Partnership makes Purdue HTAP Survey public PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 March 2009 00:00
    On Tuesday, March 10, the Washington County Economic Growth Partnership (WCEGP) held a news conference at the Community Learning Center for the express purpose of making public the results of the much awaited Purdue University Healthcare Technical Assistance Program (HTAP) survey for Washington County Memorial Hospital (WCMH).  The meeting was attending by Randy Lindauer and Dr. Stephen Kempker representing WCMH, Jerry Rose and Jess Helsel of WCEGP, Rebecca Marshall and Mark Hobson of the Salem Urban Enterprise Zone Board, Commissioner Lana Sullivan, County Council member Dr. Mark Manship and members of the press.
    After Helsel gave a brief history of how the HTAP process for WCMH came to be, he said that the community's concerns about the results and the delay on the part of WCMH to release the report were the motivating factors for the WCEGP to make the HTAP information public.  At that point, Rose handed out copies of the survey to everyone in attendance.  Helsel noted that additional copies would be available for public viewing at the hospitial, the Salem Public Library, Pekin Town Hall and Campbellsburg Town Hall.  For a summary story of the HTAP survey and results, go to www.gbpnews.com.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2009 10:22
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Dablow will bring enthusiasm to Eastern football as he takes on new head coach position PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 March 2009 00:00
    John Dablow was named Head Varsity football coach at the recent East Washington School Board meeting held on Tuesday, March 10.
    Dablow is currently in his third year of teaching at Eastern High and is currently track coach.  Dablow graduated from New Albany High School in 1994 and graduated from Hanover College  in 1998. While in high school he played football for the Bulldogs and also played for Hanover College.  After graduating from Hanover he began teaching at Southport Middle School and them moved to Perry Meridian High School near Indianapolis.
    While at Southport he was assistant football coach for middle school students and while at Perry Meridian he became assistant varsity coach along with assistant track coach.
    “This is a lifelong dream to be a head coach. I thought it would be a unique opportunity that other coaches do not get with early stages of a program, being here is very fortunate.” stated Dablow.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2009 10:27
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Borden wins Class 1A Sectional Final at Henryville; 63-40 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 March 2009 00:00
    The eventual outcome of the Class 1A Sectional final at Henryville Saturday night ended up a lot differently than it started. Borden (18-5) won an impressive 63-40 decision over fellow southern Athletic Conference member New Washington (14-11).
    New Washington got off to a 3-0 start, after Borden had a turnover and a missed shot at the start.
    Consecutive baskets by Chris Beam and Michael Chester gave Borden a 4-3 lead, and New Washington traveled on the next possession. The Mustangs tied the game at 6-6 on a Devin Freels three point goal.
    After a Borden deuce, Michael Chester hit a trey for the Braves (2:34), and Lee Kirchgessner hit a trey at 1:27 to run the Borden advantage to 14-8.
    New Washington outscored the Braves 5-2 in the final minute of the 1st quarter, and Borden led 16-13 heading into the 2nd period.
    The Braves went on a 5-0 run at the start of the 2nd quarter, forcing a 30 second time out by the Mustangs. First, Borden’s Dalton Wagoner hit an old fashioned three point play, and seconds after a traveling call against New Washington, Beam hit a bucket to give Borden a 21-13 lead headed into the time out.
    Both teams then proceeded to score, but it was still a 5-4 margin in favor of the Braves, and in not making up any ground, New Washington called another 30 second time out with 2:56 in the half, and down 26-17.
    The answer from Borden was to go on a 6-0 run, with buckets from three different players. Their lead was 32-17 by the end of the half.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 12:25
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First Harrison Recognized as one of Best Places to Work in Indiana PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 March 2009 00:00
    First Harrison Bank is one of the 2009 Best Places to Work in Indiana.
    This statewide survey and awards program -- A project of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, BizVoice, Inside Indiana Business, the Indiana Youth Institute, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and Best Companies Group -- was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Indiana, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses.  The 2009 Best Places to Work in Indiana list is made up of 40 companies in the small/medium-sized list (25-249 employees) and 30 companies in the large-sized list (250+ employees).
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 12:27
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Jackson Township Fire Department to hold chili supper PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 March 2009 00:00
    On Saturday, March 14, the Jackson Township Fire Department is having an all you can eat chili supper. The cost is $5 per person, and all proceeds will go to the firehouse for equipment. Please call either (812) 967-2889 or (812) 404-6184 for more information.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 12:29
 
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