Quilters’ passion seamlessly turns into charity PDF Print E-mail

It seems like everyone had something to contribute when tornadoes roared through parts of Pekin and Borden last year. Friends, neighbors and even people from outside southern Indiana stepped up to offer relief and support in the form of meals, money or simply a (quite literal) helping hand.

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New book offers history of Charlestown High School basketball PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 09:56

“Pirates of the Hardwood”, - Chronicles the History of Pirate Basketball written by Charlestown High School 1961 alum Chuck Ledbetter, Sr., was introduced to Pirate Nation during a recent basketball game.

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Grant could help build new Pierce-Polk Fire House PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 00:00

The fairgrounds’ loss, could be a gain for the Pierce-Polk Volunteer Fire Department.
The commissioners decided at their regular meeting Feb. 5 there isn’t enough time or funds to try and secure a $400,000 Community Focus Fund Grant to help build a new building at the Washington County Fairgrounds. 

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Salem in search of new girls’ b-ball coach PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 00:00

The Salem Community School Board was expected to name Hank Weedin new high school athletic director at their regular meeting Monday.

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County avoids layoffs by cutting longevity PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 00:00

It took the better part of two full-day meetings, but the Washington County Council came up with a plan to cut $329,000 out of the 2013 budget.
In the end, the council went through the budget line item, by line item and took money from a number of departments.

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