Twenty-Six Crothersville High School seniors became the newest CHS graduates during the 122nd Commencement Ceremony held last Friday evening in the CHS gym.
The seniors entered the gymnasium for the final time as students to the tradition tune ‘Pomp and Circumstance’.
Following opening words by Class President Noah Hoskins, CHS Principal Adam Robinson, conducting his first graduation exercise as principal, welcomed those in attendance.
Kaitlyn Silvers, as the second academic leader of her class, gave the Salutatorian address which was followed by the Valedictorian by the Class of 2018 academic leader Megan Fisher.
The crowd was treated to a sometimes humorous and nostalgic ‘A Walk Down Memory Lane’ Powerpoint presentation of the years of students lives at the school.
As Adam Robinson announced the members of the class, Crothersville Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Terry Goodin presented each with their diploma.
Chasta Lamb led her class in the transfer of tassels indicating the transition from student to graduate.
Alex Van Coutren offered closing words as the newest alumni of CHS departed the building to the tune of ‘Best Day Of My Life’
The Class of 2018 motto was a quote from Theodore Roosevelt, “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.”
The class flower was the rose and class colors were red, white & gold.
Senior Class Officers for the Class of 2018 were Noah Hoskins, president; Kalynda Hoevener, vice president; Kaitlyn Silvers, secretary; Samantha Hurtt, treasurer.
Class Sponsors were Ryan Canada and Georganna Elliott
Graduates of the Crothersville High School Class of 2018 were:
Seth Anderson, Clayton Harrison Baker, Jacob Wayne Barger, Alec Reed Bray, Logan Tyler Collins, Baylee Ann Daviner.
Also Amberlee Nicole Defibaugh, Laura Louise Dial, Zane Andrew Elliott, Shaylee Ann Ent, Megan Catherine Fisher, Nikki Lu Hickman.
Also Kalynda Lee Hoevener, Noah McKinley Hoskins, Brooklynn Pauline Huff, Samantha Paige Hurtt, Chasta Paige Lamb, Paul Lonsdorfer.
Also Nele Korte, Allison Terri McDonald, Max Elis Neumann, Kaitlyn Rose Silvers, Alexander Sean Van Coutren, Jonathon Michael Wiesman, Matthew Ray Wilburn, Dylan Ray Wilson.
A Free Legal Aid Clinic for low income residents will be held on Wednesday, June 6, at the Jackson County Public Library in Seymour. The clinic will be held from 3-5 p.m.
The Legal Aid Clinic and Pro Bono Program utilizes local volunteer attorneys, offering free legal consultations to low-income individuals for the provision of legal advice and assistance in furtherance of equal access to justice within our community whom might not otherwise be able to afford the counsel of an attorney.
Individuals coming to the Legal Aid Clinic can expect to receive a 10-minute consultation to answer general questions, offer legal information, or to receive other limited pro se assistance or advice, in person, on a first come, first serve basis. There is no need to register in advance.
Invasive Weeds Field Day will be held at the Brownstown Central High School auditorium this Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area group is sponsoring this field day. Topics that will be covered are ornamental and urban type landscaping plants like Bradford (Callery pear), privet, and winter creeper that escape into the forest.
Participants will learn how to identify plants and see a demonstration on how to control the invasive weeds by spraying.
The public in invited to attend and encouraged to call 812-358-2367 ext. 3 to register for this free field day by May 31.
A two vehicle head-on collision on US 31 shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday claimed the life of a 89-year-old Crothersville man and left his 83-year-old wife seriously injured.
According to Indiana State Police Trooper Michael Thiron, a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier was being driven south on US 31 near Farmington Road (CR 275N) by Herbert Hollin when his vehicle crossed the centerline into the path of a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer being driven by Jeffery Haag, 58, of Seymour. The vehicles collided head-on in the northbound lanes of US 31.
Hollin was transported to Schneck Medical Center where he succumbed as a result of his injuries. His wife, Fern Hollin, a passenger in the front seat, sustained serious injuries in the crash. She was transported to Schneck Medical Center and later flown to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment of her injuries.
Haag was transported by family members to Schneck Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. The front seat passenger in his vehicle, Sheila Haag, 54, was transported to an Indianapolis area hospital for treatment of her injuries.
As a result of the collision, US 31 was closed for approximately one hour for crash investigation and cleanup.
Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors in the crash, police reported. Investigators believe a possible medical condition may have led to Hollin’s vehicle crossing the centerline. The investigation is ongoing.
Troy Lovegrove (left) is officially installed as the new Crothersville Postmaster during a brief ceremony last Tuesday.
Lovegrove, a Jennings County resident, has been the Officer in Charge of the Crothersville Post Office since the retirement in February of former longtime Postmaster Carolyn King.
Administering the oath is Chad Way, Manager of Post Office Operations for the Greater Indiana District. Holding the Bible for the ceremony is the new postmaster’s church pastor Drew Dukes.
Crothersville Assistant Chief of Police Jerry J.L. McElfresh II announced this week that he is leaving the local department to become a deputy with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
He has served as an officer with the Crothersville Police since April 2016. His last official day is May 30.
Prior to being hire as a local enforcement officer, McElfresh served as a reserve officer with the Brownstown Police Department and worked court security for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
“While I have enjoyed my experiences with the Crothersville Police Department, this was an opportunity I could not pass up,” he said. “I want to thank the town and the town council for this opportunity to work for the residents of the Crothersville area and look forward to the new challenges of patrolling and law enforcement with Jackson County.”