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Indiana man airlifted following motorcycle accident Saturday evening

An Indiana man was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital following a motorcycle accident that occurred on Lakeway Drive Saturday evening. According to Russell Springs Police, Terry W. Smith, age 67, of Perin, Indiana, was operating a 2008 GMC Yukon and attempted to turn left into Coe’s Steakhouse at around 6:30 p.m. Saturday when he turned into the path of 44-year-old Michael Cochran, of Liberty, Indiana, who was operating a motorcycle.
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New OHSAA division breakdowns shake things up

The Ohio High School Athletic Association is not in the business of teasing your brain. However, some of the high school football nuggets conjured up this summer based on the new divisional breakdowns can be mind-boggling, at first thought. For example, Versailles and Marion Local football programs from the Midwest...
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Kids Draw All Over Pickup

Occurred on June 25, 2022 / New Paris, Ohio, USA Info from Licensor: "Natural Springs camping site. I witnessed multiple children drawing with markers on a white GMC truck. Turns out the owner allowed it to happen then immediately regretted it when he woke up sober and couldn’t get the marker off."

Goodbye Crossroads Classic, hello 'Indy Classic': Purdue, Ball State to play in new event

Ryan Vaughn is always thinking, always planning, always dreaming. It's how he's turned Indianapolis into one of the premiere cities for the biggest sports events in the country. So when the President of the Indiana Sports Corp was working with Russ Potts Productions' President Zach Franz to pull off the men's college basketball tournament bubble in 2021, an idea was born. The Crossroads Classic, which had hosted games each December involving IU, Purdue, Butler and Notre Dame...

Muncie Youth Volleyball Team Wins National Championship in Orlando, FL

MUNCIE, Ind.—The Munciana Peppers are National Volleyball Champions. On June 15th, thirteen twelve-year olds embarked on their quest for the gold. Two-hundred and twenty-one twelve and under teams participated at the 49th AAU Junior Nationals in Orlando, Florida. There were nineteen teams in the open division, including the Peppers. The open bracket is considered the best of the best and maintains the highest level of competition.

New Castle man killed in S.R. 109 crash

HENRY COUNTY, Ind. — A New Castle man was killed in a crash Saturday morning on State Road 109 north of Interstate 70 in western Henry County. According to the Henry County Sheriff's Office, Clay Purnell was killed when his Honda Civic crossed the center while heading south toward I-70 and collided with a northbound SUV driven by Kourtney Ash of Lewisville shortly after 5 a.m.

Bygone Muncie: 1932 Fourth of July celebration included speeches, baseball, epic fireworks

In the ancient Roman Republic, there was an elected official with the title of aedile. The aediles preserved public buildings and temples, maintained the city’s infrastructure, managed the public water and grain supplies, regulated public markets and organized festivals. The aedileship was one of the offices held by Romans on the cursus honorum (course of honor), the path politically ambitious citizens took to become consul. We call such people today "career politicians." Many famous Romans were aediles including Marcus Cicero and Julius Caesar. ...
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Hamilton new Greenville Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach

GREENVILLE — Greenville High School will have a new leader for their boy’s basketball program. Matt Hamilton was named the new head coach for the program after spending a year as the junior varsity’s head coach. “After an exhaustive interview process, Matt became the clear choice because...

New vote machine apparatus to be used across Indiana in 2024 visits Muncie

MUNCIE, Ind. — MicroVote, the private company that provides voting machines and aids Delaware County in its election processes, brought a machine equipped with a voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) device to the Delaware County clerk's office last week. County Clerk Rick Spangler said the new devices are being introduced across the state and maintain an ongoing paper audit of the election as voting takes place to provide better security. ...
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Third Annual Children’s Parade July 4

This year Arcanum Preservation Society will be offering hamburgers and hotdogs for a donation at their annual 4th of July celebration in Ivester Park. Bring the family to the park for lunch and then stay to cheer the kids on during our Third Annual Children’s Parade. Please note that registration starts at 12 noon, Parade Lineup at 12:45 p.m. and the parade starts at 1 p.m.

Ivy Tech Muncie-Henry County Announces ‘Ivy Parents Achieve Success with Support’ Initiative

MUNCIE, Ind.– Ivy Parents Achieve Success with Support (I.PASS) is a new initiative at Ivy Tech Muncie-Henry County to help support single parents in earning workforce-ready certifications and associates degrees. The program provides single parents with connections to community programs, mentors in the Ivy Tech community and additional support through meetings.
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George named Ansonia’s new Athletic Director

ANSONIA — Ansonia High School has named Clay George as its new athletic director. George graduated from Russia High School in 2017. He went on to graduate with a degree in Sports Management at Bowling Green State University in 2020. George also has his master’s degree in Sports Administration from the University of Cincinnati.