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Tuesday October 19, 2010

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Poseyville turns out for fire truck public hearing By Valerie Werkmeister It was standing room only as supporters packed the Poseyville Community Center for the second public hearing on a grant application to purchase a new rescue truck. A grant application was submitted and turned down earlier this year to the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, or OCRA. The fire department is hopeful their second request is approved. Wylie Zeigler of the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana facilitated the meeting. They are asking for a total of $150,000. The Town of Poseyville and Robb Township are each providing $48,500. An additional $5,000 will come from the Posey County Community Foundation. Another $12,000 in administration fees brings the total cost to

$252,000. Fire chief Mike Crawford educated the crowd on why this new rescue truck is necessary. They plan to purchase a medium duty rescue truck that will be equipped with 16foot box to hold extrication tools, lighting, generators and a variety of tools and supplies required in emergency situations. The rescue truck responds to 95% of the emergency runs currently made. They are the first responders while waiting for an ambulance to arrive. The current rescue truck is barely operational and is a safety hazard. It was manufactured in 1986 and was purchased in 1999 from Highland Park, Ill. Salts used on the roads for snow removal in that area probably led to the high amount of corrosion on the truck. The corrosion is so bad that a few of the doors are unable to be opened. It steals

considerable amounts of time and money to keep it operational. Crawford estimated it has cost $10,000 in the past five years alone. That money could have been put toward the purchase of other equipment or turn-out gear for the department. The only seat belts in the truck are lap belts and its top highway speed is only 55 mph. Poseyville is responsible for responding to 16 miles along Interstate 64. It is a serious safety hazard to only be able to run at 55 mph while semis and other vehicles reach speeds in excess of 70 mph. Crawford also cited several recent incidents in which he was attempting to respond to an emergency call but the truck would not start. He was instead forced to take another truck without gear or medical supplies. “We are expected to run to everything, not

Troop #386 and the American Legion will be having a flag retirement ceremony for American and MIA-POW flags at the Scout Cabin in Murphy Park on November 6, 2010. If you have any flags you can drop them off at 912 E. Steammill or at the American Legion.

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Tri Kappa sales begin Tri Kappa Gamma PSI Sorority is currently selling Pecans and Nuts again this year. All proceeds go directly back into the community to assist local families and projects year around. All nuts come in a one-pound resealable bag and can be frozen easily. Prices are as follows: Pecan Halves $9, Pecan Pieces $8.50, Chocolate Pecans $9, White Chocolate Pecans $9, Praline Pecans $9, Cashews $9, and Roasted & Salted Pecans $9 Orders will be taken until November 1. Delivery will occur after November 18. Payment is due on November 1. For more information, call Amber Doty at 838-5494 to place an order.

Elks offer scholarships The Elks National Foundation will award 500 Most Valuable Student scholarships to deserving high school seniors across the United States. Applications may be downloaded from www.elks.org/enf/ scholars. 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 also.

MVHS needs costumes The MVHS Theater is seeking donations of adult period clothing and accessories (hats, shoes, coats, gloves, costume jewelry, etc.). Men’s clothing is especially needed. We will gladly take apparel from any time period, but for the next musical, our focus is on 1890’s-style western clothing and 1950’s evening wear. Please call Teresa Bloodworth (204-1843) or Regina Maier (4300250) for more information.

North Posey freshman Olivia Goebel shows her emotions while being congratulated by her grandmother at the finish line after qualifying for semi-state in cross country at Saturday’s Regional. Photo courtesy of Alicia Motz

Change is one sure thing at North Posey Student enrollment figure is up slightly By Valerie Werkmeister Two-long time MSD of North Posey School Board members have decided to hand over the reins. The four-year terms are up for Kathy Mauck and Mark Seibert and both have decided to step down from the positions they have held for the past 16 years. The interesting part is that their replacements will not have to go through the hassle of an election. In fact, it has already been determined that Geoff Gentil will replace Mauck as the District 2 school board member. Gentil was the only candidate to file for election and since Mauck did not file and no one else has filed to run against Gentil, he automatically wins the spot. In Seibert’s case, no one filed an application to run for his seat. It is now the duty of the school board members to seek a qualified candidate to apply for the seat. Applications must be turned in by November 1. The board will review those applications and make an appointment during their regular meeting in November. New members will take the oath of office during the January 2011 board meeting. Other board members include Joe Neidig, Larry Lewis and Steve Bender. Significant growth and support for the St. Fran-

cis Church Relay for Life team’s annual Christmas bazaar prompted Jeri Ziliak to request use of North Elementary School’s multi-purpose room. Ziliak is a representative for the group who questioned whether the $350 custodial fee could be waived. Superintendent Dr. Todd Camp stated that the fee could not be waived due to policy. However, if the custodians volunteered their time for the day, the fee would not have to be paid. The group will be allowed to set-up after school hours on November 19th. The event will take place on Saturday, November 20 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Camp was pleased to announce that all North Posey Schools had succeeded in making Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP. It is a measure by which the state tracks each school’s performance based on test scores in English and Math. Soon, changes will be made to begin tracking each individual student’s progress instead of evaluating the entire school. Camp announced the total student count as of September 17, was 1,308 students. Last year, there were 1,317 students. State funding is based on the number of students within the school corporation.

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By Pam Robinson The Mount Vernon Board of Public Works and Safety met in special session on Friday, October 15, to award the contract for the riverfront silo demolition to the lowest legal bidder, Klenck Corporation located in Evansville. At the Thursday, October 7, meeting, Clerk-Treasurer Cristi Sitzman had opened three sealed bids, all accompanied by bid bonds, in the order they were received: 1) Velpen Trucking and Disposal Co., Inc., located in Velpen, Ind. - $374,500; 2) National Salvage & Service Corp. located in Clear Creek, Ind. - $678,000; and 3) Klenck - $312,489. City Attorney Beth McFadin Higgins acknowledged the legality and adherence to specifications of Klenck’s bid. It was also noted that the project had been properly advertised. Board member Steve Fuelling, one of three members of the silo demolition committee, made the formal motion to accept Klenck’s bid and to allow Mayor John Tucker to sign all paperwork necessary to execute the project. “I’m tickled to death. It’s a good company. I can’t wait,” Fuelling commented. “I just want to get it going so we can have the party Councilwoman Higgins promised us just before the silo tear down. I’d sure love to sit in that crane and hit the silo first.” Attorney Higgins stated that a Notice to Proceed must be executed after all the paperwork is finalized. The project should be completed within 120 days after the execution of the Notice to Proceed. Jeff Pruitt with the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana speculated the project could start within the next two to three weeks. In other business: •At the recommendation of board member Steve Fuelling, the board rejected the bids received for work on the upper bank of the riverfront. Fuelling explained that the scope of work had changed since the silo demolition work would cover part of the area. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Mount Vernon Board of Public Works and Safety is Thursday, October 21, at 4 p.m. in the City Hall Annex.

JL Farm Equipment donates mower to PCCF auction By Dave Pearce The Posey County Community Foundation received a donation this week that might get the interest of a lot of area homeowners. Poseyville’s JL Equipment Company, Inc., donated a new 22-horse ExMark Quest 48-inch Zero Turn lawnmower for the auction that will take place on October 28. Dave and Jane Reising, Poseyville residents and owners of JL Equipment Co., Inc., indicated they had looked at the list of items to be auctioned off for the worthwhile benefit and thought they could be of help, as well. “We want to give back to the community what the community has given to us,” Dave Reising said of the gift. “There are three other implement dealers in Posey County and for a cause as worthwhile as

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Dave and Jane Reising show off a mower similar to the one they donated to the Posey County Community Foundation. Photo by Dave Pearce

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The Posey County Democratic Women’s Club will hold its Democrat Rally and Chicken Supper on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at 6:30 p.m., at the VFW Post in Wadesville. Bob Deig, Democratic candidate for State Representative, District 76, will be the featured speaker. All Democratic candidates will be introduced. Everyone is invited to attend. Tickets for the meal are $2 and may be purchased from Democratic precinct committeepersons or candidates or may be purchased at the door.

just fires. We provide on-scene patient care and this is critical since we are often left without ambulance coverage while we’re waiting for an ambulance to come from the other side of the county,” Crawford said. A number of citizens spoke in support of the need for a rescue truck. Many cited personal experiences in which the fire department had helped them in times of tragedy. Many also expressed concern for the safety of the fire department personnel that are forced to operate with sub-standard equipment. “My husband served on the fire department of 27 years. In all those years, I never had to worry about the equipment being safe. I worried about what they might encounter at the scene,” Sheryl Seib said.

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OBITUARIES Frances Bender

Jeffrey R. Pfister

Frances “Mariam” Bender, age 90, of Poseyville, Ind., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, at 10:52 p.m. at her residence. She was born to Conrad Irwin and Ruby Mae (Ackman) Montgomery on August 28, 1920. In her youth she played clarinet in a local musical ensemble and sang in many weddings. She played piano and enjoyed music throughout her lifetime. In 1938 she graduated from Haubstadt High School. Later she attended Mills College in Oakland, Calif., and graduated from Lockyear’s Business College in Evansville, Ind. She was employed at the Evansville LST shipyards in the business office during WWII. She married Ivan Nicholas Bender and became a member of St Francis Xavier Church in Poseyville, Ind. Mariam was a devoted wife and mother to their eight children. She set an example of true Christian living by her kind and loving manner throughout her lifetime and illness. Surviving are her four sons: Stephen (Jackie), Franklin (Beth), Alan (Susie), Daniel (Sandra) Bender of Poseyville; three daughters: Ruth Ann (Hank) Zerbe of Cincinnati, Ohio, Phyllis (Steve) McChesney of Mt. Gilead, Ohio, Linda (Jude) Blankenberger of Poseyville; two brothers: E. Doyle Montgomery of Seattle, Wash., and David Montgomery of Rogersville, Ala.; 27 grandchildren: Erik (Jayme), Carolyn and her fiancé (Karl), Roger, Jeff (Lacy), Karen, Joseph, Jan Michael (Julia), Katie, Dale, Zachary, Andy, Emily, Lukas, Patrick, Amanda, Abby, Robyn, and Glenn Bender. Amber (Sean) Sheil, Michael (Ashley) Zerbe, Elizabeth (Brock) Ellis, Andrea (Josh) Chase, Dara (Ben) Harriger, Nicholas (Jodi) McChesney, Christopher and Anna Blankenberger, Holly (Eric) O’Neill; 13 great-grandchildren: Kaylee, Kade, Kyleigh, Ronin Bender, Cassie Bender-Staples, Xander and Reese Zerbe, Layna and Mara Chase, Livia Harriger, Alan McChesney, Clive and Azalea O’Neill; and many nieces and nephews, valued friends and caregivers: Donna Brune, Linda House, Alyssa Montgomery and Katie Bender (granddaughter); Dr. Anthony Stephens and the Deaconess Hospice nurses. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Ivan; son, Glenn and brother, Clifford. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Poseyville with burial in the church cemetery with Fr. Ed Schnur officiating. Visitation was held from 2 until 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 at Werry Funeral Home, Poseyville Chapel and from 9 a.m. until funeral mass Saturday at the church. A rosary service began at 2 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 10 N. St. Francis Avenue, Poseyville, Indiana 47633 and or to Deaconess Hospice, 600 Mary St. Evansville, Indiana 47747

Poseyville turns out, from page 1A Greg Foster expressed his concern about the response time of the ambulance when it is coming from a location 17 to 20 minutes away. “I suffered a heart attack on June 5. They told me I was dead in the street, but I am here today to talk about it,” Foster said. Due to the quick response of the first responders in the rescue truck, Foster is alive today. Posey County Emergency Management Services Director, Larry Robb, pointed out that a new rescue truck will not only serve the citizens of Poseyville, but also Cynthiana, Griffin, Stewartsville and Wadesville. The communities work together to respond to emergency calls. Poseyville Town Council president, Bruce Baker, spoke of the town’s support for the new truck. “We are totally and absolutely committed to this grant application. We have completed the steps to do this. We have supported it with matching funds and appreciate the township helping with matching funds as well. We are in dire need of this truck. People’s lives depend on it,” Baker said. Other local officials who expressed their support of the grant included Jay Price – Posey County Coroner; Adam Farrar – Wadesville Fire Chief; Jack Massey –

Library to honor soldiers For the third year, in honor of those who have served in the military during wartime or in peacetime, Alexandrian Public Library is again requesting community residents to bring in photographs honoring a service member from past or present for the Our Heroes’ Tree program. It is preferred that the photograph is of a veteran in uniform with a bit of background 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 from October 22 to November 11. If you submitted a photograph for the Our Heroes’ Tree program in 2009 your honored service member will already be on the tree.

Smith Township Fire Department; Pastor Greg Morrison; local businessman, Chuck Pearison, as well as several members of the Poseyville Fire Department. The grant application must be turned in by October 22. A decision will be given on December 10. New Harmony is also seeking the same grant in the amount of $500,000 to build a new fire and emergency medical services station. Crawford stated that if they are awarded the grant, the current rescue truck will be retired. It will not be sold to another community so that they are faced with the same issues.

Jeffrey Richard Pfister, 20, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, October 16, 2010, as the result of an auto accident. He worked as a plumber’s assistant for Don Goebel Plumbing Co. He was a member of St. Philip Catholic Church and a 2008 graduate of Mater Dei High School where he played football and basketball. He loved sports and music. Jeff is survived by his parents, Richard and Sandy (Dewig) Pfister; two sisters, Allison and Emily Pfister, both of Evansville; his grandparents, Jim and Mary Jane (Townsend) Pfister, of Evansville and Ray and Charlyne (Wilm) Dewig, of Haubstadt; and his greatgrandmother, Eloise Pfister, of Evansville. Also surviving are numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and his dog, Jack. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at St. Philip Catholic Church, Rev. Tom Kessler officiating, burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends visited with the family from 2 until 8 p.m. Monday, at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin Street and from 9 a.m. until service time, at St. Philip Catholic Church on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Posey or Vanderburgh County Humane Societies.

North Posey School, from page 1A In other business, the board approved: •A revised resolution authorizing school district credit cards to reflect the current employee structure. No changes were made to the policy. •A request by Steve Kavanaugh to approve the grant application for the High Ability Grant. The $25,000 grant helps offset costs to the current program. •A request by high school guidance counselor, Susie Tooley, to establish a Big Brothers Big Sister program at the high school. High school upperclassmen will volunteer to help junior high students. The program is essentially already in place as students currently do mentor other students. However, establishing the nationally accepted program will help college-bound students attain scholarships. There will be no cost to the corporation. •A $13,321.95 pledge from the North Elementary PTO to purchase five projectors with wiring and speakers and 11 document cameras for classroom use. •A request from NPJH to spend $1003.31 of extracurricular funds to purchase a LCD projector and mounting equipment for classroom use. •A request from South Terrace Elementary to spend $1,058 of extracurricular funds to purchase two document cameras for previously purchased Activ Boards. •A request by Gary Gentil to make improvements to the high school softball field. The request was approved contingent upon Camp following up with Gentil in regards to the specifics of the plan. •A request from Fran Wood-Osborne to hire Rachel Goebel as a speech pathologist. •A request by Dr. Strieter, Mr. Ferguson and Mr. Wadsworth to hire Nathan Whitler as a volunteer assistant boys’ basketball coach for the 2010-2011 season. •An FMLA request by Toni Buecher for an approximate four-week maternity leave starting November 8 and ending around December 6. •The resignation of Brian Schmidt as the boys’ golf coach. •A number of professional leave requests were also approved. The next regular school board meeting will be held on November 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the corporation office. The public is encouraged to attend.

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Posey Rehab Services to honor clients, families, businesses By Pam Robinson Like its neighbors, Posey County Rehabilitation Services, or PCRS, in Mount Vernon has taken a hit during the economic downturn. Jackie Verville, Vice President at PCRS, estimates that state and federal funding sources dropped their rates of pay for her population by approximately 10 percent. Group home funding was cut by three percent. Verville is grateful for the broad community support that keeps PCRS, a United Way agency, afloat and provides work for individuals with emotional, mental or physical disabilities in their work center as well as in community employment. Horizon Industries, the sheltered work services division of PCRS, lists an impressive array of contracts with local businesses. PCRS has business partnerships with SABIC Innovative Plastics, GAF, Infinity Molding, Warehouse Services Inc., and Pearison Band Shoppe that provide a variety of job opportunities for the PCRS work center. Some of the jobs provided for clients include: demasking Lexan so it can be recycled in industry, sorting , assembling and inspecting small parts, packaging fabric swatches, Velcro, and cutting elastic for band uniforms, making end caps to protect pallets of shingles, recycling Gaylord boxes, and performing maintenance tasks at SABIC Innovative Plastics. “We have been very, very blessed in this community to have the support from the local businesses and especially SABIC,” she comments. “That contract truly helps us to keep

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our doors open and underwrite other services we provide. We are extremely grateful to them for that. We are also grateful to the volunteers who provided plants and gave of their time and muscle to landscape the front of our building this past summer. It is a beautiful improvement!” Horizon Industries’ newest business venture is document destruction, which provides a useful and convenient service to the community as well a special job opportunity for lower functioning individuals who cannot read. PCRS is proud to offer educational and recreational opportunities to clients as well as vocational opportunities. They enjoy field trips, for example, to River Days and the police station. Individualized education programs focus on computer, money, reading, social skills, and crafts. The water color classes resulted in greeting card packets sold in New Harmony and the University of Southern Indiana as well as at community events. PCRS sells consumer-created corded baskets and jeans purses also. Many of PCRS’ clients take advantage of the transportation provided them. Horizon Industries operates three van routes every day in the morning and afternoon. Last year, the vans traveled 66,000 miles to provide 10,033 trips. In addition to sheltered work center services, PCRS also provides assistance to individuals seeking community employment through New Frontiers Employment Services. New Frontiers employment specialists assist their clients in making informed career choices and in using available support services to prepare for, obtain, and retain competitive employment. Clients are assisted with preparing resumes, filling out applications, improving interview skills, job searching and then supported on the job to ensure they adjust and perform well. New Frontiers receives referrals from Vocational Rehabilitation Services, the Bureau of Developmental Disability Services, and Waiver Case Managers. Recently New Frontiers has expanded its services to individuals that are recipients of SSI and SSDI benefits. The Social Security Administration sponsors a program called “Ticket to Work” and New Frontiers

St. Matthew’s PTA Card Party to be held Tuesday, October 19 at 6 p.m. You don't have to play cards to have a great night out at this annual event which will be filled with delicious food, raffles and prizes. Our theme this year is "Poodle skirts, bobby socks and blue suede shoes". Raffle items include: Zig zag track quilt, $200 in Gift Cards, $250 in Alles Brothers furniture, Casino Aztar stay with breakfast and dinner at Madeleines, New Harmony Inn stay and $100 cash. Raffle tickets are $1 and admission is a $3 donation. First Baptist Church of New Harmony Tickets are on sale at the school office or from any St. Matcordially invites you to our first Hallowthew's parent. You need not be present to win, but must be at een “Treat Night.” On Sunday, October least 18. No one under 18 will be permitted. 31, you are invited to stop in for a free chili dog/hot dog, chips, drink, and a treat while you are out trick or treating. Doors will be open from 5-7 p.m. We are located on the corner of First and Tavern Streets. Parents, feel free to stop in for dinner with the kids while out enjoying the holiday! Clean rest rooms are also available. We hope to see you there and we hope that

staff can assist individuals with a “ticket” to increase employment opportunities and realize the most from their benefits. Recently, PCRS received a special opportunity to help people with mental illness in their pursuit of community employment. Johnson and Johnson awarded $70,000 to Easter Seals to offer training and support for six affiliates to help people with severe mental illnesses find and keep competitive employment. Easter Seals chose PCRS as one of the six affiliates to follow the supportive employment model created by the Dartmouth University Research Center. Two PCRS staff members have received the training already and will be working with local mental health providers to implement the employment model as early as 2011. PCRS maintains two residential facilities for people with disabilities: one for eight men in the Lawrence subdivision in Mount Vernon and another for two women in New Harmony. The residential facilities are staffed with professionals 24/7 to instruct and assist individuals to achieve their highest level of independence. All told, PCRS provides sheltered work services for 45 to 55 people with disabilities each year and employment services for 60 to 110 people with disabilities each year. Most clients have experienced a developmental disability prior to age 22 that affects three out of seven functional abilities for life. Verville says PCRS helps a wide variety of people with disabilities—individuals with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, quadriplegia, brain injuries, mental disabilities and many learning disabilities. On Thursday, October 21, PCRS will honor clients, their families, and the local business leaders who support them at a celebration banquet and year-end review held at the work center. If you would like to receive PCRS’ quarterly newsletter or learn how you can help the organization, contact Jackie Verville, Vice President of PCRS, at 838-0636. Or visit the website at www.poseycountyrehab.org for additional information.

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you have a “frightfully” good time. First Baptist Church has also recently opened “The Loft.” Every Wednesday evening, teens are welcome to come, play games, have a treat, and discuss topics that concern them such as peer pressure, school issues, home life, etc. As well as learn how God is relevant today in their lives. Doors are open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The leaders are Beth Alphonse and Ashley Conyers. First Baptist Church also offers “Wor-

ship, Kid’s Style” on Wednesday evenings for kids in grades one through six. We invite your youngsters to come and play games, have a treat, learn to worship God through music and bible study, and that God loves them! Peggy Stewart is the leader for “Worship, Kid’s Style.” If you are currently not attending any church, you are always welcome at First Baptist Church in New Harmony. Sunday morning services begin at 10:40 a.m.

Christmas Assistance Program gets underway Trinity United Church of Christ will again coordinate the 2010 Posey County Christmas Assistance Program sponsored by the Mount Vernon/New Harmony Ministerial Association. Local companies, organizations, and individuals as well as other churches are being encouraged to consider sponsoring children in need during the coming holiday season. Sponsor applications and

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donor information and guideline sheets have been mailed. Completed applications should be faxed or mailed to Trinity UCC. Trinity utilizes a centralized database to coordinate the distribution of holiday assistance in order to avoid duplication and reach the maximum number of families in need. For anyone who wises to give a monetary donation or cannot shop for gifts, commit-

tee members from Trinity will provide shopping service. Organizations wishing to participate are asked to respond no later than Friday, October 22, so that children’s requests can be distributed and gifts can be purchased. The Christmas Assistance Program has been very successful for several years because of the giving spirit of many people in this community.

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Pictured left to right are Louise Pierce, Mildred Juncker, Shirley Rose, and Elberta Fieber as they listen as Jerry King shares a little history about his Soltitude Village. The ladies were part of the Elderberries group from the Mount Vernon General Baptist Church who recently visited the farm to learn more about pioneer living. Photo by Tammy Bergstrom

Poseyville annexation plan approved By Valerie Werkmeister Poseyville grew a little during the Poseyville Town Council meeting on October 13. Council members approved three ordinances annexing three properties, including the Feed Mill Restaurant, First Bank of Carmi and Jeremy Schipp property on Indiana Street. During a public hearing in September, owners and representatives of the Feed Mill and First Bank properties expressed their displeasure over the proposed annexation. All three ordinances passed unanimously. Taxes will accrue in 2011 and will be payable in May and November 2012. Poseyville Fire Department Chief Mike Crawford expressed concern to council members regarding negative and rude comments some of the volunteer firemen and ambulance drivers are receiving. The negative comments are in regards to the lack of full-time ambulance coverage Poseyville receives. Each week, Poseyville is left without an ambulance for two, 24-hour shifts and one, eight-hour shift. During that time, the ambulance is at Marrs Elementary. Posey County has a total of three ambulances that service the entire county. One ambulance stays in the south end covering Mt. Vernon. The other ambulance is in New Harmony, which leaves the third to split time between Marrs and Poseyville. The situation has become a hot topic among citizens who would like to find a better solution. However, as Crawford pointed out, the firemen and the ambulance drivers do not have any decision-making powers in the situation. “They are just following orders,” he said.

Town Council President Bruce Baker added that the Posey County Commissioners need to hear the complaints, not the ambulance drivers or fire department members. Crawford stated that he has spoken to other area fire chiefs in an effort to find a solution to the problem. “There’s got to be a way to rectify this,” Baker said. “Population should not dictate necessity when it comes to ambulance service.” In other business, Ron Fallowfield requested that council members discuss the need for a taser for Town Marshall Doug Saltzman. Saltzman was recently involved in a fight during an arrest and had to call for back-up from area law enforcement. Fallowfield felt that if Saltzman was equipped with a taser, it would improve his safety. No action was taken. Leaves are beginning to fall and leaf pickup will begin soon. Residents are reminded to not rake leaves into the street or they may face a fine. Julie Mayo thanked the public for their support during Autumnfest. The Utility department had a booth that provided education materials. A drawing was held and Heather Martin won a $25 gift certificate to the Feed Mill. Council members passed a resolution authorizing the grant application to the Office of Community and Rural Affairs for a new rescue truck. The next Poseyville Town Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 10, at 4:30 p.m. in the Poseyville Community Center.

New dog grooming business opens here By Valerie Werkmeister With little more than an interest and a desire, Jenny Voegel of Poseyville, dreamed of becoming a dog groomer. Yet, she knew the North Posey area already had an established dog grooming business in Wadesville called Little Angels. She didn’t want to detract from Little Angels’ owner, Kelly Morlan’s business and she also felt as though the area couldn’t support two dog grooming businesses. Voegel also knew that she couldn’t take the time away from her full-time job at Rexam Closures in Evansville to attend dog grooming school. It’s funny sometimes how things that are meant to be fall into place. Voegel spoke with Morlan one day and learned that she wanted to sell the business and move to Tennessee. The two worked out an agreement and before long, Voegel was learning dog grooming techniques. She purchased the business

and spent eight weeks under Morlan’s tutelage. When the training was complete, she moved the business to Poseyville and moved into a small building adjacent to a house at 53 E. Main Street. She opened for business under the name, Pet-a-Cures, in August and continues to work full-time in Evansville. She is open by appointment only, generally two-three days per week. She has also added an assistant, Lisa Kempf, to help add even more dogs to her daily schedule. Voegel cuts and trims most small to medium sized dogs that require frequent grooming including: Shih Tzus, Schnauzers, Yorkies and Poodles.

“I really enjoy it. I love animals and this is just something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I plan to offer pet supplies, toys, leashes and treats soon. Hopefully, it will make things a little more convenient than having to travel to Evansville to purchase these items,” Voegel said. In the future, she also hopes to offer kennel services – something that is not currently available in the area. Voegel hopes to hold a grand opening celebration soon. Please watch in upcoming issues of the Posey County News for an event date. To make an appointment with Voegel, call 8743300.

The County Cookbook Selection by Zach Straw

Salsa Meatloaf

Happy Birthday Announcements October 19 - Lynn Cleveland, Hayleigh Hatch, Kristen Becher, Lee R. Garrett, Thelma Straw October 20 - Erica Lynn Alsop, Erica Kissinger, Gene Nolen, Erik Hawn, Kyler Butler October 21 - Deloris Bauer, Deb Guido, Sandra Almon, Carolyn Darr, Dan LOAF INGREDIENTS Wilson, Lisa Moutray, Ve- • 1 lb ground beef ronica Mittino, Phillips • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs or 3/4 cup cracker crumbs or 3/4 Wisley cup oatmeal October 22 - Janelle • 1 small onion, diced Patton, Gordon Stallings • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce October 23 - Jake Arm- • 1/2 package dry onion soup mix strong Laura Hudgins, • 1 egg Maureen Patterson, Kelsey • 1 teaspoon garlic R. Overton • 1/2 teaspoon pepper October 24 - Ricky • 3/4 cup salsa Hutchinson, John NichSAUCE INGREDIENTS oles Barnes, G.P. Rho• 3/4 cup salsa des, Heather Fisher Jones, Susan Branigin, Martha • 1 teaspoon brown sugar Raske, Brad Underwood, • 1 teaspoon chili powder Jean Burkemper, Meredith • 2 tablespoons ketchup Ashley Walker DIRECTIONS October 25 - Jodene 1. Mix ingredients for loaf together and place in a loaf pan. Crocker, Mark Eugene Embrey, Mike Ahrens, William 2. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until almost done. M. Cox, James Hartsock, 3. Top loaf with sauce and bake 10-15 minutes longer.. Carol Scarafia, Tori Kron, Virginia Kidd Prep Time: 5 mins • Total Time: 50 mins

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25 YEARS AGO, October 16, 1985

50 YEARS AGO, October 21, 1960

It has been announced by the New Harmony Council that the city will have only one full-time police officer next year. There will be a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly renovated Carnegie Public Library in Poseyville. The celebration will be held on October 27 followed by a family oriented celebration on October 28. The New Harmony Inn will be the sight for the Dulcimer Chautauqua on the Wabash festival, celebrating traditional Appalachian dulcimer music. Robbyn’s Nest is the name of Mount Vernon’s newest family diner. The restaurant is located at 331 Main Street. Approximately thirty students from the Mount Vernon Junior High School are participating in Project Fun, an after school program. Recently the Project Fun kids visited the Mount Vernon Nursing Home to entertain and visit with the residents. Thanks to George Chastain for constructing the new bookstore for West Elementary School.

Tickets are still available for the Frank McCloskey benefit theatre party at Murphy Auditorium in New Harmony. The party will be attending the musical production, Riverwind. A reception and cast party will follow. The New Harmony Inn has announced that it will be breaking ground in January for a new $4.5 million expansion. The expansion will include 45 additional guest rooms, a coffee shop and lounge, a conference center, tennis courts, a sauna, and an exercise room. Carl and Delene Schmitz of Wadesville are proud to welcome the birth of Carolina Elizabeth Anna Schmitz. Like and Cindy Kemmerling proudly announce the birth of their son, Braden Michael Kemmerling. Engagements announced include Patricia Cox to Kent Ayers and Karen Sue Memmer to Jeffrey Scott Will. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Straw and son, Zachary of Mount Vernon were the dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Straw on Saturday night.

The Cynthiana Town Board has adopted a new curfew ordinance. The curfew times have been set for 11 o’clock on Friday and Saturday nights and 10 o’clock on other nights for anyone age 18 years and younger. The first frost of the year has been reported with the temperatures dipping to 30 degrees yesterday morning. Jesse Butler reported a quarter inch of ice on top of his bird bath. Sue Geisler, Sandra Davis, Martha Whitener, Beverly Reynolds, Peggy Heal, Jim Kohlmeyer, Joe Wiley, Pat Gehlhausen, Janice Rikens, Suzanne Wiggins, Dorothy Noble, and Mike Young all staff members of The Northern LIghts, North Posey Jr.Sr. High School’s publication visited the Poseyville News office recently. Their instructor is Bill Loveless. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Pfister proudly welcome their new arrival, a son, Robert Keith. He is their fifth child. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Knowles announce the birth of their third son, Richard Allen.

