?Reminder: Voter’s requirements PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    The following is a reminder to voter’s of photo ID requirement at the polls, absentee voting deadlines and polling location in Washington County.
    As absentee ballots are arriving in the mailboxes across the county, Washington County Clerk, Rita Martin is reminding registered voters of absentee ballot voting deadlines and photo ID requirements.
    The clerk’s office will be open for absentee voting on Saturday, November 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are planning to vote absentee by mail, your application had to be filed in the clerk’s office by October 27.
    November 3 at noon is the deadline to vote absentee in the clerk’s office and to file an application to vote absentee before the traveling board.
    Voters are required to present photo ID before casting a ballot either at the polls on election day or before voting absentee in the clerks’ office.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 14:07
?Poaching spree comes to an end PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    Indiana Conservation Officers have put an end to an illegal poaching spree that has so far extended to three counties, Washington,
Scott and Harrison.
    “This is disgusting, shooting a deer and letting it rot,” said Mac Spainhour, Indiana Conservation Officer.
    A complaint was received from the Turn In a Poacher (TIP) hotline (1-800-TIP-IDNR) and the investigation began and became larger
that first suspected.
    ICO have done several interviews and have confirmed at least 28 deer being killed since July with currently 12 people being involved,
ranging in ages from 14 to 20 years old  and as far away as Indianapolis, with more interviews being done.
    “I have talked to several landowners who heard shots but did not call. The public is our biggest key,” said Spainhour.
    According to Spainhour a few of the shootings did occur in residential areas, with one of the violators saying they were not aware people were living there
    “They saw a deer and they would shoot. It was just an adrenaline rush for them and if it wasn’t a big deer, they would leave it and let it rot. It is one of the worst cases of poaching ever. In some cases they would kill a buck and cut its head off and leave the body. In one case, one was mounted.” stated Spainhour
    The violators would allegedly start at sunset, drive the three counties spot lighting deer and shooting them with a .17 caliber rifle from their moving vehicles.
    The ICO have found dead deer in the fields and woods where one of the violators said they shot some of the deers.
    To date 28 deer carcases have been taken in along with the .17 caliber rifle.
    The investigation is continuing and will not stop until all violators are caught.
    ICO encourages the public to report any suspicious activity by calling the TIP line or your local sheriff’s department.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 14:29
?Salem Common Council continues to pinch pennies PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 October 2008 00:00
?    The Salem Common Council met in regular session on Thursday, October 16, with all members present except for Leslie Leis.  The minutes of previous meetings, payroll requests and all claims were approved.
    Council members took several measures in their ongoing efforts to cut spending and save money in anticipation of tax revenue shortfalls in 2009. The first of such actions was to unanimously approve a motion freezing the salaries of all elected city officials for 2009.
    Salem Clerk/Treasurer, Pat Persinger asked for, and received permission to transfer monies among various funds in order to make sure the funds do not have negative balances.  In addition, Persinger told the Council that the city received an advanced draw on property tax revenue which should be enough money to get through the end of the calendar year.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 October 2008 07:14
?Washington County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year nominees PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 24 October 2008 00:00
?    During the Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s 50th Annual Dinner, the 2008 Citizen of the Year will be recognized.  The dinner will take place on Saturday, October 2, at 6 p.m. at Southern Hills Church.
    The Washington County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is honored and proud to release the names of those nominated for this year’s Citizen of the Year. As you may be aware the award is for the individual who has given of themselves selflessly over and above their primary occupation.
    We are all lucky to have these individuals in the community.  These individuals have all been named by others for their outstanding and selfless efforts and should all be considered winners of our respect, gratitude, and admiration.
    The nominees are: Rose Anderson; Dr. Kalen Carty; Janie Demmy; Dr. Jack Hedrick; Raymond Lee; Marji Morris; Teresa Smedley; Cecil Smith; Robert Strange and Terri Suvak
    They invite everyone to witness the awarding to the one person who will be named the 2008 Citizen of the Year.     
    Tickets are $20 per person and are available at the Chamber office, located inside the Town Hall building and at any National City Bank branch. For more information, contact Laurie Carr, Chamber of Commerce secretary at 883-4303.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 October 2008 07:23
?Salem High School will participate in Experience Works PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 October 2008 00:00
?    Salem High School Principal Jim Ralston, Custodian Joe England and  a Experience Works representative, Linda Edwards meet with the Salem School Board on Monday, October 13, with all members present except for member Tracey Payne, to ask per permission to take part in this Experience Works Program.
    Experience Works program is a program to get Seniors 55 or older back in to the workforce by providing them skills that will help them to succeed.
    The most qualified applicant will report to England for at least six months of work for a 20 hour work week. Although the school will be providing the work they will not be providing pay for the position. The position will be paid by the Indiana Department of Labor and is a Federal  program.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 October 2008 07:19
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