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2010 election coverage
 
Township trustee candidate announcements

STEVE ARNOLD (D), Hamblen Township

No candidate announcement published as of 4/27/10.

JENNIFER ROGERS-GILLES (D), Hamblen Township

No candidate announcement published as of 4/27/10.

MALINDA "MINDY" WEDDLE (D), Jackson Township

No candidate announcement published as of 4/27/10.

JAMES KAKAVECOS (R), Jackson Township

No candidate announcement published as of 4/27/10.

MEL LANE (R), Jackson Township

No candidate announcement published as of 4/27/10.

NETTIE WALLS (D), Van Buren Township

No candidate announcement published as of 4/27/10.

PHIL KRUEGER (R), Van Buren Township

With many years’ experience in aviation and motorsports businesses, Phil Krueger feels confident he can handle running the Van Buren Township Trustee’s office.

Krueger, who worked with racing teams in Indianapolis, now works part-time for Cherry Hill Aviation. He also started a one–man company building 1917 aircraft. Both of his jobs, he said, are flexible, and would allow him ample time to commit to the trustee’s office and operations.

"It’s fundamentally no different than the way a family operates," he said, about managing the township residents’ tax dollars, accounts and expenditures.

He and his wife of 25 years, Cynthia (Carmichael), moved to Brown County from Indianapolis in January 2004. They had bought her parents’ Van Buren Township homestead.

A Republican, Krueger was approached this election cycle about considering a run for Van Buren Township trustee. He did some research, and decided to toss his hat in the ring.

"The way I look at it," he said, "any political appointee or voter choice is just responsible for someone else’s money. They don’t earn the money; they use ours," he said.

Trust, he said, is a key component.

Public relations, he said, is another – a skill he honed in the operation of motorsports budgets and sponsorships.

"I have no difficulty getting along with people," he said.

— Written by Sara Clifford, with the assistance of Phil Krueger

VICKI PAYNE (R), Van Buren Township

No candidate announcement published as of 4/27/10.

PAUL HARDIN (D), Washington Township

No candidate announcement published as of 4/27/10.

  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 29
    Jackson Township Board
    7 p.m. Jackson Township Board, Trustee's Office, 5765 Carmel Ridge Road