Daily Archives: January 28, 2014


Wildcat girls win Big Eight while boys finish one point shy 1

By Steven Kochersperger The Big Eight swimming and diving Conference Championships were held in Mount Vernon this past week with the four teams that have programs in the conference competing. Both the boys and girls teams from Mount Vernon looked poised at great runs in the meet and did not disappoint. The girls’ made easy […]

Members of the Big Eight Champion Mount Vernon High School girls’ swim team are, left to right, Claudia Crawford, Elaine Thomas, Taylor Culley, Rachel Burke, Clara Baggett, Amanda Duckworth, Katie McDonald, Samantha Reese, Drew Glover, Hadley Whoberry, Josie Mercer, Samantha Gowdy and Katie Russell. Photo submitted

Dane Wilson gets ahold of his Vincennes Lincoln opponent in Saturday’s conference championships in Boonville. Photo by Steve Kochersperger

Wildcats wrestle well, finish just shy of Big 8 title

By Steven Kochersperger The Mount Vernon Wildcat wrestling team came into Saturday’s Big Eight Championships believing they had all the pieces to put together a title. The Cats had been wrestling great up to that point and all around the program knew that if anyone was going to give them a run it would be […]


Lady Vikings win critical pair

By Dave Pearce It was the best of times. It was the best of times. Regardless how you slice it, the North Posey Lady Vikings enjoyed a very successful week on the hardwood. They came away with two drastically different kinds of wins. But according to the coach, one was just as important as the […]

North Posey’s Madison Worman scored 21 points to help her team move to 10-7 on Saturday. Photo by Dave Pearce

Glen Nobles

Glen Nobles 4

Glen Morris Nobles, Jr., 41 of Carmi and formerly of Mount Vernon, Ind., died Sunday morning January 26, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital. He was born November 19, 1972 in Evansville, the son of Glen Morris, Sr. and Ruth (Rumble) Nobles. He married Marcey Schmidt on October 31, 2013 in Carmi. Glen was a line supervisor […]


Dolores Elpers

Dolores F. (Voelker) Elpers, age 79, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Elpers was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vanderburgh County, where she was active in the school’s PTA. She was a member of the St. Ann’s Auxiliary of the Knights of St. […]

Dolores Elpers

Jennie Weintraut

Jennie Weintraut

Jennie Sue Weintraut, 81, of Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, January 20, 2014 at the VNA Charlier Hospice Center in Evansville. She was born July 24, 1932 in Mount Vernon, Ind., to Jack and Bertha (York) Fuelling. Susie graduated from Deaconess School of Nursing in 1953. She started as a nurse with Dr. Oliphant, was […]


Mount Vernon Waterworks

Mount Vernon spared from chemical spill

By Lois Mittino Gray Kudos were in order for Water Superintendent Chuck Gray and his handling of the West Virginia chemical spill incident as the focal point of the January 23 meeting of the Mount Vernon Common Council. The spill headed down the Ohio River toward Mount Vernon and Gray sprang into action. He had […]


New Veteran’s Service Officer Sharber will serve Posey 1

By Valerie Werkmeister Posey County has a new Veteran’s Service Officer. County Commissioners met Tuesday, January 21, and approved hiring Dave Scharber. Changes in state and federal guidelines mandate that Veteran’s Service Officers complete a 32-hour training program to receive accreditation and work no less than 1,000 hours on an annual basis, or about 20 […]

Posey County Commisioners

Brittaney Johnson, far right, of the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce of Posey County introduce the legislators who attended the Meet your Legislator event held in the Hovey House in Mount Vernon on Saturday. From left are Congressman Larry Bucshon, Representative Tom Washburne, Representative Wendy McNamara and Senator Jim Tomes. Photo by Valerie Werkmeister

Posey residents ask tough questions in forum

By Valerie Werkmeister Taxes, government spending, gun buy-back programs, Common Core concerns and the need for a western bypass in Mount Vernon are just a few of the topics discussed during a meet your legislator event held at the Hovey House in Mount Vernon this past Saturday. Congressman Larry Bucshon (District 8), State Representative Wendy […]