We hope that todays “IS IT TRUE” will provoke “ honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?”IS IT TRUE this coming Tuesday Vernon Stevens will be announcing his intention to run for the Vanderburgh County Commission seat in the Republican primary? …that Mike Duckworth is postured to announce his candidacy during the first week of December? … that just announced County Commission candidate Steve Hammer Finance Committee has raised over $30,000 for his campaign war chest so far? …we expect this race to be an aggressive social media and door to door campaign that addresses the economic, social and political challenges that face the citizens of Vanderburgh County? …we expect that this race will attract the largest voter turnout in recent memory?IS IT TRUE that todays “Special Called Meeting” of the Vanderburgh County Commission should be extremely interesting? …the main topic to be discussed shall be the future renovation/expansion of the county jail? …we expect a large crowd to attend this meeting?…we can’t wait to hear what members of the Vanderburgh County Council will say at this gathering? …we expect the two Republican County Commissioners to do a little grandstanding? …this is a developing story?IS IT TRUE 1st Ward City Councilman Dan McGinn and former Zoo Director is claiming that the Amazonian display at the Zoo is making a profit? …we are told that the Amazonian has been a major financial drain of the city budget since it was built?IS IT TRUE the City County Observer intentionally avoided the frantic rush to be first, second, or even third to publish an articles about breaking news in the wee hours of the morning? …sometimes articles that have the potential to have political implications need to rest a while until some reality starts to emerge? …one thing that is for sure is the reporting of events posted by some mainstream media outlets something has to do with subliminal messaging?IS IT TRUE Teamsters Local 215 established a Taft-Hartley Scholarship Fund in 1998? …the Trustees of the fund are Chuck Whobrey and Rick Voyles as employee Trustees and Gary Staley and Alan Braun as Employer Trustees? . ..since 1998 the fund has awarded over $3 Million Dollars in Scholarships to sons and daughters of Teamsters members whose employers contribute to the fund?IS IT TRUE the North Main corridor master plan was designed to replace some street parking, provide an up-to-date bike trail, and bring economic development to that area? …we invite you to go to North Main Street area in six (6) months from now and see what kind of new retail businesses that this $18 million dollar public works project have attracted?IS IT TRUE during a social event held at an Haynie’s Corner establishment a over zealous city employee was openly bragging about the large amount of loans, and grants that were awarded to individuals and businesses in the downtown and Haynie’s Corner area over the years? …he also bragged about the millions of dollars spent on public works projects in those areas? …that some people took his remarks as “influences peddling”?IS IT TRUE a couple of years ago ECHO Housing and DMD paid someone to paint a abstract Mural on the side of a building located behind McDonalds restaurant on North Main? …it was stated by local officials; “that this Mural is the Gateway to welcoming people to the North Main and Jacobsville area” ? …the Mural painting is fading and peeling off?…it would have been better if the $65,000 of tax dollars spent to paint this Mural on the side of a building would have been used to help the needy people in the Jacobsville area?IS IT TRUE we highly recommend that you take time and pull up the Channel 44 News and StateHouseFiles links located on the upper right hand corner of our publication?IS IT TRUE that the city of Bangkok, capital of Thailand, has the longest name in the world? ..Bangkok’s real name is Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit?Todays READERS POLL question is: Do you feel that the newly renovated North Main Street project is going to attract new retail businesses?Please take time and read our feature articles entitled “STATEHOUSE FILES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections. You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily. If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]’S FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City County Observer or our advertisersFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
BCS will be using My Race Pass pre-registration for this event, which is now available by visiting https://www.myracepass.com/tracks/1151/registrations/2726. VINTON, Iowa – Four IMCA divisions will be on the track, on the big screen and on pay per view when Benton County Speedway opens for the season this Sunday, May 24. The main fairground gate will open at 2 p.m. for the Drive in Theater. Restrooms and limited concessions will be available, but no beer sales, so bring your own cooler. The pits will close and everyone must exit by one hour after the last race. Pit passes are $30 or $12 for youth ages 12 and under when accompanying a parent or guardian. Reserved stalls will be honored. Pits open at 1 p.m. with hot laps at 4:30 p.m. and racing to follow. A maximum of 10 people will be allowed per vehicle. Cost will be $8 per person or $25 per vehicle and season pass holders will be individually honored. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national, regional and state, but no track points will be awarded. Modifieds race for $100 to start, Stocks and SportMods both $60 and Hobbies for $45. No grandstand seating will be sold and a maximum of 10 people admitted with each car in the pit area. Security will be on the grounds to enforce social distancing. All social distancing guidelines must be followed. Face masks are optional. IMCA Modifieds run for $1,000 and a spot of the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot at The Bullring while IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods both chase $400 top checks and the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature pays $300 to win. Vehicles must be parked six feet apart and fans will be allowed to sit in lawn chairs in front of their vehicle while maintaining the same social distancing from other groups. IMCA.TV broadcasts the event, which features the first All-Star ballot qualifier of the year in Iowa. A portable Drive in Theater will be set up in front of the grandstand entrance in the grandstand parking area. The race program will be live shown live on a jumbo screen thanks to Shadoe Vogt at Cedar River Billboard and track officials will have an FM transmitter for fans to tune their car radio and hear the announcer.
