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Tuesday March 29, 2011

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Volume 130 Edition 14

Ambulance study results meeting is tonight Daniels to speak here

The Posey County Republican Party has scheduled their Lincoln Dinner for March 30 at 7 p.m. Gov. Mitch Daniels will be the featured speaker. If you would like more info, call 483-2922.

McNamara, Tomes to appear

The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana will host the third in the series of Meet Your Legislator events in Posey County on Saturday, April 9 at the Poseyville Community Center. Event will begin at 9 a.m. Representative Wendy McNamara and Senator Jim Tomes will be in attendance. This event is open to everyone and is free of charge. For more information or with questions, contact Tiffani Weatherford at 838-3639 or by email at

Curves helps Food Pantry

Curves Fitness Center for Women, located at 230 College Avenue in Mount Vernon, will waive the sign-up fee, for a new or renewed membership to any woman who brings in a grocery bag filled with $30 of non-perishable foods or toiletries any time during the month of April.

NHSF annual meeting set

The New Harmony School Foundation will hold its Third Annual Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at the Ribeyre Gym Annex. A free breakfast (donations taken) will be served at 9 a.m. with the meeting to be held at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

NHS registration set

Parents wishing to register new students for New Harmony School’s next school year may come to the office anytime to do so. These would be new preschool, kindergarten, and other students new to the school.

APL Book Sale postponed

The Friends of the Alexandrian Public Library has made the decision to postpone their bi-annual book sale, a key fundraiser that helps pay for extra services at the library, slated for Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10 until further notice. This event has been postponed, sadly, due to the limited number of books donated to the organization to make the sale the large-scale event the public has come to expect. Instead of the book sale, the library will host a silent auction Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 from noon to 5 p.m. The auction will feature framed posters that formerly hung in the meeting rooms and surplus furniture and technology from the library. Book donations will continue to be accepted at the library in the hope that the Friends will be able to offer a book sale later in the year. The Friends regret any inconvenience this may have caused.

By Dave Pearce It is the meeting that many Posey County residents have been waiting for. Tonight (Tuesday) at six o’clock at the Posey County Community Center at the Posey County Fairgrounds, interested residents from northern Posey County and from the St. Philips/Marrs Township area will gather. Residents from both portions of the county will hear for the first time, along with Posey County officials, the results of an independent study conducted by Ludwig and Associates. The results of the meeting will suggest the best place to station the county’s third ambulance. The study cam about as the result of “Concerned Citizens of Northern Posey County” who sent representatives to the Posey County

Commissioners and Council meetings. The group learned that the Posey County Emergency Management Services had moved the ambulance that had been housed in Poseyville to the Marrs Township/St. Phillips area for at least a portion of the week. Residents of northern Posey County feel that because of their proximity to hospital care and the fact that Interstate 64 runs through that end of the county, they should continue to have 24/7 ambulance service. Residents also have mentioned that the number of businesses and school students in the area provide excellent reasons to keep the ambulance in Northern Posey County. But Marrs Township Fire Chief Larry Schenck also appeared before county officials

and indicated that because of the growth in the area between Mount Vernon and Evansville, they should be provided better ambulance coverage. Schenck indicated that Marrs Township Fire Department is considering purchasing its own ambulance. According to Posey County Commission President Scott Moye, a time has been set aside to allow public comment following the announcement of the results of the study. Moye said that a time limit will be set to allow residents to express their opinions and concerns. “We will learn the results of this study at the same time other residents of Posey County learn the results,” Moye said. “We are in the process of preparing an agenda to help the meeting run smoothly.”

Clowning around leads to permanent duo By Pam Robinson “My whole clown life has been a conspiracy,” jokes trained clown Dave Ritzert, a native of Parker Settlement. In September 2000, a co-worker at Keller-Crescent finally convinced him to attend the local clown school sponsored annually by Evansville’s River City Clowns. By January 2007, Ritzert was helping to teach a clown class at the school. As his bumbling buddies had hoped, he started clowning around with one of his students, Vi Barker. Dave aka Wul-Wee and Vi aka Baggy Geenz soon became an item, often performing together. One thing led to another until the couple exchanged marriage vows in a special ceremony held January 9, 2010. Dave waited for his bride in his almost yard-long green and white clown shoes as she walked down the aisle in her signature orange Converse tennis shoes. Clown noses were nestled in the bouquets of the matron of honor and the brides-

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Wul-Wee and Baggy Geenz (aka Dave and Vi Ritzert) give each other a clown-sized Eskimo kiss during a date a few years ago. The River City Clowns couple was married on January 9, 2010.

New deputy Isaac Fuelling begins ‘Livin’ the Dream’ By Dave Pearce “Livin’ the dream” It’s a phrase you hear frequently but usually not meant to be taken literally. But for Mount Vernon High School graduate Isaac Fuelling, he will get the opportunity to live his dream for real as he was sworn in as a Posey County Sheriff’s Deputy on Monday evening in Mount Vernon.

For the 24-year-old Fuelling, this is the only job he ever wanted. As a matter of fact, he took a year off from school and joined the National Guard as a military police officer in 2006 in order to gain more training for a position such as the one he started on Monday. Although it will take him five years total, Fuelling will soon complete his bachelors degree in criminal justice with a minor in sociology. “This started a long time ago. I can remember when my Uncle Andy (Baldwin) was a Mount Vernon Police officer and I got to go ride in a parade with him and I thought that was just the coolest thing in the world,” Fuelling said. “This is a dream come true for me. This is what I have always wanted to do in this county.” So much of a dream, in fact, that Fuelling has been doing essentially the same job for free for the past two years. He signed on as a reserve deputy in 2008. A reserve deputy has nearly equivalent powers as a deputy except they volunteer their time. Fuelling has spent countless hours in uniform when needed at special events such as the Posey County Fair, basketball games, and in certain emergencies. Although Fuelling will be new on the payroll, he obviously will not be new to the ways and qualifications of the department. He has already trained in firearms qualifications as well as in traffic stops and self defense. By working for over two years free for the department, Fuelling feels like he has earned a shot at being a full-fledged officer and is grateful to incoming Sheriff Greg Oeth for giving him the opportunity. “I have known Mr. Oeth for a long time and I have been friends with his kids and I crossed my fingers and did my best at what I was doing hoping this opportunity might come along,” Fuelling said. “I just always thought if I kept doing what I was doing I might get a chance at a job. And this means the world to me. Not very many people can say that they got their ‘dream job’ but I am one of those people.” But Fuelling is aware that besides the sacrifices he has already made, there will be plenty of sacrifices to come in the days and years ahead. “I know it is going to be a different lifestyle than most people are accustomed to and I am going to have to get into a police officer mentality,”

Mount Vernon High School graduate Isaac Fuelling took the oath of sheriff’s deputy on Monday evening. Photo by Dave Pearce

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Pair of Mount Vernon temp workers arrested, charged with theft

Timmy Burnett


By Dave Pearce Posey County Prosecutor Travis Clowers has announced that two arrests have been made as the result of an investigation involving the Mount Vernon Street Department. Cody R. Davis, 22, of 830 E. Sycamore, and Timmy Burnett, 21, of 931 E. Water Street, both of Mount Vernon were arrested and made initial court appearances early this week. According to Mount Vernon Police Chief Grant, he investigation was initiated after Street Department Chari Roy Maynard was checking into discrepancies in receipts for gas purchases in his department. According to the arrest warrant, the pair, who were working for the City of Mount Vernon through a temporary agency, “between Sept. 1, 2010, and Jan. 31, 2011, did knowingly exert unauthorized control over a property of the Mount Vernon Street Department (a

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credit card and/or gasoline).” The warrant went on to say that the suspects had used the card and/or gasoline for their personal use. Maynard reported that gas cards No. 5 and 55 had been set up to purchase fuel at Heritage Petroleum. The cards went missing in late January or early February. During questioning, according to the arrest warrant, Davis admitted to putting fuel into his personal vehicle using the street department’s card and Burnett “further admitted that he at times would meet other persons at the gas pump and would fill up their vehicles using the street department’s credit card without permission and that he, at times, charges those persons $5 to $10 each time he would provide them with gasoline.” According to the arrest warrant, the cards had been used some 48 times and had racked up a total of $2,110.17 in unauthorized purchases. Both were arrested and released on bail.

Cody Davis

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OBITUARIES Wesley E. Ricketts Wesley E. Ricketts, 86, of Norris City, Ill., died on Monday, March 21, 2011, at his home. He was born on June 13, 1924, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Edward and Alma (Hale) Ricketts. Mr. Ricketts was a U.S. Army WWII and Korean War Veteran and was very proud of the Five Bronze Stars he earned. He was a member of the Carmi VFW and the Shawneetown American Legion. He attended the General Baptist Church. He is survived by children, Robert Ricketts, Margaret Williams, and Elizabeth Larippa of California, Claudette Pfingston of Evansville, Joanie Ricketts of Nevada, and John E. R. Ricketts of Florida; ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; brother, Ralph Ricketts of Evansville; and sisters, Edna Jacobs of Mount Vernon, Ind., and Helen Davis of Wooster, Ohio. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 25, 2011, at the Austin-Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, with visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial was in Bellefontaine Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by the Owen Dunn Post #5 American Legion and the Shawneetown American Legion Post. On-line condolences may be left at

Clinton D. Toliver Clinton Toliver, 62, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011. He was born in Fincastle, Va., on September 20, 1948, to James Edward and Carrie Jennitte (Thomas) Toliver. Clint was a Army veteran and served in the Vietnam War. He lived life for his family and loved music. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Courtney Toliver. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Rosetta Toliver; son, Douglas Matthew Toliver; daughters, Sarah Antonette Brooks, Kimberly Ann Toliver, LaTosha Renee’ Toliver and Kiana Rose Toliver; four grandchildren; a brother, Richard; and sisters, Edna, Audrey, Martha, and Carrie “Baby Sis.” Also surviving is a very special Aunt Doll Georginna Martin. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main St. in Mount Vernon. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be made online at

Lela “Grace” Grabert Grace Grabert, 91, of Mount Vernon, Ind., passed away Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Deaconess Hospital. She was born in Posey County, Ind., on April 12, 1919, to Charles and Caroline (Kapperman) Allen. Grace was a longtime member of Trinity United C Church of Christ. She was a past member of the Posey County Extension Homemakers and enjoyed sewing and gardening. Grace was a 1937 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. Since 2007 Grace was a resident of the Good Samaritan Home in Evansville. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl G. Grabert; brother, Clarence Allen; sisters, Mary “Lucille” Adams and Katherine Stewart. Grace is survived by her sons, Steven and Michael Grabert both of Mount Vernon; daughters, Sharon Grabert of Evansville, and Jane Critchlow of Jasper, Ind. Nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive. Services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main St. in Mount Vernon, Ind., with the Rev. Cynthia Priem officiating and burial to follow in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Visitation was from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2001 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity UCC or the Good Samaritan Home. Online condolences may be made at www.


John H. Schisler

Walter Hisch

John H. Schisler, 77, of Mount Vernon, Ind., passed away Thursday, March 24, 2011, at Deaconess Hospital. He was born August 3, 1933, to Henry and Bertha (Kapperman) Schisler. John was a retired farmer and an avid hunter and fisherman. After retirement, j d fishing hi in i Lake L k during the winter months, he enjoyed Okeechobee, in Florida. He was also able to enjoy several hunting trips out west. John was an Army veteran. He was a member of the Elks Lodge BPOE #277, American Legion Owen Dunn Post #5, and Mount Vernon Conservation Club. He was preceded in death by his parents. John is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty (Goodman) Schisler. Also surviving are his daughter, Tamara Schisler (Christopher Wernle) of Greenwood, Ind.; sons, John A. Schisler (Susan Kempf) of Mount Vernon and Donald Schisler (Jennifer) of Evansville; granddaughters, Amanda and Cally Schisler; step grandsons, Adam and Alec Barrett of Evansville. Services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 28, 2011, at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main St. in Mount Vernon, Ind., with the Rev. Troy DeKemper officiating and burial in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Visitation was held from 3 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, 2011, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Vernon Conservation Club – Kids Fishing Day or the Elks Lodge BPOE #277 Memorial Fund. Condolences may be made online at

Robert Grahn Robert Grahn, 65, of Wadesville, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Deaconess Hospital. He was born March 7, 1946, in Evansville. He graduated from Indiana State University; taught industrial arts, first at Kokomo and then at New Harmok d at GE Plastics Pl i ny School for fifteen years; andd worked for twenty years. He was mechanically gifted, could fix almost anything, and was always prepared to do so with a number of small tools that he carried in his pockets. He left the classroom, but he never stopped teaching. At GE, he reduced volumes of technical jargon to step-by-step directions when the lines were computerized. His co-workers greatly appreciated his skill and dedication. He was honored with several awards and credited with one patent for reducing the appearance of ripples in a thermoplastic extruded film. Both as a teacher and GE employee, he was concerned with safety and served for years on GE safety committees. He read extensively, retained and shared what he learned with others. He was a pragmatist, problemsolver and a friend to everyone, trying to alert drivers if a tire looked dangerously low. He accepted and dealt with whatever (health problems) came his way and loved his family more than anything. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen and Marcile Grahn. He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Wimpelberg) Grahn, of 38 years; sons, Andrew Grahn of Troy, Mo., and James Grahn of West Lafayette, Ind.; sister, Ingrid Hauge (Sheldon) of Evansville; brother-in-law, Bill Wimpelberg (Karen) of Owensboro, Ky.; and niece, nephew and cousins by marriage. Robert will be missed by friends at Zoar Church; longtime friends, Gene and Eileen Young of Chesterton, Ind.; godchildren, Charlotte Krupla and Ericka Carter; and namesake, Robert Eugene Krupla, born February 16, 2011, in Indianapolis. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Alexander West Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Tom Ressler, with burial in Zoar United Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends visited Monday from 2 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zoar U.C.C. Memorial Fund, 4600 Church Road, Evansville, IN 47720 or Posey Humane Society, 6500 Leonard Road, Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620. Condolences may be made on line at www.AlexanderWestChapel.



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Walter Martin Hisch, 86, of Evansville, passed away Friday, March 11, 2011, at ParkviewCareCenter. He was born on July 18, 1924 in St. Wendel, Ind. Walter served in the U.S. Army. He worked for Sunbeam Bread Company as a delivery man for man many years. He also worked at Alcoa Warrick Operations, retiring after nearly 25 years. He was a lifetime member of the St. Wendel Knights of St. John at St. Wendel and was an avid gardener and enjoyed playing Clabber after his retirement. Walter was also a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and a former member of St. Wendel Catholic Church. Walter was especially proud of raising 11 children with his beloved wife, Theresa “Babe” (Englert), who preceded him in death in 1991. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Olivia Hisch and Viola Fischer and brothers, Raymond and Andrew. Surviving are his wife of 17 years, Thelma “Butch” (Stucke Carrel); his brother, Joseph (Allene) Hisch of St. Wendel, his children, Stephen (Mary) Hisch of Haubstadt; Thomas Hisch of Mahanoy City, Pa.; Mark Hisch and Vicky Berneking of Evansville; Mary (Mike) George of Princeton, Paul Hisch, James (Tina) Hisch, Charles (fiancé’ Sharon) Hisch, and Carol (Steve) Collins of Poseyville; Linda (Mike) Tenbarge of Wadesville; and Laura (Stan) Huelsman of Ft. Branch. Also surviving are step-children, Sam Carrel and Frances Scofield of Texas and Joe Carrel of Evansville; 27 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. The family expresses a special thank you to Walter’s extended family, the thoughtful staff at ParkviewCareCenter, for their years of kind, compassionate care. Funeral services were held on Tuesday March 15 at Pierre Funeral Home. Burial followed on Saturday, March 12 in the St. Wendel Church Cemetery where the Vanderburgh County Retired Veterans Memorial Club conducted military rites. Contributions may be made to the Hadi Shriner’s Hospital or to St. Wendel Church.

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Sam Tate Leon “Sam” Tate, 95, of Texico, passed away at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Odin Health Care Center. He was born in Field Township, Jefferson County, on February 3, 1916, the son of Orley Ellsworth and Martha Lucinda Hill Tate. On September 26, 1937, at the bride’s parent’s home, he married Alice G. Sager, and she survives. He attended Myers one room school in Jefferson County and Donoho Prairie one room school in Jefferson .County. He was a member of Donoho Prairie Christian Church for 80 years. He served as a deacon, elder, honorary elder, and Sunday school teacher for 55 years. He was baptized into the church fellowship in 1930 at the age of 14. He was a member of the Marion County Farm Bureau for over 70 years, Served as President of the MCFB for a number of years. In 2001 Sam was honored for being the Marion County farmer with the most active years of farming. 79 continuous years of farming. He loved working with cattle both on his farm and with Melvin Hawkins, who had cattle on strip-mine land at DuQuoin. During the winter

months hay was hauled from Kell to DuQuoin by the two old men who were referred to as the Cowboys. He was an avid quail hunter and raised and trained bird dogs, especially Irish Setters and Brittany Spaniels. Later in life he enjoyed drinking coffee at Austin’s Restaurant in Dix and telling stories of his 90 years of living on the farm. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons and daughter in law, Wayne and Kay Tate of Salem, and Lowell and Sue Ann Tate of Poseyville, Indiana, Seven grandchildren, Becky Phillips, Jim Tate and Sarah Lange, all of Salem, Tim Tate, Saltillo, Mexico, Todd Tate. Brackettville, Texas, Lance Tate of Texico, Heather Tate Haverstick of Winfield, Missouri, Two Step grandchildren, Kimberly Sharp of Saginaw, Texas and Amiee Floyd of Louisville, Kentucky Twelve great grandchildren, Cody Andrew Garden of Oahu, Hawaii, Landon Tate and Zachery Tate both of Salem, Brenda Tate of Lincoln, Illinois, Sandy Tate of Florissant, Missouri, Melanie Tate and Ty Tate both of Saltillo, Mexico, Ava Marie Tate and Briar

Boone Tate both of Texico, Bhradain Haverstick, Gavain Haverstick, and Noah Crader Haverstick all of Winfield, Missouri, Three step great grandchildren, Tristien Sharp of Saginaw, Texas, and Peyton Floyd and Brooklynn Floyd both of Louisville, Kentucky. One great great grandchild, Tripp Andrew Garden of Oahu, Hawaii. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Bobby Joe Tate and Danny Mark Tate, two sisters, Vera Lyons and Betty Harlow, and a daughter in law, Brenda Tate. Funeral Services will be Sunday, March 27, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Donoho Prairie Christian Church. Burial will follow at the Donoho Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Memorials may be made to the Kell Fire Department in Memory of Danny Tate, the Donoho Prairie Cemetery, or Sandia Chico Christian Mission and will be received at the Osborn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130, Dix, Illinois 62830. Online condolences may be made at

Special women nominees sought By Pam Robinson Once again this year, the Women’s Fund of the Posey County Community Foundation, or PCCF, is offering us the opportunity to honor the special women who have inspired and nurtured us—whether mother, grandmother, godmother, aunt, sister, teacher or friend. The Women’s Fund is now accepting donations (in any amount) as tribute or memorial gifts to recognize these loved ones. The deadline for making gifts is Monday, May 2, to ensure honorees receive recognition by Mother’s Day Sunday, May 8. Checks made payable to the PCCF Women’s Fund along with recognition information may be mailed to Posey County Community Foundation, Old National Bank Building, 402 Main Street, P.O. Box 746, Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620. Donations may also be made online at the PCCF website, www., where all honorees will be listed by name.

