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Meet The Candidates


Tuesday, November 1st at 6:00 PM, Scottsburg High School Commons
The Scottsburg High School Student Council will once again be hosting a MEET THE CANDIDATES night for our local office-seekers and their constituency.

At the event, each candidate will be given two minutes to tell the audience about themselves, their campaign, and why they are the right person for the job. After statements, candidates will be available to meet, greet, and ask questions of. This is your BEST CHANCE to meet the candidates in advance of the November 8th General Election.

Many of our local offices are the subject of contested races this year. Be an informed voter! If you’re not sure how you will cast your ballot, come out and get your questions answered. If you do know how you plan to vote, come out and support your favorite candidates!

Local candidates for the following offices have been invited to participate:

U.S. Representative – Dist. 6
U.S. Representative – Dist. 9
State Representative – Dist. 66
Judge of the Circuit Court
Judge of the Superior Court
County Commissioner – Dist. 1
County Commissioner – Dist. 2
County Council – At Large (3 positions)
Clerk of the Circuit Court
County Treasurer
County Recorder
County Coroner
County Surveyor
Scott County School Dist. 2 School Board (Finley, Johnson, and Vienna seats)

If you are a candidate and have not been reached to participate, please RSVP to Isaak Mount, SHS Student Council, at isaakmmount@scsd2.k12.in.us

US Attorney, FBI Special Agent in Charge, and Indiana DEA Director visit Austin and Scottsburg High Schools

Thanks to Josh Minkler, US Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, for hosting and sponsoring a viewing of the film “Chasing the Dragon” at both SHS and AHS yesterday. Also, students heard from speakers from our community: Tony Amick, Evan Hutchinson, Chancela Key, and Brent Calloway.

Scott County school adminsitrators realize the importance of substance abuse prevention and education among our students and both School Superintendent’s Robert Anderson and Marc Slaton, along with Principals Ryan Herald and Ric Manns, welcomed the drug prevention programs that the US Attorney’s Office, Indiana DEA, and Indiana FBI brought to their schools.

Also, a special thanks to Tim Horty of the US Attorney’s Office, Jason Mount, the Scott County Prosecuting Attorney, and Lori Croasdell CEASe Coordinator, for coordinating this event with both Scott County School Districts.

“Chasing the Dragon” illustrates the dangers of heroin addiction. It can be viewed for free on the link below:


90 Compete in Kiwanis 5K at Hardy Lake


90 Compete in Kiwanis 5K at Hardy Lake

On a beautiful summer morning ninety runners and walkers competed in the Kiwanis 5K For The Kids on Saturday, August 27th, at Hardy Lake State Park.  Sponsored by the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club, the run/walk was an event to raise funds to benefit the children of Scott County.
Evan Kiefer was the first male finisher.  Abby Coulson was the first female finisher.  Garry Urbano was the first walker to finish.  Adam DePriest, pushing his daughter Hattie in a stroller, was the first to finish in that category, edging out Brent Jameson pushing his son Nash, in an exciting dash to the finish line.  Each winner received a $25 gift certificate from Pacers and Racers.
Individuals were able to get personal sponsors, and all of the money they raised went to the organization of their choice.  The participating organizations included CASA of Scott County, Diamond Dance Centre, Lexington Good Faith Pre School, Scottsburg Soccer Club, Scottsburg High School Boys Basketball Team, Scottsburg High School Key Club, Scottsburg Middle School Builders Club, Scottsburg United Methodist Church and the United Way of Scott County.  In addition to funds received from personal sponsors, the participating organizations kept $10 for every person that they registered.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club awarded $100 to organizations which excelled in getting personal sponsors in four categories.  Pictured are from left to right Valerie Wilson (Scottsburg United Methodist Church), Kelly Shelhammer (CASA), Kira Shelhammer (CASA), Kiwanis President David Wilson, Kathy Collingwood (CASA) and Wesley Wooten (SHS Key Club).  Valerie Wilson, representing the Scottsburg United Methodist Church, raised the most money from personal sponsors.  Rachel Pelfrey, representing the Scottsburg High School Key Club, had the most personal sponsors.  CASA was the organization which raised the most money from personal sponsors.  The Scottsburg Middle School Builders Club was the organization which had the most personal sponsors.  Organizations were eligible to win in only one category.
The Kiwanis 5K For The Kids was made possible by the generosity of the sponsors, including Diamond Dance Centre, Friends of Hardy Lake, Goat Milk Stuff, Goin’ Postal, Kentuckiana Health Alliance, dentists Dr. Nathan Thompson and Dr. Stanton Dunn, Pacers and Racers, Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District, Scott Memorial Hospital, Scottsburg United Methodist Church, Sunshine House Health Food Store and the United Way of Scott County.
After the race everyone was invited to enjoy an open-air breakfast with The Friends of Hardy Lake at the Shelter House.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club congratulates all of the individuals, organizations and sponsors who participated in the Kiwanis 5K For The Kids.  The greatest winners were the children of Scott County.

Megan Hollan of Austin High School


The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club presented a $500 scholarship check to Meagan Hollan at their recent dinner meeting at the Quality Inn in ScottsburgMeagan is a graduate of Austin HS and plans to attend Ivy Tech this Fall to study nursing.  Meagan is one of 19 students graduating from Austin HS this year who took advantage of the dual credit program. Because of the classes she took and the grades earned, she finished high school with an Associate’s Degree. Congratulations to Meagan on her achievements and the members wished Meagan all the best with her studies.


