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A-2 Front Wednesday, Februar y 6, 2019 The Press-Dispatch TRASH Continued from page 1 Monday-Thursday ������� 11 a�m� - 7 p�m� Friday and Saturday ���� 11 a�m� - 8 p�m� Candy ❤ Balloon & 109 S. 6th St. • Petersburg • 812-582-4766 VARIETY OF SIZES & PRICES OPEN SUNDAY, FEB. 24 at 11 A.M. Otwell Community Center 2310 N. Spring St., Otwell MAIL FORM AND PAYMENT BY FEB. 15, 2019! Mail to: P.O. Box 58, Otwell, IN 47564 by Feb. 15, 2019 Make checks payable to Jefferson Township Ruritan Club OPTION 2: MEALS OPTION 1: SOUP BY THE GALLON ORDER FORM • MAIL BY FEB. 15! NAME ��������������������������������������������������������� SOUP Chicken Noodle or Chili SANDWICH Peanut Butter or Hot Dog DESSERT Cake or Brownie DRINK Tea or Lemonade COST $5/Meal Meal 1 Meal 2 Meal 3 Meal 4 Meal 5 Meal 6 COST Chicken Noodle Soup ($12 for 1 gallon • $10 each for 2 gallons or more) Chili ($12 for 1 gallon • $10 each for 2 gallons or more) MEAL TOTAL SOUP TOTAL TOTAL ENCLOSED Jefferson Township Ruritan Club Soup Fundraiser Soup & More Meal Choice of Chili or Chicken Noodle Soup, Peanut Butter Sandwich or Hot Dog, Cake or Brownie, and Tea or Lemonade. $5/meal Soup by the Gallon Choice of Chili or Chicken Noodle $12 for 1 Gallon • $10/Gallon for 2 or more OPTION 2 OPTION 1 DEATH Continued from page 1 her Bambi, "would come out of it, . . that she was overdos- ing on whatever she took." Leisha called an ambu- lance. A juvenile child of Bam- bi's told police he saw Har- rington "punching (Bambi) in the knee and stomach." He also added he could see "Harrington hitting her over and over in the corner of the room." However, the child said he did not see Har- rington hit her in the head. According to the affida- vit, a teen who was staying at Harrington's residence said Bambi had yelled for him to come into the room where she and Harrington were. It further states, the teen told police when he went into the room, he saw Har- rington standing over Bam- bi, who was laying in the floor. The teen told police he saw Harrington "punch Can- non in the head and throw her against the wall" and "hit Cannon's head against the wall." The affidavit said police talked with neighbors of Harrington. One neighbor said he heard Harrington "involved in what he called a domestic." That neigh- bor also said he heard Har- rington yelling at someone inside the house and then he saw Harrington outside cussing and throwing stuff while packing up the car." The same neighbor said he saw Leisha drive up to the residence and he heard Harrington say "oh *#@*." The neighbor said Leisha and Harrington argued for about 20 minutes before she went into the residence. The affidavit states a preliminary autopsy re- port states Cannon died of a "closed head injury from an assault." The manner of death was listed as homi- cide, according to the affi- davit dated January 31. Harrington is being held on a $500,000 cash bond. He had an initial hearing on Monday in Daviess Circuit Court. He was scheduled for trial on June 18. a recommendation from the Solid Waste District to hire 10 employees for the manned trash collection sites. Commissioner Assis- tant Kristi Dischinger said they had interviewed pros- pects and recommended 10 people to be hired. The fol- lowing were approved: Gay- le Dorsey, Sharon Proctor, Arthur Offill, Bradley Sim- mons, Jeanie Guth, Lin- da Pickett, David Coleman and Josh Coleman. They al- so approved Earl Townsend and Rick Cannon for Satur- days only. The commissioners ap- pointed Brian Maxwell to the Wabash Valley Commu- nity Corrections board. The Commissioners re- ceived a grant of $5,920.38. They requested an addi- tional appropriation of that amount to purchase road closed signs, orange cones, safety vests and other safe- ty equipment. EMS Director Chris Young requested permis- sion to start a search to hire a full-time EMT. He said a current EMT has given the county notice they were leaving to take a job with the Gibson County EMS. Young said a current part- time EMT was interested in the position. The next commission- ers' meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Monday, Feb- ruary 18 in the courthouse auditorium. Pike Central Vocational Welding students swept the top five places at the Region 4 Skills USA Welding Con- test held at Vincennes Uni- versity on Saturday, Feb. 2. Six Pike Central Vocation- al Welding students com- peted, with Forest Park se- nior Swayde Morgan plac- ing first. Morgan received a $2,500 scholarship from Vincennes University. Placing second was Pike Central senior Gage Cum- mings. Cummings received a $1,000 scholarship from Vincennes University. Placing third was Forest Park senior Nick Werner. Werner received a $500 scholarship from Vincennes University. Placing fourth was For- est Park senior Elliott Wise- man. Wiseman received a $500 scholarship from Vin- cennes University. Placing fifth was Pike Central senior Caleb Thom- as. Thomas received a $500 scholarship from Vincennes University. Students were evaluated on the following: • A 100 -question welding theory written test; • S.M.A.W. process re- quiring welding a tube to plate in the vertical position using an 1/8th inch E7018 electrode for root, fill, and cap pass; • G.T.A.W. process re- quiring welding a flat square groove butt joint; and • G.M.A.W. process re- quiring welding a flat tee joint, lap joint and a square groove butt