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Batesville Students In School Longer This Week

April 14, 2014
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Batesville Students In School Longer This Week

A long winter has led to longer school days this week in Batesville. Students will go an additional hour to make up for missed time accumulated over the past few months...

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Rain Monday, Snow Possible Overnight

April 14, 2014
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Rain Monday, Snow Possible Overnight

The work week is getting off to a rainy start as showers are moving through the region Monday morning. Rain is expected to continue through...

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Conference To Cover Googling Job Applicants

April 14, 2014
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Conference To Cover Googling Job Applicants

The Southeastern Indiana Independent Living Center will host a free audio conference on Tuesday covering the topic of “googling” potential employees...

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Monday City Council Meeting First For New Member

April 14, 2014
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Monday City Council Meeting First For New Member

Monday marks the first meeting for a new city council member in Batesville. Jim Fritsch was elected to the District 3 seat following the departure of Bob Narwold...

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Local Trooper And K-9 Named Top Overall Team

April 14, 2014
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Local Trooper And K-9 Named Top Overall Team

A local Indiana State Police officer and his K-9 were top dog at a recent competition. Senior Trooper Chris Richey of Versailles and his partner, Rayner, were recently named “Top Overall K-9 Team” after a two day competition in Tennessee. Richey and Rayner competed against 25 other law enforcement groups from the Midwest and...

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Looming Job Cuts Threaten Greensburg Schools

April 11, 2014
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Looming Job Cuts Threaten Greensburg Schools

The school district plans to reportedly cut $500,000 in expenditures for next school year. School superintendent Tom Hunter says it is the result of...

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Tough Penalties To Be Reduced For Recreational Offenses

April 11, 2014
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Tough Penalties To Be Reduced For Recreational Offenses

The new law eases dozens of penalties for offenses that occur at a location like Brookville Lake, which is included in McMillin’s district...

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Legislators To Co-Host Breakfast For Emergency Responders

April 11, 2014
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Legislators To Co-Host Breakfast For Emergency Responders

Jud McMillin (R-Brookville) and Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) will co-host the event that features an in-depth look on how the revised criminal code impacts police officers, firefighters, prosecutors...

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Taxes Due Tuesday, Extension Available

April 11, 2014
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Taxes Due Tuesday, Extension Available

The individual income tax filing deadline of April 15 is only days away. If taxpayers can’t meet the deadline, they have two options to extend their time to file...

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Funeral Arrangements Announced For Twin Toddlers

April 10, 2014
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Funeral Arrangements Announced For Twin Toddlers

Funeral services have been scheduled for twin toddlers that were found in a pool in Aurora this week. Jocelyn and Shaylyn Spurlock, 2, lost their lives in what detectives say...

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all-day Ripley County 4-H Fair
Ripley County 4-H Fair
Jul 20 – Jul 26 all-day
Farm animals, 4-H exhibits, rides, commercial vendors and grandstand events, Ripley County Fairground, 525 West Beech St., Osgood.  Contact Shanna Joseph (812)689-6535 or ripleycopark@comcast.net,  www.ripleycounty.com/parks/4hfair.html .
all-day Ripley County Fair – Ripley Coun... @ Ripley County Department Of Parks & Recreation
Ripley County Fair – Ripley Coun... @ Ripley County Department Of Parks & Recreation
Jul 20 – Jul 26 all-day
Fair booth is open to Chamber Members.
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all-day Margaret Mary Health to Host Com... @ Margaret Mary Health
Margaret Mary Health to Host Com... @ Margaret Mary Health
Jul 23 all-day
Margaret Mary Health has partnered with Hoxworth BloodCenter, University of  Cincinnati to host a Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 8:00am-11:00am & 12:15pm-2:00pm.  The Hoxworth Donor Bus will parked on the lot, located at 312 Mitchell Ave., in Batesville, IN.   To schedule your appointment, please visit www.hoxworth.org/groups/margaretmary or call the laboratory at (812) 933-5274.  Hoxworth recognizes that blood donors’ time is valuable.  Priority will be given to donors who have scheduled an appointment.  Walk-in donors are welcome and will be seen as soon as possible.   “Local blood donors ensure that local patients at 30 area hospitals receive the lifesaving blood products they need to survive,” said Alecia Lipton, Hoxworth spokesperson.  “Community blood drives are vitally important and we hope to see a good turnout at the Margaret Mary Health blood drive.”   How to Donate: Donating blood is safe and easy.  Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed parental consent) and in good health.  Individuals must weigh at least 110 pounds and bring identification to donate.  It is recommended that donors eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within four hours before donating.   About Hoxworth: Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati, was founded in 1938 and proudly serves 30 hospitals in 17 counties in[...]

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