CHS Alumni Banquet May 19

The Crothersville High School Alumni Banquet will be Saturday, May 19, in the Crothersville High School cafetorium. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for socializing and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.
Alumni are asked to complete a registration form, that can be found on the Crothersville Alumni Association Facebook Page, and mail it, along with your remittance to: Crothersville Alumni Association, PO Box 34, Crothersville, IN 47229. The deadline is May 10. The cost this year is $25 per person.
The 25 Year Anniversary class of 1993, and the 50 Year Anniversary class of 1968, as well as the newest CHS alumni, the Class of 2018 will be introduced.
As is the alumni tradition, a scholarship will be presented to a senior in attendance at this year’s banquet. Scholastic ability, grades, personality and financial need are all taken into consideration. The Alumni Scholarship Fund is made possible through the contributions of CHS grads in attendance at each year’s banquet.
Anyone not attending the event is asked to take a moment to complete the information and return it so that computerized class records can be kept as correct as possible.
Any Senior parent who has pictures of their student in younger days is welcome to email them to to use during the dinner hour.
Anyone having any questions please call Dawn at 812-530-6367.

Mothers’ Day Tea This Saturday At Hamacher Hall

All area mothers and children are invited to a Mothers’ Day Tea at Hamacher Hall this Saturday, May 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. Light refreshments of sandwiches, miniature cupcakes, and drinks will be served. Entertainment will be provided by local favorite, Allene Hoagland.
The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.
The event is sponsored by the Crothersville Historical and Cultural Arts Association.
Hamacher Hall is located at 111 East Howard Street in Crothersville. Funds from events are used to maintain and improve the facilities at Hamacher Hall and the Annex Building.
For more information, or to make reservations, please call Linda at 812-521-3695, or Brenda at 812-793-2760.

Spring Finally Arrives In The Wilderness

by Curt Kovener

No matter how long the winter lasts, spring does not miss its turn.
After what seemed like an unusually l-o-n-g winter—the winter that wouldn’t go away—spring has arrived in the wilderness.
The rest of the native trees and bushes are leafing out and catching up with the invasive multiflora roses and autumn olive. I see another invasive—garlic mustard—growing along the county roadside so I am keep my eyes on alert for the serrated heart shape leaves and white blossom plant. Not to worry about spraying these rapidly spreading plants, the best method is the old fashioned one. Pull them up by the roots.
Native wild violets and wild phlox are adding their touch of shades of purple to the forest floor.
We’ve have gotten the ferns, elephant ear bulbs, and Persian shield out from the basement where they seemed to have over-wintered in good shape. They all got a long drink of liquid fertilizer as a spring tonic.
We stored the water catching tray for the elephant ears over the pots for the winter. We were surprised that when we put them on the porch and uncovered the pots, a couple of elephant ears—white for lack of sunlight— were already about 4 inches tall. I guess the ears wanted to hurry spring as well.
Chipmunks scamper around and are stalked and dispatched by Willow the cat. Not to worry, the wilderness has an excess of chipmunks.
Emma the Great Pyrenese keeps the property protected from invasion by deer, turkey, and raccoon. And there are ever increasing numbers of those, as well.
Emma has been most useful digging up moles, for which I am grateful. She considers them a live action squeak toy. It doesn’t end pleasantly for the mole.
A variety of colorful birds passing through the wilderness are eating at the feeders: rose breasted grosbeaks, towhees, and Baltimore orioles along with the usual contingent of chickadees, tufted titmouse, cardinals and several sizes of woodpeckers.
The large crow-size pileated woodpecker is heard up the ridge jackhammering on dead trees looking for insects.
In the evening just before dusk the turkeys gobble before heading to roost. Then the night hawk—whippoorwill —takes over through much of the darkness. Spring peepers and barred and great horned owls add to the night time lullaby that sings us to sleep.

Legal Notice


Administrative Resources association (ARa) will be conducting an informational meeting for contractors interested in bidding on general home improvement projects for Crothersville’s Homeowner Repair & Improvement Program. Contractor eligibility requirements will be discussed, as well as recently established lead paint requirements. Participating homeowners will be eligible for up to approximately $15,000 in home improvements. Rehab activities may include repair or replacement of HVAC systems, roofing, windows and siding, electric upgrades and handicapped accessibility. Health and safety issues will also be addressed.
The meeting will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, May 23, 2016 at Crothersville Town Hall, Council Chambers, 111 E. Howard Street, Crothersville, IN 47229. All contractors interested in bidding on these homes should plan to attend.
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Crothersville Police Arrest 10 On Drug Related Charges

Crothersville Police didn’t get their man, but did arrest 10 residents at two locations last Tuesday, April 24, on a variety of drug charges.
Authorities had an arrest warrant for Daniel Wiesman, 34, of 107 N. East St. on a charge of intimidation. When they went to that residence around 6:30 p.m. officers were told that he was at 306 W. Walnut.
While at the East Street residence officers reported they detected the odor of marijuana. As they went to the Walnut Street residence on the town northwest side, they began the process of obtaining a search warrant for the East Street location.
When they arrived at 306 W. Walnut, they did not find Wiesman, but did location evidence of drug activity.
Police found seven people in the house, along with marijuana, methamphetamine, syringes and drug paraphernalia.
Arrested were the resident of the mobile home, Gary Martin Rutherford, 49, charged with maintaining a common nuisance, possession of paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, possession of syringe
Also arrested were:
•Charles James ‘Chuckie’ Hickman, 34, of Crothersville, visiting a common nuisance.
•Herman Curtis Eldridge, 43, of Crothersville, visiting a common nuisance.
•Sabrina L. Jensen, 40, of Crothersville, visiting a common nuisance.
•Jolene Jean Robinson, 37, of Austin, visiting a common nuisance.
•Carl James Perkins, 44, of Crothersville, possession of marijuana, growing marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, visiting a common nuisance.
•Rose Victorino, 56, of Crothersville, visiting a common nuisance.
While conducting their investigation at the Walnut Stret location authorities were granted a search warrant around 9:30 p.m. for the 107 East Street residence. Returning to the East Street residence they found marijuana, a marijuana plant, methamphetamine, scales, bags and other methamphetamine paraphernalia.
That led to the arrests of:
•James Cecil Parnell, 39, of Seymour, possession of methamphetamine, visiting a common nuisance.
•Shannon Renee Parnell, 40, of Crothersville, visiting a common nuisance
•Scott Allen Staley, 45, Crothersville, visiting a common nuisance, possession of paraphernalia.
According to Indiana law, a charge of visiting or maintaining a common nuisance can be made against a person who knowingly visits a building, vehicle or other place that is used by any person to unlawfully use a controlled substance. The charge is a Class B misdemeanor.
Local police reported said Weisman was never located and is believed to be out of state.
The Crothersville Police Department was assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and the Austin Police Department K-9 unit.