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Trick or Treat times

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Town of Carbon
Oct. 30 and 31 from 6-9 p.m.

Town of Center Point
Oct. 29-31 from 6:30 -8:30 p.m.

Town of Clay City
Oct. 29-31 from 6-9 p.m. and trunk-or-treat on Oct. 30

Town of Knightsville
Oct. 30 and 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Town of Harmony
Oct. 30 and 31 from 6-8 p.m.

City of Brazil
Oct. 30 and 31 from 5-8 p.m.

Town of Staunton
Oct. 30 and 31 from 6-9 p.m.


Oct. 31 from 5-8:30 p.m.



Linton: Oct. 28 and 29 from 6-9 p.m.
Bloomfield: Oct. 31 from 6-9 p.m.
Jasonville: Oct. 31 from 6-9 p.m.
Lyons: Oct. 29 and 31 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Worthington: Oct. 31 from 6-9 p.m. (rain day for Nov. 1)


Vincennes: Oct. 30 and 31 from 5:30 – 9 p.m.



Loogootee – Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m.
Shoals – Oct. 29 from 6-9 p.m.


Trick or Treat Around the Square – Monday, October 31 at 5 PM – 7 PM
Come trick or treat with your family around our historic Courthouse Square. Hotdog and soda combo only $1 – available in the Parke County Sentinel. Costume Contest at 6 p.m. on the north side of the Courthouse.

Rockville Lake Park
October 28 & 29 Haunted Trail from 8 – 11.
$5 per person first pass , $2 returning pass same night.

Saturday, October 29
4:30 Pet Costume Contest, 4:45 – 5:30 Costume Contest, 5:30 – 7 Trick or Treating

Raccoon State Recreational Area
Saturday, October 29
Events start at 10 am with the Raccoon Egg Hunt behind the camp store.
Trick-or-Treating 5 PM – 7 PM
Open to the public. Standard entrance fees apply $7 for in state and $9 for out of state.
All events except for the hayride are free to attend.

Rockville Christian Church
Monday, October 31 from 6 – 8 PM
Trunk or Treat

Rosedale American Legion Post 240
Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 30, 2016
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 30 and Monday, October 31
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


City of Sullivan Trick or Treating
October 30th and 31st 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Tina Village Apartments in Shelburn
Oct. 29 from 7-9 p.m.

Dugger: Oct. 29 and 30 from 5-9 p.m.



Clinton: Oct. 31 from 5-9 p.m.











City of Terre Haute Trick or Treating
October 30 & 31 from 6-9 p.m.

October 30 & 31 from 6-9 p.m.

Un-Haunted Halloween Happenings at Deming Park
Oct. 21 from 6-9 p.m.
There will be face painting, storytelling, a Halloween movie on the lawn, and of course, the un-haunted train and hayrides. There will also be pumpkins on display to vote for your favorite and a dog costume contest at 6:30 pm.
For questions about the event call 812-232-0147.

Downtown ‘Terror Haute’ Trick-or-Treat night
Oct. 28 from 5-8 p.m. in Downtown Terre Haute
There will be candy stops from 4th Street to 9th Street on Wabash Avenue and then Wabash Avenue to Poplar Street on 7th Street!

Honey Creek Mall
Trick-or-treating on Oct. 31 from 5-6 p.m.
No costume weapons or masks please

Westside Zombie Glow Fun Walk/Run
Oct. 29 from 6-9 p.m.
Early registration will guarantee a t-shirt and glow accessories! Race starts at 7 pm. Stay after the race for some fun in front of the photo wall and snacks!! Pick up your forms at one of the west side schools or at Town Hall. Proceeds will go to Westside Hometown Holidays! For more information, email westtholidays@gmail.com.




Wayne Meyer @ October 28, 2016

Halloween Safety

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Driving Tips

  • Drive slowly and don’t pass stopped vehicles. The driver might be dropping off children.
  • Park your mobile phone. Avoid distractions by waiting until you’ve stopped to call or text.
  • Watch for children darting into the streets. Kids can cross the street anywhere, and most young pedestrian deaths happen in spots other than intersections.
  • Yield to young pedestrians. Children might not stop, either because they don’t see your vehicle approaching or they may not know how to safely cross the street.
  • Communicate with other drivers. Always use your turn signals, and if you pull off or pick up your kids, turn on your hazard lights.

