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Today's News

  • 4 PC players on All-PLAC football team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Four Perry Central players, including repeat selection Cole Harpenau, were named to the All-PLAC football team released Sunday.
    Harpenau, a 5-foot-10, 280-pound senior center, made the team as an offensive lineman for the second year in a row.
    Other Commodores on the 32-man team were junior receiver Clay James, senior linebacker Lane Hilgenhold, and senior at-large offensive player Creek Wright.
    Harpenau was one of seven repeat selections on the team.

  • Borden edges Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton made a strong comeback late, but poor free-throw shooting and turnovers proved costly to the Bulldogs in a 43-41 girls basketball loss to Borden Saturday.
    The Bulldogs never trailed in the first half but missed six consecutive free throws in the third quarter as they fell behind 32-27 with 1:47 left in the period.
    McKenzi Rothbauer hit a three-pointer for Borden late in the third quarter and another one early in the fourth quarter as the Braves built a 38-31 lead.

  • Saving for higher education

    Erin Houchin

    State Sen. District 47

     

    Planning for children to receive a college degree can seem like a daunting task, and I understand that firsthand as the mother of three young kids. Over the last several years, we have seen what seems like annual increases in the costs of higher education.

  • Lamar man sentenced on sex crimes following plea

    ROCKPORT – Jason S. Tribbie, 38, of Lamar was sentenced on Nov. 3 in Spencer Circuit Court for one count of aiding, inducing or causing child molesting as a Class C felony, one count of aiding, inducing or causing sexual misconduct with a minor as a Level 4 felony, and one count of maintaining a common nuisance as a Level 6 felony. 

    Spencer Circuit Court Judge Jon Dartt handed down the sentence after accepting the terms of a plea agreement entered into by Tribbie with the Spencer County Prosecutor’s Office.

  • Lincoln Boyhood voted state’s top historic destination

    LINCOLN CITY – The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial has been voted the Best Historic Destination in the state among a survey of 24,000 Hoosiers.

    The Best of Indiana award marks the Spencer County attraction as one of the preeminent landmarks in the state. The voting was conducted via the Honest to Goodness Indiana program, which highlights the state’s cultural resources and chief drivers of its tourism industry.

  • Winter strawberry bed care

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    If you want strawberries from your garden next season, you should do a little mulching now in order to protect the buds that have already been set. These buds were set back in August, in fact. 

    The weather was decent at the time so it should be a good year for the berries; as long as they make it through the winter unscathed.

  • Help put an AED in every state police cruiser

    JASPER – The Indiana State Police Jasper Post is calling on runners, walkers, and fitness gurus to help Troopers raise funding for “Bolt For the Heart”, a nonprofit organization that, since 2015, has been working to purchase automated external defibrillators for troopers patrolling Indiana’s roadways. 

  • Santa Claus postmark selected for 2017

    The Santa Claus  Post Office has selected the 2017 special picture postmark for the upcoming holiday season. On Friday, Dec. 1, the post office will begin offering the picture postmark to cancel the postage stamps on holiday mail again this year.

    This famous small-town post office is the only one in the world with the Santa Claus name and receives over 400,000 pieces of mail in December – compared to only 13,000 pieces of mail per month the rest of the year. This special picture postmark has been offered every Christmas season since 1983.

  • Is it Medicare or Medicaid?

    A lot of people have a difficult time understanding the difference between Medicare and Medicaid. Both programs begin with the letter “M.” They’re both health insurance programs run by the government. People often ask questions about what Medicare and Medicaid are, what services they cover, and who administers the programs.

  • Market vendor workshop series to continue through spring

    CHRISNEY – If you are a current or potential vendor at farmer’s markets, roadside stands or other retail outlets, make plans to attend Purdue Extension’s upcoming Market Vendor Training Series. This five-part webinar series will cover business planning, food safety and farmers’ market regulations, product display and setup, and marketing. Participants will also have an opportunity to network with other vendors and local resources.