?Salem Common Council hires new police officer PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 November 2008 00:00
?    The Salem Common Council met in regular session on Monday, November 10.  All members were present and they unanimously approved the minutes  of previous meetings, all claims, and payroll requests.
    Salem Police Chief, Scott Ratts, went before the Council to introduce Chad Webb as the candidate recommended by the interview committee to replace Brandon White on the Salem Police Department (SPD). White resigned in September to take a position with the Seymour Police Department. Webb, who has served as a reserve officer with SPD was approved for the open position by the Council and will start immediately upon completion of the mandatory physical examination.
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 November 2008 09:26
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?Christmas around the square has something for everyone especially children PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 November 2008 00:00
?    Christmas is coming soon and what a  great way to get into the Christmas sprit, visit Christmas Around the Square, Friday, December 5, from 6-9:30 p.m. and enjoy a little something for everyone especially children of all ages.
    “The square will provide lots and lots of children’s activities. Children will be very happy and entertained.” stated Denise Humphrey, who is spearheading the entertainment.
    Children can learn about Alpacas at the Blue River Alpaca booth, have fingerprinting done along with coloring activities.
    Children can make their own Christmas ornaments at Coffee Villa, along with “Whooty” ornaments from Christopher the Christmas Tree, all free of charge.
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 November 2008 09:28
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?County Council postpones decision on Madge Lyles being employed in Veterans’ Affairs Office PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 November 2008 00:00
?    The Washington County Council met in regular session on Monday, November 3 with all members present.  The minutes of previous meetings were approved unanimously.
    Council President, John Fultz, read a letter from the Washington County Board of Commissioners outlining a plan to create a position as full time assistant to the Veterans’ Affairs Officer and an explanation of how to fund that position.
    After yet another hostile and rambling exchange between Fultz and members of the public supporting Madge Lyles, Council Attorney, Mark Clark explained to both the Council members and the audience that according to state statute, no changes could be made to the budget until it is either approved by the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance (IDLGF) or is implemented on January 1, 2009.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2008 11:23
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?Voter turn out in Washington County over 60 percent PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 November 2008 00:00
?    Washington County residents took to the polls on one of the most beautiful election days in a long time with 60.56 percent voter turn out at the polls.
    With 19,170 registered voters in Washington County, 11,610 cast their votes.
    Democrat Barrack Obama will become our 44th President as he took the State of Indiana, but did not take  Washington County. Republican challenger John McCain did.
    Republican John McCain received 6,512 votes and Obama received 4,561of the votes.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2008 11:26
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?Commissioners receive draft of Emergency Preparedness Plan updates PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 November 2008 00:00
?    The Washington County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Wednesday, November 5 with all members present.  The minutes of all previous meetings along with the payroll and claims were approved unanimously.
    The Commissioners heard from Washington County Emergency Management Director, Christy Vernon regarding updates to the county’s Emergency Preparedness Plan as it pertains to severe wind storms and winter storms.
     Vernon provided, as per a previous request by the Commissioners, drafts of the proposed updates.  Vernon told the Commissioners that the drafts were based on templates provided by the state.
    Commissioner Byron Green expressed concerns that the plans should focus more on local response rather than the state and national response.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2008 11:29
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