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Passing of an icon

By Jeff Stanton And Bob Hansen - Newsexaminer@newsexaminer.com
A community icon passed away peacefully Tuesday morning with his loving wife of 58 years by his side.
Condolences and comments poured in as the community began to learn of the death . . . more »

   

West Fork Wind reps give update

By Jeff Stanton - Jstanton@newsexaminer.com
Fayette County Commissioners received an update on a rural electric development project Tuesday.
Zach Melda and Mary Solada of Nextera Energy Resources updated the panel on the transmission concept of the West Fork W . . . more »

   

On The Record

Individuals listed in the arrest logs are considered innocent until proven guilty. The preliminary charges and bonds may be changed when a case goes to court.
Arrests
Russel L. Messer, 36, 4564 Alquina Road, was arrested Sunday in the 800 block of Grand Avenue by C . . . more »

   

Informal meet-ups let seniors, retirees escape cabin fever

By Rebecca R. Bibbs The (anderson) Herald Bulletin
ALEXANDRIA, Ind. (AP) — A couple of years before he retired from Delco Remy in 2006, Richard Howard bought the Alexandria Feed & Supply on Indiana 9.
On any given day, at any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p. . . . more »

   

Studebaker National Museum hosts pickup truck exhibit

By Andrew S. Hughes - South Bend Tribune
SOUTH BEND (AP) — Although Chevrolet introduced the Cameo Carrier in 1955 as the first pickup truck marketed for everyday transport, the one currently on display at the Studebaker National Museum hasn’t been driv . . . more »

   

Casino interests gave to Rokita as he pushed bill

By Brian Slodysko - Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana congressman who has made repeated calls to “drain the swamp” in Washington collected more than $160,000 in campaign contributions from gambling interest groups that stand to benef . . . more »

   

Senate matchups yet to take shape ahead of 2018 primaries

By Simone Pathe Cq-roll Call (tns)
WASHINGTON — With Ohio’s Josh Mandel ending his Senate bid last week, the one Senate race in which the matchup long looked like a foregone conclusion won’t be a rematch of 2012 after all.
The Republican challenge . . . more »

   

Public Meetings

Scheduled meetings and hearings of local government and other organizations in Fayette, Franklin, Union and Western Wayne counties.
FAYETTE COUNTY
Tuesday, Jan. 16
Fayette County Drainage Board: 8:30 a.m., Commissioners Meeting Room, Fayette County Government Cente . . . more »

   

Indiana lawmakers not governed by sexual harassment policy

By Brian Slodysko - Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS — As state legislatures across the county take steps toward updating their sexual harassment policies, Republican lawmakers who dominate the Indiana General Assembly appear to be adopting a wait-and-see approa . . . more »

   

Court News

Fayette Superior Court
Judge Paul Freed
Probation violation: Vincent Riley, 27, 620 Ranch Road, admitted violation and ordered to serve 30 days of previously suspended sentence. Balance of probation terminated.
Operating a vehicle while intoxicated, driving left of . . . more »

   

Durbin confirms and condemns Trump's 'hate-filled, vile, racist' talk

By Niels Lesniewski - Cq-roll Call (tns)
WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin told reporters Friday that the widely reported vulgar comments by President Donald Trump on Thursday were said repeatedly.
The Illinois Democrat said Trump made comme . . . more »

   

Remembering Jerry

By Dave Taylor - (terre Haute) Tribune-star
The show business career of Wabash Valley native Jerry Van Dyke, who died Friday (Jan. 5) at 86, was often overshadowed by that of his older brother, Dick.
But there was at least one occasion when Jerry came out on top. B . . . more »

   

Columbus lawmaker pressing ahead on NFL kneeling-refund bill

KIRK JOHANNESEN - (Columbus) The Republic
 COLUMBUS — A local state legislator is forging ahead with a bill that would allows fans offended by anti-patriotic displays during the performance of the national anthem, such as kneeling, to seek a refund from . . . more »

   

The wrath of righteous rage

BUCKTOWN STOIC, by Chuck Avery
An elderly couple were celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. When asked about his and his wife’s longevity, the man credited it to never turning left. He went on to explain that many accidents could be avoided and many liv . . . more »

   

SENIOR CENTER MENU

Menus for the week of Jan. 15 to Jan. 19, served at 11:30 a.m. at the Fayette Senior Center, 477 N. Grand Ave.
Monday: Swiss beef patty, whole wheat roll, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit and grain bar.
Tuesday: Sausage with onions and peppers, bun, white b . . . more »

   

SPARTANS OF THE WEEK

Jacob Bunch is CMS’s 7th grade Spartan of the Week for the week of January 15, 2018. Jacob is the son of Gary and Lori Bunch. The Eagle team teachers nominated him for his hard work. Mrs. Emily Whittaker, Eagle mathematics teacher, praised, “Jacob has c . . . more »

   

2017 IU East Chancellor's List

Provided
RICHMOND — At Indiana University East, outstanding undergraduate academic achievement is recognized by naming students who take 12 or more credits of graded coursework and obtained a 4.0 GPA to the Chancellor’s List.
The following area students . . . more »

   

Community Christian School honor roll

Provided
The Community Christian School Honor Roll for the second nine weeks:
A honor roll: Melody Brandenburg, Noah Campbell, Ethan Chester, Makenna Creed, Garrett Keener, Tyler Kenworthy, Grace Kibbey, Gwyneth Kibbey, Claire Lane, Lilly Lane, Brenlyn Murra . . . more »

   

Ivy Tech aims high with new five-year plan

CAELE PEMBERTON - Kokomo Tribune
KOKOMO ­— Ivy Tech Community College recently announced a new five-year strategic plan, focusing on completion rates and connecting students with high-wage, high-demand jobs.
The plan has seven main goals, ranging from in . . . more »

   

On The Record

Individuals listed in the arrest logs are considered innocent until proven guilty. The preliminary charges and bonds may be changed when a case goes to court.
Arrests
Christina J. Judd, 26, 119 East 4th St., was arrested Friday at Central Avenue and 18th Street by . . . more »

   

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