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Man Arrested for Threat Against South Dearborn

May 9, 2016
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Man Arrested for Threat Against South Dearborn

AURORA, Ind. —A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a threat at Dearborn County High School last week, police said. Devin Sandlin was arrested on an intimidation charge (Level 6 Felony) in connection to the Tuesday incident. Classes were held Wednesday with much more security, including two police officers at each entrance...

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Open House Showcases Expanded DCH Physical Therapy

May 9, 2016
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Open House Showcases Expanded DCH Physical Therapy

BRIGHT, Ind. — Residents of the Bright area enjoyed tours and conversation as Dearborn County Hospital Bright Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine hosted an open house recently to showcase its newly expanded facility. Dearborn County Hospital Bright Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine treats individuals of all ages and activity levels including children, high-level athletes...

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300+ Young Athletes Receive Physicals

May 9, 2016
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300+ Young Athletes Receive Physicals

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — More than 300 student athletes from Southeastern Indiana schools received sports physicals during a one day event coordinated by the Dearborn County Hospital Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Department and Beacon Orthopaedics. The event consisted of 10 different stations, set up in the hospital’s conference rooms, each offering a different exam...

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2017 Lilly Endowment Scholars Will be Named Earlier

May 9, 2016
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2017 Lilly Endowment Scholars Will be Named Earlier

STATEWIDE — The 2017 Ripley County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named early in December 2016. Previous scholarship recipients were identified in March of the year they graduated from high school. The change affects the program for all Indiana community foundations. The advanced timeline is the result of a recommendation from community foundations...

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Alcohol will be Sold at Indiana State Fair

May 9, 2016
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Alcohol will be Sold at Indiana State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — You will be able to buy a beer or wine at the Indiana State Fair this year. State fair officials say demand is driving their decision to allow alcohol at the fair. This after the state legislature lifted a ban on alcohol at the state fair 2 years ago. That ban...

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A Call for More Diversity in the Nation’s Parks

May 9, 2016
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A Call for More Diversity in the Nation’s Parks

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — As the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service nears, a coalition of civil rights and conservation groups is calling for public lands to be more inclusive over the next century. The coalition has started a petition urging President Barack Obama to issue an executive order to make public lands more...

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A Mother’s Day Visit at Prison

May 8, 2016
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A Mother’s Day Visit at Prison

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — About 54,000 children are incarcerated in the U.S., which means their families will be spending this Mother’s Day weekend without them, or visiting them wherever they’re locked up. Many of those moms are now fighting to end mass incarceration of young people and to make sure when teens are behind bars,...

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Support Groups Help Others Cope with Grief

May 7, 2016
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Support Groups Help Others Cope with Grief

VALPARAISO, Ind. — Sooner or later, each of us will experience that dagger in the heart called grief, but learning how to pick up the pieces and move on is the goal of several Indiana support groups. Amy Kowalisyn of Valparaiso lost a baby, Emma, in 2014, and founded an online charity with her...

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Batesville Primary Receives Grant for Garden Program

May 6, 2016
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Batesville Primary Receives Grant for Garden Program

BATESVILLE, Ind. — Students at the Batesville Primary School will enjoy an expanded gardening program, thanks to a $2,000 grant awarded by the Batesville Community Education Foundation at its Western Night fundraiser on April 16. In a grants competition among the four Batesville schools, Batesville Primary emerged with the most donations, qualifying them to...

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Stayin’ Alive Releases Survey Results

May 6, 2016
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Stayin’ Alive Releases Survey Results

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — Stayin’ Alive, the Franklin County coalition promoting tobacco-free policies, is announcing results from a survey of local residents about their attitudes and use of tobacco. The survey was fueled by a grant from Interact for Health as part of a three-year initiative to plan and implement tobacco-free policies in the...

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