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CHS Track Squads Off And Running To Begin Season Flood Hazard Maps Released, Open House Planned May 3rd McCready Celebrated 92nd Birthday April 15

FEMA, DNR Combine To Produce First New Area Maps In 19 Years
by Donna Hardy
Correspondent
Staff Report


Bailee Stevens is shown above as she takes a jump in the long jump competition during a recent track meet. She has placed first in the last two track meets. 
(Photo by Donna Hardy) Bailee Stevens is shown above as she takes a jump in the long jump competition during a recent track meet. She has placed first in the last two track meets. (Photo by Donna Hardy) The past two meets for the Cloverdale boys’ and girls’ track squads have resulted in wins over the visiting Eminence Eels, White River Valley Wolverines, and the Shakamak Lakers.

“We had another exceptional outing with many boys running personal bests,” said Cloverdale boys’ coach Andy Tyler following their meet with the Eels and Wolverines. The Clovers earned 96 points, while WRV came in second with 29 points and the Eels third with 24.

Highlighting the meet was a record-breaking 800-meter run for Joe Rumley, running a time of 1:58.07. According to coach Tyler, this record had not been broken for more than 30 years.

Also running the 800-meter in a personalbest time of 2:17 was Jake Waycott. Wade Warren ran a personal best time of 14.96 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles, while David Rexroat had a jump of 19 feet, eight inches in the long jump for his personal best.


Long distance runner Jourdan Smith is shown as he rounds a corner during the 1600-meter run at a recent track meet. He finished first in this meet against Eminence and White River Valley. 
(Photo by Donna Hardy) Long distance runner Jourdan Smith is shown as he rounds a corner during the 1600-meter run at a recent track meet. He finished first in this meet against Eminence and White River Valley. (Photo by Donna Hardy) “We will focus on what we can improve upon and move forward,” coach Tyler noted. “This is a hard-working group of kids and I am proud of the progress they have made.”

Cloverdale had 12 first place finishes. Warren had three of those top finishes in the 110-meter hurdles, 200-meter dash, and the high jump. Jourdan Smith had wins in both the 1,600-meter run and the 300-meter hurdles. Alex Law was first in the 100-meter dash, Rexroat in the long jump, Rumley in the 800-meter run, and Bret Brumfield in the 400-meter dash. The Clovers also placed first in the 4x800-meter relay, the 4x100-meter relay, and the 4x400-meter relay.


Dick McCready Dick McCready Cody Stout captured two second place finishes in both the shot put and the discus. Lane was second in the 110-meter hurdles, Brumfield in the 100-meter dash, Smith in the 300-meter hurdles, Waycott in the 800-meter run, Law in the 200-meter dash, Michael McCullough

Preliminary flood hazard maps for Owen County and its incorporated communities have been released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), according to the DNR and community officials.

When final, the maps will show flood risk throughout the county and determine whether property owners, with a federal or federally insured loan, are required to carry flood insurance.

The first such new documents for the county in 19 years came as the result of FEMA, DNR, and the county completing an extensive multi-year study of the area’s floodplains using stateof the-art technologies and risk-modeling techniques.

These flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs) identify property as having high, moderate or low flood risk. In addition to affecting property owners, FIRMs allow community planners, engineers, permit officials, builders, and others to determine if, where and how new structures and developments should be built.

The preliminary maps may be viewed at: www.floodmaps.IN.gov/. Note: you may experience a long download time.

Those wishing to review ag teacher Employment

•Lacey Chambers, CMS instructional assistant

•Lynn Lotz, executive secretary Coaching

•Pat Rady, CHS varsity boys’ basketball coach Summer Coaching 2012

•Tom Winders, volunteer assistant football coach

•Michael Nees, volunteer assistant football coach

•Brad Sczcerbik, volunteer assistant football coach

•Taulbee Jackson, volunteer assistant football coach

The next meeting of the Cloverdale School Board is scheduled for Monday, May 14, at 7:00 p.m. in the Arthur L. Johnson Administration Center, located on East Logan Street in Cloverdale.

Richard “Dick” Mc- Cready, an Owen County native and former World War II prisoner of war, celebrated his 92nd birthday on Sunday, April 15 at his home in Cloverdale.

Dick said that while he’s the eldest, a pair of great-grandchildren also celebrate birthdays around the same time of the month each April.

Contacted Thursday morning, Dick said he is currently waiting for the weather to break so that he and his daughter, Vicki, can begin planting their annual garden.

In May, McCready and his family will attend the annual alumni gathering at Howell Military School.

“It’s something I’m really looking forward to. About four years ago, we had our 70th reunion there and I was the only one at the table,” he said with a chuckle. “We’ll have a guest this time when we go up, a widow of a friend of mine. We had gotten her address from the school and started writing to her. A son of one of Vicki’s friends has become interested into going to Howell, so we’re going to show him the campus... but it’s nothing like it was when I was there. We’re going to have a ball!”

Anyone wanting to wish Dick a happy birthday can do so by calling 765-795- 5622, or writing to 301 West Logan Street, Cloverdale, IN 46120. in the 400-meter dash, and Chris Worthington in the 3,200-meter run.

