Jolly resigns from Delaney board PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 November 2009 00:00
    Paul Jolly has been serving on the Delaney Creek Park Board for nearly 30 years. That stretch ended on Nov. 4 when the Washington County Board of Commissioners accepted his letter of resignation.
    Jolly said the reason he decided to step down was the fact that he wants to spend more time traveling to visit grandkids, but didn't deny the park's uncertain future played into it.
    “I've been at this for 30 years and that's the main reason,” he said, “not all this other stuff. I am all for the park. I think it's a great place and Washington County is lucky to have a place like that. I think there are a lot of counties that would love to have a park like that.”
    Jolly said ultimately he didn't want to be on the park board if he felt like he couldn't do a good job and he thinks both his busy schedule and  some recent decisions made by county officials will hamper those efforts.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 09:32
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Commissioners resend action from prior meeting PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 November 2009 00:00
    At the Wednesday, Nov. 4 meeting of the Washington County Board of Commissioners, the group unanimously agreed to resend the action due of accepting the ambulance service with the EMS due to the EMS director not sharing the proposal with the Washington County Hospital Board.  The Commissioners were under the assumption that a decision had to be made at the last meeting at this point the commissioners have made no decision.
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    Commissioner John Mischler reported to the other Commissioners that the $50,000 grant to help with the writing of a Comprehensive plan is still waiting to be processed and is at a stand still. He also wanted to let any interest persons contact Sarah Bachman, County Auditor, if interested in serving this Board.
    David Neil of Cybertek, who is in negotiation with the Commissioners, reported they are in the first phase of the analysis of the project. Neil reported to the board that there were a lot of unknowns of the County system and they have been working with Matrix to work out those problems. Neil stated that there are148 devices which include PC, printers and access sights and software installed that does not need to be installed and at least 35 computers that are not in compliance. Neil has met with department heads to figure out what problems are occurring to correct those problem areas. Cybertek did correct the voice mail problem allowing employees to access their voice mail from any phone outside the office. Neil also stated that the county can get the internet free and they are not taking advantage of it.
    Neil plans to do do more analysis and report back to the board.   
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 09:34
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Two armed robberies in Salem PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 November 2009 00:00
    Armed robberies are rare in Salem, but two in a little more than 24 hours of one another is unheard of.
    Cowboy's Food Store on Jackson Street was robbed at 3:50 a.m. Thursday morning and Country Fancy, which is located at 604 E. Hackberry Street was robbed at 9:06 p.m. Friday night.
    Both robberies have several similarities.
    The suspect was wearing a ski mask and a hoodie while wielding a firearm.
    At Cowboy's, store Manager Laura Woodrum said the suspect met the cashier at the side counter and pointed a gun and followed him back to the cash register.
    The same was true at Country Fancy. Owner Grace Hanson said the cashier had her back to the register when the suspect entered the store.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 09:38
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Highlanders gain finals in football sectional; defeat New Albany 34-28 to get there PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 November 2009 00:00
    The Floyd Central Highlanders used grit and determination in a 34-28 win over nemesis New Albany in the semi finals of the Class 4A football sectional. The Highlanders will play Castle in the finals of their sectional in a home game for the sectional title Friday night.
    It was anything but a cakewalk for the Highlanders in the win. A driving rain for the third Friday night in the last four weeks made for a messy playing field.
    The wind clocked in at around 25 miles per hour in the first half, and Floyd got off to a 21-7 lead after a quarter of play.
    Max Guenther was the Highlander responsible for throwing the passes that led to all three 1st quarter touchdowns.
    New Albany struck first, though, when Jalen Forrest ran 89 yards for the score off of scrimmage.
    Floyd answered when Guenther threw a 28 yard pass to Kyle Bramble for a score, and after three New Albany turnovers, Guenther threw a 46 yard pass to Matt Lowe for the second of the three 1st quarter Highlander touchdowns.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 09:07
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History of Farm Bureau Families to be discussed at Franklin Township Meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 November 2009 00:00
    Robert L. Schickel, District X Director for Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc. will be guest speaker at the Franklin Township Farm Bureau meeting Tuesday evening, November 10. Schickel served as District X Field man for 21 years prior to his election as State Director for Farm Bureau representing this same district. District X Farm Bureau is composed of twelve counties. The counties are Harrison, Floyd, Clark, Washington, Scott, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Switzerland, Ohio, Dearborn and Ripley (bordering the Ohio river) in southeast Indiana.   
    Schickel will use a power point program to explain in detail the three “Farm Bureau Families”.
    The meeting and the program will be preceded with a pot-luck dinner at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Lanesville Junior-Senior High school. Farm Bureau members are asked to bring a vegetable and a salad or dessert. Meat, drinks and tableware will be provided by the Farm Bureau.
    Guy Heitkemper, Franklin Township Farm Bureau chairman encourages Farm Bureau members and guests to attend this informational meeting.  “It should be very interesting to many of us as we learn of the formative years of the three Farm Bureau families”, Heitkemper said.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 09:09
 
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