Area Breaking News

CLENDENIN SIGNS TO PLAY

Parke Heritage High School volleyball ace Atlantis Clendenin signed her National Letter of Intent to play volleyball at IUPUI Thursday, November 12. Clendenin is the first Parke Heritage High School athlete to sign for a Division 1 school. She plans to study biology and psychology with plans to enter medical school.

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WRC Fall Sports Awards Cancelled

The 2020 Fall Sports Banquet for the Wabash River Conference, originally scheduled for tonight (Wednesday, November 18) was cancelled earlier this week due to COVID-19 concerns.

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Firewood Permits Available At State Parks

Indiana residents are offered the opportunity to purchase firewood permits from  today, Wednesday, November 18, through February 12. These permits allow for the removal of certain downed trees from Turkey Run and Shades state parks to be used as firewood. A firewood permit must be acquired for each load of firewood.   Read more at www.parkecountysentinel.com

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North Central Parke Board Hears Staff Concerns On COVID-19

After hearing Superintendent Mike Schimpf’s report on the COVID-19 situation at the North Central Parke School Board Meeting November 11, 2020, several staff members raised serious concerns about enforcement of the mask policy and a perceived lack of administrative support for it. Several staff members stated students were not following the mask policy very well,…

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Closed for Veterans’ Day

The office of the Parke County Sentinel will be closed Wednesday, November 11 in honor of Veterans’ Day. That week’s edition will be distributed on Thursday, so mail subscribers should expect an extra day for delivery. Newsstand copies will be available by noon Thursday.  

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Trick-Or-Treat Plans

Trick-or-Treat hours in Parke County are for the most part, October 31. The exception is that the town of Rosedale will be have Trick-or-Treat on both October 30 and 31 from 6 until 9 p.m. MainStreet Rockville will again offer Trick-or-Treat on the square with merchants and non-profits offering up goodies to the kiddos from…

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Early, Absentee Voting At Record Levels Ahead Of Tuesday

The November 3 General Election marks the end of a long and strange campaign cycle, capturing headlines alongside the COVID-19 pandemic. Early voting began, Tuesday, October 6 in the basement of the Parke County Courthouse and continues each weekday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Monday, November 2 at noon. The office will also…

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Emergency Food Distribution Next Week At Fairgrounds

Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank will be distributing pre-packaged food to individuals facing food insecurity Thursday, October 22 from 4-6 p.m. at the Parke County Fairgrounds Across west central Indiana, thousands of people are newly at risk of experiencing food insecurity, alongside those who were experiencing food insecurity before the COVID-19 crisis began. Research available…

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Three Runners Move On To Regionals

Three Parke County cross-country runners will be advancing to Regional action this Saturday at Bedford-North Lawrence High School. Junior Emily Mager will represent Riverton Parke in the 10:30 a.m. girls’ race. She clocked 23:36.5 over the five-kilometer LaVern Gibson Championship Cross-Country Course at Terre Haute Saturday, finishing 33 overall. She was the ninth place runner…

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