Local News October 3rd:

            City officials in Princeton are looking at a uniform lower speed limit for residential neighborhoods.
            Right now the default speed limit according to state law is 30 miles per hour – unless posted otherwise, but Princeton City Council President Jan Ballard and Police Chief Derek McGraw think that lower speed limits could make the city safer – and more pedestrian-friendly.
            Ballard suggested the speed limit be set to 20 or 25 miles per hour on streets that aren’t major arteries – like Brumfield Avenue, or 2nd Avenue. Broadway and North Main are technically state highways and those limits are controlled by IN-DOT.
            Council members expressed an interest in looking at lower speed limits, and getting public input on the matter. McGraw is now preparing a map to be considered when council debates officially adopting an ordinance.
            City officials in Princeton say day one of privatized trash service – was a success.
            Renewable Resources took over the task of picking up the city’s trash – after the contract was signed this past summer, and the first day of that service was Monday.
            Company officials told Princeton City Council Members Monday night that about 600 homes were serviced on day one, and the schedule went pretty well as expected.
            They do admit there will be an adjustment process for residents going forward – as there were a few instances of trash being left outside of the blue bins – and the contract with the city states residents have to put it all in the can for pickup, and further fine tuning will be necessary to determine how some residents who can’t get the tote to the curb will be served.
            Officials also say that in answer to questions from the public about possible theft or damage of the totes – each bin has a serial number under the lid, and city officials encourage you to write that down for reference to help them sort out issues that may occur.
            Boy’s soccer sectional action from Monday:
            Princeton eliminated at the tournament in Washington, falling to the host team 6 goals to none. Pike Central advances there with a 4 goal to none win over Vincennes Lincoln.
            South Spencer advances in the tournament at Northeast Dubois, beating Wood Memorial 2 goals to 1. North Posey eliminated by the host team5 goals to 1.
            In girl’s sectional action tonight in Jasper:
            Vincennes Lincoln against Pike Central, and then Princeton and Washington. And at North Posey Mater Dei plays South Spencer in the only match scheduled. Wood Memorial got a bye in that tourney and plays Thursday.
            Pairings are set now for the the upcoming IHSAA volleyball sectional.
            In 3-A at Sullivan Princeton plays Pike Central in Match #2 after Vincennes Lincoln and Washington.
            At Mount Vernon Gibson Southern gets a bye and plays Bosse in the 2nd round.
            In Class A at Tecumseh Wood Memorial opens the sectional with a match against Northeast Dubois.
            Those sectionals get underway a week from today.

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