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Leising Hopes Cursive Writing Becomes Mandatory Again

January 21, 2014
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Leising Hopes Cursive Writing Becomes Mandatory Again

Since 2011, the Indiana Department of Education no longer requires cursive writing in schools in favor of keyboard use. Leising has explored...

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Former Batesville Teacher A New York Times Best Seller

January 21, 2014
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Former Batesville Teacher A New York Times Best Seller

Before she became known as an author, Rachel Macy Stafford was a special education teacher at Batesville Community Schools. Stafford, now a resident of Alabama and mother of two daughters...

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Snowstorm Keeps Plows Commuters Alert, Plows Busy

January 21, 2014
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Snowstorm Keeps Plows Commuters Alert, Plows Busy

Weather forecasts are predicting the snowstorm could drop up to 3 inches prior to the Tuesday morning rush, making road conditions challenging for commuters. The Indiana Department of Transportation said it will continue to monitor...

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Budget Revision Allows Raise For Franklin County Government Workers

January 21, 2014
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Budget Revision Allows Raise For Franklin County Government Workers

Government employees in Franklin County will now receive the promised 50 cent an hour raise, the Franklin County Observer is reporting. The 2014 budget that had been sent in for review to...

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Sheriff: Crime Up Last Year In Ripley County

January 21, 2014
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Sheriff: Crime Up Last Year In Ripley County

Out of the criminal cases received, 373 were either closed or resulted in arrest, and 235 cases remain open, under investigation. That is approximately a 61% closure rating...

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Officials Aiming For Successful NRA Convention

January 21, 2014
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Officials Aiming For Successful NRA Convention

The city began working with the NRA several years ago to bring the convention to the state, which will feature more than 600 exhibitors, seminars and celebrity appearances...

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Citizens Encouraged To Particpate In Upcoming Blood Drives

January 20, 2014
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Citizens Encouraged To Particpate In Upcoming Blood Drives

Two community drives are scheduled for the coming week. Residents are encouraged to give blood as it can help save lives..

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Free Legal Advice Available For Residents Monday

January 20, 2014
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Free Legal Advice Available For Residents Monday

egal volunteers are providing legal assistance to local residents Monday as an annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This program is an opportunity for local attorneys to offer free legal consultations...

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Ohio Woman Suffers Injury After Snowmobile Accident

January 20, 2014
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Ohio Woman Suffers Injury After Snowmobile Accident

Indiana Conversation Officers are investigating a snowmobile accident that occurred near Dover on Saturday night...

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Winter Weather Advisory For WRBI Area

January 18, 2014
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The National Weather Service issuing a Winter Weather Advisory for The WRBI Listening Area from 4 PM Saturday through 4 AM Sunday.  Accumulations of 2 to 3 inches of snow are expected with higher amounts possible. Travel difficulties are expected due to reduced visibilities and snow accumulations.  Be prepared for snow covered roads and...

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