Monthly Archives: June 2014


Top Stories for 6-24-14

Wadesville man faces charges after man, 26, dies in his home. Price of Posey ambulance services to go up. Administrators at NP rewarded for efforts. Mount Vernon textbook prices increase, band honored. Commission: Midwest could break ground in mid-October.

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Evelyn Conklin

Evelyn Conklin

Evelyn Jeanette (Hassell) Conklin, 75, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her family and friends. Jeanette was born in Posey County on September 1, 1938, the daughter of James Herbert and Fern Louise (Lewis) Hassell. She was a graduate of Poseyville High School a homemaker and a member of South […]


Lloyd A. Hobson

Lloyd A. Hobson, 60, of Springfield, Ind., passed away Wed., June 18, 2014. He was born on November 18, 1953, to Clyde and Helen (Strean) Hobson. Lloyd retired in 1991 from the United States Army after 20 years of service and had worked at Infinity Molding. He was a member of the Moose Lodge 497 […]

Lloyd A. Hobson

Donn L. Simpson

Donn L. Simpson

Donn L. Simpson, 84, passed away Wed., June 18, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Cynthiana, Ind., on June 2, 1930, the son of Laslie and Ida (Nelson) Simpson. Donn graduated from Cynthiana High School in 1948. He was a self-employed operator for many years and most recently worked for Southern Indiana Drainage. […]


Jesse Flanigan

Jesse Flanigan, 93, of Carmi, Ill., died Wednesday June 18, 2014, at the Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mount Vernon, Ind. He was born March 19, 1921, in Kell, Ill., the son of Florence (Woodward) Meurer. Jesse had worked in the oil fields for most of his life. He served as a 1st […]

Jesse Flanigan

Janice Naomi Morlock Pelatowski

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Janice Naomi Morlock Pelatowski passed away at her residence in The Regency Fair Oaks, in Pasadena, Calif., on May 20, 2014. Her husband Robert Pelatowski, MD, preceded her in death. Jan was born in Posey County, Ind., on Sept. 28, 1924. She graduated from Wadesville High School in 1942. She entered the US Nursing Corps […]


Mary Lou Phillips

Mary Lou (Conrey) Phillips, 87, died on June 4, 2014, in Surprise, Ariz. She was born in Griffin, Ind., to Charles and Lelia (Kern) Conrey. She was a graduate of Griffin High School. She married Elmer Phillips of Grayville, Ill., and lived in Carmi, Ill., until 1961 when he was transfered to Durango, Colo. They […]

Mary Lou Phillips

Marion Schutz, Jr.

Marion Schutz, Jr.

Marion L. Schutz, Jr., 89, of New Harmony, Ind., born May 13, 1925, to Marion L. and Emma Lela ‘Kern’ Schutz, Sr., died June 19, 2014, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. Marion graduated from New Harmony High School in 1943. He was a WWII veteran and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars […]


School board honors Greathouse, names replacements 1

By Lois Mittino Gray It’s summer vacation for schools and that means the race is on to complete capital improvement projects before they reopen for business. Members of the Mount Vernon School Board learned that work started on two major projects right on their June 2 meeting day. School Superintendent Dr. Tom Kopatich told members […]

Mount Vernon School Board president Beth Higgins presents a plaque to Horace ‘Buddy’ Greathouse for his many years of service to the school corporation as a bus driver. Greathouse is 89.

Emma Hale

Emma Faye (Sis) Hale, 85, passed away Wednesday, June, 4 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Lawrenceville, Ill., on July 2, 1928 the daughter of Earl and Maude (Wirth) Farrar. She enjoyed spending time with her family, making crafts, enjoyed a good book and also spending time in her […]