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PTSD Awareness Month: Diagnosis is Only the First Step

June 20, 2016
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PTSD Awareness Month: Diagnosis is Only the First Step

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Almost 25 million people in the U.S. are living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, according to the support group PTSD United. That includes thousands of Hoosiers who have suffered a traumatic event, from crimes or natural disasters to events surrounding military service. Dr. Matthew Friedman, senior adviser at the Veterans Administration’s...

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Country Showdown Winner

June 18, 2016
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Country Showdown Winner

BATESVILLE, Ind.– WRBI would like to congratulate Courtney Pitzer of Kokomo, Indiana on winning the 2016 Jim True Ford Country Showdown. Runner-up accolades go to Eliana Knakiewcz of Moroco, Indiana. A crowd of over two-hundred people came to Liberty Park’s pavilion for the live show on Friday night, as the closing event of the 2016...

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Local Shops Burglarized

June 17, 2016
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Local Shops Burglarized

BATESVILLE, Ind. — Guys and Gals and Jaynebugs Giftique were broken into this past weekend. Batesville Police Detective Sergeant Blake Roope tells WRBI at this time, they are unsure of how many suspects are involved. Roope said that 2 rocks were thrown through each of the front doors to Guys and Gals and Jaynebugs...

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Decatur County Vehicle Tax is Increasing

June 17, 2016
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Decatur County Vehicle Tax is Increasing

GREENSBURG, Ind. — If you live in Decatur County, you’re going to pay more in taxes for every vehicle you own. The Decatur County Council voted to raise the county’s wheel tax, as well as the annual license excise surtax. That means the tax you pay per vehicle each year goes from $20 to...

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Country Music Showdown tonight at Liberty Park

June 17, 2016
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Country Music Showdown tonight at Liberty Park

BATESVILLE, Ind. – Local residents are invited to the Country 103.9 WRBI Jim True Ford Country Music Showdown at Liberty Park Friday night. The free event will showcase eight contestants and the winner will advance to the regional competition. Contestants include: Christopher Bischoff, West Harrison, OH Lisa Disley, Sunman, IN Rachel Holt, Milan, IN...

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Fallen Officer blood drive in Greensburg

June 17, 2016
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Fallen Officer blood drive in Greensburg

GREENSBURG, Ind. – The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in honor of law enforcement that have been killed in the line of duty. Community members can give blood at the Greensburg YMCA from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The annual Fallen Officer Blood Drive takes place in communities across the...

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Police: One dead in Madison plane crash

June 16, 2016
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Police: One dead in Madison plane crash

MADISON – Authorities are investigating after a fatal plane crash in Madison Thursday. Officers said the small aircraft crashed about a mile from the Madison airport. One person died as a result of the crash, police said. The identity of the person has not been released. Last week, an Osgood man was injured when...

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Powerboat racing in Lawrenceburg Saturday

June 16, 2016
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Powerboat racing in Lawrenceburg Saturday

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. – Large crowds are expected Saturday for the Whiskey City Regatta in Lawrenceburg. The powerboat racing event begins at 9:30 a.m. along the city’s riverfront and levee. Two separate speed classes will race on the Ohio River and the event also features music and activities. Parking is available at the city’s downtown...

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Minor Storm Damage Reported

June 16, 2016
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Minor Storm Damage Reported

Wind and hail were part of the storms that moved through the state yesterday. Tree limbs were brought down in several areas and for power crews, that meant a twisted mess to clean up. In our area wind damage was the most reported.

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SCAM ALERT in Franklin County

June 16, 2016
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SCAM ALERT in Franklin County

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — A Scam Alert from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department. If you encounter a silver passenger car pretending to be broken down with license plate number GVG1905, DO NOT stop subjects just want money If you see this vehicle please Call the police.

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all-day Bacon, Blues, and Brews Festival @ Walhill Farm
Bacon, Blues, and Brews Festival @ Walhill Farm
Aug 28 all-day
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 RAA Free Outdoor Stage 6:30pm – 7:45pm: My Old Man’s Band 8:15pm – 10pm: Automation SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 RAA Free Outdoor Stage 11:30am – 1pm: Carson Diersing 1:30pm – 3pm: Andrew Hibbard 3:30pm – 5pm: Blue Moon 5:30pm – 7pm: Parker Millsap The Barn (doors open 6:30pm) 7:30pm – 9pm: The Defibulators 9:30pm – 11pm: Ben Miller Band Curfew: Midnight SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 RAA Free Outdoor Stage 10:30am – noon: Open mic 12:30pm – 2pm: Michael Kelsey The Restaurant at Walhill Farm will be serving their regular Sunday menu from 10am – 2pm. FREE FINE ART DISPLAYS Friday: 4 pm – closing • Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm • Sunday: 10:30 am – 2 pm INTERACTIVE ARTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Patrick Durkin presents Matisse-a Pizza: August 26/27/28 Matisse-a Pizza is an all-inclusive, exhilarating art concept, based on Henri Matisse’s paper cutouts. Patrick’s artful embrace of this technique and his easy-to-follow instructions are a radically simple way to empower people and celebrate their innate creativity. Following appointments during the week in Batesville area schools, Patrick’s booth will be open for demonstrations at Bacon Blues & Brew during regular festival hours, where he will sell his kits and hold demonstrations. patrickleedurkin.com Gyotaku: August[...]
all-day Sunman Farmers Market
Sunman Farmers Market
Aug 28 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
7:30 am Hot Breakfast Bar Buffet @ St. Paul's Campus Church Hall, New Alsace
Hot Breakfast Bar Buffet @ St. Paul's Campus Church Hall, New Alsace
Aug 28 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
The All Saint’s Ladies Sodality will host a Hot breakfast bar Buffet from 7:30 am to 12:00 noon on Sunday, August 28 in St. Paul’s Campus Church Hall, New Alsace.  Free Will Donation.