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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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Franklin County 4-H Association Receives $700 Grant

June 1, 2016
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Franklin County 4-H Association Receives $700 Grant

LIBERTY, Ind. — Franklin County 4-H Association received funds from Whitewater Valley REMC Community Trust, Inc. to replace the electric service in the vendor area at the fairgrounds. Whitewater Valley Community Trust Board Member Kevin Smith presented the check to Michael T. Schwab. The Whitewater Valley REMC Community Trust, Inc. trustees meet quarterly on...

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Greenfield Couple Arrested After Inappropriate Text Messages Sent to Teen

June 1, 2016
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Greenfield Couple Arrested After Inappropriate Text Messages Sent to Teen

GREENFIELD, Ind. — An investigation into a Greenfield man sending inappropriate text messages to a teen led to the arrest of 47-year-old Marty Bogardus and his wife, 60-year-old Lisa Bogardus. The Greenfield couple was arrested after admitting to police that they gave drugs and alcohol to teens as young as 13 at their home.

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