Patriot News 05/30/2019


Loving this weather!

  The Patriot Ordinance Committee reports that there have been 18 dumpsters, 360 tires and 9 vehicles removed from the Town of Patriot resulting from cooperation between the community and the committee. Thanks to Town Board Members for making this possible! The river lookout shelter next to the Town Hall has received a new handicap accessible sidewalk and a few streets have received new blacktop with more in the works! A big thank you to Linda Fisk for helping to secure the grants to make it possible!

  The Patriot/Posey Park Board had a successful Community Camp out on May 18th. Thank you to all who attended and a special thank you to Boy Scout Troop # 700 for their participation and help.

  Volunteers are greatly needed for this year’s Fourth of July events! If you would like to volunteer, register for the parade or have any questions please contact me! I can be reached at, (812) 801-9762 or on the Patriot/Posey Park Board Facebook page.

  This year’s annual Vevay Music Club’s “Medley of Music” Concert has been changed to Tuesday, June 4th beginning at 7 p.m. at the Historic Hoosier Theater. Proceeds will benefit the Betty Swango Scholarship. Rehearsal is set for Monday, June 3rd at 6:15 p.m.

  The Patriot 4th of July Parade will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 4th, with registration at the Patriot Boat Ramp beginning at 8:30 a.m. Forms may be picked up at Patriot Town Hall, 352 3rd Street in Patriot or from Park Board members. There will be a Float Contest and the categories include: Best in Show (overall best), Most Original, Classic Wheels (best motorcycle, tractor or car) and The Patriot (most patriotic float). Category winners will receive monetary prizes. Winners will be announced at the town picnic in the park.

  Prayer list:  families of Nelda Kinman, Maurice Stout and Marvin Fette;  Sharon Schmitt, Doris O’Bannon, Trayten Cannon, Emilee McKay, Abby Galbreath, Angie Haskell, Sue Bear, Ellyn Kern – wife of Jerry Brown, Aletha and Owen Heaton, John Campbell, Sharon and Bill Levell, Irvin and Eva Fette, Jake Rader and Red HOT Hatters Barb Dowdy, Mary Christiani, Lura Riga and June Lack.

  Super simple recipe for a quick and healthy summer dish.



3 cucumbers

3 tomatoes 

1 onion

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon of cracked pepper

2 tablespoons of sugar (Optional) 

2 teaspoons of salt

1 cup of water

1/4 cup of olive oil

  How to make it: cut up the veggies, mix it all up and chill for 1-2 hours. That’s it!

   Help!: Just can’t do for myself anymore. I am, therefore, asking for recommendations! Please call (812) 594-2281. Need a house painter, interior and exterior. Need a gardener to trim hedge and help with miscellaneous yard work. Need someone to clean house on a regular basis. Need carpets cleaned.

  You may contact me several ways: by leaving a note of message inside the cat mailbox in front of 1995 Front Street in Patriot; or by calling my home at (812) 594-2281; or dropping me a note at P.O. Box #01, Patriot, Indiana, 47038; or contacting KAY E COOK on Facebook or online at If you have anything for me to include in this article, please send it to me. Information can be received any day of the week but normally my deadline is Sunday at noon for that week’s issue of the paper. Any news received later will appear in the following week’s article. If you need something in a particular issue, please get it to me early.