OSD festival this weekend PDF Print E-mail

The Annual Old Settlers’ Days held this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18. The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Many former exhibitors, performers, craftsmen and demonstrators from years past, will be entertaining festival goers both days, including the medicine men, Abe Lincoln and many favorite demonstrators.
One of the main attractions this year will be the raid by Morgan’s Raiders, a group that has not been involved with the festival in recent years. They will be reenacting the raid, with several local businessmen and leaders participating, including Mayor David Bower, on Saturday at 2 p.m.
There will be an Indian teepee set up on the Village Green by Frank and Carolyn Lindley. They will have a cornhusk doll demonstration, an Indian smoke dance and will be making Indian necklaces on Saturday and chain/pony beads on Sunday.
A jam fest/hymn sing will be held in the log church both days and a Sunday morning worship service will be in the church at 8 a.m.
There will be lots of children activities on the Village Green from 12-4 p.m. both days, as well as in the school house.
Another highlight will be the village cook, who will be serving up stone soup and apple fritters.
There will be story tellers, skits, pioneer readings, a hog calling contest and a baking contest. This year’s them for the baking contest will be “Anything Pumpkin” and all entries must be at the museum basement by 10 a.m.
The following is a list of entertainment that will be on stage at The Depot Train Museum: Saturday: 1-2 p.m. Sisters in Grace; 2-3 p.m.
Morgan’s Raiders; 3 to 3:30 p.m. Tara Little; 3:30 to 4 p.m. Claude and Jeanie Combs; 4-5 p.m. Tanya Webb, John Trinkle, Erin Houchin.
Sunday: 1 to 1:30 p.m. Claude and Jeannie Combs; 1:30 to 2 p.m. Randy Nichols; 2 to 3 p.m. Warriors for Christ; 3 to 4 p.m. Weilbaker Family; 4 to 5 p.m. Bradie M. Shrum Lower Elementary- Chimes Choir.
A flag raising ceremony will kick the festival off Saturday morning at 10 a.m.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 September 2011 10:08
Eastern wins a high scoring affair PDF Print E-mail

