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A Year In Review


Started out 2021 with some good news when Sheriff Justin Cole reported no cases of Covid in the Parke County Jail.

The board of directors of Parke County Inc. voted to cancel the Parke County Maple Fair due to the rise of COVID. The decision was made in collaboration with the Parke County Health Department and other entities. The production of Maple Syrup will still be ongoing at individual maple camps. The public was encouraged to call PCI or and ask for information if they still were interested.

Kindergarten students at Rockville Elementary celebrated with a 100th Day Celebration. They had been in school for 100 days and acquired much more knowledge.


Julie Lanzone, Parke County Ambulance Director reported on the number of vaccines received for Parke County in a week. Initially they had been receiving 100 per week and they had done so well that they increased to  300 per week and then on to 500 per week. Parke County residents seemed eager to get those shots.

More than 60% of 2018 high school graduates earned college credit through dual credit or Advanced Placement with a combined impact potential of almost $160 million annually. Parke Heritage Principal Dwight Ashley pointed out “that Parke Heritage students are tied for second place in the state for earing dual credit.”

Parke County student Landen Stewart received his private pilot’s license which required both oral and written exams. His next step is to complete his instrument assessment rating.

Scott Pet will use the former Shopco Building on U.S. 41 in Rockville, for shipping and distribution for three current customers. The current Scott Pet Buildings will be used more efficiently once services for those three customers are moved to the Shopco Buildings. They will be hiring for 22 open jobs in Rockville and Newport.



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