Lexington Party in the Park



The Kiwanis Family grilled hotdogs to give away again this year at the Lexington Party in the Park for young families and kidsThis program sponsored by Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church, local businesses in Lexington, the Scott County Sheriff’s Dept, Lexington ES and many other individual volunteers provided entertainment, activities, food and a movie free to participantsThe focus of the event which has been conducted the past four years is on our kids and young families.  The turnout was great and everyone seemed to be having a great timeKiwanis family members who participated are Darryl Griffith, Monte Roth, Guy Townsend, David Wilson, Valerie Wilson, Wes Clark, Al Riggle and SHS Key Club members Sarah Thomas and Olivia ReulThe team grilled and gave away over 400 hotdogs which were donated by Daniel Brunner and Scottsburg Kiwanis Club corporate member New Washington State Bank.This is the third year they have donated the hotdogs for this free family event.


Kiwanis Key Club Info


For those of you that I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting, I am Jesse Mays and I will be representing the Scenic Hills division within Key Club this year. I look forward to working with all of you in the upcoming year. Although it is summer, I need a few things from the advisors. 

I am expected to turn in contact information for all of next years officers. This includes name, phone number, and email. If you could get the information to me as soon as possible I would greatly appreciate it. 
Also, at our last board meeting, the District Board Members decided that instead of having one or two big Fall Rallies this year we could have them on our own, or partner with other divisions. This year, I was hoping to partner with Buffalo Trace, Heartland, and Hoosier divisions. We were looking at September 10th for our “Kick Off” event. We were looking in the Brown County area. How many clubs would be willing to travel to Brown County, and how would you provide/control transportation for the members? 
Have a blessed summer, and thank you for all that you do! 
Jesse Mays

Madeline Parker a scholarship check for $500


The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club presented Madeline Parker a scholarship check for $500 at their recent dinner meeting at the Quality Inn in ScottsburgPictured are Madeline Parker receiving the scholarship check from Maryrose McWhirter, member of the Kiwanis Scholarship Committee.  Madeline is a graduate of Scottsburg High School and plans on studying Psychology at Hanover College.  She plans on pursuing a Masters Degree to focus on working with families.  Congratulations to Madeline on her successes and best of luck as she continues her education.


Amy Coomer and Doris Marcum inducted as new Kiwanis Members


The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club inducted two new members in the club during a ceremony at their recent dinner meeting at the Quality Inn in ScottsburgAmy Coomer and Doris Marcum were inducted as new members receiving their membership certificate and pin, and club name badgePictured are from left to right Kiwanis Club President David Wilson, Amy Coomer, Doris Marcum and their sponsor, Kiwanis member Al Riggle.  Amy is a third grade teacher at Austin ES and has worked closely with the Kiwanis the past two years with the BUG Program to encourage students to improve their grades.  Doris recently retired as principal of Johnson ES and was the second principal in Scott County to approve starting the BUG Program at Johnson ES. The Kiwanis are honored to welcome both of these distinguished individuals as new members and look forward to serving the kids in Scott County with them.


Austin High School graduates receive scholarships


The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club presented scholarships to three graduates of Austin High School at one of their weekly dinner meetings at the Quality Inn in ScottsburgPictured are Kiwanis President David Wilson presenting the scholarship checks to Kelsey Fortner, Emily Keller and Elizabeth Lee with Kiwanis member Amy Coomer on the rightEach student was presented a $500 scholarship.  Kelsey and Emily will be attending IUPUI this fall and Elizabeth will be attending Hanover College where she plans to major in kinesiology.  
The Kiwanis congratulated these students and wished them the best in their studies.

The PAX Student Exchange program

PAX logo
PAX logo (PRNewsFoto/PAX)

The PAX Student Exchange program is currently seeking host families in Scottsburg and the surrounding areas (Madison, Jennings Co, New Washington, Rising Sun, and Milan)

PAX students are 15-18 years old, have studied English for at least three years, and are motivated to learn more about the U.S. by attending high school and living with a host family. PAX students are eager to experience American activities—backyard barbecues, birthday celebrations, and holidays—with their host families. They are covered by their own comprehensive medical insurance and have their own spending money for clothes, school registration/sports fees, toiletries, outings with friends, and other incidental expenses.

Volunteer host families provide PAX students with a bed (can share a room with a sibling of same gender and similar age), a quiet place to study, meals at home, a warm and supportive home environment, and encouragement to engage in everyday American life. With their exchange students, host families experience such activities through fresh eyes while also learning about the exchange student’s country and culture. All types of families—single parents, young couples, retirees, and parents with teenagers—are welcome to host.

Families choose their student that has similar interests and hobbies. Students come to learn about typical life in the US – Families are not obligated to take them on trips, vacations, or to entertain them. Students arrive late July/early August and return home within 2 weeks of school ending. 
The local coordinator is the student’s advocate during the home stay, provides support to the host family, 
organizes occasional gatherings for students, and communicates monthly with the student and host family.
Families are required to fill out an Application to host and complete criminal background checks – both are done on-line. Once completed, families meet with the local coordinator at least twice before the student arrives to discuss any questions or concerns and to cover student rules and basic hosting information.  Families are never alone in hosting a student – they always have support available to answer any questions.  
PAX also offers a referral incentive to any non-profit organization, including church groups, school clubs/teams, and community groups. PAX will pay $150 for each family referral that hosts a student.  
For those not sure about hosting – PAX also allows for “Welcome Families”. Welcome families greet students at the airport, help them get acquainted with their new school and community, and get to enjoy the fun of sharing so many “firsts” with the exchange student they welcome into their home. The PAX community coordinator then works to identify another family in the same school community–perhaps among the exchange student’s new school friends–who are able to host the student for the remainder of the school year. TEMPORARY “WELCOME” FAMILIES MAY HOST FOR 6-8 WEEKS.  The time could be shorter depending on the permanent placement
If you or someone you know has interest in hosting an exchange student, please contact me today. There are many exchange students still waiting for their American Family for this fall – and the start of school is just around the corner.
Please help us get the word out, 
Carol Schroeder