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TV Star to Visit Southeast Indiana with Batesville Native

January 29, 2016
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TV Star to Visit Southeast Indiana with Batesville Native

A reality star that has found fame catching fugitives will be in Greensburg raising money for local non-profits Saturday. Leland Chapman of CMT’s “Dog the Bounty Hunter” fame will be at The Beach Tiki Bar and Grill beginning at 2 p.m. He is joined by a newcomer to the show, Joe “JD” France, of...

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Indiana Single-Family Building Permits up 15 Percent from December 2014

January 29, 2016
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Indiana Single-Family Building Permits up 15 Percent from December 2014

Single-family building permits in Indiana increased 15 percent in December compared to the same time last year according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Permits decreased 13 percent in December from the previous month. In December 2015, there were 835 single-family building permits...

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Key Committee Passes Bill Returning $550 Million to Local Communities

January 29, 2016
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Key Committee Passes Bill Returning $550 Million to Local Communities

The Indiana House Ways and Means Committee voted unanimously Wednesday in support of State Rep. Todd Huston’s (R-Fishers) bill returning $550 million to local governments. “We understand that local governments face unique challenges in funding much-needed services, particularly in maintaining and improving local roads and bridges. House Bill 1110 would immediately infuse $440 million...

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Free Website to Store Itemized List of Personal Belongings in Case of Theft

January 29, 2016
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Free Website to Store Itemized List of Personal Belongings in Case of Theft

The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department has recently subscribed to LeadsOnline, which is a Nationwide database of Pawn/Scrap transactions. This system has played a large role in solving multiple crimes that have occurred in Ripley County in the short time since the Sheriff’s Department started using it. A feature of this database is available to...

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Indiana Forests: No Lessons Learned from The Lorax

January 28, 2016
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Indiana Forests: No Lessons Learned from The Lorax

The Indiana Forest Alliance has a vision of old growth forests being preserved for wildlife, and people who love nature to enjoy. The group has tried three times to get legislation passed to make 10 percent of state forests off limits to timber harvest without success. Jeff Stant, the alliance’s executive director, says this...

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Cincinnati Reds to Host the 2016 and 2017 RBI World Series

January 28, 2016
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Cincinnati Reds to Host the 2016 and 2017 RBI World Series

The Cincinnati Reds will host the 2016 and 2017 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series, the international championship tournament of the RBI program, it was announced today in a press conference at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy. The RBI program is the Major League Baseball youth initiative designed to provide...

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New Record Keeping Requirements for Indiana Poultry Purchases & Sales

January 28, 2016
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New Record Keeping Requirements for Indiana Poultry Purchases & Sales

Last October, in response to the highly pathogenic avian influenza findings throughout the Upper Midwest, Indiana adopted new recordkeeping requirements for Hoosier poultry owners buying and selling birds. At the time, members of the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) did not foresee the discovery of the avian influenza H7N8 virus in Dubois...

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January 29 is EITC Awareness Day; Free Tax Preparation Available

January 28, 2016
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January 29 is EITC Awareness Day; Free Tax Preparation Available

Volunteers trained and certified by the IRS are launching free tax preparation sites throughout Indiana. These Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and AARP Tax-Aide sites completed approximately 40,000 tax returns and helped return millions of the $1.3 billion returned to 558,000 Hoosiers and local communities. January 29 marks EITC Awareness Day, where government, community-...

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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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Upcoming Events

Jan
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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.
Feb
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all-day Three Parish Mission
Three Parish Mission
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day
The parishes of St. John in Osgood, Immaculate Conception in Millhousen and St. Maurice in Napoleon will co-host a three day mission led by Fr. Jim Farrell.  The theme of the mission will be “Mercy: God’s Gift.”  Fr. Farrell is currently pastor of Pius X Parish in Indianapolis and is also Director of Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis. The retreat schedule and topics will be Sunday Feb. 14 at St. John’s – “Encountering God’s Mercy in the Scriptures;” Monday Feb. 15 will be at Immaculate Conception – “Experiencing God’s Mercy in the Sacraments;” and Tuesday Feb. 16 at St. Maurice – “Carrying God’s Mercy Forward- Giving What We Have Received.” All talks will begin at 7:00 PM and will be followed by opportunities for Confession and Anointing of the Sick.  Refreshments and opportunities for fellowship will also be available in the parish halls.  Please come, bring a friend and join us for this perfect beginning to Lent.
7:30 am Valentine’s Day Breakfast & Raffle @ St. Nicholas Church
Valentine’s Day Breakfast & Raffle @ St. Nicholas Church
Feb 14 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
A Valentine’s breakfast and raffle will be held on February 14 from 7:30 am – 12 noon at St. Nicholas Church in Sunman.

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