Once devoted to helping women and girls, the Women’s Fund highlights its change in focus in its new mission statement: “. . .supporting programs that give opportunities, encouragement, knowledge and hope to women and children in Posey County.” All Posey County children, male or female, under the age of 18 are now included in the outreach of the Women’s Fund. Last year, the Women’s Fund awarded over $6,000 for the following programs: WNIN career exploration for Girl Scout troops in Posey County; St. Peter’s United Methodist Church women’s health screenings; West Elementary’s American Girl reading program and Girl Power program; Willow Tree’s work in the prevention of domestic violence; and Farmersville Elementary’s Girl Power program. The Women’s Fund grant cycle ends the fourth Tuesday in July. This year, that date is July 29. Grants are distributed every October at an awards luncheon.

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Mary M. McGuire, 89, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2011, at Deaconess Hospice Care Center in Evansville She was born in Dalton, Ky., on March 6, 1922, to the late Ernest and Belle (Hughes) Felker. Robert and Mary started Burton’s Nursing Home in Cynthiana, Ind., and later changed the name to Merimac after marriage to Edward McGuire. She was one of the original charter members and a Shepherd at the Church of the Cross in Evansville. She graduated from Dalton High School in Dalton, Ky. Surviving are a son and his wife, Gregory and Chea Burton of Princeton; grandsons, Jason (Laura) Burton and Corey (Courtney) Burton; great-grandchildren, Abigail, Luke, Willow, Ally and Kelsey Burton. She was preceded death by her parents, her first husband, Robert Burton Sr. in 1986, second husband, Edward McGuire and a step-son Robert Burton Jr.; and a sister, Thelda. Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 28, 2011,at Holders Funeral Home in Owensville. Burial was in the Shady Grove Cemetery in Shady Grove, Ky., in Crittenden County. The Rev. Tony Edwards officiated. Visitation was held Sunday from 3 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at

Dream, from Page 1A like he has earned a shot at being a fullfledged officer and is grateful to incoming Sheriff Greg Oeth for giving him the opportunity. “I have known Mr. Oeth for a long time and I have been friends with his kids and I crossed my fingers and did my best at what I was doing hoping this opportunity might come along,” Fuelling said. “I just always thought if I kept doing what I was doing I might get a chance at a job. And this means the world to me. Not very many people can say that they got their ‘dream job’ but I am one of those people.” But Fuelling is aware that besides the sacrifices he has already made, there will be plenty of sacrifices to come in the days and years ahead. “I know it is going to be a different lifestyle than most people are accustomed to and I am going to have to get into a police officer

mentality,” Fuelling said. And with Fuelling’s love for the job, he knows that whenever the time comes to choose a mate, she is going to have to accept him for the person he is and for the profession he is in. He’s been dating the same person since October and is excited that she knows what the job entails and is excited to see him get it. Isaac is the son of Tony and Leann Fuelling of rural Mount Vernon. He has two sisters, Ashton and Hope. Isaac is the oldest of the three. “When I first wanted to do this, my parents weren’t too crazy about the idea,” Fuelling said with an infectious smile. “But as time went on and they saw I was serious about it and they saw that this was what made me happy. Now they are thrilled for me that it is finally coming to pass. They just want me to do well with it and be successful.”

Clowns, from Page 1A maids. Beyond that, the tomfoolery was suspended at the wedding, for example, with the couple wearing no clown makeup. “Wul-Wee and Baggy Geenz are not getting married,” Dave had emphasized to the officiating minister, a long-time friend. “Dave and Vi are getting married.” Needless to say, the couple remains inseparable. They could be spotted clowning together just a couple of weekends ago at the inaugural Johnnie Sue’s Lace Up Against Cancer 5K Run/Walk. After all, their mutual passion for clowning sparked their love for one another. Their clowning takes them all over the Tri-State to at least one charitable event every weekend. That schedule doesn’t include paid performances for, say, birthday or business parties. They manage this schedule while both holding down full-time jobs. Dave has been in maintenance with KellerCrescent for the past 24 years. Vi has been the administrative assistant at the training center for Evansville’s Union Electricians No. 16 going on eight years now. They’ve slowed their pace since Dave suffered a heart attack, just 14 days after their wedding. Before that, Dave was the most

active of the River City Clowns. He thought nothing of clowning 500 hours a year during his first three years as Wul-Wee. The couple can talk for hours about the history and antics of clowns. They will tell you, for example, that clowns are known internationally as “Joey’s,” (not to be confused with Australian kangaroos) in honor of Joey Grimaldi, the 15th century court jester who first used stage makeup when performing. Much of their talk focuses on the annual clown school, where they both got their start, sponsored by River City Clowns. This ten-week course teaches students everything from applying makeup to developing a clown persona to choosing a name. The graduation date becomes the clowns’ “birthday.” Although clown school is out for this year, Dave will be happy to talk with anyone about the profession. He can be reached at 812-455-9608. Otherwise, those interested may call River City Clowns at 1-800-4909360 and leave a message, whether about clown school or about engaging clowns to perform at an event. River City Clowns may also be contacted by e-mail at

Make-up days for Mount Vernon Junior High School’s inclement weather days are as follows: Monday, April 25 Happy Birthday Announcements (for Jan. 11), Friday, May 13 (for Jan. 12), Friday, April March 29 - Colin Harrington, Leslie Bright, tel III, Elizabeth Curtis, 22 (for Jan. 20), and ThursRichard Alan Overton and John Carroll, Sr. April 3 - Hank Hudson, Ben Nicholson day, May 26 (for Jan. 21). March 30 - Brittany Middendorf, Russell and Cindy Lauf Junior McIntire, David Alexander Ralph, April 4 - Jo Ellen Williams, Anna HageRichard Garrett, Kathy Schmidt, Doug Ham- dorn, Cindy Smotherman, Wilma Heriges, man and Emily Willis Roy Flock, Danielle Ries and Gary A. SchMarch 31 - Aaron J. Trembczynski and neider Rodger Wilson If you have a name to be included in the April 1 - Kathy Curtis, Charles Price, birthday calendar, please send to: Posey David Rice, Ben Slagle and Emily Walsh County News, P.O. Box 397, New Harmony, April 2 -Michael Creek, Timothy Creek, IN 47631 or email: news1@poseycounEvelyn Miley, Naomi Williams, Harry Hot-

Pages of the Past compiled by Tammy Bergstrom 10 YEARS AGO, March 27, 2001

25 YEARS AGO, March 26, 1986

50 YEARS AGO, March 31, 1961

Hedges Central Elementary will celebrate their 50th birthday with a special celebration later this spring. The community and all former students of Central and Hedges Central are invited to attend. The Mount Vernon Area Chamber of Commerce honored McKim’s IGA as the 2001 Business of the Year. Nationally known bird painter and illustrator, Michael DiGiorgio will be in New Harmony next weekend to present a lecture on his work and that of other noted painters. He will also be demonstrating field sketching at Mumford Farms, north of Griffin, Indiana. Four students from Mount Vernon High School have been selected as delegates to Hoosier Boys’ State. They are Joe Keck,

Cynthiana State Bank is pursuing the possibility of opening a branch office in the Poseyville area. The Mount Vernon KMart is sponsoring a beautiful baby contest with proceeds benefitting the Wish Upon A Star organization. Four Posey County students, Mark Albin (pianist and organist), Dan Hill (pianist), and Nikki Crum (soprano) all of Mount Vernon as well as Beth Hammelman (soprano) of North Posey. have been selected as finalists in the annual Hagemann Award for Musical Performance. Engagements announced: Carol A. Elpers to Joseph A. Lupfer, Carla Ann Sander to Jeffrey Scott Martin, Michelle Hawkins to Tracy Strickland, Michele Rene Baehl to Thomas A. Schmitt, Barbara Jo Brown to Jeffery Wayne Goff

Sheryl Lewis, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Lewis of Poseyville was crowned the champ of the North Posey Junior High Spelling Bee. She will represent the school in the upcoming county spelling bee. The missing 3,300 pound jet engine of a B-47 Stratojet bomber was found on the Blaylock Farm in northern Posey County. This ended the five-day search of the plane damaged in an explosion while refueling at high altitudes. Five Posey County residents have recently enlisted for service in the U.S. Army. They are Rodger Cotterell, Loren Lee Ripple, and William Wayne Ripple of Poseyville, Edward Dale Hutchinson of Mount Vernon, and Theodore Plock of New Harmony who is reenlisting.

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COMMUNITY C OM MM MUNITY Gamma Psi takes orders for Butter Braids The Gamma Psi chapter of Tri Kappa in Mount Vernon is currently taking orders for Butter Braids and Cookie Dough. Butter Braids are delicious pastries, available in a variety of fillings, including apple, cherry, cinnamon, cream cheese, caramel roll, and raspberry. Just allow the frozen pastry to thaw, rise, and then bake for a breakfast treat or elegant dessert. Each box of cookie dough contains 48 pre portioned cookies and comes in chocolate chunk, oatmeal raisin, peanut but-

ter, and white chocolate macadamia nut varieties. Order your Butter Braids or cookie dough from any member of the Gamma Psi sorority or by calling Sherri Rapp at 838-2466 or Tammy Bergstrom at 838-3468. Orders will be taken through March 31 and will be delivered in time for Easter. Butter Braids are $11 each while the cookie dough sells for $14 a box. Gamma Psi thanks the community for your support!

Tercera Club News On Feb. 9, Tercera met at the home of Melissa Rynkiewich with Mary Beth Williams as co-hostess. The program was a Soup Dinner, and everyone was asked to bring food items for the food pantry, Gods Store House. Delicious soups with all the trimmings and dessert were served. It was moved to award two $750 scholarships to North Posey High School this year. The club members also decided to send $150 to Gods Store House. Once again, June Heilman conducted an outstanding program for the installation of officers for 2011. Our officers are President-Jone Maier,

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Vice- President-Mary Jane Kight, Secretary-Gayle Blunier, Treasurer-Sue Wassmer, and Historian, Sherry Harvey. March 9, Tercera met at the home of June Heilman, with Sue Saxe as the co-hostess. Our program was Chris Rieke, a german exchange student. He was a personable young man, and talked about his life here and in Germany. The meeting was then called to order. A thank you letter was read froom Gods Store House. Under new business it was decided to have the annual Yard Sale, May 7, at the home of Sue Saxe. Martha Ziegler will be the chairperson. It was

moved to give three Art awards this year. First place-$150, Second place$125, and Third place$100. Sue Saxe requested that each member bring a snack item to the next meeting. She will deliver them to the high school nurse to use for the students. The next meeting will be held on April 13, 7p.m. at the Carnegie Public Library. The Program is Posey County Magazine. com-Linda Reising. Anyone interested in attending the club meetings can contact a member for information. Tercera meets the second Wednesday of every month.

By Sherry Graves

The Working Men’s Institute will be holding it’s first Our Town Coffee Hour at the WMI. In the past, the Our Town Coffee Hours have been held at various places in the community. But now with the new elevator operational, Our Town Coffee Hours will be held in at the WMI. (Please note that the handicapped accessible restroom is not yet available.) The subject of the Our Town Coffee Hour is New Harmony in the Civil War. It will be held on April 12, the 150th anniversary of the firing on Ft. Sumter and the beginning of the Civil War. The coffee hour will be held at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served. Over the next few weeks, this article will highlight aspects of our community’s involvement in the War of the Rebellion. Considering New Harmony’s unique history, it is no wonder that the town made an important contribution to the war effort. First and foremost, through out the duration of the war, New Harmony men answered the call to arms. In total 173 New Harmony men are listed in Posey Troops 1861-1865 : an Indiana Border County in the Great Rebellion. They served in at least 20 different Indiana units. Nineteen died in the War and three were dis-

charged due to injury. They were all heroes. Still not all heroes wore uniforms. Mrs. Truscott left New Harmony and traveled as a nurse for the Twentyeighth Regiment First Cavalry. While Richard Owen was promoted to colonel and recruiting is own company, Robert Dale Owen was given the job of purchasing supplies for the soldiers. From great coats and blankets to rifles and bayonets, it was his job to get soldiers supplied as quickly and cheaply as possible with a good product that would stand the stress of war. But as important as that job was, Robert Dale Owen is remembered for even a greater contribution. During the dark days of 1862, President Lincoln was beset on all sides with enemies. At war with the South, he had to battle factions in the North that were not pleased with the handling of the war. One of the great debates of the day was whether to emancipate the slaves or not. Obviously since the slaves were held in the South, the Confederates would heed no proclamation made by a northern president. Yet many argued that it was the right thing to do from a moral standpoint and an act to honor the memory of so many who had already died for the cause.

And so it was in the fall of 1862, our sixteenth president struggled with this issue. On Sept. 19, 1862, a letter from Robert Dale Owen was placed in Lincoln’s hands. Owen spoke for the Emancipation Proclamation. His arguments were eloquent, logical and forceful. Three days later, President Lincoln read the Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet. The following excerpt is a sample of Owen’s persuasive power. “It is within your power at this very moment not only to consummate an act of enlightened statesmanship, but, as the instrument of the Almighty, to restore to freedom a race of men. If you are tempted by an imperishable name it is within your reach. We may look through the ancient and modern history, yet scarce find a sovereign to whom God offered the privilege of bestowing on humanity a boon so vast.” To read the entire letter log onto our website at www. and click on library blog. Remember: Robert Lange Lecture: FDA, Safety Assessments and Biopharmaceuticals, Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. Library Lil Club Story Time, Thursday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m.

Pictured is 7-year-old Lucas Medley with his mom Jaime during his two-day bake sale at McKim's IGA to benefit the Mount Vernon Food Pantry. Lucas is thankful for the community's overwhelming support last Wednesday and Thursday: he raised $458.55 and collected 112 non-perishable food items for the food pantry. He helped put everything away at the food pantry on Thursday and is happy to have been invited back to help with filling client orders on Friday. Lucas extends a special thanks to Larry Williams and IGA and his Boy Scout troop for their help. Photo by Larry Williams.

County hears that businesses looking here By Dave Pearce While most of what went on at Tuesday’s Posey County Commissioners meeting consisted of routine matters, those in attendance did perk up a little when Greg Wathen and Debbie Bennett-Stearsman took the podium. The pair was on hand to give commissioners an update on progress being made. Wathen is president of the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana and Debbie Bennett-Stearsman is the vice president of community development for the grant-writing group. While the report was essentially the same one given at the annual Chamber meeting just a week earlier, the group did report there are several larger companies looking at Posey County now, primarily because of the port and because of the county’s infrastructure. According to the report given by Michelle Hudson at the Chamber meeting, companies with a total of as many as 2,000 jobs are currently considering Posey County as a possible home. Most of the companies are manufacturing companies. In other business: •Sherry Willis, representing Mount Vernon Mayor John Tucker, was on hand to ask commissioners to help determine what should be done with properties that have been left unkept and have outstanding tax bills that are worth much more than the properties themselves. Willis told the group that the city continues to clean up the properties several times a year

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and the charges continue to mount against the properties. However, many of the properties have been put up for tax sales multiple times but did not sell because of the amount of unsettled tax debt that would be facing a potential buyer. Commissioners tabled her request to look into legalities regarding what to do with such properties. •Willis also asked permission from the commissioners to hold a paper shredding day again this year on the Posey County Court House parking lot. The date would tentatively be May 7 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Permission was granted with the stipulation that proof of insurance would be provided by the city. •Bennett-Stearsman informed commissioners that the Wabash Levee Project Grant had been approved in the amount of $1.5 million. Originally, the application had asked for $3 million but due to required matching funds, the amount had been reduced. This grant is being done in conjunction with Gibson County. •Sharon Carr appeared before the commissioners requesting repairs to a boiler, currently leaking, at the Posey County Courthouse. The group decided to take the low bid of $2,032 from Industrial Contractors. Bids were also submitted from J.E. Shekell and Trane. •Building Commissioner Ed Baettnger reported that progress continues to be made at the site of Twin Lakes Mobile Home Park. Mobile homes are being disassembled and removed from the park.

By Stanley Campbell

Posey County Photographers March 30 and 31, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on April 1 and April 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Alexandrian Public Library will be holding a photography exhibit in recognition of Posey County Photographers. Admission is free. Babies/Toddlers Storytimes April 4 and 5 at 9:30 a.m. This program is for children birth - 36 months and their caregivers. Program will include rhymes, fingerplays, music, and stories. Registration required. Preschool Storytimes April 4 and 5 at 10:30 a.m. Stories, music, activi-

ties, and crafts for children ages 3 through 5. Parents are welcome to either participate with their child, or can use the time to browse the Library for their own interests. Registration required. Teen Advisory Board Meeting April 4 at 3:30 p.m. The best way for you to find fun things to do at the library is to help make them happen. We meet every other Monday from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. For those in grades 6-12. The Laughs and Crafts Club April 7 at 3:45 p.m. This is a special club featuring interactive stories, games, and crafts for children in all school levels. Each week

features a new theme with stories, games, crafts and much more. Registration required. Library Silent Auction April 8 and 9 from 12 to 5 p.m. Instead of a book sale this April, the library will host a public silent auction. The auction will feature framed posters that formerly hung in the meeting rooms and surplus furniture and technology from the library. There are plenty of fantastic deals here. National Library Week April 10 to 16 during regular library hours. Stop by and tell us why you love your library and enter to win a gift card! Enjoy some snacks and goodies – on us!

Tourist season begins with clean-up Master Gardener Demonstration Day set for April 16 Beginning next weekend, the “tourist” season starts in New Harmony with the doll lovers coming to town. Heritage Week and the Plein Air Paint Out will follow the week of April 11, and we’re off and running for what we hope will be a great year with lots of visitors to New Harmony. It’s a sun-shiny day, today, and a perfect time to think about a spring clean up. I hope the weather holds for our “Clean Up the Hill” get together at 4:30 p.m. (Tuesday, March 29) to pick up the trash that accumulated on South Main Street during the winter months. We’ll work from the Maple Hill Cemetery parking lot up the hill on both sides of the road until

we get to Highway 69. If you can help us for an hour, more or less, just show up at the Maple Hill Cemetery parking lot. We’ll be walking, so wear comfortable shoes and long pants to keep from getting your legs scratched. Scott Champlin will provide security, Andrew Wilson is having a dumpster delivered, Tom Smith will haul our filled trash bags back to the dumpster, and if you arrive late, just wait at the Cemetery parking lot and someone will pick you up and provide transportation up to the area where we are working. Should there be inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled.

The Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association (SWIMGA), a nonprofit organization of over 325 active area members trained thru Purdue, will be hosting a Demonstration Day at the Master Gardener Display Garden on Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the State Hospital grounds, 3501 Lloyd Expressway, adjacent to the Boy Scout Headquarters. All demonstrations will

last approximately a half hour each and are free and open to the public. The main focus of the Master Gardener program is to educate the public. The Demonstration will cover: 9 a.m. Growing and Decorating Gourds by Debbie Goedde, 10 a.m. Container Gardening by Marcia Onnybecker, 11 a.m. Vegetables to grow in Southwestern Indiana by David Hames, 12 noon Lasagne Gardening by

Jim Bratt. All demonstrations are taught by Master Gardeners. Additional Information: Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions. Contacts: Sandra Jewel at 812-471-0657 or or Publicity chairperson Delores Mason at 812-477-7378 or delores.mason@insightbb. com. Website:

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Aubrey Gail Sollman Nick and Amanda Sollman of Haubstadt, Ind. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Aubrey Gail, born February 16 at 4:24 p.m. at Deaconess Women’s Hospital. Aubrey weighed 8 lbs., 12 oz. and was 22 in. long. Maternal grandparents are Fred and Susan B euligamann of Poseyville, Ind. Paternal grandparents are Dino and Laura Sollman of Haubstadt. Maternal great-grandparents are Bill and Jerri Winebarger of New Harmony, Ind. and Henry and the late Virginia Beuligmann of Poseyville, Ind. Paternal great-grandparents are Sonny and Mary Rita Nix of Poseyville, Ind., the late Pat Wilson of Cynthaina and Marlin and Eljean Sollman of Haubstadt, Ind.