Costume Tips

  • Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls.
  • Try face paint instead of a mask. Masks often obstruct a child’s vision, which makes tasks like crossing the street and going up and down stairs dangerous.
  • Make sure children wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes.
  • Costume props, such as swords, knives, etc., should be short, soft and flexible.
  • Trick or Treating
  • Make sure older children trick or treat with friends. Together, map out a safe route so parents know where they will be.
  • Instruct children to stop only at familiar homes where the outside lights are on.
  • Encourage children to trick or treat while it’s still light out. If children are out after dark, make sure they have flashlights and travel on well-lighted streets.
  • Remind children not to enter the homes or cars of strangers.
  • Remember to walk and not run, use sidewalks and cross at crosswalks when possible
  • Follow your community’s trick-or-treating hours.


  • Remind children not to eat any of their treats until they get home.
  • Check out all treats at home in a well-lighted place.
  • Only eat unopened candies and other treats that are in original wrappers. Remember to inspect fruits for anything suspicious.
  • Homeowners should keep walkways clear of obstacles and well lighted. Keep lit candles and other luminaries away from areas where children will be.

Wayne Meyer @ October 28, 2016

Man rejected kills woman

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GREENSBURG – A Greensburg man is under arrest for murder after walking into the police station and admitting that he killed his girlfriend.

Jason Eaton, 43, has been charged with the murder of Wendy Sabatini.

On Tuesday evening, Greensburg Police say Eaton arrived at the police station and asked to speak with an officer. Eaton allegedly told officers that he had shot Sabatini after she refused an offer of marriage. Eaton told the officer that he “messed up” and thought he had killed Sabatini.

When police arrived at Sabatini’s home on E. Washington Street, they found Sabatini’s son, who had arrived home from school and thought his mother was at work.

Officers searched the home and found Sabatini dead in an upstairs bedroom from a single gunshot wound to the head. Officers found a gun in the bedroom.

Eaton told police he had approached Sabatini with an engagement ring, but she said no before he could ask her to marry him. Eaton said he took a gun from the nightstand and moved behind Sabatini, who was sitting on the bed, then shot her in the head. Eaton said he left the gun in the bedroom and then left the house.

Updates from   WTHR


Wayne Meyer @ October 27, 2016

Bloomington School Censors Flag

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind.  – The superintendent of Bloomington schools has banned the Confederate flag from classrooms and other property at Bloomington High School North after a display by four students on Wednesday.

Staff at the high school wanted to let students exercise their free speech. But by the end of the day, speech clashed with students wanting a safe school environment.

Students at the school met with Monroe County Community School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Judith DeMuth to express their concerns about the students wearing the flags in the hallway of the high school. They told Eyewitness News they were offended when the students wore Confederate flag t-shirts and wrapped themselves in Confederate flags all day Wednesday.

They called the display “intimidating hate speech.”

In an unsubstantiated email one student said some of their classmates were so upset, they were crying at the sight of three fellow students wrapped in Confederate flags.

“They were using the ‘F’ slur and they were saying that if the gays get to wear the rainbow flag, then they should get to wear the Confederate flag, because it represents their heritage,” one student said.

“It also has become something that symbolizes anti-gay at our school,” said student Gaia Hendrix-Petry as she and other students walked in to district offices to get a meeting with the superintendent.

“Everyone felt pretty unsafe. Me, myself, I could not even eat lunch. It’s made me sick to my stomach, absolutely. If you can’t feel safe in school and that kind of thing is going on around here, it’s not just me. It’s the collective feeling of everyone,” said student Caleb Poer.

The students felt no action was taken even after it was reported to school administrators.

“Like my friend said, it was hanging behind people as they were lynched. It was hanging behind those who were enslaved. It is a direct symbol of oppression and to bring that into our school, to bring the symbol of hatred into our school. It is just unacceptable,” said Hendrix-Petry.

“That is something we won’t stand for as a school corporation. Any incident that causes a substantial disruption we can’t allow and that’s where we stand as a corporation,” said school district spokesman Andrew Clampitt. “We don’t want to hinder our students’ learning abilities. That’s one of our top priorities.”

DeMuth promised to work with the students who requested the meeting, then about a half-hour later, a jubilant student emerged, saying “the Confederate flag has been banned from being worn at North at all!”

“Today was…it was a huge step. It was one step of many,” said Poer.

“Now we will no longer have this incivility in our school, which is so awesome,” said another student.

First and foremost, we want it known we listen to our students and we are here for them,” Clampitt said after the decision. “Balancing the First Amendment rights of all individual in a democracy can be a challenging task. Doing that with teenagers can prove to be even more challenging.”

The Confederate flag had previously been banned on the campus of Bloomington High School South.

