Daily Archives: January 7, 2014


‘Sick and tired’ Lady Cats continue to battle foes

By Steven Kochersperger Times are tough for the Mount Vernon lady Wildcat basketball team. The team has already been hampered with injuries and sickness and entering this week’s games against Vincennes Rivet and Boonville the team only dressed eight players. But while many teams would just roll over and use that as an excuse, the […]

Sophomore guard Mara Canada goes into the land to put the ball up in Thursday night’s home game with Vincennes Rivet. Photo by Steven Kochersperger

Bryce Newman goes up for a jumper in Friday night’s win over Washington at home. Photo by Steven Kochersperger

Wildcats edge Washington for big Big Eight win

By Steven Kochersperger The Mount Vernon Wildcats hadn’t played a game in almost two weeks entering this past Friday night’s home game against the Washington Hatchets. The Cats were itching to get back on the court and when they did they entered a battle with their conference foe. In what turned out to be a […]


New Year arrives safely in Posey County

Posey County law enforcement and emergency responders welcomed in the new year with only a few minor calls for service. Deputies patrolling Posey County roadways dealt with no traffic issues or vehicle crashes during the traditional New Year’s Eve celebration period. Posey County Sheriff Greg Oeth reports that only one alcohol related arrest was made […]


Technology comes with a price for Posey County

By Valerie Werkmeister After much debate, Posey County government offices finally have a contract for their information technology (IT) needs. Posey County Commissioners approved a contract with Automated Office Solutions (AOS) during their final meeting of the year held on December 17. The decision came on the heels of a lengthy discussion regarding the South […]


Waste needs haste for compliance

By Valerie Werkmeister Posey County Commissioner Jerry Walden questioned members of the Poseyville Town Council during their final meeting of the year on December 26, whether the town was still interested in helping the Wadesville-Blairsville Regional Sewer District (WBRSD). Walden stated he attended a recent New Harmony Town Council meeting in which the president of […]


Kyle Haney

GOP chooses Haney to serve as auditor

By Dave Pearce The Posey County Republican Party has announced that Kyle Haney was selected at the December 30 caucus to succeed Nick Wildeman as Posey County Auditor. According to Posey County Republican Party Chairman Greg Newman, Haney is a very capable young man with prior experience in the Auditor’s Office, as well as the […]


Mother Nature helps Posey celebrate 2014

By Dave Pearce Just five days into the new year, Posey County was reminded again of the fury that can be associated with Mother Nature. According to the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky., Posey County was under a wind chill warning until 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The combination of snow and cold led […]


Rita Burgdorf

Rita Burgdorf

Rita Jean Schwenn Burgdorf peacefully stepped into heaven on January 4, 2014 after battling lung cancer. She was an impressive woman, perhaps not by any one thing she did, but by how she played the many hands that life dealt her. She was both a member and an officer of the Eagles Auxiliary of Mount […]


Daniel Buening

Daniel Bernard Buening, age 81, of Poseyville, Indiana, passed away at 8:30 p.m., Friday, January 3, 2014 at Signature Health Care of Newburgh in Newburgh, Indiana. He was born February 28, 1932 in St. Henry, Indiana to Bernard and Rosaline (Halbleib) Buening. Throughout his life he worked as a farmer, owner of Buening Farm Service, […]

Daniel Buening