A tri-axle coal truck, registered to William Hanna Trucking of Springville, was southbound on SR 57S near CR 450S when a Dodge Caravan pulled into its path. Marilyn Mattes, 64, pulled out of her private drive onto the highway in the van, and the truck’s driver, Harold Lyle, 61, of Bloomington, could not avoid a collision. According to a sheriff’s deputy, Lyle saw Mattes exit into his lane of travel and attempted to go around her. He swerved left and both vehicles went off the east side of the road into a ditch, with the truck turning over onto the driver’s side and partially spilling a load of asphalt. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts. Mattes complained of general pain and was flown from the scene to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. Lyle was not injured. SR 57S initially was closed for about an hour, then one lane was reopened with the other remaining closed until the scene was cleared. The Daviess County Sheriff’s Department, Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department, Southwest Medical and Indiana State Police Motor Carrier Division responded to the accident scene.
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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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