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Since 1882 ~ Successor to The Poseyville News and The New Harmony Times • New Harmony, IN

Tuesday December 20, 2011

Posey County’s locally-owned newspaper

Volume 131 Edition 52

Roofless Church reroofed Kevin Brown (left) operates the lift while Chris Koester nails the final shingle to New Harmony’s Roofless Church. Maintenance of the Roofless Church is performed by Koester Construction and funded by the Blaffer Foundation. Photo by Zach Straw

Plans announced for new town hall on Main Street in Poseyville By Valerie Werkmeister It looks as if Christmas is coming a little early for residents of the Town of Poseyville. Members of the town council unveiled plans to build a new town hall during their regular meeting last Wednesday. The new 2,099 square-foot structure will be built on the currently vacant lot at the corner of Church and Main streets. The property will be purchased for $50,000 from Poseyville Properties, owned by attorney Bill Bender. Bender stated for the record that he did not solicit the property to town council members. On the contrary, they approached him regarding the possible sale. Bender is currently the council’s attorney, but he will not represent the town during this transaction. “It’s a prime location, it’s the only location. It’s a fair price and we think it’s time to move forward. We appreciate him selling this to us,” said council president Bruce Baker. The current building was built in the 1920s and has a damp basement, which is the only place most of the town’s records can be stored. Hirsch’s Department Store owns most of the lot surrounding the town hall, leaving no available space for expansion.

The new building will house a meeting room with a seating capacity up to 28 people. A special safe room will be added for record storage. It will also consist of four offices, a large reception area, a work area and clerical area. A drawing of the proposed structure was created by Erny and Associates, P.C. of Vincennes. Baker explained they plan to secure funding through a bond issue. The town does not currently have any loans or debt service. Council members approved the contract presented by Bender to purchase the property. They are hopeful that construction will begin this spring after bids have been received. Continuing with the flow of good news, fire department member, Jeff Droege, informed the council that the new rescue truck will be in service sooner than expected. Members should be able to go pick it up around January 25. They hope to have it in service in mid-February. The council and fire department discussed options for the old rescue truck and both agreed to advertise to received sealed bids. The truck will be sold to the highest bidder.

As seen from above; over 24,000 individual cedar shingles we cut and hand nailed to the structure of the building. Photo by Zach Straw

Evidence ties Ky. inmate to Posey County burglaries

By Dave Pearce An Evansville man, currently being held in the Daviess County Jail in Owensboro, Ky., has been named a “person of interest” in at least two, possibly as many as four, Posey County burglaries. An arrest warrant in Posey County awaits Continued on Page A3 Cook. According to information provided by Posey County Sheriff Greg Oeth, there is now scientific evidence to connect Danny Lee Cook, 36, in connection with a home burglary of a residence located on Ford Road North. The burglary occurred on September 1. Cook is also a person of interest regarding two other burglaries that occurred on the same day in Posey County. Crime scene processing by deputies, lead to the analysis of items at the crime lab, which made the connection to Cook. Cook is also charged with burglary in Kentucky also. According to information provided courtesy of the Owensboro Messenger-Enquirer, Two Evansville men were charged with burglary Wednesday after allegedly breaking into a home in West Daviess County near Stanley. Town Council President Bruce Baker (left) and council members Ron Fallowfield and Steve Ahrens Capt. Bill Thompson, head of show drawings for a new Poseyville Town Hall. It will be constructed at the corner of Church and Main investigations for the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department, said Streets. Photo by Valerie Werkmeister

Danny Lee Cook two juveniles were home around 9:30 a.m. at a residence in the 7200 block of Oakford Road in Owensboro back on November 23 when the 8-year-old heard a vehicle pull into the driveway and saw a gray van she did not recognize. Thompson said the juveniles heard someone attempting to open the home’s back door. The oldest juvenile, who was 13, told her sister to hide in a bathroom. The 13-yearold then went to her room, retrieved a baseball bat and listened in the hallway as someone attempted to open the front door and then managed to open the back door.

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Maple Hill board dissolves, New Harmony Board oath renewed By Rhys Mathew At the Dec. 15 meeting of the New Harmony Town Council, the Maple Hill Cemetery Board was dissolved. Town Council President David Campbell said, “We’ve had difficulties finding people to serve and the decisions always come in front of the board, so the Cemetery Board voted to dissolve itself.” Town Council Member Linda Warrum provided an update after the tree count held earlier this fall. “There are 50 new trees in New Harmony; those came from the Chili Cook-Off, the tree farm and other donations.” An update was also given on the completion date of the new fire station. “We are shooting for February, and everything is moving along,” said Council Member Joe Straw. Many positions were renewed or reappointed. Scott Champlin, Linda Warrum and Karen Walker will serve again on the Plans Commission, Jeff Smotherman and Don Williams will serve on the Board of Zoning Appeals and Barb McConnell was reappointed to the Parks Board. Nathan Maudlin was reappointed as the town attorney. The Town Council Members were also sworn in for another four years. Ray McConnell provided new information on the Bicentennial Commission. At the latest steering committee meeting, the winning entry for the Bicentennial Seal was selected from the 12 entries. Two new members left to right: Karla Atkins, Clerk-Treasurer, swearing in Town Council members Karen Walker, Joe were also approved for the commission, one representative from Harmonie Straw, David Campbell, Linda Warrum, and Don Gibbs taking their oath of office as New Harmony Continued on Page A4 Council members.

Inside this issue...


Retrospective ................. A4 Legals.............................. B6 Classifieds ................. B7-8

Go to Community ........... A5 Social ...................... A5 Deaths ................... A3 Sports ................... B1-6 School.................... A8 Bus/Ag.................... A7



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Poseyville man arrested after beating By Dave Pearce A skirmish in a Poseyville has resulted in the arrest of a Poseyville man and the hospitalization of another. According to information provided by the Posey County Sheriff’s Department, Sgt. Andrew Porath was dispatched to the mobile home park at 300 S. Cale Street at around 10 p.m. on December 16. According to the arrest warrant, Porath indicated that when he arrived at 300 S. Cale Street, Lot. No. 2, he spoke with the victim of an attack, William Ray Jessie, and a witness, Shawna Brandenstein. Both indicated that Jerome Roberts, who lives in the mobile home next door to Brandenstein, has had problems in the past with Roberts. Both individuals re-

ported to Porath that when Jessie arrived at Brandenstein’s home, Roberts came out of his home and confronted Jessie. According to Jessie, Roberts then attacked him and according to the witness, Roberts kicked Jessie four to six times as he lay on the ground. Roberts was then located at his residence by Porath and was placed under arrest and transported to the Posey county Jail. During a recorded statement, Roberts admitted to kicking Jessie as he lay on the ground. Roberts indicated it was once in the ribs and once in the head. Jessie was transported to Deaconess Hospital to be treated for injuries sustained in the attack.

Participating in the Zion Lippe UCC live Nativity scene and play on Sunday evening are Bode and Haley Fischer; Justin, Aaron, Ben, and MacKenzie Dickhaut; Grant and Grace Cullman; Lora and Julia Commens; Maggie and Molly McCutchin; Hannah, Kelsey, and Shelby Lang;

Kyle, Kayla, and Kari Hoenert; Cameron and Lindsay Calvert; Shelbi and Sean Hollen; Austin and Owen Spears; Nathan Schroeder; Alana Bredemeier; Lyla Hautman; Connor Black; Carl Schmitz; Jim and Hilda Donner; Hans Schmitz;and Scott Lewis. Photo by Dave Pearce

Posey County Sheriff Department Sergeant Andrew Conrath escorts Poseyville resident Jerome Roberts into a sheriff;s car after he was charged following a fight in a Poseyville trailer park this week.Photo by Dave Pearce

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OBITUARIES Glenn David Moll

Ruth Olene Edwards

Glenn David Moll, 57, of St. Philips, Ind., passed away on Friday, December 16, 2011, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Glenn was born February 1, 1954, to the late Jacob Eugene and Mary Ann (Zenthoefer) Moll. He was a member of St. Philip Catholic Church and was employed at GE Plastics/ Sabic for 37 years. years Glenn Glen is remembered for his love of family, especially his children. He was involved with athletics all his life. He participated in swim team, golf, basketball & Little League, and at MVHS, Glenn was a member of the first Sectional Champion Wrestling Team, as well as football, track and Cross Country teams. Glenn coached baseball and softball little leagues, diving for MVHS, and wrestling at all levels. Whichever activity his children were in, he was there giving encouragement and lending a hand to the organization. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman and found time to help anyone who asked. He is survived by his daughter, Jessica (Brian) Nobles of Mount Vernon, Ind., and two sons, Jason Moll of Mount Vernon and Cody Moll, of St. Philips, Ind. Also surviving are his sister, Marita Moll of Cary, Ill., and four brothers, Joe (Karen) Moll, Kenny (Carol) Moll, John (Sherri) Moll and Steve (Tammy) Moll, all of Mount Vernon, as well as 10 nieces and nephews. Funeral mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at St. Philip Catholic Church, 3500 S. St. Philip Road, Mount Vernon, Ind., with the Rev. Tom Kessler officiating. Burial will follow in St. Philip Church Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 3 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin Street where a memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friends may also visit with the family from 10 a.m. until mass time Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Posey County Humane Society, 6500 Leonard Road, Mount Vernon, Ind., 47620 or the Mater Dei Wrestling Club, 1300 Harmony Way, Evansville, IN 47720. Condolences may be made online at

Frederick Jesse Tron, Sr. Frederick Jesse Tron, Sr., age 81 of Mount Vernon, Ind., died Thursday afternoon December 15, 2011, at Deaconess Hospital. He was born April 14, 1930, in Springfield, the son of Fred A and Goldie Lorene (Moore) Tron. He married Tilda Elizabeth Bundren. Jesse worked for 47 years for the Mount Vernon Water Works, 13 years for E.F. Moran Oil Co., and also for Jim Carey Lumber Yard. He loved to coon hunt and fish. He is survived by one son, Roger Tron of Mount Vernon; one daughter, Odean Carr of Mount Vernon; one brother, James Tron of Mount Vernon; four sisters, Karen Hanshaw of Webster Groves, Mo., Frieda Wells of Mount Vernon, Violet Embrey of Hobart, Ind., and Elberta Lakins of Rose Hill, Va.; four grandchildren, Dana Tron, Jason Tron, Daniel Carr, and Krystal Carr and one great-grandson, Jonathan Carr. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Tilda Elizabeth Bundren; one son, Frederick Jesse Tron, Jr.; and one brother Fred A. “Bud” Tron. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday December 19, 2011, at the Austin~Stendeback Family Funeral Home at 1330 E. Fourth St., Mount Vernon, Ind., with the Rev. Dallas Robinson officiating. Burial was in Caborn Cemetery. Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at

Town Hall, from Page 1A mid-February. The council and fire department discussed options for the old rescue truck and both agreed to advertise to received sealed bids. The truck will be sold to the highest bidder. Droege stated new officers had been chosen following the recent fire department elections. Chris Neaveill was chosen as the new fire chief. Droege assumes the role of deputy chief and Sam Martin will serve as the assistant chief. Julie Mayo informed council members of the new gas tracker from the utility office. There will be a 15-percent decrease for Poseyville gas utility consumers during the consumption months of November, December and January. Consumers will see the rates effective on their December, January and February bills. In other business, council members approved salary ordinance 2011-12-14-01 which set salaries for town employees for the upcoming

year. Council members also approved a contract with Hank Hudson who represents the town for legal services on the Economic Development Commission. The contract was a routine matter. The council will meet for its final meeting of the year on Wednesday, December 28, at 4:30 p.m. The Oath of Office will follow at 5:30 p.m. with Judge James Redwine swearing in newlyelected officials.

Ruth Olene (Brister) “Tootsie” Edwards, 80, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2011, at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville. She was born in Memphis, Tenn., on July 21, 1931, to Luther and Eva (Crisp) Brister. She was a homemaker and traveled with her husband during his military career. After his retirement from the military they settled down in Mount Vernon, Ind., in 1976. She enjoyed antiquing, collecting art work, and painting. She was preceded in death by her parents; three children, Erica in 1965, Emmet Dee III in 1971, Wynn “Wendy” Atkinson in 1995; sister, Juanita Patterson; and her brother, George Leonard “Dick” Brister. Ruth is survived by her husband of more than 63 years, Dr. Emmet Dee Edwards, Jr.; daughters, Karen Edwards, Cheryl Roos (Brian), all of Mount Vernon; seven grandchildren, Shawn and Chad Howard, Ranger and James Davis, Rachel and Jonathan Stilley, and Tyler Roos; nieces and nephews; and her beloved Welch Corgi, MacTavish. A celebration of life will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main St. Mount Vernon, Ind. Friends and family may visit from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Internment is scheduled at Arlington National Cemetery in Fort Meyer, Va. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Robert William Hast Robert “Bob” William Hast, Sr., 82, of Mount Vernon, Ind., passed away on Monday, December 19, 2011, at his residence. He was born on April 28, 1929 in Vanderburgh County, IN to John and Irene (Renfro) Hast. Bob was a 1947 graduate of Reitz High School. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge in Mount Vernon and the River Bend Association in Evansville. He retired from Bucyrus Erie. Bob was also a member of the Mid West Old Timers Vintage Auto Racing Club. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bettye (Curtis) Hast; daughter, Jeane Hast Baker; brother, John Hast; and sister, Dorothy Grisham. Bob is survived by his son, Robert “Bobby” W. Hast, Jr. of St. Phillip, Ind.; brother, Donald Hast (Nancy) of Mount Vernon; sister-in-law, Norma Hast of Indianapolis, Ind.; grandchildren, Cara Hast (Glenn), Robert “Robby” W. Hast III (Fiancé’ Meaghan Pyle), Michelle Baker, Amy Baker Mayes (Donald); great grandchildren, Karlie and Jada Compton, Brianna Fleeger, Mya Tisdale, Blaine Mayes, and Masey Mayes. Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, December 22, 2011, at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main St. in Mount Vernon, Ind., with burial to follow in Black Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Black Cemetery Fund. Condolences may be made online at


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New world-class plastics facility opens at SABIC in Mount Vernon SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony here to mark the opening of a new, state-of-the-art pilot facility that will allow chemistry and process development for its high performance polymers (HPP) – Ultem,* Siltem* and Extem* resins – product line. The new 3,000-sq.-ft., world-class facility is an innovation resource that will enable SABIC to more rapidly produce new polymers – particularly custom formulations – for customers. It will also significantly increase customer access to SABIC research scientists, product development specialists and the intricate application development process. Previously, piloting was done externally; now this work will be seamlessly integrated into product research and development and scale-up to commercial production. The new facility demonstrates SABIC’s ongoing commitment to true innovation, working side-by-side with customers to provide high-performance, tailor-made solutions for greater end-product differentiation and business success. “This is a critically important addition to our capabilities in Mt. Vernon and is the latest in a history of new investments to this site, which has long been a hub for major innovation breakthroughs and the source of 500 patents,” said Sanjay Mishra, global highperformance polymers technology leader, Specialty & Performance, Innovative Plastics. “Mt. Vernon is the ideal location for the new pilot facility because it takes us to a new level of high performance polymers technical innovation and dedicated support that our customers expect of us, especially those in growing, high-demand sectors like aerospace and healthcare.” A Seamless, Collaborative Process Customers wishing to reformulate material properties of an existing application or cre-

ate a new product using SABIC’s high-performance plastics can choose from the company’s extensive portfolio or collaborate on solutions for unique application needs. SABIC will work with a customer as it engineers a solution. The new pilot facility becomes a critical enabler for new material development, production support of the Mt. Vernon commercial plant and customer application testing. Once the customer is satisfied that a material has met its requirements, the SABIC team may produce bulk quantities at its fullscale manufacturing operation in Mt. Vernon. SABIC’s high performance polymer portfolio consists of Ultem* polyetherimide (PEI) resins, which have been produced in Mt. Vernon for 40 years, are known for their high heat, chemical and flame resistance and high strength and stiffness. They are widely used in aerospace and transportation and the medical device industry. Siltem resins are amorphous materials that combine the high heat resistance of Ultem PEI resin with the flexibility of silicone elastomers. Applications include wire and cable coatings. Extem amorphous thermoplastic polyimide (TPI) resins deliver high performance at prolonged extreme temperatures and exceptional dimensional stability for thin-wall molding. Extem grades offer the potential to replace ceramic and metal in applications where thermoplastics are not suitable, and bring advantages of weight-out, excellent design flexibility and system cost reduction. They are inherently flame retardant without the use of halogenated additives that can pose environmental risks and raise regulatory compliance issues. Applications include wire and cable insulation, high-performance connectors and accessories, and semicon plasma chamber components and pickup systems. The pilot facility will begin operations in the first quarter of 2012.

Posey woman faces charges after stabbing At last report, Matthew was in stable condition at Deaconess Hospital with a wound to the lower abdomen. Police say when Patricia Reich was arrested and placed in a patrol car, she kicked out the back window. Police say she was further restrained and taken to the Posey County Jail in another police vehicle. Beloat indicated that Reich faces a charge of aggravated battery, a Class B felony.

By Dave Pearce A Mount Vernon woman is behind bars following a stabbing on Thursday afternoon. According to information released by Mount Vernon Police Chief Grant Beloat, 34-year-old Patricia Reich is charged with aggravated battery in the stabbing of 23-year-old Matthew Reich. Investigators say it happened during a domestic dispute late this afternoon on East Second Street.

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New Harmony High School senior Courtney Price was crowned new Harmony Basketball Homecoming Queen prior to the Rappites game with Wood Memorial. Ryan and Stephanie Lutz of Wadesville are proud to announce the birth of their son Drwe Richard. He was welcomed home by his big sister, Sarah, age 12. Grandparents are karen and Wteve Wilson of Griffin and Rebecca Lutz of Wadesville and the late Richard Lutz. A senior on the Mount Vernon girls’ basketball team, Terri scored right points to share team-high honors as the Lady Wildcats posted their first win of the season against Central.

Melissa Smith, the twelve year old daughter of Steve and Rhonda Smith of Blairsville will be vying for the title of Miss Junior America during the pageant in Indianapolis. Melissa, a sixth grade honor roll student at South Terrace Elementary will competee with 39 other contestants in three categories. Daniel king, a senior at North Posey High School has been selected to the Academic All State Football team by the Indiana Football coaches. The association selected 33 Academic All-Staters in each of the five football classes. The award was based on class rank, SAT scores and grade point average.

In impressive halftime ceremonies, Wilmajean Crabtree, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Crabtree of Griffin was crowned basketball queen. Leonard Seiller, member of the varsity cage squad and captain for the Owensville game, did the honors. Receiving the second highest votes in the student balloting, was Judy Majors. A son, Bradford Paul Reynolds, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Reynolds, on Nov. 30. The husky boy weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces, and is the couples second child. Russell Clayton was elected Worshipful Master of Poseyville Lodge No. 6632, F.&A.M. He succeeds Gordon Rumble

Posey Humane Society News With Christmas just a few days away, your friends at Posey Humane Society want this to be a safe holiday for everyone. This includes your furry family members. With all the festivities, many households have extra guests. Some may be strangers to your dog or cat. While many animals enjoy all the excitement and activities, others can be frightened by it. If your animals are not used to a lot of commotion and noise, it may be best to make sure they have their own quiet spot where they will not be disturbed. Instruct children and guests that if your dog or cat has retreated to a certain area, it is best to leave the animal alone. Also, be sure that well meaning guests are not feeding your furry family members. Many holiday foods

are not suitable for dogs and cats. Chocolate, grapes, raisins, onions, chicken or turkey bones and alcoholic beverages are all dangerous for both dogs and cats. Remember to watch out for small game pieces, toys and ribbons or gift wrap that your dog or cat may find on the floor. Once ingested many items can cause stomach upset, intestinal blockage and damage. Lastly, if traveling with your pet, please be sure your animal has an ID tag and if possible a microchip. Both will help insure your animal can be identified and returned to you as soon as possible should you become separated. Posey Humane Society wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season and a Merry Christmas.

