NEW HARMONY, INDIANA https://newharmonywatch.com IF THE TRUTH KILLS YOU, YOU WERE ALREADY PRETTY DAMN SICK Sat, 12 Oct 2019 22:52:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://newharmonywatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cropped-Copy-3-of-flowers-051-32x32.jpg NEW HARMONY, INDIANA https://newharmonywatch.com 32 32 ROGER WADE https://newharmonywatch.com/roger-wade/ https://newharmonywatch.com/roger-wade/#respond Fri, 11 Oct 2019 20:23:36 +0000 https://newharmonywatch.com/?p=13921 WE ENDORSE ROGER WADE FOR RE-ELECTION TO TOWN BOARD 

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Roger Wade is an intelligent good natured man with no hidden agendas. Roger and his wife Missy are both local folks. And, both have their own separate successful businesses here in New Harmony.

My wife and I have done tens of thousands of dollars of business with Roger’s construction contracting company. Each of the several times, we have employed Roger, he has gone to great lengths to insure, that we got everything we paid for and more.

I once actually felt, that Roger had undercharged me, and I told him so. Roger responded, that his livelihood depends solely on good will among local New Harmony customers. And, that in such a small town, you have to leave everyone satisfied and smiling, if your business is going to survive. That’s an old fashioned attitude, but I like it. 

Roger told me straight up, that for him, honesty and going the extra mile are just smart business

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I have never heard anyone (except Dave Campbell) say a bad word about Roger Wade.

And, if the truth be told, Roger helps out many town residents with work that is either free or way below his cost of doing the jobs. Ask some of the old timers in town about that.

Roger’s business and construction expertise are valuable on the board. So, is Roger’s unquestioned honesty. I always say, that if the voters will elect truth tellers, all other public issues will fall into place. Honesty is the keystone of good government. 

If you live in New Harmony, you know as well as I do, the problems that are caused by town board members, who are not honest.  Under Dave Campbell’s previous term as President of the town board, we had fighting and feuding and hurt feelings and bad publicity for the town. Campbell turned family against family, and friend against friend, and caused humiliation for our town in the public media. Let’s NOT go back to that. 

Vote for Roger Wade for good honest transparent town government. 

 

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SIGNS REDUX https://newharmonywatch.com/campbell-signs-part-ii/ https://newharmonywatch.com/campbell-signs-part-ii/#respond Thu, 10 Oct 2019 18:17:47 +0000 https://newharmonywatch.com/?p=13902 Election board gave DAVID CAMPBELL a grace period to make his signs legal, But, …………..

 

 

………………………………………… expect to hear more.

 

Because in addition to that order by the election board , and as a totally separate matter, the Posey County Sheriff’s office has investigated Campbell’s signs, and have filed a criminal complaint with the Posey County Prosecuting Attorney for possible criminal prosecution of Campbell for a CLASS “A” misdemeanor. 

NOTE:  CLASS “A” misdemeanor is the most serious level of misdemeanor under Hoosier state law.

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CAMPBELL THE CONTRACT https://newharmonywatch.com/campbell-the-contract/ https://newharmonywatch.com/campbell-the-contract/#respond Wed, 09 Oct 2019 21:19:41 +0000 https://newharmonywatch.com/?p=13549 DAVE  CAMPBELL’S SWORN TESTIMONY UNDER OATH 

Here is the most simple explanation possible of how David Campbell was caught abusing the power of office and lying under oath about about Town business.  …………

 

 

………………………………………………  The last time Campbell was on the New Harmony town board, he created a contract leasing town owned property to a friend. Then, he lied under oath in a court proceeding about what he had done. If, Campbell disputes, this, I invite him to sue me. But, I am spot on correct in what I say. Read Campbell’s own sworn deposition linked with this post, and that is very clear. 

READ THIS EXPLANATION and THEN READ CAMPBELL’s SWORN TESTIMONY . 

# 1  The monthly lease payment appeared to many, me included, to be set at much less less than market value. It was, in fact, I believe, less that the amount of utility bills the town was committed to paying for Campbell’s friend. The original monthly payment under the lease  contract was $275 per month. Then when citizens started asking questions, it was retroactively increased to $500 per month, which was, in the opinion of Campbell critics, still too little. 

# 2  Campbell committed the town to the lease contract with his friend in a completely illegal manner. State law required that such a lease be discussed by the full town board in an open public meeting. Campbell signed the lease without the knowledge of any other town board member, and he did it in secret, with no public meeting. No one except Campbell and his friend were privy to the contract. This has been confirmed in Town Board meeting minutes. 

# 3 When questioned under oath about this illegal lease contract, in a court proceeding, Campbell denied, more than once, signing the contract. He also denied under oath ever having seen the contract, or ever having discussed it with anyone, including his friend, who benefited from the contract. 

