Monthly Archives: March 2008

One injured in Bockman Way crash

Posted on March 24, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Collision. When the vehicles collided, the front wheel area of this dark red 1997 Chrysler van was severely damaged.

A crash at the intersection of Bockman Way and Butler Street Monday morning sent one Sparta woman to the hospital.

According to Patrolman Brent Copeland, Sparta Police Department, at approximately 8:11 a.m., March 17, 2008, Lorena F. McKay, 64, of Sparta, was driving a dark red 1997 Chrysler Town and Country van.
McKay was traveling east, on Bockman Way, and collided with David Lane Pope, 53, of Sparta, who was driving a blue 1996 Chevrolet Explorer van.
“She ran the red light and struck Pope’s vehicle in the passenger … Read More

Dancing to Elvis

Posted on March 24, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Life is only beginning at a place where fun and entertainment abounds.

Assisted Living residents at Life Care Center of Sparta enjoy a little twirl across the dance floor. Patty Cusick, activities therapist, partners with Tommy Thomas as the two sway to an Elvis Presley tune sung by Life Care entertainer Woody Phillips.


Legislative Wrap up For the Week of March 21, 2008

Posted on March 24, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

State Representative Charles Curtiss

This has been the busiest week of the year.  Representatives from the Putnam, Warren and White County Farm Bureaus visited us this week and spoke to us about the various issues they were interested in this year. We also had representatives from the nursing home industry visiting the legislature to speak with us about the issues they were interested in this year.
As I told you last week we had over 500 bills in the various committees this week. Each day from 8 AM until 5PM it was virtually non stop.  Next week there are 494 bills scheduled in the various committees.
This week … Read More


2nd meth lab discovered in a week

Posted on March 24, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Shawn Troglin

While two White County Sheriff Department officers were attempting to recover a stolen vehicle in the northwestern portion of the county, they discovered a second meth lab in less than a week.
Shawn Troglin, of Sparta, was charged with intent to manufacture methamphetamine.
According to Deputy Dale Bumbalough, Deputy Craig Wilson and Sgt. Jody O’Dell were at a residence on Carter Road, just off Tollisontown Road, when they observed Troglin drive by, “acting suspicious.”
“It looked like he was going to turn in,” said Bumbalough. “But when he saw the officers, he went to a neighbor’s house.”
The incident began around 7 p.m., March 18, 2008.… Read More


Warriorettes fall to Lady Stars 8-1

Posted on March 24, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Markie Voyles gets interfered with by a Siegel runner

Ashley Brock

Miya Teeples

Brittany Gragg tags the runner out at home

Just two weeks into their 2008 season, the White County High School softball team has already faced off against four District 7AAA foes with Siegel being the latest of the league opponents.

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            Thus far, the 7AAA teams have gotten the best of the Warriorettes with Siegel dropping WCHS to 0-4 in the district race with the 8-1 win in Sparta on Thursday.  Siegel used a five-run third inning to take control of the game. 

            Miya Teeples, who pitched all seven innings for … Read More


Connie Diane Keiber

Posted on March 24, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Connie Diane Keiber, 61, of Saint Marys, Ohio, passed away March 22, 2008, at White County Community Hospital.
Keble was born Nov. 1, 1946, in Connersville, Ind., to Eugene A. and Josephine Hendricks Keeper.
Funeral services will be March 27, 2008, in St. Mary’s, Ohio.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Crest and Diane Russell, both of St. Marys, Ohio; one son, Christopher Keiber, of Wapak, Ohio; and nephew, Will Nunnery, of Sparta.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.


WCHS Academic Awards

Posted on March 24, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Seniors were awarded plaques for their academic achievements. In no particular order- Kari Svejda, Ashley Young, Alison McFerrin, Whitney Judd, Josh Brown, Amber Wilson, Loren Walker, Sabra Carter, Kristin Choate, Cecilia Coman-Bratescu, Kelsey Cunningham, Lindsey Daniels, Jared Dear, Mathew Elder, Emily England, Trevor Jones, Jared Fuson, Tyler Greene, Abigail Grissom, James Guth, Julia Jarvis, Kris Jones, Stephen Mackie, Whitney Macleod, Heather McCoy, Genevieve McCraney, Matt Miller, Amanda Mitchell, Aaudrey Oliver, Saraya Qualls, Nathaniel Rich, Mason Rowland, Erika Seabolt, Robert Shubert, Justin Simmons, Chris Simons, Amanda Billings, Ashley B. Brock.

