News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 14, 2013

EDITORIAL: Noteworthy in the news

The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — A victory for Vigo voters

The most important process in electing a representative government is getting a lot better in Vigo County, thanks to continued movement toward voting centers.

The Vigo County Council is officially the latest entity to come on board. On Tuesday, it voted unanimously to approve a resolution creating 18 voting centers across the county and eliminating precinct polling places.

Not only will voting centers be more convenient for voters, they also are destined to save the county lots of money when it comes to the expensive exercise of running elections. Precinct polling places had become costly and inefficient over the years, and Vigo County took advantage of a statewide expansion in the voting center concept to bring its own plan into place.

Voting centers will go into effect in the 2014 spring primary. We think voters are going to be very pleased with this new approach to polling places.

One boy’s inspired generosity

Justin Strole is an impressive young man. Earlier this week, the 8-year-old Terre Haute boy presented another installment in the fruits of his inspired labors to advance Union Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit’s Family Assistance Fund.

Since spring, he has been selling green onion bulbs to raise money for the cause, which assists families with children in the NICU. He was motivated to help because his little brother, Dylan, now age 5, spent the first couple days of his life in the NICU because of a health issue. So far, Justin has raised more than $265.

Justin’s parents, Dawn and Chris Strole, are rightly proud of their son’s generous efforts. We are certain the community is as well.

You can say that again

“Union High School is more than a number on a spread sheet.”

— Greg Ellis, a member of the committee

to keep the high school open in Dugger