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
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