Relay pancake breakfast is set for Jan. 22 Please join us on Sunday, January 22 from 7:30 - 11 a.m. at St. Fran-

cis cafeteria (Poseyville) for our annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast

to benefit Relay for Life. Sausage, pancakes and scrambled eggs along with drinks will be availNew Harmony, from Page 1A able for $5 for adults and State Park and one from the increase for clerk-treasurer $3 for kids 10 and under New Harmony Association Kartla Atkins. The raise will and are available at the of Interpreters. be effective to the selected door. A half pot drawing Mr. and Mrs. Claus enjoy a visit with Jordan Carver during their visit to CSB State An amendment to the Sal- salary on Jan. 1. will also be available. Bank in Poseyville on Saturday morning. Photo by Dave Pearce ary of Elected Officials OrdiAt the next meeting, the nance was passed. “Elected Council will discuss the posofficials are unable to receive sibility of adding a stop sign Burglary suspect, from Page 1A a raise until Jan. 1; we were to Brewery Street after comThompson said the ford Drive when he saw a Hawes State Park) called from the home on Oakford unaware of that,” said David plaints of speeding. All Town Campbell. While the mem- Council meetings will now 13-year-old retreated to her gray van leaving the neigh- and said two white males Road, Thompson said. Danny L. Cook, Jr., 36, bers of the Council held their be held at 5 p.m. on the third room, where she saw a white borhood at a high rate of stepped in front of her car man enter the 8-year-old’s speed. and attempted to stop her,” and Benjamin A. Canary, current rate of $2,260 per Thursday of each month. room and rummage through “He actually took a picture Thompson said. 24, both of Evansville, were year, they did approve an it. When the man attempted of the vehicle and the license A short time later, depu- charged with second-degree to enter the 13-year-old’s plate number,” Thompson ties spotted two men walk- burglary in the incident. bedroom, the 13-year-old said. The neighbor then fol- ing across the golf course Thompson said there have swung at him with the baselowed the van to a parking at Ben Hawes State Park, been other burglaries in the of The Posey County Humane Society ball bat but missed. lot on U.S. 60 West. Thompson said. One of the area of U.S. 60 West since “Her daddy said it was The man who followed men had a key that was later mid-summer, and detectives a good thing, because he’d the van “attempted to block determined to fit the van, and are checking for any posstill be laying there” if the the van and determine what the other man had a Nin- sible connections between 13-year-old, a softball play- they were doing,” Thomp- tendo DS game system the the burglaries and Harris and er, had struck the man with son said. But the van drove juveniles had reported stolen Canary. the bat, Thompson said. through some grass and fled. “The 13-year-old was A farmer later saw the vea brave little girl; she was hicle parked in the area of quick-thinking and got Oakford Drive and notified her sister out of the way,” law enforcement. December 20 - Zach- ton, Herman Deckard, Don Thompson said. “Approximately two ary DeLong, Bruce Heri- Powers, Amber N. Sailer, The man then fled the hours later, someone in the home. At that time, a neigh- area of Beech Hill Lane and ges, Tim Hoehn, V. Alizah Jeff Wolf, Rosemary York, bor was driving along Oak- Fern Hill Drive (near Ben Johnson, Nick Jones, Sara Debby Effinger December 24 - John Jane Kirkpatrick, Randall Little, Julie Offerman, Mark Becher, Darla Chapman, Rodriguez, John Spradley, Nikki Nelson, Steven DougHAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS Erica Thomas, John “Red” las York by Lowell Tison December 25 - Steve AlWelker, Colin Wasson, HOW EASY TO FORGET Kenny Williams, Edna Mae sop, Jessica Bannon, ChelSimba is an eight month old male cat. He is a medium WHAT CHRISTMAS REALLY MEANS sea Pfister, Tonya Ricketts, Schneider WE BUY GIFTS FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS haired orange tabby. Simba came into the shelter with his December 21 - Kathy Billy C. Williams, Debbie EXPECTING GIFTS IN RETURN IT SEEMS mother and 2 litter mates. Brady, Jameson A. Cox, Kim Woodruff, Mark Crews LIGHTS ARE STRUNG FROM HERE TO YON December 26 - Rodney Gates, Jon D. Hidbrader, AND MISTLETOE OVER OUR HEAD M. Cox, Noelle Meyer, Kim Rodriguez, Becky TreWITH TINSEL, GLITTER AND CHEERY GREETINGS Wyatt Stafford, Lori Stallla, Sarah Ellen Whitmore, ISN’T THERE SOMETHING ELSE INSTEAD Josey Wilson, Brenda Titzer ings, Amelia Wilderman If you have a name to be HAVE WE FORGOTTEN GOD’S GREAT GIFT December 22 - Lisa SENT FROM HEAVEN ABOVE Marie Benton, Charlene included in the birthday calARE ALL THE BOUGHS OF GARLAND WE HANG Crumbacher, Nicholas Cul- endar, please send to: Posey REALLY SHOWING HIS LOVE lum, Mike McFall, John County News, P.O. Box 397, WE GO TO PARTIES AND CELEBRATE Rice, Margaret Shaffer, Amy New Harmony, IN 47631, or WHILE “JINGLE BELLS” WE SING email: news1@poseycounStallings BUT AT THIS TIME I WANT TO PAUSE December 23 -Don BarRAISE MY HANDS AND SAY ONE THING

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COMMUNITY/SOCIAL Stephens Episcopal Christmas Services Christmas Services at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in New Harmony on December 24, 2011 Christmas Eve at 8:30 p.m. Carol Sing Prelude. At 9 p.m. Holy Eucharist with reception following service. On December 25, 2011 Christmas Day at 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with reception following service.

Candlelight service set First Presbyterian Church at 6th and Walnut would like to extend an invitation to everyone to our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Abbey Nikole Bourne Erik and Jamie Bourne of Mount Vernon Ind. are proud 6 p.m. and our regular mornto announce the birth of their daughter, Abbey Nikole, born ing worship at 10:15 a.m. on Oct. 18, 2011, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, Ind. Christmas Day. Abbey weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz. and was 21 1/4 in. long. Santa visits with Hope Stocker, Nathan Meador, Madison Stocker, Haylee Mueller, Maternal grandparents are Vickie Roberts of Mount Ver- Prime Rib dinner set Alyssa McIntyre and Gavyn McIntyre at the Posey Grill in Mount Vernon during their non, Ind. and Jeff Roberts of Ashland Ky. Great grandpar- Post 5 American Legion Breakfast with Santa United Way of Posey County fundraiser. Photo submitted ents are Arthor and Dorothy Seibert of New Harmony, Ind. will feature a prime rib spePaternal grandparents are Ann Bourne and Clay and Brenda cial for New Years Eve. The Bourne of Mount Vernon. Ind. Paternal great-grandparents dinner is open to the public. are Dr. Herman and Jane Hirsh of Mount Vernon, Ind. and Service will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Show your ticket to the Bill and Susie Bourne of Cabiz, Ky. dance for a discount. Abbey was welcomed home by her brother Bryce(4).

APL News Steamboat A-Comin’ Traveling Exhibit During Open Hours, the library is celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of the voyage of the steamboat New Orleans in 1811 by hosting the exhibit Steamboat A-Comin’: The Legacy of the New Orleans. This exhibit consists of 19 onesided, freestanding banner stands. Three are 4-feet wide and 16 are 3-feet wide. The exhibit will be placed in the library foyer and in various locations through out the library until December 20. Christmas Closings December 23, 24, 25 and 26 the library will be closed

By Stanley Campbell - Merry Christmas! Winter Storytimes On December 27 registration will begin for Winter Storytimes. The next storytime session will begin January 9 and will run through February 23. New Years Closings December 30 and 31 and January 1 and 2 the library will be closed - Happy New Year. Art Gallery Attention Artists: In order to expand our service to the community, the Alexandrian Public Library has created a wall gallery for artists to display their work in our foyer. We are in search of local amateur

and professional talent. You need not live in the Mount Vernon area to participate, display and promote your work. We are now accepting requests for this free gallery space for March and April of 2012. Library Hours Alexandrian Public Library is open Monday Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information about library services or to register for a library program call 838-3286 or you can visit our website at http://www. . You can now find us on Facebook.

Tricia Murphy and her two children, Addie and Dylan with Marge Hamman as Marge enjoys the last day on the job at CSB State Bank. She retired this week.

Mount Vernon Legion to host New Year’s Eve party The American Legion Post 5 will have a New Years Eve party this year. The party will run from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. with music by “Mid-Ranger”. The event will be open to the public.

Tickets are now available on a first come first serve basis. We still have a few seats available, they are going fast, don’t wait too long. Come bring in 2012 with us at the American Legion.

Posey County Shrine kids Christmas Party a success

Marge Hamman and Steve Bennett pose for a picture during Hamman’s retirement party at CSB Stae Bank this week.

Historic New Harmony Happenings USI’s Historic New Harmony employs several individuals part-time as museum aides. These employees provide interpretive tours of historic sites as they relate to the story and significance of New Harmony. They also assist with historic demonstrations and work in the museum shop. Many of the sales and interpretive staff members belong to the New Harmony Association of Interpreters. This group assists Historic New Harmony with programming, welcomes guests participating in events with food and fellowship, makes Christmas swags each year to hang on the doors of the historic sites, contributes toward the acquisition of artifacts, and awards small grants and makes donations in service to the community. The cur-

By Missy Parkison

rent president of the Association is Marlene Huffaker. In addition, interpretive staff are sometimes asked to contribute to the programming of other cultural heritage sites and events in the region. This fall, Becky Smyth traveled to Evansville to demonstrate rope-making at Wesselman Woods’ Pioneer Days. Becky was able to share her considerable knowledge of and enthusiasm for New Harmony history with children from the area. Becky was then asked to demonstrate rope-making at the fall 19th Century Rendezvous at Lincoln Pioneer Village and Museum in Rockport, Indiana. We appreciate Becky’s willingness to take her work with Historic New Harmony “on the road.” Quick fact: Rope was one

of the major products the Harmonists sold. Community members grew hemp to make the rope, stretching it out to twist and dry along a rope walk. The original Harmonist rope walk stretched 1100 feet from North Street to Steammill Street, where the Ropemaker’s Shop was located. Learn more at Historic New Harmony is a unified program of the University of Southern Indiana and the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. Contact us at 812.682.4488 or Holiday and winter hours for the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art Christmas Eve 10-2 Closed Christmas Day Open December 27-30 Closed Dec. 31-January 2 Closed Mondays and Sundays in the winter

The Tenth Annual Posey County Shrine Christmas Party was held on December 11, 2011, at the Multi Activity Center Inc. (MAC Center) Approximately 200 people attended. Santa presented gifts to approximately 40 kids consisting of children who are attending Shriners Hospitals and their siblings. We also had inflatables for the children to play on, pictures were taken with Santa and there were clowns attending entertaining all the children and doing face painting. This party would not have been possible without the generous donations from the following individuals, businesses and organizations. We wish to thank them all for their time, talents and treasures: Alles Brothers

Furniture Co., Sarah Appel, O.D., Kay & David Austin, Billy Joe & Elaine Bebout, David & Betty Belcher, Jamie & Tammy Belcher, William H. Bender, Bradley Diesel Sales & Service, K. J. Bradley, Inc., Bud’s Hardware, Mark & Sharon Carr, Dennis Clark, Collins Body Shop Inc., Bill & Margaret Coomer, Herb Curry, Inc., J.&J. Welding, Jerry David Enterprises, Inc., Deans Diner, Don’s Poseyville Garage, Leo Effinger & Son, Ewing Tire, First Bank, Four Seasons Motel, Gamma Psi Chapter of Kappa, Kappa, Kappa Inc., Hadi Divan, Hadi Funsters, Harold’s Auto Repair, Infinity Molding & Assembly, Inc., Stephen & Cheryl Kerzan, Kiwanis Club of Mt Vernon,

Lockwood’s Flooring Inc., Dan McNamara & MAC Center, Mega Gymnastics & Inflatables, Edward Mellor, Dennis Moore, Mt. Vernon Democrat, Mt Vernon Flower Shop, Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 49 I.O.O.F., Larry & Joyce Paris, Paula’s Antique Emporium, Posey County News, Posey County Shrine Club, Roca Bar, Schneider Funeral Home, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, John Stephans, T S F Co., Inc., Mike Taylor, Chris Vaught, W. & S. Small Engines, Darrell & Debbie Weigand. A special thanks to our many nameless friends from Vanderburgh County, and for any one that helped but not mentioned. We appreciate your welcomed assistance.


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Service of shadow and Lighthouse church puts a new wrap on Christmas light set for December 21 St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church invites the community to a Service of Shadow and Light on Wednesday, December 21 at 7 p.m. The church is located at 318 Main St. in New Harmony. For many of us, of loved ones, health, employment, memories of difficult times, depression, and sadness darken our days while the sound of jingle bells is heard throughout the land. St. Stephen’s will offer a Liturgy of Shadow and Light to honor that this is not a happy time for all. This liturgy allows space in the midst of the commercialism of the season. We can offer our thoughts, prayers and longings in the midst of readings, hymns, and prayers which allow us to name our yearnings and acknowledge that God is with us in all seasons of our life. This liturgy as all our liturgies are open to all. Come sit with us

Seeds of the Sower Some hospitals giftwrapped all newborn babies one Christmas. After dressing them carefully, they slipped them into bright red stockings and sent them home as a gift from God. But the first Christmas baby, God’s only begotten Son, was wrapped in swaddling clothes. And He’s altogether lovely.

By Michael Guido

All other greatness is marred by littleness; all other wisdom is flawed by folly; all other goodness is tainted by imperlection. But Jesus is the only one who’s altogether lovely! Receive Him as your Savior, crown Him as your King, and you’ll find that every day with Jesus is sweeter than the day before.

By Pam Robinson Lighthouse Assembly of God in New Harmony is shining a strong beacon into the community this Christmas. In addition to the expected children’s church program and Christmas service, the church wrapped presents free for anyone who stopped by this past Friday, December 16, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Carrie Farrar, wife of Lighthouse Pastor Jason Farrar, said the free gift wrapping, a first, was an outreach ministry of the entire church. Members donated all the Christmas wrapping paper, ribbons and bows. Area residents just needed to show up with their purchases and watch as they were wrapped in the colors of the season. “We were trying to think of ways we could reach out to our neighbors and show our community that we care at Christmas,” Carrie explains. “We thought what better way to do that than to take something off our

neighbors’ to-do list at this time of year. So we thought we would wrap gifts for them and have cookies and coffee and invite them in and show them we love them.” For the second year, baskets were put together for 15 families in the New

Harmony community as well. Church members sang Christmas carols as they distributed the baskets after everyone’s gift wrapping was completed. After the Sunday morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. on Christmas Day, Lighthouse Assembly of

God will once again reach out to the New Harmony community and deliver handmade cards, songs and gifts to residents of Harmonie Healthcare Center at 2 p.m. It’s another way for church members to let their light shine this Christmas season.

Bob Strader and Pastor Jason Farrar look over some of the items collected to distribute in gift baskets. Photo by Pam Robinson

Sermon of the Week: The Birth of Jesus: What Do You See? By: Pastor Derrick Ousley, First Baptist Church MV Luke 1:46-55 - In case you hadn’t noticed, Christmas is coming. All the signs are there. Black Friday…Cyber Monday…Last day to ship…Santa at every event. You get the picture. All the more reason why we must be intentional in not missing the real Christmas, the day that we have chosen to celebrate the birth of King Jesus, who is God with us. There is a person in the Bible who could have just as easily missed Christmas, though for different reasons. Her name is Mary. This young Jewish bride-to-be was at an exciting juncture in her life. She was of marriageable age, pure, and betrothed to a godly Jewish man named Joseph. Everything was progressing accordingly to the custom of her day. And then she finds out that God has another plan. God sends the angel Gabriel to tell her—a virgin—that she will conceive her firstborn son by the power of the Holy Spirit, not by her betrothed Joseph. What has rightly become a story of power and grace for us could have easily been a story of heartache and confusion for Mary. You and I have God’s Holy Word to convince us that the virgin conception of Jesus is true. But how many of Mary’s contemporaries—friends, family, neighbors—were convinced by her story of angels, miraculous conceptions, and pledges of purity? Perhaps not many. Mary had every reason to grow bitter, reclusive, and paralyzed by shame. She very easily could have cried out, “Why God? Why have you ruined my life? I cannot bear this burden!” Thanks be to God that Mary was a woman of faith. Mary had an enduring faith in God that overflowed into a song that is recorded in the Bible.

In Luke 1:46-55, we see Mary’s song. And through this hymn, we get a glimpse of what Mary saw in these Christmas events. First, Mary saw the greatness of God (v 46, 49). Even in the midst of her difficult circumstances and hard-to-swallow explanations, God was showing His sovereignty, love, and mercy. What are your difficult circumstances this Christmas? Less resources than your neighbor? A fractured family? The first Christmas after the loss of a loved one? In your hardship, look to the birth of Jesus Christ as a reminder of God’s great power, love, and nearness. He has dwelt with us. Second, Mary saw the giving nature of God (v53). Mary could have viewed her events as God taking away her plans, her choices, and her calm, pious life. But Mary saw that God gives. He gives to the spiritually humble, empty, lowly, and hungry. Have you grown accustomed to thinking that God is a taker of your health, riches, comfort, parents, or children? Through the birth of His Son, we see that God is the giver of exactly what we need. And even when He does take, He does so to give us more of Himself—so we may cherish Him more. Third, Mary saw the salvation of God in the birth of Jesus Christ (v47). Mary knew that God’s Word (and human history) tells us we all need a Savior. And Mary knew that God was giving her a Savior through the birth of Jesus. A Savior from guilt before God, from a world of rebellion and decay, and to eternal life in the presence of God. What do you see when you look at this babe called Jesus? I pray that you will see—by faith—a Savior who took your punishment for sin on the Cross. I pray that you will see the King.


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Four-H review committee to meet

Elizabeth Blankenberger, Alyssa Blankenberger, Travis Koester, Lindsey Koester, Philip Blankenberger and James Blankenberger recently were honored with 5th place in the junior division at the State Entomology Career Development Event held at Purdue University on December 10. Photo submitted

Local 4-H members win area and earn fifth at State Yard Waste sites Local 4-H members from the St. Wendel area recently were honored with 5th place in the junior division at the State Entomology Career Development Event held at Purdue University on December 10. Travis Koester took high individual team honors and received 14th place individual overall. Other team members included Philip Blankenberger 16th, James Blankenberger 19th, and Lindsey Koester 26nd. Elizabeth Blankenberger placed 34th as an individual. Alyssa Blankenberger received 14th individual in the Senior 4-H

individual ranking. At area, the junior team received first place together and swept individual honors: Travis Koester 1st, James Blankenberger 2nd, Lindsey Koester 3rd, Philip Blankenberger 4th, and Elizabeth Blankenberger 5th. Alyssa Blankenberger took 1st place individual honors in the senior division. Team members were expected to identify the common name and order of 50 insects. They also answered a 25 question insect knowledge quiz regarding beneficial insects, harmful insects, and specific characteristics of various insects.


WHEN YOUR BONDS ARE CALLED. Reinvesting after your bonds are called can seem overwhelming if you’re not prepared. That’s why it makes sense to call Edward Jones. That way you can find an investment that fits your specific needs. All you have to do to get started is pick up the phone. Call or visit your local financial advisor today.

to close for winter The Mount Vernon and Poseyville Yard Waste Sites will close for the `winter months following Wednesday, December 21. They will re-open Saturday, March 3. For more information, contact the Posey County Solid Waste District at 838-1613.

The mission of the Purdue Extension-Posey County 4-H Youth Development program is to provide educational opportunities that help build life skills in young people. In Posey County, not only is this mission accomplished through traditional 4-H youth programming; it is also accomplished through school enrichment programming, Exploring 4-H youth programming, and other youth-centered activities. One of the strengths of all 4-H programs is that they are inclusive – its doors are open to all youth in grades 3-12, regardless of any defining characteristics. One way to ensure that there is equal ac-

Holiday hours for Recycling Centers All Posey County Recycling Centers will be closed Saturday, December 24. The New Harmony Recycling Center will be closed on Friday, December 23. The Posey County Solid Waste District office will be closed on Friday December 26. For more information, contact the Posey County Solid Waste District at 838-1613.

cess to local 4-H youth development programming is through an active Expansion & Review Committee. An Expansion & Review Committee is currently being formed in Posey County. This group’s roles are to advocate for underserved and underrepresented groups, brainstorm ways to promote 4-H activities, and in general think of ways to reach new youth audiences. In serving on this committee, you will have the opportunity to enhance the lives of our local youth. Both youth and adults are welcome to join this com-

mittee, and previous 4-H involvement is not required. The group will meet at least annually, and our first meeting of the coming year will be held on January 5, 2012, 6 -7 p.m. at the Community Center on the 4-H Fairgrounds. For more information on this or any other 4-H matter, please contact Cheven Meyncke May, the Posey County 4-H Youth Development Educator, by calling (812) 838-1331 or emailing Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access institution.

