Monthly Archives: February 2014


Posey’s EMS continues to be costly

Posey County may be in the market for a new ambulance. Emergency Medical Services Director Chuck Thompson discussed remounting costs with the commissioners during their meeting last Tuesday, February 4. A remount basically involves placing the current ambulance ‘box’ with a new engine and chassis. Thompson said he received a $98,000 quote – a price […]

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Left to right are State Representative Jim Tomes, State Representative Wendy McNamara, State Representative Tom Washburne, and Eighth District Congressman Larry Buschon were on hand for a Town Hall Meeting this week in New Harmony. Photo by Lois Gray

New Harmony meets leaders

By Lois Mittino Gray Eighth District Representative Larry Buschon began the Saturday morning Town Hall Meeting in New Harmony with an enthusiastic greeting noting the great turnout and packed seats. He presented a ten minute update on his view of goings-on in Washington DC, followed by presentations from local State Representatives Wendy McNamara and Thomas […]


Poseyville utility rates go up

By Valerie Werkmeister Members of the Poseyville Town Council approved two new ordinances that raise the water and sewer rates for its customers during last week’s February 12, meeting. A rate hearing was held prior to the start of the council meeting. No remonstrators were present or spoke during the hearing. Customers will be billed […]

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Mount Vernon Mayor John Tucker speaks during the State of the County luncheon last Wednesday. The event was held at the Ribeyre Gymnasium Annex in New Harmony and included city and county leaders. Posey County Commissioner President Carl Schmitz is pictured on the left and John Taylor, Director of the Posey County Economic Development Partnership is seated on the right. Photo by Valerie Werkmeister.

Leaders tout communities in ‘State of County’ lunch

By Valerie Werkmeister Posey County leaders were given an opportunity to express pride for their respective communities and projects during the annual State of Posey County luncheon held at the Ribeyre Gymnasium Annex in New Harmony last Wednesday. The event was sponsored by the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce and included Bruce Baker, President of […]


Lady Wildcats prepare for tourney with Memorial win

By Steven Kochersperger The final game of the girls basketball season looked to be a mirror image of how the year went for the Mount Vernon Wildcats. The Lady Cats closed the regular season Thursday evening with a back and fourth game that ended in dramatics and overtime. While the Cats have been on the […]

Mount Vernon senior Ellen Foster is forced to alter her shot during the final regular season win over Memorial this week. Photo by Steven Kochersperger

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North Posey’s Ferguson to represent Ind. 1

N orth Posey High School athletic director Virgil Ferguson has been nominated by the Indiana High School Athletic Association for the National High School Spirit of Sport Award, an honor sponsored annually by the Indianapolis-based National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The award seeks to recognize those individuals who exemplify the ideals of […]


Five Posey County wrestlers move on to semi state tourney 1

By Steven Kochersperger Twelve Posey County wrestlers entered this past Saturday’s Regional at Castle High School needing just one win to secure their place in the semi-state match this week. And while twelve entered the Regional hopeful, only five ended their day with a spot in this week’s semi-state match at the Ford Center. All […]

North Posey senior Shane Martin locks up with his opponent in Saturday’s Regional at Castle High School. Photo by Steven Kochersperger

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Carolyn Hansen

Carolyn Sue Hansen, 67, of Griffin, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital. She was born November 18, 1946 to Richard and Isabelle (Page) Pickerill. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband James Hansen, son Steve Hansen and sister Bobbie Burgess. Carolyn is survived by her daughter, Phyllis (Darrell) Brown; sons, […]


Raymond Schroeder

Raymond P. Schroeder, 90, passed away Friday, February 7, 2014, at Pine Haven Health and Rehabilitation. He was born November 21, 1923, in Posey County to Albert and Mathilda (Jung) Schroeder. Ray was a life-long member of Zoar United Church of Christ, where he was one of three lifetime Trustees, former church treasurer, president, Sunday […]

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Kenneth Williams

Kenneth Williams

Kenneth R. Williams, 46, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014. He was born September 23, 1967, in Evansville. Kenny worked at Warehouse Services, Inc. for many years. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman, and pool player. Kenny was devoted to his family and loved to spend time with his […]