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East Central’s Taylor Whitehead (left) wrestles for position with a Franklin County opponent in Monday’s 3-0 season opening win by the Lady Trojans at Brookville. (Sandy Mahoney)


BROOKVILLE - East Central senior McKenzie Brown, who sat out her junior year with an injury that required knee surgery, made her first varsity soccer game a memorable one Monday night.



GREENSBURG - Returning conference MVP Mackenzie Ewing drilled 13 spike kills and Molly Gregg added 10 to lead East Central varsity volleyball to a 3-0 sweep of EIAC rival Greensburg Monday.

Coach Cassie Laker’s defending Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference champions posted sweeps at both the varsity and jayvee levels as both teams opened their seasons Monday.

EC’s varsity prevailed 25-11, 28-26, 25-16, led by Ewing’s 31-36 on the attack, while Gregg was 16-19


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Illuminated by camera flash, starters in Saturday night’s sixth annual Donald Bowman 5K Scholarship Run/Walk take off from the line at 9 p.m. at The Vineyard Golf Course in Quercus Grove. A total of 97 runners and race walkers completed the 3.1-mile race. (Mason J. Uhlmansiek)



QUERCUS GROVE - Aurora's Jarod Davis led the field of 97 total runners and walkers out of the darkness to win Saturday's sixth annual Donald Bowman 5K Night Race at The Vineyard Golf Course.




H.S. boys soccer




Ind. Soccer Coaches Association

(August 6)



1. Zionsville

2. Lake Central

3. Hamilton SE

4. North Central

5. Penn

6. Castle

7. Bloomington South

8. Munster

9. Goshen

10. Carmel

11. Hammond Morton

12. Center Grove

13. Warsaw

14. Concord

15. Columbus East

16. W.Lafayette Harrison

‘Paddles’ won’t be up for school building auction

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The resolution was ready; all it needed was a price to ask at auction.

But then the Sunman-Dearborn School Corporation decided to change plans.

The school board Thursday, Aug. 9, decided to obtain more estimates on how much it would cost to demolish the Annex Building at Sawdon Ridge and North

Dearborn roads, or the former North Dearborn School building. It has been unused for several years.

An auction for the contents, including scoreboards that date to the 1950s, is still scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the school.


Patience is key for new St. Mary’s School principal

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The new principal at St. Mary’s School, 211 Fourth St., Aurora, said he is excited to have the opportunity to lead St. Mary’s, and has a three-pronged primary goal.

“We want to provide an atmosphere that is spiritually, emotionally and educationally based,” said Bob Brookbank, whose teaching career spans 38 years. That included stops at Greendale Middle School, East Central High School, Milan Jr/Sr. School, Lawrenceburg High School, and, most recently, teaching seventh and eighth grade science at St. Mary’s last school year.


Church makes a difference for Moores Hill students in need

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The Dearborn Community Foundation Inc. recently awarded a $1,000 Lauren Hill Make A Difference Grant to Moores Hill Church of Christ to help fund its backpack program for Moores Hill School students in need.

As a part of its 20th Anniversary Celebration, DCF is awarding 20 proactive grants of $1,000 each to charitable organizations in Dearborn County throughout 2018.

Each of the Foundation’s 15 volunteer Board members gets to recommend a grant. Five lucky attendees at DCF’s 20th Anniversary Dinner in late July also were randomly drawn to recommend a $1,000 grant.


New LMU division set rates for Internet services

Lawrenceburg Municipal Utilities has set rates for the new LMU’s division, Whiskey City Utilities, which will provide residents and businesses Internet connectivity through high-speed fiber optics. Basic Wi-Fi will be free.
WCU is a stand-alone, rate-based utility that will rely on sales of services it will provide to support its  operational, maintenance, replacement costs, said General Manager Olin Clawson.


Public Record 8-14-18

The following arrests list was obtained from the county sheriff. It contains arrests made by police agencies in the county.
Brandon Edward Huffman, 38, of 323 Second St., Aurora, was arrested at 2:19 p.m. Friday, June 15, for theft and possession of marijuana.

Keshia Marie Baker, 30, of P.O. Box 96, Aurora, was arrested at 3:55 a.m. Saturday, June 16, for possession of a syringe and resisting law enforcement.

Andy Lee Callahan, 34, of 18080 Streetcar Road, Brookville, was arrested at 11:16 a.m. Saturday, June 16, for theft.

Property Transfers 8-14-18

July 4, 2018

Joseph L. Froelicher and Karen A. Froelicher to Joseph L. Froelicher Trust and Karen A. Froelicher Trust Lot in Hidden Valley Lake Subdivision.

Alan O. Shepherd to Harold Haas Jr. and Tina L. Haas Lot in Anchor Farm Subdivision.

Brian M. Gehringer to Michael W. Hussong and Kimberly J. Hussong Lot in Hidden Valley Lake Subdivision.

Ray H. Mohr Trust and Barbara Lee Mohr Trust to George Robert Baer III and Joyce A. Baer Lot in Three Mile Ridge Condominium Subdivision.