Friday’s Mid Southern Conference showdown between Eastern and Silver Creek had just about everything – except defense.
Both teams scored early and often as the Musketeers won a thriller, 40-36.
The only defense administered by either team was when the opposing offense would shoot itself in the foot with costly turnovers or penalties.
And just when it looked as if one team had things under control, they would take possession of the firearm and pull the trigger.
“It was good offense, but not much defense by either team,” said EHS Head Coach John Dablow. “As much as we try to prepare these guys for Silver Creek’s speed, I don’t think they belived us about how fast they were. As coaches we also could have done better on our adjustments, especially on Silver Creek’s slant pass that they had a lot of success with.
“There is a lot we can improve on. We didn’t tackle very well and we had some turnovers and those really hurt us. I was glad to see us get down and not fall apart, and stay the course.”
Eastern fell behind early and spend the first quarter playing catchup.
They took the lead for the first time with 11:53 remaining in the second when Jacob Portela scored on a seven-yard run.
That score looked as if it was the start of a Musketeer blow out.
After scoring, Portela delivered a perfectly executed on-side kick that gave EHS the ball right back in Dragon territory.
The Musketeers failed to score on the drive, but the offense got the ball right back after a three-and out by the SC offense.
On the punt attempt, the ball was snapped a little high, which forced the Dragon Punter to bobble the ball and allowed the EHS rush time to block the punt.
The punt was recovered by Eastern’s Greg Lynn. At the SC six-yard line.
On the first play of the drive Austin Brown scored on a six-yard run. Thomas Sleepe took the ball into the endzone on a sweep play on the point after touchdown, and the Musketeers were rolling 26-13.
That’s where the scored remained until the third quarter.
Eastern got the ball to start the second and looked to add to the advantage, but costly turnovers allowed Silver Creek to get back in the game.
The Musketeers fumbled on their third play of the half. The ball was recovered by the Dragons and on their first play Layne Taylor took the ball 50-yards for a score. Brad Graham took the ball and scored on the PAT and Silver Creek trailed 26-21.
The Musketeers’ next possession went a little better. They ran five plays this time before they fumbled the ball.
The Dragons again recovered the ball and went on the attack. On the third play of the drive, sophomore quarterback Brooks Howell connected with Brant Myer on a 60-yard pass and run play.
Graham kicked the PAT and SC was back in front 28-26.
“We preached at halftime about coming out, driving down and going up by three scores and put the game out of reach,” Dablow said. “We didn’t do that, we fumbled the ball and let them back in it.”
The Silver Creek lead was short-lived.
On the ensuing possession, Eastern marched 48 yards and scored on a three-yard run by Austin Brown.
Sleepe took the ball and scored on the PAT and the Musketeers were back in front 34-28.
The Dragons quickly answered and were back in front five plays later when Howell connected with number six on a 41-yard pass play.
SCHS converted the PAT and were back up by two, 36-24 with 2:02 remaining in the third quarter.
With their backs against the wall, Eastern mounted their most impressive drive of the night. They went 62 yards in 13 plays and ate nearly seven minutes of the clock. They scored on a three-yard run by Brown. The Musketeers failed on the PAT attempt, but led 40-36.
Eastern’s solid offensive possession was followed by a defensive stand.
Silver Creek was marching late for the go ahead score, but Howell had a pass intercepted by the Musketeers’ Kaleb Nicholson.
Eastern (2-2) took over and ran out the final 4:35 of the game.
Several Musketeer players had good games, but Brown was every where.
“(Brown) was a workhorse for us tonight,” Dablow said. “He has done a nice job of stepping up with Trey (Albertson) being out. He is playing a position we didn’t rep him at very much in the summer, so he has had to learn it in the past two weeks.”
Eastern’s will play their third consecutive home game Friday when they host the 4-0 Corydon Central Panthers.
“Corydon is good, big, strong and fast,” Dablow said. “They are every bit as good as they were last year.”
Friday’s game is set to begin at 7 p.m. at Musketeer Field.

Eastern 40, Silver Creek 36
1st downs    18    24
Rushing yards    98    291
Comp/Att.    11-24    3-6
Passing yards    238    50
Total Yards    336    341
Fumbles/lost    1/1    3/2
Penalties/Yards    10/73    7/68
Time of Poss.    17:05    30:55

Eastern: Austin Brown (30-164), Luke Terry (5-44), Thomas Sleepe (8-44), Jacob Portela (6-18), Cody Hurst (7-14), Carson Newcomb (1-5), Aaron Burr (1-2).
SCHS: Layne Taylor (17-111), Brad Graham (4-9), Jacob Brooks (2-7), Ben Davis (1-1), Brooks Howell 1-(-2), David Moore 1-(-28).
Eastern: Cody Hurst (3-6-0-50).
Silver Creek: Brooks Howell (11-23-2-238), Layne Taylor 0-1-0-0.
Eastern: Austin Brown (2-21), Kyle Taylor (1-29).
SCHS: Grant Meyer (7-195), Layne Taylor (2-17), Jacob Brooks (1-18), Drew Sherror (1-8).

iPads become part of curriculum at EWSC PDF Print E-mail

How do you get a classroom full of middle school kids interested in science? You give them an iPad. At least that seems to be working so far at East Washington Middle School.

City to get new signs in 2012 PDF Print E-mail

Replacing every street sign within the city limits may not seem like a big task to some, but considering there are 350 stop signs alone, it’s a job that was giving Mayor David Bower nightmares

OTW will hold annual Golf Scramble PDF Print E-mail

Outside The Walls will be hosting their third annual Benefit Golf Scramble at the Covered Bridge Golf Course in Sellersburg on September 20.
The Scramble is a tournament that features friendly, four-player team competition and helps to raise funds for OTW’s various community projects throughout Washington County.

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