150 and counting...Billy Martin's Store PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 April 2009 00:00
    Picture, if you will, life in a small rural Southern Indiana community back prior to the Civil War.  A more simple time—arguable—a more difficult time—without a doubt.  A time when the modern day dichotomy of being either independent and self-sufficient or being an involved, contributing  member of a community was not a contradiction at all; that is where this story begins.  A time when the values of honesty, hard work and treating your neighbors fairly were not just tag lines on a sign somewhere but a way of life and a way of doing business for many people.  
    Now imagine a dark, frosty morning as a man named Ezra Martin hitches up this team to a wagon in preparation for a two day journey to Louisville.  This man is on a mission; a mission that that he hopes will not only bring him financial reward but provide needed supplies for his friends and neighbors.  Those simply business traits of long ago have obviously be lost on many businesses today, not the least of which are those whining for government bailouts.
    Fast forward to Spring, 2009 and the great-great-grandson of that 19th century entrepreneur sits behind a desk in a modest office talking about how he grew up in the business known to most Washington County residents simply as Billy Martin's.  Craig Martin and his wife, Janice,  run the Martinsburg, IN appliance, carpet and home furnishing store in such a relaxed, friendly manner that you would swear you stepped back in time; back to the time when running a successful business had more to do with building long term relationships than making the quick dollar.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2009 11:44
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Morgan School project goes out for bidding PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 April 2009 00:00
    The construction and renovation project at Morgan Elementary School is proceeding; with the North Harrison Board of School Trustees having approved at Thursday’s meeting the advertising for bids on the project.
    Bids are due in by June 1, and the winning bid will be accepted on June 4, in a board meeting.
    In a funding matter pertaining to the Morgan project, a $2 million Zone Academy Bond will be used for funding part of the project. North Harrison Schools will owe zero interest on the $2 million, and the people who buy them will (instead of making a profit from the interest payments) get a write off on their taxes.
    The board also dealt with a few personnel issues, mostly related to athletics.
    North Harrison High School athletics director Rick Gunter resigned his position, effective with the end of the 2008-09 school year. Gunter has had the position since the start of the 2007-08 school year.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2009 11:46
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Borden sweeps Lanesville 5-0 in girls’ tennis last week PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 April 2009 00:00
    The Borden girls’ tennis team swept the Lanesville squad 5-0 Thursday afternoon at Borden, with senior no.1 singles player Andrea Rademacher winning 6-0, 6-1 over Lanesville’s Caroline Turcotte.
    At the no.2 singles position, Borden’s Erin Mikel def. Lanesville’s LeAnne Myers by a 6-0, 6-2 score.
    At the no.3 singles position, Borden’s Allison Rademacher won a 6-0, 6-2 decision over Felicia Adamic.
    Both of the Rademacher’s transferred from Scottsburg before the start of the 2008-09 school year, and Andrea Rademacher was a stand out for the Borden Lady Braves’ basketball team.
    Borden also won both of the doubles’ matches, in straight sets in both cases.
    At the no.1 doubles position, Borden’s Jordan Cook and Kelli Holthouser def. Lanesville’s Rachel riley and Jenna Walter by a 6-3, 6-4 score.
    At the no.2 doubles spot, Borden saw its no.2 team of Kelsey Evans and Janelle Graham def. Lanesville’s counterpart of Alana Umensetter and Katie Cook 6-4, 6-0.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2009 11:48
 
Lanesville holds annual Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) Spring Festival PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 April 2009 00:00
    The Lanesville Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) held their annual Spring Festival at the school Friday afternoon, and there were plenty of activities for people of any age.
    A dinner of either chicken pot pie or barbecue was served in the school cafeteria, and coffee was served in the cafeteria as well, with people reading poetry or singing songs like in a coffee house.
    There were dozens of baskets up for auction lining the main hallway, with each basket following a certain theme, or being pointed towards a certain age level.
    Brian Beckort of Beckort auctions auctioned the baskets off promptly at 6 p.m. in the commons.
    In the gymnasium, there were plenty of things to do, like sliding down an inflatable slide, or getting your face painted. You could shoot a basketball at a basket if you wished, or tumble around inside another inflatable attraction if desired.
    Kellum imprints of Ramsey sold Lanesville School apparel in the main hallway, and the French Club also had a table of goodies for sale.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2009 11:49
 
Local area basketball players participate in HBCA All Star Game PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 April 2009 00:00
    While observers of the high school sports scene would normally be thinking in terms of baseball, softball, and other spring sports in April, several Green-Banner Publications area athletes participated in the Hoosier Basketball Coaches’ Association (HBCA) Girls’ and Boys’ All Star Games Saturday at Tecumseh High School. In both games, an East Squad played a West Squad. All local GBP area athletes were on the East Squad.
    The girls’ team had three representatives from North Harrison on the East squad, Wynn Shroyer, Kayla Lambert, and Kacey Cox.
    The boys’ team had three representatives, Gunner Erwin of Salem, Chris Beam of Borden, and Spencer Robinson of Silver Creek.
    The East girls’ lost a 73-72 squeaker to the West, but it wasn’t over until the very end. Kacey Cox was fouled on a three point attempt with 4.7 seconds left, but missed the shot. Since she was fouled on a three point attempt, she got three free throw attempts. She proceeded to sink all three of them, but the West refused to turn over the ball on the ensuing possession.
    The West boys’ took a wide lead late in the 1st half and kept up the pressure in their 112-100 win over the East boys’ squad.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2009 13:15
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