Governor Holcomb Announces Low-Interest Disaster Loans for Clark-Scott-Washington and Surrounding Counties PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 14:24



Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced the availability of low-interest disaster loans for Washington and the surrounding counties following spring flooding in southern Indiana.

Washington County qualified for the low-interest disaster loans and, as a result, the contiguous counties of Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Lawrence, Orange and Scott are also eligible.

“The low-interest disaster loans are a crucial step in the process of recovering from severe spring weather,” Gov. Holcomb said. “It is my hope that the citizens and businesses in these counties are able to fully recover in an efficient manner.”

The loans are available to residents, businesses and non-profit organizations through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Loan Amounts – Businesses and Organizations

Businesses and private non-profit organizations of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster-damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets.

For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. These loans are available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.

Loan Amounts – Citizens

Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed personal property.

How to Apply

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at

Applications and program information are available by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), or by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Loan applications can also be downloaded from the SBA’s website at Completed applications should be mailed to:

U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.




Retired Scottsburg businesswoman Phyllis Kreeger co-owned former Ramada Inn PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 12:13



Phyllis L. Kreeger and her late husband, Virgil “Dick” L. Kreeger, helped transform the face of Scottsburg in the late 1960s and early ‘70s.

Together, they operated Westwood Golf Course in its earliest years, and they built and operated the old Ramada Inn, now the Quality Inn, located on the west side of the I-65 interchange in Scottsburg. They got into the motel business when they took over Campbell’s Motel, which can still be found on U.S. Highway 31 North.

Dick died in 1992, and Phyllis went on to help son Richard Stultz operate the old Home Oven Restaurant, which was located on the west side of the Austin I-65 interchange for a number of years.

She retired to Florida, where she died on Saturday, June 3, in Nokomis. She was 89.

The Kreegers could always be counted on to be active on the business scene. They were also available to support local clubs and activities. They were among the leaders of the community as it transformed from a sleepy, farm-based economy to a county catering to thousands of travelers heading north or south on the new interstate.

Phyllis is survived by sons Richard and Paul Stultz and daughter Cassandra Bodell, four granddaughters and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation at the Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home in Scottsburg is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Friday, June 16. Rev. Doug Wallace will officiate at the service, which is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

Burial will be in Scottsburg Cemetery.

On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at




2017 Little Misses and Masters, Fair Queen candidates’ entries all due June 27 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 12:11



Potential contestants in the 2017 Little Miss and Little Master of Scott County competitions and young ladies wishing to be candidates in the 2017 Miss Scott County Fair Queen Pageant must have their completed application forms for these events at this Green Banner Publications office.

The competitions will be offered as part of the 2017 Scott County Fair on Sunday evening, July 9, at Scottsburg High School's McClain Hall. Youngsters in the Little Miss and Little Master contests must be at McClain Hall by 5:45 p.m. that night. The program begins at 6 p.m.

Both events are offered by the Scott County Fair Board and the Pilot Club of Scott County.

All forms are now available at the newspaper office, located at 730 North Gardner Street (U.S. Highway 31 North) in the Montwood Center, Scottsburg. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Those completing Little Miss or Little Master applications should bring the forms and their $10 entry fee in cash to the Scott County Heritage Center and Museum, 1050 South Main Street, Scottsburg, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27. Entries may also be mailed to Beth Keith, 2673 U.S. Highway 31 North, Austin, IN 47102. Personal checks will not be accepted.

Group photos of contestants will be taken on June 27. Children should wear their Sunday best or their favorite outfits. There is no charge for participating in the Little Miss and Little Master group photos.

Miss Scott County Fair Queen candidates will also have individual photos taken on June 27 at the museum. Cost will be $8, which is payable that night to photographer Dennis Preble. Group photos with reigning 2017 Miss Scott County Mallorie Mayer will be taken that evening as well. There is no charge for group photos.

Young ladies entering the competition for 17- to 21-year-olds should mail their completed applications, autobiographies, release forms and $35 entry fees to Beth Keith, 2673 U.S. Highway 31 North, Austin, IN 47102.

