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Posey County News plays part in pharmacy robbery arrest By Dave Pearce Mill Pond Road in the Town of Blooming Grove. hicles while on his route, one a silver Ford Focus and another According to information received last weekend, a WisconWith the cooperation of the Division of Criminal Investiga- black van. The vehicles were gone about the same time the sin man, currently jailed in Wisconsin, is the prime suspect in tions, ATF, and Sauk Prairie Police Department, Dane County robbery was over. the robbery of a Mount Vernon Pharmacy in early December. Sheriff’s deputies were able to confirm that Carriola was inArrested and charged with driving the get-away vehicle is Anthony J. Carriola, age 28 of Lodi, Wisc., side the hotel. They also learned Cody Hargrove, whose address was reportedly was recently arrested by Wisconsin authorities that his girlfriend and another above the Posey Grill in Mount Vernon. Harand charged with other pharmacy robberies. male had driven to Dane County grove, 26, whose permanent address is EqualCarriola was the suspect in the January 10th from Indiana and were also inity, Ill., is being held in the Saline County Jail. Armed Robbery that occurred at the Eannelli side the hotel. Mount Vernon Police Detective Thomas Pharmacy in Prairie du Sac, Wisc., has been Carriola has been booked into Rueger flew to Wisconsin last weekend to intaken into custody in Dane County. Dane the Dane County Jail on a tentaterview the man they believe to be responsible County’s Tactical Response Team deployed intive charge of Armed Robbery. for the robbery. Oeth indicated that it had been side the hotel and were able to take three indiThe investigation is ongoing and confirmed to Detective Latham that Carriola is viduals into custody without incident. The two further information on the other their man. individuals found with Anthony J. Carriola at two subjects will be provided While Oeth was quick to give credit to the the America’s Best Value Inn have also been when it becomes available. Mount Vernon Police Department and Rueger, arrested. Sarah M. Puckett, age 24 of New According to information he also said Posey County Sheriff Detective Harmony, Ind., and John N. Bauer, age 28 of from Posey County Sheriff Tom Latham was also a big part of the invesEvansville, Wisc., are both being held in the Greg Oeth, his department has tigation. Hargrove Carriola Dane County Jail on tentative charges of Posworked with the Mount Vernon According to Oeth, a lady called into the session of Narcotics. Police Chief Grant Beloat and his department in an effort to Mount Vernon Police Department and gave them some inAt approximately 1:48 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, the Dane solve the robbery which occurred at the Mount Vernon Phar- formation. County Sheriff’s Office received information from Sauk macy at 100 Lawrence Drive at around 2:30 on Friday after“It was actually the Posey County News that helped break County that the suspect, Anthony J. Carriola, age 28 of Lodi, noon, December 2. Continued on Page A3 may be staying at the America’s Best Value Inn, located on A local postman indicated that he saw two suspicious ve-

It’s official: Rappites, Vikings combine By Valerie Werkmeister An official vote last Thursday has set the course for New Harmony’s school to consolidate with the Metropolitan School District of North Posey. A joint meeting between both school boards to approve a resolution regarding the consolidation agreement lasted less than 15 minutes. Yet, the after-effects will last forever. New Harmony made the decision to close its doors in December citing declining enrollment and state education funding cuts as reasons for its demise. There are currently 137 students enrolled in the kindergarten through 12th grade. According to the resolution, North Posey will assume all of New Harmony’s assets and liabilities on July 1. A use for the school building has not been determined. North Posey will assume the employment contract obligations between New Harmony and its teachers for the duration of that contract. New Harmony will determine if any reduction in force, retirement or severance incentives are necessary for those who do not accept

employment at North Posey. It was recently announced that nine New Harmony teachers intend to retire at the end of the school year. Superintendent Fran Thoele plans to resign. The status of the 11 remaining New Harmony teachers and noncertified staff has not been determined. North Posey Superintendent Dr. Todd Camp stated available positions will depend on need and the number of retirements North Posey has. North Posey School Board President Joe Neidig stated, “It’s been an honor to work with this school board. I particularly want to thank the people who are passionate about doing what was best and bringing things to this point.” New Harmony School Board President, Jim Scarafia, added, “I’d like to thank everyone on both sides for the due diligence and the hard work that everyone has done.” The Town of New Harmony and Harmony Township will be represented on the North Posey School Board. North Posey will initiate that process after July 1.

Five arrested in Griffin-centered sting Megan Bender and Alec Beard were named North Posey homecoming royalty on Saturday evening. See entire court on page A2. Photo by Dave Pearce

Arrest made in residential burglary The Posey County Sheriff’s De- were developed as suspects. By partment had a very Friday evening Depubusy week. ties located one inOn Friday, Janudividual who was ary 20, Sheriff’s taken into custody Deputies investiand subsequently argated a Burglary at rested. a residence on DiaPosey County mond Island Road Sheriff Greg Oeth in Posey County. said Taylor Lloyd Deputies learned age 19 of Wadesthat at some point in ville has been prethe evening hours of charged for the January 19th, entry crimes of Burglary had been made into and Theft. Lloyd is a detached garage, currently lodged in Taylor Lloyd and several items the Posey County had been stolen. Jail. Another individuThrough the course of the in- al remains at-large as the investivestigation individuals of interest gation continues.

By Dave Pearce Five suspects have been arrested in a two county drug ring. On Friday, January 20, at approximately 6:15 a.m., the Posey County Sheriff’s Department was contacted by Deputies in Warrick County. Warrick County Deputies had stopped and arrested Raymond McCutcheon and Amanda Dickman after finding Methamphetamine items and materials in their vehicle. Among the items was a cellular telephone which continued to alert that incoming text messages were being received. That’s when deputies say they


also found a beeping cell phone with text messages from the three in Posey County who said their car had broken down. “They were actually negotiating transportation for the stolen anhydrous,” Oeth said. Oeth says deputies played along. “They didn’t realize at all they were communicating with Deputy Sheriff’s in Warrick County, so word to the wise, you never know whose on the other end of that text,” Oeth surmised. Deputies began communicating with those on the other end of the messages. A request was being



made from the senders regarding the need for transportation from the Interstate 64 town of Griffin. The senders provided information that their vehicle would not start and transportation was needed back to Warrick County. The text conversation also indicated that anhydrous ammonia had been stolen from the Posey County Co-Op. The group then began negotiating transportation in exchange for some of the stolen agricultural product. Posey County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the Depot Diner

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Basketball homecoming finale... Members of the New Harmony basketball homecoming court are, in front, cheerleaders, left to right are Joanmarie Spillane, Rebecca Hunter, Taylor Baize, and Jordyn Miller. Members of the queen’s court are Jessica Deckard-Mills, Madison Worman, Jordan Lyke, Vanessa McKinney. Bryan Wildeman, Zoe Heinlin, Brittany

Rister, Kimberly Jensen, and Kendall Wilson. Basketball players are Nathan Spann, Ryan Blackwell, Dakota Wasson, Thomas Stegall, A.J. Eaton, Elliott Lange – Queen – Abbey Deckard – Caleb McDaniel, Kyle Whitmore, Clinton Mathews, Zachary Sollman, and Tyler Wright. Photo courtesy of Crystal Collins

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Retrospective ................. A4 Legals........................... B6-9 Classifieds ............... A11-12

Go to Community ........... A5 Social ...................... A5 Deaths ................... A3 Sports ................... B1-6 School.................... A8 Bus/Ag.................... A9



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Viking Basketball Royalty, 2011-12 The North Posey 2012 Homecoming Representatives were Madi Bulter, Derek Lindauer, Kendall Crowder, Jacob Brenton, Brianna Perry Zach Scheller, Homecoming Queen Megan Bender, Dillon Burchett, Morgan Stierley, Homecoming King Alec

Beard, Jillian Koester, Shane Neumann, Miranda Schmitt, Jamon Tapp, Hannah Harness, Dylan Wright, Breanna Owens, and Bryce Martin. Crown bearers are Caitlyn and Brayden. Photo by Dave Pearce

New Harmony’s Creation Station is mutual choice

By Pam Robinson Artist and musician Rick Huffman is finding a source of healing in his Creation Station, located at 606 B Main Street in New Harmony. Through his artistic creations, Huffman applies balm to his heart, still grieving the tragic loss of his wife in a horrific June 2006 motorcycle accident. The couple had dreamed of opening an art studio and shop together in retirement. After nine years as a band director, Huffman had carved out a 30-year career as an auto salesman for Toyota. The work rewarded him with numerous friends and stable finances, but did little to nurture his spirit. “I knew I really needed to do something different,” he confides. Within four years of losing his wife, he opened Creation Station in July 2010. The old gas pump replica out front marks the spot and thus builds on his slogan, “art fueled by imagination.” The art studio and shop feature airbrushed clothing and accessories, dulcimers, glass etching, jewelry, paintings, pottery, sculptures, and stained glass. All items are the original creations of Huffman, his family and friends. The artists may work with a couple of mediums, but they each prefer one over the others. Although Huffman teaches dulcimer classes, he relies on New Harmony’s Rick Gooden and Bill Berg to handcraft dulcimers known for their great sound as well as their remarkable beauty. Huffman himself most enjoys glass etching even though he throws pottery, does all the airbrushing and dabbles in painting. An art teacher at Owensboro’s Burns Middle School, Huffman’s sister-in-law Ali provides most of the paintings, his daughter Elisabeth Klauburg creates the jewelry and his nephew Brent Wallace keeps the shop stocked in pottery. Sculptures are all hand crafted in fiberglass by Bob Zasadny of Oakland City. A retired Alcoan, Mark Roethemeier of Newburgh, shapes the stained glass. Zoe, Huffman’s retired champion Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, greets customers and helps her master to show everyone around. Huffman’s beginner level dulcimer classes have been well attended so far, with one student making the two-hour trip from Madisonville, Ky. The first session began on January 17 with additional sessions to follow on four consecutive Tuesday evenings. More classes will be offered throughout the year. Classes in creating paintings and pottery are planned for the Art After Dark series, beginning Saturday, February 25,

Rick Huffman and his King Charles Cavalier, Zoe. Photo by Pam Robinson with instruction in oil painting led by Ali Huffman. Students will work from 7 to 9:30 p.m. to complete a painting. All materials are provided. The early registration fee is only $30. After January 31, the registration fee goes up to $35. For more information about either dulcimer classes or the Art After Dark series, interested individuals may call Huffman at 812-205-6781 or visit his website at creation- “There’s something magical about New Harmony,” Huffman comments about making his home there. “It’s very soothing, very peaceful. “ He echoes the sentiments of a neighbor when he says, “You don’t choose New Harmony. New Harmony chooses you.”

New Poseyville fire truck inservice date mid-Feb. By Valerie Werkmeister If there’s one thing that

Poseyville has going for it, it’s Bruce Baker. The Poseyville


Saturday, February 4th • From 8am to 11am Pre-school thru 5th Grade St. Matthew Catholic School is a Fully Accredited Indiana 4 Star School. Meet the teachers and tour the school. Information about SGO Scholarships and School Choice Scholarships will be available.





native has helped keep the town running smoothly by serving on the town council for the past 26 years. He even remarked that during that time, he has only missed one meeting. During a regular meeting last Wednesday, he was again elected as town council president. Council member Ron Fallowfield playfully joked how he and fellow member, Steve Ahrens, had decided that the oldest board member should serve as the council president. “Notice how he didn’t say, ‘the more experienced one,’?” Baker added. Fallowfield added how he appreciated the amount of work Baker has done for the town. Julie Mayo reported that for the third year in a row, the utility office did not have any write-offs for unpaid customer bills. The fire department plans to bring home their new rescue truck at the end of the month. Once home, it will need to have lettering added and equipment. They anticipate it to be in service by midFebruary. Baker asked town marshal Doug Saltzman to research the possibility of an ordinance that would restrict semi tractors and trailers being parked on the street. Baker stated he felt that the location of where some currently park poses a danger to other vehicles. Attorney Bill Bender said he

would look into the matter as well. The council passed ordinance 2012-01-11-01 that established a gas depreciation fund. Baker stated the town already has a water and a sewer depreciation fund which sets aside money to help pay for future improvements or equipment. The council also passed resolution 2012-01-11-01 that stated the official intent to reimburse the town for the new town hall project. A Poseyville Building Corporation has been established. Once the building is erected and the project has been completed, the corporation will issue and sell bonds. The proceeds from the sale of those bonds will be used to pay back the town. Attorney Bender explained that bonds cannot be sold until the project is complete. Baker stated that the project is currently moving along according to their timeline and he is pleased with the project that has been made so far. Ron Fallowfield was again chosen to represent the town on the Area Plan Commission. A representative is still needed to serve on the Poseyville Economic Development Committee. The next regular meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 8, at 4:30 p.m. in the Poseyville Community Center.

Mount Vernon junior Colin Varner takes the easy breakaway layup for two points to help the Wildcats take a first-round win to open the Carmi Invitational tournament Monday night. Photo by Dave Koch


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OBITUARIES Alan Dale Spivey Alan Dale Spivey, 57, of Mount Vernon, Ind., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at his residence. He was born on September 24, 1954, in Mount Vernon, Ind., to Kenneth Sr. and Martha (Jupin) Spivey. Dale was a passionate person, whether it concerned his family, friends, job or projects. He believed in doing things right, to the best of his ability, and set an inspiring example to his family, friends, and co-workers alike, and will be sorely missed by all. He was an avid hunter who desired that young people become interested in hunting, with emphasis on education and safety of the sport. Dale was able to remember everything in a book he had read. A mechanic who fixed and maintained the family cars, he was gifted at working with his hands, and made many gifts for others from natural materials such as wood and antlers. A lifelong resident of Mt. Vernon, Dale was active in his church, and enjoyed working in it. His knowledge and experience were a blessing in many ways. Members always enjoyed talking to Dale about theological things, as he was always eager to learn and grow. Dale graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1972. He was employed by Crown Equipment Corp. as a lead technician and trainer. Most important in Dale’s life were his wife, children, grandchildren, and sharing his faith with God. His message to all would be to respect others, expect the same from them, and do a good job. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Kenneth Spivey, Jr. Dale is survived by his beloved wife, Gloria (Rech) Spivey; sons, Damon Dale Spivey, Christopher Joseph Spivey (Amy), Ensign Patrick Cade Spivey, US Navy (Caitlyn), Thomas Allen Wildt II; daughter, Samantha Gayle Hamilton (Kent); grandchildren, Zane Nathon Spivey, Kamen Hope Wildt, Isaac Richard Hamilton, Shelby Lynn Hamilton; brother, Earnest Spivey (Leanne); sisters, Maria Daidone, Kay Austin (David), Marty Williamson (Robert), Donna DeKemper, Karen Topper; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 23, 2012, at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main St. in Mount Vernon, Ind., with Pastor John Adams of Welborn United Methodist Church officiating and burial in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Visitation was held from 2 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, 2012, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Welborn United Methodist Church Outreach Ministry at P.O. Box 952 Mt. Vernon, IN 47620 or the Indiana Hunters Education Association c/o Chris Clark Treasurer at 8559 E. 350 N. Montpelier, IN 47359. Condolences may be made online at

North Posey School Board steadies salary By Valerie Werkmeister The Metropolitan School District of North Posey School Board met Monday, January 9, to take care of routine, new year matters by holding office elections, setting their annual salary and signing conflict of interest statements. They voted to retain Joe Neidig as president, Steve Bender as vice president, Larry Lewis as secretary, Carol Lupfer as treasurer and Jayme Bender as deputy treasurer. Bill Bender was retained as the attorney for the board. Linda O’Risky will preside over the Board of Finance as president and Geoff Gentil will serve as the treasurer. Steve Bender will serve in both roles as the policy and legislative liaison. The board chose not to increase their salary. They

will continue to receive a $2,000 annual stipend and an additional $100 per regular meeting for a total of $3,200 per year. Steve Bender, Gentil, Neidig and O’Risky signed conflict of interest statements. The board is working toward the goal of reviewing each of their policies. They intend to review and approve several policies at each meeting throughout the year. At this time, they reviewed the graduation, employee discount and vehicle idling policy. All were approved. The board reviewed a list of students who are eligible to take the annual overnight trip to Chicago with Marilyn Rogers and Patrick Rose. There are over 50 students in Physics, Calculus and AP English who will leave March 13

Historical Society to meet The Posey County Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 28 for its regular monthly meeting. The meeting will take place in the Society’s new headquarters at Hedges Central in Mount Vernon. Enter Door 4 on the west side of the building. Members are expected to be there; guests are welcomed, of course.

Indoor rummage sale slated

for the two-day trip. They will visit Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum, The Adler Planetarium, the Fermi Lab, the Hancock Tower, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Industry. The board also approved: •A request by Superintendent Dr. Todd Camp to advertise to purchase three new buses. •A request by Lori Lingafelter, Extra Curricular Activities Treasurer for the high school and junior high, to cancel all outstanding checks that have been unpaid for a two-year period. •Textbook committees as presented by each school. •A facility use request from the WadesvilleBlairsville Regional Sewer District to use the library at South Terrace Elementary School for their meeting

dates. •A request from North Elementary School teacher, Ron Baysinger, to retire at the end of the school year after teaching 38 years within the school district.’ •A resignation request from Levi Cox as the boy’s golf coach effective immediately. •An FMLA request from Linda Butler that began November 30, 2011 and will last until February 13. A special board meeting was held jointly with the New Harmony School Board on January 19, at 6 p.m. in the New Harmony School media center. They will discuss the consolidation between the two schools. The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, February 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the school corporation office.

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There will be an indoor rummage sale held at the Posey County Community Center on the Posey County Fairgrounds, March 3 from 8 a.m. to noon. There is still vendor booth space available for $25 for two, eight foot tables (provided). For more information or to sign up as a vendor, contact the Posey County Community Center at: 682-3716 or by e-mail at:

Humane Society forms bond 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 excited 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.

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Pat Wiley enjoys conversation at the New Harmony Fire Department sausage supper on Saturday. Photo by Connie Pearce

Drug arrests, from Page 1A in Griffin, and identified Molly Neville, 36, of Newburgh, and Nicholas Kelley, 22, of Evansville. Deputies found three 30-pound air tanks filled with anhydrous ammonia in Neville’s vehicle. Neville and Kelley were arrested at the scene. The Indiana State Police Methamphetamine Response Team assisted Posey County in neutralizing the stolen anhydrous ammonia. The third suspect Richard Bowlds, 28, also of Evansville, returned to the Diner location on foot

later in the day, and was taken into custody by Posey County Sheriff’s Deputies. All were charged with theft of anhydrous ammonia. Neville was additionally charged with possession of prescription drugs and methamphetamine precursors. Bowlds is also being held on outstanding warrants issued in Vanderburgh County. One of the suspects in this case, Raymond McCutcheon is also being investigated on what is believed

to be another meth related case. This after his Newburgh home on overland drive caught fire in November. Posey County Sheriff Greg Oeth says the theft of anhydrous ammonia is a constant problem derived from the manufacture of Methamphetamine. “These issues continue to plague our communities,” Oeth said. “Hopefully the Indiana Legislature will finally (this year) give us the tools we need to fight this epidemic.”

Pharmacy arrest, from Page 1A the case,” Oeth said in a weekend interview. “The lady that called with the information has a boyfriend and we are looking for him right now.” Apparently the Wisconsin man was visiting the lady and her boyfriend when the robbery occurred. Oeth said the lady called the Mount Vernon Police Department and informed them that her boyfriend had a bunch of prescription drugs at the home. The lady explained that she had no idea what the drugs were doing at the home. She also told police that her boyfriend had uncharacteristically went out and bought a copy of the Posey County News that led with the story of the drug heist on December 6. “He never buys the newspaper to read it and it is laying here on the table and the prescription drugs are here in the house,” the woman is said to have told police. “Latham and Rueger ran

down a bunch of leads on it and then it was handed completely back over to the city police department,” Oeth explained. Oeth said the man, who was staying in a hotel room in Wisconsin, was arrested there when the local SWAT team went in and made the arrest. The man has been charged with the crime in Wisconsin and it could be some time before the man can be brought back to Posey County to face charges of the

robbery here. Pharmacy employees told Mount Vernon police that a white male, possibly in his early 20s, entered the store about 2:30 p.m., displayed a dark-colored handgun and took an undetermined amount of narcotics. Mount Vernon Police Chief Grant Beloat said no shots were fired, and no employees were harmed. The robber fled on foot after taking the medications, heading south. K-9 units

from both the Mount Vernon Police Department and Posey County Sheriff’s Department attempted to track the robber but were unsuccessful. The trail ended about a block from the Pharmacy where officers believe the robber got into a vehicle. The robber was described as 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build. He was last seen wearing bluejeans and a gray long sleeve shirt.

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RETROSPECT Pages of the Past Compilation by Haylee Moore




January 22, 1987

January 21, 1987

January 19, 1962

Reigning as North Posey Basketball Queen and King Saturday were seniors Stephanie Tieken and Anthony Reitz. Dennis and Michele Motz of Wadesville are proud to announce the birth of their third child, a daughter, Mallory Michele. She was born at 8:05 p.m. December 8, 2001, at the Women’s Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces. an measured 21 inches long. Two brothers, Daniel and Derek welcome her home.

