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Courtside on Southside Center Grove, Lutheran Letters to the Editor
has a different look host gridiron regionals Government doesn’t rescue bankrupt businesses
By Al Stilley concern.” employ basic economic or provide socialized health
Southsider Voice correspondent Top returnees are seniors principals; it only taxes programs (or anything else)
Krista Schott at forward and By Al Stilley and spends unless it first takes the money
Courtside will have a dif- guards Stephanie Lindsey Southsider Voice correspondent To the editor: from its citizens. When
ferent look for some South- and Rachel Tackett and ju- A news anchor on a na- citizens no longer have funds
side girls basketball teams. nior center Amanda Raker, Defending 4A state champion Center Grove (9-3) and tional TV network asked the for tax increases, government
Center Grove’s Joe Lentz the team’s returning rebound determined Lutheran (8-4) claimed sectional champion- following last Friday: “When borrows from other govern-
and Southport’s Denise Mc- leader. ships and face regional foes at home Friday night. will the nation’s unemploy- ments, thereby obligating
Clanahan are no longer head Roncalli The Trojans dominated Bloomington North 48-7 to earn ment rate quit rising and turn its future taxpayers to other
coaches. Combined, they Second-year coach Sarah in the other direction?” countries for principal and
their date against Floyd Central (9-3) at 7 p.m.
racked up nearly 500 wins. Riedeman returns with most The answer is simple. interest.
Center Grove rolled to nearly 350 yards of total of- So, when will our economy
Lentz is at Ben Davis, Mc- players back from a 16-7 sec- Our economy and employ-
Clanahan at Franklin Central, fense while holding the state’s leading rusher, D’Angelo ment will turn upward soon turn upward? When we elect
tional championship team.
each as assistants. “This year I’ve got a head Roberts, to a mere 63 yards. Jimmy Boshears and Nolan after our president and Con- leaders who apply these fun-
“She (McClanahan) is start,” Riedeman said. “I Weidman each scored twice against the Panthers. gress demonstrate an under- damental economic principals
too good of a coach not to be know how each player learns The Saints, under new coach Dave Pasch, defeated standing that businesses, small of a free society and release
coaching,” said 14-year FC differently, their strengths and Scecina 14-7 and face Clinton Central (8-4) at 7 p.m. and large, produce goods and the entrepreneurial spirit and
mentor Pam Taylor. “Her ad- their comfort zone.” jobs; government consumes creative abilities of our coun-
The Saints won their first-ever sectional crown on Kyle
dition is a win-win situation Leading scorer and re- rather than produces. Employ- try’s people.
Brockett’s scoring strike to Jeremy Rolf with less than The last time our unem-
for everyone involved.” bounder Natalie Cahill, 14.6 ees and other consumers pay
Former girls track coach one minute to go. Opportunistic Lutheran intercepted three the taxes. Government spends ployment rate was this high
points per game, and point
and boys assistant Shawn guard Caitlin Hansen are passes and recovered two fumbles. taxes; it does not pay taxes. was in 1983, the first term of
Sanders takes over at Center seniors. Sophomore Katie Award winner Even businesses, when President Reagan, a period
Grove. Southport assistant Brewer, 8 points and 6 re- Center Grove senior volleyball player Sarah Dooms is they are allowed to make when Congress was finally
Leah Enterline moves up to bounds per game, is expected the Class 4A Mental Attitude Award winner. a profit (ooo – there’s that convinced to dramatically cut
replace McClanahan. to have a breakout season. ugly word), can pay taxes on the confiscatory tax rates that
She received the award, presented by Indiana Farm existed under the previous
Mike Armstrong of “We will be a better scor- that profit only by charging
Perry Meridian – the dean of Bureau Insurance, in Muncie after the Trojans fell to No. 2 enough for their products to administration and Congress.
ing team,” said Riedeman.
Southside coaches – is back “Our defense will take us a Muncie Central in the semifinals Saturday. Academically, pay such taxes. They have The recovery began soon after
for his 24th season and sports long way.” Dooms ranks 11th in a class of 550. She plans to play vol- no money for paying taxes and long lived.
a 324-191 record. Franklin Central leyball at Valparaiso University next fall. unless they first take it from Perhaps we should re-
Southport The Flashes, coming off a Center Grove led briefly in the final game but lost 27-25 their customers (consumers/ member our history and what
Enterline is introducing 4-15 campaign, are wiser and in a Bearcats sweep. The Trojans finished 33-4. taxpayers). works, then consider emulat-
the cornerstones of discipline, a year older. Similarly, our government ing success.
commitment, work ethic and Taylor has 11 returning has no funds to give away, Keith A. Brown
Officer honored for nabbing Yellowstone’s wildlife caught in
character. letter winners, led by center
“We’re trying to improve LaTeasha Hill, 9.5 ppg, and
the athletes individually and guard Stephanie Carnes, 10
as a basketball team,” Enter- ppg. Key returnees are 5-10
robber after short chase endless play, survival of fittest
line said. “If they leave here Sam Carnes and 5-9 Kayla
better than they came in as a Kelly. Responding to a re- Some of the most inti- by depending one another.
