TERRE HAUTE —
Job well done on highway problem
Every once in a while there will be a direct and sincere effort extended that will greatly improve a situation.
On the morning of April 5, it was brought to my attention that there was a sizable void and possible collapse on Indiana 159, a little south of mile marker 18. There was an immediate response of an emergency repair crew sent down from the Terre Haute INDOT sub-district to secure a temporary stable repair of the roadway.
Then, April 9-12, another repair crew was sent down from the Terre Haute INDOT sub-district headed by Mark Clark and that course of action rendered a sufficient permanent repair of the roadway. Indiana 159 is heavily used by semis, large grain, coal, rock and garbage trucks, not to mention school buses and farm equipment.
The time frame of this repair included even more traffic due to a holiday weekend. Terre Haute INDOT sub-district employees are to be commended for making this repair in a timely manner and potentially saving someone from harm’s way.
Perhaps a small portion of the recently discovered “lost” Indiana state funds would be more aptly served if directed toward these INDOT workers who are very deserving of a job well done.
— Catherine Gilbert
THN squads excel at high level
On the heals of a very successful Patriot Brigade marching band season, members of the Terre Haute North Junior Varsity Winter Guard, Varsity Winter Guards and Indoor Percussion Ensemble continued to excel at a very high level through winter competitions throughout Indiana and Ohio.
Consisting of intermediate level color guard students in grades 9-12, the Junior Varsity Winter Guard team included 23 members this past season. Performing the show “Come Sail Away” the Winter Guard received gold ratings at every competition. Placing first at the Owen Valley Contest, the Junior Varsity Winter Guard placed no less than fourth throughout the entire winter guard season.
Highlighting their season, the Junior Varsity Winter Guard placed third at the state competition out of 31 different squads throughout Indiana. The highest such placement of any Junior Winter Guard in Terre Haute North history.
The Varsity Winter Guard of 16 students in grades 9-12 was no stranger to success either. Performing the show “Tempted” the Varsity Guard was a Finalist at the International Midwest Regional competition. Awarded the “Peoples Choice” award at the Danville competition, their high level of performance continued. The squad also was a bronze medalist, placing third in the Indiana State High School Color Guard Association, which also is the highest such placement in the Open Winter Guard class in Terre Haute North history.
Based upon their third place finish, the Winter Guard went on to successfully compete at the Winter Guard International Championships in Ohio.
Not to be outdone, the Indoor Percussion Ensemble of 24 musicians, consisting of students also in grades 9-12 performed the show “Fall.” The Percussion Ensemble placed fourth in Class A, during the Indiana State Preliminary Rounds, and sixth place at the Indiana State Percussion Association Finals. Also, the highest placement for a Class A Squad in Terre Haute North history.
Each student performing on one of the teams mentioned above not only achieved success never before accomplished in their individual classes but did so in a respectful, positive manner representing their school and the Terre Haute community at the highest level.
Each student invested countless hours of hard work and dedication to their teams and fellow squad members which was certainly evident by their level of success throughout their season.
Congratulation to each student, as well as Director of Bands Brooke Basso, Jeremy Basso, and their respective staff, for a job obviously very well done.
— Jack Hendrix
Terre Haute North
TERRE HAUTE —
Job well done on highway problem
FLASHPOINT: Legislative session reflected Hoosier priorities
The 2013 session of the Indiana General Assembly came to an end just a few weeks ago with the final passage of our state’s next two-year budget.
- READERS' FORUM: May 23, 2013
READERS' FORUM: May 22, 2013
Rich history all along the river
Great work by Duke employees
READERS’ FORUM: May 21, 2013
• Great response to annual golf outing
• Doing your part on climate change
READERS' FORUM: May 20, 2013
The dangers of a little knowledge
Students enjoyed Rose study trip
READERS' FORUM: May 19, 2013
• Flawed reasoning on gun checks
• A hint of things yet to come?
• Are the ‘makers’ doing the ‘taking’?
