Cecil Smith named Citizen of the Year PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 October 2010 00:00

Cecil Smith was awarded the Citizen of the Year Award at the annual Washington County Chamber of Commerce dinner. 
Smith was chosen based on his commitment and support of the community, his leadership skills, desire for positive impact, integrity and creativity.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 October 2010 04:26
Suspect sought in Salem robbery PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 00:00

At around 9 p.m. Friday night Gracie’s Quik Pik, which is located at the corner of Anson Street and State Road 56, was robbed.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 October 2010 04:27
Updated -- Four injured in Highway 60 crash PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Thursday, 21 October 2010 00:00

Traffic was backed up for miles in both directions on Highway 60 in Salem near Saddlebrook Trail Wednesday, Oct. 20 due to a three-car accident.

According to a press release by Salem Police Department Major Roy Overshiner, four people were injured, including three adults and one 3-year old.

All four were flown from the scene to Louisville area hospitals by three medical helicopters.

Injured drivers were, Brenna L. McCarty, 30, Pekin. She was driving a 1997 Mercury. She was headed northwest bound. Also injured was McCarty's daughter Addison.

Mickey R. Altemose, 47, of Salem was also injured. He was driving a red 1983 Chevrolet Camaro and was headed Southeast bound from Salem. His car was struck in the driver's side by McCarty's vehicle. It then left the roadway and struck a rock enbankment.

Amy Beth Burns, 31, of Salem was the driver of a 2003 Mitsububishi. She was traveling behind Alemose. Her vehicle was struck head-on by the McCarty vehicle.

Conditions of those injured are not known at this time.

Overshiner said Highway 60 was closed for more than two hours as members of the Salem Police Department, the Washington County Sheriff's Department and the Indiana State Police's Accident reconstruction team. The Salem Fire Department as well as Washington EMS services also assisted with the rescue.

Also assisting on the scene were three civilians, two of which were nursing students witnessed the accident and stopped to assist with the child before rescue workers arrived. There was also a man who witnessed the accident who stopped to help.


Last Updated on Thursday, 21 October 2010 05:46
Eastern football assured of a non-losing season PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Tuesday, 19 October 2010 00:00

The Eastern Musketeers made history one more time Friday as they defeated visiting Eastern Greene 52-16.
For the first time in the Musketeers history they are assured of not finishing the year with a losing record. They enter sectional play with a 5-4 record. A loss would end the year for them with a .500 record and a win would insure the first winning season ever.
No matter what happens next week against Lawrenceburg, EHS Head Coach John Dablow is pleased with his team’s performance in his second season.
“ I am just so proud of the players, coaches and the fans,” he said. “The players have worked so hard and I am happy to be a part of it.”   
Dablow took over the program that won just one time in 20 games. The Musketeers showed instant improvement in his first year posting a 3-7 record and playing several additional opponents closer than intially expected.
Then this year, they’ve won all the games they were supposed to and besides a late lapse in the game against Brownstown and dismal performance against West Washington, Eastern has played at a higher level.
That higher level of play continued Friday against the visiting Thunderbirds.
Josh Freeman started the game for Eastern when he intercepted a pass and took it to the house. The Musketeers added the PAT and led 7-0.
The Musketeer advantage grew to 13-0 with 5:35 remaining in the first quarter when they scored off a 47-yard touchdown run by Jash Higdon.
Neither team managed much offense in the second quarter until Eastern’s Ryan Tandy scored on a 30-yard  touchdown. The Musketeers converted the try for two and led 21-0.
Eastern continued to put points on the board and the game ended with Dablow getting his first Gatorade shower.
While the scene on the field after the win was a celebration, Dablow was still thinking like a coach and pointed to his team’s nine turnovers as a concern heading into sectional play.
“Even though we were up big in the throughout the game, we cannot make the silly mistakes that we did tonight,” he said. “We had too many turnovers!”
Ryan Tandy finished with 230 yards of Eastern’s 438 total.
Information for this story was gathered by Ryan Watson.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 October 2010 10:56
Washington County Happenings PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 19 October 2010 00:00

Humane Society yard sale
A yard sale to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds., Salem, on Friday and Saturday, October 29 and October 30.  The sale will begin at 8 am and end at 3pm.   Contact the Humane Society at 883-3673.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 October 2010 10:59
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