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Immunization clinics set for Oct. 20, 27 The Posey County Health Department will hold an immunization clinic Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 at North Elementary School in Poseyville from 3 p.m. — 5 p.m. and Wednesday Oct. 27, 2010 at the Coliseum in Mount Vernon from 2 p.m. — 6 p.m. An appointment is not needed for these clinics. Required immunization additions for the 2010 —2011 school year are as follows: • All KINDERGARTEN students will be required to have one of the required doses of polio vaccine given on or after the fourth birthday, and at least 6 months after the previous dose. • All 6th — 12th 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 6th — 12th grade students will be required to have 1 dose of tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) given on or after the 10th birthday. • All 6th — 12th grade students will be required to have 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine

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Fall clean-up day set for October 22 Clean up day will be October22 for residents of the Town of New Harmony. Bulky items such as T.V.’s, washers, dryers, sofas, mattress’s and etc. will be taken at this time. Due to certain rules and regulations, refrigerators, freezers, and other appliances with refrigerants in them cannot be taken without proper certification. To be certified, the appliances must have all refrigerants removed by a qualified techncian. Other items that cannot be

taken include: Yard waste, waste oil and other petroleum products, any liquids, large concrete items, tires, antifreeze and other items considered to be hazardous or medical waste, All items set out for disposal should be containerized or bundled for handling. Any items not containerized or bundled will be left. To help insure compliance Lane Dylan Smith with this requirement, we are asking that items not be set out Shea And Shela Smith are proud to announce the birth of for pick-up more than three their son, Lane Dylan Smith. He was born at 11:26 p.m. On days prior to clean-up day. August 3, 2010 at Gateway Women’s Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. The Gamma Psi chapter of Tri Kappa is now selling pecans. Maternal grandparents are Jim and Sue Farrar of Poseyville, Several varieties are available in 1 pound bags for your baking Indiana. Paternal grandparents are Sam and Sheila Smith of needs and eating enjoyment. Pecan pieces are sold for $8.50 a Albion, Ill. Great grandparents are Darrell and Edith Farrar bag while pecan halves are sold for $9 a bag. Also available of Poseyville, Ind, Gerald and Leatrice Longbons, Bob and are chocolate pecans, white chocolate pecans, praline pecans, Marge Nash, and Kenny and Betty Smith all of Albion, Ill. cashews, and new this year, roasted/salted pecan halves for $9 Newcomers slated to meet on Thursday a bag. The Newcomers club will be holding their next luncheon/ For more information or to order pecans, contact any Gamma Psi member or call Nancy Hasting at 838-0202 or Sherri Rapp meeting on Thursday, October 21, at 11:30 a.m., at Western at 838-2466. Orders will be taken until November 1, 2010 and Hills Country Club. The Newcomers is a social and civic be delivered just in time for the holidays. group welcoming new and current members of the commuincluding anyone living or working in Posey County Democrat rally and chicken supper set nity, or whose spouse works in Posey County. Please come and The Posey County Democratic Women’s Club will hold its meet new friends or call Melanie Edling at 838-2819 for Democrat Rally and Chicken Supper on Thursday, October more information. 21, at 6:30 p.m., at the VFW Post in Wadesville. Bob Deig, Democratic candidate for State Representative, District 76, The Holly Day Bazaar is variety of vendors will be will be the featured speaker. All Democratic candidates will designed to kick off the holi- displaying their merchandise be introduced. Everyone is invited to attend. Tickets for the meal are $2 day season with flair all while for purchase. In addition, gift and may be purchased from Democratic precinct commit- supporting Holly’s House, wrapping will be available to Inc. Friday November 12 complete the holiday shopteepersons or candidates or may be purchased at the door. patrons will enjoy a preview ping experience. of participating vendors, live The event will take place Savah Community Cen- in 1891. All proceeds from music, food and beverages, Friday November 12 from 6 ter’s Ham & Turkey Supper the dinner and auction go silent auction, and a fashion p.m. to 8 p.m. $25 and Saturshow which will preview day November 13 9 a.m. to 3 is Saturday, October 23 with towards maintaining and some of the items to be sold. p.m. free at St. Mary’s Manor serving starting at 5 p.m. restoring the building and The following day, a large Auditorium Evansville, Ind. Auction to follow. providing services to the Adults $7 and Children Community. $4. The Center is located 8 All men are invited to at- will be shown at the HarSavah Community Cen- mi. west of Mount Vernon ter was formally known as on Lower New Harmony / tend a Men’s Night Out on monie Cinema. If you have October 19, 2010. The eve- never seen it, or it’s been a Walker School established Savah Rd. ning will begin with dinner while, the Great Escape on at 6 p.m. at RibeyrGym. the big screen is an advenThere will be great Ger- ture! ONLY $30/YEAR FOR IN-COUNTY RESIDENTS: man style food to enjoy. At The Men’s Night Out CALL 1-812-682-3950 7 p.m., The Great Escape costs $12 per person so

Gamma Psi annual pecan sale

Holly Day Bazaar November 12

Savah Ham and Turkey supper set

Ally Jo Cooney Hi everyone, My name is Ally Jo Cooney. I was born July 22, 2010. I weighed 7 1/2 pounds and was 19 1/2 inches long. My parents are Kyle and Jennifer Johnson Cooney of Evansville, Indiana. My grandparents are Richard and Connie Johnson of Evansville, Indiana and Mary Cooney and the late William Cooney of Mount Vernon, Indiana. My great grandparents are Randall and Ruth Drake of Evansville, Indiana.

Shop til you drop set for November 13 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 Branch and returning at approx. 9:30 or 10 p.m. Cost: $35 per person Mid Rivers Mall is a fairly new mall just outside of St. Louis, Miss. and has 4 anchor

stores consisting of Macy's, Sears, Dillards, JC Penney. There is also a Border's Books and Dick's Sporting Goods attached to the mall plus approximately 150 other stores and holiday kiosks. Get your shopping buddies together and be ready to "Shop til you Drop". For tickets and information contact Leeanna Wassmer at 874-2671 or Cinda Barton at 673-4398.

Ghouls in the Garden set New Harmonie Healthcare Presents: Ghouls in the Garden on October 27 at 4 - 8 p.m. This is a free event open to the public. Come and get spooked in our Ghoulish Garden. All ages welcomed. Kiddies will receive safe Halloween treats

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bring your buddies. For reservations, please call Scott Champlin at 307-0136, or email Scott at scottychamplin@gmail.com or find him on facebook (ScottChamplin on Facebook), so we can plan for food.

Movie Marathon October 30

RE-ELECT ALBERT GIBBS YOUR DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR BLACK TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE PUTS TAXPAYERS FIRST! • KNOWLEDGABLE OF LAWS GOVERNING TRUSTEES • SAVING TAX DOLLARS AWARDS: Indiana Trustee of the Year 1992 Letter of Commendation from Gov. Evan Bayh, 1992 Distinguished Hoosier Award, 1997 ACCOMPLISHED: Vietnam War Era Veteran. Served in USAF from 1963-1967, Rank of Sergeant, Military Personnel, 4yrs Managed a business for 7 years, Operated a Tax Service, Other Management Jobs

EDUCATION: Graduate of Mount Vernon High School, Dayton Junior College, Ohio: 2 years Business Administration Marantha Bible Institute, PA: 4 years Graduate of Theology (Finished Degree Work in 2001, Ordained November 2001)

A Halloween Mega Monster Movie Marathon is being planned for Saturday, October 30, 2010 at the Antheneum. This golf cart drive in movie marathon, featuring the Ghost and Mr. Chicken, The Blob, Dracula, and a scary surprise, will begin at 6 p.m. so drive in or bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Come for one movie or come for all. Come in costume and bring a friend! Hot dogs, popcorn, and drinks will be sold by the Art Guild.

MEMBERSHIPS: American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, Indiana Trustee Association, Posey County Trustees, Emergency Food & Shelter Board, Local FEMA Board, Chairman of Helping Hands, Mount Vernon Coalition of Social Agencies, American Legion, Sons of the American Revolution, Founder of Mount Vernon Homeless Shelter (Serves on Board)

Halloween party planned

PROGRAMS ESTABLISHED & OPERATED BY THE TRUSTEE’S OFFICE: Trained C-Webbers and placed into jobs, created clearinghouse of children and adult clothing for the needy at the trustee’s office using community donations, Project “Garden Patch” for low income families, started Budgeting class in 1992 for those needing to lear money management, annual Angel Tree program for low-income families and seniors, Christmas Party for needy children, Steel-Toed Shoe Program.

The New Harmony Business Associates and Friends are sponsoring a Halloween Party for kids on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at Ribeyre Gym, beginning at 6 p.m. There will be hot dogs, cookies and drinks provided for the kids. Call 682-4625 for more information.

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COMMUN COMMUNITY MMUNITY Colorado guests enjoy local hospitality Marjorie Schutz Cobb ily members, including cous- of interest. They were very of Ordway, Colo., and her ins, nieces, and nephews. impressed with the many daughters, Linda Adkins, of During the week, the golf carts in use in New HarPenrose, Colo., and Sarah guests were treated to supper mony. Dillon of Rocky Ford, Colo- at Marion and Frances’ home Sarah and Linda attended a rado, enjoyed an eight day and lunch with Marjorie’s fun reunion get together with visit to Marjorie’s home- sister Lillian Stevens and fifteen cousins at Wilson’s town of New Harmony, Ind. her husband Charlie at their General Store Bar-B-Q Cafe. Arriving on September 18 Mount Vernon home. Where The owner, Tim Wilson is at the Evansville Airport, they reminisced over scrap- also a cousin (the son of Marthey were met by Marjorie’s books and photo albums. jorie’s sister, Ruth Wilson). niece, Marty Runge and her They also visited the Mount It had been approximately husband, Mel. Vernon cemetery where Mar- seven years since Marjorie During their visit, they jorie’s sister Vera is buried. and Sarah had last visited were guests at the rural home They visited brother Eddie New Harmony. Linda, howof Mrs. Bill (Jackie) Schutz, and wife Becky at their New ever, hadn’t seen family Marjorie’s sister-in-law. The Harmony home following members in nearly 30 years, highlight of the trip was the lunch at the Senior Center. when the entire Cobb family, 62nd annual Schutz family Eddie and his friend Charlie Marjorie and her late husreunion held on September Huck took the ladies on a band, Orville, all five of their 19 at the home of Marjorie’s delightful; golf cart tour with children and their spouses brother and wife, Marion and stops at the New harmony and their seven grandchilPictured above is Albert Gibbs, Black Township Trustee (at the right) who presented Frances Schutz. Marjorie cemetery, park, riverwalk, dren, enjoyed the trip to visit a Thank You poster on behalf of all the parents and children who received backpacks was happy to see many fam- the Granary and other points the Indiana Schutz family. at the Black Township Trustee Office this year to John Martin. John Martin heads up the backpack program and works with several Sabic employees, including Audrey Weisman, Brian Teller, David Miller, Jeff Rockwell, Jennifer Lyle, Kevin Clunjie, Kimberly Under the Beams Concert Series will kick of Saturday, November 13 and the following Grimes, Lisa Seitz, Michael Hoehn, Nicholas George, Nick Savelieff, Pamela Eaton, Ruth McDurmon, Stephen Searcy, Sue Henderson, and Tracy Roetting. Sam Straub off its upcoming season with an encore per- day in New Harmony’s Rapp-Owen Granary. and Cindy Nix from WSI were also a part of this team. There were approximately 20 formance at 3pm Sunday, November 14, Cabassi performed in New Harmony in the people behind the scenes that filled the backpacks. This backpack program has helped 2010 featuring Italian pianist, Davide Cabas- 2005 Under the Beams concert season to rave numerous families in Posey County and has been very successful over the years. The si. Cabassi will be appearing with the Evans- reviews and is welcomed back with great enBlack Township Trustee Office truly appreciates all of the time and effort this group has ville Philharmonic Orchestra on the evening thusiasm and anticipation. put into this project to make it such a success again this year. Photo submitted by Black Township Trustee Office By Sherri Graves

First ‘Under the Beams’ concert is November 13

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‘The Cruelist Cut’ booksigning scheduled Evansville, Ind., author Rick Reed has reallife experience as a homicide detective. He frequents a coffee shop in the historic town of New Harmony, Ind. (population 900), where he likes to write, sometimes with an axe at his side for inspiration. He is a self-taught bagpiper, has an interest in foreign languages, worked in a military psychological warfare unit and has been recognized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Now, his first work of fiction, The Cruelest Cut, is hitting bookstore shelves, and the

public is invited to attend three community events celebrating its release: •Book Signing & Launch Party featuring author Rick Reed and The Cruelest Cut: 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, November 5, Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, 318 Main St., Evansville. Free admission. •Book Signing featuring author Rick Reed and The Cruelest Cut: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 6, Barnes & Noble, 624 South Green River Road, Evansville. Free admission.

Bolin, Wright, Poag families hold reunion On August 28, a family reunion was held at Zion United Church of Christ Lippe on Copperline Road. Family members of the Bolins, Wrights, and Poags attended the reunion. We

had family members from Nevada, Florida, North Carolina, but mostly from Indiana. Everyone had a great time greeting old faces and new faces.

Right to Life baby contest winners announced Thank you to all participants in the Right to Life of Posey County 2010 Baby Photo Contest, displayed at the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival. By sharing your photos, you enabled us to teach others just how precious all children are. The “votes” of family and friends at our Fall Festival Booth allow us to further educate the public about the sanctity of all human life. Last year we were able to donate money to the local Pregnancy Resource Cen-

APL News 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! Book Discussion Group The LITerally Speaking book discussion group will discuss The Help by Kathryn Stock-ett on October 19 at 1:00 p.m. If you have read the book you are invited to attend this lively discussion. Legos Club This is our second Legos Club meeting this school year. The Legos Club is for anyone age 5 and older who loves working with Legos. We will be meeting at 3:30 p.m. October 19. We will build things from Legos so be prepared to be creative. Registration is required. Laughs & Crafts Club Our Laughs and Crafts club is for school age children in Kindergarten and up. Programs include stories, games, activities and crafts. October programs will be October 21 and 28 at 3:45 p.m. Registration is required. Quilting Classes Quilting classes with Naomi Overton will begin on Friday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 4:p.m. Please bring your own machine, and sewing supplies and Naomi will have the pattern. Baby/Toddlers Storytimes Late fall storytimes for ba-

ters, Precious Poseys and the educational fund of Indiana Right to Life. We also funded the installation of a Pro-Life Sign that is visible from Hwy 64 in Posey County. The 2010 winners are: First place- $100 savings bond: Brylee Becher, daughter of Jonah & Chaddie Becher of Wadesville, Second place- $75 savings bond: Sophia Zirkelbach, daughter of Andy & Melissa Zirkelbach of Evansville. Third place - $50 savings bond: Ella Boston, daughter

of Donnie and Alicia Boston of Evansville. Information on next years contest will be available starting September 2011 at www.evansvilleforlife.com or by calling 781-9293. For information concerning any Pro-Life issue, you may contact Right to Life of Southwest Indiana at 4743195. All photos will be returned by mail. The top three winners will receive a savings bond and all contestants receive consolation prizes.

It’s not unusual for people to want more information on a certain subject. In fact, that is one of the main purposes of libraries. Today, many people turn to the Internet for quick answers. But relying on the Internet alone as an information source can be problematic. A simple search may result in thousands of hits – to many to be looked at. Or, it may result in hits that are not really concerning the topic of interest. A number of sites may be more detailed and complex than needed. And finally, the information from some sites might be questionable. Remember, anyone can post a web page. Often times, the best way to get information on a subject is the tried and true way – consult a book. That of course is where your library comes in. Most people go to the reference section of the library, and that is always a good idea. Others check the catalog for adult nonfiction books on their subject of interest. But here is a suggestion that librarians have made

for years, and it works. If you want general, basic information, concise, accurate and in an easy to read format, go to the juvenile section of the library. This is especially true now days, when materials for young readers are increasing in variety and tackling current issues often in the news. That being said, the WMI has some new nonfiction books for 7th – 12th grades on current issues of interest. Each book would be an excellent reference for a student’s report or paper, but they also provide an excellent opportunity for adults to learn more about current topics quickly and easily. From the series Diseases and Disorders the WMI has the titles, Migraines, Depression and Sports Injuries. From the series Introducing Issues with Opposing View Points, the WMI offers, Civil Liberties, Alcohol, Gay Marriage and Juvenile Crime. Just as the series indicates, each subject is looked at for all sides by means of essays from experts with opposing viewpoints. The

book on alcohol, for example, asks three big questions. Does alcohol pose a threat to society? Should the drinking age be lowered? How can drunk driving be prevented? Each question is explored through essays with opposing points of view. A second series, set up in a similar format, is the At Issue series. The WMI offers The Right to Die, What is Humanity’s Greatest Challenge, The Energy Crisis, Biodiversity, How Does Religion Influence Politics, Are Natural Disasters Increasing, and Should the U.S. Close Its Borders. At Issue covers subjects from politics, religion, environment and social issues. Remember these great sources of information for you junior and senior high students, but also remember that these books are a great way to get up to speed on current issues using sources you can count on at your library. For more information on these books or others in our collection contact us at 682-4806 or visit us at www.workingmensinstitute. org.

By Stanley Campbell bies and toddlers will be held October 25 and 26 at 9:30 a.m. Storytimes include rhymes, fingerplays, music, and stories for children ages birth to 36 mos. and their caregivers. You may register for Monday or Tuesday storytimes. Preschool Storytimes Late fall storytimes for Preschoolers will be on October 25 and 26 at 10:30 a.m. Preschooler storytimes will have stories, music, activities, and crafts for children ages 3 to 5 years. Parents are welcome, but not required to attend. Registration is required. You may register for Monday or Tuesday storytimes. Family Storytime Creepy fun, yummy treats, slightly spooky stories, costume parade, and a craft will be among the featured activities on October 26 at 6:00 p.m. You are invited to come in costume for this popular event. Sew Happy This is something new for you adults. Sew Happy is going to be a bi-weekly gathering of crafters - we will meet at 10 a.m. on the October 27. If you quilt, knit, do tatting, crochet, etc. come and join the fun! This program is free. Fall Book Sale The Friends fall book sale will be November 13 and 14 and we still need donated books. The Friends of the APL are accepting all pocket size and larger paperback fiction, all non-fiction books in paperback and hardback, audiotapes, CDs, DVDs, VHSs and graphic novels. All items

must be clean, dry, mold-free, and have their original covers. Donations will be accepted during regular library hours. Treasures Gift Shop Are you looking for a unique holiday gift for your friends and family? Be sure to drop by the Treasures Gift Shop at the Alexandrian Public Library. We are delighted to offer you a new selection of quality local arts and crafts as well as other merchandise that would make perfect gifts. Treasures will now be open Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Library Hours Alexandrian Public Library is open Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., FridaySaturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For addi-tional information about library services or to register for a library program call 838-3286 or you can visit our website at http://www.apl. lib.in.us . You can now find us on Face-book.

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SCHOOL

Baseball lights coming

The Mount Vernon High School Class of 1950 held their 60th class reunion on Saturday, September 25 at the Mount Vernon Moose Lodge. Everyone enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner prepared by the ladies of the Moose Lodge as well as an evening of reminiscing and fellowship. Pictured sitting in the front row (left to right) are Susie (Fuelling) Weintraut, Jean (DeKemper) Cox, Wanda (Carter) Griess, Marilyn (Cullman) Collier, Jo Ann (Schaefer) Brass, Rita (Blubaum) Southard, Bonnie (Willis) Bergstrom, and Pattie (Rose) Chastain. Back row (left to right): John Causey, Henry Mohr, Lee Allyn, Bill Staples, Leroy Grabert, Rawlin Juncker, Don Duckworth, Tony Keethers, Eleanor Hogan, Una (Weatherford) Kuhn, Bertha (Brauser) Holloway, and Myrna (Miller) Koring. Photo submitted by Brian Bergstrom

Tails and Trails dog walk is Saturday By Pam Robinson The First Annual Tails and Trails Dog Walk will be held this coming Saturday, October 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Harmonie State Park. Cost for the event is $20 per dog. Participants will receive a t-shirt with the Tails and Trails logo as well as a goody bag filled with coupons and small gifts. All proceeds will benefit the sponsor, the Posey Humane Society, or PHS. PHS Manager Ryan Nader promises dog owners and dogs attending will have a doggone good time during the day at the park. The dog walk features five different trails that range in difficulty. Nader said although none of the trails covers more than 4/10 of a mile, the bike trail is by far the easiest to traverse since it is level and paved. The real challenge comes to those who sign up for the Doggie Poker Run. For a $10 donation that will cover the half-pot first prize, owners and their dogs may walk all five trails. They will make five stops along the way to pick up a playing card at each stop. The highest card hand at the end of the day determines the winner. In addition, demonstrations and additional events will offer something of interest for everyone, from the young to the young at heart. Ohio Valley Search & Rescue will show what their dogs do, discuss how the dogs are trained and point out what to look for in a search and rescue dog. Dog behavior expert Bobbi Jo Bottomley will provide mini-sessions in obedience training for a small donation. Dr. Ronald Cates from the St. Joseph Veterinary Clinic will offer a program on warning signs for a veterinarian as well as his own obedience demonstrations. Service dogs will be on hand to show the different roles dogs play in people’s lives. Kids will enjoy finding small prizes during the scavenger hunt, one for children under age 12 and one for children age 12 and over. Such games as Pluck A Duck and cornhole tosses will be set up for kids also. Two raffles will yield the biggest prizes: a two-night stay at Harmonie State Park and a one-night stay at New Harmony Inn. Peaceful Pets in Mount Vernon will provide dog

boarding for the length of their stay to the winners. Nader will have applications available for volunteers, either for the day of the dog walk or for regular hours at the shelter. “We can always use volunteers,” he says. He encourages people to think outside the box for volunteering opportunities. “Not everyone has to sit in the shelter,” he explains. “We’ve had people to host a bake sale and to collect cans for the shelter. Those ideas are always well received. Every registrant at the dog walk will also find an auto-donation form inside his or her goody bag. Nader says the autodonations will be used for day-to-day operating expenses of the shelter whereas proceeds from the dog walk will be used for special needs—spays and neuters, medicines and shelter expansion. A list of always-needed materials will be available, too. “We always have a need for food, bleach and laundry detergent,” Nader comments. He adds a used washer and dryer would be welcome since the current machines, also used when donated, are nearing the end of their life cycle. Speaking of laundry, donations of mismatched sheets and old blankets can be used to keep shelter animals warm and cozy. Nader says no donation should be considered too small. Dog owners may register for the First Annual Tails and Trails Dog Walk either by printing out an online form or by picking up one at Hawthorne Animal Clinic in Mount Vernon. Registrants may bring the signed form with them to the site. Nader says additional applications will be available at the site. He encourages folks to arrive early since 200 dogs and their owners are expected. For more information, visit the PHS website at www. poseyhumane.org, or call Ryan Nader at 838-3211.

‘The Wall’ books available here 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 is available at Printcrafters in Mount Vernon, 304 W. Fourth Street in Mount Vernon for $43, which includes tax.

By Pam Robinson In an otherwise routine meeting Thursday night, the New Harmony School Board viewed a slideshow of the first installation of the new baseball field lights. Board member Jim Eagan reported that three of the towering lights, the tallest extending 85 feet out of the ground, had been installed and three more would be going up within the next few weeks. He noted that the lights will be controlled at the concession stand with one switch for the outfield lights and another for the infield lights. He thanked John Cooper with Vectren and four New Harmony School patrons—Donny Peerman, Board President Jim Scarafia, Ryan Farrar and Bill Norfleet—for their work on and support of the project. In other business: •The board approved the following personnel items: 1) an additional 1 ½ hours for Goldie Shepard to take a class; 2) the volunteer services of Wesley Scherzinger for grade school basketball, junior high basketball and high school basketball and of board member Jason Wilson as junior high girls basketball coach; 3) the hiring of Margaret Scherzinger as junior high volleyball coach, Jim Little as varsity baseball coach and Jim Atkins as junior high girls basketball coach. •The board unanimously approved the following fundraisers: Kappa calendar, music department magazine drive, student council Halloween dance, science club’s Hike of Horror, athletics’ Race for the Cure, athletics’ Dollar to Say It and youth basketball for 2010-11. Board member Ken Meyer cast the only no vote for the approved class of 2011 candy bar sales at the Evansville-West Wal-Mart and in New Harmony. •The board approved the overnight Student Council Leadership Conference field trip for two students and their advisors. •Superintendent Fran Thoele is researching vendors for the purchase of two ovens as well as a washing machine and dryer for the home economics department, which is struggling with its original equipment. •Thoele is also researching the replacement of lights on the school building. •In addition, Thoele said school administration is being advised to hold off on spending job fund money since the state may require this money to help fund its education budget. •The board approved the following donations for the athletic department: Coach Jim Little, $105; JL Farm Equipment, $50; Royal Carpet Cleaning, $300; Long & Mathies Law Firm, $100; Prime Foods, $1000; Lucy Little, $30; Flanders Electric Motor Service, $500. In addition, the board approved a donation of $150 from Johnson United Methodist Church for the use of the kitchen during Kunstfest and two donations from the Posey County Community Foundation. The New Harmony School Board will meet again Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at 6 p.m. in the school media center. ACT kicks off its annual high school student poster design contest on October 18. The goal of the contest is to encourage others to plan and prepare for college. Winners will be selected based on creativity, visual appeal and overall impact. Participants must be United States high school students who plan to apply for 2011 or 2012 college admission to a United States two-year or fouryear institution. The student with the winning design will receive a $5,000 scholarship to the college of his or her choice. The winning poster will be used to publicize 2011-2012 ACT test

dates and will be distributed to high schools nationwide. Second and third place winners will receive $2,500 and $1,000 scholarships, respectively. The ACT is a curriculumbased college achievement test. It measures what students have actually learned in school. ACT scores are accepted by all fouryear colleges and universities across the country. The official entry form and poster must be postmarked between October 18, 2010 and January 31, 2011. Winners will be announced on or about February 28, 2011. For more information, visit actstudent.org/ postercontest.

MVJHS students sharpen leadership skills MVHS Class of 1955 Sixty-six student leaders from Mount Vernon Junior High School participated in a Challenge Leadership workshop recently on Thursday morning, October 7. The presenter, Mr. Ted Wiese of Wiese Training & Development, used a powerful combination of real life stories and dynamic activities to form the basis of the three hour workshop. The students were exposed to a stimulating and enjoyable format that promoted personal growth while teaching the concepts of leadership, teamwork, empowerment, problem solving, and communication. The workshop was an interactive opportunity for

leaders and emerging leaders to learn from one another and be inspired and motivated to pursue a lifetime of excellence. Together they gained an understanding of successful leadership behaviors and discovered the incredible power of teamwork through thought provoking and FUN activities. Among some of the concepts that the students learned as a result of the variety of hands-on activities were: * Leaders need to be a part of the solution instead of a part of the problem. Sometimes that is hard to do, especially when you may be the only one. * Leadership is a choice. * Leaders need to be willing

to try … to take action. * Being a leader is a difficult thing. You must be willing to do the right thing. * Fear and doubt are two emotions that can keep you from being a leader. * Leaders must be willing to work with others. Good things can happen as a result of teamwork. * Leaders work around obstacles. They must be willing to take action and learn from their mistakes. * Leaders exhibit positive attitudes. * Leaders exhibit good listening and communication skills. Ellie Weilbrenner, Student

Council President, summed up the workshop by indicating “the workshop provided the students with a heightened self-confidence and a stronger commitment to go back to school and make a positive difference.” Jerry Funkhouser, Principal at MVJHS and who has consistently throughout the years provided an annual leadership workshop for the students, indicated “I truly believe in the quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt, ‘We cannot always prepare the future for our youth, but we can prepare our youth for the future.’ Our young people have great potential, and we need to provide them such opportunities to help them focus on and hone their skills.” Funkhouser further stated “seeing the students not only participating but clearly demonstrating strong leadership skills in the activities was an awesome sight indeed!”

holds 55th class reunion The Mount Vernon High School Class of 1955 held their 55th reunion at the Moose Ledge on September 18. A social hour was enjoyed followed by a buffet dinner. The invocation was given by Richard Knight. A short business meeting was held by class president Larry Blubaum. A DVD was shown of the Posey County schools from the 1800s to the present. Pictures of the forty

deceased classmates were also included on the DVD. A memorial service honoring the deceased classmates followed. The door prize was won by Anita Ainsworth. Committee members for the class reunion were Carl and Charlotte Lurker, Shirley Rickert, Betty Beste, Esther Reich, Melva Englebright, Sue Dempesmeier, Arvil York, and Wayne Adams.

Student Council food drive now underway The Mount Vernon High School Student Council is holding their annual food drive. Cans will be collected at the home football games at the front gate on October 15. All cans will be benefitting the Mount Vernon food pantry. Additional donations will be accepted at the main office of the high school throughout the month of October.


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BUSINESS/AG Williams chosen ‘Volunteer of Year’

Larry Williams displays the trophy presented to him by the Southwestern Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

Mount Vernon’s Larry Williams was recnetly recognized as the Southwestern Indiana Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year. Williams was recognized for his leadership in donating and helping to raise more than $250,000 to various organizations in Posey County through the years, including Relay for Life, United Way, American Red Cross, Homeless Shelter, Mount Vernon Jaycees, Buffalo Trace Council, Humane Society, Easter Seals, Mount Vernon River Days, and more. Williams is a huge supporter of the school systems in Posey County, and is very active in helping to grow the Posey County and regional economy. Williams is the manager of four area IGA stores, including McKim’s IGA in Mount Vernon

United Way fundraiser restaurant guide You can support the United Way of Posey County by dining out at these Posey County Restaurants: Oct. 25, Boogie’s, 506 E. Fourth St., Mount Vernon, will donate 10 percent of every receipt turned in by customers during those days to United Way.

This year, Vectren is one of the Pacesetters for the United Way campaign. They ran their United Way campaign early and results were announced at the United Way of Posey County campaign kickoff on September 16th to get the United Way campaign off to a good start. Each year, Vectren and its employees participate in a campaign to raise money and awareness for the United Way of Posey County. This year, Vectren is dedicated to serving as a pacesetter for this effort, running its campaign earlier in order to set a benchmark for community giving. Vectren employs nearly 125 people in Posey County at both the A.B. Brown Power Plant and its Mt. Vernon district service office. The goal for this year’s Vectren campaign is $33,000. This will be

Oct. 19 & 26, Tequila’s, Southwind Plaza, will donate 20 percent of all sales during those days to United Way. A coupon is required. Oct. 22, Wilson’s General Store, Broadway at Hwy. 62E, will donate 10 percent of all sales that day to United Way.

raised through employee giving, corporate giving and special events. A.B. Brown will continue its decade-long tradition of hosting a fundraising carnival complete with games, food and fun. The carnival alone raises nearly $2,000 for the annual campaign. “Our employees are dedicated to serving our community,” said Wayne Games, Vectren’s A.B. Brown power plant director. “The United Way allows us to touch a large number of non-profit organizations through a single channel. I am proud to say our employee contributions continue to grow each year in both dollars and volunteer hours.” Keith Spurgeon, United Way of Posey County campaign chairman, said that thanks to the community spirit and generosity of local business people, there

will be fundraisers for the United Way of Posey County campaign. On 2 Tuesdays, October 19 and October 26, Tequila’s, Southwind Plaza in Mt. Vernon, will donate 20% of all sales to the United Way. A coupon is required and may be obtained from any United Way volunteer or call 8383637. On Friday, October 22, Wilson’s General Store, Broadway at Highway 62E, will donate 10% of all sales that day to United Way. On Monday, October 25, Boogie’s, 506 E. 4th Street in Mt. Vernon, will donate 10% of every receipt turned in by customers that day to the United Way. No coupons are required for Wilson’s or Boogie’s. Spurgeon asked everyone to participate, saying “It’s good food, it’s a good time, and it’s for a good cause.”

Pictured center are Joe Castrale and Shelia Naab of SABIC as they present a $15,000 check to the City of Mount Vernon during the Monday, October 13, city council meeting. They presented the check on behalf of all SABIC employees for the silo demolition project. On the left is Mayor John Tucker, and on the right are Councilman Steve Fuelling and (far right) community leader Steve Koenig, members of the silo demolition committee. Not pictured is Joe Winiger, another member of the silo demolition committee. Photo by Pam Robinson

SABIC adds new process in Mississippi SABIC Innovative Plastics this week announced that it is adding state-of-the-art specialty polypropylene (PP) compounding to its Bay St. Louis, Miss., site in the first quarter of 2011. The site will use its existing infrastructure and adopt new processes to produce SABIC® PP compounds and SABIC STAMAX® long glass fiber-reinforced PP composites. Adding specialty PP to the site’s compounding capabilities enables the company to provide a broader range of high-performance materials to its customers in North America and to help satisfy demand for specialty compounds – which is a market recovering fast from the recent downturn. Investment in this highly automated and technologically sophisticated process supports SABIC Innovative Plastics’ commitment to meeting both automotive OEM needs for lightweight, highperformance materials that can significantly reduce fuel consumption and emissions vs. competitive products, and non-automotive needs in key segments such as fluid handling and appliance. "Plastics are becoming more familiar to automotive designers and the percentage of PP compounds used in today’s cars is increasing," said Gregory A. Adams, vice president, Automotive, SABIC Innovative Plastics. “The Bay St. Louis facility is ideally located to quickly supply our customers in the NAFTA countries. Our expanded compounding capabilities will strengthen our ability to deliver some of the most comprehensive and innovative material

solutions to address the changing needs of today's car designers.” “Our customers’ success is the linchpin of our success,” said Leon Jacobs, PP global business director, SABIC Innovative Plastics. “We have very strong relationships with automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers that are founded on trust, teamwork and co-development expertise. An important component of these relationships is our ability, as a leading global player, to ensure flexible and reliable supply and the capacity expansion of our key automotive materials in Bay St. Louis will help us respond quickly to the dynamic and changing needs of the industry.” High-performance Products for Diverse Automotive Applications SABIC PP compounds are the materials of choice for a growing number of global OEMs and tiers for producing bumper fascias, instrument panels (IPs), door panels, interior trims and other important automotive applications. The market demand for SABIC STAMAX composites is growing due to their outstanding combination of excellent strength, dimensional stability and high flow for thin-wall structural parts. SABIC STAMAX materials support the design of applications that combine lightweight with functional integration for such components as front-end modules, IP carriers, door modules, tailgates and seating systems. For additional information on SABIC Innovative Plastics’ portfolio of automotive plastics, please go to www.sabic-ip.com.

Most agree that half-million project near West is good By Pam Robinson All speakers except one lent support to the application for the storm water improvement grant at the Wednesday, October 13, meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council. The grant, administered by the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, would provide $524,287 for the proposed project in the Venice Avenue and West Elementary School area. A $61,000 match, $48,000 from the City of Mount Vernon and $13,000 from the Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon, would bring the total cost of the project to $585,287. Matt Wallace with Bernardin Lochmueller & Associates, the design engineers, provided an overview of the project. He said that several different options had been explored to address the flooding in the area caused by runoff from the farm field that lies west of the elementary school. He explained that a green solution, a rain garden, was determined viable and cost-effective. He said an L-shaped excavation will replace the soil with an absorbent soil mixture and with plants that like water. He added that a 6 to 8 inch flexible pipe will also be installed

to run with the contour of the ground. Jeff Russell, West School neighbor, said he opposed the solution and believed a storm sewer would be the better option. He argued that the silt will cause a problem over time and questioned who would provide maintenance of the area as well. Wallace pointed out that there is not enough room to run a conventional storm sewer all the way to Mill Creek. He said the rain garden is designed for a 30-50 year life and added there is no silver bullet or cure-all to the flooding problem. After Russell, a number of area residents spoke in support of the application for the storm water improvement grant and the green solution it would provide. Those speaking in support included Larry Williams, manager of IGA and school board candidate; Dr. Tom Kopatich, Superintendent of the Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon; Kim Jackson, school board candidate; Street Commissioner Roy Maynard; Wastewater Superintendent Rodney Givens; and Loren Evans, Director of Business and Technology with the school district.

