?Air Board, City Council, and Mayor agree to meet PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 July 2008 00:00
???    The Salem Municipal Airport Board of Commissioners (BOAC) met in regular session on Monday evening, June
30; all members were present.
    The Board approved minutes of previous meetings plus received an update of it budget from the Salem
Clerk/Treasurer’s office.
    In attendance at the meeting was Salem Mayor, David Bower, who addressed the Board and offered on behalf of
himself and the Salem City Council to meet with members of BOAC and their attorneys to discuss options for the new
airport project.  Monday, July 21 was agreed upon as the date for the closed executive session in the Salem City
Council chambers.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2008 13:47
?County Council suspends EDIT Fund spending until it gets answers PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 July 2008 00:00
???  ?    The Washington County Council met in regular session on Monday, July 7 with all members present.  The minutes of previous meetings were approved unanimously.
    The ongoing debate between the County Council and the Washington County Board of Commissioners continued and was marked by a heated and lively exchange between Commissioner Lana Sullivan and Council Members Mark Manship and Mignon Mashall.  
    This issue began back in May when Manship asked Sullivan to explain why the Auditor’s Office did not notify the Council that the county’s budget had been cut by the State of Indiana in 2006; Sullivan was Washington County Auditor at the time in question. 
    In addition, Manship asked for an explanation of what appeared to be overspending for the year 2006 of over $850,000.  Sullivan said that she would provide an explanation by the June 2 Council meeting.  But assured Manship that there was not a problem.
    At the June 2 Council meeting, Manship again asked for an explanation but Sullivan did not provide one siting a very busy work schedule.  She told the Council she would have the answers by the July 7 meeting.
    When Manship asked for the explanation again at last week’s meeting, Sullivan said that she would be willing to meet with Manship privately to explain the report from the state to which Manship replied, “I am not comfortable meeting in private to discuss public money.  This issue needs to be discussed in a public meeting.”
    At that point, Sullivan said she was not willing to discuss the issue in a public meeting and refused to comment on it any further.  According to Sullivan the explanation is too complex to be laid out in a public meeting.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2008 14:27
?YMCA Summer Olympics PDF Print E-mail

Competition and Camaraderie

Angel James of Camp Quest was among 325 kids in six YMCA of Southern Indiana summer camps recently. Here she competed in the limbo contest in the annual Olympics. Camp Quest won the BAdge of Courage Award.

Participants from Camp Charlestown competed against those from Sports Camp in the YMCA Olympic tire pull event. Camp Charlestown won the Betsy Ross Award for best flag.

Christian Harp helped his team from Camp Floyd County, which won the Olympic Spirit Award, in the water carry relay during the YMCA'sOlympics for summer campers.

?Scott County Crowns 2008 Fair Queen PDF Print E-mail

Queen Brooklyn begins her Fair Reign as 2008 Miss Scott County

(A gallery containing more photos from the 2008 Miss Scott County Pagent and the Miss and Master contest can be found here.)

A statuesque 18-year-old from Austin, Brooklyn Elizabeth Young, is the 2008 Miss Scott County Fair Queen.

Queen Brooklyn was crowned at the conclusion of the annual pageant, which this year had attracted 14 competitors for the 2008 tiara.

Judges had a difficult time deciding who was going to claim the crown, even leaving their table for a final consultation among themselves backstage before declaring Brooklyn the new Queen.

They also finally came to a conclusion on the 2008 Fair Princess title. They selected Kylie Ann Amick for that honor. But first, Kylie was declared 2008 Miss Congeniality, an honor decided among the contestants themselves.

“Wow! I am so surprised and pleased. I’ve very happy to be Fair Princess and Miss Congeniality. These girls are great!” declared Princess Kylie after the contest.

Queen Brooklyn and Princess Kylie were congratulated by their fellow contestants and then posed patiently for dozens of photos taken of them and 2007 Miss Scott County Aarika Hutton as well as with parents and well-wishers.

Each girl who participated answered three questions on stage that evening so that judges obtained by the sponsoring Pilot Club of Scott County could get an idea of their personalities and how quickly they could respond.

The third question was fun for the girls. Each was asked how they’d spend $20. Several said they’d buy treats for their fellow contestants. The final question-and-answer broke some of the tension of the evening, but nothing could really help, the girls clasping hands while the winners were announced.

Queen Brooklyn was sponsored by the Beta Sigma Chapter, Psi Iota Xi Sorority, of Austin. She is a spring graduate of Austin High School, where she had reigned as Sunshine Queen this spring. She was President of the Class of 2008 and was a four-year member of the AHS Sunshine Society and Student Council, in which she also served as President. She was also in the Austin Youth Volunteer Corps, United Way of Scott County, National Honor Society and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD).

The new Queen also played volleyball and basketball as a Lady Eagle, though she confessed that baseball “...is my absolute favorite sport to just sit down, watch and enjoy.”

She said her greatest influences have been her parents, Tammy and Keith Young, her sister Brittany and her friends.

She plans to attend Hanover College this fall and study psychology and sociology so she can become either a children’s psychologist or a social worker. Currently, she works at the Scottsburg Subway Shop, earning money toward her college education.

