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Area schools hold Veterans Day events Tuesday

November 11, 2014
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Area schools hold Veterans Day events Tuesday

A ceremony was held Monday honoring Purple Heart recipient Carl Schwier. The World War II veteran served in Europe and was a...

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Franklin County Sheriff releases October activity report

November 11, 2014
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Franklin County Sheriff releases October activity report

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department released the monthly activity report for October...

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IHSAA blocks changes to state basketball tournament

November 11, 2014
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IHSAA blocks changes to state basketball tournament

A proposed change to the state high school basketball tournament was voted down by IHSAA executives Monday...

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City raises funds to purchase old Ivy Tech building

November 10, 2014
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City raises funds to purchase old Ivy Tech building

Batesville Mayor Rick Fledderman announced at Monday’s Board of Works meeting that the City has received matching funds in order to purchase the old Ivy Tech building.

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Reds tab Riggleman as third base coach

November 10, 2014
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Reds tab Riggleman as third base coach

The Cincinnati Reds today named Jim Riggleman third base coach for the Major League team...

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Area health leaders named to IHA Board

November 10, 2014
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Area health leaders named to IHA Board

Three area health leaders have been appointed to the Indiana Hospital Association 2015 Board of Directors...

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New car built at Greensburg’s Honda goes for sale

November 10, 2014
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New car built at Greensburg’s Honda goes for sale

A natural gas vehicle manufactured in Greensburg is scheduled to go on sale later this month...

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Tips for upcoming winter weather

November 10, 2014
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Tips for upcoming winter weather

Cold temperatures, heavy snow, and treacherous ice storms are all risks of the impending winter season. ..

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Lilly Endowment looks to help Ripley County

November 10, 2014
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Lilly Endowment looks to help Ripley County

This money has been made available to the Ripley County Community Foundation (RCCF) through the Endowment’s sixth phase of...

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Report: 8% of Indiana kids without health coverage

November 10, 2014
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Report: 8% of Indiana kids without health coverage

Getting to the doctor may not be easy for the 130,000 Indiana children who still don't have health insurance...

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American Red Cross Blood Donatio... @ Southeastern Indiana
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm
Efforts to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients during the holiday season are underway. Patients don’t get a holiday from needing donated blood! How to donate blood Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.   Places to donate: redcross
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17
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9:00 am Deck Your House @ Memorial Building
Deck Your House @ Memorial Building
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm
Deck Your House  @ Memorial Building  | Batesville | Indiana | United States
Deck Your House Holiday House Decorating Contest How to enter: submit a photo of your home, 5 canned goods, name, address and phone number at the Memorial Building by noon on December 2nd. Criteria: residential homes only within city limits and must be visible from the street. Contestants will be announced at the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration, December 4th at 6 p.m. Vote: December 4-11 at 3 p.m. Vote at: Memorial Building- 132 S. Main St. Memorial Public Library- 131 N. Walnut St. Southeastern Indiana YMCA- State Road 129 1 canned good= 1 vote (supports Batesville Food Pantry) Winners Announced: Winners will be notified in person December 17th starting at 6 p.m. Ryan Stauffer will announce winners at 6:30 p.m. on WRBI. Prizes, Sponsors and more information on the flyer:     
Nov
18
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9:00 am Achieving Net-Zero Energy Goal @ Jennings County Public Library
Achieving Net-Zero Energy Goal @ Jennings County Public Library
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm
JENNINGS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY Achieving Net-Zero energy goal Jennings County Public Library is located on North State Road 3 in North Vernon, IN.  The library is open from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.  Closed Sunday. To follow the library’s progress and monitoring of the solar panels, visit our website:  www.jenningslib.org The Jennings County Public Library is proud to announce it will soon become the largest net-zero energy use public library in Indiana. It is anticipated that the facility will produce energy greater than or equal than that it consumes. The library’s 33,000 square foot facility has made energy improvements in lighting, HVAC, Insulation and rooftop Solar and Solar Tracking Solutions that are helping contribute to the net-zero energy goals. “This project combines an effort to both innovate and think critically about the impact that science can have on the world.  Our net-zero goal is a way to reduce our global footprint and improve our community,” said Steve Massey, President of the Jennings County Public Library Board.  “Net-zero is a process – and an opportunity for the public to learn with us.” Solar Power[...]

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