Evans provided what was perhaps the best summary of the supporters’ reasons for backing the rain garden option. He said the flooding problem at West was not new, but the school district realized when remodeling West that help would be needed to fix the problem. He said the project would move the water off the property, provide aesthetically pleasing landscaping and create a “green” educational opportunity for students. He then emphasized that officials need to consider the liability if nothing is done to remedy the problem, particularly since the grounds are used after school hours. Councilman Steve Fuelling addressed the issue of maintenance by comparing the proposed rain garden with the existing one at the riverfront. He said if silt collects, it could be removed and new engineered soil put in. He concluded this was inexpensive and low maintenance that could be worked out between the city and the school district. He emphasized a 20-30 year solution is a good remedy to the problem. Upon closing the public hearing, council approved the resolution to submit the grant

application to the Indiana Office of Rural and Community Affairs and to authorize Mayor John Tucker to sign all related documents. The grant application deadline is Friday, October 22. In other business: •Council approved ordinance 10-16 establishing salaries and wages for appointed officers and employees of the City of Mount Vernon for the year ending December 31,

2011. •Council approved ordinance 10-17 to adopt rules and regulations concerning the use of skateboards and related equipment within the City of Mount Vernon. City Attorney Beth McFadin Higgins said the ordinance will go into effect 30 days after publication. •Council approved ordinance 10-18 to create angle parking on the south side of

Water Street between Main and College streets. •Acting as the Water Utility Board, council approved a tap-in for city water service at 7171 Upton Road for Seth and Sarah Brown. The tap-in will provide ¾ inch single residential service for their home, once it is constructed. The Mount Vernon City Council will meet again Monday, October 25, 2010, at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Annex.

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GREG MARTIN County C oun Auditor Aud ditor

DEMOCRAT FOR AUDITOR Residence: Life Long resident of Posey County Saint Philip’s Area Church Affiliation: St. Philip Catholic Church Education: Graduate of University Southern Indiana. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Professional Service. Bachelor’s Degree in Health Service Experience: Proven Political record as Posey County Commissioner. 18 year experience in accounting, regulation, business, auditing, financial Top Priorities: Assure the resident that county business will be done in a timely manner. Find new ways for continuous improvement. Run county government as effectively ff y and effi fficientlyy as possible. p I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR PAST SUPPORT AND FOR YOUR VOTE AND SUPPORT ON NOVEMBER 2ND. Paid for by The Committee To Elect Greg Martin Auditor


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Be careful when walking in on one-sided conversations I’m not sure about everyone else, but I am one of those people who tries to make every moment count. Trying to balance all that’s going on in today’s busy world, it is a neces- TRUTH... sity. The invention of the cell STRANGER phone has helped that along THAN as I now can make necessary FICTION phone calls on my way to and BY DAVE PEARCE from my job in Henderson. But cell phones can be a mixed blessing. They can go off at the most inopportune times and I am the world’s worst at remembering to put the phone on “silent” when it needs to be. I don’t like to be the one who is embarrassed during a funeral or at numerous other “quiet” times, but it seems like I am usually the guilty subject. It seems as if my phone rings in “clusters.” If I am on the phone with one person, two or three others inevitably try to call in at the same time. And, if I am talking on the phone, it never fails that someone sends me a text right in the middle. But the most embarrassing of times with my cell phone comes during a few private moments I must take during the day. Always trying to get the most out of my time, I often try to make a call or two during

my bathroom time on my job at the car dealership in Henderson. (Yes, I am sure that none of you have ever talked on the phone while in the bathroom.) For those of you who work in facilities with multi-stalled bathrooms, you can attest that if you want to draw a crowd in the bathroom, all you have to do is go into one of the stalls and either make or accept a cell phone call. There are several ways to handle this scenario. If you have already made the call and someone comes in, you have to soften your voice dramatically and whisper to the person on the other end. Most of the time it is my wife and when I go to a whisper, she knows why. However, there are calls that I make from the stall and no one on the other end of the phone knows where I am calling from (thank goodness). When someone comes in, you have to make a quick decision. Do I go ahead and talk out loud and make the guy who came in think I am totally nuts or do I just hang up? Already in a stressed mode at the time, this adds even more tension to an already tense situation. There are times when I think I am safe to

make a call. But if you ever want to draw a crowd in the crapper, just go in and try to make a phone call. They will come from everywhere. Not just one but a line will form, especially if the phone call is important. Seems like the number of people who come in while you are doing your business is directly proportional to the importance and the urgency of the call. I’m just glad they don’t have cameras on those things! Speaking of calls, as you get older, it seems like nature’s calls are more urgent and more frequent. In my job, sometimes it is extremely difficult to excuse yourself from a potential buyer when nature comes

acallin’ but the alternative is not a pretty thought. That’s another good use for the cell phone. You can pretend to have it on the silent mode, pull it out of your pocket and simply say, “I have to take this call. I will be right back.” So, the point of all this is that if you ever walk into a public restroom and hear one side of a two-person conversation coming from one of the stalls, it is just because someone had the nerve to keep their conversation going, despite the fact that you came in. Please take anything you hear with a grain of salt. After all, you are hearing only one side of the conversation.

Freedom is not free, vote your conscience Less government leans less regulation. Big businesses buy out small businesses, consolidating so that we no longer have a good form of capitalism, which benefits from diversity, competition, and keeping prices down. The Tea-Partiers think that less government will give them more independence. Unfortunately individuals cannot stand up to corporate power, which is why large corporations have been pouring millions of dollars into supporting candidates for deregulation. Remember, it was “less government” oversight of Wall Street and the real estate market that brought about the recession in the first place. Our political system allows us to elect new

representatives every four years and if we don’t like the job they’re doing, then we can vote them out. Without regulation, mega businesses can make decisions that affect our lives and safety, but we can’t vote them out of office, we’re stuck. I’m patriotic and proud of our way of government. Our democratic government is what soldiers have fought and died for. I’m voting for representatives that will stand up to corporate power and greed, maintaining regulations to protect our freedom. If I have to pay a few taxes, I tell myself, “Freedom is not free.” Joanne Shank Bloomington, IN

Will conservatives lead us to promised land? Dear Sir, I’m responding to the letter in the Posey County News of October 12-”Please Exercise Right to Vote” where David Bowlby urges us to vote for conservative candidates in order to “restore our country to the honorable state it once was.” It was this compassionate conservative party under George W. Bush who spent all of the Bill Clinton surplus monies by giving it to the extremely rich who in turn spent very little (if any) to expand business and hire more of the working poor. It was this compassionate conservative party who doubled/tripled our National debt and drove our economy into the ditch that gave us the worst recession ever since the 30s. It was this compassionate conservative party

What’s the real reason for closing Savah polling place?

Young Life grateful for support Posey County Young Life would like to extend our sincerest appreciation to all those who contributed to the overwhelming success of our recent Robin Hill Tour benefiting Posey County kids. There were at least 1000 people (not all from Posey County) who visited Robin Hill on that gorgeous weekend. Many of us had only dreamed of standing inside this “house on the hill” full of history. But, thanks to Rodney Wade and his vision to help Young Life in their fund-

raising efforts, these dreams were realized. We want to thank the many people who assisted with the tours, brought their antique vehicles, donated refreshments, allowed us the bus & parking lot use, made additional monetary donations, and especially to all those who took time out of their weekend to take the tour. The weekend was such a blessing to many! Thanks again & God Bless, Posey County Young Life

Watchdog group endorses Tomes Dear Editor, Jim Tomes is a Taxpayer Friendly candidate for District 49 State Senator that deserves the support of voters in the November 2 general election. Jim supports the Constitutional Amendment in Public Question #1 to (1) make the 1% - 2% - 3% property tax caps permanent and (2) protect homestead property tax deductions from legal challenge. Jim also pledges to maintain without any change both the Homestead Standard and Homestead Supplemental deductions that are so important to control the property tax burden of homeowners. In addition, Jim supports changing the Indiana Code so approval of the General Assembly is required before I-69 becomes a toll road between I-64 and Martinsville. The state budget that will be written during the 2011 General Assembly session will be one of the most challenging in decades.

All Hoosiers need results-oriented, compassionate, and fiscally conservative State Senators to lead the way. Jim will be a Taxpayer Friendly State Senator who would like to examine the budgets and spending of agencies such as the Family & Social Services Administration and the Department of Education to see if their operations justify their spending. He wants to corral the wasteful spending of taxpayer money before any discussion about raising taxes or inventing a new tax. Contact and ratings information for General Assembly candidates can be found on the Watchdog Indiana website. Voters are encouraged to question their local candidiates to determine if they are qualified to be their public servants. Please support Jim Tomes for District 49 State Senator in the November 2 general election. Best regards, Aaron Smith, Watchdog Indiana

To the Editor: letter. They said they sent Ms. Butler it upon It seems to me once a person is elected her request. I ask them to send me the letthey fall into the same rut; the one who we ter. After reading it, it said nothing about our voted out was in. polling place only guidelines. I then checked Politicians don’t seem to get it, why 90 out several polling places and they all failed percent of the people don’t trust them. They at least one or more of the guidelines. pass laws and ordinances that don’t help the After the primary I went to the commisordinary person. I hope the newly elected do sioner and asked to change it back. They better; tell the truth, even if it hurts. said I had to talk to the election board, that Take the tax cap. I talked to a person who they had nothing to do with it. According is in the know, I was told that if they don’t to the letter Ms. Butler sent to our polling get enough money, they will assess you place, they had voted to close it. higher having you pay 1%, 2%, or 3% on I then talked to an election board memthat new assessment. ber; he said Ms. Butler should not have sent The .01 cent sales tax was to go to the the letter stating those facts. The reason was schools but some of that was diverted to oth- about money and not enough poll workers. er groups. That .01 cent by now has brought This didn’t make since to me because when in over a billion dollars. Why are the schools I went to vote both sets of poll workers were not getting all of that? there. The most they saved was $50 in rent. The main reason I wrote this letter is beOur polling place was the Savah Commucause before the primary our polling place nity Center (old Walker School). After talkwas closed. County Clerk Donna Butler sent ing to some of the folk who live in or around a letter saying the state said they had to close Savah, we think people have been voting it because it did not meet the ADA (Ameri- there for over 100 years. They consistently can Disability Act). have a high vote percent. You would think I went before the commissioner to get it the Commissioner election board and Ms. changed; they said no. I would have to talk Butler would have given us a chance to fix to the election board; I then ask to read the our problem which was no paved parking letter the state sent to Mrs. Butler. Mrs. But- for handicap. ler would not or could not give it to me. She My only conclusion is someone with said she would have to have it sent to me. money or pull wanted it changed. After 6-8 weeks and asking for it several Concerned citizen, times I called the state and asked about the Russell Granderson Editor’s note: Prior to publication, the authenticity of the statements made in the following letter were verified.

Auditor questions candidate’s qualifications

Gavel Gamut’s “No Gifts Please” In the Apology, Plato describes the Last Days of Socrates. Socrates was standing trial before the Athenian senate that had charged him with corrupting the youth. The senate knew the charge was baseless as all Socrates preached was that, “the unexamined life is not worth living”. The senators had the legal, but not the moral, authority to sentence Socrates to death. But what the senators really wanted was for Socrates to confess his “wrongs” and beg for mercy. However, the seventy year old philosopher refused to give the lie to all he believed. He told the senate, your duty is to do justice, not make a gift of it. In other words, Socrates told the judges to do their jobs. Now this approach was certainly the moral high ground, but the senate still imposed death by hemlock. What this has to do with Ms. Campbell’s questions of last week about judicial re-

which David wants “restored” who gave us 2 wars costing more than $1 trillion dollars and handed both to President Barack Obama along with a ruined economy and now faults him for not fixing in two years what it took them eight years to wreck. It’s this same compassionate conservative party who constantly refuses to cooperate with President Obama since their only agenda is “to bring him down and make his presidency fail.” If you want to help David “restore” our country to the “honorable state it once was” and give us eight more years of the compassionate conservative party that has given us the present disaster, be sure to vote the Conservative Party ticket on November 2. Rev. William Ping Owensville, Ind.

tention votes may not be clear or may clearly be irrelevant. Perhaps a more contemporary example might be of use. In

GAVEL GAMUT BY JUDGE JIM REDWINE 2000 the Supreme Court of Florida made a political decision for the Democratic candidate for President, Al Gore. Not to be outdone in the political department, the United States Supreme Court reversed the Florida court and ruled for the Republican candidate, George Bush. It is hard to blame Gore or Bush. After all, we all want to win. No, the blame falls upon the Florida and federal courts who failed to do justice as they, “made a present of it”. You might ask, “Didn’t at least one court do justice?” No, justice would have been

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to leave the outcome of the election to the elected representatives, not have the judicial branch meddle in the political arena. A properly run recount, not a blatant usurpation of power, was what was called for. The result may have turned out the same, but democracy and the critical separation of powers doctrine would have been honored. What the Athenian judges twenty-five hundred years ago and the American judges in 2000 had in common was a failure of character. And character, not intelligence, diligence, experience or any other trait should be the most important qualification for any judicial office. Okay, Jim, you might say, “But how do we decipher the character of any candidate for a judicial office?” Well, unless you know the judge or candidate personally, the only practical way to come by this information is from a political opponent or a politi-

cal action group. And, when judges are up for retention instead of election, no one may run against them and political action groups rarely get involved in judicial matters. Now, I am no different than most judges. From a personal viewpoint I’d prefer a lifetime sinecure. Of course, that’s just what all federal judges and some state judges already enjoy. This may be good for the judges, but what about the people who pay them and whose lives are greatly impacted by them? Please do not quibble; I am aware I still have not addressed Ms. Campbell’s questions about how she might go about deciding to vote November 2. Maybe we’ll get there some day, but right now I have a grandson’s football game about to start and, I am sure, both his coaches and the referees need my advice on what to call more than anyone needs my thoughts on elections.

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To the Editor: I would like to thank the people of Posey County for allowing me to serve as their Auditor for the last two terms. Although I will be leaving office soon, I will continue to cherish Posey County and want the best for its citizens. I feel it is my duty to inform the voters to consider the “Proven Political Record” advertised by Auditor candidate, Greg Martin. While serving as County Commissioner president, he signed for a loan for a new ambulance without the approval of the County Council. Based upon Indiana Code, only the County Council may obtain loans, and the loans must be authorized by an Ordinance adopted by the Council. Martin says he has 18 years of experience in Accounting/ Financial yet it is public record that two major credit card companies have active suits filed against him. Do we want someone in this predicament to become the next fiscal officer of our county? He also claims he is a man of integrity. Is it honorable of him to run for the financial officer of the County yet draw unemployment from Posey County government which is funded by our tax dollars? I urge Posey County voters to support Nick Wildeman for Auditor on November 2. Joleen R. Elpers Mount Vernon, Ind. THE POSEY COUNTY NEWS (USPS 439500) is published weekly for $30 per year ($34 for all non-Posey County zip codes) by Pearmor Publishing LLC, P.O. Box 397, New Harmony, IN 47631. Periodicals postage paid at Mount Vernon, Indiana. Editor: David Pearce Postmaster: Send address changes to: The Posey County News P.O. Box 397 New Harmony, IN 47631

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Members of the Mount Vernon High School FFA Chapter who will be engaged in the annual fruit sale are, in front, Advisor David Reese, Sentinel Josh Uhde, Secretary Megan Boerner, Reporter, Tyler Ritzert, Vice President Austin Schmidt, and President Justin Dickhaut. In row two are Adam Boerner, Megan Caswell, Andrea Seifert, Heather Crow, Rebecca

St. Wendel Sixth GradeLearning and Making a Difference The sixth grade class at St. Wendel School is staring a new school year and trying to make a difference. Even though St. Wendel is a preK-8 school, our sixth graders are learning how to transition just like they were in a traditional junior high school. They have to learn how to change classes, bring what they need with them, and learn how to adapt to having more than one teacher. They also had to adapt to a new math book and series this year. One of the first things the kids do is decide on their service project of the year. This year they will be help out the St. Vincent Day Care Center. St. Vincent’s helps out families how need good, affordable day care. They will hold two toy/ item drives around Christmas and Easter and then donate those items to the center. They will also be trying to read 100 books this year. If they accomplish this goal, then Scholastic donates books to schools in need. As of September 17 of this year, they have already accomplished that goal. This year they have already been busy in the classroom. They produced their own news report to show they learned what it takes to make a good character and a good story. Tuck Everlasting is the novel they have started to read. While reading this novel, they will be wondering if the Tuck family has made the right decision. Also they need to think about, ‘Is everlasting life a good thing?’ There are projects that go along with the novel. Some of the things they will do are: have book discussions, pretend to interview a main character, and create a museum of the novel. Writing their short stories, which are displayed in the hallway for all to see, was a major event in the classroom. It all started with picking a topic and then creating the rough draft. After that, they went to the computer lab and typed up their story. When they were done, they exchanged stories and had their peers edit them. Next they made any necessary corrections and turned in their final drafts. Once that was done, they had a conference with their teacher, Mrs. Messer, about their final drafts. They also attended the Native American Days at Angel Mounds on September 24, 2010. They saw traditional Native American dancing, learned how to make a canoe, an arrowhead, and many other traditional times. They also learned many other interesting facts. The museum was the most interesting place to them. There were many different tribes to see and they were able to compare the similarities and differences of each different tribe. This year has been a fun and exciting year so far. The sixth grade classroom is always busy. There is never a dull moment. The students are always volunteering to help anywhere or anybody in the school or parish. They are truly making a difference one step at a time, one day at a time.

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Miller, Jenny Like, Sara O’Neil, Braelin hicks, Mathew Seifert, Zachary Swain, Dylan Hahn, and Dakota Knowles. In the third row are Brandon Webberm Sean Ritzert, Victor Wells, Dylan Kilgore. In back are Blace Goodman, Alex DeKemper, Ryan Ritzert, Curt Kaufman, Clayton Mann, Justin Gibbs, Edward Schenk, Tommy Martin, and Shawn Mays.

Mount Vernon FFA enjoys successful year By Haley Oeth The Mount Vernon FFA is in full swing for the 2010-2011 school year. FFA is a national organization of young adults with an interest in agriculture. The students in Future Farmers of America meet during the first club cluster of every month of the school year, and sometimes even after school. It’s run by a group of officers consisting of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Reporter, Sentinel and an advisor. During the course of the school year, FFA attends Districts, State, and National conventions. They are also a part of the Farm Machinery

Show and numerous other leadership camps. “At conventions as well as the camps, you work on leadership skills and on working as a group,” said senior FFA member, Josh Uhde, “We also work on what we call Supervised Agriculture Experience.” One of FFA’s biggest events in the year is the club’s fruit sale. Each member is required to sell at least 15 cartons of fruit each year to help pay for the club trips. FFA began selling fruit in October. The fruit arrives in December and is stored in the greenhouse until delivery. “My favorite thing about FFA is the trips we take to National Convention

and the Farm Machinery Show. They are great, fun experiences,” said Uhde. The rest of the year won’t be slowing down at all for the club. October is a very busy month for FFA, as they will be attending National Convention from October 20-23. “I like working on the test plots,” said Senior Benton Evans, “it gives me good experience for the future.” Test plots are small testing fields that are planted and harvested by the FFA members to give them a hands on feel of what future farming will be like. This year’s FFA advisor is David Reese.

Challenge Leadership program is worthwhile, enjoyable By Haley Oeth On Friday, October 9, Mount Vernon High School loaded three buses full of future leaders and headed to the Mount Vernon General Baptist Church to attend the annual Challenge Leadership program. The event is intended to teach students how to be leaders, work as productive members of a team and instill confidence, energy and commitment. This year’s program was led by Ted Weise, one of America’s best youth leadership development speakers. Students are selected to attend by being nominated by their teachers. These students are often identified as having leadership potential from their roles as club officers, student council members, athletic team leaders, student government leaders, class officers, cheerleaders or top academic achievers. During the program, the students work together in teams

allowing each participant to quickly broaden his or her base of friends and develop a sense of unity that extends well beyond the day. Teams participate in a variety of hands-on activities that emphasize leadership, teamwork, self-confidence, taking action, communication and responsibility. Mount Vernon takes 10 boys and 10 girls from each class level to attend the day’s event. “It’s a really great experience for the kids. It forces them to work together and get out of their comfort zone. It also gives them an opportunity to meet new kids within their school,” said Advisor Brenda Canada. The students are served a free meal of Dominos pizza and drinks provided by the administration. Challenge Leadership has been ongoing for several years, and hopefully, many more to come.

MVHS Vocal music’s fall concert is tonight The Mount Vernon High School Vocal Music Department will present its annual Fall Concert on Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the MVHS Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature music of Africa as its theme and will include performances by the Beginning, Concert and Chamber Choirs and Angelus. Director Dana Taylor notes, “we always try to find a theme to draw musical ideas from but this year has been different in that a single piece of music created the theme.”

The piece he refers to is “Baba Yetu,” a Swahili setting of the Lord’s Prayer, composed by Christopher Tin. “We knew the students would like the piece and thought that more pieces like this, if available, might constitute a concert,” Taylor continues, “and it proved a bit easier than we expected.” The influences of multi-culturalism have created a vast array of music from virtually every corner of the world. In this instance, works that come primarily from South Africa. The concert will include “Baba

Yetu,” “O Sifuni Mungu,” “It Takes a Whole Village to Raise a Child,” “Muungano,” “Bawo Thixto Somandla,” and the Cameroonian processional song “Louez le Seigneur!” Also featured will be members of the MVHS Instrumental Music Dept. under the direction of Scott Dallas as they provide percussion accompaniments for several of the works. Tickets are $3 for adults. All public school students are admitted free of charge. For information please call the high school at 812-833-5932.

North Posey FFA Chapter enjoys success, begins fruit sale By Amanda Bender Several members of the North Posey FFA Soils Judging team traveled to Oakland City for the Area 3 Soils Judging Contest at the Don and Craig Pflug Farm. This year the chapter had 21 judgers who have been practicing the past six weeks. The team of Jourdan Bender, Kayla Hoenert, Chad Axton, and Austin Bender placed fifth overall

and qualified for State competition on October 30th in Knox County. Others judging this year were as follows: Josh Beck, Abby Bender, Dale Bender, Jacob Bender, Derek Collins, Ryan Gish, Tyler Higginson, Kylen Lohman, Liam Mathew, Connor Motz, Daniel Motz, Cory Pharr, Tylie Robertson, Nathan Stewart, Brooke Sturgell, Jacob Sturgell, and Nathan Wiley.

Jourdan Bender was our high individual for the day! The FFA would like to thank Ruth Redman for driving us to our contest. The chapter is also now selling fruit for delivery the first week of December. Orders must be placed by November 12. Please contact an FFA member if you would like to order or call the Agriculture Department at 673-4299 to place an order.

We will be offering navel oranges, pink grapefruit, tangelos, tangerines, gift boxes with mixed fruit as well as pears, pineapples, and apples. Four varieties of apples will be sold. They include: Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Granny Smiths, and Galas. The citrus will be from Florida and the apples will be from the State of Washington.

FFA members enjoy the beautiful weather after the Area 3 Soils Judging Contest Pictured left to right in the front row is Tyler Higginson. In the second row are Derek Collins, Jacob Bender, Kayla Hoenert, Abby Bender, Tylie Robertson, Brooke Sturgell, Liam Mathew, Daniel Motz, and Cory Pharr. In the back row are Jourdan

Bender, Connor Motz, Dale Bender, Chad Axton, Ryan Gish, Josh Beck, Nathan Stewart, Jacob Sturgell, Kylen Lohman, and Nathan Wiley. Not pictured is Austin Bender. The FFA fruit sale is going on at North Posey High School now.


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Katelyn Esche enjoys senior night with her parents, Eugene and Kelley Esche, prior to the beginning of the Gibson Southern match on Thursday.

Melissa Shorr, Megan Durchholz and Ashley Shorr wait for the serve prior to the reserve win over Gibson Southern on Thursday. Photos by Dave Pearce.

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Givens proves age is not a factor Mount Vernon native Stacy Givens celebrates 93 years of living Rev. Matt Watson, pastor of Mount Vernon General Baptist next month. He sums up the secret to long life in a two-word motto, Church, affirms the dedication of Givens to his church and to his “Keep working”—a motto learned after| losing a friend. Retiring community. “Stacy has always been connected to the building, October 16, 2010 Evansville Courier & Press The Gleaner | Saturday, from Inland Container in 1980 after 38 years of employment there, grounds and transportation ministries of the church. He has a parGivens recalls a co-worker’s retirement plans. “I’ve got a rocking ticular enjoyment of recreation. He has always been young at heart chair under that oak tree that I’m going to sit in,” the co-worker and thus been a lover of our youth,” Watson says. told Givens. Six months later, Givens’ friend was dead. So Givens For 20 years, Givens drove the church bus to pick up and take determined to stay active, especially helping others. back home anyone interested in worshipping at Mount Vernon GenHe’s worked on three Mount Vernon Habitat houses, including eral Baptist Church. The youth of the area are indeed indebted to the current build for Jaime Eickhoff and her three daughters. To Givens. In addition to getting many of them to church, he mowed keep up his carpentry and construction skills, he has worked with and dragged the ball diamonds at Brittlebank Park for seven years Ralph Weiss for the past three years and remodeled homes. “They and encouraged youth in softball, especially in his church league. won’t let me get on the roof anymore,” he says with regret. Time Not surprising, he still loves recreation and plays with the church was when he helped lay a roof on several homes in Honduras, where bowling league every week at Posey Lanes in addition to bowling he traveled four times with Mount Vernon General one day a week at Franklin Lanes in Evansville. PLACE Baptist AN AD ONLINE: courierpress.com/classifieds or thegleaner.com/classifieds Church, his home church since 1956. In his leisure, Givens enjoys short weekly trips with the Elderberries, the senior citizens group at CALL: Evansville Courier & Press 812-461-1200; The Gleaner 270-826-1600 Mount Vernon General Baptist Church, and long trips with his

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Vikings move to 5-4 with 56-14 win over Pike Central By Dave Pearce Either the North Posey Viking football team is improving or the competition is not as fierce. Either way, the Vikings took their third straight contest on Friday night delivering a 56-14 walloping to the Pike Central Chargers. The scenario was the same as it has been the last three weeks of the regular season as the Vikings built a huge halftime lead and allowed free substitutions throughout the second half, something that Viking Coach Joe Gengelbach was particularly happy about. “It is really important to these younger guys to get out there in a game situation with the play book open,” Gengelbach said following the game. “You can simulate a lot of things in practice but there is no substitute for the feeling of what it is like to make the play in a game situation.” But a whole lot of plays had already been made before halftime as the Vikings scored 14 in the first quarter and added 21 in the second to lead 35-0 at half-time. Although the Chargers showed some signs of life at different stages throughout the contest, the Vikings just had too much experience and too many weapons. It took the Vikings just 5:30 to put points on the board when Wes Harness got loose on a 16-yard run. Rylan Gentil, back from an injury, booted the extra point and the Vikings led 7-0. Just four minutes later, Nick Neidig got behind the Charger defense and quarterback Colton Motz found him on a 17-yard pass play and the Vikings were out to a 14-0 lead. Defensively, the Vikings allowed the Chargers only seven first downs on the night and held them to a total of only 76 yards rushing and 66 yards passing. Conversely, the Vikings rolled up 365 yards on the ground and 144 in the air. The first score of the second period came when Motz hooked up with Harness for a 32-yard touchdown and Gentil added the 21st point. Just three minutes later, Harness again scored from 12 yards out. Gentil’s extra point made it 28-0. The final score of the first half came on a Motz to Jourdan Cox pass play, good for 20 yards and the final score of the half as Gentil’s PAT sailed through the uprights. Cox was effective on the ground and through the air as he finished with 101 yards on eight carries and a touchdown. He also had four catches for 57 yards, one for a score. It was his

North Posey’s Tanner Hobgood gets to the Pike Central quarterback for one of his three sacks during the Vikings’ big win on Friday night. Photo by Dave Pearce catch for a touchdown that began the scoring in the second A hodge-podge of Viking substitutions gave up two touchhalf. downs in the fourth quarter, both on long plays. But GenAt the 8:13 mark of the third quarter, Harness scored from gelbach said that overall, he was pleased with the play of his five yards out after being set up by a long run by Cox. With team. However, it was special teams play that gave up one of the extra point, the Vikings led 48-0. the touchdowns on a punt return, something Viking fans have The final Viking score of the night came with just over two seen too often this year. minutes remaining in the third quarter when back-up senior “We have had an Achilles Heel on returning kick-offs and quarterback Conner Cain came in and drove the Vikings down punts this year,” Gengelbach said. “We have changed our the field. He scored from two yards out on the quarterback Continued on Page B3 keeper and Gentil’s PAT finished the scoring for the Vikings.

Wildcats find Jasper too tough, 48-21 By Steve Joos Undefeated in the regular season, Big Eight Conference champions, third in the state among Indiana’s Class 4A high school football teams. Jasper has a very good team and Mount Vernon learned that the hard way Friday night. Taylor Day and Sam Hahn each scored two touchdowns, while two quarterbacks, 10 running backs and six receivers combined to amass 394 yards in total offense as visiting Jasper rolled over Mount Vernon 48-21 in the regular season finale for both teams. “We made too many mistakes,” coach Paul Maier said. “We did not come out of the gate too well. We played fairly well. In all honesty, the game didn’t mean too much to either team. We were just trying to get through it without too many injuries. We were able to do that for the most part.” That would be especially true for Jasper, which drew unbeaten and state-ranked Reitz as its first playoff foe. The miscues were more crucial than they were frequent (one lost fumble, two interceptions), but they were enough to give Jasper field position at the wrong time. To say that Mount Vernon didn’t come out of the gate very well may have been an

understatement. After their first drive stalled, Jasper took the ball on its own 38-yard line and marched 62 yards in eight plays, with Day capping things off by making Jasper’s night with a 15-yard run. Jasper decided to try a two-point coversion after an off-sides penalty and Day poled it in to make the score 8-0 with 5:46 left in the first quarter. Those were the only points of the opening chapter, but Jasper went on a rampage in the second quarter to open a 29-7 halftime lead. Hahn started things off with a 35-yard run less than two minutes into the chapter, then Jasper recovered a Mount Vernon fumble deep in Cat territory a few seconds later. Cory Huffman punched it in from three yards out and Nick Gobert hauled in a conversion pass from Nalon Bell to make it 23-0 over 90 seconds later. Day’s second score of the night came on a one-yard run with 4:38 left in the second chapter and it was followed by one of the few bright spots of the night for Mount Vernon, the first of two blocked extra points. Mount Vernon did mount a scoring drive after that, marching 80 yards over all but the last 37 seconds of the second quarter after Jasper missed a field goal from close to midfield with 2:07 to

go before halftime. The drive was capped by Jason Stemple’s five yard pass to Blake Marshall and Zac Deig’s kick, making the score 29-7 at the intermission. Jasper came right back in the third chapter however. Hahn took it in from five yards out with just over two minutes gone in the third quarter. Then Luke Rogers capped a short drive that started when Stemple was intercepted for the second time on the night by taking it in from 10 yards out with 6:32 to go as Jasper entered the final period up 42-7. The efforts of some of Mount Vernon’s younger players was another bright spot, as the reserves made the most of their second-half audition with a pair of touchdowns. Craig Isaac scored from a yard out with 36 seconds gone in the fourth quarter after he connected with Logan Pace for a 30-yard pickup and Michael Rynkiewich barged in from a yard out with 2:43 to play. Little-used senior Zack Beckmann closed out the scoring for Jasper by taking the ball 41 yards with 34 seconds to go in the game. Maier was pleased to see his younger players get a chance late in the game. “They did well,” he said. “And we’re going to need their help if we hope to go on any kind of a playoff run,

which we hope that we can do. It was especially good to see Craig Isaac, he’s been our backup quarterback all year, but we limited his reps because we wanted him to be available on Monday night, Tonight, we were able to use him for a full quarter with the playbook open, to run the ball and do everything in the game that he’ll be doing next year.” Jasper blitzed Mount Vernon offensively in the first half, which hampered the team’s timing, but Mount Vernon was able to score 21 points on a Jasper defense that had only given up seven in any one game over the first eight weeks of the season. “There’s a reason Jasper’s 9-0,” Maier said. “We could have played better, but sometimes that happens when you play good teams.” Day and Hahn weren’t all that flashy, but they got the job done on the ground, Mount Vernon held football senior night before the final as Hahn rushed for 64 yards and Day for 57. Rogers com- regular season home game on Friday night. Jason Stemple, senior quarterback, winds up to find a receiver during the Continued on Page B3 game with conference rival, Jasper. Photo by Dave Koch

Although North Posey was the winner on the score board the big winner of the night was the American Cancer Society. In a night that was titled Touchdowns to Stop Cancer, the two schools raised over $1,800 to be donated to the American Cancer Society. The money was raised from the sale of t-shirts during the week at North Posey High School, ½ pot sponsored by the North Posey Alumni and a “Fill the Bucket” donation. Here, North Posey Alumni president Tim Mauck and twin sister Susie Tooley present the halppot to North Posey Athletic Director Virgil Ferguson. Photo by Dave Pearce

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It’s football sectional time in Indiana By Steve Joos Mount Venron will host a school it hasn’t played in a decade, wile North Posey will face a rematch from its season opener. That’s how the Posey County high school football teams will begin the road to Lucas Oil Stadium this week. The Wildcats will host Gibson Southern Friday at 7 p.m. in the first meeting between the former Big Eight Conference rivals since the 2000 season opener, while the Vikings will go up against the South Spencer Rebels in a replay of their Aug. 20 season-opening win, also at North Posey. So what does Mount Vernon coach Paul Maier know about the Titans? “Well, not much,” Maier said. “In a way, it’s kind of nice, seeing a team we haven’t seen for a while. I think it will make our preparation a little more intense this week. You know, this is the time of year where you either win or you go home. We’re excited to play Gibson Southern, they’re a good football team and it should be a fun game and a good game.” Bouncing back and forth between blowing out lesser competition and getting blown out by the likes of Jasper, Mater Dei and Washington has been the story of Mount Vernon’s season so far, but that seesaw will stop for the Sectional opener, as the Cats and Titans will match fairly even records. The Wildcats are 5-4 on the year, while Gibson Southern brings 4-5 mark to the Class 3A Sectional lidlifter after dropping a 42-21 decision to visiting Southridge Friday night. The Titans are led by promising running back Matt Brown, who Maier describes as “elusive, with good speed” and a very composed quarterback in sophomore Jordan Scheller. Kyle Wampler is another speedy, athletic player that the Cats will have to contain, as well as defensive players Logan Knight and Lee Williams. “They’ve got a lot of very good parts,” Maier said. “We’re going to have to be well-prepared mentally going into the game and be ready for a physical football team. We’re going to have to get the job done on Friday night.” Maier also thinks it’s nice to prepare for a team and not face a feast-or-famine situation as far as the competition is concerned. North Posey has slept since its last game with South Spencer, but the Vikings just haven’t slept as long as the Cats and Titans have. “Our draw in the Sectional is about as good as you can get,” North Posey coach Joe Gengelbach said. “There’s a number of teams in our conference that are in our Sectional (Class 2A Sectional 32 includes the Vikings, Rebels and fellow Pocket

Athletic Conference foes Southridge, Forest Park and Tell City), you’re going to get somebody. We’ve played everybody in our bracket except for Crawford County and we know a little bit about South Spencer and they know a great deal about us.” Gengelbach expects a competitive, physical game from both sides, adding that the Rebels will bring a physical team that will be aggressive against North Posey. Offensively, South Spencer is pass-oriented team, led by quarterback Zeke Harmon, who threw for 181 yards and two touchdowns in the Rebels’ 28-14 loss to Heritage Hills Friday night. Gengelbach expects to see a well-coached, aggressive team that will come at the Vikings. He also feels that both teams have improved in some areas and both teams have to work on a few things as well. “We’re going to keep working until we’re done on trying to get better,” Gengelbach said. “The kids have been great, they had a period in the middle of the season where they gave up some big plays, but they’re working on trying to work on eliminating those mistakes and see that they don’t happen again.” The Vikings are maturing, especially the sophomores who were pressed into starting roles over the course of the campaign, Gengelbach said. The upperclassmen have been helping the team along, but the loss of Cameron Calvert with a broken finger will hurt the team. “We have to work to fill up the void,” the coach explained. “Nobody wants to see an injury, but this one happened to take out a two-way starter and a two-year starter.” Containing the South Spencer passing game and holding on to the ball will be keys for the Vikings, Gengelbach said, adding that North Posey is throwing the ball better, while the Rebels are running better. The Vikings head into the season with a 5-4 record after shaking off a rough start which saw them struggling at 1-4 midway through the year. The North Posey-South Spencer winner will face either Southridge or Crawford County in the Class 2A semifinals, while the other bracket features another PAC showdown pitting Forest Park against Tell City, while Mater Dei entertains Sullivan. In the Class 3A Sectional, the Mount Vernon-Gibson Southern winner will meet the winner of Princeton’s game at Memorial in the Semifinals. Washington and Vincennes are in the other bracket, along with Pike Central at Bosse. The Section champions will be crowned on Nov. 5. This week’s games will kick off at 7 p.m.

