OSD festival this weekend
The Annual Old Settlers’ Days held this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18. The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Many former exhibitors, performers, craftsmen and demonstrators from years past, will be entertaining festival goers both days, including the medicine men, Abe Lincoln and many favorite demonstrators.
One of the main attractions this year will be the raid by Morgan’s Raiders, a group that has not been involved with the festival in recent years. They will be reenacting the raid, with several local businessmen and leaders participating, including Mayor David Bower, on Saturday at 2 p.m.
There will be an Indian teepee set up on the Village Green by Frank and Carolyn Lindley. They will have a cornhusk doll demonstration, an Indian smoke dance and will be making Indian necklaces on Saturday and chain/pony beads on Sunday.
A jam fest/hymn sing will be held in the log church both days and a Sunday morning worship service will be in the church at 8 a.m.
There will be lots of children activities on the Village Green from 12-4 p.m. both days, as well as in the school house.
Another highlight will be the village cook, who will be serving up stone soup and apple fritters.
There will be story tellers, skits, pioneer readings, a hog calling contest and a baking contest. This year’s them for the baking contest will be “Anything Pumpkin” and all entries must be at the museum basement by 10 a.m.
The following is a list of entertainment that will be on stage at The Depot Train Museum: Saturday: 1-2 p.m. Sisters in Grace; 2-3 p.m.
Morgan’s Raiders; 3 to 3:30 p.m. Tara Little; 3:30 to 4 p.m. Claude and Jeanie Combs; 4-5 p.m. Tanya Webb, John Trinkle, Erin Houchin.
Sunday: 1 to 1:30 p.m. Claude and Jeannie Combs; 1:30 to 2 p.m. Randy Nichols; 2 to 3 p.m. Warriors for Christ; 3 to 4 p.m. Weilbaker Family; 4 to 5 p.m. Bradie M. Shrum Lower Elementary- Chimes Choir.
A flag raising ceremony will kick the festival off Saturday morning at 10 a.m.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 September 2011 10:08
Eastern wins a high scoring affair
Friday’s Mid Southern Conference showdown between Eastern and Silver Creek had just about everything – except defense.
Both teams scored early and often as the Musketeers won a thriller, 40-36.
The only defense administered by either team was when the opposing offense would shoot itself in the foot with costly turnovers or penalties.
And just when it looked as if one team had things under control, they would take possession of the firearm and pull the trigger.
“It was good offense, but not much defense by either team,” said EHS Head Coach John Dablow. “As much as we try to prepare these guys for Silver Creek’s speed, I don’t think they belived us about how fast they were. As coaches we also could have done better on our adjustments, especially on Silver Creek’s slant pass that they had a lot of success with.
“There is a lot we can improve on. We didn’t tackle very well and we had some turnovers and those really hurt us. I was glad to see us get down and not fall apart, and stay the course.”
Eastern fell behind early and spend the first quarter playing catchup.
They took the lead for the first time with 11:53 remaining in the second when Jacob Portela scored on a seven-yard run.
That score looked as if it was the start of a Musketeer blow out.
After scoring, Portela delivered a perfectly executed on-side kick that gave EHS the ball right back in Dragon territory.
The Musketeers failed to score on the drive, but the offense got the ball right back after a three-and out by the SC offense.
On the punt attempt, the ball was snapped a little high, which forced the Dragon Punter to bobble the ball and allowed the EHS rush time to block the punt.
The punt was recovered by Eastern’s Greg Lynn. At the SC six-yard line.
On the first play of the drive Austin Brown scored on a six-yard run. Thomas Sleepe took the ball into the endzone on a sweep play on the point after touchdown, and the Musketeers were rolling 26-13.
That’s where the scored remained until the third quarter.
Eastern got the ball to start the second and looked to add to the advantage, but costly turnovers allowed Silver Creek to get back in the game.
The Musketeers fumbled on their third play of the half. The ball was recovered by the Dragons and on their first play Layne Taylor took the ball 50-yards for a score. Brad Graham took the ball and scored on the PAT and Silver Creek trailed 26-21.
The Musketeers’ next possession went a little better. They ran five plays this time before they fumbled the ball.
The Dragons again recovered the ball and went on the attack. On the third play of the drive, sophomore quarterback Brooks Howell connected with Brant Myer on a 60-yard pass and run play.
Graham kicked the PAT and SC was back in front 28-26.
“We preached at halftime about coming out, driving down and going up by three scores and put the game out of reach,” Dablow said. “We didn’t do that, we fumbled the ball and let them back in it.”
The Silver Creek lead was short-lived.
On the ensuing possession, Eastern marched 48 yards and scored on a three-yard run by Austin Brown.
Sleepe took the ball and scored on the PAT and the Musketeers were back in front 34-28.
The Dragons quickly answered and were back in front five plays later when Howell connected with number six on a 41-yard pass play.
SCHS converted the PAT and were back up by two, 36-24 with 2:02 remaining in the third quarter.
With their backs against the wall, Eastern mounted their most impressive drive of the night. They went 62 yards in 13 plays and ate nearly seven minutes of the clock. They scored on a three-yard run by Brown. The Musketeers failed on the PAT attempt, but led 40-36.
Eastern’s solid offensive possession was followed by a defensive stand.
Silver Creek was marching late for the go ahead score, but Howell had a pass intercepted by the Musketeers’ Kaleb Nicholson.
Eastern (2-2) took over and ran out the final 4:35 of the game.
Several Musketeer players had good games, but Brown was every where.
“(Brown) was a workhorse for us tonight,” Dablow said. “He has done a nice job of stepping up with Trey (Albertson) being out. He is playing a position we didn’t rep him at very much in the summer, so he has had to learn it in the past two weeks.”
