Local News: Tuesday February 20th 2024

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The German Township Fire Department is mourning after one of their dedicated lifetime members passed away. Stan Eickhoff died Sunday at the age of 69. Officials say he joined the department in the early 1980s and held various roles including firefighter, captain, Company 9 Representative and Vice President of the Board of Directors. Eickhoff will be laid to rest this upcoming Friday. 


The Mt. Vernon Lions Club has announced they have disassembled. Officials say they have a lack of help and can no longer stay open. They say they’ve had a great time serving the community, and they are sad to see it end. The officials say this would mean no fireworks for Independence Day, but city officials say the show will go on. City officials say to expect more details later.


The town of Mt. Vernon will be holding celebrations for the upcoming solar eclipse. They are calling it “Eclipse on the Ohio,” and it will be at Riverbend Park from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM on eclipse day, which is April 8th. Organizers say there will be live music, activities, vendors, and food.


The Posey County Auditor is now accepting applications for a property deputy within the Auditor's office. This is a full-time position with daytime working hours Monday through Friday. The preferred applicant will have excellent communication skills, and the ability to work with the public when necessary. Applicants must be self-motivated with the ability to multitask and the ability to learn independently. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel is necessary, along with the ability to learn essential software programs for the duties of this position. If interested they ask that you submit your resume via mail, or in person to: The Posey County Auditor's Office at 126 E Third Street Room 220 Mount Vernon, IN 47620. You can also email it to maegen.greenwell@poseycountyin.gov no later than Friday, March 1st.


The University of Southern Indiana is offering a boost to those looking to begin a career as an educator. The school will be hosting their second annual 'Be A Teacher Day' next week on Wednesday, February 28th. The event highlights the importance of teachers, allowing students to meet with current educators and ask questions. Last year's event drew in over 350 high school students from across the region. USI's teacher education department offers Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degrees through several majors.


Coming up tonight in local high school boys’ basketball, the Mt. Vernon Wildcats travel to Tecumseh to take on the Braves at 7:30 PM. Mt. Vernon is hoping to avoid a third-straight loss and stay above .500 as they are 11-11 on the year. Catch tonight’s game on 106.7 FM WMVI and online at poseycountyradio.com with Chris Cooke and Allen Buck on the call.

The North Posey Vikings will head to Loogootee this evening for 7:00 PM tipoff. The Vikings are looking for a third-straight win as they sit at 16-4 on the season. Chris Morlan will have all of the action tonight on 98.9 FM WPIW and online at poseycountyradio.com.

This is the final week of the regular season for boys’ high school basketball and this past Sunday, the IHSAA released they\ sectional brackets for next week. Mt. Vernon plays in the Class 3A Sectional 32 at Boonville and will play Gibson Southern in the first round. That will be a week from tonight and it will be the second game of the evening around 7:30 PM.

The North Posy Vikings play in the Class 2A Sectional 48, and they will play South Spencer in the first round. Their game will also be a week from tonight and will be the second game of the evening around 7:30 PM.


In local college basketball this evening…both the USI Women’s and Men’s team plays at Morehead State. The Women’s game tips at 4:00 PM and the Men’s game will follow around 6:30 PM. USI Women’s Basketball has clinched the OVC Regular Season title as they are 18-6 overall and 13-1 in the OVC. USI Men’s Basketball is 7-20 on the year and 4-10 in the conference. The top 8 teams make the conference tournament and with 4 games to go, the Screaming Eagles are tied for 8th place with Tennessee Tech. 

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