Fort Vallonia Chapter of Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) will meet at Hayden Historical Museum, in Jennings County at 1 p.m. this Saturday, October 14, for the regular meeting and tour of the museum and campus.
The program title is “Celebrating the History of Hayden, IN (est. 1854)” and will be presented by a member of the museum. Hostess for the event is Reita Capes and those needing transportation may contact one of the members.
Anyone interested in becoming a member may contact the Regent, Jan Longest at (812) 361-7566.
The fall large trash pick up will take place in Crothersville beginning next week.
The area of town east of the railroad and south of Howard Street will have large trash collected on Tuesday, Oct. 10.
The northeast section of town north of Howard and east of the railroad will have large trash pick up on Tuesday, Oct. 17.
The area west of town will have their large trash collected on Tuesday, Oct. 24.
Tires, fence wire, construction debris will not be picked up. Mattresses must be fully wrapped in plastic to be collected. Oils, paint, and other potentially toxic liquids will not be collected.
Each resident’s large trash must fit in an area 4’x8’x4’.
For questions of acceptability for collection, residents should call town hall at 812-793-2311.
The Tri-County Conservation Club of Crothersville will hold their final Fish Fry/ Chili Supper of 2017 this Saturday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Call in orders can be made by calling 812-498-4447 or 812-498-4448.
The menu will consist of fish sandwiches, french fries, desserts and drinks.
Club memberships are available.
The club is available for rental for $50-$60 through the Fall and Holiday Season.
Please contact Sandy at 812-793-2014 or Brian at 812-498-4447 for reservations information.
The Greater Crothersville Community Wide Yard Sale will be held this Saturday, Oct. 7. Sales hours are up to the residents’ discretion.
Among those Saturday sales and events asking the newspaper to promote include:
- Charlotte Fee US 31 in Uniontown
- Large Sale on US 31 across from Swifty Farms
- Multi Family at 407 Moore St
- Whitney & Tracie Kovener at 115 N. East St.
- Hamblin & Peavlor at 211 N. Jackson St.
- 1st Baptist Clothes Closet will be having a half off sale.
- FFA will be grilling porkburgers at the school
The Crothersville Senior Citizens Center will have their annual fall breakfast fundraiser this Saturday, Sept. 30, from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Center 114 E. Main St. in Crothersville.
The menu will include biscuits & gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, fresh fruit, coffee cake, orange juice, coffee, tea & milk. Carryout meals are available by calling 812-793-2523.
Free will donations will be accepted to help with the operating expenses of the Center.
Everyone is invited to this best breakfast in Crothersville.
Crothersville residents will see a lot…a LOT… of street paving in town next year.
Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced last Wednesday, that Crothersville was among the 396 cities, towns and counties that will receive a combined $150 million in state-matching funds for local road projects through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative.
The town went all in committing over $141,000 in local paving money to be granted $423,406 in state money for additional paving.
“This is tremendous news for the town, “said council president Lenvel ‘Butch’ Robinson. “This will allow us to mill and resurface at least 14 streets all over town next year.”
“This is a big deal for all of Crothersville,” said town engineer Brad Bender of FPBH. “For each dollar we committed, the state gave us an additional $3 from INDOT.”
The town will have over $564,500 to resurface streets next year, Bender said. Usually the town spends $70,000 annually on resurfacing.
“Superior local roads are a key factor in maintaining Indiana’s reputation as the Crossroads of America,” Gov. Holcomb said. “I am encouraged that a record number of communities applied for and received Community Crossings Initiative funds this year.”
Community Crossings was created by the Indiana General Assembly in 2016. Funds for the program are awarded from the state’s local road and bridge matching grant fund. To qualify for funding, local governments must provide local matching funds, 50 percent for larger communities or 25 percent for smaller communities, from a funding source approved for road and bridge construction.
Crothersville wasn’t the only area community to be awarded extra road money. Seymour will receive $706,731 under the Community Crossing Grant; Austin was granted $723,858 and Scott County was granted $462,129.
Bender said the streets scheduled to be resurfaced in Crothersville under the grant in 2018 include:
•East Street from Moore to and including Virginia Court.
•West Street from Moore to East Street.
•Bethany Road from Howard Street to the southern town limits.
•Kovener Street from Main St. to Benham Ave.
•Park Avenue from Main to Benham,
•Rider Avenue from Bethany to Kovener
•Benham Ave. from Bethany Road to Kovener St.
•Jackson Street from Main St. to Coleman Ave.
•Bard Street from Seymour Road to Preston St.
•Walnut Street from Seymour Road to preston St.
•Oak Street from Seymour Road to Preston St.
•West Bard Street from Kovener St. west to town limits.
•West Walnut Street from Kovener St. west to town limits.
•Mill Street from Park Ave. to Kovener St.