County Fair Board releases list of upcoming events at fairgrounds PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 13:41

 

 

A busy late summer/early autumn is being planned by directors of the Scott County Fair Association.

Directors met on Tuesday night, August 8, to hear how the 2017 Scott County Fair fared and what’s on the schedule next.

The fair’s preliminary report given to board members indicated a little money was made. John McNeely, current board president, said cancelation of the tractor pull and poor grandstand attendance on a couple of nights factored into the narrow profit margin. Not all of the expected bills resulting from the fair have arrived yet, either, McNeely related.

A more thorough report is expected to be presented at the annual meeting of the Fair Association. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. for all association members on Tuesday, September 12. Any person who is a member of the Fair Association can vote for 2018 officers that evening. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

All meetings are open to the public and held in the former Saddle Club building at the fairgrounds, which is accessible from Fairgrounds Road.

Getting back to what’s ahead in coming months at the fairgrounds, an auction of estate items is planned for Saturday, August 26.

On September 9 and 10, an American Quarter Horse Association show will be held. The fairgrounds’ show arena, indoor arena, horse barn and the Saddle Club building will be in use.

On Saturday, September 16, a consignment auction is scheduled. Items will include farm machinery and equipment.

There may be a tractor pull that night at the grandstand, but plans were not complete at the August 8 meeting.

October 28 is going to be a busy time. Scottsburg FFA members will host a livestock show that day. The evening will be devoted to a Halloween demolition derby sponsored by the fair association at the grandstand.

Next year, members of the Midwest Triumph Motorcycle Club are planning to be at the fairgrounds June 7-10.

At the top of the board’s “to do” list in the coming months is construction of the new restrooms on the south side of the fairgrounds. Renovation of the booth spaces under the grandstand and work on the old Merchants’ Building are also planned.

“We got a lot done this year, but we’ve got more to do,” said McNeely. “We’ll just have to keep working at it.”

 
Another Casey’s coming to Scottsburg on U.S. 31 North PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 13:39

 

 

The City of Scottsburg will soon have two Casey’s gas/convenience stores in the community.

Members of the Scott County Area Plan Commission (APC) considered a Development Plan (DP) submitted by the corporation for a new, larger store at the APC’s meeting on Wednesday night, August 9. Its location will be on the northwest corner of U.S. Highway 31 North (North Gardner Street). The corner site is presently the home of Martin Auto Supply. Adjacent property, once the home of the late Raymond and Marietta Hardy and now owned by businessman Tex Murphy, is also included in the deal. All of the property is zoned Business 2.

The Casey’s chain currently has a store at the intersection of U.S. 31 South and West Lake Road in Scottsburg.

Members of the Martin family were in attendance as was the apparent owner/operator of a Marathon gas/convenience store located on the southwest corner of the intersection owned by the SVM Corporation, a Mr. Mitesch.

Mitesch responded when APC board president Mark Whittymore asked if anyone had comments. Mitesch had collected information about several surrounding cities and the number of gas stations located in them. His conclusion was that, since Scottsburg already had eight, there was a sufficient number to serve the population.

“We have tried to sell this property, but we cannot because of the number of gas stations that are here,” Mitesch told the board.

The only sticking point with the APC was introduced by board member Dale Hobbs. Hobbs and several others on the board supported the gas station installing a concrete sidewalk along U.S. 31 and its side of Owen St. to serve the public.

Scott Burge, the project architect, said he would advise the developer that a sidewalk is needed.

With that, the board voted 5-0 to approve the DP with the addition of a sidewalk and making its dumpster location negotiable with APC Executive Director April Ramoni.

The APC also approved a DP for addition of an elevator at the Bacala Center on Wardell Street in downtown Scottsburg.

The elevator will actually be an addition to the former hospital/doctor office on its east side. People at ground level will enter it and be admitted to the building’s second floor. The Bacala Center now houses the daily meal program and senior citizens’ center offered through LifeSpan Resources. Improvements on its second floor will enable more social programs to be offered at the site.

