Due to a misunderstanding, Daviess County did not offer to purchase the S.E. 15th Street bridge as previously reported. CSX offered the county to take the bridge from its ownership.
We apologize for the error.
Quick Care will be open
Daviess Community Hospital’s Quick Care Clinic, located at 1805 South SR 57 in Washington, will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on Labor Day, Sept. 3.
Habitat helpers needed
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers for the home under construction at 103 N.E. 20th St., Washington. Work dates and times are from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; from 8 a.m. to ? Saturday; from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6.
City offices closed
All city offices and departments will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day.
There will be no trash pickup and the city bus will not be in operation.
The recycling center will also be closed. Residents with trash pick up on Monday are asked to have their trash ready for pick up by 7 a.m. Tuesday.
For any questions, call the Street Department at 254-4564.
Class of ‘47 to meet
The Washington High School class of 1947 will meet for its 65th reunion at noon Saturday at the Ponderosa Steak House.
4-H checks ready
Daviess County 4-H livestock checks are ready to be picked up at the Extension Office.
Luminate to perform
The Christian band Luminate will be in concert at 7 p.m.. today in the Washington High School auditorium. The event is sponsored by WHS DECA.
Tickets are $5 for students and $12 for adults. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
North Knox mixer set
There will be a North Knox alumni mixer at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Bruceville Rod and Gun Club. Cost is $10 per person and all proceeds will benefit the North Knox Alumni. Call 890-8577 for more information.
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Loogootee graduation scheduled for Friday
Loogootee Junior/Senior High School will hold its 2013 graduation exercises at 7 p.m. today.
2:19 p.m. - Debbie Fields, 520 S.E. Second St., reported that her black moped was taken from her residence. The moped had been padlocked.
Refugee overcomes barriers to graduate WHS
Seh Reh, like many who has come to Washington as a Burmese refugee, found life in his new home daunting. The language was so intimidating that he dropped out of high school in 2010.
Pike Central to hold graduation
Pike Central High School will hold its 38th commencement exercises at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the high school gymnasium.
Closings for Memorial Day
The following are area closings for the Memorial Day holiday Monday:
North Daviess still facing budget cuts
Members of the state legislature gave schools a two percent increase but North Daviess Community Schools Superintendent Robert Bell said the corporation will still get funding cuts over the next four years.
Three injured in accident
Three persons were injured Thursday afternoon when a driver ran a red light on the U.S. 50 Bypass south of Washington at SR 257.
Wrestlers for relay
The Team Todd Relay for Life team will be joining with Tri-State Wrestling to bring an event to the Old Petersburg Gym on Saturday. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with bell time at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 and children under 4 are free. All proceeds from the event go to the Daviess County Relay for Life Team Todd.
Dollar General focuses on reading
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced an award of $7,800 to the Washington Carnegie Public Library to support the new adult literacy program being now being offered.
Letters returned after 55 years
Fifty-five years ago Jerry Decker wrote letters back home to his sweetheart, Carol, from Camp Pendleton, California where he was based in the Marine Corps. Fifty-five years later, Jerry still had his letters from Carol. But Carol, now Jerry¹s wife of 52 years, had, well misplaced a few of hers.
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