Movers and shakers: Dusty Emerson puts family first

By J.D. Pinkerton  Dusty Emerson is one of the most hard working and most respected individuals in Rutherford. Dusty is the son of Jeff and Robbie Greer Emerson, and his grandparents are Arland and Frances Emerson. Dusty was born in 1981 in Union City. His parents both attend church at Dyer First Baptist. Both Dusty…

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Yorkville man needs second heart transplant

By J. D. Pinkerton Michael and Lacey Gregory are nine year residents of Humboldt, but they were both raised in Yorkville. Michael had a heart transplant when he was 10 years old in 1994 as a patient at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. Michael knew that as a transplant patient, he would eventually have to…

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Dyer Fire Dept. looks for grants

By J. D. Pinkerton The Dyer Mayor and Board of Aldermen met Sept. 24 and discussed Fire Department grants, consumption of alcohol in the park, and drainage on Madison Street. Vice Mayor Ray Carroll conducted the meeting in Mayor Chris Younger’s absence. Police received a final bid of $6,475 for the 2011 Dodge Charger that…

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Movers and shakers

This is the first in a series of articles devoted to people that are in some way making a positive impact in some area of endeavor. For this article, I selected Fire Chief Ryan Shanklin and firefighters Brandon Rudd and Jessica Rudd. Jessica Lynn Rudd is a fully certified firefighter on the Dyer Fire Department.…

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Bees halt demolition of crop storage building

By J.D. Pinkerton A swarm of bees halted the demolition of a crop elevator at West Front and Knox streets in Rutherford. Steve McCartney of Bradford won the bid to tear it down. A fan belt on the track hoe broke and bees overtook workers, causing the delay. For the last 71 years, the building…

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Grant helps Dyer purchase state-of-the-art jetter

By J.D. Pinkerton The City of Dyer recently received its new sewer jetter. The state-of-the-art John Bean SewerJet cost the city $76,000, thanks to a state grant that covered 97 percent of the cost. Its 3500 pounds per square inch (psi) is more powerful than the city’s old jetter (2000 psi). PSI is important as…

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Dyer board considers buying roller to save on street repairs

By J.D. Pinkerton   The Dyer city board met July 9 with all members present except Robert Johnson and Ray Carroll. The board discussed city improvements, purchasing a roller, and Fire Department resignations. The board reviewed bids for asphalt repair. City Recorder Nathan Reed said the infrared asphalt repairs have a lifetime guarantee. The city…

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Kenton mayor, board pleased with White Squirrel Festival

By J. D. Pinkerton The Kenton City Council convened on July 10 and discussed Fourth of July Weekend, the mosquito fogger, and clothing allowances. Mayor Danny Jowers said that as long as the Gibson County Sheriff’s Department covered the insurance on the trustees working in Kenton, everything would be fine but the city would not…

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Kenton honors veterans at annual breakfast

By. J. D. Pinkerton Last  year during the White Squirrel Festival week I covered the breakfast and noticed with sadness we had lost a good many of our WWII veterans. There are only two left and I had the good fortune to speak with them. I met V. L. Williamson of the Seabees and Joe…

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