Autumn and Steven Andy Rudolph, primary broker/owner, of Tri-County Realty reads to his two boys, Adam and Lucas. The book Autumn Nicole Lilly and SPL Steven Lee Schmittler is from one of the Poseyville Carnegie Library’s Family would like to announce their approaching marriage on SatLiteracy Bags, a project sponsored by Tri-County Realty. urday, April 2, 2011. The bride is the daughter of Danny and Sandra Lilly of Wake Forest, North Carolina. Autumn Photo submitted. attended Rolesville High School in Wake Forest, graduating in 2008. She has worked in Kodiak, Alaska as a nurse in the E.R. Autumn is currently employed by the City of Raleigh, North Carolina. Steven is the son of Vicky Schmittler of Mount Vernon, Indiana and Steve Schmittler of Carmi, Illinois. He is a 2007 The Semi-Finals of the ron graduate of Mount Vernon Senior High School and went twenty-ninth annual comRobert Goldman, Bari- through basic and AIT training at Fort Knox, graduating in petition for the Hagemann tone, Senior North Posey February, 2009. He is currently stationed at Fort Bragg in Award for Musical PerforJoe Hoover, Percussion- Fayetteville, North Carolina, Home of the 82nd Airborne. mance will be held Thurs- ist, Junior North Posey Autumn and Steven will exchange their vows in a 1 p.m. day, March 31st, at Trinity Mra Irons, Soprano, Se- ceremony at the Point Township Church of the Nazarene in Church in Mount Vernon. nior Mount Vernon Mount Vernon this Saturday, April 2. A reception will fol“Five juniors and seniors Kelsey Teel, Soprano, low the ceremony in the church’s Family Life Center. The from Posey County (four Senior North Posey couple will be residing in Fort Benning, Georgia. from North Posey Senior The Semi-Finals are not High School and one from open to the public. The Mount Vernon Senior High Finals, however, will take The Posey County Histori- house and the grounds as it school) have been named the form of a free public cal Society is currently selling once appeared. Semi-Finalists,” said Phil- concert to be held in the copies of the book, “The TreaLast fall during the house ip Hagemann, founder of summer, the exact time sure of Belden Place” by local tours at Robin Hill, many the award. “They include and place to be announced author Frances Cavanah. people voiced an interest in Ms. Cavanah wrote the obtaining a copy of the book. four vocalists and one later. The winner will repercussionist.” Hagemann ceive $600 plus an Alex- fictional story as a children’s Copies of the book cost $20 is a composer-conductor ander Scholarship, worth mystery in 1928 and used (tax included) and can be purwho is a native of Mount $2,000 toward the first Robin Hill in Mount Vernon chased by calling Becky HigVernon living in New York year of post-high school as the setting, describing the gins at 204-7388. City. education, and a lesser The students are, in al- amount for the next three Mount Vernon Junior High Book fair near The spring book fair at Mount Vernon Junior High School phabetical order: years depending on trust will be April 11 through the following Monday, and all stuAlec Beard Tenor Junior income. The other FinalNorth Posey ists will receive $200 each. dents will have opportunities to visit the book fair. The theme Josie Brown, Mezzo So- For further information for the spring fair is “Get Your Ticket to Read!” The book fair also corresponds with National Library Week. prano, Senior Mount Ven- call 212-724-0066.

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State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) joins his wife, Margie, and grandson, Roman, after session on Tuesday, March 22. Roman, an Evansville resident, made a visit to the Capitol to serve as a legislative page, where he worked with senators and Senate staff, observed the introduction of bills, listened to debates and delivered important messages. “This visit gave Roman the opportunity to dive into the legislative process and experience my day-to-day work as a state senator,” Tomes said. Photo submitted

High School Art Show Owensville Alumni Banquet to be held April 3 runs through April 17 Now in its 48th year, the high school art show, presented in partnership with the Evansville Museum Guild, continues the tradition of honoring young artists from our region. Students currently enrolled in Grades 9 through 12 in public and private schools in Vanderburgh, Warrick, Pike, Posey, and Gibson Counties in Indiana will enter work in the categories of painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, photography and commercial design. The March 17 – April 17 Old Gallery exhibition will open to the public on Friday, March 18. Volunteers from the Museum Guild and Museum Docent Association organized 805 entries for review by this year’s juror, Brian Lee Whisenhunt, Director of the Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana. 111 works were chosen for the show. Since becoming the tenth executive director of the

Swope Art Museum in June 2008, Whisenhunt has concentrated on refining the Museum’s exhibition schedule, public programs and community profile. Whisenhunt received his Master of Arts degree in art history from the University of Oklahoma and wrote his thesis on earthworks, large-scale sculpture in the landscape from the late 1960s and early 1970s. He has worked in museum education for more than ten years and enjoys the challenge of helping people connect with works of art. Whisenhunt began his professional career at the Wichita Art Museum as director of education. He then became the first manager of public programs at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, the largest university art museum in the United States, where he was in charge of the development of a new menu of programs for the institution when it opened a new building in 2006.

The Owensville Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday April 30, 2011 in the Owensville REH Center. The doors will open at 4 p.m. with dinner being served at 6 p.m. Garry Armstrong class of 1970, will be the guest speaker and Garry will reminisce about his years spent at Owensville High School and how those years influenced his adult life. The fifty-year classes of 1960 and 1961 will be the honored guests. The Owensville Alumni Board of Directors met on Wednesday, February 23 to finalize the Alumni Banquet agenda. Board members present at the meeting were President Margo English who called the meeting to order, followed by Linda Presnell and Marcia Scoff giving the secretary and treasurer reports. Other Owensville Alumni board of di-

rectors present included Paul Garrett, Charles Mair, Clyde Scott, Donnie Barrett, Rhonda Wells and Peggy Callis. The Owensvillc Alumni board of directors decided that any former Owensville High School or Middle School student who did not receive an invitation can still pick up an invitation to this years banquet at the following places: Owensville Public Library, Owensville 5th Third Bank, Owensville Florist, Pats Place, Stop and Go, or at Holders furniture store. All former students, faculty, and support people of Owensville High School or Owensville Middle School are encouraged to attend. The Owensville Alumni Board of Directors are looking forward to another outstanding gathering of former Owensville High and Middle School

students! Shyler’s barbecue will cater this year’s meal, and Owensville Alumni can view the many historical and personal displays in the Owensville museum starting at 4 p.m. The Owensville Alumni Board of Directors request those who are wanting to contribute money to the Owensville Alumni Associations Dollars for Scholars to please mail their donations to Box 730 Owensville Ind. 47665, by April 30, 2011. Owensville Alumni can also give your donations to Marcia Scott, Owensville alumni treasurer, at the Owensville Alumni Banquet on April 30. These donations can help Montgomery and Wabash township students further their education at a higher level.

Artists to Lead Art Workshops in New Harmony The New Harmony Plein Air Paint Out is sponsoring two Artist Workshops in conjunction with the 13th Annual “First Brush of Spring,” which runs April 14 through April 16. Beginning on Monday, April 11, acclaimed Indiana artist, C. W. Mundy, will conduct a five-day workshop, “Still Life Painting,” beginning at 9 a.m. at the Rapp-Owen Granary. Mundy ranks among the most important American impressionists painters, today. No matter the subject matter, be it a battle-scarred working fishing boat in Gloucester Harbor, a petite ballerina executing a graceful pas des deux, a delicate pink vase in a structured still life, or a moody English landscape, Mundy’s aggressive, often


soft-edged painterly style is very much his own. Born in Indianapolis, Mundy received his undergraduate degree in art from Ball State University and his Masters of Fine Art at Long Beach State in Los Angeles. Over the years he has received numerous awards from his participation in both regional and national juried exhibits, including the prestigious Hoosier Salon. He was awarded the honor of Signature Membership in Oil Painters of America in 1993. Most recently, his plein air landscapes done in France, Italy, Spain, New England and most recently, Martha’s Vineyard, have received critical acclaim. Mundy’s work is displayed in the Indiana State Museum, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Southern Alleghenies Museum of

Art, Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, the University of Louisville Hall of Fame and Indianapolis 500, as well as many private and corporate collections. A four-day workshop, “Plein Air Painting in Provence,” will be taught by Todd Williams and begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 11, at the Barn Abbey in New Harmony. Todd Williams was born in the small farming community of Central City, Nebraska. Since his childhood, he has been aware of the natural beauty of the world around him, an awareness that he continues to cultivate through his art of painting. After studying painting and illustration at the Kansas City Art Institute, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Williams went on to be an in-house se-

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CHURCH NEWS Gospel concert at Fair Haven set for April 8 On Friday, April 8, at 7 p.m. , there will be a Southern Gospel concert featuring "Naomi and the Segos" at Fair Haven Christ Fellowship on hwy 68 W in Cynthiana, Indiana.

No admission fee. A free will offering will be taken. Naomi's past experience includes several years performing with the Gaithers. Everyone is invited to come and join us.

Flea Market, Bake Sale set for April 2 St. Peters United Methodist Church, 2800 S. St. Phillips Road, in St. Phillips will hold their second Annual Flea Market and Bake Sale on Saturday April 2, 2011 from 8 a.m.

until 2 p.m. This will be held in their Community Center Building and will be held rain or shine. Food will be available along with all the items at the market.

St. Matthew Church and School to host Mardi Gras style party

Exciting events continue to happen at Mt. Zion General Baptist Church. Recently baptized and proud of their new Bibles are Taylor Mattingly, Jessica Cremeens, Sydney Nelson. Pictured with the girls is Annette Slygh, one of the Jr. High Youth Group "Aliens" leaders. Photo by Terri Koch

Children’s clothing bank Spring Opening set The Spring Opening of “The Clothes Hanger,” a children’s clothing bank at Old Union Christian Church, is set for Saturday, April 16, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church basement. The store provides free clothing, new and gently

used children’s sizes newborn through 18, for area families needing assistance. All items have been laundered and are in excellent condition. Jackets and shoes are available in limited sizes. Old Union Christian

The St. Matthew School Benefit Auction will be Saturday, April 9 at the Posey County Community Center. The silent auction begins at 5 p.m., followed by a dinner and live auction The auction will benefit St. Matthew School, specifically to raise money to upgrade the computers. Tickets are available for $25 per person. This includes dinner, beer, wine

Church is located approximately 2.5 miles north of Poseyville on Highway 165. For more information call (812) 963-6266 or (812) 454-1797. In observance of Good FriCome enjoy a cup of cof- day, the Mount Vernon Minisfee and check-out the large terial Association invites you selection. to a Good Friday service on April 22. The service will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church located at 602 Mullunches from 11 a.m. until we berry Street in Mount Vernon. run out. These great lunches Worship will begin at 12:05 sell out fast, so we highly p.m. and last approximately recommend that you call the 50 minutes. Once again, church today, at 838-5445 Frank Liberti will be leading to reserve your lunches, or a community choir at the serfax an order to 838-4881, or vice. If you wish to share your e-mail your order to mtvstmusical talents and participate in the choir, contact Frank at

wich, with Darrin's personal barbeque sauce on the side. The lunch also comes with baked beans, potato salad, and pickle and onions for only $7. Our tent will be located in the parking lot of Auto Zone on the corner of 4th and Mill Streets. We will be selling

installation, and boiler replacement. Some of the most notable items up for auction include a Wabash River inner tube trip, an adult Ohio River excursion, an adult hayride, a “Clay Killers” trap shoot, a bourbon tasting party, sports memorabilia, homemade wines and goodies, Cardinals tickets, and furniture. Call the church office at 838-2535 to reserve a spot.

Community Good Friday Service April 22

St. John’s pork chop lunch fundraiser set for April 8 On Friday April 8 St. John’s Episcopal Church is hosting its 9th Annual Pork Chop Lunch to benefit the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life. Each packaged lunch includes Darrin Seitz’s Famous Slo-Smoked Mo Better Pork Chop Sand-

and soft drinks. A special Mardi Gras drink will also be available. The meal will be catered by Hawg ’N’ Sauce and includes smoked chicken, green beans, salad, red beans with rice, jambalaya, cake and ice cream, and hot chicken wings. Previous auction proceeds have funded items such as adding a security system, roof repairs, school window replacement, walk-in cooler

838-5343 or Reverend Allen Rutherford of St. John’s Episcopal Church at 838-5445. The Mount Vernon Ministerial Association is an ecumenical organization consisting of members from several local churches and is dedicated to ministering to the local community. Our mission is to be the hands and feet of Christ in our community. In past years association members helped found the Mount Vernon Food Pantry, Community Emergency Assistance Board, and the

Prison Ministry at the county jail. The MVMA also is the sponsoring organization for the high school Baccalaureate ceremony. While still active in supporting these ministries, MVMA also actively supports Habitat for Humanity, Neighbor to Neighbor, and other worthwhile endeavors. If you desire more information, you can find us on Facebook. However at this time, we would be blessed if you joined us at the Good Friday worship service.

Traci Hoehn takes the reins as First UMC youth pastor By Pam Robinson Savah native Traci Hoehn is excited about her return to Posey County to serve as director of children and youth services for First United Methodist Church, or First UMC, in Mount Vernon. Hoehn has been acting as youth minister since the beginning of February. “The kids are so wonderful,” the Mount Vernon High School graduate says. “I’ve never met a group of kids—from elementary school to junior high to senior high—that are so dedicated to learning about God and so dedicated to living God’s love in the community. I just can’t say enough good about them.” Living God’s love in the community is the focus of the youthful Hoehn, the daughter of Paul and Janet Hoehn of Mount Ver-

non. After high school, she studied at the University of Evansville, or UE, and earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in theological studies. She credits her UE professor and mentor, Dianne Oliver, with encouraging and inspiring her in her theological studies. From UE, she moved into social work for a year with Evansville’s Ireland Homebased Services. The experience fueled her passion for work with youth. “I got to see many children who were disadvantaged,” Hoehn says. “It was a real eye opener for me, having been raised with a very loving family and wonderful parents, to see how some children are not fortunate in that way.” She then spent two years at Vanderbilt University in

Nashville to complete the master of theological studies with an emphasis in social justice and Holocaust history before coming to First UMC. “I firmly believe that activism and changing all the awful things we see in society starts with children and with youth,” Hoehn comments. The youth at First UMC provide a case in point for her beliefs. Hoehn notes that they work hard without complaining in their service projects. She commends both the elementary children who spend Sunday afternoons cleaning at the Posey Humane Society and the teens who pick up trash along the Mount Vernon riverfront. “I really believe in the power of youth in leading a movement, as cliché

as it may sound, to make the world a better place,” Hoehn says. “I really want to enable them and let them know that they have the capability to change things.” The summer youth activities at First UMC bring even more excitement. Hoehn highlights vacation bible school, church camp, the Ichthus Christian Music Festival—and, grandest of all, their U.S. mission trip. She invites youth throughout the area to join First UMC youth on Sunday evenings for their weekly meetings. All guests are welcome, even those devoted to their own church home. Elementary-age children gather from 4 to 5:30 p.m. with junior and senior high school youth meeting afterward from 6 to 7:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church is located at 601


Wed. Prayer Meeting 6:30pm

Griffin Christian Church Rev. Doug Emberton 319 N. Main Street Griffin, Ind. 47616 Phone: 812-851-3291 Sun. School 9:30 a.m. Sun. Worship 10:30 a.m.

1717 N. Main Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-4555 Sun. School 9:30 Sun. Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wed. Student Ministries 6 p.m.

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Agape Family Ministries Pastor Jim Weihrauch 5529 Industrial Road Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-2232 Sun./Children’s Church 10:30 a.m. Wed. Prayer Service 7 p.m. Apostolic Bible Church Pastor Greg Morrison 9808 New Harmony Road Poseyville, Ind. 47633 Phone: 812-851-5456 Sun. Service at 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wed. Night Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Bethesda General Baptist Church 1600 Savah Road Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Black’s United Methodist Church Pastor Lester Howard 8012 Baldknob Road Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-0318 Sun. Worship 9 a.m. Sun. School 10 a.m. Calvary Baptist Church Rev. Kevin Petty 618 Main Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-4777 Sun. School 9:30 a.m. Sun. Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wed. Prayer Meeting 7 p.m. Church of Christ 700 Mill Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-2635 Sun. School 9:30 a.m. Sun. Worship 10:30 a.m. Church of the Nazarene 531 E. Steammill Street New Harmony, Ind. 47631 Phone: 812-682-3288 Sun. School 9:30 a.m. Sun. Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Covenant Reformed Presbyeterian Church (OPC) Pastor Russ Westbrook Pastor Sam Allison 4101 Caborn Rd. Mt. Vernon Sun. Worship, 9:45 a.m.

Fair Haven Christ Fellowship Church Pastor Mike Douglas 10500 Hwy 68 Cynthiana, Ind. 47612 Phone: 812-568-8409 Sun. Worship: 9:57 a.m. Wed. Evening: 6:57 p.m. Wed. Evening Community Supper 6:30 p.m. First Baptist Church Pastor Derrick Ousley 1205 N. Main Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-2187 Sun. Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sun. Worship 10:40 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wed. Evening 6 p.m. First Baptist Church E. Tavern Street New Harmony, Ind. 47631 Sun. School 9:30 a.m. Sun. Worship 10:40 a.m. & 7 p.m. Wed. Evening 7 p.m. First Christian Church Pastor Mary Hurley 7226 Hwy 66 Wadesville, Ind. 47638 Phone: 812-673-4278 Sun. Worship 10 a.m. First Christian Church 1403 Country Club Road Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-2855 Sun. School 9:30 a.m. Sun. Worship 10:30 a.m. Wed. Bible Study and Children’s program 6:30 First Church of the Nazarene Rev. Myers Hyman 424 Vine Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 838-2743 First Presbyterian Church Rev. Monica Gould 120 E. Sixth Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-2473 Sun. School 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. First United Church of Christ Pastor Bret A. Myers Corner of North & Walnut Cynthiana, Ind. 47612 Sun. Worship 8 a.m. First United Methodist Church Pastor Tim Ahlemeyer 601 Main Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-2640 Sun. School 9:30 Sun. Worship 8:15 & 10:30 a.m.

