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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

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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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.

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 […]


Top Sports Stories for 5-27-14

Wildcats win Invitational title, look to take sectional. Vikings defeat Pike, Washington, head into tourney. North Posey tennis can handle only one of two Wildcats. Mount Vernon to wrestle for state title.

Mount Vernon freshman Tanner Curtis scores a first inning run for Mount Vernon in Saturday’s Mount Vernon invitational opener against Mater Dei. Mount Vernon went on to claim the title. Photo by Steve Kochersperger

North Posey High School senior graduate Dylan Wright was one of several pitchers who helped the Vikings defeat Evansville Memorial this week to gain wins in all three of their games and prepare for sectional play. Photo by Dave Pearce

Vikings continue torrid streak heading into tourney

By Dave Pearce The North Posey Vikings still have a lot to prove. Even though the team won all three games played this week, the ‘second-season’ is just beginning. The Vikings, who finished 16-9 after spending most of the early part of the season under .500, appear to have turned it around just in time […]


New Harmony native Larry Robb has been in public service nearly all his life. He has held several positions in Posey County for many years. Robb finds pleasure in being there for others. Photo by Cathy Powers

Posey’s Robb wears many hats

By Cathy Powers When Posey County residents answer their phones and there is a recorded message informing them of a water boil order, or perhaps a flash flood warning, it is Larry Robb’s voice they hear. As director of the Posey County Emergency Management Agency, he is one of the main reasons we can all […]