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Batesville schools get new equipment and student lounge

May 14, 2015
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Batesville schools get new equipment and student lounge

Batesville High and Intermediate schools each are getting a $2,000 grant from the Batesville Community Education Foundation (BCEF)...

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GM mass recall leads to local lawsuit linked to a South Ripley student’s death

May 14, 2015
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GM mass recall leads to local lawsuit linked to a South Ripley student’s death

A South Ripley student’s, killed in a car wreck in 2010, parents are suing General Motors after receiving a recall on their son’s vehicle...

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Boston Marathon bomber could be coming to Indiana

May 14, 2015
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Boston Marathon bomber could be coming to Indiana

The Boston Marathon bomber could be coming to Indiana if given the death penalty...

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Practice Day 3 at IMS

May 13, 2015
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Practice Day 3 at IMS

Today turned out to be the perfect day to see top speeds. At the start of today’s practice session Helio Castroneves crashed as he entered into Turn 1. The car went air-born, but landed correct-side-up. Castroneves walked away from the incident, and was cleared by medical officials. Castroneves got more bad news today, as...

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Aurora City Councilman resigns after plea agreement for felony charge

May 13, 2015
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Aurora City Councilman resigns after plea agreement for felony charge

An Aurora City Council seat is vacant after At-Large City Councilman resigns as his ongoing criminal case concludes with a plea agreement...

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Chargers’ Academic Team bring home state title

May 13, 2015
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Chargers’ Academic Team bring home state title

North Decatur’s Math Academic Team wins state at the competition held at Purdue University over the weekend...

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Franklin Co. FFA celebrates another successful year

May 13, 2015
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Franklin Co. FFA celebrates another successful year

The Franklin County High School FFA celebrates and looks back at another successful year at their annual banquet...

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Batesville tackles two mini-marathons in one weekend

May 13, 2015
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Batesville tackles two mini-marathons in one weekend

Team Batesville shows team spirit representing our community at the Indianapolis Mini-Marathon and at the Cincinnati Flying Pig Half Marathon...

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Four Fallen Indiana Police Officers to Be Honored

May 13, 2015
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Four Fallen Indiana Police Officers to Be Honored

This week marks National Police Week, and four fallen police officers from Indiana are among the dozens nationally whose sacrifice and service is being honored...

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Bad Day for the Honda Lineup at IMS

May 12, 2015
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Bad Day for the Honda Lineup at IMS

Practice Day Two proved to be a bad day for three Honda’s at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Simona de Silvestro’s Honda, driven for Andretti Autosport, caught fire because of fuel leak. That was followed by A.J. Foyt Enterprises’ Number 41 car dying on the backstretch. Then, James Jakes’, driver for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, car began...

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all-day Metamora Volunteer Firemen’s Fes... @ Gateway Park
Metamora Volunteer Firemen’s Fes... @ Gateway Park
Jul 4 all-day
The Metamora Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting their annual firemen’s festival at Gateway Park (across US 52 from Metamora) on Saturday, July 4. Parade starts at 6 pm at the park (route crosses US 52 and goes through Metamora). 3 pm food starts — pulled pork sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, ice cold drinks. Also included are kids’ games, pull tabs, bounce house, slides, tractor pull. Live music by Stagger Lee. Beer garden from 3 pm – 3 am. Fireworks at dusk at Gateway Park.
10:00 am Metamora Volunteer Fire Dept. In...
Metamora Volunteer Fire Dept. In...
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am
Come join the Metamora Volunteer Firemen and the Infamous Few Charity Riders for a day of riding and celebration. These men are all volunteers and need our support to keep their firehouse functioning and in good order so they too can help others when called upon! This ride will take us through scenic Franklin and Ripley Counties on a relaxing cruise through the countryside. Please plan on joining us for the entire day, as we will be having breakfast early and attending the Firemen’s Festival afterwards. Registration at the Hearthstone Restaurant: $20 per person / $25 per couple (10 am – 12 pm; breakfast available for purchase) Ride leaves at noon; ends a the firehouse and includes dinner with registration fee (all others are $8 per person)
10:00 am Vogt’s Annual Blueberry Festival @ Vogt Farm
Vogt’s Annual Blueberry Festival @ Vogt Farm
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Blueberry treats, live music, horse-drawn trolley rides, crafts, petting zoo, pony rides, paddleboat rides, south of Batesville on State Road 129. 10 am – 7 pm. No admission charge.

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