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“Our liberties we prize, and our rights we will maintain.” Since 1882 ~ Successor to The Poseyville News and The New Harmony Times • New Harmony, Indiana

Tuesday November 9, 2010

Posey County’s locally-owned newspaper

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Posey voters embrace ‘change,’ GOP is winner By Dave Pearce Just as Dorothy told Toto, “We’re not in Kansas anymore,” Posey County political candidates must have been pinching themselves wondering if they were still in Posey County as election returns came in on Nov. 2. United States President Barack Obama ran his Democratic presidential campaign two years ago emphasizing one word…change. After only two years in office, Americans and even Posey County voters sent a resounding message to the White House and throughout the halls of the Congress and Senate on Election Day. They apparently are dissatisfied with the “change” that has occurred or is anticipated. The lack of support by voters to what is happening in the Washington, D.C., could well have spelled what would happen in Posey County…more change. In a county that has voted predominantly Democratic for at least the past 30 years, things were quiet in the Posey County Courthouse as the votes were being tallied. Until election night, Democrats held 100 percent of all Posey County offices. But as precinct after precinct reported, it seemed that the more precincts that reported, the more of a lead the Republican Party garnered. An unprecedented

nearly 55 percent of registered voters voted in the mid-term election. “So many people have said that Republicans cannot win in Posey County and we proved that wrong tonight but this is just the first step,” Posey County GOP Chairman Greg Newman said. “Now we have to govern and do what we said we were going to do.” Long-time Democrats stood in disbelief as the party took the worst hit in memory. Perhaps a statement made by long-time Posey County resident and former Posey County Sheriff Bill Cox said it best as he left Democratic headquarters in Mount Vernon. “I’ve enjoyed a lot of elections, had a lot of good times and smiles in this building but not tonight,” Cox said. But at the Mount Vernon Elks, where the Posey County GOP set up camp for the night, the disbelief was for a totally different reason. The Republicans had won nearly every race. Perhaps the biggest tale of the tape was in straight party ballots, where Democrats traditionally had ruled in Posey County. But on this night, straight Republican ballots outnumbered straight Democratic ballots by a count of 1,483 to 1,094.

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Recount likely in Deig, McNamara race for Dist. 76

Elks offer scholarships The Elks National Foundation will award 500 Most Valuable Student scholarships to deserving high school seniors across the United States. All completed applications must be received on or before December 1, 2010. Completed applications can be dropped off at the Mount Vernon Elks Lodge at 131 E. Fourth Street between 4 and 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. They may be also be mailed to: Connie Seifert, 5411 Waterstone Drive, Mount Vernon, IN 47620 Questions, please call Connie at 985-0877. High school guidance counselors have been given information packets for these awards.

grandfather in her decision to run for the school board. This is her first time to serve on a public board. “My grandfather was in the military and was very proud of fighting for our right to vote. He said that when you sit around saying ‘somebody ought to do something,’ sometimes you’re that somebody. So as I watched things unfold here in Mount Vernon, I decided I should step up and do something.” She has been involved in the schools by volunteering in various ways through her four children who range in age from two years old up to the oldest in eighth grade. “My main goal is to have open communication. My ears are open and I will listen to anyone’s concerns about anything,” Allyn said.

Wendy McNamara Bob Deig By Dave Pearce While much of America and particularly Posey County was swept away in a tide of GOP wins on Election night, one critical race remains undecided. The race between Democrat Bob Deig and Republican Wendy McNamara remains up in the air a week after the election and is likely to remain undecided for some time. If residents of Indiana District 76 ever doubted that one or two votes can make a difference, that should no longer be substantiated. The vote in Posey County echoed the closeness of the vote around the entire district as McNamara claimed a slight 7-vote edge in Posey County when the votes were totaled. After all the votes in the district were apparently counted on election night, Deig held an eight vote lead. Then on Wednesday morning Vanderburgh County Clerk Susan Kirk indicated that there was one voting machine in Perry Township No. 5 and one voting machine in Ward 6, Precinct 12 that did not have all the data recorded. On November 3, the remaining data was downloaded and the vote count changed, putting McNamara ahead by a two-vote margin. Deig indicated in correspondence late this week that he felt this downloading should have been performed on election night. Deig explained the situation as it stood on Sunday evening. “My opponent asked the Recount Com-

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NPJH Vets honored North Posey Junior High School will have a Veteran’s Day program on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. We are welcoming veterans and grandparents to this event.

MVJH hosts parent night Mount Vernon High School will be hosting Junior Parent Night Tuesday Nov 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center. This presentation will cover SAT and ACT, college admissions, scholarships and financial aid, and other important topics to ready students for their senior year of high school.

Pound Puppies host crafts PC Pound Puppies will host its Annual Holiday Craft Show on Sat., Nov. 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Posey County 4-H Fairgrounds. A silent auction will run during the craft show with all net profits to benefit the organization. Beat the Black Friday crowd and still be prepared for Christmas while supporting a worthy cause.

Wings to help band Buffalo Wild Wings gives back to the Mount Vernon Band Boosters on Wednesday, November 10, all day long. See your favorite band student or booster for a coupon or call Kristy at 270-1101. The Posey County Democratic Women’s Club will meet at Democrat Headquarters on November 18, at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

Legion flea market set The American Legion Auxiliary located at 230 Walnut Street, Mount Vernon will host a Flea Market on November 13. The hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will baked goods, food, christmas items and lots of other merchandise for sale. For more information contact Jenny Witt at 838-5341

Demo ladies to meet The Posey County Democratic Women’s Club will meet at Democrat Headquarters on November 18, at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited.

Although on opposite sides of the political fence, sisters-in-law Martha Breeze, Democratic Recorder race winner, and Nancy Hoehn, winning Republican Auditor race winner were all smiles following Tuesday’s election. Photo by Dave Pearce

New faces to tackle MV school issues By Valerie Werkmeister Last week’s election results brought sweeping changes throughout the nation and right here in our own county. Voters clearly enacted their own version of change starting with their right to vote. All Posey County school boards will see new faces, but the highest turnover was doled out in Mount Vernon. Newcomers Heather Allyn, M. Brian Jeffries and Kathy Weinzapfel defeated their opponents to become the newest members of the MSD of Mount Vernon School Board. Weinzapfel triumphed over the only incumbent, Lucinda Bippus in District 1 with a vote of 3,248 to Bippus’ 1,954. Allyn defeated opponent Larry Williams in District 2 by a vote of 2,687 to 2,594. In District 3, Jeffries had a total of 1,751 while Kim Jackson had 1,462, Susan Gooden had 1,242 and Shelly Blunt had 819 votes. Allyn stated she was largely influenced by her

Posey County poets are turning lots of heads By Pam Robinson “If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off,” 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson writes, “I know that is poetry.” The work of four Posey County women poets may not have caused any heads to roll (yet), but it’s turned a few heads. Alison Baumann, Linda Reising, Susan Stark and Jessica Thompson—all four women recently read, along with more area poets, on Thursday evening, October 21, at Barnes and Noble in Evansville. All of them have written state and national awardwinning poetry that has appeared in such respected publications as “Comstock Review,” “Southern Review,” “Hudson Review,” “The Heartland Review,” “The Southern Indiana Review,” Brescia College’s “Open 24 Hours,” “Tiferet,” and locally the “Posey Magazine.” Yet, they all agree with the assessment of Savah resident Alison Baumann, the wife of Bruce Baumann, who publishes “Posey Magazine.” “The joy is the writing of it,” she insists. Poseyville resident Linda Reising adds, “If I never had another word published, I would still write. It’s not a conscious choice.”

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Posey County poets pictured, left to right, are Linda Reising, Jessica Thompson, Susan Stark and Alison Baumann. Photo by Pam Robinson

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OBITUARIES Wilton Juncker Wilton Carl Juncker, age 82, of Mount Vernon, Ind., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at the Deaconess Hospice Care Center. Juncker was a lifelong farmer and carpenter and retired from Whirlpool Corporation. Wilton used his carpentry skills building bridges while serving in the United States Army. He was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ – Lippe where he taught Sunday school and a member of the Owl’s, Eagle’s, the American Legion Post #5 in Mount Vernon and the Robinson Township Conservation Club. Surviving Wilton are his wife of 58 years, Opal L. (Schroeder) Juncker; two daughters, Debra L. (Ronald) Linstromberg of Hudson, Ind., and Ann G. (Glenn “Butch”) Proctor of Mount Vernon; three sons, Robert D. (Linda) Juncker of Mount Vernon, Randy C. Juncker of Mount Vernon, and Brian P. (Pamela) Juncker of Haubstadt; one sister, Eloise Juncker of Mount Vernon; and a brother Rawlin (Virginia) Juncker of Mount Vernon. Also surviving are ten grandchildren, Ryan (Anna) Linstromberg, Sarah and Jason Linstromberg, Jamie L. and Kellie Grabert, Lisa (Cal) Springsteen, Jennifer (Adam) Heim, Theresa (Dallas) Sumbles, Shawn Spindler and Michael Juncker; and four great-grandchildren, Royce and Eli Linstromberg and Arissnia and Bconnell Sumbles. Juncker was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Alma (Esche) Juncker; and a brother, Norbett Juncker.Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Zion United Church of Christ – Lippe, Pastor Al Schmitz officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery where the Retired Veterans Memorial Club will conduct military rites. Friends visited with the family from 2 until 8 p.m. on Friday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin Street, and from 9 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Zion United Church of Christ – Lippe or the Alzheimer’s Association. The family would like to thank staff at both Bethel Manor and the Deaconess Hospice Care Center for their care and compassion. Condolences may be made online at www.pierrefuneralhome.

Fred A. McGrew Fred A. M c G r e w, age 72, of Evansville, Ind., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at his home. McGrew had worked as a shop foreman for 19 years at Ohio Valley Pipeline before his retirement in 2003. He was a member of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church s Church. Fred loved his two sons and grandsons and enjoyed riding his four wheeler, fishing and watching the new homes being built in his community. He coached North Posey Little League baseball for 21 years. Surviving Fred are his wife of 46 years, Mary (Schneider) McGrew; two sons and their wives, Michael and Julie McGrew and Erik and Whitney McGrew, all of Evansville; and two grandsons, John and Cayden McGrew. Funeral services for Fred were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 2800 S. St. Philip Road, Evansville, IN 47712, the Rev. Jeff Pinney officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Friends visited with the family from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin Street, and from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s United Methodist Church. Condolences may be made online at www.pierrefuneralhome. com.

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Mary Ellen Hundley, age 81, of Mount Vernon, Ind., passed away on November 3, 2010, at the Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Aug. 22, 1929, the daughter of Joseph and Ethel (Welborn) Gerton. She married DonF (Fred) Hundley on Aug. Au 1, 1950 in Evansville. ald F. Mary Ellen was a 1947 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. She worked for Indiana Bell, The Exylin Co. and before her retirement she worked in the purchasing department of Babcock & Wilcox. She was preceded in death by one brother, Clyde Gerton and two sisters, Juanita Klotz and Leona Glover. She is survived by her husband Fred; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Charlie Thompson of Mount Vernon; two grandchildren and spouses, Michelle and David Blandford and Scott and Amanda Thompson all of Evansville; three great-grandchildren, Katie and Kyle Blandford and Max Thompson; two sisters, Ruth Bottomley and Margaret Stephan both of Mount Vernon as well as nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 6, 2010, at the Austin ~Stendeback Family Funeral Home at 1330 E. Fourth St., in Mount Vernon with the Rev. Tom Buffington officiating. Burial was in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Visitation was held from 11 a.m. until time of services on Saturday. Memorials are suggested to the donors Charity of choice. Online condolences may be left at austinfuneralhome.com

her of plagiarism on an assigned short story. Reising remembers her pride in her short story about three little kittens when Mrs. Love finally realized the work was original. “That was really good,” Love said in praise of her student. Her teacher’s statement sealed Reising’s belief in her destiny as a writer. She continued to write prolifically although the first poem she kept didn’t surface until she was 11 or 12 years old. By the time she was in junior and senior high, she wrote love and war poems regularly. Baumann started writing poetry in elementary school as well. “I loved the rhythm of the words before knowing meter,” she says. She continued to write until the rigors of a career and raising her family ushered in a 20-year dry spell. Within the past few years, she’s again penned poems con-

Junior Women host shopping trip The Posey County Jr. Women's Club will be having their annual shopping trip this year. Destination Mid Rivers Mall in Missouri. Date: Saturday November 13 Time: Leave promptly at 7 a.m.. from the Poseyville License

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Ernest Lee Schneider Ernest Lee “Ernie” Schneider, Sr. age 74 passed away Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at home after a short battle with cancer. He was born February 25, 1936 in Evansville to the late Willie and Kathryn (Wright) Schneider. Ernie was employed by Arkla, Preway, Dometic & Robur as a machinist mach retiring in 2000. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Haubstadt; International Assoc. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Order of The Owls Nest No.38, and was an Assistant Boy Scout Leader of Troop No. 246 for five years and Order of The Arrow. He also enjoyed woodworking and dancing. Also preceding him in death were his wife, Norma (Birchler) Schneider in 1992; one brother, Ronnie “Butch” Schneider, one grandson, Matthew Jacobs and one nephew, Bryan Beck. Ernie is survived by his four children; Cathy (Michael) Schulze of Evansville, Ernest Schneider, Jr. of St. Petersburg, FL, Susan (Alan) Bender of Poseyville and Patricia Miller of Fort Branch. Eight grandchildren: Jason (Georgette) Jacobs, Zachary, Andrew, Lukas and Patrick Bender, Emily Bender and Mickey and Kenneth Miller. Three step-granddaughters; Christine (Jeremy Hodess) Schulze, Alyson (Tom) Gerdes and Michelle (Eric) Aschleman. Four step-great-grandchildren. Erin Gerdes, Riley Aschleman, Isaac Hodess and Ashton Still. Four sisters; Carolyn (Jim) Schapker, Mary Ann (Marlin) Beck, Janet (Billy) Beck, Pam (Roger) Pepper and 1 sister-in-law, Harla Schneider all of Evansville. Several nieces and nephews and a friend Norma Doerner of Haubstadt. A Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at St. James Catholic Church with Fr. Tony Ernst as celebrant. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 9 at Wade Funeral Home, 119 S. Vine St., Haubstadt with a Rosary service at 6 p.m. Friends may also call from 9 a.m. until Mass time Wednesday at the church. The family would like to express a special thank you to Deaconess Hospice Care and staff, Dr. Christopher Braden and Dr. Bruce Schneider for their excellent care. Memorial contributions in memory of Ernie may be made to www.cholangiocarcinoma.org, Deaconess Hospice Care or www.shepherd.org., a spinal cord and brain injury hospital in Atlanta, Ga. Envelopes will also be provided at the funeral home.

Posey Poets, from Page 1A Each of them shares a special story about the beginnings of their lives as poets. “I can’t ever remember not writing,” says Jessica Thompson, a New Harmony resident for the past six years. “I used to write stories and read them to my parents in grade school. I remember the pleasure I got in reading them. Later, I turned to poetry when I was in high school.” A New Harmony resident for the past seven years, Susan Stark attributes her inspiration to write poetry for the past 15 years to reading. “I picked up a book of poems and thought it was OK and just did so. [Writing poetry] fulfilled an inner need for me.” Reising, who has retired from teaching English after 32 years, says she got her start when she was eight years old and her third grade teacher, (ironically) named Mrs. Love, accused

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sistently. The women write poems inspired by life around them—in nature, in family and even in their readings. Thompson seems to speak for the group when she places poetry in two categories. “There are the push poems and there are the pull poems. The push poems just grab you and won’t let go until you write them. You see something or it’s a feeling. You know you just have to write about it. The other poems are the pull poems. You say, ‘I’d like to write about a topic, so I’m going to pull this poem out of me.’ It’s a choice. With the push poems, you don’t really have a choice. You just have to write. Some of them seem to write themselves.” All four Posey poets insist the poet must read broadly to polish her craft. They mention, for example,

nature poet Mary Oliver and Ted Kooser, poet laureate of the United States from 2004-2006. “You can’t write it unless you read it,” Thompson asserts, winning a nod of approval from the others. The women encourage poets to join writing groups also for support and critique of their work. “I’m just really happy to have met people who appreciate and write poetry. That’s what keeps me going,” Thompson comments. These local poets appreciate the support from their readers as well. As Stark says, “I’ve had people to come up to me later, especially women, who have thanked me after I’ve read.” So often these poets speak for us when we can’t quite find our own words to express our experiences. That kind of understanding is enough to blow your mind.

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CHURCH CHURCH HURCH First UMC to hold Bridges of Hope Internationaal craft raft sale Bridges of Hope is a mission group of Mount Vernon’s First United Methodist Church that offers Fair Trade items from around the world. Their annual International Fair Trade Craft Sale will be held on Saturday, November 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Wesley Hall and will offer Christ-

mas ornaments from Peru and India, handmade dolls from Thailand, jewelry from India, Palestine, and Guatemala, baskets from Ghana, nativities made from olive wood from the Holy land, knitted finger puppets from Peru, hand carved items from Kenya and much, much more.

Don’t miss this event. Shop on n November 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and join us for soup and sandwiches served by the United Methodist Women from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Wesley Hall at the First United Methodist Church, located at 601 Main Street in Mount Vernon, Ind.

Trinity United Church of Christ in Mount Vernon will hold a Sugar and Spice Bake Sale on Saturday, November 20, 2010 in the church’s fellowship hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Homemade sweets that will be featured are cinnamon rolls, kuchens, cakes, cookies

Lots of items will be available for auction, including Christmas and handmade items, quilts, miscellaneous items, baked and canned goods.

or pie (by the slice) will be sold either to enjoy there or carry out. Trinity Fellowship Hall is located at the corner of Fifth and Mulberry Streets in Mount Vernon and is wheelchair accessible. Contact Wilma Jacobs at 812-8383917 for more information.

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St. Peter’s to host Christmas Auction St. Peter's United Methodist Church UMW, 2800 St. Phillips Road, will host their annual Christmas Auction on Sunday, November 14, 2010 starting at 2 p.m.

(choose a variety and pay by the pound), candy, and pies. An added feature this year is Freezer Dumplings! Buy a bag from our freezer, place in your freezer, and have them ready for your holiday meals. Visit the Cobbler Corner where cobbler (by the dish)

Mt. Pleasant General Baptist church will be having its annual homecoming on NoCome join us for an af- vember 14, at 10:30. Ralph Walls will be the ternoon of fun. Food and New Harmony Chapel hosts babysitting will be availThe Harmony Chapel Church of the Nazaable. The money raised rene invited youngsters from around New will be used for various Harmony to attend Caravan on Thursday mission project. evenings from 6 until 7:30 p.m. each week.

guest speaker. There will be a carry in dinner after the service. Please bring a covered dish, meat and drinks will be provided.

weekly children’s Caravan A meal is served each week with a lesson to follow. One Thursday a month is a special fun night. If you have questions or your child needs a ride, please call 550-2222.

Sermon of the Week: Trial or temptation, or both By: Pastor Derek Ousley First Baptist Church Matthew 4:1-11. Many of us are familiar with the biblical account of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness during his 40-day fast. Recorded in Matthew 4:1-11, this narrative recounts Jesus’ resistance of three temptations from Satan while preparing for his upcoming ministry. But have you ever asked who was at work when Jesus was in the wilderness: Satan or God? Or both? Obviously Satan was at work in the temptation of Je-

sus in the wilderness. The Bible tells us that Satan tempted Jesus three times, with Jesus rebuffing him each time. But what part did God play in Jesus’ wilderness experience? Was God absent from the scene? Would we blasphemously accuse God of being in cahoots with Satan? Or is there another option for us to consider? This question is crucial because the answer we formulate for Jesus’ temptation applies to our temptations as well. If we are saved in Christ (and even if we are not), we

will be tempted by Satan and his demonic cohorts. God shows us in this passage that both God and Satan were present with Jesus in the wilderness. Matthew 4:1 tells us that “Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil.” God by His Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness. And the Spirit remained with Jesus in the wilderness and throughout His ministry. But Satan was also present to attempt to derail Jesus’ ministry. So how do we understand the presence of God and Sa-

tan in Jesus’ temptation? Satan tempted him unto disobedience and destruction. God through His Spirit tested him unto steadfastness and preparation for ministry. The same is true for those who treasure Christ unto forgiveness of sin and new life in Him. In any trial that we face as Christians, God intends to use that trial to bring maturity, preparation, perseverance, and dependence on Him by trusting in His promises (Genesis 22:1ff, James 1:2-4 and 1 Peter 1:6-7). In the same trial however, Satan, the demonic,

and even our own evil desires (James 1:14-15) are tempting us unto disobedience, destruction, and independence from God (1 Corinthians 7:5, 1 Thessalonians 3:5, and Revelation 2:10). The result of the trial comes in how we respond to it. Will we be dependent upon God through Christ so that our faith will be purified? Or will we run from God (in anger?) with an independent spirit so that we disobey and place ourselves on a path of destruction? The wilderness temptation of Jesus gives us an example of resisting the temptation of the demonic and trusting the provision of God so that we can find a deeper faith

in Christ. But more importantly, this story shows us who we must trust in order to turn from our rebellion (independence) in the first place. Jesus, who is God with us, always remained faithful to the Father. He always obeyed. He always trusted in the plan and promise of God. And yet He died on the Cross as a criminal. He died as a criminal so that He could take God’s punishment for all sinners who ever repent of their sins and trust in Him. In trial and in all of life, we must flee to Christ for rescue. We must depend upon Christ for our salvation from sin and for perseverance through daily trials.

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Fair Haven Christ Fellowship Pastor Mike Douglas Church St. Cynthiana, IN 47612 Phone: 812-724-4735 Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Evening: 7:00 p.m. First Baptist Church Pastor Derrick Ousley 1205 N. Main Street Mount Vernon, IN 47620 Phone: 812-845-3324 Sunday Prayer 8:27 a.m. Sunday Worship 9:57 p.m. ; 6:15 p.m. Wed. Evening 6:57 a.m. First Baptist Church E. Tavern Street New Harmony, IN 47631 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:40 a.m.; 7 p.m. Wed. Evening 7 p.m. First Christian Church Pastor Mary Hurley 7226 Hwy 66 Wadesville, IN 47638 Phone: 812-673-4278 Sunday Worship 10 a.m. First Christian Church Rev. Tom Buffington 1403 Country Club Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 Phone: 812-838-2855 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday 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, IN 47620 838-2743 First Presbyterian Church Rev. Monica Gould 120 E. Sixth Street Mount Vernon, IN 47620 Phone: 812-838-2473 Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. First United Church of Christ Pastor Bret A. Myers Corner of North & Walnut Cynthiana, IN 47612 Sunday Worship 8:00 a.m. First United Methodist Church Pastor Tim Ahlemeyer 601 Main Street Mount Vernon, IN 47620 Phone: 812-838-2640 Sunday School 9:30 Sunday Worship 8:15 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Griffin Christian Church Rev. Elton Carlson 319 N. Main Street, Griffin, IN

47616 Phone: 812-851-3291 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.; 6 p.m. Wed. Prayer Meeting 6 p.m.

Sunday School 9:30 Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Student Ministries 6 p.m.

Harvestime Temple Pastor Mark Tabor 101 Roosevelt Drive Mount Vernon, IN 47620 Phone: 812-838-5447 Christian Education 9 a.m. Sunday Worship 10 a.m.; 6 p.m. Wed. Worship 7 p.m.

Mount Zion General Baptist Church Rev. Rick Sellers 1425 Oliver Road Wadesville, IN 47638 Phone: 812-783-2337 Sunday School 9:30 Sunday Worship 10:30; 6 p.m. Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m.

Holy Angels Catholic Church Father Thomas J. Kessler 423 South Street New Harmony, IN 47631 Phone: 812-838-2535 Sunday Mass 10:15 a.m.

New Beginnings Christian Fellowship Church 11420 Middle Mount Vernon Road Evansville, IN 47712 Phone: 812-985-5288

Immanuel United Church of Christ Rev. Paul Seburg 5812 N. Ford Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 Phone: 812-985-3115 Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday Worship 10 a.m.