Harold’s Restaurant in Poseyville, previously owned and operated by Harold Schweikhart, will reopen Harold’s Febuary 2, one month after Schweikhart retired. According to the new owners, who will keep the restaurant’s former name, very few changes will be made. The Lady Vikings pulled away in the third quarter for a 57-46 win at home. It ran the North Posey Vikings to a school record of 14-0.

Wendell J. Williams, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Noel L. Williams, Owensville, recently was promoted to specialist four in Germany where he is serving with the 18th Artillery. Specialist Williams, a member of the artillery’s Battery C in Hanau, entered the Army in September 1960 and received basic combat training at Ft. leonard Wood, Mo. He arrived overseas last February. Williams is a 1958 graduate of Owensville High School.

John Goedde to celebrate 100th birthday John Goedde of St. Wendel will be 100 years old on February 7, 2012. He and his late wife, Frances, were married fifty-seven years prior to her death in 1998. They were married in St. Wendel Church on February 25, 1941, and were to later bring twelve children to the same church to be baptized. John and Frances became grandparents to forty-one children, one now deceased. John now has fortyeight great-grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren. An open house will be held on February 12th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Wendel Parish in Wendel Hall. All family and friends are welcome to come and celebrate with John on this special occasion.

North Posey basketball coach Matt Wadsworth shares some quality time with his young son and biggest fan following Saturday night’s homkecoming win. Photo by Dave Pearce

Posey Humane Society News ruary 7th, Posey Humane Society will receive a percentage of your purchase. This applies to dine in or carry out orders. Coupons are available at Posey Humane Society, 6500 Leonard Rd in Mt. Vernon or by calling the shelter at 812838-3211. Coupons can also be downloaded from the PHS web site at www.

Attention all BBQ lovers. Posey Humane Society is now taking orders for BBQ pork loins. The price is $25 per half pork loin and they will be available for pick up at the shelter on Saturday, February 18. Deadline to place orders will be February 10. Orders can be placed with any PHS Board Member, at the Leonard Rd Shelter or by calling 455-7357 and leaving your name and phone number. Be sure to call today and place your order. Also, please remember to stop by McKim’s IGA in Mt. Vernon and get your PHS Paw Print. Paw Prints are available for a $1 donation and all proceeds benefit Posey Humane Society.

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Dakota is a brown tabby with white male. He has short hair and is approx 9 months old.

Salem is a black male. He has short hair and is approx 3-4 years old. Call The Posey Humane Society at 838-3211 to arrange a time to look at your future pet. General public hours are Friday noon - 6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.

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A group of New Harmony School students were guests of honor at North Elementary School on Wednesday morning. The students will attend North Elementary next year. Pictured are North Elementary's award-winning student council and the New Harmony guests. Left to right are Zach Eagan, Grafton Grimm, Jacob Wiley, Hailee Campbell, Mayli Englert, Annie Steagall, Annelis Brown, Lilian Nelson, Richie Meyer, AnnaMarie Cardin, Logan Bryant, and Mrs. Pleasant Dike, North Elementary first grade teacher. Photo by Dave Pearce

WMI News Here’s some more winter reading suggestions for you from Working Men’s Institute. We’ve received many books recently that deal with New Harmony itself, and the people who have influenced its history and development. Following are just a few. New Harmony Then & Now, with text by Donald E. Pitzer and photographs by Darryl D. Jones. The text portion of the book (the “Then” portion of the title) discusses New Harmony’s utopian heritage, and the successive occupations of the town by the Harmonists and the Owenites, adding a short but inspiring section on how to look at success and failure in regards to these utopian communities. The photographic portion (the “Now” portion) is beautifully done, and a section of the book that you might actually see yourself in! Suite Harmonic, by Emily Meier, is a fictional account of a young Irishman who, having abandoned his studies for the priesthood, arrives in New Harmony in the “after-

By Steve Cochran glow” of its utopian experiment, and soon finds himself experiencing the horrors of the Civil War and the love of one of the town’s most lovely women. Robert Owen and his Legacy, edited by Noel Thompson and Chris Williams. This book, published by the University of Wales in Cardiff, deals more with the development of Robert Owen’s idea regarding social justice, the education of youth, and fair employment than with his utopian experiment here in New Harmony, although it does touch on that period of his life. Anyone interested in knowing more about Robert Owen and how he came to have the views he did will enjoy reading the papers collected in this volume. Library Lil Story Hour has resumed and is meeting every Thursday evening at a new time: 6:30 – 7:30. The library closes at 7, but Library Lil attendees will be able to remain until 7:30. The Library Lil Story Hour is for all children from ages 3 through

8th grade. We come prepared with stories to read and songs to sing, but children attending often will bring stories to share, songs to sing and instruments to play. The main goal is to have fun, and to instill a love of reading and being read to in participants. Coming up on March 18, Pamela Louks will present “The Trees of New Harmony,” the first of the 2012 Working Men’s Institute Lecture Series. Pamela is the Community and Urban Forestry Coordinator for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and her talk will explain the results of the recently completed New Harmony Tree Inventory, and her analysis of the job the trees are doing to keep the New Harmony environment healthy. WMI is open TuesdayThursday from 1 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday from noon – 4. Plan to spend part of your winter curled up with a good book at your library.

APL News Adult Winter Reading Program If winter is your favorite time to curl up with a good book, then you’re the kind of adult we had in mind for our Winter Reading Program. The program started ends February 29, and winners will be notified on March 1. For each APL book, eBook or audiobook read, you may enter your name for a new eReader or a $50 gift card. To begin, you will receive six comment cards. For each book read, fill out the comment card (author, title, did you like it, and any comments), then detach the portion with your name and phone number and drop it in one of our prize boxes at the library or on the Bookmobile. Be sure not to lose your comment cards – they won’t be replaced. Once you complete your six books, you will receive a completion prize, but you are welcome to keep reading – simply ask for more comment cards at the Adult Information Desk or on the Bookmobile. The more you read, the better your chances of winning. Don’t forget that eBooks count as well – be sure to check out our new OverDrive product, which allows you to download eBooks to your device. The link is right on our homepage at www.apl.lib. Preschool Winter Reading Program This winter, cuddle up with your little one and join our winter read-to-me program. This program challenges you to read 100 picture books or board books to your preschool child (ages birth to 5 years). That’s about 3.5 books a day. You may register at the youth desk or bookmobile beginning January 23. Family Storytime Join us on January 24 at 6 p.m. for Fun with Chocolate. What more could you ask for? Come for tasting, games, and a yummy good time. No registration is needed to attend this program. Getting Started With eBooks Learn how to download eBooks and audiobooks with our new Over Drive product at the Alexandrian Public Library on January 31 at 10 a.m.

The University of Southern Indiana’s Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries presents two new exhibits: U.S. History, Volumes I and II: A Print Exhibition, and Recent Acquisitions of the USI Art Collection. Both shows will be on view from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through March 19. The U.S. History Volumes I (1774-1809) and II (1810-1845) exhibition features the first two installments of a major print portfolios project initiated by USI art graduate Brandon Gardner, now assistant professor of art at the University of Alabama at Huntsville. He has asked 35 fine art printmakers to create prints based on 30year cycles in American history; the portfolios will

Historic New Harmony Happenings Save the Date! Thrall’s Opera House will be the site of this year’s Harmoniefest, New Harmony’s annual community gathering in the tradition of the original Harmonie Society. The event will be held Friday, February 17, 6-8 pm, and will feature a pitch-in dessert bar and musical entertainment. Entertainment will include dances led by Jonathan Sivier and music performed by the Bloomington duo, Entwyned. Sivier has researched and reconstructed dances from New Harmony, circa 1820. The dances, with names such as “The Frolic” and “Prisoner,” come from one of the manuscripts of the

By Stanley Campbell and 6 p.m. Feel free to bring your e-reader if you have one. No registration needed. Hollow Book Teens will want to be at the library on January 30 from 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. for this program. A Hollow book can be a nifty way to hide something. Learn how to make one. This program is for those in grades 6 – 12 only. Family Reading Night On February 2 at 6 p.m. the featured event will be a performance of “The Commedia Cinderella” performed by the drama department of the Mount Vernon High School. Art Show The Alexandrian Public Library Presents: 2012 Posey County Winter’s End Art Show. Celebrate the end of winter with a visit to the Alexandrian Public Library for the next in their Honoring Heroes of Posey County exhibit series on February 17, 18 and 19. This show promises to be a distinctly artful experience

of original paintings, photographs, jewelry, prints and sculptures by dozens of local artists of all ages. Participation in the exhibit will be limited to Posey county residents and the exhibitor must hold legal residence in the county at time of exhibit. Artists must provide a 3”x5”

eventually cover all years from 1774 to the present. Each artist is assigned a year and researches an event or person, famous or not, to use as inspiration for his/her print. The participating printmakers are well-known artists from throughout the United States, and they work in a wide variety of print techniques, including lithography, intaglio etching, monoprints, woodcut, and screen printing. The results are visually delightful and educational as well. Volume I was completed in 2010. Volume II was finished in July, 2011, and the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries is the first venue for this exhibit. Andrew Kosten, assistant professor of printmaking at USI, is one of the participating artists and the coordinator of the display.

card for each item containing the following information: Title, Artist, Medium, and Price. Only two items per artist will be accepted. Submissions from artists wishing to enter this show will be accepted beginning on February 6 and no submissions will be accepted after February 15.

Gardner will comment upon the project and the exhibit at 3 p.m. during the artists’ reception on Sunday, February 5. The reception will feature light refreshments from 2 to 4 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. The second exhibit presents some of the newer additions to the USI Art Collection, acquired from artists and friends of the University. On display are photographs by former USI student Michael Pugh, paintings by Stephen Pace, sculpture and drawing by Katherine Taylor, and artworks purchased from the 2010 and 2011 USI Juried Student art Exhibitions by Veronica Koester and Wes Dossett. For more information contact Kathryn Waters, professor of art, at 812/464-1933.

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Owen/Maclure Community, "Community Dances, 1826". This manuscript contains the music and instructions for forty-six dances, half of them quadrilles or cotillions and the other half longways set dances. Sivier learned of the manuscript while gathering information to help some fourth grade children research the music and dance of the 1840's, the period when Abraham Lincoln was a lawyer in central Illinois. He later looked up the copy at the University of Illinois library and found that there were several dances of interest. Sivier’s work brings to light some dances that were, if not lost, then set aside for a time, and offers insight into New Harmony society in the 1820’s. Sivier has been involved in traditional dance since 1987 and has been leading dances since 1992. He is active with the Urbana Country Dancers and one of the leaders of the Central Illinois English Country Dancers, regularly leading contra, English and square

dances. He also serves as one of the English country dance editors for the Country Dance and Song Society Newsletter and received a 2010 ACE Award from the Champaign County Arts, Culture and Entertainment Council for leadership in the local dance community. Sivier will be joined by Entwyned, a duo from Bloomington, Indiana. Entwyned focuses on tight, innovative arrangements of traditional and modern tunes, playing hand-crafted instruments optimized for both acoustic and amplified use. John Paolillo plays mandola, bouzouki and mandocello, and Twy Bethard plays fiddle and sings. Harmoniefest is cosponsored by Historic New Harmony and Harmonie Associates. All residents of New Harmony and their guests are invited to attend this free event. For more information, please call 812.682.4488. Historic New Harmony is a unified program of the University of Southern Indiana and the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

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SOCIAL Super Bowl Party Feb. 5 Legion Valentine Dinner, Post 5 American Legion will host an open to the public Super Bowl party on Sunday, February 5. The Post will be open from noon till after the game. Come to the American Legion, enjoy the free food, watch the pregame show, play cards and cheer your team to victory.

Legion Open House, Fish Fry set for Feb. 4

Jensyn Sophia David Cody and Janelle David of Mooresville, Ind. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jensyn, born September 30, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Mooresville, Ind. Jensyn weighed 5 lbs., 11 oz. and was 19 in. long. Grandparents are John and Leah Hamblin, Rick and Mary David. Great Grandparents are Vernon and Shirley Esche, Clara David and Margaret Fischer. All of Mount Vernon, Ind. She was welcomed home by her big sister Joslyn Nicole David.

Owen Dunn Post 5 American Legion at 203 Walnut in Mount Vernon, Indiana will hold an Open House and sponsor an “All You Can Eat Fish Fry” on Saturday February 4 serving from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Carry out is available. Call 838-5122 to arrange for large carry out orders. Post 5 American Legion will be open to the public all day. Please bring friends and family to the American Legion, socialize and enjoy the all can eat Catfish filet dinner.

Dance set for Feb. 11 Post 5 American Legion in Mount Vernon will host a “Sweetheart Dinner and Dance” on Saturday, February 11. The event will be open to the public and feature a Prime Rib dinner followed by a dance. Please watch your newspaper as details develop.

Indoor rummage sale March 3

There will be an indoor rummage sale held at the Posey County Community Center on the Posey County Fairgrounds, March 3 from 8 a.m. to noon. There is still vendor booth space available for $25 for two, eight foot tables (provided). For more information or to sign up as a vendor, contact the Posey County Community Center at: 682-3716 or by e-mail at: poseyccc@gmail.comets are $28 and students are $15. There are a few season tickets available and may be purchased for the complete series of all four concerts for $100. For more information, please visit

Under the Beams concert features Anonymous 4 Under the Beams is pleased to announce a concert featuring Anonymous 4 on Saturday, February 4 at 8 p.m. at the Rapp-Owen Granary in New Harmony. Known for their heavenly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, the four women of Anonymous 4 (Marsha Genensky, Ruth Cunningham, Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, and Susan Hellauer) combine musical, historical, and contemporary performance pieces as they create ingeniously designed programs, interweaving music with poetry and narrative to create their magical sound. The ensemble has performed at major concert series and at festivals throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, including appearances at

Tanglewood, Wolftrap, BBC Proms, Edinburgh Festival, and the Brisbane Biennial. Enchanted both by their live performances and by their eighteen recordings of medieval, contemporary, and American music, Anonymous 4's listeners have bought nearly two million copies of the group's albums on the Harmonia Mundi label. Under the Beams continues a tradition of bringing world-class musicians and incredible music to the intimate and unique setting of the Rapp-Owen Granary in historic New Harmony, where every seat is a good seat. All concerts are held on Saturday evenings beginning at 8 pm. Tickets are available by calling our box office at 812682-3128. Individual tick-

Scott Huck and Dennis Webb enjoying the New Harmony Fire Department Annual Sausage Supper. Photo by Connie Pearce

USI art professor’s work on display NH Art Gallery The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art presents Indiana Days/Kentucky Nights, an exhibition of prints by Andrew Kosten, USI assistant professor of art. The exhibition opened Saturday and runs through February 11, when a reception for the artist will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. during the New Harmony Art and Antiques Stroll.

The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art is located at 506 Main Street in New Harmony, Indiana and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon until 4 p.m. Sunday. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, call 812/6823156 or visit www.nhgallery. com.

St. Wendel Mardi Gras Dinner and Dance set The St. Wendel Mardi Gras Dinner and Dance will be Saturday, Feb. 4 at Knight of St. John, St. Wendel. Fried Chicken Dinner 6 7:30, dance 7:30 - midnight. Tickets: $25/person or $45/ couple in advance ($50 couple at door). Dance only $15/person. Call Michele Reker for tickets at 812Scott Champlin, Greg Oeth, Courtney Oeth and Jay Price enjoy some quality time 963-1158. at the Sausage Supper. Photo by Connie Pearce

Hollywood Hits the Water: The 2011 Turner Classic Movies Film Cruise By Nick Thomas There could be many reasons why some 2,000 people from across the U.S., Canada, and Europe made their way to Miami last December to take a four day round-trip cruise to Cozumel, Mexico. But it wasn’t the golden beaches or sparkling blue waters that united this dedicated band of travelers; it was the onboard events and list of eminent guests. While celebrity cruises are nothing new, this one – the inaugural Classic Cruise hosted by the cable channel, Turner Classic Movies, which brought together thousands of film fans with their favorite Hollywood legends on the Celebrity Millennium cruise ship – was truly a classic. Celebrity shipmates included Ernest Borgnine, Eva Marie Saint, Tippi Hedren, director Norman Jewison, as well as TCM hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz. With the average age of the four special guests being around 87, it was clear the crowd appreciated their efforts to join the cruise. Each looked relaxed, healthy, and genuinely pleased to be a part of this special event. “Oh my goodness, I couldn’t have been treated better by the TCM folks or fans. I don’t know why, because I certainly don’t deserve it,” said a humble 94-year-old Borgnine, when I spoke with him during the cruise. “It’s one thing to like an actor, but the kind of love people have shown me is amazing. I just want to be one of the gang on the ship!” Borgnine was typical of all the celebrities. Far from retiring to their cabins and emerging only to fulfill their obligations, they regularly roamed the decks, mingling with the passengers, eating at the buffet, chatting, and posing for photographs. The first scheduled event was the Sail Away Party by the Rivera Pool. The crowds gathered around the small stage area and burst into applause when Robert Osborne appeared. “We’re delighted that you are all here and hope you have a great time,” said a very relaxed looking Osborne, wearing a light blue jacket and tieless shirt,

Ernest Borgine greets passengers during the first evening sail away party. Photo submitted his white hair blowing in the brisk Gulf breeze. Aside from snagging a much sought after celebrity snapshot, passengers were able to partake in a selection of scheduled events that TCM had planned: movie screenings, often preceded by introductions with the stars from the films; Q & A sessions with all the stars, and panel discussions with Osborne and Mankiewicz. Surprise guests included veteran game show host Wink Martindale, who hosted movie trivia contests, and Chelsie Hightower and Louis Van Amstel from “Dancing with the Stars.” Okay, so they weren’t Fred and Ginger, but they did put on a dazzling dance display. And when Ernie and Eva Marie came out on stage for a whirl around the dance floor with the youngsters, the crowd went wild! During the cruise, the ship docked at Key West and Cozumel which allowed passengers to go ashore and enjoy the many tourist attractions each stop offered. These were an added bonus on this particular voyage, because clearly most passengers anticipated the onboard program of events such as the celebrity presentations prior to film screenings. For instance, Saint talked about the making of “North by Northwest,” Hedren spoke about “The Birds,” Jewison featured his film “The Thomas Crown Affair,” and Borgnine discussed “The Poseidon Adventure.” At the time, of course, passengers seemed to appreciate the irony of the latter being shown on a cruise ship; but I’m not sure they would

have been so dismissive today, given the tragic January 13 capsizing off the Tuscan island of Giglio, in Italy. A much anticipated event was the appearance of both Eva Marie Saint and Tippi Hedren as “The Hitchcock Blondes” in a discussion with Osborne. Eva Marie was in good form, as evident by her playful sense of humor. “If you look at the Hitchcock catalog,” Osborne began, “Ingrid Bergman was not a blonde, Teresa Wright (Shadow of a Doubt) was not a blonde, Tallulah Bankhead was not a blond…….” “So why are we here?” quipped Saint, to the laughter of the audience. Appreciating the humor, Osborne wondered if the general belief that Hitchcock favored blondes was just a myth. Eva Marie wasn’t sure, but Tippi suggested that blondes have both an innocence and a sense of mystery about

them, which she thought might have appealed to Hitchcock. TCM host Robert Osborne, as charming and knowledgeable as he appears on TV, was clearly delighted by the passengers’ response to the cruise. “I’ve only been on one other cruise in my life, and that was years ago to Acapulco, so I’m really enjoying this trip and being around so many film fans,” said Osborne, who added that TCM is seriously considering another cruise. “Fans have been coming up to me throughout the cruise, talking about their favorite movies. I love that, because it really means they love the channel and love the work that I do.” Cabins went for around $800-$2,500 per person on this cruise, and sold out within 70 days. Announcements for any new cruise will be made on the TCM web site,

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North Posey alum Seaton to perform Grammy Nominated artist Ryan Seaton, who charmed fans all over the world during his tenure with Ernie Haase and Signature Sound will perform at Christian Fellowship Church on February 17, 2012. Seaton, a North Posey High School graduate who embarked on his solo career in June 2010 was nominated for two Dove Awards for his first project, “The Stage is Bare.” The album is reminiscent of the Crooners’ style of the 1950s and has been to compared to secular artists such as Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble’. Seaton also released a sophomore album, “Love Songs” in September of 2011. Ryan Seaton will perform songs from both al-

bums that evening and there will be a special appearance from the North High School Choir. The second half of the evening will feature the fourpart harmonies of the quartet Seaton formed over a yearand-half ago. Seaton is also planning to announce that evening the official name of the quartet that he formed with good friends: Toby Hitchcock, Andrew Goldman and Aaron McCune. The quartet has come together to sing a few times over last year but will be announcing the official name of the group and will begin a limited tour schedule in 2012. “I have had the privilege to perform all over the nation but there is something special about singing in your

Lady Viking Regional champs to be honored The North Posey Lady Vikings’ 1987 Regional championship girls’ basketball team will be recognized on Jan. 28 at the school. There be a reception area for the team during the Lady Vikings’ reserve game with Gibson Southern and coach Charles Mair’s squad, the only Posey County basketball team, either girls or boys, to win a Regional title will be honored between the reserve and varsity games. This is the 25th anniversary of the Lady Vikings’ trip to the Seymour Semistate and one member of that team,

Kristi Talley Wright, will be inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the 2012 Silver Anniversary Team. She will join Mount Vernon’s Marty Neihaus (Class of 1980), the current Forest Park girls’ hoop coach, as the only Posey County players to be named to Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary teams. A former Gibson Southern Lady Titan was honored by the Hall of Fame last year, so this seems like an appropriate place to honor the team, according to North Posey principal Scott Strieter.

