• River Flood Warning for Epworth - Click for Details
    Effective: March 02, 2021 @ 11:08am
    Expires: December 31, 2049 @ 6:00pm
    PRECAUTIONARY
    Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas. Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Additional information is available at www.weather.gov. The next statement will be issued Monday evening at 1100 PM CST.
    LOCATION

    FORECAST
    The river is expected to rise above flood stage early Tuesday afternoon and continue rising to a crest of 18.3 feet Monday, March 08.
    DURATION
    From Tuesday morning until further notice.
    INFO1
    At 8:30 PM CST Sunday the stage was 11.4 feet.
    INFO2
    Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
    INFO3
    Minor flooding is forecast.
    INFO4
    Impact...At 19.0 feet, Harmonie State Park is closed. Surrounding bottomland is flooded.
  • River Flood Warning for Epworth - Click for Details
    Effective: March 01, 2021 @ 12:32pm
    Expires: December 31, 2049 @ 6:00pm
    PRECAUTIONARY
    N/A
    LOCATION
    The Flood Warning continues for the Wabash River at Mount Carmel.
    FORECAST
    The river is expected to rise above flood stage this afternoon and continue rising to a crest of 24.5 feet Sunday morning.
    DURATION
    From this afternoon until further notice.
    INFO1
    At 5:45 AM CST Monday /6:45 AM EST Monday/ the stage was 17.0 feet.
    INFO2
    Flood stage is 19.0 feet.
    INFO3
    Minor flooding is forecast.
    INFO4
    Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of 24.5 feet on 05/01/1970.
  • River Flood Warning for Epworth - Click for Details
    Expires: December 31, 2049 @ 6:00pm
    PRECAUTIONARY
    Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Additional information is available at www.weather.gov. The next statement will be issued Monday evening at 1045 PM CST.
    LOCATION

    FORECAST
    The river is expected to rise above flood stage early tomorrow afternoon and continue rising to a crest of 29.0 feet early Friday afternoon.
    DURATION
    From Monday morning until further notice.
    INFO1
    At 7:30 PM CST Sunday the stage was 25.2 feet.
    INFO2
    Flood stage is 27.0 feet.
    INFO3
    Minor flooding is forecast.
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Brown Gets Closure from Archie Brown Memorial Field Dedication

Greg Brown, a Carmi man, known to many not only for his enterprising nature, but also for his giving nature was a happy man Tuesday afternoon.  A 2 year process finally came to fruition with the dedication of Archie Brown Memorial Field just before 4pm.  He began with comments thanking the many people who supported or assisted in the building of the field from concept to completion.

Together with his father and uncle, Brown said they thought it would make the most fitting memorial they could make to the late Archie Brown.  “It’s a celebration of the sports that he loved.  He didn’t want people to know some of the things he did.  Once that information got out, it made it a little bit easier to do this without breaking any of hi secrets.”

Archie Brown was always arguably the biggest Carmi softball supporter in the town and played an important role when it matter most, “he was a big contributor in the late ‘90s when the school system was considering cutting the program.”

Grandson Greg was nearly overwhelmed as he spoke about what the project means for him.  “This is a big sense of closure for me.  Ya know, my grandpa worked with my dad, his partner, and I was privileged to get to work with him until the day he just couldn’t work anymore.  And he loved it.  The end was pretty rough.  I’ve been looking for some closure and I think this did it.”

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Archie’s son Gary Brown throws out the ceremonial first ever pitch from Archie Brown Memorial Field.

 

And while the intention of this coverage has no pitch, when it comes to Greg Brown and the amount of projects he is willing to tackle, it’s hard to avoid an infomercial sounding “but wait, there’s more.”…

With the softball field dedicated and handed over to the high school, there’s still more work to do on the adjoining Jr. Pro Football practice field.  We asked Brown about that as well.  “The other side of the park is still not complete yet.  John Evers started this program a long time ago and he and my grandpa were very close friends and involved in a lot of stuff.  My grandpa helped him with a little boost to get that program going so I wanted to memorialize that.  We’ve still got some odds and ends to finish.  The lights aren’t done.  The weather has been brutal in trying to build a ball field.”

Archie’s son Gary threw out the ceremonial first pitch.  And the Middle School softball crew broke the field in with a dominant 13-1 win over Flora.