#FOUR: Despite Campbell’s sworn denials above in # 3,  Campbell was then confronted, still under oath,  with one of the two originals of the contract in question. The contract, which was entered into evidence,  had Campbell’s signature, and Campbell’s  signature only,  signing for the Town of New Harmony. After turning purple and sputtering for a moment, Campbell admitted, that it was his indeed his signature. And then changed his story to, he must have signed it without knowing what it was.   

Read Campbell’s sworn testimony link below. He clearly lied. Do you want a person on the Town Board, who is willing to lie under oath about town business? If a person will lie under sworn oath, when will they not lie?  

CAMPBELL’S SWORN TESTIMONY UNDER OATH 

 

 

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CAMPBELL ORDERED BY …. https://newharmonywatch.com/campbell-ordered-by/ https://newharmonywatch.com/campbell-ordered-by/#respond Wed, 09 Oct 2019 00:13:09 +0000 https://newharmonywatch.com/?p=13844 DAVID CAMPBELL ORDERED BY ……….

 

……………………………………. KAY KILGORE, CLERK OF THE POSEY COUNTY CIRCUIT/SUPERIOR COURT TO BRING HIS ELECTION CAMPAIGN SIGNS INTO COMPLIANCE WITH INDIANA STATE ELECTION LAWS NO LATER THAN 16 OCT 2019 READ NOTIFICATION HERE

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INDIANA https://newharmonywatch.com/indiana/ https://newharmonywatch.com/indiana/#respond Tue, 08 Oct 2019 16:55:39 +0000 https://newharmonywatch.com/?p=13834 A STATE THAT SORT OF WORKS 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO READ TRIB STAR ARTICLE 

https://www.tribstar.com/opinion/flashpoint/flashpoint-indiana-a-state-that-sort-of-works/article_82877f30-b43f-53bb-a960-c651fb073cc5.html

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KUDUS https://newharmonywatch.com/kudus-to-new-harmony-town-board/ https://newharmonywatch.com/kudus-to-new-harmony-town-board/#respond Mon, 07 Oct 2019 18:55:49 +0000 https://newharmonywatch.com/?p=13804 KUDUS TO NEW HARMONY BOARD   

 

 

TO: NEW HARMONY TOWN BOARD PRESIDENT ALVIN BLAYLOCK 
CC: NEW HARMONY TOWN BOARD MEMBERS
PLEASE READ INTO MINUTES OF NEXT TOWN BOARD MEETING

I would like to offer a quick note of appreciation for the good work of the present New Harmony Town Board. The Board is  comprised of Alvin Blaylock, David Flanders, Virginia Alsop, Gary Watson and Roger Wade. Under this board our streets were paved, our fire hydrant system was upgraded, we finally have a loyal trustworthy Town Marshall. And, with all of these accomplishments our town finances are in better shape, that when this board assumed office, Great work.

Also, during this boards tenure, we acquired a new Dollar Store, that is helpful to poorer, more elderly and less able New Harmony citizens, for whom a trip out of town is a burden. I didn’t personally favor the Dollar Store, but I appreciate the open, .honest and above board manner in which the Town Board handled the issue, and I respect their decision.

Please keep up the good work.

Ron Nesler
Voter
PO BOX 12– 318 Tavern– New Harmony, Indiana– 47631
PH 682 3740 ==Email Ron@NewHarmonyWatch.Com

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GARY WATSON https://newharmonywatch.com/gary-watson/ https://newharmonywatch.com/gary-watson/#respond Fri, 04 Oct 2019 20:37:18 +0000 https://newharmonywatch.com/?p=13742 WE ENDORSE GARY WATSON FOR RE-ELECTION TO NEW HARMONY TOWN BOARD

 

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GARY WATSON is an incumbent New Harmony town board member running for re-election in November 2019. He is running on the Republican ticket.  I’m a strong Democrat, but Gary is one of my top two choices for town board.  

Gary is a home town boy, born and raised in New Harmony. Gary is a family man, a retired law enforcement officer, a US Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam war, and  a man, who has pulled himself up by his bootstraps from a humble beginning to become successful in business and in life in general. Nothing was ever handed to Gary Watson as a gift, Gary knows what it is to have goals and work toward them diligently. 

Politically, Gary and I agree on almost nothing. But, I am supporting his candidacy, because he is a decent human being, and he has the good of New Harmony at heart. Because, Gary is good for the town and for the people of the town.  

Gary is soft spoken, polite, thoughtful, concerned for others and he loves his home town of New Harmony, Indiana, as much as I do. Gary is a patriot and a fellow war vet.

Gary’s many years experience in law enforcement and in the US Marine Corps, qualifies him him to mentor our town Marshall, to insure that the Marshall’s job is performed effectively, safely and lawfully.   

