Community-wide Scavenger Hunt to be held October 16 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 September 2009 00:00
    Make plans to take part in a traveling scavenger hunt on October 16. The hunt will begin at New Washington High School Cafetorium in New Washington. Registration is from 7 to 7:30 p.m.
    The contest will begin at 7:30 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. There will be a $100 prize to the winning team.
    The public is invited and encouraged to participate. Drivers must have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Each team will need a digital camera or a camera phone.
    All proceeds benefit the New Washington After Prom Fund.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2009 13:04
 
County Council projects budget surplus by June, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 September 2009 00:00
    The Washington County Council held a public hearing on the proposed county budget for 2010 on Wednesday evening, September 22; all members were present.
    Once it was determined that no one was present at the hearing who wished to offer public comment or ask questions about the proposed budget, the Council elected to discuss issues still unresolved in the proposal.  The final 2010 county budget will not be a approved by the Council until the latter part of October at which time it will be forwarded to the Indiana Department of Local Government finance for state approval.
    During the financial discussions, Council President Mark Manship asked County Auditor Sarah Bachman and Deputy County Auditor Michele Fleenor for a summary of projected income and expenses for the county through June of 2010.  After working with the numbers, many of which were, admittedly, estimates based on previous years, it was determined that the county should have funds of at least $575K over and above all anticipated expenses by mid-2010
    Several Council members noted that there are still some unanswered questions about the final cost of the truck bypass to the east of Salem and what, if any, money the county will be expected to pay as a result of the hospital bankruptcy and Medicare overpayment.  Both of those issues have price tags that could eat up the potential surplus and even leave the county with a negative balance.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2009 13:05
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Championships will be on the line when stock cars return to Salem on October 3 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 September 2009 00:00
    Fall foliage, stock cars and the high banks of Salem Speedway.  That historic combination continues on Saturday, October 3, as the Lucas Oil Super Stocks and Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Street Stocks converge on the super-fast, half-mile oval for the 19th annual Six Sigma Championship Night.
    Championship Night marks the final points race of the season for both Salem Speedway divisions.
    “It’s certainly an important night of racing,” said Salem Speedway general manager Richard Deaton.  Championships and final season standings are on the line for both the Super Stock and Street Stock competitors.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2009 13:07
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Local Optometrist Praises Hospital Care PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 September 2009 00:00
     Over the past two years, local optometrist, Dr. Jack Hedrick has become very familiar with the inside of Washington County Memorial Hospital. He’s undergone testing and been treated for several different ailments including a stroke, atrial fibrillation, cervical spine problems and hernia repair.
    “I’ve always had a physician in Salem,” said Dr. Hedrick. “I choose to stay in Salem because of the convenience. Dr. Morgan is my doctor and I’ve always had outstanding care from everyone who has treated me at the hospital, from the nurses, aides, lab and X-ray technicians to anyone else who has helped with my care, I’ve always had a positive experience.”
    Dr. Hedrick’s medical visits began two years ago when Dr. Khan began treating him with a series of epidural blocks for his neck. “I had gone to a pain management physician in New Albany and had blocks previously, but they didn’t work. It was a very bad experience, so I was skeptical about trying again. Luckily, I could tell a huge difference after the first treatment. I was elated; he really did a great job.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2009 13:09
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NH’s Byrne wins individual honors in Trinity Invitational PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 September 2009 00:00
    Tyler Byrne won the individual boys’ title (15:09) in the Trinity Invitational Saturday morning at E.P.”Tom” Sawyer State Park, in eastern Jefferson County, Ky. The North Harrison boys’ team was 3rd in a tough field. Floyd Central was in 19th place, with a score of 532.
    Floyd Central was 18th in the girls’ team standings (with 478 points) in the Valkyrie Invitational, which is hosted by Sacred Heart.
    Byrne was fighting with a closely grouped pack about 2 ¼ miles into the race, when he started to make his move. Not long after, there was a downhill stretch, where he finally broke free and cruised to the title.
    “That’s several seconds ahead of anybody else,” North Harrison boys’ cross country coach Jerry Love said of Byrne. “He created a pretty good gap once he got past the 2 ¼ mile mark. He ran a smart race.”
    Love was proud of the other varsity runners in the boys’ race though. Nine of the 10 members of the boys’ team had personal records in time in the race.
    “That’s awesome; that’s a great performance,” said Love.
    In addition, the North Harrison girls ran in the girls’ open race in the Valkyrie Invitational portion, and three of five had personal records themselves.
    Love thought that the runners of both of his teams were pumped by “the excitement of being among 49 schools. They wanted to make a statement.”
    This is the 4th straight meet where at least 75 percent of Love’s runner’s set a personal record.
    “That shows how much they want it.”
    After thee consecutive weeks of hard workouts, Love said that the hard work is paying off, with all of the runners improving their times.
    “No matter what the places, the times show they’re doing their job,’ Love said.
Last Updated on Thursday, 24 September 2009 12:05
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