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Friendship State Bank Family Leadership Legacy Continues

January 28, 2016
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Friendship State Bank Family Leadership Legacy Continues

The Friendship State Bank congratulated James William Lemon as he transitioned from his role as CEO, and celebrated its fourth generation of family leadership with Christopher Meyer, Mr. Lemon’s son-in-law, named by the board as the new CEO. Lemon will continue to serve as President and Chairman of the Board. Meyer joined The Friendship...

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LGBT/Religious Freedom Compromise Bill Passes Senate Committee

January 28, 2016
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LGBT/Religious Freedom Compromise Bill Passes Senate Committee

Senate Bill 344 passed committee Wednesday, 7-5. The bill would offer protections based on sexual orientation, but only order a legislative study committee regarding transgender issues. It would also give exemptions for churches and some small businesses. The committee heard four and a half hours of public comment. An amendment proposed during Wednesday evening’s...

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Decatur County Memorial Hospital Unveils New Cancer Center

January 27, 2016
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Decatur County Memorial Hospital Unveils New Cancer Center

Decatur County Memorial Hospital unveiled its new Cancer Center on the fourth floor of the hospital Saturday. The Cancer Centers grand opening served as the culmination of several years’ work. The hospital has been providing cancer care since 1985. The Cancer Center has space to host the Cancer Support Group, which meets at 5...

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School Bus Accident Claims the Life of an Elementary Principal and Sends 2 Kids to the Hospital

January 27, 2016
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School Bus Accident Claims the Life of an Elementary Principal and Sends 2 Kids to the Hospital

Classes are canceled today all across the Lawrence Township School District in Indianapolis, after a tragic accident killed an elementary school principal. Principal Susan Jordan died Tuesday afternoon and two students were seriously injured, when a school bus jumped the curb during afternoon pickup at Amy Beverland Elementary School. The bus driver said Jordan pushed...

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Indiana Sunday Alcohol Sales Voted Down by Committee

January 27, 2016
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Indiana Sunday Alcohol Sales Voted Down by Committee

A bill to allow Sunday alcohol sales once again failed to gain approval in the Indiana legislature, this time failing to make it out of committee. House Bill 1399, authored by Representative Tom Dermody, of LaPorte, would have allowed stores to sell alcohol on Sunday for the first time in 80 years. But members...

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WRBI Girls Basketball Sectionals Broadcast Schedule

January 27, 2016
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WRBI Girls Basketball Sectionals Broadcast Schedule

WRBI Girls Basketball Broadcast Schedule. Tuesday (2-2) Game 1-Sectional 45 @ North Decatur. South Ripley vs. Milan. 6 PM Game 2-Sectional 29 @ Lawrenceburg. Batesville vs. Franklin County. 7 PM Wednesday (2-3) Game 1-Sectional 60 @ Jac-Cen-Del. Rising Sun vs. Oldenburg Academy. 6 PM Game 2-Sectional 60 @ Jac-Cen-Del. Southwestern vs. South Decatur. Following...

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Healthcare Coverage Deadlines Loom; Feds Urge Rural Hoosiers to Enroll Now

January 27, 2016
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Healthcare Coverage Deadlines Loom; Feds Urge Rural Hoosiers to Enroll Now

Leaders from the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services today urged rural uninsured Hoosiers to enroll in health care coverage before the Health Insurance Marketplace closes on January 31st.  The next Open Enrollment Period will not be until the end of the year. “Rural communities are great places to live and...

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Multi-Agency Effort Lands Two Rush County Residents in Jail

January 27, 2016
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Multi-Agency Effort Lands Two Rush County Residents in Jail

Monday, an effort from multiple agencies led to the rest of two Rush County residents on warrants and additional drug related charges. At approximately 1:40 PM, Senior Trooper David Noah, Indiana State Police, and deputies from the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department answered a call to assist the Rush County Sheriff’s Department with conducting a...

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December Indiana Employment Report

January 27, 2016
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December Indiana Employment Report

Indiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 4.4 percent in December, marking a 1.5 percent decrease over the past year. The Hoosier labor force also maintained a positive trend, gaining more than 10,000 individuals in December, which brings the total labor force growth for the year to 37,762, and 109,037 added since January 2013....

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Attorney General Zoeller: File Taxes Now to Avoid Fraud

January 27, 2016
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Attorney General Zoeller: File Taxes Now to Avoid Fraud

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is urging Hoosiers to file their taxes as soon as possible this year to avoid fraud. Tax-related scams are growing in popularity, with fraudsters taking advantage of complicated tax processes and using fear tactics to victimize well-intentioned taxpayers. Tax Identity Theft The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is designating this...

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all-day BHS Interact Club Spring Cleanin...
BHS Interact Club Spring Cleanin...
Jan 15 – Feb 15 all-day
The Batesville High School Interact Club will be having a spring cleaning coat drive from January 15 – February 15. Drop-off locations include Goody’s, Batesville Memorial Public Library, and the Guidance Office at the Batesville High School.
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5:00 am All You Can Eat Breakfast @ Batesville Masonic Lodge 668
All You Can Eat Breakfast @ Batesville Masonic Lodge 668
Feb 6 @ 5:00 am – 10:00 am
The Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 will be having an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Saturday, February 6 from 5 – 10 am. Cost is $7 for adults; $5 for kids age 6 – 12; and free for kids under 6 years. Carryouts available.
8:00 am CASA Training @ Souttheastern IN YMCA
CASA Training @ Souttheastern IN YMCA
Feb 6 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) training is February 5 and 12 from 5:30 – 9 pm, and February 6 and 13 from 8 am – 4 pm at the Southeastern IN YMCA in Batesville. Prospective volunteers who want to aid children must fill out applications ahead of time. Information can be found at www.voicesforchildren.net or by calling Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children Executive Director Tonya Ruble-Richter at 812-599-2630 or emailing her at tonya@voicesforchildren.net.

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