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Special Olympics Indiana at Perfect North Slopes

January 19, 2016
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Special Olympics Indiana at Perfect North Slopes

Special Olympics Indiana held their Winter Games at Perfect North Slopes on January 10th -12th. The games brought together 184 athletes from twelve counties across the state to compete in snowshoeing, alpine skiing and snowboarding. Perfect North Slopes hosted the state games for the sixth year, as the games were previously held at Paoli...

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Indiana Tax Season Opens

January 19, 2016
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Indiana Tax Season Opens

Today, the Indiana Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) opened the 2016 individual income tax filing season and began processing individual income tax returns. Tax season will close April 18, 2016. Electronic Filing The department encourages taxpayers to electronically file their tax returns. Advantages to filing electronically include: Faster refunds –...

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Pete Rose To Be Inducted Into Reds Hall Of Fame

January 19, 2016
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Pete Rose To Be Inducted Into Reds Hall Of Fame

Cincinnati Reds legend Pete Rose will be inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame during 2016 Reds Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, June 24-26, 2016. “Inducting Pete into the Reds Hall of Fame will be a defining moment in the 147-year history of this storied franchise,” said Bob Castellini. “He is one of the...

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3rd Annual Winter Wonderfest Indoor Carnival, Silent Auction, and Book Fair

January 19, 2016
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3rd Annual Winter Wonderfest Indoor Carnival, Silent Auction, and Book Fair

Batesville Intermediate School will hold its 3rd Annual Winter Wonderfest Indoor carnival on Sunday, January 24, 2016, from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM, at Batesville Intermediate School. This is the main fundraiser for Batesville Intermediate School’s PTO. All the money raised goes directly for student’s educational needs. These proceeds are used to fund field...

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DEVELOPING SITUATION – State of Indiana Response to Avian Flu in Dubois County

January 19, 2016
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DEVELOPING SITUATION – State of Indiana Response to Avian Flu in Dubois County

Indiana Board of Animal Health (BOAH) and U.S. Department of Agriculture teams have visited 900-plus residences in a 10-kilometer radius “control area” around the original site to identify small, “backyard” flocks of birds for precautionary monitoring and testing. To date, 27 such flocks have been identified. These efforts will continue. Indiana State Veterinarian Bret...

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Did a Storm Damage Your Tree?

January 19, 2016
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Did a Storm Damage Your Tree?

Winter storms cause tremendous stress and severe damage to trees in the urban forest. Snapped or downed trees should be removed, but what about a tree that only suffers minor damage? How can a homeowner tell if a tree is safe enough to keep? Assessing the damage Minor damage – with only the smallest...

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AARP Urging Lawmakers to Approve Retirement Savings Bill For Hoosiers

January 19, 2016
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AARP Urging Lawmakers to Approve Retirement Savings Bill For Hoosiers

People just aren’t saving enough money. As a matter of fact, a new survey released by Forbes says more than half of Americans have less than one thousand dollars in their checking and savings accounts combined. Nearly a quarter have less than a hundred dollars. The idea of saving for retirement sounds good, but...

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100 Year Old Female Dies in Jackson County Crash

January 18, 2016
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100 Year Old Female Dies in Jackson County Crash

Sunday, at approximately 5:30 PM, the Indiana State Police responded to a personal injury crash on I-65 southbound near the 36 mile marker, just south of Crothersville.  The single vehicle crash killed a 100 year old Michigan woman and sent two people to a Louisville hospital. The initial investigation by Master Trooper Rick Hewitt...

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Indiana Clarifies Avian Flu Findings in Nine Flocks

January 18, 2016
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Indiana Clarifies Avian Flu Findings in Nine Flocks

INDIANAPOLIS (17 Jan. 2016)–Laboratory testing of samples from eight of nine Southern Indiana turkey flocks was completed overnight by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa. While all nine were announced as H7 influenza-positive yesterday, the specific strain was yet to be determined. The Indiana State Board of...

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Avian Influenza Identified in Dubois County

January 18, 2016
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Avian Influenza Identified in Dubois County

WASHINGTON, January 15, 2016 — The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7N8 avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial turkey flock in Dubois County, Indiana. This is a different strain of HPAI than the strains that caused the 2015 outbreak. ...

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Jan
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all-day BHS Interact Club Spring Cleanin...
BHS Interact Club Spring Cleanin...
Jan 15 – Feb 15 all-day
The Batesville High School Interact Club will be having a spring cleaning coat drive from January 15 – February 15. Drop-off locations include Goody’s, Batesville Memorial Public Library, and the Guidance Office at the Batesville High School.
Feb
13
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8:00 am CASA Training @ Souttheastern IN YMCA
CASA Training @ Souttheastern IN YMCA
Feb 13 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) training is February 5 and 12 from 5:30 – 9 pm, and February 6 and 13 from 8 am – 4 pm at the Southeastern IN YMCA in Batesville. Prospective volunteers who want to aid children must fill out applications ahead of time. Information can be found at www.voicesforchildren.net or by calling Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children Executive Director Tonya Ruble-Richter at 812-599-2630 or emailing her at tonya@voicesforchildren.net.
9:30 am “Praying Our Dreams: Discovering... @ Oldenburg Franciscan Center
“Praying Our Dreams: Discovering... @ Oldenburg Franciscan Center
Feb 13 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
“Praying Our Dreams: Discovering God’s Messages” will be presented on February 13 from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm at the Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost is $45 – $65 includes lunch. Info and RSVP at www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.

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