4-H Junior Leaders give Angel Tree gifts The monthly Posey County 4-H Junior Leader meeting was held on the evening of Thursday, December 8, 2011, at the Posey County Community Center. In addition to conducting a regular business meeting and planning for the coming 4-H year, the Junior Leaders brought gifts to donate to needy families here in Posey County. In conjunction with Trinity United Church of Christ of Mount Vernon, the Posey County 4-H Junior Leaders helped

make holiday dreams come true for twenty-five children from twelve Posey County families. If you have are interested in learning more about the 4-H Junior Leaders or have any questions in regards to this announcement, please contact Cheven Meyncke May, the Posey County 4-H Youth Development Educator, by calling (812) 8381331 or emailing maycm@ Purdue University is an equal opportunity/ equal access institution.

United Way makes a difference in Posey County Keith Spurgeon, chairman of the 2011 United Way of Posey County campaign, announced today that the campaign drive was at 98% of the $640,000 goal. He said, “All the contributions we all make are used to provide services for the people of Posey County. This year the United Way of Posey County is providing funds to 20 local agencies that help Posey County people: Albion Fellows Bacon Center, Posey County Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America Buffalo Trace Council, Catholic Charities, Children’s Learning Center, Christian Church Day Care Center, Community Emergency Assistance, ECHO Community Health Care, Family Matters, Homeless Shelter of Mount Vernon, Indiana Legal Services, Lampion Center, New Harmony Ministry Association, Posey County Council on Aging, Posey County Rehabilitation Services, Rehabilitation Center, Salva-

tion Army, Visiting Nurse Association of Southwestern Indiana, WNIN Radio Reading Program, and Willow Tree of Posey County.” Spurgeon added “We have almost reached the goal due to the hard work and generosity of our community, but the campaign is still not finished so if you haven’t contributed yet, there is still time. When we support the United Way of Posey County, we are working together to make life better for our families and their future here in Posey County, and that is why a successful United Way campaign is so important. A service now available in Posey County is 2-1-1, the easy-toremember number to call for access to information about resources for help in Posey County. There is also a prescription drug discount program, with cards available from the United Way of Posey County and at Mount Vernon Pharmacy, CVS, and Chris’ Pharmacy in New

Harmony.” He also noted that the United Way of Posey County is a local organization and is governed by its Board of Directors who are: Jon Neufelder, President; Keith Spurgeon, First Vice-President; Staci Reese, Second Vice-President; Niall McConville, Treasurer; Pat Beckgerd, Secretary; Connie Marvel; Phyllis Johnson; Aaron Wilson; Kenyon Bailey; Shawn Worman; Larry Williams; Grant Beloat; Paul Allison; Steve Bennett; Frank Chapman; Wayne Games; Andrea Gentry; Lindsay Schmitt; Fran Thoele; Tom Verkamp; Michelle Hudson; Dan Ritter; and Bill Gillenwater; and that Elizabeth Baier has served as Executive Director since 1982. For more information, call 838-3637 or email to Contributions may be sent to the United Way of Posey County at P.O. Box 562, Mount Vernon, Ind 47620.

County Farm Bureaus recognized for exceeding goals Twenty-one county Farm Bureaus from around the state were recognized dur-




ing the Indiana Farm Bureau state convention for excelling at county action goals over the past year. Indiana Farm Bureau set goals in five categories for county Farm Bureaus to achieve: membership, member engagement, youth, issue engagement, and public relations and education. Delaware County Farm Bureau was recognized as the overall winner for having outstanding activities in several goal areas. Membership – The membership goal required counties to execute new member and member retention campaigns to reach 100 percent of the prior year’s voting membership or sign six new voting members, and the counties receiving special recognition for this goal employed distinctive ways to help volunteers reach members: · Lake County’s membership chair created a solicitor packet for each board member. · Delaware County offered an incentive program: Board members who signed a new member received a steak dinner; those who didn’t were served beans. · Henry County board members met to make phone calls to those who had not renewed their membership this year and created a Facebook page. · Hendricks County found ways to be present




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around the county yearround and sent newsletters covering those membership activities. Member engagement – Finding new members to volunteer for activities is a challenge for many counties, but five found unique ways to engage those volunteers or get more than the minimum to reach the goal, which was to find eight new volunteers. · Warren County reached out specifically to young farmers and made a special effort to get members to the USDA crop lock-up. · Ripley County used an essay contest to get two FFA members on their board, and made ice cream so appealing that 11 new volunteers offered to serve it during the county fair. · Jasper County used a variety of methods to get 55 new people involved. · Newton County broke volunteer opportunities into short segments to appeal to more people. · Delaware County targeted members by demographics to participate in issue meetings. Youth – Introducing young people to Farm Bureau is the first step in keeping them as members. The goal put forth was for counties to offer least one new activity for youth, change existing activities to engage youth for the first time, or involve youth in leadership roles. · Rush County held callouts for young farmers every month and made a special trip to the Statehouse with just that group. · Marion County continued their efforts with Ag in the Classroom, philanthropy and filling board positions with young members. · Tippecanoe County intentionally filled vacant board positions with young farmers. · Newton County created an animal care program for 4-H exhibitors. · Jasper and Kosciusko

counties created programs that introduced FFA members to Farm Bureau and other ag organizations. Issue engagement – Five counties found extremely effective ways to take part in meetings that addressed a priority issue. The minimum number of meetings to host, participate or facilitate was four, but these counties went above and beyond just being present, driving discussion and bringing the organization to the forefront of the issue. · Vanderburgh County has been persistently involved in discussions regarding government consolidation. · Clinton County has focused on ways to engage local and state government officials. · Benton County developed a plan of action for engaging local officials and followed it precisely to meet their goals. · Posey County developed a reward program for reporting copper wire theft from irrigation systems. · Montgomery County hosted a meeting of local attorneys and Indiana Ag Law Foundation staff to share information and encourage dialogue. · Wells County took a successful multifaceted approach to handling a proposed fire district. Public relations and education – While the goal was to send a five news items and meet once with local media to share a list of farmer contacts, Henry, Lake, Parke and Putnam counties went above and beyond by the variety of earned media tactics they used, including letters to the editor, public service announcements, advisories and giving interviews, as well as making a consistent effort to create a strong relationship with their local media contacts. Fifty-four counties met all five goals during the goal period, Oct. 1, 2010, to Sept. 30, 2011.


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Members of the North Elementary boys’ sixth grade basketball team are, in front. Grant Parker, Isaiah Lehman, David Bender, Jack Conrad, and Thomas Rapp. In back are A.J. Reynolds, Austin Pearison, Brandon Hamman, Zachary Baehl, Carter Martin, and Dylan Mobley. Photo by Dave Pearce

Members of the North Elementary fifth grade boys’ basketball team are, in front. Caleb Wassmer, Kameron Kendall, Bryce Kiesel, Jacob Lingafelter, Dane Morris, and Jarrett Wassmer. In row two are Logan Bryant, Dalton Cox, Jacob Newman, Hunter Alkire, and Richie Mayer. Coaches are John and Jim Scheller. Photo by Dave Pearce

Brescia University High School Art Exhibition held its Awards Ceremony on Dec. 9. MVSHS students who won awards are: (l to r) Mary Klueh, Chavandra Clark, Bailey Ash, Olivia Mader and Samantha Alsop. Photo submitted

Brescia Art Exhibition awards announced School Junior, Olivia Mader, received the Juror’s Award with her photograph entitled “Working at the Car Wash”. Other Finalists included: Samantha Alsop with her photograph entitled “Old Barn”, Bailey Ash with her photograph entitled “Serenity”, Mary Klueh with her photograph entitled

“Underwater Lovin’”, Erica Martin with her painting entitled “Oil Self Portrait”, and Chavandra Clark with two photographs entitled “Look at Me” and “Butterfly from Heaven”. The director of the exhibition was David Stratton, Professor of Art and Design at Brescia University.

West students help animals find homes for the holidays The Posey Humane Society and West Elementary School have formed a partnership to match pets with Posey people. Students at West are sponsoring animal adoptions, both cats and dogs, for no or low fees. They are ex-

cited about helping to place animals in good homes. For more information on adopting one of the sponsored cats or dogs, please call the Posey Humane Society at 838-3211, and leave your message.

Mount Vernon High School Senior, Audrey Summers, has been selected to receive the Artistic Honors Scholarship and the Academic Honors Scholarship at the Savannah College of Art and Design for the 2012-13 school year. Photo submitted

Audrey Summers receives Art Scholarship Mount Vernon High School Senior, Audrey Summers, has been selected to receive the Artistic Honors Scholarship and the Academic Honors Scholarship

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A Parent Internet Awareness evening at MVJHS is planned for the dining hall area on Wed., January 4 at 6:30 p.m.. This awareness evening is available to parents of K-12 students within the MSD community. A criminal intelligence analyst of the Indiana State Police and a member of the ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) Task Force will be the featured speaker for the evening. Following the main speaker, Bill Stein, MSD Information Systems Manager, and Travis Clowers, Posey County Prosecutor, will address those attending with

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at the Savannah College of Art and Design for the 2012-13 school year. The scholarships are for four years based on her art portfolio and academic record. The college is located in Savannah, Georgia and is one of the preeminent universities in the arts in the United

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PHS and West School form partnership The Posey Humane Society and West Elementary School have formed a partnership to match pets with Posey people. Students at West are sponsoring animal adoptions, both cats and dogs, for no or low fees.

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Immunization clinic scheduled at St. Francis School The Posey County Health Department will hold an immunization clinic Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at St. Francis Catholic School Cafeteria from 2 p.m. — 4 p.m. and Wednesday January 25, 2012 at the Coliseum in Mount Vernon from 2 p.m. — 4 p.m. An appointment is not needed for these clinics. Required immuniza-

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Memories of Posey Christmas past bring joy to anonymous writer As I unwrap Christmas ornaments handed down through the generations, found memories are rekindled; memories of special times, holiday trips, and relationships that have lasted a lifetime. Now that I have passed the fifty-year mark, I have a deeper appreciation of the past and more admiration for the challenges and achievements of the generation that came before me. As Tom Brokaw noted in a recent book, the adults who experienced the harsh realities of the Great Depression and the challenges of the World War II have taken their place in history as the Greatest Generation. Given that my generation, the baby boomers, were born into the prosperity of the 60s, they can only learn of their parent’s struggles through pictures, memorabilia, documentaries, and family talks. The strength and courage that the “greatest generation” exhibited during those years of economic frugality are to be admired.

One such Christmas item, a brown and crème colored toothpick holder dated 1940, rekindles memories of a Christmas story told to me by my late Aunt Alice. The toothpick holder was one of many items sold in the general store operated by my late Aunt and Uncle from the 1930s through the mid1970s. Their general store was much like the one seen on the 1980s television show, The Waltons. Christmas 1940 was a special time for them as it marked the end of the Depression as more prosperous times were emerging. Dividends from their years of raising cattle and from their dedication to the people of rural Kentucky who frequented their general store were evident. On Christmas Eve, 1940, my late Aunt Alice once again locked the wooden frame store and stepped into the footprints made during her early morning forty-foot walk from her home to the general store. The late

afternoon snow and colder temperatures created a crusty surface over the earlier footprints. It also made roads slick that night. She and my late Uncle John anticipated having Christmas dinner with their “kids,” who were my Dad and late aunt at 8 and 12 years old; however, the roads were too slippery for my grandparents to travel from Indiana to southwestern Kentucky. So, my aunt and uncle decided to celebrate the “White” Christmas quietly in their two-bedroom wooden frame home. However, my Uncle did not let that dampen his Christmas spirit. He quickly took out two gifts for my aunt. With a grin on his face, he asked her to open the smallest one first. She found a small brown and crème colored ceramic toothpick holder with the year 1940 imprinted on it. It was one of a several dozen she ordered for the store and a favorite among her customers. Although not surprised by this gift, Aunt Alice graciously accepted it.

Next, Uncle John handed her the smallest gift. Her dainty hands, carefully peeled back the wrapping, as her eyes caught the prisms that reflected Uncle John’s promise made 13 years earlier on Christmas eve 1927. “Will you marry me Alice? I can’t afford a ring now, but I promise I will get you one when the farm and our future general store begin to prosper.” My aunt kept that toothpick holder for decades and on my 50th birthday, I unwrapped two small packages. My eyes danced with joy as they reflected the “prisms of promise.” As I place the toothpick holder among my many Christmas decorations, the movement of my hand makes the “prisms of promise” dance once again as the story of Christmas 1940 comes alive. Uncle John and Aunt Alice enjoyed 50 holiday seasons together from the roaring twenties through the late 1970s.

the word out about our region of the state. I am thankful for the partnerships that continue to support our efforts, both public and private. All of this is what I am thankful for and so much more When I think about Christmas, I think about those families that are able to have a family member go back to work, find a new job that pays more or has better benefits or work schedules and the opportunities that they will have come Christmas. The kids that will have a few more presents under the tree, a bill paid here or there, and the chance to have family over for holiday meals without the worry about how to pay for it. We should also be giving thanks for all those that will enjoy this season a little more, knowing that after the holidays, work will be waiting to be done and companies will continue to hand out paychecks. When I think about Christmas, I think

about what might be under the tree for county. Understand, what I ask Santa for is investment opportunities…not real flashy, but those that helps the residents of Posey County. I think about that next big project that will bring jobs to the community. I think about local companies that are looking to add new jobs to next year’s payroll. I think about the visits by companies considering locations for the next expansion and how best to get them to look in Posey County. I think about the excitement of finding that special gift under the tree that will make life easier for many of our residents. Economic Development is not a science. It takes time and energy, consistency in purpose and a desire to have the county seen at its best. I wonder what else Santa might place under our tree! John Taylor

Guest Editorial--Economic Development Thanksgiving has come and gone. We now focus our attention to a tree and a jolly old fellow in a red suit. As I think about the season of giving thanks, I look at it through economic development eyes. I think about the jobs that were created during this past year. I think about Toyota taking some of their temporary jobs and making them permanent. I think about Abengoa and Aventine that hired about one hundred and ten workers. I think about the construction workers that were busy over a couple of years with the construction of both of those facilities. I also have to think about Sabic and their continued growth. These are not the only jobs that were created, but they seemed to make the biggest splash. I also think about giving thanks for the different people that have been elected and understand the tools that are needed to secure new jobs in the county. These people

make the decisions that enable the Economic Development Partnership to do what we are charged with doing and they give us the tools that allow us to attract companies to look at our county as a potential place for their companies to grow. These tools assist us in making a level playing field as we compete for new investments and jobs. Thank you to all of those that help us to bring those opportunities to the county. I have many things to be thankful for. Coming into Mt. Vernon into this position was a true blessing. Working with a great board and a Chamber that understands the needs of our local businesses has made the transition much easier. I thank my maker for the opportunity to do good work in an area of the Indiana that is interested in growth and finding new employers. I am thankful for the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana that helps us to get

Letters to the Editor Holiday Thanks from the MSD of North Posey The MSD of North Posey County schools would like to acknowledge and thank our community for help in making this holiday a little nicer for many of our families. Again this year, we were able to distribute food, clothing and gifts to children whose parents needed a

little assistance. This program is made possible by monetary donations and gift purchases from businesses, nonprofit organizations and churches, school groups and staff, and individuals in our local area. Our administration and staff appreciate the over-

whelming generosity for our students and their families in this financially difficult time. Happy Holidays to you all! Dr. Todd Camp, Superintendent

How the Indiana Department of Revenue destroys small business initiative Small business initiative in Indiana is Dead! It has been killed by the INDR constant harassment of Hoosiers for “Taxes Owed”, “Penalties” and “Interest”. Individuals contemplating a business idea are terrified by stories from business friends who had to hire Lawyers to prove to the INDR that they do not “Owe” back taxes. This stems from the practice of INDR bureaucrats to send “Letters of Proposed Assessment” when they cannot find a form declaring that the small business did not have any business sales for a particular period. Let us suppose you were to receive in the mail an invoice to pay a large sum for goods or services that you have not purchased. Let us further suppose that in this printed document that you were threatened with fines, fees, interest, court action, imprisonment, confiscation of your property and home if you did not pay the sum promptly. Are we as Hoosiers and Americans not protected by state and Federal laws against such falsification and extortions? Yet this is exactly what the Indiana Department of Revenue does on a daily basis. If a Bureaucrat at the INDR cannot find some form that you were supposed to file, they do not call you, or send an Email, they send an “Official” letter with an outrageous sum owed, as one lady there told me over the phone, “Just to get your attention”! Is this not, by law, a falsification? Every Indiana small business owner I have discussed this inept harassment with over the years has had this happen to them. Are not state employees, our employees? Do their jobs not exist to serve their fellow Hoosiers? They

seem not to understand that they have a “responsibility”, not a brutal “Authority”, over other people’s lives. The only way this absolute atrocity is going to be stopped is if enough Indiana small business owners bring it to the attention of high officials in our state government. If you have had this happen to your business, please let your local newspaper Editor, Radio or TV station manager know about it. One complaint by one citizen will not get this “Harassment” of Indiana small business stopped. Document the threats that have been sent to you and send copies to you Representatives in the State House. Over the years we have owned and operated several small businesses in Indiana. Three times we found it necessary, in one business, to enlist the aid of our state Representative to finally get the INDR to quit “loosing” multiple, years past, monthly sales tax forms, after we repeatedly copied our file copies and sent them to the INDR. With another small business, they billed us for nearly three times the “Taxes Owed, Penalties and Interest” that the seasonal business had brought in the previous summer. An Art Teacher friend of ours was charged thousands of dollars in “Taxes Owed” at the end of the year, after being a good responsible citizen and obtaining an RRMC # so she could display her works in local art shows and festivals. She was terrified, had to expend several hundred dollars in lawyer fees to convince the INDR that she did not owe them thousands for selling a few dollars of artwork.

Gavel Gamut’s “Santa’s Helper” I like Christmas, always have. Some of my best memories are of Mom decorating our house and my sister working with Mom as they baked cookies and wrapped presents. Of course, my Dad, my two brothers and I did our part too. Dad would start “practicing up” for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. He would compliment my mother and sister as they dragged out all the lights and ornaments and spent from the end of November until Christmas Eve festooning our home and

cooking copious batches of Mom’s famous sour cream fudge that Dad and we boys ate. Christmas Eve we al- GAVEL ways went GAMUT to grandm o t h e r ’ s BY JUDGE home to JIM REDWINE exchange presents and enjoy the prodigious quantities of pies, cakes and sundry other goodies Grandma and her daughters had prepared while Grandfather sat smoking his pipe and beaming with pride at Grannie’s and his girls’ efforts.

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Not ones to sit idly by, my father, my six uncles and all of us male grandchildren would exclaim on the wonderful food the women sat before us. Sometimes we would have to compliment them several times. For some reason, I was reminded of these halcyon times this past week as I was watching Peg bring down numerous boxes of Christmas ornaments from the attic. I had little opportunity to simply let her enjoy herself as she seemed to frequently go between me and the television as I watched the football games. After she put up the Christmas trees (that’s correct, trees) and decorated them, I thought it was about time for supper and gently suggested she might find

time to fix it. I have a rather blurry recollection of what happened next but I did find myself at the kitchen table surrounded by stacks of cards and wrapping paper. Peg said: “Do you know how long those Christmas cards and presents for YOUR family have been sitting on that table?” I did not understand the question or the attitude. I replied, “What cards and presents?” Apparently that was an inappropriate response as items began to move rapidly about the room as Peg muttered to herself. Well, that was a few days ago and things seemed to have played themselves out as the table is now cleared off. I did tell Peg how pretty the house looked and how satisfying it was to relax on the couch as she brought the fresh hot-crossed buns out of the oven. It feels so good to be practicing up for Christmas.





