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Applications Available for ISDA Photo Contest

June 3, 2016
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Applications Available for ISDA Photo Contest

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is now accepting submissions for the 9th annual photo contest, which was created to showcase the hard work and contributions made by Hoosier farmers. The contest is open to the general public, and winning photographs will be featured at this year’s state fair. Contestants are able to...

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Experts Warn of Dormant Butt Syndrome

June 3, 2016
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Experts Warn of Dormant Butt Syndrome

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — It may sound like a joke or an insult, but Dormant Butt Syndrome is a real issue and affects millions of Americans. It’s a weakness of the gluteal muscles that can be caused by repetitive motions, or by sitting still for too long. Wexner Medical Center sports medicine physical therapist Chris...

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Flash Flood Warning For Ripley & Dearborn Counties

June 2, 2016
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The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Flash Flood Warning for East Central Ripley County and West Central Dearborn County until 4:45 PM and Southeastern Indiana Ripley County and Southwestern Dearborn County until 5:45 PM.  Parts of Ohio and Switzerland Counties are also included. Radar indicated atb atound 2:40 PM that  thunderstorms...

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Indiana Natural Resources Foundation Receives $17,000 for Southeast Indiana Parks

June 2, 2016
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Indiana Natural Resources Foundation Receives $17,000 for Southeast Indiana Parks

Four DNR properties in southeastern Indiana will undergo improvements thanks to the generosity of Grote Lamplighter Club, the non-profit arm of Grote Industries in Madison. The club recently donated $17,000 to the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation for upgrades at Clifty Falls, Versailles state park, and Hardy Lake, all of which are operated by the...

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Carbon Monoxide is a Real Danger in Summer

June 2, 2016
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Carbon Monoxide is a Real Danger in Summer

June is National Safety Month. Coincidentally, it’s also the beginning of summer, and that means the potential for severe weather that may lead to power outages. When the power goes down, homeowners may choose to use alternative power sources such as generators. However, generators must be properly ventilated, and failure to do so can...

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Last Free Fishing Weekend set for This Weekend

June 2, 2016
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Last Free Fishing Weekend set for This Weekend

This weekend is the last chance in 2016 for adults to fish for free in Indiana. June 4 and 5 are the final two days of four Free Fishing Days this year. On these special days, Indiana residents who are age 18 and older can fish public waters without needing a fishing license or a trout...

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State Parks Offer 10 Cent Entry

June 2, 2016
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State Parks Offer 10 Cent Entry

Indiana will celebrate its state park system’s centennial year this weekend by charging park visitors just 10 cents to enter any of the state’s parks. Admission at most state park properties normally costs $7 for in-state vehicles. But this Saturday and Sunday the admission will be a dime at all 24 of Indiana’s state’s...

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Report: Banning Antibiotics Will Curb Spread of Infections

June 2, 2016
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Report: Banning Antibiotics Will Curb Spread of Infections

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A new report recommends reducing the use of antibiotics in agriculture in order to slow the growth of harmful bacterial infections. About 700,000 people die each year globally from antibiotic-resistant infections, and the study by the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance predicts that number could rise to 10 million per year by...

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Ripley Co Sheriff’s Mums for Education Scholarship Announced

June 1, 2016
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Ripley Co Sheriff’s Mums for Education Scholarship Announced

Three local students who are pursuing careers in the law enforcement field have each been awarded a $1000 scholarship. Receiving the first Mums for Education scholarships are: Sam Simpkins of Milan who currently attends Thomas Moore College Molly Weigel of Batesville is graduating from Batesville High School and plans to attend Northern Kentucky University...

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Retiring Teachers Recognized at OA Recognition Program

June 1, 2016
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Retiring Teachers Recognized at OA Recognition Program

OLDENBURG, Ind. — Oldenburg Academy recently recognized 52 graduating seniors and two educators who are retiring. Mrs. Alice Stephens has taught English at Oldenburg Academy since 2002. Previously she taught at Triton Central High School. Mrs. Deborah Whitehair began her career at Oldenburg Academy in 2004 after a career as a freelance writer and...

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9:00 am Alzheimer’s Disease Workshop @ Margaret Mary Hospital's Auditorium
Alzheimer’s Disease Workshop @ Margaret Mary Hospital's Auditorium
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Family members, caregivers and others interested in Alzheimer’s Disease and/or a related dementia are invited to attend a care and support workshop on Saturdays, July 23 & 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Margaret Mary Hospital’s Auditorium in Batesville. The workshop, What Families Need to Know…When the Diagnosis is Alzheimer’s Disease or a Related Dementia, is being offered by the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  Topics include the various types of diagnoses; stages and treatments of dementia; strategies to cope with daily challenges such as communication and behaviors; information about legal and financial planning including Advance Directives; and identifying community services such as respite and long-term care. Scheduled speakers and their topics are: July 23:  Dr. Kelly Napier, Clinical Psychologist for Dearborn Co. VA, “The Nature and Progression of the Disease;” and Kristin Cooley, Clinical Social Worker for the Cincinnati Alzheimer’s Association, “Changes in Communication and Behavior.” July 30:  Adrienne Flannery, Elder Law Attorney for Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon, LLP, Attorneys-at-Law in Lawrenceburg, “Legal Planning for Families”; and Kristin Cooley, Clinical Social Worker for the Cincinnati Alzheimer’s Association, “Family Coping Strategies and Community Resources.” The program is free of charge and open to the public. [...]