Harvestime Temple Pastor Mark Tabor 101 Roosevelt Drive Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-5447 Christian Education 9 a.m. Sun. Worship 10 a.m.; 6 p.m. Wed. Worship 7 p.m. Holy Angels Catholic Church Father Thomas J. Kessler 423 South Street New Harmony, Ind. 47631 Phone: 812-838-2535 Sun. Mass 10:45 a.m. Immanuel United Church of Christ Rev. Paul Seburg 5812 N. Ford Road Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-985-3115 Sun. School 9 a.m. Sun. Worship 10 a.m. Independent Pentecostal Assembly Pastor David Payne 312 Mulberry Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Sun. Worship 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m. Thurs. 7 p.m. Johnson United Methodist Church Rev. John Adams 403 Raintree, New Harmony, Ind. 47631 Phone: 812-682-4648 Sun. School 9 a.m. Sun. Worship 10:30 a.m. Lighthouse Assembly of God Pastor Jason Farrar 1005 E. Tavern St. New Harmony, Ind. 47631 Messiah Lutheran Church Rev. Sean Esterline 7700 Middle Mount Vernon Road Evansville, Ind. 47712 Phone: 812-985-2278 Sun. Worship 8 & 10:15 a.m. Sun. School 9 a.m. Wed. Folk Service 6:30 p.m. Thurs. Bible Study 10 a.m. Mount Pleasant Church 3801 Blackford Road Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-3930 Sun. School 9:30 a.m. Sun. Worship 10:30 a.m. Mount Vernon General Baptist Church Pastor Matthew Watson

Mount Zion General Baptist Church Rev. Rick Sellers 1425 Oliver Road Wadesville, Ind. 47638 Phone: 812-783-2337 Sun. School 9:30 Sun. Worship 10:30 & 6 p.m. Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m. New Beginnings Christian Fellowship Church 11420 Middle Mount Vernon Road Evansville, Ind. 47712 Phone: 812-985-5288 New Harmony Christian Church Rev. Harry Wheatcroft 307 N. Brewery Street New Harmony, Ind. 47631 Phone: 812-682-3626 Sun. School 9 a.m. Sun. Worship 10 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 6 p.m North Posey Community Church Dr. Lee Brown, Pastor Poseyville, Ind. 47633 812-874-2028 Worship: Sun. 10:30 Bible Study: Sun. 6 p.m. Small groups for men, women, youth and children, Wed. 6 p.m. PoCo Joes, Fri. from 7-11 p.m. Old Union Christian Church Pastor Baret Fawbush 10017 S. State Rd. 165 Poseyville, IN 47633 Phone: 812-874-3186 Sun. School 9:30 a.m. Sun. Worship 10:15 a.m. Wed. Kid’s Bible Club 4:30 p.m. Point Church of the Nazarene, Rev. Troy DeKemper 12611 Bonebank Road Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-5182 Sun. School 9:30 a.m. Sun. Worship 10:30 a.m. Wed. 6:30 p.m. Poseyville Christian Church Rev. Doris Beckerman Main Street, Poseyville, Ind. 47633 Phone: 812-874-3411 Sun. Fellowship Time 9:15 a.m. Sun. School 9:30 a.m. Sun. Worship 10:30 a.m. Saint John’s Episcopal Church Rev. Allen Rutherford 600 Walnut Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620

Mount Vernon First United Methodist new youth pastor Traci Hoehn. Main Street in Mount Vernon. For more information about their children and

youth services, call Hoehn at 838-2640, or visit the website at www.firstumcmv.

Phone: 812-838-5445 Sun. Holy Eucharist 10 a.m. Mon. Women’s Bible Study 7 p.m.

Father Edward Schnur 10 N. St. Francis Avenue, Poseyville, Ind. 47633 Phone: 812-874-2220 Saturday Mass 6 p.m. Sun. Mass 9 a.m.

St. Matthew Catholic Church Father Thomas J. Kessler 421 Mulberry Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-2535 Saturday Mass 6:30 p.m. Sun. Mass 9 a.m. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Rev. Rev. Paul Huntsman 46 Cales Street, Ind. 47633 Phone: 812-874-2251 St. Peter’s United Church of Christ Pastor Rev. Michael Erwin 10430 Hwy 66,Wadesville, Ind. 47638 Phone: 812-985-3416 Sun. School 9 a.m. Sun. Worship 10 a.m. St. Peter’s United Methodist Pastor Jeff Pinney 2800 S. Saint Philips Road Evansville, Ind. 47712 Phone: 812-985-3751 /985-2025 Sun. Worship 10:30 a.m. Saint Philip Catholic Church Father Thomas J. Kessler 3500 St. Philip Road South Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-985-2275 Saturday Mass 4:30 p.m. Sun. Mass 7 & 11 a.m. Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church 318 Main Street New Harmony, Ind. 47631 Phone: 812-682-4604 Sun. Christian Education 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Saint Wendel Catholic Church Father Edward Schnur 10542 W Boonville New Harmony Road Evansville, Ind. 47712 Phone: 812-963-3733 Sun. Mass 7:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 6 p.m. Salem Heusler United Church of Christ 11325 Lower Mount Vernon Road Evansville, Ind. 47712 Phone: 812-985-2542 Sun. School 9 a.m. Sun. Worship 10:15 a.m. South Gibson Apostolic Chapel Pastor Joe Sizemore 6144 S. 1075 W. Owensville, Ind. 47665 Phone: 812-729-7231 Sun. Worhship 10 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

Stewartsville United Methodist Rev. Bill Ping RR 2 Poseyville, Ind. 47633 Phone: 812-851-5561 Sun. School 8:30 a.m. Sun. Worship 9:30 a.m. The House of Prayer COGIC Pastor J.I. Hargett 816 E. Third Street Mt. Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-985-3841 Sun. Worship 10 a.m. Tuesday Worship 7 p.m. Friday Worship 8 p.m. The Turning Point 9800 Middle Mount Vernon Road Evansville, Ind. 47712 Phone: 812-985-9800 Trinity United Church of Church Rev. Cynthia Priem, Pastor 505 Mulberry Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-3805 Adult Study 8:30 a.m. Sun. Worship & Kids Class 10:10 a.m. United Church of Christ of Cynthiana Sun. Worship 10:15 a.m. Thurs. night Kids Club 7 p.m. University Heights Baptist Church 8800 Middle Mount Vernon Road Evansville, Ind. 47712 Phone: 812-985-5158 Wadesville General Baptist Church 3262 Princeton Street Wadesville, Ind. 47638 Phone: 812-673-4660 Sun. School 9 a.m. Sun. Worship 10 a.m. Zion Lippe United Church of Christ Rev. Jay Warren 9000 Copperline Road East Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-985-2437 Sun. School 9 a.m. Family Worship 10 a.m. Zoar United Church of Christ Rev. John Motz 4600 Church Road Evansville, Ind. 47712 Phone: 812-963-3749 Sun. School 8:30 a.m. Sun. Worship 10 a.m. Mon. Bible Study 10 a.m. Thurs. Evening Bible Study 7 p.m.

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SCHOOL St. Wendel School News

St. Wendel fourth grade class with Sr. Airman Aaron Will. Kneeling from left to right: Alex Gries and Grant Schneider Standing from left to right: Tanner Schickel, Jaren Wildeman, Casey Straub, Noah Blankenberger, Sr. Airman Aaron Will, Alaina Spahn, Olivia Effinger, Jenna Zirkelbach, Jenna Fehrenbacher and Kaitlin Wright. Photo by Cathy Dyson

Many exciting projects, opportunities, and contests have been part of the month of March at St. Wendel School. The month began as students in Grades 1 – 4 were delighted to receive their new desks and chairs, provided by the school’s PTO. Replacing the desks original to the building was both memorable and historic! As Grant Schneider said, “I can’t believe we finally have new desks! Now we can be the first to use them and they have no marks or words on them, any where. The new design helps me organize my things better! This is so cool!” This completes the original plan of replacing all the old desks in Grades 1 – 8 with up-to-date sitting arrangements. The old desks are being offered to parish members as a first come, first serve basis. Donations are being accepted when individuals pick up the desk furniture. Service projects continue in many of the grades. “Making a Difference” in the lives of those around us, is our school diocesan theme. With two recent visits from our parish military service members (Private 1st Class Jacob Seibert and Senior Airman Aaron Will), stu-

By Cathy Dyson

dents in Mrs. Dyson’s class know they make a positive difference. Both men visited with the students in 4th grade to say, “Thanks!” for all of the support from back home. Knowing that someone is thinking about them, by sending care packages and letters, means so much to these men. The 4th grade and Mrs. Dyson appreciate these service members taking time to stop by their school and classroom, and wish them all the best in their endeavors. The Math Bowl team, led by Mrs. Jane Herr and Mrs. Amanda Randolph, met during January through March to prepare for their competition on March 10th. The team competed in Class 2 of our region and took home a 1st place. Each member of the team received a gold medal for their near perfect team score (24/26). Later, the team found out even more great news, they placed 2nd in the state of Indiana, in their class! Aubrey Dyson, a 6th grade team member said it well, “We couldn’t have done it without terrific coaches and great team support! I’m proud of all that we’ve accomplished!” Students in Grades 5 – 8 worked diligently on their annual drama production

during the months of January and February. Mrs. Jessica Wade, the school drama coach, and Mrs. Shirley Clements, the music teacher, conducted try-outs for the production. The cast was decided and individuals began working on their lines. The set was designed and painted by some of the actors and actresses on weekends and after school. Meeting many times, each week after school, paid off when they presented their musical, “Bugsy Malone, Jr.” on March 17th – 18th. St. Wendel’s drama club members and the 5th – 8th grade music students didn’t let those in attendance down. This year’s production showcased their many talents, yet again! Students portrayed their characters with much creativity. The artistic background scenes set the mood. Musical talents were showcased throughout the production. Many stage crew members made the production run smoothly. What great talent we have in these students! Many thanks goes out to Mrs. Wade, Mrs. Clements, the students, and all who helped support the drama production in some way this school year. We are very blessed to have these people as part of St. Wendel School.

St. Wendel’s fifth through eighth graders presented a musical, “Bugsy Malone” on March 17, 18. Performing the scene “Good Triumph” is L to R: Doodle (Travis Koester), Bronx Charlie (Kurtis Wilderman), Bugsy Malone (Jarrod Koester), Blousy Brown (Eli Schapker) and Tallulah (Megan Reker). Photo by Cathy Dyson.

MVJHS to perform Sleeping Beauty April 19 The cast for the Mount Vernon Junior High School musical this spring - Enchanted Sleeping Beauty - has been determined. 56 students have roles in the production. Perfor-

mance dates are Friday, April 15, at 7 p.m. and Sat., April 19, at 3 p.m. More information will be provided as we get closer to the production dates.

St. Wendel’s fifth through eighth graders presented a musical, “Bugsy Malone” on March 17, 18. Performing in the opening scene, Roxy Robinson and Dandy Dan's Gang, are L to R: Roxy (Aubrey Dyson) and Gang Members, Bronx Charlie (Kurtis Wilderman), other gang member (Ashley Rexing), Benny Lee (Roni Inkenbrandt) and Yonkers (Max Mayer). Photo by Cathy Dyson

North Elementary collecting Coke Reward Points

St. Wendel Bowl Team. Front row fourth grade members left to right: Jenna Fehrenbacher, Alaina Spahn, Olivia Effinger, Grant Schneider, Tanner Schickel and Noah Blankenberger (missing Kaitlin Wright and Jenna Zirkelbach). 2nd row 5th grade members left to right: Kathryn Muensterman, Jaylyn Sweeney, Lindsey Koester, Mitch Hall, Claudia Duncan, Jack Heldt and Claire Muensterman. 3rd row Coaches and 6th grade members left to right: Mrs. Randolph, Aubrey Dyson, Ali Spahn, Roni Inkenbrandt, Kaitlyn Blankenberger, Joel Kelley, Tyler Effinger and Mrs. Herr. Photo by Cathy Dyson

Posey County immunization clinics announced The Posey County Health Department will hold an immunization clinic Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at the Coliseum in Mount Vernon from 2-6 p.m. and Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at North Elementary School in Poseyville from 3-5 p.m. An appointment is not needed for these clinics. Required immunization additions for the 2010-2011 school year are as follows: All Kindergarten students will be required to have two doses of varicella vaccine, given on or after the first

birthday and separated by three months, or a history of chickenpox disease documented by a physician. All Kindergarten students will be required to have one of the required doses of polio vaccine given on or after the fourth birthday, and at least six months after the previous dose. All sixth through twelfth grades students will be required to have two doses of varicella vaccine, given on or after the first birthday, and separated by age-appropriate intervals as defined by the

CDC, or a history of chickenpox disease documented by the parent/guardian. All sixth through twelfth grade students will be required to have one dose of tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) given on or after the tenth birthday. All sixth through twelfth grade students will be required to have one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4). Please bring shot records for each child receiving immunizations.

St. Wendel Catholic School News Did you know that one child every 30 seconds dies from the disease Malaria on the Continent of Africa? An organization called NETwork against Malaria is trying to do something to stop all of the dying. This organization provides nets for families to put around the children’s bed. Each net can protect three children at a time. The nets are treated with a special substance to repel the mosquitoes. The cost of one net is $10.00. The organization survives on fundraisers and donations. After watching a video about NETworking against Malaria the fifth grade class from St. Wendel decided to adopt this cause as their world service project. During the school year the class has held a couple of different fundraisers. One activity was sponsoring a hat day where the students can

pay $1. Before Hat Day the fifth graders went to each class and talked to them about Malaria and how it kills so many children each day. The rest of the school got the message because we took in just over $200. Many students donated more than the $1 required. The class also sponsored a second fund raiser. The students made a St. Wendel School fleece blanket and then raffled it off during Catholic Schools’ Week. The students raised enough money to buy 21 nets. Because of the efforts of both fundraisers the class has the potential of saving 120 children’s lives. Service projects are not the only thing that keeps the 5th grade busy. They have been studying about the different genres in Literature. The students have read the books individually, as a class, and

in literature circles. The last genre the students read was biography. These biographies were about Americans who played an important role in the making of the Constitution. The class will be reading a play about Fredrick Douglas. Excitement is mounting for our Civil War unit. This unit will be taught in collaboration with the righth grade. Mr. Watkins, their social studies teacher, and Mrs. DeWolf, the fifth grade social studies teacher, will team teach this unit. The unit will begin by having a participant in Civil War reenactments coming and presenting a program to the two classes. Overall it has been a great year for the fifth grade. We have learned much and we have worked hard to achieve our class motto: Striving to do our best.

North Elementary has joined the My Coke Rewards for Schools program. That means by drinking the Coca-Cola products your family already enjoys, you can get My Coke Rewards points and donate them to North Elementary School. Your donations will go towards art supplies for all of the art classes at North Elementary. If you would like to help, it is easy to donate. First, purchase your favorite Coca-Cola products to get the codes. They’re on hundreds of different packages, including Dasani, Sprite,

Minute-Maid, Powerade Ion4 and more. The codes can be found on the caps of bottled drinks and on the inside of the outside packaging of the canned products. Next, go to You must register to become a member, enter the code, and click on “Donate to Your School”. You will need to find North Elementary by its zip code, 47633. When the school page comes up, enter the amount of points you’d like to give, and then click, “Donate”. If you do not have access to a computer you can drop your

donation off at the school office. Along with the Coke program, North Elementary School, also, collects Box Tops for Education clippings, Tyson Project A+ section of the bagged and boxed Tyson chicken product label, and Campbell’s Labels for Education UPC’s. With the economy being what it is, the PTO would like thank you for your help with these fundraisers. After all, weren’t these items just going in the trash? You can turn in any donations in the office at North Elementary.


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David Givens (center) was recently honored as Volunteer of the Year, by the United Way of Posey County at the 2011 United Way State Leaders Conference in Indianapolis. Congratulating David Givens are (left to right) Donald Baier, volunteer; Barbara Givens, David Givens’ wife; Ronald Silverman, chairman of the Board of the Indiana Association of United Ways; and Elizabeth Baier, executive director of the United Way of Posey County. Photo submitted

Mount Vernon Mayor John Tucker and Deputy Clerk Denise Dike accept a $10,001.42 check from Posey County Community Foundation Director Julie Eickhoff from the Mount Vernon River Front Project Fund. The Mount Vernon River Front Project Fund was a nonpermanent fund created by the City of Mount Vernon in 2010 to accept funds for the purpose of the River Front Project. Photo submitted

Countrymark, FFA team up to bring high quality speakers to FFA banquets

Spring’s finally here, and across rural Indiana that means that the annual FFA chapter banquet season can’t be far behind. At these banquets, FFA members, parents, friends, and community supporters will gather to recognize and celebrate members’ and chapters’ achievements, leadership and growth of the past year. One highlight and long-standing tradition of many of these chapter banquets is hearing a keynote speech by one of the state’s seven FFA officers. This year’s state president, Morgan Dawson from Scottsburg, can’t wait to get started. “Since I’ve been in FFA, I’ve come to love the banquets—I think they’re awesome!” said Dawson. “I enjoy public speaking and I’m really excited to have the opportunity to share a few of my thoughts. I’m looking forward to attending a number of the banquets.” This year’s national FFA motto is “Infinite Potential,” and Dawson’s speech, “Invest—Don’t Spend,” ties in nicely. “I think a lot of us get caught up in just ‘spending’ our time and money, when instead we should be ‘investing’ it,” said Dawson. “For example, when we’re talking with someone or sharing some time with them, are we just spending time, or are

we really investing in them and what’s best for them?” Speeches by other officers include such topics as: “Look at Life Differently;” “Mastering Fears—By Valuing Challenges, Moving Emotions, and Expediting Fear;” “Perspective— Keeping it in Perspective;” “How to Achieve What You Want;” “Imagination—Find the Imagine You Once Lost;” and “Make Every Moment Count.” Keynote speeches by state officers are a popular item at many chapter banquets, and are arranged by invitation. The banquet season runs from mid-March through mid-May, and the officers try to attend as many as they can. Dawson will be attending 7 to 10 banquets, as will her six fellow officers. Financially supporting the officers’ touring circuit this year will be farmer-owned cooperative CountryMark. “We see great value in what FFA does for its members, our communities and the future of the agricultural industry,” said Jon Lantz, CountryMark Vice President of Marketing. “FFA provides technical training, motivation and the opportunity for members to hone their agricultural skills. With the values they have and the training they possess, it is exciting to imagine where these blue jackets and gold leaders will take our industry in the years to come. Sponsoring the state officers at chapter

banquets is also an excellent complement to the involvement many CountryMark member co-ops have with their local FFA chapters across the state.” CountryMark recently hosted the state officers at its Indianapolis office. “With the state officers, we shared CountryMark’s agricultural heritage, provided them an overview of what the company stands for today, and our vision of where we hope to take our farmer-owned oil company in the years to come,” said Lantz. “We sincerely enjoy the opportunity to introduce our company to these enthusiastic and optimistic young leaders. Each year when we meet with the state FFA officers, they ask great questions and are always eager to dig into the issues that impact our industry and the lives of our customers.” Dawson, who plans to attend Purdue University next year to study ag sales and marketing with a minor in international ag studies, said that CountryMark’s sponsorship was invaluable. “Both CountryMark and FFA were started by groups of individuals who saw a need and did something about it,” said Dawson. “Our organizations have a lot in common, and we’re very thankful for their sponsorship.”

4-H News The Hoosier Boosters 4-H club held a meeting on March 16 in the North Posey Ag Room. President Amanda Bender called the meeting to order. Robyn Bender and Danielle Perry gave a health and saftey re-

port and a treasurer’s report was given by Brianna Perry. The clubthen disscussed Share the Fun skits and group acts. Our next meeting will be on March 29 in the North Posey Ag room at 7 p.m.