I believe that our current, very business savvy and experienced Governor would do something about this Extortion, if he knew that it existed. But some members of his staff seem to “Filter” reports from his fellow Hoosiers. Perhaps if I file an “Open Letter to the Governor”, and it is published in enough newspapers around the state, he will somehow learn of these problems affecting all Hoosier small businesses. An Open Letter to the Governor Dear Governor Daniels: I am a retired Hoosier Navy Veteran of six years of the cold war. I am retired from one of the nations very best engineering schools, working with young people for 22 years. I am a former Scoutmaster in my community. Recently I attempted to assist local Wabash Valley artists and artisans in making a living by forming and organizing an “Art Trail”, and, having previous experience in business startups, I registered the “Wabash Valley Art Trail, LLC” with the Secretary of States office. We also applied for and obtained from the Indiana Department of Revenue a “Registered Retail Merchants Certificate”. Although several Wabash Valley artists encouraged my work on their behalf, because of circumstances beyond my control, we chose to sever our connections with the art community in Terre Haute. There for, no members were registered, no dues were ever collected, and no events or sales were ever conducted. All activity on my part ceased concerning the Wabash Valley Art Trail in the fall of 2010. We were assessed by the Indiana Department of Revenue on 3/21/2011 for “Original Tax (Sales), Penalty, and interest, of $786.22. When I called INDR to explain, we were advised to terminate the business through the Secretary of States office. We called the SoS office, on 4/18/2011, and were advised to back date the closing to the end of the year, 12/31/2010, and in direct answer to my questions, we were told that INDR would be notified that the “Wabash Valley Art Trail, LLC was closed. We filed the proper form, 49465 with the SoS office on 4/18/2011, and received back from his office “Certificate of Dissolution” on 4/21/2011. We also filed with the Indiana Department of Revenue on 4/18/2011 form BC-100, “Indiana Business Tax Closure Request”, being received by their office and stamped 2011 APR 21. We subsequently received from the Indiana Department of Revenue on 4/30/2011 Corresp ID: 1100084322253, Correspondence stating that the INDR had received and processed our “Close of Business” request, and acknowledging the closing date of 12/31/2010. Also stating, “ Please note you are responsible for submitting all tax collected at this location before this effective date”. Since no sales were conducted, and no tax was collected, and we had discussed this with INDR personnel previously in late March, we assumed that we had satisfied all the INDR requirements. On 11/07/2011 the INDR issued a “Warrant for Collection of Tax” to the Parke county sheriff for the amount of, $896.51, including Interest $53.51, Penalty $70.00, Collection Fee $70.00, clerk cost $3.00. I take this as a threat that they will sell our home and property in a Tax sale, or arrest me and take me to jail, have me stripped searched, incarcerated and held for a court proceeding,,,,,For Taxes I have Never owed!! Governor Daniels, would you PLEASE do what ever is necessary to get these people in the Indiana Department of Revenue off our back, and, do whatever is necessary to put a stop to these practices. Dave Gahimer Rockville, Indiana WRITER / REPORTER RHYS MATHEW WRITER / REPORTER VALERIE WERKMEISTER STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERS THE DAVE & TERRI KOCH FAMILY





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Lady Rappites down South Spencer, take 7-3 into break By Steve Joos One way to best describe last week’s girls’ hoop game at New Harmony would be a little Chris Berman-ESPN impression. Here goes (with apologies to Helen Reddy). Madison (I am) Worman was strong, she was invincible and she played a big role in sending the New Harmony girls’ basketball team into the holidays with a win. Worman scored 18 points to help put the Lady Rappites past visiting South Spencer early last week 49-41. Worman played a key role offensively as the Lady Rappites scored the last nine points of the first quarter to break the game open and then went on another run in the third chapter to take a 16-point bulge heading into the fourth quarter. “In the first quarter, we were ready to come out,” coach Jennifer Toopes said. “We know that Cannelton only beat them by nine points and Cannelton beat us by 10, so we were ready to give them a good ballgame.” And as if the Lady Rappites weren’t already prepared to give the Lady Rebels a good game, winless South Spencer may have provided them with more incentive when its coach called Toopes to ask about which teams New Harmony had beaten this season in hopes of adding them to South Spencer’s 2012-13 slate. While the Lady Rebels played like a larger school in the final eight minutes (winless record or not), it was mostly catch-up. The two teams traded one-point leads until Morgan Matthews dropped in a turnaround jumper late in the first quarter. After that, it was all Lady Rappites. Woman drained a three-pointer, Kendall Morris (who put in 14 points to give New

Harmony two players in double figures) scored and Worman connected again from long range to make the score 19-10 New Harmony at the first stop. The Lady Rebels came back a little in the second quarter, but a pair of Morris free throws and another bucket by Matthews made the score 28-22 at halftime. In the third chapter, South Spencer whittled the deficit to four points again at 30-26 with 4:32 left in the period, but once gain the Lady Rappites pulled away, as Worman knocked down a trey, Morris sunk two from the charity stripe, Kelsey Owen tipped in a shot, Worman downed a layup and Morris buried a three-ball to make the score 42-28. The lead was 44-30 when Owen answered a South Spencer bucket in the closing seconds of the period. “I think sometimes because we’re so young still, we get intimidated,” Toopes said. “But if we think we can compete with on the floor, if they come out and think they can compete, then they have a good game.” As for Worman, the coach said that has been doing well all season and since South Spencer was trying to neutralize Owen (New Harmony’s tallest inside player), that gave the Lady Rappites more shots from the outside. ”We knew that they best player was (Caitlyn) Phillips and our game plan was to try and stop her, which were able to do. We were able to get her frustrated early. They were also packing it in to try and get my best player, Kelsey Owen, in foul trouble so we could guard (Phillips), so we started going to the outside.” Phillips did finish with 14 points, including the first four of the fourth quarter as South Spencer made one last run, but could

Jordan Lyke, Kendal Morris, and Morgan Mathews present the New Harmony School Board with the trophy from the Edwards County game. Photo by Rhys Mathew never get closer than six points. addition to Morris, Matthews added seven The Lady Rappites went to the half-court points and Owen six. trap in the second quarter to take advantage “Kendall Morris had a very good game,” of South Spencer’s weakness in the back Toopes said. “She is mentally getting smartcourt, Toopes explained. In the fourth quar- er, she’s a junior and she’s played for three ter, the coach wanted New Harmony to slow years, so she knows how to handle the ball. the pace down and try to salt things away, Morgan Matthews played awesome on the a strategy that would have changed if the inside. She had about as many rebounds as Lady Rebels had gotten the lead below eight Kelsey did.” points. So not only Worman was strong and invinThe win gave New Harmony a 7-3 re- cible against the Lady Rebels. cord heading into the holidays and it gives Jessica Deckard-Mills and Alyssa Scherzthe girls something to focus on other the inger each had two points for New Harmony. imminent closing of New Harmony School, The team warmed up with a reserve game, Toopes said. They’re excited about their sea- won by South Spencer 34-25. son, the coach added, and giving 100 percent. Morris led the team with nine points, while Worman’s supporting cast also roared. In Matthews put in six and Jordan Lyke four.

‘Tired’ Mount Vernon swimmers less than sensational was at Noblesville, Zoller said, adding that it was still formidable. Tired or not, Erick McCormick still won two races and set a new meet record by swimming the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.56, while Clara Baggett was another double winner. Zoller also thought that Rachel Burke showed a great deal of improvement and that diver Katie McDonald had the best performance of the day. The boys were seventh in the 11-team field, scoring 144 points. Layton Hopper had the day’s most improved swimmer, registering three lifetime bests, while Reid Mobley was the most valuable with a third and fifth-place finish. Sage Irons and another diver, Kyle Smith, had the best performances of the day. Castle was fourth in the girls’ meet with 277 points, while the Wet Wildcat boys nipped Fort Wayne Snider (141) for seventh place. Hamilton Southeastern scored 471 and one-half points to win the boys meet, while Jeffersonville (352 and one-half) took second. Mount Vernon was fifth in the reserve girls’ meet with 29 points, while the reserve boys were seventh with 77. The Lady Wet Cats dropped to fourth in the state rankings after finishing second at

Mount Vernon senior Kyle Smith tucks for his best dive during this week’s home meet with Central. Photo by Terri Koch By Steve Joos The Mount Vernon swim teams have been training vigorously over the last few weeks and there might be some fatigue setting in. That was one reason why the two teams didn’t have one of their better days at Saturday’s Hamilton Southeastern Splash-NClash. “We were tired,” coach Larry Zoller said.

“We’ve been training very hard and working hard over the last few weeks. We didn’t swim up to our capabilities (at Hamilton Southeastern) and that was one reason why.” Tired or not, the Lady Wet Cats still won four races and 311 points to finish behind Fort Wayne Homestead (534) and Musnter (487). The competition wasn’t as strong as it

the recent Noblesville Invitational, scoring 143 points in last week’s Indiana High School Swim Coaches Association poll. Hamilton Southeastern Splash-N-Clash girls’ meet 200-medley relay: 2) Mount Vernon (Samantha Gowdy, McCormick, Kelsey Turner, Mary Klueh) 1:50.56; 200-freestyle: Turner (fourth) 1:57.71, Klueh (eighth) 2:02.76; 200-individual medley: McCormick (first) 2:07.96; 50-freestyle: Baggett (first) :24.21; 100-freestyle: Baggett (first) :52.70; 500-freestyle: Turner (fourth) 5:17.96; 200-freestyle relay: 2) Mount Vernon (McCormick, Amy Steele, Klueh, Baggett) 1:40.56; 100-backstorke: Gowdy (fourth) 1:01.06; 100-breaststroke: McCormick (first) 1:03.56*, Klueh (fourth) 1:09.16; 400-freestyle relay: 3) Mount Vernon (Turner, Steele, Gowdy, Baggett) 2:42.77. Boys: 200-medley relay: 7) Mount Vernon (R. Mobley, W. Mobley, Jake Poole, Danen Turpin) 1:44.70; 200-freestyle: Poole (sixth) 1:50.35; 50-freestyle: R. Mobley (fifth):22.99; 100-butterfly: W. Mobley (sixth):56.38; 100-freestyle: Poole (fourth) :49.68; 100-backstorke: R. Mobley (third) :56.11. *New Meet record.

North Posey Youth Baseball Club could use a little help from Santa By Valerie Werkmeister If the North Posey Youth Club had a theme for this Christmas, it would most likely be titled, “Build it and they will come.” As the story in the movie, Field of Dreams, goes, Kevin Costner razes his corn field and drains his bank account to build a ball field. The Youth Club acquired three and onehalf acres of land and started construction on a third baseball field at the youth baseball park over a year ago. Green grass has finally made its appearance and a new backstop has been added which helps distinguish the ball diamond from just an ordinary corn field. While Costner’s wife and family think he is crazy for building the field, anyone who has had children play at the North Posey ball park know that a third diamond is a necessity. In fact, the two current fields along with the fields at North Elementary School provide an area for over 500 youth in the North Posey area to play one of America’s favorite pastimes. Newly elected officers for the youth club hope to complete the new field for spring play. Unlike Costner, the youth club is a 503c organization and thrives on donations from the community. Officers include Jason Hoehn as president, Kevin Wassmer as vice president, Jay Pearison as secretary Although the fence has been constructed behind home and Greg Newman as treasurer. Hoehn stated the program depends on the generosity of the plate, the Youth Club could use help completing the new community to help sustain it. Volunteers dedicate their time baseball field in Poseyville. Photo by Dave Pearce

and resources for the betterment of the program. “We want to offer the community the opportunity to help out if they want to,” Hoehn said. The groups’ focus is sustainability. Their challenge is finding the funds to keep the program going. The youth club also oversees girls’ softball, football and basketball for youth ages five to 12. A goal of raising $25,000 by March 1, 2012, has been set to help purchase lights and construct dugouts and fencing around the field. There won’t be any labor costs associated with these improvements, but material costs will be incurred. In the coming weeks, a fundraising letter will be mailed to many in the North Posey area offering the opportunity to donate before the end of the year. Since the youth club is a 503c organization, donations are tax deductible. The third field meets Little League sanction requirements, but will also work for the girls’ softball program if needed. Plans for a fourth field that will ultimately be for girls’ softball are also being discussed. The club hopes to bring T-ball play from the North Elementary fields to the youth park this spring. There hasn’t been any major improvements to the facilities in 25 years. Checks for donations can be made out to the North Posey Youth Club and mailed to P.O. Box 78, Poseyville, IN 47633. Any questions can be directed to one of the club officers.

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ARENA Two bad quarters sink eighth grade boys Two bad quarters proved to be the undoing of the North Posey eight grade boys’ basketball team Thursday night, as they dropped a 47-14 decision at Castle North. North outscored the eighth graders 17-1 in the first quarter and 12-2 in the third enroute to the win. Austin Graves scored six points to lead North Posey, while Conner Voegel added five and Logan Willman two. Josh Cooke and Jacob McLain each put in one.

Four Vikings on All-State team Four members of North Posey’s Pocket Athletic Conference co-championship football team have been named to the Indiana Football Coaches’ Association’s Class 2A All-State team. Quarterback Colton Motz and lineman Bryce Koester are on the senior squad, while running back Wes Harness and kicker Nick Neidig were named to the junior All-State team. The All-PAC offensive captain, Motz completed 125 of 206 passes (a school-record 60.7 percent) for 1,561 yards and 17 touchdowns. When he wasn’t throwing the ball, Motz Members of the Mount Vernon Junior High School seventh grade basketball teaam are, Front row: Coach Dustin and handing it off to Harness, who carried the ball 168 times Boyer, Manager Hunter VanZant, Nathan Nolan, Collin Jackson, Scott Schroeder, Kaleb Thompson, and Coach Roger for 1,173 yards and 15 touchdowns. Blocking for them is Boyer. Second row: Tanner Curtis, Martin Seifert, Black Jackson, Dylan Guthrie, and Shane Vantlin. Back row: Walk- Koester; who also played some solid defense (16 tackles, er Paris, Cameron Maier, Chase West, Todd Ghrist, Austin McDurmon, and Dalton Peerman. Photo by Dave Pearce four assists, two sacks and a fumble recovery). Neidig connected on 27 of 32 extra points for the Vikings this season, while scoring nine touchdowns for 81 total points. He had 26 punts for 896 yards, averaging 34.5 yards per punt. Motz, Koester and Harness were also recently named to the All-Southwestern Indiana gridiron team by the Evansville Courier and Press, joining Mount Vernon receiver Tyler Ritzert and their coach, North Posey veteran Joe Gengelbach, who was named coach of the year. Ritzert hauled in 35 passes for 691 yards (19.72 per catch) and nine scores.

Eighth grade Lady Vikings come up short The North Posey Junior High School eighth grade girls’ basketball came up short last week, dropping a 30-27 decision at Fort Branch. Maddie Pfister scored nine points to lead the eighth graders, while Kayla Reidford added eight and Celeste Hill put in six.

Rappite boys’ game called off The New Harmony boys’ basketball team got an early start on their holiday break last week when Tuesday’s scheduled game with Day School was postponed due to a lack of players. The Rappites will take a 1-6 record into the Cannelton Members of the Mount Vernon Junior High School eighth grade basketball team are, in front, Adam Grabert, Brant Irvin, Kyle Wallace, Bryce Krizan, Jimmy Peck, Luke Rusher, and Luke Steinhart. In back are Bryce Stew- Invitational, set for Dec. 29-30, including a 76-56 loss to the ard, Kaleb Grabert, Damon Collins, Zac French, Riley Snodgrass, Zach Peerman, Jerod Rye, and Blake Selke. Bulldogs in their most recent game. “We didn’t play very well (at Cannelton),” coach Jim LitPhoto by Dave Pearce tle said. “Cannelton had some kids who really stepped it up and they have a very quick point guard who moved in this season. They had also just heard the announcement about the school closing the night before.” The Rappites were without their best defensive player, Thomas Steagall. Little said his absence made a difference, especially against Brandon Cook, the junior point guard who moved into Cannelton from Hancock County, Ky., this fall. Tyler Wright made a nice defensive effort in the second half, the coach said. The Rappites were also trying to adjust to a new offense and didn’t move well on that side of the court, according to Little, who would like to see more involvement from Elliott Lange, A.J. Eaton and Caleb McDaniel. All three players are doing well on the boards, with Lange averaging 11 rebounds per game. Clint Matthews, Kyle Smith and Zach Sollman have also been doing well from long range, each averaging about two three-point buckets per game. No make-up date for the Day School game has been announced. Little also called off practice so the team could get healthier and re-focus.

Posey Lanes Recap Members of the North Posey Junior High School eighth grade basketball team are, in front, Jacob McLain, Logan Willman, Josh Cooke, Ian Pardon, and Austin Scheller. In back are Tyler Hensley, Cale O’Risky, Grant Scheller, Preston Reese, Conner Voegel, Austin Graves, and Coach Vince McClure. Photo by Dave Pearce

Members of the North Posey Junior High School seventh grade basketball team are Evan Krohn, Josh Wiggins, Carson Martin, Mike Deshields, Layne Coleman, Drake Williams, Zach Scheller, and Dylan Rankin. In back are Coach Charlie Grimes, Levi Ricketts, Isaac Mayer, Dalton Rankin, Dyllan Riordan, Ethan Morlock, Noah Scheller, and Ethan Rose. Photo by Dave Pearce

Members of the north Posey Junior High eighth grade cheering squad are, in front, Kara Morrow and Olivea Glaser. In back are Alyssa Nichelson, McKenzie Fithian,and Jordan Wells. Photo by Dave Pearce

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Vikings manage salvage of weekend pair with PAC win By Dave Pearce By all standards, the North Posey boys’ basketball team probably should have been happy to win Saturday night’s Pocket Athletic Conference game against the Pike Central Chargers. But Matt Wadsworth’s team probably would rather have won the Friday night game against Mater Dei just as badly but it simply wasn’t in the cards. But for a while on Friday night at Mater Dei, it looked like there may be more fouls called than points scored. But any time Mater Dei and North Posey get together, you can expect both teams to play hard and expect that it will get physical throughout the night. But in the end, it could have been fouls that led to the undoing of the North Posey Vikings as key players picked up early fouls and were unable to be as aggressive offensively as they and Coach Matt Wadsworth would have liked. “We picked up some silly fouls and we have to be more disciplined defensively,” Wadsworth said. “When we picked up those early fouls, our rotations got out of whack and we had to put guys into positions they are not comfortable in.” A free throw by Alec Werry gave the Vikings an early 5-3 lead but Mater Dei answered quickly. A Wes Harness to Nick Neidig assist gave the Vikings what would prove to be their last lead of the game at 7-5. Mater Dei’s defense then went to work and scored four straight points off Viking turnovers before a free throw by Cameron Motz cut the lead to 9-8. But 5-foot-11 sophomore guard became a thorn in the flesh of North Posey all evening long as he picked up 10 of his teams 12 firstquarter points and the Wildcats led 12-10 at the break. The Vikings could not find the range from the line as they managed to hit only 2-of-6 first-quarter free throws and only 12-of-24 for the night while the Wildcats where faring better, canning 21-of-28. With North Posey trailing 14-13, the referees showed both teams that physical play would not be tolerated as they whistled their 16th foul early in the second period. Depth became a factor and seniors Jourdan Cox, and Motz, as well as junior Nick Neidig would all foul out of the contest. Another Werry bucket, this time a 3-pointer, tied the score at 16 before Mater Dei would outscore the Vikings 9-2 in the last half of the second quarter to take a 25-18 lead into the half-time locker room. Again, it would be LaRue who would sink the dagger as he swished a long jumper with seven seconds remaining to vault the Wildcats into the lead. Werry scored seven of North Posey’s eight points in the second quarter. On the first play of the second half, junior Cody Ungetheim picked up his fourth foul. Werry would hit one of two free throws to pull the Vikings to within 25-19. But from that point forward in the third period, the Vikings were outscored 12-3 to give the home

team a comfortable lead, 37-22 heading into the final period. The Vikings scored the first four points of the final period as Cox hit two free throws when fouled on a drive and Motz made a perfect inside-out pass to an open Werry for two to pull to within 37-26. But Cox, who Mater Dei fans remembered had hit the big shot that sent the game into overtime the last time he played at Mater Dei as a sophomore, picked up his fourth foul less than two minutes into the fourth quarter. Cox would have one last gasp as his 3-pointer took the lead down to 40-31 at the 4:30 mark. Fifteen seconds later, Neidig fouled out of the contest and three seconds later, Cox followed. With two starters on the bench and two other players with four fouls apiece, the Wildcats took advantage. They drove the ball to the basket with authority, many times at players who had only one foul left to give. That resulted in some easy lay-ups for Mater Dei as they would outscore the Vikings 19-16 in the final period. “This just goes to show that we have to attack the zone better,” Wadsworth said. “But at the same time, we have to shoot the ball better. Any offense looks better when you are hitting your shots. We have several guys who can shoot the ball but they are going to have to gain confidence to do it in game situations.” Werry led the team with 13 points while Harness added eight and Cox six. Neidig had four while Ungetheim and Motz had three apiece and Austin Bender had one. But on Saturday night, the Viking defense picked up the pace after falling behind 1613 after one period. Six Vikings would get into the scoring column in the second period as they outscored the Chargers 15-4 to take a 28-20 lead. “It was important for us to come out and play with some energy, passion and enthusiasm,” Wadsworth said following the Pike Central win. “We were able to change up our defenses between the press and a half-court trap and man-to-man and that gave us some steals. Tonight we did a better job of pushing the ball…transition basketball. Based on the way we have played the past couple of games, we had to push the basketball and find a way to get some easy baskets. We were able to do that tonight.” The second half of the game was virtually even as the Vikings continued to get scoring from several sources. Despite being outscored 12-8 in the third period, the Vikings got baskets from four different players and then held off the Chargers to take a 52-43 win. The win leaves the Vikings at 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the conference. Jourdan Cox led a balanced attack with 13 points while Werry had 11. Ungetheim and Wes Harness had nine apiece. Neidig and Motz had four points apiece and Austin Bender finished with two.