These freshmen were recognized for their academic achievements. In no particular order- Lauryn Bouldin, Andrew Eastes, Kristen Howard, Kristin

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Warrior baseball drops two close ones

Posted on March 24, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jordan Brown makes a play in the outfield

Joseph Johnson

Josh Peterson

Roggie Haston legs out an infield single

Wesley Dickson comes off the mound to make a play

       The Warrior baseball team spent two days of their Easter break playing games and came up just short on Thursday and Friday.

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            WCHS traveled to Lebanon on Thursday for the second game of the District 7AAA series and built a 4-1 lead through four innings, but saw Lebanon put together a seven-run fifth inning to steal the win by a score of 8-4.

            On Friday, the Warriors stepped outside of district action to play … Read More


Margaret Barlow

Posted on March 24, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Margaret Barlow, 89, of Sparta, passed away, March 21, 2008 at her residence.
Barlow was the daughter of Thomas Willie and Mary Emma Lee Ellis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas Clinton Barlow; grandsons, Ray Barlow Jr., Billy K. Knowles and Johny Taylor; daughter-in-law, Mary Lee Barlow; four sisters, Pearl Barlow, Dona Hamilton, Theana Coffee and Ova Denson; brother, Clayton Ellis; and great-great-grandson, Kevin Barlow.
Survivors include five sons and their spouses, Ray Barlow, of Hartsville, Bill and Lillie Barlow, of Sparta, Aaron and Beverly Barlow, of Walling, Donnie Barlow, of Lebanon, and Robert Barlow, of Doyle; 12 daughters and their spouses, Jewell and Read More


Linda Elaine Brown Robinson

Posted on March 24, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Linda Elaine Brown Robinson, age 63, of Sparta, passed away March 20, 2008, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Robinson was born July 11, 1944, in White County, to Robert and Maybele Elliott Brown. She was a flight attendant.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Robert A. Robinson.
Survivors include her sister, Patsy Scott and husband Jimmy, of Sparta; brother: Robert D. Brown and wife Zelda, of Sparta; and nieces and nephews,  Kathy Scott Chapman and husband Terry, of Murfreesboro, Andrew Brown, of Jasper, Daniel and Zachary Brown, both of Sparta, and Steve Scott and wife Cathy, of Nashville.
Funeral services will be … Read More


WCHS soccer shuts out Macon County 3-0

Posted on March 24, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Soccer action

Jonathan Fann scores one of his three goals in the game against Macon County

More soccer action against Macon County

    The White County High School Warrior soccer team picked up their first win of the season when they shut out visiting Macon County Monday by a score of 3-0.
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    The Warriors managed the win despite dealing with a schedule that was adjusted twice before the game to accommodate the high school’s academic banquet.  The game, originally scheduled for 6 p.m., was moved to four and then 3:30.  The win, led by the leg of Jonathan Fann, who recorded the hat trick … Read More


Margaret Barlow

Posted on March 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live


Margaret Barlow, 89, of Sparta, passed away, March 21, 2008 at her residence.
Barlow was the daughter of Thomas Willie and Mary Emma Lee Ellis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas Clinton Barlow; grandsons, Ray Barlow Jr., Billy K. Knowles and Johny Taylor; daughter-in-law, Mary Lee Barlow; four sisters, Pearl Barlow, Dona Hamilton, Theana Coffee and Ova Denson; brother, Clayton Ellis; and great-great-grandson, Kevin Barlow.
Survivors include five sons and their spouses, Ray Barlow, of Hartsville, Bill and Lillie Barlow, of Sparta, Aaron and Beverly Barlow, of Walling, Donnie Barlow, of Lebanon, and Robert Barlow, of Doyle; 12 daughters and their spouses, Jewell Read More


Spring Sports action Week of March 17th

Posted on March 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The week of March 17th saw lots of action by the White County High School sports teams. 


Irene Palmer

Posted on March 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Irene Young Palmer, 84, of Sparta, passed away March 20, 2008, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Palmer was the daughter of Edgar Pearce Young and Melissa Caroline Taylor Young.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fred D. Palmer; brother, Edgar Young; and sister, Mary Davis.
Survivors include two brothers, Thomas Young and Robert Young, and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were noon, March 21, 2008, at Oak Lawn Cemetery.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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