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Pence Proclaims November As Adoption Month

November 11, 2013
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Pence Proclaims November As Adoption Month

Gov. Mike Pence has designated the month of November as Adoption Month in Indiana. The Indiana Department of Child Services is currently recruiting adoptive families for nearly 100 children...

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Report: First 8 Years are Critical for Hoosier Kids’ Success

November 10, 2013
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Report: First 8 Years are Critical for Hoosier Kids’ Success

Indianapolis- A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds half of Hoosier kids eight years and under are living in poverty. It says living in poverty presents dramatic challenges for kids to develop appropriate skills for success. Dianna Wallace, the executive director of the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children,...

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Text Alerts Keep Kids, Parents on Track For College Prep

November 9, 2013
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Text Alerts Keep Kids, Parents on Track For College Prep

With 83 percent of teens having cell phones and more than half of them texting daily, what better way to keep them informed about what’s necessary to get into college than with texts? According to Kate Coffman, project director for College and Career Counseling at the Indiana Youth Institute, that’s what “Trip to College...

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Dog Park May Be Permanent Next Spring

November 8, 2013
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Dog Park May Be Permanent Next Spring

Officials hope a community dog park in Batesville is permanent next year. The city installed a trial-based dog park on the east side of the tennis courts at Liberty Park in August, after the proposed area was relocated from South and Depot Streets...

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Additional Charges For Jailed Ripley County Man

November 8, 2013
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Additional Charges For Jailed Ripley County Man

In January 2012, the Indiana State Police began investigating two separate burglaries that occurred in Ripley County. One on Cave Hill Road and the other on...

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Decatur County Corrections Officer Injured In Crash

November 7, 2013
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Decatur County Corrections Officer Injured In Crash

A corrections officer at the Decatur County Jail remains hospitalized following a vehicle accident early Monday morning. According to the...

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Police Nab Greensburg Burglary Suspect

November 7, 2013
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Police Nab Greensburg Burglary Suspect

Police in Greensburg apprehended a man they say is responsible for at least three residential burglaries since Oct. 30. The Greensburg Police Department received a call around 3:40 a.m. on Tuesday morning from a resident on..

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Traffic Light Expected To Be Fixed By Friday Morning

November 7, 2013
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Traffic Light Expected To Be Fixed By Friday Morning

Drivers in Batesville may have noticed a faulty traffic light at a busy intersection Thursday. Officers with the Batesville Police Department have been controlling traffic throughout the afternoon and evening on S.R. 229 at the I-74 overpass...

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Batesville Facade Program Inching Closer To Completion

November 7, 2013
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Batesville Facade Program Inching Closer To Completion

Construction around downtown Batesville may soon be complete as the façade program is nearing an end. Nine downtown businesses are getting a facelift as part of the...

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School Receives Grant For Steel Drum Bands

November 7, 2013
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School Receives Grant For Steel Drum Bands

Oldenburg Academy Receives Grants for “Integrating the History, Culture and Music of Traditional Steel Drum Bands into the Curriculum and Community”

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all-day Whispering Beard Folk Festival
Whispering Beard Folk Festival
Aug 22 – Aug 24 all-day
Fri-Sun, Aug 22-24     Whispering Beard Folk Festival Over 35 folk bands in the Friendship Valley, Old Mill Campground, 7249 1st Street, Friendship, starting at 11:30am each day.  Camping available.  Adm. Chg.  Contact Dan (513)382-1708  www.whisperingbeard.com
8:30 am FranklinCovey program the Greens...
FranklinCovey program the Greens...
Aug 22 @ 8:30 am – 4:45 pm
Time is running out to register for this unique opportunity to attend a highly respected FranklinCovey program the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce is bringing to Southeastern Indianaon Friday, Aug. 22.  One of FranklinCovey’s most requested consultants, J.D. Frailey, will be teaching this course. Clients give him top ratings and describe him as motivating, entertaining, and uplifting. The course is The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity. Productivity is a key metric that impacts employee engagement, quality of results, and ultimately – the bottom line. For your convenience, I have pasted a link to the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce website, which contains more information and a registration opportunity.Please sign up today. The Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce is only the second Chamber of Commerce in Indiana to join in a partnership with FranklinCovey, bringing their fantastic training programs away from the Indianapolis area. This event will be held at the Decatur County School Corporation Administration Building, 2020 Montgomery Road,Greensburg. Your investment in this FranklinCovey training is only $399 per person. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:45 p.m.
8:30 am Grazing Field Day @ Jeff and Leah Meinders’s Farm
Grazing Field Day @ Jeff and Leah Meinders’s Farm
Aug 22 @ 8:30 am – 2:15 pm
The Hogan Creek Watershed Project, along with the Dearborn and Ripley County Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) will be providing an educational opportunity for producers with grazing livestock.  The field day will be held on Friday, August 22nd at Jeff and Leah Meinders’s Farm, 3687 W. Co. Rd. 500E, Milan, IN from 8:30 am to 2:15 pm.  The workshop is FREE to attend and includes a catered lunch thanks to local sponsors.  Excellent speakers will be present including, Ron Lemenager, Purdue Beef – Nutrition and Management, Victor Shelton, NRCS Grazing Specialist/Agronomist, and David Walton, Jr., Veterinarian – Herd Health.  If you would like more information or to register, please contact the SWCD at 812-926-2406 ext 3 or email: heather.wirth@in.nacdnet.net.

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