2017 Austin Christmas parade on Saturday afternoon, December 2 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Friday, 10 November 2017 11:48

 

 

Everyone is invited to attend the annual Austin Christmas parade and city open house on Saturday, December 2.

Again featuring Santa Claus, the Austin parade will begin at 1 p.m., stepping off from the corner of Broadway Street and U.S. Highway 31 North. Entries led by the Austin High School band will march south on U.S. 31 to the first entry to the grounds of Austin Upper Elementary, the elementary school and Rigel Gym.

Dispersal will take place by the old gym at what was Austin's original high school. At the gym in that building, a city-wide open house will begin immediately after the parade.

Christmas music will be performed during the open house, and children will enjoy visiting with Santa Claus while munching on treats that will be served.

Members of the City of Austin Beautification Committee are sponsoring this year’s open house. Residents are encouraged to line the route along U.S. 31 and enjoy this holiday tradition.

There is still time to sign up to participate in the parade. Get information by calling the Austin Mayor's Office at 812-794-6646.

 
Operation Kidsafe Safety Event at John Jones on Nov. 11 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Friday, 10 November 2017 11:46

 

 

Operation Kidsafe Free Child Safety Events are happening all-across the U.S. and Canada. An event has been scheduled for Scottsburg on Saturday, November 11, at John Jones Auto Group at 1351 W. State Road 56, Scottsburg, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Operation Kidsafe is free and private for families. Parents take home the only record of the visit….(a Bio Document) that is ready to hand to law enforcement in an emergency. Safety tips to start a family safety action plan are also included.

Operation Kidsafe founder is Mark Bott. Mark has been an Internationally known Child Safety Advocate for 18 years. Mark worked with John Walsh of America’s Most Wanted and helped start the Amber Alert.

The event is free for every family. No special information is needed, as there is no data basing. Parents take home the only record of the visit.

For more information contact John Jones at (812) 752-5000 johnjonesautogroup.com

 

 
Alleged theft of water brings suspect to attention of local police PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Friday, 10 November 2017 11:44

 

 

Scottsburg police finally got to talk to Vincent Mayo.

Mayo, 30, was living at a rental house on South Second Street in the city when he apparently broke a lock on a water meter and “stole” water service from the city, not once but twice.

The alleged theft incidents occurred in April and September. Capt. David Hardin took the original report from city workers. Lt./Detective Mike Nichols followed up on the incidents, learning that water service had been turned off at the South Second St. house for non-payment. Residents nearby told the detective that Mayo was seen “…doing something in the hole containing the water meter.”

Two misdemeanor theft charges and a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief were filed against Mayo on October 26. An arrest warrant was issued for him.

Bail in the matter has been set at $10,000 by corporate surety bond or $1,000 cash.

 

 
Free Thanksgiving meal offered by Jennings Township firemen PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Friday, 10 November 2017 11:43

 

A free meal on Thanksgiving, November 23, is promised to any person in the community who would like to eat with the Jennings Township Volunteer Fire Department in downtown Austin.

Serving hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The meal will feature turkey and all the fixings and will be prepared by the firemen and their wives. Everyone is welcome to come and eat at the firehouse, located at the corner of North Second and West Main (State Road 256) Streets.

Donations toward the meal are now being accepted by organizers. Persons who would like to volunteer to help fix or serve the meal are encouraged to call Joe Smith at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Greg Hammons at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Those who need more information can call Hammons or Erika Smith at 812-820-3538.

 
Enjoy downtown Scottsburg’s Courtyard Christmas and lighted parade November 25 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Friday, 10 November 2017 11:42

 

Every child should know by now that, right after Thanksgiving is celebrated in Scottsburg, they can expect to enjoy the annual visit by a beloved couple from the North Pole.

Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus are coming to Scottsburg on Saturday, November 25, in the city’s lighted parade, and everyone, young and old, has a special invitation to come downtown to see them.

The annual celebration offers all families a chance to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Santa in the decorated Santa's Castle on the northeast side of the Courthouse right after the parade concludes.

Parade entries will line up in the parking lot behind Scottsburg Elementary School starting at 5 p.m. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. and wind around the downtown square from McClain Avenue (State Road 56). Mayor Bill Graham will be featured in the parade, and he’ll step out of his float to help with the annual lighting ceremony at the gazebo on the courthouse lawn.

Trophies will be awarded for the best entries from fire departments, businesses, church/civic groups and cars. A trophy for the entry selected Best Overall will also be presented.

Several downtown businesses are planning evening hours that Saturday, inviting visitors in for Christmas treats, too. Christmas music will be offered, lots of holiday lights can be admired, and free horse-and-carriage rides are scheduled. Line up on the sidewalk on the southeast side of the Courthouse for the rides.

More information on the parade and Courtyard Christmas may be obtained by calling the Mayor's Office at 812-752-3169.

Call that number as well to contribute money toward Courtyard Christmas efforts. Volunteers are always needed, too.

 
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