MOUNT CARMEL — Things went from bad to worse Friday night as Boonville scored nine times in the sixth inning on their way to a 19-1 victory in Big 8 Conference high school softball action. “I think they had 11 different girls have a hit,” said Lady Aces coach Kyle Buss. “Not all of them were hard shots. They found some holes in our defense. “I think we had eight errors as a team. Too many passed balls and when you play a team like Boonville you can’t give them any extra outs. “We were really...
Mount Carmel fell behind early and could not complete the late comeback Thursday afternoon as Gibson Southern knocked off the Aces, 11-4, in high school baseball action. “We got off to a bad start,” said Mount Carmel coach Shea Smith. “We just have pitchers having trouble getting going. We don’t have any answers for it. They say they’re good, but they’re having trouble finding it from the start.” Gibson Southern jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning and added three more runs in...
MOUNT CARMEL — Olney defeated Mount Carmel, 6-1, Wednesday in girls high school soccer action. “I was really happy especially because the night before against Salem, which is a team that we should have been more competitive with like we are against Olney, we came out flat,” said Lady Aces coach Ed Berberich. “A lot of that has to do with the fact that we’ve not played a game three days shy of a full month. It showed. We were a little rusty out there.” Olney opened with the first goal six minutes...
ALLENDALE — Joan E. Wolfe died April 18, 2018, at United Methodist Village, Lawrenceville.
She was born April 14, 1933, on 1300 East Road, Allendale. She married James F. Wolfe July 21, 1951. She was predeceased in death by her husband of more than 50 years, James F. Wolfe; her parents, Franklin Michael and Rose Mary (Fox) Price; and only sibling, Donna Ellen Dunkel, of Mount Carmel. She graduated from Allendale High School in 1950 and attended Wabash Valley College.
MOUNT CARMEL — Mildred J. “Millie” Williams, 91, Mount Carmel, died April 18, 2018 at Transcendent Healthcare in Owensville, Indiana.
She was born July 30, 1926 in Mount Carmel, daughter of Herschel and Minnie (Posey) Bradbury. She married Master Sgt. Richard Edgar Litherland March 31, 1945 in Lawrenceville. She worked at Wabash County Senior Citizens Center and was a member of First General Baptist Church in Mount Carmel.
MOUNT CARMEL — James D. “Jim” Lewis, 84, of Mount Carmel, passed away peacefully Monday, April 16, 2018 at Oakview Heights Continuous Care and Rehab.
He was born July 27, 1933 in Wabash County, son of Zed and Golda (Bye) Lewis. Jim married Betty Hicks Jan. 20, 1956 and she preceded him in death Dec. 12, 2002 after 46 years of marriage.
District 348 tables vote on athletic fees and transportation Parents bring concerns to school board
MOUNT CARMEL — Wabash Community School District 348 school trustees heard from parents who have concerns regarding the district's "Pay to Play" athletic fees and the lack of school-provided transportation to and from athletic events.
FLORA — Mount Carmel finished fifth in the eight-team invitational at Flora Thursday afternoon in high school boys track and field action.
The Aces claimed one winner but eight second-place finishes on the day.
Newton won the invitational with 111 points. Olney was second with 109 points, and Fairfield placed third with 100 points.
In fourth-place was Cumberland at 99 points followed by Mount Carmel with 97 points, Flora at 34 points and Woodlawn with 0.
The Mount Carmel Aces finished 1-1 the previous two games last week in high school baseball action. On Wednesday, Mount Carmel short-gamed Red Hill, 10-0, in 4 ½ innings. Then on Friday, Mount Carmel lost on the road to Carmi-White County, 12-5. Against the Salukis, Mount Carmel opened with a run in the bottom of the first inning as Aden Gill walked and came around to score on an RBI single off the bat of Cade Newkirk. Then in the second inning, the Aces opened the game up with a five-run...
MOUNT CARMEL — Ruth D. Wever, 83, of Mount Carmel, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Wabash General Hospital.
She was born Oct. 12, 1934, the daughter of Estes P. and Hazel M. (Mode) Deisher in Mount Carmel. Ruth was married to William “Bill” Wever. He preceded her in death.
For 22 years, Ruth and Bill owned and operated Bill & Ruth’s Upholstery Shop in Dallas, Texas. Ruth was a member of the Mount Carmel VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
MOUNT CARMEL — Following discussion last week among Wabash County Commissioners regarding animal control, a request has been made of the City of Mount Carmel to increase the city's payment for the service by $4,000.
