Area Breaking News

West Central Tox Away Day

West Central Solid Waste District will sponsor a Tox-Away Day Saturday, September 12, 2020, 8 a.m.  to 1 p.m., rain or shine at the Parke County 4-H Fairgrounds in Rockville. Social distancing guidelines apply. Residents are reminded to remain in their vehicle at all times and follow safety protocol as directed. Earlier times tend to…

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Commissioners: No Covered Bridge Festival For 2020!

By Larry Bemis Sentinel Editor There will be no 2020 Parke County Covered Bridge Festival. After 63 years, the event, like most others, will take a pause for the pandemic that has swept the world. The Parke County Commissioners voted Monday to not permit the festival to happen this year, ordering that the County Auditor…

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Welcome Home Deputy McCann

WELCOMING PARTY. A caravan of officers and other emergency workers and first responders helped bring Deputy Sheriff Chris McCann home from Union Hospital Tuesday morning. McCann suffered an unknown medical issue a week ago and has been hospitalized since, undergoing tests. While the cause is still unknown, doctors sent him home with orders to rest…

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Recycling Bins Overflow; Illegal Dumping Continues

  West Central Solid Waste District would like to remind residents to please avoid dumping items outside of our receptacles at the drop-off recycling centers. With more people eating at home, recycling bins are filling up faster than usual; so please be sure to place only “acceptable items” in the bins. Improperly dumped items impose…

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Deadline Changes

NOTICE: Our deadlines have changed with the change in the printing of the Parke County Sentinel. –PAID ITEMS (ads, classifieds, legals) 3 p.m. the Friday before the edition it is to run in. –NEWS ITEMS 3 p.m. the Monday before the edition it is to run in.

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An Era Ends

With the announcement this week of the printing of the last issue of the The Daily Clintonian, April 10, yet another era ends for readers in Vermillion County, as well as here in Parke. And it ends a 50 year relationship for the Parke County Sentinel as well. Since our first issue in November 1970,…

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