Junior Alec Werry looksfor an open teammate Friday night at Mater Dei. Photo by Dave Pearce “Jordan Cox was solid again and is beginning to look more comfortable in that role as our scoring leader,” Wadsworth said. “Nick Neidig did a nice job on Saturday night on the boards and came up with a couple of heady defensive plays. We need that out of him.” But another junior also got the attention of the coach. “Alec Werry had a nice weekend for us, just stepping up to handle the basketball for us and looking to score,” Wadsworth said of the junior. “It was pleasing to see him making that progress. We were just more aggressive Saturday night than we were last night.” While Wadsworth realizes he doesn’t have

the veteran players who have been battletested over the past couple of years, he also sees the strengths and improvement opportunities this year’s team possesses. “This is what coaching is really about,” Wadsworth explained. “And for a kid, this is what basketball is really about. If you really want to be a good team and a good player, you have to work your way through those struggles. There is a learning curve there. I believe we have the right players to be a good team. Everyone wants to be good ‘today’ but we have to invest the time to be good down toward the end of the road. I think Friday night was a wake-up call for us. We want to represent ourselves better.”

Wildcats fail to find the ‘W’ combo By Steve Joos It was quite a week for the Mount Vernon boys’ basketball team. First, an eight-point halftime lead got a away from the Wildcats as they lost a make-up “Cat fight” with Mater Dei Tuesday night, and then Memorial came calling Friday. The Tigers wasted little time taking over as they rolled over the Cats 80-53. Fresh from their upset win over Bosse on Tuesday, Memorial scored the first five points of the game, and then going on a 9-1 rampage en route to a 21-12 first quarter lead. “Memorial’s had a good week,” coach Marc Hostetter said. “And they’ve just got out of school, so they’re not feeling very Christmassy right now. They didn’t give us any gifts tonight. They made a lot of shots, some of them were contested by us and some of them weren’t, but they came in and played a heck of a ballgame.” The Tigers shot some gaps in the passing lanes, but most of Mount Vernon’s offensive troubles were self-inflicted, Hostetter said, noting the need for more cutting and creating shots. “Sometimes, I think we’re a little too concerned about what the other teams are doing instead of just worrying about us,” Hostetter said. “We’ve got to cut sharp, pass sharp and meet passes, so those things have got to occur on a nightly basis.” The Tigers were able to spread out the Cats defensively, the coach added, putting five guards on the floor, including freshman phenom Adam Eberhard, who also showed some ability from the perimeter even though he was not one of the four Tigers in double figures. Bryce Newman’s basket with about three-and-one-half minutes left in the first quarter was the Cats’ first field goal of the night as five of the team’s first quarter tallies came at the free throw line. After opening the nine-point bulge in the first chapter, Memorial then scored the first six tallies of the second period to make the score 27-12. Austin Goebel converted a three-point play with 5:33 left in the second quarter for Mount Vernon’s first points, but then the Tigers reeled off another 10 unanswered points for a 35-15 lead. The Wildcats got the gap down to 16 on Tyler Ritzert’s three-point play with 1:55 to go, but Memorial ticked off five more points to take a 44-23 bulge into the locker room at halftime. Then the Tigers went on a 15-4 rampage to open the third quarter and led 64-32 going into the final period and led by as many as 37 points at 71-34 before Mount Vernon was able to get it down later in the game. Both teams were active from long range, combining for 16 three-pointers. The Wildcats bruited seven treys, including three by River VanZant en route to his 11 points. Brian Koch hit two three-balls while putting in a team-high 12 tallies for Mount Vernon, but three of the four Tigers who hit double digits made three shots from beyond the arc. “For Memorial (hitting the three-pointers), that’s their game,” Hostetter said. “They’re great shooters and they’ve got a great little point guard in (Brandon) Auker, who really distributed the ball well. They’ve got seniors like (Alphonso) Baity who really can shoot, so nine three-pointers is not a terribly high number for them.” Baity scored a game-high 19 points for the Tigers, while Auker put in 11, as did Nick Ahlers. Jacob Dassel added 17 points to round out the Memorial foursome and yes, he also put in a trio of treys. Hostetter said that Mount Vernon’s output from long range was a little more than usual and three of those bombs came late in the fourth quarter well after the issue had been determined. That will be something the Cats will work on in

practice, as well as adjusting to a team which basically plays a five-guard offense. The coach was impressed with VanZant’s aggressiveness offensively and hoped he would try that on a more consistent basis. Ritzert scored seven points and Drake McNamara six for the Cats, with McNamara and Koch each connecting twice from long range. Goeble put in five points, while Newman, Jevin Redman and Colin Varner each added four. The Tigers also took the reserve game 49-36, despite nine points from Levin Shannon and eight each from Austin Doeferlein and Colton Irvin. Levin Duckworth scored six points, while Cody Mobley put in three and Jacob Norman two. Mount Vernon played a strong first half in Tuesday’s makeup game with visiting Mater Dei. The second half? Don’t ask. The Evansville school outscored Mount Vernon 38-14 after halftime, including a stunning 19-2 run in the third quarter in order to come away with a 63-51 win in a contest that was pushed back from the first week of the season due to Mater Dei’s participation in the Class 2A state championship football game. Ryan Wannemuhler scored 24 points as Mater Dei put on a tough man-to-man defense to shake off an eight-point halftime deficit and run away from Mount Vernon. “Anytime you go up against a good, athletic program, which is what Mater Dei has, you’re going up against kids who don’t give up and they compete” Hostetter said. “All the credit goes to them, they didn’t have a great first half, we had a good first half, they had a better second half, we didn’t, and they came out and gave us all we can handle physically in the second half.” Simply put Mater Dei just plain outmuscled Mount Vernon and Hostetter hopes the team will learn from that by being more aggressive in going to the basket and maybe getting to the foul line. “They were the more aggressive team,” the coach said. “And the more aggressive teams usually win. We want to attract that tempo ourselves, we lost a little bit of it, but we have to learn that when we have a lead, to pad that lead and to have it go the other way.” Hostetter was impressed with Mater Dei’s defense and how it was able to shut down some of Mount Vernon’s better players. “Mostly they threw a man-to-man at us,” Hostetter said. “Mostly they were just straight up man-to-man. They mixed in a little zone, a 2-3 zone here and there, a 1-3-1 press here and there, but we handled the other stuff pretty effectively, and it was the man that hurt us tonight.” It certainly hurt Mount Vernon in the third chapter. Mount Vernon had taken a 33-25 halftime lead into the locker room, but that quickly evaporated as Mater Dei scored five unanswered points and closed to within one and then took the lead on a bucket by Tyler Walsh midway through period. Mount Vernon had its chances in the period, but nothing went in the basket until Paris scored with 51.9 seconds left in the quarter. The score was 44-35 by that time. Mount Vernon never recovered and never got closer than seven points the rest of the way, closing to 48-41 on a shot by Newman midway through the final chapter. Mount Vernon had the upper hand for the first 16 minutes of the game. “We were attacking as a group,” Hostetter said. “We were attacking unselfishly, getting to the rim and we were getting some fouls as well on the offensive end.” Defensively, Mount Vernon was the aggressor, blocking the

River VanZant of the Mount Vernon Wildcats took the open lane for two points during this week’s make-up game with the Wildcats of Mater Dei. Photo by Terri Koch lanes, challenging shots and getting rebounds. When Mount Vernon got the boards, it got the transition offense going. Mater Dei scored the first eight points of the game, blanking Mount Vernon until Koch scored with 4:12 left in the first chapter. That opened the flood gates, as Ritzert converted a pair of free throws and Koch drained a three-pointer, pulling Mount Vernon to within a point. Wahnemueller answered for Mater Dei, but Paris hit one of two free throws with 2:53 left to ignite a Mount Vernon comeback. Ritzert scored the game-tying bucket and then McNamara and Paris added buckets as Mount Vernon scored the last seven points of the quarter to go up 14-10. Mount Vernon was able to stretch the lead to 20-14 on a second quarter bucket by Ritzert, but Mater Dei then went on a 7-1 run and knotted things up at 21-21 on a bucket by Walsh. A three-ball from McNamara restored Mount Vernon’s lead and Koch pushed the margin to five points with a putback. Mater Dei pulled back to within a point, but Mount Vernon put in the last nine points of the half to hold a 33-25 bulge at the intermission. They wouldn’t score again until the third period was nearly over. Koch led Mount Vernon with 14 points, while Newman added 10 to give Mount Vernon two in double figures. McNamara added eight tallies, while Goebel and Ritzert each put in six. Paris chipped in five and VanZant two. Walsh gave Mater Dei two players in double figures with 15 points. Mater Dei’s reserves took the preliminary 48-34. Norman paced the reserves with nine points, while Irvin put in seven. Mobley and Shannon each added six points, while Jade Kopp chipped in two.

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Mount Vernon plays well enough to win, comes up short By Steve Joos Everything but win. In some ways, one could view the Mount Vernon girls’ basketball game Saturday at Washington that way. The Lady Wildcats put up a fight, rallying from an eight-point halftime deficit to force the game into overtime, where the Lady Hatchets pulled out a 44-42 win. But there was more disappointment on the part of the Mount Vernon coaching staff than there was satisfaction after the Lady Cats were forced to take a split of their last preholiday games, following a 57-20 blowout of Carmi-White County earlier in the week in Illinois. Ally Hunsinsger’s turnaround jumper at the outset of the extra period broke a 36-36 tie and then Washington was perfect on all six of its free throw tries to salt things away in the overtime. The Lady Cats only hit four of six from the stripe in the extra four minutes, while getting a layup from Jade Dixon in the closing seconds to make the final score 44-42. Mount Vernon had gone on a 10-2 tear over most of the fourth quarter to eke out a 34-32 lead, but Claire Hatton put in a turnaround 18-footer with 25.6 seconds left in regulation to knot things up at 36-36 and send the game into overtime. “That team (Washington) is a team that plays hard and is well-coached,” coach Steve Mitchell said. “I thought we had a good week of practice this week and really shot the ball well in practice this week. I thought we were going to have a break out game and some of the shots we hit in practice we didn’t hit tonight.” Mitchell went on to say that the team took a pair of quick shots after taking the lead in the third quarter that they won’t be taking the next time they’re in that situation There were times when the Lady Cats did some good things, the coach added, but there were times that were a bit more frustrating. One thing that may have been frustrating was how the Lady Hatchets defended Megan Randall. One of the Lady Wildcats’ top offensive threats this season, Randall was held to a single free throw with 52 seconds left in the extra period. “They play an aggressive style of basketball,” Mitchell said. “They were just trying to deny her the basketball. Maybe we’ve just got to work harder at getting her open or she’s got to work on getting open, but they were doing a good job.” The Lady Hatchets did a good job of deny-

ing not only Randall, but also Dixon the ball, although Dixon came up with seven points. Jacey Ritzert did step up, leading the Lady Cats with 14 points, while Ellen Foster did her thing--come off the bench and pump in 11 tallies. Foster’s three-pointer with three minutes left in the opening chapter capped a 7-0 run that gave Mount Vernon a 7-6 lead after Washington had scored the first six points of the contest. Hunsinger put the Lady Hatchets back in front with a layup and then knocked down another shot to make the score 10-7 at the first stop. A Ritzert putback tied the game at 11-11 in the second quarter, but Washington responded with a 9-2 run that opened a 20-13 margin en route to a 24-16 halftime bulge for the Lady Hatchets. In the third quarter, the Lady Cats took over scoring the first six points of the period to pull within a basket at 24-22. Two Chelsey Hedrick free throws stretched the lead back to four, but Ritzert struck again, hitting a rebound and then sinking a layup to sq8uart the set at 26-26 with 1:11 to go. But once again, Washington pulled away with six unanswered points and went into to fourth quarter leading 32-26. When the fourth quarter opened, the Lady Cats started chipping away. Foster did most of the damage, scoring the first six points of the period to pull Mount Vernon to within two points at 32-20. Hatton’s charity tosses gave Washington a 34-30 advantage, but Foster struck again, cutting the lead to 34-32 and Ritzert connected with 4:35 to go, squaring the set 34-34. Dixon drove the lane with 3:42 left in regulation and put the Lady Cats up 36-34 and it looked like that might be enough, until Hatton struck again. “We tried to go slow with back screens,” Mitchell said. “We got some looks off the back screens; it was just a matter of coming up short. We didn’t play as well as we practiced this week.” That was the discouraging part of the loss, the coach added. Mitchell thought his team played okay defensively despite a size disadvantage inside, adding that the Lady Wildcats had some trouble with a few of Washington’s outside shots. Hunsinger and Hatton were two of three Lady Hatchets to hit double figures, Hunsinger with a team-high 13 points and Hatton with 10. Hedrick was the other Washington player in double figures with 12 tallies. Lauren Stemple added four points for the

Wildcat Rachel Cash gets the pass off to teammate Jade Dixon during Thursday’s lose to Gibson Southern. Photo by David Koch Lady Wildcats, while Rachel Cash and Char“Our girls came out, took care of business lotte Roberts each chipped in two. everybody got a chance to play and we got It was a rough day all around for Mount a chance to work on some things,” Mitchell Vernon’s girls’ teams, as the reserve Lady said. “It was a good win for us.” Cats lost 34-32 and the freshmen fell 29-25. Jacey Ritzert scored 15 points to lead Cheyenne Strobel paced the reserves with Mount Vernon, which stretched the lead to 15 points, while Erin Wolf added 10. Abby 47-10 after three quarters. The Lady BullRandall, Keysie Collins and Kellen Ray dogs matched their offensive output for the each put in two points, while Stefanie Bulla first three chapters combined in the final scored on. eight minutes. This is how the Lady Cats opened the Amy Seifert, Roberts and Strobel each put week. in seven points, while Randall had six and They came to Carmi. Dixon and Foster scored five points each. They saw McDougal-Evers Gymnasium. Stemple added three points and Cash two. And they didn’t conquer the Lady BullSydney Clark paced the Lady Bulldogs dogs; they obliterated them 57-20. with eight points. Mount Vernon outscored the Illinoisans Mount Vernon took the reserve game 3513-0 in the first quarter and led 33-0 before 25. Carmi could put its first points of the night Strobel paced the reserves with eight points, while Wolf, Collins and Ray each had on the scoreboard. There really wasn’t much else to say about six. Bulla added five points and Abby Randall four. the game other than that.

North Posey grad Patton is starting pitcher for SIC, to receive scholarship By Dave Pearce North Posey High School graduate and Southeastern Illinois College freshman K.D. Patton has recently been awarded a baseball scholarship for the Harrisburg, Ill., college. Patton, who made the fall baseball team in one of the toughest junior college conferences in the nation, proved his worth batting well over .300 as the team finished the fall season with a 7-7 record. “The program had been down for a couple of years but we are working to build it back up,” Patton said of SIC. “We have a lot of good freshmen.” Patton is busy training indoors for the season which will begin on February 17. The team has been hitting the weights three days a week and running the other two. “We have study tables four days a week and we have to get six hours a week in at the study tables,” Patton said. “Between practices and studying, it keeps us out of trouble.” Patton said he chose SIC because it was not far away from home and he felt he could step in and play in his freshman year. While he has accepted a partial scholarship currently, Patton said his coach has indicated that it is likely he could receive a full ride if progress contin-

pitchers strive to hit. His North Posey senior baseball coach Scott Reid

said Patton definitely has the tools to play at a higher level if he works hard and

develops them. “I’d really like to come back and play for USI, or

any four-year school that will give me an opportunity,” Patton said.

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ues as it has. Coach Nico Gregali is starting his third year as Head Coach of the SIC Baseball Program. Since Gregali has come to SIC there has been a resurgence in Falcons Baseball. His teams have improved in team GPA, team wins, and 4-year signees every year under his leadership. His 2011 team produced 9 players who signed with 4-year schools. Patton would like nothing better than to be part of those signing with 4-year colleges when he finished at SIC. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Patton pitches and plays right field, has good speed and has improved his pitching velocity into the high 80s, striving for that 90 mile-per-hour fastball that




Mat Vikings top Rebels, go 1-2 at Central The North Posey wrestling team had a good night early in the week and a tougher weekend as they split four dual meets last week. The Vikings went 1-2 at Saturday’s Central Triple-Dual tournament, beating Pike Central 48-18 after losing to Evansville Central 37-24 and Jasper 60-12. A 38-30 win over South Spencer gave the Vikings two wins on the week. Three forfeits, two double forfeits, a pin, a two technical falls and a major decision. They all added up to a 38-30 Viking win over visiting South Spencer Tuesday night. Gary Martin (152) had the pin, sticking South Spencer’s Jake Burden in 2:21, while the major decision was registered by heavyweight Austin Little, a 15-1 winner over Jonah McMillan. Seth Elderkin (145) and Darren O’Risky (160) had the tech falls, with Elderkin stopping Caleb Rush 15-0, and O’Risky a 20-4 winner over Noah Comes. The forfeits went to Tyler Stock (113), Jordan Frymire (126) and Shane Martin (132), while neither team contested the 106- and 120-pound classes. The Vikings also went 4-1 in the recent Tell City Invitational, beating Owensboro Apollo 52-24, Tell City 38-29, Wood Memorial 58-6 and Mitchell 40-32, while dropping a 34-24 decision to Heritage Hills. Stock, Elderkin and Michael Frymire were all undefeated at Tell City, while Little, Shane Martin, Gary Martin and Chris O’Risky each went 4-1. Jordan Frymire was 3-1, while Koby Lary and Darren O’Risky were both 3-2.







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Lady Vikings are improving By Dave Pearce No one who has followed North Posey basketball expected what they saw on Monday night at the North Posey High School gymnasium. For many of those who have watched the youthful Lady Vikings struggle through a rebuilding year and a year of growth, the first quarter was what most fans have become accustomed to seeing. However, what happened over the final three quarters surprised even the most loyal of fans. While the Lady Vikings have won only one game so far this year, they served notice on Monday evening that they are improving and when they are at their best, they can play basketball with the big schools. After falling behind 16-5 at the end of the first period, it appeared that the Lady Vikings were headed for another lop-sided defeat. But that’s where you would be wrong. The Lady Vikings rode the hot shooting of the team’s only senior, Caitlinn Herrmann, and the penetration and speed of sophomore point guard Emma Werry to probably the most exciting girls game of the season at North Posey. With the 5-foot-2 Werry running the floor and the 6-foot Herrmann getting the ball in

her favorite spot on the floor, the Vikings made a huge second-quarter comeback and by half-time, they trailed the Reitz Panthers by a mere 28-21 count. “We have been able to get some good shots and we were finally making some of them,” North Posey Coach Tracy Stroud said. “But I don’t know where our defense went.” The Lady Vikings have had trouble scoring all season, with several of their games finishing around the 20-point mark. But that all changed, at least for Monday, as Herrmann hit the Panthers for 25 points, hitting 11-of-12 free throws in the process. But the Panthers, despite being outscored over the final three quarters, were able to hold on against a gutty Viking performance, and went back to Evansville with a hardfought 68-63 win. Besides Herrmann, Hannah Harness was finding the goal with some regularity as she finished with 15 points and Brianna Perry finished with 10 before fouling out in a contest that sometimes was physical. But Stroud prides himself and his teams on their defense and any time his team scores 63 points, he feels as if they should win the game.

