U.S. Civil War history comes alive in July as Morgan’s Raid again rages through historic Corydon PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:00
    The blast of cannons and the piercing ring of reveille will punctuate the Midwest countryside this July, as dozens of soldiers reenact the famous Civil War Battle of Corydon, which originally took place July 9, 1863. The dramatic reenactment is slated for July 11-12, 2009. Events, such as an on-field reenactment, demonstrations, an encampment and military ball are held at Hayswood Nature Reserve just a short distance from the historic battlefield. A special reenactment of Morgan’s Raid will gallop into downtown Corydon on Saturday at high noon, just as they did in 1863 with Confederate soldiers pillaging local shops, homes and buildings.  In addition to the downtown raid and the Battle of Corydon Reenactment, other activities include a lecture on Civil War history, a ladies tea, a lighthearted military ball, various historic demonstrations and a memorial service for the fallen soldiers.
    The Battle of Corydon was originally sparked when 450 members of the Harrison County Home Guard tried to stop the famed raid by Confederate General John Hunt Morgan as he marched 2,400 Confederate troops through southern Indiana and Ohio

Saturday, July 11

8:00 a.m.         Registration open @ Hayswood Nature Reserve
9:00 a.m.         Camps open to public (@ Hayswood Nature Reserve)
12:00 p.m.       Morgan’s Raid Drama (Downtown Corydon)
                        Memorial Service Following Raid Drama
1:30 p.m.         Ladies Tea (Kintner House Inn)
2:00 p.m.         Historical lecture (Downtown Corydon)
2:00 p.m.         Officers Call (@ Registration Booth)
2:30 p.m.         Various Demonstrations (Hayswood Nature Reserve)
4:00 p.m.         Battle Reenactment (Hayswood Nature Reserve)
8:00 p.m.         Military Ball featuring Ft. Hill String Band (@ Hayswood Nature Reserve)

Sunday, July 12
10:00 a.m.       Camps open to public (Hayswood Nature Reserve)
11:00 a.m.       Officer’s Call (@ Registration Booth) – Bounty Payouts
11:00 a.m.       Various Demonstrations
2:00 p.m.         Battle of Corydon (Hayswood Nature Reserve)
4:00 p.m.         Break Camp
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 July 2009 13:44
 
All conference awards announced for spring sports in Southern Athletic Conference PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:00
    The all conference awards for individual athletes for all spring sports have been announced by the Southern Athletic Conference (SAC). Also awarded were the winners of the All Sports Trophy for boys’ and girls’ divisions. The school with the highest overall standings in either division wins the All Sports Trophy for that division. All sports throughout the year, that are officially sanctioned SAC sports, count towards the All Sports Trophy in each division.
Boys’ Track -
    All conference awards were given to: Borden-Jordan Adams, Shelby Willis, Lee Kirchgessner, Hunter Williams, Pat O’Connor, Drake Potts, Steve Ellsworth; Lanesville-Asher Pursell; Henryville-Ricky Boyd, Chris Rios, Leo Liburd, D. J. Carlson, Jordan Amos; South Central-Chris O’Connor, Aaron Schweitzberger, Cody Roby, Tyler Hutchinson.
    Borden’s Hunter Williams won the Most Points Award in boys’ track in the SAC.
Girls’ Track -
    All conference awards were given to: Borden-McKenna Williams; Crothersville-Bailey Lundy, Courtney Killey; Henryville-Allison Knox, Katie Spellman, Abby Taylor, Alysa McMinoway, Kasey Motsinger, Erin Hairston, Leslie Thomas, Jenna Crick, Caitlyn Lynch, Jena Miller, Kelsey Petty; New Washington-Lindsay Krohn, Whitney Cranmer; South Central-Abbey Day, Shelby Miller, Rachel Pease.
    Hannah Gilstrap and Katie Spellman of Henryville, and Lindsay Krohn of New Washington all tied for the Most Points Award in girls’ track in the SAC.
    Henryville’s Josh Conrad won Coach of the Year honors.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 July 2009 13:40
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Local students, teachers honored in Harrison County Community Foundation’s Excellence in Education Celebration PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 June 2009 00:00
    Students and teachers from Lanesville and North Harrison were honored Thursday (June 18) at the Showroom of the Horseshoe Casino near Elizabeth, Indiana.
    David Henke of Lanesville Community Schools and Danny Schmidt of North Harrison Middle School were two of five Harrison County Chamber of Commerce Educators of the Year. The other three were: Kate Fleace (Corydon High), Wendy Carter (South Central Elementary), and Debbie Miles (South Central/Heth-Washington Elementary).
    Lanesville Supt. Sam Gardner introduced the five Educators of the Year, and said a few words of introduction regarding each.
    Henke teaches art history to grades 1-12 at Lanesville, including a class period in which he simultaneously teaches three different classes in the same period at the high school period.
    As the student who nominated him put it in their nomination of him, “He treats us like equals.”
    Henke then spoke for a moment.
    “I’m very humbled to receive this award. I work with great people at Lanesville,” he said. “My teachers have inspired me throughout my career. God has given me many graces.”
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2009 09:22
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Pot Grower Arrested in Harrison County PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 June 2009 00:00

    This past Tuesday evening, Troopers from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg arrested Anthony Chase Hardin, 19, pictured above, for growing marijuana at his residence located at 5050 Pumping Station Road in Elizabeth.
    Trooper Mike Bennett, who serves as the Sellersburg District’s Marijuana Eradication Coordinator, received information that marijuana was growing in and around the residence located at 5050 Pumping Station Rd in Elizabeth and was able to obtain a search warrant for the residence and property.
    After the search warrant was executed, 39 growing marijuana plants ranging from a few inches tall to two feet tall were located inside and outside of the home.
    Anthony Chase Hardin was arrested and charged with  Possession of Marijuana over 30 Grams with the Intent to Deliver, D Felony, Cultivating Marijuana over 30 grams, D Felony,  and  Possession of Paraphernalia, A Misdemeanor. Anthony Chase Hardin was incarcerated in the Harrison County Jail awaiting his first court appearance.
    The approximate street value of the confiscated Marijuana at maturity would be approximately $40,000 in
U. S. Currency. This investigation is continuing.
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2009 09:24
 
Floyd Central, Providence finish 4th & 7th in state golf meet at Franklin PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 June 2009 00:00
    Floyd Central finished in 4th place in the 73rd Annual Indiana High School Boys Golf State Finals Wednesday (June 17), after sitting in 6th place after the first round of play on Tuesday (June 16). Providence (ranked 15th) finished in 7th place after the final round Wednesday, after sitting in 8th place after the first round Tuesday.
    The Highlanders had a total score for both days of 612, while providence had a two day score of 616.
    Both teams had the same scores for both rounds, with the Highlanders carding team scores of 306 and 306, and the Pioneers carding scores of 308 and 308.
    Going into the state meet, Floyd was ranked 19th and the 4th place finish as a team pleased Highlander coach Mike Cason.
    “We’re real happy with that,” said Cason. “Being ranked 19th in the state, and finishing 4th, that’s quite an accomplishment.”
    Cason thought that as the season started off, his team needed more experience, but was pleased with the way the team progressed over the year.
    Cason thought that the team started off slow in the first round, after a pouring rain at the beginning of the round, but thought that they played the back nine “really well.”
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2009 09:28
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