Vikings, from Page B1 coverage twice but basically, it is just that we are not following through on responsibilities. We are going to work a whole lot on that this week. South Spencer has some kids who are going to score and are going to play hard. We have to focus and I expect this game to be a game like the first one.” But aside from that, the Viking leader was pleased with his team. “One thing that I was happy to see was that we came out in the second half and didn’t lose out intensity,” Gengelbach said of his Vikings. “We started the game making a few mistakes but we had a lot of things going on this week with all the Komen Cancer fundraising and things like that but once we settled down a little, we were able to stay with the running game and we were able to stay with our blocks.” Besides Cox with 101 yards, Harness finished with 137 yards on 13 carries while Motz had 54 yards in seven carries and Luke Morrow had 31 yards on four carries. Cain finished with 13 yards on three carries and Derek Voegel, Eric O’Risky, and Dylan Wright were a perfectly matched eight yards on three carries each. Darren O’Risky carried once for three yards while Alec Werry carried two times for a pair of yards. Motz finished with 11-of-15 passing for 144 yards and three scored. Besides Cox with four receptions for 57 yards, Harness had three for 40 yards and Neidig had two catches for 35 yards. All three had a touchdown. Jared Reidford and Cody Voelker each had a catch for seven and five yards, respectively. The Vikings did have five fumbles, losing three of them but Motz was not intercepted. Cox was all over the field on Friday as he lead the team, along with Morrow and Alex Goebel, with seven tackles apiece. Austin Little had three solo tackles. Cain, Kurt Seibert, Alex Maile, Tanner Hobgood, and Austin Little had a pair of tackles each. Tanner Hobgood was credited with three quarterback sacks and Seibert one. Voegel, Harness, Chris O’Risky, Anthony Webb, Orry Weiss, Brandon Baumgart, and Jacob Bender were each credited with a solo tackle. Niedig also came up with a big interception. Voelgel, Maile, O’Risky, Webb, and Baumgart each had

three tackle assists. Despite a number of seniors recognized prior to Friday night’s game, Gengelbach still acknowledges that there are several young players in the line-up who have had to grow up fast this year. Their play will be critical if the Vikings are going to be able to stop a potent South Spencer team. “We made some adjustments in our secondary tonight that hopefully will help up against South Spencer because the Lauer kid (the Rebels’ top receiver) is a very dangerous receiver and he hurt us in the first game,” Gengelbach said. “He is just a great athlete and he knows what to do with the ball and what to do to get to the ball. When he gets the ball, he knows what to do.” Gengelbach is also concerned about Zeke Harmon, the Rebels’ four-year quarterback starter. “We are going to have to not only control their receivers but Harmon can also hurt you running the ball,” Gengelbach said. The game will being at 7 p.m. Friday night at North Posey.

Sports Menu Tuesday, Oct. 19 JUNIOR HIGH FOOTBALL: Washington vs. Mount Vernon (seventh grade at Mount Vernon, eighth grade at Washington), North Posey at Tecumseh. Thursday, Oct. 21 VOLLEYBALL: Mount Vernon vs. Princeton (Class 3A Gibson Southern Sectional), Class 2A Perry Central Sectional. Friday, Oct. 22 FOOTBALL: North Posey at South Spencer (Class 2A Sectional), Gibson Southern at Mount Vernon (Class 3ASectional). Saturday, Oct. 23 CROSS COUNTRY: Mount Vernon and North Posey at the Brown County Semistate; VOLLEYBALL: New Harmony vs. Cannelton (Class 1A Wood Memorial Sectional), North Posey vs. Tell City (Class 2A Perry Central Sectional semifinals), Class 2A Perry Central Sectional championship, Class 3A Gibson Southern Sectional semifinals and championship, Class 1A Wood Memorial Sectional championship.

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TICS RUSHING Mount Vernon: Rynkiewich 4-41, Choate 5-23, Osborne 5-10, Stemple 2-8, Dick 1-2, Terbeck 1-0, Isaac 2-0, Davis 2-minus 7. Jasper: Hahn 6-64, Day 13-57. PASSING Mount Vernon: Stemple 12-23-2-104, Isaac 2-5-0-52, Davis 1-2-0-23. Jasper: Rogers 7-13-1107, Bell 1-1-0-3. RECEIVING Mount Vernon: Marshall 3-57, Straub 4-45, Hoehn 4-34, Terbeck 2-24, Choate 2-5. Jasper: Nelson 2-45.

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It’s football sectional time in Indiana By Steve Joos Mount Venron will host a school it hasn’t played in a decade, wile North Posey will face a rematch from its season opener. That’s how the Posey County high school football teams will begin the road to Lucas Oil Stadium this week. The Wildcats will host Gibson Southern Friday at 7 p.m. in the first meeting between the former Big Eight Conference rivals since the 2000 season opener, while the Vikings will go up against the South Spencer Rebels in a replay of their Aug. 20 season-opening win, also at North Posey. So what does Mount Vernon coach Paul Maier know about the Titans? “Well, not much,” Maier said. “In a way, it’s kind of nice, seeing a team we haven’t seen for a while. I think it will make our preparation a little more intense this week. You know, this is the time of year where you either win or you go home. We’re excited to play Gibson Southern, they’re a good football team and it should be a fun game and a good game.” Bouncing back and forth between blowing out lesser competition and getting blown out by the likes of Jasper, Mater Dei and Washington has been the story of Mount Vernon’s season so far, but that seesaw will stop for the Sectional opener, as the Cats and Titans will match fairly even records. The Wildcats are 5-4 on the year, while Gibson Southern brings 4-5 mark to the Class 3A Sectional lidlifter after dropping a 42-21 decision to visiting Southridge Friday night. The Titans are led by promising running back Matt Brown, who Maier describes as “elusive, with good speed” and a very composed quarterback in sophomore Jordan Scheller. Kyle Wampler is another speedy, athletic player that the Cats will have to contain, as well as defensive players Logan Knight and Lee Williams. “They’ve got a lot of very good parts,” Maier said. “We’re going to have to be well-prepared mentally going into the game and be ready for a physical football team. We’re going to have to get the job done on Friday night.” Maier also thinks it’s nice to prepare for a team and not face a feast-or-famine situation as far as the competition is concerned. North Posey has slept since its last game with South Spencer, but the Vikings just haven’t slept as long as the Cats and Titans have. “Our draw in the Sectional is about as good as you can get,” North Posey coach Joe Gengelbach said. “There’s a number of teams in our conference that are in our Sectional (Class 2A Sectional 32 includes the Vikings, Rebels and fellow Pocket

Athletic Conference foes Southridge, Forest Park and Tell City), you’re going to get somebody. We’ve played everybody in our bracket except for Crawford County and we know a little bit about South Spencer and they know a great deal about us.” Gengelbach expects a competitive, physical game from both sides, adding that the Rebels will bring a physical team that will be aggressive against North Posey. Offensively, South Spencer is pass-oriented team, led by quarterback Zeke Harmon, who threw for 181 yards and two touchdowns in the Rebels’ 28-14 loss to Heritage Hills Friday night. Gengelbach expects to see a well-coached, aggressive team that will come at the Vikings. He also feels that both teams have improved in some areas and both teams have to work on a few things as well. “We’re going to keep working until we’re done on trying to get better,” Gengelbach said. “The kids have been great, they had a period in the middle of the season where they gave up some big plays, but they’re working on trying to work on eliminating those mistakes and see that they don’t happen again.” The Vikings are maturing, especially the sophomores who were pressed into starting roles over the course of the campaign, Gengelbach said. The upperclassmen have been helping the team along, but the loss of Cameron Calvert with a broken finger will hurt the team. “We have to work to fill up the void,” the coach explained. “Nobody wants to see an injury, but this one happened to take out a two-way starter and a two-year starter.” Containing the South Spencer passing game and holding on to the ball will be keys for the Vikings, Gengelbach said, adding that North Posey is throwing the ball better, while the Rebels are running better. The Vikings head into the season with a 5-4 record after shaking off a rough start which saw them struggling at 1-4 midway through the year. The North Posey-South Spencer winner will face either Southridge or Crawford County in the Class 2A semifinals, while the other bracket features another PAC showdown pitting Forest Park against Tell City, while Mater Dei entertains Sullivan. In the Class 3A Sectional, the Mount Vernon-Gibson Southern winner will meet the winner of Princeton’s game at Memorial in the Semifinals. Washington and Vincennes are in the other bracket, along with Pike Central at Bosse. The Section champions will be crowned on Nov. 5. This week’s games will kick off at 7 p.m.

Vikings, from Page B1 coverage twice but basically, it is just that we are not following through on responsibilities. We are going to work a whole lot on that this week. South Spencer has some kids who are going to score and are going to play hard. We have to focus and I expect this game to be a game like the first one.” But aside from that, the Viking leader was pleased with his team. “One thing that I was happy to see was that we came out in the second half and didn’t lose out intensity,” Gengelbach said of his Vikings. “We started the game making a few mistakes but we had a lot of things going on this week with all the Komen Cancer fundraising and things like that but once we settled down a little, we were able to stay with the running game and we were able to stay with our blocks.” Besides Cox with 101 yards, Harness finished with 137 yards on 13 carries while Motz had 54 yards in seven carries and Luke Morrow had 31 yards on four carries. Cain finished with 13 yards on three carries and Derek Voegel, Eric O’Risky, and Dylan Wright were a perfectly matched eight yards on three carries each. Darren O’Risky carried once for three yards while Alec Werry carried two times for a pair of yards. Motz finished with 11-of-15 passing for 144 yards and three scored. Besides Cox with four receptions for 57 yards, Harness had three for 40 yards and Neidig had two catches for 35 yards. All three had a touchdown. Jared Reidford and Cody Voelker each had a catch for seven and five yards, respectively. The Vikings did have five fumbles, losing three of them but Motz was not intercepted. Cox was all over the field on Friday as he lead the team, along with Morrow and Alex Goebel, with seven tackles apiece. Austin Little had three solo tackles. Cain, Kurt Seibert, Alex Maile, Tanner Hobgood, and Austin Little had a pair of tackles each. Tanner Hobgood was credited with three quarterback sacks and Seibert one. Voegel, Harness, Chris O’Risky, Anthony Webb, Orry Weiss, Brandon Baumgart, and Jacob Bender were each credited with a solo tackle. Niedig also came up with a big interception. Voelgel, Maile, O’Risky, Webb, and Baumgart each had

three tackle assists. Despite a number of seniors recognized prior to Friday night’s game, Gengelbach still acknowledges that there are several young players in the line-up who have had to grow up fast this year. Their play will be critical if the Vikings are going to be able to stop a potent South Spencer team. “We made some adjustments in our secondary tonight that hopefully will help up against South Spencer because the Lauer kid (the Rebels’ top receiver) is a very dangerous receiver and he hurt us in the first game,” Gengelbach said. “He is just a great athlete and he knows what to do with the ball and what to do to get to the ball. When he gets the ball, he knows what to do.” Gengelbach is also concerned about Zeke Harmon, the Rebels’ four-year quarterback starter. “We are going to have to not only control their receivers but Harmon can also hurt you running the ball,” Gengelbach said. The game will being at 7 p.m. Friday night at North Posey.

Sports Menu Tuesday, Oct. 19 JUNIOR HIGH FOOTBALL: Washington vs. Mount Vernon (seventh grade at Mount Vernon, eighth grade at Washington), North Posey at Tecumseh. Thursday, Oct. 21 VOLLEYBALL: Mount Vernon vs. Princeton (Class 3A Gibson Southern Sectional), Class 2A Perry Central Sectional. Friday, Oct. 22 FOOTBALL: North Posey at South Spencer (Class 2A Sectional), Gibson Southern at Mount Vernon (Class 3ASectional). Saturday, Oct. 23 CROSS COUNTRY: Mount Vernon and North Posey at the Brown County Semistate; VOLLEYBALL: New Harmony vs. Cannelton (Class 1A Wood Memorial Sectional), North Posey vs. Tell City (Class 2A Perry Central Sectional semifinals), Class 2A Perry Central Sectional championship, Class 3A Gibson Southern Sectional semifinals and championship, Class 1A Wood Memorial Sectional championship.

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Wildcats, from Page B1 pleted seven of 13 passes for 107 yards, with Casey Nelson his favorite receiver (three catches for 45 yards). Stemple completed 12 of 23 passes for 110 yards, with Marshall grabbing three passes for 57 yards. Rynkiewich turned out to be the team’s leading rusher with 41 yards. Jasper 48, Mount Vernon 21 SCORE BY QUARTERS J 8 21 13 6-48 MV 0 7 0 14-21 INDIVIDUAL SCORING FIRST QUARTER J-Day 15 run (Day run). SECOND QUARTER J-Hahn 35 run (Bell kick). J-Huffman 3 run (Dogbert pass from Bell). J-Day 1 run (kick blocked). MV-Marshall 5 pass from Stemple (Deig kick). THIRD QUARTER J-Hahn 5 run (Bell kick). J-Rogers 10 run (kick blocked). FOURTH QUARTER MV-Isaac 1 run (Deig kick). MV-Rynkiewich 1 run (Deig kick). J-Beckman 41 run (run failed). TEAM STATISTICS MV J First downs 14 13 Rushes-yds. 22-77 43-284 Passing yds. 104 110 Comp.-att.-int. 15-30-2 8-14-1 Punts-avg. yds. 3-30.7 0-0 Fumbles-lost 1-1 1-0 Penalties 4-16 6-50 INDIVIDUAL STATIS-

TICS RUSHING Mount Vernon: Rynkiewich 4-41, Choate 5-23, Osborne 5-10, Stemple 2-8, Dick 1-2, Terbeck 1-0, Isaac 2-0, Davis 2-minus 7. Jasper: Hahn 6-64, Day 13-57. PASSING Mount Vernon: Stemple 12-23-2-104, Isaac 2-5-0-52, Davis 1-2-0-23. Jasper: Rogers 7-13-1107, Bell 1-1-0-3. RECEIVING Mount Vernon: Marshall 3-57, Straub 4-45, Hoehn 4-34, Terbeck 2-24, Choate 2-5. Jasper: Nelson 2-45.

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Wildcats win battle of Posey County on volleyball court By Steve Joos It wasn’t their best effort at times, but the Mount Vernon volleyball team posted a three-set victory over the North Posey Lady Vikings Tuesday. Meagan Montgomery served the last six points of the match as the Lady Wildcats finally shook off the visiting Lady Vikings 2516, 25-17, 25-20. “I think we were inconsistent,” Lady Wildcats’ coach Andi Allford said. “I feel like we were really inconsistent, we had some sloppy touches, but at the end of the day, we were able to take care of the ball.” The team was inconsistent throughout the match, the coach said, but they made good plays at the right time and those plays were the difference. “We should have had more them (good plays),” Allford said. “But this was a good test of how to handle different saturations. We got the ball a lot, which were just more opportunities to swing and more opportunities to make mistakes.” Allford felt that North Posey had complete control of the third set until Mount Vernon took the lead on a Koch block with the score knotted up 20-20. North Posey’s effort in the third set was encouraging to Lady Vikings’ coach Gary Gentil. “The third game was an example of what we can do,” Gentil said. “We were competing evenly with an outstanding team. Mount Vernon has an outstanding team. They play in an outstanding conference and won that conference. They’ve won their tournament for the first time in (18) years, they’ve done a very good job. In that third game, we showed what we could do, we were able to do some of the stuff we needed to do, but we couldn’t finish.” They couldn’t finish what the Lady Vikings had done a fairly good job of starting. They jumped out to a 5-0 lead in part on the strength of Katelyn Esche’s four-point service streak after the lady Cats gave up the ball without scoring on their first possession. Mount Vernon was able to rally off and on during the set, but each time North Posey answered, taking a 19-15 lead on a Lady Wildcat side out. But the Lady Vikings lost the ball out of bounds on their possession and Mount Vernon climbed back to within a point on a pair of points off Lauren Stemple’s offerings, forcing Gentil to call a time out. When play resumed, North Posey broke Stemple’s serve, but lost the ball on a doublehit call. Then Montgomery served.

Inconsistency was another problem for the Lady Vikings. “In the third game, we were doing what we’re supposed to be doing,” Gentil said. “They got a couple of things in and we weren’t able to get things back in. It showed that we weren’t playing well.” Working Esche back into the lineup after a long injury has also been a challenge, Gentil added. He praised the girls who filled in for Esche during her absence, such as Wendi Simpson, Kendall Reidford and Meagan Durcholz, but he also wanted to see them come together more. North Posey has been on a roll, winning four of five matches heading into Tuesday. Playing the game they way they knew they were capable and plying better as a group has been a big reason for that, Gentil said. The Lady Vikings were playing that way a lot better in the third set than they were in the first two. It was Carynn Koch’s night in a lot of ways. The only senior on this year’s Lady Cats, Koch was honored with her parents prior to the varsity match and then registered five blocks and three aces, sharing the team lead with Brittany Wallis. Koch especially got on a roll in the first set, serving six straight points as the Lady Cats opened a 10-3 lead. Five more off Meagan Montgomery’s offerings enabled the lady Cats to take a 21-9 advantage before the Lady Vikings put together some runs of their own, to make the score a bit more respectable. North Posey did a better job of hanging around in the second set, closing to within two points at 16-14 with Kelsey Everley at the line. Mount Vernon needed three points with Stemple serving to put North Posey away in the second game. Gentil compliments the Lady Cats for the progress their program has made over the past few seasons, but he also felt that his team showed what they were made of as well. Stemple finished with 10 digs, while Meagan Martin registered 30 assists and Jacey Ritzert had 16 kills. Reidford paced the Lady Vikings with three aces, while Megan Redman had 14 digs, Esche four assists and Simpson three kills. Mount Vernon took the reserve match 2521, 25-21 despite two aces and eight digs from Courtney Crowder. Durcholz had three assists, while Tylee Robertson two kills. Allford had a little talk with her team before their regular-season finale at Harrison Thursday night and they responded with a better effort and a 25-12, 25-15, 25-9 victory.

Mount Vernon and North Posey squared off again in volleyball this week at the Wildcat gym. Wildcat Jacey Ritzert gets up high over the net for this kill as the Vikings’ Kalyee Durchholz puts up the block. Photo by Terri Koch “They were much more consistent tonight,” the coach said. “They played pretty solid tonight. We had a little team talk in practice about what we needed to do to turn things around. I’m well pleased.” Mount Vernon connected well on the court, with the setters communication well with the defense and making good decisions, Allford said. And they had killer serving in each game. Koch was at the line when the Lady Cats broke open the first game with five straight points and then all but put away the Lady Warriors by being at the line when Mount Vernon scored another three to take a 23-12 lead. The second set was tied 1-1 when Wallis started serving. Seven points later, the Lady Cats were up 8-2 and pretty much in control of the contest. A six-point run off Martin’s

serves gave the Lady Wildcats a 14-3 bulge in the third contest. “Any time I see them play consistent and make smart decisions in different situations, it gives me a lot more comfortable feeling,” Allford said. “It makes me feel confident that they’re doing what they’re supposed to.” She was especially pleased with the decisions Martin was making as a setter, but added that the win was the result of a strong team effort. Now, they have to get ready for Sectionals. Martin registered five aces and 24 assists, while Stemple had 17 digs, Ritzert 10 kills and Koch eight blocks. The Lady Wildcat reserves completed a solid season of their own with a 25-24, 25-18 victory in the preliminary, closing out their campaign with a 19-5 record.

Lady Vikings unable to get over the hump against Titans By Dave Pearce The North Posey Viking volleyball team has again proven it is able to go toe to toe with just about anyone in the area. However, when it comes to finishing g out the

match, the Vikings simply have trouble. That trend continued early this week at Mount Vernon and resurrected itself again on Thursday night’s Senior Night Gibson g match against g

Southern’s Titans. In each of last week’s matches, the Vikings went tit-for-tat in each match before fading on the final few points. “It seemed like we would

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start out really well but we just couldn’t finish,” Viking coach Gary Gentil said. “In the first game, it just came down to us missing too many serves. We can overcome maybe mayb one or two in a game but we w simply can’t overcome four or five service errors in a game.” For example, in the game against again Gibson Southern, the Vikings Vikin led by as many as five points in the early going p until a Titan streak allowed the girls gi from Gibson County to pull pul even at 14-all. Lisa Lis Garris stepped up, appropriately on senior night, propr and registered two kills in the re next few f points in an effort to keepp the Vikings in the contest. It I was a Garris spike, a Kendall Kennd Reidford dink, and a Megan Megga Redman ace that tied the score in the first game at ssc 20-all. 20-aall However, the Titans scored Ho H the next two points and n forced forc a Viking time out. A Titan player got into the net on the next point to pull the Vikings to within 22-21 but the teams exchanged service errors before the Titans closed out the game at 25-23. The second game was much like the first as the Vikings took control early and the game was then tied at 13all. A Garris-Wendi Simpson block off a Reidford serve put the Vikings ahead 16-13. A Reidford ace then forced the Titans to call a time out, trailing 17-13. “We served a lot better in the second game but made some errors at critical times,” Gentil said. “And they had some good play on their side of the net, too.” Following the time out, a service error gave the ball back over to the Titans who scored the next six points to take a 19-17 lead. Finally a service eroor opened the door just briefly for the Vikings to pull to within 1918. A Simpson serve and a Katelyn Esche kill and the Vikings appeared to be back in business, tied at 19-all. The teams battled back and forth with long rallies over the next six points. The team responded from a time out down 22-21 to tie the score at 22-all but again, the Titans took control over the final three points and in essence, took control of the mental aspect of the match. From that point forward, despite some good play at times, it was obvious the Vikings felt they were behind the eight ball and gave up ei the thi third game by a score of 25-19.

Kelsey Everley sends a serve over the net. Redman led the team with “We were just so disappointed after the first two a pair of aces while Reidford games that we had a hard had one. Junior Kelsey Evertime getting back for the ley led the team with 17 digs third game,” Gentil said. while Redman had 10 and “We’re done now and we Jessica Mason had seven. have a week to get ready for Esche had 14 assists and Tell City. We play the second Reidford added 12. In the offense department, match on Saturday against a team that we went five with Garris finished with eight just a week or so ago. This kills, her best performance is an evenly matched tourna- of the sseason, while sophoment. Mater Dei beat us and more Caitlin Herrmann had Forest Park beat Mater Dei six and Kaylee Durchholz and we beat Forest Park. It had five. Esche, Simpson, and Hermann each regisshould be a great sectional.” The sectional will be tered a solo block while each played at Perry Central. The of the thre each registered a Vikings drew a bye and will pair of block assists. Seniors recognized prior make only the one trip to Leopold. Gentil wants his to the start of Thursday’s team to have to stick around contest included Jordan Wasfor the championship match smer, Esche, Garris, Jessica Mason, and Durchholz. on Saturday evening.

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The New Harmony volleyball team wound up its regular season by going 1-2 at Saturday’s Union Dugger Invitational tournament. New Harmony posted a 25-22, 25-18 win over the host Lady Bulldogs in a match that was sandwiched between losses to Washington Catholic 25-14, 25-21, and West Vigo 25-22, 25-16. The Lady Rappites picked things up after the first set of Tuesday’s game with visiting South Spencer, but they were

still on the short end when the match ended, as the Lady Rebels posted a 25-11, 2225, 25-15, 25-18 victory. Coach Emily Pruitt felt that her team get better as the evening went on. “We started off slow, we pickled it up and we need up playing all tight,” she said. “We finally started playing our game in the second match, we did the things we had to do.” The Lady Rebel reserves won their match.

North Posey eighth grade wins fourth straight The North Posey Junior High seventh grade football team lost this week to South Spencer 34-6. Josh Cooke rushed for 135 yards and Preston Reese scored the lone TD for the Vikings. Their record is 2-5. The 8th grade football team won its fourth game in a row by a score of 40-0. James Marshall rushed for over 150 yards and four touchdowns while Lance Inkenbrandt rushed for a pair of scores. According to the coaches, it was another outstanding defensive effort by all. The eighth grade team is now 4-3 and will play at Tecumseh next Tuesday for the final game of the season.

Football sectional tickets now on sale The 2010 IHSAA Football Class 3A sectional is upon us. Mount Vernon High School football athletic field will be the location of the game between the Gibson Southern Titans and the Mount Vernon Wildcats on Friday, October 22,2010. The game will begin at 7 p.m.CST. Sectional football tickets will be on sale at the MVHS Athletic Office during normal school hours until noon

on Friday, October 22. Cost of a single sectional ticket is $6. Mount Vernon athletic passes are not valid at IHSAA tournament games. The IHSAA has the following fan restrictions: No spectator banners and posters are allowed. No battery, or electronic noise makers, sirens or whistles allowed. Throwing of articles including toilet tissue is not allowed.

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By Steve Joos “We’re ready for Sectionals.” That’s how Mount Vernon coach Andi Allford put it as the Lady Wildcats and the three Posey County volleyball teams prepare for the post season this week. Allford’s Lady Wildcats will open the Class 3A Gibson Southern Sectional Thursday with a 6 p.m. contest against Princeton, while the other two schools will wait until Saturday. North Posey takes on Tell City in the bye match of the Class 2A Perry Central Sectional and New Harmony has the 11 a.m. contest with Cannelton at Wood Memorial. Allford was a bit disappointed that Memorial drew the bye, mainly because she wanted to scout the state-ranked Lady Tiger before possibly playing them at Gibson Southern, but she is content with it. “It’s the draw,” she said. “So it’s fair all the way around. But I would like to have seen Memorial.” The two teams met in the second match of the season. The Lady Tigers won in three sets, but both they and Mount Vernon are different teams now. Allford said the team needs to remember that they have to work for their wins and take nothing for granted despite a 25-5 record and a Big Eight Conference championship. North Posey coach Gary Gentil likes his team’s draw. “We know the team we’re going to face (Tell City),” he said. “We’re very evenly matched with Tell City. It’s great to only have to drive up there one time. Yes, it’s an all-day event if you’re luck enough to win in the morning session Saturday, but it’s better than having to drive up (to Perry Central) during the week and then going back up there again.” The Lady Vikings will have to play their game in order to

Cory Little turns hero in Indiana State overtime win By Dave Pearce After being down by two touchdowns halfway through the fourth quarter, the Sycamores rallied back and won a 3835 thriller in overtime at Memorial Stadium over the Bears of Missouri State. In a game that saw both team score five touchdowns, it came down to an overtime field goal so seal the win for the Sycamores after losing their previous three games against the Bears. With the score tied at 35 and in the final minutes of regulation, both teams attempted field goals but neither team could connect as the Bears missed from 48 yards and the Sycamores missed from 49 yards as time expired in regulation sending the game into overtime. The Bears won the toss and elected to play defense first, putting the Sycamore offense on the field. The Sycamores were unable to put the ball in the end zone but freshman

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be competitive at the Sectional, Gentil added. New Harmony will also square off with a familiar face Saturday, when they meet Cannelton in the opener of the Class 1A Wood Memorial Sectional. This will be the rubber latch between the two teams, as the Lady Rappites and Lady Bulldogs split their regular season matches, as Cannelton won at New Harmony and the Lady Rappites returned the favor on the road. “We drew Cannelton,” Lady Rappites coach Emily Pruitt said. “We’re going to have to definitely pick it up and play our game. Cannelton beat us once and we beat them once, so this will be a good tie-breaker.” How can the Lady Rappites make sure they come out on top in the rubber match? By playing their game and focusing on the business at hand, according to the coach. “We definitely have a shot at the Sectionals,” the coach said. “This is a great group of girls and they have a chance if they’ll play the way they’re capable of.” The Lady Trojans face off against Tecumseh in the second game at Wood Memorial, with the championship set for Saturday night. At Gibson Southern, the host Lady Titans will play Boonville in Thursday’s second match, with the winner facing either Mount Vernon or Princeton in the Semifinals. Memorial and Bosse drew the bye in will meet in the other Semifinal match. Mater Dei and the host Lady Commodores will open the Class 2A Sectional Thursday with Forest Park and South Spencer paired in the other match. Those winners will open Saturday’s semifinal round, with the morning winners playing for the championship Saturday night, the same as Gibson Southern.

kicker Cory Little connected on a 32 yard field goal to put the Sycamores up 38-35. When the Bears offense got on the field they moved the ball inside the ISU five yard before stalling on fourth down. The Bears lined up to go for it but were called for a false start penalty. They then lined up for a field goal that was pulled wide left to give the Sycamores the 38-35 win, their fourth win of the season and third straight. The last time the Sycamores had a field goal win a game since the 2004 season at Eastern Illinois. The Sycamores four home wins are the most since 2002 which was the last time the team started 4-0 at home. The Sycamores have also won their third consecutive game for the first time since 2004. With the win the Sycamores improve to 4-2 on the season and 2-1 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The Bears meanwhile fall to 2-4 and 1-2. At left, Mount JUST ASK US, WE MIGHT HAVE IT. Vernon resident Have Questions for us? and Posey County Call 1-812-838-5200 Council on Aging van driver shows off this 32-inch white bass MOUNT VERNON he caught in Posey AUTO PARTS County last week. Jim is married to OFFICE HOURS: Posey County News Monday through Friday: assistant editor Pam 7:30am - 5pm Saturday: Robinson but refuses 7:30am - 1:30pm to share his fishing secrets with members LOCALLY OWNED of the staff or his JUST ASK US, WE MIGHT HAVE IT. family.