Applications must be postmarked by June 27. No application will be accepted after individual and group photos of candidates are taken that evening nor after that date.

Parents with questions about the Little Miss and Little Master of Scott County contest may call Chairman Keith at 1-812-569-8760.

Girls seeking sponsorships for the queen pageant and/or potential sponsors may call co-chairman Cindy Gladstein at 812-820-2364. Inquiries of this nature should be made as soon as possible.


Hardy Lake Offering Activities June 16-18 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 12:10



Looking for something to do this weekend with the family, well Hardy Lake, located east of Austin, has a lot of fun activities scheduled for the family outdoors. The following is a schedule for the three days.

Friday June 16

6 pm - Roving Naturalist: Look for the naturalist and his live guest as they rove through the campground

9:30 pm - Movie: Join us at the amphitheater to enjoy a family friendly movie under the stars

Saturday, June 17

9 a.m. - Wilderness Survival 101: This week’s survival lesson will show you how to build a fire in the toughest of all situations. Learn tips that everyone can use, as well as how to build a fire by friction using a bow-drill. (Amphitheater)

12 noon - Mobile Nature Center: Hardy Lake’s nature center will be opening its doors down by the beach. Our naturalist will also be featuring a special item (or animal!) to show you.

7 p.m - Raptors of Hardy Lake: Join the Naturalist at the amphitheater for an up close look at some of the most common birds of prey found at Hardy Lake.

9 pm - Campfire Cooking: Food made over a fire seems to taste better. Join us as we cook the good ole fashioned way. Program will meet at the campground gatehouse.

Sunday, June 18

11:00 am - Pontoon Tour: Climb aboard our pontoon boat for a relaxing cruise on Hardy Lake. Space is limited so you must pre-register at the campground gatehouse. Cost is $2 per person. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up. Meet at the Alpha Marina courtesy dock to board the vessel.

12 noon - Pontoon Tour: Climb aboard our pontoon boat for a relaxing cruise on Hardy Lake. Space is limited so you must pre-register at the campground gatehouse. Cost is $2 per person. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up. Meet at the Alpha Marina courtesy dock to board the vessel.




Family, friends and students celebrate life of an exceptional teacher PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 12:07



Though he may have clashed at times with administrators over school policies, Sam Chattin could be trusted at all times to have the welfare of his legions of students first and foremost in mind.

Sam died at age 75 on Monday, June 5, in Scottsburg.

Throughout his professional life, Sam served as an excellent example of how to effectively get kids involved with the subject matter he presented. He taught for nearly 50 years, first as a teaching assistant at DePauw University in 1963, then as a biology instructor at Vincennes Lincoln High School. He was to teach that same subject at Scottsburg High School (SHS) in 1969 and continued on in the sciences at William H. English Middle School, now Scottsburg Middle School, from 1974 until he retired in 2011. He kept enthusiasm levels in his classes high, no mean feat.

Sam was born to the late Dr. Herbert and Edna McCallister Chattin in Mobile, Al., and grew up in Vincennes active - and excelling – in sports, including football. He earned a bachelor degree in zoology at DePauw, where he lettered three years in track and football. DePauw University honored him in 1998, inducting him into its Athletic Hall of Fame.

He went on to earn a master’s degree in kinesiology in 1965 from Indiana University in 1965.

He established the first football program in 1969 at SHS, and his crew of eager student athletes and dedicated coaches resulted in a 24-14 record during the four years he served as head coach.

When he moved to the middle school in 1974, Sam and more dedicated students created ARK, Animals Rehabilitating Kids, which received international recognition as the largest wildlife rehabilitation facility in Indiana at the time. Sam received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching in 1991. That honor was followed by others, all of which were given to him because of his dedication to his students and to teaching. It’s doubtful in all of his career that he ever missed a chance to emphasize a teaching principle and humane treatment for all creatures.

His family, friends, fellow teachers and former students gathered on Saturday morning, June 10, at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, not to say goodbye but to recognize and celebrate a luminous life of a good father and loving husband and a wonderful teacher whose efforts have influenced others.

Burial was in Lexington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the family are requested and may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home.

On-line condolences may be expressed by visiting

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