Queen Brooklyn received her tiara and a crown pin from Victorian Hope Chest and her trophy from Phillips Network.

She will also receive a discount toward her gown to wear at the 2008 Miss Indiana State Fair Queen Pageant this August; a $100 savings bond from The Scott County State Bank; a set of acrylic nails from Missy Weaver of Missy and Company; a haircut from Amy Noble of Missy and Company; pizza from Papa John’s of Scottsburg; a 16x20 color portrait from Forever Fotos; a $75 gift certificate from Cathcart and Company; a gift certificate and business card holder from King’s Korner Gifts; a gift from Starlight Dance Studio; a $20 gift certificate from Featherwing Video; and a necklace from Fashions in Flowers.

Featherwing Video created a video of the evening’s pageant.

“I am so proud to be named Queen. Thank you, Scott County,” stated Queen Brooklyn.

Fair Princess Kylie Amick is the daughter of Rayna Withers and Jeff Amick. Her sponsor is Jeffrey’s Auto Exchange of Scottsburg.

Princess Kylie is a summer intern at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany and a 2007 graduate of Scottsburg High School. She will be a sophomore this fall at Purdue University, where she is a member of Delta Zeta Sorority.

She participated in many sports in high school and graduated with an honors diploma. She was also a member of 4-H. FFA, National Honor Society, Student Council, Spanish Club and Sunshine Society. She has turned her considerable experience in volunteer work to good use on the Purdue campus, participating in such fund-raisers as the Turtle Tug and Bowl-A-Rama for worthy causes.

Princess Kylie is considering a degree in elementary education followed by a master’s degree in administration. She hopes someday to become an elementary principal.

The new Princess said she enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, dancing and working out. She is a lifelong member of Scottsburg First Christian Church.

Her awards as Princess include a trophy from Phillips Network; a $50 savings bond from The Scott County State Bank; a manicure from Missy Weaver of Missy and Company; a haircut by Kayli Houchens of Missy and Company; pizza from Papa John’s; an 11x14 portrait from Forever Fotos; a $50 gift certificate from Cathcart and Company; and a gift from Starlight Dance Studio.

As Miss Congeniality, Kylie has received her trophy from the Pilot Club of Scott County; a $50 savings bond from The Scott County State Bank; a manicure from Missy Weaver of Missy and Company; a hair cut from Ashley Houchens of Missy and Company; pizza from Papa John’s; an 8x10 portrait from Forever Fotos; a $25 gift certificate from Cathcart and Company; and a gift from Starlight Dance Studio.

Contestants that evening also included Susann Bixler, Sarah Hollan, Emily Ingalls, Stephanie Lytle, Emily Morris, Elizabeth Reynolds, Brooke Routh, Kara Stewart, Kasey Tobias, Brittley Vires, Hilari Vires and Jennifer Ward. Their sponsors, respectively, were the Scott County Shrine Club, Scott County Democrats, Custom Heating and Air, Moose Family Center 2324, Austin Lions Club, McDonald’s, King’s Korner Gifts, Starlight Dance Studio, Phi Beta Psi Sorority, Forever Fotos, Scott County Mortgage and Bob Ward/State Farm Insurance Agency.

Pam Rowden of Starlight Dance Studio choreographed the queen contestants’ opening dance. The studio’s dancers also performed during the evening. Brittany Banister of the Pilot Club served as pageant emcee.

Special appreciation was expressed to members of the Scott County Fair Board, Green Banner Publications, Scottsburg First Christian Church, the Life Long Learning Center, Willy D’s, Steve Griffen, Dennis and Wilda Preble, All Star Tumbling Dazzlers Dance Team, Just for You/Gina Murphy and Mike and Shelly Everhart.

Other sponsors which made the evening’s program possible included Ace Carpet and Flooring, Scotts Ace Hardware, LaFountain’s Auto Body, Arbuckle’s Pop’s Plants, Burris Electric and Plumbing Supply Inc., Champions Locker Room, New Washington State Bank, Rick Julian Inc., C&T Cycles, Cousins Subs, Austin Dairy Queen, Badger and Spiller Orthodontists, Jackson County Bank. Guthrie Development Group Inc., Stewart Funeral Home, Marley Insurance Agency, Re/Max Real Estate, Fewell Monument Company, Scott County Office Equipment Co., Austin Pharmacy and KBR Soda Shoppe, Farm Credit Services, Aflac/Patricia Bridge, Agent, Jeffrey L. Cox P.C., Scottsburg Building and Loan Association, Baringer Floral Shop and Greenhouses, Buchanan Funeral Home, Hancock’s Drug Store, Scott County Medical Arts Pharmacy, Terri White Meagher, Agent/State Farm Insurance, Martin Insurance Agency and Collins Funeral Home.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2008 08:17
?Hunt for History PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 July 2008 00:00

Bart Kay presents Mary "Jeannie" Hartsook of the Salem High School SADD and students with about $7,500 in gold at the Courthouse in Salem from the Hunt for History.

The hunt ran for the last year and went unclaimed by treasure hunters, so the gold bars, originally valued at $5000, but now appreciated in value, were presented to the group who sold the most maps for the hunt. The bars have since been replaced with silver so that hunters can continue their search.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2008 15:08
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