News From Terre Haute, Indiana


September 22, 2013

READERS' FORUM: Sept. 22, 2013


Police did well at diesel event

I would like to comment on the Scheid Diesel Extravaganza that took place Aug. 23-25.

First of all, the county, city and state police did their job very well. Not one accident, no one went to the hospital and no one died. Lots of them put in extra hours, which was needed on U.S. 41 south. Next, Scheid Diesel people who worked were kind, considerate and very accommodating. They also worked long hours. Last but not least, Graham Security (out of Bloomington) did all the security there with very few problems, but some of them worked 16 or more hours per day.

There were 20,000 or more people who attended this event. I was there three days and I know how hard they all worked — police, Scheid and Graham Security. I also talked with lots of businesses and they all said they were very busy. I am sure Terre Haute made lots of money on this event. I hope they come back every year. They are good for our community.

Thank you to all who did their jobs.

The Tribune-Star, WTHI, WAWV and WTWO only reported the bad that happened that weekend. We should have remembered that Terre Haute made lots of money that weekend and reported that. There are not a lot of things to do in our town for young people, so let them have their day.

By the way, I don’t think they should trash parking lots, but we should find something else for them to do. The county, city, state police, Scheid Diesel and Graham Security need lots of thanks.

— Rita Hawkins

Terre Haute


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