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Wildcats take Vikings out of soccer sectional By Steve Joos The first game of the Evansville West Sectional girls’ soccer tournament was a seesaw last week at the EVSC East field. First, the North Posey Lady Vikings took the lead, then the Mount Vernon Lady Wildcats took charge. Then the Lady Vikings reclaimed the lead in the second half, but Mount Vernon tied the game with 13 minutes to go and just when it looked like the game was headed for overtime, Katie Cox came along. The sophomore midfielder connected from 20 feet out for her second goal of the night with 5:05 left on the clock and the Mount Vernon defense took over from there, as the Lady Wildcats posted a 4-3 victory. The come-room-behind nature of the victory was both exciting and gratifying for Lady Wildcats coach Liz Castle. “We were able to come back from being down and not only tie it up, but move ahead,” Castle said. “That was really really key for us. We’ve been trying to keep that key in our minds overall to come back and not just tie, but take the lead. That was really important for us.” North Posey coach Pleasant Dike really couldn’t explain what happened other than the game kept bouncing back between the two county rivals. “It was back and forth the entire game,” Dike said. “We scored and then they scored and we scored and they scored. It was back and forth, we had the ball down on our end and then it would turn around they’d come back down here. I think both teams just played their hearts out and did an awesome job. I told the girls that I couldn’t ask for anything more. They did everything I asked for.” Dike thought the game was similar to the season opener between the two teams, where the Lady Cats edged North Posey 3-2. This time, however, the North Posey offense was able to find the through balls and there were a few girls who were better at going one-onone against the Lady Wildcats. But senior sweeper Nichole Perry went out

with a broken nose early in the first half and while Maggie Camp did an adequate job of filling in, the Lady Cats were able to take advantage of that situation. Perry’s junior sister, Brianna, drew first blood for the Lady Vikings when she popped in a shot with about eight and one half minutes gone in the contest, but Mount Vernon answered four minutes later on a rebound by Jenna Reidford. Cox struck for the first time with 14:02 to go before halftime, giving the Lady Cats a 2-1 lead that held up until the intermission and lasted until the second half was 10 minutes old, when Brianna Perry connected for her second goal of the game. Haley Allen (who generated all the North Posey offense in the season opener) connected with 24:46 to go in the second half, making the score 3-2 Lady Vikings. Once again, momentum shifted back to the Lady Vikings—for a little over 10 minutes. That’s when Lacey Johnson got off a shot that hit the top of the goal bounced back on the ground and went in for the game-tying score. Eight minutes later, Cox finished things off offensively and the Lady Wildcats maintained control of the ball to help seal the win. The win was also gratifying after the Lady Cats struggled through a rough, injuryplagued second half of the season. Another Lady Wildcat went down late in last week’s game. Then there were the breakdowns which led to North Posey’s goals. But the Lady Cats stepped up and took advantage of the situation, while proving once again that the program has developed into a competitive one, something that was just a little doubtful to some people during the second half of the season. “This was a great game,” Dike said. “For both teams.” When Cox wasn’t scoring, she was helping out to the tune of two assists. Jenny Koch had the other. Lauren Meredith had an assist for the Lady Vikings as the team showed a little more bal-

It was a Posey County night during the first round of girls soccer sectional play at the EVSC fields on Monday night. North Posey and Mount Vernon played one of the most evenly matched games that either team could have drawn. The Wildcats were ahead 4-3 when the buzzer sounded allowing them to advance to the second round of post-season play. Both teams lost a player to injuries during the contest. North Posey senior Nichole Perry and Mount Vernon sophomore Kate Cox both wanted this air ball as teammates Megan Randall, Sally Harsh, and Sam Wittgen wait for the ball to settle. Photo by Terri Koch ance offensively “Brianna hasn’t scored a lot games heading into the postseason, with an this season,” Dike explained. “But with her earlier 3-1 victory over visiting Princeton. scoring two goals tonight, she was thrilled “We had a good game against Princeton,” and we’re thrilled for her that she got those the coach said. “Pike Central was the same.” two in.” Allen scored three goals against the Lady The loss ended was somewhat like the sea- Chargers, while Camp, Nichole Perry, Nikki son for the Lady Vikings, accord to Dike… Woolston and Kendra Brandenstein each up and down. The Lady Vikings went into scored goals. the Sectional on a winning note after beatAllen was also busy with two goals against ing Pike Central 7-0 in their home field finale lady Tigers, while Nichole Perry booted in Tuesday. another. The Lady Vikings had won two straight

Motz, Goebel, Renshaw from Posey advance to cross country semi-state (112). Mater Dei rounded out the boys’ top five with 114 points. Castle (118), Signature School (170) and Harrison (179) finished ahead of North Posey, while Central (258) and Bosse (283) rounded out the field. North also took second in the girls’ meet

with 80 points, while Mater Dei (95), Central (98) and Harrison (122) rounded out the girls’ top five. Castle was sixth with 163 points and Boonville seventh with 172.

Jessica Smith of North Posey reacts in disbelief and shock after learning that the girls cross country sectional meet had been cancelled due to lightning in the area as the girls arrived within 100 yards of the finish line. The teams later learned that they would have to re-run the entire race the next night. At right, Mount Vernon’s D.A. Wilson suffered through an injury to finish his last race. Photo by Terri Koch

Mater Dei eliminates Wildcats in semifinal By Steve Joos It started with a missed handball and things went downhill from there. A missed handball near the goalie box enabled Mater Dei to get a shot with 24:58 to go in the first half of their Sectional girls’ soccer game with Mater Dei, which enabled the Evansville school to keep possession and that in turn gave Caroline Zenthoefer to dribble in a shot that gave Mater Dei a 1-0 lead. From there, Mater Dei went on to dominate the Lady Cats 7-1 in the Sectional semifinals at the EVSC East fields. “I think we stepped on the field ready to go and I think we were prepared,” coach Liz Castle said. “About 16 minutes into the game, there was a handball. When they allowed that handball to slide and there was a shot and they scored. That changed he tone.” When a team is scored upon, Castle went on to say, they first suffer shock and JUST ASK US, WE MIGHT HAVE IT.

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Renshaw ran a strong race, Searcy said, finishing fourth, while Ritzert just missed being an automatic qualifier by coming in 16th with a time of 17:40, nine seconds behind Rietz’s Adam Guth. Dane Wilson (18:11) was 23rd, Dick (18:17) 29th and Dane Wilson (18:58) 40th. Newman (19:02) was 42nd and Knight (19:19) 47th. Lightning in the area forced the runners of the University of Southern Indiana course three-fourths of the way through Tuesday’s girls’ meet. Goebel was in the top 10 when the weather halted proceedings, while Reis was the first one pulled off the USI course, but since the meet was stopped the Lady Viking runner had to try and duplicated that effort on Wednesday, which she did with a time of 21:30. Overcoming that disruption was a challenge, but Goeble was able to do it, according to her coach. “Olivia had a very tough thing to overcome,” Ivy said. “She finished the race (Tuesday) and then had to come back tonight and raced even better. She’s going on to Regionals. Hunter ran a good time and he finished third.” As for he rest of the team, Ivy felt that they all improved their times, but after Goebel and Motz, everyone else was back in the pack. Jessica Smith was 28th among the girls with a time of 22:47, while Meagan Bender (23:25) came in 36th. The rest of the Lady Vikings were even further back, as Jaylyn Thornburg (27:44) and Jillian Koester (28:04) finishing 59-60. The rest of the Vikings boys were well behind Motz. They were way back. Way, way back. Jonah Quick (21:37), Wesley Conner (21:38) and Nathan Buchanan (21:40) came in 67-68-69, while Shane Martin (22:11) and Keegan Stratton (22:17) finished 70-71. A.J. Sims (23:38) was 73rd. North Posey was ninth in the boys’ team standings with 266 points and eight among the girls with 179. The Lady Wildcats came in ninth with 227 points. Mount Vernon coach Jenny Ploetz was pleased with the way her team ran despite the ninth-place finish, adding that each of the girls bettered their times despite the doover Wednesday. “My number-one runner (Brianna Reis) did a really fine job,” Ploetz said. “She was 24th and ran her personal best time by a minute.” Reis was among the first runners pulled off the course Tuesday when lightning stopped the Sectional with the girls’ race roughly three-fourths completed. She came back Wednesday and still managed to slice her personal best time to 22:32. Ploetz felt that the team had its ups and downs, but she was proud of the team for overcoming the weather-related disruption and giving their personal best. “Actually, I think (Reis) better her position by five spots,” Ploetz said. “She was one of the first girls called off the course.” All of the girls showed improvement Wednesday and through the course of the season, the coach added. The rest of the Lady Wildcats mainly brought up the rear, as Olivia Baldwin (25:21) finished 53rd, Rachel Cash (25:24) 54th, Ashton Fuelling (25:59) 57th and Cally Schisler (28:24) 61st. Memorial swept both the boys’ and girls’ races, taking the boys’ Sectional with 65 points and dominating the girls’ field with 24. Reitz was second in the boys’ race with 80 points, followed by former North Posey standout Lonnie Wilson’s North Huskies

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By Steve Joos Two guys, a girl and the IHSAA Semistate cross country Semistate. That’s how Posey County came out of the first week of the cross country postseason. North Posey’s Hunter Motz finished 10th in the Pride’s Creek Regional Saturday, registering a time of 16:47, while Ken Renshaw of the Mount Vernon Wildcats hung around until the end of the race and punched his ticket to Brown County by coming in 15th (16:56), while Olivia Goebel advanced to the girls’ Semistate by finishing 13th (20:56). “Ken ran a gutsy race,” Wildcat boys’ coach Tim Searcy said. “They went out fast and he was 12th at one point before the rest of the field started coming on. Ken stuck around 15th or 16th until the end, when he came in 15th and just got in.” North Posey coach Jessica Ivy said that Motz was aiming for this year’s state meet and the senior distance runner took another step toward that goal Saturday, after finishing third in the Evansville Sectional and tenth at the Regional. She was also pleased to see Geobel move on. The rest of the Wildcat boys didn’t fare as well, through Dane Wilson got off to a good starts and D.A. Wilson ran well before the effects of a groin injury he suffered near the end of the Sectional started bothering him. Ryan Dick was he Cats’ number two runner, finishing 44th with a time of 18:18, while Sean Ritzert was right behind him in 45th (18:19). Bryce Newman (18:44) came in 52nd, Dane Wilson (19:00) 57th, Collin Knight (19:25) 63rd and D.A. Wilson (20:02) 70th. Mount Vernon dropped from fourth at the Secitonal to ninth in the Regional with 185 points, sandwiched between Gibson Southern (230) in tenth place and Vincennes Rivet (162) in eighth. The Evansville Sectional had to be moved back a day due to the heavy lightning and server thunderstorms which hit the area Tuesday, but that didn’t seem to bother Memorial, which dominated both Regional races, winning the boys’ race with 70 pointy and the girls; contest with 27. South Knox was second in the boys race with 101 points, followed by Reitz (106), North (107) and Barr Reeve (118). The Lady Tigers came in well ahead of the rest of the field in the girls’ race, scoring 27 points. Central was a distant second with 89 points, followed by North (90), Mater Dei (91) and North Knox (151) as the other qualifying schools. Five guys, a girl and a weather-hampered Sectional. That was one way to sum up the county’s performance in the Evansville Sectional meet last week. Goebel finished ninth in the girls’ race after having to run it twice, while Motz and Renshaw went 3-4 in the boys’ meet. The Wildcat boys finished fourth in the meet and punched their ticket to Pride’s Creek, scoring 112 points. Motz posted a time of 15:42 and came in 18 seconds ahead of Renshaw. (17:00). Searcy though his team finally put it together. “I think we final one through seven put together a full race,” Searcy said. “We were a little disappointed a couple of weeks ago when we finished second in the Conference. We went in thinking we really had a shot at winning conference, but we just didn’t have it that day. Today, we came out, we looked good from the start.” In fact, Searcy was concerned about the way his team ran at the start, because he wasn’t sure of they could maintain the pace, but they were able to.

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then begin to shut down and everything falls apart. That happened to Mount Vernon and the Lady Cats couldn’t recover. The team had a few opportunities in the game, only to see those bounced off the net and Mount Vernon couldn’t get them back in the net. It wasn’t until Kate Cox converted a penalty kick with 5:25 to go in the game that Mount Vernon was able to get on the scoreboard. “Mater Dei has a good team,” Castle said. “I had confidence though that we could win this game and I think that there were quite a few people who thought we could win this game. But when you get scored on early and you shut down, it’s really hard to come back from that.” The handball was slapped down for a shot, which may have not been seen since one official was, like the two teams, looking in to the sun at the time. Cox got her chance on a breakaway when she was clipped while going into the box. By that time, Mount Vernon was trailing 6-0 and trying to avert a shut out, Castle said, and she had Cox and Samantha Scheu up closer to the box for a better chance at a scoring opportunity. Paige Townsend scored two goals, one with 2:59 left in the first half and another 37 seconds into the second, as Mater Dei went up 3-0

at halftime and stretched the margin to 4-0 almost before the second half began. Jessica Moll provided Mater Dei with its second goal of the night on a shot with 10:23 left in the first half, while Haley Rhinelander and Teresa Scheller added scores as Mater Dei doubled the marking to 5-0 within the first 15 minutes of the second chapter. Hadley Bauer answered Cox’s goal with 2:11 left in the game to make the final score 7-1. Mater Dei also ended Mount Vernon’s 2009 season, but this time the score wasn’t as close as Mount Vernon had to contend with a smaller bench and a younger team featuring players in different positions, according to the coach. “There were some girls who really worked hard and left it all out on the field,” Castle explained. “And that‘s all we can ask of them. Not all the girls can go as hard as others, but they all played 80 minutes and that’s all we can ask of them.” Caroline Scales had two assists for Mater Dei, while Rhinelander, Scheller, Zenthoefer and Sarah Clyburn each had one. The loss ended Mount Vernon’s season at 9-9, not the 14-win campaign Castle had hoped for, but still one where the Lady Cats showed progress in spite of low numbers and physical troubles.


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Arrests and Complaints Cynthia Jernigan--Mount Vernon--Minor in Consumption--MVPD October 9 Ethan Baker--Mount Vernon-

Arrests October 8 Robert Wilson--Evansville-Warrant, Failure to AppearCheck Deception--PCS

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The Posey County Board of Commissioners are accepting sealed bids for insurance and Workers’ Compensation coverage of all full-time Posey County employees in 2010. Required information for submitting a bid can be obtained at the Posey County Commissioners Office, Coliseum Building, 126 E. Third Street, Room 228, Mt. Vernon, IN 47620. Bids will be accepted in the Commissioner’s Office until 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2010.

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The Trustees’ Annual Report and Statement of Account for year ending December 31, 2009, (including the Audited Financial Statement, & the Private Foundation Annual Report) are now available for public viewing at The Charles Ford Memorial Home. Published in the Posey County News on October 19, 2010.

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Notice is hereby given that RONNIE J. ELLIS was on the 8th day of October, 2010, appointed as Personal Representative of the Estate of VERLIN L. EFFINGER, Deceased, who died testate on September 13, 2010 and was authorized to proceed with the administration of said decedent’s estate without Court Supervision. All persons who have claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred. DATED at Mt. Vernon, Indiana, this 8th day of October, 2010. DONNA K. BUTLER, Clerk, Circuit Court of Posey County, Indiana By: Jaime L. Simpson Deputy

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Published in the Posey County News on October 19 & 26, 2010. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED AS FOLLOWS: Section 1.

That there is hereby contiguous territory, more particularly described as follows, to-wit:

Caller was standing outside and heard 3 gun shots. Advised it is coming from behind his house to the right, across a ditch on the back side of his property. Advised the pellets are landing on his house and vehicles--BufkinSpringfield Road, Mount Vernon 6:42 p.m.--Reckless--Truck driving with no lights on, all over the roadway, black truck-Keck Bypass, Mount Vernon 7:57 p.m.--Accident--1 vehicle in ditch, flipped over in ditch, subject is trapped inside, injuries--Watertank Road, city not listed 11:13 p.m.--Suspicious--Out with vehicle pulling horse trailer--Hwy 62, Mount Vernon October 7 1:04 a.m.--Alarm--Front motion--Subway, Mount Vernon 1:42 a.m.--Wanted Person-Out with wanted subject--Third and Pearl, Mount Vernon 2:11 a.m.--Accident--Subject just wrecked in front of caller, black Honda--Ford and Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 3:47 a.m.--Fight--Subjects fighting in the alley. Received another call about this fight and the subject advised this is going to be behind Arctic Cat--2nd St, Mount Vernon 9:02 a.m.--Alarm--Burglar alarm, entry door--St. Wendel Silver Bell Tavern, St. Wendel 10:03 a.m.--Vandalism-Caller advised she woke up this morning and found her patio on fire. They put it out. Caller requests to speak with officer. Caller called back and advised she had spoke with her attorney and he advised that she needs to contact the fire department to have them come out to see what started the fire--Forest Edge, Evansville 1:38 p.m.--Threatening-Caller advised she is receiving threatening calls from male subject. She is requesting to speak to a deputy. Advised she wants this on file--Caribou Dr, Evansville October 8 5:17 a.m.--Accident--2 vehicle accident--Hwy 62, Mount Vernon October 9 6:44 a.m.--Theft--Caller advised male subject is stealing his medication. Information stating medication was not stolen, it was given to the subject. Caller is wanting it back and is wanting a deputy to retrieve it-Overton Road, New Harmony 7:57 a.m.--Accident--There is an Eclipse that has crashed through her fence and slammed into her tree, no one around. The hood is cold to the touch-Wolfinger Road, Mount Vernon 8:15 a.m.--VIN Inspection--2009 Polaris 4-wheeler 10:02 a.m.--Shots Fired-Heard 2 shots fired, one slug landed in grass near car, other whizzed by, he heard it--Princ-

2010-163 ORDINANCE 2010-07-13-03

Part of the North Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section (18), Township Four (4) South, Range Twelve (12) West of the Second Principal Meridian, lying in Robb Township, Posey County, Indiana, and described as follows: Beginning at the Southeast corner of the North Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 18, Township 4 South, Range 12 West; thence North 89° 28’ 10” West, along the south line of the North Half of the Northeast Quarter, Section Eighteen (18), for One hundred Thirty-five and Eighty-one Hundredths (135.81) feet to the PLACE OF BEGINNING OF SUBJECT BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: thence South 46° 49’ 03” West, for Five and Sixty-four Hundredths (5.64) feet to the North right of way of Frontage Road No. 2 of Interstate Highway 64; thence North 89° 20’ West, along the North right of way of said Frontage Road No. 2 for Four Hundred Eleven and Thirty-three Hundredths (411.33) feet; thence North 0° 18’ West, for Two and Eighty-nine Hundredths (2.89) feet to the South line of the North Half Northeast Quarter, Section Eighteen (18); thence continuing North 0° 18’ West, for One Thousand Forty-four and Thirteen Hundredths (1044.13) feet to the Southerly right of way of Interstate 64; thence South 74° 27’ 05’ East, along the Southerly right of way of said Highway 64 for Twenty and Thirty-three Hundredths (20.33) feet; thence South 60° 14’ 55’ East, along the said Southerly right of way for Three Hundred Ten and Seventy-nine Hundredths (310.79) feet; thence South 79° 34’ 32” East, along the said right of way of Highway 64 for One Hundred Sixty and Thirty-six Hundredths (160.36) feet; thence South 1° 32’ 43” East, along the West right of way of Interstate Highway 64 for Two Hundred Thirty and Five Hundredths (230.05) feet; thence South 10° 13’ 34” East, along the Westerly right of way of said Highway 64 for Two Hundred Three and Four Hundredths (203.04) feet to the West right of way of Indiana Highway 165; thence South 0° 18’ East, along the West line of Indiana Highway 165 and parallel with the East line of Indiana Highway 165 and parallel with the East line of the North Half Northeast Quarter of Section Eighteen (18) for Three Hundred Sixty-three and Thirty-two Hundredths (363.32) feet; thence South 46° 49’ 03” West, for Ninety-six and Fifty-six Hundredths (96.56) feet to the place of beginning, containing Ten (10.0) Acres, more or less. EXCEPT: Part of the North Half (N/2) of the Northeast Quarter (NE/4) of Section Eighteen (18), Township Four (4) South, Range Twelve (12) West, lying in Robb Township, Posey County, Indiana, and more particularly described as follows: Commencing at a ½ inch iron pin found flush in concrete 2 inches above grade marking the Northeast corner of said Half Quarter Section; thence along the East line of said Half Quarter Section South 00 degrees 19 minutes 45 seconds East one thousand three hundred thirty-nine and twenty-seven hundredths (1339.27) feet to the Southeast Corner of said Half Quarter Section; thence along the South line of said Half Quarter Section North 89 degrees 26 minutes 22 seconds West five hundred fifty-two and no hundredths (552.00) feet; thence North 00 degrees 18 minutes 25 seconds West four hundred fifty and no hundredths (450.00) feet; thence North 89 degrees 41 minutes 35 seconds East eighty and no hundredths (80.00) feet to a 5/8 inch iron pin with cap inscribed “Fred Kuester IN RLS S0137” [hereinafter referred to as a 5/8 iron pin] set marking the initial point of beginning of the following described real estate; thence North 00 degrees 18 minutes 25 seconds West one hundred fifty and no hundredths (150.00) feet to a 5/8 inch iron pin set; thence North 89 degrees 41 minutes 35 seconds East two hundred ninety-six and no hundredths (296.00) feet to a 5/8 inch iron pin set; thence South 00 degrees 18 minutes 25 seconds East one hundred fifty and no hundredths (150.00) feet to a 5/8 inch iron pin set; thence South 89 degrees 41 minutes 35 seconds West two hundred ninety-six and no hundredths (296.00) feet to the point of beginning. Containing 1.02 acres, more or less. Section 2. From and after the effective date of this Ordinance, all of the real estate above described shall be included within the boundaries of the Town of Poseyville, Indiana, and shall be a part of the Town of Poseyville, Indiana, and the said Town of Poseyville, Indiana shall provide all municipal services to the annexed territory and the residence/business thereof. Section 3. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and publication for one (1) week in the Posey County News, a newspaper of general circulation printed and published in the Town of New Harmony, Indiana.

ORDINANCE ANNEXING CERTAIN CONTIGUOUS TERRITORY TO THE TOWN OF POSEYVILLE, INDIANA WHEREAS, the Town Council of Poseyville, Indiana has the duty and authority to annex certain territory to the Town of Poseyville, Indiana, and WHEREAS, the Town Council has investigated the question of annexing certain territory to the Town of Poseyville, Indiana, and WHEREAS, the Town Council has determined that the annexation of such territory would be in the best interest of the Town of Poseyville, Indiana and of the territory sought to be annexed; that the territory sought to be annexed is urban in character and is an economic and social part of the Town of Poseyville, Indiana; that the Town of Poseyville, Indiana is financially able to provide municipal services to the territory in the near future; and that the territory is contiguous and the lines of annexation can be so drawn as to form a compact area abutting the Town of Poseyville, Indiana; NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED AS FOLLOWS: Section 1.

That there is hereby contiguous territory, more particularly described as follows, to-wit:

Part of Southwest Quarter of Section Eighteen (18) and Part of the Northwest Quarter of Section (19), Township (4) South, Range Twelve (12) West, Robb Township, Posey County, Indiana and more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast Corner of the Southwest Quarter (SW ¼) of Section (18); thence along the east line of said quarter section South 00 degrees 00 minutes West six hundred sixty-two and no hundredths (662.00) feet; thence continue along said east line of said quarter section South 00 degrees 05 minutes 06 seconds East one thousand four hundred sixty-eight and thirty-four hundredths (1468.34); thence North 89 degrees 01 minutes 06 seconds West three hundred ten and fifty-five hundredths (310.55) feet to a 5/8 inch iron pin found 3 inches below grade; thence South 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West one hundred seventy-tow and no hundredths (172.00) feet to a 5/8 inch iron pin with cap inscribed “Fred Kuester IN RLS S0137” [hereinafter referred to as iron pin] found 6 inches below grade marking the initial point of beginning of the following described real estate; thence continue South 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West three hundred sixty and no hundredths (360.00) feet to an iron pin set; thence North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West two hundred forty-two and no hundredths (242.00) feet to an iron pin set; thence North 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East three hundred sixty and no hundredths (360.00) feet to an iron pin set; thence South 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East two hundred forty-two and no hundredths (242.00) feet to the point of beginning. Containing 2.00 acres, more or less. Section 2. From and after the effective date of this Ordinance, all of the real estate above described shall be included within the boundaries of the Town of Poseyville, Indiana, and shall be a part of the Town of Poseyville, Indiana, and the said Town of Poseyville, Indiana shall provide all municipal services to the annexed territory and the residence/business thereof. Section 3. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and publication for one (1) week in the Posey County News, a newspaper of general circulation printed and published in the Town of New Harmony, Indiana. PASSED, ORDAINED AND ESTABLISHED this 12th day of October, 2010.

PASSED, ORDAINED AND ESTABLISHED this 12th day of October, 2010. TOWN COUNCIL OF POSEYVILLE, INDIANA TOWN COUNCIL OF POSEYVILLE, INDIANA ______________________________ Bruce C. Baker, President

__________________________ Ronald G. Fallowfield, Member

______________________________ Bruce C. Baker, President

__________________________ Ronald G. Fallowfield, Member

__________________________ Steven J. Ahrens, Member

__________________________ Steven J. Ahrens, Member ATTEST: ______________________________ Christina M. Lupfer, Clerk-Treasurer

ATTEST: ______________________________ Christina M. Lupfer, Clerk-Treasurer

Published in the Posey County News on October 19, 2010.

Published in the Posey County News on October 19, 2010.


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Arrests and Complaints Continued eton Road, Wadesville 12:13 p.m.--Reckless--Black truck and black SUV, truck silver, tinting on widows--Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 1:24 p.m.--Trespassing-Caller owns property on Country Cross Road, not sure of numeric’s, has the deed, has someone cleaning up the property. That person has called owner and said that the previous owners are there taking stuff and saying things are missing. Previous owners are relatives of the caller. He wants to know what his rights are concerning not letting them back on the property with him now having the deed--Country Cross Road, Cynthiana 3:06 p.m.--911 hang-up-Someone said hello, then hung up. Called back, no answer. Left message for someone to pick up the phone. Received call-back, advised everything is okay. Child was playing with the phone--Upton Road, Mount Vernon 3:27 p.m.--Domestic--Caller has had domestic disputes with husband for months now. He has beat caller up today. Does not need medical attention. Male subject is drunk and has left the residence going eastbound on Stierley Road. Driving and older model black Chevy truck--Copperline Road, Wadesville 4:51 p.m.--Public Intoxication--Male subject in long bed Ford pickup, publicly intoxicated. Was in line at the grocery store, being very loud. Fell over end of pickup truck outside and now laying down in the cab. Is conscious and talking loud, just laying down. Another male subject is in the vehicle--Hirsch Grocery Store, Poseyville 6:07 p.m.--Fire--Fire in chiller room, full of smoke--Westech Fence, Mount Vernon 6:17 p.m.--Road Hazard-Tree is fallen across the road, vehicle can drive under it but does not think a school bus or tall vehicle can driver under it-Bohleber Road, Mount Vernon 7:41 p.m.--Accident--Rearended a car in the highway, the car took off, was a red Impala, went east on Hwy 62. Caller advised that he is not hurt but the airbags went off. His car is still sitting in the highway-Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 7:48 p.m.--Extra Patrol-Caller was walking on side of highway checking his property, advised that traffic was going way over the speed limit. Wants to request officers to patrol the area--Hwy 62 and Raben Road, Mount Vernon 11:003 p.m.--Shots Fired-Field across from caller’s residence. Can hear what sounds like gun shots towards a field-Motz Ln/ Winery Road, Wadesville 11:26 p.m.--Department of Natural Resources--Hwy 66 between Blairsville and Big Creek Bridge, deer has been hit and is still alive on the side of the road--Wadesville October 10 1:24 a.m.--Suspicious-Caller advised there are several subjects that have been beating on their door. She couldn’t give anymore information--Pineneedle Dr, Evansville 2:14 a.m.--Harassment-Caller advised her ex-boyfriend keeps showing up at her house. He drives a maroon Chevy Silverado with gold details. She’s asked him to leave several times and he just leaves, parks down the street and comes back-Evansville St, Cynthiana 2:23 a.m.--Reckless--Small passenger car swerving all over the roadway--I 64, Griffin 6:45 a.m.--Suspicious Odor-Caller thinks someone may have tried to steal anhydrous because he can smell it and they are closed on Sunday’s--Farm Bureau Co-Op, Poseyville 9:02 a.m.--Suspicious--Caller found a pontoon boat floating with no one in it or around it. Still had the keys and beer cans in it. Caller’s husband pulled the pontoon boat to their dock and tied it up. Caller stated they

heard a noise earlier and when they went outside they saw this pontoon with no one around-Smith Diamond Road, Evansville 3:49 p.m.--Suspicious--Caller advised the residence was busted by the police the other day and now the house has an orange tag on it. The subject that lived there is now back in the residence--Midway Dr, Poseyville 5:17 p.m.--Impaired Driver-Black Jeep going in and out of traffic, traveling at high rate of speed--Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 5:33 p.m.--Domestic--Caller advised her husband jumped in her passenger window and broke the gear shift on the vehicle. The female is now unable to leave the residence--Deer Run, Evansville 6:08 p.m.--Illegal Dumping-North Posey Vikings outfit has been put on caller’s property. Not sure where it has come from, wants to talk to an officer-S Bohleber, Evansville 6:08 p.m.--Vandalism--Caller is the care taker of the residence. Subject moved things out of the residence and broken the doors so they are not able to be locked. Would like an officer to look at the damage--Country Cross, Poseyville 6:22 p.m.--ATV--4-wheelers going up and down at high rate of speed, throwing rocks. Concerned about children--Ford Ln, Mount Vernon 6:34 p.m.--Runaway Juvenile--Daughter, 15 years old, left Friday night with 20 year old male--N West, Griffin 6:38 p.m.--Trespassing-Subject advised caller that a Jeep and 4-wheeler was on his property trying to get onto sandbar. Caller was going to see if he could see what was going on. On call back, advised there is a vehicle hung up on his property. He was unable to locate the 4-wheeler and no one is around-Mackey Bend off River Road, Mount Vernon 6:40 p.m.--Stab/Gun--Got a call from parents house saying there was a stabbing, not sure what is going on. Daughter and mother should be the only ones there. Father is there recuperating from surgery, received call from Father. Caller called back, advised daughter has been stabbed in hand down to the bone. Father does not need medical attention. Mother is laying in bed, did not see any weapons but could not advised if she is holding any weapons. Other family members in the residence--Barter Road, Mount Vernon 7:51 p.m.--Suspicious Odor-Received call, ether coming from this area--Black Maple, Mount Vernon 10:09 p.m.--Suspicious Odor--Caller was walking down the street, real strong ammonia smell coming from that residence. Could hear voices but everything was blacked out. Caller advised subject that lives there does meth--W. Main St, Poseyville 10:42 p.m.--Animal Problem--Dogs behind them chased

after her husband and kid while they are on the 4-wheeler--Zoar Church Road, Mount Vernon October 11 12:30 a.m.--Suspicious Odor--Suspicious odor--Durlin Road, New Harmony 8:44 a.m.--Motorist Assist-Tan car broken down in the fast lane, possibly flat tire. Another caller called in about this and advised that the elderly couple is now changing their tire in the lane--I 64, Cynthiana 9:47 a.m.--Vandalism--Caller advised that at the (name) residence there is a vehicle in the driveway that the windows have been broken out and it looks like someone has started tearing up the privacy fence in the back yard. He advised the owners are in jail and the house is not occupied but he thinks someone should know about this and keep an eye on the place--North St, Cynthiana 1:04 p.m.--Fraud--Caller was out of town in Jamaica and left her ID in the room. Advised someone has made a copy of her ID and tried to use her credit card in Jamaica--Blackford Road, Mount Vernon 1:33 p.m.--Motorist Assist-Girls on the side of the highway with a flat tire--Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 1:47 p.m.--Information-Caller wants to speak to an officer about a stolen car--Outside of Dispatch, Mount Vernon 3:25 p.m.--911 Hang-Up-Call back, no answer. They called back, everything is fine-Deer Run, Evansville 3:34 p.m.--Accident--One vehicle flipped in the yard. Does not know if there are injuries--Hwy 65, Evansville 3:43 p.m.--Theft--Caller advised that he had a break-in back on March 6, 2010. Officer had taken the original report and advised if anything else is missing to call in and report it. Caller has now noticed that his crossbow has also been stolen-S. Caborn, Mount Vernon 3:55 p.m.--Drugs--Has found some anhydrous tanks and other meth making material on her property. Would like someone to come clean up the items-Lane Road, Wadesville 5:54 p.m.--Vandalism--Had his mailbox damaged. Caller has fixed the mail, does not need an officer, just wanted to report it--Lower Mt. Vernon Road, Mount Vernon 9:07 p.m.--Suspicious Odor-A friend has called advising there is a strong smell of paint in the area--Hausman Road, Mount Vernon 9:50 p.m.--Suspicious--Small girl riding a bike with training wheels and has a backpack. Headed towards Wadesville-Blake Road and Shireman Road, Wadesville 10:15 p.m.--Domestic--Got into an argument with his fiancé. She scratched his back when she would not leave caller alone. Female subject has left, caller is not requesting an officer now. Will cal back if the female subject comes back to the residence--Stierley Road, Wadesville

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October 12 3:57 a.m.--Animal Problem-Caller advised having problems with neighbor’s dog again-Peters Road, Wadesville 5:06 a.m.--911 Hang-Up-Line with buzzing in it, tried to call back, line was busy--Vienna Road, Wadesville 6:34 a.m.--Vandalism--Caller advised someone has thrown a large rock through the back window of her vehicle. Advised she will need a report--S. Cale St, Poseyville 7:41 a.m.--Accident--Caller was rear-ended, subject in other car has minor injuries--Hwy 165 and Hwy 68, Poseyville 8:13 a.m.--Animal Problem-Advised the pitbulls are on her property at this time. Advised they are very aggressive. Request a call as soon as possible-Zoar Church Road, Mount Vernon 8:35 a.m.--Accident--1 vehicle, will need a tow--hwy 68, city not listed 10:10 a.m.--VIN Inspection-Trailer--Posey County Line Road, Poseyville 10:11 a.m.--Information-Advised he has found some mail on the side of the road. Request an officer go speak to the subjects about throwing trash on the side of the road-Elk Trail, Evansville 10:30 a.m.--VIN Inspection-Homemade trailer--E Copperline Road, Mount Vernon 11:14 a.m.--Animal Problem--Missing dog, brown setter/shepherd mix--Overpass Road, Mount Vernon

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FARMERS, DEVELOPERS & INVESTORS • Within 1 mile of Gibson Southern High School • Excellent Soils • Lots of County Road Frontage • Productive Tillable Land in "The Mash" • Ideal Homesite Potential • 6 miles W. of Ft Branch & US 41

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68 64

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Evansville

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Real Estate FOR SALE 11617 BOBERG RD Zero Down - Eligible buyers could own this home which qualifies for a USDA mortgage and requires no down payment. 3 bedrooms, 2 car garage, and a brick patio overlooking more than an acre of yard. The interior of this home is practically new. $132,000 call RANDY 985-9072 today for an appointment.