City Commissioner Joe Judge told the city council Monday that County Commissioner Chairman Rob Dean has requested the city pay $10,000 per year for animal control services for city residents. The city now pays $6,000 per year.
MOUNT CARMEL — City resident Jay Dee told the Mount Carmel City Council Monday that he is starting a new 'Adopt a Spot' project to raise funds to repair the only remaining brick street in the city.
Dee said the historic brick Cherry Street brick is deteriorating, and with the lack of city funds, he has come up with an idea on how to fix the street.
"I have been talking with Dave Easter, Erick Ikemire and Tim Wiser and we have discussed some options," said Dee.
Mount Carmel completed a comeback Tuesday with a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Lady Aces knocked off visiting Olney, 6-5, in high school softball action. ‘’It’s just an awesome job by our girls,” said Mount Carmel coach Kyle Buss. “We had 13-team hits. I think everybody up and down the lineup either had a hit or had a sac-fly.” Mount Carmel’s Sierra Hannah drove home the game-winning run on a sacrifice fly to score Lexi Simmons. Earlier in the inning, the Lady Aces tied...
VINCENNES — Because of rainouts and spring break, Mount Carmel spent two weeks between games. On Monday, the Golden Aces traveled to Vincennes and earned a 6-1 victory over Rivet in a high school baseball contest.
Aden Gill was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. He finished with an RBI, a walk, and two stolen bases. Evan Kieffer was 2-for-4 with three RBI.
MOUNT CARMEL — Irene M. Ankenbrand, 105, of Mount Carmel, died Monday, April 9, 2018 at Oakview Heights Continuous Care and Rehab.
She was born Feb. 12, 1913 in Wabash County, daughter of Peter and Matilda (Keepes) Ottmann. She married Louis Ankenbrand Oct. 6, 1936. He preceded her in death Feb. 24, 1984. She was a member of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church.
Surviving are daughter Linda Eckleberry; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
MOUNT CARMEL — Wabash County Commissioners are concerned with several animal control issues, including paying for the service that is benefiting the city more than the county.
MOUNT CARMEL — The Wabash County Commissioners appointed local farmer Kevin Raber to the Wabash General Hospital Board of Directors during Monday's Wabash County Commissioners meeting. Raber will replace Brad Seaton who resigned from the board effective Jan. 1, 2018.
Raber will serve a three year term which will expire December 31, 2020. "We are excited to have someone from the farming community on the WGH Board," said WGH Board President Bill Easton.
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MOUNT CARMEL — Our loving angel mother, Betty Marie (Barr) Dean, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018, and at this time she is with our Heavenly Father and her family in Heaven; and we know that she is resting in peace.
MOUNT CARMEL — Wabash Community Unit Schools District 348 school trustees will soon decide whether they want to keep the current "pay to play" student fees associated with participation in school athletics.
Mount Carmel Junior High School students pay $50 per sport while Mount Carmel High School students pay $75 per sport. There are maximum payouts. MCJHS maximum individual payout is $125 and maximum family payout is $200. MCHS individual payout is $175 and maximum family payout is $300.
MOUNT CARMEL — Donald Brines, 75, of Mount Carmel, died Friday, March 16 at United Methodist Village South Campus in Lawrenceville.
He was born in Cowling Nov. 22, 1942, son of Claris and Gladys (Brent) Brines.
He served in the U.S. Army in Germany, owned a television repair store in Grayville, and farmed for 32 years for Larry Hocking.
FAIRFIELD — The Mount Carmel Jr. Lady Aces could not sustain any momentum as they lost both sets on the road Monday night losing to Fairfield, 25-16, 25-15 in girls Junior High school volleyball action.
MOUNT CARMEL — Finishing with a 3-0 record, the Mount Carmel Jr. Lady Aces C-team walked away with the championship trophy at the team's sixth-grade volleyball tournament.
After Mount Carmel's first-place finish, Allendale came through with a second-place finish with a 2-1 record. St. Mary's followed with a 1-2 record while Albion finished in fourth place as they failed to pick up a victory.
EVANSVILLE — Jack “Jay” Elliott II, 55, of Evansville, Indiana died Saturday, March 3, 2018 at his home.
He was born July 25,1962 in Mount Carmel, son of Jack and Edolyn Elliott.
He was a graduate of Mount Carmel High School Class of 1981. He enjoyed working at Elliott’s Steakhouse.