New Harmony Christian Church Rev. Harry Wheatcroft 307 N. Brewery Street New Harmony, IN 47631 Phone: 812-682-3626 Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 6 p.m.

Independent Pentecostal Assembly Pastor David Payne 312 Mulberry Street Mount Vernon, IN 47620 Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.; 7 p.m. Thursday 7 p.m.

North Posey Community Church Dr. Lee Brown, Pastor Poseyville, IN 47633 812-874-2028 Worship: Sun. @10:30 Bible Study: Sun.@6:00 p.m. Small groups for men, women, youth and children, Wed. @6:00 PoCo Joes, Fri. from 7-11

Johnson United Methodist Church Rev. John Adams 403 Raintree, New Harmony, IN 47631 Phone: 812-682-4648 Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday 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, IN 47712 Phone: 812-985-2278 Sunday Worship 8 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m. Wed. Folk Service 6:30 p.m. Thursday Bible Study 10 a.m. Mount Pleasant Church 3801 Blackford Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 Phone: 812-838-3930 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Mount Vernon General Baptist Church Pastor Matthew Watson 1717 N. Main Street Mount Vernon, IN 47620 Phone: 812-838-4555

Old Union Christian Church Rev. Don French Hwy 165 Poseyville, IN 47633 Phone: 812-874-3186 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday 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, IN 47620 Phone: 812-838-5182 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Wed. 6:30 p.m. Poseyville Christian Church Rev. Doris Beckerman Main Street, Poseyville, IN 47633 Phone: 812-874-3411 Sunday Fellowship Time 9:15 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Saint John’s Episcopal Church Rev. Allen Rutherford 600 Walnut Street Mount Vernon, IN 47620 Phone: 812-838-5445 Sunday Holy Eucharist 10 a.m. Monday Women’s Bible Study 7 p.m. Saint John’s United Methodist Church Rev. Alice Crawford

Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church Rev. Rev. Paul Huntsman 46 Cales Street, IN 47633 Phone: 812-874-2251 Saint Peter’s United Church of Christ Reverend Michael Erwin 10430 Hwy 66,Wadesville, IN 47638 Phone: 812-985-3416 Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Saint Peter’s United Methodist Church Rev. Dennis Adams 2800 S. Saint Philips Road Evansville, IN 47712 Phone: 812-985-3751 or 812-9852025 Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Saint Philip Catholic Church Father Thomas J. Kessler 3500 St. Philip Road South Mount Vernon, IN 47620 Phone: 812-985-2275 Saturday Mass 5 p.m. Sunday Mass 8 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church Rev. Martha Honaker 318 Main Street New Harmony, IN 47631 Phone: 812-682-4604 Sunday Christian Education 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Saint Wendel Catholic Church Father Edward Schnur 10542 W Boonville New Harmony Road Evansville, IN 47712 Phone: 812-963-3733 Sunday Mass 7:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; 6 p.m. Salem Heusler United Church of Christ 11325 Lower Mount Vernon Road Evansville, IN 47712 Phone: 812-985-2542 Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:15 a.m. South Gibson Apostolic Chapel Pastor James Mullins St. Hwy 165 & Co. Road 1075 W. Owensville, IN 47665 Phone: 812-729-7231

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


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RETROSPEC RETROSPECT Pages of the Past compiled by Tammy Bergstrom 10 YEARS AGO, November 7, 2000 Kay Cox was presented the Helping Hands Community Service Award from the Helping Hands-the Mount Vernon Coalition of Social Agencies in recognition of her devotion to making Mount Vernon a better place to live. Posey County 4-Hers recently held their annual achievement banquet. Tim and Pat Hulsey were awarded the Ned O. Williams Award, recognizing their leadership skills in instilling the values of 4-H including dedication, loyalty, hard work, and enthusiasm. The 2000 Service Award was received by Opal Juncker who has graciously given her time and talent to working with the youth. Ron Bogart will be portraying Elder William Brewster as he tells “The Pilgrim Story” at the Workingmen’s Institute in New Harmony. The Posey County Solid Waste District will be having a grand opening celebration for its Reuse Center located at the Mount Vernon RecyCarl Buchanan attended the silo demolition party in Mount Vernon on Saturday cling Center on Lower New afternoon. Helping to build the silos provided his first job in 1950 when he was 19 years Harmony Road. old. Photo by Pam Robinson.

Out and About Sunday morning our area went back one hour ending daylight savings time giving us another hour of sleep. It is also a cold time, but temperatures are to rise this weekend. Leaves are falling fast. Many loads of leaves have been hauled from our yards and street. We have had some pretty leaf views of our trees. We have had two days below freezing. I sure hope the winter won’t be too severe. I remember in 1951 the temperature dropped to minus 23 degrees. Too cold for me, but back then I was much younger and didn’t mind it too much even though I had some trouble getting to work and places otherwise. There was also a great flood in 1937 and the Griffin tornado March

25 YEARS AGO, November 6, 1985

NOVEMBER 11, 1960

50 YEARS AGO,

The General Thomas Posey chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently awarded Good Citizen Awards to Cathy Nestrick of North Posey High School, Jason Wilson of New Harmony High School, and Tim Pierce of Mount Vernon Senior High School. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Ricketts of Mount Vernon would like to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Twylha to Jeffrey Moye of Wadesville. Plans are being made for citizens of New Harmony to visit New Harmony’s twin city, Wiernsheim, West Germany as they celebrate their 800th anniversary in June, 1986. The town has invited the citizens of New Harmony to come explore the origins of George Rapp and the founders of New Harmony and celebrate this milestone. The Old Union Christian Church welcomes Ron and Pam Humphrey and their one year old daughter, Lissa as their new youth ministers.

Members of the Junior Class at North Posey High School will host a “Slave Day” to raise funds for class projects. As slaves, the students will help out around the community doing odd jobs like car washing, raking leaves, window washing, and house cleaning. In election news, John F. Kennedy was elected President of the United States as Democrat Matthew Welsh was elected Governor of Indiana. In a mock election at North Posey Jr.-Sr. High School, the students voted 197 to 161 in support of the Republican candidate, Richard M. Nixon as President of the United States. Robert East, a native of Robb Township and now living in Evansville, recently attended the Jaycees International Convention. During his trip abroad, Mr. East visited Ireland, Scotland, England, Holland, Belgium, and France. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Maier of Wadesville are proud to announce the birth of their third child, a daughter, Linda Carol.

exercise after his surgery and stopped to visit. Janet called me on this day. Thursday, November 4 Janet called and Bonnie was here to visit. Also, about a dozen drops of rain fell today. Friday, November 5 we got .12” of rain, not much help, but we’ll take whatever comes. Janet called today and Norma Sue was here. Saturday, November 6 the temperature dropped below freezing also Betty Jane called me. I later went to Bill and Judy’s home for a wiener roast given for Billy Thompson’s 30th birthday, which was October 31. Sunday, November 7 I was in church at Poseyville Christian where the choir was very good as was the sermon by Rev. Doris. Also, the testimony by Karen Wilson, who is very faithful to be in church each Sunday was a blessing.

Sunday afternoon my nephew Rev. John Matsel came and blew the leaves out of the yard in piles to be picked up by the town. Thanks Johnny. Poseyville local gas price as of Sunday night was $2.79 9/10. Poseyville’s past two week’s rain fall was October 26 .50”, November 5 we got only .12” so the two weeks total is .62.” We have a chance of rain the last of this week. Remember you are always welcome to the Poseyville Christian Church at 10:30am on the corner of Cale and Main Streets. Myself and others were glad to have Darla Colbert in church this morning. Remember, the best things you can give to your children are good habits and good memories.

By Jesse Butler

18, 1925, but Poseyville has had no major winds or water damage for which we are thankful. Let us always remember that “life is a gift that should be enjoyed.” Did you know that in 1996 in America that there were nearly 11,000 births and 6,000 deaths per day? Also in 1996 there were about 7,000 couples married and about 3,000 divorces each day? Marriage should be a lifelong venture. True love should last a life time. Elsewhere, Monday November 25, my daughter Janet called me from Oklahoma and my son, Billy who is recuperating from heart surgery visited me. Tuesday, October 26 after a rain of .50” and wind causing the

The County Cookbook Selection by Zach Straw

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

lights to be off from 1:20pm to 4:00pm, I got a call from granddaughter, Jaley Montgomery, daughters Janet and Bonnie. I later on visited Doris and Maxine Butler. Wednesday, October 27 both Janet and Jaley called to check on me. Betty and Bonnie were here to do my laundry and to rake leaves. They also talked to Billy while here. Thursday, October 28, Janet called me. Friday 29 she called again. Caroline Roberts was here to visit and to get some historical information about Fred Garden and other people who lived on Main Street in Poseyville. I am always glad to help out when I can. I might add that Fred Garden was in an electric wheelchair and went up town nearly every day to Main Street. Fannie was his

wife and was the librarian for many years. Carol Lamar followed her. Jesse and Betty Montgomery were here to eat and to visit with me. Saturday, October 30 I attended the Christian church men’s fellowship breakfast. We always have good food and plenty of it. Janet called me on this day and I went to Owensville Saturday afternoon to visit Lorena Wilder. Sunday October 31 I was in church at Poseyville Christian both Janet and Judy called me on this day. Monday, November 1 Janet, Judy, and my sister Peggy all called me. Tuesday, November 2 I paid my taxes. It was also the voting day and as usual some of my votes won and some of them lost. Betty, Bonnie, and Janet all called me on this day. Wednesday, November 3 Billy was out getting some

Browning Veteran’s Day breakfast November 11 Browning Funeral Home will be underwriting the Veterans Day Breakfast aboard the LST, Thursday, November 11, 2010, on the banks of the Ohio River in Evansville, Indiana This is the 4th year that Browning Funeral Home has sponsored the breakfast in honor of Charles H. Browning, founder of the funeral home. Charlie Browning spent

three years aboard the LST 628 during WWII. After graduation from Reitz Memorial High School in 1941, he enrolled at St. Joseph College in Renssalear, Indiana. WWII began during Charlie's freshman year and he joined the Navy under the V-12 Naval Program. He was then assigned to attend John Carroll University in Cleveland, OH. After completing this program he was sent to Camp

Vendors sought for cancer fundraiser The Shop for Hope fund raiser is being planned for Sunday, December 5, 2010 and will be held at the Mount Vernon American Legion from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The fund-raising committee is now looking for vendors of homemade crafts and baked goods, as well as in home representatives from com-

panies such as AVON and Tastefully Simple who would like to participate in this fund raiser. If you would like to sign up or if you have any questions, please contact Junenna Helt at 812-4573341 or e-mail her at junenna.helt@cgb.com. Proceeds from the sale will go toward cancer research.

The baking times are approximate; it depends on how thick you cut the wedges or rounds of sweet potatoes. Try to cut them evenly so they all cook at about the same rate. For best browning results bake only one sheet at a time. Why the sugar? To help with the caramelization and to intensify the sweetness of the fries, but you can easily leave it out if you want. INGREDIENTS Happy Birthday Announcements • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, about 3 large ones • 1/4 cup olive or other vegetable oil • 1-2 Tbsp sugar November 9 - Candi Brenda Hottel • 1 Tbsp salt Lockwood, Tom Panetti, If you have a name to • 1-2 Tbsp spice or spice combination of your choice: Michael Scarafia be included in the birthchipotle powder, smoked paprika, Chinese five-spice, November 10 - Jeffrey day calendar, please send pumpkin pie spice, garam masala, Cajun seasoning, etc. DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 450°F. 2. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut off the ends. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and then, if they are very long, in half crosswise. Cut each piece into wedges. Alternately, you can slice the peeled sweet potato into disks either with a mandoline or a sharp knife. 3. Put the sweet potatoes into a large bowl and add the oil. Mix well to combine. Sprinkle with salt, sugar and spices of your choice. Use your hands to mix well, so all pieces are coated with oil and spices. 4. Spread the sweet potatoes out in a single layer on a baking sheet; the oil they are coated with should keep them from sticking to the pan. If you are trying to cut fat, reduce the oil to 2 Tbsp and use a non-stick coating on the baking sheet. (Note: some have recommended putting them on a wire cooling rack on top of a baking sheet, so that the oven air circulates around the sweet potato pieces and you don’t have to turn them in the next step. Others recommend preheating the baking sheet, to help the fries get crisp.) 5. Bake for a total of 25 to 30 minutes. After the first 15 minutes, remove the baking sheet from the oven and turn over all of the sweet potato pieces. Return to the oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until they are well browned. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Serves 4-6 as a side dish.

Hidbrader, Steve Crowley, Ryker Bias, Mary McGrew, Derek Marvel November 11 -Logan Dieg, Martha Conyers, Delores Hudson, Kendal Lang, Jack Hall, Clenneth Kohlmeyer, Tammy Zenthoefer, Brandy Schelhorn and Randy Martin November 12 - Kathy Pollard-Ross November 13 - Bob Walker Joe Lynn Armstrong, Abby Giles, Tracie Little, Jennifer Cobb, Kathleen Rudisill November 14 - Ryan Proctor, Janice Haggard Allison, Cardin, Jacob Straw November 15 - Peggy Meyer, Jeff Moore, Mike Burdick, Sandy Hall, Lori Forrester, Joseph Lee,

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MacDonnough in Plattsburg, New York where he was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy. Going aboard the LST 628 was a memorable day for Browning. He would spend 3 years at sea. A Commendation Medal inscribed, "For risking your life to save another" was awarded to Charlie while he was aboard the LST. When the war ended and victory was declared, Charlie returned to Evansville and opened Browning Funeral

Home with his wife Delores, at 738 Diamond Avenue. He served as its owner for over 53 years until his death on December 2, 2007. Browning Funeral Home remains family owned and operated. Jeannie Browning Hester, daughter of Charles Browning, is now the President and CEO. Browning Funeral Home salutes all Veterans today, both active and retired. Because of their service, our country is able to remain a Democracy and our soil remains free.

Sugar & Spice Bake Sale Sat. Nov 20th ~ 9am - 1pm

Homemade Sweets! CINNAMON ROLLS, KUCHEN, FREEZER DUMPLINGS CAKES, PIES & CANDIES! DINNER ROLLS, COOKIES, FREE COFFEE WITH PURCHASE

Trinity UCC Fellowship Hall Corner of Fifth & Mulberry St. Facility is Wheelchair Accessible

Cobbler Corner ~ Buy it By-The-Slice

ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR

SPONSORED BY POSEY COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 20TH H 8:00AM TO 2:00PM AT 611 WEST EIGHTH STREET BREAKFAST: Sausage, Pancakes, Biscuits & Gravy LUNCH: Chili, Soup & Sandwiches A variety of booths have already been reserved. Call now to reserve a booth h: 812-838-4656. Booth fee is on a voluntary basiss


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Michael and Brooke Travers Brooke Nicole Scheller and Michael Brant Travers were united in marriage Saturday, November 14, 2009, at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Poseyville, Indiana. The 1:30 p.m. double ring ceremony was officiated by Father Ed Schnur. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at The Knights of St. John in St. Wendel, Ind. Brooke is the daughter of Tom and Mary Jane Scheller of Poseyville and granddaughter of Arthur and Rosalee Scheller of Poseyville and Gilbert Karcher of Princeton. She is a 2005 graduate of North Posey High School and a 2007 graduate of Ivy Tech with an Associate degree in Medical Administration. Michael is the son of Steve and Sharon Travers of Evansville. He is a 2003 graduate of North Posey High School and a 2009 graduate of USI with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education/Health. The bride chose her cousin Megan Wathen as matron of honor and her friend Kelly Kingsbury as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kristen Beuligmann and Ashley Mundy, friends of the bride; Carrie Scheller, cousin of the bride; Christine Scheller, sister of the bride and Elissa Carl, sister of the groom. The groom chose his friend Cody Elless as best man. Groomsmen were Damon Carl, brother-in-law of groom; Aaron Dunkelbarger and Ryan Koch, cousins of groom and Keith, Nicholas and Grant Scheller, brothers of the bride. Joseph Scheller and Jeff Bender, cousins of the bride, served as ushers. The flower girl was Kaylee Bender with Kade Bender serving as the ring bearer. Both are cousins of the bride. The couple resides in Wadesville, Ind. and will be celebrating their first year anniversary this month.

Glen and Bonnie Isaac Glen and Bonnie Isaac of Evansville plan to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, November 14 with a reception at the Farm Bureau Shelter House, West Grant Street in Mt. Vernon. The reception will be held from 1-3 p.m. Glen and the former Bonnie Small were married November 15, 1960 in Evansville, Indiana. They are the parents of Mark Isaac of Mt. Vernon and Beth Doerflein of Evansville. They have 5 grandchildren. Glen retired from ADM Milling Co. after 40 years. Bonnie is a retired beautician. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. The couple requests no gifts.

Michael and Megan Seibert of Vincennes, Ind. are proud to announce the birth of their son, Bennett Joseph born Septeber 3 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes at 9:06 p.m. Bennett weighed 8 lbs, 4 oz. and was 22 in. long. Maternal grandparents are Kreg & Susy Battles of Vincess. Paternal grandparents are Mark & Vicky Seibert of Poseyville. Maternal great-grandparents are Jon & June Stewart of Oaktown, Ind., and Lavada and the late Marion Battle of Vincennes. Paternal great-grandparents are Bill & June Heilman and Ray & Martha Seibert all of Poseyville.

Veteran’s Day Ceremony November 11 Owen Dunn Post 5 of The American Legion will hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony on the east lawn of the post home at 203 Walnut Street in Mt. Vernon on November 11 at 11a.m. Unit 5 Auxiliary will provide refreshments after the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and please bring your children if possible.

MV Legion to host flag retirement American Legion Post 5 in Mt. Vernon will hold it’s annual “Flag Retirement and Disposal Ceremony” on the court square in front of the coliseum, November 11 at 5 p.m. This is an event that parents and grandparents should bring the children

to, it teaches one more step in respecting our countries flag. If you have a flag that is unserviceable please take it to the American Legion at 203 Walnut Street or to City Hall and we will add it to the Katie Schmidt received her Beef Penmanship award count. You may also bring from Jenny Lyke at the banquet on Wednesday evening. them to the ceremony. Photo by Reed Heathcotte

Mission Mall, alternative gift fair at Turning Pointe

Family Matters cookout November 12

Many people would like to have less stress and more meaning in their Christmas celebrations but just aren’t sure how to do that. Mission Mall is the Alternative. It is a unique opportunity to bring Christ back to the center of Christmas shopping with meaningful gifts. Here’s how it works. At Mission Mall the stores are charities. People shop for gifts

Holly Day Bazaar November 12

Italian pianist joins Evansville Philharmonic

Family F il M Matters iis hhosting i a pork sandwich cookout fund raiser on Friday, November 12, in Mt. Vernon. So far over 600 pre-orders have been taken. If you know of someone who is looking for a volunteer opportunity, Family Matters will need some help on Thursday eve-

The Holly Day Bazaar is designed to kick off the holiday season with flair all while supporting Holly’s House, Inc. Friday November 12 patrons will enjoy a preview of participating vendors, live music, food and beverages, silent auction, and a fashion show which will preview some of the items to be sold. The following day, a large

ning i to prepare for f the h cookk ing of the meat and getting meal boxes ready, and on Friday to package the food and deliver to various employers. Please call Director Beth Russell at 812-8386875 if you could volunteer to help them prepare for the fund raiser.

variety of vendors will be displaying their merchandise for purchase. In addition, gift wrapping will be available to complete the holiday shopping experience. The event will take place Friday November 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. $25 and Saturday November 13 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. free at St. Mary’s Manor Auditorium Evansville, Ind.

PCCA bazaar, breakfast set Posey County Council on Aging is having their annual bazaar on Saturday, November 20. We will have a pancake and sausage breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. Lunch beginning at 11 will include soup and sandwiches. Call now to reserve a booth and mark your calendars to attend.

Italian pianist and 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition finalist Davide Cabassi joins the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra for its second Classics concert of the 20102011 “Out of This World” season, entitled “From Russia…With Love”, on Saturday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Victory Theatre. The program includes romantic music by Russian composers Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, and Shostakovich. Prior to the concert, at approximately 6:45 p.m., guest

for family and friends by making donations to non-profit organizations. They receive a beautiful card to give to their loved one explaining that this gift of love, hope, and peace has been given in their honor. There are many gift opportunities beginning from $5, all tax deductible. These gifts of compassion reach out to those in need here in the Tri-state and around the world.

artist Davide Cabassi will join Maestro Alfred Savia on the Victory Theatre stage for “Concert Conversations”, an informal and enlightening discussion about the evening’s program. All audience members are invited to come early and learn more about the music they will hear. The orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Savia, will open the concert with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Procession of the Nobles from Mlada, a triumphant fanfare fit for nobility. Then, Davide Cabassi takes the spot-

WHO BENEFITS: Heifer International, Evansville Rescue Mission, GO Mission, Guatemala Outreach, Evansville Psychiatric Children’s Center, The Literacy Center, United, Caring Shelter, United Methodist Youth Home, West Side Food Pantry, UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) WHEN: Saturday, December 4, 6:30 - 8 p.m. and Sun-

light as he joins the orchestra for Rachmaninoff’s popular, finger-busting Piano Concerto No. 2. Appreciated for the warmth and sincerity he brings to his performances, Mr. Cabassi has been popular with U.S. presenters and audiences since he was declared a finalist of the Twelfth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in June 2005. Following intermission, the orchestra will perform Shostakovich’s riveting Symphony No. 5 as its powerful finale. “From Russia…With Love” is sponsored by the

day, December 5, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. WHERE: The Turning Pointe UMC, 9800 Middle Mount Vernon Rd., Evansville, Ind. 47712, 812.985.9800, www.missionmall.org WHY: Give the gift of compassion because we all have enough stuff! CONTACT: Karen Bieber, Coordinator, 812-985-5570, karen@missionmall.org

William C.H. Grimm Jr. and Phyllis R. Grimm Charitable Trust. Davide Cabassi’s appearance is sponsored by Richard P. Curby & Collynn K. Pearl and Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Wright. Season and single tickets are on sale now. Prorated season tickets may be purchased by calling the Philharmonic Box Office at (812) 425 – 5050. Single tickets start at just $15. Tickets to all Philharmonic events may be purchased by calling the Box Office or ordering online at www. evansvillephilharmonic.org.

Giant map of Asia comes to APL

Salem United Church of Christ

The National Geographic Giant Traveling Map of Asia is coming to the Alexandrian Public Library November 22 through 24. Walking from one side of Asia to the other may be a nearly impossible feat, but with the world’s largest map of the continent it is as simple as taking off your shoes. "The giant map can be enjoyed by all ages, but we really hope that parents will take advantage of this opportunity and bring their children to experience it,” said Youth Services Coordinator, Anne Cottrell. “It’s a unique, hands-on way to learn geography. In today’s world more than ever

annual Sausage Supper and country store NOVEMBER 20TH, 2010 4pm to 7pm Adult meals: $9.00 ~ Children’s meals: $3.00 Dewig’s delicious whole hog sausage links, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, gravy, applesauce, northern beans, corn bread, horseradish, home baked deserts, and drinks. Carry out meals are available. Country Store offering home baked items, crafts, plants, and other items. Raw sausage and horseradish may also be purchased in the Country Store. Salem UCC ~ 11325 Lower Mt Vernon Rd. Evansville Questions? Call 812-985-2886 or 812-985-2542. WE WELCOME GUESTS ANYTIME!S

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Black’s Chapel United Methodist Church will be celebrating on November 14, 2010

MIRACLE SUNDAY We will be taking donations to raise funds for building Phase 1 of our new church building to be located on eight acres east of Mount Vernon. Sunday Services at 9:00a.m. Current Church is located 3 miles west of Mount Vernon on HWY 62W. Turn South on Bald Knob Road, 1/2 Mile. Questions? Call 812-838-0202

before, children need a solid understanding of geography in order to become more informed global citizens." This National Geographic Giant Traveling Map of Asia is 26'x33' and invites both children and adults to explore

geography in a very handson or rather feet-on way. The maps’ brightly-colored, smooth vinyl surfaces accurately illustrate and label the countries, bodies of water, mountains and cities throughout Asia.

