?NWHS Cheerleaders are State Champs!! PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 November 2008 00:00
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    On Saturday, November 8, the New Washington High School Cheerleaders set out to accomplish something that has never been accomplished in New Washington school history, winning a State Championship title.
    The squad competed in the Indiana Cheerleading Championships sponsored by the IASP (Indiana Association of School Principals). It’s equivalent to the basketball programs sectional, regional, etc.  
    It’s the only opportunity for a high school cheer squad to win a Regional or State Title.
    The cheerleaders competed at the Regional level on November 1 and became a Regional finalist to advance to the State level. The team coached by, Emily Oliver-Jones, had competed at the Regional level for the past four years. The first two years the squads fell short of moving on to State, last year the team advanced to State and was named 1st Runner-up, and this year the team advanced again and brought home the State Championship Title!
    The members on the squad are: Seniors- Sam Callis, Kasey Curry, Tessa Stoner and Sami Vest; Juniors- Chantel Hammond, Madison Tuell and Stephanie Quartermouse; Sophomores- Kasey Gill, Cheyenne Hester, Erica Reis and Rebecca Wolfley and Freshman Brittany Kemper.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2008 11:17
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?Pirates never quit in Sectional 23 semi-final but fall to Heritage Hills PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 November 2008 00:00
?    While many were preparing for the festivities of Halloween. The Pirates of Charlestown were preparing for a rematch of last year’s Sectional 23 semi-final round. Last year Heritage Hills traveled to Charlestown and took home the 42-24 victory.
    Last week the Pirates traveled to Lincoln City on Halloween night to face off with the Patriots of Heritage Hills. The Patriots boast the No. 3 defense in Class 3A.
    The 90 minute ride did not phase the Pirate faithful as the sea of blue was ready for the rematch. The Pirates worked the entire 48 minutes, never quitting and giving 110 percent for their second year head coach Jason Hawkins.
    The Pirates fell short on their road to the Sectional championship trophy as Heritage Hills took the 32-6 victory to advance. The Patriots (7-3) will face Edgewood (10-1) this Friday night for the Sectional crown. Edgewood took the 49-7 victory over Brown County for their right to advance to the Sectional championship.
    Charlestown finished the season at 7-4 and 5-1 in the Mid Southern Conference. The Pirates shared the conference title with the Lions of Salem.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2008 16:13
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?Creating Charlestown’s Christmas city tree PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 November 2008 00:00
?    During the recent months, when most of Charlestown was enjoying a relatively mild summer, Mayor Bob Hall was dreaming up ideas for expanding the annual Light-up Charlestown into a greater event. He would like Charlestown to be known as “Christmas City” and to become a holiday destination for families throughout the region.
    Mayor Hall told Charlestown’s assistant to the Parks Advisory Board and Beautification Committee member, Rhonda Davidson, “To begin with, I want a 40-foot Christmas tree in Greenway Park, for Christmas City.”
    Davidson went home and told her husband, Eddie, who took her outside, and said, “Do you see that flagpole? That’s 20-feet. That would be a really big tree. Go make sure 20 feet isn’t tall enough.”
    When questioned, Mayor Hall said, “No, 20 feet is not big enough. We need a 40-foot tree.” So, Davidson told her husband, and he decided he would figure out a way to do it.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2008 16:15
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?Citizens invited to create Christmas City PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 November 2008 00:00
?    Everybody loves Christmas and everybody is invited to participate in the events being planned for the Christmas City in Charlestown.
    It is just 3 weeks until Thanksgiving, which is the traditional weekend for lighting-up the city. Imaginations are filled with hankerings for a warm sandwich with Cocoa or a soft pretzel and hot cider to warm a nippy evening in the park.
    The Charlestown Beautification Committee (CBC) and city officials have joined forces as participants begin to swell with the excitement in the Spirit of Christmas.
    Charlestown’s assistant to the Parks Advisory Board and CBC member, Rhonda Davidson, would like to see a large response to the invitation for all homes in the city to be lit-up and decorated. She has also asked for any individuals with welding experience and a little time to spare to contact her for helping with the creation of the 40+ foot Christmas tree being assembled for display in Greenway Park, where the festivities will occur this year.
    Organizers are asking for anyone interested in providing Christmas music, and vendors wanting to sell food or drinks.
    For information, or to be added to the agenda and plans, contact Donna Coomer at 256-7126 or Rhonda Davidson at 256-3422.
    The residents of Charlestown proved what they can accomplish when they work together, during the storm aftermath in September. Think what we can do when we actually plan and pool our resources for the Holidays. Let’s light-up the skies above Charlestown!
    So dig out your Santa hats, stir your creativity; and help make plans to celebrate the Nativity.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2008 16:17
 
?New Washington Middle-High School to host community book fair PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    Students from New Washington Middle-High School will host a special book fair from Scholastic beginning October 30 to November 10 from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. to help raise funds for the school library media center.
    The book fair will be open each day from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and feature a wide range of books for young teens and adults, including mystery and adventure novels, fantasy trilogies, sports guides, magna and the latest bestsellers from more than 150 publishers. Parents, children, teachers, and the community are invited to attend.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 13:45
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