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Epley learns ‘giving back’ early

By Valerie Werkmeister Parents often have dreams for their kids. Doctors or lawyers or maybe a successful businessman are a few career paths they may hope to see their son set foot on. But have you ever heard someone say, ‘I want my son to be an Eagle Scout.’? It’s a shame too because so […]

Dalton Epley, right, and Brandon Tepool start to dig the foundation for the new sidewalk at North Elementary School. The Eagle Scout Project is now completed. Photo submitted

Brandon Duncan

Brandon Michael Duncan, 26, of Poseyville, Indiana, born to Michael Jason Duncan and Tammy Diane (Haggard) Duncan on October 12, 1987, in Evansville, Indiana, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Wadesville, Indiana. He was a member of the Posey County Saddle Club. He loved to fish and loved his children. Surviving are his father: […]


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Helen Yarbor Houchins, 97, of Griffin, Ind., died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. She was born February 2, 1917, near Keensburg, Ill., the daughter of Ona Woods Yarbor and William Richard Jackson Yarbor. Helen was one of the original employees in 1949 of the old Griffin School lunch program until […]

Nelda Hayden

Nelda Hayden

Nelda Hayden

Nelda Joyce Hayden 79, of Mount Vernon, passed away on the morning of June 26, 2014, at Deaconess Hospital with her family at her bedside. She was born September 15, 1934 in Mount Vernon, Ind., to Dossie Jones and Milburn (Mills) Jones-Garrett. Nelda loved to play Bingo. She was preceded in death by her parents. […]


Karey Elpers

Karey (Schucker) Elpers, 38, passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at her home in Indianapolis surrounded by loving friends and family. Karey was born on October 20, 1975 in Evansville, Indiana to Ronald and Karen (Schucker) Smith. She was a 1994 graduate of North Posey High School and graduated […]

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Top Stories for 7-1-14

Illinois man dies in Interstate 64 wreck near Griffin. Decision to redo northern Posey roads made by INDOT. Final tolls collected at Wabash. North Posey High School is added to Four Star list.

This was the scene of a fatal accident on Tuesday evening at the two mile marker of Interstate 64 just west of Griffin.

At left, Rose Overton discusses the importance of planting milkweed for Monarch butterfly survival. Seen here, Rose is showing a monarch egg in the underside of a leaf to several of the camp participants.

Students learn nature, first-hand

By Lois Mittino Gray It was a blazing hot summer day, but junior high students attending the ‘Wild About Nature’ wildlife adventure camp thought it was very cool to find a bobcat track in the creek mud in the deep shady ravine near trail two in Harmonie State Park. They watched intently as Park Naturalist […]


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 […]