Nutty Facts & Trivia A 10 percent loss of bodyweight can relieve knee arthritis pain by up to 50 percent. The driest place on Earth is in the valleys of the Antarctic near Ross Island. There has been no rainfall there for two million years. The Civil War in the United States elevated the popularity of coffee to new heights. Soldiers went to war with coffee beans as a primary ration. Tipping at a restaurant in Iceland in considered an insult. The difference between apple juice and apple cider is that the juice is pasteurized and the cider is not. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated. The world’s smallest army is the Vatican Swiss Guard, which stands 100 strong. They still wear uniforms designed by Michelangelo. In Browning, Montana on January 23, 1916, the temperature dropped exactly 100 degrees, from 44 degrees above zero to 56 degrees below zero. This is the world record for a 24-hour temperature change.

hometown amongst friends and family. I am also very excited to step on stage again with my newly formed quartet, which I feel has the potential of being a household name in the Christian music industry,” states Seaton. The event will be held at Christian Fellowship Church on Friday, February 17, 2012. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are general admission $10 each Tickets for this special evening are available at Christian Fellowship Church 4100 Millersburg Road, Evansville, IN 47725 Phone: 812-867-6464 or The Vineyard Bookstore 5721 E. Virginia Street, Evansville, IN 47715 Phone: 479-8777.

Sherie Cooley and Rita Riedford at the Saint Francis Xavier Relay for Life pancake breakfast. Photo by Katrina Paul

Ryan Seaton to entertain at PC Co-op Stockholder’s meeting Ryan Seaton former lead In September 2011 “Love cessful year. There will The meeting will begin singer for Signature Sound Songs” was released. This be a very short business with a welcome and sumpa Southern album was session at which the mem- tuous meal provided by the Gospel Quarmade by spe- bers will elect directors to North Posey Relay for Life tet, Melody cial request of serve Bethel, Harmony, team complete with ChickBoys Quartet, wife, Krista, and Robb Townships. The en, Sausages, Sides, and and the Gaithand features nominating committee has Dessert. After Ryan’s perers is coming such classics named Rick Ziliak, Chuck formance the meeting will home to Posey as “Unforget- Mann, and Wayne Wig- end with a gift for all famiCounty to be table” and gins to fill these posts but lies in attendance. Don’t the feature of “All the Way”. as always there will be fail to be in attendance and the Co-op’s anRyan’s perfor- an opportunity to nomi- come early. Call your nearnual affair. The mance should nate others from the floor. est Co-op branch for free Ryan Seaton meeting will be be a great close There will be a report on tickets but please call we held at the Posey County to an evening of informa- the association’s perfor- need to have an estimate Community Center Thurs- tion, camaraderie, and din- mance in 2011 and notice for seating and meals. The day evening February 23 ing. given that patronage pay- Board of Directors and The cooperative has ments were mailed earlier Employees look forward to beginning at 6 p.m. Ryan a Cynthiana native joined a concluded another suc- in the day. being your host. barbershop quartet while a sophomore in high school and fell in love with four part harmony. Shortly after high school he joined the Cathedrals which is where he met Ernie Haase who later brought him into Signature Sound. During his time with SSQ he met and married Krista. A devoted family man when he’s not touring Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. In 2009 Ryan left Signature to become a solo artist recording “The Stage is Bare” which was released in 2010 and has been nominated for two Dove Awards by the A good crowd was on hand Sunday morning to help begin fundraising for the North Gospel Music Association. Posey Relay for Life. A breakfast was held at St. Xavier Church.

North Posey Relay crew works on plans for this year By Valerie Werkmeister A new year often brings a new outlook or a new approach to things. It’s a time for renewal or to focus on new personal goals. For a person with cancer, their goal is to make it through their treatment and past their next birthday. The American Cancer Society has a number of ways to help cancer pa-

tients meet their goals. One way, is through the North Posey Relay for Life event scheduled for June 9 and 10. Relay is nothing new to our area, yet many may still wonder exactly what the Relay for Life is. The event itself is a way for people to fight back against cancer, celebrate the lives for those who are currently fighting the disease and remember

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those who lost the battle. Anyone can form a team, register and raise funds to help support the cause. North Posey hopes for a total of 24 teams this year. On the day of the event, teams will campout on the North Posey High School track overnight. A representative from each team is asked to be on the track for the entire 24-hour period. The idea is that since cancer never sleeps, neither do the Relay for Life participants. Now, as intimidating as it sounds to walk around the track for an entire 24 hours, there are plenty of activities planned to make the time fly by. Each team brings a canopy tent for shelter against whatever weather Mother Nature dishes out that day and many participate in the tent decorating

competition according to the theme. A specific theme will be announced at a later time. The entertainment committee members work very hard from now until event day to plan fun activities for every hour. In years past, some of the activities included a survivor lap in which all of the current cancer survivors will walk the track by themselves; a watermelon eating contest; a frozen t-shirt contest in which contestants had to break the ice block to get to the t-shirt; a kiddie parade; dressing up as your favorite movie star; a Miss Relay contest in which the guys dress up as the gals, Zumba, and many more. There is also a live auction and local businesses and families have always

Bible study to start Feb.13 at APL Everyone is invited to participate in "Bible 101: An Introduction to the Bible" hosted at the Alexandrian Public Library (Meeting Room A) in Mount Vernon from 6:307:30 p.m. This 6-week event will last from Monday, February 13 until Monday, March 26 (no study on Monday, March

12). This study is intended for those who don't know much about the Bible, as well as those who are more familiar with the Bible. Every participant will receive a free Bible to begin his or her journey. Contact Pastor Derrick with any questions at or 8382187.

done a wonderful job with their generous donations to raise additional funds on event day. One fun way to raise additional money is by lining quarters around the track. “Got a quarter? Give a quarter” is a great way for kids or adults to see just how many quarters it would take to completely circle the track. Start saving those quarters now. The North Posey Relay for Life Committee members met January 9, to begin plans for this year’s event. Chairpersons for each committee were named and include the following: Carolyn Higginson – event chairperson, Mary Peach – co chairperson, Alice Simmons – advocacy, Sonya Straw – team development, Judy Baehl –team development chair, Valerie Werkmeister – team development and public relations, Ruth Kissel – accounting, Karen Blaylock – sponsorship, Marilyn Marshall – mission delivery, Nancy Dougan – survivorship, Suzie Dougan – survivorship, Megan Baehl – activities co-chair, Cody Devine – activities co-chair, Jackie Wiggins – ceremonies and

Kim Higginson – logistics. Committee members also learned they were the recipients of several awards from last year’s relay event. They received the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network award, the Fund Mission Achievement award, the Pacesetter award and the Top 10 Nationwide per capita award for population range 25,000-29,999. The Hopf family team also received an award for raising $10,000. A total of $75,565 was raised by everyone involved in the North Posey relay. A goal of $79,000 has been set for this year. ionA scrapbooking event, Crop Cause we Care is planned for Saturday, January 28, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. The registration fee is $35 and the deadline to register is Friday, January 20. Contact Katrina Paul at 622-0828 or go to St. Francis Relay for Life on Facebook to register. Anyone interested in forming a team for the North Posey Relay for Life event can contact any committee member or Judy Baehl at 568-3988 and Valerie Werkmeister at 4994917.

Mount Zion GBC focuses on ‘Transformation’ During the month of January Mt. Zion GBC is focusing on the topic of being transformed by the renewing power of our God. The word “Transformed” can easily be used to replace a word often difficult to take by many of us. We all need to experience this yet we all seem to avoid “change.” Change is a part of life and is necessary for meeting the demands of life. Recently while in conversation with one of our members about many of the changes taking place at Mt. Zion GBC the comment was made by the member that really was insightful. He said, “The church must change with the times if it is going to continue.” Mt. Zion GBC has a great history, one which I am very proud of, one which has laid the foundation for the

work being accomplished today. Mt. Zion has been known as a “family” church which has been a drawing factor for many who have come to make Mt. Zion there church home in recent years. The history of the church also include a passion for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with friends and family which explains why 16 people became Christ followers, 17 renewed their relationship with God and 9 gave testimony of their faith through baptism in 2011. Mt. Zion GBC continues to grow. I firmly believe that we will be breaking ground on our addition which will enable us to better equip our friends with the great news about God’s love for all. But the most prominent news about

the changes taking place at Mt. Zion is that beginning February 5 we will be starting a second worship service. As our attendance has continued to grow it has become imperative that we add a worship service to accommodate the excitement taking place. The first worship, beginning at 8 a.m. will be a traditional service while the 10:30 worship will be more on the contemporary side. Sunday School will continue to be offered at 9:30 a.m. You are invited to come and see what is happening at Mt. Zion. If you have any questions please feel free to call any of our Deacon Ministry Team members. If you would like to know more about becoming a Christ Follower please do not hesitate to call.


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New Harmony School’s Kindergarten class celebrated Day 100 on Wednesday, January 18. In the front row, left to right, are Katie Baize, Asher Haney, Danielle Underwood and Elijah Arrieta. In back row, left to right, are Maddie Kissel, Piper Osban, Lizzie Cox, Ava Lowe, Cole Cullum and Chloe Newman. Kindergarten Students at North Elementary class celebrated their 100th day of school on Thursday. Seen here, Mrs. Dike’s class is in the hallway placing paint handprints on the ‘100’ banner. From left to right, top row: Kyle Downey, Jacob Downey, Cade Brandenstein, Tristen Gammon, Tyler Norrick, Will Werner, Reece Terhune. Bottom row: Danica Kendall, Izzy Klocinski, Auroroa Mayberry, Whitley Price, Kylie Will, Erica Ribaudo, Brianna Floyd and Allison Werkmeister. Photo by Zach Straw

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graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Scholarships up to $6,000 per year will be awarded to selected incoming freshmen and new

Indiana State announces dean’s list Indiana State University has announced its dean’s list for the fall semester. Students must have a 3.5 grade point average or above on a 4.0 scale in order to be eligible for the dean’s list at Indiana State. Area students making the fall 2011 ISU dean’s list include Matthew Culley and Cody Martin of Evansville, Joseph Anderson, Eric Higgins and Joseph Wagner, all of Mount Vernon and Jessica Pate of Wadesville.

transfer students pursuing a degree in a STEM discipline. For information on award criteria and how to apply, please visit the KWC website at www. and/or contact Dr. Evelyn Hiatt at 270-852-3158 or ehiatt@ Application deadline for incoming freshmen is Friday, January 27. The application deadline for new transfer students is Thursday, April 12.

Local students named to U of E Dean’s List The University of Evansville is proud to announce that the following local students earned a position on the Dean's List for academic achievements during the Fall Semester 2011: Andrew Abad of Mount Vernon, majoring in Biology, Daniele Albrecht of Mount Vernon, majoring in Elementary Education, Jonathan Boettcher of Mount Vernon, majoring in Communication, Heidi Cotner of Mount Vernon, majoring in Elementary Education, Shannon Dick of Mount Vernon, majoring in Pre Physical Therapy, Alyssa Key of Mount Vernon, majoring in Communication, Sethlyn Morgan of Mount

Kendra Kendall of Mount Vernon recognized at Regional Theater Festival Kendra Kendall, a student at Huntington University, was recognized during a January-term trip to the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. The KCACTF is a national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theater in the United States. This year, 13 students and theater faculty attended the regional KCACTF during

Jan. 3-7, which includes colleges and universities from Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and selected western parts of Ohio. At the festival, HU students attended workshops, viewed high quality regional theatrical productions and competed in design and acting competitions as well as competitions in dramaturgy and playwriting. Kendall, a senior Theatre Design and Technology major from Mount Vernon, I, submitted realized designs for Properties and Scenic Painting.

A photo of Kendall is available online at http:// Students,-university-recognized-at-regional-theaterfestival/?__taxonomyid=292. Click on the photo to open and download the high-resolution image. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest,

Vernon, majoring in Marketing, Kathryn O'Brien of Mount Vernon, majoring in Visual Communication Design, Patrick Scates of Mount Vernon, majoring in Global Leadership, Katie Schmidt of Mount Vernon, majoring in Pre Physical Therapy, Kourtney Steen of Mount Vernon, majoring in Exercise Science, Heather Williams of Mount Vernon, majoring in Organizational Leadership, Jason Nelson of New Harmony, majoring in Organizational Leadership, Logan Schmitt of Poseyville, majoring in Business, Kayla Brenton of Wadesville, majoring in Elementary Education, Samantha Neidig of Wadesville, majoring in Pre Physical Therapy, Mason Blankenship of Evansville, majoring in Computer Science, Sara Buente of Evansville, majoring in Spanish, John Cape of Evansville, majoring in Global Leadership, Jordan Dierks of Evansville, majoring in Biology, Alissa Fricke of Evansville, majoring in Communication, Garrett Hall of Evansville, majoring in Global Lead-

and has listed the university as one of America's Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its "Best in the Midwest" list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). For text of this and all HunIvy Tech Corporate College tington University news reis pleased to offer a new series leases, visit www.huntington. of courses that focus on Leadedu/news. ership. The classes include: Introduction to Supervision, Expectations of a Leader, Communications, Teamwork, Adaptability and Flexibility, and Coaching. Each of these courses cover key skill areas that supervisors need to get greater results. In these courses you will learn many leadership essentials, including: • Planning, organizing, motivating, and coping with workplace dynamics • Concepts and components

ershipm, Amanda Merkley of Evansville, majoring in Psychology, Elizabeth Reis of Evansville, majoring in Mathematics, Drew Reisinger of Evansville, majoring in Mathematics, Michael Schade of Evansville, majoring in Finance, Amanda Topper of Evansville, majoring in Visual Communication Design, Tyler Tungate of Evansville, majoring in Computer Science and Carly Zenthoefer of Evansville, majoring in Athletic Training The students made the Dean's List by achieving at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. "At the University of Evansville, students experience a rigorous curriculum built on exposure to great ideas, timeless themes, significant questions, and multiple perspectives," said UE President Thomas A. Kazee. "Earning a place on the Dean's List shows a strong commitment to academic achievement, and these students and their families should be incredibly proud of this accomplishment."

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Mrs. Beebe's class of West Elementary celebrated the 100th day of school by making headbands, eating cupcakes and counting 100 different items. Photo submitted

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Calee Schneider counting lifesavers on the 100th day of school. Theme is “100 Days Brighter”. Mrs. Beebe’s class of West Elementary celebrated the 100th day of school by making headbands, eating cupcakes and counting 100 different items. Photo submitted

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BUSINESS Ports of Indiana handles largest annual tonnage in five years The Ports of Indiana greater than 2010. and salt (18%). handled 8.1 million tons of "This past year repreThe Port of Indianacargo in 2011, the largest sented a diversification of Jeffersonville handled 1.4 annual tonnage since 2006. cargoes moving through million tons in 2011 with New ethanol and dried dis- the port," said Phil Wil- salt shipments increasing tillers grains (DDGs) ship- zbacher, port director at 17 percent over 2010 figments combined with gains the Port of Indiana-Mount ures. There were also small in limestone, salt and steel Vernon. "Coal and grain increases in coal and steel cargoes fueled a 5 percent remain our highest volume cargoes. increase in total shipments commodities but with AvenThe Ports of Indiana is a moving through Indiana's tine's ethanol facility reach- statewide port authority that three ports. ing full production, DDGs operates a system of three The Port of Indiana- and ethanol rocketed from ports on the Ohio River and Mount Vernon handled its minimal numbers in 2010 Lake Michigan. The mislargest annual tonnage since to the port's third and fourth sion of the Ports of Indiana 1994 and the third highest highest volume cargoes in is to develop and maintain a in the port's 36-year history. 2011." world-class port system that The port handled 4.7 million In addition, Mount Ver- operates as an agile, stratetons in 2011, an increase of non steel shipments were gically-driven, self-funded 12 percent over 2010 fig- seven times greater than the enterprise dedicated to ures. Ethanol-related ship- 2010 total and the port expe- growing Indiana's economy. ments played the biggest rienced gains in shipments More than 60 companies role in the increase, with of coke (188%), fertilizer operate at Indiana's three Aventine Renewable Energy (6%) and soy products (4%). ports. The Ports of Indiana operating in its first full year The Port of Indiana-Burns manages approximately at the port and other ethanol Harbor moved 2 million 2,600 acres of property Donning protective gear and standing next to a Rayco stump grinder, Jim Brown, producers taking advantage tons of cargo in 2011, an along the Ohio River and owner of Wabash Valley Tree Service, pauses for a brief moment while removing a tree. of the port's new rail-to- increase of 10 percent over Lake Michigan - and has Removal of the tree, located on the property of Poseyville Christian Church, started on barge transloading facility. 2010 which was fueled by 800 acres available for fuWednesday and was finished by Friday. Photo by Zach Straw Ethanol shipments were five shipping increases in lime- ture development. For more times the previous year's to- stone (23%), steel (18%), information, visit www. tal and DDGs were 10 times fertilizer (61%), coal (44%) The Southwest Indiana (CST) for those produc- they also will be sponsoring Area Corn and Soybean ers that need to apply for for the program participants. Day program will be held on private pesticide (PARP) Bob Nielsen, the “Corn Tuesday, January 31 at the or commercial applicator Guy” who is well known to Vanderburgh County Fair- credits, with the program the area for his expertise in grounds Activities build- starting at 8:30 a.m. For a corn production, will be one ing on Darmstadt Rd. near complete listing of the day’s of the three speakers talking Evansville. This program is program, click on the link about current topics in corn sponsored by Purdue Exten- under “Hot Topics” at the and soybean production. We are grateful to the following donors for sion from Gibson, Vander- Posey County, Purdue ExPurdue University is an making it possible to purchase and erect the burgh, Posey, and Warrick tension website at: www. equal opportunity/equal new Show Arena at the Fairgrounds. $50,000 counties. The meeting will access university. If you has been contributed which will allow us to provide valuable informa- posey/, contact your local would like more informaplace a steel structure near the present barns. tion for area crop producers Purdue Extension office or tion or if you have special Work will start soon! on weed resistance issues, call: (812) 838-1331. needs, please call us prior If you would like to help us in purchasing MAJOR DONORS: other corn and soybean proADM, Cargill, Consoli- to the meeting at 888-EXTelectrical and ventilation equipment please send ADM duction issues, as well as, dated Grain and Barge, and INFO (398-4636) and ask your donation to: Posey County 4 H Fair Assoc. Bill & Ruth Lang grain marketing update; all Wabash Valley Grain el- for the Posey County Pur“Barns Project” PO Box 565 Mt. Vernon 47620 Harold C. Bender Farms which should be valuable evators will be providing due Extension office or call Heritage Petroleum LLC information as they plan the expertise for the Grain (812) 838-1331. For special Hoehn Farms, Inc. MAJOR SUPPORTERS their 2012 crops. Marketing Panel discussion, dietary needs, contact this Land O' Lakes Foundation Alan & Susie Bender The program will begin which will be held immedi- same office by no later than MAP Oil Co. Isacc Eisterhold with registration at 8 a.m. ately following lunch that January 23. MAP Trucking, Inc. Jerry & Linda Schenk Pearison Inc. Joe & Maria Eisterhold Understanding the surprise in the USDA Corn Stocks Estimate Posey County Co-op John & Rose Lang Posey County Farm Bureau, Inc. The corn market was sur- That did not happen. Instead, The USDA lowered the proMarilyn & Kim Rogers Tom & Tammy Schnieder prised by the USDA’s final implied use during the quar- jected size of the Argentine Marse Farms Inc. Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana 2011 corn production esti- ter was consistent with the crop from 1.14 to 1.02 billion Mike Wassmer Tri County Equipment, Inc. mate and the estimate of De- USDA forecast of 4.6 billion bushels in last week’s report. Ron & Rita Simpson Frank & Beth Bender cember 1, 2011 corn stocks. bushels so the forecast was Recent and upcoming precipTom & Katy Lang The March 2012 futures price not changed. Calculated feed itation will help stabilize that declined by $0.52 per bushel and residual use of 1.838 crop, but the extent of damCONTRIBUTORS: in the two sessions following billion bushels during the age may exceed that reflected Alvin Gries Benenice Blankenberger - Price the release of the reports. quarter represents 40 percent in the current forecast. The Brett & Trudy Stock Bob & Marilyn Prince At 9.642 billion bushels, of the projected total for the forecast of the Brazilian crop Bruce R. Wells Bud’s Hardware December 1 corn stocks were year. The percentage of total was unchanged at 2.4 billion Carl Nix Welding Service Carla & John Sailer 425 million bushels smaller use during the first quarter bushels. The USDA now exCasey Hudson Clara M. David than those of a year ago and last year was an unusually pects U.S. corn exports to Charles & Mary Ries Clarence & Maria Nelson the smallest in 5 years, but large 43.2 percent. In the pre- reach 1.65 billion bushels Charles (Mike) & Sharlyn Martin Darrell & Donna Creek were about 240 million bush- vious 4 years, use during the during the current marketing Chris Mulkey Darrick Wiggins els larger than the average of first quarter averaged 39.3 year. Nineteen weeks into the CSB Bank David & Joanie Beste the reported trade guesses. percent of the marketing year year, export inspections have Donald Uhde Dean & Ellen Mitchell Those guesses were in an total, in a range of 38.2 to averaged 32.7 million bushels Duane & Donna Kuhlenschmidt Dennis & Angelika Clark extremely wide range of 500 40.7 percent. per week (adjusted for CenElanor Hogan Dennis & Michele Motz million bushels. Three of the The seasonal pattern and sus export estimates through First Bank Donna Motz 15 analyst guesses reported the total implied feed and re- November). Inspections need Frank & Lisa Shcmitt Frey Produce by Dow Jones were 9.55 bil- sidual use of corn during the to average 30.9 million per Freeman’s Garage J L Farm Equipment Co., Inc. lion bushels or larger, so not 2010-11 marketing year is week from now through AuFrieda Wells Jerry Becker everyone was surprised by the still troublesome. Explana- gust in order for the total to Gary Voegel Jim & Vicky Swinney USDA estimate. tions for the low level of use reach the projection. A further James & Lisa Scheller John Jeffery Part of the surprise in the center on the potential for reduction in the size of the James Bender K L Farms magnitude of December 1 over-estimating the amount South American crop, as ocJames Mathew Ken & Mary Juncker stocks came as a result of of corn used to produce eth- curred in the drought of 2008Jeff Tepool Knight Ag Sales the average expectation of a anol, increased feeding of 09, could boost U.S. exports John Webb Lois Boerner smaller 2011 crop estimate. distiller’s grains, and/or an above the current projection, Joseph Seibert Marilyn & Ken Burgdorf With the absence of any sup- underestimate of the size of particularly if China conK. S. Oil Corp. Mark Bender porting evidence, it is not the 2010 crop. None of those tinues the current pattern of Larry & Shirley Wentzel Mark Reeves clear why, on average, ana- explanations, however, ad- small weekly purchases. Margaret Sligh Trust Mrs. Gordon Alldredge lysts expected a 30 million dresses the inconsistent seaBeyond the South AmeriMartin Redman Mt. Vernon Auto Parts, Inc. bushel reduction in the esti- sonal pattern of implied use. can crop, corn prices will Marvin & Ruth Redman Mumford Hills LLC mated size of the crop. The In addition, the implied sharp be influenced by 2012 U.S Mary Beth Williams Poseyville Kiwanis USDA estimate was a very decline in feed and residual production prospects. In genMatthew & Andrea McFadin Richard Knight modest 48 million bushels use of corn, all grains, and all eral, analysts are anticipating Nicholas & Laura Bender Ritzert Farms (0.4 percent) larger than the feeds (including an estimate more acres, higher yields, Patrick & Josie Davis Ronald & Winifred Martin November 2011 forecast. The of distillers' grain) per animal and a much larger crop than Ralph & Loretta Koester Schmitt Ag Products 78 million bushel difference unit during the last half of the in 2011. Such a large crop has Rick Mercer Seibert Bros. Inc. between expected and actual marketing year is without ex- not yet been priced into the Robert Dausman Thelma Esche production accounts for about planation. market. Potential crop size Robert Jourdan Tim McGennnis one third of the surprise in the With year-ending stocks of will be gradually reflected Robert Thomas Tom & Pat Hancock stocks estimate. The remain- U.S. corn still expected to be from spring through harvest, Steve Miller Tom & Susan Genton der of the surprise is the re- a relatively low 6.7 percent of beginning with the USDA’s Tim & Johlene Hoenert Waite & Carolyn Rowe sult of incorrect expectations projected use, a lot of price February baseline projections Tish Mumford Walter & Sharon Broadhead about the level of feed and re- uncertainty remains. The im- and including the March 30 Todd & Angela Wiley William J. Schmitt sidual use of corn during the mediate focus may be on the Prospective Plantings reUnited Fidelity Bank Woodrow & Theresa McFaddin first quarter of the 2011-12 size of the South American port. Oh, and don’t forget the marketing year. corn crop and the implica- March Grain Stocks report to The market anticipated tions for U.S. corn exports. be released on the same day. a high level of use to be revealed, perhaps partly to correct what was perceived as an under-estimate of feed and residual use in the previous quarter. The surprisingly large estimate of September 1, 2011 stocks implied a very low level of feed and residual use during the final quarter of the 2010-11 marketing year and for the entire marketing year. Some believed that the low (and incorrect) estimate of feed and residual use last year had resulted in an unrealistically low forecast of use for the current year. It was thought that the December 1 stocks estimate would “correct” the past errors and show a high level of use during the September-December quarter, resulting in a larger projection of use for the year.