Gary’s success in business and in his personal life will insure he won’t allow town funds to be squandered foolishly. With Gary on watch, every dollar goes to benefit all town residents, not just a few insiders.  Gary has never, and will never, do anything to reflect badly on the town.  

Gary was born and raised here, New Harmony is Gary’s life, not just a retirement hobby. 

Best of all, Gary is not long winded, but when he does open his mouth, the truth comes out.

Gary Watson will not mislead the people, nor disgrace the town with secret schemes and lies as some previous town board members in recent memory have done.   

 

Ron Nesler posting from New Harmony, Indiana

 

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VIRGINIA ALSOP https://newharmonywatch.com/virginia-alsop/ https://newharmonywatch.com/virginia-alsop/#respond Fri, 04 Oct 2019 20:35:09 +0000 https://newharmonywatch.com/?p=13769 WE ENDORSE VIRGINIA ALSOP FOR RE-ELECTION TO TOWN BOARD 

 

Virginia is an incumbent member of the Town Board running for re-election as a Democrat. She has done a great job on the Town Board and deserves to be reelected. The only other candidate we have endorsed so far is Republican Gary Watson.

So, that is one Democrat and one Republican endorsed by this web site. Party plays no part in our choices. We endorse those candidates, we believe to be best for the town New Harmony. Virginia Alsop definitely falls in that category.  

Virginia Alsop nee Culliver was born and raised here in Posey County. She has had a total of one husband, and her marriage has lasted decades ago. (If you want to know how many decades, you must ask Virginia) Both the Culliver and Alsop families have many generations of proud history and ties to New Harmony. 

We endorse Virginia Alsop, because Virginia Alsop has  a long standing reputation as a truth teller. And, we view nothing as more important than truthfulness for public office at any level.

Virginia’s history and reputation speak for themselves on the matter of honesty and integrity. Ask any of the old time families around New Harmony. The old timers will tell you, Virginia speaks the truth first, last and always.

If, we elect truthful people to public office, everything else will fall into place, without problems, bad publicity or hateful feuds. 

I will remind our readers, that in the not too distant past, we sadly elected a couple of town board members, who quickly became notorious for not being truthful, or even cash register honest. It brought shame and bad publicity and hateful infighting to the town.  We can all remember that. Mull over those unhappy memories of certain less than honest town board members. I think you will see, that voting for a truth teller, such as Virginia Alsop, is best for our town.  

Second only to honesty, this editor values roots and ties to the town. Virginia is a winner on that score too. Both sides of Virginia’s family, the Cullivers and the Alsops have been here in Posey County since before 1900. Virginia has children, grand children and five great grand children here in Posey County. That is true roots.  

Virginia is a successful business person on her own account, and she and her husband Don are retired from farming. Among her extended family, here in Posey County, Virginia can count farmers, school teachers, attorneys, and public servants. As well as, many many and working class folks retired from or working at GE, B&W, SABIC and many other large and small firms, right here in Posey County.   

Some of the folks running for the town board, are pretty new to New Harmony. Their only tie to the town is the house they live in. If things don’t go their way, they can just list their house for sale, and move to St Louis, or New York City, or Santa Fe, or some other fashionable community and start over again. Once they sell their house, they have no family ties or community loyalty to hold them here.

I have watched this happen with more than one of these pompous, puffed up, outsider, Big Shots. You have too.  They don’t get their way about something, and they pack up and move on. 

It’s not like that for local natives, like you and me and Virginia Alsop.  For us, this is our home.  Virginia Alsop has skin in the game here in New Harmony. Please join me in voting for Virginia Alsop and for the best interests of New Harmony.   

Ron Nesler endorsing Virginia Alsop for re-election to New Harmony Town

 

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DAVID CAMPBELL https://newharmonywatch.com/david-campbell/ https://newharmonywatch.com/david-campbell/#respond Thu, 03 Oct 2019 13:15:07 +0000 https://newharmonywatch.com/?p=13733 DAVID CAMPBELL ILLEGAL CAMPAIGN SIGNS 

David Campbell wants to be elected to supervise our town Marshall. Putting up illegal campaign signs sets a very bad example by a man aspiring to that position.  This disregard for the law alone makes  Campbell unfit for New Harmony town board. But, stat tuned, there’s much more. 

