News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 16, 2013

EDITORIAL: Noteworthy in the news: Dashing finish for the Sycamores

The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — It’s always thrilling to see Indiana State University’s athletic teams do well in high-level competition, and two specific teams rose to impressive heights last weekend in the Missouri Valley Conference outdoor track and field championships.

Both the men’s and women’s team claimed MVC track titles, a dominating performance worthy of note.

For the Sycamore men, it was their third straight MVC title and ninth overall, while Coach John McNichols received MVC coach of the year honors for the 10th time.

For the ISU women, it was their first time to win the title since 1999. The team’s coach, Angela Martin, won coach of the year honors for the first time.

Our congratulations go out to the ISU athletes and their coaches. It was a great way to end a great year in Sycamore sports.

125 years of devoted service

The Salvation Army has been an important fixture of the Wabash Valley’s social service fabric for 125 years. It’s been an amazing run for the organization, and today we salute its fortitude, vision and ability to weather the years as well as it has.

The need for the Salvation Army’s kind service is underscored annually when it submits the results of its efforts. The bottom line is, it helps a lot of people.

For example, last year, the organization headquartered on South Eight Street near its intersection with Poplar Street, distributed groceries to 4,837 people. In addition, it assisted 559 children with basic school supplies.

To help it continue its good work, the organization is seeking 125 people or businesses to donate $125 to the Salvation Army in observance of its 125 years of service. With its stellar track record, we trust it will have no trouble reaching that goal.

Reader poll results

Recently, the Reader Poll at asked:

How would you rate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s performance during the first legislative session of his term?

Results: 567 votes were cast.

•  Excellent — 174 votes, 30.69 percent

• Good — 95 votes, 16.75 percent

• Fair — 95 votes, 16.75 percent

• Poor — 203 votes, 35.8 percent