Meet The Candidates

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MEET THE CANDIDATES 2016
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:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lqdmWRExOkQ

90 Compete in Kiwanis 5K at Hardy Lake

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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

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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

 

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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.