Candidates sought for Pekin Prince and Princess PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Tuesday, 18 May 2010 00:00

The Pekin Community Betterment Organization has announced the 2010 rules for this year’s Prince and Princess Contest. They are as follows: All winners will be determined by a panel of judges for the 2010 Prince and Princess contest; Any boy or girl 4 to 6 years of age may enter. Contestants may be from any locality; The contestants must have a sponsor. This may be an individual, business or organization; An entry fee of $25 will be required for each contestant and contestants will decorate their own float and will ride in this vehicle or float for the parade.
Contestants are responsible for their own transportation and decorations. There will be                trophies given for the best decorated float or vehicle entered in this category. Floats will not be a factor when choosing the Prince and Princess.
Each contestant must send the following items to the Pekin Betterment Organization; A photograph no smaller than  2” x 3” for use in the program book. (Photos will not be returned.); application form (attached); A 3 x 5 index card with information to be read on the stage (hobbies, school, etc...) This should be no longer than 3-5 sentences. These sentences should tell us what your child is interested in and likes to do and a check for $25 made out to Pekin Betterment.
For the parade, all contestants must be in Pekin near the Componex parking lot at 9:00 a.m on July 5th. Floats and vehicles will line up on Grade St.  The parade will take place from 10-11:00 a.m.
The Prince and Princess contest will be held  at the Pekin Park at 4:30 p.m. on July 5th.             Contestants should report to the back of the stage by 4:15.  Please note the new time for this year’s contest!
Entries will not be accepted after May 30. There will be a limit to the number of entries.
The first 50 boys and girls will be accepted. If your application is received and 50 are already       registered, you will be called to let you know that the contest is already full.
A prize of $25 will be given to each winner of the Prince and Princess contest. First runners up will receive $15 and second runners up will receive $10. Applications must be signed by the parent or guardian of each boy or girl.
Please send your completed application, index card description, photo and check to:
Shari Dalton, c/o Pekin Betterment, PO Box 54, Pekin Ind. 47165
For more information, call 967-4612.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 May 2010 12:21
Seelye and Gilley will battle to be new sheriff in town PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 12 May 2010 00:00


The votes have been counted and most of the general election field has been set in Harrison County.

The most hotley contested race in the county was for sheriff.

Gary Gilley was the runaway winner to represent the Democrats in Novemeber. Gilley collected 60.42 percent of the vote. The closest competitior was Marty D. McClanahan with 16.29 percent of the the vote. Gilley will square-off against Republican winner Rodney Seelye. Seelye won handily over Thomas Bube. Seelye had 65.85 percent of the vote and Bube had 20.51 percent.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 May 2010 10:03
New Salisbury man arrested for molesting 4-year-old PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 12 May 2010 00:00


On May 7 at approximately 3 p.m. Detective Bill Wibbels from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg arrested Arnulfo Nolasco-Ortega, a.k.a. “Pato”, 25, of New Salisbury, IN after interviewing him in reference to a child molesting complaint.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 May 2010 10:04
Plane Crash in Floyd County PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Tuesday, 04 May 2010 00:00


The identity of two people who died in a plane crash Sunday night have been released.

Elizabeth and David Schump of Winsor, Colo. Were en route from Costal Georgia to Bowman Field in Louisville when their plane crashed near State Road 111.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 May 2010 12:09
Tax talk at NH board meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Tuesday, 04 May 2010 00:00

Residents of the North Harrison School District, which includes Blue River, Morgan, Spence, and Jackson Townships in Harrison County, have been getting tax bills that in some cases have been double. A mistake in the Bus Replacement Fund has been responsible for the error, and the board explained the situation and took comments in a special board meeting Thursday in the North Harrison High School Auditeria.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 May 2010 12:11
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