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Inmate that Escaped from Ripley County Jail Sentenced

August 1, 2016
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Inmate that Escaped from Ripley County Jail Sentenced

RIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. — Chris Rolfes, the inmate who escaped from the Ripley County Jail last November has been sentenced. He was arrested after a driver spotted him the same day. Rolfes now faces additional jail time after been sentenced with an additional charge of escape.

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Wenning Farms/Dec. Co. SWCD Holding Field Day

August 1, 2016
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Wenning Farms/Dec. Co. SWCD Holding Field Day

GREENSBURG, Ind. — The Decatur County SWCD will be holding a Cover Crop Field Day this Wednesday at Wenning Farms beginning at 9 AM. There will be a couple of speakers and a farmer panel to discuss a few issues from the past few years. A meal will be provided at noon. If you...

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Zombie Experience at State Fair Teaches Disaster Preparedness

August 1, 2016
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Zombie Experience at State Fair Teaches Disaster Preparedness

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Indiana State Fair is opening a Zombie exhibit. The new exhibit in the fair’s Purdue Extension Agriculture/Horticulture Building has a walk-though maze and interactive video game designed to simulate a zombie apocalypse. The maze ends at an underground storm shelter stocked with all the supplies necessary for survival in an...

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Indiana Leads US in Pharmacy Robberies

August 1, 2016
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Indiana Leads US in Pharmacy Robberies

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indiana hasn’t been able to shed its designation as the number 1 state for pharmacy robberies despite some work to protect the businesses. Members of the Governor’s Task Force on Drug Enforcement met to discuss the state’s troubling statistics. Indiana Board of Pharmacy president Donna Wall said that Indiana had a...

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Greensburg Man Dies at Hospital After Accident

July 29, 2016
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Greensburg Man Dies at Hospital After Accident

GREENSBURG, Ind. — A Greensburg teen succumbed to his injures after he fell while riding in the back of a pickup truck. According to Greensburg Police Chief Branden Bridges, crews responded to a 911 call at W park Road and S CR 200 W after 4:00 AM Wednesday Morning. Jacob Pitcher, 18, was found...

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Blue-Green Algae Plagues Brookville Lake

July 29, 2016
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Blue-Green Algae Plagues Brookville Lake

LIBERTY, Ind. — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says there’s a lot of blue-green algae in both state recreation areas at Brookville Lake. The DNR found the algae during tests done back on July 20th. Mounds and Quakertown state recreation areas are affected, but not Whitewater Memorial State Park.

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School Starts Soon, Lookout for Buses

July 29, 2016
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School Starts Soon, Lookout for Buses

STATEWIDE — School is starting back up again, and you need to be on the lookout for school buses. State police say they get numerous complaints every year about drivers ignoring school bus stop arms. There are just over 16 thousand school buses on the roads statewide. ISP says when you’re approaching a school...

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Secretary of State Reaches Settlement with JPMorgan

July 29, 2016
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Secretary of State Reaches Settlement with JPMorgan

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Secretary of State’s office has reached a $950,000 settlement with JPMorgan regarding its investment advisory business in Indiana. The settlement is the result of an investigation by the Secretary of State’s office into JPMorgan services offered to banking customers. The office alleges JPMorgan did not disclose important information surrounding certain...

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Department of Education Announces Free Lunch Guidelines

July 29, 2016
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Department of Education Announces Free Lunch Guidelines

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Indiana Department of Education has announced income guidelines for free and reduced-price meals or free milk for those students unable to pay the full price for meals or milk served under the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs. Each local school corporation office has a copy of...

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Single Car Crash Closes SR 229

July 28, 2016
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Single Car Crash Closes SR 229

BATESVILLE, Ind. — A single car crash south of Batesville Thursday morning, hospitalizes 1 and closed SR 229. A 911 call came into the Batesville Police Dispatch at 8:56 AM regarding a single car crash. According to the Indiana State Police, a vehicle was North bound on SR 229 near CR 1300 N. The...

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9:00 am South Decatur Elementary Color Run @ South Decatur Jr - Sr High School
South Decatur Elementary Color Run @ South Decatur Jr - Sr High School
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am
South Decatur Elementary School has introduced a new fundraising program called My School Color Run. The My School Color Run program aims to go beyond traditional fundraising. Rather than sell goods, the program aims to engage the entire student body in a fitness initiative that aims to instill a life-long healthy way of living. On Sept. 3, at 9 a.m., the students, staff, and community of South Decatur Elementary School will walk, jog, and run their way toward a healthier life while raising funds for the PTO’s Playground Revitalization Project. The color run will be held at South Decatur Jr-Sr High School, and will be open to the public. This is an untimed fun run. Participants will pass through four color stations throughout the course and end with a massive color toss at the My Color Run Post-Race Party. Participants will be treated to refreshments, music, and fun following the run. Interested participants of all ages can register by visiting www.SouthDecaturMSCR.eventbrite.com, or by completing a paper registration form prior to the event. Registration is $25 for adults 13 and older, and $20 for kids 12 and under. A family of five gets a discount at $20 per person. Pre-registration is[...]
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all-day Sunman Farmers Market
Sunman Farmers Market
Sep 4 all-day
The Sunman Park Board will be hosting the Sunman Farmers Market for the 2016 season. Every Saturday beginning May 14 til October 29. For spaces & more information contact Janice 812-65-2180