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

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148 MAIN ST.  POSEYVILLE

Lovely home for sale in great neighborhood. 611 E. Lincoln, Mount Vernon. 3-4 BR, 2 BA. Full basement with wet bar. All appliances. $84,000. 812781-0047. 10/26

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

Wadesville: 8981 Winery Road. 3BR, 2BA Brick home. Large eat-in kitchen. Large family room with fireplace. 2CA attached garage, separate detached garage with wood burning stove & 1/2 bath. $185,000. Call (812) 48010/5-? 1574

FOR RENT Large 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment. New Furnace/central air. Stove and Fridge included. Washer and Dryer Hookups. Large bedrooms, living room has hardwood floors. Lawn care, trash and water included. Located at the corner of Highway 66 and St. Phillips Rd. $500/ mo. SORRY NO PETS. Call 812-457-7645.

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FOR SALE OR RENT: 1023 EAST CHURCH STREET, NEW HARMONY EXCELLENT commercial/personal property in historic New Harmony with 1,728 ft2. The upstairs is a nice two bedroom apartment, and the main floor is ideal for a retail shop or could be easily converted to living space. The property has been well maintained, and the owner is willing to help with build-out costs if needed. FOR SALE: Cost of only $29,500! RENTAL INFORMATION: Main floor – retail rent space available 900 square feet – build to suit $500 monthly Upstairs – 2 bedroom, 1 bath, fully updated and like new – $500 monthly QUESTION? Call 1-812-480-0500 for More Information.

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MARTHA JEAN FRITZ ESTATE ANTIQUES, FURNITURE, ’68 CORVAIR 331 E. SECOND STREET - MT VERNON, IN The undersigned personal representative for the Estate of Martha Jean Fritz, will sell onsite the personal property located at 331 E. 2nd Street (corner of 2nd & Locust), Mt. Vernon, IN. VEHICLE: 1968 Chevrolet Corvair w/21,944 original miles. Will sell subject to owner’s approval. FURNITURE & APPLIANCES: antique bureau w/wishbone mirror, carved fruitwood pulls & marble insert; Willett table w/pullout ends & 4 chairs; Willet 1 drawer table; antique walnut washstand w/tear drop pulls; oak bookcase; antique walnut lamp table; pie safe w/pierced tin sides; antique rocker; maple hutch; standing oak beveled mirror w/ nice hardware; Jenny Lynn bed; antique Victorian bed; column front chest of drawers; oak wall shelf; antique wall telephone; Pennsylvania Dutch washstand; Story & Clark spinet style piano; open gun rack; 4 cushion sofa; Duncan Phyfe style tiered table; antique love seat; oak slant front desk; double pedestal desk; painted buffet; unusual music cabinet w/mirror; sewing rocker; spindle back kitchen chair; gossip bench; cedar chest; Frigidaire stack washer, dryer & range; Magic Chef side by side refrigerator & microwave; antique claw foot cast iron bathtub. ANTIQUES, COLLECTIBLES & MISC: set of Myott Royal Mail Staffordshire dishes; horse hames; kraut cutter; 8 gal. crock; timber ruler; 2 coca cola clocks; coke tray; sad irons; flat irons; Gribler Dairy milk bottle; coal buckets; unusual lighted mirror; antique clothes dryer; cast iron laundry kettle; bucksaw; copper wash boiler; lined magazine rack humidor; crystal chandelier; Roseville jardinière, pedestal & planter; children’s toys, incl. antique dual wheel tandem axel toy truck, electronic pinball machine, concrete mixer, race car & erector set; 3 antique mantel clocks; flax wheel; antique pier mirror w/white marble shelf; oak hanging hall tree w/beveled mirror & fancy hangers; collection of antique dishes & glassware; dresser lamp; lamp w/stained glass shade; 6 ½ x 4 handmade braided rug; 3 x 5 braided rug; 10 x 12 Oriental rug; ornate antique picture frames; antique grandmother clock w/oak case; art deco hanging light fixture; oak framed mirror w/barley twist trim & beveled glass; pr. bisque figure pictures; set of crystal stemware; lrg. quantity of silverplate flatware; ruby flash thumbprint pitcher & 10 matching goblets; several antique oil lamps; unusual pitcher w/silverplate top; cut glass bowls; etched glass creamer & pitcher; toothpicks; several pcs. pink depression glass; glass basket; antique German bowl; white hobnail pieces; red seal R.S. Prussia teapot; milk glass pcs; pitcher & bowl set; frame wall mirror; milk can; 2 wood nail kegs; old beauty shop equip; 3 old bicycles; Space Rocket sled; metal lawn chairs; metal wash tubs; lawn windmill; hand tools; Craftsman radial arm saw; 29 X 24 X 41 safe. TERMS: Cash, Check & Credit Card AUCTIONEERS NOTE: This will be a large auction with something for everyone. Please visit curranmiller.com to view a more complete list of items. OWNER: Shonece Reese, Personal Representative E S TA B L I S H E D 1 9 3 6

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This position requires extreme organization, knowledge of medical records and charting, basic computer skills, and basic Medicare and Medicaid guidelines as pertaining to longterm care. QMA’s, LPN’s encouraged to apply. Apply with resume to Beverly Stone Director of Nursing. New Harmonie Healthcare. 251 Hwy 66. New Harmony, IN 47631. EOE. 10/19 Aventine Renewable Energy, Inc., one of the nation’s largest ethanol producers is currently accepting resumes for a: PLANT CONTROLLER. • Mt. Vernon area • Reporting to the Corporate Controller, selected individual will be responsible for the financial oversight of Aventine Renewable Energy - Mt Vernon LLC. Primary duties of the Plant Controller include, maintaining all accounting records for the company, preparing financial statements, reports & reconciliation’s - ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations relating to financial, accounting and tax matters, as well as, providing financial planning and budget control for the facility. With your exceptional organizational skills you will be asked to provide information for annual audits and reviews, complete all BATF forms required by law, and develop, implement, maintain and assure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley process documentation and internal control. Other responsibilities may be assigned as needed. Minimal travel is involved. Applicants should possess a four year degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university, seven years relevant experience, strong communication/people skills, and ability to maintain strict confidentiality. We are seeking a detail-oriented, well organized individual for this vital role. Oracle and previous agricultural industry experience is preferred. Qualified candidates should send a current resume, including salary history to: Aventine Renewable Energy, Inc., ATTN: Heather Boyd, P.O. Box 486, Mt. Vernon, IN 47620, or Email: Heather.Boyd@aventinerei.com indicating position of interest on subject line. “Providing clean, renewable energy for the world™” 11/9

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Make a Difference! Posey County is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. As in every community, there are those that threaten our values and way of life. Posey County deserves an advocate who will stand up and fight for what this community stands for. Posey County deserves an advocate who will aggressively prosecute the crimes that plague our community. As prosecutor; I promise I will work tirelessly to make Posey County a safer and even better place for the people who live here. I truly believe that together, we can take a stand and make

a positive difference in this great community. Want to know more about me and my political views? Visit my campaign website at www. travisclowers.com and you’ll find useful information. Please check back frequently for updates or feel free to sign up for updates by e-mail. I hope I can count on your support as my family and I begin this exciting political campaign!

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U.S. Congress, Indiana’s 8th Dristrict Washington to bring good-paying jobs back to SW Indiana. The thing that I most want the voters of Posey County to know about me is: I was born and raised in Mt. Vernon and still live there today. I know Posey County because I am from Posey County. I would be honored to represent you in Congress. The main two or three things I see as the largest issues in the near future are: Jobs and the economy. My solution for these issues is: We have got to close tax loopholes that encourage companies like Whirlpool to ship jobs to places like China and Mexico. We must cut wasteful spending by doing away with corporate earmarks and freezing Congressional pay until Congress does its job and balances the budget. If elected, you can count on me to: Always remember what it’s like to grow up and live in a small town in Posey County. The one thing that sets me apart from my opponent is: My opponent is not from here and doesn’t know the values we share. My wife Beverly and I are a regular middle class family from Posey County. I understand the value of a good job a regular paycheck. That’s why my priority is to bring good-paying jobs back to SW Indiana. Other relevant facts about me: (experience, education, other service or positions held, etc.): I am endorsed by the National Rifle Association and the Indiana Fraternal Order of Police. I have an A rating from Vanderburgh County Right to Life.

Wendy McNamara

My full name is: Wendy Marie McNamara I am seeking the office of: State Representative HD 76 I am affiliated with (which) party: Republican My family consists of: Husband, Marc; Dog, Ozzie; Tom and Sondra McNamara; Dan and Angie McNamara The primary reason or reasons I am seeking this office: To serve my state and my community and to be a voice for the citizens of Southwestern Indiana. I am qualified to hold this office because: I have always been results oriented. My entire career will provide testament to that. I have proven results as a leader in the classroom and as an administrator. I will work with anyone, either locally, or in Indianapolis to protect and serve the interests of SW Indiana. The thing that I most want the voters of Posey County to know about me is: I care, I listen, and I will work for them. The main two or three things I see as the largest issues in the near future are: Economy – job retention, job revitalization, and job creation Education – continue to advocate the advancement and innovation in education. My solution for these issues is: Economics –Government does not create jobs; it creates an environment for job growth. The private sector creates jobs. I support legislation that keeps taxes low for businesses that employ working families, as well as legislation that encourages businesses to create and retain jobs in the District.

State Representative District 76 Bob Deig

Trent Van Haaften

My full name is: Trent Van Haaften I am seeking the office of: US Congress, Indiana’s 8th District I am affiliated with (which) party: Democrat My family consists of: My wife Beverly, my brother Brett, my parents David and Dolores and my sister Jackie. The primary reason or reasons I am seeking this office: To keep and create good-paying jobs in SW Indiana. I am qualified to hold this office because: As Posey County prosecutor I took on the toughest criminals to protect my community and keep it safe. In Congress I will take on

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Education: I support legislation that would continue to push for efficiencies in schools and encourage innovation in education. I have a proposal for addressing the school funding problems on my website wendymac2010.com. It provides more flexibility to the schools without raising your taxes. If elected, you can count on me to: Represent the people of Posey County with honesty, integrity, and transparency and be an advocate and voice for our community The one thing that sets me apart from my opponent is: I am a new fresh voice for our community. I am not running for party or politics. I am and always have been running for the people. I represent someone with a vision for our community and someone who offers New Leadership for a New Tomorrow. Other relevant facts about me: (experience, education, other service or positions held, etc.) Experience: EVSC – Administrator (Director of Early College High School, Assistant Principal North High School, Supervisor of Social Studies, and Department Chair) and Teacher (Bosse High School and Harrison High School) University Teaching Experience: University of Southern Indiana, Adjunct Professor. 2007Fall 2009. University of Evansville, Adjunct Professor 2001-2005, 2009. Education – MA in Education and MA in Educational Leadership – University of Southern Indiana; BA Political Science – University of Indianapolis; Teacher Certification - Valparaiso University Coaching – MSD of Mt. Vernon - Assistant coach Volleyball (1995-2001) and Softball (1994-1995) Civics- 8th Congressional District Coordinator for the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Program. Boards – Executive Board Member, Indiana Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (volunteer position) National Council for the Social Studies – Program of Excellence Board Member (volunteer position) Awards Indiana Council for Economic Education – Administrator of the Year, 2009 Bosse High School – Teacher of the Year, 2001- 2002 Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2004, 2005, 2006 Indiana National Guard Nighthawk Educator Award, 2000, 2006

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SHELLY BLUNT

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MSDMV School Board • Concerned and Involved Parent • Children in School System until 2023 • Career Educator (Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Chemistry at USI) • Innovative • Budgetary Experience • Fiscally Conservative • Voice for the Community

“I welcome the challenge of working with board members, staff, and community members to make MSDMV the best district it can be.”

“Together we can make a difference!” Paid for by Shelly Blunt

Full Name: Bob Deig I am seeking this office: State Representative, District #76 I am affiliated with (which) party: Democratic Party My family consists of: I have been married for 30 years to my wife, Bambi. Together we have three grown children: Becky Evans, Brittney Givens and Brandon Deig. We also have two grandchildren. I have lived in Posey County my whole life and we chose to live and raise our children here. The primary reason or reasons I am seeking this office: I have always loved helping people. This elected position gives me the opportunity to help others in so many ways….whether it may be helping attain Medicaid coverage for a parent or grandparent in a nursing home, helping an individual that has lost their job through no fault of their own, helping try to expand medical coverage of certain types of breast cancers, or standing up for the rights of workers. Being in office is not about what you may see in the paper or on television, it is about being in your community everyday and being given the opportunity to help others. I am qualified to hold this office because: First, I have compassion for people. I genuinely care about individuals and their families. Secondly, I lead by example. I work with people every day and help with their needs and concerns. I have knowledge and experience, leadership qualities and dedication to make sure people’s needs are met. My main three things I see as the largest issues in the near future are: Good jobs, good education and good government. My solution to these issues is: Good jobs: Indiana does a good job in helping bring new companies into our communities, but we need to do a better job helping present companies with the ability to buy or sell tax credits, job training, creating revitalization districts that utilize vacant buildings. We need to provide tax credits to companies that hire unemployed workers and we must require that on state, taxpayer funded projects that 80% of the workers need to be from Indiana. We must make sure that employers and CEO’s are penalized for hiring illegal workers.

Good education: We must give local control back to our schools. Education cuts have been devastating to many school districts throughout the state. Local elected school boards know what is best for our communities, but many times their hands are tied. Since money follows the children, we see students transferring to other school districts and we need to keep close eye on this trend. This in turn, creates funding cuts for the school districts with declining enrollments. We should give more flexibility to schools on the ability to spend from different funds, but we must be aware that without the capping of these funds, this in turn could cause property taxes to rise. We have to make sure that we have a fair and equitable school funding formula that will allow rural communities to be successful. We must give every child the access to a good education, regardless of where they live and how much money they have. Good government: We must restrict the funding of campaigns from large companies and special interest groups. It is my belief that candidates should not be allowed to spend more on their election than the salary received from that elected position. For example, a state legislator should not be allowed to spend more than $22,600 on their election. Voters are tired of lies, mud-slinging and empty promises. Government needs to be more transparent…A taxpayer should be able to view the tax funding revenues and the outflow of their tax money. Taxes are needed for schools, libraries, streets, infrastructure; but we must make sure that we are as efficient as possible providing all of these services. We must give local cities, towns and counties the tools necessary to survive. If elected, you can count on me to: I have been and will be accessible. I believe that government is local and I have worked with local communities with education issues, grants, permitting, etc. I will be your voice in Indianapolis and I will do the best job I can for the people of my district and the state of Indiana. I make no promises other than to work hard for the people of Posey, Gibson and Vanderburgh Counties. The one thing that sets me apart from my opponent is: I have the leadership, experience and compassion for this job. I am a life-long resident of Posey County and your concerns are my concerns. I devote countless hours to my present State Senate position and will continue to do so as your State Representative. Other relevant facts about me: I have lived in Posey County my entire life. I was a former Posey County Commissioner, Posey County Councilman and am the present District 49 Indiana State Senator. One interesting fact is that I have not sought re-election for any office that I have held. I have been endorsed by the Indiana Farm Bureau, the Indiana State Teachers Association (SWIPAC), the Evansville Political Action Committee for Education (EPACE), the Indiana Federation of Teachers, the National Rifle Association, the Indiana State AFL-CIO, the Indiana State Fraternal Order of Police, Indiana Democrats for Life, the International Union of Operating Engineers, the Indiana State Police Alliance and the Central Labor Temple Council of Southern Indiana. I ask for your endorsement on November 2.


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Indiana State Senate District 49 Patricia Avery

My full name is: Patricia S. Avery I am seeking the office of: Indiana State Senator, District 49 I am affiliated with (which) party: Democrat My family consists of: Sean (31), Bethany (29), Aretha (27), David (23), and my stepdaughter Jessica (31). I am married to Dennis Avery. The primary reason or reasons I am seeking this office: Indiana is facing monumental challenges. With more than one in ten Hoosiers unemployed and one in six living in poverty, we’ve got a lot of work to do. We are facing a tighter budget than we have experienced in decades – and we will have $2.6 billion to repay the Federal Government for Unemployment Insurance. In times like these, we need responsible leadership from people who will focus on what’s most important to Hoosiers, and who know how to work across party lines and build on common ground, not begin by drawing a line in the sand over our disagreements. I am qualified to hold this office because: I have built a record of responsible leadership that gets results, both through my work at Old National Bank and in the community. I’ve worked with our state treasurer and may-

ors across the state to create and implement affordable financial products and free money management programs that help families make the most of their money. As the State Lead Volunteer for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, I worked with legislators of both parties to help Hoosiers beat cancer, and I led statewide efforts to pass laws that provide our most vulnerable youth the education, job-training, and support they need to become responsible, independent adults. I will bring proven, results-focused leadership to the office of state senator. I’ve told people that District 49 is like all of Indiana inside one district – farms, industry, corporate headquarters, riverfront, rural and urban schools, small towns and cities, gravel roads and highways. It takes someone with a wide variety of personal and professional experiences to represent an area with such a wide variety of needs and priorities. My life experience, education, and professional background have equipped me to do that. That’s why I’ve received the endorsement of the PACS of the Indiana Farm Bureau and the Indiana State Teachers Association, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO, the Indiana FOP and the Central Labor Council of Southwest Indiana. The thing that I most want the voters of Posey County to know about me is: I won’t forget that tax dollars are your money. I will work tirelessly to ensure every dollar is carefully budgeted and that Posey County and the rest of Southwestern Indiana receive adequate funding for our schools, roads, infrastructure and public safety. The main two or three things I see as the largest issues in the near future are: Fully funding education and creating the infrastructure and tools that support job creation and doing it within a balanced state budget. My solution for these issues is: Our constitution thankfully mandates a balanced budget. Until unemployment recovers, the state’s revenues will be lower than before, and just like a family whose income is reduced, we will have to identify our priorities and stick to them. The state has taken on the responsibility of

100% of the funding of our public schools’ operations budgets, but it hasn’t lived up to that commitment. Investing in education is an investment in both the future of our kids and our state. We owe it to them, no matter where they live, to ensure that they are prepared to compete in a global economy. The state of Indiana needs to provide the funding our K-12 schools and public universities need to fulfill that mission. Our state’s roads, bridges, drinking water, wastewater and other infrastructure just received a grade of D+ from the American Society of Civil Engineers. We’ve got ground to make up, and that will require ongoing investment. In addition to economic development incentives, these investments in education and infrastructure are part of creating a climate that fosters job creation. Indiana communities have useful economic development tools available to them, but we need to ensure that these incentives are available to homegrown Hoosier businesses that are ready to expand and hire workers by making attainable the levels of investment and new hires that’s required of them. When our state provides tax credits, grants and other incentives, we taxpayers become investors in those companies. Like any investor, we have a right to know whether we’re getting the promised return on our money. We need to ensure full accountability of our economic development efforts so that the state can recapture our investment from companies that don’t deliver the promised jobs and so that programs that aren’t working can be stopped. In light of the fact that our budget must be balanced, it’s a terrible irony that our state will soon be $2.6 billion in debt to the federal government for unemployment insurance. It is critical that we end this upcoming session with an agreement on how to address this, and that we do it in a way that will not slow job recovery. It will take consensus-building and collaboration to create a budget that provides all Hoosiers the return we deserve from our tax dollars in education, infrastructure, public safety, services and economic development.

If elected, you can count on me to: I’ll actively seek out and consider the opinions of Posey County businesses, educators, parents, farmers, and residents when proposals that would impact you and your children are being considered in Indianapolis. The one thing that sets me apart from my opponent is: My record is that of proven leadership and building partnerships to address the problems and challenges our communities and our families face. My focus will be on the struggles we’re all facing, like paying bills in a challenging economy, and ensuring a promising future for our kids and security for our seniors. Everyday problems and their root causes will always be my focus –and I will cast every vote with an eye on how it impacts our children’s future. Other relevant facts about me: (experience, education, other service or positions held, etc.) I went back to school in my 40s and am a 2004 graduate of USI. I am a community outreach officer for Old National Bank, where my work focuses on the creation of products and services that can help hard working families build their financial futures. It also includes identifying opportunities for economic development and job creation in the communities we serve. Before moving to Evansville, I served for fifteen years as a missionary in Scotland, Amsterdam and Brazil, where I worked with street children for almost nine years. I brought this desire to identify community needs and create solutions with me to Southwestern Indiana, and I’ve led a number of local initiatives, including serving as project manager for Bank on Evansville, a program that connects individuals to affordable bank accounts and free financial training. Among my leadership roles, I have served as State Lead Volunteer for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, and co-chair of Evansville’s Homeless Youth Coalition. I’ve received local, state and national awards for my volunteer efforts, including a national award for legislative advocacy from the American Cancer Society and nationwide recognition from the Points of Light Foundation.

My full name is: James Andrew Tomes I am seeking the office of: Indiana State Senate District 49 I am affiliated with (which) party: Republican My family consists of: Margie, my wife of 40 years. Our daughter Cheryl and husband Scott and their three children Roman, Roarke, Rhanda; daughter Lori; son Nick and his wife Ana and son Billy. The primary reason or reasons I am seeking this office: I want to put Indiana first on the map of excellence in jobs, education and standard of living. I am qualified to hold this office because: I possess the leadership qualities, the drive, determination and passion to achieve the nec-

essary goals to advance Indiana and in particular Southwest Indiana. The thing that I most want the voters of Posey County to know about me is: That I am trustworthy, reliable, dependable, faithful and conservative. I will be accessible and hold regular town hall meetings. The main two or three things I see as the largest issues in the near future are: Turning lights back on in our factories, resurrecting production and industrial jobs as well as high technological jobs and stabilize the balance of revenue and spending. Energize a new vitality in education. My solution for these issues is: To allow me to use my leadership skills to promote investment in these kinds of jobs that will build the foundation of economic growth. If elected, you can count on me to:

To serve the people of this district and conduct myself in the manner in which the Constitution prescribes. The one thing that sets me apart from my opponent is: I was born, raised and lived here all my life. I served my country in the Armed Forces and I am by far the most qualified. Other relevant facts about me: (experience, education, other service or positions held, etc.) I received the Distinguished Hoosier Award from Governor Daniels in 2006, associate degree from Ivy Tech, Commander of the VFW Post 6576, Director of the 2nd Amendment Patriots, member of the NRA, GOA, Knights of St. John, St. Wendel Church, endorsed by the Indiana Right to Life, NRA/PVF and rated taxpayer friendly by Indiana Taxpayer Watchdogs.

James Tomes

Not only is it your right, IT’S YOUR DUTY! VOTE Posey County Prosecutor

Travis Clowers

Jodi Ubelhack

My full name is: Jodi Uebelhack I am qualified to hold this office because: I have been with the Posey County Prosecutor’s Office for 16 years. I have served as the elected Prosecutor since appointed by caucus in 2004. I have represented the State of Indiana in over 100 jury trials during that period of time. I am involved in the community. I serve on the Board of Directors for: Habitat for Humanity, Willow Tree, Posey County Community Center, Children’s Learning Center, Posey County Community Corrections. I am a member of the FOP Lodge 133, Democrat Women’s Club and the Ducks Unlimited Local Committee. I volunteer for United Way during their annual fund raising campaign. I am a member of the Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys. My Chief Deputy Jake Warrum is an Assistant Coach for the Mount Vernon Football team. He graduated from North Posey High School. His undergraduate work was done at Hanover College. His Law Degree is from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. I was raised on a farm on South Caborn Road. I graduated from Mt. Vernon High School. I

have a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern Indiana. I graduated from Law School at Indiana University-Bloomington. The Prosecutor has a role in the day to day work of the police by advising, being available for search warrants and arrest warrants. Providing training to the Officers is vital. We have had numerous training for the Officers hosted here in Posey County. I also use money from drug seizures to provide Officers with specialized training at other sites. We recently provided a training on the Clandestine Manufacture of Methamphetamine using the one pot method for Law Enforcement, Firemen, and Emergency Medical Technicians. Indiana is 2nd in the Nation for number of Clandestine Methamphetamine Labs. My work with the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys involves the legislative process and training other prosecutors. Currently I am working on making Pseudoephedrine a prescription substance. I believe that this will cause a substantial decline in the clandestine manufacture of methamphetamine in Posey County. I attended the Indiana State Legislature’s Criminal Law and Sentencing Policy Study Committee Hearing on September 8, 2010. I spoke to several legislatures and expressed my support for making pseudoephedrine a controlled substance. I appeared on WTIU InFocus program which aired on September 24 and 25. It was a panel discussion involving myself, Senator Bob Deig, representatives from State’s which have made it a controlled substance, and a representative from the Retailer’s Association. I will be speaking at the Indiana Prosecutor’s Symposium on Methamphetamine November 16-18 in Indianapolis. Posey County has instituted a Community Correction’s Program. This program is aimed at keeping offenders local and rehabilitating them instead of a short prison sentence. This is for those charges with Possession crimes not Dealing or Manufacturing. By keeping the individual local, having them work, and get counseling. We are relieving some of the stress on the Department of Corrections and hopefully breaking the cycle of drug abuse.

My name is: Travis Clowers I seek the office of: Posey County Prosecuttor My family consists of: Married to Jennifer Lenti of Washington, Ind. with 3 sons Triston, Jackson, and Bryce Parents – Clarence & Cheryl Clowers; Oldest of 4; 2 brothers – Thomas, Michael, 1 sister Danielle The primary reason or reasons I am seeking this office: I want to be an advocate for the people in Posey County and aggressively protect the values we share. I have watched as violent crimes and drug related crimes have increased in our county. I want to fight back against this trend and truly make a difference. We can no longer afford to be passive. My children will grow up here and I have a vested interest in making sure it is safe for them as well as for everyone else in Posey County. I am qualified to hold this office because: I will excel in this job because of my unique efforts in drug prosecution, my work ethic, and commitment to serve and make a difference. Furthermore, I bring a fresh set of ideas and energy to the problems our county faces. The thing that I most want the voters of Posey County to know about me is: I am committed to bringing effective leader-

ship to the prosecutor’s office by upholding the values and preserving our quality of life in Posey County. The main two or three things I see as the largest issues in the near future are: 1. Throughout my campaign I have personally visited over 3,000 homes and have spoken with literally thousands of people in our county. I have also spoken with many officers who serve in our County. Everyone is concerned with the increase in methamphetamine crime we are facing. Solution- In my current job I prosecute these cases on a daily basis. First, the prosecutor must aggressively prosecute meth crimes. I firmly believe that offenders will continue to commit these crimes if they face minimal consequences. As prosecutor I will hold these offenders accountable. Second, there must be legitimate and proven treatment programs in place. As prosecutor I will work to implement treatment programs such as a Drug Court, which has been proven effective in breaking the addiction cycle. 2. Posey County residents are also concerned with the violent crimes that have become more prevalent in our county. Solution- As prosecutor I will stand up victims of violent crimes and I will aggressively prosecute violent offenders without apology. If elected, you can count on me to: I promise to be fair, to act with integrity and to aggressively uphold our laws. The one thing that set me apart from my opponent is: What sets me apart from my opponent is my aggressive approach to prosecution. In addition, I will be able to look at the problems we are facing with fresh ideas and a new energy and focus. Other relevant facts about me: (experience, education, other service or positions held, etc. Graduated from MVHS Graduated from USI, B.S. Political Science Graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D. Managed Child Support Division as Deputy Prosecutor in Brown County, IN Currently serve as a deputy prosecutor in Vanderburgh County focusing on the prosecution of felony drug crimes.


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Posey County Auditor Gregory Martin

Nicholas Wildeman

My name is: Gregory A. Martin I seek the office of: Posey county Auditor I am affiliated with (which) party: Democrat party My family consists of: Parents, George and helen (Weinzapfel) martin; Brothers, George, Melvin, Steve, Eugene; Sister, Becky Attebury The primary reason or reasons I am seeking this office: I enjoy working with, and serving the people of Posey County Being a life-long resident, I have a vested interest in Posey County I would like to give back to the community I have the ability of getting projects accomplished by team work I am qualified to hold this office because: Proven political record as Posey County Commissioner Eight years county governement experience Eighteen years experience in Accounting/Auditing, Regulation, Financial Leadership/Organizational Skills Intrapersonal Skills

Integrity The thing that I most want the voters of Posey County to know about me is: Hardworking individual who likes to see Posey County in moving forward Will have the residents’ interest at heart Dedicated servant to all Posey County residents’ The main two or three things I see as the largest issues in the near future are: Decrease of revenue for the county Being able to operate within budget My solution for these issues is: To be a full-time auditor Run county government more effectively and efficiently as possible Seek new ways for continuous improvement If elected you can count on me to: Assure the residents of Posey County that all business of the County will be done in a timely manner The office will be run effectively and efficiently as possible The one thing that set me apart from my opponent is: I have eight years of county government experience. Other relevant facts about me: (experience, education, other service or positions held, etc. Life-Long Resident of Posey County Education: University of Southern Indiana Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Professional Services Bachelor Degree in Health Services Church Affiliation: St. Philip Catholic Church Clubs/Organizations: St. Philip men’s Club Phoenix Club University of Souther Indiana Alumni Indiana Special Olympics March of Dimes Past Political Offices: County Commissioner Precinct Committeeperson State Delegate

My full name is: Nicholas Joseph Wildeman I am seeking the office of: Posey County Auditor I am affiliated with (which) party: Republican Party My family consists of: Mother and Father (Jeannie and Donald), two sisters (Sheila and Krista), one brother (Aaron), wife (Andrea), and Andrea and I are expecting a baby boy on December 15th, 2010 The primary reason or reasons I am seeking this office: I am seeking the office of auditor with the hopes that I may be able to affect Posey County governmental operations in a positive manner as the new auditor. I am qualified to hold this office because: I am qualified by being the owner/operator of Wildeman Lawn Care, LLC., as well as the daily accountant and budget-or. Also, my education at USI in the School of Business has prepared me to be able to perform with some expertise in the fields of accounting, budgeting, public speaking, management, and administrative functions.

The thing that I most want the voters of Posey County to know about me is: I need Posey County voters to understand that as a Posey County small business owner and resident, I am dedicated to improving the economic status of Posey County and improving the ability of the office of auditor to function in a timely and efficient manner. The main two or three things I see as the largest issues in the near future are: The largest issue related to the office of the Auditor is obviously the timely issuance of property tax bills. This begins with the assessor and their timely issuance of taxable home values to me, as auditor. Then, it is up to me and the office to issues the appropriate taxes and/or tax credits. If the assessor and the auditor are not on the same page and working in a cohesive manner, the timely issuance of property tax bills will likely become impossible. My solution for these issues is: My solution to this problem starts with the thorough research into the causes of this issue. I feel that the only way to permanently fix this issue is to have the cooperation of both Democrats and Republicans. The issues that Posey County faces, to me, are much bigger than party boundaries and should be treated as such. If elected, you can count on me to: If elected, Posey County can count on my dedication to finding detailed solutions to the issues the county currently faces via research, studying, state-level education, and a resolve not to rest until these solutions have been pinpointed and applied. Also, I will not be afraid to seek out the assistance of statelevel representatives on current issues. Other relevant facts about me: (experience, education, other service or positions held, etc.) I am the owner of Wildeman Lawn Care, LLC. Also, my wife and I are expecting parents. I have great experience and knowledge from the AACSB Accredited College of Business at the University of Southern Indiana.

