Yvonne and Yvette Dowd and Melanie Foster spoke at a recent dinner/meeting of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club at the Roadhouse USA about changes and plans for the Humane Society in Scott county and the animal shelter. Pictured are Yvonne and Yvette Dowd, Melanie Foster and Bunny South. Our Humane Society has been in operation since 2007. The program saved 429 animals in 2017 alone and sold 155 spay/neuter vouchers to prevent future unwanted animals. The Humane Society pulls animals from the Scottsburg animal shelter and transports animals to foster homes in other locations all over Indiana. The Humane Society is facing a unique situation right now and is having to relocate. The community’s support is needed to help purchase a new location. The Humane Society is starting a huge one time campaign to make this possible. Please help if you can, many of our animals depend on your support.
Troopers Troy Boyd and Craig Sparr recently attended the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club dinner/meeting at the Roadhouse USA to talk about the Indiana State Police Career Camp. Pictured are from left to right, Kiwanian Guy Townsend, Trooper Craig Sparr, Trooper Troy Boyd and Kiwanian Al Riggle.
Trooper Troy Boyd introduced Trooper Craig Sparr who will be one of the Directors for the Indiana State Police Career Camp this year. Troy reminded us that the Kiwanis sponsored him when he was a kid to attend the Career Police Camp and he now has over 28 years in the Indiana State Police serving in Scott County. He explained his special affinity for kids in Scott County and hoped any donations or sponsorships we made this year would go to help kids from Scott County attend the Career Police Camp. Troy spend 17 years volunteering in the Boy Scouts and both his sons are Eagle Scouts. He is now a Boy Scout Committee Chair. Craig Sparr is the grandson of Clara Adkins and has been an Indiana State Trooper for eleven years. He is a detective working organized crime, started his career in Jasper and is now working in Indianapolis. Continue reading “Troopers Troy Boyd and Craig Sparr recently attended the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club dinner/meeting”→
Russ Comer and Joe Herbrecht from Kiwanis Corporate Member WesBanco recently attended the weekly Kiwanis Club meeting at the Roadhouse USA to give a presentation on the bank and some of what they’re doing in our community. Pictured are Sarah Everett, President of the SMS Bjilders Club; Mike Everett, from Corporate Kiwanis Member Scott Memorial Hospital; Russ Comer and Joe Herbrecht.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club hosted their annual Spaghetti Dinner to raise money for Riley Children’s Hospital at the Scottsburg United Methodist Church. This year the focus for Riley was to help with the Three Wishes Program to improve the early detection and treatment of early childhood development issues such as autism and developmental delay. Dr Swigonski from Riley Children’s Hospital and a Professor of Pediatrics at Indiana University’s Medical School had visited Scottsburg a few weeks earlier to give a couple of presentations to the medical community and to child care providers, teachers and volunteers who work with young children such as CASA and CRADLE. The community support for this effort has been nothing short of outstanding. Congratulations for making this spaghetti dinner the best in memory of any of our Kiwanis members. The Kiwanis cooked spaghetti, and the SHS Key Club and SMS Builders Club bused tables and made baked goods to sell as dessert with all proceeds going to Riley Children’s Hospital. With your help we are able to donate $965 to Riley. The proceeds will help Riley and the Indiana District of Kiwanis ensure screening kids are available to communities all over the State of Indiana and that treatment and educational materials are available in all our communities. Thank you all for your generosity and support! Pictured are some of our guests that evening enjoying the spaghetti dinner, Sam Everett from the SHS Key Club washing dishes and outstanding chef, Chris Wakeman in the kitchen. Thank you again for your outstanding support of Riley Children’s Hospital and the kids in our community who will benefit from this program.
E. V. “Curly” Halt, Jr., 97, of Terre Haute passed away early Friday morning, March 30, 2018. He was a teacher and a former Principal of Terre Haute South Vigo High School. Curly was born August 8, 1920 in Terre Haute to Eulice Vern Halt, Sr. and Felda Wood Halt. His wife, Suzanne Ann Harden Halt, preceded him in death in 2000.
Survivors include a grand-niece, Lisa McGowen and her husband, Michael, of Plainfield, IN and a great-nephew, Adam McGowen of Chicago, IL. In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Donna Wilkerson; and a nephew, David Wilkerson.
Curly was a graduate of Wiley High School and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana State University. He began his teaching career at Lawrenceville, IL and continued at Jerseyville, IL, Alton, IL, Terre Haute Wiley High School where he coached boys basketball and Terre Haute South Vigo where he was named its first principal. Curly ended his career at Honey Creek Middle School where he taught, and also coached girls basketball. He attended Faith Wesleyan Church and was a member of the Terre Haute Elks Club and Greater Terre Haute Kiwanis Club where he was a past district governor.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 South 25th Street, with Pastor Bob McHenry officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled prior to services on Tuesday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the funeral home.