Commissioners to meet
The Daviess County Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday in the Commissioners’ Room at the courthouse.
Items included on the agenda: blighted properties; recorder software contract; Department of Health ordinance.
ND school board meeting
North Daviess Community Schools board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Items on the agenda include: permission to advertise 2013 budget, capital projects plan and school bus replacement plan.
Area Planning Commission set
The Area Planning Commission of Montgomery will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the town hall.
Loogootee board meeting
Loogootee Community School Corporation board of school trustees will meet in executive session at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday. The open session will begin at 6 p.m.
WJHS cheer tryouts
Open gym for WJHS cheerleading tryouts will be Aug. 13 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Aug. 15 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Junior High Gym. Tryouts will be Aug. 18 at 9 a.m.
For more information, contact Kristin Allison, 486-8104.
Shot clinic offered
The Daviess County Health Department will offer immunizations for children younger than 19 on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Eastside Park Community Building from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Aug. 28 at Odon Community Building from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Must bring shot record. Those who have health insurance that covers vaccines will need to obtain the vaccine from their private medical provider. Children who are covered by Medicaid or have no health insurance. or if insurance does not cover vaccines, may still obtain the vaccines at the Health Department.
There is an administration fee of $8 per shot. One may call the Health Department and schedule your child for his/her immunizations. Immunizations are done daily at the Health Department. Call 254-8666 to schedule your child’s immunizations.
WHS soccer preview night
The Washington High School and Junior High School boys and girls soccer teams will host “Hatchet Night” preview starting at 5:30 p.m. today at the WHS Soccer Fields at Gwaltney Sports Complex. The admission is any non perishable food items to be donated to Feed My Sheep.
MS fund raiser
Jimbo’s Pizza and Wings on SR 67 in Bicknell will host a Benefit Tip Night for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Volunteers will be waiting tables for your donations on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
One hundred percent of all tips will go the National MS Society.
If you are unable to attend and would like to make a tax deductible donation to the National MS Society, please call Rebecca Duckworth at 735-2589 or search for ‘TeamDuckworthMS’ on Facebook.
Bus driver class
If you are interested in becoming a school bus driver, there will be a School Bus Driver Pre-certification Training Class offered at Southwest Dubois School Corporation on Aug. 22, 23 and 24. For additional information, call your local school.
Stargazing at Boggs
Local stargazers are invited to West Boggs Park this weekend to see the Perseids meteor showers. The Dogwood Shelter area provides an optimum viewing spot for the showers because of its elevation and minimal light pollution.
The shelter will be reserved for stargazers the early morning hours of Saturday and Sunday with rest rooms and parking available. Regular park fees will apply.
Descendants of Michael and Nancy Ann Acre Gray and James R. and Almeda Childers Gibbs will hold a family reunion from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at the open-air shelter house, Gregg Park, Vincennes. Tableware, plates, coffee and tea will be provided.
Each family should bring a covered dish, preferred drinks and lawn chairs. Lunch will be served at noon. Bring old family pictures or old documents to share with everyone.
Date changed for library meeting
The regular monthly board meeting of the Washington Carnegie Public Library has been moved to Aug. 16 at 5 p.m.
Odon library board to meet
The Board of Trustees of the Odon Winklepleck Public Library will meet at 5 p.m. today at the library.
Odon ‘52 reunion
The Odon High School Class of 1952 will hold its 60th reunion from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, at the Gasthof Village Amish Restaurant in Montgomery. For more information, contact Sue Porter at 636-4704, Mary Ellen Asdell at 636-4659, or Marcile Bauer at 636-4172.
Area Briefs for Thursday
Commissioners to meet
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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.
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- Police Report
- School board approves new handbooks
- Republicans to vote on new trustee
- Local Sports
Obaseki moving up the ladder
Ben Obaseki was happy with his performance at the three-day rookie mini-camp of the Green Bay Packers. Now it is up to the Packers, or another team, to make a call.
- Dubois wins Loogootee Sectional
- WHS girls soccer call-out meeting
- Cougars win one for Samantha
- Wagler places 2nd in 1600 meters
- Obaseki moving up the ladder
- The "Z" Watch
IU still working towards sixth banner
Monday night in Atlanta, Louisville won the school’s first National Championship since the year I was born - 1986. This accomplishment is significant to Indiana basketball fans, because the last two times the Cardinals cut down the nets (1980, 1986), the Hoosiers did it the following year. The stat, of course means nothing, other than both schools had strong programs in the 1980s.
- Zeller declares for NBA
- Washington shows support for Zeller
- Zeller scores 18, but Pacers beat Cavs 99-94
- Oladipo, Zeller named All-Americans
- IU still working towards sixth banner
Movie preview: “Star Trek Into Darkness”
Plot: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within that has left Starfleet in ruins, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.
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Indiana’s high school grad rate continues upward
Indiana’s reported high school graduation rate continues to improve, moving from 77 percent to more than 88 percent in less than a decade, but there are still significant achievement gaps marked by race and income.
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- SLIDESHOW: Governor Otis R. Bowen
- Indiana’s high school grad rate continues upward