Due to a state government error, Washington Township’s Assistance fund is not going up 88 percent in 2013. The state Department of Local Government Finance listed the township’s budget as $143,400 when it should have been $255,000. In 2013, the advertised budget for township assistance is 270,000, making it a $25,000 increase, not over $120,000.
We apologize for the misunderstanding.
Gov. candidates to be on WVUT
The candidates for governor of Indiana will appear separately in back-to-back conversations that will be broadcast on WVUT/TV Saturday at 8 p.m., and again Sunday at 4 p.m.
Guests on the program include Indiana’s gubernatorial candidates: Libertarian Rupert Boneham, Democrat John Gregg and Republican Mike Pence. They will discuss key Indiana issues with retired Indiana Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard.
The program was recorded Aug. 21 as part of the 2012 Indiana University Public Policy Choices for Indiana’s Future Gubernatorial Forum.
Compassionate Friends to meet
The Compassionate Friends will hold their monthly meeting from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Daviess Community Hospital, 1314 E. Walnut Street, Washington. You may enter through the main entrance of the hospital.
There will be greeters to direct you to the assigned room. This month’s topic is “Vacationing Without Your Child.”
For more information, call 254-3108.
WHS cheerleaders to hold car wash
The Washington High School cheerleaders will have a car wash on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Advance Auto, 1251 E. National Hwy.
Solid Waste board to meet
The Daviess County Solid Waste District Board will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the Commissioners’ Room of the courthouse.
Items on the agenda include approval of prior meetings minutes and approval of claims. Comments from the public will be sought.
Redevelopment Comm. to meet
The Daviess County Redevelopment Commission will hold a meeting at 8:45 a.m. Monday in the Commissioners’ Room at the courthouse.
Commissioners to meet Monday
The Daviess County Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday in the Commissioners’ Room at the courthouse. Items on the agenda include Indiana Southern Railroad and information from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
City Council meets Monday
The Washington City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers, 200 Harned Ave. Items included on the agenda: ordinances amending general penalty provision and water rates and charges of the Code of Ordinances; ordinances fixing compensation of officers, employees, firemen and policemen of the city and salaries of elected officials.
The Board of Public Works and Safety will meet immediately following the council meeting to discuss/approve a contract for WebQA CRM and workflow software service and new dispatch software for the police department.
B-R School Board to meet Monday
Barr-Reeve Community Schools Board of School Trustees will meet in executive session at 7 p.m. to discuss collective bargaining and a job performance evaluation.
The regular session will be at 8 p.m. Items included on the agenda: recommendation to adopt 2012 school budget, capital projects plan and school bus replacement plan; professional development request; recommendation to approve annual improvement plans.
Area Briefs for Friday
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Republicans to vote on new trustee
Republicans from Washington Township will meet today to vote on a new township trustee.
Fifteen committee chairmen from Washington Township will vote at 8:45 a.m. today to fill the position following the death of Albert “Pete” Showalter, who died on April 13.
North, Owens 'Play' hard
North Elementary School celebrated its field day Friday with games, ice cream, inflatable fun houses and Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders.
B-R to graduate 41
Barr-Reeve High School will hold its 48th commencement exercises on May 25, in the high school gymnasium at 2 p.m. Again this year, the graduation will be an afternoon affair.
1:03 a.m. - Karen Hulsey, of 511 S. Meridian St. reported a subject possibly hiding the bushes behind her residence. She stated she didn’t see anyone, but could hear coughing.
School board approves new handbooks
Members of the Washington Community Schools Board approved the 2013- 2014 school handbooks. Elementary, junior high and high school student handbooks will now be more streamlined with one another. One major change to the handbooks will be a stricter attendance policy for students. Currently, students in the school district can have 10 unexcused absences per semester.
Unchained Gang roars into park
The Daviess County Unchained Gang will be hosting its 11th annual motorcycle show and swap meet Saturday at Eastside Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
DECA to sponsor dodgeball tourney
Members of the Washington High School DECA Chapter will be hosting a DECA Dodgeball Tournament on Tuesday in the Hatchet House beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Road paving in Washington
The Indiana Department of Transportation is advising motorists to be aware of temporary lane restrictions on Bus. 50 in Washington. Beginning on or after Monday, May 20, crews will be spot paving throughout the city. Work will be accomplished one lane at a time and utilize flag persons to control traffic through the work zones. Work activities are scheduled to take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day with all paving operations anticipated to be complete by May 24. Inclement weather will cancel the work operation for the day.
7:56 p.m. - A complainant on E. Nat'l Hwy. reported there was a truck popped open playing very loud music.
2:19 p.m. - Dave Waters, 200 1/2 SE 7th St., reported that someone had broken into his storage building and broke the windows out of the vehicles stored there. Waters also said that someone had smashed in the roofs on many of the vehicles. Extra patrol was requested.
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