WAMW Weekend Report

Daviess County Fair and Old Oaken Days continue…three from the area are recognized for getting a Golden Hoosier Award….


          The Daviess County Fair in Elnora ends today.

          James Gang Amusements is again offering ride bracelets for the midway. Bracelets are $20.

          The big draw tonight, the annual demo-derby. Elizabeth Anderson is Fair Board President

          Again the derby starts at 7:30.  Also at 7:30 on the main stage is another fair tradition as the popular band Haywire will perform a free show.  Prior to that is a baby show set for 6:30 on the stage.  Registration for various age groups starts at 5:30.


          A Northern Knox County tradition continues today and through the weekend with Old Oaken Days in Oaktown.  The festival started last night.

          Today there is a pancake breakfast through 10-am. Other activities today include, games, a car show, a poker run, the gathering of Oaktown School alumni and much more.

          Fore more you can go to the  Old Oaken Days Facebook page.



          Three area residents, who are 2017 Golden Hoosier Award recipients, were recognized Friday at the Indiana Statehouse.

          The Golden Hoosier Award started in 2008 and annually honors Hoosier senior citizens for their lifetime of service and commitment to their communities. The award is considered one of the highest honors given by the State of Indiana to senior citizens.

          Among the 22 Senior Hoosiers honored were Roseann Cogdill of Vincennes, Judy Harrell of Wheatland and Nolan Gartin of Petersburg.

          Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch called the honored seniors, an example of what difference individuals can make when they give back, no matter how old you are.


       The town of Odon and Daviess County Rural water are in discussions about the town possibly selling water to the rural utility at some future date.

         The Washington times-Herald reports, Dave Fisher, current president of Daviess County Rural Water told them the company is growing and even though they purchase water from the City of Washington they are having trouble getting enough water to supply their customers.  The town and the utility met Wednesday afternoon to open discussion and Derick Wiggins with Midwestern Engineers participated in the meeting.

        Wiggins feels the Odon plant has sufficient capacity to serve rural water customers and believess an agreement could prove beneficial to both parties.  The town of Odon could generate income of 50 to 60 thousand dollars annually if an agreement can eventually be worked out.  Town board President Chuck Krieg is quoted in the article saying, “Something like this, if it’s something we can do, and make it work, could be a big plus for Odon.