911 call leads to recent drug arrests for SPD, traffic stops lead to other arrests PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 March 2009 00:00
    On Friday, February 27, the Sellersburg Police Department received a 911 call with the caller stating they had information about a Marijuana grow in Sellersburg.
    Officers Daniel E. Cotton and Charles A. Stirsman spoke with the caller, who related specific details about the location of the grow and how it was set up. Using this information Officers Cotton and Stirsman obtained a search warrant for an apartment in the 300 block of South New Albany Street.
    At approximately 1 a.m. on February 28, a small group of officers from the Sellersburg Police Department served the search warrant at the apartment. Inside, officers located 27 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, ranging from a couple inches to about one foot tall. Also found were various items used in the cultivation such as UV lighting, an automatic timer, potting soil and containers. Several items used to smoke marijuana were also located. Three people were present in the apartment at the time the search warrant was served, Jonathan Hicks, 22 and John Greer, 26, who leased the apartment, and Alyssa Dennison, 19, who is a resident of Mauckport, Indiana.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 12:51
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Charlestown Police make narcotic arrests PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 March 2009 00:00
    In the early morning hours of March 2 Charlestown City Police Department made two arrests after executing a search warrant on Dodge Boulevard in Charlestown.
    Charlestown’s drug enforcement officer had been investigating the occupants of the residence after receiving several tips that narcotics were being sold there.
    Charlestown City Police Officers Sgt. Richard Wagner and Officer Joe Jones were assisted by Indiana State Police Trooper Robert Caudill as they executed a search warrant which revealed an undisclosed amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and several prescription pills they were looking for.  
    Officers also discovered that there were three young children and one infant inside the home as well.  
    CPD Officers arrested 28 year old Efrain Martinez and 35 year old Jesse Aguilar Jr. and charged both with several felony drug dealing related charges.  
    Both Martinez and Aguilar were later booked into the Michael L. Becher Correctional Facility.  Officers also called on the Clark County Child Protection Services to assist.  
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 12:52
 
Clark County 4-H holding basket fundraiser, still taking consignments for auction PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Wednesday, 11 March 2009 00:00
    Great ideas come by those who are just looking for something, but they are not sure exactly what.
    That is exactly what happened for Diane Graf and Ann Cristiani when they visited Indianapolis last summer.
    “Ann and I were in Indianapolis looking at different options and we seen the baskets,” Graf stated.
    The baskets she is referring to is the newest fundraiser for the Clark County 4-H program.
    The basket, a Friendship basket, designed by American Traditions Baskets, is hand-woven of hard maple and made in the United States. The basket is 11"x8.25"x5.5" and comes complete with a brass tag, cloth liner and plastic protector.  The brass tag states “Clark County 4-H Fair, 2009 Collector Basket, 1st Edition” and features the 4-H logo. The cost of the fundraising basket is $45.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 12:54
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NWHS State Champion Cheerleaders honored with new signs PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 March 2009 00:00
    Oh, what a ride.
    The New Washington High School cheerleaders have enjoyed an amazing ride the last two seasons with their 2008 season ending with the ultimate, magical moment- being named State Champions.
    The Mustang Cheerleaders set a goal, a lofty goal, one that had never been accomplished before for a team from New Washington. Their goal was to bring back a state championship title to the small town.
    The squad competed on November 8 in the Indiana Cheerleading Championships sponsored by the Indiana Association of School Principals. The competition is the only opportunity for a high school cheer squad to win a regional or state title and is equivalent to the basketball programs sectional, regional, etc.
    The squad’s hard work and dedication paid off as they now have the memories of being on a state championship squad.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 12:55
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Purdue HTAP Survey Concludes . . . “The Hospital and its systems have failed Washington County. . .” PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 March 2009 00:00
In August of 2008, the Salem Enterprise Zone (SEZ)Board entered into agreement with Purdue University’s Health Care Technical Assistance Program (HTAP), Washington County Economic Growth Partnership (WCEGP) and Washington County Memorial Hospital (WCMH) for the purpose of analyzing WCMH and identifying strengths and weaknesses in the operation as well as setting the stage to build on the strengths and take corrective action on the weaknesses. The cost of the HTAP study was $50,000, paid with taxpayer money through SEZ and WCEGP.
    On February 6, 2009, representatives of the HTAP program met with WCMH executives and Board of Trustees members, representatives from SEZ and WCEGP, as well as several elected officials.  Those individuals were presented with a summary or overview of the HTAP survey; the meeting was not open to the public or the media.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 13:19
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