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Blackford grad Brown entering NCAA’s transfer portal

HARTFORD CITY, Ind. (WANE) – Former Blackford High School sharpshooter Luke Brown is leaving Stetson University before his first game as a Hatter, as Brown has reportedly entered the NCAA transfer portal. Brown graduated last spring from Blackford, where he finished fourth in IHSAA history with 3,011 career points. Brown...
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Hoosier Workers: Jamie Beck, The Hospital Housekeeper

For the month of September, we're bringing you stories of workers across Indiana, about what they do and how they find meaning in their jobs. This week, Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Justin Hicks profiles Jamie Beck, a housekeeper at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. She’s an alumni of the Erskine Green Training Institute, a program that provides job training for people with disabilities.
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Daily Advocate

The Great Greenville Bank Robbery

A quest for easy money brought two outlaws to Darke County on Sept. 4, 1923. The big news of the day, discussed by old men playing dominoes in county cafes, was that new Italian Prime Minister wanted Italy out of the League of Nations, mad at the League censuring him over his invasion of islands belonging to Greece.
Kokomo Perspective

This Is the City Hit Hardest by Extreme Poverty in Indiana

There are an estimated 39.5 million Americans living below the poverty line, which, in the lower 48 states, is an annual income threshold of $12,880 for an individual and $26,500 for a family of four (Alaska and Hawaii have a slightly higher threshold). Living in poverty can have serious consequences and impacts nearly every aspect of life -- and those problems can be compounded for those who are facing poverty while also living in very poor neighborhoods.
Daily Advocate

SUNshine 5K lights up Greenville City Park

GREENVILLE — The blue skies and temperate weather appeared made-to-order as racers poured into Greenville City Park to support local non-profit organizations in the annual Darke County Foundation SUNshine 5K run/walk on Saturday morning. With nearly 400 racers this year, one could find participants of all ages, from babies hitching...
Trumann Democrat

Manchester's Knepper places in top 10 at Bluffton Fall Classic

The Manchester University women's golf team wrapped up a competition in the Bluffton Beaver Fall Classic on Sunday evening. The Spartans shot their best two-day total of the season (744) en route to a fifth-place team finish. Senior Sara Knepper, from Bremen, continued her solid fall with her second top...
Sidney Daily News

Football roundup: Anna can’t keep up with New Bremen

NEW BREMEN — New Bremen ran way to a 48-13 Midwest Athletic Conference victory over Anna on Friday at Cardinal Stadium. David Homan threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Nick Alig and scored on a 49-yard TD run and 12-yard TD run in the first quarter to help the squad take a 20-0 lead.
Lima News

Celina woman joins Ohio’s ‘Saved by the Belt’ Club

WAPAKONETA — Debra Wenning, of Celina, was presented with a Saved by the Belt award by Ohio State Troopers from the Wapakoneta post. The recognition comes after she was struck head-on by an impaired driver while driving on U.S. 33 east of St. Marys back in May. She was saved from sustaining life-threatening injuries because she was wearing her seat belt while driving.
Daily Advocate

Tips to help older loved ones prevent falls

VERSAILLES — During Falls Prevention Week, Versailles Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, the 112-bed skilled nursing facility, recommends that senior citizens and their loved ones conduct a quick check of their risks for falls – something that can help prevent hospitalization for broken bones, head injuries, and more. Falls Prevention Awareness...

Dr. Thomas Arnold Awarded Robert P. Bell Creative Teaching Award

MUNCIE, Ind. – Dr. Thomas Arnold received the Robert P. Bell Creative Teaching Award from The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. to recognize his creativity and innovation in the classroom. Arnold, a history teacher at the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities, was nominated by the...

Water leak has Geneva Water Department mystified

Along with the normal work and maintenance to be done in Geneva, there is extra work in solving problems as they arise and currently it’s a water leak issue. Reporting for the superintendent of the water department, Trent Shaffer, was Jason.

Cougars run to MHC cross country title

The South Decatur boys cross country team won the MHC title with 30 points. Waldron took second with 40 followed by Southwestern 73, North Decatur 83 and Edinburgh 123. The Cougars had seven runners in the top 20. Leading the way for the Cougars was race winner senior Trevor Newby...
Lebanon Democrat

Phoenix women post strong showing at Ray Bullock Invitational

UPLAND, Ind. — Cumberland’s women finished in sixth place last Friday taking on six nationally-ranked programs at the Ray Bullock Invitational hosted by No. 2 Taylor University at the Taylor Farms Cross Country Course. Cumberland finished ahead of No. 5-ranked Indiana Wesleyan, which took 10th place at the event. No....

Portland Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Portland: Tuesday, September 21: Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while showers and thunderstorms overnight; Wednesday, September 22: Showers and thunderstorms then rain during the day; while rain overnight; Thursday, September 23: Chance of rain then chance

BRV’s Chamberlin advances to girls golf regional

MUNCIE — In no real surprise, Blue River Valley junior Maci Chamberlin has qualified for this coming Saturday’s girls golf regional based on her performance in Saturday’s girls golf sectional at Crestview Golf Course hosted by Muncie Central. Chamberlin carded a 40 on the front nine and 43 on the...
Winchester News Gazette


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