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Jay County, IN

Local high school bands place in top 10 at State Fair Band Day finals

INDIANAPOLIS — Winchester Community High School placed second and Muncie Central third at Indiana State Fair Band Day on Friday night, finishing behind first-place winner Kokomo. The top 10 finishers in finals competition Friday night, according to the Indiana State Fair, were: Kokomo High School Winchester Community High School Muncie Central High School  Anderson High School Centerville High...
MUNCIE, IN
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Coldwater man dies in Indiana van-semi collision

BRYANT, Ind. - A 40-year-old Coldwater man died early Thursday morning after his vehicle collided with a semitrailer in Jay County, Indiana. Joshua Highley was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, according to a news release and crash report from the Jay County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were notified of the crash at 5:21 a.m. and arrived at the scene at 5:30 a.m., per the crash report.
COLDWATER, OH
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BRYANT, Ind. - A 40-year-old Coldwater man died early Thursday morning after his vehicle collided with a semitrailer in Jay County, Indiana. Joshua Highley was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, according to a news release and crash report from the Jay County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were notified of the crash at 5:21 a.m. and arrived at the scene at 5:30 a.m., per the crash report. [More]
COLDWATER, OH
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Joshua Highley

Joshua "Josh" D. Highley, 40, Coldwater, died in Jay County, Indiana, on June 30, 2022. Services are pending at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.
JAY COUNTY, IN

Dunkirk woman fatally injured in crash on Ind. 167

DUNKIRK, Ind. — A Dunkirk woman was fatally injured in a single-vehicle crash on Ind. 167. Linda D. Thompson, 50, was pronounced dead early Saturday after being flown by medical helicopter to Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. The crash was reported about 11:50 p.m. Friday on the state highway north of Dunkirk. ...
DUNKIRK, IN
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Securing our schools: How Jay County is keeping kids safe

JAY COUNTY, Ind — Four years ago, after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida and the near-tragedy at Noblesville West Middle School, 13 Investigates shared how an Indiana school district was making major changes to security: reconfiguring buildings, even allowing teachers to access guns in school buildings. So...
JAY COUNTY, IN
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William R. ‘Bill’ Wrightsman, 62

William Robert “Bill” Wrightsman, 62, a well-known farmer in Jackson Township of Jay County, passed away late Monday afternoon, May 30, 2022, in the IU Health Blackford Hospital. He died after becoming ill in his tractor as he was planting beans. Bill was born April 12, 1960, in...
PORTLAND, IN
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Alex Boys Varsity Golf finishes 2nd place at Alex/Daleville/Jay County Match

Alex Boys Varsity Golf Team had there final regular season match against Daleville HS and Jay County HS at Crestview GC in Muncie getting edged out by Jay County by 1 shot 181-182 and defeating Daleville who had a score of 212. Owen Harpe and Colton Eden led the Tigers with scores of 44 each. Isaiah Fye was next with 46, then Syler Hartwell keeps improving with a 48 followed by Spencer Hiser with 51. The Tigers will have a practice round for the sectional on Wednesday June 1st at Harbour Trees CC in Noblesville with Frankton and Elwood. The sectional will be played on June 6th starting at 8 am at Harbour Trees CC.
JAY COUNTY, IN
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Jay County eighth-grader heads to Scripps National Spelling Bee

JAY COUNTY — Seven Hoosier students are getting ready for their moment at the microphone as they prepare to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. "I am excited for the opportunity that I've been given to experience going to a different state and also getting to socialize with different students as well," Noemi Galan said.