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.
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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.
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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.
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Indiana’s high school grad rate continues upward
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