Safari Bike ride is back PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00
    Thanks to the sponsorship of the Pekin Community Betterment Association the ride will take place on June 13, 2009.
The Pekin Community Betterment Committee will put on the Safari Bike Ride as one of their yearly fundraisers for the 179th Pekin 4th of July Celebration.
    If you would like to help with this bike ride or to register you can visit the following website for more information: www.safaribikeride.com
    Try is unique approach to cycling,  you can build your own tour ranging from 8-61 miles through the rural countryside of Washington County.
    If you register early you can save $10. If you register before May 23 the cost will be $20 and after that date the cost will be $30.
    If you want to make this a family affair children 10 and under can ride for free. Registration is open from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
    There will be snack stops along the well-marked routes along with emergency SAG service throughout.
    If anyone would like to attend any of Pekin Community Betterment meetings, all are welcome to attend. The meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Pekin Shelter House.
    Come on and ride and see scenic Washington County.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2009 11:47
 
Former school janitor arrested on possession of child porn charges PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 April 2009 00:00

    On April 20, in the early evening hours, William Dearborn, 31, Scottsburg, turned himself in to the Washington County Jail. William Dearborn was wanted out of Washington County on an arrest warrant that was issued by the Washington County Circuit Court for Possession of Child Pornography, D Felony. The arrest warrant was the result of an investigation that was conducted by Detective Scott Stewart of the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg.
    The investigation began in November of 2008, when an official from the Salem Middle School contacted the Indiana State Police about what they thought was some inappropriate material located on one of the school’s computers.
    Detective Scott Stewart seized the computer and had the computer’s history examined by New Albany City Police Computer Forensics Detective, Greg Pennell. After the examination it was determined that it contained child pornography. Detective Scott Stewart was able to determine the dates and times that the child pornography was being accessed and it lead Detective Stewart to William Dearborn, who was working evening hours at the school as a janitor. After Detective Stewart interviewed William Dearborn and completed other parts of his investigation he turned the investigation over to the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office. This resulted in the arrest warrant for William Dearborn.
    At this time it is believed that no children at the school were able to view the child pornography and none of the images discovered are believed to be of local children.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 09:17
 
Chad Goff Captures Saturday's Winged Sprint Spectacular at Salem Speedway PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 April 2009 00:00

    Chad Goff rode the Salem Speedway high banks to victory in Saturday’s Scott County Visitors Commission Winged Sprint Spectacular, presented by Must See Racing.com.
    The Whitmore Lake, Michigan, driver outdistanced a field of 19 starters in the 30-lap main event to record his first career Salem Speedway victory.
    A total of 26 winged sprint cars, representing the Hoosier Outlaw Sprint Series and Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprint Series, were on hand for the first combined sprint show at Salem.
    Canada’s Ryan Litt finished second in the main event, with Hank Lower third, Jimmy McCune fourth and Tim Cox fifth.
    Aaron Pierce, Jeff Bloom, Jim Swain, Kyle Flint and Ryan Myers rounded out the second five in that order.
    Heat race winners were Jason Blonde, Cox and Goff. Lower won the B-Main.
    The $1,000 “bounty” placed on Kevin Feeney’s one-lap track record of 14.377-seconds went unclaimed, as Litt posted fast time with a 14.532-second lap.
    Saturday’s race marked the kick-off of an exciting seven race TV package for Must See Racing during the 2009 season.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 09:21
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Rouche views transparency as a necessity for success at WCMH PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 April 2009 00:00

    In an April 21 press conference, Washington County Memorial Hospital (WCMH) Interim Chief Executive Officer, Joe Rouche and WCMH Director of Public Relations, Melissa Richardson met with representatives from local newspapers in an effort to keep the public updated on the status of negotiations between Saint Vincent Health (SVH) and WCMH.      
    According to Rouche, SVH is still in the analysis/evaluation stage. When asked if the analysis is intended to determine if “the deal” is going to happen or if its purpose is to determine the price SVH will pay for WCMH, Rouche said, “I am an operations person, I am very good at running a hospital. Those kinds of decisions are made by people with a skill set that I don't possess.” Rouche did say that he is confident that both SVH and WCMH are working toward “signing on the bottom line” sometime in 2009. Rouche also explained that besides managing WCMH, he has the responsibility to inventory and assess the physical plant, equipment, and other aspects of the hospital. “From my perspective as a CEO, I need to have a handle on the condition of everything from the air conditioning unit to the most minor piece of equipment. That information is also important to those within the SVH organization whose job it is to negotiate the deal with Washington County. It is crucial to know what is an asset and what is a liability.”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 09:19
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South Central Community Healthcare to close April 30 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 April 2009 00:00

    Over the last several months many businesses and individuals have felt the effects of these difficult economic times. Unfortunately, hospitals are no different; especially small rural hospitals such as WCMH. Although they recently implemented several cost-saving measures throughout the hospital, it is necessary to take those cost savings one step further by closing South Central effective April 30.
    “As a valued patient of this clinic, WCMH wants to continue to be your healthcare provider of choice. Therefore, our patients have two options.” The first is to continue as a patient of WCMH and have your records automatically transferred to one of our other primary care locations. This can be accomplished by calling South Central at 812-472-9230 until April 30 or by calling any of our other clinics after April 30 or faxing a written request to Medical Records at 812-883-8524. The second option is to stop by any of the clinics listed below and fill out the appropriate paperwork to have your records moved to your healthcare provider of choice outside the WCMH network of clinics. The four primary care clinic locations in Washington County that are available to treat you and your family with no interruptions in service are: Pekin Community Healthcare,Campbellsburg Community Healthcare, Salem Pediatrics and Labor of Love Women’s Health
    If you have any questions or concerns regarding the closure of South Central, please call Outpatient Services Clinical Supervisor Sherry Hammond, at 812-883-5881 ext. 1205.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 09:23
 
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