Dollar General coming soon to Pekin PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 July 2009 00:00


    Pekin residents will soon have a new place to shop. A Dollar General store is currently being constructed at 424 East State Road 60. The store will have 9,014 total square feet, and will employ approximately six to ten people, depending on the need. In this current down turned economy, these new job openings will be a much welcomed addition to Pekin families.
    The store itself will feature a new layout which will make shopping easier for customers. Highlights of this store will include, more convenient cash register locations away from the main entryway, seasonal products featured in the center of the store, coolers in the front of the store plus more visible department signage inside.
    Dollar General offers customers brands and products used most, such as health and beauty products, cleaning supplies, housewares, stationary, seasonal goods, basic clothing, packaged food products, refrigerated foods and frozen foods. The majority of products sold in the store are $10 or less, with nearly 25% of products priced at $1 or less.
    This will be the first Dollar General store to serve Pekin and the second in Washington County. Dollar General currently has 320 stores in Indiana.
    Dollar General also supports literacy and education, having founded the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or get their GED may pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that they can mail in for referral to a local organization which offers free literacy services.
    At this time an exact date of the grand opening is not known, but construction should be completed by January of 2010. Temple and Temple Excavating & Paving, Inc. is handling the construction.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2009 12:23
 
St. Mary’s of Navilleton hosts annual church picnic PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 July 2009 00:00
    Since 1906 St. Mary’s of Navilleton (near Galena) has hosted their annual church picnic, and this year’s version was held Sunday (July 19) at the church grounds, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Things have changed over the years, such as the games and booths, but the dinner still has chicken, as well as all of the usual foods you would associate with a picnic.
    This year, a large area was set aside for corn hole to be played, as this is one of the more popular games at church picnics and similar events.
    If you weren’t interested in corn hole, you could play bingo, and hopefully win some cash.
    A number of drawings for cash were also available, for those who bought tickets for those drawings.
    And of course, there were the usual standbys, such as the cake wheel, and a plant wheel. At the wheel games, participants would put down a dime on a number on a board, and someone would spin a large wheel. If a lucky individual had the correct number, they won one of the prizes in that booth.
    There were also plenty of games for children, and this included face painting, one of the more popular booths at the picnic.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2009 07:53
 
Local schools award spring sports team awards PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 22 July 2009 00:00
    Several local high school athletic teams have awarded spring sports team awards at their respective banquets. We report here the information we have been given, and some teams have yet to report.

Softball -
Lanesville -

    The winner of the RBI Award is Kelly Zollman. This is for the most runs batted in from a player. The other awards are: Defensive-Faith Johnston, Most Improved Player-Kayla Smith, Offense Award-Erin Dorgay, Pitching Award-Ashley Schoen, and Outstanding Underclassman-Amber Parsons.
    Lanesville coach Bill Krammes said, “We have a lot of kids coming back, so next year should still be pretty good. We got better from the beginning to the end.”
North Harrison -
    The Lady Cats’ varsity awards were: Mental Attitude-Alyssa McAfee, Slugger-Sasha Grangier, Pitching-Mary Robertson, Rookie of the Year-Amber Longest, Defensive-Sasha Grangier, Offensive-Kayla Lambert, Most Valuable Player-Kayla Lambert.
    The junior varsity awards for the Lady Cats were: Pitching-Bailee Sanders, Defensive-Brittany Sanders, Offensive-Miranda Whelan, and Most Improved Player-Shana Rhoads.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2009 07:55
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Funeral for retired director Phillip Stewart planned Thursday PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 22 July 2009 00:00

    Fourth generation funeral director and embalmer Phillip L. Stewart, 71, passed away on Tuesday, July 13.
    The elder Stewart served as President of L.B. Stewart and Son Funeral Home, located on North First Street in Scottsburg, a family-owned and operated business for over 100 years that started as a furniture-making and undertaking firm in 1903.
    During his professional life, Stewart was a well-known figure in the community. He was a member of the Scottsburg First Christian Church and served several terms on the Scottsburg City Council. He was a retired former chairman of the Board of Directors of The Scott County State Bank and served on the board of the Scottsburg Cemetery Association.
    He was also a Past Master and member of Scottsburgh Lodge 572 F&AM and the Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis and Murat Temple of Indianapolis. Memberships also included the Scott County Moose Lodge and Family Center 2324. An Eagle Scout, he was a former Boy Scouts of America leader.
    Phil Stewart was born in Scottsburg on December 3, 1937, the son of the late Charles Merrill and Ida Mae Woelflin Stewart. He was an outstanding basketball player, leading the Warriors to a Final Four appearance against the Crispus Attucks team that featured Oscar Robinson.
    Phil graduated with the Class of 1956 at Scottsburg High School and went on to Transylvania University in Kentucky on a basketball scholarship. He graduated there in 1960 with a pre-med degree and was inducted as a member of the university's Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1961, he attended the Indiana College of Mortuary Science. Upon graduating, he joined his grandfather Newell Stewart and father Charlie in the family business.
    His survivors include his wife, the former Marsha York; a son, Phillip Todd Stewart and wife Sharon; two daughters, Tracey Mullins and husband Tim and Erin Stewart; a sister, Jerilyn Kay Thomas and husband Rick; a granddaughter, Holly Stewart; and Norma Stewart, mother of his children.
    Calling at the Stewart Funeral Home is planned today (Wednesday) from 4 to 8 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 16. Larry J. DeWitt will officiate at the service.
    Burial will be in Scottsburg Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Scott County, Vista Care or the Myositis Association.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home's website at www.stewartfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2009 07:59
 
Alleged forged checks traced to Austin woman PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 22 July 2009 00:00
    Charges have been filed against an Austin woman in connection with incidents of checks allegedly forged on a fictitious account at a local banking institution.
    Tammy Sue Arevalos also known as Tammy Sue Combs, 38, is the purported perpetrator of the checks, which were presented at two county grocery stores. The suspect was apparently successful in “passing” one of the checks, from what Austin Patrolman Shawn Hurt learned on June 24. Another check that Arevalos/Combs had tried to cash at a Scottsburg store had been retained by the store but not cashed.
    The Scottsburg incident had been investigated by Lt. Richey L. Barton of that city's police department. He was dispatched on June 24 to the grocery store and was told by personnel there that the woman had left the store while the check was being processed by store personnel. Arevalos/Combs had also reportedly left an ID card there.
    According to what the officers learned, Arevalos/Combs had apparently gotten some blank checks, known as “starter” checks which are normally given to people who have just established accounts. She had purportedly typed her name and address on the checks and numbered them. Lt. Barton learned from the bank that the woman did not have an account there.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2009 08:00
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