5K Walk, Run set for November 13 Registrations now being accepted for “Move! It’s Good for Your Art”, a 5K Walk/Run on November 13 that will support Evansville Museum programs. The Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science encourages people of all ages and abilities to join its upcoming 5K Walk/Run at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 13. “Move! It’s good for your Art” is the museum’s second annual race through a scenic

downtown route, starting and finishing on the Museum grounds. Registrations on or before November 5 for “Move! It’s good for your Art” will be $15 for Museum members, and $20 for non-members. Late registrations will be accepted, at $20 for members and $25 for non-members. (Sorry, those who register late cannot be guaranteed a T-shirt.) Race-day registrations will take place at the Museum beginning at 7 a.m.

New exhibit set to open at Angel Mounds Cherished Possessions, The Mann Hopewell Legacy of Indiana will be open at the Angel Mounds State Historic Site from Nov. 6 - Jan. 14, 2011. Unlock the mysteries of Indiana’s past. The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites and the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology reveal never before displayed artifacts from an ancient Indiana community.


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COMMUN COMMUNITY MMUNITY DAR members tour Posey County Coun Courthouse

Pictured left to right are Connie Conrad, Catherine Ann Moye, Sarah Bledsoe, Martha Ries, Donna Creek, and Lee Mourer, members of the General Thomas Posey Chapter of the NSDAR who recently toured the Posey County Courthouse.

Arts Council-Blaffer Foundation project By: Margie Rapp Have you filled a bucket today? The second graders in Posey County were asked this question in a literary/arts program of the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana underwritten by the Robert Lee Blaffer Foundation Arts in Education Initiative. The grant from the Blaffer Foundation was used to purchase a copy of the book for each of the 285 children in second grade classrooms in Posey County. The award winning children’s book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today?—A guide to daily happiness for kids is a children’s book written by Carol McCloud and illustrated by David Messing. The book has won eight awards including Mom’s Choice Award from the Just

for Mom Foundation. In the book, a childhood toy (a bucket) becomes a symbol of caring and empathy, encouraging children to think about their words and actions and the result of them on others and themselves. Before Mrs. Jane Owen passed away, she and the Foundation members approved the project. Mrs. Owen expressed delight with her copy of the book. Maggie Rapp visited children in 15 classrooms in all nine of the elementary schools in Posey County, including New Harmony Elementary, North Elementary, South Terrace Elementary, West Elementary, Farmersville Elementary, Marrs Elementary, St. Philips Catholic, St. Matthew Catholic, and St. Wendel Catholic schools. Mrs. Rapp is an artist, for-

mer teacher, and the current Director of the Hoosier Salon New Harmony Gallery. During the visit to each of the classes, Rapp read the book and conducted an art/craft project with the children. Each child was given a children’s sand bucket and using their own unique creativity they decorated it using markers and foam stickers. They were encouraged to take the bucket home and keep it in their room to remind them of the lesson of compassion and caring presented in the book. At the end of the visit, each child was presented with a personal copy of the book along with a classroom copy. Of the experience, Mrs. Rapp expressed, “the children’s enthusiasm, enjoyment, and appreciation filled my bucket to overflowing.”

Copies of ‘The Wall’ remain on sale locally The Posey County Historical Society has for sale a limited number of copies of “The Wall,” the 25th anniversary edition of the story of the Vietnam Wall, both picture and narrative. The book also includes a section on the Vietnam Moving Wall, also included is a photograph of James Alexander Myers, Jr., of New Harmony who was a casualty of the War and one of the seven from Posey County who lost his life in Vietnam. The book is available at Printcrafters in Mount Vernon, 304 W. Fourth Street in Mount Vernon for $43, which includes tax.

First ‘Under the Beams’ concert is November 13 Under the Beams Concert Series will kick off its upcoming season with an encore performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 14, 2010 featuring Italian pianist, Davide Cabassi.

Cabassi will be appearing with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra on the evening of Saturday, November 13 and the following day in New Harmony’s Rapp-Owen Granary. Ca-

bassi performed in New Harmony in the 2005 Under the Beams concert season to rave reviews and is welcomed back with great enthusiasm and anticipation.

Can your fines to help the local food pantry Do you have overdue fines you have been needing to pay off? November will be your opportunity to redeem yourself. The Alexandrian Public Library will again be clearing one overdue fine from a customer’s account for each nonperishable food item brought in for “Can My Fines” November 1 through 30. Each fine on an account is a separate item, no matter the size of the fine. One fine will be forgiven for each acceptable food item you donate. If you do not bring in as many items as you have fines, we will remove fines in oldest to newest order. You may, of course, bring in additional items at a later time during November. Food items will be accepted only for overdue fines and does not include such fees as those incurred for repair of damaged items or loss. A food item will be determined acceptable if it is a non-perishable food item, in the original container, has the original manufacturer-applied label, has not expired, is in good condition and never opened or tampered with. Final acceptance of any food item will be at the discretion

WMI News In the summer of 1942, some “armchair strategists from the east” were saying that the Midwest did not know that a war was going on. With that charge in mind, Marcia Winn of the Chicago Tribune set out to visit six small towns in the Midwest. One of them was our town, New Harmony. Her articles describing what she found ran in the summer of 1942. The third of the six articles concerned New Harmony. It was titled “A Sleepy Town Sends Its Boys to All Fronts: New Harmony Hails 135 and Girl.” After recounting New Harmony’s unique history as the home of two communal societies, Ms. Winn describes the New Harmony of 1942. “The lovely old town, now veiled in the sheetlike gold blossoms of its myriads of golden rain or ‘gate’ trees, seems on the verge of desuetude. The hotel or tavern built by the Rappites is still there, but closed, and there is no other hotel. The old opera house is a repair garage. The old fort, built of stones quarried from the river bed, is a morass of vines and cobwebs. It has five churches, one funeral home, a pool parlor, a saloon, a few grocery, hardware and dry goods stores,

of Circulation Staff. A food item will be considered unacceptable if it is a perishable item (examples include fresh meat, milk, produce, frozen foods, bread), a single-serving item separated from the multipack in which it was originally sold, if the can is dirty or rusty, if the can is bulging or dented, has no manufacturer-applied label, the original seal is broken or item is sealed only with twisttie. Soft drink and other snack foods are not acceptable. A basket will be placed at the Circulation Desk to receive any donated food items. The basket will be used to visually demonstrate the generosity of our customers as they say “Can My Fines”. All food items collected will go to the local Food Pantry, so the more times the basket becomes full the more food the Food Pantry receives. So, bring your can goods to the library and have your overdue fines wiped away as you help the local Food Pantry.

The General Thomas Posey Chapter of NSDAR met at the Posey Grill at 11:30 aa.m. m Regent Sarah Bledsoe opened the meeting by having Linda Downen read the minutes from the last meeting. Vice-Regent Lee Mourer made the motion to accept the minutes as read and Chaplain Beth Dingman seconded the motion and the motion was approved. Treasurer Linda Downen gave the treasurer’s report. Donna Creek made the motion to approve the report and Vice-Regent Lee Mourer seconded the motion. The motion was approved. Regent Sarah Bledsoe showed the chapter her medal and certificate of appreciation from the General Thomas Posey Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. The October 22, 2010 meeting was discussed. The meal cost of $13 was to be mailed to Treasurer Linda Downen. Linda Downen and Donna Creek are to take care of the decorations and name cards. A motion was made by Regent Sarah Bledsoe to donate $25 to the State Regent’s Project. Treasurer Linda Down seconded the motion and the motion carried. Meetings of interest for the chapter to attend are the October 30, 2010 Fall Forum at Greenwood, Indiana. The invitation to a tea December 5, 2010 at New Albany, Indiana by the Pankeshaw Chapter of DAR was announced. The DAR Project Patriot was given last year by our Chapter and Treasurer Linda Downen made a motion to give $100 to Project Patriot and place donation cans to match our donation from members. Secretary Martha Ries seconded the motion and the motion carried. Treasurer

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Linda Downen will write the article for the newspapers for the project. Next month, month the Tamasi School gift in memory of Mary Golden Grant will be discussed. After the lunch, the members went across the street to the Posey County Courthouse to view the records stored in the basement. Mrs. Connie Conrad gave an interesting review of the work that has been done and is still in prog-

ress of preserving our history in Posey County. The chapter members then went upstairs to the Hovey and Posey Rooms to see the plaques dedicated to the two men by the DAR and the Historical Society. Judge Redwine was gracious in telling the history of the judges in Posey County. Respectfully submitted, Martha Ries, SecretaryGeneral Thomas Posey Chapter, NSDAR

In honor of those who have served in the military during wartime or peacetime, Alexandrian Public Library is asking community residents to bring in photographs honoring a service member from past or present. It is preferred that the photograph is of a veteran in uniform and it is best to submit a copy of a photograph since pictures will not be returned. Any photographs received will be placed in ornaments and then hung on a tree located inside the library until November 11. Photo submitted

By Stanley Campbell

Book Sale The Friends of the Alexandrian Public Library fall book sale will be held this Saturday, November 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the library meeting rooms. Members are reminded that a special Friends-only preview sale will precede the public sale on Friday, November 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. To attend the preview sale your membership must be up-to-date and a table will be available at the door for those wishing to renew their membership or to become members. As usual there will be a table full of rare or special selected books, records, and more. These may include first editions, author signed copies, and new or very high quality sought after items. Pricing for

these items is separate from the rest of the sale. The number of items available for each sale varies. Can My Fines Can your fines this November at the library. Each fine on an account is a separate item, no matter the size of the fine. One fine will be forgiven for each acceptable food item you donate. A food item will be determined acceptable only if it is a non-perishable food item, in the original container, has the original manufacturerapplied label, has not expired, is in good condition and never opened or tampered with. All food items collected will go to the local Food Pantry, so the more times the basket becomes full the more food the Food Pantry receives.

Teen Time Bored? Want something fun to do after school? Drop in for Teen Time on Mondays after school beginning at 3:30 p.m. Each and every Monday - unless the library is closed - there will be games, crafts and tons of fun for youth in grades 6- 12! Sew Happy Our meetings this month will be at 10 a.m. November 10 and 24. If you quilt, knit, do tatting, crochet, etc. come and join the fun! Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party Calling all wimpy kids in grades 2 -5! You’re invited to a Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party complete with wimpy snacks and wimpy games based on the books by Jeff Kinney on November 9 at 3:30 p.m. Registration is now underway.

Ms. Winn goes on to note that in the Civil War, Spanish-American War and World War I, New Harmony each time sent one girl off to war. In the month between Mr. Glump’s tally at the alumni reception, between 30 and 50 more New Harmony graduates went to war, and counting the young men living in New Harmony, but not graduating for the school, New Harmony had 135 young men off fighting. Ms. Winn continues. “No one really new so many boys were gone until the Campfire Girls started making ‘buddy boxes’ to send away. It quickly developed that there were

far more boxes than girls. It kept everybody in town busy for a week. Everywhere the spirit of ‘We’ll do all we can’ is manifest. It is not screamed around the streets, but it makes for a staggering total of deeds. It is seen in many little things: The three ton pile of rubber collected by the Boy Scouts on the opening day of the used rubber drive; in the housewives’ bemused but uncomplaining reaction to the sugar edict which gives them only nine pounds of sugar for the canning season and then they are unable to get that while the strawberries and cherries are ripe; in the two classes in

first aid and the one in home nursing which New Harmonians are attending to be able to care for themselves when the last physician is gone; in the mounds of garments they knit for the Red Cross. ‘New Harmony has always done its part,’ said Louise Husband, director of New Harmony’s proudest possession – its library – for the last 32 years. ‘We’ve always done it in the past , and we’re doing it now.’” And so as Veterans’ Day 2010 approaches we remember service men and women past and present, and we also remember those who only stand and wait.

By Sherri Graves two barber shops and a Fashion Manor. The Kurly Lox beauty parlor is closed, as is the other saloon. Its sole industry is a little flour mill. It is sleepy and dusty with the clock in the tower of the school gymnasium striking the hours for the countryside and the hoot of an occasional freight train the only foreign sound to break the quiet. But its bank has deposits of 1 million dollars, its library, a heritage from the Owenites, has 29,000 volumes, unparalleled in Indiana for a town of this size, and look at its war record: • Its May quota for war bonds was $9,000. It bought $9,600. • Its Red Cross quota was $560. It gave $714.12 • Its USO quota was $150. It gave $250. • It had no quotas for Navy relief or China relief, but it gave $150 to one and $250 to the other. And this, remember, from

a town with the population of 1,150 before most of its young men streamed out to war.” (And take note 2010 readers that most families had only one bread winner and the average annual income was about $1,700 per year or around $33 per week.) Ms. Winn continues. “Last month the New Harmony High school alumni association held its annual reception. Harry Glump, the postmaster, couldn’t quite figure out the gaps in attendance. Suddenly he began to tally the high school graduates who were in the armed services: 39 boys and 1 girl. New Harmony is very proud of Barbara Lynn, the girl. She is an army nurse. Her departure has left the town without a nurse, just as the departure of Dr. Harold E. Ropp has left it with only one physician, and he about to go, but she is the proud embodiment of a New Harmony tradition.”

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Mount Vernon Junior High School recently honored local heroes Charlie Reese (MVFD), Pictured L to R: Todd Jackson, Steve Bennett, Larry Williams, Keith Spurgeon, and Firemen Jeff Robb, Allan Middleton (MVPD) and Marine veteran Tim Hulsey. Staci Reese make preparations for the cookout at Posey County United Way Day at McKim's IGA. Photo submitted

Posey property tax bills due November 10

Cargill announces an additional donation totaling $5,000 to a local nonprofit organization fighting hunger in Posey County. Cargill AgHorizons of Southern Indiana provided $5,000 to At the Cross Mission in Mount Vernon. The organization will use the additional funds to purchase kitchen equipment. The equipment will allow the soup kitchen to meet the needs of their daily meal program that provides dinner for the residents of Mount Vernon and Posey County. “We are pleased to continue our support of At the Cross Mission,” said Pat Beckgerd, Cargill employee and community advocate. “Supporting their day to day operations through monetary gifts or volunteerism is especially important to the health of our community.” These donations are part of Cargill’s ongoing effort to fight hunger through both long-term solutions and emergency food grants. At a time when hunger-relief agencies are facing a growing demand for their services and donations are shrinking, Cargill is leveraging its leadership in food and agriculture to tackle complex economic and social challenges to help meet those demands. Photo submitted

Posey County tax bills are due November 10, 2010. We mailed the fall tax bills with the spring statements so we will not be mailing another bill. The “A” Copy was due May 10 and the “B” Copy is for your fall (November 10) payment. This new billing system is directed by the State. Unless they change this procedure, you will always be receiving both bills in the spring, due and payable in May and November. The Posey County Commissioners and the Treasurer have purchased a lock box for easy payment of tax bills. The box is located in front of the Memorial Coliseum, 126 E. Third St, Mount Vernon. If you prefer not to stand in a long line, you can drop your payment in the lock box. To assure your payment is posted to the proper tax parcel,

please include your tax bill with the payment. No cash payments. Please bring any cash payment to the office. The Treasurer’s Office is open Monday through Fri-

day from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. The office will also be open on Saturday, November 6 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. If you have questions, please call 838-1316.

Ziliak joins Evansville Law Firm The law offices of Ru- Women (ANEW), where dolph, Fine, Porter & she serves on its philanthroJohnson, LLP (www.rfpj. py committee. She also is com) have hired a member of the Poseyville, Ind., Women’s Fund native Ashley M. of Vanderburgh Ziliak as an acCounty and the countant. Ziliak Kappa Alpha is responsible for Theta Sorority general accountAlumni Associaing functions for tion. both the law firm A 2000 graduand its whollyate of North Posey Ashley Ziliak owned subsidiary, High School, ZilLockyear Title, LLC (www. iak received her bachelor’s lockyeartitle.com). She joins degree in accounting from the firm after five years as Ball State University in an accountant with Kemper 2004, where she served as CPA Group, LLP. treasurer and on the develZiliak is a member of opment board of the Kappa A Network of Evansville Alpha Theta Sorority.

Community Foundation takes applications United Way involves of all Posey County Bill Gillenwater, president of the Posey County Community Foundation’s Board of Directors, has announced that scholarship opportunities are available through the Foundation’s Community Scholarship program and the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program. The Community Scholarship program is made up of 24 scholarship funds, each with individual selection criteria and eligibility requirements, created by donors to provide Posey County students with opportunities for advanced education. Awards are made by the Community Foundation following a competitive process. All awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2011. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, fully funded by Lilly Endowment, is administered locally by the Posey County Community Foundation. One applicant will be awarded the scholarship, which covers four years of undergraduate study at an accredited Indiana college or university and an allowance for required fees and books. Fur-

ther criteria apply. The deadline to apply is January 19, 2011. Applicants are required to submit their applications online this year. Detailed information is available for both programs at www.poseycommunityfoundation.org or by calling Julie Eickhoff, director of the Foundation, at 812.838.0288. The Posey County Community Foundation is a charitable organization formed to strengthen the community by awarding grants to local nonprofits, by bringing individuals together to address community needs, and by offering personalized charitable gift planning services to our donors. The Foundation is made up of a collection of endowed funds – like scholarship funds – established by donors from all walks of life and generally focused on charitable endeavors in their own communities. For more information about the Foundation, contact Eickhoff at 812.838.0288 or Julie@ poseycommunityfoundation.org. The Posey County Community Foundation is a member of the Community Foundation Alliance in Evansville.

Vectren urges customers to check furnaces, offers rebates As colder weather grows near, Vectren Energy Delivery (Vectren) reminds its customers that it is important to evaluate the condition of their furnaces before turning them on for the winter. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates one in four furnaces has been in operation for 20 years or more and may not be performing at peak efficiency. Other than simply looking at the age of the furnace, it is important to evaluate its performance. If it has difficulty maintaining a steady temperature or even reaching a certain temperature, there might be a problem. Noticing humidity problems inside the house, back-drafts from the unit or carbon monoxide detectors going off could also be signs that repairs or possibly a new furnace might be necessary. “It’s easy to forget to regularly check your furnace given most units are housed in basements or garages,” said Doug Petitt, Vectren’s vice president of marketing and conservation. “It is important that a qualified heating contractor performs a regular maintenance check in order to ensure it is working safely and efficiently. In fact, an annual tune up can extend the life of your unit and save 3 to 10 percent on heating costs. “ During regular furnace maintenance checks, the technician can calculate the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE). This will indicate how much of the energy used by the furnace is actually generating heat to be circulated throughout the home or business and how much heat is escaping through chimneys,

windows, doorways, etc. If the levels are dipping below the 80 percent range, repairs or replacement might be in order. The higher the AFUE, the lower the energy bills will be each month. If it is determined that a new furnace is necessary, Vectren offers a $200 rebate toward the purchase of a 92 percent AFUE or higher natural gas furnace. A list of qualifying appliances and rebate forms are available through Vectren’s Conservation Connection on www.vectren.com. “Vectren’s Conservation

Connection programs offer customers a variety of information on energy efficiency tips, appliance rebates and home energy audits,” added Petitt. “You can even sign up to receive e-mails or text messages reminding you to replace your furnace filters.” Additional appliance rebates are available, including natural gas water heaters, boilers and programmable thermostats. Visit www.vectren. com for complete details on all rebates and energy efficiency tips for the winter heating season.

Keith Spurgeon, Chairman of the 2010 United Way of Posey County campaign, announced today that the campaign drive has reached 32 percent of the $620,000 goal. He asked everyone to make a contribution or pledge to help reach the goal. “It is important to have a successful United Way campaign so that needs of the people in our community are met in whatever situation arises. Our United Way of Posey County is a local organization and funds raised stay here to provide services to everyone in Posey County. This is about Local People helping Local People, and it is even more important now in the current economy.” Contributions will help to fund United Way programs such as the local Gifts In Kind program and Information and Referral Assistance as well as 21 local agencies receiving funds this year that provide services to the people of Posey County, in-

cluding: Albion Fellows Bacon Center, American Red Cross Posey County Chapter, Boy Scouts of America Buffalo Trace Council, Catholic Charities, Children’s Learning Center, Christian Church Day Care Center, Community Emergency Assistance, ECHO Community Health Care, Family Matters, Homeless Shelter of Mt. Vernon, Indiana Legal Services, Lampion Center, Mental Health America, New Harmony Ministry Association, Posey County Council on Aging, Posey County Rehabilitation Services, Rehabilitation Center, Salvation Army, Visiting Nurse Association of Southwestern Indiana, WNIN Radio Reading Program, and Willow Tree of Posey County. Other services provided for Posey County are 2-1-1, the easily-remembered number to call for access to information about resources and assistance in Posey County, and the prescription drug discount

program. Spurgeon added that because of the community spirit and support of local businesses, fundraisers for the United Way of Posey County continue. On November 10, Hawg ‘N Sauce in Mount Vernon will donate 10 percent of all sales that day to the United Way. Spurgeon said, “Come out to have a good time and help a good cause.” Steve Bennett, President of the United Way of Posey County, said “When we all work together to have a great United Way campaign in Posey County, we can be sure services and programs are available. Thank you to the Posey County community for your continued generosity and support.” Contributions may be sent to the United Way of Posey County at P.O. Box 562, Mt. Vernon, IN 47620. For more information or to get involved, call 838-3637 or email to uwposey@sbcglobal.net.

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GENERAL NEWS GOP benefits from change, from Page A1 Newman said that while being humbled, he was not really surprised by the outcome of Tuesday’s election. “Part of it is what is going on at the national level,” Newman said of the big sweep toward the GOP side. “But I think people saw that there needs to be a change in direction here in Posey County as well. Besides that, we had some very good, qualified candidates on the ballot and the people came out and voted.” Perhaps the two most notable accomplishments under Newman’s watch came where two young first-time political candidates upset two seasoned Democratic candidates. Twenty-five-year-old St. Philip resident Nick Wildeman will serve as Posey County’s auditor as he defeated former Posey County Commissioner Greg Martin by nearly 10 percentage points. Another political newcomer, Travis Clowers, defeated democratic incumbent Prosecutor Jodi Uebelhack, garnering almost 63 percent of the vote. “This was a testament to hard work, family, and good friends,” Clowers said fol-

lowing the final tally. “I felt like we did the right things. We ran a hard, clean race on the issues that we felt were important and the issues I felt voters felt were important. But now is when the real work starts.” Other local winners included Blairsville resident Jim Tomes, who defeated Democrat Patty Avery for State Senator and Betty Postletheweight, who defeated Democratic incumbent Donna Butler for Clerk of the Circuit Court. Democrats Martha Breeze (Recorder), Greg Oeth (Sheriff), and Jay Price (Coroner) ran unopposed. They were about the only races the Dems had to cheer about. Alan Blackburn did maintain his seat on the County Council, narrowly defeating challenger Jerry Walden. In District Four, Tracy Ripple edged newcomer Wayne Nall by an equally narrow number. Democratic County Commissioner Jim Alsop ran uncontested in District two, as did Tom Schneider in his race for County Council in District One. Nancy Hoehn defeated Democratic incumbent Kristi Carroll for the office of

County Assessor. Council incumbent “Bud” Parkinson was defeated by 12 percentage points in the District Three race. Newcomer Lindsay Suits defeated long-time Black Township Assessor Albert Gibbs by a little over 320 votes. While Republicans will take over many offices at the Posey County level, Democrats will still control both the Posey County Commissioners office and the Posey County Council. All three commissioners are Democrats while Democrats will outnumber Republicans 6-1 on the Posey County Council. Winners in other local races include Democrat Sharon Fifer for Bethel Township Trustee and Democrats Lisa Daugherty, Patricia Hancock, and Virginia Staples for Bethel Township Board. Dempsey “Bud” Funkhouser will serve along with Ann Fischer and Brandyn Mohr on the Black Township Advisory Board. Ruth Redman will continue in her role as Center Township Trustee with Ruth Morlock and Ann Tepool on the Center Township Board. Democratic

Party Chairman David Butler will be the Harmony Township Trustee while Ivan Alsop, Danny Creek, and Charles Mann will serve on the board. In Lynn Township, Don Mercier will be the Towhship Trustee while Ivan Alldredge and Rebecca Stallings will serve as board members. In Marrs Township, Gerald Nurrenbern will serve as Marrs Township Trustee and Harold Weinzapfel, James Wannemuehler, and Tom Hall will serve on the board. In Point Township, Virginia Thompson will serve as trustee and the board will be comprised of Michael Denning, Mary Price, and Beverly Tucker. In Robb Township, Rosemary Voegel will serve as the trustee and Brenda Garris will serve on the board. In Robinson Township, Gary Saalweachter will serve as trustee and Barbara Grabert, Glen Saalweachter, and Charles Seibert will serve on the board. In Smith Township, Stephen Jarboe will serve at trustee and Jeff Lupfer, Joe Lupfer, and Leon Wilderman will serve on the board.