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Teamwork is secret to successful newspaper operation As I sit here at nearly midnight on Sunday evening, the storm sirens are roaring in Poseyville and that’s probably appropriate, considering the week of weather we have had, and the week in general. TRUTH... I spent a great deal of time STRANGER early last weekend working THAN on one of this week’s front FICTION page stories. I had heard that BY DAVE the suspect in the Mount PEARCE Vernon Pharmacy robbery had been arrested in Wisconsin and after some research, I found out most of the facts surrounding the case. However, in the process of confirming my facts, I was asked by local law enforcement to hold the story until this week as additional arrests could be forthcoming. Despite the time and energy spent on the story, I agreed to hold the story and help Posey County’s officers avoid possible injuries which could have resulted from information becoming public knowledge before all arrests had been made. It was a judgment call, but one I would make again. But that was just the beginning of this week. For those who care to read on, I am about to make your head spin. I am so proud of the small but diligent staff of the Posey County News for the efforts everyone has put forth this week. While Michelle Gibson and Zach Straw have kept me and the office running, student worker Haley Moore has stepped up to the plate and has taken more responsibility. While this week was a little busier than

usual, it really wasn’t that far out of the ordinary. But just to give you an idea what our small staff covered this week, please read on. Besides the news items, which include meth-related arrests of five, and the pharmacy arrest, the Mount Vernon School Board and the Mount Vernon Board of Works stories are in this week’s newspaper as well as stories from the Poseyville Town Council and the North Posey School board. A joint meeting was also held this week between the North Posey and New Harmony school boards to finalize plans for the two districts to merge into one. Valerie Werkmeister reported that things went smoothly and swiftly. Ryhs Mathew reported that the New Harmony Fire Department could be in their new digs by March 1. Pictures of New Harmony students visiting North Elementary were taken and pictures were taken at the New Harmony Fire Department annual bean supper at the Posey County Community Center. Both New Harmony and North Posey held their respective basketball homecomings on Saturday night so arrangements had to be made to get pictures from both schools. But perhaps as much as anything, this was a week of sports. Between Steve Joos and myself, we have referred to it as the “sports week from hell.” Besides girls games early in the week in-

volving all three high schools, New Harmony played a boy/girl double header on Friday night while Mount Vernon played five games this week in the Carmi-White County Invitational. North Posey’s boys played at South Knox on Friday night and returned home on Saturday night to face South Spencer on homecoming night. Saturday night’s homecoming in New Harmony involved the Rappites and Wood Memorial. North Posey’s girls seem to have righted the ship and picked up a pair of wins this week. New Harmony’s girls played a total of three games this week. To put an interesting and somewhat enlightening spin on the week, Pam Robinson wrote a delightful story about Creation Station in New Harmony. Both Mount Vernon’s Big Eight wrestling meet and North Posey’s Pocket Athletic Conference meets were held on Saturday along with both the boys’ and girls’ Big Eight Swim tournament in Boonville. So, to say it has been a very busy week would be a gross understatement. And for those who know me well, I also was at my other job for 40 hours this week. But life doesn’t slow down for me or anyone else. Well over 1200 pictures of local elementary, junior high, and high school sports were posted on our Facebook site, “The Posey County News,” over the course of this week yet despite the efforts, we still have people asking why we are “slighting” certain individuals or areas. The only answer I have is we are doing the best we can. Even on Facebook, Richard Karns did

an excellent job of trying to keep Facebook watchers in the know regarding Sunday evening’s severe weather. Martin and Tom Redman, who work together to see that our newspapers are delivered in a timely fashion to be sent out in your mail, even volunteered to have the brakes checked on our van this week. My wife, Connie, went in over the weekend to catch up the books and to make sure everyone gets a paycheck this week. During a week like this, the only way everyone is going to get completely equal coverage would be if everyone got no coverage at all. Your friends at the Posey County News are not going to let that happen. So in the meantime, we will continue to do the best we can. I recently told one of our aspiring young writers that our reports are as close to the inside of a town hall, a school board meeting, a courthouse, or a county meeting that 95 percent of our readers will ever see. If we don’t report it, no one will. Most of the things that go on in Posey County are not significant enough to be picked up by the larger papers or radio or television stations. Yet they are so important to the future of our county and its people. So, with your help through local advertising dollars and your continued subscriptions, we will continue to bring you coverage on as many things as we possibly can. We all still believe in a strong locallyowned community newspaper with all our hearts. If that fact is not obvious this week, it never will be!

Celebrating uniqueness is just a part of gaining maturity Among the many important lessons my parents taught me, one stands out: “Not LIVING everyone is FOR THE going to like JOURNEY you,” which BY PAM they inevita- ROBINSON bly followed with, “You just can’t let it bother you.” None of us lives very long without learrning this lesson firsthand. We might suffer the taunts of a bully, or get left out of a certain clique, or stagger after the betrayal of someone we held in high esteem. Most of us require a life time, however, before we stop letting disapproval, if not downright dastardly deeds, bother us. At 53 years old, I’m finally starting to accept when people don’t like me.

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I hope people will like me, and I try to behave in ways that will motivate people to like me. If anyone still doesn’t like me, though, I’m becoming determined to move on. I can’t control people’s likes and dislikes any more than I can control the weather, but I can control my response to their choices. When someone doesn’t like me, I’ve started to shake the dust off my feet (metaphorically speaking) as I walk away from the person (literally speaking). I no longer waste my time courting people who don’t like me since I know they aren’t likely to change their minds. I cultivate

relationships with people who like me. My new attitude advances me light years on my spiritual journey. For most of my life, I have depended upon the approval of others before I could approve of myself. Needless to say, I was left wanting a lot of the time. When every cross look or smartaleck remark gets notice, soon self-preservation crumbles. As the oldies song goes, “If you don’t respect yourself, ain’t nobody else.” With that in mind, I recall a teacher sharing with me once that everyone should hold a healthy disrespect for the opinion of others. I interpret his advice to mean stopping short of either taking another’s views as Gospel or putting those views down

as blather—until we’ve applied the rule of reason to them. The rule requires us to think about what people say (and do, for that matter), which is precisely what my teacher wanted me to do. When this rule is applied, almost everyone’s beliefs and actions become notable primarily for their constant state of flux. Some might have considered global climate change a construct to restrict job development and growth, for example,

until recent catastrophic weather events got them to wondering about their initial assessment. We all should consider ourselves fortunate that great latitude is shown in any character judgment. In taking inventory of my life now, I choose to treat myself with compassion and direct my energies toward those who like me in spite of myself. As with anyone, my popularity often depends upon whether or not my views agree with those of an-

other. Given this fickle nature of popularity, I can assure you I keep small company. Only a faithful few demonstrate such true devotion as psychologists revere—loving me even when I am acting at my most unlovable. Like Stuart Smalley, I commend reciting a message in support of a positive self-image. With him, I declare, “I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!” Even if only a few at a time.

Wendy McNamara

General Assembly hosts ILYAC This Wednesday, I have the privilege of hosting sixteen students from the Indiana Youth legislative Council (ILYAC) at the Statehouse. ILYAC is a body of Indiana youths from across the state that serve in an advisory capacity to the Indiana General Assembly and report on issues affecting young adults in Indiana. This is an incredibly hard-working and bright group of young adults, and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with this council over the past few months. Since becoming involved with the council, it was a goal of mine to bring them to the Statehouse and have them experience the legislative process first hand. One of their key roles is to communicate their recom-

mendation and concerns on legislation to the General Assembly. What better way to help them formulate those opinions than observing a session, committees and meetings? They will attend these key legislative activities by shadowing a fellow legislator for the day. This will allow them to become fully immersed in the process. They will go on a tour of the Statehouse and learn about its rich history. Also, during their visit we will continue our discussion from this summer on the best way for them to communicate with the General Assembly and I will answer any questions they have. It is my hope that they walk away from the day having a better understand-

ing of the process and feeling more connected to the General Assembly. I feel passionate about getting our students involved in government early on, so that one day they feel comfortable to take on leadership roles themselves. The council was established in 2008 and members are chosen through an appointment process and range in age from 16 to 22. The program is run by the Indiana Bar Foundation Center for Civic Education. This is an excellent academic program and it is a privilege to work with such a talented group of students. I look forward to their Statehouse visit tomorrow and to hearing their fresh legislative opinions.

Letters to the Editor Cops and Kids Program says ‘Thanks’ The Mount Vernon Fraternal Order of Police lodge #133 would like to thank the many individuals, groups, business, active associate affiliate auxiliary members, and sponsors that help to make the Cops and Kids program a success this past year. This was the 20th year the FOP has had a program to make the Christmas time brighter for a few of our neighbors’ kids that are in need. The FOP works with the local Ministerial association that has identified 100 kids throughout Posey County that need assistance. The kids along with their parents, grandparents, or guardian are invited to the Mount Vernon Jr. High Cafeteria for the event. There the kids get to interact with law enforcement officers

that serve Posey County. The participants are served meals from McDonalds, and Dairy Queen. They decorate their own cookies and meet clowns from the local shrine lodge. The highlight of the day is a special visit with Santa. All the kids leave with a new toy, a gift card from Wal-Mart for $50.00 and a bag of fruit courtesy of the Mount Vernon FFA. Again, thanks to all that have made this event a success for so many years. A special thanks goes to McDonalds and Dairy Queen for stepping up when their assistance was needed, and to the Mount Vernon FFA for their continued support of Cops and Kids. Paul Axton

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Dual Champions; Dual Trophies--The Mount Vernon Boys and Girls Swim and Dive Teams brought home double the hardware after the Big 8 Conference Meet at Boonville on Saturday. The Girls team took first place by 88 points and the Boys took the trophy by 97 points, both over the Wildcats from Jasper. Between the two teams, they took home 17 out of 24 blue, first place ribbons and added another five red, second

place ribbons. Nine records were set between the two teams; Erika McCormick, 200 Individual Medley and 200 Yard Breast; Clara Baggett, 50 Yard and 100 Yard Freestyle; Reid Mobley, 200 Individual Medley and 100 back; and all three Ladies Relays made up of combinations of Kelsey Turner, McCormick, Samatha Gowdy, Amy Steele, Mary Klueh, and Baggett. Photo by David Koch

Wildcat girls, boys, rule Big Eight pool By Steve Joos The Mount Vernon Wet Wildcats are the champions of the Big Eight Conference swim meet. That’s all one has to know. The Wet Wildcats swept Saturday’s finals at Boonville, with the girls racking up 431 points and the boys scoring 392, winning both titles by nearly 100 points over Jasper’s teams, which scored 343 in the girls’ meet and 295 in the boys. The Lady Wet Cats were ranked third again this week with 147 votes, unchanged from their third-place ranking of the week before (in which they also had 147 votes). And for the most part, they showed the rest of the conference why they’re ranked so high. The Lady Wet Cats swept the relays and took first place

in eight individual events, including 1-2 finishes in four of them. Stalwarts like Kelsey Turner, Erika McCormick and Samantha Gowdy were double winners as individuals and each swam legs on at least two of the blue ribbon relay teams (while other standbys like Mary Klueh, Amy Steele and Clara Baggett helping out there). Did anyone mention that freshman Baggett also won two events? She didn’t just win those events, the freshman (more bad news for future Mount Vernon opponents) broke two records in taking the 100-yard freestyle in 52 seconds and the 50-freestyle in :24.05. The meet record book for both teams went in for major revisions Saturday, as eight marks fell, including all

Mount Vernon junior Wade Mobley took a second place ribbon in the 100 yard butterfly during the Big 8

Conference meet to help his teammates take the Championship plaque. Photo by Terri Koch

three girls’ relays. Turner, McCormick, Gowdy and Steele set a new standard in the 200-medley relay, with a time of 1:49.41, then after McCormick broke the meet record with a 2:06.84 in the 200-individual medley and Baggett did her thing twice, they teamed up with Steele and Klueh to

Vincennes’ boys scored 250 to 163 for the Pioneers in the boys’ meet. Big Eight Conference girls’ swim meet: 200-medley relay: 1) Mount Vernon (Turner, McCormick, Gowdy, Steele) 1:49.41*; 200-freestu;e: Turner (first) 1:57.24, Rachel Burke (third) 2:06.04, Emily Harris (fifth) 2:12.15; 200-IM: McCormick (first) 1:06.84*, Klueh (second) 2:16,07, Kendyl Bourne (fourth) 2:24.98; 50-freestyle: Baggett (first) :24.05, Steele (second) :25.73, Samantha Reese (fifth) :27.32; Diving: Katie McDonald (third) 321.95, Amanda Duckworth (fifth) 249.80; 100-butterfly: Gowdy (first) 1:01.24, Steele (second) 1:02.77, Bruno (third) 1:07.22; 100-freestyle: Baggett (first) :52.00*, Taylor Cullman (fourth) :58.40, Harris (fifth) :59.48; 500-freestyle: Tuner (first) 5;19.97, Burke (second) 5:32.58, Bruno (fifth) 6:13.11; 200-freestyle relay: 1) Mount Vernon (McCormick, Steele, Klueh, Baggett) 1:38.53*; 100-backstorke: Gowdy (first) 1:00.46, Reese (third) 1:06.23, Cullman (fourth) 1:07.28; 100-bresaststroke: McCormick (first) 1:02.79*, Klueh (second) 1:06.51, Bourne (fourth) 1:15.04; 400-free-

Mount Vernon senior Erika McCormick churns through the water on her way to breaking her own record in the 200 yard breast stroke at the Big 8 Conference meet in Boonville on Saturday. McCormick also broke the record in the Individual Medley and was a part of the record-setting 200-yard Medley and 200-yard Free Relay teams. Photo by Terri Koch

swim the 200-freestyle relay in 1:38.53. Another McCormick meet record followed, this time in the 100-breaststreoke (1:02.79), Klueh, Gowdy and Baggett capped the girl’s meet by teaming with Turner to set a new record in the 400-freestyle relay (3:37.97). Gowdy, Stteele and Kelsey Bruno also went 1-23 in the 100-butterfly. The boys weren’t as dramatic as the girls, they just quietly and calmly overtook the rest of the Big Eight field, winning six events and going 1-2 on the diving boards, where Kyle Smith (322.20 points) and Jake Whaley (279.15) took top honors. Jake Poole was a double winner, while the Mobleys also gave the record books some revisions. Wade Mobley set a new mark in the 200 Individual Medley (1:57.21), while Reid Mobley set a new standing in the 100-backstroke (:53.38). All in all, a great day for the Wet Cats. Both teams. The team standings were the same for both meets with Vincennes and Boonville going 3-4 in both. The Lady Alices scored 187 and one-half points to Boonville’s 136 and one-half in the girls’ contest, while

style relay: 1) Mount Vernon (Gowdy, Turner, Baggett, Klueh) 3;37.97. Boys: 200-medley relay: 2) Mount Vernon (R. Mobley, Poole, W. Mobley, Layton Hopper) 1:43.16; 200-freestyle: Nicholas Loehr (third) 1:54.61, Sage Irons (fifth) 1:57.16, Aaron Duckworth (sixth) 2:02.68; 200-IM: R. Mobley (first) 1:57.21*, Hopper (fourth) 2:18.10, Kevin Moore (fifth) 2:22.32; 50-freestyle: Poole (first) :22.78, Danen Turpin (fifth) :24.26; Diving: smith (first) 322.20, Whaley (second) 279.15, Johnny Young (sixth) 231/95; 100-butterfly: W. Mobley (second) :56.49, Turpin (fifth) 1:02.83, Tyler Moll (sixth) 1:03.56; 100-freestyle: Poole (first) :49.87, Austin Colson (fourth) :54.12, Hopper (sixth) :54.45: 500-freestyle: Loehr (second) 5:07.95, Irons (third) 5:14.63, Aaron Duckworth (fourth) 5:39.72; 200-freestyle relay: 2) Mount Vernon (Hopper, Aaron Duckworth, Irons, Loehr) 1:38.42; 100-backstroke: R. Mobley (first) :53.38*, Travis Harris (fifth) 1:03.52; 100-breaststroke: W. Mobley (first) 1:02.86, Moll (third) 1:07.96; 400-freestyle relay: 2) Mount Vernon (Loehr, R. Mobley, W. Mobley, Poole) 3:21.51.

