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John M. Shamo

Top Stories for 3/4/14

Another hurdle cleared for proposed fertilizer plant. Economic Development area established in Black Township. Shamo sentenced in Posey oil well scam.


Weilbrenner honored at annual Posey Co-op meeting 1

Special to the News. The Posey County Farm Bureau Co-op held its Annual Stockholder’s Meeting February 27, 2014, at the Posey County Community Center. A meal was prepared by the North Posey Relay for Life Volunteer Team. During the business session, Directors Chris Mulkey, Jared Schenk and Alex Weilbrenner were elected to join fellow Directors […]

Members of the Posey County Co-op Board of Directors present a plaque of appreciation to outgoing board member Tom Weilbrenner. Pictured, left to right, are Chris Cash, Larry Williams, Chris Mulkey, Charles Mann, Weilbrenner, Rick Ziliak, Jerry Schenck, Wayne Wiggins, Albert Schmitz, and Bernard Muller. Photo by Dave Pearce

Top Stories of the Week

Secret Service investigating former official Three long-time school administrators to retire New Harmony grapples with ideas for school New public safety building one step nearer Read them all in your copy of The Posey County News.


Posey’s EMS continues to be costly 1

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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‘Weighted grades’ considered

By Valerie Werkmeister North Posey High School (NPHS) is considering converting how it calculates students’ grade point averages (GPA) based on the level of difficulty in the class. The process is known as ‘weighted grades.’ NPHS Principal Dr. Scott Strieter, discussed the matter with MSD of North Posey School Board members during their meeting Monday, […]


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 […]