Newly-elected Posey County Prosecutor Travis Clowers smiles with his three sons as Republican candidate Jerry Walden congratulates Posey County Council candidate Alan Blackburn at Democratic Headquarters following Tuesday’s election. Photo by they learn that their dad has been a successful candidate in his first time out. Clowers defeated incumbent Jodi Iebelhack. Photo by Dave Pearce Dave Pearce

Long-time Posey County Democrat Gene McCoy talks with former Mount Vernon State Representative Candidate Wendy McNamara smiles as she talks with Republican supporter Bill Gillenwater as election returns continue to pour in on Tuesday. Mc- Mayor Jackson Higgins, his daughter-in-law Beth, and granddaughter following the Namara and opponent Bob Deig are locked in a virtual tie and a recount is expected. annoucement of winners on Tuesday. Photos by Dave Pearce

School Board changes, from Page A1 Weinzapfel has worked with Posey County youth for the past 30 years. Her current role as a career services coach at the University of Southern Indiana (USI) continues that work. This is also her first time to serve in an official capacity on a public board. She would also like to focus on a community relationship that reinforces support for the schools and its students. “I am concerned about some of the behavior issues we have. I feel it is a community issue, not just a school or family issue. I’d like to work better with families to solve this problem,” Weinzapfel said. She noted that while the school budget is a concern for most, she realizes that the schools hands are often tied with when they receive

funds and how these funds can be spent. “Their money is strictly prescribed by the state as to what they can do with those funds,” she said. She feels the biggest challenge will be to educate the public on the budget process. She welcomes one on one conversation, but would also support a board comprised of community members and teachers to help disseminate the information. She would also like to see more input from local businesses on the skills they require when hiring people. Jeffries hopes that his expertise as an attorney and working with the state government will help serve the school board well. “I just felt that I would be uniquely situated both as an ally and dealing with the state

government. I understand the need to communicate with the public and I just thought I could help,” Jeffries stated. His children attended Hedges Elementary School and when it closed it became a huge concern for him. “I want Mount Vernon schools to provide quality education with the tools students need to be competitive and successful in society,” he said. He does not intend to make changes right in the beginning. Instead, he would like to take time to assess the situation. One of his chief concerns involves budget constraints. “If and when future cuts are necessary, I would like to take it from the district level down to the people affected by this. I want to work with honesty and candor and get feedback from the people who are doing this day to day to see where we are not getting the most bang for our buck,” Jeffries added. On election night, Jeffries said he already had a few people “bend his ear”.

“I welcome that. That’s part of the job,” he added. Dennis Angel and Jessie Montgomery did not seek re-election while Randy Boyer and Beth McFadin Higgins will remain on the Mount Vernon School Board. In New Harmony, Curt Schmitt beat Scott Miller by just six votes with the final tally at 72 -66. Jim Scarafia was re-elected without opposition. Other New Harmony School Board members include James Eagan, Brenda Butman and Jason Wilson. Long-time North Posey School Board members Kathy Mauck and Mark Seibert also did not seek re-election this term. Geoff Gentil ran unopposed to fill the District 2 seat. Steve Bender also ran unopposed to retain his District 1 seat. Larry Lewis’ term had not ended, so he retains a District 3 seat. The remaining seat will be filled by the board’s appointment during their regular board meeting in November.

Recount, from page 1A sion for an Order of Impoundment on November 3, 2010. On Friday, November 12 at noon, Vanderburgh County will open their provisional, military and oversea’s ballots. Hopefully Gibson and Posey will do the same at the same time,” Deig explained. Depending on the outcome of the final vote count, it is reasonable to think that the candidate with the lower vote count will file for a recount. The candidate that files the recount will be responsible for the costs of the recount. The deadline to ask for a recount is November 16. “Recounts are very complicated with cross filings of all or part of the ballots and machines. Without a paper trail, some lose their trust in the election process,” Deig explained. “A note of interest is that if there is a tie, a special election will be held.” But Deig indicated he believes the election could have been completed fairly without the call for an impoundment. “First of all I don’t believe the impoundment order that was demanded by my opponent was necessary. It did nothing but cost the taxpayers money. I have confidence in all the County Clerks from Posey, Gibson and

Vanderburgh counties and I feel they all perform their jobs in a very professional manner,” Deig said. “These machines and ballots are already locked up and this has caused big problems in Gibson County, because they have one local race that is not counted.” Secondly, Deig said, I feel that every vote needs to be counted and we need to make sure that everyone’s voice needs to be heard. I still have confidence in the election process and feel good about the election. But according to information on McNamara’s website, she shares that confidence. “We are confident that, after all votes are in, we will will this race,” the site reads. “We have traveled hundreds of miles throughout this district meeting with voters. I have personally visited every corner and pocket of Posey, Gibson, and Vanderburgh counties. Our team has knocked on 12,000-plus doors and we have called thousands more.” “We did all of that for the people. And, I look forward to continuing our work in serving as your representative in the Indiana state house,” McNamara’s site reads. By law, the entire process must be completed by mid-December.


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OPINION

As Veteran’s Day nears, voter turnout is positive sign What better time to have an election such as this one than right before Veteran’s Day. Our hats go off and we owe an unpayable debt of gratitude to the veterans, dead and alive, who have TRUTH... made such a great sacrifice STRANGER so we can be free to hold an THAN election. FICTION While I would probably get BY DAVE arguments from both political PEARCE camps, the big winner in the election held last Tuesday was none other than the American people. Not long ago, I mentioned in one of my editorials that once the school referendum vote was done, interest in the future of the Mount Vernon School Corporation seemed to have dwindled…or maybe was completely gone. However, Tuesday night’s election renewed my belief that America is the greatest nation on earth. It didn’t come because

of the win or the loss of one or the other of the political parties, this election just proved that inevitably, the people have the power to change things if they feel elected officials are not getting the job done. For so many years, it seemed to have been a “given” that if you ran for an office in Posey County and you ran as a Republican, you could not win. While I will have to admit that at least a portion of the radical change that occurred here was because of national politics, I also have to say that I saw candidates on both sides working very hard to earn your respect and your vote throughout the election. That bodes well for the American people. The percentage of Americans who have chosen not to vote over the past few years

has become increasingly disturbing. First of all, the number of registered voters continues to dwindle. That number has dwindled, I believe, because people, in general, don’t believe they can trust politicians. And secondly, the apathy that has come with that belief instills a sense of helplessness among Americans who are eligible to vote. “Why should I vote? It won’t really make a difference,” I have often heard. Don’t tell our two fine state representative candidates Wendy McNamara and Bob Deig that right now. They obviously would beg to differ with you on that point as, at last count, only two votes separated the candidates. This election made people realize that if they don’t approve of what is going on, regardless of which party is in power in a particular office, voters can and do make the ultimate difference. How exciting for Americans to realize that they can make a difference.

I talked with a good friend just this week outside the grocery store in Poseyville, and he reiterated the fact that when any candidate from either party forgets that they are being elected to “serve the people,” they are running for the wrong reason. With this “upset” election, it gives me new hope and should encourage a whole new generation of young people to become involved in the election process. Because, yes, you can make a difference. Please drop your attitudes of apathy and realize that it is indeed a privilege to vote and you should consider it a duty, not optional. So many have paid the ultimate price so you can have this right. I am proud that nearly 55 percent of Posey County’s registered voters took advantage of that right this week. With the realization that every vote counts, perhaps those numbers will climb even higher in elections to come.

Habitat House project speaks volumes for Posey County At a time when giving hurts, the people of Posey County continue to help their neighbors with a hand up. Jim Bartlett, Volunteer Coordinator for the Mount Vernon Habitat build, reports on the generous donations of time, tal- FOR THE ent, and treasure to insure single mom Jaime Eickhoff RECORD and her three daughters will move into their new home BY PAM ROBINSON by Christmas. As the saying goes, “Many hands make light work,” and Bartlett recites a litany of names in gratitude for donated time, talent and treasure. At the top of the list are Jim Marshall and more than a half-dozen crew members from Golconda Job Corps. They traveled about an hour from neighboring Golconda, Ill., to remove two diseased trees, stump and all, before any work could begin. Next, Bret Moye of Countrymark was allowed time to help with the earth moving and digging. Jon Parker of Parker’s Excavating followed with truck loads of topsoil pro-

vided by Mount Vernon Boat Club. His crew filled the lot with the rich dirt and smoothed it out with a Bobcat to provide a flat surface for building to begin. On Saturday, September 25, Schmitt Construction of Poseyville brought in a crew of professional carpenters working with local volunteers to insure the floors and walls went in right. Several crew members are related to Pam Lowery, whose Habitat home next door was completed last fall. On Wednesday, September 29, Warehouse Services, Inc., or WSI, supplied a crane and set the trusses for the roof. The WSI crew represents a significant donation of employee time. This work set the stage for the shingles to be laid by Ryan Harms of the Mount Vernon Fire Department and his crew. They brought the house under roof before any rain could cause problems. As the work continues, Rodney Shephard and Shephard Services have agreed to do-

nate all the labor for the HVAC work. Shephard and the State Group along with Benny Tennyson of Countrymark are also at work to line up the labor to do all electrical work. A couple of weekends ago, workers sped ahead with placing the siding on the home. Bartlett commends the “everyday” volunteers who’ve sacrificed time and talent on weekdays and Saturdays to keep the momentum going. Truly, a village has been at work to support Jaime Eickhoff and her three daughters as Eickhoff sweats alongside volunteers in a labor of love. She has already put in the 300 hours of sweat equity Habitat requires of homeowners, so like past Habitat homeowners, she works with enthusiasm to exceed the mark in building her dream home. Just a few finishing touches remain before Eickhoff and her family can move in. Rick Rose spray painted the interior walls of the house singlehandedly with paint and materials provided at a significant discount by Cindy Smith, owner of Mount Vernon’s Floors and Walls. Bob Beste led workers

over the weekend in installing cabinets. A crew worked on hanging doors and installing floor and window trim as well. Bartlett says the churches in the Mount Vernon Ministerial Association worked out a schedule to supply food throughout the build. Donors too numerous to mention individually have provided over $35,000 toward the $55,000 build. Only around $7,000 is needed to complete Eickhoff’s home. Bartlett urges and welcomes continued donations, not only to finance the current build, but also for the spring build that will benefit single mom Jennifer Trout and her two sons. “For the first time,” he notes, “we have three or four families approved for a Habitat build, so we have people on a waiting list.” He remains confident the community will continue to lend a hand up to those in need. To make a donation, mail a check to the Mount Vernon Ministerial Association at P.O. Box 228, Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620. Please write “Mount Vernon Habitat Build” on the memo line. All donations are tax-deductible.

Letters to the Editor Bluff City wrestlers grateful for help

So Long Silo event successful

The Bluff City Wrestling Club would like to extend their deepest appreciation to everyone who made their Second Annual 4-Wheel Poker Run a huge success this past weekend. Our club raises money to aid our local youth wrestling programs, in the past we have helped purchase a mat, sponsor two local wrestlers on their trip to Nationals in Iowa and aided in the traveling cost of the coaches who volunteer their time. A special thank you goes to

Larry Williams of MeKims IGA for the donation of buns, to Sheila Schwindel and Debbie Stauings of Guilty Pleasures for her donation of candles for door prizes and Mandy Roos of Slow Hands Massage Therapy for gift certificates also used as door prizes. Thank you to the Savah Community for allowing us to hold our event in the old Savah School and thank you to all the riders that came out and enjoyed a fun filled day and helped us raise money.

To the Editor, November 2 was a great day for Americans and let me tell you why. I was working at the Robinson precinct voting poll when I had an interesting encounter with a lady that came to vote. She made it a point to tell me that she doesn’t care who wins along as it is not Jim Tomes. That obviously struck my curiosity so I asked her why that is. Her response was that he is a radical, an extremist, and she can’t see how anyone could vote for that man. Her tone and emotion in that statement forced me to inquire a little further because she apparently knew something about this candidate that I didn’t know. Her reply was, “because he is pro-gun”! That’s right folks, she said because he is pro-gun. This is what we are dealing with. When has it been considered to be extreme and radical when supporting a Constitutional right? Her mindset is that guns kill people and wanted statistics to show that they don’t. Well of course guns kill people

which is why it’s a proven deterrent against criminals thus a Constitutional right for defense. We in PoseyCounty have known this for a long time, which is why just about everyone of us owns a gun(s). It is a fact that there is a correlation among gun control laws and increased crime rate. As a city increases their gun control measures, they have inevitably increased their crime rate. As I was mentioning a few of these cities to her such as D.C., New York City, Chicago, LA, San Francisco, etc. she blurted out that she lived in Chicago. I’m not sure what the point of her telling me that was except to note that she lived in a city riddled with crime thanks to their strict gun control laws but she now lives in Posey County where there are very loose gun control laws, therefore, she is now able to enjoy a low crime rate. However, this is not about the Second Amendment, this is about our Constitution. These people actually exist out there and would be happy to see

Gavel Gamut’s “An Institution” The German philosopher Hermann riage. Keyserling (1880-1946) wrote: You may wonder why I am cogitat“Men and women, both as individu- ing on these things, well, I’ll tell you. als and types, are fundamentally differ- Last Tuesday was Election Day and ent, incompatible and essenthe courts were tially solitary. In marriage closed. So, on last they form an indissoluble GAVEL Monday evening, unit of life, based on fixed GAMUT I was contemplatdistance.” ing sleeping late BY JUDGE Great Quotations, p. 644 then testing my Or, as St. Paul wrote in 1 JIM REDWINE skills against the Corinthians 7:9: fish in our pond “It is better to marry than and maybe even to burn.” reading a book. Now, I know there are some who “Jim, don’t you have tomorrow think Paul meant this as a warning to off?” The spasms started slowly beavoid breaking the Seventh Command- hind my eyelids and spread quickly to ment. However, he might have meant my sweaty palms. Was there a way out just what he said, i.e. marriage is better of this dilemma that didn’t involve vithan touching a hot stove. olating the Ninth Commandment? Of And, in fact, Keyserling may have course, my experience has been men succinctly captured for wives and hus- are merely forestalling the inevitable bands what George Bernard Shaw felt when they attempt to outsmart their about Americans and Britons: “Two wives or, at least, that is true with me. peoples separated by a common lan“Uh, well, maybe who knows what guage.” Or, as Keyserling might have crisis tomorrow may bring?” “Jim, said, women and men are fundamen- you need to replace that garage door tally different beings united by mar- opener before I get trapped either in-

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Coach Konrath and the wrestlers would like to extend a thank to The Allbright, Embrey, Brantley, Gorman and Pate families who helped puB this event off. Thank you to Austin Bethel, Jackson Brantley, Harley Gorman and Cohn Pate for all you hard work. Hope to see you all next year. The Bluff City Wrestling Club

The “So Long Silos” Kim’s IGA, Posey County party was held last week- News, Wehr’s Flower Shop, end at the riverfront. The Chuck Gray and the Mt. Verlandscape will be changing non Democrat. David Whitsoon with the demolition of ten played 1950s music as a the 58 year old silos. Carl tribute to the time period of Buchanan, who was 19 at the building of the silos. The the time, helped with the riverfront landscape will concrete work on the silos. be changing in just a few He was there to tell stories weeks. Thanks to all who atof the building of the grain tended the event. silos. Becky Higgins Special thanks to Mc- Mount Vernon City Council our government take our rights away from us and then tell us what we can Final letter seeks closure and cannot do, what we can and cannot In a brief, final response ing), ‘we are fortunate to eat, what we can and cannot say. The to Mr. Granderson’s letters, live in a country where you list goes on and I’m tired of it. When I would state the following: do not get shot or go to jail you encounter these people, stick up Thank you. I like you too, for disagreeing.’ However, for your country and your county. Mr. Granderson. However, libel and slander are actionThis is still a great country to live to read and to comprehend able. in although some cities have lost their are quite different distincYou are welcome to stop mind and their residents are starting tions. Nowhere in my letter by the house anytime you to infiltrate our towns. If these people did I say that I “spoke” to desire to discuss the Walker don’t like it here, they are always wel- “Jeremy Burton” at the Sec- School/Savah Community comed to go back to their home cities. retary of State’s office. Center matter further. This is Posey County, which is a place In conclusion, as you so Respectfully, to be proud of. It’s not Chicago, it’s not vividly stated (paraphrasJulie Greathouse New York City, and it’s not any other liberal landfill. This is a county that is Expressway helpful during election tired of people in Washington forcing Again we say Thank You With their wonderful genunwanted and unconstitutional leg- to Bob and Liz Bulkley, own- erosity and support, they islation down our throats and of state ers of Expressway Plaza, for helped save the taxpayers of and local candidates that follow that their kindness and generous Posey County this cost. Again we say “thank mentality. We proved that on Election donation to the Posey County Election office during the you.” Day! Donna Butler, Posey Nick Tomes primary election. Bob and Liz again donated County Clerk and SecrePoseyville Ind. the use of a truck that was tary to the Election Boardfully fueled. So we could de- Ron Bennett & Brenda liver and pickup the voting Goff; members of the Elecmachines before and after the tion Board primary election. side or outside the garage. Now, do not dance around. Are you off tomorrow PCCF is grateful Thank you for helping generous gifts of time, enor not?” I was reminded of how I felt make our For Good For Ever ergy and heart. These people in grade school when Mrs. MacGuire Auction a success. include our board members, would call on me to answer a question: On behalf of the Board staff, donors, volunteers, impending doom with no escape. of Trustees and myself, we sponsors and everyone who I decided to try the old co-opt rou- would like to thank those attended our auction. tine. “You are absolutely right, Peg. I who made our first For Good Who benefits from this am going to get on that first thing in For Ever Auction a magnifi- auction? The people of the morning, but I need to go to town cent success. It was a privi- Posey County. 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Wildcat football reviews fun season at annual banquet By Steve Joos Each year, the Mount Vernon football team starts out with more than a few question marks and each year, somebody steps up. That was the case again in 2010, as the Wildcats finished with a 6-5 overall record, went 3-3 in the Big Eight Conference and reached the semifinals of Class 3A Sectional 24. Those accomplishments were recognized Sunday at the Wildcats’ annual hog roast and awards ceremony at the Mount Vernon United Methodist Church Wesley Hall. “All in all, it was a very good year,” coach Paul Maier said. “We had a great group of young men, who always make it easier to work with. They were just a great group of guys. We’re just very, very pleased with those guys.” Maier and his assistants (Ryan Stemple, Jake Warrum, Curt Mort, Justin Nelson and Justin Buchanan) introduced the players and discussed their contributions to the team’s success. They also talked about the contributions of the seniors to this year’s team. There were a number of good points during the season, making it hard to highlight just a few, the coach said. Maier went on to point out the overall improvement of the senior class as the major highlight of the season. And the lowlights? “Any loss,” Maier said. “I don’t swell on the negative aspects of the season, I’d rather just focus on the positive.” The team’s 15 seniors were a big positive this season. “A tremendous group of young men who worked their butts off to get where they got,” Maier said. “I couldn’t be prouder of them and what they’ve accomplished.” Those seniors included Zac Deig, Aaron Choate, Will Terbeck, Tim Davis, Logan Pace, Bo Harris, Jason Stemple, Blake Marshall, Jacob Ewers, Trey Finch, Aaron Straub, Andy Hart, Teddy O’Connell, Isaac Damm and Kyle Mosley. The Cats also have a very strong group of underclassmen coming up and they had an equally solid underclass group this season.

Mount Vernon High School football award recipients for 2010, front: Bo Harris, Academic All-State; Zac Deig, Academic All-State; Aaron Choate, All Big 8 Conference and Academic All-State; and Jason Stemple, All Big 8 Conference, Academic All-State, Most Valuable Back, and “I’m excited,” the coach said. “I’m very, very excited about this group and the future of Mount Vernon football.” Underclass varsity lettermen included Tyler Osborne, Dalton Riordan, Jon Hoehn, Kyle smith, Tyler Ritzert, Brandon Lauderdale, Luke Curry, Kurtis Bilskie, Aaron Roberts, Drew Tolbert, Stephan Blanford, Jared Simpkins, Will Russell, Brian Koch, J.T. Silvers, Craig Dick, Michael Rynkiewich, Hank Dausmann, Alex Pepper, Ethan VanZant and Craig Isaac. Finch, Damm, Smith, Curry, Russell, Koch, Silvers, Rynkiewich, Pepper, VanZant and Isaac each won their first varsity letters, while Isaac earned a freshman numeral. Reserve certificates went to Tyler Head, Jordan Stewart,

Be An 11 (Leadership Award). Back are Aaron Straub, All Big 8 Conference; Jacob Ewers, All Big 8 Conference; Teddy O’Connell, All Big 8 Conference and Most Valuable Lineman; and Logan Pace, All Big 8 Conference. Photo by Terri Koch Austin Guthrie, Austin Mercer, Devon Sullivan, Ben Stallings, Kristopher McKinney, Nicholas Delong, Zachary Mosby, Shawn Mays, Joshua Norrington, Aric White, Jacob Whaley, Brian Blankenship, Dakota Knowles, Adam Boerner, Austin Sitzman and Nick West. Each of the reserves received freshman numerals, except for Stewart and DeLong. Stemple was named the team’s most valuable back and the recipient of the “Be an 11’ award, while O’Connell was named the most valuable lineman. Stemple and O’Connell were also among six Cats named to the All-Big Eight Conference team, They were joined by Ewers, Straub, Pace and Choate.

Lady Wildcats celebrate achievements, improvement at banquet By Steve Joos A 9-9 record and another spot in the Sectional semifinals. Considerably more improvement over the course of the season.

This is not the same girls’ soccer program that Liz Castle took over when she came to Mount Vernon five years ago. The Lady Wildccat celebrated another season of

progress at Tuesday night’s banquet and awards ceremony in the Mount Vernon Methodist Church Wesley Hall. “We had a successful year and showed a lot of improve-

ment this year,” Castle said. “The girls learned a lot and they worked hard. The program has come such a long way in the time we’ve been here.” Each of the players on this year’s team received

varsity letters. Certificates were presented to Lacey Johnson, Kirstie Keene, Jenny Koch, Samantha Scheu, Ellen Searcy, Keri Adams, Megan Randall, Jenna Reidford, Allyson Blunt,

Mount Vernon High School held their girls’ soccer awards banquet this week. Major award winners are from left: Mick Shrode, #1 Fan; Kate Cox, Best Offensive Player, Golden Boot Award, All Big 8 Conference, and All-District; Megan Randall, Academic All-State; Jenny Koch, Top Team Player, Most Valuable Player, All Big 8 Conference, and Academic All-State; Jenna Reidford, Academic All-State; Charity Konrath, Most Improved Player; Samantha Schu, Best Defensive Player and Academic All-State; and Lacey Johnson, Pride of the Wildcats Spirit Award. Not pictured: Kirstie Keene, Academic All-State.

Kate Cox, Kinsey Johnson, Christy Konrath and Hadley Thorne. Castle and assistant Jamey Thomas presented both serious and a few “Silly” awards (recognizing each team member’s more eccentric side) during the evening. Koch was named the team’s most valuable player and the top team player, while Cox earned the best offensive and “Golden Boot” Awards. Other awards went to Scheu (best defensive player), Konrath (most improved) and Johnson (Pride of the Wildcats). Scheu, Koch, Randall, Reidford and Keene were each recognized for earning Academic All-State honors, while Koch and Cox were recognized for making the All-Conference team. Cox was also named to the All-District Five first team. Kinsey Johnson, Konrath and Thorne each received their first varsity letters and each earned freshman numerals at the banquet.

