Morning News: Tuesday January 24th 2023

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 9:54am

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USI Men’s Basketball senior forward Jacob Polakovich was named co-Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week for his efforts last week on the road against Lindenwood and SIUE. The OVC honor is the second for Polakovich and the fourth this season for the Eagles as a program. Polakovich started the week by overpowering Lindenwood in the lane, grabbing 12 rebounds and posting nine points in the 81-65 road victory. The senior forward finished the week with a 16-point, 23-rebound performance in the 82-72 victory over SIUE. The double-double was his eighth of the season and his 12th double-digit rebound game. The 23-rebound contest was his third game of 20-or-more rebounds this season and ties for fourth among individual performances this season among Division I players. This season, Polakovich averaging a double-double with 11.9 points and 12.2 rebounds per game. He also has reached double-digits in rebounding in each of the last nine games, averaging 15.4 rebounds per contest. Polakovich leads the OVC and ranks fourth nationally in rebounds per game, while ranking second nationally in double-doubles. The OVC honor was shared this week with Tennessee State University's graduate guard JR Clay. Polakovich and the Eagles resume OVC action Thursday when they host Eastern Illinois University at Screaming Eagles Arena on campus. USI is 5-3 in the OVC and in a 6-way tie for 1st place.


New Harmony Fire Department's annual Sausage and Bean Supper will be taking place this Saturday, January 28th at the Posey County 4-H Fairgrounds. Dinner will be served from 4pm until 7pm. Adult meal tickets will be $10.00 and children's tickets (12 & under) will be $5.00. This year, there will be a raffle for two guns. Raffle tickets are $10 each or 5 tickets for $40. Tickets can be purchased from any New Harmony Fire Department member, or at the door during the event. Back by popular demand, they will also have a Chinese auction this year. They ask that you bring your family and friends to help support the local fire department in their annual fund-raiser.


The future plans for Wesselman Park in Evansville are starting to come together. City leaders unveiled the long-term improvement plans for the park yesterday. Park improvements include; adding hundreds of trees, 10 acres of green space and two and half miles of trails. Deputy Mayor Steve Schaefer says investing in the park system is crucial for many residents. He also says the city is expanding Wesselman Woods by 45 acres. Pickle Ball courts will also be part of the park plans, according to Schaefer.

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