right to the tax sale surplus, if any. 14. The street address of the real property is 11319 E. Sharon Dr., Evansville, IN 47712.

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team of Alex Stewart, David Bender, Drake Rogers and Kyle Stewart finished fifth in a time of 44.99 seconds. Austin Danhauer placed fifth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 52.91 seconds. In the 4x400-meter relay, North Posey placed eighth with the team of Jack Heldt, Elijah Miles, David Bender and Austin Danhauer with a time of 3:54 Mount Vernon and North Posey’s next track meet will be on Thursday, May 3, at Mount Vernon at 5:30 p.m. This meet will be a quadruple meet between Mount Vernon, North Posey, Gibson Southern and Wood Memorial.

On behalf of our firm’s client, Albert C. Schmitz as Trustee of the Albert C. Schmitz Revocable Trust of 2003 (“Petitioner”), and pursuant to Indiana Code Section 6-1.1-25-4.5, you are hereby notified that the above-described real estate which is further described below was sold at a tax sale for the nonpayment of real estate taxes. According to public records, you had a substantial interest in this property on the date of the tax sale. You are hereby notified as follows:

** The amount required for redemption of the parcel of real property can increase as the Petitioner fulfills the requirement for the issuance of a Tax Deed and as the amount of interest increases. If you are interested in redeeming the property, please call the Posey County Auditor’s Office for the redemption amount.

1. A Petition for Tax Deed will be filed on or after June 22, 2018. 2. The Petitioner intends to file the petition for a tax deed to be issued on or after June 22, 2018. 3. The description of the real property included in the Tax Sale Certificate assigned to the Petitioner is the following:

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4. The real property was sold at a tax sale on September 7, 2017 and was subsequently sold following another tax sale on February 21, 2018. 5. The Posey County Commissioners purchased the real property at the tax sale on September 7, 2017 and assigned the tax sale certificate to the Petitioner on February 21, 2018. The Petitioner’s address is the following: Albert C. Schmitz Revocable Trust of 2003 7301 Copperline Rd. Wadesville, IN 47638

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NOTICE OF HEARING NOTICE OF HEARING To: Attorneys of record for the parties and other interested parties requesting special notice To: Attorneys of record for the parties and other interested parties requesting special notice This notice is filed in accordanve with IC 32-30-5-17. Jefferson A. Lindsey, the Court-appointed receiver in this case, hereby provides notice of the filing of the Quarterly Report of Receiver for Fourth Quarter of 2017, covering the period October 1, 2017 through and including December 31, 2017, which describes the status of the receivership and the prospects for its future. In accordance with the IC 32-30-5-18, during thirty days after the date of the filing of the report, any creditor, shareholder, or other interested party may file objections or exceptions in writing to the account or report, or such objections or exceptionsare forever barred for all purposes. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, that the Quarterly Report of Receiver for Fourth Quarter of 2017, covering the period of October 1, 2017 through and including December 31, 2017, is hereby set for Hearing on said report on the 4th day of June 2018, at 11:00 o’clock a.m. in the Posey County Superior Court, 126 E. 3rd Street, Mount Vernon, Indiana.

This notice is filed in accordanve with IC 32-30-5-17. Jefferson A. Lindsey, the Court-appointed receiver in this case, hereby provides notice of the filing of the Quarterly Report of Receiver for First Quarter of 2017, covering the period January 1, 2018 through and including March 31, 2018, which describes the status of the receivership and the prospects for its future. In accordance with the IC 32-30-5-18, during thirty days after the date of the filing of the report, any creditor, shareholder, or other interested party may file objections or exceptions in writing to the account or report, or such objections or exceptionsare forever barred for all purposes. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, that the Quarterly Report of Receiver for First Quarter of 2017, covering the period of January 1, 2018 through and including March 31, 2018, is hereby set for Hearing on said report on the 4th day of June 2018, at 11:00 o’clock a.m. in the Posey County Superior Court, 126 E. 3rd Street, Mount Vernon, Indiana.

SO ORDERED this 4th day of April, 2018. SO ORDERED this 4th day of April, 2018. /s/S Brent Almon JUDGE, POSEY SUPERIOR COURT

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Possession of Paraphernalia, Operating While Intoxicated - MVPD Victoria Wyatt - Mount Vernon - Warrant, Theft MVPD Justin Wyatt - Mount Vernon - Warrant, Theft - MVPD April 22 Harley Gorman - Mount Vernon - Operating While Intoxicated - PCS John Parrish - Mount Vernon - Warrant, Theft - MVPD April 23 Johnathan Young, Mount Vernon - Warrant, Check Deception (failure to appear) - PCS Michael Kneer - Poseyville - Warrant, Public Intoxication (failure to appear) - PCS Christian France - Evansville - Intimidation (petition to revoke) - PCS April 24 David Fuhs - Griffin - Criminal Mischief - PCS Dylan Cooper - Mount Vernon - Warrant, Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, Child Solicitation - PCS

Delene Schmitz


Julia Vantlin





112 S Church St., Poseyville

435 Pearl Street

1855 Allyn Drive

5506 Stone Point Drive

3 Old Orchard

4821 Longview Court

Newly renovated 3 br, 2 ba Move in ready!

