It Was Good News-Bad News For Crothersville In 2010

Here are some of the headlines of the more interesting big news stories in the Crothersville community in 2010?

January:
Wilbur ‘Sonny’ Walker, who quit high school to join the Navy during World War II, became the oldest CHS graduate when he received a high school diploma at age 86.

Gov. Mitch Daniels announced the closure of the State Police Post in Seymour.

February:
A Bald Eagle was photographed west of Crothersville near Berger Hill.

March:
Aisin Chemical announced it would build a new factory in the industrial park south of town creating 37 new jobs by 2013.

The Uniontown home of Harold & Doris Wineinger was destroyed by fire on March 27.

April:
Brandon Bush, son of clerk-treasurer Nalona Bush, was charged in connection with a break-in at town hall.

June:
Aisin Chemical breaks ground for new manufacturing plant in Crothersville.

The State of Indiana announced it would establish a 25,000 acre conservancy area along the Muscatatuck River Bottoms in Jackson, Scott & Washington Counties.

August:
A Bartholomew County judge ruled the Lions Den, an adult book store in Uniontown, violated the county’s hastily passed licensing ordinance and must close. The Ohio based business closed its doors but filed an appeal to the ruling.

A State Board of Accounts audit found errors with the town’s bookkeeping, payroll and office management.

High Fly MX, a Moto-Cross track, opened south of Crothersville catering to younger motocycle riders.

September:
Wal-Mart Distribution named Crothersville Elementary ‘School of the Year’ in Jackson County.

October:
Cerro Wire announced an expansion to its offices in Crothersville.

November
Republicans rode a tide of voter unrest to a near sweep of county offices in the Nov. 2 election.

Crothersville-Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department received a grant for emergency equipment from the Community Foundation of Jackson County.

December
Crothersville’s Elementary and High Schools earned an “exemplary” rating from the Indiana Department of Education making the local school the highest rated in Jackson and surrounding counties.

After a two years of searching, debating and discussing potential locations, the Crothersville Town Council decided to pursue purchasing the old Methodist Church Annex on East Howard Street for a new town hall.