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North Posey quality scores well as PAC meet is quality versus quantity

Michael Frymire claimed a PAC title on Saturday. He was one of two North Posey wrestlers to bring home gold. Photo by Dave Pearce

By Dave Pearce The North Posey Vikings made the most of what they had to do with on Saturday at the Pocket Athletic Conference wrestling meet. Considering that the Vikings were forced to forfeit in nearly half the matches because of a shortage of wrestlers, the middle of the PAC was a good day for the team as they were fifth of the nine PAC teams. It was a bull market for one Stock…Ty, that is, as he won the 113-pound championship. Michael Frymire also had a great day as he managed to become a conference champion for the first time. Lack of numbers did not hurt the quality as Seth Elderkin, Gary Martin, and Austin Little all finished in second place to help make their depleted ranks become competitive. Chris O’Risky and Shane Martin each earned third place ribbons for the Vikings. The remainder was a bit of a bear for the rest of the North Posey wrestling team as they were forced to forfeit in six weight classes and did not place anywhere else. North Posey came in fifth in the team standings, scoring 149 points. The Vikings were closer to the top than the bottom, however, finishing just two points behind fourthplace Tell City (151) and only eight in back of third-place Gibson Southern (157). South Spencer came in sixth, with 137 tallies, 14 in back of the Vikings. Heritage Hills scored 244 points and had four individual champions to win the conference crown, while

Southridge took second with 212. Rounding out the field were Pike Central (106 and onehalf), Tecumseh (88) and Forest Park (81). At least this time, the Vikings weren’t beaten by the forfeits. North Posey got a few blows in Thursday, but they couldn’t match the visiting Memorial Tigers, dropping their dual meet 55-13. “A couple of kids didn’t wrestle too bad.” Spencer said. “But Memorial’s pretty good. In the SIAC, it’s Mater Dei and Reitz and Memorial’s the third best team in there. And on any given night, they could compete with Reitz and be the second best team. As coaches, we knew these guys coming in here would be good. They’re definitely better than average, we told (the team). Did we wrestle particularly well? No, but that’s why we suit up every week and try to get better.” Spencer felt that going up against a team of Memorial’s caliber could be helpful in preparing for the PAC and the postseason meets. “That’s Sectional competition,” he said. “That’s Regional competition, Semistate competition. Some of those kids are statebound and some of them are state champions, so that’s definitely the kind of teams we want to be wrestling.” Stock and Michael Frymire were the bright spots, winning their matches on senior night, while Austin Little came out aggressive and unveiled some new techniques to pin his heavyweight opponent.

Lady Vikings turn tables, double season win output in one week By Dave Pearce Someone forgot to tell the North Posey Lady Vikings they were not supposed to win basketball games this week. Heading into this week’s action, the Lady Vikings had been playing better and had put together some better efforts in recent game but still had only two wins to their credit. They doubled that total this week, with conference wins over Pike Central and Tell City. The Lady Vikes apparently liked the feeling they got when they held on to defeat Pike Central in a barn-burner on Wedensday evening. They liked it so well that they left no doubt on Saturday against Tell City. The Lady Vikings took a 9-2 lead after one period and never looked back, outscoring the Lady Marksmen 28-8 over the two middle quarters to secure the win. The Vikings actually outscored Tell City 15-1 in the third period. But Wednesday night’s game was anything but routine. When things haven’t been going well for you, it is tough to step up to the plate and take opportunities when they are presented. North Posey Coach Tracy Stroud hopes that will change with the different kind of streak started by his team this week. Pike Central and North Posey played to an 11-all stalemate in the first period before they rode the hot hand of Haley Harness to a 21-20 lead at the half, Harness, playing on a tender ankle which was sprained last week, scored six of the team’s 11 points in the quarter. But in the third period, the Chargers took advantage of their size advantage and held as much as a four-point lead in the third period before the

Lady Vikes pulled back to 31-all. Pike Central nailed a 15-footer as the third-quarter buzzer sounded to take a 3331 lead into the final period. “Haley was playing on a very sore ankle and just kept battling and Brianna Perry had one of her best games of the year,” Stroud said following the contest. “Those two kept us in the game in the first half. I am so proud of them because they there were a lot of things that didn’t go their way tonight yet they found a way to overcome it. That’s a sign that the team is maturing and growing up. It’s a good time of year to be seeing that.” In the fourth quarter, Pike Central looked early like they might shut down the home team as they took a 36-32 lead before Rachel Ungetheim hit one of two free throws to get the Lady Vikes on the board. Emma Werry then took advantage of her speed and got ahead of the pack to go coast-to-coast to pull her team back to within 35-36 on a lay-up. “Emma had a great game but they got to where they were just beating on her,” Stroud said of the young point guard. “They got to where when she was driving, they would just stick their arms out and I don’t understand how that’s not a foul.” Pike Central hit a free throw before senior Caitlinn Herrmann, in foul trouble early, stuck in a rebound bucket to tie the game at 37all. “They only got one shot most of the time there in the fourth quarter because Caitlinn pulled down a ton of rebounds,” Stroud said. “When she was out, they were getting multiple shots but when she got back in there and started getting all

those rebounds, that was big was us.” Perry gave the team it’s first lead in the fourth quarter when she got an outlet pass off a steal and drive it to the basket. The Lady Chargers quickly answered to tie the game at 39. But the Lady Vikings could have put the game away earlier in the fourth quarter but failed to find the range from the free throw line. But ironically, it was free throws that sealed the deal when Emma Werry gave the Vikings a 43-39 lead with a pair of free throws after she was fouled with just 12 seconds remaining. “We weren’t hitting our free throws very well so our defense had to shut them down,” Stroud said. “And Rachel Ungetheim wasn’t hitting her shots tonight but she makes the cuts and has got some good post moves. The shots have been falling for her the last few games. She’s been out leading scorer the past couple of games. She still pulls down quite a few rebounds. She’s got a little bit of ‘nasty’ to her that we really need.” The Chargers buried a 3-pointer from the corner to pull to within 4342 and quickly called time out with .7 seconds showing. The Lady Vikings got the ball in and the game was over. “The girls are finally gaining confidence in themselves and believing in each other,” Stroud said after Saturday’s lop-sided win over potential sectional opponent Tell City. “Brianna Perry again had a career day. She played

good defense and moved her feet and didn’t foul. She and Caitlinn had a ton of rebounds. Brianna has to realize that everything she does is important. She sometimes judges her game by the number of points she scores and there is much more to it than that. I’m glad to see that she is understanding that a little more.” Stroud gave credit to each member of the team, as they

played perhaps their best game of the season at Tell City. Despite winning by 22 points, the Vikings had only one in double figures. Werry finished with 11 while Herrmann and Perry had nine each. Ungethiem finished with five while Maddie Koester hit a pair of free throws. The Harness twins each had two points. “I hope this will make them realize that if we play

North Posey Point guard Emma Werry gets away from a defender to make a pass to the basket during one of the weekend’s two wins. Photo by Dave Pearce

EVANSVILLE WEST SIDE • 812-434-8000 4800A University Dr. Evansville, IN • University Shopping Center Brianna Perry takes the ball deep into the paint during this week’s win over Perry Central. Photo by Dave Pearce

our game and don’t get rattled, we can play with about anyone we are going to see the rest of the season,” Stroud said. Against Pike Central, Werry had 11 while Herrmann and Haley Harness had eight apiece. Perry and Ungetheim had six apiece and Hannah Harness had four. The Vikings hit only 8-of-20 from the line against Pike but hit 10-of-15 against Tell City.

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Lady Cats ‘consummate team’ in wins over Jasper, Reitz By Steve Joos “That’s the definition of a team right there.” That’s how Mount Vernon girls’ basketball coach Steve Mitchell summed up Saturday’s game with Jasper. Mount Vernon overcame a size disadvantage, foul trouble and injuries to pull away from visiting Jasper 39-28 in a key Big Eight Conference contest. “This was an awesome win, a team win,” Mitchell said. “We had Jade (Dixon) already out and didn’t get to play at all and then Amy (Seifert) went out and we had people step in and do the job. We had Charlotte Roberts and Rachel Cash and Shelby Ritzert each step in and do the job. That’s what team is all about. I’m so proud of these guys, they didn’t let a little adversity get them down, and they showed a lot of heart, played hard for four quarters and beat a really good Jasper team.” Seifert suffered an ankle injury in the second quarter when she came down on another player’s foot after a basket. She could be out for the remainder of the season, Mitchell said, something that is especially tough since it is Seifert’s senior year. She had scored two points prior to the injury. Mount Vernon went to the zone twice to try and counter Jasper’s strong inside game. First, they came out in the zone, but switching to their high-pressure man-to-man after falling behind early in the contest. They trailed 10-9 after the opening chapter, but after switching to the press, took advantage of the turnovers caused by that press and let the defense create some offense. The result? A 14-8 second-quarter run that put Mount Vernon in the driver’s seat at the half 23-18. Foul trouble forced Mount Vernon back into the zone, especially after Ellen Foster was whistled for her third foul just seconds into the second half. Jacey Ritzert also got into early foul trouble, which helped force the team into the zone. Defensively, the zone was just the place where Mount Vernon was, holding Jasper to 11 points in the second half and pulling away in the final chapter to better than double a 2823 advantage after three quarters. “I was proud of our defense today,” Mitch-

ell said. “Both man and zone.” The main challenge for Mount Vernon’s defense was containing Jasper’s big girls, Meagan Sternberg and Shelby Merder. Mount Vernon had to keep the ball away from them, while denying Sternberg and Merder the boards and keeping them off the free throw line, Mitchell explained. “We just tried to have two people on them in the zone and in the man, have good help side and if it went in, we tried to double down,” the coach explained. “I think the girls did a good job.” The scorebook seems to point that out as well. Sternberg was the only player in double figures for Jasper with 10 points and Merder was limited to six tallies, with just two free throws in the second half. Sternberg was the only player in double figures for either team, as a balanced Mount Vernon effort provided a key to the win. Jacey Ritzert led Mount Vernon with nine points, while Lauren Stemple dropped in eight. Foster and Megan Randall each scored six points, while Roberts and Shelby Ritzert provided a spark off the bench with four and three. This was Mount Vernon’s second win in three years over Jasper and it left them in second place in the Big Eight, sporting a 4-2 record. Jasper has two games to play and a loss in either one (against Boonville and Princeton) could give Mount Vernon a share of the title. “I don’t want to single anybody out, because this was just a team effort,” Mitchell said. “All of us, even the girls on the bench, were into the game and working hard in practice. This was just a team effort.” In fact, it was the definition of a team effort. Jasper took the reserve game 27-18. Shelby Ritzert scored six points to pace the reserves, while Cheynne Strobel added four and Kellen Ray three. Abby Randall and Erin Wolf put in two points each, while Andrea Dick dropped in one. Mount Vernon tuned up for Saturday’s contest by going up “The Hill” and taking one from Reitz earlier in the week in Evansville.

Little things turn big in pair of Rappite losses Mount Vernon’s Amy Seifert struggles to regain her balance after grabbing the rebound to go back up for the two-point layup during Tuesday night’s win at Reitz. Photo by Dave Koch

North Posey Junior High Lady Vikes gain their wins One has to sometimes take the good with the bad and that’s how things went for the North Posey Junior High School girls’ basketball teams recently. But it was mostly good, as the eighth grade Lady Vikings split their games and the seventh graders won three, including a 39-16 romp at Owensville that wrapped up the regular season Thursday night. The good news was provided by the seventh graders, who posted wins over Heritage Hills 35-24, and Haubstadt 25-19. Ally Brandenstein scored 19 points and Kaitlyn Blankenberger 12 in helping the

seventh graders overtake Heritage Hills. Against Haubstadt, it was Brandenstein again, this time pumping in a team-high 12 points, while Amanda Marshall chipped in six. The eighth graders really took the good with the bad, beating Heritage Hills 31-14, but losing to Haubstadt 40-25. Kayla Sanford paced the eighth graders in both games, scoring 17 against Heritage Hills and nine against Haubstadt. Celeste Hill put in five points against Heritage Hills and eight against Haubstadt.

North Posey eighth graders still seeking first win The North Posey eighth grade boys’ basketball team is entering the last part of their season still in search of their first victory. The eighth grade Vikings dropped a 31-16 decision to visiting Boonville Thursday despite seven points from Grant Scheller. Conner Voegel added four points, while Josh Cooke and Tyler Hensley each put in two. Austin Graves scored a point. Recently, the eighth graders fell to Haub-

stadt 37-29. Graves led the team with nine points, while Voegel put in eight and Preston Reese five. Hensley added four tallies, Cooke two and Cale O’Risky one. The eighth graders enter tournament play this coming Thursday, when they will host Tell City. Their season wraps up with the South Gibson Invitational, which tips off Jan. 31, at Haubstadt.

By Steve Joos Little things mean a lot. For the New Harmony boys’ basketball team, they were the difference in at least one game last week. The last basketball homecoming game in Rappite history was a rough one, as the visiting Wood Memorial Trojans rolled to a 6633 victory, one night after a series of missed opportunities cost New Harmony in close loss to Bloomington Lighthouse Christian, 64-61. Coach Jim Little seemed to be more pleased with the way his team played against the Trojans, but was quick to praise both his team and the opposition. “Wood Memorial’s got a good team,” he said. “They have a stronger, more physical team that was going to give us trouble. I think our kids played hard both nights and I think we had some really great crowds both nights.” The Trojans’ athleticism was apparent in the middle quarters Saturday, as Wood Memorial scored eight unanswered points to open the second quarter, erasing an 8-7 first quarter New Harmony advantage and giving them a 15-8 lead. Wood went on to outscore the Rappites 21-6 in the second chapter, taking a 28-14 lead to the locker room at halftime. The Trojans stretched the lead to 25 points at 43-18, before three-pointers by Clint Matthews cut the lead to 43-24 entering the fourth quarter. Little felt that in some cases the players had to adjust to different positions which they really weren’t supposed to, adding that the Rappites put up a good effort against a stronger Wood Memorial team. That was the case in the first quarter, as the Rappites hung with the Trojans, taking a 6-5 lead on a pair of Thomas Steagall free throws with 1:37 to go in the period. Steagall then stretched that margin to 8-5 on a driving layup with 1:18 left. The sophomore guard drew a foul on that play, but missed the free throw, leaving New Harmony in front 8-5. They wouldn’t score again until Kyle Whitmore put back a rebound with 5:02 to go in the second quarter. The Trojans then reeled off another six unanswered points before the Rappites scored again. In the third quarter, Wood Memorial opened with a 12-2 run which basically put the game away. Whitmore paced the Rappites with 15 points, while Matthews added nine, Steagall five and Elliott Lange four. Little was also pleased with the floor games his team played against both Wood and Lighthouse Christian. “Elliott Lange had 13 rebounds (against Lighthouse Christian),” Little said. “Kyle Whitmore had 11 rebounds, Thomas Steagall had 11 points and had a big night for us. Clint Matthews had 10 points and eight assists, so he had a great game for us.” Heath Kohlmeyer paced the Trojans with 16 points.

The little things proved to be the undoing of the Rappites Friday night. Missed defensive assignments, ball-handling miscues and a bad night at the free throw line (they clanged 16 free tosses) all combined to put New Harmony on the short end of a 64-61 loss to visiting Lighthouse Christian. “The little things hurt us,” Little said. “If the school were staying open, we’d use efforts like (Wood Memorial and Lighthouse Christian) and try to build on them for the future, but we have to build momentum now. We have to take care of these little things that might cost us a game. We could have won this game.” Free throws were one of those little things, New Harmony made just 11 of 27 from the charity stripe Friday, missing a number of shots which could have come in handy. The Rappites scored the first five points of the game and jumped out to an early 10-4 lead before the Lions went on a 10-1 run to take a 12-11 lead with two minutes to go in the first quarter. The Bloomington school led 17-15 after the opening chapter and stretched it to 33-26 at halftime. A three-point barrage kept New Harmony close in the third chapter, but they still trailed 53-49 entering the final chapter. A trey by Whitmore with 2:43 left in the game gave New Harmony a 59-56 lead, but the junior forward missed two free throws on New Harmony’s next possession and Lighthouse Christian came back to outscore the Rappites 8-2 over the last two minutes of the game. Jacob Biesecker rolled in a 16-footer to pull the Lions to within a point at 59-58. Lange’s bucket stretched the lead back to three points at 61-58, but Lighthouse Christian scored four points, including two by Biesecker off a steal, to take a 62-61 lead with 1:23 to play. Despite two attempts at getting a lastminute shot off, New Harmony was unable to score. Biesecker and John Ray each scored 20 points to lead the Lions. Little warned his team about the Lighthouse Christian duo prior to the game and they delivered as advertised. Mack Morrison added 11 tallies to give the Bloomington team three players in double figures. Whitmore dropped in a game-high 25 points to pace the Rappites, who put four in double figures. Matthews and Steagall each dropped in 11 points, while Lange added 10. McDaniel and Eaton each chipped in two tallies. “This was a good game for the fans,” Little said. “It was a fun game to watch.” But it wasn’t all that much fun for the coach, due to a few little things. While Little acknowledged that his team shot the ball better than they did against Day School earlier in the week, he was still disappointed over the Rappites’ lack of attention to the little things.

Rappites to host ‘pack the stands’ night On January 27, the New Harmony Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball teams will take on Cannelton starting at 6 p.m. We invite everyone to pack the stands and wear your Rappite Blue. All New Harmony Alumni will be admitted to the games free along with their one guest. We ask that you please sign in at the gate.

Please plan to come early and support the Junior Class Chicken and Dumpling Dinner as they raise money for Prom 2012. Dinner includes Chicken and Dumplings, Mashed Potatoes, Corn or Green Beans, Roll, Drink and Dessert. Adults - $6 Children 10 and under - $4. Dinner will be served from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

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Wildcats claim pair of big eight champs, team is third By Steve Joos Two Mount Vernon Wildcats won Big Eight Conference wrestling championships at Saturday’s conference meet, but the team fell short, finishing third at Boonville with 138 points.

The Cats had been within three of eventual champion Jasper (184) at one point in the championship round, but they faded in later matches and wound up behind runnerup Washington (143) in third place. It was a good day for two Wildcat grapplers, as seniors

Senior Jordan Dalls wrestlers during last week’s North Posey 6-way. On Saturday, he claimed the Big Eight title in his weight class. Photo by Dave Pearce

Jon Hoen (145 pounds) and Jordan Dallas (152) won their championships. Princeton was fourth in the meet with 125 points, followed by Boonville (112), Vincennes (74) and Mount Carmel (68).

Senior Joh Hoehn gets another win during action in last week’s Six-Way. Hoehn claimed the Big Eight title on Saturday. Photo by Dave Pearce

Mount Vernon eighth graders complete 16-1 season, enter tourney play

The Mount Vernon eighth Grade Boys basketball team has improved its record to 16-1 and won two championships. The week of January 9 the team defeated Resurrection and Corpus Christi to win the Helfrich Park championship. On January 19, Mt. Vernon defeated Castle South to win the Big 8 junior high regular season championship, with a 6-1 conference record. January 24 Mt. Vernon will take on Castle South on the road in the first round of the conference tournament. Below of detail from the last five games: Helfrich Park Tournament: Mount Vernon 46 - Resurrection 41 (January 9) Zac French 23 points; 9 rebounds; 6 steals Luke Steinhart and Kaleb Grabert4 assists Mount Vernon 44 - Corpus Christi 36 (January 11) Zac French 13 points; 12 rebounds; 3 steals Luke Steinhart 3 assists January 12 Mount Vernon 46 - Carmi 28 Riley Snodgrass 15 points; 17 rebounds Damon Collins and Adam Grabert 3 assists January 17 Mount Vernon 46 - Haubstadt 22 Zac French 8 points Bryce Krizan 7 points; 5 steals Luke Steinhart 7 points; 3 assists January 19 Mount Vernon 47 - Castle South 35 Riley Snodgrass 14 points; 7 rebounds Zac French 12 points; 7 assists; 7 rebounds

Posey Lanes Recap League: Expressway Ford High Game High Series 1. Michelle Sollman 219 1. Dorothy Rueger 599 2. Anita Goff 210 2. Michelle Sollman 563 3. Dorothy Rueger 205 3. Jerri Harms 551 4. Jerri Harms 196 4. Pete Rohlman 537 5. Geneva Upshaw 196 5. Janes Werry League: Access Storage High Game High Series 1. Marcia Lange 193 1. Marcia Lange 569 2. Pam Hickey 184 2. Pam Hickey 479 3. Gaylynn Reese 178 3. Betty Uebelhack 476 4. Martha Phillips 177 4. Gaylynn Reese 469 5. Betty Uebelhack 164 5. Valerie Stratton 467 League: Men’s Major High Game High Series 1. Chris Oeth 277 1. Cory Kohlmeyer 674 2. Steve Aslinger 262 2. Dirk Danks 672 3. Dirk Danks 245 3. Jim Key 657 4. Cory Kohlmeyer 242 4. Chris Oeth 652 5. Steve Aslinger 645 5. Jamey Thomas 235 League: First Bank High Game High Series 1. Naomi Overton 219 1. Pete Rohlman 511 2. Pete Rohlman 191 2. Judy Goodwin 507 3. Beth Robinson 179 3. Naomi Overton 497 4. Judy Goodwin 177 4. Sandy Seitz 461 5. Sandy Seitz 169 5. Marge Cordle 454 League: T.M.I Hotshots High Game High Series 1. Martha Phillips 186 1. Bonnie Isaac 514 2. Joyce Jackson 185 2. Barb Smith 507 3. Dana Deckard 179 3. Elaine Griffin 488 4. Bonnie Isaac 176 4. Donna Delong 482 5. Barb Smith 176 5. Dana Deckard 481 6. Carole Doeherty 176 League: Men’s Commercial 1. Dile Wilson 268 1. Dile Wilson 663 2. Josh Minick 234 2. Josh Minick 645 3. Chuck Anderson 226 3. Jeff Garner 631 4. Nathan Pearce 226 4. Jamey Thomas 631 5. Don Stratton 222 5. Chuck Anderson 619 Jr-Sr. High Elementary 1. Jovan Gant 227 1. Justin Rietman 143 2. Dane Wilson 226 2. Tristan Boerner 126 3. Kaleb Burnett 225 3. Ben Varner 120 4. Logan Cox 215 4. Wesley Sollman 115 5. Matt Strupp 203 5. Tera Wilson 109 Bumpers 1. Derek McCord