Posey County Clerk Betty Postletheweight

Donna Butler

My full name is: Betty B. Postletheweight I am seeking the office of: Posey County Clerk I am affiliated with (which) party: Republican My family consists of: Proudly married to George Postletheweight, husband of 44 years; 3 children; 6 grandchildren The primary reason or reasons I am seeking this office: To bring courtesy, honesty and accountability to the Clerk’s Office And; To bring credibility to the election process I am qualified to hold this office because: My past experience has brought me the ability to deal with many pleasant and stressful circumstances. I have worked verifying contracts, setting appointments and fully understand the confidentiality required for the job. I’ve worked many elections getting poll workers and am familiar with some of the election process. The thing I want the voters of Posey County to know about me:

I’m not a politician, nor am I a public speaker. I’m an honest, hard worker who will strive to provide my professional standards to this Office to serve all residents of Posey County. Proudly rated A+ by the Southern Indiana Right to Life The main two or three things I see as the largest issues in the near future are: Accuracy in dating, filing and recording all information in this office so we don’t burden the taxpayers to correct our errors Ensure voters have confidence in casting their ballots properly in City and County Elections With the electronic age upon us, we must be watchful of fraud. My solution for these issues is: Insure proper training to employees so each fully understands the responsibility and accuracy required of them. If elected, you can count on me to: Work hard for the residents of Posey County and demand the same work ethics of all employees. The one thing that sets me apart from my opponent is: Believing “the buck stops here” Other relevant facts about me: (experience, education, other service or positions held, etc.) Daycare manager for 22 years Part time Bridal Consultant for 23 years Office manager for 6 years Present: Realtor doing referrals and property management for 7 years As secretary for The Olde Tyme Auto Club I wrote a monthly newsletter for 3 years. 35 year member of St. Philip Catholic Church; sacristan, Eucharistic minister, usher, greeter, St. Vincent de Paul society member and Ladies Club member Tri State Genealogy Society member Member of The Olde Tyme Auto Club (TOTAC), Studebaker Club and Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Republican Women’s Club member (past office holder), Executive member of Republican Central Committee

My full name is: Donna Butler The primary reason I am seeking this office: I have truly enjoyed being your County Clerk the last four years. We have made several changes and improvements. I would like to continue to expand the services we provide to the public. I am qualified to hold this office because: The experience and knowledge I have gained from being your County Clerk the last four years is my greatest asset. I have added new services, saved tax payers money, and obtained grants. I have worked in County Government for over 20 years. I know the importance of working together with the Commissioners,

County Council and other offices to ensure the best possible public service is achieved. The thing that I most want the voters of Posey County to know about me is: I have truly enjoyed being your County Clerk the last four years. I enjoy serving the public. I like helping people. I can be counted on to make the Clerk’s Office the most friendly, efficient, and effective office possible. The main two or three things I see as the largest issues in the near future are: Improving services while controlling costs. Improving elections while controlling costs. My solution for these issues is: Continue to look at updating technology. Working smarter not harder. Go after grant money and State/Federal funded projects. Continue to require vendors to provide needed services at reasonable prices. Look at comparison pricing on services. Negotiate new contracts as they expire. Continually ask “how can we do more for less”. If elected you can count on me to: Make the Clerk’s office the most friendly, efficient and effective as possible. Continually ask “how can we do more for less”. The one thing that sets me apart from my opponent is: Experience, integrity, friendliness. Other relevant facts about me: (experience, education, other service or positions held, etc.) 20 years in Area Plan Office. 6 years as administrative assistant and 14 years as Executive Director. Associates degree in political science from University of Southern Indiana. 2009 Southern Clerk’s Association President.

St Matthew Card Party planned for tonight! You don’t have to play cards to have a great night out at this annual event at the St. Matthews card party which will be filled with delicious food, raffles and prizes. Our theme this year is “Poodle skirts, bobby socks and blue suede shoes”. Raffle items include: Zig zag track quilt, $200 in Gift Cards, $250 in Alles Brothers furniture, Ca-

sino Aztar stay with breakfast and dinner at Madeleines, New Harmony Inn stay and $100 cash. Raffle tickets are $1 and admission is a $3 donation. Tickets are on sale at the school office or from any St. Matthew’s parent. You need not be present to win, but must be at least 18. No one under 18 will be permitted. (license #122357)

Posey County polling places Notification is hereby given to the public of the polling places for the November 2, 2010 General Election as approved by the Posey County Commissioners. They are as follow: Bethel: Griffin/Bethel Fire Station 314 West Street Griffin, IN 47616 Black 1 Agape Family Ministries 5529 Industrial Road Mt. Vernon, N 47620 Black 2 Welborn United Methodist Church 4999 Welborn Church Road Mt. Vernon, IN 47620 Black 3 Black Chapel Methodist Church 8012 Baldknob Road Mt. Vernon, IN 47620 Black 4

Harvestime Temple Church 101 Roosevelt Drive Mt. Vernon, N 47620 Black 5 Hovey House 330 Walnut Street Mt. Vernon, IN 47620 Black 6 Harvestime Temple Church 101 Roosevelt Drive Mt. Vernon, N 47620 Black 7 Odd Fellows Lodge 1300 Highway 62W Mt. Vernon, IN 47620 Black 8 General Baptist Church 1717 N. Main Street Mt. Vernon, IN 47620 Black 9 Moose Lodge 711 W. 2nd Street Mt. Vernon, N 47620 Black 10 Alexandrian Public Library 115 E. 5th Street

Mt. Vernon, IN 47620 Black 11 Masonic Temple 1131 W.4th Street Mt. Vernon, IN 47620 Black 12 General Baptist Church 1717 N. Main Street Mt. Vernon, IN 47620 Black 13 Hovey House 330 Walnut Street Mt. Vernon, IN 47620 Center North Wadesville Fire Station 4200 Princeton Street Wadesville, IN 47638 Center South Mt. Zion Baptist Church 1425 Oliver Road Wadesville, IN 47638 Harmony 1 Holy Angels Catholic Community Center 419 Steammill Street New Harmony, IN 47631

Harmony 2 Holy Angels Catholic Community Center 419 Steammill Street New Harmony, N 47631 Harmony 3 Holy Angels Catholic Community Center 419 Steammill Street New Harmony, N 47631 Lynn East Posey County 4-H Fairgrounds 111 Harmony Township Road New Harmony, N 47631 Lynn West Posey County 4-H Fairgrounds 111 Harmony Township Road New Harmony, IN 47631 Mars North St. Phillips Church Business Office 3500 St. Philips Road

Evansville, IN 47712 Marrs Center Immanuel United Church of Christ 5812 Ford Road Mt. Vernon, IN 47620 Marrs South Salem United Church of Christ 11325 Lower Mt. Vernon Road Mt. Vernon, iN 47620 Point Nazarene Church Education Building 12601 Bonebank Road Mt. Vernon, IN 47620 Robb 1 Poseyville Community Center 25 W. Fletchall Avenue Poseyville, IN 47633 Robb 2 Poseyville Community Center 25 W. Fletchall Avenue Poseyville, IN 47633 Robb 3 Stewartsville United Methodist Church 10600 East St.

- Stewartsville Poseyville, IN 47633 Robinson 1 Robinson Township Conservation Club 1015 Stierley Road Evansville, IN 47712 Robinson 2 St. Peter’s United Church of Christ 10430 Highway 66 Wadesville, IN 47638 Robinson 3 Knights of Saint John — St. Wendel 11714 Winery Road Wadesville, IN 47638 Smith East Cynthiana Community Center 10456 Main Street Cynthiana,IN 47612 Smith West Cynthiana Community Center 10456 Main Street Cynthiana, IN 47612


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Posey County Assessor Nancy Hoehn

Kristi Carroll

My full name is: Hello, my name is Kristi Carroll, County Assessor seeking re-election and would appreciate your support. I have been in the Assessor’s Office for 15 years with the last six years as your Assessor. I am qualified to hold this office because: I obtained my state required level I and II in 1999 and I am currently working on the level III certification, as well as attending state conferences. I have reworked the office to take

over the duties of the township trustee and or, assessor’s after they were eliminated by the state. I am a member of the Women’s Democrat Club past treasurer of above mentioned club, member of the Phoenix Club, IAAO and AIC The thing that I most want the voters of Posey County to know is: The assessors’ office has gone through many changes in the past 15 years. My team has worked through three reassessments and gone through a state ordered reassessment of commercial property. My team has put the property information online for easier access for realtor’s and taxpayers. My team did this to help bring our office into the 21st century. Yes, there have been some glitches along the way but this office along with the Auditor and Treasurer’s office have worked long and hard together to make sure the tax statements were mailed out in a timely manner. If elected, you can count on me to: If re-elected I will continue the same level of customer service with pride and dignity. I welcome and encourage all taxpayers to come into the office and view their property. I ask that you let my experience in office speak for itself. I want to thank you for your continued support and your vote on November 2. Let my team and I continue to serve the taxpayers of Posey County.

My full name is: Hi, I am Nancy Hoehn and I am seeking the office of Posey County Assessor on the Republican Party ticket. My family consists of: I am married to Andy Hoehn and we have four children and four grandchildren. The primary reason or reasons I am seeking this office: I am on the ballot for this office because I believe that the citizens of Posey County deserve elected officials who are fully accountable to the people who elected them. This paper reported that tax billings have not been on time since 2002. 2010 assessments (payable 2011) are three months behind already. Indianapolis and the auditor’s office are regularly going to extreme measures to make up for the assessor’s lateness. That extra expense is being passed on to you, the taxpayer. I am qualified to hold this office because: I have passed the Indiana Assessor/Appraiser eration. I have looked for ways to save the taxpayers’ dollars, such as saving the taxpayers level I and II courses and I have a proven approximately $100,000 on the Posey County track record of getting along with people and Jail waterline repair by asking and receiving solving problems. The thing that I most want the voters to help and equipment from a local business. The main two or three things I see as the know about me is: I will take full responsibility for my actions largest issues in the near future are: and the actions of my office. You will hear no (1) economic development to bring more jobs to Posey County; (2) the expansion of the ambulance service in Posey County; and (3) continuance of funding for road projects. My solution for these issues is: The Posey County Community FoundaIf elected, I will continue to vote for funding tion, a member of the Community Foundafor economic development. With economic tion Alliance, Inc., will hold a benefit auction development, we can bring more businesses on October 28, 2010, at the 4-H Community to Posey County, which will create more jobs Center in New Harmony. All proceeds from for the people of Posey County and help the the For Good For Ever Auction will be dotowns and schools of Posey County. We also nated to the Foundation’s Administrative Enneed to continue to look for ways to find fed- dowment Fund. eral and/or state grants to help with funding of “We are so excited to be able to raise money County projects, such as road improvements for our Administrative Endowment Fund and and moneys to expand the ambulance service. have fun at the same time,” said Julie EickIf elected, you can count on me to: hoff, Director of the Posey County CommuI will be dedicated to the job of County Coun- nity Foundation. “Community Foundations cilman, as I have been the last 3 ½ years. I will are at the heart of our cities and town. We be there to represent your best interests and to see that your tax dollars are spent wisely. I have not missed a County Council meeting since being elected to the office and will continue to attend all meetings in connection with the office. Gerald Parkinson Jr. The one thing that sets me apart from my opponent is: I am a lifelong resident of Posey County. I have the experience as a Posey County Councilman to do the job and do it right. My opinion is that when you are elected to an office, politics stop and you do the job that you were elected to do for all taxpayers and not play politics. Other relevant facts about me: (experience, education, other service or positions held, etc.): I graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1972. I have been employed at Countymark Cooperative Refinery for 38 years. I have also been a Posey County farmer. I was the very first Commander and remain a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Post 5. I am a former member of the Mt. Vernon Black Township Park Board. I have served for 3 ½ years as your District II County Councilman and for the past 3 years as Vice-President of the Council. My full name is: Gerald “Bud” Parkinson Jr. I am seeking the office of: I am running for re-election to the Posey County Council for District #3 I am affiliated with (which) party: fresh ideas. Member of the Democratic Party I am qualified to hold this office because: My family consists of: I have lived in Posey County for 28 years and I have been married for 26 years to my wife have owned and operated two businesses. I Paula. We have both lived our entire lives in will bring business experience to this position. Posey County. We have 4 children, Megan and The thing that I most want the voters of Becky are both married, Jerry is a student at Posey County to know about me is: Indiana University and Ashley is currently in I will maintain integrity and honesty in all high school. I have one 3 year old grandson of my decisions. I will work for residents of and am expecting 2 granddaughters which are Posey County; not just one party affiliation. due at election time. The main two or three things I see as the The primary reason or reasons I am seeking largest issues in the near future are: theis office: Creating new jobs, drawing new businesses to My primary reasons for running for our office Posey County, supporting our existing busi- is the fact that I have always had an active nesses and our farmers. interest in local government. I have been servMy solution for these issues is: ing as Precint Commiteman for many years. Utilize the studies that have already been com- My retirement gave me the time to pursue this pleted for Posey County concerning zoning interest more actively. My roots are in Posey recommendations and future development. County and I want to serve the people here to Listen to the citizens of Posey County, since keep it a place where people want to live and they are who I am representing. raise their families. If elected, you can count on me to: I am qualified to hold this office because: Be dependable, honest, accountable and open I am qualified for this office because I know minded. the county and it’s people. My years in conThe one thing that sets me apart from my struction management taught me the need to opponent is: get things done in a timely manner and with A lifetime of business experience. in budget. There was always the need to look Other relevant facts about me: (experience, for ways to cut costs. It is the same in County education, other service or positions held, government. I n my 4 years on the County etc.) Council, I have learned the budget process and BA from Seattle Pacific University, Vietnam have formed a working relationship with all Veteran, Member of American Legion & VFW, the government offices and law enforcement. experienced business owner (Walden Con- This experience will continue to invaluable as struction in Iowa City, IA, Jerry Walden’s Re- the Council moves forward. pair Service, Inc. & Walden Insurance Agency, The thing that I most want the voters of Inc. in Mt. Vernon, IN.) Posey County to know about me is:

Posey County Council District II E. Alan Blackburn

excuses and you will see no finger pointing toward Indianapolis or another county office. When I am elected, you will have a customer friendly advocate in the office of Assessor. The main two or three things I see as the largest issues in the near future are: The major issue facing this county is repeatedly late and inaccurate assessments. This is causing millions of dollars to be spent in interest alone as loans have been taken to cover school shortfalls, city budget shortfalls and causing county budget strains. This million dollars is nothing more that an unwarranted “extra tax” put on the citizens of Posey County. It is time to do the right thing and correct this abandonment of wisdom. My solution for these issues is: The solution to this problem is to bring proven leadership to the office of Assessor and then to align the office in an efficient manner so that known deadlines are consistently met. Strong, focused leadership, daily involvement, effective training, and an eye on details will make this office function correctly. If elected, you can count on me to: When elected, you can count on me to be in the office every day and to stay until the task is completed. I will put the taxpayer first and treat everyone with respect, with fairness, and with honesty. I will enlist every technique and tool available to make this office on time, up to date, efficient, and cordial and I will expect the same from everyone in this office. Other relevant facts about me: (experience, education, other service or positions held, etc.) I have been instrumental in the starting of several active small businesses in Mt. Vernon. I have held a Realtor’s license and continue to have an interest in real estate and business. My focused area of study at USI was Accounting and I am currently employed at Alexander Funeral Homes overseeing the North Chapel. I am currently serving on the Mt Vernon City Council representing District Three. I am active in the Relay for Life and River Days. I enjoy meeting new friends, reading, my family, music, and my home church.

Community Foundation Auction is Oct. 28

My full name is: E. Alan Blackburn I am seeking the office of: Posey County Council District II I am affiliated with (which) party: Democrat My family consists of: Wife, Teresa, 2 sons, John and Mark, and stepson, Shane; 6 grandchildren; and 1 greatgrandson. The primary reason or reasons I am seeking this office: I care about Posey County. I want to see Posey County continue to move in the right direction. I want to see that the Posey County taxpayers’ dollars are used wisely and that none of the tax dollars are wasted. I am qualified to hold this office because: I have 3 1/2 years of experience being on the County Council and have learned about the different funds for each office holder and how and where they can be used. I also know the state and local tax abatement rules and strive to follow those rules in a fair and impartial manner when voting on tax abatement. The thing that I most want the voters of Posey County to know about me is: I am honest, hardworking for the taxpayers of Posey County, and have been very dedicated to the job of Posey County Councilman. I have always listened to the concerns and opinions of the taxpayers of Posey County with an open mind and have always taken those into consid-

Jerry Walden

My full name is: Jerry R. Walden I am seeking the office of: Posey County Council District 2 I am affiliated with (which) party: Republican My family consists of: Wife – Shelia, Children – Joshua (Mendy) Walden, Rachel (Nathan) Toon. Grandchildren – Dakota, Nolan and another one on the way The primary reason or reasons I am seeking this office: Posey County has been under one party rule and there needs to be some diversification and

know the places of need in our area, and we can direct resources to address those needs.” This auction will be your chance to do a little holiday shopping and support your Foundation all at the same time. Over 70 silent auction items along with over 15 live auction items. The doors will open at 5:00 pm. The evening begins with a catered dinner and entertainment from Clif the Drifter. The silent auction will start at 6:30 pm followed by the live auction. Tickets are $25 per person. A complete list of all auction items, along with ticket information, is on our website at www. poseycommunityfoundation.org/auction.

Posey County Council District III Voters should know that during the last 4 years on Council, we were able to stay with in budget even though there were multi million dollar cuts from the state government. I am responsible for implementing the POSEY COUNTY RX prescription card program. This program provides a discount on prescription costs for those who need it. Voters should also know that my construction experience has saved the County tax dollars as I am able to review County Construction projects to see that they are within reasonable range. Under my guidance, we have set up new procedures for more competitive bidding process for local companies that want the work. I have worked hard for all local jobs and will continue to work with all companies that want to come in our area and benefit our local work force. I am also a member of the Area Plan Commission and plan to continue to serve on that board to assure that our county is a place that everyone can be proud to live. The largest issues facing our local government is: Continued tax cuts from the state and Federal government s and finding ways to stay within our budget. We must work to find more funding for our schools and seek ways to do this without pressures from the state government. We also must continue to bring companies to this county to help build our tax base and keep our residents working. We have what companies need with our transportation infrastructure using the river , railroads and roads. My solution for these issues is: The solutions to resolve the above will require continued hard work and listening to the people of Posey County. We need to work to bring companies by offering abatements to those that will live up to their promises, hire our local work force and give back to our community. We need to let companies what know what Posey County has to offer with our transportation system on the river, on the railroad and on the roads. We need to let companies know that the people of Posey County want to work and that their work ethic is like none other. I will work with local and state government officials to bring funds to our county without putting a burden on its’ residents. Other relevant facts about me: (experience, education, other service or positions held, etc.) My roots are deep in Posey County. I am a 52 year member of St. Philip Church, a member of the St. Philip Men’s Club, St. Philip Conservation Club and the Posey County Phoenix Club. As a Journeyman Ironworker ,I have worked on Constuction sites all over the County. So, On November 2nd, I am asking Posey County voters to vote for someone who cares for them and remember that This Bud is For You!


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Vote Republican on November 2nd The Qualified Choice for Posey County. Jim Tomes State Senate District 49

Wendy McNamara State Representative District 76

Solid plans on resurrecting production and industrial type jobs.

I offer a new vision for our community committed to providing New Leadership for a New Tomorrow.

Restore government back to a point of operating with financial responsibility.

I am an educator dedicated to creating an environment for job retention and growth in Southwestern Indiana, lowering taxes, and restoring integrity and transparency in Indiana’s State House.

Diagnose what is required to bring Indiana’s school graduation rates to a higher level than current statistics. Pro Life, Pro God, Pro Gun American.

I will work to find solutions to our problems and be a proactive voice for our community.

Betty Postletheweight County Clerk

Jerry Walden County Council District 2

I am running for Posey County Clerk to bring: courtesy, honesty, accountability, cost effective measures to the office , fairness, integrity to the city and county elections following Indiana law, and be prudent with taxpayers money.

Create a business friendly environment in Posey County.

Nancy Hoehn County Assessor

Wayne Nall County Council District 4

Leading Posey County with: Honesty, Integrity and Accountability

Christian, Conservative Values Business Degree-Vincennes University Graduated Magna Cum Laude Sixteen Years Business Experience

State Certified Assessor/Appraiser Small Business Owner

Take advantage of the many natural resources available in Posey County-Interstates, Railroads, Rivers, etc. The Council needs to be diversified - a single party rule is not conducive to good Government.

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Nick Wildeman County Auditor

Travis Clowers County Prosecutor

Educated Problem Solver

Posey County deserves an advocate who will stand up and fight for what this community stands for. Posey County deserves an advocate who will aggressively prosecute the crimes that plague our community. As prosecutor, I promise I will work tirelessly to make Posey County a safer and even better place for the people who live here.

Lifelong Posey County Resident Dedicated

Don Mattingly County Council District 3

Lindsay Suits Black Township Trustee

Professional Management of Your Tax Dollars. More Public Input. Detailed Budget Development. Improved Department Funding. Emphasis Economic Development. Businessman Experienced in Money Matters and a Retired Soldier Who Knows the Meaning of Service

Help qualifying families become more self-sufficient and financially stable. Stay informed of the newest & latest tools available to protect those firefighters who are protecting us. Begin a working relationship between myself & community based organizations.

Larry Bucshon U.S. Congress

Dan Coats U.S. Senate

Goals: Cut Taxes, Create Jobs. Reduce Government Intervention, Increase Transparency in Legislation, Oppose recent Healthcare Legislation, Focus on our District First, pro-life candidate. See more at: www.bucshonforcongress.com/

Once called a “thinking man’s conservative” by the Washington Times, Dan Coats has dedicated his life to public and community service and the Hoosier values of faith, family and freedom. As a legislator, Dan worked to cut taxes and limit spending and helped reduce the deficit through spending cuts and entitlement reforms. See more at: www.coatsforindiana.com

Black Township Board: Brandyn Mohr “each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 peter 4:10

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Posey County Council District III

Posey County Council District IV Tracy Ripple

Don Mattingly

My name is: Don Mattingly I seek the office of: Posey County Council District 3 I am affiliated with (which) party: Republican party My family consists of: My wife Nancy and I have three grown children and eleven grandchildren. The primary reason or reasons I am seeking this office: I am seeking this office to bring a fresh new approach to County Government. An approach which will make the County Council more accessible and accountable to the Citizens of Posey County. I am qualified to hold this office because: My qualifications for this office include: Leadership - twenty three years with the US Army. Education - BS in Business Management at Indiana State University and MS in Education from Indiana University. Experience - Thirty years as a business owner and consultant in the

financial management positions. Also a sincere interest in holding taxes at a minimum and limiting the scope of Government at every level. The thing that I most want the voters of Posey County to know about me is: The voters of Posey County should know that I will work tirelesly to improve the quality of life in Posey County by increasing County emphasis on economic development which translates into JOBS. I will strive to improve the efficiency of each County Department by encouraging departmental performance evaluations and by closely monitoring departmental funding. The main two or three things I see as the largest issues in the near future are: Posey County’s challenges in the near future include proper assessment of property coupled with timely tax bills to smooth out the County’s financila resources. This will prevent late funding to local schools and provide predicitble services to the community. The solution lies in political accountablilty through a true two party representation on the Council and Commission. If elected, you can count on me to: If elected you can count on me to open the County Council to public input. I will push for conservative use of your tax dollars, and encourage professional staffing of each County Office. The one thing that set me apart from my opponent is: The things that set me apart from my opponent are my many years of financial management experience, education and leadership. Other relevant facts about me: (experience, education, other service or positions held, etc. After raising a family, two university degrees, twenty three years in the military and over thirty years in financial management, I have the time, the training, and the specific experience required on the Posey County Council.

My full name is: Tracy Ripple I am seeking the office of: County Council - District 4 I am affiliated with (which) party: Democrat My family consists of: Rita-spouse, Aaron-son The primary reason or reasons I am seeking this office: I have enjoyed serving the residents of Posey County the last 4 years and feel with my experience I can continue to be an asset to the

James Scarafia mony School. I am qualified to hold this office because: I am genuinely interested in maintaining a school in New Harmony, and my eight years on the board has allowed me to understand what it will take to do that. The thing that I most want the voters of Posey County to know about me is: Any decision that I will, or have made in the past, has had much research, and is in the best interest of the kids. The main two or three things I see as the largest issues in the near future are: Enrollment, Finances My solution for these issues is: Make the district attractive to all families, while not overspending. If elected, you can count on me to: Make all decisions based on what is best for the students of New Harmony School. The one thing that sets me apart from my opponent is: No opponent Other relevant facts about me: (experience, education, other services or positions held, etc.) Eight years on the New Harmony School Board, six years as president. Operations Supervisor at CountryMark Refinery, employed there for twenty-four years. Former Scoutmaster, and current Assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 386. Member of Holy Angels Catholic Church.

New Harmony School Board District III Curt Schmitt

My full name is: Curt Schmitt I am seeking the office of: New Harmony School Board District 3 I am affiliated with (which) party: N/A (This office is non-partisan) My family consists of: Wife, Paula, and son, Christian The primary reason or reasons I am seeking this office: Public Education demands critical attention—especially at the local level. I think that it is the responsibility of every able citizen to help provide our children with the best possible education, and it is my personal responsibility to offer my experience in education to serve on the New Harmony School Board. I am qualified to hold this office because: I taught school for twenty-five years, have additional experience in administration, and have contiuned to serve as a volunteer to New Harmony School. The thing that I most want the voters of

Posey County to know about me is: I have exercised a lifelong commitment to education in many capacities. I would like to continue to serve in this new capacity as a school board member. The main two or three things I see as the largest issues in the near future are: 1) Maintaining New Harmony School’s critical presence in the life of the community, which is threatened by recent and ongoing attempts to push consolidation; 2) updating school curricula to meet new and changing student needs; and 3) insuring that our educators have the proper support—time, training, and money—to offer each child the best possible education. My solution for these issues is: New Harmony School has to provide an alternative plan to traditional consolidation, even as it deals with the basic issue of enrollment. Promoting the school’s small average class size, low student-to-teacher ratio, individual attention to student progress, as well as its fiscal responsibility—paired with innovative ideas for raising money and renovating academic programs—can together form the foundation for an education blueprint unequalled by other public schools and thereby rendering consolidation obsolete and unnecessary. Updating school curriculum and providing proper teacher support both should start with consulting our professional educators—teachers and administrators, and, if necessary, other consultants—and continues with listening to the concerns of parents and alumni, to determine student needs and the best approach to fulfill those needs. If elected, you can count on me to: Listen to the range of concerns and all constructive criticism about what direction New Harmony School should take to provide its students the best possible education. The one thing that sets me apart from my opponent is: A lifetime of work in education.

county. I am qualified to hold this office because: 20 years experience county government. 16 years Smith Twp. Trustee/Assessor and 4 years County Council. The thing that I most want the voters of Posey County to know about me is: The fact that I feel it is a privilege to serve on the council and that I am looking forward to thenext 4 years. The main two or three things I see as the largest issues in the near future are: 1) Tax cuts from the state 2) Making sure we continue to bring in new business to the county. My solution for these issues is: 1) We as the county need to continue to find ways to be more efficient in controlling costs. 2) Continue to work with the local economic development organizations. If elected, you can count on me to: Continue to make sure the county is efficient in their spending, but yet take care of the taxpayers needs. The one thing that sets me apart from my opponent is: My experience Other relevant facts about me: (experience, education, other service or positions held, etc.) 27 years experience in accounting and finance, CFO Lucent Polymers

Wayne Nall Jr.

New Harmony School Board District II

My full name is: James Robert Scarafia I am seeking the office of: New Harmony School Board District 2 My family consists of: Wife Carol- RN at Deaconess Hospital Daughter Katelyn- Junior at Indiana University Son Kristopher- Senior at New Harmony High School Primary reason I am seeking office: To continue improving the educational experience and fiscal responsibility at New Har-

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My full name is: Wayne A. Nall Jr. I am seeking the office of: Posey County Council-District 4 I am affiliated with which party: Republican My family consists of: My wife Kathy (married 27 years), three daughters (Crystal, Melissa, and Britny), and four grandchildren (Ira, Alex, Carter, and Chloe). The primary reason I am seeking this office: In discussing the possibility of running my wife said to me, “I’d just like to have a choice” when I vote. For too long, there has only been one name on the ballot in each of our county races. We’ve just had to go with whoever the Democratic party picked. I believe the citizens of Posey County deserve a choice this year, and I believe I’m the right choice. I am qualified to hold this office because: I have a business degree from Vincennes University, from which I graduated1994 Magna cum Laude. I spent the last sixteen years in the business world, including the last six years at Best One Tire and Service as a sales professional. I believe that I have the business background, organizational skills, and integrity to successfully hold this position. The thing that I most want the voters of Posey County to know about me: I’m a committed Christian who has made Jesus Christ the Lord of my life. As a Bible student, I find the scriptures actually give us a great blueprint on how to live our lives with meaning and integrity. As a council member, I will strive to live by the words of Ecclesiastes 9:10-”Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.” I believe my Christian faith will help me in meeting the tough challenges that our county is facing. The main two or three things I see as the largest issues in the near future are: 1. Economic Development-Unfortunately, the Posey County Council has actually spent no money at all in the last four years on economic development. Largely as a result of lack of economic development, over 10% of our young families have moved out of county in the last five years. This is simply unacceptable. The recent council decision to refuse abatements in the industrial development section of Mt. Vernon was especially unhelpful. This decision effectively undermined efforts to bring development to our county. Of particular concern to me is helping to bring jobs to the people of the 4th district (the northern part of the county). In the past, what little has been spent on development in our county has largely stayed in the Mt. Vernon area. While it’s important to bring

jobs to Mt. Vernon, it’s equally important to bring jobs to New Harmony, Poseyville, and the other communities in the rest of Posey County. 2. Tax Assessments-Closely tied to lack of development is the terrible problem we’ve had with late and inaccurate tax assessments. As a result of late assessments, our school systems have had to borrow money, resulting in huge interest payments. I can think of many places that those funds could go that would have been better spent than on interest! 3. Fiscal Responsibility-As a fiscal conservative, I want to make sure that we get more “bang for the buck” from our county government. In recent years, our council has based the current budget on the previous year’s budget, without really considering whether we overspent or underspent last year. In these economically challenging times, we need to find ways to save money in our county budget the same way that families find ways to save money in their family budgets. My solution for these issues: 1. Economic Development-One of my top priorities as a council member will be to make sure the communities in the 4th district are included in future development plans. I also will resist efforts by the council to undercut development by unnecessary refusal of tax abatements of new industry in our area. 2. Tax Assessments-While the Assessors Office is responsible for getting out assessments correctly and on time, as a council member, I will hold that office accountable for its performance. (Of course, bringing in Nancy Hoehn, our Republican candidate for Assessor, would go a long way towards correcting these problem!) 3. Fiscal Responsibility-I and the other Republican County Council candidates would like to see our budgeting process reformed from an incremental approach to a zero-based formula. In other words, we’d like to see our budget formulated not on what we did in previous years, but rather on what we actually need. Other issues that I’d like to briefly touch on: I’d like to make sure that the communities of Poseyville and Cynthiana have adequate ambulance service restored to them. The 25-30 minute wait time for the ambulance to arrive from New Harmony is not acceptable. People’s lives are at stake! Also, I would be in favor of moving the council meeting time to a weekday evening in order to allow more citizens to participate in the process. I would also like to see the council minutes posted on-line, for greater accountability. If elected, you can count on me to: Work hard for the citizens of the 4th district, bringing competency and commonsense to the process. I’ll be their representative on the council, and will do my best to serve them well. The one thing that sets me apart from my opponent is: I have nothing bad to say about my opponent. I’m sure he’s a fine man, but he’s part of a council that’s simply not been getting things done in recent years. Other relevant facts about me: I’ve been a board member and deacon at Fair Haven Christ Fellowship in Cynthiana for a number of years. Recently, I’ve been part of a project to convert the old Cynthiana school building to our new worship facility. It’s been rewarding and interesting work. My wife and I served as foster parents for over a decade. During that time, we fostered 26 children, including our three girls, who we later adopted.

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Black Township Trustee Lindsay Suits

My full name is: Lindsay Suits I am seeking the office of: Black Township Trustee I am affiliated with (which) party: Republican My family consists of:

Shane Suits-husband, Mason Suits-4 year old son and Maddox Suits-3 year old son The primary reason or reasons I am seeking this office: Provide support for the citizens of Black Township by continuing a strong relationship with the Black Twp Fire and Rescue and by helping those in need through the use of education and Work Fare programs. In addition, I plan to upgrade the office of Trustee by adding finance and budgeting software to constantly provide accuracy of monies spent. Additional monies will be pursued through grant applications. I am qualified to hold this office because: Bachelors Degree from University of Southern Indiana Currently hold an Indiana Teachers License. Grant writing workshop via Purdue University. Wrote and received grants for E-VSC and YMCA IPRC Drug Prevention Specialist Youth First facilitator The main two or three things I see as the largest issues in the near future are: As Trustee, there are two major categories of responsibilities that I will focus on; the Black

Township Volunteer Fire Department and poor relief for the residents of Black Township. The volunteer fire department is made up of dedicated individuals who put their lives on the line for our community. We rely on them to help keep our families safe and they deserve our full support. We need to continue to provide them with the resources needed to help keep them and our families safe. The second major component is poor relief. I believe that given the current financial conditions, many families will be in need of financial support. As your trustee, I will be committed to using wisdom to balance the need and the responsibility to the taxpayer. I will enlist my training as I help qualifying families to learn how to better handle their money and hone the necessary skills to become both more self-sufficient and financially stable. If elected, you can count on me to: I recognize the importance of keeping our fire fighters safe. These brave men and women are volunteering to put their very lives on the line for all of us. I promise to keep their safety in the forefront of everything we do. I will constantly survey their opinions and stay informed of the newest and latest equipment and tools

available to protect those who are protecting us. I also recognize that our economy is struggling and that is why many of our families are in difficult financial times. We as a community are here to help and it is my job to make educated and sensible decisions on behalf of the tax payer. Other relevant facts about me: (experience, education, other service or positions held, etc.) MVHS graduate Volunteer with the Mt. Vernon Relay For Life Active member of Agape Family Ministries Afternoons R.O.C.K. in Indiana supervisor for West Elementary and Jr. High in Mt. Vernon 21st Century Site Coordinator for E-VSC. Supervised 200 elementary students and 20 instructors. Community Coordinator for the Garvin Street Community Enhancement Project. Performed a community needs assessment and compiled data for analysis. Experienced handling budgets and writing grants as well as meeting grant requirements. Working with the public and schools as a facilitator for Youth First with Mt. Vernon families.

