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A northern Indiana man who berated state employees during numerous phone calls was turned down Wednesday in appealing his harassment charges and claiming his remarks were protected as political speech.

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Vigo County Board of Commissioners Tuesday took the first step toward a lease-rental financing agreement for a new county jail. Commissioners gave preliminary approval to enter into a lease with the Vigo County Building Corp., which would be the entity that would own a new county jail facility until its debt is paid off.

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Local officials believe the mosquito population may explode this summer because of a late, wet spring, combined with expected high temperatures.

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Clifford "Kip" Nordmeyer Sr., 79, husband of Gerry Nordmeyer, died June 22. Visitation is Wednesday, June 26, 4-7 p.m., at Meyers Funeral Home and funeral Thursday, June 27, 10 a.m., at St. Anthony, Morris. Full obit at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com

85, of Greensburg, formerly of Batesville, passed away June 10, 2019. Visitation: Friday 4-8pm with funeral service 1pm Saturday, all at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville. Burial in Batesville Methodist Church Cemetery. Full obituary at www. meyersfuneralhomes.com

Donald J. Baechle Sr., age 88 of Bradenton, Florida, and formerly of Batesville, died Thursday, June 6, 2019, at his home. Born April 28, 1931, in Sunman, Indiana, he is the son of Ada (nee Herzog) and Charles Baechle. He married Darlene Siebert June 25, 1955, at St. Louis Church. Don went t…