Toy give away this Saturday in Palmyra PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 December 2014 10:28

There will be a toy giveaway at Palmyra Baptist Church, which is located at 14660 Greene St. NE.

There is a large selection of clean used toys, which they will give away on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m.

If you have trouble providing toys for your children, you are invited to come get some!

For more information, call 812-267-7956.

EHS beats Borden 61-53 PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 00:00


For the complete game story, check next week's papers and check back here.


Borden 8 15 14 16             53

Eastern 15 12 15 19           61

Borden: Bachman 15, Franklin 2, Gray 8, Caleb Hart 15, Thompson 5, Stonecipher 2, Noah Hart 4.

Eastern: Newcomb 27, McDaniel 6, Roberts 4, Murphy 13, Doebler 10, Emmert 1.

3-pt fieldgoals: Borden (4) Bachman 2, Thompson 2; Eastern (5) Newcomb 5.


Statistical highlights (stats are unofficial)

EHS: Newcomb was 5 of 7 from beyond the three-point arc.

McDaniel and Roberts did not play last year for EHS and made an immediate impact.

McDaniel scored six points and grabbed six rebounds.

Roberts had four points and four rebounds.

McDaniel was one of the top cross country runners for EHS this fall and Roberts was the starting quarterback for the EHS football team.

Head Coach Scott Newcomb said both are athletes and are welcome additions to the team.

Alex Doebler scored 10 points, but had a busy night stuffing stats. He had five rebounds and five steals in Eastern's win.


Borden: Noah Hart was a driving force in Borden's junior varsity win over Eastern and scored four points and had two rebounds, all of which came at crucial points of the game.

Gray had eight points, but led everyone with 10 rebounds in the game.

Bachman and Hart scored 15 points each for the Braves.

EHS football coach John Dablow resigns PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 00:00

Eastern Athletic Director Scott Newcomb got news Tuesday that Head Football Coach John Dablow was resigning.

Dablow said he isn't sure what the future holds, but felt it was time to step away.

Newcomb speaks highly of the job Dablow did.


"John has worked hard in all areas of our program to improve the football situation," Newcomb said. "In terms of wins and loses it wasn’t what we wanted, but education-based athletics is about more than that. He helped players build good character and  become better students. He was always very organized and had things well planned out. His coaching staff spent many hours working and studying opponents in order to give our teams a chance for success."

Newcomb said once the school board accepts Dablow's resignation, the search for a new coach will begin.

See more on Dablow's resignation in the Wednesday, Dec. 3 issue of The Washington County Edition and right here on this set next week!



Scottsburg downtown area will light up for Christmas season this Saturday night PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:04

Following the theme of “Home for the Holidays,” the 2014 Scottsburg lighted Christmas parade will start some nice holiday activities for families on the downtown square on Saturday night, November 29.

Members of the Scottsburg Beautification Committee have been planning the event for the past six weeks. Though the lighted parade is the highlight of the evening, there’ll be other things to enjoy that evening in the downtown area, thanks to the efforts of city employees, local businesses and volunteers.

At booths on the square, hot cider will be served and others will have food, such as Bob and Kev’s pulled pork sandwiches. Lovers of kettle corn will be able to get that treat. Merchants on the square will also be open, including The Coffee House, Jendy’s Pizza, Hardy’s Cafe and Angel’s Bakery and Cafe, so everyone is encouraged to plan to eat downtown that night.

Entries in the lighted parade will organize in the elementary school parking lot off Meridian Street starting at 5:30 p.m. Each must use lights on their float or entry in some manner to be in the parade. They’ll be vying for nice-looking trophies in the following categories: Best Church/Civic, Best Business, Best Fire Department, Best Car and Best Overall. Judges will observe along the parade route and provide the list of winners immediately after the 6 p.m. event.

The route will not vary from last year. Entries will step off from the parking lot and head east on State Road 56 (West McClain Avenue) to the downtown square, turn right onto South First Street, right again onto Wardell Street and then head back to Meridian St., where they will disperse.

In the midst of the parade, Santa’s sleigh will stop on Wardell St. to allow Santa and Mrs. Claus to disembark and make their way to the courtyard gazebo escorted by a special squad. There, the happy couple will assist Mayor Bill Graham in turning on all of the lovely holiday lights on the square.

Following that, Santa and Mrs. Claus will go to the newly-renovated Santa’s Castle on the northeast side of the courthouse. They will be available to chat briefly with youngsters, pose for photos and accept Christmas lists at the Castle. Santa and his missus will be at the castle at least until 8 p.m. to give all children an opportunity to say hi.

