IS IT TRUEI that local attorney and current IU Alumni Board of Trustee member Patrick Shoulders has been a strong and independent voice on the Board.?  … the Bloomington newspaper wrote that Mr. Shoulders has been the “the conscience of the University.”?  …we agree with that statement and urge all IU Alumni to cast their votes to re-elect Mr. Shoulders to the IU Board of Trustees?

IS IT TRUE that downtown Evansville is getting another shot in the arm that is a surprise to many people who didn’t see this coming?…German American Bank which gained an Evansville presence when they acquired the home grown Bank of Evansville several years ago?…German American has announced that it will be moving into the old Integra Bank Building that has been bankless since Integra was taken over by the FDIC nearly six years ago?…this is a big win for downtown Evansville and it puts a business in a building that would have taken many years to fill?…the CCO sees this decision as a positive decision for German American and for Evansville?

IS IT TRUE that the pending opening of the medical school does seem to have opened a window of opportunity for downtown Evansville to make some gains that were blunted by premature ambitions of the Weinzapfel Administration?…concentrating on what needs to happen at home as opposed to one person wanting to scale the ladder of political success toward Indianapolis or even Washington DC, is beginning to pay off?…with the opening of the McCurdy Apartments,  the Lincoln Estates Apartments now into private hands and much needed renovations begins, and the soon to be opening of the IU Medical School, the vision for a vibrant downtown may finally be on the radar?…there will be winners and losers in this time of transition?

IS IT TRUE we just heard from credible sources that the Zoo Director Amos Morris is leaving his position with  Mesker Zoo in about month?  …word in the street is he is leaving to take a position somewhere in California?    …we wonder if the self proclaimed Zoo expert Councilman Dan McGinn will resign his Council seat and take Mr. Morris position?  …one good thing about Mr. Morris move to California is he will be able to hang out with the “penguins”?

Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that Downtown Evansville is moving in the right direction?


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