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Lady Rappites take two of three during homecoming week

New Harmony’s Madison Worman searches for an open teammate during Friday night basketball action. Photo by Dave Pearce By Steve Joos Alyssa Scherzinger only scored two points in Saturday’s girls’ basketball game between New Harmony and Shoals, but they were big ones. The sophomore forward hit two free throws with 10.3 seconds left in the game, salting away the Lady Rappites’ 53-48 victory over the visiting Lady Jug Rox. The Lady Rappites connected on 10 free throws in the last 1:42 of the game to put the Lady Jug Rox away, snapping a 43-43 tie. Kelsey Owen started the rally, knocking down a pair of free tosses to give the Lady Rappites a 45-43 advantage. Kendall Morris, Morgan Matthews (four times) and Madison Worman then took turns sinking charity tosses to stretch the lead to six points and then maintained the advantage until Scherzinger could get to the line with 10.3 ticks left on the clock, when she put the game away. The Lady Rappites got the plays when they needed them and edged the Lady Jug Rox, for two wins in three games last week, with Saturday’s win capping a busy (to say the least) week. “This was our third game in three days,” coach Jennifer Toopes said. “We were tired at the end and so we called a lot of time outs. We needed to do that in order for the girls to catch their breath.” With just eight girls available, the Lady Rappites struggled at times with the much more physical Lady Jug Rox, but they twice took the lead on last-second baskets and downed 22 of 27 free throws, including 12 of 15 down the stretch to hold off Shoals. “We tried to keep their best player (Michaela) Brookman under control,” Toopes said. “We were able to defend her by

putting two girls on her and trying to shut down the passing lanes.” Although Brookman hit double figures, she was limited a bit, scoring 12 points. It may have been harder for Brockman, but it wasn’t “Harder” for her teammates, especially Nicolde Harder (who paced the team with 18 points) and Rachel Harder (who matched Brockman’s 12 tallies). All three of them kept the Lady Rappites busy, but when New Harmony was able to get their shots in, especially when they were needed. New Harmony had the edge for most of the afternoon, but they never could quite shake them off, except for a few times here and there. Like at the end of each quarter, including the fourth. Shoals drew first blood in the opening quarter, but Worman answered from long range to put New Harmony in front 3-2. The two teams went back and forth in the first period, with Shoals putting in four unanswered points to take a 12-11 lead late in the period. Owen answered with a shot at the buzzer, putting New Harmony up 13-12 at the first stop and Worman sunk one from three-point land to open the second quarter, giving New Harmony a 16-12 advantage. That didn’t last long, as Shoals reeled off five straight points for a 17-16 lead. The lady Rappites reclaimed the lead, but a trey by Nicole Harder gave the edge to Shoals with two minutes to go, but back came New Harmony. First, Matthews converted one of two free throws, cutting the lead to one, and then Worman buried a three-pointer to pit the Rappites in front at the intermission 22-20. Morris paced the Lady Rappites with 19 points, while Worman added 15. Toopes said that the team virtually put four players in double figures, as Matthews tossed in nine points and Owen put in eight. Morris gave the Lady Rappites a four-point lead to open the second half, then added a pair of free throws to make it 26-20 and Worman struck again from three-point land to give New Harmony a 29-20 bulge. The lead stayed around eight points until Shoals scored at the end, making the score 35-30 at the break. In the fourth quarter, Shoals chipped away again, taking advantage of three missed free throws to close to within a point at 43-42 on a three-pointer by Nicole harder with 2:19 to go and tying the contest at 43-43 21 seconds later. That was when New Harmony started going to the line and started getting the free throws when they needed them. Matthews grabbed eight rebounds, while Owen pulled down six and Worman three. Morris handed out three assists and had three steals, while Matthews dished out a pair of assists. Saturday’s game followed a 55-43 win over Lighthouse Christian on Friday and a 55-41 loss at Tecumseh on Thursday. •New Harmony’s week got off to a late and unsuccessful start Thursday, with a 53-41 loss at Tecumseh. The first and third quarters were killers for the Lady Rappites, as they fell behind 17-12 at the first stop and were then outscored 16-8 in the third period, turning a 30-25 halftime deficit into 46-33 entering the final chapter. Morris scored 17 points and Worman 16 for New Harmony. Owens tallied six points, while Matthews and Scherzinger

each put in two. Katie Burkett dropped in 18 points to pace the Lady Braves, while Auriel Tribble added 15. The Lady Braves hit nine three-pointers, while New Harmony’s shots didn’t fall, Toopes said, adding that the Lady Rappites did convert 10 of 14 from the free throw line. Owen cleared six rebounds, while Matthews and Worman each pulled down two Scherzinger handed out three assists, while Morris passed out two to go with a team-high four steals. Worman also pilfered the ball twice. • The Lady Rappites built an 18-point lead over the first half of Friday’s game and went from there to drop visiting Lighthouse Christian Academy of Bloomington, Ind., 55-43. Worman scored 23 points and Owen 14 as New Harmony jumped out to a 19-8 lead in the first quarter and stretched it to 33-15 at the intermission before the Lady Lions played them even in the second half, mainly against the younger Lady Rappites. It was 47-30 after three quarters. “It was a game where we knew we could play our subs,” Toopes said. “So we got to play them. All eight girls got to play, including our three freshmen, who don’t normally get a chance to play.” Playing the three freshmen was one reason why Lighthouse Christian was able to get back into the game, Toopes went on to say. She was pleased with Worman’s output, adding that the Lady Rappite coaches had been working with the junior on driving the lane more and not completely relying on the perimeter shots. That work paid dividends against the Lady Lions. Toopes was pleased with Owen’s efforts on the inside, adding that she is quietly making a strong contribution to the team. Matthews put in 10 tallies to give New Harmony three players in double figures. The Lady Rappites pressed in the first quarter and that generated offense off the defense, the coach explained. The team also connected on all eight of their free throw tries. Toopes was concerned, however about her team’s efforts defensively. “A lot of that comes from playing our subs,” she said. “We gave up 43 points tonight. We need to get into the passing lanes and stopping the ball. We aren’t getting into the passing lanes and we need to work on that.” Morris chipped in six points, while Wilson added 11. Sarah Waldo scored 13 points to lead Lighthouse Christian, while Mary Blemker put in 12 and Anna Biesecker added 10. Toopes felt that the team shot better and gave a better defensive effort against Lighthouse Christian than they did against Tecumseh on Thursday. “I think everytime we play Tecumseh, it’s more of a mental thing,” she said. “I think they’ve only beaten Tecumseh once or twice over the years that they have trouble with them.” Toopes said that the Lady Rappites were flat at Tecumseh on both sides of the ball. Owen had a very good night, clearing 15 rebounds, dishing out two assists and pulling off five steals. Oh and she also took a charge. Matthews also had a double-double, grabbing 11 caroms, as well as four steals. Scherzinger, Morris and Worman each had three rebounds, while Morris handed out two assists and had two steals. That’s right, three games in the three days, but the Lady Rappites came away with two wins and an 11-6 season record.

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Vikings finally get back to .500, 4-1 in ‘second’ season By Dave Pearce North Posey Viking Coach Matt Wadsworth told his team following the debacle at the Graber Post Tournament in December that they were just going to start a second season in the new year. So far, it is working out pretty well for the team as they have won for of five games in the second season. This weekend it was evident how much progress the team has made as they went to Knox County and handily defeated a South Knox team that had beaten them on a neutral court just four weeks ago. After the Vikings fell behind early and trailed 10-7 at the end of the first period, Viking fans who made the long trip were probably scratching their heads wondering when their team was going to come around. “We pressed and trapped a whole lot more against them this time,” Wadsworth said of the win over the Spartans. “We had three games in three days and you don’t set up in practice to do some of those things. This time, we had time to prepare for them and we used a diamond press against them and put Nick Neidig out front and his length gave them some trouble. It was a change of pace and gave them something they hadn’t seen before.” They didn’t have to wait long. The Vikings used good defense and their quickness to outscore South Knox 22-6 to put a damper on the Spartans’ parade. And if that weren’t enough, the Vikings continued to play well and 45-26 lead into the final period. “We’re getting better and it is evident by the game at South Knox,” Wadsworth said. “It is good to see how far we have come in just a month with the win up there.” But on Saturday night, the Vikings were hosting a more important game, a Pocket Athletic Conference game in front of a packed house for homecoming. When South Spencer and North Posey get together, it is always a battle. Saturday night disappointed no one. The teams traded baskets early before back-to-back 3-pointers by the Rebels’ Risse gave the visitors a 14-9 lead with 2:30 to go in the quarter. But Austin Bender came off the bench to

bury a 3-pointer and “old reliable” Jourdan Cox drive the lane to tie the game at 14-all. The Rebels scored again only to have a tipin by Nick Neidig tie the game at 16 at the end of the first period. But the Vikings allowed the Rebels to score the first six points of the second period before Wadsworth took a full time out and fired up his troops. Kyle Swope nailed a big 3-point basket to regain half the deficit. Swope’s floater in the lane pulled the Vikings back to within one. They finally took the lead again mid-way through the period when Alec Werry nailed a 3-pointer of his own. Wes Harness scored off a rebound to give the Vikes a 4-point lead before the Rebels answered with 1:30 remaining in the half. The Rebels attempted to hold for one shot at the half but it did not find its mark so the Vikings held onto the 26-24 lead at the half. Another Swope floater got the Vikings on the board first in the second half before No. 5 Risse began to rain three pointers. His first one brought the Rebels to within one at 28-27 but a steal and a Werry to Cox assist put the Vikings up 30-27. Another quick steal and bucket by Werry gave the Vikings a 32-27 lead before that guy, Risse, nailed another 3-pointer. Again, Werry would have an answer, this time from the free throw line and the Vikings led 34-30. But again, Risse hit from down town and pulled the Rebels right back into the game at 34-33. Harness nailed 3-of4 free throws over the next three possessions before the Rebels fought back to tie it at 37all with 2:38 showing on the third-quarter clock. Juniors Neidig and Werry hit the final four points of the quarter and North Posey led 41-37 at the end of three. “Alec just needed to get some confidence and I think that game at Mount Vernon may have done that for him,” Wadsworth said of Werry. But the Rebels were not ready to give it up. As a matter of fact, they took their first lead since early in the game when football star Jared Lauer hit the first of his free throws and then got his own rebound off the

second to give the Rebels a slight 48-47 lead at the 2:37 mark. Cox hit a pair of free throws and the Vikings got the ball back after a South Spencer 3-pointer went awry. The Vikings held the ball until the 1:09 mark and then took a time out. “The thing about Jourdan is that he has been in these types of situations before and we’re not going to get into a situation that he has not been in before,” Wadsworth said of his senior sharpshooter. ”He knows how top respond and how to talk to the guys.” Despite the fact that the Vikings hit only two of six free throws down the stretch speaks volumes for the defense applied by the Viking team. Lauer’s rebound basket would be the final points the Rebels would score. The Vikings held on to win 51-48 and get back to 7-7 on the year. “Our defense was evident tonight because we held a team that has averaged over 60 points a game to 48 points,” Wadsworth said after the contest. “Risse got hot early and again in the third quarter and we made a defensive switch to get Wes on him and I thought that took the momentum out of his sails.” “It’s been a long climb,” Wadsworth told the team after the game. The team entered the Christmas break with a 3-6 record. “I thought we just wore them down,” Wadsworth said. “We had to keep going at them defensively and stay in that man defense and make them earn baskets in the half-court and we were successful with that.” Against South Knox, Harness used a 9-for-9 free throw performance to lead the team with 15 points while Cox had eight. Werry, Swope, and Colton Motz had six points apiece and Austin Bender had five. Michael Bender had three while Tyler Adkins and Alec Beard had two apiece. Against the Rebels, balance was the key as only Werry reached double figures with 13. Neidig, Swope, and Cox had nine apiece and Harness had six and Austin Bender had three and Motz two. Besides Neidig with nine points, he also had nine rebounds. Kyle Swope’s nine

Colton Motz looks for an open teammate during the win over South Spencer on Saturday night. Photo by Davee Pearce points were accompanied with three assists and two steals. Werry contributed two assists and two blocked shots while Motz continues to play havok on the inside with two steals and four rebounds. Cox had four rebounds and a steal. Harness had six rebounds. But the ‘coach’ came out is Wadsworth as he assessed the game. “This game revealed a lot of things we can still get better at,” he said. “We have to be able to get the ball inside and it is my job to see that it happens. And we didn’t rebound well enough tonight. We have to get better at that.”

Mount Vernon Wildcats run into bad luck, good teams in tourney By Steve Joos The Mount Vernon boys’ basketball team has been coming to the Carmi-White County Invitational tournament since 2001 and has won or shared the championship five times. That wasn’t the case this year, as the Cats were blown out, and got run over at the end by a Ferrari another night. The Wildcats opened the tourney last week by beating the host Bulldogs 50-43, hut then things started going downhill as they dropped a 63-39 decision to Olney Tuesday night, lost at the buzzer to Fairfield Thursday 56-54, threw a scare into Harrisburg Friday before dropping a 69-61 decision and

then losing another heartbreaker Saturday, this time falling to Mount Carmel 66-64, on a last-second 3-pointer. The Wildcats could have ended the tournament the way it started by coming back from an early deficit to post a win, but Saturday’s final scenario was closer to what happened Thursday, as Mount Carmel’s Reece Metcalf buried a threepointer to put the Golden Aces past the Cats. The Aces pulled out to a 25-15 lead after the first quarter, but the next twp periods belonged to Mount Vernon, as they all but erased hat early deficit in the second quarter, cutting the Mount Carmel advantage to 34-33 at halftime.

Legals 2012-014 JOINT RESOLUTION of M.S.D. of North Posey County and Consolidated School Town of New Harmony & Harmony Township WHEREAS, M.S.D. of North Posey County (“North Posey”) and Consolidated School Town of New Harmony & Harmony Township (“New Harmony”) are in agreement that by and through the process of annexation authorized by I. C. 20-23-5 that North Posey shall annex New Harmony. WHEREFORE, North Posey and New Harmony held a joint meeting at New Harmony Media Center on January 19, 2012 at 6:00 P.M. to publicly consider this Joint Resolution. THEREFORE, North Posey and New Harmony jointly RESOLVE: 1. After the effective date of annexation, the school corporation will continue to be called the M.S.D. of North Posey County. 2. The annexed territory shall consist of Harmony Township, Posey County, Indiana including the Town of New Harmony. 3. The annexation shall be effective on July 1, 2012. 4. Prior to the effective date of annexation, New Harmony shall continue to educate students within its facilities. 5. As of the date of this resolution, New Harmony has no outstanding bonds to construct or rehabilitate school facilities. 6. New Harmony has incurred obligations to provide transportation, special education services and vocational education to its students. Any debt for such services or liability incurred as a result of educational services provided either directly or indirectly to New Harmony resident students prior to July 1, 2012, shall be satisfied or transferred to North Posey. Funds held or grants related to the forgoing will be transferred to North Posey. 7. Upon the effective date of annexation, North Posey agrees to initiate a plan change pursuant to I.C. 20-23-5-11 to provide representation on North Posey’s governing body for individuals who reside within the annexed territory described above in paragraph 2. 8. New Harmony presently employs the following categories of employees: administrators, teachers, non-certificated staff and bus drivers for the purpose of providing educational services to students who reside in the annexed territory. Upon the effective date of annexation, New Harmony will no longer provide educational services, and accordingly, will no longer need to employ any staff. 9. North Posey agrees to assume the on-going obligations of the employment contract between New Harmony and its teachers for the duration of the contract. New Harmony will determine if any reduction in force needs to occur through procedures under IC 20- 28-7.5-1 et seq, and whether retirement incentives and severances/incentive payments are applicable to individuals who are not offered employment by North Posey or do not accept employment by North Posey. Any and all remaining teacher contract obligations as of June 30, 2012 will be assumed by North Posey for the 2012-2013 school year. Liabilities and obligations of employment contracts and fringe benefits, including but not limited to health insurance, unemployment insurance, employment taxes, not already paid by New Harmony will be assumed by North Posey as of July 1, 2012. 10. New Harmony has no bonds that are outstanding. All assets, including but not limited to certificates of deposit, cash balance, and any and all allocated, paid or partially paid, school tax levies will be transferred to North Posey as of July 1, 2012. School taxes levied and subsequently collected on property in the annexed territory after July 1, 2012 shall be allocated and transferred to North Posey. New Harmony State Basic Grant payments collected after June 30, 2012 shall be allocated and transferred to North Posey. 11. All final payments of payroll obligations for staff employed incurred by New Harmony for the 2011-2012 school year and ending on or before June 30, 2012 will by paid by New Harmony on or before June 30, 2012 to the extent possible. Any claims made or remaining obligations that occur after June 30, 2012 will be assumed by North Posey. 12. From the date of this resolution through July 1, 2012, New Harmony will not incur any liabilities not disclosed as of the date of this resolution greater than $50,000, without the approval of North Posey. 13. North Posey will inspect all personal property currently possessed by New Harmony to determine what property can be used for its business purposes. Remain ing personal property will be disposed as specified under IC 36-1-11-1 et seq. prior to June 30, 2012 to the extent possible. Any and all proceeds from disposal of personal property will be transferred to North Posey on July 1, 2012. 14. New Harmony currently owns the real estate generally described as New Harmony School that includes athletic fields. Said real estate may be disposed as a whole through procedures specified under IC 36-1-11-1 et seq. prior to June 30, 2012 to the extent possible. New Harmony and North Posey hereby authorize its officers to execute documents necessary to transfer any and all real estate owned by New Harmony upon the effective date of the annexation. 15. There will be no amount paid by North Posey to New Harmony for personal property and real estate received from New Harmony as outlined above. 16. Both New Harmony and North Posey have reviewed the disposition, allocations, and amounts to be transferred to determine that such are equitable. 17. Individuals choosing to exercise the right to remonstrate the annexation must file in accordance with IC 20-23-5-10 et seq. Adopted and approved: January 19, 2012 North Posey Voting for the Resolution Voting Against the Resolution Joseph D. Neidig, President ___________________________ Stephen H. Bender, Vice President ___________________________ Larry O Lewis, Secretary ___________________________ Linda K. O’Risky, Member ___________________________ Geoffrey A. Gentil, Member ___________________________ Adopted and approved: January 19, 2012 New Harmony Voting for the Resolution Voting Against the Resolution James R. Scarafia, President ___________________________ Jason J. Wilson, Vice President ___________________________ Brenda S. Butman, Secretary ___________________________ James O. Eagan, Jr., Member ___________________________ Curtis R. Schmitt, Member ___________________________ Published in the Posey County News on January 24, 2012

A 19-9 run in the third chapter opened a 52-43 lead for the Cats, but then things again got away from the Wildcats. Koch scored 21 points to lead the Cats, pouring in 14 in Mount Vernon’s big third quarter. Paris came off the bench again to tally 15 points, while Varner and Goebel each added eight. Newman added five, VanZant four and Ritzert three. The biggest difference in game may have been on the perimeter. The Golden Aces tried 19 shots from beyond the three-point arc, connecting on six, while the Cats were unsuccessful on all seven of their attempts from long range. Levi Laws drained four treys en route to a game-high 24 points. Metcalf was next with 22 tallies and just one threepointer, but it was the most important one. The Cats finished fifth in the CWIT with a 1-4 record, coming in ahead of winless Carmi. Olney East Richland (50) won the tourney, with Harrisburg (4-1) in second, Fairfield (3-2) third and Mount Carmel (2-3) fourth. Koch and Metcalf were named to the all-tournament team, the only two selections not from Olney or Harrisburg. Fehrenbacher was named the tourney most valuable player and was named to the team from Olney along with Pampe. Smithpeters and Henshaw represented Harrisburg. • Not many people thought the Wildcats would beat Harrisburg, which came into the CWIT with a 15-3 record and rolled over its first three tourney foes, and the Bulldogs delivered as advertised, posting a win, but the Cats gave them a bit of a run for their money before going down 69-61. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 24-11 lead in the first quarter and then stretched that bulge to 39-23 at the intermission before the Wildcats started chipping away. Mount Vernon cut the lead to 55-43 after three quarters and pulled to within six before Harrisburg salted the game away at the charity stripe. The Bulldogs hit 10 of 12 free throws in the final eight minutes to hold off the Cats (overall, Harrisburg was 19 of 23 from the line). Paris came off the bench to lead Mount Vernon in scoring with 18 points. Koch added 15, while McNamara stepped up to score 10, giving the team three players in double figures. Newman added seven tallies, while Varner and Goebel each put in three. Ritzert and VanZant added two points each. Tyler Smithpeters poured in a game-high 22 pints to lead Harrisburg (Illinois’ second-ranked Class 2A team), while Chapel Henshaw put in 18 and Ryne Roper added 12. •The Cats opened the week by battling back after trailing early in the game and then holding off an opposition rally. On Thursday, they built a big lead and had to fight off an opposition rally once again. Unfortunately, this time they couldn’t hold on, as Eduardo Ferrari’s layup with 1.2 seconds left in the game capped a Fairfield rally that put the Mules past Mount Vernon 54-52. The Wildcats were ahead for most of the evening, as Newman played a strong first quarter in helping Mount Vernon take a 16-14 lead. Fairfield made a run at the Cats in the second chapter, but then Varner drained a three-pointer late in the period to put Mount Vernon back in front at the half, 27-25. They stretched that lead to 43-32 in the third quarter and still held a 43-34 bulge entering the final eight minutes, but a 12-4 run pulled the Mules back to within a point and a fourpoint play by Tyler Hutcheson (who pumped in a game-high 25 points for Fairfield) erased a 50-46 Mount Venon lead with 3:34 left in the game. Despite the loss, Hostetter saw a number of positives, including strong team chemistry, a determined effort and clutch defensive stops. But it was those little things which cost the team opportunities to score and keep the Mules from scoring which hurt the team. “It’s a work in progress,” the coach said. “If we can get this kind of effort from the kids every night, things will be looking brighter for us.” Newman and Koch each scored 12 points to pace Mount Vernon, while Goebel put in nine and Varner seven. Paris, Ritzert and VanZant each chipped in four tallies. Ferrari and Cody Bailey backed up Hutcheson with 10 points each for the Mules. The Cats’ effort was a big improvement over their game with Olney Tuesday, Hostetter said, adding that the close games are the ones a team plays for, even if the outcome isn’t the best, as long as they have a chance to pull out a victory at the end.