I just emailed the Posey County Clerk, Posey County Prosecutor, the Posey County Sheriff and the New Harmony Town Marshall the following information on violations of Indiana law by   David Campbell 

 

TO KAY KILGORE POSEY COUNTY CLERK. 
Kay, as I understand Indiana election laws, all yard signs and other campaign signs must have a disclaimer disclosing who paid for the signs. I know a few years ago, when I put up some political billboards in Indiana and several other states, in all cases in every state including Indiana, I was required to include this disclosure/disclaimer. David Campbell is running for town board in New Harmony, and he has many signs up that do not include this disclosure/disclaimer. I am told that your office is the correct place to report this violation of law. Can we get these illegal campaign signs removed, please. I am CCing the Posey County Prosecuting attorney so that his office can also become involved with this as necessary.
……………………………………..  RE EMAIL MESSAGE ABOVE:   At the same time Campbell is flagrantly violating state law and arrogantly denying complaints, he is running for an office, that would put him in charge of our town law enforcement, ie the town Marshall.
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HOOSIER POT WARS https://newharmonywatch.com/hoosier-pot-wars/ https://newharmonywatch.com/hoosier-pot-wars/#respond Fri, 27 Sep 2019 17:25:53 +0000 https://newharmonywatch.com/?p=13728 Hemp and pot are the same plant, differing only legally based on ………………….

 

…………………………………………….    percent of THC.

 

With 3/10 percent or less it’s hemp. With more it’s pot. No Hoosier lab can make the distinction. Testing is costly and getting the results back takes months. The 2018 federal farm bill legalized hemp in all forms, a problem for the few states, such as Indiana, still waging pot wars, because it created the burden of proving the cigarette in question actually is illegal pot and not legal hemp.

To circumvent this, Indiana quickly outlawed possession of smokable hemp too, with the same penalties as for possession of pot. Now a federal judge has ruled Indiana’s law against hemp, a federally legal substance, unconstitutional. Reviving the burden on the state of proving a confiscated cigarette is pot not legal hemp.

 

Observers thought, this level of complication would cool Gov Holcomb’s ardor for waging the pot wars. But, staffers at the Capitol, say Holcomb is now considering buying and staffing his own pot lab, and that Holcomb believes, existing law allows him to put people away for 20 to 30 years, if they’re caught lying about whether their cigarette is pot or hemp.

He’s clearly nuts. Support sanity and human rights here. https://newharmonywatch.com/please-sign-petition-for-legal-medical-cannabis-for-indiana-combat-vets-and-cancer-patients/

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BAD NEWS FOR HOOSIER POT NAZIS https://newharmonywatch.com/bad-news-for-hoosier-pot-nazis/ https://newharmonywatch.com/bad-news-for-hoosier-pot-nazis/#respond Sat, 21 Sep 2019 18:32:33 +0000 https://newharmonywatch.com/?p=13681 BAD NEWS FOR HOOSIER POT NAZIS—- I think the Hoosier pot Nazis are ….

 

…………………………………………………………………… out of business on prosecuting possession of small amounts of pot. A  federal court just ruled, that Indiana’s law against possession and use of hemp, as legally differentiated from marijuana, is both in violation of federal law and unconstitutional.

This ruling establishes the right of all Hoosiers to possess and smoke hemp. And, if any level of Hoosier government wants to arrest anyone for possession of POT, they take on the  burden of proving, that the green leafy stuff you have is pot not hemp. This is not as simple or as inexpensive as you might think.

It is in fact, a tall hill to climb, because hemp and pot are the same plant, legally differentiated only by their level of THC content. The officer on the beat can’t make determine which is which and neither can the state. To make this determination the green leafy stuff must be sent to a sophisticated and expensive outside laboratory. And, when that is done, the chain of evidence must be protected to prove the stuff analyzed is the same stuff confiscated from you.

This makes prosecuting possession of small amounts of pot too time consuming, too expensive and generally a pain in the butt for prosecutors, who should be spending their allotted time and money prosecuting REAL crimes, anyway. This is exactly why, the state of Indiana went the extra mile to make hemp just as illegal as marijuana. They knew that legal hemp would make prosecuting possession of small amounts of pot virtually impossible.

Now a federal court says, that for Indiana to make hemp illegal is unconstitutional for several reasons, one being that it interferes with the interstate commerce in hemp a federally legal product. I think the Hoosier pot Nazis are officially out of business on prosecuting possession of personal sized stashes of weed.  READ THIS ARTICLE ON THE ISSUE

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Depression Cure https://newharmonywatch.com/depression-cure/ https://newharmonywatch.com/depression-cure/#respond Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:41:22 +0000 https://newharmonywatch.com/?p=13666 There’s lots of joy in life. But, there is also plenty to bring your spirits down, and I am affected by it, probably more than most. When I get down, and life seems hopeless, the best medicine to bring me back around is ………

 

 

…………………………………………….. old fashioned country music from the 1920’s, 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s.  Here are some free samples, if you want to see, if it will raise your spirits as it does mine.

Jimmie Rodgers ….. In The Jail House Now 

Bob Wills…. Take me back to Tulsa

Roy Acuff ……… Great Speckled Bird 

Carter Family …………… WILD WOOD FLOWER 

 

Ron Nesler posting and smiling in New Harmony, Indiana

 

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