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Swimming All-State

  SWIMMING ALL-STATE. Parke Heritage High School senior swimmer Cassie Miller has been named to the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association Academic All State Swimming list. Only 25 swimmers from across the state are recognized for this high achievement. To be considered for the honor, the nominee must have a minimum grade point average…

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Celebrate Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day. While many people choose to celebrate by being more eco-friendly, there are many ways to bring Earth Day to your every day routine. Here are some Earth Day tips to make REAL changes in your life: –Donate instead of throw away: Before tossing old clothing, electronics, books, or toys into…

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Junior Leaders Spend Time In Community

The Parke County 4-H Junior Leaders have started their club activities for the year giving of their time and gifts.  The club itself does a lot of leadership throughout the year teaching other youth and supporting the 4-H program.  However, the club participates in multiple service-learning activities as well. Last month they made valentines for…

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Total Eclipse of Parke County

  A TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE COUNTY. Eclipse goers gathered on the courthouse square in downtown Rockville to see the Solar Eclipse, Monday, March 8. The event began around 1:45 p.m. with the totality taking place just after 3 p.m.  Parke County saw an influx of visitors thanks to events and location during the path…

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PARKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF EXECUTIVE SESSION

PARKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF EXECUTIVE SESSION The Parke County Board of Commissioners will convene in an executive session on Monday, April 1st, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. at the Parke County Annex Building #1; also known as the Emergency Operation Center located at 110 E. High Street, Rockville, IN 47872. The Parke County Board of…

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ROCKVILLE BICENTENNIAL DISCUSSED

  ROCKVILLE BICENTENNIAL DISCUSSED. Rockville Town Council President Dave Brown (left) spoke to the Rockville Rotary Club recently at The Thirty-Six Saloon. Mark Spelbring (right) was the program host.  Brown discussed plans for the year celebrating the Bicentennial of the Town of Rockville, including the recent dedication of the clock on North Jefferson Street. Brown…

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Bicentennial Scholarship Announcement

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Paul Taylor Post 1752 Auxiliary will award a $1,000 scholarship to a Rockville High School Junior or Senior. To celebrate the Town of Rockville’s Bicentennial birthday, the VFW wanted to challenge students to write an essay of 500-750 words answering the following questions: –Why do you believe Rockville has…

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REOPENING

    REOPENING. The Parke County Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon cutting for the reopening of Urban Farmchic  Wednesday March 13. Pictured are (from left) Karla Noorig of Joink, owner Rachel Engel, manager Nikki Bonomo, Carolyn Kilby and  Patti Engel. (photo submitted)

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Road Closure

Advisory: Temporary Road Closure Dear Parke County Sentinel, County Highway advises that Jackson Rd, from B’dale Rd to 2600 W Jackson Rd, will be closed for at least a month, two months maximum

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Join Community Garden Lessons

Beth Evans Health and Human Sciences/4-H Youth Development Extension Educator Purdue Extension – Parke County Spring is just around the corner. Fresh Produce, Healthy Choices. What a great way to start planning a garden, or even a few produce plants in the backyard. Sign-ups for Garden Plots are March 26 at 5:30 p.m. The Community…

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