Identities of two victims unofficially released PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 24 June 2011 00:00

The initial court hearing for Timothy R. Orman, 25, from 3912 West May Drive in Palmyra, IN and Tammy M. Spengler, 23, Last Known Address, 13515 Buffalo Trace Road NE in Palmyra, will be held today in the Washington County Circuit Court.

Although positive identification has not been made on either victim in this case, during the initial court hearing today you will hear the victims being tentatively identified as Timothy M. Orman, (Arrested Timothy R. Orman’s Father), 54, of 7600 Rosebud Road, Salem, IN and Roy L. Orman, (Arrested Timothy R. Orman’s Uncle), 48, of 7598 Rosebud Road, Salem, IN. Understand these tentative identifications are being used for probable cause purposes only. The official positive identifications of the victims will come at a later date as soon as the positive identifications are able to be determined by the Washington County Coroner’s Office and the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office.

During the initial court hearing you will also hear the preliminary cause of death as gunshot wounds to both victims. Again, this is a preliminary cause of death and is being used for probable cause purposes only. Additional tests are being run to determine an official cause of death on both victims.

The time of death for both victims has still not been determined.

Shortly after 11:00 PM June 22nd, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department received a phone call of two deceased people located on the property of 7600 Rosebud Road near Salem in Washington County. When officers arrived they found the two bodies in an outbuilding located on the property at 7600 Rosebud Road. After the bodies were located detectives and crime scene investigators from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg were called to the scene to assume the investigation.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 June 2011 11:15
Two arrested in connection with double homicide in Fredericksburg PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 June 2011 00:00


A man and woman have been arrested and charged with murder after two bodies were reportedly located on the property of 7600 Rosebud Road near Salem in Washington County.


Shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department received a phone call of two deceased people located on the property on Rosebud.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2011 13:46
BB BS to serve at Tumbleweed June 26 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 June 2011 00:00

On Sunday, June 26, during the lunch shift from noon until 2 p.m. and the dinner shift from 5-7 p.m. board members, “bigs” and “littles” will be volunteering their time to serve

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:13
Accident on State Road 60 claims two men PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 June 2011 00:00

A fatal accident occurred between a 92 Nissan pick-up and a 93 Ford F-150 at 5:55 a.m. on June 14, 2011 on State Road 60 about a mile west of Pekin. Initial investigation indicates that the vehicles struck head-on in the west bound lane. Both drivers, Allen Rice of Salem and James Nantz Jr. of Pekin, were pronounced dead at the scene by Washington County coroner Rondale Brishaber.     

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:15
Washington County SOAR! awarded Dollar General literacy grant PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 June 2011 00:00

More than 500,000 Indiana adults ages 18-64 have less than a high school diploma and approximately 20,000 high school dropouts add to that number every year. Many of the dropouts disliked school because they struggled with reading. In Washington County alone, about 1 in 6 adults is unable to read well enough to handle his/her own mail, read the newspaper, or fill out a job application without assistance.
That’s where Washington County SOAR! comes in. SOAR! offers free one-on-one reading tutoring to adults. Currently there are around 35 students enrolled in individual tutoring with SOAR!
A recent grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation will enable SOAR! to increase the number of students served.
The grant of $14,851.35 is earmarked for recruiting students, training additional volunteer tutors, providing tutors and students with resources and materials, and expanding the family literacy outreach program.
Marji Morris, SOAR! director said, “We are thrilled to receive this grant. Many literacy organizations across the country compete for Dollar General Literacy Foundation funding.  It was an honor that Washington County SOAR! was selected. We are grateful to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation—and to all the local people who drop money in the box at our Dollar General store.”
Morris continued, “That doesn’t mean that our funding needs have been met, however. This grant is very specific. The funds must be used to expand and improve the program in the ways we specified in the application. We still need funding to continue our day to day operations.
The expansion target is to help 25 additional students improve their reading, math or English skills. SOAR! offers tutoring in basic reading, advanced reading, writing, math, job skills, pre-GED and English as a Second Language. Part of the grant funding will be used for consumable materials to allow the students to continue their studies at home.
The grant will also help defer the cost of printing of tutor manuals, brochures, and family literacy suggestions, as well as purchasing books for use with the family literacy component of the program.
“Right now we can only tutor adults,” Morris noted, “but we realize that the more we can encourage young people to read, the higher the literacy rate will be in our county in the future. So, although we can’t tutor youth, we will expand our outreach efforts through this grant to put books into their hands and a love of reading into their hearts.”
Jill DuChemin, president of the SOAR! board added, “We are delighted to receive this grant. Because SOAR! has no guaranteed income stream, much of our time and energy has been directed toward fundraising. We were unable to devote the necessary efforts to reach more students. The DGLF grant will help us do that.”


Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:16
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