Lady Cats score perfect “25” in winning Harrison County Girls’ Tennis crown PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 April 2009 00:00
    The North Harrison Girls’ Tennis Team won their 15th consecutive title in the Harrison County Girls’ Tennis Tournament Saturday at the Lanesville courts.
    They won all five individual spots for a perfect score of 25. The host Lanesville squad amassed a score of 11, and Corydon and South Central scored 5 and 4 points respectively, for 3rd and 4th places.
    Despite what looked like dominance by North Harrison, several of the finals matches went to a 3rd set, and North Harrison coach Sheri Shroyer was very happy with the extra effort of her team.
    “We were down in a couple of finals,” said Shroyer. “As far as their effort, and their believing in themselves, they persevered and came back.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 08:56
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Dream of Meeting Martina McBride is Granted to Pekin resident PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 April 2009 00:00

    Local resident, Lavina, of Pekin gets a surprise dream granted by the Granting Dreams Foundation. It started as a request submitted from a friend, Kim, who lives in Nashville, Tennessee and had heard about Granting Dreams. Several weeks later, Kim learned that her friend Lavina, age 56, who has cancer, would be going to Nashville to realize a long held dream of meeting Martina McBride.
    Relatives of Lavina, Mr. and Mrs. Schroder, would be the ones to drive her to Nashville and had told Lavina that they were going to take a short overnight trip to get her out of the house. They all arrived in Nashville on Friday and were guests of the luxurious Hyatt Place Hotel. That evening they were treated to a wonderful dinner at the Caney Fork Fish Camp restaurant where they were serenaded by the restaurant's band. Lavina thought this was all wonderful, but it was only then that Lavina was let in on the real surprise that would take place on Saturday. She was informed that they would be going to the Grand Ole Opry where she would be given a back-stage tour and tickets to the concert staring Martina McBride. After her performance, they would be escorted back stage where Lavina would be able to meet and talk to Martina. She stated that she was so happy and excited that she could not hold back the tears of joy. When backstage, Lavina said to Martina: “The family enjoys putting on your music and my granddaughter, LaKota and I sing along on a microphone while my husband, Jimmy, plays the drums and my son-in-law, Dennis, plays the guitar.” Martina posed for some photos and autographs and Lavina stated that she was so personable and down to earth - just a real nice person.
    Lavina, family and friends are all thankful to the Granting Dreams Founation for helping bring Lavina's dream to reality and for helping those in this age group that have no where else to turn.
    Granting Dreams Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that grants dreams to those 19 and older who have a life-threatening medical condition. To learn more, or to see how you can get involved, visit the Granting Dreams website at www.grantingdreams.org.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 08:59
 
Highlanders win close 3-0 decision over Cougars in baseball PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 April 2009 00:00
    The Floyd Central Highlanders won a close 3-0 decision over the visiting North Harrison Cougars last Wednesday, but Highlander coach Casey LaDuke was glad to get the win, and Cougar coach Gregg Oppel was scratching his head after the game, wondering what it will take to get his team to play with more desire against Floyd.
    The hosts jumped out on top 2-0 in the bottom of the 1st inning, when Tyler Amos was hit by the North Harrison pitcher, and went to first base as a result. Eric Schmitt then tripled to right center field, and drove in Amos. John Boyle then singled in Schmitt for the second Highlander run.
    In the bottom of the 4th inning, Jimmy Orr singled, and Garrett Shanks then singled in Orr for the third and final run in the game.
    LaDuke thought striking first and scoring early in the game was a big difference in the outcome of it.
    “When you can score first, I think that’s a big deal,” LaDuke said. LaDuke said that being ahead early gave his team more freedom to run the bases, bunt, and be more aggressive on the base paths.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 09:01
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150 and counting...Billy Martin's Store PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 April 2009 00:00
    Picture, if you will, life in a small rural Southern Indiana community back prior to the Civil War.  A more simple time—arguable—a more difficult time—without a doubt.  A time when the modern day dichotomy of being either independent and self-sufficient or being an involved, contributing  member of a community was not a contradiction at all; that is where this story begins.  A time when the values of honesty, hard work and treating your neighbors fairly were not just tag lines on a sign somewhere but a way of life and a way of doing business for many people.  
    Now imagine a dark, frosty morning as a man named Ezra Martin hitches up this team to a wagon in preparation for a two day journey to Louisville.  This man is on a mission; a mission that that he hopes will not only bring him financial reward but provide needed supplies for his friends and neighbors.  Those simply business traits of long ago have obviously be lost on many businesses today, not the least of which are those whining for government bailouts.
    Fast forward to Spring, 2009 and the great-great-grandson of that 19th century entrepreneur sits behind a desk in a modest office talking about how he grew up in the business known to most Washington County residents simply as Billy Martin's.  Craig Martin and his wife, Janice,  run the Martinsburg, IN appliance, carpet and home furnishing store in such a relaxed, friendly manner that you would swear you stepped back in time; back to the time when running a successful business had more to do with building long term relationships than making the quick dollar.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2009 11:44
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Morgan School project goes out for bidding PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 April 2009 00:00
    The construction and renovation project at Morgan Elementary School is proceeding; with the North Harrison Board of School Trustees having approved at Thursday’s meeting the advertising for bids on the project.
    Bids are due in by June 1, and the winning bid will be accepted on June 4, in a board meeting.
    In a funding matter pertaining to the Morgan project, a $2 million Zone Academy Bond will be used for funding part of the project. North Harrison Schools will owe zero interest on the $2 million, and the people who buy them will (instead of making a profit from the interest payments) get a write off on their taxes.
    The board also dealt with a few personnel issues, mostly related to athletics.
    North Harrison High School athletics director Rick Gunter resigned his position, effective with the end of the 2008-09 school year. Gunter has had the position since the start of the 2007-08 school year.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2009 11:46
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