Local wrestlers travel to Ultimate Challenge Three local wrestlers traveled to Steubenville, Ohio this past weekend to attend the Ultimate Challenge National Series Event "Smittysfloors Fawl Brawl.” Paul Konrath, Jimmy Marshall, Austin Bethel and Coach Tim Konrath of the P.A.W.S Elite Wrestling Club made the trip on Friday. First the boys attended a wrestling clinic on Saturday put on by

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Thespians present... Mount Vernon High School’s Thespian Troupe 982 presented Shenanigans: An Evening of One-Act Comedies this past weekend at the Mt. Vernon Performing Arts Center. The comedies included: Mark Twain’s The Diary of Adam and Eve; Action News: Now with 10% More Action!; Check Please; and Check Please, Take 3. Pictured are Ben Zickmund, Kirstie Keene, Ellen Searcy, Kira Irons, and Dan Watzlavik. Photo by Dave Koch

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ELECTION RESULTS State Senate - District 49 - General

County Auditor

Indiana - 103 of 103 Precincts Reporting - 100%

Name

Party

Votes

Vote %

Martin, Greg

Dem

4397

45%

Tomes , Jim

GOP

15,186

52%

Wildeman, Nicholas

GOP

5301

55%

Avery , Patty

Dem

14,195

48%

Name

Party

Votes

Vote %

Deig , Bob

Dem

9,321

50%

McNamara , Wendy

GOP

9,313

50%

Name

Party

Votes

Vote %

White , Charlie

GOP

974,708

57%

Osili , Vop

Dem

630,369

37%

Wherry , Mike

Lib

100,846

6%

County Clerk

November 06, 2010 - 02:42PM ET

Name

Party

Votes

Vote %

Butler, Donna

Dem

4450

45%

Postletheweight, Betty

GOP

5340

55%

County Council — Dist. 2

State House - District 76 - General Indiana - 60 of 60 Precincts Reporting - 100%

Name

Party

Votes

Vote %

Blackburn, E. Alan

Dem

1179

53%

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Walden, Jerry

GOP

1066

47%

Secretary of State - General Indiana - 5265 of 5265 Precincts Reporting - 100%

County Prosecutor Name

Party

Votes

Vote %

Uebelhack, Jodi

Dem

3678

37%

Clowers, Travis

GOP

6201

63%

County Council — Dist. 3 Name

Party

Votes

Vote %

Parkinson, Gerald "Bud"

Dem

1294

44%

Mattingly, Don

GOP

1645

56%

County Assessor

November 06, 2010 - 02:42PM ET Auditor - General Indiana - 5265 of 5265 Precincts Reporting - 100% Name

Party

Votes

Vote %

Berry , Tim (i)

GOP

984,232

58%

623,810

37%

78,097

5%

Name

Party

Votes

Vote %

Carroll, Kristi

Dem

3270

34%

Locke , Sam

Dem

Hoehn, Nancy

GOP

6404

66%

Knipe , Eric

Lib

County Council — Dist. 4

Indiana - 5265 of 5265 Precincts Reporting - 100%

Name

Party

Votes

Vote %

Ripple, Tracy

Dem

1224

52%

Nall, Wayne

GOP

1137

48%

Name

Party

Votes

Vote %

Mourdock , Richard (i)

GOP

1,051,237

62%

Buttigieg , Pete

Dem

631,477

38%

Black Township Trustee November 06, 2010 - 02:42PM ET Name

Party

Votes

Vote %

Suites, Lindsay

GOP

1818

53%

Gibbs, Albert

Dem

1596

47%

Constitutional Amendment - Question 1 - Property Tax Cap - Ballot Issue Indiana - 5265 of 5265 Precincts Reporting - 100% Name

Votes

Vote %

1,121,758

72%

437,444

28%

Black Township Board (Vote for 3) Yes Name

Party

Votes

Vote %

Stratton, Valerie

Dem

1389

15%

McCoy, Barbara

Dem

1519

17%

Funkhouser, Bud

Dem

2476

27%

Fischer, Ann

GOP

1998

22%

Mohr, Brandyn

GOP

1662

18%

Name

Party

Votes

Vote %

Bippus, Lucinda

N/A

1954

38%

Weinzapfel, Katherine

N/A

3248

62%

Votes

Vote %

No

Mount Vernon School Board — Dist. 1

Mount Vernon School Board — Dist. 2 Name

Party

Allyn, Heather

N/A

2687

51%

Williams, Larry

N/A

2594

49%

Blunt, Shelly

N/A

819

16%

Gooden, Susan

N/A

1242

24%

Jackson, Kimberly

N/A

1462

28%

Jeffries, M. Brian

N/A

1751

33%

Votes

Vote %

Mount Vernon School Board — Dist. 3

A Basket Bingo was held with a packed house on Thursday evening at St. Matthew’s Cafeteria to benefit The Gateway for Cancer Research. A group of coordinators took a short break in the kitchen for a group shot including: Sandy Fox, Gary Fox, Lisa Seitz, Bruce Wehr, Loretta Winiger, and Dustin Seitz. Photo by Terri Koch

New Harmony School Board — Dist. 3 Name

Party

Miller, Scott

N/A

66

48%

Schmitt, Curt

N/A

72

52%

U.S. Senate - General Indiana - 5265 of 5265 Precincts Reporting - 100% Name

Party

Votes

Vote %

Coats , Dan

GOP

950,244

55%

Ellsworth , Brad

Dem

695,859

40%

Sink-Burris , Rebecca

Lib

94,561

5%

U.S. House - District 8 - General Indiana - 635 of 635 Precincts Reporting - 100% Name

Party

Votes

Vote %

Bucshon , Larry

GOP

115,778

57%

Van Haaften , Trent

Dem

75,480

37%

Cunningham , John

Lib

10,130

5%

“Packed House” would be an accurate description of the gymnasium at St. Matthew’s School on Thursday evening. A Basket Bingo was the focus of attention benefitting The Gateway for Cancer Research. Pauletta Grant, Lynda Mileham, and Tabitha Mileham, from Illusions Styling Salon, gathered their group together at one table, enjoying the festivities. Photo by Terri Koch

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Bowling Scores Posey Lanes Recap

The Mount Vernon High School Wildcat Bowling Team hosted a Tri-County Bowling Meet at Posey Lanes in Mount Vernon on November 2. Nine schools participated in the meet including teams from Bosse, Castle, Evansville Central, Evansville Day School, Harrison, Memorial, North, and Reitz, as well as Mount Vernon. Pictured from the Mount Vernon Wildcat Bowling Team are in front (left to right) Caleb Cox, Dexter Volz, Andy Kuper, and John Gruber. In the back row (left to right) Coach Jim Gruber, Eli Goforth, Myles Utley, D.A. Wilson, Matt Strupp, Trevor Grant, and Austin Mercer. Taylor Erwin was absent from the picture. Photo by Tammy Bergstrom

Michea Reinitz is making a splash at UE

Michea Reinitz The University of Evansville women’s swim team is off to a mixed start on the 2010-11 season, but former Mount Vernon swim standout Michea Reinitz is doing her part for the Lady Aces.

A management mayor at UE, Michea is the daughter of Brian and Kimberly Reinitz. She will find a familiar face on the other side of the pool when the Lady Aces invade Cleveland, Miss., on Dec. 17, for the Delta State Christmas Invitational. The Lady Statesmen have former Lady Wet Cat Liz Frye on this year’s squad as a freshman. A sophomore on the UE women’s swim team, Reinitz won two events and swam on a first-place relay team in the Lady Aces’ most recent contest, a 23264 win over visiting Eastern Illinois. Reinitz won two individual events, taking the 200-yard butterfly (2:12.41) and the 100-futterfly (1:00.00), while swimming a leg on the blue-ribbon winning 200-medley relay team (1:52.07). Reinitz was also a double winner in Evansville’s 151-86 win over visiting Centre College, taking the 50freestyle (:25.47) and the 200-butterfly (2:14.23). In the Lady Aces’ 168-132 Missouri Valley Conference loss to visiting Illinois State, Reinitz was on the first-place

400-medley relay team (4:00.10) and the 100-butterfly (:59.82), while taking third in the 200-butterfly (2:14.20) and fourth in the 100-freestyle (:55.55). Evansville is 2-2 heading into the Hilltopper Invitational, set for Nov. 1921 at Western Kentucky University at Bowling Green. Reinitz had a very good freshman year at UE, earning All-MVC first-team honors after her third-place finish in the 100-butterfly at the Missouri Valley Championships. She also had the team’s best times in the 50-freestyle, 100- and 200-butterfly at the championships, while helping to set a team record in the 200-freestyle relay. Reinitz was also fourth in the 50-freestyle and seventh in the 200-butterfly at the conference championships. A Valley Swimmer of the Week last season, Reinitz also won the 50-freestyle at Missouri State and Western Kentucky in 2009-10, She finished with the three top times in the 50-freestyle and the 100- and 200-butterfly at the Washington Invitational.

League: Expressway Jolleytime High Game High Series 1. Tracy Wilson 247 1. Tracy Wilson 588 2. Dorothy Rueger 235 2. Dorothy Rueger 563 3. Vicki Straw 193 3. Mary Phillips 541 4. Judy Goodwin 192 4. Vicki Straw 521 5. Mary Phillips 185 5. Ginny Murphy 504 League: Mini Access Storage High Game High Series 1. Betty Hickey 193 1. Debbie Boarman 502 2. Marcia Lange 180 2. Valerie Stratton 475 3. Debbie Boarman 178 3. Marcia Lange 467 4. Bonnie Isaac 167 4. Betty Hickey 459 5. Mary Harms 166 5. Gaylynn Reese 450 League: Men’s Major High Game High Series 1. Chris Oeth 279 1. Dile Wilson 723 2. Dennis Marshall 270 2. Dennis Marshall 720 3. Dirk Danks 268 3. Dirk Danks 678 4. Cory Kohlmeyer 263 4. Scott Smith 669 5. Scott Smith 255 5. Chris Oeth 667 League: First Bank High Game High Series 1. Judy Troxell 212 1. Judy Troxell 539 2. Marge Cordle 187 2. Marge Cordle 526 3. Nancy Renschler 184 3. Debbie Boarman 481 4. Debbie Little 177 4. Nancy Renschler 450 5. Debbie Boarman 176 5. Pete Rohlman 443 League: T.M.I. Hotshots High Game High Series 1. Elaine Griffin 213 1. Dana Deckard 535 2. Darlene Richer 199 2. Carole Doherty 519 3. Dana Deckard 190 3. Darlene Richer 511 4. Carole Doherty 190 4. Elaine Griffin 505 5. Donna DeLong 184 5. Sandy Wilson 492 League: Men’s Commercial High Game High Series 1. Lee Thomas 257 1. Dile Wilson 677 2. Cory Kohlmeyer 236 2. Mike Schorr 675 3. Shawn Goodwin 235 3. Cory Kohlmeyer 663 4. Mike Schorr 235 4. Lee Thomas 649 5. Dile Wilson 231 5. Shawn Goodwin 644 League: Jr.-Sr. High League: Elementary High Game High Game 1. Taylor Erwin 241 1. Jake Robinson 142 2. Andy Kuper 236 2. Gary Griffin 124 3. Austin Mercer 226 3. Justin Reitman 142 4. Myles Utley 215 4. Mathew Crafton 117 5. D.A. Wilson 207 5. Jack Valier 116 League: Bumpers High Game 1. Laren Carr 113 2. Austin Oeth 102

Mount Vernon soccer team celebrates unity, experience By Steve Joos The Mount Vernon boys’ soccer team reflected on a season filled with ups and downs Thursday night during a team banquet and awards ceremony at Mount Vernon General Baptist Church. Coach Travis Kaiser reviewed the season and presented awards with help from reserve coach Benny Gentry. “It was a positive one (season)” Kaiser said. “We had 10 new players this year, so we were losing a lot of seniors from the year before and I knew it

was going to take us some time to get going and it did take us some time, but we continued to work and we worked hard.” As a result, the team had a good year individually and as a team, something he sees as a point of pride. Three gamewinning late goals were among the highlights of the season, as the team was competitive despite having players who did not play spring soccer. Varsity letters were presented to Zac Deig, Cory Estes, Brain Gillenwater, Mathew Kuhlenschmidt, Andy Kuper, Dylan R e u -

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benacker, Kyle Sheffer, Dexter Volz, Dan Watzlavik and Ben Zickmund, all seniors. “The seniors were a good group,” Kaiser said. “A little different group. I had a player that collected 10,000 yellow cards, a player that gave out 10,000 hugs. I mean it didn’t matter if we won 5-0 or we got beat 5-0, it was the same upbeat group. It was a joy. No matter what happened in the game, they were always learning and always wanting to have fun.” Underclass lettermen were David Elliott, Ryan Pharr, John Guggenheim, Matthew Strupp,

Nick Theodosis, Alex Austin, Torsten Maier, William Stevens, Seth Wolf, Micahel Cannato, Seth Cutsinger, Tommy Martin and Julian Suar. “The underclassmen need to work,” the coach said. “We want to work to improve, we want to improve our record, we need to improve our on our skills. We want to improve as a group. We have to get the ball out, play indoor soccer, work on our skills. If we want to get better, we need to work on our skills.” Kaiser is hoping that the Cats would be able to finish over

.500 and be competitive in both the Big Eight Conference and the Sectional, but once again, the team is going to have to work to get better. Kuhlenschmidt, Pharr and Theodosis each earned Academic All-State honors. Reubenacker was named the team’s most valuable player, while Maier earned most improved honors and Kuper was named team captain. Deig graduated in second place all-time with 382 saves, while Reubenacker, Kuper and Volz earned spots among the career leaders in points scored.

American Legion Post #370 will have a Spot every Sunday now until Thanksgiving at 1 p.m. at Black River Camp, Griffin, Ind. Come and enjoy the fun and competition. 36” Max. Barrel Length, food served, drinks $1, furnished ammo only, 12 ga, 16 ga, 20ga only, cash rounds $5 entry. American legion Post #370 is not responsible for injuries caused by or to participants or staff. Contact person: 812-6833873.

Conservation Club shoots scheduled The St. Philip Conservation Club will be hosting their annual shoots every Friday from November 5 through December 17, 2010. Cash rounds will begin at 6:30 p.m. and go to 8 p.m. Meat shoot sigh up from 7 - 9 p.m. 12 G and 20 G shells are furnished. New this year will be the 22 Rifle Shoot at 8 p.m. Only factory stock guns are allowed for all shooting. Food and refreshments will be available. There will also be a $5,000 cash raffle drawing on December 17. The St. Philip Conservation Club is located at 3320 Conservation Drive in Evansville, Indiana. If you have any questions, contact Mark Elmendorf at 812-305-2071.

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Front row: Manager Levi Ricketts, Alicia Blackwell, Andrea Smotherman, Kimberly Jensen, Abbey Deckard, and Manager Blake Walden. Second Row: Sandra Hall, Hannah Willliams, Brittany Rister, Hayleigh Hatch, Sarah Smotherman, Kendall Morris, Alyssa Scherzinger, and Sierrha Miller. Back row: Coach Sandy Ricketts, Winter Nelson, Samantha Ricketts, Anna Busler, Samantha Golden, Briana Suttles, Kelsey Owen, Morgan Mathews, Silver Nelson, Manager Holly Walden, and Coach Emily Prewitt.

Rappite volleyball team honored for improvement, attitude the school cafeteria. “I was proud of the girls this season,” coach Emily Pruitt said. “They improved over the course of the season and showed some promise for the years to come.” Pruitt and reserve coach Pam Ricketts presented varsity and reserve certificates to their players. Varsity letters went to

Anna Busler, Samantha Golden, Winter Nelson, Summer Nelson, Abby Deckard, Sarah Smotherman, Brianna Suttles, Morgan Matthews, Kendall Morris and Kelsey Owen. Morris was named the team’s best defensive player, while Matthews earned top offensive player honors. Other awards went to Rister (most improved),

Busler (sportsmanship), Owen (Face in the Glass) and Suttles (Candlelight). The latter two awards had been presented to players at Pruitt’s high school alma mater, Greenwood. Reserve certificates went to Samantha Ricketts, Brittany Rister, Andrea Smotherman, Alicia Blackwell, Sandra Hall, Hayleigh Hatch, Sierra

Miller, Alyssa Scherzinger, Ivy Wayland and Hannah Williams. Awards went to Scherzinger (best defense), Miller (best offense), Ricketts (best defense), Miller (most improved) and Blackwell (sportsmanship). Pruitt and coach Ricketts presented the game ball from the Sectional championship match to school

Vikings near the top in PAC after fall sports season tence, while the volleyball the volleyball team went 4-4 in the conference. There were seven Lady Vikings on the various all-conference squads. Semistate qualifier Olivia Goebel made the All-PAC girls’ cross country team, while Kaylee Durcholz was named to the All-PAC volleyball team and Haley Allen was picked for the all-conference girls’ soccer team. Four members of the championship girls’ golf squad earned allconference honors including Kendyl Ahrens, Kelsey Teel, Allison Koester and Maddie Camp. In addition, Wendi Simpson and Kendall Reidford earned honorable mentions on the allconference volleyball squad.

Hunter Motz won the PAC boys’ cross country title, while the tennis team finished second in the conference and posted winning conference records in both football and boys’ soccer. Motz was one of eight Viking boys to earn spots on all-conference boys’ teams. Nick Scheller and Ty Butler were all-conference picks in tennis, Nick Crumbacher earned honors in boys’ soccer and four players (Brandon Baumgart, Wes Harness, Jared Reidford and Jourdan Cox) were named to the All-PAC football team. Another eight Vikings received allconference honorable mentions. They

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By Steve Joos The North Posey Viking girls are tied for third place in the Pocket Athletic Conference all sports standings for the fall season. North Posey and Forest Park each have 240 points, five ahead of fifthplace Southridge (235) and 30 in back of second-place Heritage Hills (240). The Viking boys are fourth in their all-sports standings with 235 points, sandwiched between Gibson Southern (260) and Tell City (195). The girls had a number of highs and lows during the fall. The girls’ golf team won the PAC championship under coach Kevin Wassmer in just the third year of the program’s exis-

principal Doug Mills. Athletic director Tabbi Farrar presented the Tri-Kappa volleyball award to Suttles. Team managers Levi Ricketts, Blake Walden and Holly Walden were all recognized at the banquet. The grade school team and their coaches were also recognized. The grade school team is currently undefeated in the North Posey league. JUST ASK US, WE MIGHT HAVE IT.

By Steve Joos The New Harmony volleyball program had a large senior group, a larger contingent of underclassmen and a new coach to adjust to. But they seemed to do all right. The volleyball Lady Rappites were honored with a dinner and awards ceremony Tuesday night at

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GRADE 3 High Honors Corbin Berger Dylan Clark Demi Collins Pake Davis Gary Esche Kayanna French Maggie Jones Zack Jones Dylan Murray

Gabe thomas Lauren ValierHonor Roll Jayelle Barnes Tristyn Barton Aaron Bauman Johnathon Chaffin Ethan Cordle Lucas Crissup Nick Curtis

High Honors Zane Augulis Tobi Clark Avion Collins Megan Ghrist Jonathan Hueftle Bailie Kimmel Nicole Tucker Ben Varner Emma Weilbrenner

Mitchell WilsonHonor Roll Alec Bauman Adam Blunt Alliya Brock Jake Claxton Valerie Cox Logan Culley Robert Darr Balke Emerson

High Honors Carley Curtis Laurin Green Jaren Maxfield Micala McHargue Nathan Reeves Jack Valier Jordan William-

sHonor Roll Jackson Baldwin Dealia Carlino Jalayna Chaffin Caroline Cox Nathan Fischer Christian Gilbert Jacqueline Godinez

Parker Groves Emma Hazlett Hannah Lara Emily McPherson Bailey Miller Bronson Quinzer Brooke Pate Brent Ricketts Brock Ricketts Zach Rutledge

Brandon Schaefer Nicholas Schaefer J’Lea Schneider Myra Schutz Chase Thomas Trevor Thompson Cameron Topper Mary Watson Judy Yang

GRADE 4 Angela GonzalezGomez Jayce Hamilton Teddy Henderson Elisabeth Kershaw Dyllan King Emily McCarty Morgan Miller Rachel Price Ryan Ramirez

Zach Robb Timothy Santoro Ty Sims Logan Sitzman Clara Spickler Victoria Stallings Tory Thompson Amber Walker Brenden Wild

GRADE 5 Katelyn Hines Kirston Jewell Lyndsay Keitel Brandon Long Drake Murphy Max Parkinson Ethan Raibly Jake Robinson

Sarah Rutledge Ty Simon Ella Sims Rush Slocum Adrian Thompson Elizabeth Walker Paige Weintraut

Marrs Elementary School GRADE 3 Nate Gmutza Skylar Phelps Emma Strawn Brock Wilsey Grant Allyn

High Honors Hailey Brewer Johnny Marshall Jaxon Dye Kristen Earhart

Honor Roll Jordan Ambrose Aaron Batteiger Breckan Austin Kaylee Hahn

Nathan Wagner Lillie Montgomery Caleigh Love Elizabeth Strawn Collin Hamilton

GRADE 4 High Honors Nina Bippus D. J. Brakie Cora Epley Meredith Crawford Daniel Jones Kailyn Nolan Jake Mitchell Bralyn Shripka

Justin Rietman Zoey Scates Salome Roysdon Honor Roll Zachary Batteiger Leah Bilskie Hayley Buchanan Haven Brewer Bonnie Fischbach

High Honors Nathan Burke Kate Adams Hannah Devine Dawson Brantley Lauren Earhart Madison Bulkley Joseph Julian

Cody Slaton Landon Upshaw Honor Roll Lillie Blankenship Emily Albin Madison Fields Whitney Brown Katie Johnson

Buddy Curl Adam Gore Alexis Gansman Quincy Irick Luke Harris Hailie Montgomery Ben Hausmann Emily Rexing Emily Juncker

Maci Selke Zakari Plouchard Denise Castillo Haley Russell Anna Guerra Kaytlyn Shell Cameron Turpin Karmyn Vallee Seth Doerflein

GRADE 5 Kyle Buchanan Clayton Lopez Jalen Josey Maddy Plough Sarah Kelley Devin Singer Kailyn Rice Conner Sledd

Hope Sinnett Amanda Tyler Macy Snodgrass Jorden Wacker Seth Stolz Harrison Wells Brian Suttles Ashley Underwood

St. Wendel Elementary School GRADE 5 High Honors Claudia Duncan Corey Heath Jack Heldt Lindsey Koester

Claire Muensterman, Kathryn Muensterman Jaylyn Sweeney Honor Roll Arionna Collins

Sylvester Folz Noah Gates Mitch Hall.