 
Leota Country Frolic set this weekend in Finley Township PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 13:22

 

 

The 133rd anniversary of Leota's founding will be celebrated this Friday and Saturday, August 25 and 26, during the 35th annual Leota Country Frolic in the tiny Finley Township community southwest of Scottsburg.

Some booths in the arts and crafts and flea market areas are still available. Call Leon Dart at 812-216-0627 for more information. The set-up fee for the two-day event is $20.

The first event at the Leota Frolic will be the euchre tournament on Thursday, August 24, at 6:30 p.m. Sign up at the barn at 6 p.m. that evening to compete.

At the stage in the middle of Leota, lots of free entertainment is being planned for the two days of the festival. Festival visitors can either take a seat on the straw bales provided or bring a lawn chair to enjoy gospel, bluegrass and country music on Friday night and all day Saturday. A Talent Showcase is scheduled for 12 noon on Saturday. Ribbons will be presented to the best performers.

On Friday, performers will include:

? 5 p.m.: Maisey Reliford

? 6 p.m.: Paul Boggs Band

? 7 p.m.: Brian Allen Band

? 8 p.m.: LeRoy Williams and Friends

? 9 p.m.: Forever Friends

Stage entertainment Saturday will be:

? 12 noon: Talent Showcase

? 1 p.m.: Hoosier Hills Bluegrass

? 2 p.m.: Russ Embry

? 3 p.m.: Donna Dalton

? 4 p.m.: Rollback

? 5 p.m.: comedians Pete and Jessie

? 6 p.m.: Jerry McClelland and Friends

? 7 p.m.: Josh Richards

? 8 p.m.: James White and Deer Creek

? 9 p.m.: Monday Night Special

Children will have their own “Frolic” entertainment in their area by Coonie Creek from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and again from 1 to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Youngsters can also compete for trophies in the pedal pulls set for 5:30 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The watermelon-eating contest will welcome kids and adults ready to munch their way to success at this event on Saturday afternoon.

Throughout the festival, everyone will enjoy the delicious food prepared by Finley Township organizations, including the sponsoring Finley Township Volunteer Fire Department. Firemen will set up their tent near the Leota Country Store and offer seating. More food, drinks and seating will be located in the nearby barn.

The eating spot is pretty close to the expansive display of farm machinery, which seems to grow each year in numbers and popularity.

Don't forget to stop by the Leota Country Store right in the downtown area. It will be open.

This year, the festival's souvenir is a cross-cut saw. A homemade quilt will be raffled. Buy tickets for $1 each or six for $5.

Proceeds from the festival benefits the Finley firemen, helping them purchase equipment.

For general information about the Leota Country Frolic, call chairman Danny Robbins at 812-722-7824, Ward Bowen at 812-820-0493, Dick Arbuckle at 815-592-7443 or Charles Murphy at 812-752-3636.

 
Frolic, Fly-In, Quilt Show next in line-up of local festivals, events PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 13:21

 

 

Festivals in Scott County which are family-friendly and offer free entertainment, great eats, interesting booths and lots of activities include:

? Leota Frolic on Friday and Saturday, August 25 and 26, in the Finley Township village of Leota which features the only covered bridge in Scott County. Set a spell and enjoy the music, folks and booths. Food provided by the Finley Township Volunteer Fire Department.

? Scottsburg Airport Fly-In on Friday and Saturday, September 8 and 9, at the privately owned airport maintained on South Lake Road, Scottsburg. Visit and enjoy talking with the Indy Air Hogs. Members of the organization will be flying their single-person paragliders mornings and late afternoons/evenings, depending on weather conditions. Saturday ends with a fabulous fireworks display preceded by release of lighted Japanese lanterns.

? Museum Quilters’ Quilt Show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 8, 9 and 10, at the Scott County Heritage Center and Museum at 1050 South Main Street, Scottsburg. Gaze at an eclectic collection of quilts, pillows, wall hangings and more and vote for your favorite. Enter a quilt by calling 812-752-1050.

