Highlanders win softball regional; to play in state Finals Friday at Ben Davis in Indianapolis PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 June 2009 00:00
    The Floyd Central Highlanders won their own IHSAA Class 4A softball regional Saturday night. The team defeated Plainfield 3-1 in the title game Saturday night, and Columbus North 4-3 in the second semi final game.
    Floyd Central coach Joe Witten’s team will face Class 4A no. 15 West Lafayette Harrison Friday night at Ben Davis High School.
    Floyd Central last won  regional titles in softball in 1994 and 1995, when the tournament was still in a single class.
    Back in 1995, the regionals had Jeffersonville, and other teams of the same Class 4A size. Witten thinks that it is now harder to win a sectional or regional than it was then.
    “Now it’s so difficult,” said Witten of the tournament. “Winning the sectional is a big deal. (And) in our area, the Hoosier Hills Conference has been strong for years.”
    This years’ team at Floyd Central has been a standout for several reasons, not the least of which is the team’s strong belief that they will succeed.
    “This team has believed so much that they can do it. I wouldn’t bet against them,” Witten said. “You can have all of the talent in the world, but if you don’t believe in your coach, or believe and trust in your team mates, it hampers your team progress.”
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2009 10:31
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Salem drops baseball sectional final to Charlestown; loses 7-6 in extra innings PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 June 2009 00:00
    The Salem Lions saw one of their best ever seasons in baseball come to an end Tuesday night (June 2), when they fell 7-6 to the Charlestown Pirates in extra innings.
    Salem led 5-3 after a complete inning of play, but the Pirates chipped away slowly and gradually got back in the game.
    With two runners on base in the top of the first inning, the Lions’ Hayden Burton hit to center, and it barely turned into a home run when it went over the fence.
    A single and a pair of walks later, a single by Josiah Farnsley scored the Lions’ Logan Walker and Joe Philpott, giving them a 5-0 lead.
    In the bottom of the first frame, the Pirates came back, scoring three runs of their own.
    Devon Thorstad sent in two runs for the pirates when he hit a single into right field, scoring Cameron Metzger and Matt Hall.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2009 10:33
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Reminder of Clark County's Personal Property and Mobile Home Delinquent Demand Notices PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 June 2009 00:00
    Clark County Treasurer Janet Hurst wants to remind taxpayers of the Delinquent Tax on personal property and mobile homes mailed April 27, 2009 with a due date of June 26, 2009. If not paid by June 26, Delinquent Tax will be certified to the court as a judgment against your property by Indiana Code 6-1.1-23.9. You can make payment by mail, please make checks payable to: Clark County Treasurer, P.O. Box 1508, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 or in person at the Treasurer's Office, Clark Co. Government Bldg., rm. 125, 501 East Court Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47130.
    Questions regarding Delinquent Tax due or Delinquent Status should be directed to the Treasurer's Office at (812) 285-6205.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2009 10:34
 
Safari Bike ride this Saturday PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 June 2009 00:00
    Thanks to the sponsorship of the Pekin Community Betterment Association the ride will take place on June 13, 2009.
    The Pekin Community Betterment Committee will put on the Safari Bike Ride as one of their yearly fundraisers for the 179th Pekin 4th of July Celebration.
    If you would like to help with this bike ride or to register you can visit the following website for more information: www.safaribikeride.com
    Try is unique approach to cycling,  you can build your own tour ranging from 8-61 miles through the rural countryside of Washington County.
    If you register early you can save $10. If you register before May 23 the cost will be $20 and after that date the cost will be $30.
    If you want to make this a family affair children 10 and under can ride for free. Registration is open from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
    There will be snack stops along the well-marked routes along with emergency SAG service throughout.
    If anyone would like to attend any of Pekin Community Betterment meetings, all are welcome to attend. The meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Pekin Shelter House.
    Come on and ride and see scenic Washington County.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2009 10:35
 
Austin community leader Jim Buchanan succumbs at age 78 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 June 2009 00:00
    Word spread quickly on Thursday evening, June 4, that Jim Buchanan had died.
    James Albert Buchanan, 78, did not recover from a fall in his home that he had suffered on Friday, May 29. With his family around him, he passed peacefully at the University of Louisville Hospital, where he had been a patient since the accident.
    Plenty of stories were swapped about Jim as family members and his many friends gathered at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin on Sunday, June 7, to say farewell and comfort those he left behind. Jim was born in Madison on February 27, 1931, to Hubert and Evelyn Smith Buchanan. After serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, he received his training for the mortuary business in Indianapolis and briefly worked there. He also met his future wife, Margaret Nalley, in Indianapolis and eventually brought her home to Austin. Jim went into the funeral home business with his parents in the 1950s while Margaret worked as a nurse and then left that profession as the younger Buchanans started their family.
    Four children and many years later, Buchanan Funeral Home maintains an impeccable reputation, thanks to a lot of hard work. Three of the Buchanan children now operate the funeral home business, though Jim was always on hand to make sure all was being handled well.
    Jim Buchanan was known throughout the Austin community for his generosity and his sense of humor. He was a charter member of the fledgling Jennings Township Volunteer Fire Department. He was an active member of the Austin Lions Club for over 50 years. He operated one of the first ambulance services in Scott County. He and his family always contributed a small mountain of items to Toys for Tots campaigns at Christmas time. He was a life member of the Jennings Township Conservation Club and a strong supporter of his church, American Martyrs Catholic Church in Scottsburg. He touched many lives and performed many generous acts. It's no wonder the funeral home was packed that Sunday night by those wanting to tell family members how much Jim meant to them.
    The world is poorer for his absence.
    His survivors include wife Margaret; three sons, Tom and wife Misty of Carrollton, Ky., and J.D. and wife Terri and Jerry and wife Jennifer, all of Austin; a daughter, Janie and husband Keith Alexander of Austin; two brothers, The Rev. Father Don Buchanan of Austin and Hubert “Hubie” Buchanan of Amherst, N.H.; two sisters, Mary Ellen Buchanan and JoNell Buchanan, both of Austin; and six grandchildren.
    A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday morning, June 8, at American Martyrs Catholic Church  Father Don Buchanan officiated.
    Burial was in Austin Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be made to the Jim Buchanan Scholarship Fund of the Austin Alumni Association.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home's website at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2009 10:37
 
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