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November 22, 2013

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Nominations open for Polaris award

Terre Haute North Vigo High School is proud to announce that nominations are currently being accepted for the Polaris Award for Patriots of Purpose. This award has been created in honor of Carl S. Riddle, Terre Haute North’s original North Star, and school’s first principal, who through his constant and steadfast leadership established meaningful traditions and guided Patriots to their highest level of excellence.

Nominations will be accepted annually to recognize three current or former staff or alumni who have brought distinction to North Vigo High School through meaningful personal, professional or civic accomplishments.

A nomination form can be found on the Terre Haute North High School web page (

The Polaris Awards recognition banquet will be held on March 14, 2014, at Stables Steak House.

Previous award winners include: Carl S. Riddle, Katherine Utley, Curt Brighton, Clyde Kersey, Jim Eslinger and Susan Smith Roades.

Should you have questions about the Polaris Award, please contact or call 812-462-4312.

— Scott M. Moore

Assistant Principal

Terre Haute

North Vigo High School

Frustrated by city’s response

My patience with Terre Haute has finally reached an end.

I’m mixed up in this mess they call the Margaret Avenue Project, where the city is buying all the homes on the righthand side of the road, destroying the houses, and building a so-called “needed” highway. Renters were offered a small amount to get out. We had no choice. But the money had to be used for rent, or to buy a home. I chose to buy, and the house I decided on had to have some remodeling done.

After a couple of months, and a lot of complaints on my part, the city paid part of the money, but still holds onto the rest. The new house passed inspection, so there shouldn’t be a problem, but folks, it’s Terre Haute we’re dealing with. I should have known better.

My question is, has any of the other displacees (that’s what they call us) had any trouble with the city?

I can’t move, I can’t budge, so where do we go from here? It would be interesting to get some feedback on this.

— Rita Wallace

Terre Haute

Help appreciated

Thank you to two gentlemen who helped a handicapped lady get up from the parking lot at Grand Traverse Pie Company Restaurant on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 9.

Using a walker her hip gave way and she was in pain and very embarrassed.

God bless you both.

— Jeanette Hall


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