4-H Share-the-Fun Talent Contest April 1 The annual Posey County Share-the-Fun Talent Contest will be held Friday, April 1, 2011, at the Posey County Community Center on the Posey County 4-H



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The General Thomas Posey chapter of the DAR has received notice that Joseph J. Priest has been selected by the state judges as one of thirteen finalists in the 20102011 Indiana DAR Good Citizen Competition. Joseph, a senior at North Posey High School, is the son of Jim and Gayle Priest. Joseph and his family will attend the Good Citizen Award Luncheon on Sunday, May 15 to be held at the Indianapolis Marriott East. The state winner will be announced during the luncheon. Photo submitted

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Fairgrounds. The event will begin at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend, and admission is free. Local 4-H members will participate in group and/or individual curtain acts, and 4-H trip and scholarship winners for the year will be announced. For more information on this or any other 4-H event, please contact the Purdue Extension-Posey County Office, 838-1331 or poseyces@

The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana will host the third in the series of Meet Your Legislator events in Posey County on Saturday, April 9 at the Poseyville Community Center. The event will begin at 9 a.m. Representative Wendy McNamara

and Senator Jim Tomes will be in attendance. This event is open to everyone and is free of charge. For more information or with questions, contact Tiffani Weatherford at 812.838.3639 or by email at tweatherford@

Democratic Women’s Club Party set The Posey County Democratic Women’s Club will hold its annual Democrat Card Party on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., at the St.Matthew School Gym in Mount Vernon. Everyone is invited to attend. This year’s card party theme is “The Color of Freedom is Red, White, and Blue”. The evening will feature barbecue. Other refresh-

ments, including home-made cookies and candy, chips, and soft drinks, will be available. Cost of admission is $2, and there will be many door prizes, a silent auction, and a raffle with $450 in cash prizes. Call Elizabeth Baier at 838-3757 or 8385808 or Becky Higgins at 204-7388 for info.


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Cheaters have tainted March Madness, basketball’s showcase For years, I looked forward to March Madness. It was a time when we could all talk about who was going to win ballgames and eventually win a national championship. I always looked forward to it because it was the last of the most pure form of TRUTH... the game. But over the past few STRANGER years, March Madness has THAN made me open my eyes to the FICTION reality that despite the glam- BY DAVE orous side we see on televi- PEARCE sion, there is a dark side that only occasionally makes the news. As I have grown older, I have realized that there are so many people who do not want to play fair. Every coach has his own “system.” How far we have ventured away from the original game. Half-way through the season, who would have thought that of all the teams in the country, tiny Butler would return again to the Final Four of the sport? Who would have guessed that Indiana heavyweights Purdue and Notre Dame would stand by the wayside and watch as again, The Horizon League would send a team to the Final Four. But as I prepare to watch next weekend’s Final Four, it takes me back to the time when I realized the truth about fishing. As a child, I always dreamed of going to a country pond and attempting to outsmart the fish. When one unsuspectingly took the bait on my cleverlyconcealed hook, I had won the battle and had outsmarted the fish. That was fishing in it’s truest form. By today’s standards, you aren’t fishing if you don’t have a $30,000 boat with four depth finders, three fish finders, a 150horse motor, 15 rod and reels, and a collection of 400 lures in a recently stocked lake. That’s not fishing…that’s assault. But basketball, like hunting and fishing, has also changed. People stock lakes with huge fish and then attempt to “catch” them. Oh, there can be some enjoyment in that but

the true joy of fishing is picking out an old country pond or lake and using a cheap rodand-reel or a cane pole and catching enough fish to have a fish fry and doing it on your own. Hunting is the same way. The definition of hunting over the years has changed drastically for me. People now buy or grow animals and put them in an area and “hunters” now pay big money to go in those areas and shoot the game. That’s not hunting. Hunting is going to a place where you are not sure there are really any bear and finding one and taking it home. Anyone can shoot a squirrel in a cage. March Madness has turned into pretty much the same…Madness. Conferences such as the Big East have 16 or 18 members and 11 of the 68 teams in this year’s field are from a single conference. And a few members of the coaching profession have reminded us again that they don’t want to play by the rules, our area’s beloved Coach Bruce Pearl being one of them. I guess the part that makes this one particularly hard to swallow was the fact that while an assistant at Iowa, Pearl was a whistle-blower on Illinois for recruiting violations. And just a few successful years later (that have included the money and the fame that come with success) Pearl finds himself answering the same questions which he posed to the coaches at Illinois. Kentucky has seemed to hit its stride but not without first trying to work a European professional onto the team. And if their coach’s former schools are any indication, should the Wildcats be successful and win the title, it will probably be only a matter of time before they will have to give it up. I realize that much like hunting and fishing, March Madness will go on with or without me. If people want to call catching fish in

a barrel a success, that’s their choice. If people want to “hunt” animals inside a fence, its their choice. But I’m not so sure we are sending the right message to the next generation. As a matter of fact, I’m pretty sure we aren’t. It’s the instant gratification win-at-any-cost philosophy that has the United States in the mess it is in. As I prepared to write this column, I found a few funny quotes regarding basketball over the years. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. They are as follows: The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play “Drop the Handkerchief.” ~James Naismith This is the second most exciting indoor sport, and the other one shouldn’t have spectators. ~Dick Vertleib If the NBA were on channel 5 and a bunch of frogs making love was on channel 4, I’d watch the frogs even if they were coming in fuzzy. ~Bobby Knight The rule was “No autopsy, no foul.” ~Stewart Granger, on the pickup games of his childhood I haven’t been able to slam-dunk the basketball for the past five years. Or, for the thirty-eight years before that, either. ~Dave Barry I look at the NBA as a football game without the helmet. ~Tom Tolbert These are my new shoes. They’re good shoes. They won’t make you rich like me, they won’t make you rebound like me, they definitely won’t make you handsome like me. They’ll only make you have shoes like me. That’s it. ~From a Charles Barkley commercial for basketball shoes, 1993 What is so fascinating about sitting around watching a bunch of pituitary cases stuff a ball through a hoop? ~Woody Allen, Annie Hall We have a great bunch of outside shooters. Unfortunately, all our games are played

indoors. ~Weldon Drew Basketball is the MTV of sports. ~Sara Levinson The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot. ~Bill Russell I hate it. It looks like a stickup at 7-Eleven. Five guys standing there with their hands in the air. ~Norm Sloan, on zone defense Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up. ~Red Auerbach Fans never fall asleep at our games, because they’re afraid they might get hit by a pass. ~George Raveling The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not. ~Charles Barkley When I dunk, I put something on it. I want the ball to hit the floor before I do. ~Darryl Dawkins You don’t play against opponents. You play against the game of basketball. ~Bobby Knight When I went to Catholic high school in Philadelphia, we just had one coach for football and basketball. He took all of us who turned out and had us run through a forest. The ones who ran into the trees were on the football team. ~George Raveling We’re shooting 100 percent - 60 percent from the field and 40 percent from the freethrow line. ~Norm Stewart You can run a lot of plays when your X is twice as big as the other guys’ O. It makes your X’s and O’s pretty good. ~Paul Westphal Giving “Magic” the basketball is like giving Hitler an army, Jesse James a gang, or Genghis Khan a horse. ~Jim Murray, about Earvin Johnson The secret is to have eight great players and four others who will cheer like crazy. ~Jerry Tarkanian

Letter to the Editor Commendation for high priority, quality service rendered, again To: Mr. Steve Schenk, Posey County Highway Department Please accept this most recent commendation from me on behalf of your people for the great service they performed for my family. This service is related to the recent installation of a new culvert at our residence. As you know the culvert I purchased from Southern Indiana Drainage was delivered and properly installed by your people. I am very grateful for the great work they did on our behalf and on behalf of some of our neighbors whose drainage also runs through this culvert. I would further like to make the following comments about their service to us. The services they each provided to us are likely to be consistent with their daily work habits. Bettye Moore and Tamyra Wolfe have consistently been courteous and helpful, beyond my expectations, in every communication experience I have had with them over the telephone. Roy Neaveill visited our residence within hours of my

initial telephone conversation with you on March 14, 2011. He quickly assessed the situation and developed a mutually agreeable action plan to solve the damaged culvert problem near the eastern edge of our property. I must say the team’s completion of this task, within one calendar week from our initial call to you, exceeded my expectations of your organization. Tommy Neaveill’s displays of appreciable knowledge, hand signal and sighting skills in communicating with the equipment operators, and a willingness to lead by personal example were clearly evident in this wonderful team accomplishment. Beyond the normal, coordinated duties that Dan Adamaitis likely performs at each work site, he made the extra effort to clean out our drain tile standup in an effort to provide the best possible experience for us. He also was especially courteous to me during the completion of this work assignment. I very much enjoyed observing Gary Schmidt manage his

portion of the work. He used his machine with such skill and care that it seemed to me to be as easy for him as one might experience in combing their own hair. Clearly his many years of experience using the equipment paid time efficient dividends for the team in this notable effort. Jeff Toelle worked diligently in the culvert installation and in the application and repositioning of other materials at the worksite. I also noted his desire and associated dedication in performing his duties well and efficiently. His attention to detail during this task was especially very much appreciated. Good things happen when good people choose to work together. Please place a copy of this letter of commendation in the personnel files of all employees that participated in this solution. Best regards to all of you, Appreciative Posey County Resident, Dennis (Denny) Bloodworth

Right to Work not the right direction for Indiana In a letter to the Evansville Courier published March 24 Barbara Quant questions who represents Indiana workers? Well, I would like to respond to some of her comments in this article. First of all she states that the current protest observed in our Indiana Statehouse are "rhetoric and bluster". Excuse me, but I personally would not label a peaceful demonstration fighting for a right to "collective bargaining and an anti right-to-workstate" anything but a duty. When a select group of individuals are threatening a current way of life and your family's future, it is time to make a stand. The letter questions whether hard working, tax paying citizens like labor unions,teachers unions,and other government workers are actually Indiana workers. I submit to you that they are very much a representation of the middle class in America and Indiana workers. She tries to attach a numerical figure to these people by quoting "workers who make up less than 25% of the workforce". It is not the percentage of the overall workforce that is significant here, it is a compilation of the contribution that these members make to our society that is important. As a past member of the Building Trades in the state of Indiana, I can assure you that these individuals are responsible for erecting and maintaining our schools, hospitals, generating stations, manufacturing,businesses and industrial base that has made America the great country that we are today. The general public has no idea of how hard these people work

and the elements they have to fight, and the very unpleasant working conditions that are a part of their daily life in the Building Trades. I personally do, and many others like myself have worked in 120 degree heat index or 50 degrees below zero with rain and snow for 10-12-16 hours a day. I am quite sure that the person who wrote this letter has not walked a 6 inch I-beam at 350 feet in the air on top of a Ggenerating Station , packing 50 lbs. of tools with you, climbing everywhere your required to be,risking life and injury, because there are no stairways yet in place, realizing the unpleasantness of using porta-poties in summer heat and winters cold and the list goes on. She thinks these people are overpaid, I say walk a mile in their shoes. The teachers and government workers referred to in the letter may not have to endure the elements of the before mentioned positions, but they have made their sacrifices too (long hours, budget constraints, under staffing, supply shortages, etc). Barbara Quandt states that the unions "collect wages and benefits at the expense of the real middle class", Real Middle Class ...really. I find that statement almost laughable. These are the "real middle class" and they deserve the opportunity to negotiate through Collective Bargaining to try and maintain a middle class way of life. It is obvious that the author represents the business side of this equation (she is the Indiana state director of the National Federation of Independent Business). As a past President Iron Workers Local 103 in Evansville Indiana I have negotiated

with the business representatives in this process. I know first hand how this process works . I am not saying that the unions are the answer to all the problems that face working America, they have their negative side as do the business position. I have negotiated contracts where I have had a Business Agent who is supposed to have been supporting the members position and he was more concerned about the business position. Collect Bargaining is not perfect , but it is the best platform currently for both sides to sit down and air their sides grievances in a civil atmosphere. Why should that opportunity to debate the issues be denied them? The Right to Work issue is a no-brainer from my perspective. The facts are that this act will lower wages substantially, remove safety and health standards, and make less revenue available for spending in businesses throughout the community. I have the unique perspective of having been in business, served as a County Commissioner, worked in a non-union and a union background, so my opinion is not biased one way or the other. This protest is much larger than union vs non-union, it is an "all out attack" on working people all over America and their way of life. Corporate funded movements and all the "greed" that comes with it have put working Americans in the sorry state of affairs we find ourselves today. Randy Thornburg Past President of Iron Workers Local 103 Evansville, Ind.

that small mat and anything less than total effort is apparent. I do not know much about the sport of wrestling. But I have long recognized that it brings out much of what’s good. One on one, similarly sized, similarly aged, competition under rules as applied by neutral referees. It requires stamina, strength, strategy and courage. It is very much like another sport I know a little about, boxing. That may be why wrestling impresses me. When someone enters the boxing ring or walks out onto the wrestling mat, the excuses we might get

by with generally no longer suffice. That is why when I watched Anthony Robles win the national championship I knew my days of comfortably avoiding unpleasant but necessary tasks were numbered. Wrestling and boxing require superb balance among many other skills. So when Mr. Robles, the 22 year old college champion, had to leave his crutch on the sidelines and hop one legged onto that national stage, I was amazed he could even remain upright. As I watched the match on television between Robles and another fine college

wrestler, I paid close attention to the scoring. No special rules or dispensations were made. Anthony won a tough match with skill, strength and, most importantly, character. Anthony Robles was born with only one leg. I guess he has failed to notice that minor difference.





Gavel Gamut’s “Anthony Robles” Anthony Robles just sounded the death knell to plausible deniability. I could usually find an available excuse to avoid exercise or work around JPeg Ranch before Mr. Robles. It might have been raining. A must see ballgame was on television. Or, perhaps, an old football injury appeared when needed. There was always a way to assuage my conscience, until Anthony Robles came along. Two years ago Mr. Robles placed fourth in the nation in college wrestling. Then last year he placed seventh. I do not know why those accomplishments should not have been enough for

anyone. But, oh no, not for Mr. Robles. This week he won the NCAA college champi-

GAVEL GAMUT BY JUDGE JIM REDWINE onship in the 125 pound weight division. He wrestled for Arizona State University. I watched the match in complete awe. Wrestling is one of those activities that separates the wheat from the chaff. There’s no where to hide on

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Or, at least, he has never felt the need to use that as an excuse. As for me, in spite of several previously perfectly plausible explanations to Peg as to why the garage did not need to be cleaned out, I am going to put down my pen and pick up a broom. Thanks a lot, Anthony.

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New traffic counters will help city make route decisions By Pam Robinson The Mount Vernon Board of Public Works and Safety voted Thursday to allow Sterett Crane & Rigging to travel with three heavy loads through town this week from TMI on West Second Street to SABIC. The loads will travel along West Second Street to Old Highway 69 to SABIC’s Gate No. 9. It is estimated each load will weigh 17,000 pounds, less than an empty packer truck. The board noted that Sterett would be responsible for paying all applicable fees. Police Chief Grant Beloat stated the city’s truck travel ordinance re-

quired a permit, but none was included. The board is allowing the three loads to go through town without a permit. It was indicated a permit will be drafted. The ordinance also addresses company liability for any damage done to streets. Beloat said the move would take about 30 minutes. The police department will help with traffic. In other business: •The board approved the purchase of a new set of traffic counters for $2,960.02 to come from the street department’s equipment line. •The board approved the street

department’s request for an online purchase of a 2009 manual on universal traffic control devices with the city credit card. Cost is estimated at $139. •The board approved the use of the city credit card for gas and meals when Street Commissioner Roy Maynard and Assistant to the Mayor Sherry Willis travel to Huntingburg on Thursday, March 31, for training on grant sign offs. •It was announced that Bernardin Lochmueller & Associates is still in the process of reviewing the bids and specifications for Phase 2 of the

sewer project. •Wastewater Superintendent Rodney Givens reported that the county has secured funds to make the needed repairs to the bridge on Old Highway 62, but the city has a sewer line connected to the bridge. Givens said Posey County Commissioner Jim Alsop had inquired about the city’s plans for dealing with the sewer line. Givens said he needed to know what the county was going to do before he could put together a plan. •Wastewater Superintendent Givens reported a leak, a sewer issue,

at Walnut and Water streets. When the old pipe was dug up, a hairline crack was found. It was clamped and will be paved over when it has time to settle. •Board member Becky Higgins reported vandalism attempts had been made at the cemetery next to Hedges Elementary School. At her request, Police Chief Grant Beloat agreed to put extra patrol in the area. The Mount Vernon Board of Public Works and Safety will meet again Thursday, April 7, at 4:00 p.m. in the city hall annex.

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"Wizard of Oz"

• Kentucky Center for the Arts • Saturday matinee June 11

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"Million Dollar Quartet"

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International Quilt Festival

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President Polk's Antebellum Tennessee

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Involvement in community key to connecting, contributing for Crissups Southern Illinois natives Joe and Teresa Crissup have become deeply rooted in the life of their Mount Vernon community since they moved here after their marriage nearly 19 years ago. Whether they are lending a sleeping bag to a neighbor across the fence or volunteering for a charitable organization, they behave as if they’ve lived here all their lives. A 13-year employee with the Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon, Teresa serves as the Title I reading assistant at West Elementary. Needless to say, after hours, she enjoys reading as much as possible. In addition, she is active in Calvary Baptist Church, her family’s church home since 1994. She is the Sunday school superintendent there and manages vacation bible school each summer as well as the annual Easter egg hunts. Joe is the plant superintendent in the soybean processing division of Consolidated Grain and Barge, where he has been employed for the past 14 years. In his free time, he is involved in a number of community organizations. He has served with the Black Township Fire and Rescue for 10 years now in addition to volunteering as an instructor with the local chapter of the American Red Cross and as an auditor for the United Way. He enjoys membership in the National Wild Turkey Association and the local Conservation Club, where he helps with the annual spring fishing day for youth. Combining his passion for motorcycles with his dedicated service to firefighting, Joe helped to charter the local chapter of the Red Knights, a national motorcycle group for firefighters. The group does fundraising to help children burn victims as well as supports such local entities as Toys for Tots and the new Ronald McDonald House in Evansville. The Crissups have three sons: Austin (15), a freshman at Mount Vernon High School; Jacob (almost 13), a 6th grader at Mount Vernon Junior High School; and Lucas (9), a third-grader at West. All three young men like to help with the community activities of the Red Knights. The entire family enjoys camping and supporting Austin and his fellow Marching Wild-


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M-Club to induct two teams, individuals to Hall of Fame By Steve Joos They went to school together, they competed together and their school will honor them together. Classmates, teammates, Hall of fame inductees. Four members of the Class of 200 will be inducted into the Mount Vernon Hall of Fame at the M-Club’s April 9 banquet, set for 6:30 p.m. at the high school cafeteria, along with two of the outstanding teams they competed on. Kathryn Hauschild, Brad Hall, Nicole Gladish and Crystal Stock will join Chris McClatchy (Class of ’97) in the 37th Class of the Mount Vernon Hall. The 1999 boys’ track and 2000 girls’ track squads will also be honored. Two of the 2000 graduates (Hauschild and Gladish) went on to athletic careers at Blackburn College in Carlinville, Ill. Here are the inductee profiles. Chris McClatchy Chris McClatchy, a 1997 Mount Vernon high graduate, earned eight letters in four sports, including four in golf, two in wrestling and one each in football and tennis. McClatchy was a member of two sectional championship teams, the 1995 tennis and 1996 golf teams. He was named to the Big Eight all-conference golf and football teams his junior year and wrestling his senior year. McClatchy was a heavyweight wrestling champion during his senior year. He placed third at the Regional and was a Semistate qualifier. He received honorable mention academic all-state and received the Elks “Athlete of the Year” award. Kathryn Hauschild Kathryn Hauschild, a 2000 Mount Vernon High School graduate, earned ten letters in three sports, including four in softball and three each in volleyball and basketball. During her sophomore year, she was a member of the Sectional championship volleyball team and received the “most improved varsity player” award. In her junior year, “Kat” led the Lady Cats with the most assists (296). In her senior year, she led her team with the most points scored (124), most defensive digs (92) and most serving aces (49). She received the teams “hustle” and “defender” awards. During her basketball career at MVHS, she won the “newcomer of the year” award as a sophomore, “hustle” and “codefensive player of the year” as a junior and “defensive player of the year” her senior year. She received the Big Eight Conference scholar athlete award. In softball, Hauschild received the “defender” award her senior year. She received an athletic scholarship to Blackburn College and broke the school’s volleyball single-season records for assists and serving aces. Nicole Gladish Graduating from Mount Vernon high school in 2000, Nicole Gladish received four major letters each in basketball and softball. She let the Lady Cats in batting average in her junior year with a .513 batting average. She had four doubles, three triples and six stolen bases as the Lady Cats’ lead off hitter. She was named on the Big Eight all-conference softball team and to the Sunday Courier All-Southwestern Indiana team. In her senior year, Gladish had a .388 batting average

and again was named to the Big Eight all-conference team. In basketball, she led her team in three-point shooting, most steals, assists and rebounds. She was named to the Big Eight all-conference team, with an average of 14.4 points per games. The Kiwanis girls’ athletic award was presented to Gladish in 2000 and she received an athletic scholarship from Blackburn College.