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Hannah Harness gets away from the Reitz defense to score two of the team’s 63 points against the Reitz Panthers. Photo by Dave Pearce

Court News Arrests December 7 Billie Little—Mount Vernon—Warrant, Intimidation, Domestic Battery—MVPD December 8 Patricia Wildeman— Evansville—Warrant, Contempt—PCS Robert Troxell—Mount Vernon—Theft—MVPD December 9 Dante Cavarrubias—Cynthiana—Operating While Intoxicated, Resisting Arrest—ISP Crystal Woolley—Mount Vernon—Theft—MVPD

Devhon Berwick—Evansville—Driving While Suspended—MVPD December 10 Philip Bigge—Evansville—Operating While Intoxicated—ISP Daniel Schroeder— Poseyville—Operating While Intoxicated—ISP Daniel Schroeder— Poseyville—Operating While Intoxicated--ISP Complaints December 4 11:52 p.m.—Accident— Caller advised a vehicle ran off the road across from his

house. Believes it is in a field. Caller advised he keeps revving the vehicle up like he’s trying to get it out. Unable to tell what kind of vehicle it is—Hwy 66, Wadesville December 5 3:19 p.m.—VIN Inspection—4-wheeler—Hwy 66, Wadesville 11:00 p.m.—Information—Springfield and Spring Switch, Mount Vernon 11:15 p.m.—911 Hangup—Called back, got message with office hours— 4-Season’s Motel, Mount Vernon

12:15 a.m.—Medical—W Old Dam Rd, New Harmony 3:13 a.m.—Pier Motion— First Federal Bank, Mount Vernon 2:00 p.m.—Suspicious— Subject called and wanted towed because he stated he had a vehicle stuck and a second vehicle stuck trying to get the other vehicle. Sounded intoxicated. Tow truck is not going out there unless officer requests—Old Beach Rd, New Harmony December 7 6:52 p.m.—Alarm— Poseyville Service Center. Entry door—W Main,

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2011-057 Posey County L.E.P.C. 2012 Scheduled Meeting Dates

2011-056 Posey County EMA Advisory Board 2012 Scheduled Meeting Dates

January 18, 2012, April 18, 2012, July 18, 2012, and October 17, 2012 All meetings start at 6 pm and are held at the Posey County Hovey House, 330 Walnut St, Mt Vernon, IN. Posey County Local Emergency Planning Committee, 305 Mill St, Mt Vernon, IN 47620. Larry Robb, Chariman 812-838-1333

February 15, 2012, April 18, 2012, June 20, 2012, August 15, 2012, October 17, 2012, December 19, 2012 All regularly scheduled meetings are held at the New Harmony Fire Station at 717, Tavern St, New Harmony, IN and start at 7 pm. Posey County Emergency Management Agency, 305 Mill St, Mt Vernon, IN. Larry Robb Director 812-838-1333

Published in the Posey County News on December 20, 2011

Published in the Posey County News on December 20, 2011

2011-055 PROJECT IDENTIFICATION Alexandrian Public Library Metal Roof Replacement 115 West Fifth Street Mt. Vernon, Indiana 47620 The work is to be constructed according to Plans and Specifications prepared by VPS Architecture, 528 Main Street, Suite 400, Evansville, Indiana 47708 (812) 423-7729 DESCRIPTION OF WORK Notice is hereby given that Alexandrian Public Library will receive sealed bid proposals until 1:00 P.M., local time, December 28, 2011, and not thereafter, at the Main Desk of the Library, 115 West Fifth Street, Mt. Vernon, Indiana, 47620, for the furnishing of all materials and labor for Alexandrian Public Library – Metal Roof Replacement. Bids will be opened and read publicly. Briefly, the work consists of removal of the existing aluminum standing seam roof and replacing it with a new prefinished steel standing seam roof or a blue thermoplastic ribbed membrane roof. BID TYPE Bidders may provide proposals for either Bid 1, Bid 2, or provide proposals for both: Bid 1 will be a lump sum proposal for metal roofing work. Bid 2 will be a lump sum proposal for blue thermoplastic ribbed membrane roofing. EXAMINATION AND PROCUREMENT OF DOCUMENTS The Plans and Specifications may be examined at the following: National Construction News 1133 West Mill Road, Suite 107 Evansville, Indiana 47710 Copies of Bid Documents may be obtained at Repro Graphics, 14 N.W. 6th Street, Evansville, Indiana 47708, (812) 422-2400, upon depositing the sum of One Hundred Dollars ($ 100.00) for each set. If paying by check, please make checks payable to Repro Graphics, Inc. You may also order prints at www.reprographix. com. The deposit will be refunded in full to any bidder when the Bid Documents have been returned to Repro Graphics within ten (10) days after the time set for receiving bids, in good re-usable condition. If Plans and Bid Documents are returned after this ten (10) day limit, or in an unusable condition, the deposit shall be forfeited to cover the cost of reproduction. If mailing is required, mailing costs shall be paid for by the bidder. The Bidder shall refer to the Instructions to Bidders, bound in the Project Manual, for additional bidding procedures and requirements. BID SECURITY Each proposal must be accompanied by a certified check made payable to Alexandrian Public Library in an amount equal to not less than five percent (5%) of the base bid or an acceptable bidder’s surety bond made payable to Alexandrian Public Library, not less than five percent (5%) of the base bid, executed by a surety company authorized to do business in the State of Indiana. The certified check or bidder’s bond shall be a guarantee that said bidder will, if the contract is awarded to him, execute within ten (10) days from the acceptance of his proposal a contract for the work bid upon, and furnish acceptable surety bonds as set forth in the specifications. However, if the contractor has not executed the contract within the ten (10) day period, or has failed to furnish acceptable surety bonds as indicated, the Owner reserves the right to award the contract to the most responsive and responsible bidder, and the bid security will be forfeited. Bid Forms shall be properly and completely submitted on the latest version of Contractor’s Bid for Public Bidding Form No. 96 as prescribed by the State Board of Accounts for the State of Indiana, in addition to the Bid Form included in the Project Manual No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of sixty (60) days after the date set for the opening of bids. BIDDER’S QUALIFICATIONS A Financial Statement is a required attachment to Form 96. PRE-BID CONFERENCE Pre-bid Conference will be held at 1:00 P.M., December 20, 2011; at the library meeting room. The Pre-bid Conference will be attended by representatives of the Owner and Architect. All interested Contractors, manufacturers and suppliers are encouraged to attend. OWNER’S RIGHT TO REJECT BIDS Owner, reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any defects or irregularities if deemed to be for the best interest of the Library. LAWS AND REGULATIONS Attention of bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and the minimum wage rates to be paid under the Contract. All wages on this project shall be not less than the common wage rates as determined by the members of the Common Construction Wage Committee appointed pursuant to I.C. 5-16-97. All bidders must conform with the anti-discrimination provisions of the Indiana law. Published in the Posey County News on December 13 & 20, 2011

8:14 p.m.—Welfare Check—Caller advised there is a lot of screaming, yelling and door slamming going on in apartment. He advised the male subject has a history of drinking and violence. Would like a deputy to check on these subjects—Frederick, New Harmony December 8 7:48 a.m.—Car-Deer—Hit a deer around 5:00 a.m. this morning and went on home. Extensive front end damage on a 96 Tahoe—Bonebank and Zoar Church, Mount Vernon 12:58 p.m.—Theft—Advised his dog, male Golden Retriever, went missing about a month ago. Called a subject last Saturday who had an ad in the paper for a found dog matching this description only it stated female. He called and found out it was a male. He believed it was his dog. She advised she gave it to someone else. He is wanting to know what his options would be in reference this situation if he could get his dog back—Wagon Wheel Rd, Poseyville 2:21 p.m.—Road Hazard—Tree across half of the road, near the hill. Afraid someone will have accident while going around the tree—SR 165, Owensville 5:36 p.m.—Reckless— Gold’ish color Buick or Oldsmobile, mid 90’s model, passing vehicles on double yellow line and on curves— Hwy 66, Wadesville 6:12 p.m.—Reckless— Older model Chevy Impala has wood grain on the vehicle, all over the roadway— hwy 62, Mount Vernon 11:40 p.m.—Repossession—2003 black Chevy Impala. He did not notify them that he repossessed this vehicle—Frontage Rd, Poseyville December 9 4:11 p.m.—Utility Problem—Some type of wire hanging low in front of her residence. Not sure what kind of wire it is. One lane of traffic cannot get through—S Endicott, Poseyville 5:11 p.m.—Accident—3 vehicles, no injuries—4th Street, Mount Vernon 7:08 p.m.—Reckless—Car swerving all over the road— Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 7:20 p.m.—Reckless—2003 Dodge Ram, 4 x 4, silver in color, texting and driving. Almost hit caller twice. Swerving in and out of traffic—Hwy 62, Mount Vernon December 10 3:04 p.m.—Reckless— Red Chevy S 10 with wood in the back, driving on and off the roadway. Looks like the driver could be possibly falling asleep—I 64, 7 mm 4:45 p.m.—911 Hangup—Static on line. On call back went to voicemail—St. Phillips Rd, Evansville 8:21 p.m.—Suspicious— Advised 4 different times today she has heard what sounds like an explosion. Just heard one, also saw some type of flash with it— Westridge, Mount Vernon 9:35 p.m.—Juvenile Problem—Advised son is having problems with another juvenile in the area. Caller is requesting to speak to an officer—Elk Trail, Evansville 9:45 p.m.—Reckless—

White Sebring car, Illinois plates, swerving and speeding up when caller tries to pass—I 64, 12 mm December 11 6:07 p.m.—Accident— Toyota Tundra, gray or beige in color. Caller is in a white Dodge Charger, at the stoplight. Both vehicles still there. Caller hung up before getting any further information—Hwy 62 and St. Phillips, Evansville 7:20 p.m.—Restraining Violation—Requests to speak with an officer. Advised male subject has sent her messages last night and today—Evansville Street, Cynthiana 7:45 p.m.—Car-Deer— Chevy Cobalt. Something has hit the side of vehicle. Has not got out of vehicle to see if it is a deer or not— Hwy 66, Wadesville 8:37 p.m.—Suspicious— Caller advised a male subject drove his pickup truck into the yard of the office and hit a fire hydrant. Truck is stuck. Keeps trying to move it but it is stuck. Believe he is intoxicated—Deer Run, Evansville Circuit Court Felony/Misdemeanor Justin Scott Keith, 28, Mount Vernon. Attempted Theft, Class D Felony. $1.00 plus costs. 18 months Indiana Department of Corrections. Benjamin Stephens, 24, Evansville. Ct. 1, 2, 3, 4Theft, Class D Felony. Fine and costs are waived. Three years Indiana Department of Corrections, suspended to Posey County Community Corrections. Civil Judgment is entered in favor of JL Equipment in the a.m.ount of $30,000, and in favor of Wright and Stemle in the a.m.ount of $10,000. Sarah Toliver Brooks, 23, Mount Vernon. Dealing in Methamphetamine, Class B Felony. a.m.ended- Visiting a Common Nuisance, Class B Misdemeanor. $1.00 plus costs. 180 days Posey County Jail, suspended. Richard Finical, 55, Mount Vernon. Intimidation, Class D Felony. a.m.ended to Class A Misdemeanor. $1 plus costs, 12 months probation and fees, no contact with Donald Stratton. 12 months Indiana Department of Corrections, suspended. Paul May, 56, Greensboro, NC. Ct. 1- Pointing a Firearm, Class D Felony; Ct. 2- Possession of Paraphernalia, Class A Misdemeanor; Ct. 3- Disorderly Conduct, Class B Misdemeanor. Ct. 1 is dismissed. $1 plus costs. 180 days Posey County Jail, suspended. Scott Berry, 47, Evansville. Theft, Class D Felony. a.m.ended to Class A Misdemeanor. $1 plus costs, restitution to Marrs Township Baseball Complex in the a.m.ount of $800, 12 months probation and fees. One year Posey County Jail, suspended. Kyler Butler, 21, Mount Vernon. Ct. 1- Resisting Law Enforcement, Class D Felony; Ct. 2- Resisting Law Enforcement, Class A Misdemeanor. Six months Indiana Department of Corrections. Eric Potter, age not available, Poseyville. Ct. 1- Residential Entry, Class D Felony; Ct. 2- Intimidation, Class A Misdemeanor. Dismissed.


Lady Vikings, from Page 6 “I’m just not sure how we gave up that many points,� Stroud said, shaking his head. “They hit a few shots outside but I was disappointed that we gave up that many.� But on the offensive end, after struggling all season to score, Stroud was pleased that his team was able to hit the basket. Besides the top three, Werry contributed six while Taylor Patton had three. Amy Brandenstein and Rachel Ungetheim each had two. But the lady Vikings got very little time to enjoy their offensive accomplishment as they traveled to highly-ranked Mater Dei on Thursday. The Lady Wildcats were still hurting from an overtime upset loss to Bosse,their first of the year, and they took it all out on the Lady Vikings. As a matter of fact, Mater Dei held the Vikings acoreless the first quarter and gave up only two points in the first half as they blew out to a 27-2 lead at the half. But was Stroud was quick to compliment the Lady Wildcats on a solid team and a solid effort, he was equally as quick to say that his team had, by far, their poorest shooting performance of the season. “We managed to hold the Munsterman girl to 10 and the Schickel girl to 17 but we just couldn’t find a way to score,� Stroud said. “We got some shots but at one time, we were 1-for-27 in the first half. You’re just not going to win very many games doing that.� Stroud pointed out that the reserve team

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Mat Cats snap back at Princeton also struggled with their shooting at the Mater Dei facility. “Coach Rynkiewich pointed out at one point that in six quarters, we were 2-of-56, or something in that neighborhood,� Stroud said. Herrmann again led the team with either while Perry had five and Harness two and Werry one. But despite the 54-16 thrashing at the hands of Mater Dei, the Lady Vikings played well enough to win on the road at Fairfield on Saturday but came up short by a 38-32 count. “It was a solid game,� Stroud explained. “Toward the end of the game, they were up by two with about a minute to go and Caitlinn Herrmann got an offensive rebound and had a point blank shot. But she stepped on one of their players who was on the floor and lost her balance and was unable to finish. That was a game-changing play. And we missed four free throws, all the front end of bonus situations, there toward the end of the game.� Stroud said the misfortune forced his team into a fouling situation, accounting for the six-point gap when the game was over. “Emma Werry has really stepped up her game,� Stroud said of the emerging point guard. She was all over the place against Fairfield and scored 10 points and was very aggressive with the ball. She is really coming on and I am really proud of the progress she had made.�


The Mount Vernon wrestling team rebounded from a bad night in Evansville recently to have a good day in Princeton, going 4-1 in a Big Eight Conference six-way, beating Vincennes 51-27, Mount Carmel 57-18, the host Tigers 39-36 and Washington 45-34. The team’s only loss came at the hands of Boonville 39-36. Mat Cat 138-pounder Jon Hoehn was named the day’s outstanding wrestler and was one of five unbeaten Cats on the day. Julian Suar (113), Adam Hoehn (126), Jordan Dallas (145) and Michael Rynkiewich (160) also went 5-0 at Princeton. The strong showing at Princeton followed a disastrous outing at Memorial, where the mat Cats fell 60-5. At Memorial, Hoehn and Dallas posted the only wins of the night for Mount Vernon, Hoehn, with an 18-0 major decision over Luke Petrig at 138 pounds, while Dallas decisioned Austin Schesselle 6-2 at 145. Otherwise, it was a rough night as the Cats were pinned seven times by Memorial grapplers and came out on the short end of major decisions in two others. The Cats took last week off and will next wrestle in the Mater Dei Holiday Classic, ser for Dec. 29-30 at Evansville.

Eighth grade boys still seeking first win All the North Posey Junior High eighth grade boys’ basketball team may want for Christmas are a few more points. The eighth grade Vikings went into the holidays winless in 10 games after dropping a 5842 decision at Heritage Hills Thursday. Austin Groves scored 18 points and Preston Reese 10, but it wasn’t enough as North Posey fell behind 26-3 after the first quarter and never recovered, trailing 34-13 at the half and 57-22 after three quarters. Not even a 20-1 run in the final six minutes could help matters for North Posey. Conner Voegel chipped in five points, while Logan Willman added four. Grant Scheller and Cale O’Risky each scored two points, while Jacob McClain put in one. The eighth graders dropped a 35-28 decision at Tecumseh earlier in the week. Reese led the team with 10 points for the eighth graders, but it wasn’t enough as North Posey saw a seven-point first quarter lead get away. Groves chipped in eight points, while Voegel added five, Josh Cooke three and McLain two.

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Emma Holley and Laura Norrington spread cheer for the holidays Five-year-old Emma Holley dresses in ribbons and bows, often in her signature color purple, for her volunteer work aside her mother Laura Norrington at the Mount Vernon Food Pantry. Mom says Emma dresses up because she wants food pantry clients to know they are special. “We help people,” Emma says, “and we put stuff away for when they’re coming.” She adds, “It keeps us busy.” For over a year now, Emma and her mom have worked the Friday y morning (10 a.m. to 12 noon) shift at

the Mount Vernon Food Pantry in addition to filling in at other times. They lent a hand, for example, when the food pantry distributed Thanksgiving baskets. They are excited about helping with the food pantry’s move to the Hedges Central Elementary School building on Friday, December 30, so clients can start coming to the new location on Monday, January 2. It’s a great beginning for the New Year. Emma just celebrated her birthday preschooly on November 20. A p er, she enjoys being homeschooled and helping out at the Alexandrian Public Library with her mom

also. She loves her family: dad Scott Norrington (a Savah native), brothers Noah (10) and Josh (17), sister Katie (18), cat Jemma (3) and puppy Jake (6 months). She’s quick to mention “the boyfriend” Katie is dating. Emma’s interests include watching television and movies. Her favorite characters are Dora the Explorer and superhero Ben Ten. She appreciates her room that Mom painted blue and decorated with dragonflies and butterflies. In addition to serving g as a board member for the Mount Vernon Food Pantry, Laura stays busy with the family’s church, Mount

Vernon General Baptist. There, she and Emma along with Emma’s brothers help out with the children’s programming and the nursery. Settling in Mount Vernon nearly three years ago, Scott and Laura Norrington appreciate small town life for raising their children, especially after several years in Fort Lauderdale. “It’s much nicer here,” Laura says. “This is the first time we’ve ever really plugged into the community part of y and become a p it. We love it.” She and young Emma volunteer as an expression of that love.

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MARRS SCHOOL Continued Dear Santa, I want kinect games, xbox games, and ten chapter books. Have I been good? Your friend, Riley Dear Santa, Some people think you’re fake. I think you’re real. How is Mrs. Claus doing and the Elves doing? My school 2nd grade are having a Christmas play we have elves and reindeer and santa and Mrs. Claus. We have songs and words we say. Your friend, Rachel S. Dear Santa, How are you? I have been a very good boy. I have not been on the naughty list. Could you please bring me a electric car. Your friend, Alex Dear Santa, What is your favorite Christmas cookie? Mine is chocolate chip with sprinkles. Love, Jessica Tanner Redman enjoys sitting on Santa’s lap at the Mount Zion Church Christmas Party.

