An outbreak of hepatitis A has occurred in California with over 600 cases and 19 deaths resulting in the California governor declaring a state of emergency, according to

“The crispness of the cooler days and windy moments usher in the feeling of Thanksgiving. We invite you to participate in our quiet space and programs to inspire your spirit of gratefulness,” observes Oldenburg Franciscan Center marketing manager Beverly Wilson.

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“Diagnosis of autism and developmental delays in early childhood allows children to start intervention services during the time of rapid brain growth and plasticity in young childhood, when it can be of most benefit,” notes an Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics ne…

  • Dr. Andrew Poltrack Contributing Writer

Vaccinations are important to protect you and your child from infectious diseases. However, most people find them unpleasant, and I commonly see anxiety from children about receiving them.

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Athletic-related injuries simply don't discriminate.

"'Big hearted' is just one of the adjectives used to describe Nancy Cory," according to the fall 1932 Society News, the Margaret Mary Health Foundation newsletter. The Wisconsin native was a beloved physical education teacher at Connersville High School and a counselor at Union County High S…

Nov. 16 was the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, a day to commit to being tobacco free. Officials are still encouraging smokers to make a plan to quit as an important step toward a healthier life.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., yet if detected early, its survival rates drastically improve. To help area residents identify lung cancer in its earliest, most curable stages, Margaret Mary Health is now partnering with the University of Cincinnati Cancer Insti…

The Indiana Historical Society's annual Festival of Trees holiday exhibit is back and bigger than ever. From now through Jan. 6, visitors can delight in 80 beautifully themed trees, plus a new 30-foot show-stopper, on display at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohi…

Realizing a dream takes commitment, hard work and, most often, a helping hand from family and others. And that’s exactly what 30 students from Indiana’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities were being celebrated for Nov. 4 at the 28th annual Realizing the Dream Banquet. It was held a…


Batesville Community School Corp. leaders are excited to announce the grand opening of recent additions and renovations to Batesville High School Saturday, Dec. 2. Principal Andy Allen reports, “Group tours, led by Kiwanis Student Leadership Academy students, will showcase renovations to the…

While decking the halls this holiday season, officials at the Indiana State Fire Marshal's Office, part of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, encourage Hoosiers to keep fire safety in mind. A large portion of home fires during the holiday season are a result of outdated holiday lig…

Indiana sheriffs will draw Dec. 15 for a RAM 1500 pickup truck being raffled to raise funds for their new youth ranch, where they will mentor future law enforcement officers and bond with at-risk kids.

A holiday market hosted by the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce was held Nov. 18 at RomWeber Marketplace. Even though the annual parade was postponed due to the weather, there were still many activities, food and craft vendors and music for children and adults to enjoy.

The Franklin County High School Drama Department will host its annual interactive dinner theater Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 2-3, on the first floor of the Third Place Event Center, Brookville, reports drama director Adam Hofer.

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During his second annual State of the Street address Nov. 17, Ripley County Prosecutor Ric Hertel recognized three law enforcement officers for their contributions to public safety.

The mission of the Community Foundation is to assist Ripley County charitable organizations in fulfilling their goals of making Ripley County a vibrant place to live, work and visit. "Our granting opportunities are a vital part of that mission and energy," reports executive director Amy Streator.

Oldenburg Academy was able to provide students with the opportunity to deepen and strengthen their faith. Through the collaboration of other regional Franciscan high schools, students were given the opportunity to expand their spiritual journey.

As part of the Oldenburg Academy College to Career Readiness Program, Oldenburg Academy students had four days of guest speakers during the first annual Career Guest Speaker Week in October. During the Catholic college-preparatory high school’s REACH time, students spent 30 minutes listening…

The solution to excessive noise of the Shinkansen Bullet Train was a nose modeled after the beak of the Kingfisher, a diving bird. The design for the Eastgate Building in Zimbabwe was inspired by the climate control found in the natural architecture of termite mounds of the hot desert. Even …

The 75th anniversary celebration of the chartering of the Batesville Lions Club was the setting for several notable awards, reports Barb Foster.

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Franklin County Health Department sanitarian David Fehlinger spent 2017’s third quarter tearing around the county. He inspected 44 retail food establishments; issued 25 permits for some of those spots, collecting $1,250 in fees; performed two pre-operational food establishment inspections; a…

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Twelve members of the Batesville High School FFA chapter, along with 83 of their community supporters, gathered at the Batesville Middle School Commons Nov. 14 for the 58th annual Farm-City Banquet celebrating local agriculture and its vitality to the city.

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Ripley County Prosecutor Ric Hertel presented his second annual State of the Streets address Nov. 14 at the Big Four Cafe.

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After a suggestion by President Kevin Chaffee last month, Batesville City Council discussed an ordinance that would accept two roads inside Liberty Park as part of the city's inventory of streets.

Farmers and ranchers have a critical insight when it comes to improving their systems. Whether they need to limit off-farm inputs, reduce erosion, create more time for family or community activities, learn marketing skills or find other ways to enhance their livelihoods, they can turn to the…

Alternative plans are in place for this Saturday’s Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade and Market. Due to the poor weather forecast, the parade portion of this weekend’s holiday festivities has been postponed, reports BACC executive director Anna Ibold.

On Oct. 30, William Waller reported for duty at the Indiana State Police Post, Versailles. He was one of the 37 new troopers reporting to their districts after graduating from the 77th ISP Recruit Academy Oct. 19, reported Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, public information officer.

John Meer, a seventh grade St. Louis School student, has found a way to use his passion and skill to give back to the teachers and school that he loves. He is a young man who recognizes the people who've helped him over the years, and he's giving back the best way he can, said principal Chad…

St. Louis School celebrated Red Ribbon Week with theme and dress-up days, reported Janet Wilson, SLS teacher and Student Council sponsor.

Purdue Polytechnic Richmond enrollment has grown by 22 percent in 2017, demonstrating the need for affordable degree programs in the region that offer highly sought skills by area employers.

The Indiana Department of Transportation is offering civil engineering students scholarships of up to $3,125 per semester and paid employment during summer breaks and upon graduation.

Oldenburg Academy recently unveiled its new innovation room for student-use. This new learning space is funded through a variety of sources and creates a wide variety of options for each student’s education. Through the generous funding from the CREATE Foundation; John A. Hillenbrand Foundat…

Genesis: Pathways to Success (GPS) partnered with Nextech to host a counselor and administrator seminar on computer science Oct. 23 for counselors, administrators and computer science educators from around the region, according to Cheryll Obendorf, GPS executive director.

The Indiana Department of Education recently released the results of a voluntary survey asking Indiana elementary and secondary school teachers, principals, superintendents and members of governing bodies whether they support mandating cursive writing in school.

Sue Siefert, Class of 1976, and Jan Dietz Alexander, Class of 1977, received Distinguished Alumni awards during the Oldenburg Academy Alumni Association Annual Homecoming Oct. 14.