My background in Management, having ran a business for seven years and a tax service for a number of years; I have experience in bookkeeping, preparing legal documents and bid requests, and being up to date on state laws governing trustees. We just finished our state audit and it like the audits before it were found free of any errors or comments. I have the experience, compassion and also I am determined to save tax payers money by not paying out interest –but paying cash for everything or not buying until money is saved up for it. I have saved taxpayers close to a half a million dollars through the years by paying cash and this was computed by a local banker. I have worked to have a monthly budgeting class with teaches families how to budget and how to stretch their Food Stamps. I founded this program and it is now conducted by the extension office. We have a steel shoe/boot program which has enables numerous individuals start jobs they could not other wise have taken. We have a free clothing give away and numerous other programs to help needy which do not cost tax payers anything! The thing that I most want the voters of Posey County to know about me is: I am dedicated to my work as their Black Township trustee. That I am concerned about keeping taxes as low as possible and the record shows that I have been able to provide all services to the residents of Black Township with revenue of nine (9) cents out of every dollar. We work not to raise taxes and to save tax payers money by doing everything I can on my own without bringing using my attorney to normal work of preparing contracts, bid pack-

ages, etc. I only make purchases that we have money to pay for – I built a million dollar fire station paying cash for it by saving funds for about five years. Another thing important to the taxpayer is that every piece of equipment and building belongs to them the taxpayer. We lease it to the Black township Fire & Rescue! Taxpayers have always come first and always will in my operation of the trustee’s office! One last thing, we just don’t hand out vouchers to individuals to pay their bills – they have to meet the requirements of our strict Guidelines and if they receive help from us, and they are able – they work back their orders. Those whom we cannot help, - we refer to local charities and they receive the help there The main two or three things I see as the largest issues in the near future are: Budgeting funds to be able to continue to help those being laid off. To try to help them find positions and to make sure that we do what we can for the sick and the elderly! My solutions for these problems are: (1). Budget township assistance so that it is there to help with the needs mentioned above. (2). to work more closely with public and see if they will contact us when they have small jobs, etc., that our clients could do. Also, work with local employers to see if they will consider hiring from those we have on our lists when they need help. (3) I keep abreast of all not for profit services and programs to help the needy and we draw on these services as well. If elected you can count on me to: Keep my word! I think that the public knows me well enough to know that we are public servants and that we put the needs of the residents

of Black Township first! That I will continue to work to keep taxes low and to treat everyone fairly. That we will not be unaccountable for funds and that Black Township will never under my control be another Knight Township! The one thing that sets me a part from my opponent is: On the job experience and complete knowledge of state laws as well as back ground in business and management and accounting! My opponent is proposing programs that I have had in effect for over 19 years – on Face book she has a video stating if elected she wants to Better Equip the Black Township Fire and Rescue – how is that possible? They are fully equipped and have one of the best fire departments in Southern Indiana! Other relevant facts about me: (experience, education, other service or positions held, etc.) I attended Dayton Junior College in Dayton, Ohio (A Bus. School) where I studied Business. I also spent four years in service in the U.S.A.F. where I worked in Military Personnel .While in the military; I took numerous courses in Management, Supervision, Finance and computers. I have a graduate of theology degree from Maranatha Bible College, 4 yrs. I founded the Mt. Vernon Homeless Shelter Board and these shelters were built by private donations and grants - I wrote some of the earlier grants to help get the shelters started! I worked as a Financial Manager for seven years, ran a Tax Service for a number of years (and you have to know how to do payroll taxes in the trustee’s office) and I have worked in several other management positions as well.

Albert Gibbs

My full name is: (Wm.) Albert ‘Al’Gibbs I am seeking the office of: Black Township Trustee I am affiliated with: Democrat Party (And, I am a strong Conservative Dem.) My family consists of: Myself, (I have two nephews, three nieces, numerous gt. nephews and nieces). The primary reason I am running is: Because now more than any time there is a need for a township trustee because of the economy and the unemployment, one who is willing and able to donate many hours of their own time helping those in need I am qualified to hold this office because:

MSD of Mount Vernon School Board District I Kathy Weinzapfel

My full name is: Kathy (Katherine) Weinzapfel I am seeking the office of: School Board MSD Mt. Vernon, Dist 1, I am affiliated with (which) party: N/A The primary reason or reasons I am seeking this office: I am seeking to represent School Board Dist 1 to lend my experience, resources, and creativity to move MSD Mt Vernon to the future. I can lend an informed and rational ear to the uncertain times ahead. I am qualified to hold this office because: I have been involved with youth of all kinds and ages for over 30 years. I am a licensed teacher, wife of a farmer and daughter of a farmer and a teacher. I grew up hearing both sides of the educational concerns. As a career advisor I also know what employers expect from new employees. The thing that I most want the voters of Posey County to know about me is: I will listen to the needs of the School Corporation and taxpayers to appropriate funds efficiently without compromising the quality of education. The main two or three things I see as the largest issues in the near future are: School funding has been touted as a critical need for providing a quality education. The historical performance numbers don’t support

Lucinda Bippus this. Before this year *MSD of Mt Vernon was spending nearly $12,900 per student, the highest funding among similar schools in our region. For this they had the highest suspension numbers, third lowest graduation rate of 13 other regional schools and among the five lowest of the same 13 schools in the pursuit of education after high school. The students ARE learning with strong SAT scores to prove it. It is what the students are choosing to do with the opportunity that is the critical issue. In the Aug. issue of Indianapolis Business Journal it was reported that Cummins Engine in Columbus IN lost the opportunity of 200 jobs to Tennessee because of an under qualified workforce. This could happen in any community if the families and community don’t take responsibility for its student’s future. *(IN.GOV-education/training reporting yr 0809) Solutions: The school corporation must form relationships with the community and families to reduce the number of school suspensions so all students may receive equal opportunity at an education. Each time there is a disruption in the classroom all students loose. State school funding is gone and will not be returning. A new and creative view of education will need to be developed that doesn’t compromise the quality of education. Establish a well supported academic foundation fund to offset some cost for students to participate in enriching academic events such as debate contest, DECA, spell bowls, Lego build and regional science fairs. These are the things that develop the skills that count when going to college or pursuing a job. If substantial funds are secured they may be used to support other academic ventures. Other relevant facts about me: (experience, education, other service or positions held, etc.): I am currently a Career Advisor for the college of Education and Human Services and College of Nursing and Health Services at USI.I served as educational liaison for abused, delinquent youth for nine years at Hillcrest Youth Home. I taught Title I for Mt Vernon and served Posey Co. as 4-H Youth Educator. I have served youth in many capacities and understand their needs and the necessary skills required to become successful citizens.

My name is: Lucinda L. (Cindy) Bippus I seek the office of: MSD Mt. Vernon School Board Trustee District 1 I am affiliated with (which) party: Non political candidate My family consists of: Husband of 46 years Raymond J. Daughter-Jill Isaac (Mark) Grandchildren Caitlin & Craig Son-John (Kaye) Grandchildren Nina & Renee Son-Tom (Alicia) The primary reason or reasons I am seeking this office: I want to work toward having a community with schools staffed with sincere and dedicated people. We must provide professionals to offer every student every opportunity every day to be successful. I am qualified to hold this office because: I am a dependable, positive, proactive person, willing to prepare myself to made well informed decisions. If re-elected, I will bring to the board, experience and knowledge of the history of our school financing. The thing that I most want the voters of Posey County to know about me is: I have a passionate desire to provide our staff and students, the tools necessary to insure a safe friendly environment in which to work and learn. The main two or three things I see as the

largest issues in the near future are: Indiana is experiencing a state of financial difficulty. That difficulty is having a direct effect on the finances of our corporation. On the local level we must work to find the financial solution to enable us to retain a viable school system with high academic standards. Working with the community leaders to reverse declining enrollment. My solution for these issues is: We must continue to find budge solutions to provide the programs that prepare our students for the challenges in the world of technology. The quality of their education will be reflected in their personal future as well as the future of our community. If elected, you can count on me to: If re-elected, I will remain open minded to the concerns of the community to assure the quality of education our students deserve. The one thing that set me apart from my opponent is: I am proud, along with my husband, to have raised three very successful MSD Mt. Vernon graduates and even more proud of our grandchildren currently attending public schools in Mt. Vernon. I would like the voters to consider my 15 1/2 years experience as a school board trustee and over 40 years as a parent and grandparent to an asset to the board. Other relevant facts about me: (experience, education, other service or positions held, etc. 15 1/2 years experience on MSD Mt. Vernon School Board Residing in Posey County since 1971 Owned and operated a custom frame shop and gallery for 30 years, now retired Worked at Deaconess Hospital as Head of the Histology Department Registered Medical Technologist with American Society of Clinical Pathology Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from University of Evansville School Board Achievements 13 years Master School Board status and attained Master Level in the Certification awards Program, both with the Indiana School Boards Association Member of the Legislative Committee representing District 9 of the Indiana School Boards Association Served as President, Vice President, and Secretary numerous times on the MSD Mt. Vernon School Board


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MSD of Mount Vernon School Board District II Heather Allyn

My full name is: Heather Allyn I am seeking the office of: MSD of Mount Vernon School Board, District 2 I am affiliated with (which) party: Non-partisan My family consists of: My husband, Matt, and children Zack-13, Grant-9, Amber-7 and Alaina Claire – 2 The primary reason or reasons I am seeking this office: I believe that we are a strong community that

can work together to help our students achieve academic excellence while operating within the budget. My children, your children and our community have a lot to lose if we fail to create a sound plan, communicate that plan, and then follow through with that plan. It is time to plan for student enrollment changes, encourage open discussions at school board meetings to embrace the voice of the community, retain and reward outstanding educators and practices, and accomplish all of this within the boundaries of the district’s declining budget. I am qualified to hold this office because: I hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Indiana. I am a business person, a property owner and a parent of children enrolled in Mount Vernon schools. I’ve also had the privilege to teach Mount Vernon students as a librarian assistant at both West and Marrs. Furthermore, I have spent many hours volunteering in local schools, attending MSDMV school board meetings, asking questions of administrators, listening to the concerns of taxpayers and educators, and learning how Indiana schools are funded through property taxes and state budgets. The thing that I most want the voters of Posey County to know about me is: I will ensure that the school district remains focused on its number one priority, its children, and that it works to remain academically

competitive to prepare our students for their futures while operating within the district’s budget constraints. The largest issue in the near future is: For the last 10 years, MSDMV has experienced declining enrollment. That decline directly affected the school’s general fund and its ability to operate as it has in the past. Unless the state government changes the state funding formula, MSDMV must prepare for budget adjustments while continuing to provide an excellent education to Mount Vernon students. My solution for this issue is: Proactive planning, rather than reactive responses, is required to adjust for declining enrollment and the financial predicament that will accompany it. It’s time to ask ourselves, “How much education can we get from our dollars?” rather than, “How many dollars can we get for our budget?” If elected, you can count on me to: Make the children’s education and safety top priorities and focus available funding to those areas first. My three oldest children are currently attending MSDMV schools and are actively involved in sports and extra-curricular activities. I believe that these activities are important and can continue to exist, but other funding options should be explored. While being budget-minded, I will work to ensure that the children receive an excellent education supplemented with activities that develop

well-rounded individuals. The one thing that sets me apart from my opponent is: Currently, I have children attending Mount Vernon schools and will have for the next 15 years. The quality of education and programs offered by our school system is of the utmost importance to me. Not only am I a parent, but I am a business and property owner who understands the importance of promoting the Mount Vernon area in order to encourage businesses to invest and grow our local economy to attract new families. I stand firm in my belief that we are a strong community that can work together academically prepare our children for the 21st century, while being mindful that more money does not equal a better education. Other relevant facts about me: (experience, education, other service or positions held, etc.) My School Involvement Treasurer, Marrs PTA (2003-04) President, Marrs PTA (2004-06) Teacher Assistant at Marrs & West (2005-07) Book Adoption Committee (2009-10) Parent Volunteer: Farmersville, Marrs and Mount Vernon Jr. High School Other Involvement Posey County Fair Board – 10 years--treasurer – 1 year, secretary – 2 years Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmer State Committee – 3 years, secretary -1 year Sunday School & VBS Teacher

ing this office: I’ve been involved with the schools in one way or another since I came to Mt. Vernon in 1991 as manager of McKim’s IGA. I’ve worked side by side with many of the current teachers and administrators and found them to be highly qualified dedicated people. In addition to its core responsibility of educating our youth, the Mt. Vernon schools play a huge part in our efforts to attract people to live and shop in our community. They are our biggest asset as we work hard to sell Mt. Vernon to families as a place to live and raise their kids. I am qualified to hold this office because: I’ve been in the grocery business for almost 45 years, 30 of them as a Store manager responsible for developing and adhering to multimillion dollar budgets. In my current position as General Manager for McKim Foods, I am responsible for the day to day activities of three grocery stores with annual sales in excess of $15 million dollars. Unfortunately, we had to recently close a store in Illinois due to declining revenues and lack of profits. I know what it is like to live by a budget and how to make a decision, even one that is unpopular and costs jobs. The thing that I most want the voters of Posey County to know about me is: I care about our community. Although I was born and raised in Evansville, I now consider Mt. Vernon to be my home. I CHOOSE to live here and I want to do everything I can to make

our community a better place in which to live. I’ve served on many boards and volunteer organizations, many of them in leadership positions. We have a huge takes ahead of us trying to recruit families to live in Posey County and Mt. Vernon. Having a strong school system is major part of that task. The main two or three things I see as the largest issues in the near future are: Money, Money, Money. It’s no secret that funding has been extremely tight recently and there is no reason to expect that to change anytime in the near future. We need strong knowledgeable people on the school board, people who have the experience and the background needed to make the best uses of the limited amount of money that we receive from the State. My solution for these issues is: Continue to work with the local State legislators to find a better and more equitable way to fund schools, taking into consideration the needs of the smaller rural districts as well as the larger urban ones. If elected, you can count on me to: Be involved, be informed, ask questions and be the biggest cheerleader for our school system that I can be. The one thing that sets me apart from my opponent is: My experience with the schools. I served as Chairman of the Feasibility Study committee that looked at the Hedges Central situation and

made recommendations to the board on how to proceed. I also served as Chairman of the Design Study Group whose task was to look at the recently remodeled elementary schools. We presented suggestions to the school board on what we thought was the best and most economically sound ways to remodel those schools, allowing the MSD to have the most modern, cost effective buildings that money allows. Looking at the current buildings, I’d say we did a good job. Other relevant facts about me: (experience, education, other service or positions held, etc.) I’ve been involved in our community in many ways in the 19 years I’ve been in Mt. Vernon. I’ve attended countless school board, City Council and County Council meetings over the years. I’ve been involved with many economic development organizations such as the Economic Development Coalition of SW Indiana, Economic Development Partnership of Posey County, Chamber of Commerce, etc. I’ve served on many City and County boards and organizations such as the Area Plan Commission, Posey County Board of Zoning Appeals, City of Mt. Vernon Board of Works and more. I’ve also served on or am currently serving on the board of many non-profit groups such as United Way and River Days assuming leadership positions on many of them. I feel like I am a highly qualified candidate for the position of School Board District 2.

Larry Williams

My full name is: Lawrence R (Larry) Williams I am seeking the office of: School Board District 2 I am affiliated with (which) party: School Board seats are non-partisan My family consists of: Three sons, Brian, Matt & Kevin, all of whom work for me at IGA. Matt & Kevin are graduates of MVHS, Brian graduated in 2000 from Central HS in Evansville The primary reason or reasons I am seek-

MSD of Mount Vernon School Board District III Shelly Blunt

My full name is: Shelly B. Blunt I am seeking the office of: Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon School Board, District 3. I am affilliated with: As a candidate for the MSDMV School Board, I am non-partisan. My family consists of: My husband Stephen Glueckert, our daughter Allyson (15), and our sons Adam (10) and Benjamin (5). The primary reason or reasons I am seeking this office: Is because I have a vested interest in the success of the students in our school system. I believe that I will bring a fresh perspective and new ideas to the position. I am qualified to hold this office because: I have worked towards the improvement of education my entire professional career. Along with experience in the classroom, I have considerable administrative experience. My current position allows me to manage educational budgets and allocate resources. Furthermore, I work with numerous K-12 teachers, administrators, and organizations in the southwest Indiana region to improve and enhance education. The thing that I most want the voters of Posey County to know about me is: That I am genuinely concerned about our students, their future success, and the success of our community. As a parent who will have children in the school system for the next 12 years, I will work diligently as a board member to make decisions that will enhance student achievement. As a fiscal conservative, I believe the school district must allocate resourc-

Kimberly Jackson es appropriately within the constraints of the available budget. The main issues I see facing the school district in the near future are : Maintaining high quality educational programs while facing the reality of declining enrollments and decreasing funds from the state. My solution for these issues is: To work with other board members and school administrators to maximize available funds to meet the academic goals of the school district. We can also explore alternative funding opportunities, and collaborate with public and private agencies to meet the needs of our students. If elected, you can count on me to: Proactively seek out innovative ways to enhance student learning and success within the constraints of the available budget. I will be an advocate of the taxpayer, taking a watchdog approach towards programs within the district to ensure that that the students and taxpayers get the most out of the resources available. I will be a voice for the community in the school system in order for the Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon to reach its maximum potential. The one thing that sets me apart from my opponents is: That I bring a unique set of qualifications to the school board. I have experience in the classroom, in administration, with fiscal matters, and working with a wide range of professionals and organizations toward common goals.

who have children and grandchildren that are directly affected by the decisions of the school board and school administrators. I have been actively involved in the school board meetings, and believe in the importance of community involvement to give parents and community members a greater knowledge of the issues facing our schools today, and more power over what happens in schools. I believe our community lacks confidence in our school administrators and school board, and would like to help restore that confidence. The thing that I most want the community to know about me is: That I believe that the opinions of parents, community leaders and the rest of the public matter when it comes to educating our children. The main two things I see as the largest issues in the near future are: The challenges of declining enrollment and continued reduced funding for schools. Our school corporation, their board, the students and community members need to be more efficient and effective so that our legislators don’t feel the need to consolidate schools and expand corporations. My solution for these issues is: Vote on November 2nd, and elect representatives into office who believe that supporting children and their education is a top priority. Create standards that clearly state expectations about what leaders need to do to improve instruction and learning, and hold them accountable for results. Have the best and most qualified leaders in every school and energetic and effective teachers in all classrooms. If elected, you can count on me to: Work as hard as I can to be accountable and represent our community, our schools, and most importantly our children.

My full name is: Kimberly Ann Jackson I am seeking the office of: School Board member of the Metropolitan School District of Mt. Vernon My family consists of: My husband Reed, our son Blake, who is in the 6th grade at Mt. Vernon Jr. High School, our daughter Brooke, who is the 2nd grade at West Elementary, and our dog Max. The primary reason I am seeking this office: To ensure that the students in the Mt. Vernon school district continue to be provided not only excellent educational opportunities, but also the support and opportunity to participate Other relevant facts about me: (experience, in programs and activities outside of the classeducaion, other service or positions held, room. etc.) I am qualified to hold this office because: I grew up on a farm in rural northeast Mis- I am a parent, a friend to other parents, and souri. I earned a bachelor’s degree in chemis- a caregiver to my patients and their families, try from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri and a doctorate in organic chemistry Mount Vernon voters may vote for three school board candidates from the University of Iowa. Upon graduation, I accepted a visiting lecturer position at The board consists of five (5) members. A for that candidate. (d) If a candidate files to run for a posiSouthern Illinois University in Carbondale, Il- member: (1) must be elected on a nonpartisan linois. I then joined the University of Southern basis in primary elections held in the county tion on the board, the candidate must specify Indiana as an Assistant Professor in Chemistry as specified in this section; and (2) serves a whether the candidate is running for a district or an at-large position. in 1999. In 2005, I was promoted to Associate four (4) year term. (b) Three (3) members shall be elected (e) A candidate who runs for a district or Professor of Chemistry and I joined the Office of the Dean as the Associate Dean of the Pott from the school board districts in which the an at-large position wins if the candidate reCollege of Science and Engineering in 2006. I members reside and two (2) members must ceives the greatest number of votes of all the am on the board of Science Education Founda- be elected at large. Not more than two (2) of candidates for the position. tion of Indiana, Inc (SEFI). I am a member of the members who serve on the board may re(f) Districts shall be established within the many professional organizations, including the side in the same school board district. school city by the state board. The districts American Chemical Society, the Council on (c) If a candidate runs for one (1) of the must be drawn on the basis of precinct lines, Undergraduate Research, the Council of Col- district positions on the board, only eligible and as nearly as practicable, of equal populaleges of Arts and Sciences, and the National voters residing in the candidate’s district may tion with the population of the largest district Academic Advising Association. I participate vote for that candidate. If a person is a can- not to exceed the population of the smallest in many volunteer opportunities through the didate for one (1) of the at-large positions, district by more than five percent (5%). DisJunior League of Evansville. eligible voters from all the districts may vote trict lines must not cross precinct lines.


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MSD of Mount Vernon School Board District III Susan Gooden

My full name is: Susan H. Gooden I am seeking the office of: School board in MSD of Mount Vernon I am affiliated with (which) party: Neither party since school board is a non-partisan race My family consists of: My husband, William, my children, Ginger Angel, Nathan Gooden, Allen Rutherford, and Amanda Pollack, my son-in-law, Brock Angel, and my grandchildren, Riley and Colby Angel. I am qualified to hold this office because: I have 35 years of experience in the field of education. I have been a classroom teacher

Martha Breeze and now I am an associate professor of Teacher Education at USI, associate chair of the Teacher Education Department, Director of Undergraduate Programs in the Teacher Education Department, and Inservice Director of the River Bend Writing Project. I have also been a parent of children who attended the Mount Vernon schools. The thing that I most want the voters of Posey County to know about me is: I am dedicated to children and their education. The main challenge facing the school board is: Maintaining an excellent school system while staying within the confines of the proscribed budget. My solution for this challenge is: To publicize the excellent school system to attract more students who, in turn, bring more funds. If elected, you can count on me to: Put the children of MSD of Mount Vernon first. The one thing that sets me apart from my opponents is: My background in education and its challenges. Other relevant facts about me: (experience, education, other service or positions held, etc.) I am on the board of the Children’s Learning Center. I received my doctorate in education from the University of Kentucky. I have taught every grade 1-8 and have substitute taught in high school.

Brian Jeffries Questionnaire was not returned at press time.

You could be a qualified absentee voter You may vote by absentee ballot if you meet one of the following criteria: You have a specific, reasonable expectation that you will be absent from the county on election day during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open (6 am until 6 pm). You have a disability. You are at least 65 years of age. You will have official election duties outside of your voting precinct. You are scheduled to work at your regular place of employment during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open. You will be confined due to illness or injury or you will be caring for an individual confined due to illness or injury during the

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entire 12 hours that the polls are open. You are prevented from voting because of a religious discipline or religious holiday during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open. You are a participant in the state’s address confidentiality program. You may vote absentee-by-traveling board (someone comes to your house and helps you fill out a ballot) if: You expect to be confined, due to illness or injury, or you expect to be caring for a confined person at a private residence, on election day. You are a voter with disabilities and you believe your polling place is not accessible to you.

My full name is: My name is Martha Hoehn Breeze and I am a Democrat running for Recorder of Posey County. I have worked in the Recorders Office for over 10 years and have served as your County Recorder since 2007. My family consists of: I am married to Paul Breeze and have two daughters, Sarah and Lauren and two grandchildren Hannah and Grace. The primary reason or reasons I am seeking this office: The reason I am seeking re-election as your recorder is that I understand the importance of recording and maintaining good, permanent public records. I also understand the importance of protecting taxpayers from property related fraud and as past Chairperson of the Indiana Recorders Legislative Committee, have promoted these types of legislative changes.

County Commissioner District II James Alsop

Posey County Sheriff Gregory Oeth

My full name is: Gregory R. Oeth I am seeking the office of: Posey County Sheriff I am affiliated with (which) party: Democrat Party My family consists of: Wife: Melody Daughter: Brittaney Oeth Johnson (Matt) Daughter: Courtney Daughter: Destiney Primary reason I am seeking office: My commitment is for the safety and well being of the communities and citizens of Posey County. I feel that I can bring a fresh new approach to county law enforcement and that I can manage both the Sheriff’s Office and County Jail with fiscal responsibility. I am qualified to hold this office because: My career in law enforcement has provided me with extensive experience in both crisis management and major case investigation. I have held administrative positions in both county and state government. My education in law enforcement has assisted in developing my career and it has provided me the opportunity to teach criminal justice courses to college students who are pursuing their careers. Currently, I oversee the State Police CSI forensic field support operations for the southern region of Indiana. The thing that I most want the voters of Posey County to know about me is: I deeply care about the communities and citizens that make Posey County what it is. Local law enforcement concerns range from the safety of our schools, the illegal use and manufacture of drugs, the protection of our industrial sites, the security of our agricultural operations, and the assurance of well being in our homes and on our property. My career in public service contains a record of real results and success. I will bring a professional work ethic to the office of Posey County Sheriff. The main two or three things I see as the

largest issues in the near future are: 1). Continued problems associated with the use and manufacture of Methamphetamine 2). Issues involving budgetary constraints My solution for these issues is: 1). Work with local legislators toward the regulating and scheduling of ingredients used in the manufacture process of Methamphetamine. 2). Work with funding sources such as the Criminal Justice Institute to assist with funding shortfalls. If elected, you can count on me to: Assure that prompt professional law enforcement resources and police services are available to the citizens and communities throughout Posey County. The one thing that sets me apart from my opponent is: Running unopposed Other relevant facts about me: (experience, education, other services or positions held, etc.) Graduate Mount Vernon Senior High School Bachelor Degree (University of Southern Indiana) Associate Degree (Vincennes University) Indiana State Police 41st Recruit Academy Graduate Indiana Fraternal of Order of Police Lodge 133 (Past President), Indiana State Police Alliance (Past President), Indiana Cops for Kids (Chairman), Immanuel Cemetery Board of Trustees (Past President), Indiana State Police Youth Services Board (President), Posey County Group Home for Boys Board of Directors (Past Vice-President), Scottish Rite Valley of Evansville (Past Executive Officer), Posey County Shrine Club (Past President), Scottish Rite Family Life Program (Past Chairman), Explorer Scout Post 388 (Past Advisor), Drug Free Posey County Committee (Past Chairman), Indiana State Police Youth Education and Historical Building Committee (Past Chairman), Indiana State Police Youth Services Board of Directors (Past President), MSD Mt. Vernon School-Community Safety Committee, Mount Vernon Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee, Member Society of Explosive Engineers, Member International Association for Identification, Member Indiana Division of International Association for Identification, Member Mt. Vernon Elks Club, Member St. Philips Conservation Club, Mt. Vernon Historical Society, Pioneers of the Indiana State Police, Mt. Vernon M-Men Club, Masonic Lodge, Pioneers of the Indiana State Police, and Ducks Unlimited.

I am qualified to hold this office because: I have worked legislatively to promote mandated education for all Indiana recorders in order to ensure professionalism in the recorder’s office. In 2009 I was recognized as the Outstanding County Recorder for Indiana and received the Outstanding Service Award from my peers across the state. I now serve as the 2010 President of the Indiana Recorders Association and am on the board of the Association of Indiana Counties. The thing that I most want the voters of Posey County to know about me is: I would like voters to know that I love working for the people of Posey County and try hard every day to do my best. To that end, our office has implemented many cutting-edge changes such as an automated property fraud alert system and software to remove Social Security numbers from recorded documents which helps to protect you and your neighbor from identity crimes. We also began offering online accessibility for professional searchers and the public which generates extra revenue for the running of the office. The largest issue in the near future: Will be learning to do more with less during difficult economic times. This can be done by continuing to work legislatively in order to make the Posey County Recorder’s Office even less reliant on property taxes and also by implementing new efficiencies that will make the office faster and less costly. If elected you can count on me to: Continue building the Recorder’s Office into an example of how things can be done when our leaders think with customers and efficiencies in mind.

My full name is: James L. Alsop I am seeking the office of: County Commissioner, District 2 I am affiliated with (which) party: Democrat My family consists of: Spouse is Judy, children are Lesa (Casey) Trela, Mary (Jonathan) Schmitt, Erica (Wes) Kissinger, Amy Stallings, Cortland Alsop and Lori Stallings The primary reason or reasons I am seeking this office: To give back to the community that I have lived in my entire life. I want Posey County and its residents to grow and prosper and I believe I can help make that happen. I am qualified to hold this office because: I have been in the financial services business in Posey County for almost 30 years. I understand finances and will work to get the most for our dollar. I also understand from the business side that you sometime have to spend money to get the savings later. The thing that I most want the voters of Posey County to know about me is:

I believe the people of Posey County should know that I am fair and impartial and I strive to look at all sides of an issue before making a decision. The main two or three things I see as the largest issues in the near future are: I believe continued economic development is important to the future of Posey County. We need to develop more good-paying jobs to keep our young people in the area where they in turn can give back to their community. As part of economic development we need to continue to improve our county road system for potential companies and work with our State officials for a western bypass around Mt. Vernon. The past few winters our roads have taken a beating from the weather. We’re working to maintain and improve those roads through EDIT and the distressed road fund from the State. Also, I believe improving our technology throughout the county offices will allow us to be more effective and efficient in serving the people of the county. My solution for these issues is: Continue to work with the Posey County Economic Development Partnership and provide the necessary funds for the operation of that organization, continued work with our highway superintendent to identify and maintain the roads in the county and work with technology vendors to find the right fit for Posey County with the different options available to us. If elected, you can count on me to: To be fair and impartial when making decisions. Looking at what is going to be best for the people of Posey County The one thing that sets me apart from my opponent is: No opponent Other relevant facts about me: (experience, education, other service or positions held, etc.): Graduate of New Harmony High School and USI with a degree in Business Administration. I’ve worked in Posey County with financial institutions for almost 30 years serving the people of Posey County.

Posey County Coroner Jay Price

My full name is: Jay L. Price I am seeking the office of: The Office of Posey Co. Coroner I am affiliated with (which) party: Democrat My family consists of:

I am the son of Tony and Mary Price of Point Twp. The primary reason or reasons I am seeking this office: The reason I am running for coroner is to provide the citizens of Posey County with an honest, fair, and companionate Coroner. I am qualified to hold this office because: I am an Indiana State Certified Medical Legal Death Investigator. Other relevant facts about me: (experience, education, other service or positions held, etc.): I am the own and operator of Price Excavating a family owned business for 10 years I am the Fire Chief of Black Twp. Fire and Rescue. I am the Asst. Fire Chief of Point Twp. Fire Dept. I am the Vice President of the Posey County Fire Chiefs Association. I am on the Posey County Emergency Management advisory board. I am on the Tri-State Suicide prevention coalition. I am a member of the Point Twp. Church of the Nazarene.


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Offices on the Ballot 2010 General Election - Candidates are elected to the following offices: • Secretary of State of Indiana (nominated by political party conventions) • Auditor of State of Indiana (nominated by political party conventions) • Treasurer of State of Indiana (nominated by political party conventions) • U.S. Senate (1 seat) • U.S. House of Representatives (all 9 seats) • Indiana State Senate (25 of the 50 seats) • Indiana House of Representatives (all 100 seats) • Judges of the circuit and superior courts in several counties • Prosecuting Attorneys and County Sheriffs in each county • Clerks of the circuit court, County Auditor, County Recorder, County Treasurer, County Coroner, County Surveyor, County Assessor, County Commissioner, and County Council Member in several counties • Town Council members, town clerk-treasurers, and town judges in towns which have chosen to stagger terms, or to elect all town officials during 2010 • Voters will vote on the ratification of proposed state constitutional amendments, the retention of state appellate judges or local judges, and on any local public question placed on the ballot in accordance with state law.

• General Manager of McKim Foods, responsible for three supermarkets with annual revenues exceeding $15 million • Father of three sons, two of whom graduated from Mt. Vernon High School • Non-profit and local organization experience: • Past President, 2006-2007 Campaign Chair and Volunteer of the Year for United Way of Posey County • Co-Chair of Mt. Vernon River Days • Vice President of the Posey County Area Planning Commission • Past President, Chamber of Commerce of SW Indiana Posey County Committee We need qualified people on the board who will look for ways to maximize the declining revenue coming into the schools. Expense control is a daily concern in the grocery business, having spent the past 30 plus years managing supermarkets, I’m used to making tough decisions. I’ve served on many local boards and organizations in Mt. Vernon over the past several years and look forward to being able to further contribute as a school board member.

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