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Top Stories for 7-8-14

Posey Fair to begin this week. Mount Vernon ‘prepared’ for grant. Plans released for Posey road repairs. North Posey Black dominates Babe Ruth League. Owen Dunn falls to Rockport, weather. Look for these great stories in this week’s printed copy of The Posey County News.

Carolyn Stone, second from left, was named New Harmony’s Outstanding Community Volunteer at the annual Fourth of July celebration. Presenting the award are left to right: Carol Scarafia, representing Tri Kappa, Paul Allison and Kenyon Bailey. Stone’s name will be displayed on a plaque inside the Ribeyre Gymnasium. She also received dinner for two at the Red Geranium and a $100 gift certificate to the Mews. See page A12 for more photos from this event. Photo by Theresa Bratcher

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

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 […]


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

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.


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 […]

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.

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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.


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.

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

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.


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 […]

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