The Washington Times-Herald

Local News

March 12, 2013

Extension celebrates 100 years

WASHINGTON — Statewide, the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association is celebrating 100 years in 2013 and Washington will host the local celebration of the state anniversary next week.

The Eastside Park Community Building will be themed with birthday decorations as three state officers and more than100 extension members from

10 counties will come Wednesday take part for the Evansville District meeting.

Purdue Extension Consumer and Family Sciences Agent Jennifer Stefancik said many current and past local presidents are expected to attend.

It was just a matter of luck that Daviess County was selected to host the meeting, Stefancik said.

"Those homemakers meet twice a year, once in the spring and in the fall," Stefancik said. "Those counties take turn hosting the meeting. This time, it was Daviess County's turn and it just happened to be the 100th anniversary celebration.

"We're trying to reach out to past members and past presidents so we have a good turnout for the meeting." Debbie Hamden, secretary for the county-wide organization, said about 145 members are planning to attend from the region.

"We've done quite a bit to put it together," Hamden said.

Locally, the Daviess County Extension Homemakers started in March 1924 by Mrs. Hugh Lett in the old Daviess County Courthouse. When it began,16 clubs had 216 members. Throughout the years, the numbers have ebbed and flowed.

Currently, according to Stefancik, there are six clubs ‹ Sugarland, April Debs, Encore, Hoosier Gals, March Beginnings, Think Young - and 70 members locally. Every other month, the presidents from the clubs meet for a county-wide homemakers meeting. There are also district and state opportunities as well. Former homemakers and those interested in homemaking clubs are invited, Stefancik said. The program will consist of regular business, including a message from IEHA's state president. Also, a master gardener from Pike County will be the keynote speaker.

"There will also be a silent auction that is popular every year," Stefancik said. The centennial celebration will continue all year.


Text Only
Local News
  • City's gateway project about to hit full stride A road construction project designed to give the city of Washington a new entrance for traffic coming off of I-69 is underway. The $3 million project will build a new connector road between the U.S. 50 Bypass and Business 50. The project will also i

    April 24, 2014

  • Community Foundation awards $62K in scholarships Area students' achievements were celebrated Tuesday evening during the Daviess County Community Foundation scholarship reception held at the Washington Knights of Columbus. The scholarships awarded are all funds established through the Foundation. "

    April 24, 2014

  • Getting a diploma now more important for Hoosiers Obtaining a college degree, or even a high school diploma, was not always as critical to one's success as it is today. However, in order to succeed in today's workforce, a high school diploma is absolutely critical, and this is a realization facing H

    April 24, 2014

  • Sports Briefs Hatchets beat Linton LINTON -- The Washington baseball team defeated Linton 8-7 Tuesday evening. Washington used a five-run sixth inning to overcome a 7-3 deficit and pick up its fourth win of the season. Jake Bedwell led the Hatchets offensively wit

    April 24, 2014

  • Thursday's police report CITY REPORT Wednesday 4:39 a.m. - A resident at 1207 Washington Ave. reported someone has slashed four tires on one vehicle and two tires on a second vehicle parked outside of the home. 7:05 a.m. - An employee at Chuckles, 201 N.E. Fifth St., reporte

    April 24, 2014

  • Thursday's Area Briefs Boil notice ordered Daviess County Rural Water System has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for customers on CR 450S east of SR 257 to the address of 4431 until further notice. I-69 beams to move on state roads Progress continues on the I-69

    April 24, 2014

  • NWS - WT042314 - Bicentennial - NBS City forms bicentennial committee for 2016 The city of Washington held its first meeting to plan the celebration of the city's bicentennial in 2016. Mayor Joe Wellman, according to a release, gathered a group of 25 at a local restaurant to start planning to celebrate 200 years of Washington.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • ScienceFair02 North Daviess cleans up at Crane CRANE -- North Daviess Junior and Senior High School students fared well at the 30th Annual Team Crane Science and Engineering Fair Wednesday at WestGate Academy Conferencing and Training Center. Over 120 students took part in the event that for the

    April 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • Wednesday's police report CITY REPORT Tuesday 2:01 p.m. - Steve Myers, 604 Sunset Ave., said his strawberry patch was run over. A neighbor was contacted and the situation was resolved. COUNTY REPORT Monday 7:57 p.m. - An employee of Par-T-Pac liquors in Montgomery said two ma

    April 23, 2014

  • ND board looks at handbook ND board looks at handbook BY Lindsay Owens Times Herald

    April 23, 2014