Pirates host the Braves in Football Sectional this Friday night PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:00
    The Pirate Football Team (7?2), 2009 Mid?Southern Conference Champions for the third consecutive year, suffered a disappointing setback at Lawrenceburg last Friday to end an otherwise very successful regular season.
    Lawrenceburg prevailed on a cold and rainy night 20?14. The Pirates scored the first points of the game in the second stanza when senior Michael Baines carried the ball 93 yards from the line of scrimmage to score and give the Pirates a 6?0 lead.  The Pirates scored again in the fourth when freshman quarterback Gage Brafford connected in the air with senior Jordan Williams for a 50 yard touchdown strike. Senior Michael Baines added a two point conversion run to reduce the Pirates deficit to six; 20?14, with a little more than four minutes remaining.
    The Pirates however were unable to score again and dropped the contest with eyes now set on the state tournament. 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 07:49
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Charlestown preparing for Christmas season, looking for participants for community choir PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:00
    The City of Charlestown will soon be moving full speed ahead preparing for this year’s Christmas season.  
    This year promises to be the best and most exciting Christmas yet.  The Charlestown Parks and Recreation Department along with The Charlestown Beautification Committee, local churches and city employees are working hard to plan and organize several events to provide family entertainment.
    Light Up Charlestown will be a great evening to create family memories. They are looking for anyone who would like to be a member of the Community Choir.  The Choir will perform at light-up November 27.
    They are looking for 200 or more people who will be a part of the celebration. They will practice at the Arts & Enrichment Center on Tuesdays, November 10 and 17, 7 to 8:30 p.m. The choir will lead the children in singing Christmas carols before the countdown and they will sing “The Hallelujah Chorus” after the lights come on.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 07:51
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Dragons take down Pirates in overtime PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:00
    Pirate fans were sure this would be an easy win but Silver Creek fans knew better.   
    After several days of showers, the night was the perfect night for football.
    Scott Grether ran in for the first Dragon touchdown and senior, Chad Marejka ran in for the two point conversion.
    Anthony Everage scored the second touchdown bringing the score to 14-0. Dragons were unsuccessful on their second attempt at a two point conversion.
    The Dragon defense played really tough. Junior Brady Isenberg and senior, Anthony Everage really stepped up and once again had a big night on the defensive line.
    Charlestown went to the air and caught Silver Creek in a blitz and made the Dragons pay said Dragon defensive coordinator, Kevin Brooks.
    “They really executed on some big plays in the air. Charlestown scored with about a minute left in the game to tie it up at 14-14. The Pirates then attempted a two point conversion but the Dragons defense stopped them and the two teams went into overtime,” he added.
    In the second overtime, Grant Farly scored a touchdown on the quarterback sneak and Silver Creek won 20-14.
    “The competition between Charlestown and Silver Creek is sure to become a great rivalry in years to come,” Coach Brooks concluded.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 07:52
 
Annual Halloween Party to be held October 29 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:00
    The City of Salem's Annual Halloween Party will be held on Thursday, October 29 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., sponsored by the Salem Parks and Recreation Department along with the Salem Public Library. The event will be at DePauw Park and Riley’s Place. Games, snacks, and prizes will be handed out to children ages 2-12. Salem Trick or Treating will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 2009.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 07:53
 
Commentary . . . My final thoughts PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:00
    When I started writing for Green Banner Publications (GBP) nearly three years ago I knew this day would come.  Honestly, though, I thought it would have come a year or so ago.  When GBP Publisher Joe Green and I first sat down and discussed me coming to work, I told him that I would do it until he was either fed up with me or I wasn't enjoying myself, whichever came first.
    Well, I'm sure that Joe has been fed up with me on numerous occasions but for whatever reason did not pull the trigger.  However, in the past few months it has become clear to me that I am ready to move on.  Please understand that my desire to explore other options has nothing to do with anything at GBP—it is simply time to move on.
    I want to thank Joe Green for giving me the opportunity and the freedom to do this job the way I thought it should be done.  Another individual that I want to thank is Donna Nunley, Office Manager for the Washington County Edition.  Without her discretion, organizational skills and loyalty, I would never have been able to do my job.  In addition, I want to thank former GBP Editor Mark Grigsby for taking the time to show me the ins and outs of small town journalism.  Although I wrote for some underground publications in college, my formal training is in English and Writing, not Journalism—there is a difference.
    Above all, I want to thank the people who I cannot name for obvious reasons; those who were willing to provide me with information, both on and off the record, and point me in the right direct to ferret out the “story behind the story.”
Without your help I would not have known where to begin.
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 October 2009 07:53
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