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Will Third-Party Candidates be Spoilers?

August 17, 2016
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Will Third-Party Candidates be Spoilers?

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are dominating the headlines, but in many states, other names will be on the November ballot. Former GOP congressional aide Evan McMullin announced his candidacy last week. He joined third-party and independent candidates, including Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party and Jill Stein with...

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Jail Officer Stops Attempted Escape

August 16, 2016
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Jail Officer Stops Attempted Escape

VERSAILLES, Ind. — An inmate attempted to escape from the Ripley County Jail. According to jail records, Friday afternoon, inmate inmate Ralph C. Wilson attempted to escape the Ripley County Jail by prying pieces of a wire fence in the outdoor recreation area. Jail Officers observed Wilson using a sock to pry the pieces...

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Barn Total Loss in Fire

August 16, 2016
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Barn Total Loss in Fire

FRIENDSHIP, Ind. –A barn and a camper parked near it were destroyed in a fire. The Friendship Volunteer Fire Department responded to a 911 call around 3:00 am Sunday morning regarding a barn fire on CR 575 E. When firefighters arrived the barn was fully engulfed in flames. The barn and camper were a total loss....

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Bus Fire Closes I-74

August 16, 2016
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Bus Fire Closes I-74

DEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. — A charter bus caught fire on eastbound Interstate 74, dispatchers report. The fire occurred near St. Leon around 3:00 pm on Sunday. Eastbound lanes were shut down as crews worked to extinguish the fire, but all lanes reopened around 5 p.m. Authorities said the occupants made it off the bus...

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Deadline Approaching to File for School Board Candidacy

August 16, 2016
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Deadline Approaching to File for School Board Candidacy

BROOKVILLE, Ind. — Friday, August 26, 2016 at NOON is the deadline to file a petition for a school board office elected at the General Election according to the Franklin County Clerk’s Office. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you have any questions,...

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Indiana Ranks 4th in Freedom Study

August 16, 2016
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Indiana Ranks 4th in Freedom Study

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Cato Institute ranks Indiana Number Four in the nation in personal and economic freedoms. The study considered taxation, the labor market, marriage, gun control and others. The researchers say the Hoosier State could rise above the others by reducing debt and income taxes, allowing practice by independent nurse practitioners and...

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Wall Street Journal: Turn Nomination to Mike Pence

August 16, 2016
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Wall Street Journal: Turn Nomination to Mike Pence

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Donald Trump’s continued stumbles led The Wall Street Journal Monday to suggest that if he couldn’t shape up by Labor Day, it might be time to “turn the nomination over to Mike Pence.” Replacing candidates on the ticket is fairly unprecedented, though Democrats replaced then-Sen. Thomas Eagleton on the 1972 ticket, following the...

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Batesville School Board Awards Contracts for High School Building Project

August 15, 2016
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Batesville School Board Awards Contracts for High School Building Project

BATESVILLE, Ind. — The Batesville Community School Board met Monday night, and awarded bids for the High School additions and renovations. The general construction contract was awarded to Bruns – Gutzwiller Inc., with a bid of $5,874,000. The mechanical, electrical, and plumbing contract was awarded to Nading Mechanical, Inc., with a bid of $2,793,200....

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Missing New Castle Man Prompts Statewide Silver Alert

August 15, 2016
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Missing New Castle Man Prompts Statewide Silver Alert

NEW CASTLE – A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing New Castle man. According to the New Castle Police Department, Larry D. Tucker, 74, was last seen Sunday. Tucker is 6 feet tall, 185 lbs. with short gray hair and blue eyes. Police say they believe Tucker is in danger and may...

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St. Mary’s Celebrates Dedication of New Church

August 15, 2016
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St. Mary’s Celebrates Dedication of New Church

GREENSBURG, Ind. — St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg held a dedication mass for their new church. The new church has seating for over 900 people, and every seat was filled for the dedication mass. St. Mary’s is part of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, and Archbishop Joseph Tobin from Indianapolis was the main Celebrant. Tobin...

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all-day Bacon, Blues, and Brews Festival @ Walhill Farm
Bacon, Blues, and Brews Festival @ Walhill Farm
Aug 27 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[...]
9:00 am Burney Baptist Church Community Day @ Burney Baptist Church
Burney Baptist Church Community Day @ Burney Baptist Church
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
BURNEY BAPTIST CHURCH, BURNEY INDIANA COMMUNITY DAY SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 9AM – 4 PM LUNCH 11:30 AM – 1 PM FRIED CHICKEN, HOTDOGS, CHIPS, BAKED BEANS, APPLESAUSE AND WATERMELON AND IT’S ALL FREE!!!! THEY’RE WILL BE GAMES FOR KIDS, A BOUNCE HOUSE, DUNK TANK, CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT ALONG WITH MUSIC AND FELLOWSHIP.
9:00 am Quilts for Kids Sew Day @ The Quilter's Nook, Versailles
Quilts for Kids Sew Day @ The Quilter's Nook, Versailles
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hoosier Hills Quilts For Kids Sew Day 4th Saturday of the Month The Quilter’s Nook 812-689-0980 Versailles, IN 9:00 am to 5:00 pm We have donated fabric all you need is a sewing machine and your time