joint. The top five students from each region will advance to the State Contest that will be held at J. Everett Light Ca- reer Center in Indianapo- lis on April 19 -20. The state winner will represent Indi- ana at the National Contest held during the last week in June in Louisville, Ky. Pike Central Vocational Welding students swept the top five places at the Region 4 Skills USA Welding Contest at Vincennes University on Saturday, Feb. 2. Pictured above are, left to right: Elliott Wiseman, fourth place; Caleb Thomas, fifth place; Nick Werner, third place; Gage Cummings, second place; and Swayde Morgan, first place. Submitted Photo Pike Central Vocational Welding students take top five spots at regional competition BENEFIT for the family of Greg Simmons W in slow Fire Depart m e nt Saturday, February 9 Winslow Fire Department 100 Walnut St., Winslow All proceeds go to the family of Greg Simmons for the funeral and expenses BREAKFAST 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Pancakes, Biscuits and Gravy. $5/PERSON CHILI MEAL 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. $5/PERSON $1 Desserts DOOR PRIZES & More $292,797, so the actual bid for the contract is more than what the estimated cost was, which is not un- usual," Klipsch said. "If you don't spend all the money, you must return it. If you go over the amount, of course, you have to pay it yourself. We certainly don't want to be under and have to send money back." While the bid submitted by E & B Paving, Inc., is ap- proximately $23,600 more than the total grant amount, Klipsch said that Jobe was hopeful that the project can be completed within the its original budget. "You notice in the last sentence, on the original e- mail, he said, 'I recommend awarding the project and we can discuss some val- ue engineering ideas with the contractor to keep this project within the budget,'" Klipsch said. "I told him we were going to try to approve it this evening, and he sent me a text today and reiterat- ed that. He believes that we can do that, and still come in at budget." The worst-case scenario for the city, Klipsch noted, would be that it would have to cover the amount over and above the total grant amount of $269,222. "If it comes out exactly like that, we would be re- sponsible for the excess amount," Klipsch said. "But he still believes he can get that down there to come within that number of the $269,222. So it's encourag- ing to think that that's even possible." Council member John Melhiser asked Klipsch how the city would pay for the ad- ditional cost of the project. "The first place would be out of MVH (Motor Vehi- cle Highway) funds," said Klipsch. "You have to spend it on paving, so we will be using MVH funds for our match. Our original match was for $ 67,305. Our bal- ance in our MVH funds was more than enough to take care of that." Klipsch noted that the city could also use local road and street funds as well as Eco- nomic Development Income Tax (EDIT) dollars. "So it's not an issue for us," Klipsch said. "We have the funds available. But, at any rate, I was glad to hear ( Jobe) say we'll try to get it within budget anyway." On a motion by Melhiser, seconded by council mem- ber Brian VanMeter, the council voted 5 -0 to award the contract to E & B Pav- ing, Inc. In other action, the city's Board of Public Works and Safety approved the appoint- ment of Antonio Rodriguez as a reserve police officer. PAVING Continued from page 1 The Polar Plunge in Pe- tersburg is set for noon, Sat- urday, February 23 at Prides Creek Park. It is the fifth year for the event at Prides Creek. Francie Smith, of the Spe- cial Olympics Indiana, said they have a goal of 200 this year. On-site registration will take place on the beach at Prides Creek beginning at 10 a.m. EST. Advanced reg- istration is available at www. Pre-reg- istration is not required. The Polar Plunge is the Special Olympics Indiana's signature fundraiser. It fea- tures individuals and teams braving the elements of win- ter to take an icy dip to dem- onstrate their commitment to the cause. All funds raised directly benefit current and future Special Olympics ath- letes. "We recognize that this is a special moment in our history and we're planning big things for both our 50th anniversary and for the fu- ture of the Special Olym- pics movement in Indiana," said president and CEO Jeff Mohler. "The Polar Plunge is our most important fun- draiser each year and we know that in order for us to reach our goals to involve even more people who could benefit from our services, we must involve even more people who could benefit from our services. Our sup- porters around the state will need to pull together this winter to raise more than ever before." To participate in the Po- lar Plunge, individuals must raise a minimum of $75 in pledges, with awards pre- sented to the top fundrais- ing team and individuals. Students with a student ID have a $50 minimum. The event will also in- clude an indoor "A fter Splash Bash" at the Peters- burg Gospel Center Activ- ities Building on Illinois St., where additional prizes will be awarded as partici- pants warm up with compli- mentary food and beverag- es. There will be giveaways and a live auction. Spec- tators and guests are wel- come throughout and can take part in the A fter Splash Bash for $5 Polar Plunge at Prides Creek set for Feb. 23

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