Serenity Folz Emily Gagnon Matthias Gates Olivia Gerton

Blue & White Lauren Boeke Will Collins Shelby Corbin

Sarah Griffin Lexus Jernigan

Blue & White Hank Denning

Veronica Inkenbrandt Joel Kelley Kyle Luigs Hannah Ogg Noah Scheller Ali Spahn Kurtis Wilderman Honor Roll

Stephen Barnett Brandey Bender Rachael Goedde Brandon Grider Ashley Rexing Emily Schmitt Michaela Weiss

Blue & White Macy Allen Alena Anderson Miesha Gossett

Delayne Henderson Xavier Maxwell Jackson May Hannah Nurrenbern

Valerie Muensterman Allison Reker Jacob Schmitt Kalah Schu Serena Wilderman

Erin Will Honor Roll Jace Elpers Jacob Jost Jonathan Wilderman

Samantha Luigs Bryce Martin Megan Reker Elizabeth Schapker Tori Schickel

Honor Roll Mark Blankenberger Jessica Gries Logan Jarboe

GRADE 1 Abbie Peerman Honor Roll Alexis Anderson Brady Bowman Kyler Boyd Lane Branson Alex Carlisle Tristan Clowers

Christian Cole Braxton Daws Derek Hollinger Isaac Howell Julia Kingery Conner King Abbey Mavrick

GRADE 2 High Honors Nathan Duffey Sam Heckman Kaitlyn Mansfield Rhiannon Reiter Paige Robinson Jackson Thomas

Jamie Glover Ashton Johnson Kevin King Hayley Kueber Kelsey Lang Josh Robison Kyle Simpson

Megan Simpson Nathan Tayloe Brock Veatch Jenna Veatch Savannah Weatherford Emily Williams

Ellie Bush Taylor Collins Alivia Krie Nicky Lawrence Luke Marvel Isaac Morton Allison Peralta Alex Reynolds

Ethan Ricketts Claudia Robison Eric Slygh Katelin Swain Austin Williams

Haley Hartsfield Kaaleb Krieger Hannah Lang Kassandra Ludlow Kylee Raymer Addie Robinson

Samantha Smith Tyler Walls Grace Womack

Honor Roll Lauren Carr Haley Curtis Kaitlyn Denton Seth Dewar Braden Dike Hannah Durham

GRADE 3 High Honors Katana Alumbaugh Nathaniel Cole Alayna Courey Logan Crawford Jacob Defur Landon Guthrie Hagan Hollinger

Kaileigh Krieger Emily Silvers Katie Tanner Nathan Tanner Honor Roll Ashlyn Bourne Halyn Boyd Tiffany Bradley

Honor Roll Adam Carlisle Maiya Courey Chloe Farley Alysa Gelarden Brooklyn Gibbs

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Maggie Collins Ellee Cox Riley Dickens Mark Garman William Gerton Jonathan Harper

Clara Hawley Kyle Krieger Danner Latshaw Kassie Ludlow Luke Mcgennis Liz Saltzman Maria Turner

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Maggie Collins Ellee Cox Mark Garman William Gerton Jonathan Harper Clara Hawley

Danner Latshaw Maria Turner Honors

Riley Dickens Kyle Krieger Luke Mcgennis

GRADE 5 Blue & White Gary Griffin Noah Rapp

Johnathan West High Honors Rachel Krieger Frank Simutis

Honors Brady Allen Sydney Arendt Grace Cox

Shane Vantlin Sarah Watzlavik Honors Gary Griffin

New Harmony Jr./Sr. High School GRADE 7 Rebecca Hunter

Honor Roll Alexandra Adams Zachary Davis

GRADE 8 High Honors Kendall Wilson

Honor Roll Tyler Wright

GRADE 9 High Honors Jolle Blevins Addison Lange

Honor Roll Kelsey Owen Alyssa Scherzinger

Hannah Williams Madison Worman

GRADE 10 Holly Walden Honor Roll Caleb McDaniel

High Honors Samuel Jackson Morgan Mathews

Kendall Morris Samantha Ricketts

GRADE 12 High Honors

Sarah Smotherman

Anna Busler

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New Harmony Elementary School GRADE 4 High Honors Hunter Alkire Annellse Brown

Grafton Grimm Johnathon Webber Honor Roll

Maria Aguilar Morgan Baize Sally Fahrlander

Lillian Nelson Austin Rice Ty Wright

GRADE 5 Honor Roll Mackenzie Atkins Grace Jolley

Wyatt Lyke Dylan Owen Jacob Parmenter

Dylan Peerman Thomas Rapp Kenzie Ricketts

High Honors Taylor Baize Frank Simutis Honor Roll

Joseph Blevins Dillon Farrar Mariah Hall Hannah Jolley

Jordyn Miller Bailey Shumate

North Posey Jr. High School Honor Roll Morgan Alvey Cheyenne Angermeier Rhiannon Bailey Bailey Bender Robyn Bender Sara Daugherty Sara Elbel Olivea Glaser Brooklynn Hamman Kendra Harris Kayne Hildebrandt Celeste Hill Austin Lane Jacob Louis McLain Derek Motz Shelbi Newcomer Cale O’Risky

Quentin Petrig Madeline Pfister Haley Rutledge Jennifer Scheller Rachel Stephens Lydia Vaupel Abigail Voegel Conner Voegel Logan Willman Maxwell Wright Honorable Mention Kenneth Adams Luke Brown Noah Campbell Joshua Cooke Jacob Dillworth Miranda Johnson

Paige Johnson Tanner Jones Sarah May Lucas Mayer Kyle Neumiller Austin Orlik Timothy Peterson Austin Scheller Grant Scheller Alexandra Schroeder Matthew Seib Hannah Straw Alex Taylor Nathan Teel Jordan Wells Brandon Williams Loryn Willis

GRADE 8 High Honors Kari Hoenert Honor Roll Brooke Bender Aubrey Cummings Dominique Depriest Noelle Emge Madison Feldhake Taylor Franklin Jascie Gish Kiley Hopf Lance Inkenbrandt Julia Kavanaugh Madison Koester Rebecca Korff Derek Lindauer James Marshall

Jasmine Martin Kaitlyn Newman Katelin Schroeder Jessica Wilkins Honorable Mention Terri Alexander Madison Butler Damon Cardin Abigail Compton Andrew Cumbee Blayke Dillman Jakara Downen Aaron Droste Hailee Elderkin Allyssa Elpers Jordan Frymire

Lauren Gibbs Andrew Herrmann Emma Jennings Savannah King Gabriel Mayer Alex McAlister Breanna Owens Alexis Preske Austin Ramsey Makayla Saalweachter Benjamin Simpson Parker Sturgell Nicole Thorbecke Holt Will Josie Woolems Justin Woolston Shelby Yarbor

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GRADE 4 High Honors Tristan Boerner Reid Veatch Ariel Robison Sam Thomas Jaycie Tucker

Madison O’daniel Kenzie Paul Jackson Rapp Drew Scates

GRADE 7

Farmersville Elementary School High Honors Isaiah Forsee Dalton Kuhn Trevor Loehr Isaiah McFadden Blake McFadin Conner McKinney Lucas Medley

Kennah Keller

GRADE 6

GRADE 8 High Honors Amanda Blankenberger Ethan Buchanan Samantha Crofts Billie Cullison

Ashton Mccarty Natalee Schoening

GRADE 3

GRADE 7 High Honors Allison Graff Lauren Jarboe Jarrod Koester Travis Koester

Dru Henderson Aiden Jolley Annabel Lee Grace Maxwell

GRADE 2

GRADE 6 High Honors Abigail Abernathy Kaitlyn Blankenberger Kevin Blankenberger Aubrey Dyson Tyler Effinger Luke Gries Noah Gries

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GRADE 5 High Honors Matthew Crafton Emily Duckworth Sadie Hobbs Riley Hollinger

Jenna Kingery Danielle Minton Kaelen Rice Alison Simpson Honor Roll

Mia Baker Chandler Bond Cody Cameron Angelica Cole Dante Dowden

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SCHOOL North Posey High School GRADE 9 A Honor Roll

Mitchell Heldt Aaron Korff Amy Priest High Honors Shelby Ackerman Michael Bender Nora Beuligmann Benjamin Blankenberger Jace Brandenstein Jacob Brenton Rachael Bretz Lindsay Calvert Zackery Carl Hannah Craig Kendall Crowder Drake Davenport Reed Gerteisen Olivia Goebel Jacob Thomas Goedde Hannah Harness Christian Jones Allison Lupfer Adam Martin

Shane Martin Dora Meyer Daniel Motz Rebekah Phipps Bailey Porter William Powell Jonah Quirk Ashley Schorr Anthony Sims Trey Staples Cody Ungetheim Emma Werry Jordan Werry Madison Werry Chase Wilderman Honor Roll Tyler Barthlow Taylor Brown Louis Dessauer Joseph Deuerling Austin Elpers Austin Enright Caleb Jordan Galey Ryan Gish

Allison Koester Katelyn Lehman Kaylen Lohman Katelyn Martin LeeAnne Mobley Nicholas Neidig Eric O’Risky Chelsea Pfister Tylie Robertson Rachel Rogers Micah Ruholl Mallory Schmitt Miranda Schmitt Melissa Schorr Megan Schroeder Brooke Sturgell Alec Werry Ashley Whitfield Sydney Wilderman

Cody Devine Kayla Hoenert Courtney Newman Kyle Voegel Anna Will High Honors Megan Baehl Jacob Bender Kendall Beuligmann Kendra Brandenstein Jordan Butler Alexander Butts Stephanie Cook Courtney Crowder Megan Durchholz Jace Gentil Willis Heldt

Honor Roll Kendra Arnold Abigail Bender Amy Brandenstein Brianna Brown Margaret Camp Kendra Cullum Caleb Dessauer Ciara Elpers Tyler Greene Jacob Gries Wesley Harness Nicholas Heldt Clinton Hoffmann Jeffrey Hunt Mitchell Kuhn Austin Little Kylen Lohman Jordan Lyke

Colton Martin Katlynn Mayer Erika McAlister Christopher O’Risky Taylor Patton Brianna Perry Paige Rogers Megan Roy Rachel Scheller Zachary Scheller Chad Seibert Marguerite Sherretz Cole Simpson Tessa Stephens Tyler Stolz Aaron Tarbell Jaylyn Thornburg Kathryn Woolston

GRADE 11 A Honor Roll

Andrew Helfrich Pascal Maier High Honors Austin Bender Joseph Bretz Jourdan Cox Lindsey Droege Mary Gibbs Kassi Gray Sally Harsh Joseph Hoover Bryce Koester Jillian. Koester Deana Lindauer Jared Melliff Eric Miller

Haylee Moore Colton Motz Shane Neumann Damien Porter Christopher Rieke Charles Schapker Kurt Seibert Tyler Shemwell Wendi Simpson Whitney Sims Kyle Stearns Morgan Stierley Michael Sybert Natalie Thomas Derek Voegel Casey Voelker Cody Voelker

Jordan Wassmer Samantha Wittgen Honor Roll Quinten Allen Bruno Araujo Valerie Barton Alec Beard Megan Bender Corey. Buchanan Dillon Burchett Rebecca Cleek Johnathan Cook Megan. Cumbee Kelsey Deputy Laura. Droege Emily. Droste Timothy East

Brakston Farrar Alexandra Hanmore

Zachary Hogan Andrew Jordan Alex Kelley Madison Livers Lauren Merideth Sarah Muntzer Austin O’Risky Morgan Pardon Nathan Phipps Megan Redman Jessica Smith Tyler Stock Madalyn West Jacob Wright

GRADE 12 A Honor Roll

Chad Axton Nathan Buchanan Drew Cunningham Joseph Priest Eric Wargel High Honors Kimberly Amick Amanda Bender Jourdan Bender Jonathan Boettcher Cameron Calvert Dillon Davenport Sydney Davis Kaylee Durchholz Katelyn Esche

Hallie. Hanmore Brandon Hoehn Autumn Johnson Brian Kaetzel Tessa Livers Aaron Lupfer David Maile Cooper Martin Jessica Mason Jenna Morlock Lucas Morrow Hunter Motz Cole Musgrave Lucas Neuffer Nichole Perry Melanie Phillips Kirsten Ratcliff

Nicholas Scheller Carl Seib Brandon Spahn Joseph Trapp Orry Weiss Nicole Woolston Honor Roll Kendyl Ahrens Caleb Brown Ty Butler Luke Emory Lisa Garris Rylan Gentil Tanner Hobgood Jonathan Hyatt Kendra Newton Dallas Parson

Keith Patton Michael Penner William Rasch Andrew Reich Addison Schmitt Shelley Schmitt Emily Tepool Bryon Todd Zackary Turpin Ethan Vaupel Alex Wade Misty Watson Anthony Webb Katelyn Williams Donald Yancey

GRADE 6 Angel, Mercedes Augulis, Aurora Bailey, Jacob Bethel, Austin Brooks, Taylor Crawford Jr, Wallace Crocker, Emily Curtis, Tanner Davis, Melanie Davis, Tyler Duckworth, Adam Evans, Rachel Forsee, Samantha Goad, Haley Gottman, Forrest Grabert, Brittney Green, Brooke Gross, Chase Jackson, Blake Juncker, Alyssa Koch, Jillian Krieger, Rachel Kuksenko, Yekaterina Lakins, James Earl Lambright, Corinna Maier, Cameron Mattingly, Taylor McClarney, Chance McNamara, Drew Montgomery, Macey Peerman, Dalton Ragsdale, Matthew Selke, Makala Talley, Cooper

Thomas, Justin Thompson, John Vantlin, Shane Woods, Caleb Maroon Honors Allbright, Joseph Collins-Little, Zachary Crissup, Jacob Edmonson Jr, Jerrid Fisher, Jody Flessner, Allison Gerard, Natalie Goff, Dalton Guthrie, Dylan Hensley, Bryan Jackson, Collin Jesch, Kiara Johnson, Jacob Keller, Micah Marshall III, James Miller, Emily Nolan, Nathan Paris, Walker Pate, Collin Pfeiffer, Delaney Reynolds, Trinity Ricketts, Ashlee Ries, Madison Ripple, Wade Rutledge, Morgan Schaefer, Whitney Schneider, Claire Schroeder, Scott Seifert, Martin Seifert, Moriah Sturgeon, Gordon Sucharitakul, Bailey Vanzant, Hunter

Canada, Mara Carner, Christian Crabtree, Jordan Denning, Ellen Denning, Kameron Duckworth, Jake Evans, Lauren Goebel, Alexandra Keitel, Emily King, Denise Mader, Jarod McCloud, Kelley Mercer, Joselyn Nall, Alexis Pyle, Gabrielle Rohlman, Rachel Seifert, Naomi Steward, Bryce Zwiefka, Shyann Maroon Honors Axton, Alex Bilskie, Marci Blankenship, Lane Brandenstein, Coreena Bush, Savannah Cannato, Jared Collins, James Cox, Hansen Crawford, Claudia Cross, Madison Culley, Katelyn Duckworth, Wyatt Fisher, Miranda Glover, Drew Godinez, Alex Grabert, Adam

Walker, Teena Watzlavik, Sarah White Honors Arendt, Sydney Bond, Gabrielle Boyd, Valerie Bremer, Evan Carr, Zoey Carron, Christiana Dewig, Damien Ghrist, Todd Gray, Hanna Greenwell, Montana Jones, Megan Latshaw, Cade Mastison, Jordyn McCafferty, Faith McCaffry, Kaleb Miller, Mckensie Minick, Jacob Nelson, Sydney Niehaus, Collin Nobles, Celeste Oden, Carsen Petrig, Darin Potter, Kort Powell, Madison Quinzer, Savannah Rosas, Michelle Schmidt, Hannah Tanner, Trey Thompson, Kalab Thompson, Luke Vaughn, Troy. Veeck, Mitchell West, Chase Wrobel, Mikayla Zoch, Matthew

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Grabert, Kaleb Hamlin, Alyssa Irick, Sydney Kopp, Madison Krizan, Bryce Lang, Kyle Lara, Alicia Mansfield, Morgan May, Ellen Miller, Ryan Oden, Abree Papenmeier, Christian Redman, Bailey Reynolds, Kristina Rusher, Luke Salaman, Noah Simpson, Madison Snodgrass, Riley Steinhart, Luke Trombly, Megan Wagner, Lauren Whoberry, Hadlee Zenker, Anna Marjorie White Honors Allen, Destiny Almaraz, Martha Anderson, Skye Bailey, Hannah Bonham, Kole Briggeler, Elizabeth Carlino, Dontae James Choate, Tristin Cloer, Shelbey Collins, Damon Courey, Nickolas Cross, Hannah Culley, Taylor Faver, Daniele Alesha

Fischbach, Anita Ford, Haylee French, Zachary Fulton, Zen Gantt, Javon Johnston, Ivy Keitel, Katelyn Keller, Hannah Keller, Noah Kelly, Austin Kingery, Justin Ladnier, Jacob Lockhart, Emma Long, Brady Marshall, Katlyn Matz, Jared Maxfield, Jalen McCarty, Megan Minton, Phillip Norris, Tess Nurrenbern, Jonathan Peck, James Reinitz, Levi Rushing, Brittany Russell, Cydney Russell, Kati Sailer, Austin Schirtzinger, Jillian Stafford, Tyler Statz, Brandon Summers, Andrew Tapley, Emily Turner, Hayley Vantlin, Alexander Weisling, Braedon Wilson, Blake

GRADE 8 Distinguished Baggett, Clara Baker, Drew Bieber, Dean Brooks, Hunter Brown, Katelyn Bruno, Kelsey Burke, Rachel Burnett, Kaleb Collins, Kaysie Goad, Riley Hollar, Matthew Kissinger, Kurt McConville, Austin McGary, David Merrick, Brandon Neikirk, Alexandra Randall, Abigail Reynolds, Colten Rice, Caleb Robinson, Hollie Robinson, Jessica Weilbrenner, Ellie West, Jacey Wilson, Hunter Wolf, Erin Ziegler, Sydney Zoch, Morgan Maroon Honors Alessi, Mikeala Baker, Kyle Baldwin, Grace Brown II, Darrell Brown, Zoee Carroll, Samuel Colson, Austin

Cox, Logan Davis, Natasha Dick, Andrea Dickhaut, Aaron Dixon, Wyatt Garman, Erin Goings, Lucas Gross, Caitlin Hampton-Rainey, Higgins, Lauren Jackson, Mitchell Johnson, Andrew Krizan, Austin Mann, Brandon Martin, Joshua Metcalf, Antonia Montgomery, Austin MuRphy, Briar Pfeiffer, Melissa Quinzer, Alexandria Raibley, Gwenyth Reeves, Logan Rheinhardt, David Ripple, Luke Roy, Dillon Schmuck, Cheyenne Sellers, Tyler Sigler, Brock Simon, Taylor Talkington, Zane Trevino, Justin Tucker, Katie Turner, Keith Whaley, Kaitlin Whoberry, Payton Wilkerson, Lindsay Wrobel, Brianna White Honors

Adams, Andrew Allyn, Zackary Attebery, Eric Bauer, Alyssa Brown, Tarah Doerflein, Jacob Duckworth, Levi Durban, Hannah Griffin, Anna Hamilton, James Harmon, Shawna Harpool, Brittany Henderson, Elbert Holbrook, Miranda Huff, Kaitlyn Hurley, Tyler Kitterman, Garrett Laubner, Zachary Mccune, Devin Miller II, Donald Mobley, Cody Morgan, Austin Niehaus, Carter Normington, Abbie Osborne, Danielle Paddock, Chelsea Ray, Kellen Redman, Isaac Riordan, Shelby Roberts, Noah Schaefer, Dalton Scott, Kaylee Seib, Madison Slocum, Ryker Stevens, Benjamin Waddell, Toni Word, Cory

Mount Vernon Senior High School GRADE 9 High Honors

Mount Vernon Junior High School Distinguished

GRADE 7 Distinguished

Dallas Glover Hayley Harness Jordan Harrison Ellie Herrmann Madelaine Herrmann Dakota Hurt Kolby Lary Alexis Morlock Anthony Morrow Mackenzie Morrow Griffin Motz Quinn Musgrave Cody Neuffer Darren O’Risky Mackenzie Orlik Joshua Redman Sara Saum Hannah Seng William Shook Marlee Sims Hayden Walker Brooklyn West Griffin Wiethop Dylan Wright

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Mount Vernon Junior High School Continued

Bledsoe, Caitlin Davis, Melanie Denning, Madison Hoehn, Adam Keating, Riley McCarty, Hannah McClarney, Mackenzie Nolan, Brandon Parker, Tara Pharr, Taylor Salaman, Hayley Searcy, Emily Sease, Olivia Shannon, Levi Stephens-Emerson, Micheal

Stratton, Mackenzie Maroon Honors Alldredge, Faith Almaraz, Mariana Beeson, Craig Biggs, Haley Bremer, Heather Burkhart, Zoe Caswell, Megan Chase, Cody Clark, Shawna Crissup, Austin Denning, Austin Duckworth, Courtney Evans, Andrew Evans, Megan Fischback, Merrie Gerst, Kasey Goeltz, Ryan Goforth, Eli

Gonzalez-Gomez, Rita Hershey, William Hopper, Livia Hoskins, Cara Kalsch, Erik Kershaw, Alexandria Knight, Collin Knowles, Dakota Lamar, Jessica Lara, Melissa Littlepage, Winnie Magruder, Nicholas Martin, Olivia May, Hillary Mays, Shawn McDonald, Katelynn McKinney, Kristopher Meador, Matthew Mercer, Austin Postletheweight, Sydne Reese, Samantha Reinitz, Cassidy Schmitt, Brendon Seifert, Mathew Simpkins, Brooke Strobel, Cheyenne Suar, Julian Summers, Brooke Thorbecke, Whitney Tomlinson, Alexie Veeck, Trevor Watzlavik, Elizabeth Wilson, Dane Wilson, Devyn Winiger, Erica Gray Honors Adams, Brittany Baker, Abigail

Cannato, Micheal Clark, Michael Dick, Victoria Duckworth, Amanda Elliott, Destiny Evans, Christina Gordon, Jacob Guinn, Brooke Guthrie, Austin Gutierrez, Lidia Hadley, Marshall Hunt, Aaron Irvin, Colton Isaac, Craig Johnson, Kinsey Loik, Nicole Magruder, Ryan Martin, Thomas McCloud, Adam Miles, Eric Newman, Bryce O’neil, Sara Petrig, Amber Poole, Jacob Powers, Marshall Pyle, Mariah Ragsdale, Morgan Riddick, Taylor Rodenberg, Joshua Rohlman, Luke Salmon, Courtney Schmidt, Taylor Sheffer, Todd Sitzman, Austin Snodgrass, Madison Swain, Zachary Threet, Allison Tice III, John

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Labyrinth Society plans events for annual gathering in New Harmony

The MSD of North Posey received an award from Riley Children's Foundation. This is the second year the MSD of North Posey has been honored with the title of “Miracle Corporation.” The district was given the award because each of the district’s schools (North Posey High School, North Posey Junior High School, South Terrace Elementary, and North Elementary), exceeded their goal to raise at least $1 per enrolled student to benefit Riley Hospital for Children during the 2009-2010 school year. Pictured are: (FR) Kelly Carlton, Principal South Terrace, and Ben Cohen, Riley Representative. (BR) Tim Teel, Principal North Elementary, Steve Kavanuagh, Principal North Posey Junior High, Scott Strieter, Principal North Posey High School, and Todd Camp, Superintendent. Photo submitted

MVJH sponsors blood drive Mount Vernon Junior High School is a co-sponsor with the Posey County American Red Cross for an upcoming Community Blood Drive scheduled for Friday, November 26. Students will be receiving packets this Friday during Homebase, and the packet includes a letter and a donor card. We will also have a short Studio 92 presentation by a representative from the River Valley Blood Region office to introduce the entire process. The donor card will need to be returned to the Homebase teacher by November 22. A Red Cross book bag will be available for each student who gets a potential donor to the blood drive – the adult must show up to donate. . Even though our students are too young to give blood, they can become involved by talking about and sharing the important message and need to their parents, older siblings, neighbors and relatives. By donating blood, a person could be helping to save the lives of others.

When the Labyrinth Society holds its annual three-day gathering in New Harmony next weekend, the following activities will be open to the public. These activities are free to the public, except where otherwise noted. You are invited to attend, and in some cases, to participate in this unique and interesting event. Equestrian Labyrinth Demonstrations – Friday, November 12, 8 to 10 a.m. and Sunday, November 14, 2 to 5 p.m., on the grounds, west of the Atheneum. Keynote Address – Lilan Laishley, “A Walk into History: The Harmony Society Labyrinths,” Friday, November 12, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Atheneum Lecture Hall, ($10 admission). Labyrinth Pilgrimage – Friday, November 12, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Meet at the Granary on West Street, Three and one half mile walk; Bring small flashlight; golf carts welcome! Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, November 14, 7 to 9:30 a.m., American Legion, $8. Worship Service – Sunday, November 14,

8 to 9 a.m., Roofless Church. Keynote Address – Ben Nicholson, “What Makes Labyrinth Geometry Sacred?” Sunday, November 14, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Atheneum Lecture Hall ($10.00 admission). Gallery Stroll – New Harmony Galleries, Sunday, November 14, 2 to 5 p.m. (Gallery exhibitions will be open, daily, 12 noon to 6 p.m.) Build Your Own Labyrinth – Check in at the Potter’s House on North Street during the conference and select material with which to build your own Labyrinth. Guidance will be provided on site. To attend the conference workshops on Saturday, you must register at a One-Day Conference registration rate of $160, which includes lunch, dinner and choice of concurrent workshops. The Registration Desk will be located in the New Harmony Conference Center on North Street or you may register in advance online at http://labyrinthsociety. org/annual-gathering . Tickets for Keynote Addresses may be purchased at the Registration Desk or at the Door.

