EHS football coach John Dablow resigns PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 00:00

Eastern Athletic Director Scott Newcomb got news Tuesday that Head Football Coach John Dablow was resigning.

Dablow said he isn't sure what the future holds, but felt it was time to step away.

Newcomb speaks highly of the job Dablow did.


"John has worked hard in all areas of our program to improve the football situation," Newcomb said. "In terms of wins and loses it wasn’t what we wanted, but education-based athletics is about more than that. He helped players build good character and  become better students. He was always very organized and had things well planned out. His coaching staff spent many hours working and studying opponents in order to give our teams a chance for success."

Newcomb said once the school board accepts Dablow's resignation, the search for a new coach will begin.

See more on Dablow's resignation in the Wednesday, Dec. 3 issue of The Washington County Edition and right here on this set next week!



Scottsburg downtown area will light up for Christmas season this Saturday night PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:04

Following the theme of “Home for the Holidays,” the 2014 Scottsburg lighted Christmas parade will start some nice holiday activities for families on the downtown square on Saturday night, November 29.

Members of the Scottsburg Beautification Committee have been planning the event for the past six weeks. Though the lighted parade is the highlight of the evening, there’ll be other things to enjoy that evening in the downtown area, thanks to the efforts of city employees, local businesses and volunteers.

At booths on the square, hot cider will be served and others will have food, such as Bob and Kev’s pulled pork sandwiches. Lovers of kettle corn will be able to get that treat. Merchants on the square will also be open, including The Coffee House, Jendy’s Pizza, Hardy’s Cafe and Angel’s Bakery and Cafe, so everyone is encouraged to plan to eat downtown that night.

Entries in the lighted parade will organize in the elementary school parking lot off Meridian Street starting at 5:30 p.m. Each must use lights on their float or entry in some manner to be in the parade. They’ll be vying for nice-looking trophies in the following categories: Best Church/Civic, Best Business, Best Fire Department, Best Car and Best Overall. Judges will observe along the parade route and provide the list of winners immediately after the 6 p.m. event.

The route will not vary from last year. Entries will step off from the parking lot and head east on State Road 56 (West McClain Avenue) to the downtown square, turn right onto South First Street, right again onto Wardell Street and then head back to Meridian St., where they will disperse.

In the midst of the parade, Santa’s sleigh will stop on Wardell St. to allow Santa and Mrs. Claus to disembark and make their way to the courtyard gazebo escorted by a special squad. There, the happy couple will assist Mayor Bill Graham in turning on all of the lovely holiday lights on the square.

Following that, Santa and Mrs. Claus will go to the newly-renovated Santa’s Castle on the northeast side of the courthouse. They will be available to chat briefly with youngsters, pose for photos and accept Christmas lists at the Castle. Santa and his missus will be at the castle at least until 8 p.m. to give all children an opportunity to say hi.

Don’t worry if a visit to Santa’s Castle just can’t be in your plans that evening. Santa Claus will be back at his castle on the three Saturdays before Christmas, December 6, 13 and 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. for visits. He will dress as a traditional Santa on December 6; an “Old World” Santa on December 13; and as “G.I. Santa” on December 20. On December 6 and 13, Salvation Army volunteers will be ringing bells for donations that will go to the Scott County Community Clearinghouse. On December 20, contributions will be collected for the Wounded Warrior Project, which aids wounded veterans and their families.

As people wait to see Santa this Saturday night, they will be entertained by music. Free carriage rides provided by The Scott County State Bank, one of the event’s sponsors, will also be available after the parade.

In addition to all those activities, the staff of the newly-opened ice cream shop on the east side of the square, The Ice Cream Dessert Factory, will offer a workshop starting right after the parade so young and old alike can learn how to make candy canes. The Factory will also be open to serve some of their treats.

Folks planning to attend the nighttime activities are reminded to dress according to the weather. The parade will go on, regardless of what Mother Nature plans for Scott County that evening.

Located a little off the beaten path, an expanded display of lights will be offered on the courtyard at Lake Iola and in Beechwood Park.

Time to make Christmas memories in Charlestown PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:01

The City of Charlestown is known as “The Christmas City” for the continued elaborate celebration of the Christmas season. Thousands and thousands of lights featured in the light show, carriage rides, train rides and ice skating are just a few of the memories that families can make this year during Christmas in Charlestown.

The festivities will begin with Light Up Charlestown on Friday evening, November 28. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Lights come on at 7 p.m. The Charlestown Pirate Boys Basketball team will also be on hand for the fifth year to help with the Light Up festivities!

After the Light Up celebration the Animated Show of Lights and Music will be on the Charlestown City Square nightly through Saturday, January 3 from 6 to 11 p.m. Admission is free. Performing your favorite Christmas carols will be Jonathan Jennings and Pleasant Ridge Elementary School Choirs, Isabella Spencer and Jenna Daniel. Light Up Charlestown will also feature the arrival of Santa Claus to Charlestown, carriage rides and hot chocolate! Come spend a great evening in Charlestown making family memories!

After the Light Up festivities be sure to head over to the Family Activities Park for ice skating from 7 to 10 p.m.; train rides from 7 to 10 p.m. and visits with Santa from 7 to 9 p.m. Visits with Santa are free. Be sure to bring your camera for a picture with Santa!

On Saturday, November 29, the Family Activities Park will offer ice skating from 12 noon to 10 p.m.; train rides from 6 to 10 p.m. Santa will be available for visits from 6 to 9 p.m.