“My boys really played well and we didn’t give up until the last minute. We fought for every ball and we deserved this victory. Upper Hill will not be an easy opponent but we want to win and top the pool. I am looking forward to win my third Copa Cocacola title,” coach George Owoko said after the win.He has previously won the title with Ambira High School in 2010 and 2011.The match played at the Hill School in Eldoret was attended by Harambee Stars assistant coach Nicolas Bouriquet.The first half was a hotly contested affair with Kinondo playing with a bit of confidence having picked a draw in their first match against Upper Hill yesterday.Harambee Stars assistant coach Nicolas Bouriquet on the sidelines during the Copa Cocacola National Secondary School Games match between Rift Valley’s St. Anthony’s Boys from Kitale and Coast’s Kinondo at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 25, 2018.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluTheir skipper Mohammed Ismael was the danger man, twice having chances from the edge of the box with one of them being saved while one went inches wide.The game came to life in the second and Ismael almost broke the deadlock five minutes after the restart with a shot from range which went inches wide.In the 43rd minute, St. Antony’s had a chance when a curling freekick from the left fell kindly inside the box but Kennedy Mwendwa overcooked his effort, dribbling too much in the box allowing the Kinondo defense to clear.Two minutes later, Issa Lumumba had a chance with a shot from inside the box which was well saved by the keeper.The pressing by the Solidarity Boys paid dividends in the 55th minute when Ansar Shamun placed the ball to the far post beyond the keeper after being picked out unmarked on the right by a delightful ball from Daniel Odhiambo.St. Antony’s Kennedy Mwendwa attempts to control the ball under pressure from Kindondo’s Juma Ngare during their Copa Cocacola National Secondary School Games tie at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe lead was however short-lived as Kinondo drew level immediately from the penalty spot through Hassan Kombo after Christopher Raila handled inside the box.But despite losing the lead, St. Anthony’s pushed on by a capacity crowd at the Hill School kept on asking the questions and Shamun should have completed a brace five minutes to time when he was picked out by another diagonal ball, but he could not beat the keeper.Nonetheless, at the stroke of full time, skipper Muchina rose through a crowd of defenders at the edge of the six yard to thump in a header from a corner for the winner.0Shares0000(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000St. Anthony’s Boys from Kitale celebrate after beating Kinondo from Coast 2-1 in the Copa Cocacola National Secondary School Games in Eldoret on July 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluELDORET, Kenya, Jul 25- Captain Cedric Muchina scored a thumping stoppage time winner as St. Antony’s Boys Kitale qualified for the semi-finals of the Copa Cocacola National Secondary School Games with a 2-1 win over Coast region’s Kinondo in Eldoret on Wednesday afternoon.The win sees St. Antony’s move to six points in Pool B and will face Upper Hill in the group decider on Wednesday, the Nairobi region team having resuscitated their hopes with a solitary goal win over Olbolosat, a result that took them to four points.