MVHS Class of 1946 hosts reunion

Minor items handled at works board By Pam Robinson The Mount Vernon Board of Public Works and Safety met briefly on Thursday, November 4, and acted on the following items: •The board granted permission for Wastewater Superintendent Rodney Givens to check prices on laptop computers to replace the ailing computer of Pre-Treatment Director Dennis Givens. •The board approved the purchase of a Lexmark multifunction fax machine for $690 for the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Also approved was purchase of a warranty for $150— if it is good for four or five years. The Mount Vernon Board of Public Works and Safety will meet again on Thursday, November 18, at 4 p.m. in the City Hall Annex.

lowship Hall of the Trinity United Church of Christ with fourteen members attending. A delicious noon luncheon was served by the ladies of the church. A longer event is planned for the 65th reunion. Those attending were (front row-seated left to right) Elizabeth Howard Schisler, Essie Stein Williams, Wilma Medcalf Ashworth, Janie Weintraut, Thelma Brakie Turner, and Wilma Schmitzer Jacobs. Standing in back left to right are Clint Koring, Bob Martin, Mary Lee Dremstedt Murphy, Carolyn Riner Nurrenbern, Anna Benner Downen, Lois Butler Blackburn, Glenn Jacobs, and Charles Lawrence. Photo submitted

Mount Vernon Senior High School Continued GRADE 10 High Honors

Blunt, Allyson Canada, Ross Costello, Camry Cox, Kate Dick, Craig Duckworth, Sarah Englert, Tristan Hawley, Nicole Huff, Michelle Kingery, Jeffrey Kuksenko, Ilya Mader, Olivia Maier, Margaret Pharr, Mark Reeves, Seth Silvers, John Stemple, Lauren Vanzant, Ethan Maroon Honors Allyn, Devon Birchler, Haylee Burden, Taylor Carnahan, Maverick Cash, Rachel Collins, Alex Collins, Tiffany Damm, Elizabeth Denning, Whitney Dewar, Samantha Dixon, Jade Eaton, Montana Higgins, Andrew Jackson, Sarah Keitel, Cassandra Koch, Brian

Lang, Kendal Logan, Kasey Maier, Torsten Martin, Megan Mcbride, Martha Mcnamara, Drake Mobley, Wade Oeth, Destiney PucKett, Austin Redman, Jevin Reynolds, Molly Ritzert, Jacey Sacco, Lauren Schisler, Cally Schroeder, Claire Seifert, Andrea Tanner, Tylyn Thompson, Cassandra Turner, Kelsey Vanzant, River Wallis, Brittany Wilkerson, Shelby Williamson, Zackarie Wilson, Brittany Gray Honors Brame, Jacob Briggeler, Katherine Brown, Brandon Bruce, Allyson Burns, John Cotner, Timothy Culley, Shelby Cullman, Dausman, Hank Duckworth, Aaron Duckworth, Demi Ford, Clay Gross, Kara

Heckman, Taylor Irons, Sage Jordan, Benjamin Juncker, Stephanie Kaufman, Curtis Kennedy, Autumn King, Jessica Lange, Trevor Marshall, Dalton Miller, Rebecca Moore, Madyson Murphy, Olivia Oden, Abagail Oschman, Olivia Pace, Sara Pepper, Stephan Powell, Jeffrey Redman, Harli Reese, Alexander Reynolds, Steven Robison, Darren Rutledge, Hunter Rynkiewich, Michael Schenk, Edward Stewart, Sierra Tolliver, Caroline Varner, Collin Venecz, Katlynne Wallis, Victoria Webber, Brooke Wells, Victor White, Taylor Willis, Lexi Wolf, Seth Woods, Kyle Word, Kelcie

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Baldwin, Olivia Bingman, Cadie Brooks, Brittany Dickhaut, Justin Ford, Rhylee Goodman, Blace Grabert, Lauren Hamm, Kathryn Hoehn, Jonathon Jones, Brandon Josey, Michelle Konrath, Grace Lamar, Rachael Mccarty, Nick Mobley, Reid Oliver, Samuel Riddick, Andee Ritzert, Sean Roberts, Charlotte Springer, Brianna Stallings, Jessica Strupp, Matthew Vanover, ABbie Walker, Michelle West, Nicholas Wulff, Reginald

November immunization clinics scheduled

Two November Immunization Clinics have been scheduled: November 17, 2010-North Elementary School, Poseyville from 3-5 p.m. and November 24, 2010-Coliseum, Mount Vernon from 2-6 p.m. Required immunization additions for the 2010-2011 school year are as follows: *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-twelfth grade students will be required to have 2 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-twelfth grade students will be required to have 1 dose of tetanusdiphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) given on or after the tenth birthday. *All sixth-twelfth grade students will be required to have 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4). Please bring shot records. No appointment is needed for immunization clinics.

St. Wendel scores well in speech meet Congratulations to the following St. Wendel students who placed in their first Speech Meet of this year: DRAMATIC INTERPRETATION: Valerie Muensterman (7th Grade) 2nd Place, Ali Graff (7th Grade) 3rd Place, Eli Schapker (8th Grade) 3rd Place. DRAMATIC PROSE: Jessica Gries (8th Grade) 4th Place. DRAMATIC DUO: Amanda Blankenberger &

Megan Reker (8th Grade) 1st Place, Kalah Schu & Serena Wilderman (7th Grade) 2nd Place, Sammy Luigs & Tori Schickel (8th Grade) 3rd Place. HUMOROUS INTERPRETATION: Samantha Crofts (8th Grade) 3rd Place. HUMOROUS PROSE: Ethan Buchanan (8th Grade) 2nd Place, Lauren Jarboe (7th Grade) 4th Place, Ali Reker (7th Grade) 5th Place.

HUMOROUS DUO: Jarrod Koester (7th Grade) 3rd Place. POETRY: Aubrey Dyson (6th Grade) 2nd Place, Billie Cullison (8th Grade) 3rd Place, Riley Phillips (6th Grade), 5th Place. ORATORICAL INTERPRETATION: Stephen Barnett (6th Grade) 3rd Place. IMPROMPTU: Erin Will (7th Grade) 2nd Place, Jacob Jost (7th Grade) 4th Place.

Mount Vernon Senior High School Continued GRADE 12 High Honors

Abad, Andrew Adams, Erika Barton, David Bean, Rachel Deig, Zachary Estes, Corey Fink, Peter Hasting, Diane Herrenbruck, Katelyn Knight, Ashley Koch, Carynn Koch, Jennifer Lane, Chatham Oberle, Daniel Schu, Samantha Stemple, Jason Tieken, Jordan Wilson, Dile Maroon Honors Barton, John Bradford, Johnathan Chastain Iii, Choate, Aaron Claybrooke, Dylan Cole, David Corressell, Kevin Cross, Lindsey Damm, Isaac Duckworth, Kyle Ewers, Jacob Gatewood, Brianna Gray, Brittany Groves, Meagan Hargett, Joseph

Harris, Bo Henshaw, Kevin Higgins, Kate Hurley, Brian Irons, Kira Isaac, Caitlin Keene, Kirstie Keitel, Lee KeSter, Amanda Key, James Lintzenich, Diane Mccallister, Lacey Menghini, Esther Moroney, Robert Oeth, Haley Peck, Veronica Roth, Matthew Rueger, Jenna Rusher, Rachel Rutledge, Taylor Schaefer, Jacob Steinhart, Jacob Terbrack, William Turner, Kaci Uhde, Joshua Uhde, Justin Varner, Hannah Volz, Dexter Wannemuehler, Beth Weimer, Clintyn Wheatcroft, Jordan WooDs, Allyson Wooten, Jordan Wright, Haley Zickmund, Benjamin Gray Honors Albin, Zachary

Boerner, Megan Brown, Josulynne Chase, Damon Cox, Brandon Crow, Heather David, Oryn Davis, Timothy Falb, Alyssa Granderson, Kathryn Hames, Caleb Hellenberg, Zachary Huber, Chelsea Knowles, Paige Kuhlenschmidt, Matthew Kuper, Andrew Logan, Dakota Marshall, Blake Nesbitt, Mackenzie Nickell, Janna Parmley-Rutledge, Quentin

Powell, Lindsay Puntney, Marissa Raney, William Redman, Carley Rubenacker, Dylan Searcy, Ellen Sheffer, Kyle Smith, Krystal Stewart, Brooke Strobel, Natasha Talkington, Emily Trafford, Dustin Trammel, Chelsey Turpen, Samuel Wade, Mackenzie Watzlavik, Daniel Webber, Brandon


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Morgan Zoch receives the Genealogy Award from the Tri-State Genealogical Society Chris Cash presents Joe and Maria Eisterhold with the Volunteer Service award for for her genealogy project. With Morgan are John G. West representing the Tr-State their many years of work with 4-H. Genealogical Society and Cheven May of the Posey County Purdue Extension office.

Reed Heathcotte, Amy Wehmer (club leader), Olivea Glaser, and Dalton Epley accept Club of the Year honors for Shawn Burks receives his Goat Penmanship award earning the most honor points of all Posey County 4-H Clubs. from Jenny Lyke.

Winners announced at 2010 Posey County 4-H Achievement Banquet Posey County 4-H recognized its adult volunteers and youth award winners at the Annual 4-H Achievement Banquet on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at the Posey County Community Center on the 4-H Fairgrounds. The 4-H Junior Leader Officers for 201011, along with current 4-H Council Members and the 4-H Youth Development Educator conducted the awards presentation. Posey County 4-H Club Leaders were recognized for their time and volunteer efforts put forth during the past 4-H year. They are as follows: First Year- Bobbi jo Bottomley, Andrea Mercer, Rhonda Simpson; Second Year- Jennifer Burks, Jerry Cotner, Yvonne Temme; Third Year- Cheryl Deig, Jaime Simpson, Kathy Veeck; Fourth Year- Tracy Burks, Dana Deckard, Amy Wehmer; Fifth Year- Laura DeShields, Tina Owens, Megan Weinzapfel; Sixth Year- Sue Lashley, Sandy Schmitt; Seventh Year- Julie Cotner, Dana Pate, John Pate; Eighth Year- Tom Schmitt, Jeanette Sturgell; Tenth Year- Carol Hordynski; Thirteenth YearRachel Deno; Fourteenth Year- Beth Bender; Sixteenth Year- Mary Korff; Seventeenth Year- Russell Roehr; Twentieth Year- Jeanette Head, Gary McGennis; Twenty-second YearPat Hulsey, Tim Hulsey; Thirty-third Year- Chris Mulkey. The following 4-H members completed the Junior Leader project requirements and were recognized at the banquet: Six Years- Ethan Heldt; Four Years- Jen Axton, E.B. Mumford, Sean Ritzert; Three Years- Justin Dickhaut, Hannah Duncan, Rebekah Duncan, Meckenzie Heckman, Jordan Lyke, Jacob Mumford, Morgan Owens, Ryan Ritzert, Andrea Seifert, Brooke Sturgell, Teela Temme, Misty Watson; Two YearsDale Bender, Aaron Korff, Jenny Lyke, Daniel Motz, Claire Mumford, Lexi Willis, Jacob Zoch; One YearZack Allyn, Summer Cox, Aubrey Cummings, Mikayala DeShields, Aaron Dickhaut, Rebecca Korff, Austin Ramsey, David Rheinhardt, Brianna Ritzert, Parker Sturgell, Morgan Zoch. 4-H Project Awards

were earned by the following 4-H members: Electric- Adam Hoehn, Erika Lewis, Jarod Mader, Jacob Mumford, Matthew Zoch; Forestry- Bailey Bender, Ivy Griffin, Wade Ripple; Genealogy- Morgan Zoch; Soil & Water- Brandey Bender, Dakota Hurt, Jacob Parmenter. Electric awards were sponsored by the State 4-H Electric Committee, and the Forestry awards were sponsored by the Posey County SWCD. The Genealogy award was sponsored by the Tri-State Genealogical Society. Junior Achievement awards were presented to ten 4-H members who were in sixth, seventh or eighth grade this past year and who have shown excellence and excitement in participating in numerous 4-H events and activities. Those recognized were: Shawn Burks, Shelby Cash, Mikayla DeShields, Aaron Dickhaut, Olivea Glaser, Kyle Lang, Erika Lewis, David Rheinhardt, Brianna Ritzert, Jeb Veeck. Posey County 4-H members receiving an Indiana State Fair Merit Award or a Livestock Champion Award at this year’s Indiana State Fair were acknowledged at the banquet for their hard work and special accomplishment. The following youth received this honor: Zack Allyn, Brandey Bender, Katelyn Esche, Derek Motz, Matthew Zoch. Penmanship Award Winners were selected by 4-H Project Superintendents during this year’s weeklong Posey County 4-H Fair. 4-H members who consistently provided excellent care for their animals were chosen, and the recipients are as follows: Beef- Katie Schmidt; Dairy- Jen Axton; Goat- Shawn Burks; Horse & Pony- Miranda Fisher; Poultry- Luke Ripple; Rabbit- Shelby Cash; SheepLuke McGennis; SwineMikayla DeShields. 4-H’ers of the Month winners were selected by the Posey County 4-H Council for the months of May through September. Each winner received a $50 savings bonds for their outstanding achievements. Those 4-H members receiving savings bonds were: Andrea Becker, Hannah Beshears, Tim Cotner,

Mikayla DeShields, Kyle Hoenert, Aaron Korff, Kendal Lang, Faith Peterlin, Jeb Veeck, Jacob Zoch. The Timmy Lee Schmidt Award winner for this year is Katie Schmidt, and the Ned O. Williams Outstanding Leader Award winner is Rachel Deno. The 2010 4-H Honor Clubs are the Hoosier Boosters, Hustling Hoosiers, Kings & Queens, Roaring Vikings, and Tarty Tuckers. The Club of the Year is Tarty Tuckers, as they accumulated the most points of any club as determined by the Club Achievement Checklist, and the Best Secretary’s Book Award winner was Mikayla DeShields of the Hoosier Boosters 4-H Club. Also awarded was the Outstanding Citizenship Award, sponsored by the Indiana Society Sons of the American Revolution. This year’s winner was Wade Ripple. The 2010 4-H Service Award was also presented at the banquet. This award is given each year to a person or persons who have been involved in and supportive of the Posey County 4-H Program and who is not a volunteer 4-H Club Leader. This person or persons has graciously given of their talents and time to work with the youth in our community, and this year’s recipients are Joe and Maria Eisterhold. Membership Pins were also presented to all 4-H members who completed at least one 4-H project this year. 2010 Posey County 4-H Completed Members: First Year Mackenzie Arms Journie Benthall Lillie Blankenship Kaitlyn Carner Arionna Collins Andrew Cox Caitlyn Creek Victoria Dick Mackenzie Dickhaut Korynn Englert Mayli Englert Chloe Farley Kalyn Farrar Kainen Haggard Dakota Hurt Rachel Jennings Joseph Julian Emily Juncker Sarah Kelley Gabrielle Kempf Maria Kempf Dayton Krie

Madison Krie Kyle Krieger Hannah Lang Bryce Lewis Jacob Lingafelter Luke Mcgennis Bradley Miller Dei Mitchell Emma Morlock Faith Morlock Jillian Morlock Curtis Pate Faith Peterlin Megan Petty Rachel Price Gunner Schroeder Wesley Sollman Asa Spindler Kyle Stearns Alexis Stokes Maria Turner Reid Veatch Conner Voegel Westin Voegel Amber Walker Teena Walker Emma Weilbrenner Melissa Wilson Caleb Woods Katie Woolston James Yarbrough Second Year Jackson Baldwin Andrea Becker Hannah Beshears Marci Bilskie Dontae Carlino Angelica Cole Summer Cox Derius Degravina Hannah Devine Chris Dutton Hallie Fisher Rachel Kempf Zachary Kempf Wyatt Lyke Luke Mercer Sara O'neil Jacob Parmenter Danielle Perry Kaelen Rice Luke Ripple Wade Ripple Haley Ritzert Clay Sailer Alison Simpson Amber Wells Emma Wildeman Micah Wilhite Third Year Sydney Arendt Bailey Bender Brandey Bender Kaitlyn Blankenberger Lauren Bledsoe Katelyn Brown Lance Carlisle Clay Clifford Tyler Davis Mike Deshields Benjamin Dickhaut Lauren Dutton Dalton Epley Lexie Fifer Nikolas Haggard Haley Holman Alyssa Juncker

Emily Keitel Rachel Krieger Corinna Lambright Elise Lewis Cameron Maier Isaac Mayer Collin Pate Hope Peterlin Delaney Pfeiffer Melissa Pfeiffer Alesha Ramsey Austin Ramsey Claire Schneider Moriah Seifert Jacob Steinhart Anna Stock Morgan Swain Zachary Swain Baylee Willman Matthew Zoch Fourth Year Robyn Bender Benjamin Blankenberger Shelby Cash Aubrey Cummings Jake Duckworth Hailee Elderkin Miranda Fisher Lauren French Olivea Glaser Jacob Kercher Kyle Lang Jarod Mader Sarah Martin Josie Mercer Derek Motz Dalton Pfeiffer Caleb Rice Hollie Robinson Austin Sailer Kailin Scales Samantha Schroeder Naomi Seifert Madison Simpson Luke Steinhart Abbi Voegel Ellie Weilbrenner Logan Willman Fifth Year Zack Allyn Grace Baldwin Shawn Burks Madison Butler Hunter Clifford Mikayla Deshields Aaron Dickhaut Riley Goad Anna Griffin Kyli Gross Kari Hoenert Faith Kissinger Rebecca Korff Erika Lewis Gabriel Mayer Dora Meyer Cody Pate David Rheinhardt Brianna Ritzert Charlie Schneider Clay Siesky Alexis Stearns Parker Sturgell Morgan Zoch Sixth Year Caitlin Bledsoe Drew Cox J.P. Devine

Reed Heathcotte Adam Hoehn Collin Knight Aaron Korff Maggie Maier Daniel Motz Claire Mumford Quinn Musgrave Amy Priest Tyler Stock Olivia Summers Jeb Veeck Misty Watson Jacob Zoch Seventh Year Jen Axton Abigail Bender Dale Bender Jordan Butler Rachel Cash Timothy Cotner Kayla Crum Rebekah Duncan Ivy Griffin Meckenzie Heckman Kayla Hoenert Kendal Lang Jordan Lyke Olivia Mader Jacob Mumford Morgan Owens Brianna Perry Austin Puckett Ryan Ritzert Miranda Schmitt Andrea Seifert Brooke Sturgell Teela Temme Lexi Willis Eighth Year Olivia Baldwin John Cooper Abbey Deckard Justin Dickhaut Hannah Duncan Kate Higgins Jon Hoehn Autumn Reich Allison Rheinhardt Sean Ritzert Nathan Wiley Ninth Year Amanda Bender Ty Butler Travis Cash Zachary Deig Kyle Duckworth Katelyn Esche Ashley Knight Jenny Lyke Gareth Martin Eugene Mumford Nichole Perry Carley Redman Jake Sturgell Tenth Year Haley Butler Ryan Cash Amanda Deig Olivia Eisterhold Ethan Heldt Kyle Hoenert Kady Lashley Abby Mayer Austen Mcbain Brian Redman Katie Schmidt


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Posey County Pound Puppies offers opportunities from Pampered Chef and Tastefully Simple, Scentsy Candles and Simply Fun children’s games, artistic designs from the Mount Vernon High School Art Guild, several hundred pieces of sterling silver jewelry, wellmade handbags and baskets, wreaths and floral arrangements, home décor, handpainted birdhouses and bird feeders and pet photograph montages. A 501(c)3 non-profit charity, PC Pound Puppies is not affiliated with or funded by any other group or organization. It started in 2004 when President Brenda Vanderver and Fundraising Chair Amber Hoover shouldered the responsibility for finding homes for the county’s stray and homeless dogs. Whereas Posey Humane Society provides for owner-surrendered dogs, PC Pound Puppies works with Posey County and Mount Vernon Animal Control to handle all stray dogs picked up anywhere in Posey County. PC Pound Puppies has the distinction of providing a no-kill shelter at its location on Copperline Road in the St. Philip area. Only dangerously aggressive or terminally ill animals are eu-

By Pam Robinson PC Pound Puppies is offering holiday shoppers a unique opportunity to avoid the Black Friday crowds and still find great gifts for Christmas. The organization’s first annual craft show will feature around 40 booths offering a wide range of items sure to satisfy even those hard-to-please loved ones on gift lists. Shoppers can browse from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, at the Posey County 4-H Fairgrounds Community Center. Simple breakfast and lunch foods, such as doughnuts and hamburgers, will be available to sustain shoppers along with free live entertainment. In addition, a silent auction stocked by booth vendors and local merchants will be open during the craft show. All net profits will benefit PC Pound Puppies, which will offer t-shirts and dog toys, among other things, for sale as well. Volunteer event organizer Cathy Powers mentions everything from acrylics on canvas to zesty stir-crazy kettle corn. She emphasizes the vendors will bring in high-end gifts such as ceramic Santas, products

thanized. Vanderver points out that fewer than 20 dogs have been euthanized out of just under 800 dogs taken in during the past four years. She notes the shelter’s 26 kennels are full for the first time. Typically, she says PC Pound Puppies holds 25-30 dogs in foster care and at the shelter, but since this June, around 50 dogs have been cycling through the rescue each week. “The economy is definitely affecting the number of dogs picked up by animal control,” Vanderver explains. Each weekend, she and a team of core volunteers give their time and energy to finding the dogs homes during Adopt-A-Pet events at Pet Food Center North in Evansville. “We can’t miss a weekend,” Vanderver insists, “or we will get behind in placements.” Proceeds from the craft show and auction will be used primarily for veterinarian expenses. Vanderver says those expenses have climbed from $11,000 in the organization’s first year to $25,000 last year. With the growing number of dogs brought to the shelter, another increase is expected this year. Proceeds will provide crates

and wire kennels and help with expenses incurred during weekly adoption events as well. “Donations and fundraisers make all the difference for us,” Vanderver states. She welcomes any donations and will even work with donors to set up automatic deductions from their checking accounts. Since PC Pound Puppies is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity, all donations are tax deductible. Of course, she encourages families to adopt from a shelter and to give a needy dog a second chance at life. Interested families may see available pets at www.

Brenda Vanderver with a Posey County Pound Pup.

Wildcat bowling team seeks funds for sustenance The Mt. Vernon High School Bowling Team is seeking donations from local businesses and individuals. The team is not supported by the school and receives no funding of any kind. All expenses are paid entirely by donations and fundraisers. The MVHS Bowling Team pays sanction fees to compete in the Indiana High School Tri-County Conference. The team has represented the area well,

placing at State level in team and individual events over the past 6 years. Mt. Vernon holds the youth Division I state title for 2010. The growing popularity of the sport has increased the team members, resulting in the need for new uniform shirts. Team members this year are : Caleb Cox, Taylor Erwin, Eli Goforth, Trevor Grant, John Gruber, Andy Kuper, Austin Mercer, Matthew Strupp, Myles

Utley, Dexter Volz, and DA Wilson; Coach is Jim Gruber. This year we hope to have another successful season and would appreciate any monetary donations. Please send your donation to Jim Gruber, 425 Southwind Drive, Mt. Vernon, In 47620. Thank you for whatever help you are able to give to help our bowlers continue to compete for the high school team.

