Local XC teams advance to Semi-State PDF Print E-mail

One runner from Eastern’s girls’ team, the EHS boys’ and the Salem High School girls’ cross country teams will advance to semi-state Saturday after finishing strong at last week’s regional competition.

100 new jobs, $9 Million investment coming to Salem PDF Print E-mail

Salem City officials contacted local media last week to inform them there would be a major announcement Monday morning of more than 100 jobs and an investment into the community of between $8 and $9 million.

That’s exactly what happened as Kimball International announced that they are closing their metal fabrication production operations out west and moving it to Kimball’s facility in Salem.

Back-to-back perfect season for EWMS sixth-grade girls PDF Print E-mail

It’s tough to talk about dynasties in junior high athletics, but East Washington may be establishing on with their sixth-grade girls’ basketball team.

Erin Houchin Sworn in as State Senator for District 47 PDF Print E-mail

Standing in the Indiana Senate chamber surrounded by fellow legislators and her family, Senator-elect Erin Houchin took the oath of office today, officially becoming the State Senator representing District 47. Houchin was sworn in by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush.

Houchin, one of eight new members of the Indiana Senate, will serve all of Crawford, Orange, Harrison, Perry and Washington counties, and eastern Dubois County. She fills the Senate seat previously held by State Sen. Richard Young.

“I am very passionate about promoting the growth and stability of Southern Indiana,” Houchin said. “I am eager to start work at the Statehouse and support policies that create jobs and keep taxes low. As a wife and mother to three children, it is a priority to empower parents and invest in educational opportunities for our future generations.”

Houchin is a 2007 graduate of the Indiana Leadership Forum (ILF) and elected President of her class. She received the ILF Founder’s Award for achievements in politics. In 2008, Houchin was one of 50 women from throughout the world selected to attend the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University. She is also a graduate of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series.

Houchin and her husband, Dustin, live in Salem with their three children.

Residents in Senate District 47 can contact Houchin by telephone at 1-800-382-9467, by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by mail at 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Her virtual office can be found online at www.IndianaSenateRepublicans.com/Houchin.

2015 budget includes pay increase for employees PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 07:46

In addition to approving the county’s 2015 budget, which exceeds more than $5 million, the council also approved several individual budgets at their regular meeting on October 6.

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