3 br/2 ba house & commercial bldg 141 x 54 barn and lean-to

3 bedroom brick ranch on corner lot

4 br, 3.5 ba, full fin bsmt beautiful outdoor space

Remodeled brick 4 br/3 ½ ba 1 A, 3 car gar, fin bsmt

5 br, 3 ba w/walkout bsmt 1.3 A, hardwoods, lg deck








431 E. 4TH ST., MT. VERNON, IN

(812) 838-4479

10420 Connie Jo Ct

1110 Pinehurst Drive 7250 N Sauerkraut Ln

531 Mulberry

125 Main Street

609 Locust

3 br, 2 ba, brick ranch 1.382 A, 2.5 car gar, outbldgs

5 br, 3.5 ba, 4000 sq ft Deck, walkout bsmt

4 br, 2 ½ ba two story Full walkout bsmt, 1.05 A

Turn of century 6 br/3 1/2 ba Corner Lot. 3887 Sq. Ft.

Vacant lot with river view! Make an offer!

3 br, 1 ba w/2+ car gar and new heat and air







ACREAGE AVAILABLE 714 E Sherman Street

133 Main Street

433 Mill Street

1133 E 2nd Street

423 N Canal Street

3 br/2 ba, full basement 2 car att gar & 2 car carport

Business location on corner of 2nd & Main. 1408 sq ft

Nice 1100+ sq ft 2 br, wood floors, updates, 2 car gar

Renovated 2-3 br bungalow On large lot

3 br, 1.5 ba, 1440 sq ft On two lots






951 HWY 66, New Harmony 3.73 Acre Wooded Lot





MAY 1, 2018 For Rent

Help Wanted

Apartment Living At Its Best


1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments 3 Bedroom Townhouses • Total Electric • Water Included • Appliances Furnished • Laundry Facility on Site • Rent Based on Income • Immediate Occupancy with Approved Application


Your Home Should Be Your Castle! For information contact:

Southwind Apartments 465 W. 9th St. Mt. Vernon, IN 47620 This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer


• Off

Street Parking Facility on Site • Rental Assistance Available • Free Trash Pickup • Quiet and Friendly Neighbors • Wheelchair Accessible • 1 Bedroom Apartments • Equal Housing Opportunity • Laundry

Call for an application:

Bartender Wanted Moose Lodge, MV - Thurs thru Sunday $125 - Apply in Person after 2 p.m. 711 W. Second Street, MV

Premier Healthcare of New Harmony has immediate openings for the following positions:

• Full time cooks, part time dietary aide positions • Full time floor tech/light maintenance position

Jim Fetscher, Site Manager

Work Exclusively for Premier Healthcare!


Apply in person:

This Institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer

Call: (812) 838-2088 TDD# 1-800-743-3333

Big Creek Apartments Now accepting applications for nice one-bedroom apartment. No Pets. $395 monthly + $395 deposit

Call 812-985-9652 HOUSE FOR RENT

330 KENNEDY DRIVE, MT. VERNON 2 bdrm, 1 bath. W/D hook-up. Appliances. Large 1 car garage w/storage.

$650/month Call 812-449-6488 Work Wanted

Garden and Lawn Tilling I have a small tractor, 4’ tiller, loader, bushhog, box scraper for dirt & rock work

Call Lindel 812-457-0751 Lost and Found Black and white male pit bull named Roscoe - missing since 04/16/18. Last seen in Poseyville/Stewartsville area on Pumpkin Run Road still wearing his green electronic collar. If found or have any information on his whereabouts please call: 812-205-1552 812-499-3682 812-205-4409

I’m Lost 8-year-old loving neutered male cat - answers to Whitey - last seen off Rogers Road in Poseyville

Please Connie 812-270-1512 Call: Beth 812-456-6126

Reward Yard/Garage/Rummage Sale

2-Family Yard Sale 7331 Heritage Drive, MV 7 a.m. - Noon Microwave, comforter w/shams, ladies clothes (s to m), mens clothes (m to l), lots of household items and misc.

Mount Vernon Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has openings for Cooks & Dietary Aides The qualified candidate will be offered a compensation package that offers many benefits including 401K, health, dental, & vision insurance, PTO, and others. Please apply in person at:

Mount Vernon Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 1415 Country Club Road, Mt. Vernon, IN 47620 For questions about the position, call Frances at 812-838-6554 EOE

Premier Healthcare of New Harmony 251 HWY 66, New Harmony, IN


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Sudoku and Crossword Puzzles

The solution to last week’s puzzles:

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