MOUNT CARMEL — Mount Carmel police are investigating an overdose related to a type of "gummy candy" authorities believe may be laced with some type of controlled substance.
MCPD Sgt. Ryan Turner reported that police were notified Friday of a 17-year-old girl treated for possible overdose, and learned that she may have taken a narcotic in a form similar to “gummy bear” candy.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Mount Carmel, Teutopolis to faceoff in Sectional championship
ROBINSON — The final 16 will dwindle down to eight Friday night, and at the Robinson Sectional, Mount Carmel will attempt to knock out Teutopolis for the second straight season in the championship game at 7 o'clock.
"It just feels right, Mount Carmel against T-town for a sectional championship," said Mount Carmel coach Tyler Buss. "We've obviously got a lot of history the past few years. I can't imagine there being many seats in here on Friday night. It should be a lot of fun."
ROBINSON — Two teams will be left to face each other Friday night to advance to the Super-Sectional.
Tuesday night, Mount Carmel punched its ticket to the sectional championship by eliminating St. Anthony — the defending Class A state champs who were playing up a class because of the IHSA's success factor — 78-66, at the Robinson boys high school basketball Sectional.
"We'll take them any way we can get them," said Mount Carmel coach Tyler Buss. "It was a great job by our guys."
LAWRENCEVILLE — It's survive-and-advance mode throughout the state of Illinois Friday night as tickets were punched for sectional action later this week in Class 1A and 2A.
Like their last meeting, Friday's regional championship between Mount Carmel and Harrisburg came down to one last defensive stop, and in the end, the Aces survived and advanced.
MOUNT CARMEL — The Wabash School District 348 School Board is set to approve the contract of the new Wabash CUSD 348 Superintendent at their regular monthly board meeting on Monday beginning at 7 p.m. at the North Intermediate Center of Education Library room.
The new superintendent will replace current superintendent Tim Buss who will retire at the end of June.
MOUNT CARMEL — Dwight Lester Joseph Donberger, 66, of Mount Carmel, went to his eternal resting place Feb. 18, 2018 at Wabash General Hospital with his loving family by his side.
He was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, on Feb. 3,1952, to Fred and Clarissa (Soller) Donberger. He married Karen Kieffer June 21, 1975 at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Mount Carmel. They celebrated 42 years together focused on God, family, gardening and making the community a better place.
MOUNT CARMEL - Something seemed off all evening Thursday night as the Mount Carmel Jr. Lady Aces lost in two sets to visiting Olney, 25-21, 25-17, in a Junior High volleyball contest.
The loss drops the Jr. Lady Aces to 2-1 overall in the Jr. North Egypt Conference. However, if you watched and thought the type wasn’t as in sync, as usual, Coach Lisa Benedict confirmed why.
EFFINGHAM -- Teutopolis continues to be a thorn in the side of the Mount Carmel Lady Aces after the Wooden Shoes' 60-39 victory Monday night in a Class 2A Sectional semifinal contest in girls high school basketball action.
The win for Teutopolis marks the fifth straight time Mount Carmel has been eliminated by the Shoes.
MOUNT CARMEL — The Wabash County community is stepping up to help raise funds for the county's senior center in order to keep the doors open.
Financial strain has forced reduction in programs and hours as the city awaits payments from the State of Illinois that have been delayed due to the backlog of bills that haven't been paid by the state because of failing to have a budget in place the past three years.
MOUNT CARMEL - For the first time since 2014 the Mount Carmel Lady Aces are regional champions after defeating Flora in overtime Thursday, 53-46, to win its own class 2A girls high school basketball regional.
“It’s nice to finally pull one through on our senior year,” said Lady Aces’ senior Haley Maguire. “It was a tough game and that’s what we want. We wanted a close game and that’s what we got.”
MOUNT CARMEL — Early voting is now open for the Illinois Primary Election. Wabash County voters can vote at the Wabash County Clerk's Office Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Illinois Primary Election will take place on March 20.
JASPER — After evening its Big 8 record Tuesday with a win at Mt. Vernon (IN), Mount Carmel had the chance to move above the .500 mark in the league Friday night.
In a back and forth contest, the Aces were unable to win on the road as Jasper picked up a 49-42 victory over the Aces in boys high school basketball action.
INA - Mount Carmel trailed Marion Saturday afternoon heading into the fourth quarter, by just two points, at the SIJHSAA Class L quarterfinals at Rend Lake College.