Wadesville Church collecting for Operation Christmas Child Christmas is arriving early in Wadesville, as Wadesville General Baptist Church Fellowship Center prepares to serve as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child. Soon, with the help of local volunteers, the site will be brimming with festively wrapped shoe boxes full of gifts. Through Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project,

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and evangelism organization Samaritan’s Purse, headed by Franklin Graham, has delivered more than 77 million gift-filled shoe boxes to needy children in some 130 countries. WHAT YOU CAN DO TO GET INVOLVED: PREPARE—Enlist families, churches, scout troops, community groups and businesses to take part in creating shoe box gifts for needy children worldwide. PACK—Fill shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, necessity items, hard candy and a letter of encourage-

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Changes coming to Wabash Memorial Toll Bridge The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is moving forward with another innovative way of doing business. Beginning Monday, November 8, motorists who travel across the Wabash Memorial Toll Bridge can sign up for the new “Wabash Pass” electronic tolling system. The electronic tolling system will allow users to place a transponder on the front windshield of the vehicle which will be scanned by an overhead reader at the toll bridge. Motorists will upload money on their account to be used to pay their tolls without having to carry cash or purchase advance tickets as they

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have in the past. The Toll Bridge office will be open beginning Tuesday, November 9th from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time for motorists to come in and pick up the transponder to be used with the new system. Those extended hours will last through Wednesday, November 24. INDOT will also provide two Saturday sign up dates, November 13 and December 4. Motorists can come in between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. local time on those Saturdays. Payment can be made by cash, check or unused tickets. After December 1, motorists may also visit www. w wabashbridge.com to order a transpond transponder or add money t their acco to account. At that time, t will al they also be able to pay b e-check by e-check, debit card or c card. If motorists are credit u to come to the ofunable fice or do not n have access to t interne the internet, they may also

contact INDOT. Please call 1-800-279-5758 and ask for the “Wabash Pass”. Our staff will take the necessary information and process the necessary equipment. To continue the practice of being good stewards of the Taxpayer’s dollars, INDOT has elected to install this system. The bridge is not a part of the Federal Highway Register and is not eligible for federal funding for repairs or replacement. The structure was originally built in 1956 and recently underwent improvements. It is currently in year 53 of its estimated 75 year life span. The State did not want to entertain the notion of increasing tolls for the bridge. The last increase was in 1984. In order to secure the funding required for the necessary repairs and replacement, refining the tolling process was necessary. By switching to the automated system the

State will have a reduction in operating costs and allowing those funds to be retained for capital improvements. As a part of the progress, there will be lane restrictions as the equipment is installed. Construction could begin as early as Monday, November 8 and should be complete no later than Friday, November 19, weather, equipment and material dependent. Recognizing there will be glitches to be worked through; the electronic system will run through a test period beginning December 1. For the month of December, the transponders will actually be scanned and customer accounts reviewed to ensure the equipment is operating properly. During this time motorists will continue to pay fees manually at the booth. The actual go-live date for the system and debiting of tolls from motorists accounts will begin January 1, 2011.


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Ft. Branch man arrested for murder The Indiana State Police legedly killed his girlfriend. Criminal Investigation Divi- Then a couple of minutes later sion is currently investigating Robert came to the Evansville a murder that ocPost to turn himcurred today at 501 self in. S. Lincoln Street in Two troopers Ft. Branch. at the post placed Preliminary inRobert into cusvestigation reveals tody without incithat at approxident while other mately 1:50 p.m. troopers responded the Indiana State to the scene at 501 Police received in- Robert Spangler S. Lincoln Street formation that Robert Span- where they located the body gler, 66, Ft. Branch had al- of Patricia A. Heichelbech,

70, Chrisney in the house. The official cause of death will not be known until the autopsy is complete. Spangler was transported from the Evansville Post to the Gibson County Jail and is being charged with Murder. Deceased: (Family Notified) Patricia A. Heichelbech, 70, 6558 N. Orchard Road, Chrisney, Ind. 47611 Arrested: Robert Spangler, 66, 501 S. Lincoln Street, Ft. North Posey High School student Joey Priest celebrates his county award-winning essay Branch, Ind. 47648. with his family on Sunday afternoon. His essay will move on to the state DAR contest.

Legal Ads 2010-170 Notice in the mater of the verification and approval or denial of deduction from the assessed value of new manufacturing equipment located in an Economic Revitalization Area in Posey County, State of Indiana. The Posey County Assessors office hereby notifies the auditor of Posey County, which the Department on this date has determined the following applicant(s) is/are entitled to a deduction from their assessed value on new manufacturing equipment located in an Economic Revitalization Area for the March 1, 2010 assessment date, in the amount expressed in assessed value as shown Name of Applicant Township-Taxing Unit

Prior Years

Current Years

Total Deduction in A/V Approved for 03/01/10 $38,133

2010-171 2010-169 Notice in the mater of the verification and approval or denial of deduction from the assessed value of real property located in an Economic Revitalization Area in Posey County, State of Indiana. The Posey County Assessors office hereby notifies the auditor of Posey County, which the Department on this date has determined the following applicant(s) is/are entitled to a deduction from their assessed value on new manufacturing equipment located in an Economic Revitalization Area for the March 1, 2010 assessment date, in the amount expressed in assessed value as shown Name of Applicant Township-Taxing Unit

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Total Deduction in A/V Approved for 03/01/10 $910,170

Infinity $0.00 $38,133 Molding & Assembly, Inc. Countrymark Coop $5,509,380 $1,584,160 $1,584,160 Countymark Coop $0.00 $4,217,250 $4,217,250 Total Posey County $5,509,380 $5,839,543 $5,839,543

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Published in the Posey County News on November 9, 2010.

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS The Board of Commissioners of Posey County, IN will received scaled bids from suppliers of gasoline and diesel fuel at the Posey county Auditor’s Office in the Coliseum Building, 126 E. Third Street, Room 220, Mt. Vernon, IN 47620 up to the hour of 4:00 p.m. local time on December 6, 2010, or up to 9:00 a.m. on December 7, 2010 at the Hovey House for the year 2011. Bidders need to have pre-existing OSHA approved tanks. Suppliers of gasoline and diesel fuel need to provide fuel accessibility in the areas of Mt. Vernon, New Harmony, and Poseyville. The estimated usage for EMS in 2011 is 24,000 gallons of Diesel and 3,500 gallons of Unleaded gasoline. The estimated usage for the Sheriff’s Department is 26,000 gallons of Unleaded gasoline. POSEY COUNTY COMMISSIONER Scott Moye James Alsop John Sherretz Published in the Posey County News November 9 & 16, 2010.

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Court News Traffic Violations for September 27, 2010 Gary W. Axton, 41, Mount Vernon, dog running at large, $6 plus costs; Matthew J. Bauer, 16, Probationary license violation, $5.50 plus costs; Tamiko N. Beste, 18, Evansville, 83/60, $15.50 plus costs; Kreingkit Boonchu, 57, Evansville, 45/30, $5.50 plus costs; Theodore R. Buck, 29, Mount Vernon, 70/55, failure to appear; Allison Burgdorf, 25, Evansville, 65/55, $5.50 plus costs; Shreyas Chakravarti, 36, Evansville, expired license plates, $5.50 plus costs; Dustin A. Chambers, 17, Evansville, 70/55, failure to appear; Steven W. Cleve-

land, 27, Haubstadt, 71/55, $10.50 plus costs; Stephanie G. Collins, 20, Mount Vernon, no license in possession, dismissed; Stephanie G. Collins, 20, Mount Vernon, 73/55, $10.50 plus costs. Kenneth Coonfield, 28, Evansville, 71/55, failure to appear; Jimmy Dennis, 69, Shelbyville, Ill., 68/55, $5. plus costs; Elsayed Elsayeh, 33, Evansville, 75/65, $5 plus costs; Jenna Embry, 18, Winslow, 70/60, $5 plus costs; Fredrick G. Freimiller, 62, Mount Vernon, 59/40, $10.50 plus costs; Carlos Garci, 22, Houston, Texas, 101/70, failure to appear; Aaron Graves, 27, New Harmony, no in-

surance, failure to appear; Charles R. Hazel, 53, Henderson, Ky., 70/60, failure to appear; Christopher R. Howe, 28, Evansville, driving while suspended, failure to appear; Kyle P. Johnson, 20, Chandler, driving while suspended, dismissed; Shane Johnson, 28, Poseyville, 68/55, $5 plus costs; James A. Jones-Chapman, 35, Wakeforest, NC, 75/65, $5 plus costs. Norma G. Jourdan, 57, Evansville, expired license plate, dismissed; Matthew D. Kirkwood, 22, Hartford City, 69/55, $5.plus costs; Timothy Knight, 48, Mount Vernon, 45/30, $5 plus costs; Michael Lutterbach, 57, Mount Vernon,

71/50, $15.50 plus costs; Eric S. Maczura, 34, Maryville, Ill., 84/70, failure to appear; Bobbie J. McCully, 35, Newburgh, 70/55, $5.0 plus costs; Guadalupe Jose Medina-Coronado, 23, Mount Vernon, failure to produce a valid fishing license, $6 plus costs; Jeffrey Meisenhelder, 25, Owensboro, Ky., 80/70, $5 plus costs; Shirley Mellor, 63, Mount Vernon, 48/30, $10.50 plus costs; Karl A. Metke, 40, Chebanse, Ill., 74/65, failure to appear; Paul J. Miranda, 40, Tucson, Ariz., 77/65, $5 plus costs. Brian E. Morgan, 33, Evansville, 72/55, $10.50 plus costs; Jonathan E. Mourey, 22, Fairfield, Ill., 80/70, $5 plus costs;

Jeffery Murray, 27, Oxly, Mo., unsafe lane movement, failure to appear; Colin J. Pajda, 19, St. Louis, Mo., 90/70, failure to appear; John D. Parrish, 44, Mount Vernon, driving while suspended, dismissed; John D. Parrish, 44, Mount Vernon, driving while suspended, dismissed; Daniel Rico, 31, Elgin, Ill., 90/70, amended to 80/70, $5.plus costs; Robert W. Rueger, 57, Griffin, littering, $6 plus costs; Tammy L. Russell (Cain), 40, Evansville, driving while suspended, $5 plus costs, driver’s license suspended 90 days; Kristi M. Schmitzer, 22, Mount Vernon, 48/30, $10.50 plus costs; Timothy J. Sprouse, 36, Lugoff,

SC, 79/65, $5 plus costs. Justin M. Tipton, 24, Versailes, Ky., unsafe lane movement, $5 plus costs; Andrea N. Tucker, 24, Poseyville, 65/55, $10.50 plus costs; Walter E. Vaughn, 29, Louisville, Ky., 80/70, failure to appear; Jeremy Wheeler, 29, Springerton, Ill., driving left of center, $5 plus costs, costs suspended; Jeremy Wheeler, 29, Springerton, Ill., disregard of law enforcement officer, $5 plus costs; Daniel C. Woods, 37, Hartsburg, Mo., passing improperly, $5.0 plus costs; Christopher M. Yates, 33, New Haven, Ill., no valid fishing license on person when required, failure to appear.

shut and locked. Did not go in, just drove by. Old blacksmiths shop, no one lives at that residence—S Main street, Griffin 10:13 p.m.—Breaking and Entering—10 year old— Oakview, Mount Vernon October 28 1:12 a.m.—Theft-Automobile—Vehicle has been stolen from Busler’s. 2002 Ford, black—Evansville 1:23 a.m.—Accident—Vehicle flipped over and no one around. Black Ford Explorer. Subject admitted to officer that he was driving the vehicle and had the accident and advised that the vehicle was not stolen—Middle Mt. Vernon Road, Mount Vernon 5:48 a.m.—Car-Deer—2000 Grand Am, grey, over $1,000 worth of damage, no injuries— Hwy 69, Mount Vernon 6:24 a.m.—Department of Natural Resources—A doe has been hit. Is in the middle of the road. Caller was going to pull the doe off of the roadway and she is still alive—Hwy 69, Mount Vernon 10:08 a.m.—Alarm—Front door—Downen Road, Wadesville 10:19 a.m.—VIN Inspection—1999 Dodge Dakota— Fifer Hill Road, Griffin 11:29 a.m.—Drugs—Advised received a call at 9 a.m. in reference to possible meth lab at this location—RR on Raben Road, Mount Vernon 4:21 p.m.—VIN Inspection—Trailer—Old Hwy 62, Evansville 6:18 p.m.—Disturbance— Neighbor’s has a dirt bike and a pair of speakers that they will not give back. Subjects advised the cops are coming and they gave the stuff back. No longer needs an officer-Upton Court, Mount Vernon 8:31 p.m.—Medical—West Franklin Road, Evansville 10:46 p.m.—Suspicious— Caller advised vehicle sitting on overpass with no lights on. Caller was going westbound on I 64—Illinois/Indiana October 29 9:25 a.m.—Alarm—West door—Fletchall, Poseyville 6:41 p.m.—Missing Person—Caller advised he is unable to locate his wife. Advised last time he spoke with her was around 10:30 a.m. this morning. Advised her purse and all belongings are still in the home. Caller advised female subject

was in a wreck this morning, request to speak with a deputy. Be-On-The-Look-Out has been put out for endangered or missing person—Eastgate Drive, Mount Vernon 6:57 p.m.—Suspicious— Subjects with a spotlight on Raben Road, north of Hwy 62, are back in the woods—Hwy 62 W, Mount Vernon 10:35 p.m.—Impaired Driver—grey car—Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 10:59 p.m.—Motorist Assist—TN plate, red Pontiac—I 64, Poseyville 11:00 p.m.—Reckless— Black Expedition swerving all over the road—Hwy 66, Evansville 11:32 p.m.—Reckless— White Honda Civic driving at high rates of speed in Poseyville. He advised he always ends up back on Main St and keeps honking his horn and throwing toilet paper out of his window—Main St, Poseyville October 30 12:22 a.m.—CarDeer—2001 gold Cadillac. Has an oil leak ad some front end damage. No injuries— Hwy 62, Evansville 2:24 a.m.—Citizen Dispute—Caller’s sister is having trouble with male subject. He has taken her car keys and cell phone. Is driving around town in a maroon Grand Prix and is intoxicated and acting crazy. Would like a deputy to come to her sister’s residence—East St., Griffin 3:05 a.m.—Utility Problem—Water leak. Caller advised the road is slick. Called German Township Water and left a message. Not sure if this is a well or a water line. Caller called back, thinks a deputy needs to go out at this location, the road is a mess and with all the water. German Township have signs and barricades, will take care of it. German Township called back and advised that he thinks some kids went through and opened up a hydrant. He advised that he shut it off and everything is okay out there now—Gumble Road, Evansville 8:41 a.m.—Standby— Needs an officer while she gets articles from the residence—E. Second St.reet, Mount Vernon 11:32 a.m.—Accident— Subject hit another vehicle— SR 165 at the I64 Overpass, Poseyville

4:19 p.m.—Citizen Dispute—Caller advised she is having a yard sale. Advised male subject is on property and advised her things she is selling are stolen from him. Could hear a lot of yelling in the back ground from male subject— Hwy 66, Wadesville 9:03 p.m.—Threatening— Caller advised that his son is 19 years old and is at his grandfather’s house and is threatening to hurt him when he goes to sleep—Joest Road, Wadesville October 31 1:56 a.m.—Disturbance— Caller advised that male subject is at this residence causing problems. Wasn’t really specific about what he’s doing but requested an officer—Vine St. Mount Vernon 3:31 a.m.—Suspicious— Caller is at work, daughter and her friend are home alone. Some subjects have came up to the residence, one opened the door and hollered, didn’t come into the residence. Female subjects saw the male subjects looking into the window. Daughter’s boyfriend is enroute to the residence, he drives a small red car— Downen oa, Wadesville 5:02 a.m.—Shots Fired— Caller advised he received a call from his wife and she heard a loud boom in the area and a car drive off and then several more loud booms. She advised him they were loud enough to wake her up. Wanted to know if we’ve received any other calls about this. Caller didn’t seem very concerned about this. Advised him that we’d have someone check the area. Caller called back and he advised his wife has called him back and advised it sounds like someone is beating on the house. He advised he’s at work and can’t leave. Advised him we’ve let the officers know and they should be checking the area soon—Farmersville Road, Mount Vernon 9:13 a.m.—Child Abuse— Caller’s children are having trouble with mother’s boyfriend. Mother has temporary custody and the children aren’t wanting to go back to their mother’s. The boyfriend hits them and uses a belt on them. Explained the procedure about calling Children and Family Services. Caller said he had talked to them last night and he was told to make a report this

morning and have a deputy make a decision about the children—Elk Trail, Evansville 12:12 p.m.—Hit and Run— 2002 Ford Mustang was hit sometime during the night. Hit the passenger side of the vehicle. Caller thinks it is over $1,000 of damage—High Street, Wadesville 2:05 p.m.—Information— Wants to speak with deputy about her finance company changing locks tomorrow and she needs more time—Vines Rd, New Harmony 2:36 p.m.—Theft—2 male subjects on blue 4-wheeler, one is wearing blue jacket, stole a bowl of candy off front porch. Caller followed them and they cussed him out and punched his vehicle. Last seen on Lower Mt. Vernon Road—Forrest Edge Road, Evansville 3:24 p.m.—Standby—Will be driving a green Malibu to pick up son from ex-husband. Request officer due to male subject stating he has two handguns on him—Fast Fuel, Blairsville 8:36 p.m.—Threatening— Caller advised her granddaughter is staying with her. Advised a male subject is harassing them. Advised male subject has came to the home beating on door and calling female subject demanding to see his child. Subject has left, unknown direction of travel. Request a deputy—Raines Orchard Road, Mount Vernon November 1 a10:14 a.m.—Medical—Big Creek, Mount Vernon 1:10 p.m.—Accident— Truck flipped on side, no one around the vehicle. Vehicle in ditch—Ranes Rd, Mount Vernon 1:41 p.m.—Accident— Little red S10 ran into ditch— West Franklin and Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 2:35 p.m.—Welfare Check—Subject called them advising a 7- or 8-year-old child is playing in the road— St. Phillips Road, St. Phillips 3:06 p.m.—Theft-Automobile—1980 F250 Ford, green, is missing from their residence. Subjects left for work at 7 a.m. and their son just called them at work saying the vehicle was not at home—Carrie Lane, Mount Vernon 6:14 p.m.—Alarm—Garage door—Bayer Court, Evansville

Arrests and Complaints Arrests October 27 Brian Ferguson—Oil City, LA-Possession of Paraphernalia—ISP Mary Gish—Poseyville— Warrant-Theft—ISP Daniel McDurmon—Mount Vernon—Warrant-Petition to Revoke (Possession of Chemical Reagents or Precursors with Intent to Manufacture a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Precursor)—PCS October 28 Denise L. Waters—New Harmony—Warrant-Identity Deception—NHPD October 29 Kenneth Krietemeyer— Evansville—Warrant-Theft— ISP October 30 Alyssa Stafford—Mount Vernon—Public Intoxication— MVPD Marty Fisher—Evansville— Operating While Intoxicated— PCS Natasha Payne—Mount Vernon—Warrant-Petition to Revoke (Conversion)—MVPD October 31 Wesley Barnes—Mount Vernon—Operating While Intoxicated—ISP Stephen Collums—Mount Vernon—Warrant-Attempted Burglary—PCS November 1 Richard D. Keeper—Henderson, Ky.—Possession of Methamphetamine, Driving While Suspended, Possession of Paraphernalia—PCS Brian C. Riley—Mount Vernon—Warrant-Invasion of Privacy—MVPD November 2 Charles J. Williams—Mount Vernon—Warrant-Petition to Revoke (Criminal Trespass)— PCS November 3 Angela Hogan—Evansville—Operating While Intoxicated, Battery—MVPD November 4 Kyle Terry—Mount Vernon—Strangulation, Domestic Battery--MVPD Complaints October 25 2:43 p.m.—Citizen Dispute—Male subject will not let caller into the residence to get rest of articles out of house that caller is renting. The owner has changed the locks and tells the caller he does not have time— Main Street Wadesville 5:33 p.m.—Accident—

Caller advised he was ran off the road by a silver van on St. Phillips Rd. Spun him around and he hit the bride. The van left the scene. He has left and went home. Caller is requesting an officer to come to his residence—St. Phillips Road, Evansville October 27 6:01 a.m.—Caller advised there are vehicles driving fast in the area. He believes they’re waking up late and rushing to work. Would like officers to drive through the area and slow them down—Lower Mount Vernon/Ford Road, Mount Vernon 11:09 a.m.—911 HangUp—Received open line with humming noise from AT&T building. Received same call from this location back in 2009. Showing phone box— Nation Road, Mount Vernon 1:52 p.m.—Breaking and Entering—Advised window was broken out sometime on Monday. Advised she is just now calling because she thought it was weather related. Caller would like an officer. She believes someone may have thrown it now—Hwy 62 E, Mount Vernon 3:05 p.m.—alarm—Front door—Joest Rd, Wadesville 4:27 p.m.—Medical—Savah Road, New Harmony 4:02 p.m.—Drugs—Has found drug items in the residence—Winery Road, Wadesville 7:04 p.m.—Disturbance— Female is causing problems at caller’s residence, kicking son’s truck, possibly broke front door, subject is still there. Caller advised that she has now left, believes she is on foot but unsure which direction she went. Caller does not need an officer anymore but will call back if she returns—Oliver Road, Wadesville 8:22 p.m.—Disturbance— Caller advised neighbor, male subject, has chickens that got loose and are advising they are on caller’s property. Caller advised it is so dark they cannot see anything. Advised he is driving up and down the road all crazy and is running through caller’s property—Theodosis Road, Mount Vernon 9:26 p.m.—Breaking and Entering—Caller advised doors to building are open and lock is missing. Advised it is not their property. Normally


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Wonderfully maintained 1 1/2 story 3 bedroom house with 3 full baths. Includes scenic view of community lake. House is located on a private spot on dead end cul-de-sac. Finished bonus room can serve as 4th bedroom, office, playroom, or additional storage. As a bonus all new windows in 2008 plus some modernization to the kitchen and bathrooms. Priced at $135,000. Call Andy at 449-8444

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HOUSE ON 2.9 ACRES Very nice 2005 modular home with open floor plan located on 2.9 acres. This home has 3 bedrooms ,2 full baths, Dining area, Breakfast nook, Master-bath with garden tub, above ground pool with deck, and a children’s playset. The lot is mostly cleared except for mature trees creating a beautiful country setting. Owner is including a small tractor with several implements. ONLY $90,000 Call RANDY 985-9072 for an Appointment.

139 N CHURCH ST  POSEYVILLE 1738 sq ft home includes 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, large living-room, and a very nice kitchen next to a dining area and large 2 car garage and full basement. While this 1957 home offers some nostalgic remembrances, it has since been recently upgraded by the current owner. The original home was added on to in 1998. The garage is heated/cooled and offers a 1/2 bath. The basement offers 2 unfinished storage rooms. Nearly 500 square feet has been finished and makes for a very comfortable TV room and office area. With high vaulted ceilings, ample storage room, and a beautiful setting this is sure to be a nice family home in Posey County. REDUCED TO JUST $145,000 Call Randy at 985-9072

148 MAIN ST.  POSEYVILLE Updated Poseyville home with a large kitchen and lots of cabinet space. Home has laminate flooring, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The buyer of this home will also have the opportunity to purchase an investment property located on the property that currently has a tenant. Includes 2 bedroom rental house for family or to help make your payments.”. ONLY $120,000 Call Randy at 985-9072

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21. Small torn piece 22. Lays pavement 24. Hip living quarters 25. A kept animal 27. Scad genus 28. Skin lesions 30. Holiday (informal) 31. Whined 32. Co-founder of The Cleveland Clinic 35. Highly seasoned dried sausages 36. Slightly insane 37. Not happy 38. Prevents harm to creatures 39. Civil and religious muslim leader 41. Scientific workplace 42. Yeddo 43. Flat sections of a door 46. Sew up the eyelids of hawks and falcons 49. White House city 51. Snakelike fish 52. Sweet fruit juice beverage 53. Metric ton 54. Extremely high frequency 55. A very large body of water 58. Chinese distance measure 59. Initials of “Titanic” star 60. Prior to AD 61. Exclamation “I’ve got __!”


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