Hall-aciously Huge Sweet Potatoes

Ed Hall’s Crothersville garden produced some large sweet potatoes this summer, many reaching the 4-pound mark.
“I wish I could tell you what I did but I just tilled up the ground, stuck them in the dirt and look what I got,” said the retired postal worker and US Navy veteran.
“Usually when they grow this big they get woody but these baked up just fine and made for a fine meal,” he said.

Senior Citizens Serving Breakfast Saturday

The Crothersville Senior Citizens will be serving up the best breakfast in Jackson County this Saturday, Sept. 29, during the annual fall fundraiser.
Serving will be from 1-11 a.m. at the Senior Center, 114 E. Main St., Crothersville.
On the menu will be biscuits, gravy, eggs, biscuits, sausage, fried potatoes, fresh fruit, coffee cake, orange juice, coffee, and milk.
Adult meals are $6, children 3-12 are $3 and under 3 is free. Carry out meals will be available. Proceeds will help fund activities at the local senior center.

Fall Community Yard Sale Oct. 6

The Greater Crothersville Community Wide Yard Sale will be Saturday, October 6, according to Curt Kovener, editor of the Crothersville Times, an organizer of the semi-annual event.
“Anyone who considers themselves a part of the Greater Crothersville area is welcome to join in and hold a yard or garage sale that day,” said Kovener. “Our neighbors in Scott County are welcome to hold and advertise their yard or garage sale free of charge.”
Each vendor will have their sale location placed on the Town of Crothersville’s Facebook page for the world to see.
To have your yard sale promoted on Facebook, call or text Town Council President Danieta Foster at 812-390-8217 with your sale and its location.

Property Tax Scam

Jackson County Treasurer Roger Hurt issued a warning to residents about a phone scam involving property tax refunds.
Hurt said his office received several complaints regarding calls where residents have been asked to provide bank account information so they could receive a refund.
“We do not do that,” he said. “If anyone calls you and says they’re representing the Jackson County treasurer’s office, auditor’s office or assessor’s office asking for any banking information, it is definitely not from us.”
All communication about property taxes is done by mail, Hurt said. He said he called the law enforcement, who are aware of the matter.
“If you receive a call from someone claiming to be a courthouse official wanting your bank account, do not give it out, an immediately hang up,” advised Hurt. Then call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department at 812-358-2141.

Hamacher Hall Offers ‘An Evening In Italy’ This Friday

Hamacher Hall will be the site of ‘An Evening in Italy’, featuring an Italian theme in dinner and entertainment, this Friday, Sept. 21, at 6 p. m. Cost is $15 per person.
The menu includes spaghetti with meat sauce, breadsticks, tossed salad, dessert and drinks.
Hamacher Hall is the former historic Presbyterian Church, located on Howard Street. The event is a fund raiser for the Crothersville Historical and Cultural Arts Association, with funds being used for maintaining and improving the facilities at Hamacher Hall and the Annex building.
Reservations can be made by calling Linda Seals at 812-521-3695.

Methodist Church Observes 150 Years

Crothersville United Methodist Church, a landmark for the center of Crothersville, is observing its 150th anniversary this year.
The Crothersville Methodist Church was organized in September of 1868. The first pastor was Rev. E. T. Shepherd. The Rev. Brynen Chitwood is the church’s current pastor.
Before the present building was built meetings were held in a school building that stood on a lot on the corner of Howard and Armstrong Streets.
A special service and dinner was quietly held this past Sunday.