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Community Sports

  • Owner of Posey Lanes reflect on the family business
    By Rachel Christian Dick Wilson loved kids and it was obvious that the feelings were mutual. “They gravitated to him,” says Dile Wilson, his son. “He always made you feel special as a kid, like you really mattered.” It’s no wonder then that after Dick purchased Posey Lanes in 1969, coaching the youth leagues remained his favorite part of the job. He never missed a Saturday youth game, Dile says. Growing up at the lanes
  • American Legion opens season with a loss
     
  • Construction underway for Posey Saddle Club
    The Posey County Saddle Club will be replacing their announcers/entry booth in the upcoming weeks. Bids were received from three contractors, but the final bid was awarded to TMI Contractors of Mount Vernon. TMI will construct the new building and provide all labor for free. TMI, as well as Bullard Electric and Knight Lumber, are donating labor, electrical supplies and trusses. The total cost is approximately $10,000 and the Royalty Pageant Committee has given additional financial support.
  • Cabela's to host Bicentennial event
    Cabela’s will host King Kat Tournament Trail fishing event as part of Mount Vernon’s Bicentennial festivities on May 21. King Kat Tournament Director Jeremy Coe spent time in town last week scouting out the area around local banks of the Ohio River and meeting with local officials to put the finishing touches on the event. He said the trail hopes to make the Mount Vernon tournament an annual stop. The local tournament is a qualifying event, leading up to two championship events. The local event features a guaranteed $5,000 payback.
  • Pony Express to display horsepower
    By Rachel Christian There’s something special about a Ford Mustang. They’ve captivated car enthusiasts since they first hit the market over 50 years ago. Those who love them can’t get enough of them. Its iconic look and popularity have made it a part of American culture.
  • Scouting key to successful turkey hunt
    By Phil Junker Some turkey hunters get lucky on opening morning. They forget and slam the truck door, as a result a turkey gobbles nearby, and within minutes they have bagged a tom. The above scenario isn’t the norm. It is very, very rare, but I’ve been present when it happened. However, the best way to increase the odds of a successful hunt takes some time and work prior to opening morning. The spring turkey season dates for Indiana are April 23-24 for the youth only hunt and regular season is April 27 through May 16.
  • Local Special Olympians recognized
    Posey County Special Olympics honored nearly 90 athletes Thursday evening at the annual banquet at Mount Vernon High School. Program coordinator Jackie Maier, who was named Special Olympics Coach of the Year, thanked Hawg N’ Sauce for preparing the meal. She also thanked West Elementary Student Council for helping with the banquet. She expressed her gratitude to Goody’s for providing 30 new pairs of shoes at a low rate.
  • Local athletes play soccer tournament in Kansas City
    By Kelsey Wheatcroft-Schapker Three Mount Vernon seventh grade boys are at the top of their game when it comes to soccer, and they recently took a trip that they will never forget. Gabe Owens, son of Shelly and Greg, Xavier Angel, son of Margaret and Bryan, and Braden Dike, son of Denise and John, recently traveled to Kansas City, MO to compete in a tournament for their year-round soccer club, Sporting Southern Indiana.
  • Grant finishes sixth in Men's City Tournament
    By Kelsey Wheatcroft-Schapker Mount Vernon native Trevor Grant placed in the top ten in the 85th Annual Evansville Courier & Press Men’s City Golf Tournament. Grant graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 2012. The tournament was held the weekends of Aug. 1 & 2 at Fendrich and Helfrich Hills, and Aug. 8 & 9 at Rolling Hills and Evansville Country Club. Grant placed sixth in the final round of the tournament with a total score of 285. For the four rounds his scores were a 69, 73, 72 and a 71.
  • 'End of the Summer Bash' remembers Jason Stevens
    By Kelsey Wheatcroft-Schapker This past weekend on Aug. 1-2, the Eighth Annual Jason Stevens Memorial Softball Tournament took place at the Brittlebank softball fields. Each year, approximately 500 community members attend the event with their canopies and coolers in tow, and cars are parked behind the outfield fence from left to right all weekend long. While the event has continued to grow each year, everyone is there for one reason: Jason Stevens.