Dear Santa, You are my best friend and the reindeer. Thanks for bringing us presents. We will make you cookies for you and leave some carrots for the reindeer. From, Chase

Dear Santa, How are you doing? How is Rudolph doing?And the Elves? I hope you stay warm of Christmas Eve. Love, Lauren

Dear Santa, I would like a Lego ninja set. Also I would like an exDear Santa, tra set of ninjago Leogs to What does your reindeer go with it. The Last thing a like? Hi santa I would love Happy Christmas and a big for you to visit us. When Christmas. you come there will be milk Your friend, Justin and cookies on the table. ans please don’t get mad if the cookies are not on the Dear Santa, table thanks. See you soon How are you? I am great. From, River Snodgrass I am not on the naughty list. ps. What kind of cookies do Could you please bring me you like? a dog on Christmas? Your friend, Renee Dear Santa, How are you? I have been very very good. I’m not on the naughty list. Could you please bring me a purple drumset and maby some Magic tree house books. How is Mrs. Claus and the Elves doing? Is reindeer ready to gide the sleigh? I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Your friend, Jailyn

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Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a new Transformer. From, Fischer

Dear Santa, How are you? I have been very good. I am not on the Dear Santa, naughty list. Could you You are pretty nice. I please bring me a dog. have been pretty good this Your friend, Chris year. Please bring me movies, a scooter, WWe Stuff, snowglobes. I will leave you cookies and milk. Please Dear Santa, leave me good presents. I can’t wait for you to Please be careful delivering come visit. I have been a all the gifts. good boy this year. I want Your friend, Dylan H a AC tractor, a compound bow, and to spend with my Dear Santa, family. How are you! I am good. Love, Austin Could you please bring me some Ritles and a Bow and a Cross Bow. Dear Santa, Your friend, Andrew I’m good. Are you? How are your Elvs? How is Mrs. Claus? Are your reindeer Dear Santa, good? How is it in the North Hi I’m Kaden. Am I on Pole? Is it cold? Start the fire. the good list. I like your Love, Alison elfs. You will be tired. Can I have the crane helecopter. You are far away. Hows RuDear Santa, dolph doing? How are you? Am I in Your friend, Kaden the good list? If I am I want a Kungzu. So how are the Elves? Santa don’t give me a math book please. Your friend, Alan

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Dear Santa, Thanks for watching over Dear Santa, all the kids in the world. I I love Christmas! It is the want a ipod for christmas best time of the year. Be- sosososo much pleas I want cause I get to draw a snow- it. I want to know if I am on men and snowflakes. Now the noty or nice list the end. I will tell you what I want Your friend, Nate for Christmas! I want a Tori singing doll. And a Taylor Dear Santa, Swift singing doll. Please thank the elves for From, Brylie building all of the toys they made for me. Your shop must be very busy this time Dear Santa, For Christmas I would of the year. I will leave some like a 3D DS, Xbox 360, Elf, extra cookies out for your Legos, remot controler car, long trip around the world and back to the North Pole. and a dirt bike. Your friend, Justin Love, Daniel Dear Santa, Do you get tired of going down Chimneys? When you get to our house we have a special key that is magical so you can open the door. Merry Christmas,Landon

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est Elementary Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! How are you doing? I have been good this year. Will you bring me a remote control train with train tracks and a dirt bike 80? See you soon! Love, Shawn Dear Santa, How are you? I hope you are redy to dliver all of those toys. Your friend, Aiden H. Dear Santa Claus, How are you doing? How are your reindeer? I want a shot gun, and yes, I will leave you some cookies and milk. Love, Gauge

Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! How are you doing? I have been good this year. Are you magic? If you are, will you bring me an Ipad and a phone? Love you, Abigail See you soon Dear Santa, How does your sleigh fly? How does your reindeer fly? How does your elves bild all of the toys in one day? Can you get me two cheetahs? Also, can you get my mom two dimond rings a d two Twilight books? My dad would like a hunting blanket. My brother, Aiden would like a transformer toy. My brother Blaine would like a trampoline. Sincerely, Jackelynn Thank You

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Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have tried hard to be good this year. I would like you to bring me an I-pod, a laptop, and a huge Rudolph balloon. I would also like a poster that is 10 feet long. Please fly safe and I will see you soon! Sincerely, Izaak L. Dear Santa, How is Cupid doing? Tell Cupid I said hi. How is Rudolph doing? All I want for Christmas is a baby doll. For my mom, give her a ring. For my dad, give him an XBox 36, for my Aunt Jenny, give her a Colts blanket. For my grandpa, give him a new truck, for my grandma, give her Peace on Earth and for my Nana, give her a Mickey. Thank you for all the gifts!!! Oh, I want love and a good Christmas. Love, Madison


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Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas. How are you? I have been kinda good this year. Would you please bring me an Apple phone? Hope to see you soon! Your friend, Drake Dear Santa, How are the elves and the reindeer? I want a toy. How is Mrs. Claus? What are the elves doing? What are the reindeer doing? Love, Jacob

Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! How are you doing? Will you bring me a 4-wheeler and a toy train? I would also like a 90 dirt bike. See you soon. Love, Aden H. Dear Santa Claus, How are you doing? How are the reindeer? How is Mrs. Claus? Are you redy for the big trip? Am I on the naughty list or the good list? I would like a 3D DSI . Fro my baby sister, a Dora toy. For my big sister, a car, for my mom, a ring, and for my dad, a Transformer. Your friend, Damien

Dear Santa Claus, I want to know if I am on the naughty list or the nice list? How are the reindeers and Rudolph's nose? Do the reindeer's antler have hair? I want a new bike cycle that is orange. Love, Keaton

Dear Santa Claus. How are you doing? Are you and Mrs. Claus feeling good? Are your reindeer good? I like them! I would like an IPad, laptop, DSI with 1 game, and please leave a diamond ring for my mom, a toolbox for my dad and gifts for my brother Dear Santa Claus, What kind of cookies and sister. I will leave some do you like? I would like a cookies and milk out. Love, Baylee password journal and a lot of other stuff. Sincerely, Isis Dear Santa, Can I have a spy kit, a couple of DS games and a Dear Santa Claus, practice bow and arrow set? I would like 2 ipod touch How are the elvs? cases a few chapter books Your friend, Clay that I don’t have a cup that has a B on it and an elf on Dear Santa, the shelf this Christmas How are the elfs and Mrs. please. Who is the leader of Clause and you and the the bunch? Can you tell me reindeer? I want four DS at least 7 more of you elves games. I will name them. names? Where is the first Super Mario Bros. One zoo place you travel? game. One victorious game. Your friend, Briley One Goose Bumps game. P.S. I hope you like our milk Love, Karagen Sitzman and cookies. Dear st. Nick How is Rudolph? I hope you have a good Christmas. Do you no that I named the Elf Jackub? Can I get some pretty closs? Love your friend, Ariana Dear Santa, How is the North Pole doing? I’m thankful for Chrismas things. I want a kickball, sweater, and a slead. Thank you very much. Your friend, Lauren Nelson Dear Santa, Is Rudolph good? Is it fun to be Santa? Are the cookies good? I want a sufft moose, a dress and a ball. Love, Ryan Dear santa claus, Thanks for all of the presents. I want Cars 2, Blizzard maker, A new winter coat and I want a camafloge one. Leve me a note if you like my cookies. Shsh it’s a surprise it’s for my sister it’s an American girl doll. How do you make this stuff? Are your elfs magic? How do you carry all of that stuff? Can you surprise my mom and my Dad? I like school. My favorite subject is math. How is Mrs. Claus? you are the best. How are the elfes to? Love, Chris Nemen

Dear Santa, How many elves do you have? How many reindeer do you have? What is your mother’s name? I want Black Ops 2 for wii. Do you have a puppy? I hope you have a good Christmas. Love, Auston Dear Santa Claus, How have you been? How has Mrs. Claus been? I have not got my elf on the shelf. Is Comet the leader of the pack? I would like a minature claw machine, zip line and bed spred. Love, Hope White Dear Santa, I want real football gear, and a xbox 360, and camafloge jeans. PS, what do you feed the reindeer? Year friend, Jonathan Robb

Dear Santa Claus, How are doing? What is the popular toy this year? How are the reindeer? Please give me Dawn of the Dragon game and Skylanders game, a real puppy that is just born and a fourwheeler. Love, Emily Dear Santa, Can you please give my mom a ring? My dad a hunting blanket and pillow, and my sister a blue pillow and blanket? How do you make all those toys? I love you Santa. Love, Ryver Dear Santa, I woude like monster High Doll, Laptop, Makeup, WII, an IPOD, Yezzy game, and Twister game. Love, Susan Dear Santa Claus, How are you doing? Are you magic? If you are, can I get a 3-DS and a Halkeye Blue Sky? Your friend, Matthew Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is an X-box, RC car and a football. How are you and your elfs? How do you make toys? Is it very cold up there? Love, Luke Hoehn Dear Santa, Dear Santa, kids may have lots and lots of questions, but I have only one, and that is if Rudolf really has a real red nose? I really want the new game Sky Landers, and some of the new Lego alein conquests and Lego hero factory sets! Your friend, Nolan Fischer Dear Santa, Thank you for all the presents last year. What are your elves’ names? I will leave you some cookies and milk. Where do you live? I would like new clothes. I want a new dog. Love, Taylor Dear Santa Clause, I want Batman Arhcham City for Xbox 360 and The Dukes of Hazzard General Lee, and a bike. Are you feeling good Santa? My brother wants a bike too. Love, Luke Holder dear Santa, How is Mrs. Claus dowing? I am thankful for Chirismiss. For chrismiss I want a DSI3D and call of duty for my dsi and a nerf gun and a new wii for Chrismiis. Yoru friend, Trevor Heuring

Dear Santa, How is Mrs. Claus? I want a Chrimas sweater and a new slead and a new Dear Santa, socker ball. Thank you. How are you, Mrs. Claus, Your frind, and the reindeer? I want to Dominic Steward know if Rudolph is real? I want a wii for Christmas. A Dear Santa, few wii games and a Mario Can I have a spy-kit monopoly game. And last and Fake money and a DS but not least a Mario Ds charger and a couple of DS game. Can you bring an games? How are the ellfs elf on the shelf in our Classand how are you? Do you room. Have a safe trip like ponnut butter cookies? Your friend, Your friend, Josh Alessandro Bommarito

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WEST ELEMENTARY Continued Dear Mr. Claus, How is Mrs. Claus doing? How is Rudolph doing? Can you send a photo of your reindeer? Can you send a photo of your elves? Can you tell me what is your favorite cookie? I want a 3D DSi, a DSi and a black lab. Love, Brendyn Austin

Mattison and Ciara Schenk enjoy visiting with Mr and Mrs Claus at the Poseyville branch of CSB State Bank on Saturday morning. Dear Santa, How are you? I have been good this year. Are you magic? If you are will you bring me a watch with peace signs on it? See you soon! Love, Kelsey Dear Santa Claus, Are you mageic? Am I on the good list or on the nody list? How is Mrs. Claus? I would like some books and a Xbox 360. I would also like another dog. Love, Sarah Dear Santa, How are you doing? Thank you for the air hockey table. Do you know how to turn on Rudolph’s nose? Are the reindeer good? Is Mrs. Claus alright? Can I have a X-box 360? Love, Katie Dear Santa Claus, I would like it if you would send me a piture of Rudolph. How is Mrs. Claus doing? Please say hi to the Elvis for me. Could you get my mom a little horse statue and my brother a new gitar please? How are all the reindeer doing? Do you have a tree? I want to get some new high heels for Gabie with a new matching dress, a Barbie ballerina for me and a Alana and Alexa from Barbie and the dimond castle. Merry Christmas, Ali

Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! How are you doing? I have been good this year. Are you magic? If you are will you bring me a DS? See you soon! Love, Blake

Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! How are you doing? I have been good this year. Are you magic? If you are will you bring me a X-box 360? See you soon! Love, Braiden

Dear Santa, How have you been doing? Can you bring me two Ben Ten watches? See you soon! Make sure you feed the reindeer. Love, Jesse

Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! How are you doing? I have been good this year. Are you going to see me soon? I would like for you to bring me a DS. I will leave you some Dear Santa Claus, mild and cookies. My name is Tony T. I Love, Quintin would like for you to bring me an Ipad and a little motorcycle. I have been pretty Dear Mr. Claus, good this year. I will leave How is Mrs. Claus? How you some cookies! are the elvs doing? Can you Love, Tony send me a pitcher of Rudolph? How do you go to all the houses in one night? Dear Santa, How do the reindeer fly? Thank you for the presCan the elves make all the ent two years ago. I like my toys in on night? I would Xbox 360. How are your like a new Nerf football. Elves and Rodolph doing? I would like an Ipad. I Please tell your Elves I said would also like a red foot- hi. What do you do on the ball helmet. day after Christmas? What Love, Tyler kind of cookie is your favorite? I like you because you’re nice and you give Dear Santa, Santa how is Mrs. Claus me presents. How many doing? How did you get Elves do you have? Do you married to Mrs. Claus? get full from eating all those How is Rudolph doing? cookies? Do your reindeer Santa do you like cookies? ever get tired? Do the toys I’m being good. Do the ever make noises at night? elves work hard? I want Can you do magic to look a black lab stuft animal. I like a kid’s mom or dad want a DS Vet Pet. I want so they won’t see you? I would realy like a black Kian Xbox 360. Love, Katrina nect and a new Dragon Ball Z for PSP and a new super hero cape. Dear Santa, Your friend, Ace Can you send me a photo of Rudolph? How do you fit down a chimney? What is your favorit rendeer? What is your favorit coler? Is it red? My brothers are ding good and so am I. Do you use the door sometimes? Do you want me to make you some cookies? I want a Wii, Ipod Touch, laptop and this time make shure that it can work on the internet. Love, Grace

Dear Santa, Santa can you send me a picture of Coment and Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer? Please Santa. Santa, how do you get in doors if they are locked? How do you get all the presents delivered in one night? I will have a snack for you. Santa, how long is your beard? I want a flat screen TV. Oh and can you give a present for me to give to my friend Karagen? I want a blue Wii and some games to go with it. I want a MP3 player and a DSi XL. Sincerely, Courtney

Dear St. Nick, I’m trying my best to get an A plus. How is Rudolph doing? How do your reindeer fly? How do you make the toys? What do you like Santa? Do you have elves? I want a white Wii with Mario Kart, a 3D DS and a Nerf Dear Santa, Are your Elves an inch Long Strike. Love, Adrian tall? Do you have magic? How many pounds do you wa? Do you have a favorite Dear St. Nick, reindeer? How long is your Thank you for all the toys beard? Is it 1 foot long? My you gave me last December. bruther Jackson likes elec- Does Rudolph really have tronecks. Please get him a a red nose? Can you send remote control hellucopter. me a picture of Rudolph, Bryce would like Tomis please? How are the elves the train. Nash needs pa- doing? How is Mrs. Clause sufiers. I would like a flat doing? I have been relly screen TV. Mom would like good. My dad would like…. a perse and dad a tie. maybe a dog. I would like a Love, Triston red Wii. TJ would like another John Cena movie. Love, Carissa Dear Mr. Claus, I will put some cookies and milk out for you. You are the best. I hope I get something good for Christmas. Is Rudolph real? Do you like chocolate chip cookies? How is Mrs. Claus doing? I want a new Xbox 360, an I-pod and an I-pad. Love, Brady

Dear St. Nick, Thanks for the gifts last year. Which reindeer is your favorite? Is it Dasher? Rudolph? Is it Dancer? Comit? How is Mrs. Clause? Fine? I bet! Teakwondow is great! I got to lead the class twice! I can’t beleve I know how to do an air spin kick. I’m using a Kindle. I love it! For Christmas, I would like a video game called Spiderman Web of Time and an Ipod Touch. You rock! Your friend, Zane P.S. I bet your favorite is Rudolph.

Dear Mr. Claus, How are your elves doing? What do you do after Christmas? How are you? What does Mrs. Claus do? I have brout my grades up. What do you eat? I would like a Wii, a X-box 360 and an I-pod touch. Love, Isaac Dear Santa, How is Mrs. Claus doing? Do you get tired at night? Does Rudolph have a red nose or do you pant it or do you put a light on it? How is Rudolph doing? What do you do when you get back from everbody’s house? What do the elevs look like? I would love an Ipad. My brother would like a Xbox 360. My sister wants an Android. Love, Angel

Dear Santa, How do you get into the house if there’s no chimney? What reindeer is your favorite? How many elves do you have? What do you do when you are not worcing? What do you whant for a snak? How do your reindeer fly? I want Mario Super 8, a NFL football. I want the muve Replacements. Your friend, Zach

Dear St. Nick, Thank you for the pool table from last year. Also thank you for the bike that you gave me. How do your reindeer fly? Is it majicel? How tall are your elves? When you go through chimnies does you’re butt catch on fire? I want Pokemon Gray and a 3DS. What I want the most is Pokemon Emerrald. Love, Abel

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t. Wendel Dear Santa, Hello Ho Ho Ho! I have been nice 71 percent of the time. Can I have a football stadem? Can I have a 3DS? Can I have a dart blaster? Surprise me with something! Sincerely, Will Weatherholt p.s. Can I have some star wars movies?

Dear Santa, I want to know if you have a mouse like Mrs. Spahn said. How is Rudolph doing? I hope that he is doing good. Just to tell you please give Kylee and American Girl doll. Please give Jack some boy stuff. I would like some books like the fairy books and Alvin and the Chipmunks Chip Recked. I’ll put out some cookies and milk. Love, Audrey

Dear Santa, Hi! How are you doing? For Christmas I would like an easy bake oven, and roller blades. And I want some craft stuff. I really want the movie Arthur’s Christmas ELF INVASION. I also want a hand pointer like Mrs. Randolph’s. I feel bad for your elves because they work so hard. I will make sure you get milk and cookies. You are probably tired after all that work. By the way, I love you Santa. Sincerely, Olivia Schmitt P.S. Tell Mrs. Claus that I love her.

Dear Santa, How are you dooing? I been helping my mom unlaodning the dishes. I want for Christmas X box gams, a dart blaster, gof clubs, a big hottub, a football stadeum and play dow. My mom wants expenseve jewelry and my dad would like some tools. Love, Cordale Straub

Dear Santa, Dear Santa, Hi! How are you? Does Ho, Ho, HEY! How are Comet or the other rain deer those reindeer of yours? Dear Santa, ever fart? How old are you? How many kids have you How are you doing? I would like some Zhu Zhu visited? Do you have any Are your reindeer getting pets, pillow pets, and a light kids? How many kids have fat? Are your elves eating up key board. My mom gotten coal? Does your a lot of cookies? Is every- Dear Santa, would like some art supsleigh have anything new one up there obeying the Hello! How are you do- plies and my dad would just this year, like a GPS or any- rules? Does Rudolph still ing? How old are your like some peace and quiet. I thing like that? There are a have a red nose? Most im- reindeer? Do you call Ru- will have cookies for you lot of things on my Christ- portant, is Mrs. Claus doing dolph “Junior?” I hope you and some carrites for the mas list. I hope you can okay? I would like a lap- like the cookies and milk. I rain deer. The cookies will make all of them. Are your top and some silk pajamas hope your reindeer like the be M&M. elfs spying on everybody? oh and some money. My carrots. For Christmas can Love, Avery Martin If they are, they should be dad would like some really I please have a real painton the naughty list. I hope nice cowboy boots. I think ing by Pablo Picasso? I Dear Santa, you aren’t being naughty. I they are eighteen hundred also want a bunch of art Ho, Ho, Ha! What are have been one hundred per- dollars. My mom, well my supplies? I would like an you up to? Well, I have cent nice. mom already buys every- alarm clock. I would like been kinda nice mostly. Sincerely, thing so she doesn’t really a piano to replace my key- Just to tell you, I have been Dawson Wunderlich want anything. Maybe just board. I think I’ve been nice, nice enough to clean p.s. Well, I have been nice give her money. Thank you. good enough to gets pres- up most of the entire house. MOST of the time. Oh yeah, BYE. I love you Santa. ents this year. I’m not AL- I wonder if your elves have tell Mrs. Claus I said, “hi!” Love, Ava Grace Effinger WAYS good but I did help been naughty. Have any of my dad build the railing by your elves every visited my the steps and I got the mail house? Did they tell you if once so please don’t put me I’ve been naughty or nice? I have sent the elves two on the naughty list. Love, Lauren Zirkelbach chocolate kisses so please from the residents, staff, p.s. Tell Mrs. Claus I said hi. eat one and give one to Mrs. Claus. Tell Mrs. Claus I said and trustees Dear Santa, “hi.” My dad would really What’s up? Are your like farming stuff and my elves working hard because mom would like Breaking I got some serious presents? Charles Ford Memorial Home Can I pleeeeeease have a Be- Dawn the movie. Love, Cora Schmitt Be gun, a keyboard, lipstick 920 Main St. New Harmony p.s. I will leave you my for my mom, a dart blaster, Christmas list and I will leave X-Box 360, Chicken in a Bisyou milk and cookies and some cuit crackers and all the Star carrot’s for your reindeer. Wars movies? Sincerely, Carter Dear Santa, p.s. Tell your elf good luck! How are you doing? I

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Dear Santa, Hi! Are your elves having fun working? I would like an American Girl Doll, a piano and a real pet. I would like a new play station. Please send a letter and a Baby Alive. My mom would like a new iphone cover and my dad would like new clothes. Love, Ally Schmitt

have been a pretty good girl. I hope you have a good Christmas. I want an ipod touch, a piano, a camra, some my weird school kids books, and some board games. I really want you to bring an elf to my grandma’s house. My mom would like new earrings and my dad would like more tools. Love, Jamie Luigs

WWW.POSEYCOUNTYNEWS.COM Dear Santa, Hi! Do you have any baby reindeers? I want a reindeer. I will take good care of it. I will call it Laasso. I will leave you some milk and cookies only if you give me a reindeer. I would like to do magik. I have rode a horse before but I want to fly a reindeer. My mom would like some new blush and my dad would like a dog. Thank you. Love, Maddie Mayer p.s. Is your wife’s name Jessica? Dear Santa, Ho! Ho! Ho! How are you? How are your reindeer? I have been good. I would like Zoobles, American Girl things, Junie B. Jones books, and My Weird School books. I have not been 100% good BUT I have been 90% good. I have been trying not to fight with my brother. How is Mrs. Claus? I’m going to put some treats out for you. Oh and my mom would like more paper towels for the kitchen and my dad would like hunting things. Merry Christmas! Love, Lauren Ahola p.s. Save a treat or two for Mrs. Claus. Dear Santa, Howdy! Why do your rain deer have to stay up ware it’s cold? How many elves do you have? I would like a Magic slushy maker for Christmas and American Girl Doll stuff. I like Christmas especially Christmas music. I love you! You friend, Belle Gries p.s. How big is your workshop? Dear Santa, Hey dude! Well I thank I have been a good boy. By the way, how do you send every present in one night? Oh by the way, I want a 4-wheeler, a nerf gun, a computer, and a Nerf football. I will give you cookies and milk. I love you. I’m not sure what my mom wants but my dad wants new a new furnace and a lawn mower. Sincerely, Harold Bender P.S. I would like an Xbox 360. Tell Mrs. Claus I said hi.

