Summer swimming team now being formed in Charlestown PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Tuesday, 18 May 2010 00:00

If you are between the ages of 4 and 18 by June 1 and can swim the length of a 25 yard pool, the Charlestown Summer Swimming Team wants you!
The season lasts from June 1 through July 24. The cost for one swimmer is $75, two swimmers is $120, and a family of swimmers is $150.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 May 2010 12:19
Candidates sought for Pekin Prince and Princess PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Tuesday, 18 May 2010 00:00

The Pekin Community Betterment Organization has announced the 2010 rules for this year’s Prince and Princess Contest. They are as follows: All winners will be determined by a panel of judges for the 2010 Prince and Princess contest; Any boy or girl 4 to 6 years of age may enter. Contestants may be from any locality; The contestants must have a sponsor. This may be an individual, business or organization; An entry fee of $25 will be required for each contestant and contestants will decorate their own float and will ride in this vehicle or float for the parade.
Contestants are responsible for their own transportation and decorations. There will be                trophies given for the best decorated float or vehicle entered in this category. Floats will not be a factor when choosing the Prince and Princess.
Each contestant must send the following items to the Pekin Betterment Organization; A photograph no smaller than  2” x 3” for use in the program book. (Photos will not be returned.); application form (attached); A 3 x 5 index card with information to be read on the stage (hobbies, school, etc...) This should be no longer than 3-5 sentences. These sentences should tell us what your child is interested in and likes to do and a check for $25 made out to Pekin Betterment.
For the parade, all contestants must be in Pekin near the Componex parking lot at 9:00 a.m on July 5th. Floats and vehicles will line up on Grade St.  The parade will take place from 10-11:00 a.m.
The Prince and Princess contest will be held  at the Pekin Park at 4:30 p.m. on July 5th.             Contestants should report to the back of the stage by 4:15.  Please note the new time for this year’s contest!
Entries will not be accepted after May 30. There will be a limit to the number of entries.
The first 50 boys and girls will be accepted. If your application is received and 50 are already       registered, you will be called to let you know that the contest is already full.
A prize of $25 will be given to each winner of the Prince and Princess contest. First runners up will receive $15 and second runners up will receive $10. Applications must be signed by the parent or guardian of each boy or girl.
Please send your completed application, index card description, photo and check to:
Shari Dalton, c/o Pekin Betterment, PO Box 54, Pekin Ind. 47165
For more information, call 967-4612.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 May 2010 12:21
Teens admit to senior prank PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Tuesday, 18 May 2010 00:00

Two Salem High School students face charges for causing Salem Community Schools to go on a two-hour delay on Tuesday, May 11.
Seniors Blaine Humphrey and Kyle Hall will likely be charged with criminal mischief for what turned out to be a senior prank, according to Salem Police Chief Scott Ratts.
Humphrey and Hall allegedly let the air out of the front tire on each of the school corporation’s 26 buses.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 May 2010 12:23
SPD continue death investigation PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Tuesday, 18 May 2010 00:00

A 25-year-old Salem man, Nathan Baker, died early Monday morning from an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound.
Salem Police Chief Scott Ratts said they were called to a residence on Water Street around 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 May 2010 12:25
Lifespring to cut 50 jobs PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 12 May 2010 00:00


Lifespring, the community mental health center serving Clark, Floyd, Jefferson, Washington, Scott, and Harrison counties, regrets to announce that due to a significant decrease in projected revenues for next fiscal year, it will be abolishing approximately 50 staff positions.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 May 2010 10:03
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