Don’t worry if a visit to Santa’s Castle just can’t be in your plans that evening. Santa Claus will be back at his castle on the three Saturdays before Christmas, December 6, 13 and 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. for visits. He will dress as a traditional Santa on December 6; an “Old World” Santa on December 13; and as “G.I. Santa” on December 20. On December 6 and 13, Salvation Army volunteers will be ringing bells for donations that will go to the Scott County Community Clearinghouse. On December 20, contributions will be collected for the Wounded Warrior Project, which aids wounded veterans and their families.

As people wait to see Santa this Saturday night, they will be entertained by music. Free carriage rides provided by The Scott County State Bank, one of the event’s sponsors, will also be available after the parade.

In addition to all those activities, the staff of the newly-opened ice cream shop on the east side of the square, The Ice Cream Dessert Factory, will offer a workshop starting right after the parade so young and old alike can learn how to make candy canes. The Factory will also be open to serve some of their treats.

Folks planning to attend the nighttime activities are reminded to dress according to the weather. The parade will go on, regardless of what Mother Nature plans for Scott County that evening.

Located a little off the beaten path, an expanded display of lights will be offered on the courtyard at Lake Iola and in Beechwood Park.

Time to make Christmas memories in Charlestown PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:01

The City of Charlestown is known as “The Christmas City” for the continued elaborate celebration of the Christmas season. Thousands and thousands of lights featured in the light show, carriage rides, train rides and ice skating are just a few of the memories that families can make this year during Christmas in Charlestown.

The festivities will begin with Light Up Charlestown on Friday evening, November 28. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Lights come on at 7 p.m. The Charlestown Pirate Boys Basketball team will also be on hand for the fifth year to help with the Light Up festivities!

After the Light Up celebration the Animated Show of Lights and Music will be on the Charlestown City Square nightly through Saturday, January 3 from 6 to 11 p.m. Admission is free. Performing your favorite Christmas carols will be Jonathan Jennings and Pleasant Ridge Elementary School Choirs, Isabella Spencer and Jenna Daniel. Light Up Charlestown will also feature the arrival of Santa Claus to Charlestown, carriage rides and hot chocolate! Come spend a great evening in Charlestown making family memories!

After the Light Up festivities be sure to head over to the Family Activities Park for ice skating from 7 to 10 p.m.; train rides from 7 to 10 p.m. and visits with Santa from 7 to 9 p.m. Visits with Santa are free. Be sure to bring your camera for a picture with Santa!

On Saturday, November 29, the Family Activities Park will offer ice skating from 12 noon to 10 p.m.; train rides from 6 to 10 p.m. Santa will be available for visits from 6 to 9 p.m.

Families may also enjoy “Winter Wonderland” in Greenway Park (across from the City Square). Come enjoy hot chocolate and take as stroll through the park. Be sure to take a family picture by the 52 foot Christmas tree to capture the memory.

Enjoy carriage rides through the park and around the square. Carriage rides are held Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 10 p.m. November 28 through Saturday, December 20. Carriage rides are $5 for all ages 2 and up. Ages 2 and under are free. Reservation requests must be made online. Reservations are not required but are recommended. Carriage ride reservations must be made online beginning Monday evening, November 24.

Be sure to visit the Family Activities Park located at 1000 Park Street (across from the Charlestown High School Football Field). The Family Activities Park will be decked out in Christmas lights and offer hot chocolate and s’mores for purchase. The Charlestown Express Train departs from the Family Activities Park every 20 minutes Monday through Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 for all ages 2 and up. Ages 2 and under are free.

After enjoying a train ride visit the ice skating rink. The ice skating rink is fun for all ages and open beginning Monday, December 1: Mondays through Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m.; Fridays 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 noon to 1- p.m. The cost is $5 for all ages 2 and up, which includes skate rental. Ages 2 and under are free. The ice skating rink will be open through Saturday, January 3.

Santa Claus will be at the Family Activities Park beginning on Light Up Charlestown: Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 9 p.m. through December 20.

On Saturday, December 6, due to the Christmas Parade, train rides will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. and visits with Santa will be available from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Carriage rides will be held from 7:20 to 10 p.m.

Bring your family and friends for a night of making Christmas memories they will never forget. For group reservations and for more information on Christmas events, dates and times visit the website at or contact Rhonda at 812-256-3422, ext. 328 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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