player or as a person, then we “The outlook is much port of an SUV leaving mate scenes in wildlife will Because otters can still snare
have done something positive better than last year,” Taylor the scene of an armed be showcased when “Yel- fish in the depth of winter,
for these kids.” said. “Hopefully with the robbery at a tobacco lowstone: Trails and Tales” other animals and birds can
Key returnees from last work everyone put in over the shop on an early Sunday is presented Wednesday, sometimes steal enough of
year’s 4-16 team are senior summer and a few talented morning in October, In- Nov. 18, at Greenwood High the otter’s catch to get them
Stephanie Shobe and juniors new faces, the Flashes will dianapolis Metropolitan School, 615 W. Smith Valley through lean times. But not
Ali Walker at shooting guard return to their winning ways.” Police Department of- Road. all is rosy for the otters and
and Chelsea Brothers in the The Lutheran Saints are ficer Jeffery Doughty The 7 p.m. showing their playful pups – they
post. poised to improve upon 10- caught sight of the ve- captures the lives of coyotes, are often a delicacy for bald
“We’re starting fresh,” said 13. hicle while patrolling wolves, bears, moose, fox, eagles and coyotes, just like
Shobe, one of four seniors. Third-year coach Joe his neighborhood beat mountain sheep and elk, and other small animals.
“We have better chemistry, Morgan has 5-10 junior Jor- on the Southside. they have all been taped in On a humorous note, geese
more positive energy and dan Finke, 9.8 ppg, 8.1 rpg, Doughty, a 12-year the wilds of Yellowstone provide a few laughs when
we’re tired of losing.” classmates Rachel Ballard veteran, attempted to SUBMITTED PHOTO
National Park. landing on a frozen-over
Center Grove and Erin Watkins, senior pull the driver over, but Officer Jeffery Doughty (third from Yellowstone’s famed otters Yellowstone Lake. Instead of
Sanders has 6-2 standout Amanda Korb and sopho- the suspect failed to left) was honored as Southeast District are the “guides” throughout finding pristine water, they
Kirsten Gliesmann, the more Jenni Finke, the assist stop and a chase ensued, Officer of the Month for October on Nov. 5 the park’s fascinating sea- find ice, which makes for a
school’s all-time shot blocker, and steals leader. at the Fountain Square police station. He sons. From springtime, with crash landing at best.
resulting in a crash by is pictured with (from left) Sgts. Jo Ann
plus five more seniors. Beech Grove’s surge the suspect, who then Moore and Randy Staab and Lt. Steve the captivating endless play Tickets are $5 per person
“We look to bring a lot of continues under second-year fled with Doughty in Pridemore. and interaction of the young, and available at the door.
energy, effort and enthusiasm coach Lin Pugh and eight close pursuit. The officer through summer adventures Presented by the Greenwood
to the court,” Sanders said. seniors, led by Kacie Farmer, quickly caught the man and apprehended him. The victim, al- and into autumn and winter, Kiwanis and Southport Lions
“Leadership should be a 8 ppg, and junior Katelyn though severely injured, identified the suspect as the man who when life grows harsh, the clubs, the Travel and Ad-
strong trait.” Page, 6.7 rpg. “This could be beat and robbed her just minutes earlier. presentation promises to venture Film Series benefits
Perry Meridian a really good season,” Pugh “Thanks to Jeff’s quick observations and attention to detail, please all wildlife enthusiasts. school and community proj-
Armstrong is looking said. “We are extremely deep, a dangerous felon was put behind bars. That’s why he has been Viewers will discover how ects. Call 881-4059 or 888-
for replacements for two so the key will be how we named Southeast District Officer of the Month for October,” creatures of the wild survive 0313 for more information.
graduated starters and senior handle playing a lot of girls.” commented District Cmdr. Cliff Myers during an awards cer-
Lindsay Spears, the team’s Greenwood Christian is emony at the Fountain Square police station.
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Beech Grove has depth with eight seniors, from left, Ashley Burk- and Sat. 8-2
man, Brooklynn Baker, Jasmine Thomas, Kacie Farmer, Kayla
Brown, Macy Stonerock, Brittany Utterback and Sara Dunn. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Ruth, Betty Jo, Tim, Michelle
Fourth-graders from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School recently and Dave
saw the “Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing” at Clowes Memorial Hall.
The play, based on a book that all students read, was filled with relevant WE HAVE MOVED
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Upon the play’s conclusion, the students continued their field trip
by venturing to Harding Street Rock Quarry for lunch and a tour. Three
buses packed with students creeped to the bottom of the mining pit,
where heavy machinery used in mining put on somewhat of a “dance
recital.” The size of the machines’ tires, nearly the height of a bus, awed
the children. Students learned about and explored the different types
of rocks and minerals found in Indiana. The trip not only reinforced an
Indiana literacy standard, but also addressed social studies and science
standards. All agreed the day was filled with fun and discovery.
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