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Madison County Jail bookings

ANDERSON — These individuals were arrested and booked into Madison County Jail:

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Lapel girls golf competes at invitational

Arabians golf edges rival Marauders

GREENFIELD — It was a rematch of teams that finished 1-2 in last year’s Hoosier Heritage Conference girls golf tournament, but neither Mt. Vernon nor Pendleton Heights looked much like they did in 2021.

Players learn fundamentals at skills camp

Hundreds of local students participated in Pendleton Junior Football League’s Skills Camp from Monday, July 25, through Wednesday, July 27. The league offers training for first- through sixth-graders. According to the league website, the camp provides participants “the opportunity to learn core football fundamentals which will help each player as they grow up within the Pendleton Heights Football Program.” The staff includes Pendleton Heights High School football head coach Jed Richman, assistant coach Jay Ehrgott and Pendleton Heights Middle School football director Dave Cloud.

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Lapel High School Class of 1997

In 1997, Bill Clinton was sworn in for his second term as President of the United States. Madeleine Albright became the first female Secretary of State after her confirmation by the United States Senate..

Community band wraps up summer series

PENDLETON — Fall Creek Valley Community Band performed its final show of its “Fun, Joy, and Inner Peace” 2022 summer concert series in Falls Park on Sunday, July 31.

Poetry Society accepts contest entries

INDIANA — Poetry Society of Indiana is accepting entries for its annual poetry contest.

Lapel High School Class of 1996

In January 1996, Michael Jackson — the guy who wore a glove on one hand — filed for divorce of his marriage to Lisa Marie Pressley.

Local student earns Millikin honor

DECATUR, ILLINOIS — Millikin University Gillian Monroe of Pendleton to its dean’s list for the spring 2022 semester.

What am I going to do?

Usually, I have a lot of various activities to keep me busy.

Lapel High School Class of 1995

The year 1995 was the first year that the Internet was entirely privatized, with the U.S. government no longer providing public funding, marking a major development in the information age.

Researching your home’s history

One Spring day, I was planting a new bed of hostas in my yard.

Fish Friday

PENDLETON — Four friends from Ingalls — Griffin Corbin, Colton Johson, Easton Michael and Danny Ruger — passed some time fishing in Fall Creek at mid-afternoon on Friday.

Lapel High School Class of 1994

On Jan. 14, 1994, U.S. President Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed the Kremlin accords, which stopped the preprogrammed aiming of nuclear missiles toward each country’s targets, and also provided for the dismantling of the nuclear arsenal in Ukraine.


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Farmers market continues

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Farmers market continues

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PAS member show on through Aug. 3

Local businesswoman to speak at FAB event

ANDERSON — Heather Upton of The Read Estate Pros will be guest speaker at the upcoming

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PAS member show on through Aug. 3

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PAS member show on through Aug. 3

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PAS member show in on

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Lapel Village Fair coming up

Many of the meetings can also be watched online.

The following local meetings were scheduled but are subject to change by the towns. Many meetings can be streamed online. Check town websites or call for updates and more information.

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Farmers market continues

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Attention, marketers: Coupons are not gifts

I celebrated my birthday recently and received a number of gifts from friends and family.

Franke: Virtue’s disappearance in our public character

In 1993, William Bennett published an impressive anthology of essays, fables, poems and other writings titled “The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories.” This is an excellent reader for children of all ages, especially for bedtime stories. Adults may think this book below them but I would still encourage reading it and thinking deeply on the morals taught therein.

Hicks: Why are rich places growing and poor places in decline?

During the past four decades, the United States suffered its first prolonged period of economic divergence.


For the word of God will never fail. — Luke 1:37

The joys of drinking from garden hoses when you’re a kid

Maybe it’s the decades of being nagged at, but I’m finally drinking a lot of water. (Just don’t tell anyone that strategy works.)

DeBoer: $6 billion in Indiana state balances; large balances in 2023 could trigger more refunds

Mid-July is number-cruncher nirvana if you follow the Indiana state budget. That’s when the Indiana State Budget Agency releases its closeout for the previous fiscal year. This year the glorious day fell on Friday, July 15, and we learned one astounding fact: At the end of June, the end of fiscal year 2022, Indiana balances were $6.1 billion. Our state has six billion dollars in the bank.

Nothing good ever came from a committee

A committee is a large group of people whose sole purpose is to develop new ideas or programs. And then to bury them under a pile of manure, so they never see the light of day even if you fired it into the sun.

Mary Catherine Ackerman

Mary Catherine Ackerman (Dec. 13, 1951 - May 16, 2022) Mary Catherine Ackerman, Spencer, Indiana, our loving mother, wife, friend, and teacher, passed away on May...

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