Eastern’s will play their third consecutive home game Friday when they host the 4-0 Corydon Central Panthers.
“Corydon is good, big, strong and fast,” Dablow said. “They are every bit as good as they were last year.”
Friday’s game is set to begin at 7 p.m. at Musketeer Field.
Eastern 40, Silver Creek 36
1st downs 18 24
Rushing yards 98 291
Comp/Att. 11-24 3-6
Passing yards 238 50
Total Yards 336 341
Fumbles/lost 1/1 3/2
Penalties/Yards 10/73 7/68
Time of Poss. 17:05 30:55
Eastern: Austin Brown (30-164), Luke Terry (5-44), Thomas Sleepe (8-44), Jacob Portela (6-18), Cody Hurst (7-14), Carson Newcomb (1-5), Aaron Burr (1-2).
SCHS: Layne Taylor (17-111), Brad Graham (4-9), Jacob Brooks (2-7), Ben Davis (1-1), Brooks Howell 1-(-2), David Moore 1-(-28).
Eastern: Cody Hurst (3-6-0-50).
Silver Creek: Brooks Howell (11-23-2-238), Layne Taylor 0-1-0-0.
Eastern: Austin Brown (2-21), Kyle Taylor (1-29).
SCHS: Grant Meyer (7-195), Layne Taylor (2-17), Jacob Brooks (1-18), Drew Sherror (1-8).
Sellersburg residents now have new option for unwanted pesky wildlife
Written by Janna Ross
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 00:00
by JANNA ROSS
Green Banner Publications
The residents of Sellersburg now have a new option when dealing with wildlife in and around their homes.
The Sellersburg Town Council has approved a contract with Tom Kendrick of Nuisance Animal Services for the removal of the pesky wildlife.
“We have been getting a lot of calls regarding the removal of wildlife. All we take care of is domesticated animals,” stated Sellersburg Police Chief Russ Whelan. “This is an option that will help the citizens at a very low out of pocket cost to them.”
According to Chief Whelan, the police department receives more calls regarding wildlife in the Spring and Winter months.
“We do receive calls year around but in the Spring time there are a lot more calls and then late winter, like in January, when it is really, really cold, the police department gets the most calls,” Whelan explained. “They usually are asking us what we suggest they do and if we know anybody that removes the animals. When I first heard the idea from Paul (Rhodes) and Brian (Meyer), I thought it was a great idea. We are getting a lot more houses and there is not anyplace for the animals to go.”
The idea of hiring a professional to remove the unwanted wildlife came from a resident in the district of Councilman Paul Rhodes.
“The idea actually came from a guy in my area. He was having a skunk problem. He ended up making some phone calls and getting information,” stated Rhodes. “Knowing this is a problem year in and year out, we thought about the idea of a contract. When I brought the idea up to Brian (Meyer), he said it wasn’t a bad idea.”
The idea of a contract gave the council members the opportunity to get different ideas to fulfill the contract.
“We got the exterminator’s plan and Kendrick’s plan. We then voted to take Kendrick’s plan. He also came recommended by several people in the community who had used him already,” Rhodes added.
The contract for Nuisance Animal Services began on September 1 and will continue through the end of the year.
According to the signed contract, Kendrick will receive $300 per month from the Town of Sellersburg. He will also receive $10 per animal removed. This fee will be paid directly to Kendrick from the resident. The fee will be $20 per animal removed (paid by the resident) if the removal requires use of a ladder. Kendrick will only remove animals from traps he has set. He will not be responsible for traps set by homeowners. Kendrick will also not remove any bat species.
“It is a partnership plan. The citizen pays per animal caught,” Rhodes stated. “We are not committed long term. The contract is through the end of the year.”
Whelan added, “Generally there is a $75 fee per animal caught. With this contract the residents of Sellersburg will only pay $10 per animal caught. The town will pick up $65 of the $75 bill.”
He continued, “We will be able to see how much people used the service through the end of the year. Then we can decide if it is cost effective. This gives it a fair chance to get it to work. A lot of people don’t know their options. Our option as a police department is different than a real expert when dealing with nuisance animals. The police department deals with domesticated animals, not the nuisance wildlife.”
Rhodes said the feedback from the citizens has been positive.
‘From the people attending our meetings, this has been pretty well received,” Rhodes said.
According to Kendrick, he receives on average six calls from Sellersburg residents per month.
“The majority of the calls are for skunks, coons, opossums and a few squirrels,” Kendrick explained of the nuisance animal calls he usually receives from residents of Sellersburg. “Sellersburg reached out to offer a service to their residents. Knowing he have done work in the community, we worked with them for a reasonable rate. One of the things we hope to do when working in Sellersburg is to do the small repairs on the customers’ house.”
Kendrick’s company also offers small repair work and chimney caps to help ease the problems created by the unwanted wildlife.
“We do small repairs and chimney caps. We are hoping to help the customer out when we are already there. We can offer those services also at very reasonable, competitive rates. We do a lot of small repair work,” Kendrick concluded.
Whelan concluded, “This way of ridding the area of unwanted wildlife is the humane way. It is not the animals’ fault. They are just looking for shelter.”
For more information about the wildlife removal service please contact Chief Whelan at 812-246-4491.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2011 08:16
FRIDAY NIGH LIGHTS Sept. 9
INDIANA SPORTS SCORES 9-9-11 as reported at
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
ANDERSON 28, LOGANSPORT 0
ANDREAN 27, MUNSTER 13
AVON 30, FISHERS 21
BATESVILLE 28, MONROVIA 7
BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 42, NEW ALBANY 7
BELLMONT 34, NORWELL 6
Last Updated on Saturday, 10 September 2011 08:00