?Annual “We Care” Car Show on the downtown square in Scottsburg on Sunday, September 24, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Browse through a mix of classic and antique cars, trucks, tractors and motorcycles free of charge. Those entering vehicles in the show will be eligible for door prizes, and there’ll be music and plenty to eat as well. For more information, contact Marty and Brenda Clegg of the Falls City Mustang Club at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Mary Miller of I105.3 FM at 812-752-3688 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

? Austin Firemen’s Festival on Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7, on the grounds of the Jennings Township Volunteer Fire Department in downtown Austin. Fish will be fried and consumed and plenty of booths are promised as well as musical entertainment all the time and hayrides in the evenings.

? “Tales at Pigeon Roost” is planned by staff and volunteers of the Scott County Historical Society and the Heritage Center and Museum at the Pigeon Roost Monument for Friday, October 13. The event will feature gripping stories, but the evening is designed with families in mind. Tales will be told around a bonfire, and families are welcome to come early and enjoy picnic meals or roast hot dogs and marshmallows. Reservations will not be taken for this outdoor event. Donations to the museum’s operating fund will be appreciated.

? Scottsburg Main Street’s Halloween Night in downtown Scottsburg. Over 1,300 children enjoyed this event with their parents last year, thanks to supporting businesses on and around the square and summer-like weather. Dress up and visit each business to receive candy and other treats. The date of this free event will be announced later.

? Courtyard Christmas and lighted parade in downtown Scottsburg on Saturday, November 25. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be coming to town in style as part of the lighted parade at 6 p.m. The jolly couple will also be at Santa’s Workshop in the courtyard square to visit with children and hand out candy treats. Look for supporting businesses which will remain open and offer meal and treat specials, and grab a horse-drawn carriage ride as part of the holiday fun.

 
Warrior Football Starts Off First Varsity Game With Victory Over Clarksville 65-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 13:17

 

 

For over 30 years Scottsburg has been missing something, and now finally, varsity football is back. The Warriors Kicked off the season right with a 65-14 win over Clarksville on Aug. 18.

The first few minutes of the first quarter started out a little rocky when a touchdown was called back, but once the Warriors got the swing of things they really brought the heat. #21 Hunter Myers made a 44 yard run up to the 10 yard line, #7 Skylar Combs received the ball and made the Warrior’s first touchdown of the night. The two point conversion failed. At the end of the first quarter Scottsburg was in the lead 12-0.

”The offense did an excellent job. They didn't just stop at the line of scrimmage, they kept going onto the second level without stopping,” said varsity quarterback Trent Potter.

In the final drive of the second quarter, #2 Trent Potter runs 40 yards over a couple of plays and throws a 20 yard touchdown pass to #85 Kaden Sparkman. Ending the first half with a score of 32-14.

“Our defense didn’t really get going until the second quarter, that’s when we really starting shutting them down,” said #45 Brantley Deaton.

Myers opened up the second half with a 26 yard kickoff return followed up with a 41 yard run to the 1 yard line. Skylar Combs ran it in as the Warriors made quick work of the opening, finishing it off with a good conversion. #16 Tristian Mckinney sacks the Clarksville quarterback for a turnover on downs. Two plays later, Trent Potter makes a touchdown pass to Skylar Combs. At the end of the third quarter the score was 46-14.

In the last quarter, Myers set the school record for the most touchdowns in a game with 6. With 327 Yards Rushing and 6 TD's Senior RB Hunter Myers accomplished the following feats:

First in the nation (Tie)/First in Indiana - 6 Total TD's

Third in the nation Points Scored (Tie)/First in Indiana 36 points scored.

Third in the nation/1st in Indiana - 327 Rushing Yards

Breaks the SHS Football Record 6 TD's in a Game, previously held by Kenny Rose

Second Most Rushing Yards in Program History (Kenny Rose had 405 vs. Paoli 1971) It was an awesome night for Hunter Myers! He thanked his Offensive Line immediately after the game for clearing the way.

The final score was 65-14, giving the Warriors their first victory in over 30 years without varsity football in 30 years.

 

 
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