?Highlanders and Cougars both advance to state cross country meet PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    North Harrison junior Tyler Byrne won the cross country semi state at Brown County State Park near Nashville Saturday. He had a low time of 15:50, and he helped his fellow Cougars to a 6th place team finish (188 points). Other state qualifying teams are Terre Haute North 49, Bloomington South 107, Floyd Central 131, New Albany 142, and Perry Central 178.
    For the first time since the early 1990’s, both the boys’ cross country teams from Floyd Central and North Harrison have advanced to the IHSAA State Finals in cross country, to be held in Terre Haute Saturday, Nov. 1.
    And it wasn’t just those two teams that advanced; four of the six teams advancing to the state meet are from the Crawford County Regional. The other two of the four, besides Floyd Central and North Harrison, are New Albany and Perry Central.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 13:39
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?Haunted Trail at Deam Lake SRA PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    For the first time in history, Deam Lake SRA in Borden will play host to a “Haunted Trail” on October 31. Designed for families and children 10 and under, it will be a free event, with donations happily accepted to benefit the growing educational and recreational programs offered at Deam Lake.
    Beginning at 7 p.m., campers an visitors will begin a trek through one of the park’s spookiest trails with surprises hidden around every corner. For more information on this family-friendly event, please contact Deam Lake Naturalist Rocky Brown at (812) 246-5421.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 13:41
 
Gene Cato dies PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    Former North Harrison Superintendent and former IHSAA Commissioner C. Eugene Cato, 77, of Zionsville died Sunday, October 19. “Gene” was born and reared in Southern Indiana.
    He graduated from Oakland City H.S. (1949) where he played basketball for his father, Alva F. Cato. He went on to become a star basketball player at Oakland City College – graduating in 1952.
    He served as a teacher and coach at Chandler, Boonville, and Zionsville High Schools; a Principal at Huntingburg High School; and was a former Superintendent at North Harrison Schools and Jay County School Corporation. Flowing from his passion for athletics and his belief in the intrinsic value of athletic competition on the formation of a child’s character, Gene accepted an invitation to become an IHSAA Assistant Commissioner in 1976. He became the Commissioner of the IHSAA in 1983 – providing leadership until he retired in 1995.
    He was married to his high school sweetheart, Lillian Lou Moore. Lillian – herself an elementary teacher for 33 years – shared Gene’s passion to influence student athletes with an equal emphasis on the “student” and the “athlete.” They spent 58 years together teaching, coaching, leading and loving thousands of students and their parents.
    Cato is survived by his wife, Lillian, his sister, Linda (Jim) of Zionsville and daughters: Cathy Lewis (Denny) of Jasper, Beth Fetters(Mark) of Carmel, and Angie Valentine (Jon) of Zionsville; six grandsons and two granddaughters: and one great-granddaughter.
    Contributions can be made to the C. Eugene Cato Memorial Scholarship Fund and mailed to - IHSAA, 9150 North Meridian Street, P.O. Box 40650, Indianapolis, IN 46240.
    Services were held on Thursday, October 23, at the Zionsville Fellowship Church.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 13:43
 
?FEMA to be at Floyd County Fairgrounds to distribute food stamps, applications for disaster assistance PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 October 2008 00:00
?    All this week, FEMA will be on hand at the Floyd County 4-H Fairgrounds to distribute food stamps to qualified homeowners whose food was lost during the power outage resulting from September 14's windstorm.
    These food stamps will be in the form of pre-loaded “shopping cards”, allowing families re-compensation of food losses.  These cards will vary in amount depending on the size of family, conditions, etc.
    In addition, FEMA can also offer the opportunity to apply for housing assistance to cover structural damage to homes.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2008 13:48
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?Community Banks: Still Safe & Secure PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 October 2008 00:00
?    The Independent Bankers of America (ICBA) and First Harrison Bank of Corydon are reminding bank customers of the extraordinary stability of the community banking industry as the troubles of large Wall Street financial institutions and investment firms dominate mainstream headlines.
    “Our customers may be watching the news and reading the papers and naturally, they worry about their own banks,” said Sam Uhl, President of First Harrison Bank. “We understand their concern, but want to reassure our customers that they need not worry about the stability of their bank and the safety of their money.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2008 13:52
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