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2020: Year in Review



Parke County’s own Ellen Rohr, Parke County Fair Queen, was chosen among the top ten finalists in the Indiana State Fair Pageant held in Indianapolis recently. Miss Indiana State Fair Queen 2020, Claudia Duncan was chosen from a field of 83 other contestants for this honor.

Parke County and Vermillion County Circuit courts have combined CASA programs in order to improve CASA services to both counties January 15. The new CASA director was Katlynn Wells. She had been most recently the assistant director of the Clay County CASA program.

The Warrior Watch program was launched at Turkey Run Elementary School. Warrior Watch is a pilot program that offers parents a place for their students to go before and after school. In its inaugural year, the Warrior Watch provides child care for Turkey Run Elementary students both before and after school. Students may arrive at school as early as 6:45 a.m. while the afternoon session lasts until 5:15 p.m.

This year commemorates the 100th Parke County 4-H Fair and the fair is in search of a Special Logo to recognize this historical event. The logo selected will be used on T-shirts, tumblers, giveaways, and other marketing material.

The Old National Bank, a long-time landmark on the Courthouse Square in Rockville closes its doors April 24. Old National Bank announced that it would close 31 of Indiana banking locations.

For the full article, see this week’s edition of the Parke County Sentinel.