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- History highlighted in series "Hooked on History," the Franklin County Public Library District's Hometown History Series, begins the third Wednesday of April and continues each month through October, reports Julie Schlesselman, local history and genealogy department manager. The
Sheriff leaves post earlier than expected
Tom Grills' last day as Ripley County sheriff is March 31.
- Five county tourism grants awarded
Parks and pool will have new leaders
In the near future, area residents will notice different faces in charge of Batesville's parks and pool.
- STC members listen to citizen concerns SUNMAN - Several Sunman residents expressed their concerns about various issues to town council members March 20. Twila Stith said, "I'm just very concerned about the trash cans sitting out on the street. I've seen 12 of them this week. The more we
- BPS upgrades are funded Attorney Doug Wilson conducted a public hearing at the March 17 Batesville Community School Corp. meeting about spending at most $2 million to address mechanical needs at the 23-year-old Batesville Primary School. Noting that most heating and cooling
- State-certified candidates set for primary ballots Ballots have been set for state-certified offices for the May 6 primary, according to area clerk's offices. There are both new and seasoned politicians who are hoping for support from area citizens. Only three area races are contested at this point
- Plans moving along for proposed shell building Batesville Economic Development Commission members had hoped to determine if a proposed shell building should be constructed by now, but that has not been the case. Members received an update March 14 on the progress being made. Consultant Greg Martz
- Chamber dinner topics: state advocacy and local goals BROOKVILLE - At the 125th Brookville/Franklin County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting March 18, Mike Ripley, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce health care vice president, noted, "While we offer many services … advocacy is our primary mission. To work
- Fingers crossed: BCSC classes will end May 30 Superintendent Dr. Jim Roberts will fulfill his promise to apply for an Indiana Department of Education waiver so students will not have to make up two of 12 cancelled school days. He pledged to do that "if we got to 10 days or more" unexpected days
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