• The ‘Obamination’ is finally revealed
• Pondering effects of Obamacare
• Fantasizing on the ‘Apocalypse’
• Another view of Hinduism
• Great experience for HCMS students
FLASHPOINT: A legislative session of missed opportunities
Given the nature of politicians, grand claims of accomplishments and overblown rhetoric about “historic” efforts are to be expected at the close of any legislative session.
READERS' FORUM: May 17, 2013
Hinduism doesn’t deserve ridicule — Shefali Purohit, Terre Haute
Readers' Forum: May 16, 2013
Moving Deming folks sounds ‘nuts’
Readers' Forum: May 15, 2013
Participants rise to the challenge: I would like to write a letter congratulating all the Wabash Valley Roadrunners that competed in the One America Indianapolis Mini Marathon.
READERS' FORUM: May 14, 2013
ISTEP failure exposes flaws
Community hasn’t changed its spirit
Egregious threat to nation’s defense
READERS' FORUM: May 13, 2013
• Women’s group criticizes Bucshon
• Let’s hope this doesn’t come true
• Many get thanks for fest success
READERS' FORUM: May 12, 2013
Vigo Youth Football, entering 45th year, seeks new support
Media ignoring important case on abortions
Proud to be old-fashioned
Guns in school? What’s next?
Promoting hate not a ‘brave’ act
FLASHPOINT: Again in 2013 General Assembly, middle class generally ignored
Last year, the people of Indiana entrusted the Republican Party with some of their most precious possessions.
Readers’ Forum: May 11, 2013
I just wanted to express my disappointment at the lack of response shown by President Obama after the Boston Marathon bombings.
Readers' Forum: May 10, 2013
CANDLES event plants new seed: On April 26, CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center hosted an event called “Sowing Seeds of Peace: A Celebration of Spring” at the Apple House. Our purpose was to introduce people to our concept of forgiveness as a seed for peace.
READERS’ FORUM: May 6, 2013
• Money drives our newfound ‘needs’
• Guns not the only dangerous objects
Readers’ Forum; May 5, 2013
Thankful for Pyle museum: I was happy to see the announcement of the Ernie Pyle Museum’s summer season opening, and I was reminded of how fortunate we all are to have such a museum close by.
FLASHPOINT: Lessons from the legacy media — get it right, first
Enough mistakes and maybe we’ll learn: When in doubt, leave it out.
FLASHPOINT: Hoosiers got steady hand in recent session
As the General Assembly began its work last November, as Speaker of the House, I pledged a renewed spirit of bipartisanship with legislators working together to solve our state’s most pressing challenges. As this year’s legislative session concludes, representatives from throughout the state — Republican and Democrat — have joined together to address those issues at the forefront of Hoosier minds: maintaining our state’s fiscal integrity, spurring job creation and expanding education opportunities for every Hoosier family.
READERS' FORUM: May 3, 2013
Deep gratitude during tragic time
READERS’ FORUM: May 2, 2013
• Terre Haute takes care of their own
• Postal contract causes concern
• Food price rise not appreciated
READERS' FORUM: May 1, 2013
Great support for Clay Habitat
READERS’ FORUM: April 30, 2013
• Gujarat attack was provoked
• Proud honor for THN student
READERS’ FORUM: April 29, 2013
• Avoid language of extremism
Readers' Forum: April 28, 2013
Another debacle for landowners: The integrity of our city and county officials continues to erode with an Issue that has come up on the east side of the city behind the Sycamore Terrace apartments.
FLASHPOINT: Time has arrived for overhaul of TV news
Former FCC Chairman Alfred Sikes gave an address in 1992 in which he claimed television news was too superficial and too focused on visuals.
Readers’ Forum: April 25, 2013
• Common Core: A simple choice
• Club again launches St. Ann’s fundraiser
READERS’ FORUM: April 24, 2013
• Good service was noticed
READERS’ FORUM: April 23, 2013
• Another great season at THN
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