Monthly Archives: January 2014


Poseyville residents to see increase in utility rates

By Valerie Werkmeister Water and sewer rates will soon increase for Poseyville patrons. During the Poseyville Town Council meeting on Wednesday, January 8, council members agreed to take the recommendations made by Pat Callahan, a certified public accountant who specializes in utility rate studies. Callahan delivered a proposal to the council in December recommending increases […]


Wildcat swimmers make most of opportunities

By Steven Kochersperger With only a month left until sectional swimming and diving the Mount Vernon Wildcats looked to tune things up and continue to improve this week. The teams did just that as several swimmers and divers set personal bests on their way to a successful week. The girls team beat Memorial on Thursday […]


Lady Vikings come together for pair of big wins

By Dave Pearce It was an important week for the North Posey Lady Viking basketball team. The Lady Vikes were set to face 6-3 Tecumseh in an important Pocket Athletic Conference match on Thursday evening and then a potential sectional opponent in 7-7 Perry Central on Saturday. At the end of the week, the Vikings […]

North Posey senior guard Emma Werry comes up with a steal during this week’s action at Tecumseh. Werry led the team with 14 points and added 10 more in a win over Perry Central on Saturday. The Lady Vikings are now 8-7 on the season.

Senior Ellen Foster puts the ball up in the lane in a recent home game. Photo by Steve Kochersperger

Lady Cats defeat Buss, Mount Carmel in upset

By Steven Kochersperger The Mount Vernon girls’ basketball team is getting healthy and things are starting to finally click for the team. This week the girls’ came into their pair of Big Eight games with Mount Carmel and Vincennes Lincoln fighting as usual but also feeling good about welcoming back teammate Alexis Nall who has […]


MVPD finally nears full staff

By Lois Mittino Gray The Mount Vernon Board of Public Works met the new Animal Control Officer for the city at their January 9 meeting and he is eager to begin work and training for the job. Police Chief Grant Beloat introduced Colton Givens, the new Animal Control Officer for the department. He requested permission […]


Thomas Vaught 2

Thomas Edward Vaught, 84, of Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the Deaconess Hospice Care Center in Evansville. He was born in Seattle, WA on June 23, 1929 to Mable Mariah Schofield and Loren Dale Vaught. Tom was a lifetime member of First Christian Church. He served as a licensed Funeral Director […]


Joseph Rietman

Joseph Rietman

Joseph A. Rietman, age 84, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014, at the Deaconess Hospice Care Center. Joe was born May 15, 1929, to the late Bernard and Magdalena (Folz) Rietman in St. Philip, Ind. Joe attended St. Philip Grade School and worked at his father’s grocery store and tavern. He also delivered […]


Madeline Kern

Madeline (Skaggs) Kern, age 90, born April 19, 1923 to Harvey and Florence (Peace) Skaggs in Owensboro, Kentucky, died Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Bowling Green, Kentucky from complications of a stroke. Madeline worked for several years at the Wadesville Farm Bureau Co-op. After retiring, she and […]


Donald Crum

Donald Crum

Donald Lee Crum, 47, of Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014. He was born September 23, 1966 to Chester and Caroline (Cochran) Crum. Donald was a farm hand. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, playing guitar, and singing. He was preceded in death by his mother. Donald is survived by his father; six daughters, Mariah […]