Taking third were Mc- Cullough in the 100-meter dash, Stout in the long jump, Nick Schwomeyer in the 110-meter hurdles, Kody Kohler in the shot put, and Devon Nees in the 800-meter run.

Worthington and Rexroat each earned fourth place finishes in the 1,600-meter run and the 200-meter dash, respectively, while Smith was fifth in the 400-meter dash and Ross Sego was sixth in the 100-meter dash.

In their meet against Shakamak, the boys’ took a 99-23 win over the Lakers. “We had another good showing,” explained coach Tyler. “We are looking for a little more consistency, but I am very happy with our performance.”

Some of the highlights from the meet were personal bests from Worthington in the 3,200-meter run, Warren in the 110 hurdles, and Brumfield in both the 100-meter dash and the 400-meter dash. Each of the relay teams also won their races.

The Cloverdale girls’ track squad also had a great showing against Eminence and WRV, winning the meet with 94 points. WRV came in second with 27 points, while Eminence had 13.

Highlighting the evening was the 4x800-meter relay run by Claudia Monnett, Bailee Stevens, Mariah Oetken and Amillia Nally. They set a new school record, completing the eight laps in a time of 11:04.72.

The team had a number of first place finishes. In addition to the record-setting run in the 4x800, they also won the 4x100-meter relay and the 4x400-meter relay. Oetken had first place finishes in both the high jump and the 400-meter dash, while Monnett was first in the 800-meter run and the 3,200-meter run. Paige Gruener was first in the 100-meter hurdles, Nally in the 1600-meter run, Stevens in the long jump, and Sydney Shrum in the 300-meter hurdles.

Shrum also took second in the 100-meter hurdles, while Gruener was second in the 100-meter dash and the long jump, Ashlee Nees in the 1,600-meter run, Laura Worthington in the 800-meter run, Brooke Gray in the 3,200-meter run, and Miranda Tate in the 200-meter dash.

Taking third were Tate in both the 100-meter dash and the shot put, Autumn Clark in the 1,600-meter run, Sylvia Tiedemann in the 400-meter dash, Rylie Vauters in the 800-meter run, Anna Spencer in the 200-meter dash, Worthington in the 3,200-meter run, and Kayla Cheatham in the discus.

Elizabeth Wardlow finished fourth in the long jump, while Worthington was third in the shot put and Gray in the discus. Finishing in fifth place were Chelsea Combs (1,600-meter run and 800-meter run) and Samantha DeVellen (long jump and 400-meter dash). Hannah Mann finished sixth in the 800-meter run.

Next up for the Lady Clovers was a meet against Shakamak, where Cloverdale won 74-46.

The team had another solid performance, with numerous first place finishes. Earning those wins were: Gray in the 100-meter hurdles and the shot put, Oetken in the 400-meter dash and the high jump, Shrum in the 300-meter hurdles, Monnett in the 3,200-meter run, Stevens in the long jump, and both the 4x800- meter relay and 4x100-meter relay.

Finishing second were Nally in the 1,600-meter run and the high jump, Shrum in the 100-meter hurdles; Tate in the 100-meter dash, Worthington for her toss in the discus, Stevens in the 800-meter run, Angela Manning in the 200-meter dash, and the 4x400-meter relay.

Taking third place included Manning in both the 100-meter dash and the long jump; Nees in the 1,600-meter run, Tate in the shot put, Cheatham in the discus, Tiedemann in the 400-meter run, Monnett in the 800-meter run, and Spencer in the 200-meter dash.

Spencer finished fourth in the 100-meter dash, while Clark did the same in the 1,600-meter run, DeVellen in the 400-meter dash, and Shrum in the 200-meter dash.

In fifth were Combs and Worthington in the 1,600-meter run and the 800-meter run, respectively, while Wardlow took sixth in the 100-meter dash.

Weather permitting, CHS will be back in action tonight, Monday, in a coed meet against Owen Valley and host South Putnam. The meet will get underway at 5:00. the preliminary maps in person can do so at the county/town building and or mapping departments, located on the first floor of the Owen County Courthouse. The offices are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

An open house will be held on Thursday, May 3, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Owen County Courthouse Rotunda, 60 South Main Street in Spencer, for those who would like to learn more about how this new mapping may affect them. Computer stations will be set up for property owners to review the maps and discuss any concerns, one-on-one, with engineers who are knowledgeable with the map development process. Interested individuals may come anytime between 4:00 and 7:00 to view the preliminary maps. There will be no formal presentation at the open house.

Additional stations will be available during this time for property owners to obtain information and discuss any concerns regarding flood insurance or related issues with knowledgeable staff from DNR.

A 90-day public comment period will start, at a date to be announced by FEMA, after the public meeting. During that period, property owners can submit appeals and protests. Once the feedback is received and addressed, the maps are expected to be adopted in 2013, when the new insurance requirements will take effect.

The Owen County project is part of FEMA’s larger effort to modernize the nation’s aging flood maps to reflect the most current flood risks and areas of recent growth.

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