Families may also enjoy “Winter Wonderland” in Greenway Park (across from the City Square). Come enjoy hot chocolate and take as stroll through the park. Be sure to take a family picture by the 52 foot Christmas tree to capture the memory.

Enjoy carriage rides through the park and around the square. Carriage rides are held Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 10 p.m. November 28 through Saturday, December 20. Carriage rides are $5 for all ages 2 and up. Ages 2 and under are free. Reservation requests must be made online. Reservations are not required but are recommended. Carriage ride reservations must be made online beginning Monday evening, November 24.

Be sure to visit the Family Activities Park located at 1000 Park Street (across from the Charlestown High School Football Field). The Family Activities Park will be decked out in Christmas lights and offer hot chocolate and s’mores for purchase. The Charlestown Express Train departs from the Family Activities Park every 20 minutes Monday through Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 for all ages 2 and up. Ages 2 and under are free.

After enjoying a train ride visit the ice skating rink. The ice skating rink is fun for all ages and open beginning Monday, December 1: Mondays through Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m.; Fridays 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 noon to 1- p.m. The cost is $5 for all ages 2 and up, which includes skate rental. Ages 2 and under are free. The ice skating rink will be open through Saturday, January 3.

Santa Claus will be at the Family Activities Park beginning on Light Up Charlestown: Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 9 p.m. through December 20.

On Saturday, December 6, due to the Christmas Parade, train rides will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. and visits with Santa will be available from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Carriage rides will be held from 7:20 to 10 p.m.

Bring your family and friends for a night of making Christmas memories they will never forget. For group reservations and for more information on Christmas events, dates and times visit the website at or contact Rhonda at 812-256-3422, ext. 328 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Silver Creek High School Theatre Department to present The Last Five Years PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:00

Jason Robert Brown’s Drama Desk winner, The Last Five Years, is an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their 20’s who fall in and out of love over the course of five years.

The show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

With a cast featuring Samantha Weathersby as Cathy, Sam Maxwell as Jamie, and an ensemble featuring Polly Croucher, Victoria Litzelswope, and Alex Sprinkle; this show is a fine piece of theatre that runs the gamut of human emotion causing you to laugh, cry, and everything in-between.

The Last Five Years runs December 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m, and December 14 at 3 p.m.

The show will be in the Silver Creek Elementary School Group Presentation Room, which is just inside door A, to the right. Seating is general admission. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Please call 812-246-7440 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

Please come out and support an amazingly talented group of students doing what they love and telling a beautiful, poignant story.

NCOC looking for Elf Tree assistants, trees up at Jay C and New Washington State Bank PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 November 2014 11:57

Tomorrow people across the country will gather around their beautifully decorated Thanksgiving themed tables to partake in classic Thanksgiving meals including turkey, dressing, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and all the fixings. People also will take a moment and realize what they are most thankful for on the day of Thanksgiving. Once Thanksgiving dinner is finished, dishes washed, football watched and naps taken, local residents will begin to focus their attention on the Christmas season. Black Friday shopping is beginning earlier and earlier each year with some stores opening as soon as 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Night this year.

While local residents are taking a moment to be thankful, they may want to think about how they could help others. The season to spread cheer, well wishes and thankfulness is here and some children in the local community are wondering what they should be thankful for and secretly wondering if Santa will be visiting them this year.

The North Clark Outreach Center (NCOC) is hoping to answer that question for local children again this year with their annual Elf Tree. Officials at the NCOC have made the task as easy as possible this year as they have collected all the information for the local elves and placed them on the Elf Tree.

There are 150 needy children from preschool through seniors in high school in the program at the present time. The program relies on information provided from the local schools to which children could benefit from the help of the Elf Tree program.

The program, now in its 15th year, has helped children by having local residents adopt an elf from the Elf Tree. You go pick up an Elf at the Jay C Store in Charlestown or The New Washington State Bank (Charlestown Branch) and then shop for the needs and even a few wants for the elf. The requested articles for each child include a coat, shoes, an outfit, undergarments and pajamas, as well as an item or two on the child’s wish list. The expected cost of helping an elf is approximately $125.

“These kids will more than likely have no Christmas, if the community does not take care of them through the Elf Tree program. And we know they are from our community because they attend our schools,” stated Ruthie Jackson, Director of the NCOC. “Depending on how much of a thrifty shopper you are, a person can take care of a child for even less than $125.”

If you want to help an Elf this Christmas, but do not have the time to shop, Jackson said the NCOC has the answer for you.

“We have generous Santa shoppers who would love to do the shopping for you. Just go to either of the pick up places, pick up an elf, and let them know at the counter you would like to sponsor this elf. They will put the elf and the money in an envelope and we will pick it up,” Jackson added.

Jackson said the NCOC works with other agencies, such as the Angel Tree program, to make sure the children in the Elf Tree program, are not included in other programs.

Once you have completed your shopping for your Elf, the non-wrapped purchases should be returned to the same location you picked up the Elf with the Elf number on the bags. The deadline to return the purchases will be Friday, December 12.

“It seems this year there is going to be a need for a lot of public support. If you are part of a sorority, bunco club, fishing club, Sunday School class, etc., you might consider sponsoring a child as a group. We generate all of our names from the schools, we feel they have a great feel for which children are in need. There is no donation too big or too small,” Jackson concluded.

For more information about the Elf Tree program please contact Ruthie Jackson, Director of the North Clark Outreach Center, at 502-773-7474.

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