At Blackburn, she was named first team all-conference her freshman and sophomore years and was honorable mention all-conference her junior year. In basketball, Gladish was second all time in scoring with 1,309 points and second all time three-point field goals with 107.She set a record for the most points in a game (38) and

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The Mount Vernon High School 2000 girls track team

The Mount Vernon High School 1999 boys track team

Vikings honored for Outstanding Sportsmanship The IHSAA in sponsorship with Red Gold Products selected North Posey High School as the outstanding Sportsmanship school for the 2010-2011 winter season. Athletic Director Virgil Ferguson was presented a $2,000 check for the high school at half-time of the 4A Boys State Championship game for being named High School Sportsmanship winner for the 2010-2011 Winter Season.

This award is presented each sports season to a high school that has demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship during that season. Athletic Director Ferguson gave praise to the community, coaching staff, and student body for the outstanding display of professionalism and sportsmanship. Ferguson gave credit to the senior class for being great leaders, helping North Posey High School win this award.

New Harmony honors winter sports athletes New Harmony High School honored its winter athletes with a banquet and awards ceremony last week at the school cafeteria. Boys’ basketball coach Jim Little reviewed his team’s season and presented awards with the help of assistants Ed Wynn, Joe Ettenshohn, Cody Blackman and Zach Davis. Varsity letters went to Kyle Whitmore, Clint Matthews, Blayne Worman, Elliott Lange, Kris Scarafia, Luke Allison and Stephen Murray. Reserve letters were presented to Zach Sollman, Dylan Kaufman and A.J. Eaton. Scarfia was named the team’s top defensive player and the assist leader. McDaniel was recognized as the Rappite boys’ leading rebounder, the best free throw percentage and the most charges taken. One of three first-year coaches at New Harmony, Little thanked the administration, community and parents of their support of the team, especially preparing treats for the players and filming the games. The coach also thanked those who handled such duties as Mount Vernon’s Troy Paris throws another strike during the scrimmage with Reitz Thursday evening. Photo driving the bus and working the scorers’ table. “New Harmony is a great place to coach,” Little said. by Dave Koch

Girls’ coach Jennifer Toopes reviewed her team’s season and presented awards with the help of assistant Shawn Worman. Varsity letters went to Kendall Morris, Kaila Winerberger, Madison Worman, Sandra Hall, Kelsey Owen, Morgan Mathews, Samantha Ricketts, Alyssa Scherzinger, Brianna Suttles, Silver Nelson and Winter Nelson. Worman received awards for scoring the most points and having the highest free throw percentage. Other honors went to Scherzinger (Ms. Defense), Kendall Morris (Leadership), Matthews (most rebounds), Owen (Ms. Hustle) and Hall (most improved reserve). Cheerleading coaches Stephanie Rhodes and Jessica South presented letters to Hall, Ricketts, Hannah Williams, Hayleigh Hatch, Andrea Smotherman, Stacia Hempfling and sixth grader Jordyn Miller. Miller received the most improved award and Hempfling won the team’s sportsmanship award. McDaniel received the Kiwanis Athletic Award and the Rickey Knowles Memorial Award. Silver Nelson was named the recipient of the Tri-Kappa Sports Award, while Scarfia earned the Labyrinth Award.




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Nine members of the Mount Vernon girls track team travelled to Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., on Saturday to participate in the Mideast Indoor Classic. Wildcat senior, Lacey Johnson, gets a quick start out of the blocks in the 4x200 relay while teammates Katie McDonald holds the blocks and Ellen Foster awaits her turn at carrying the baton. Photo by Terri Koch

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The 2011 Undefeated Mount Vernon Junior High Wrestling team. Front Row - Paul Konrath, Jarred Canato, Jimmy Marshall, Noah Keller, Austin Bethel, Micah Keller, Harley Gorman, Tyler Dekemper, Josh Osborne, Justin Kingery, Alex Vantlin, Shane Vantlin, Davin McIntire. Middle Row - Clay Siesky, Joey Allbright, Caleb McCaffery, Cole Russell and Zach Delong. Back Row - Coach Tim Konrath, Coach Drew Burkhart, Wade Ripple, Collin Pate, Tristen Choate, Cleo Rainey, Justin Schaefer, Cameron Maier, Austin Stallings, Anthony Rosas, Payton Whoberry, Luke Ripple, Kyle Lang, Justin Trevino, Andrew Adams, Devon McCoun, Thomas Vincent, Head Coach Hunter Stevens and Coach Tim Alcorn. Photo submitted

Paws Elite finishes undefeated season, does folkstyle tourney The younger PAWS Elite wrestlers traveled to Indianapolis March 12 to participate in the ISWA Folk Style State Wrestling Tournament. Those attending were Malaki Harms, Ethan Cordle, Harley Gorman and Micah Keller. Malaki Harms took fifth place in the Pee-Wee 40pound division and Micah Keller walked away with second place in the Novice 85-pound division. The older boys traveled to Warren High School in In-

dianapolis March 19-20, those traveling were Paul Konrath, Noah Keller, Austin Bethel, Alex Vantlin, Tyler Dekemper and Payton Whoberry, these boys joined over 500 other wrestlers from around the state to wrestle for top spots in Indiana. Paul Konrath went 6-1 before taking third place in the Schoolboy 77-pound division and Austin Bethel went 6-2 before walking away with fourth place in Schoolboy 91-pound division. Noah Keller and

Payton Whoberry both went 3-2 as all the boys wrestled very well, Coach Konrath was pleased with all their efforts. All of the above boys were part of the 2011 undefeated Mount Vernon Junior High School wrestling team This has been quite a year for PAWS Elite, they took second place in the Southern Indiana Elementary Wrestling Conference. The team had 13 boys on the undefeated junior high team.

North Posey Junior High makes the most of numbers, gain experience By Steve Joos The few, the proud, the North Posey Junior High wrestling team? Well, yes. With just eight grapplers out for this year’s team, the junior high Vikings still did pretty well in Saturday’s Middle School PAC meet at Gibson Southern, as six North Posey matmen advanced out of the first two rounds and two won championships. Kayne Hillenbrand defeated Garrett Vaal of Heritage Hills 6-1 for the 75-pound championship, while Jordan Frymire took the 135-pound class with a 16-9 win over Tell City’s Xavier Barnes in a match that ended on a bizarre note when Barnes turned and apparently pinned Frymire after the buzzer went off ending the contest. “We brought eight kids,” coach Nick George said. “We’re down on numbers this year, but we’ve got six going on, so it’s been more of an up day. We’ve got two in the fi-

nals, three going for third or fourth and one going for fifth or sixth, so it’s been a good day.” The junior high Vikings have a lot of new wrestlers this year, including a few sixth graders, but the team has gotten a lot better as the year progressed. Despite the win, Hillenbrand still feels he could have done much better. “I was happy with what I did,” the seventh grader said. “But I could have done much better.” Hildebrandt started out trying to get as many takedowns as he could and also trying to pin his opponent. He couldn’t pin his man and that was an upset in itself. But he’s glad to get the win. Frymire was pleased with the way he wrestled. “I did great today,” he said. “I got mad, kept my head up and just dominated.” Frymire tried to get a mental advantage

on his opponent in the title bout, but then came the end of the match, when Barnes apparently turned Frymire and pinned him after the buzzer sounded. Frymire heartedly told the referee the pin occurred after the buzzer sounded. That got him in trouble with George, who was also arguing the point. In addition to Hildebrandt and Frymire, defending 85-pound conference champion Noah Campbell ran into trouble this season and didn’t get out of the first round. Brut Alex Taylor (80 pounds) and Jonah Cobb (130) were among those wrestling for third place. “Jonah had plenty more to learn,” George said. “I’m glad we showed up to day. We had a really good day to end the season.” Cobb captured third place, while Campbell fought back from his disappointment to bring home another third place finish. Josh Elpers (95) finished sixth to round out the

North Posey grapplers in the medal round. Cobb and Frymire are the only eighth graders on this year’s roster, while Cobb a first-year grappler. Both should bring a good mix to the middleweight classes in high school, George said, adding that both will hopefully contend for the conference title as high school grapplers. Ryan Martin (90) and Ethan Feldhake (200) rounded out the North Posey contingent. “I’m glad we showed up today,” George said. “We had a pretty good day to end our season. With eight kids, it’s been a rough year, so I’m glad we stepped up today.” North Posey finished eighth in the meet, nosing out Forest Park 90-89. Both teams were well behind seventh-place South Spencer (147). South Gibson won the meet with 310 points, finishing well ahead of runnerup Southridge (259). Heritage Hills was third with 248.

Former Wildcat Stemple making noise as an Engineer at Rose-Hulman Former Mount Vernon baseball standout Chris Stemple had a slow start with the Rose-Hulman Fightin’ Engineers, but he seems to be coming around. A senior outfielder for the Terre Haute school, Stemple came away from the nine-

game trip hitting .103 with three hits in 29 at-bats, but that was then. After the weekend, he’s hitting .269 with 14 hits in 50 at-bats, including two doubles and a home run. Back in the leadoff spot he held at the start of the season, Stemple has

scored 15 runs and amassed 19 total bases. Rose-Hulman is 10-4 so far this season, winning five home games after going 5-4 in their season-opening trip to Florida. Stemple collected eight hits in three games for the

Fightin’ Engineers last week, including a single with a runs scored and two RBIs Sunday, as RoseHulman outslugged visiting North Central 9-7. He hit his first homer of the season and scored two runs Saturday as the Engineers completed a

doubleheader sweep with an 8-7 win over the visitors from Illinois. Stemple had four hits in the twinbill, including two hits, including a double, in the opener, a 9-1 victory. Stemple’s week started with three hits in a 7-6 Rose-

Mount Vernon High School Academic Honor Students of the Class of 2014 are front: Riley Keating, Hannah McCarty, Madison Denning, Taylor Pharr, Tara Parker, Mackenzie McClarney, MacKenzie Stratton, and Caitlin Bledsoe. Back: Melanie Davis, Julian Suar, Levi Shannon, Adam Hoehn, Dane Wilson, and Haley Salaman. Not pictured: Emily Searcy and Brandon Nolan. Photo by Terri Koch

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Hall of Fame, from Page B1 was named first team all-conference her junior year. In her senior year, she was named to the second team all-conference. Gladish was awarded Blackburn’s “B” women’s award, recognizing outstanding athletic performance during her college athletic career. Brad Hall Graduating from Mount Vernon high school in 2000, Brad Hall received four major letters in track and three in football. He was a member of Mount Vernon’s first ever football Sectional in his senior year. MVHS beat undefeated heritage hills 6-3 in that game. Hall’s two touchdowns in a game against Gibson Southern tied for first in the schools record book. He had the second longest return of an interception of 95 yards against Vincennes. He also had interceptions of 80 yards against Jasper his senior year and 77 yards against North posey his junior year. He was named Big Eight all-conference defensive back his senior year. He was also named Associated Press and IFCA first team and Bloomington Herald Times second team. He played in the Region Nine All-Star game. He played one year at Kentucky Wesleyan. At most track meets, he ran the 110-meter high and the 300meter low hurdles. Hall also ran a leg on the 400-meter and 1600-eterm relay teams. In his junior year, he was a member of the Big Eight Conference and Mount. Vernon Invitational track championship team. The track team placed second in the Sectional. Crystal Stock Graduating from Mount Vernon High School in 2000, Crystal Stock received four major letters each in track and crosscountry. Stock was a State qualifier four times in cross-country and track. She was conference, sectionals and regional champion in track and cross-country and earned MVP honors in both sports. She helped the lady tracksters win three Big Eight conference track championships, two Sectionals and first ever Regional. She also was a member of the first ever girls crosscountry sectional team. Stock set several school and course records during her running career at MVHS. She received an athletic scholarship from Evansville University and became the Lady Aces’ top runner for the Division I cross-country program. She set several school records in the 5k and 6k and named to the Missouri Valley Conference honor

roll. While working on her master’s degree at USI in 2005, she finished eighth in the 3,000 meters and fifth in the distance medley relay at the NCAA Division II track and field nationals earning two All-American honors. Great Lakes Valley conference champion in was All-GLVC in 3,000 meters (indoor and outdoor). She was Little State Championships champion in 5,000 meters. In 2006, Stock qualified for NCAA Division II meet in the 5,000 and 3,000 meters. She finished third in the 3,000 meters at Nationals earning All-American honors. She was GLVC champion in the 1,500 and 3,000 meters and little State Championships champion in 1,500 and 5,000 meters. She was named Little All-State female track athlete of the year. Twice she was named academic All-GLVC. 2000 girls track team The 2000 lady tracksters were undefeated in seven dual meets, won the Forest Park and Mount Vernon Invitaitonals, repeated as Big Eight Conference and Sectional champs and brought home a Regional title for the first time in school history. Squad members included Gretchen Meyers, Danielle Clowers, j\Jackie Searcy, Kelli Seifert, Rachel Walden, Lauren Bader, Allison Larty, Adrienne Larty, Errin Mort and Kayla Hoehn. Also Brittanie Winternheimer, Brittany Gross, Jessica Fox, Holly Stevens, Sarah Erwin, Crystal Stock and Rebecca Warner. Coaches were Jackie Maier, Steve Britt, Don Sellers and Keith Kinnaird. In the Big Eight conference meet at Jasper, the cats won their fourth straight title. Mort won the 100-meters, 200-meters and was on the 1,600-meter relay team. Warner won the 400-meters and on the 1,600 relay team. Mamed to the Big Eight all-conference team were Crystal Stock, Kelli Seifert, Lauren Bader, Allison Larty, Errin Mort, Rebecca Warner, Sarah Erwin, Kayla Hoehn and Holly Stevens. The Lady Cats defended their Sectional title. Warner won the high jump, Erwin the 300m hurdles and Bader the 800-meyrtd. The Cats won two relays, the 1600 (Warner, Erwin, Hoehn and Mort) and 3200 (Bader, Larty, Stock and Seifert). At the Regional, MVHS scored 63 points to win over thirty other schools. MVHS had only one regional winner in the 1600 relay, but had seconds from mort in the 200-meters, Erwin in the 300-meter hurdles and Warner in the high jump. Third place

Spring swim program resumes today at MVJHS The Mount Vernon Metropolitan School District has announced its spring aquatic program for 2011. Open swimming resumes on March 29 and continues through May 17 each Tuesday from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Junior High pool. The admission fee is $2 per person. Adult fitness swimming also continues daily when school is in session from 7:15-8 a.m. Registrations are now being taken for the spring session of the swim classes. To register by mail, write on a sheet of paper the name of the person enrolling in the class, the name of the class, first choice of time and session and your phone number. Enclose a check for proper amount made out to Mount

Vernon High School and send to the aquatic director, Mount Vernon Junior High School, 701 Title Factory Road, Mount Vernon, IN, 47620. To register in person, register with the secretary at the Junior High office between 7:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fees should be paid at this time. Classes include: -Tots’ swim for three- through fiveyear-old children: Saturday, 10:1510:50 a.m. -Red Cross Swim Instruction (levels One-Five): Saturdays, 11-11:50 a.m. (levels One-Three and Four); Saturdays 12 noon-12:50 p.m. (levels One-Three and Five) -Red Cross Swim Instruction (level

Six): Saturdays 10-10:50 a.m. Each of these classes run from April 2-May 21. Enrollment fee is $25 per session, with a minimum enrollment of six. -Water Safety Instructor: Monday and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. April 13-May 9. The enrollment fee is $50 per session plus a separate check for $40 made out to the Red Cross for books. The minimum enrollment is six students. For more information, contact Mount Vernon Junior High School at 8332077. The Mount Vernon MTV Swim Team is also open to any interested swimmers. For more information, contact coach Larry Zoller at 453-2758 (cell phone) or 833-2077.

Mount Vernon Age Group swimmers are winners The Mount Vernon MTV age-group swim team won its fifth straight SWIM Conference championship recently at the Junior High School pool. MTV won the boys’ and girls’ divisions, racking up 7,332 points and nearly tripling the score of the runner-up Greater Evansville Aquatic Team (2,826 and one-half). The thirdplace Jasper Aquatic Wildcats were even further back with 1,844 points. MTV swimmers broke three club and 25 Conference SWIM records. Josh Howard was the high-point swimmers for the MTV eight and under boys with 140 points, while Jamie Glover led the eight and under girls with 117. Other high-point swimmers for MTV were Jayce Hamilton (9-10 boys) with 130 points and Adele Schnautz (9-10 girls) with 180; Jacob Bailey (150 points) and Claudia Crawford

(180) in the 11-12 age group; Austin Colson (126) and Samantha Gowdy (170) in the 13-14 group and Nicholas Loehr (132) and Kasey Gerst (132) among that open age group. Each of the MTV swimmers except for Glover, Hamilton and Colson were high-point winners for the conference meet. Most improved swimmers among the girls included Rachel Burke (in eight of 10 events), Olivia Trent (eight of 10), Cora Epley (seven of nine), Jordan Ambrose (six of sight), Allison Peralta (four of five) and Darby Simpson (three of three). Mount improved girls were Marco Lara (nine of nine), Adam Barnes (eight of eight), Tyler Davis (eight of eight), Ethan Harms (eight of nine), Jordan Valier (seven of nine) and Tyler Moll (five of five). Boonville was fourth in the meet with 1,731 and one-half points, followed by Vincennes (1,410), the Tri-County Swim Club (156) and the Southridge Aquatic Raiders (27).

