?Charlestown Block Watch meetings to resume this month PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Wednesday, 09 July 2008 00:00
? ??    Charlestown residents are reminded to attend the Block Watch meetings scheduled in July for each voting district, as follows:
    District 1- Saturday, July 12- 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Family Fellowship, 1376 Market Street (Highway 3). Discussions will include re-scheduling at second clean-up day and planning a cookout. Contact Councilman Jeff Aaron at 256-5948 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
    District 2- Monday, July 14- 6:30 p.m. at Arts and Enrichment Center, 999 Water Street. Contact Block Watch Captain George Roberts at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Melissa Crawford at 256-4851.
    District 3- Thursday, July 10- 6:30 p.m. at Arts and Enrichment Center, 999 Water Street. Contact Councilman Scott McKechnie at 256-2279 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
    District 4- Thursday, July 17- 6:30 p.m. at Arts and Enrichment Center, 999 Water Street. A time of fellowship is also scheduled for Thursday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Greenway Park. Contact Councilman Dan Roberts at 256-6443 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
    You may also contact Charlestown City Hall for additional information at 256-3422, extension 310 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
    Some districts are training on radio procedures and designating patrol areas and times, while others have already begun patrolling their neighborhoods. It’s never too late to come and be part of the efforts to improve your city and your home.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2008 13:56
 
?NWVFD hosting Fireman’s Picnic PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Wednesday, 09 July 2008 00:00
? ??   ?    The New Washington Fire Department will be hosting its annual Fireman’s Picnic on July 11 and 12 at the Fireman’s fairgrounds in New Washington.
    World Famous fish sandwiches will be served starting Friday night at 5 p.m. Full fish dinners are also available as well as grilled hamburgers, hotdogs and bratwurst. There will also be a large selection of desserts and hand dipped ice cream. Friday night’s free entertainment will be the Ross Country Jamboree, bring your lawn chairs.
    Also on Friday, Parlor style Bingo will be played inside the firehouse. You must be over 18 years old to play. Guaranteed $500 payout on coverall game. A raffle drawing will also be held on Saturday with numerous door prizes and a $500 winner will be selected at 8 p.m.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2008 14:11
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?WCHTC announces survey winners PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 July 2008 00:00
?    In a recent Washington County HomeTown Competitiveness meeting, Pillar Team drew names for the incentive prizes for those filling out the community survey.  
    Winning a $100 Jay C gift card was Betty Brown of Salem. Angie Strasser, also of Salem, won the $100 True Value gift card. Winners have been notified by phone. The team picked two numbers at random and then checked the results from the survey to see which respondents matched those numbers.
    Volunteers are continuing to input the data from the youth surveys. When all the data has been entered, the Pillar Team will conduct a drawing for the youth prize. Students in all grades in each of the county high schools participated in the youth survey.
    The Phase 1 report on WCHTC work to date is complete. The Pillar Team will bind these, send copies to the state, and make copies available to the community for check-out. A copy will also be available at the SAlem Public Library for anyone who is interested. The report is quite detailed and includes all the activities, meetings, and results over the last 11 months.
    The Pillar Team, site coach Dr. David Beck, and other community members will be attending an Indiana HTC celebration in Bedford, where the group will meet with the other eight pilot communities to discuss progress made.
    Starting in August the Pillar Team will be contacting those who signed up on the survey to participate in a focus group or join a Pillar Task Force. So far, well over 200 people have asked to be placed on the WCHTC contact list to receive updates on WCHTC work. Anyone else who wishes to be added to the contact list should call Scott Martin at 883-5454 or Beth Armstrong at 883-5565.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2008 14:16
 
?Pekin’s July 4th Parade Awards PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 July 2008 00:00
?? This years Pekin 4th of July Parade showed much enthusiasm, like always. Each year, awards are given to many different winners who are included in different categories. Listed are the winners and their category:
    Historical Cars:
First Place, Jeff Martin C-23; Second Place, Mark Collins C-10: Third Place, Wilmer Campbell C-6.
    Classical Cars:
First Place, Steve Leonard C-11; Second Place, Mark Grigsby C-22; Third Place, Charles Kramer C-15.
    Youth Floats:
First Place, Cub Scout Pack 26 D-2; Second Place, Washington Co. Children’s Theater D-4; Third Place, Stay-N-Play D-6.
    Bicycles:
First Place, Carla Logan E-5; Second Place, Cody Fultz E-6; Third Place, Tanner Hortenberry E-13.
    Fire Department:
First Place, Town of New Pekin Q-4; Second Place, Pierce/Polk Q-2.
    Motorcycle Club:
Washington Co. Sheriff’s Motor Patrol F-1
    Miniature Motor Vehicles:
Courtney Hoke
    Floats:
First Place, Lighthouse Baptist I-1; Second Place, Humane Society I-5.
    Individual Horseback Riders:
First Place, Elizabeth Lamon J-1; Second Place, Rebecca Lamon J-2.
    Horse and/or Pony Vehicles:
First Place, Hughes Taylor L-1; Second Place, Luida Lee L-2.
    Walking Units:
Eastern Starz Dance Team M-1
    Commercial Floats:
First Place, Trading Charles D-5; Second Place, John Jones D-1
    Antique Tractors:
First Place, Randy Balentine T-3; Second Place, Ben Ratts T-1.
    Sweepstakes:
Scout Pack 2b D-2
    Along with parade awards, certain members of the parade received special awards, they include the following:
    The Youngest In Attendance award went to Marshall Naville, the grandson of Jeff Martin, who is only 10 weeks old.
    Oldest In Attendance went to Andrew Baird, 97.
    Traveled The Greatest Distance To Attend went to Andy and Kristi Rothbauer who came all the way from Bangkok, Thailand.
    Any awards or Trophies may be picked up at the New Pekin Town Hall.
    Along with the other festivities, the Pekin Idol was a new and popular addition to the Pekin 4th of July Celebration. Judges for this contest included Becky White, Gary Brown and Mike Motsinger. In first place came Emmy Bodner to be the Pekin Idol’s first year winner. Heather Mull was first runner up and Bryianna Portela made second runner up.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2008 11:31
 
?Commissioners discuss Sparksville Road dilemma PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 09 July 2008 00:00
?? ?The Washington County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Wednesday afternoon.  Commissioners Lana Sullivan and Byron Green were present; Commissioner Mike Goering was absent.  The minutes of previous meetings and all claims were approved, 2-0.
    The Board heard from Donovan Gordon and Lonnie Brown, owners of the property on either side of the Sparksville Road in northern Washington County.  Both Gordon and Brown expressed their concerns about what can only be described as an inadequate design of the road leading to the bridge crossing the White River.  According to Gordon, the wrong size of concrete box culvert was used and that is part of the problem.
    The Commissioners agreed to repair the fields and to replace the road surface with gravel until a permanent solution can be implemented. 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2008 14:23
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