Slow going between Batesville and Oldenburg

INDOT contractor Paul H. Rohe Co. began milling operations on State Road 229 last week in Franklin County as part of a $700,000 resurface project located north of I-74 near Batesville and Oldenburg.

Paving was scheduled to begin Wednesday, Aug. 14, in Batesville, followed by Oldenburg upon completion.

Lane closures with flaggers will be in effect along the route. Paving is expected to finish by Friday, Aug. 23, with the entire project complete by mid-September, weather permitting.

Motorists are encouraged to slow down and use caution in and near all work zones.

At the Gibson

"Angry Birds 2," rated PG, will be screened Thursday, Aug. 15, at 5:30 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 17-18, at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Gibson Theatre.

Bluegrass tunes in Metamora

Rated BG will perform Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Metamora Performing Arts Opry Barn, 19189 Pennington Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., then Canal Town Revival will play at 6 and the headliner at 7.

Admission is $8 at the door. Food will be available from Trisha's Dishes. Info:

Potluck open to all

A Food and Growers Association community gathering is Monday, Aug. 19, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Ande Schewe's permaculture gardens, 2030 E. County Road 300 N., Milan.

Please bring a dish made with fresh ingredients, preferably local, sustainable or organic. Otherwise, a favorite dish is always welcome. Guests should also bring tableware and serving spoons. Water will be provided.

Schewe will fire up his outdoor cob oven for anyone who wants to use it to finish a dish. The Permaculture Design Certification instructor will also give a tour of his intensive permaculture gardens starting at 6, with dinner starting around 7:15.

Info and directions: 513-805-9298.

Endangered Indiana historic places eyed

Jessie Russett will tell the stories behind the 10 most endangered Indiana historic places on the brink of extinction Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Brookville Library, 919 Main St., reports Julie Schlesselman, Franklin County Public Library District Local History and Genealogy Department manager.

Attendees will learn about Brookville's Valley House, which is being transformed into apartments now, a true success story about a place that was on Indiana Landmarks' endangered list in 1991.

Refreshments will mingle with local history

The next Sip, Snack and Stroll, hosted by the Batesville Area Historical Society, will start Friday, Aug. 23, at 5:30 p.m. in the Batesville Historical Center garden, 15 W. George St. Museum curator Carolyn Dieckmann advises, “You will be served light hors d’oeurvres and enjoy a variety of drinks as you listen to music and tour our latest display. We will begin our historical walking tour of the north side of town and sample food and drink along the way."

A golf cart will be available for those who want to attend, but prefer not walking. According to Dieckmann, “The event will be both fun and educational and is made possible through the sponsorship of the Batesville Area Arts Council, city of Batesville, Garrett Group, Batesville Liquor Co. and Gillman Home Center.

Reservations are $35 for nonmembers, or join BAHS and pay $30. Info: To RVSP: 812-212-9382.

Singer-songwriter will play at library concert

Captain Dan Mobley will perform Saturday, Aug. 24, from 7-9 p.m. at the free Batesville Memorial Public Library After Hours concert. Sponsors include the Batesville Area Arts Council and Friends of the Library.

The Greensburg native has performed with the Allman Brothers, John Prine and the Beach Boys. He has appeared on “60 Minutes" in a tribute to Jimmy Buffett and his music became the soundtrack for the PBS documentary "Gulf of Mexico." Mobley is a favorite at the Hog's Breath Saloon, Key West, Florida.

Public may attend BAAC meeting

The public is invited to the Batesville Area Arts Council annual meeting Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at The Sherman’s Boehringer Hall. Attendees can learn about upcoming events, help honor special award recipients and browse the 2018-19 community and school program gallery.

Health center needs more medical volunteers

More volunteers, specifically registered nurses, medical assistants and licensed practical nurses, are needed at the Southeast Indiana Health Center, 920 County Line Road, Batesville, during clinic hours: Tuesdays from 9-11:30 a.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 5-7:30 p.m. To volunteer: manager Paul Tyrer, 812-932-4515 or

Students can learn about military academies

U.S. Sen. Todd Young, a United States Naval Academy graduate, will host a series of Academy Day events to serve as informational sessions for current high school students interested in attending one of the U.S. military service academies.

The closest event will take place Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Columbus North High School, 1400 25th St. Info:

Supporters may donate to Project T3

Project T3 (Totes for Tots and Teens), which provides overnight bags for children going into foster care and backpacks for impoverished children in 15 southeastern Indiana counties, is featured as Amack's Well outreach program this month for monetary donations, according to T3 member Lisa Haessig. Please see the display at the coffeehouse.

Amazing Race Challenge targets local food

What's the newest, most fun, craziest event in Batesville? The Food and Growers Association Amazing Race Challenge: Ready. Set. Grow.

On Saturday, Sept. 14, starting at 8:30 a.m. competitors will visit local businesses and farmers at the market as they race around downtown Batesville completing challenges and learning about local food. Prizes will be awarded.

The news release urges, "Get your team together now. Create a theme for your team, dress up! T-shirts will also be provided. Make this a fun morning with your friends and family." Teams can have between two and five members.

The fee is $25 per participant. Children participating must be at least 10 and accompanied by an adult 18 or older.

Info: Persons must register by Sept. 1 to get T-shirts:

A hunting opportunity

Access Program Providing Land Enhancements offers quail, pheasant and woodcock hunting opportunities on private property. APPLE gives financial incentives to landowners who allow controlled public access hunting on their private lands. Wildlife biologists also work with landowners to establish and improve habitat.

These Indiana Department of Natural Resources hunts are allocated through an online reserved system. The online application is the only way to apply. Hunters may apply for one hunting day over the two-day period.

Applications are accepted from now through Sept. 23. Draw result notifications will be emailed within two weeks of the application deadline. Successfully drawn applicants will be allowed two hunting partners. All regulations and bag limits apply.

Info: To register:

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