Baehl stays hot in limited action with the Aces The weather wasn’t always warm, the action was limited, but former North Posey baseball standout Jared Baehl continues to swing a hot stick for the University of Evansville diamond Aces. Baehl raised his batting average to .300 heading into last weekend, with

18 hits in 60 at-bats, including three doubles, three triples, a home run and seven runs batted in. A red shirt senior outfielder, he collected three hits in the Aces’ 18-6 slugfest win over visiting Tennessee-Martin Wednesday. The Aces were 10-7 on the season heading into Sunday’s games with In-

diana University, which included the completion of a suspended game from Saturday and a nine-inning contest. UE hosts Southern Indiana Tuesday night, heads for St. Louis on Wednesday to take on the Billikens and then come back to the Braun for a weekend series against Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne.

finishes were Stock in 1600-meters, Warner in 400-merters and the 3200m relay. Rebecca Warner placed 10th at the state meet in the 400meters with a time of 58.68 (school record). 1999 boys track team The 1999 boys track and field team edged castle “at the wire” 117-113 to win the Mount Vernon Invitational and repeated as Big Eight Conference champs by nipping host Tell City 115 ½ to 101. The Cats fiunished second in the Evansville Sectional behind Reitz. Team members were: Ken Bader, Ricy Breeze, Travis Clowers, Nathan Gooden, James Gray, Jason Greenwell, Billy Hall, Brad Hall, Brandon Jernigan and Jake Kelly. Also Micah Kessler, Curt Minnis, Jason Orth, Brett Overmyer, Derek Reyher, Robert Rydzinski, Tim Searcy and Billy Thompson. Conference champions and named to the all-conference team were: Nathan Gooden (1600-meters and 3200-meters), James Gray (110-meters and 300-hurdles), Jason Greenwell (pole vault) and Robert Rydzinski (shot put). In the Evansville Sectional, Gooden won both the 1600-meters and 3200-meters, Gray won the 300m hurdles and Jason Greenwell the pole vault. The Wildcats finished a strong sixth out of 33 teams that scored in the Evansville Regional. Gooden and Gray qualified for state. Gooden broke the Regional record in the 3200-meters by over eight seconds (9.28.21) and Gray took the red ribbon in the 300-meter hurdles. At the state meet, Gooden finished ninth in the 3200m and Gray finished 14th in the 300m hurdles. Tickets for the banquet are $14 each and are on sale at the high school athletic office or by calling Jack Higgins at 8383149.

Posey Lanes Recap League: Expressway Ford High Game High Series 1. Mary Phillips 202 1. Mary Phillips 558 2. Marge Cordle 194 2. Ginny Murphy 511 3. Tina Sutton 191 3. Pete Rohlman 508 4. Jerri Harms 183 4. Marge Cordle 495 5. Joann Yeida 182 5. Tina Sutton 494 League: Access Storage High Game High Series 1. Pam Hickey 204 1. Sandy Wilson 559 2. Sandy Wilson 203 2. Pam Hickey 514 3. Betty Hickey 190 3. Martha Phillips 485 4. Martha Phillips 170 4. Doris Eaton 469 5. Donna Anderson 169 5. Betty Hickey 462 League: Men’s Major High Game High Series 1. Scott Smith 257 1. Jim Key 660 2. Jim Key 247 2. Dile Wilson 659 3. Dile Wilson 244 3. Scott Smith 629 4. Mark Boarman 227 4. Dennis Marshall 590 5. Dan Linck 224 5. Chris Oeth 586 League: First Bank 1. Naomi Overton 193 1. Naomi Overton 507 2. Judy Troxell 184 2. Judy Troxell 504 3. Pete Rohlman 168 3. Teresa Weir 471 4. Donna Bratcher 167 4. Beth Robinson 469 5. Marge Cordle 162 5. Nancy Renschler 468 League: T.M.I. 1. Donna Delong 236 1. Sandy Wilson 520 2. Sandy Wilson 199 2. Donna Delong 519 3. Barb Smith 198 3. Barb Smith 516 4. Tammy Bergstrom 187 4. Joyce Jackson 506 5. Joyce Jackson 187 5. Mary Phillips 484 League: Men’s Commercial 1. Jamey Thomas 248 1. Dile Wilson 674 2. Joe Anderson 238 2. Jamey Thomas 656 3. Lee Thomas 236 3. Joe Anderson 654 4. Dave Little 236 4. Greg Brown 647 5. Greg Brown 235 5. Dave Little 625 League: Jr.-Sr. High League: Elementary 1. Logan Cox 231 1. Justi Reitman 139 2. Brian Murphy 201 2. Tristan Boerner 138 3. Sam Carroll 200 3. Jordan Carr 130 4. Myles Utley 196 4. Lera Wilson 115 5. Taylor Erwin 192 5. Ben Varner 115 League: Bumpers High Game 1. Lauren Carr 102

Youth turkey hunt opportunities at Fish and Wildlife properties Hunters under age 18 will have a chance to hunt 22 DNR properties for the reserved turkey hunts during the special youth wild turkey hunting season on April 2324. The youth hunts will be at Atterbury, Chinook, Crosley, Deer Creek, Fairbanks Landing, Glendale, Goose Pond, Hillenbrand, Hovey Lake, Jasper-Pulaski, Kankakee, Kingsbury, LaSalle, Minnehaha, Pigeon River, J.E. Roush, Sugar Ridge, TriCounty, Willow Slough and Winamac fish and wildlife areas, as well as at Mississinewa and Salamonie lakes. A youth hunter may be drawn for either or both hunt days, depending on the number of applicants. Youth hunters, or an adult representing them, must register in person at the property they wish to hunt from March 21–April 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. local time. The drawing will be held April 4. All applicants will be notified of drawing results by mail. Those wanting to sign up for Chinook, Deer Creek, Fairbanks Landing, or Hillenbrand hunts may do so at Minnehaha FWA. A limit will be placed on the number of youth hunters allowed to hunt a property each day, to provide quality hunts. Each property will hold local early registrations

and drawings at the property for the half-day hunts. Hunts will run one-half hour before sunrise until noon at properties in the Central Time Zone, and onehalf hour before sunrise until 1 p.m. on properties in the Eastern Time Zone. Applicants may sign up for only one property and must possess a valid 2011 Youth Hunting and Trapping License, Lifetime Comprehensive Hunting, or Lifetime Comprehensive Hunting and Fishing License. An Apprentice Youth Hunt/Trap license may also be used. Youth hunters who are selected for the hunt may check in at any time each day until the end of legal hunting hours for that property. Properties that do not fill their quotas during early registration may fill remain-

ing spots during regular office hours until the youth season opens, using a drawing each morning of the hunt, or first-come, first-served each morning of the hunt. Properties will not have a daily “no-show” drawing because there is no set time that selected youth hunters must check in during the morning hunts. Hunters interested in possible unfilled quotas at a property should contact that property for more information before showing up on the opening morning of the youth season. During youth wild turkey season, youth hunters can only take a bearded or male wild turkey and must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age. The youth hunter may use any legal shotgun, bow and arrow, or crossbow.

The adult accompanying the youth hunter must not possess a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow while in the field. The adult does not need to possess a turkey hunting license unless the youth is using an apprentice license. A youth hunter may take only one bearded or male wild turkey during both the special youth season and regular spring season combined. The youth must be properly licensed to take a wild turkey and comply with all tagging and check-in requirements. You can purchase a license at For wild turkey hunting regulations, safety and tips go to htm . For additional information, go to

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LEGALS LE E L Arrests and Complaints Corrected March 10 6:19 a.m.—Alarm— Breezeway door—FrontageFeedmill, Poseyville 6:42 a.m.—Suspicious— Caller advised there is a white male in a brown jacket, black sock hat, and glasses standing on the leave by the old iron bridge on Wilsey Road. he advised there is a gray Pontiac Grand Prix and a 2 door tan/gray Cadillac with Vanderburgh county plates—Wilsey Road, city not listed 12:42 p.m.—Information—Caller received a call, subjects said they were with Fed Ex asking her to go to Wal-Mart and purchase a money order to get the pin number and forward that to them and they would send her a large check. They gave her a number. Caller advised she did not want to speak to a deputy, just wanted on file for information—Goodman Road, New Harmony 12:52 p.m.—Accident— Caller advised vehicle off in a ditch. Advised male subject came in and advised he ran off in the ditch. All tires are off the ground with the exception of one. Caller stated the subject said he had just run into a house earlier today—Mackey Ferry Road, Mount Vernon 2:15 p.m.—Road Hazard—Semi blocking both lanes of traffic—North of Expressway Auto World on Bypass, Mount Vernon 3:16 p.m.—Standby— Hollar Road, Mount Vernon 5:43 p.m.—Breaking and Entering—Advised someone has broke the window to her trailer and went in residence. Request a call—Hwy 165, Poseyville 5:50 p.m.—Accident—1 vehicle roll over, subjects are out of vehicle, minor injuries—Upper Griffin Road, Griffin 5:57 p.m.—Reckless— Silver Toyota SUV weaving all over the roadway. Caller

believes he is drinking some type of alcoholic beverage out of a plastic cup—Bypass, Mount Vernon 7:14 p.m.—Be-On-TheLook-Out—Light colored Camry, female driver, all over the roadway. Almost hit another vehicle and looks like she is falling asleep or passing out. Received another call, advised passing Eastgate Dr. Advised vehicle is all over the roadway—Hwy 66, Evansville Arrests March 18 Natalie B. Carlino— Mount Vernon—Neglect of a Dependent x 3—MVPD March 19 Matthew Napier—Paris Crossing—Operating While Intoxicated, Minor in Consumption—PCS March 20 Michael Reich—Evansville—Operating While Intoxicated—MVPD Aries Dowell-Barnes— Evansville—Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana—ISP Jennifer Jackson—Mount Vernon—Minor in Consumption—PCS Nicholas Wilkinson—Minor in Consumption—PCS Whitney Hunt—Evansville—Operating While Intoxicated, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia—ISP Brian Eaton—Mount Vernon—Criminal Mischief, Disorderly Conduct— MVPD Frank Eaton—Mount Vernon—Criminal Mischief, Disorderly Conduct— MVPD Jacklynn Burchette— Evansville-Domestic Battery—MVPD Jason Pace—Evansville— Domestic Battery—MVPD March 21

David Briesacher—Mount Vernon—Warrant—Failure to Register—ISP March 23 Sandra Robb—Mount Vernon—Battery, Disorderly Conduct—MVPD March 24, 2011 Jodi Pate—Evansville— Driving While Suspended Prior--PCS Complaints March 14 9:46 a.m.—Extra Patrol— Wanting extra patrol at residence—Mill St, Mount Vernon 12:25 p.m.—Trespassing—Caller advised a logger is cutting tree’s on this property that is owned by (name). Caller stated he has paperwork showing he has land permissions to act on (name) behalf—Barrett Switch, Mount Vernon 1:10 p.m.—Suspicious— Blue, newer bicycle laying on side of the road. Wanted to know if we had any reports of child missing or anything like that—Old Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 1:22 p.m.—Accident— Red vehicle in the median with a lot of mud on side of vehicle—Hwy 62, Evansville 5:08 p.m.—Reckless— Maroon Honda Accord speeding, tailgating, and swerving from lane to lane— Hwy 66, Evansville 8:48 p.m.—Medical— Main Street, KT Fire Grill, Wadesville 9:59 p.m.—Theft—Several subjects outside stripping items off a Blazer—Oak Street, Cynthiana 11:30 p.m.—Alarm— South retail door—Hwy 165, JL Farm Equipment, Poseyville

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detector—Winery Road, Wadesville 4:14 a.m.—Alarm—Office door on zone—Hwy 68, Poseyville 8:50 a.m.—Escort—1 p.m. service, 4th to Main to Bypass—First Christian Church, Mount Vernon 2:40 p.m.—Theft— Advised male subject stole bottle of Vodka—Busler’s, Evansville 3:44 p.m.—Abandoned Vehicle—Red Mustang, Illinois plates, in the ditch. No one around—Raines and Lower New Harmony Road, Mount Vernon 5:45 p.m.—Custodial— Advised mother of caller’s child is not letting her have the child and child is supposed to be with the father tonight. Wants to talk to an officer—Motz Road, city not listed 7:44 p.m.—Animal Problem—Subject walking, two dogs tried to attack subject. Across from Lakeside Lane. Not on a leash. Rottweiler mix possibly. Subject is hiding next to a mailbox—West Franklin, Mount Vernon 10:30 p.m.—Noise— Blaring music—Uebelhack Road, Mount Vernon March 16 4:05 a.m.—Car-Deer— Hit a deer and has major damage, car won’t start, Mercury Mountaineer—Hwy 69, New Harmony 8:58 a.m.—Abandoned Vehicle—Red truck, cannot advise if anyone is in it— Hasting Road, Mount Vernon 9:54 a.m.—VIN Inspection—Tri axle goose neck trailer—Weilbrenner Road, Mount Vernon 11:52 a.m.—Suspicious— Red GMC panel van pulled up to a house that has been taken by the bank. 3 males taking things out of the garage, not sure if anyone is suppose to be there or not—

Copperline and Cameron Road, Mount Vernon 12:24 p.m.—Restraining Violation—(name) subject needs to be served—Main St, Mount Vernon 3:08 p.m.—Harassment— Advised he is having problems with girlfriend’s ex husband. Would like to talk to an officer—Winternheimer Road, Wadesville 3:23 p.m.—Reckless— Red passenger car, swerving, Driveiving approximately 20 mph, almost hit a semi— Blackford Road, Mount Vernon 3:56 p.m.—Suspicious— Male subject walking around the screened in porch, trying to get the dog on the front porch. Wearing jeans, dark colored long sleeve shirt, beard and a hat. Got into a dark colored truck—St. Phillips Road, Mount Vernon 4:17 p.m.—Accident—21 year old male, knees are inured, not tried to move. No other vehicles, motorcycle—Lower New Harmony, Mount Vernon 4:52 p.m.—Suspicious Odor—Mount Vernon 5:04 p.m.—Reckless— Black Ford Explorer Driving through flood water. Male subject Driving. Now on Bonebank Road towards Mount Vernon from address. Driving through there recklessly—Mount Vernon 6:03 p.m.—Suspicious— Advised a (name) is in a maroon Chevy type car, parked on the bridge in the roadway—Black River Bridge, Griffin Road, Griffin 8:23 p.m.—Harassment— Believes husband is poisoning her, using chloroform to make her go to sleep. Sewing thread into her scalp. Now husband is selling parts off of a vehicle he told her was wrecked but he lied and is selling the parts to buy parts for another vehicle so he can have it when the divorce is final. Son is involved, help-

ing Dad make her go to sleep to sew thread into her hair. Putting a.m.monia, bacteria, e-coli and other materials in water to poison her. Send off water samples. Caller stated the car was paid for and wrecked and husband told her the vehicle was totaled out, in both their names. Husband went back and without telling her and purchased it putting it into her name only and putting junk parts on her vehicles. Caller went to the license branch yesterday and purchased a new 2006 vehicle in both their names and this is how she learned of the vehicle the husband bought and put in her name. Husband has cameras and gps on her car, hacking into her computer. Has whole house under surveillance. Caller stated something needs to be done. Wants this on file— Weilbrenner Road, Mount Vernon 8:28 p.m.—Department of Natural Resources—Deer has been hit in the roadway at the hill, still alive—Hwy 66, Wadesville 11:47 p.m.—Breaking and Entering—Caller advised she believes her son has broken into her home and stole some articles—Elk Trail Drive, Mount Vernon March 17 12:13 a.m.—Accident— Truck off in a ditch, subject standing by it on the north side of the road—Springfield Road, Mount Vernon 12:12 p.m.—Family Fight—19 year old subject is throwing rocks and causing problems with the landlord. Advised the subject is leaving at this time. Advised he had clothes in the residence he would be coming back for and wants an officer—Diane Drive, Wadesville 1:07 p.m.—Alarm— Hold-up alarm—1st Bank, Frontage Road, Poseyville 4:10 p.m.—Alarm—Dis-


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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.

came in crying ng saying (name) made them (description)— e, Mount Vernon Cougar Drive, March 18 11:42 a.m.—Drive-Off-$58.67, unsure of vehicle— Busler’s, Evansville 7:39 p.m.—Standby— Caller advised she wants an officer to come escort her off the property. She is leaving her husband with her kids. Advised husband won’t let her take the car, plates are expired. Husband has been

Drinking. Caller’s parents are coming to get her, just wants an officer to standby while she leaves—Pumpkin Run Road, Poseyville 9 p.m.—Theft—Caller is owner of address, he took it back from his brother. Several vehicles taken off the property and washer and Driveyer were taken. Tore up the yard. Caller does have No Trespassing signs up but someone keeps taking them down. Wants extra patrol and wants to speak with


Nicholas Wildeman Posey County Auditor

The PUBLIC test for the May 3rd Primary Election will be held at 330 Walnut St, Hovey House, Mt. Vernon, on March 31, 2011, at 10:00 am.

Published in the Posey County News on March 29, 2011. Published in the Posey County News March 22, 2011. 2011-041 LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on March 3, 2011, Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company d/b/a Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana, Inc. filed a Petition with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission in Cause No. 42861 ECR 7 for approval of an adjustment to its rates through its approved Qualified Pollution Control Property Construction Cost Adjustment applicable to approved projects to comply with the Multipollutant Rules pursuant to the Commission’s Order in Cause No. 42861. Ronald G. Jochum Vice President Power Supply SOUTHERN INDIANA GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY d/b/a VECTREN ENERGY DELIVERY OF INDIANA, INC. Published in the Posey County News March 22, 2011

2011-042 Notification is hereby given to the public of the polling place for the May 3, 2011 City of Mt. Vernon Primary Election as approved by the Posey County Commissioners. They are as follow: Black 7 & 11

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deputy about all the things that are missing—Mackey Ferry Road, Mount Vernon 10:25 p.m.—Suspicious— Male subject Driveiving an older gray Maxima just vandalized caller’s 2007 red Pontiac G6 while it was parked in Evansville. She advised her Mother saw him do it. Caller states she just saw him pull into house just east of trailer on Seibert. She said she wants area checked because he has vandalize her trailer before and it has cost her a lot of money—Gregory Ln, Mount Vernon 11:09 p.m.—ATV—Caller advised there are 3-4 fourwheelers in this field. She advised she knows the owners of the field and doesn’t believe they are allowed to be in this field—Sauerkraut/Givens, Mount Vernon March 19 12:24 a.m.—Vandalism— Caller advised she was Driveiving home from Evansville and she got egged by people Driveiving on the road beside her and behind her. Caller advised she got the license plate number of one of the vehicles. Gave the caller the number to central since it happened in Vanderburgh County but also close to our

2011-044 NOTICE TO THE VOTERS OF POSEY COUNTY Absentee voting for Black Township Precincts 7 and 11 will be held in the Posey County Elect ion Office located at 300 Main St, in the Mt. Vernon Court House, beginning April 4 through April 29 from 8 to 4 pm. In addition, the office will be open Saturday, April 30 and Monday, May 2 from 8-12 pm. If you wish to vote by the traveling board or have other questions or concerns, please contact the election office at 838-1339. Election supplies are to be picked up by the Inspectors on Saturday, April 30 from 9-12 pm Published in the Posey County News March 22 & 29, 2011.

2011-040 INDIAN MOUND FARM LEGAL NOTICE Due to change in direction of the hunting program on all properties owned by Indian Mound Farm LLC all hunting, gathering of antlers sheds, trapping, and fishing is here by canceled. Questions and concerns are to be directed to IMF Farm Manager. In the event you have stands or blinds on the property you must contact IMF Farm Manager for permission to remove items. Please bring proof of ownership. All items not claimed by March 31, 2011, will become property of Indian Mound Farm LLC. Tom Smith IMF Farm Manager 812-453-5030 Published in the Posey County News March 8 & 22, 2011. 2011-046 Notice to Taxpayers of Proposed Additional Appropriations Notice is hereby given the taxpayers of Poseyville Carnegie Public Library, Posey County, Indiana that the proper legal officers, at their regular meeting place at Poseyville Carnegie Public Library, at 6 o’clock p.m., on the 12th day of April, 2011, will consider the following additional appropriation in excess of the budget for the current year. Operating Fund Amount Fund Name: Operating Fund Major Budge Classification: Personnel $ 6,435 Supplies $ 2,000 Other $ 0 Capital Outlays $ 9,000 TOTAL for Operating Fund: $17,435 Taxpayers appearing at the meeting shall have a right to be heard. The additional appropriations as finally approved will be referred to the Department of Local Government Financing. The Department of Local Government Finance will make a written determiniation as to the sufficiency of funds to support the appropriations made within fifteen (15) days of receipt of a Certified Copy of the action taken. Published in the Posey County News on March 29, 2011.


