Armed Forces Night set for Friday, May 15 at Speedway PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00
     Friday night racing makes a return to Salem Speedway on May 15, as Armed Forces Night, presented by McDonald’s, takes center stage.  This special end-of-work-week program features the Lucas Oil Super Stocks and Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Street Stocks, plus the inaugural Salem race for the exciting Thunder Roadsters.
The evening of racing action also includes many fun-filled activities, including Exhibition Drags, Burnout Contest, special family pricing, prize giveaways and more.
    Free admission to Armed Forces Night is being offered to all active and reserve U.S. Military Personnel with a valid military ID.
    “This is our way of saying thank you to all of our brave men and women currently serving in the armed forces,” said Salem Speedway general manager Richard Deaton.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 12:49
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Salem Man Arrested for Domestic Battery with Serious Bodily Injury PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00

    In the late morning hours of Friday, May 8, Detective Andy Squier from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg was called to the Washington County Hospital in Salem to investigate a battery. The battery had allegedly occurred earlier in the day at a residence on Cox Ferry Road in Washington County.
    During Detective Squier’s investigation he learned that a female was allegedly battered in the driveway of a residence located on Cox Ferry Road near Salem. The female was allegedly battered by Brian S. Cooper, 31, of Jackson Street in Salem. As the female was being battered a passerby on Cox Ferry Road saw the incident taking place and stopped. When the passerby stopped, Brian S. Cooper left the scene. When Cooper left the scene the passerby turned into a Good Samaritan and transported the female to the Washington County Hospital for treatment.
    At approximately 1 p.m., Detective Andy Squier spoke to Brian S. Cooper. After Detective Squier talked with Cooper he placed him under arrest for Domestic Battery with Serious Bodily Injury, C Felony. Brian S. Cooper was incarcerated in the Washington County Jail.
    After Detective Squier completed the arrest procedures he executed a search warrant with the assistance of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department at the location of the battery on Cox Ferry Road. The search warrant was executed in an attempt to locate additional evidence.
    This investigation is continuing.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 12:52
 
Highland Hills Middle School Girls Track Team places first in Little Hoosier Hills Conference PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00
    Last week, the girls track team from Highland Hills Middle School hosted the Little Hoosier Hills Conference Track Meet against five other teams. It is with great pride and a huge congratulations that Coach Lamb announces that the girls won first place. The girls beat a strong Columbus Central team by 14 points. The girls team should be extremely proud as they went undefeated to conclude their season with an amazing record of 23 wins and 0 losses. Coaches of the team were Robka Lamb, Steve Bush, Edlisa Lessig and Alan Roederer.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 12:26
 
Clark Memorial Hospital’s Men’s Health Fair is set for May 30 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00
    Mark your calendar and plan to attend Clark Memorial Hospital’s eleventh annual Men’s Health Fair and Car Show.
    The award-winning show, on Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the hospital grounds, is designed to raise awareness among men on the importance of preventive health behaviors, early detection and the treatment of health problems affecting men, such as heart disease, high blood pressure and prostate cancer.
    Free health screenings will again be offered against a backdrop of classic and antique cars. Some of the screenings will include foot, skin cancer, blood pressure and vision.
    Two screenings offered that require an appointment are the free total lipid profiles (cholesterol screenings) and the free prostate cancer screenings for men over the age of 50. Attendees are asked to pre-register for the screenings by calling 812-283-2989 and leaving a message.
    Health and wellness presentations will be offered on the hour starting at 10 a.m. Various presentations will take place including Ken Schulz with Humana MarketPoint on weather safety.
    More than 1,800 people attended last year’s event, with more than 5,800 screenings and education opportunities offered.
    For more information about the car show, contact Scott Higgs, Christian Hot Rod Association at 812-288-0829.
    For more information on the health fair please call 812-283-2101 or visit the hospital’s web site at www.clarkmemorial.org.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2009 11:37
 
Pirates Handle Host Dragons, MSC Race Heats Up PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00
    The Charlestown Pirate Baseball team (11-4 / 4-1 MSC) completed a very important step in their quest for a conference title Monday night, May 4, when traveling to MSC/County rival Silver Creek (6-10/1-4 MSC) and winning.  The Pirates, committing only two errors, scored seven runs on ten hits and convincingly handed the home standing Dragons a 7-3 defeat to move within a game and a half of first place in the  Mid Southern Conference baseball race.
    The Pirates will host the Austin Eagles (5-1 MSC), who just dropped their first MSC game to Salem, tomorrow in a pivotal conference game.
     Pirate Seniors Vest, Brady, and Metzger all contributed doubles to secure the victory, while Metzger got the win on the mound to improve his record to 3 wins and 1 loss on the season. 
    "A good win tonight!  Cameron threw the ball very well tonight and was in command of all of his pitches.  Our offense did a good job of coming to life when we needed it and our defense played pretty well.  Overall, it was a real nice win," commented Coach Ricky Romans after the game.
     All Pirate fans are encouraged to attend tomorrow night's home game versus Austin, 5 p.m. at the Charlestown Little League Park, and cheer Pirate baseball on their quest for their first MSC title since 1987.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2009 11:36
 
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