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LEGALS Court News Arrests January 13 Shawn Niehaus— Poseyville—Warrant-Failure to Appear—PCS January 14 Amy Neighbors—Mount Vernon—Battery—MVPD January 15 Justin Grayson—Evansville—Warrant-Driving While Suspended—ISP Complaints January 7 8:43 a.m.—Suspicious— Caller states there is a brown older car parked to the left the apartment. There is a male subject in it sleeping. Car is running and sometimes his foot is on the accelerator and revs the motor— Whiting St, Cynthiana 10:13 a.m.—Information—Caller called back and said that male subject is going to (n a.m.e) residence on Jackson Road via Tile Fac-

tory. He is in an 86 Brown Ford F 150 with temporary tags. Caller sold this to another subject and that subject sold it to the driver. The VIN still returns to caller and she wants it off the road. She said it doesn’t have insurance and the tag has expired. Wants officer to have vehicle towed—Hwy 69, Mount Vernon 12:27 p.m.—Suspicious—Advised has located paper towels with red substance in them—Grand Chain Rd, Mount Vernon 6:15 p.m.—Alarm—Burglar alarm—Tri-County Equipment, Poseyville 10:40 p.m.—Extra Patrol—Caller would like extra patrol in the for speeders— Blackford and Nation Rd, Mount Vernon January 8 3:20 a.m.—Suspicious— Caller advised that the dogs in the neighborhood were going crazy and he looked out-

side and 3 of his neighbors are walking around. Would like the area checked—West St, Stewartsville 3:41 a.m.—Suspicious— Out with a vehicle at St. Peter’s Church, 5 occupants— Wadesville 7:19 a.m.—Suspicious— Black van sitting at the CoOp—Lockwood, Poseyville 10:40 a.m.—Standby— Caller has her daughter and granddaughter, needs to get some articles from the other grandmother’s residence. Would like a deputy to standby. Is afraid something could happen when they try to pick the things up—S Cale St, Poseyville 12:24 p.m.—Vandalism— Mailbox torn up. Last week he had concrete statue broken. Wants this on record. No officer needed but would like extra patrol—E Copperline Rd, Mount Vernon 7:35 p.m.—Domestic— Caller going through difficult time. Husband came up

and hit her on the head. Has not happened before. Husband is still there. He is in the kitchen and she is in the living room. Caller advised she does not need medical attention. While on the phone with caller she changed her mind and advised she is not going to press charges. Advised she over-reacted and does not need an officer— Gregory Lane Mount Vernon January 9 12:55 p.m.—Fraud—Received fax, possible scam. Would like to speak to a deputy—Wadesville Fire Department, Wadesville 11:29 p.m.—Welfare Check—Caller advised that female subject was suppose to be at work at 10:45 p.m. and she hasn’t shown up or called. The caller knows she has problems with her ex-husband and is worried about her—Rebecca Court, New Harmony


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Financial Institution Tax Distribution Vehicle/Aircraft Excise Tax Distribution Trnasfers In Total Cumulative Fire General Property Taxes County Option Income Tax (COIT) Financial Institution Tax Distribution Vehicle/Aircraft Excise Tax Distribution Transfers In Total Fire Fighting Transfers In Total Rainy Day General Property Taxes Financial Institution Tax Distribution Vechicle/Aircraft Excise Tax Distribution Transfers In Total Township General Property Taxes County Option Income Tax (COIT) Financial Institution Tax Distribution Vehicle/Aircraft Excise Tax Distribution Donations, Gifts, and Bequests Total Township Assistance

$16.00 $4,006.93 $6,000.00 $40,386.60 $75,043.88 $10,222.33 $39.00 $9,466.66 $6,000.00 $100,771.87 $2,850.00 $2,850.00 $26,115.90 $64.00 $3,767.72 $492.56 $30,440.18 $17,777.70 $10,222.33 $44.00 $2,565.42 $0.40 $30,609.85

LYNN TOWNSHIP/CASH & INVESTMENTS COMBINED STATEMENTS Beg Cash Local Fund & Inv Bal Disbursements Receipts Name Jan 1, 2011

End Cash & Inv Bal Dec 31, 2011


Cumulative Fire





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Fire Fighting Levy Excess Rainy Day Township Township Assistance Total All Funds

$37,414.04 $492.56 $2,893.14 $24,889.99 $13,994.18 $253,089.95

$100,771.87 $0.00 $2,850.00 $30,440.18 $30,609.85 $205,058.50

$115,000.00 $492.56 $2,770.96 $29,457.75 $34,939.49 $386,319.69

$23,185.91 $0.00 $2,972.18 $25,872.42 $9,664.54 $71,828.76

PART 9 - CERTIFICATION State of Indiana SS: Posey County I, Gary Saalweachter Trustee of Robinson Township, Posey County, Indiana, do solemnly affirm under the penalty of perjury that the preceding report is complete, true and correct, that the sum with which I am charged in this report are all of the sums received by me: and that the various items of expenditures credited have been fully paid in the sums stated: that such payments were made without express or implied agreement that any portion thereof shall be retained by or repaid to me or to any other person. I further affirm that a complete and detailed annual report, together with all accompanying vouchers showing the names of persons having been paid money by the township, have been filed as required by law in the office of the County Auditor, and that copies of such annual report are in custody of the Township Board and the State Board Accounts. Said report is subject to inspection by any taxpayer of the township. Gary Saalweachter Robinson Township Trustee Telephone: (812) 985-5536 Date this report was to be published: Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed) to before me, the Chairman of the Township Board of Robinson Township at its annual meeting, this 17th day of January, 2012. Charles Seibert Robinson Township Board Chairman OPTION 1 This report was received, accepted, and approved by the Township Board at its annual meeting, this 17th day of January, 2012. Robinson Township Board: Charles Seibert Barbara Grabert Glen Saalweachter Published in the Posey County News on January 24, 2012

January 10 3:52 a.m.—Information—Out at this address— N Sauerkraut Lane, Mount Vernon 1:51 p.m.—Information—Wants to speak with an officer about someone that he has had trouble with shoplifting. Subject is not there now but has questions about the subject—CVS, Mount Vernon 4:53 p.m.—Suspicious— Received a phone call from a subject wanting her husband’s social security number in reference a flu shot he had gotten. Not sure if this is a scam or not. Did not give the subject her husband’s social security number. Requests an officer call her—N St. Francis, Poseyville 7:13 p.m.—Suspicious— Caller advised she saw a vehicle, possibly a minivan, pull into the cemetery right up next to the fence and turn its lights off. Thinks it was suspicious—Black Chapel Cemetery, Mount Vernon 7:17 p.m.—Breaking and Entering—Truck was broken into after 2:30 a.m. – 7 a.m. this morning. Lottery cards and stamps taken. Had been gone through. Does not need to speak to a deputy, just wants this on file—Farmway Road, Evansville January 11 6:49 a.m.—CarDeer—2008 GMC Canyon white. Hit on Darnell School Road—West Franklin Road, Mount Vernon 9:58 a.m.—Trespassing—Request to speak to deputy in reference to hunters—Grossman Road, Mount Vernon 3:00 p.m.—Road Hazard—Blue Dakota in roadway, no one around—St. Phillips Road, Evansville 4:51 p.m.—Threatening—Advised received a text from (name), ex-employee. Caller advised he stated he was going to burn caller’s home down and kill his famiily—Wade Park Drive, Wadesville 5:26 p.m.—Vehicles in field up against tree line. Advised vehicle is leaving, possibly a truck. Does not need to speak to an officer, would like an officer to check the area—Slim Bottom Rd, Mount Vernon 5:45 p.m.—Breaking and Entering—Vehicle was gone through Tuesday morning. Nothing missing. Does not need to speak to an officer. Just wanted this reported. Advised it happened on Kramer’s Drive and Ridgeview Drive. Several vehicles had been gone through—Ridgeview Drive, Evansville 6:49 p.m.—Suspicious— Just got home and there is a trailer and bulldozer parked in caller’s driveway. Also left a big rut in her yard. Requesting an officer. Does not know who it belongs to— Ford Road, Mount Vernon 10:45 p.m.—Suspicious—Female subject walking on the edge of the road wearing all black. Very hard to see—Industrial Road, Mount Vernon January 12 12:31 a.m.—Shots Fired—There are subjects shooting in the area of the Robinson Township Conservation Club area. Caller said this is the second night of this type of shooting. Caller would like the area checked—Stierly Road, Wadesville 7:43 a.m.—Disturbance—Caller advised she is enroute to her daughter’s house. Advised her son-inlaw is on a drunk rage and feels her daughter may be in danger. Caller advised there may be a child in the residence—Goodman Road, city not listed 12:05 p.m.—Medical— 21-year-old female—Diamond Island Road, Wadesville 1:02 p.m.—Be-on-theLook-Out—2002 Chevy Cavalier, 4-door, gold in color, dark tinted windows— Posey County 5:09 p.m.—Threatening—Advised ex has called and threatened to shoot caller over charges he has filed against her—Deer Run, Evansville 7:50 p.m.—Accident— Semi off of the roadway, north side of the road. Un-

known injuries—I 64, New Harmony 8:49 p.m.—Deliver Message—Caller lives in Pennsylvania—Elk Trail Drive, Evansville January 13 12:38 a.m.—Accident—White Ford Ranger. Hit black ice, slid off into embankment. Advised it is totaled. No injuries—Copperline Road, Mount Vernon 2:09 a.m.—Unauthorized Control—Male subject let female friend drive new vehicle today. Hasn’t returned the vehicle. 2005 white GMC Envoy. Temporary tags—Posey County 7:32 a.m.—CarDeer—2005 F 150 with damage to the front passenger. Subject hit a deer earlier this morning and then went ahead to work—Green Valley Drive, Mount Vernon 8:29 a.m.—Suspicious— Footprints in the snow up to caller’s windows and vehicle—Kramer’s Drive, Evansville 2:10 p.m.—VIN Inspection—Subject at jail needing inspection—Mount Vernon 3:50 p.m.—Reckless— Had a crew working on Givens road tracks. Advised they had a vehicle stopped and a 4-door GMC Canyon, black, advised this vehicle passed the vehicle the crew had stopped and then almost hit his crew working on the tracks—Givens Road, Mount Vernon 4:10 p.m.—Alarm— Residence, entry door—Old Beech Road, New Harmony 4:21 p.m.—Traffic Hazard—Traffic is backed up for awhile around curve, not sure what is going on. No one moving either way— Wabash Bridge, Mount Vernon 5:57 p.m.—Citizen Assist—Advised object flew off of semi and hit his van. Advised busted radiator, over $1,000 worth of damage. Will be in black Jeep Patriot—I 64, 15 mm 7:15 p.m.—Suspicious Odor—Mount Vernon 7:29 p.m.—Suspicious— Advised she received mail from post office that was already open that said they found it on Nation Road and Davis Road. Wants to talk to an officer—Middle Mt. Vernon Road, Mount Vernon 11:05 p.m.—Reckless— Silver S 10 and a full size truck racing on W. Franklin by Vectren silo and heading south—Evansville 11:58 p.m.—Information—Caller advised he received a call about weapons in Wadesville January 14 12:06 a.m.—Suspicious—Gold colored Ford Focus, 4-door, sitting on side of the road. Passenger door is open. Subjects are sitting in the vehicle. Caller isn’t sure what is going on—165, Poseyville 3:45 a.m.—Disturbance—Caller advised he is across the street at Huck’s and can see three black females arguing in the parking lot at the Platolene—Mount Vernon 6:33 a.m.—Vandalism— All four tires have been slashed on caller’s 1993 Pontiac Grand Prix, greenish blue. Would like for a deputy to come to the residence. This is the second time and caller’s daughter saw something happen yesterday that could have caused this to happen—Cougar Dr, Evansville 8:27 a.m.—Vandalism— Punctured two tires on one pickup and two on another pickup. Both were 95 Fords. No officer needed, just wanted to report—Deer Run, Evansville 10:20 a.m.—Vandalism—four tires and spare punctured on 98 Jeep—Beaver Drive, Evansville 11:06 a.m.—Shots Fired—Neighbor has targets set up and is shooting at them with some sort of gun towards Schuessler Road. Caller would like to speak with an officer after they resolve the situation at the caller’s residence—Elk Trail, Evansville 12:21 p.m.—VIN Inspection—98 Jeep—Blair Lane, Wadesville 4:53 p.m.—VIN Inspection—three ATVs and trailer—St. Wendel Road, Evansville


JANUARY 24, 2012 • PAGE B8

LEGALS Court News Continued Poseyville. Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury, Class A Misdemeanor. $1 plus costs. Six months Posey County Jail, suspended. Lucian Bratcher, 23, Mount Vernon. Driving While Suspended, Class A Misdemeanor. $1 plus costs, 1 year probation and fees, driver’s license suspended 180 days. One year Posey County Jail, suspended. Brent Brown, 47, Evansville. Theft, Class D Felony. Judgment of Convictions entered as a Class A Misdemeanor. $1.00 plus costs, restitution to Fligeltaub’s in the amount of $613.20, 12 months probation and fees, 50 hours public service. Twelve months Posey County Jail, suspended. Patricia A. Groves, 31, Mount Vernon. Driving While Suspended, Class A Misdemeanor. Petition to Revoke. Dismissed. Patricia A. Groves, 31, Mount Vernon. Ct. 1- Assisting a Criminal, Class D Felony; Ct. 2- Criminal Trespass, Class A Misdemeanor. Ct. 1 is dismissed. $1 plus costs. Ten months Posey County Jail. Patricia A. Groves, 31, Mount Vernon. Driving While Suspended, Class A

Superior Court Felony/Misdemeanor Alice Maurine Beshears, 24, Boonville. Ct. 1- Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, Class C Felony; Ct. 2- Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury, Class D Felony; Ct. 3- Attempted Battery by Body Waste, Class D Felony; Ct. 4- Resisting Law Enforcement, Class D Felony; Ct. 5- Public Intoxication, Class B Misdemeanor. Ct. 1 is dismissed. Amended; Ct. 2- Battery on a Police Officer, Class A Misdemeanor; Ct. 3- Battery by Body Water, Class D Felony; Ct. 4- Resisting Law Enforcement, Class A Misdemeanor; Ct. 5- Public Intoxication, Class B Misdemeanor. $1 plus costs, no alcohol, seek employment, obtain GED, counseling, restitution to Poseyville Police Department for damages to patrol car and to Indiana Public Employers Employment Plan in the amount of $1,347.39, probation and fees. Ct. 2, 4- 1 year Posey County Jail; Ct. 3- 18 months Indiana Department of Corrections; Ct. 5- 6 months Posey County Jail, all suspended except 140 days. Michael J. Beshears, 36,

Misdemeanor. Petition to Revoke. Dismissed. Probation is terminated. Ryan P. Hoehn, 33, Mount Vernon. Ct. 1- Hunting Deer Without a Valid Hunting License, Class C Misdemeanor; Ct. 2- Removal of Deer Head Before Check-In, Class C Misdemeanor. $50 plus costs. 60 days Posey County Jail, suspended. Jeffery S. Hopper, 46, Mount Vernon. Ct. 1, 2Dealing in Methamphetamine, Class A Felony; Ct. 3- Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Class D Felony. Ct. 1 and 2 amended to Class B Felony. Fine and costs are waived, $200 countermeasure fee. Ct. 1, 2- 10 years Indiana Department of Corrections; Ct. 3two years Indiana Department of Corrections. Chad E. Irvin, 32, Mount Vernon. Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury, Class A Misdemeanor. $1.00 plus costs, restitution to Timothy Kammerer, counseling, 50 hours public service. One year Posey County Jail, all suspended except 90 days on house arrest, balance to Community Corrections Program. Christopher L. Kiessling,

43, Mount Vernon. Ct. 1Operating a Vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Concentration Equivalent of .15% or More, Class A Misdemeanor; Ct. 2- Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person, Class A Misdemeanor; Ct. 3- Failure to Stop at Accident Resulting in Damage to Attended Vehicle, Class C Misdemeanor, Class C Misdemeanor. Ct. 2 is dismissed. $1 plus costs, $200 countermeasure fee, counseling, driver’s license suspended 180 days, 18 months probation and fees. Ct. 1- 12 months Posey County Jail; Ct. 2- 60 days Posey County Jail, suspended. Gordon D. King, 53, Mount Vernon. Ct. 1, 2Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Class A Felony; Ct. 3- Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Class D Felony. Ct. 1, 2 amended to Class B Felony. Fine and costs are waived, $200 countermeasure fee, 18 months probation and fees. Ct. 1, 2- 10 years Indiana Department of Corrections; Ct. 3- 18 months Indiana Department of Corrections, all suspended except 8-and-a-half years. John Henry Lewis, 53,


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Fire Fighting

Personal Services Other Disbursements Other Disbursements

Allyn & Givens Harmony Township Black Township Fire & Rescue Total Fire Fighting Brad Mercer Posey County Co-Op Total Goad Cemetery Dan Stratton Construction Wabash Valley Tree Service Brad Mercer Indiana Farmers Mutual Ins. Vectren Posey County Treasurer Posey County Co-Op Total Park & Recreation Donald Mercer Joan Mercer Spencer Aldrich Greg Redman Rebecca Stallings U.S. Treasury Office Depot Boyce Forms/Systems Shrode Agency, Inc. Bureau of Motor Vehicles Posey County News Mount Vernon Democrat Donald Mercer/Rent Wright-Stemle John Deere Financial CNH Capital JL Farm Equipment Brad Mercer AT & T Indiana Township Association Posey County Treasurer Total Township Vectren Frieda Orth Judy Smith IGA Stephan Loehr Southwind Dental Posey County Co-Op Total Township Assistance

Goad Cemetery

Other Disbursements Other Disbursements

Park & Recreation

Other Disbursements Other Disbursements Other Disbursements Other Disbursements Other Disbursements Other Disbursements Other Disbursements Personal Services Personal Services Personal Services Personal Services Personal Services Personal Services Supplies Supplies Other Disbursements Other Disbursements Other Disbursements Other Disbursements Other Disbursements Other Disbursements Other Disbursements Other Disbursements Other Disbursements Other Disbursements Other Disbursements Other Disbursements Other Disbursements


Other Disbursements Other Disbursements Other Disbursements Other Disbursements Other Disbursements Other Disbursements Other Disbursements

Township Assistance

$150.00 $10,460.00 $10,460.00 $21,070.00 $1,500.00 $311.94 $1,811.94 $10,090.00 $2,100.00 $400.00 $924.00 $115.71 $5.00 $196.00 $13,830.71 $8,400.00 $1,440.00 $450.00 $450.00 $450.00 $856.02 $521.65 $153.34 $235.00 $43.75 $349.78 $235.24 $2.040.00 $9,350.00 $36.82 $131.22 $313.43 $1,800.00 $403.98 $150.00 $5.00 $27,815.23 $1,821.58 $150.00 $200.00 $150.00 $150.00 $128.00 $150.00 $2,749.58

Poseyville. Ct. 1- Burglary, Class B Felony; Ct. 2Theft, Class D Felony. $1 plus costs, no contact with Tina Glover, Dallas Glover or any other of her children, counseling, 2 years probation and fees. Ct. 1- 8 years Indiana Department of Corrections; Ct. 2- 2 years Indiana Department of Corrections, all suspended except six years. Amy D. Neighbors, 39, Mount Vernon. Ct. 1- Theft, Class D Felony; Ct. 2- Resisting Law Enforcement, Class A Misdemeanor; Ct. 3- Possession of Methamphetamine, Class D Felony; Ct. 4- Possession of a Controlled Substance, Class D Felony; Ct. 5- Possession of a Controlled Substance, Class D Felony. Dismissed. Eric W. Penner, 38, Owensville. Ct. 1- Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person, Class A Misdemeanor; Ct. 2- Operating a Vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Concentration Equivalent of .15% or More, Class A Misdemeanor. Ct. 2 is dismissed. $1 plus costs, $200 countermeasure fee, counseling, driver’s license suspended 90 days, one year probation and fees. One year Posey County Jail, all suspended except 10 days. Zachary Edger Rice, 23, Poseyville. Ct. 1- Domestic Battery, Class A Misdemeanor; Ct. 2- Interference

With the Reporting of a Crime, Class A Misdemeanor. Ct. 1 amended to Battery, Class A Misdemeanor. Jerome M. Roberts, 39, Poseyville. Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury, Class A Misdemeanor. $1 plus costs, Six months probation and fees, no contact with William Ray Jessie. Six months Posey County Jail, suspended. Donald L. Simmons, 26, Mount Vernon. Domestic Battery, Class A Misdemeanor. $1 plus costs, counseling, One year probation and fees. One year Posey County Jail, suspended. Kunta Desion Steward, 33, Mount Vernon. Ct. 1Possession of Marijuana, Class A Misdemeanor; Ct. 2- Possession of Paraphernalia, Class A Misdemeanor. Ct. 2 is dismissed. $1 plus costs, $200 countermeasure fee, counseling, one year probation and fees. One year Posey County Jail, suspended. Kevin Thompson, 36, Mount Vernon. Cruelty to an Animal, Class A Misdemeanor. $1 plus costs. Six months Posey County Jail, suspended. Kevin L. Wise, 36, Mount Vernon. Driving While Suspended, Class A Misdemeanor. $1 plus costs, driver’s license suspended 180 days, one year probation and fees. One year Posey County Jail, suspended.

