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  • By Vivian Risch, Contributor A pair of recent Tri-Eastern Conference wins pushed the Union County boys golf team TEC record to 6-0. The Pats defeated Lincoln, 170-224, at Liberty Country Club and Knightstown, 165-208, earlier this week to remain undefeated (6-0) in the Tri- Eastern Conference. Tyler Osborne was medalist with 41 at the Lincoln meet. Jackson Reed and Devin Brooks each had 51 to lead the Eagles. Cameron Woods was medalist at Royal Hylands with a four-over-par 39. I
  • By Vivian Risch, Contributor The Union County Patriots lost on the road at Hagerstown this week, 10-3. The Tigers got down to business early with Cody Swimm on the mound. The senior pitcher retired the Patriots on three strikeouts in the first inning and fanned two-of-three batters in the second inning. The Tigers batted a complete round in the bottom the second inning to finish the inning with five runs on no hits and one left on base. The Patriots were scoreless until the fourth
  • By Tyler Whittamore, Contributor Despite leading early in the game and putting the tying run on third with none out in the sixth inning, the Union County varsity softball team fell to North Decatur, 4-3, in a contest at UCHS on Monday, May 6. Because of the recent weather and spring storms, the Lady Patriots were looking to add contests to their schedule. In an effort to get in more reps before the end of the season, UC head coach Scott Gray put out the call for Monday, and the Lady Cha
  • By Vivian Risch, Contributor Maddie Gaebel’s pencil drawing titled, Grandpa, was selected Best of Show at the 2018 Union County High School Fine Art Show last weekend. “The three Miami University Art Education majors who judged the show were very impressed by the skill level here at UCHS,” Art Educator Mandi Reed said in her opening comments. Reed also offered congratulations to Rachel Grissom, Lauren Collins, Mikayla Alcorn and Jenna Harrison for their continued hard work on the pe
  • By John Estridge, Editor Dave O’Mara Contractor, Inc. of North Vernon won the contract to pave roads in Union County this year. Union County received a $732,000 Community Crossings Grant from the Indiana Department of Transportation. It is a 75-25 grant so UC will match the $732,000 with around $183,000, which will come from the county’s Motor Vehicle Highway Fund (MVH). MVH is money the state sends to the county, which is collected from the gasoline tax. The total cost for the road
  • By John Estridge, Editor Several Union County officials are concerned Union County will not be a stand-alone county for very much longer. That was one of the revelations at the combined meeting Friday morning, May 3. Commissioners and council met together after the regular commissioners' meeting. Ostensibly, the council members and commissioners were going to talk about making health department employees part-time. Officials at the meeting said other county employees besides the healt
  • liberty 182 2019 19 Commissioners award paving contract Some UC officials are concerned county’s days are numbered Commissioners award paving contract Maddie Gaebel wins 2019 UCHS Fine Arts Best in Show U.C. softball vs. North Decatur U.C. softball vs. North Decatur Tigers pounce on Patriots, 10-3 Pats improve to 6-0 in TEC Pats improve to 6-0 in TEC
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  • By Elisabeth Dodd, Staff Writer The Union County Cancer Association is a non-profit that is working to help people in the area who have been diagnosed with cancer by providing community and financial support. A cancer diagnosis can be isolating and expensive, especially if someone doesn't have medical insurance, or because of the costs of cancer which aren't covered by insurance such as paying to fix the tires on someone's car so that they can safely travel to and from chemotherapy
  • Message received Tuesday morning, March 19, from UC Cheerleading Coach Kelsey Dare: “After review and discussion of the results from the TEC Cheerleading Competition with coaches/athletic directors, we have been named TEC co-CHAMPIONS!” That’s three years in a row of TEC Champs!”
  • By Vivian Risch, Contributor With March Madness in full swing, kindergarten teachers at Liberty Elementary School seized the opportunity to have a madness of their own. Although kindergarten students may not be as excited about the approaching March Madness college basketball tournaments as grown ups, they do like playing basketball. So teachers Karen Sustarsic and Erin Hensley thought, “Why not tweak it a bit?” And they did. On March 13, March Madness became March Dadness and stu
  • By Vivian Risch, Contributor The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) Chapter at Whitewater Career Center grew to 37 members last week at the induction ceremony of 19 first year members. The program recognized returning NTHS members as well, including four Union County students: •Inductee Noah C. Pavey-A junior in the Precision Machine Technology Program and son of Joe and Tracy Pavey with plans to return to WCC next year to participate in the Precision Machine Technology II pr
  • By Elisabeth Dodd, Staff Writer It's always lovely when acts of kindness start a train of positive action, which is exactly what happened at the Norris English Pub and Brewery. After sponsoring a 5K run for the school district, the pub was left with a giant crate of donated apples. Owners, Wayne and Jennifer Norris, didn't feel right turning a profit from donated produce, and therefore decided to direct their dog-friendly energy and affection into hosting a Pies for Paws event. F
  • By Vivian Risch, Contributor Several weeks ago, Union County High School announced its I-STAR students and teachers and we proudly made our readers aware of the selection. That was the first step but the I-STAR dinner and program held at UCHS last week made it official. All 2019 I-STAR students and teachers from Centerville, Connersville, Franklin County, Hagerstown, Lincoln, Rushville, Tri High and Union County were the focus of the 34th Annual I-STAR Recognition Program hosted b
  • liberty 182 2019 12 March 211, 2019 Annual I-STAR banquet continues to be a success Norris Pub, pies and Adopt-A-Dog Students inducted into National Technical Honor Society L.E.S. March Dadness TEC champs for third year in a row UCCA helps local residents
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  • Union County’s Lady Patriot Volleyball team advanced to the second round of the IHSAA Girls Volleyball Sectional #41 at Winchester last week with a four-set win over the Lady Falcons. The first set was a bit of a battle with frequent lead changes through the first rotation. The second time around, Madison Rosenberger served the Lady Pats to a three-point, 20-17, lead before settling for a 25-22 win. The second set was even closer with a half dozen tie scores and neither team leading by more
  • The Indiana High School Athletic Association determines when the first day of practice takes place for all high school sports and winter athletic teams at Union County are preparing for another season. Lady Patriots Oct. 16 was the first day of practice for girls basketball teams in Indiana and Union County’s five-year girls basketball coach Scott Gray. “I’m excited,” Gray said this week. “I’m ready.” UC lost one to graduation last spring, but Gray says they are still young. The La
  • The Union County girls cross country team fell short of advancing as a team at last Saturday’s IHSAA Girls Cross Country Regional at Rushville but two runners did advance as individuals. Senior, Samantha Ramey, and freshman, Vanessa West, led the Lady Patriots, who were hampered by lingering illness on race day. The Lady Patriots finished seventh in the final team standings. “The course was in good shape, the times were just slow,” UC cross country coach Alan Bell said. “All times were do
  • Work continues on the Union County Courthouse exterior Monday morning, Oct. 16.
Monday, November 18, 2019

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