Bloomington North Principal Jeffry Henderson sent the following letter to parents Wednesday:

Dear Parent/Guardian,

The safety and wellbeing of all of our students is always at the forefront of everything we do as a school.

Recently, a few students have chosen to wear confederate flags draped over their backs like a cape. This has caused several of our students to feel unsafe.

As an educational institution, one of the things we focus on is teaching tolerance for opposing points of view and civil discourse surrounding controversial issues. Balancing the first amendment rights of all individuals in a democracy can be a challenging task. Doing that with teenagers, can prove to be even more challenging.

The Supreme Court Case Tinker vs. Des Moines established the litmus test when schools have the right to limit students’ expression. That case established the standard that when students’ actions cause substantial disruption to the educational environment, the school can intervene and limit the students’ expression.

Throughout the day, this issue has evolved into one that has created a substantial disruption to the educational environment. As a result, students may no longer wear or display images of the confederate flag on their clothing or any other personal item while at school or a school-sponsored event or function due to the disruption it has created.

Please discuss this with your student and ensure that they understand that they are not to wear or display the confederate flag on any item.

Thank you in advance for helping us ensure that Bloomington North is a safe and respectful learning environment.”

So one wonders what will happen if you wear a rainbow flag, Christian flag, Soviet flag, we understand free speech is not guaranteed in high school by minors, but there is a double standard.

Wayne Meyer @ October 27, 2016

Bus Driver charged with molesting.

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(BLOOMINGTON) – Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Todd set a former Fairview Elementary School bus driver bond at $1 million, plus $10,000 cash Tuesday afternoon.

43-year-old Timothy Poteat was arrested last week on two counts of child molesting and two counts of child pornography.

During Poteat’s initial hearing, the prosecutor’s office asked for a higher-than-normal bond because of the circumstances of the case.

Poteat will have to come up with $110,000 to get out of jail. He told the judge that if he is able to post bail, he will stay with his father in Greene County.

Poteat told the court he has no real estate and owns two vehicles a 1992 Ford truck and a 1999 Chevrolet truck. The says he has a few hundred dollars in the bank and had $400 on him when he was arrested. He is expecting a paycheck to for around $500 to $700 to be deposited into his account this week.

Judge Todd appointed Poteat a public defender and a bond reduction hearing is set for October 31. The judge ordered Poteat is to have no contact with the child in this case.

Officials say nine sexual images of naked girls sent from Poteat’s email account on September 29 prompted Yahoo officials to notify the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children about him being a possible child pornographer.

Bloomington police began their investigation on October 11 and linked the email to Poteat.

A week later, officers served a search warrant at Poteat’s home at 844 East Miller Drive. Police confiscated a Macintosh computer which contained pictures of an elementary-aged girl being sexually assaulted with a toothbrush handle and also being forced to commit oral sex on Poteat.

Wayne Meyer @ October 26, 2016

Hope Indiana woman arrested

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HOPE, Ind. –  The picture, released by the Hope Police Department, shows near lifeless woman in the driver’s seat. The woman was parked outside a Hope, Indiana Dollar General on Saturday afternoon.

“For the officers, whenever they arrived on scene,” explained Hope Police Chief Matt Tallent, “and she’s passed out with the needle still in her hand, that says a lot.”

And she wasn’t alone. 25-year-old Erika Hurt’s Facebook page shows numerous smiling photos with her ten-month-old son.

 But on Saturday it wasn’t a happy picture, while she lay in the front, her boy was strapped into his car seat in the back.

“It’s shocking,” said Tallent, “when you look at something like that you see your own children. Or, the officer that was here has grandchildren that age, and he said, ‘the first thing I thought of was what if that was my grandchild in that car.'”

After she was revived, Hurt was arrested, charged with child neglect and possession of drug paraphernalia.

What some call a heroin epidemic doesn’t discriminate and affects people in communities big and small.

Erica Hurt’s thinks only of herself and what she wants not of her child, that’s the root of drug abuse ; selfishness.

Erika Hurt

Bartholomew County has detailed a detective to a federal DEA task force to help combat the flow of drugs that have led to 22 overdoses in the county in the past year–two of them fatal.

“They need to get off of it, they need to seek the treatment so that they can be productive citizens, and not just be locked away in jail, you might say. Because it is a problem, and it’s a medical problem,” said Bartholomew County Sheriff’s major Chris Lane.

Wayne Meyer @ October 26, 2016

Arrests made in homicide of radio personality

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Throughout the early morning, detectives have continued to locate and conduct interviews with people possibly involved in the murder of Matt Luecking.