Legals 2012-006 PROJECT IDENTIFICATION Miscellaneous Renovations: North Elementary School/ North Posey High School Poseyville, Indiana 47633 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 Metropolitan School District of North Posey County will receive sealed bid proposals until 2:00 P.M., local time, February 9, 2012, and not thereafter, at the Central Office Building, 101 North Church Street, Poseyville, Indiana 47633-9026 for the furnishing of all materials and labor for Miscellaneous Renovations to North Elementary School and North Posey High School. Bids will be opened and read publicly. The work at North Elementary School includes renovation of six (6) classrooms and a corridor with Base Bid and Alternates. The work at North Posey High School includes renovation of four (4) science classrooms with Base Bid and Alternates. BID TYPE Unified lump sum bid proposals will be accepted. EXAMINATION AND PROCUREMENT OF DOCUMENTS The Plans and Specifications may be examined at the following: VPS Architecture, Inc. MSD of North Posey County 528 Main Street, Suite 400 Office of the Superintendent Evansville, IN 47708 101 N. Church Street Poseyville, IN 47633 Copies of Plans and Specifications may be obtained at Repro Graphix, 14 N.W. 6th Street, Evansville, Indiana 47708, (812) 422-2400, upon depositing the sum of One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($ 150.00) for each set. If paying by check, please make checks payable to Repro Graphix, Inc. You may also order prints at The deposit will be refunded in full to any prime contract bidder when the Plans and Specifications have been returned to Repro Graphix within ten (10) days after the time set for receiving bids, in good re-usable condition. If Plans and Specifications are returned after this ten (10) day limit, or in an unusable condition, the deposit shall be forfeited to cover the cost of reproduction. On a non-refundable basis, bidders and sub-bidders may purchase drawings and specifications at the cost of reproduction.


Fire Fighting

Goad Cemetery Park & Recreation


Governmental Activities

General Property Taxes


If mailing is required, mailing costs shall be paid for by the bidder.

Vehicle/Aircraft Excise Tax Distribution Total Fire Fighting Donations, Gifts, and Bequests Total Goad Cemetery General Property Taxes County Option Income Tax (COIT) Vechicle/Aircraft Excise Tax Distribution Total Park & Recreation General Property Taxes County Option Income Tax (COIT) Vehicle/Aircraft Excise Tax Distribution Earnings on Investments Total Township

$2,283.89 $27,389.41 $2,066.56 $2,066.56 $7,165.75 $3,285.13 $666.47 $11,117.35 $28,815.45 $4,800.00 $2,676.31 $10.13 $36,301.89

The Bidder shall refer to the Instructions to Bidders, bound in the Project Manual, for additional bidding procedures and requirements.

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LYNN TOWNSHIP/CASH & INVESTMENTS COMBINED STATEMENTS Beg Cash Local Fund & Inv Bal Disbursements Receipts Name Jan 1, 2011

End Cash & Inv Bal Dec 31, 2011


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Goad Cemetery Levy Excess Park & Recreation Rainy Day Township Township Assistance Total All Funds

$405.39 $184.42 $13,539.19 $2,286.62 $45.810.51 $8,604.45 $92,752.50

$2,066.56 $0.00 $11,117.35 $0.00 $36,301.89 $0.00 $76,875.21

$1,811.94 $0.00 $13,830.71 $0.00 $27,815.23 $2,749.58 $67,277.46

$660.01 $184.42 $10,825.83 $2,286.62 $54,297.17 $5,854.87 $102,350.25

PART 9 - CERTIFICATION State of Indiana SS: Posey County I, Donald Mercer Trustee of Lynn Township, Posey County, Indiana, do solemnly affirm under the penalty of perjury that the preceding report is complete, true and correct, that the sum with which I am charged in this report are all of the sums received by me: and that the various items of expenditures credited have been fully paid in the sums stated: that such payments were made without express or implied agreement that any portion thereof shall be retained by or repaid to me or to any other person. I further affirm that a complete and detailed annual report, together with all accompanying vouchers showing the names of persons having been paid money by the township, have been filed as required by law in the office of the County Auditor, and that copies of such annual report are in custody of the Township Board and the State Board Accounts. Said report is subject to inspection by any taxpayer of the township. Donald Mercer Lynn Township Trustee Telephone: (812) 783-2391 Date this report was to be published: Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed) to before me, the Chairman of the Township Board of Lynn Township at its annual meeting, this 16th day of January, 2012. Rebecca Stallings Lynn Township Board Chairman OPTION 1 This report was received, accepted, and approved by the Township Board at its annual meeting, this 16th day of January, 2012. Lynn Township Board: Rebecca Stallings Spencer Aldrich Gregory A. Redman

BID SECURITY Each proposal must be accompanied by a certified check made payable to MSD of North Posey County 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 MSD of North Posey County, 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 Conferences will be held at 3:00 P.M., January 31, 2012 at North Posey High School and at 3:00 PM., February 1, 2012 at North Elementary School. 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 Corporation. 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. All Bidders must comply with the “Drug and Alcohol Policy” adopted by the Southwestern Building Trades Council. All Bidders must have a Certified Safety Program. All Bidders must comply with I.C. 22-5-1.7 (E-Verify Program).

Published in the Posey County News on January 24, 2012 Published in the Posey County News on January 17 & 24, 2012


JANUARY 24, 2012 • PAGE B9

LEGALS Mount Vernon Works Board handles routine matters, reorganization in year’s first meeting ing. City Councilman Bill Curtis stepped up for his first meeting as the new board member to serve alongside Councilman Steve Fuelling

and Mayor John Tucker. The board approved the low bidder, E & B Paving, for the city’s asphalt needs. J.H. Rudolph submitted the only other bid. Street Commissioner Roy Maynard pointed out that E & B Paving was $4.25 per ton cheaper on asphalt surface applied and $8.50 per ton cheaper on asphalt base applied. Maynard received perJust minutes after being sworn in, Mount Vernon mission to advertise for Clerk-Treasurer Denise Dike swears in the two Mount bids on a new dump truck, Vernon City Council members serving on the Board of snowplow and salt spreadPublic Works and Safety--(L to R) Bill Curtis and Steve er also. He reported that his department had been Fuelling. Photo by Pam Robinson making gp payments y on three

By Pam Robinson The Mount Vernon Board of Public Works and Safety focused on legals during its Thursday, January 12, meet-

vehicles—a packer, a dump truck, and a lightning loader. He stated that the last payment was made on the packer in 2011, so a new vehicle can now be purchased. Although a new packer truck is usually purchased each time one is paid off, Maynard said priority should be given to a new dump truck. He noted that the city could purchase a new packer when payments are completed on the existing dump truck. Although the board took no action on the storm drainage bids for West Elementary School, it was announced that low bidder Blankenberger g


Category Debt service - principal and interest

Fire Fighting

Supplies Supplies Supplies Supplies Supplies Supplies Supplies Supplies Services and Charges Services and Charges Services and Charges Services and Charges Services and Charges Services and Charges Services and Charges Services and Charges


Services and Charges Services and Charges


Personal Services Personal Services Personal Services Personal Services Personal Services Personal Services Personal Services Personal Services Supplies Services and Charges Services and Charges Services and Charges Services and Charges Services and Charges Services and Charges Services and Charges Services and Charges Services and Charges Services and Charges Services and Charges Services and Charges Services and Charges Services and Charges Services and Charges Township Assistance Township Assistance Township Assistance Township Assistance Township Assistance Township Assistance Township Assistance Township Assistance Township Assistance Township Assistance Township Assistance Township Assistance Township Assistance Township Assistance Township Assistance Township Assistance Township Assistance

Township Assistance

Paid To Old National Bank Total Fire Debt Towers Fire Apparatus Company Ewing Tire Hoesli Diesel Service 7.7 Tire Gerry’s Automotive Mid America Fire & Safety Midwest Security Solutions Mid America Fire & Safety Town of New Harmony Town of New Harmony Schuletheis Insurance Town of New Harmony New Harmony Volunteer Fire Department Town of New Harmony Town of New Harmony Town of New Harmony Total Fire Fighting Workingmen’s Institute Workingmen’s Institute Total Library United States Treasury David Butler David Butler Donna Butler Daniel Creek Charles Mann Ivan Alsop Betty Gibbs Postmaster Sutton Tax Service Posey County News Mt. Vernon Democrat Boyce Forms Ribeyre Gymnasium Restoration Group Randy’s Tree Service Mt. Vernon Democrat Posey County News Patricia Deckard John Maier Martha Maier Boyce Forms Postmaster Schultheis Insurance Ribeyre Gymnasium Restoration Group Total Township Vectren New Harmony Utilities Vectren New Harmony Utilities New Harmony Utilities New Harmony Utilities AT & T Darvin Barnes James Stinson New Harmony Utilities New Harmony Utilities Anonymous Flippers Vectren Bill Cox Vectren New Harmony Utilities Vectren Total Township Assistance

Amount $7,067.59 $7,067.59 $463.25 $52.00 $302.00 $170.00 $162.86 $4,315.50 $2,700.00 $240.50 $3,183.00 $1,136.18 $2,622.45 $580.50 $2,600.00 $1,343.20 $500.00 $3,183.00 $23,454.44 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $8,000.00 $508.72 $2,400.00 $2,400.00 $650.00 $400.00 $400.00 $166.67 $233.33 $18.65 $25.00 $305.69 $208.46 $12.25 $225.00 $1,500.00 $72.80 $40.50 $3,200.00 $595.00 $595.00 $117.70 $88.00 $150.00 $225.00 $14,537.77 $154.42 $145.58 $280.58 $19.44 $300.00 $300.00 $53.28 $246.72 $300.00 $300.00 $300.00 $300.00 $300.00 $300.00 $210.00 $90.00 $300.00 $3,900.00

Fire Fighting



Township Assistance

Governmental Activities

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Legals 2012-011 LEGAL NOTICE DUKE ENERGY INDIANA, INC. Public notice is hereby given that on September 2, 2011 Duke Energy Indiana, Inc. filed a Petition in Cause No. 44061 requesting the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to decline jurisdiction over or otherwise approve an Alternative Regulatory Plan for proposed Refined Coal Transactions pursuant to Ind. Code 8-1-2.5-5 and 8-1-2.5-6. Duke Energy Indiana, Inc. By: Douglas F Esamann President, Duke Energy Indiana, Inc. Published in the Posey County News on January 24, 2012 2012-010 Notice to Taxpayers of Additional Appropriations Notice is hereby given the taxpayers of Poseyville, Posey County, Indiana, that the proper legal officer the Poseyville Town Council at their regular meeting place at 60 N. Church Street, at 4:30 O’clock p.m., on the 8th day of February, 2012, will consider the following additional appropriations in excess of the budge for the current year. Fund Name: EDIT Major Budget Classification: 444001431 EDIT/Capital Outlays

Amount Requested $ 50,000.00

TOTAL for EDIT/Capital Outlays Fund:

$ 50,000.00

Taxpayers appearing at the meeting shall have a right to be heard. The additional appropriation as finally made will be referred to the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF). Dated January 17, 2012 Nancy L. Grimes (Fiscal Offier) Published in the Posey County News on January 24, 2012

2012-009 Notice to Taxpayers of Proposed Additional Appropriations Notice is hereby given the taxpayers of Posey County that the proper legal officers of The Posey County Council will meet at 330 Walnut St., Mt. Vernon, Indiana on February 14, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. to consider the following additional appropriation in excess of the budget for the current year. Name of Fund County General County General

Purpose Intended Prosecutor/Depositions EMS/Professional Services

Amount $ 750.00 $3,487.76

Taxpayers appearing at the meeting shall have a right to be heard. The additional appropriation as finally approved will be referred to the Department of Local Government Financing. The Department will make a written determination as to the sufficiency of funds to support the appropriation within (15) days of receipt of a certified copy of the action taken at the above meeting. Nicholas Wildeman Posey County Auditor Published in the Posey County News on January 24, 2012



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Southwest Indiana Sewer Alliance. There is no charge for the seminar. • The board approved $720 tuition ($360 per person) for two employees of the sewer department to take a class at Ivy Tech from Feb. 15 – April 11 in preparation for the wastewater exam. • The board declared two items as junk in the street department, each item having completed its purpose: an old salt spreader that had been used for parts after being taken off the streets and a 1985 Dodge pickup truck more costly to repair than it’s worth. The Mount Vernon Board of Public Works and Safety will meet again in two weeks on Thursday, January 26, 2012, in the City Hall Annex.



met all legal criteria and was expected to receive approval for the project once the specs are reviewed by the engineer. City officials and school district officials plan to meet on Wednesday, January 25, at 10 a.m. to finalize the project. In other business: • The board approved use of the city credit card for meal and hotel expenses and the use of a city car when Sgt. Glenn Boyster leaves Feb. 21 for the Indiana Drug Enforcement seminar, held Feb. 2224 in Indianapolis. The county prosecutor’s office pays for the training itself. • The board approved the use of a city truck by Wastewater Superintendent Rodney Givens and one employee to attend the technical seminar on January 19 hosted by the

$2.00 $428.25 $7,577.86 $4,844.01 $20.00 $10,460.00 $22,901.87 $7,787.30 $111.00 $85.00 $7,963.30 $17,445.27 $395.38 $148.00 $111.00 $18,099.65 $1,049.95 $8.00 $6.00 $1,063.95

Vehicle/Aircraft Excise Tax Distribution Total Fire Debt General Property Taxes County Option Income Tax (COIT) Vehicle/Aircraft Excise Tax Distribution Fire Protection Contracts and Service Fees Total Fire Fighting General Property Taxes Financial Institution Tax Distribution Vechicle/Aircraft Excise Tax Distribution Total Library General Property Taxes County Option Income Tax (COIT) Financial Institution Tax Distribution Vehicle/Aircraft Excise Tax Distribution Total Township General Property Taxes Financial Institution Tax Distribution Vehicle/Aircraft Excise Tax Distribution Total Township Assisance

HARMONY TOWNSHIP/CASH & INVESTMENTS COMBINED STATEMENTS Beg Cash Local Fund & Inv Bal Disbursements Receipts Name Jan 1, 2011

End Cash & Inv Bal Dec 31, 2011

NO. 65C01-1201-EU-1 IN THE POSEY CIRCUIT COURT IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF H. MANFORD KERN, DECEASED Notice is hereby given that GEORGEANNA KERN was on the 9th day of January, 2012, appointed as Personal Representative of the Estate of H. MANFORD KERN, Deceased, who died testate on November 27, 2011 and was authorized to proceed with the administration of said decedent’s estate without Court Supervision. All persons who have claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred. DATED at Mt. Vernon, Indiana, this 10th day of January, 2012. BETTY POSTLETHEWEIGHT, Clerk, Circuit Court of Posey County, Indiana By: Jaime L. Simpson Deputy Published in the Posey County News on January 24 & 31, 2012 2012-004


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2 3 4 5 6 7

Fire Debt Fire Fighting Library Rainy Day Township Township Assistance Total All Funds





$9,479.57 $7,592.48 $3,021.83 $1,904.15 $8,789.68 $13,058.28 $44,195.57

$428.25 $22,901.87 $7,963.30 $0.00 $18,099.65 $1,063.95 $50,457.02

$7,067.59 $23,454.44 $8,000.00 $0.00 $14,537.77 $3,900.00 $56,959.80

$2,840.23 $7,039.91 $2,985.13 $1,904.15 $12,351.56 $10,222.23 $37,692.79

PART 9 - CERTIFICATION State of Indiana SS: Posey County I, David O. Butler Trustee of Harmony Township, Posey County, Indiana, do solemnly affirm under the penalty of perjury that the preceding report is complete, true and correct, that the sum with which I am charged in this report are all of the sums received by me: and that the various items of expenditures credited have been fully paid in the sums stated: that such payments were made without express or implied agreement that any portion thereof shall be retained by or repaid to me or to any other person. I further affirm that a complete and detailed annual report, together with all accompanying vouchers showing the names of persons having been paid money by the township, have been filed as required by law in the office of the County Auditor, and that copies of such annual report are in custody of the Township Board and the State Board Accounts. Said report is subject to inspection by any taxpayer of the township. David O. Butler Harmony Township Trustee Telephone: (812) 682-3083 Date this report was to be published: Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed) to before me, the Chairman of the Township Board of Harmony Township at its annual meeting, this 16th day of January, 2012. Chales W. Mann Harmony Township Board Chairman OPTION 1 This report was received, accepted, and approved by the Township Board at its annual meeting, this 16th day of January, 2012. Harmony Township Board: Charles W. Mann Betty Gibbs Daniel Creek Published in the Posey County News on January 24, 2012

MSD OF NORTH POSEY COUNTY NOTICE TO BIDDERS Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received for up to (3) 2013, 72-passenger, type “C” school bus or the equivalent equipment. Please submit bids to the Board of Education of the M.S.D. of North Posey County by 11:00 a.m. on February 8, 2012. M.S.D. of North Posey County office is located at 101 N. Church Street, Poseyville, IN 47633. Any bid received after the designated time will be returned unopened. All bids shall be submitted on State Board of Accounts Form 95. The specifications are on file in the office of the superintendent of schools. Each bidder shall furnish a certified check, bank draft, or bid bond for an amount of 5% of the total bid to guarantee completion of the contract that may be awarded. The Board of Education reserves the right to waive any informality in bidding and to reject any and all bids. Items for bid Up to Three (3) - 2013, Type “C” 72-Passenger School Bus Bus(es) should be delivered on or no more than two weeks after July 13, 2012. All bids shall be made without regard to Indiana sales tax and federal excise tax. The M.S.D. of North Posey will provide tax exemption certificates to cover these taxes. Metropolitan School District of North Posey County Board of Education Joseph Neidig, President Stephen Bender, Vice President Larry Lewis, Secretary Geoff Gentil, Member Linda O’Risky, Member Published in the Posey County News January 17 & 24, 2012


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Memory of hard times propel Baileys into giving of themselves Upton native Donnie Bailey and his wife Pam spend their retirement giving back to the Mount Vernon community they will always remember helped them through hard times. The Baileys can teach us all something about expressing gratitude with joyful generosity. Moving to Mount Vernon with her family in 1966, Pam recalls babysitting for Donnie’s sister, the matchmaker for her brother. Donnie heard all about Pam from his sister while stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, with the Navy, nearing the end of eight years of service. On his next leave, Donnie met Pam. They will celebrate 44 years of marriage this coming October 25. “He was the first one I dated and kissed,” Pam remarks, “and I married him.” She adds, “I wouldn’t change my life in any way.” Adversity y has made this couple better—not bitter. Breaking his left leg when cutting timber,

Donnie suffered the additional pain of unemployment for the first five years with his bride. Pam pushed aside her fears and started working as a housekeeper, continuing in this profession for the next 20 years. “If it weren’t for the church, we couldn’t have got through it,” she says. “They helped us a lot,” Donnie agrees, “and my brother paid our house rent for a year and a half.” Pam concludes, “We had a lot of good family and help. The preacher would bring us bags of groceries. We just got through with lots of help.” Later, Donnie worked 11 years for Babcock & Wilcox and for another 23 years at General Electric before retiring. “We’re able to help others now,” Pam says. y The Baileys have worked tirelessly and have repaid their church, Point Township Church of the Nazarene, many times over.

They still help with every church fundraising dinner as well as every funeral dinner. Pam has served as treasurer for the church and on the church board. In addition, Pam volunteers her time every Thursday to managing B & B Antiques while her friend Beverly Tucker provides church services for the residents at Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Both Donnie and Pam have been willing to help the church any time in any way possible. They continue to fight the good fight of faith not only through Point Township Church of the Nazarene, but also through Mount Vernon Relay for Life, a cause dear to their heart. Diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009, Donnie believes in the Relay’s mission to find a cure for cancer. y p y Beyond that,, Pam makes her specialty pies—raisin crème, pecan, lemon and pumpkin—for the Gathering in Mount Vernon. Whenever owners Connie Thompson and

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