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Published in the Posey County News on March 29, 2011.

country. Caller advised the vehicles followed her into Posey County and turned around at Marr’s. Requesting an officer. 2:05 a.m.—Reckless— Witnessed a vehicle go into the median, got back onto the roadway, eastbound, passing the Bristol-Myers area, approaching the deputy that was stopped—Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 6:46 a.m.—Reckless— Taupe colored vehicle all over the roadway. On the side of the road at this time, going very slow. Caller is afraid someone is going to get hurt—I 64, Griffin 7:53 a.m.—Alarm—Residence, living room motion— Stonetrace Drive, Mount Vernon 8:38 a.m.—Vandalism— Someone hit her mailbox through the night and then hit a tree. There are parts of vehicle in the road. Caller wanted to know if officers wanted to look at it. It is the guard off the side of a door. No damage to yard—Lower Mount Vernon Road, Mount Vernon 4:13 p.m.—Accident—Motorcycle accident, went into a ditch. Female is laying on side of the road complaining of leg pain. Is conscious and breathing. No other injuries. No other vehicles involved—Tile Factory Road, Mount Vernon March 20 1:50 a.m.—Car-Deer— Dark gray/silver Chevy truck hit a deer. No injuries—Bonebank, Mount Vernon 8:56 a.m.—Vandalism— Mailbox was hit and no where around. Occurred sometime through the night—N St. Phillips Road, Mount Vernon 1:44 p.m.—Suspicious— Hunter green Neon with Illinois plate. Male subject came to the door and asked for (name). Male subject looked like (name) and he had a tattoo on his neck. Subject was acting odd. There was a female in the passenger seat. When subject left, headed westbound on Nation—Nation Road, Mount Vernon 2:19 p.m.—Reckless— White Impala all over the roadway—Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 10:30 p.m.—Suspicious— Two subjects wearing dark clothes on the bridge, throwing rocks down at vehicles. Hit caller’s car windshield with a rock. No cracks or damage, just wanted to report the incident—I 64, Griffin March 21 8:35 a.m.—Extra Patrol— Caller advised there is a stop sign for southbound traffic at this intersection that he has seen two semis run the stop sign. Advised he has called before about the issue and requests extra patrol—Caborn and Barter 11:38 a.m.—Suspicious— Caller advised there was a man with longg blonde hair wearingg

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Arrests and Complaints Continued a cream colored shirt and possibly tan pants that came out of her yard barn. Caller advised that she had seen him on her property approximately last Friday but did not call him in. Advised he is heading west towards Reckard Road—Springfield Road, Wadesville 3:53 p.m.—Drugs—Found a glass mason jar in the front yard. Was going to clean it up. Took the jar inside and when she opened it, stated it smelled strongly of anhydrous. Has the jar I her garage now—Indiana Mounds Road, Mount Vernon 4:56 p.m.—Fraud— Advised Master Card was charged in the a.m.ount of $707.89 out of Utah. Subject advised he contacted the number and the company advised to file a dispute with Credit Card Company. Advised went to bank and the bank advised to file a police report—Peters Road, Wadesville 4:58 p.m.—Reckless— White Cavalier or Sunfire, Driveiving with a child in her lap—I 64, Griffin

7:47 p.m.—Reckless—14 -year-old Driving a blue Plymouth car. Several male juveniles in the vehicle. No one wearing seatbelts, Driving very fast down Haines Road—Wadesville 7:54 p.m.—Standby— Caller is at her fiance’s parent’s house and needs to go to her house to get medication for her daughter. Caller advised her fiancé is home and is afraid of what might happen since there was a case of domestic violence yesterday between her fiancé and his father—St. Wendel-Cynthiana Road, Evansville 8:16 p.m.—Drugs—Caller advised he was doing a controlled burn on his property and found a bucket near the church and it contains a jar with powder in it, several rolled items with a spoon and starter fluid—area of Blackford Road, Mount Vernon 8:22 p.m.—Reckless— White Toyota car keeps speeding up and slowing down—Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 9:20 p.m.—Suspicious— Caller advised that no one

is suppose to be at this residence. He advised there use to be a guardrail blocking the Driveaaway and it has been moved and thinks there might be a vehicle back there. He also advises he’s seen flashlights in the woods—Welborn Road, Mount Vernon 9:52 p.m.—Alarm—Shop motion—Main St-Longhorn Cattle Company, Wadesville 11:27 p.m.—Suspicious— Caller advised that there is a truck at the dead end of Mackey Ferry and has been there about 30 minutes. He advised a red Ford king cab truck that is kind of loud. He advised there is nothing down there that someone should be there for 30 minutes—Mount Vernon Circuit Court Felony/Misdemeanor Zachary Butler, 29, Evansville. Ct. 1- Unlawful Possession of Syringe, Class D Felony; Ct. 2- Possession of Paraphernalia, Class A Misdemeanor. Ct. 1 is dismissed. $1.00 plus costs. 30 days Posey County Jail. Johnathan Fleenor, 31,

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Mount Vernon. Ct. 1- Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Class C Misdemeanor; Ct. 2- Operating a Vehicle with an Alcohol Concentration Equivalent of .08% or More, Class C Misdemeanor; Ct. 3- Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Class D Felony. Ct. 2 is dismissed. $1 plus costs, $200 countermeasure fee, Driveiver’s license suspended 90 days; 1 year probation and fees, counseling. Sixty days Posey County Jail, suspended. Patricia A. Hall, 31, New Harmony. Driveiving While Suspended, Class A Misdemeanor. Driveiving While Suspended, Class A Misdemeanor. Dismissed. Ryan Michael Jordan, 29, Mount Vernon. Fraud, Class D Felony. $1 plus costs, restitution to Wells Fargo in the a.m.ount of $842.37. Six months Indiana Department of Corrections. Ryan Michael Jordan, 29, Mount Vernon. Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, Class C Felony. a.m.ended to Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury, Class

A Misdemeanor. $1.00 plus costs, counseling, 12 months probation and fees. Twelve months Indiana Department of Corrections, suspended. Gary William Jourdan, 18, Mount Vernon. Ct. 1, 2, 3Criminal Mischief, Class B Misdemeanor. Dismissed. Tre Kirk, 18, Mount Vernon. Ct. 1- Armed Robbery, Class B Felony; Ct. 2- Theft, Class D Felony. a.m.ended to Ct. 1- Robbery, Class C Felony; Ct. 2- Theft, Class D Felony. Ct. 2 is dismissed. Ct. 2 is dismissed. $1.00 plus costs, restitution to Garret Owen in the a.m.ount of $131, no contact with Garret Owen. Four years Indiana Department of Corrections. Larry G. Nelson, 38, Mount Vernon. Ct. 1, 2- Possession of a Controlled Substance, Class D Felony; Ct. 3- Criminal Trespass, Class A Misdemeanor; Ct. 4- Disorderly Conduct, Class B Misdemeanor. Ct. 3 and 4 are dismissed. $1 plus costs, $200 countermeasure fee, 18 months probation and fees, counseling. Eighteen months Indiana Department of Cor-

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Open House Sunday, April 3 12:30-2 Mt Vernon: 5024 Alysia St. $197,900 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1,887 sqft! Becky Demastus 457-9345

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Remarkable 4 BR, 3.5 BA brick ranch, Lakefront home with new wood flooring! Open living space creates this warm inviting home $325,000 Dir: Hwy 62 west, N on Tile Factory, E into Lakeland Sub, Left on Cumberland MLS-179923

a full unfinished walkout basement & 2.5 car attached garage. Lakefront! $297,394 Dir: W on Hwy 62 to Mt. Vernon, N on Tile Factory Road, L onto Tahoe at Lakeland Ridge. MLS-180473

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1612 Greenbriar

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home with 4 BR, 3.5 BA, 4,492 sqft. Enjoy 3 stories of modern grandeur with an oak staircase, 8 fireplaces, and a fantastic master suite with corner whirlpool tub. Gourmet kitchen is amazing! Property is on 1.81 acres. $399,000 Dir: N on Hwy 62 into Mt. V-North on Mill @ “Y” home on hill in front of you MLS-178576

Country Club Estate location! Home has 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 1,629 sqft and 2.5 car sideload garage. Features include vaulted ceilings in the great room with an open floor plan to the kitchen & dining room. $129,500 Dir: 62 W to R on Country Club Road, R on Smith, L on Greenbriar. The house is on the left. MLS-181429

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For Rent / Lease 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath home in Mount Vernon. Finished basement. Remodeled Kit w/dishwasher & Microwave. Many other updates. $925/mo. Call 422-2431 4/19 2 bedroom house for rent. 146w Main Street, Poseyville. Recently updated. Very nice. Central air. $550 per month. $550 deposit. No Pets. References required. Call 812-470tfn 7871

Commercial/Retail Space For Lease 900 SQ FT STOREFRONT Just 10 minutes west of Evansville, IN on Highway 66 and now has newly remodeled exterior. The location has ample parking and sits on a total of 2+ acres of ground with Lake in the rear. Faces busy Highway at the corner of Highway 66 and St. Phillips Rd. Ideal location for small restaurant, office, beauty shop etc. Includes recently remodeled private bathroom and very open plan for the remaining sq footage. Only $600/mo. Call Andy at 812-449-8444

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Help Wanted Infinity Molding & Assembly, Inc. seeks candidates for entry level positions able to work any shift. Starting pay is $9.50 per hour plus shift premium. Excellent benefit package. Please apply in person at: Infinity Molding & Assembly. 5520 Industrial Road. Mt. Vernon, IN 47620 . Equal Opportunity Employer. 3/29

HOME FOR SALE. Beautiful Brick Ranch on 3 acres w/ many mature pecan trees. Full basement, newer roof, geothermal heating/cooling. Remodeled kitchen, both baths & great room. Located at 11330 Water Tank Road, 47612. $189,900. Call to see: 1-812-270-0609. 3/29

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Real Estate FOR SALE ST PHILLIPS AREA Great country home with almost 3000 sq ft of living space in this wonderful country setting surrounded by farm fields. Home boasts 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, a large greatroom, sunroom/sitting room, unfinished basement, detatched block garage, above ground pool with maintance free deck, hardwood floors. Really its too much to list. Come out and see it all for yourself. $245,000 Call Andy 449-8444

CHURCH ST POSEYVILLE 2 Bedroom 1 bath home with over 1000 sq ft on a large 97x175 lot on a quaint street in Poseyville just blocks from Main St. House has full unfinished basement and attached carport on the rear of home. House has replacement windows, high efficiency heat and air, newer kitchen cabinetry, remodeled bathroom etc. $68,000. Call Andy 449-8444

170 N NIX AVE  POSEYVILLE Brick home with four bedrooms. Home is located on a quiet dead-end street in the newer part of Poseyville. The lot is flat and provides plenty of potential for outdoor activities. This is a great affordable family home with a lot of living space including a large great-room and eat-in kitchen. Furnace and A/C new in 2003. Only $99,000. Call Randy at 985-9072

87 W MAIN ST.  POSEYVILLE LOOK OUT: TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE! Bank Owned home to be sold as is. 30’x24’ like new detached garage. 35’ x 14’ concrete patio. Some replacement windows. ONLY $29,900. Call Tony 457-2643

55 S CHURCH ST.  POSEYVILLE There is plenty of room to grow with this older home. 2 bedrooms on the main floor and 1 full bath that was new in 06’. Also new in 06’ is the laundry room which includes Fahrenbacher cabinets. The upstairs is not finished and is not included in the square footage. A lot of work has already been put into this home. A/c, Furnace, duct work& water heater all new in 03’. A new roof was put on in 04’. The windows, siding, and exterior work was done in 05’. This home is all electric. Also included with the home is a 10’ x 12’ yard barn and an enclosed 256 sq. ft. front porch. The basement is mostly unfinished and has been waterproofed. $79,900 Call Randy 985-9072

11617 BOBERG RD  POSEY VAND COUNTY LINE This home may qualify for 100% financing. Beautiful country setting on over an acre. Huge 18 x 28 family room that leads out to the brick patio with a very nice view of the back yard. Property includes a 20 x 26 detached garage and a wood barn. This home has had many upgrades and updates, it is very clean and modern inside and out. Only $132,000. Call Randy 985-9072

7925 PETERS RD WADESVILLE Very nice country home on 3 acres with a pole barn. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, Dining area, Den/Office, and all appliances included. Master bath offers a Garden Tub and separate shower with a double vanity. House is all electric with a wood fireplace in the livingroom. Pole barn has electric and has plumbing for a bathroom. This property is perfect for horses, riding ATV’s, or just enjoying the outdoors. Only $119,900 Call Randy at 985-9072

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Jasper - Washington - Chandler - Poseyville Local John Deere Dealership Seeking qualified applicants for the following positions: Service Writer Seeking a Service Writer for our Jasper and Evansville locations who will assist the Service Manager in administrative and customer service needs. Mechanical knowledge preferred. Computer skills required. Service Technician The qualified Service Technician will have an Agricultural and/or Mechanical background. Electrical and Hydraulic system experience required. Basic computer and equipment diagnostics skills are desirable. Set-Up Technician Seeking a Set-Up Technician for our Poseyville location. Mechanical background preferred. Candidate must be selfmotivated and willing to learn new tasks. Basic computer skills needed. Our growing company offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k), Medical, Dental & Life insurance, paid vacation & holidays. Advancement opportunities are available. Apply in person at your local Wright Stemle location. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Full-time position as the Administrative Assistant of the Alexandrian Public Library. Responsible for bookkeeping, payroll, accounting, preparing financial records and reports, preparing tax records, materials ordering, as well as occasional work at the circulation and reference desks. Computer expertise, a minimum of three years experience in bookkeeping and accounting, experience with human resources (insurance, hiring processes, etc.) and the ability to be bonded are required. Preference given to applicants with four years of college-level coursework or appropriate experience. Minimum education requirements are a high school diploma with appropriate accounting experience. Vacation, sick leave, insurance, and paid holidays included. Send cover letter and resume by Friday, April 15 to Marissa Priddis, Alexandrian Public Library, 115 W. Fifth St., Mt. Vernon, IN 47620. 3/29

PROBATION OFFICER POSITION The Posey Superior Court Probation Department has the following position open for application: Adult Probation Officer. Applicants for the Probation Officer position must meet the minimum job requirements of the State of Indiana as follows: comply with the Judicial Code of Conduct; submit to a criminal background check; have or seek certification from Indiana Judicial Conference; be twenty-one (21) years of Age; have at least a Baccalaureate Degree. Salary will be commensurate with experience and education based on Indiana guidelines. Full time benefits available. Anyone interested in applying for this position can send a resume and cover letter to Mark Funkhouser – Chief Probation Officer; Posey Superior Court Probation Department; PO Box 604; Mt. Vernon, IN 47620 or email mark.funkhouser@poseycountygov. org. Deadline for applicants is April 8, 2011. 3/29

Puzzles SUMMER EMPLOYMENT. The Mt. Vernon-Black Township Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for the summer. Positions include at Brittlebank Pool – Assistant manager, lifeguards, concession workers, ticket takers, cashiers, pool maintenance and water safety instructors. Must be able to work weekends and flexible hours. Other positions include grounds crew (mainly weedeating). Applications can be picked up at the Parks Office, 118 Main Street or online at www. Deadline to apply is Friday, April 8th. 4/5

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SMALL TRACTOR ~ SERVICE ~ Garden, Tilling, Rock, Dirt, Move and Spread. Reasonable rates. Phone: (812) 7811904 or (812) 270-0603. 4/26 Ask for Gary.

WALLET FOUND: at the corner of Lockwood Store in Poseyville, on March 19th around 10:30am. Call 812-874-3308 and describe/ identify to claim. 4/12

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Buildings FOR SALE Post Frame Building Materials Kits-Built Buildings - Trusses 24’x24’ Pkg Kit: $3,441.00 24’x32’ Built Bldg: $7,442.00 Call B&A: 1-812-683-4600 See website for more details:

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Lawnwork WORK WANTED: Grass cutting, power washing, yard clean up, decks, porches, and yard barns, garden tilling and flower beds and odd jobs. Call (812) 549-5487 4/19

Crossword of the Week CLUES ACROSS 1. Sections of a play 5. Staff musical notation 9. Rock TV channel 12. Afrikaans 13. Especially pungent pepper 14. Macaws 15. Short soloist song 16. Largest S.A. country 17. Auto 18. Resembling a rope 19. Old Italian money 20. Arugula genus 22. Huskier 24. Pre-Roman Europeans 25. Metal shackles 26. Arabian overgarments 27. University of Dayton 28. Member of U.S. Navy building battalion 31. Inflexible 33. Ancient Persian provincial governor 34. Article 35. Fallow deer 36. Barefaced 39. Small African antelope 40. Lower leg protectors 42. Poisonous hemlock alkaloid (alt. sp.)


43. Noah-like ships 44. Arabic word for miracle/sign 46. Social insect 47. Bast fibers come from it 49. Early TV comedian Imogene 50. Sheltered side 51. Stain for studying cell

structures 52. Robin’s Friar 53. Contribute to 54. Glowing sign gas 55. Greek portico CLUES DOWN 1. Oil obtained from flowers 2. Chocolate alternative 3. Formosan capital

4. Dragon killer 5. Trout-like fish (alt. sp.) 6. Ms. Minelli 7. NY Quarterback __ Manning 8. Folder storage 9. Sunspots 10. Nerve pathways 11. Spanish units of length 13. Shouts out 16. Restricts vision 21. Pear-shaped medieval fiddle 23. Writing implement 28. Tree juice 29. Spanish be 30. Reversion 31. Metrical units 32. 6th note 33. Like an angel in goodness 35. Spoke in a monotone 36. Old _____ bucket 37. Responds to 38. Trial run 39. 34470 40. Crease between leg and abdomen 41. _____ and Venzetti 43. Too 45. Maori war dance 48. Work the soil



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Cable TV and Internet

Home Improvement/Maintenance/Construction Legal & Finance

Phone (812) 963-5700

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Charles Lawrence Homes Inc. 1-812-838-3204


Consignment Automotive Sales/ Repair / Towing Services

Home Improvement/Maintenance/Construction Personal Care

Customized Services

Brenda’s Beauty Shoppe


119 S. Locust • Poseyville, IN


Jerry & Venita Highway 65 • Cynthiana, IN (one mile North of I-64)

845-2860 Furniture Specialties: Strip

Brenda Garris

Repair Refinish Chair Tightening, Chair Caning

Owner/Operator 10/31


Customized Services 10/31

Call for free catalog

Custom embroidery for your school, group, team, club, organization or corporation.


8900 HWY 65 • Cynthiana, IN Toll Free: 1-800-776-1194 • Fax: 1-800-776-1199

Kueber Cabinet Shop Beauty Salon / Barbershops

Self Defense - Martial Arts 11/30

Custom Built Cabinets. Cabinet Refacing and Countertops



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The Posey County News ~ March 29, 2011 Edition  

The Posey County News ~ March 29, 2011 Edition