?Reliving the Past: Christopher the Christmas Tree comes back home to Salem PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 November 2008 00:00
?    If you were a child growing up in early 90's your past will be re-lived as “Christopher the Christmas Tree” comes back home to Salem on Friday, December 5 at Christmas on the Square.
    For the community who have a memory of Christopher, they can now share their experience with the younger generation, as Salem shares a celebration with writer, George Bowers of Salem.
    The vision of Bowers is to make Salem where Christopher the Christmas Tree is based.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2008 08:07
?Foundation issues $23,950 in grants to various organizations PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 November 2008 00:00
    ?The Washington County Community Foundation issued over $23,000 in grants to various organizations in Washington County. They are as follows:
    The Pekin Community Betterment Committee will receive a grant in the amount of $5,000 funded in part by the Marvin and Sandy Clark Touch Tomorrow Fund.  The committee plans to place new carpet and tile in the Pekin Community Building in addition to adding a fresh coat of paint.
    The pioneer village will get a new electrical upgrade thanks in part to the John and Paula Jones Touch Tomorrow Fund.  
    The Washington County Historical Society is the recipient of a $16,000 grant.  In addition to the electrical system upgrade, a fire upgrade will be added to the museum and the pioneer village.
    Pioneer Village improvements and youth hunting ethics and habitat management are just two of the projects receiving grants from the Washington County Community Foundation for the Fall 2008 grant cycle.  Grants are made from the Foundation’s Touch Tomorrow Funds and individually named Touch Tomorrow Funds.
    The Salem Fire Department has been awarded two grants from the Washington County Community Foundation.  They will receive $200 to purchase a mannequin or AED system for CPR training and education.  The department has also received a $750 grant for fire safety and prevention materials.  The materials will be distributed to children preschool to 12 years during Fire Prevention Week, school tours, and visits to the fire station.
    New cat towers will be installed at the Humane Society of Washington County to replace the old, more dangerous towers that do not latch well.  The Humane Society has been awarded a grant of $800.
    The youth of Washington County will once again be treated to JAKES day, a program of the Delaney Creek Longbeards.  The Delaney Creek Longbeards have been awarded a grant in the amount of $1200 to educate youth on the principles of habitat management, importance of conservation, hunting ethics, and safe and responsible hunting.
    The Foundation’s next grant cycle will be in the spring of 2009. 
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2008 08:10
?First Women’s Giving Circle Grant awards $5,900 to three organizations PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 November 2008 00:00
?    The Women’s Giving Circle of the Washington County Community Foundation is pleased to announce they have closed out their historic first grant cycle and were able to award grants to three organizations.
    The Washington County Prosecutor’s office is the recipient of a $4,000 grant to be used for a special victims fund.  The fund will be used to provide counseling to victims of child molestation who do not qualify for Department of Family and Children assistance, Medicaid, or their insurance will not cover counseling.
    Training materials and reference guides is the focus of a $575 grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County.  The guides will be available to all participants (youth and adult) and parents of youth participants.
    Hoosier Hills PACT has been awarded a $1,325 grant for bathroom renovations at the domestic violence shelter.  Renovations include painting, installing a new vanity with mirrors, new lights.  A new bathtub with a handrail for client safety will also be installed.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2008 08:12
?Air Board votes to use $5K in EDIT funds to pay for appraisals PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 November 2008 00:00
?    The Salem Municipal Airport Board of Aviation Commissioners (BOAC) met in regular session on Monday evening, October 27 with all members present.  The minutes of previous meetings were approved unanimously.
    The BOAC unanimously agreed to take $5,000 from its allocated $18,000 Economic Development Income Tax Fund to pay for Governmental Appraisal Services fees incurred in the process of acquiring property for the new airport facility.
    Board President, Bill Barnett, told the Board members that little was to report from project managers, R.W. Armstrong Engineers.  “Since the grant cycle for 2008 was missed, things are on hold until next year.” explained Barnett.
    Barnett gave a report on repair efforts to the security fence west of the runway that was damaged when a tree located on the golf course property blew down in the September 14 hurricane.
    In other business, the Board agreed to have Tim Peace put together guidelines in preparation to advertise for a new Flight Based Operator contract.
    When the meeting was opened up to public comment, a concern was raised about warning lights on a communications tower and a water tower being out as a result of the September storm damage.  According to Peace, responsibility for the maintenance and emergency power requirements of the lights are that of the owners of those structures.  However, it was agreed that discussion should take place with the owners of the structures to explore remedies to the problem.
    With no further business to conduct, the BOAC adjourned until its next regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, November 24.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2008 08:14
?Arrest made in burglaries of Corydon Church PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 November 2008 00:00
?    A cooperative effort by Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, Corydon Police Department and the Indiana State Police produced an arrest
warrant for Jeremy Paul Karlin.
    On September 28 Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Marty McClanahan investigated a burglary at the Old Capitol United Methodist Church in Corydon. Some of the items taken from the church were a projector, DVD player, and assorted cables.
    On October 1, the church reported a second burglary in which two Yamaha speakers, an audio headset, microphone(s), cables, cart, and a sound mixer were taken.
    On October 16, the owner/leaser of a farm equipment maintenance building in Corydon reported to Corydon Police Officer, Mark Bye, that he had discovered electronic items in a small room of the maintenance building. The electronic items were later identified as the items taken during the two burglaries at Old Capitol United Methodist Church. Personal items not belonging to the owner/leaser were also found.
    On October 17, Senior Trooper/Detective William J. Wibbles, Jr., with Indiana State Police Sellersburg Post, took the leads in the investigation and began putting the pieces of the puzzle together. The investigation established probable cause for filing charges on Jeremy
Arrested and Charged:
Jeremy Paul Karlin, 18
3214 W. Lisa Lane, Fredericksburg, Indiana
* Two counts of burglary, Class C felonies
* Two counts of theft, Class D felonies
* Receiving Stolen Property
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2008 15:46
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