Dear Santa, Hi!!! How are you? I’m fine. What is in your workshop? You are so nice. How do your elves make stuff? Is Rudolph your favorite reindeer? Because he’s mine. Did you really fall off the roof on The Santa Claus movie? That part was really funny. I’ll make cookies for you. My mom probably wants a little bag for her makeup and my dad probably wants some piece and quiet. Love, Kylee Baumholser p.s. What is your wife’s first name? Dear Santa, Yo, I have been kinda good this year. I bet my mom would like some eye liner. My dad likes hunting so you can give him some hunting clothes. My brother would like a pointer and my little brother would like some walking toys. I would like a snowmobile. I would also like you to give toys to people who don’t have any. Love, Devin Lintzenich Dear Santa, Hi! I am PRETTY good this year and also pretty BAD! Please be nice and instead of giving me a lump of coal give me presents. I would like toy Hot Wheels. My mom wants a laptop and my dad would like parts for the camaro. Tell Mrs. Claus I said “hi.” And please give me at least 7 presents. Thank you. Love, Max Muensterman Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. I have left cookies and milk for you and I have left carrot’s for the reindeer. I would like to show you my Christmas list. I would like a skateboard ramp, DSI, some WII games, some pagamas, a ipod touch, a drum set, Diary of Wimpy Kid Number One, a remote control car, some more bade bladze, a kick ball, some hunting close, a shotgun, shotgun boolits, DS games, a glow in the dark football, a XBOX 360, playstation, night vison glasses, four weeler, some Abercrombie close, a otomatic nerf gun and some board games. Have a good Christmas. Love, Blake Zirkelbach p.s. Can I have some movies too?

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Dear Santa, Are you full when you are done delivering presents from cookies? I am being extremely very good. How are you and Mrs. Claus doing. I want Justice clothes. I want a puppy for Christmas. You are probably busy on Christmas Eve. I want some clothes for my America girl doll. Do you like shapes? Do you like art and crafts? Do you like cookies? Do you like you elfs? How are you and your Elfs? Why do you wear a red suit? Love, Cass

Dear Santa, Did Rudulph shin his nose! I wunt a kittin and a hamster whith a cag and sum food and wun of those jackets that goes over your hed. your friend, Carter Dear Santa, How is Mrs. Claus? Is she bakeing cookies for everyone? How is Rudulph? Is his nose shine for the dark? How is the elves? Are they makeing a enough toys for all the children? How is the North pole? Is evrything going on? My brother is good. My mom is good. My dad is good. My mom whants a new pillow. My dad whants some tools. My brother whants some nevr guns and bulits. I whant ordezz and the Smerf movie and some close and a puppy. your friend, Ella Bromm

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Dear Santa, I’ve been good this year. I would like a monster truck, my two front teeth, and presents for the rest of my family. your friend, Adam Dear Santa, Did Rudulph shine his nose? I will leave cookies and milk. I want a camera and a stuffed Rudulph. Merry Christmas Santa and Mrs. Claus. I have a ornament of you and Mrs. Claus. your friend, Rachel

Dear Santa, How is the North Pole doing? Is Mrs. Claus making cookies? Are you going to light Rudulph’s nose? I think my sister wants a zebra loed sped? I think my mom wants some perfume? I think my dad wants some cologne? I want a Ipod. your friend, Makenzi

Dear Santa, I hope I can see wen you put the prezents under the tree and I hope I can see you. Merry Christmas, Hunter Dear Santa, How is everything going? Is the sleighed packer and redey to go? Is the sleighed red? Is Rudulph and Donner ok? Are you and Mrs. Claus ok? My dad would like a knew phone charger. My mom would like a ortament. I would like a phone. your friend, Paige

Dear Santa, I wonder how your reindeer fly? I want a electricscooter for Christmas. I want to know how do you deliever all the presents in one night? I bet living at the Dear Santa, North Pole is fun. Do your elves work a Sincerely, Kaylee Dear Santa, lot and do they get breaks? Hey i got a question What Whate I wante for Christ- Dear Santa, are your reindeers names? I I hope I am on the nice mas a Ipad, I pod touch, want an I pod, I pad, XaXa, a Barbie and plane, and a list. If I’m not that’s ok. But and stuff from Justice. My I hope I still get presents. Bratz designer, and justice brother would like to see clothes. Is it cold up in the Some of my presents are a you. How is the North Pole. North Pole? Do you al- ice rink, Dallas Clark jersey, Merry Christmas Santa. David Freeze jersey, Albert ways get people whate they Love, Heather Pujals jersey and a D.S. want? Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas, Clay Dear Santa, Love, Mya Johnson Do you have 2 reindeer Dear Santa, Dear Santa, I hope you have a Merry and 2 elves? And do you I really hope I get an Christmas. I want a lot of have a Dsi and a real kitipad. And I want to ask if things. I want an Ipod. I ten and elf that I can keep? I’ve been naughty or nice. I want to no what the North I want a Dsi, a kitten, and like it when you say Marry Pole is like every day? I eant a elf and a cupcake and I Christmas to all and to all you to beeg me a American hope Mrs. Claus gives you and good night, in books. girl doll. I want a new bike. a presint. It is cool and if you come Merry Christmas, Trinity Sincerely, Haley to my home I want you to please leave a picture of Roudalph the red nose reindeer. Does his nose really light up? Can you send me other reindeer pictures? yours truly, Lexi P.S. Marry Christmas Dear Santa, I like rudulph. i like Donner. Santa do you like cookies? Santa I like Hot Weels. Santa I like your raindeer? Santa bring me a prasont? I like you Santa. Your friend, Jonathan Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I think my mom would like a lotion and nail kit. I think my dad would like a tracktor. I would like a 3 DS. I hope you will like the Christmas cookies you will get from me! Hope you have a great Christmas Day and nihgt! Love, Karly Damm

Dear Santa, Do you like my ornaments on my tree? I think I have been excellent. Do you like delivering presents? Will you bring me a ipod, i pad, orbies, and a doll? Is ir cold in the North Pole? I love you so so much Love, Claire Koester Dear Santa, What is going on at the North Pole? I been good all year. Can you please give me a new Barbie doll for Christmas? Can you give me a new baby doll for Christmas? Can you give me a dog toy? your friend, Autumn Dear Santa, How are your raindeer? Have you polished Ruduphs nose? I want a ipod. I think my sister would like the other nicholas Sparks books. Mom might want some flowers seeds. Dad probaly wants some tools. Sincerely, Sydni Flowers

Dear Santa, What is Rudulph doing? Is your sled redy? Are you redy? Is there a nuf toys for the children? I will leave you cookies and milk. I what a remolecontrol car. your friend, Stone Dear Santa, Do you have elves? Was Mrs. Claus a messenger? I know you have a list. Have I been good or bad. I know that you are very good. Merry Christmas Santa! Why do you live at the North Pole? I don’t need anything for Christmas . Love, Austin Ellison Dear Santa, How can your raindeers fly? I have been good and for Christmas I want a I pod touch and a nerf gun and legos and pokemon cards and bakugan and some markers for school and a Cardinals shirt with Albert Pujlus on it. Merry Christmas Santa . yours truly, Dalton

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SOUTH TERRACE Continued Dear Santa, Is Mrs. Claus keeping you nice and plump? How are the reindeer are they ready for Christmas? How is Mrs. Claus ok? Can you take me back to the North Pole with you? How is Blitzen and Rudulph? My family would like a pet.. Love, Annabelle

Dear Santa, Do you have all the presints for the world? Is your stay ready for the kids? Look in my house you will find my Christmas list. I want another pet and another baseball mit. your friend, Payton

Dear Santa, How did you get your job and how cold is the North Pole? I have been good this year so can you please bring me some presents. I want a light strike, a football helmet and Call of Doody 3. Sinverly, Tommy

Dear Santa, How is Mrs. Claus? My favorite ranideer is Dancer. I sur like the elves! My dad wants video games. Mom wants a new couch in the liveing room. My brother Aston wants a razor dirtbike I want a Ipod. your friend, Landon

Dear Santa, Would you plese bring me a Bey Blade box and a Dear Santa, nerfgun. Have a safe trip. How are you doing today Love, Christian I am doing fine. I would like Dear Santa, a Ds 3D and a Lombielab. How are you doing? Last Yours truely, Emma year’s toys were great! Still no your in that star and Dear Santa, I wood like a stuft anamol I hope you have a great that is a panda bar and a Christmas, can you please trane and a nut cracker that bring a trampaline?. Love, Bret is it. Thank you. P.S. Have a good Christmas Your friend, Mike

Dear Santa, I will have cookies and milk wating and wat I wont for Christmas is a blun but I want mabe if you make the blun war it wont pop. Love, Kalem

Dear Santa, I love you Santa and Mrs. Claus! Do you have a candle? May I please have some toys? I’d whant a princess car, Happy napper, many pillow pets, ipod and a DS. Your elves are goodtoy makers. I hope they are ok. Love, Julianne

Dear Santa, I want a DSI for Christmas. your friend, Kyle

Dear Santa, I want a tractor set please. I want to see the reindeer. The North Pole must be cold. How many raindeer do you have. I want a DS DSI DSI XL and all of the super Mario Brother games. your friend, Nicholas


Dear Santa, I love you will you please bring me a dog a hamster a Ipad a Happy Napper a fake squirrel a fake penguin that hatches from a egg and a Ipad Thank you. I love everyone at the North Pole Love you all . Dear Santa, Love, Audrey Dear Santa, Can you please get me a Me and my sisters are exlaptop and lego starwars. Dear Santa, cited about you coming to How are you? I hope that town. My moms coming to My mom would like a neckI am good because I am feel- see you. She has a list of toys ellis for Christmas. Dad got ing good! Are you?! Please I want Please Santa. I hope a new gun. Sisy likes dolls bring me a Hawk NerfGun I get to see rudolph the red you can get her one. Love, Dylan for Christmas please!!! nose reindeer. I hope the Your friend, Braden elves get the presents and Dear Santa, P.S. Lay it Down! The song the nutcrackers are ready. How are you and your please. Love, Eyan elves? Tell them I said Hi, Don’t go downb our ChinDear Santa, Dear Santa, my. Hows Rudolph? I made Are you ready for ChristHow are you? I am do- a dragon I’ll like a pillow mas I am! Heres somethings ing something for you. It pet. And toy dragon. A toy I want Thank you. Will you will be under the Christmas Rudolph. get me some clothes from tree. I hope you are ready Love, Ashlynn Justice and a Ipod touch a for the flight on Christmas. P.S. And some pencils new baby doll and clothes. Can you bring me a bop it A Reitz jersey and Green and a monster hgih doll? I Dear Santa, How are you? Well Bay Packers and Colts jer- have more room under our inyway are you ready for sey. Christmas tree. Your friend, Suzanne Love, Maddie Christmas? I am! How is Mrs. Claus? Well I want a x wing, Ds, wii, tv, night tand, night gown, robe, Lego Star Wars death Star, Star wars pajamas and a action figures with death star. Love, Riley Dear Santa, How are you doing? Merry Christmas I will leave u some cookies and milk. and for the reindeer I will leave some carrots. I wish I can plese have a Ipod? Love, Brianna Johnson P.S. I love you Santa

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Dear Santa, I would like a base gutar, remote control helicopter, Xbox 360, Ipod, Dragonballz, Kai scouter. your friend, Caleb Dear Santa, How are you Santa? How are your reindeer? Are u reddy for Christmas? Because I am! Please can you get me this teddybear and a monster high doll. Love, Lexi Dear Santa, How are you and Mrs. Claus doing this year? Oh and how are the reindeer this year? We are giving the reindeer carrots. Have a nice Christmas. Your Friend, Landon P.S. Can I have a ipad and a phone. Dear Santa, How are you? Are you ready for Christmas I am! Please bring me presents for Christmas! like Xbox 360 and Leogs and action figures please please please please. How are your reindeer and Mrs. Claus doing? Love, Lucas Bass Dear Santa, Would you please bring me a Elechick guitarWould you please bring me a Xbox Bug. Whould you please bring me a nurf gun. Whould you please bring me stufed anumals. your friend, Audra Dear Santa, I will leave you cookies, milk, carets for the deer, and a present. I have been really extra good for you. May you bring me a Monster High Doll and Angry Birds, a gun for my dad, and a mag for my mom. Have a safe trip. Have a Merry Christmas and i good year. Love, Kayla Orpu P.S. Good-bye Dear Santa, I have bin very good this year. My brothers and I have been whanting an XBox 360. Will you please bring my family one. Please bring a Monster girl doll. Please bring a MP3 Player, carma, and so me stuff to do box braids. Love, Mary

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Dear Santa, I want a Monster high Dear Santa, How are the Elves? How Doll. Twilight game wii is Mrs. Claus? For Christgame. Love, Etta mas I want a Calendar, Purple Aces T-shirt, Penguin Dear Santa, pj’s, three butcrackers, a How are you and Mrs. Happy napper. I am so exClaus and the reindeer do- cited! Are you? ing? Is rudolph’s nose still Love, Hannah glowing Santa? Can I see you on Christmas Eve San- Dear Santa, How are you doing? If ta? Please if you let me see you would bring me a real you Santa, I will give you cookies. Ok Santa can I have football and a psp and a a Colts Jersey and Fassil steelers pants and steelers gloves. If you would please fighters Champions? Love, Jordan Page bring me this please! Your friend, Arick Dear Santa, P.S. A put in on me song!!! May I have a hammer and some wood. May my mom Dear Santa, Are you ready for some have some earrings. Love, Sam cookies and milk. Have a P.S. Have a Merry Christmas good flight Santa. Are you and Mrs. Class doing good? Dear Santa, Can I have a hamster Santa? I ben a good boy this year Please? and a Raiders pilI left you a glass of milk and low pet and a ipod touch plate of cookies can you ples and Dsi. Love you all! bren a dirtbike. Love, Kyndal Love, Christopher Dear Santa, Dear Santa, I’ve been extra good this Would you please me and year. Can you please bring my mom want a X360 cun- me an Ipod, iphone, Monnet 4, a Hulk Toy, X-bug ster High dolls, soccer goal, sipder, a rocket toy, dina- soccer ball, basketball goal. saur toy, toy car, a ball and a There will be carets for the bat, airplane toy, jumprope, raindeer, glass of milk, five Ironman toy and becr fall. cookies. Love, Alex Love, Abby P.S. Write back please Dear Santa, Wood you please give me Dear Santa, a DSI and some games to. I want you to be safe on Can I please have an Ipod yor jorny to howses. And tuch to. Can I please have please bring me a Neafare aphone to. Can I please strik and a Xdox 360 and have a grante ftato game to. call of dutey and lakops. Can you please bring my Love, Noah Pharr mom a meckless. Love, Andon Dear Santa, Please bring me a Ipod Dear Santa, touch and lots of Bey Blades Would you please bring because a Ipod touch is very me a DS, I pod, and i Mon- fun because you can play ster high doll. I think you games and stuff. And bey are rily nise. Will you bring blades you can baddle a lot my mom a necklace. And it is very fun because you my dad a popcorn poper win some times. thank you Santa. Love, Kody Love, Alexa Dear Santa, Dear Santa, I have been good would I would like a Monster you please bring me a doll. My mom I don’t no iPhone 4, Bey Blades, the wat she want’s. My dad I Lego Police Station, X-box don’t know ether. My sis- 360, and kind of Legos, ipod, ter’s won’t i don’t no. Dsi XL, and every think that Love, Audra I like. A neclis for mom and a picre for grandma and grandpa. And anything for ym sisters and I want a Dog. Love, Kylan Dear Santa, May you please bring me a twilight doll. Can you bring me an Ipod and a DS game please. My brother would liek to have an X-box 360. My sister would like something related to pandas. My mom will like earrings and a necklace please. Have a safe trip and Merry Christmas! Love, RuthAnn

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Dear Santa, Is Mrs. Claus still fixing you cookies. I think my Mom will like a new ornament. And my sister will like a puppy. And my sister will like a puppy. And my other sister will like a doll. And me I will like a Drumsolt. Love, Elijah


Dear Santa, Can I have a monster high doll. Ipod touch eclipse, XaiXaikazo, DSI, Monster high video game, camra, blond miniger pudul, Barbie Princess, Charm School the movie. Barbie Princess Charm School, Barbie Hot Wells, Scrubs, sut and tie, X-box 360 silver dimen ring, real bobby buny, books, I’ve been ok. Love, Lyndsey Dear Santa, Would you please have a Monster High Doll, Ipod, and a nerf. Would you please bring a Leap Pad Leapfrog Explorer, a tie for my dad, and a ipad please. Have a safe trip and there will be cookies, milk, and carots for the raindeer and I have ben very good. May I please have a ring for my mom and please bring me a dog please. Love, Rachel



NORTH ELEMENTARY Continued Dear Santa, How are you and Mrs. Claus doing? I hope you two are fine. Can I please have Fossil Fighters Champions the video game. And Thank you do get me the video game I want. I don’t want to be greedy. And I hope you have a safe trip. And it is a secret what I am geting you to eat Christmas night Your friend, Ethan B.

Dear Santa, How is Mis. Claus and thee elves? How is the reindeers. Santa am I on the naughty or nice list? Santa am I good? Please git me a pillow pets. Plese git me a ipad. Please get me a nutcracker. Please get me a Green bay packer. Please get me pajamas. Please bring me a happy napper. Love, Ellie

Dear Santa, How are you and the elves? Are you ready for Christmas? They’rs one thing I need to tell you. Make sure you polish the blades on the slay. By the way make sure to feed the reindeer beifor you leave. I am very excited for Christmas! For Christmas, I whould like a transformers action figure. A Phines and Ferb action figures. Your friend, Bryer L.

Dear Santa, How are you and Mrs. Claus? Are you readey for Christmas? This year can you bring please bring me a new Xbox? and Thank You for what you got me last year. And can you get me a play stahan 3? And a new game boy and a new bike and scuoter? And dome music? and I wish you a Mary Christmas. Love, Ethan M. P.S. Have fun

Dear Santa, How are you and your reindeer? Are you ready for Christmas wet? Ok yes how is Rudolph and all the other reindeer? We might leave some brownies or homemade cookies for you. if your elf’s can make Bay Baldes that would be nice. What I want for Christmas this year is a guitar, a bay bade, a Jason Aldean seadee, a actuve board and a little baker. Your friend, Kayliegh

Dear Santa, Have me and my sisters been good? Can your Elf’s please make me a toy squirrel and a Ipod If you can thank you and you know what my neighbors do not beleave in you. But I do so that’s why i get presents! Santa, I am soooooooo glad God made you, oh and please make a pillow pet and thank you and mutcracker, Happy napper, Ipad thank you. Your friend, Brianna R.

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