Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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  • Why I still have faith in Congress It's depressing to read poll after poll highlighting Americans' utter disdain for Congress. But it's my encounters with ordinary citizens at public meetings or in casual conversation that really bring me up short. In angry diatribes or in resigned co

    June 13, 2014

  • USDA helps millions own their future Owning your own home is part of the American dream. For 65 years, the U.S.Department of Agriculture Rural Development has helped 3.4 million rural families and individuals achieve the dream of homeownership through our affordable home loan programs.

    June 13, 2014

  • Locally-owned business need to be supported If you drove by my house on any given day, there is a good chance you would see me mowing my lawn. As odd as it may seem, lawn mowing is passion of mine. It's where I do my best praying, gather my deepest thoughts and the reason I continuously begged

    June 13, 2014

  • Summer study groups do Legislature's legwork INDIANAPOLIS - Back before the recession of 2008 hit Indiana, Gov. Mitch Daniels launched an ambitious initiative called Hoosiers on the Move. The program aimed to get Indiana's out-of-shape residents exercising while also boosting tourism. Its prim

    June 3, 2014

  • Local police are helpful Local police are helpful Dear Editor, Recently, I was awakened by a call from a family member who observed something suspicious in our neighborhood. She just wanted to inform me and said she had already notified the Batesville Police Department. Jus

    June 3, 2014

  • No Headline Provided Citizens aid Safe Passage Dear Editor, I have a request for a great cause. Safe Passage is an organization in our area that provides safe shelter for those who have been victims of domestic abuse. Unfortunately, getting out of an abusive relationsh

    June 3, 2014

  • opn - bv060314 - Blank, Debbie A last day of school encounter It was the perfect evening for a stroll. Our dog, Siobhan, and I set out for our "long walk" Friday night. It was the last day of school for Batesville students, a time they can feel overwhelmingly reckless. In past years, I can remember car horns ho

    June 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Honoring our EMS professionals I hope in one way or another every Hoosier found a way to celebrate National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week which honors our EMS personnel and the work they do. This year was particularly special, as it celebrated Indiana's 40th year of having

    June 3, 2014

  • Veterans deserve better from their government President Lincoln declared in his second inaugural address that our nation had a duty "to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." The words are immortalized on plaques at the entrance to the Department of Veter

    June 3, 2014

  • LOOKING BACK 50 years ago May 18-23 was Mailbox Improvement Week. Its purpose was to call attention to the need for improving mail receptacles which are conveniently located, neat in appearance, safe to use and protect the mail from weather. Joseph Williams was s

    May 27, 2014

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