Detectives have now arrested Benjamin J. Selig, 28 of Rockville, on a preliminary charge of assisting a criminal as a level 5 felony.

Detectives also arrested Kathleen E. Featherstone, 25 of Terre Haute, for felony murder, robbery and burglary.

These arrests are in addition to Monday’s arrest of 24 year old John Collins. The investigation is still on-going and additional arrests are possible.

A Terre Haute man was found dead inside his east side apartment.

On Monday morning, police were asked to make a well-being check to Matt Luecking’s apartment at the Village Quarter Apartment complex.

Once entering the apartment, they found Luecking dead in his bedroom.

Officers noticed his vehicle was missing from the parking lot.

Later Monday, the loss prevention department at the Clinton Wal-Mart contacted police after someone allegedly tried to use Luecking’s bank card and ID to buy something from the store.

Police were able to track down the license plate of the vehicle the suspects were in to a Parke County address.

At around 6:45 Monday evening, police found two men loading things into Luecking’s vehicle at a home on Walker Ramp Road in Parke County.

Police then arrested John Collins.





Wayne Meyer @ October 25, 2016

Congressman’s Education Tour makes a stop in Vincennes

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8th District Congressman Larry Bucshon met with students and Educators in Vincennes Tuesday as part of his Education tour.

He spoke with students in a government class at Rivet High School about their concerns and the challenges they face down the road.

Bucshon also spoke to educators at Vincennes University, about ways to make education more affordable to the average student.

At the end of the day, Bucshon says students and parents will have the biggest influence the costs of going to college.

Bucshon went on to say that making higher education more affordable is a top priority for both congress and education professionals.

Wayne Meyer @ November 11, 2015

Area Election Results

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Knox County:


Vincennes will have a new clerk-treasurer come January 1st. Democrat Sharon Duke defeated two other challengers including the current office holder in Tuesday’s Municipal Election. Duke received 994 votes to Republican Randy Crismore’s 866 votes while incumbent David Culp received 691 votes. Culp, a long time Democrat decided in the spring to run as an independent candidate as opposed to facing Duke in the primary. Duke says she ran a positive campaign and the voters responded.

Duane Chattin and Shirley Rose retained their at large seats on the Vincennes City Council. The Democratic Incumbents were the top two vote getters holding off challenges from Republicans Michael Woods and Ryan Lough. Chattin received 1352 votes while Rose had 1180. Two other incumbents on the city council lost their bid for a second four year term. Democrat Chuck Sebring lost in District One to Republican Brian Grove by 40 votes. In City Council District four, Democrat Dan Ravellette unseated Incumbent Ashley Morriss winning by 139 votes. Ravellette says his background in City Government helped his candidacy.

Republican Tim Salters retained his seat on the council defeating democratic challenger Tim Thompson 245 votes.

Democrat Thomas Estabrook was elected Bicknell’s Newest Mayor. Estabrook defeated Republican Ray Hooten byy 314 votes. Bicknell Clerk-Treasurer Becky McGlone defeated Republican Challenger Sandra Campbell to receive a second term in office. Democrat Wally Cullen defeated three other contenders for the at large seat on the Bicknell City Council. Cullen received 247 votes, Republican Aaron Boulard was second with 203 votes. In Bicknell City Council District 1, Republican Rod Mullins beat Democrat Rick Hagen by 205 votes. In City Council District 2, Republican Incumbent Butch Byrer won re-election beating Matthew Brough and Independent candidate Stacy Allen. And Republican John Vendes defeated Democrat Michael Whitson and Independent Candidate Randy Rasner to win the District Four City Council seat.

In Sandborn the Clerk race went to Republican Dana Wright who had nearly 67% of the town’s votes. For Sandborn Town Council the three top vote getters in the 4 person race were Republican Glen Apple and Democrats Ralph Heshelman and Nate Yagle.

In Wheatland the town clerk election went to Democrat Angie Elkins who finished with over 73% of the vote.


Wayne Meyer @ November 4, 2015

United Minerals to Eliminate Southern Indiana Mining Jobs

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A  Dubois County based mining company says it will eliminate as many as 138 jobs as it reduces its workforce at all of its facilities.

Huntingburg’s  United Minerals wrote in a letter to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development that the layoffs are expected to occur between December 31st and January 13th.

The company’s operations include offices in Huntingburg; a mine, offices and a wash plant in Lynnville; other mines in Oakland City, Elberfeld and Boonville; a dock facility in Newburgh; and a river terminal in Evansville.

United Minerals blames the job cuts on a reduction in coal sales and demand for coal that’s expected to decline.

Wayne Meyer @ October 30, 2015