In a span of five minutes in the fourth quarter, Marion went from a 34-32 lead to a 53-32 advantage thanks to a 19-0 run by the Wildcats as Marion won, 55-38, over the Jr. Aces to advance to the semifinals on Tuesday.
MOUNT CARMEL - For the fifth time in as many years the Mount Carmel Jr. Aces are heading to the SIJHSAA Class L championship Elite 8 after knocking off Olney, 32-29, Monday night to win the regional title in boys junior high basketball action.
The Jr. Aces held off a second-half rally by Olney to earn a berth and an opportunity to win its first Class L championship since 2015.
MOUNT CARMEL -- Wabash County isn't exempt from this year's flu season. Wabash General Hospital spokesperson Danielle Stevens said 152 positive flu cases have been identified through the hospital since the start of the flu season in October.
"Effective Dec. 13, 2017, WGH started enforcing visitor restrictions to protect patients and staff. No one under the age of 18 (unless a patient) will be allowed to visit, including in patient rooms, waiting rooms, lobby and cafeteria," said Stevens.
MOUNT CARMEL — Evansville Central didn't want to play Mount Carmel Tuesday. Instead, with an opening, Evansville North stepped in to take on the Lady Aces.
The Huskies hit as many 2-point field goals as Mount Carmel had points in a 68-28 victory for North over the Lady Aces in a high school girls basketball contest.
ELDORADO - Mount Carmel put up a fight but ultimately - like every team before them - could not overcome the Class 2A No. 1 team as the Lady Aces lost the championship at the Lady Eagle Midwinter Classic to Harrisburg, 47-34, in girls high school basketball action.
Jr. Aces to host SIJHSAA Region
Mount Carmel will host a Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association Class L Region. The Region will feature four teams. The two semifinal games will be played on Saturday, Feb. 3. The first game of the day will tip at 9:30 a.m. with the Jr. Aces taking on Carmi. Following that game will be Olney versus Flora at 11 a.m.
MOUNT CARMEL — Wabash School District 348 school board is still conducting the first round of interviews for the remaining six candidates in the district's superintendent search. Tim Buss will retire in June.
Twenty-five applicants applied for the position. The school board, with Illinois Association of School Boards consultant Jim Helton, narrowed the field to six candidates after reviewing applications.
ST. FRANCISVILLE — Stuart Warren Hipsher, 58, of St. Francisville, peacefully went to heaven Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at his residence with his loving family by his side.
He was born in Mount Carmel Nov. 11, 1959, the son of Roy and Deanna (Beesley) Hipsher. Stuart was a graduate of the Allendale Class of 1977.
MOUNT CARMEL — Leland Stoltz, 90, of Mount Carmel, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.
He was born May 14, 1927 in Wabash County, son of Adam and Tressie (Doty) Stoltz. On Dec. 5, 1951, he married Betty Ann (Deisher) Stoltz.
MOUNT CARMEL — Esther A. Smith, 93, of Mt. Carmel, passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at Wabash General Hospital.
She was born March 11, 1924, daughter of Peter C. and Flora (Zimmer) Smith, in Friendsville. Esther was a graduate of Mount Carmel High School and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She worked as a CNA at the nursing home.
MOUNT CARMEL— The Baird family donated a family heirloom, a 59 inch percussion cap long rifle, to the Wabash County Museum on Friday. The story of the rifle is as interesting as the historical heirloom itself.
William John Baird was born in Belfast, Ireland in 1847. Baird's family immigrated to the United States in 1852, living in Cambridge, Ohio.
MOUNT CARMEL — The Wabash County Commissioners announced that Lake Froman is currently closed due to safety issues with the winter weather the past week. There is no date available as to when the area will be re-opened.
ELDORADO — Mount Carmel put itself in the championship of the Lady Eagle Midwinter Classic after knocking off Vienna Friday night, 59-57, in a girl’s high school basketball contest.
After falling to Goreville Wednesday night, the Lady Aces defeated the Eagles to finish pool play 1-1 with the first day of action canceled because of inclement weather.
CARMI — Mount Carmel head coach Tyler Buss has been waiting for that one game he can point to that is the turning point of the season.
On Friday, the Aces may have given that game to their head coach.
Trailing by as many as six in the fourth quarter, Mount Carmel battled back to defeat Harrisburg, 61-60, in action at the Carmi-White County Invitational Tournament in boys high school basketball action.