Area News

Catholic Charities to Distribute Food Locally

Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank will be distributing pre-packaged food to individuals facing food insecurity Tuesday, September 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Parke County Fairgrounds on Hwy 41. Across west central Indiana, thousands of people are newly at risk of experiencing food insecurity, alongside those who were experiencing food insecurity before the…

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Student Spotlight – Josie Bodine

  Josie Bodine was excited when her new sewing machine arrived at her house recently. Josie, a sophomore at Parke Heritage High School, won the sewing machine for participating in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Convention contest last spring. This contest would have been held in Washington D.C. but was…

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Antiques On York Gets a New Roof

A NEW LID FOR A FAMILIAR PLACE. Antiques On York, previously the home of SuperValu and several other grocery stores and other businesses over the years, now has a new, sloped roof. Contractors made quick work on the new structure that will certainly provide better drainage and protection for the many unique items available on…

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Local Author, Brent Lacy, Releases Fifth Book

By Jessica Lancaster Sentinel Reporter Local Author Brent Lacy released his fifth book August 28, “The Adventures of Toothless.” It is the second in his children’s line. What began as a volunteer position with local church youth groups in 1998, has turned into 22 years of service in various capacities from filling in for pastors,…

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Parke Heritage Homecoming

  PARKE HERITAGE HOMECOMING. The Parke Heritage Homecoming is set for Friday, September 18 when the Wolves welcome Eastern Greene High School. Members of the Homecoming Court are (from left) Seniors Mady Millspaugh, Louis Monik IV, Lexi Jones, Reece Simpson, Hollie Kouns, Riley Ferguson, Bailey Bollinger and Ty Buell; Juniors Jenna Brown and Joel Gooch;…

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Ernie Pyle’s Last Column Was Not Finished

(This column was never completed. A handwritten draft of it was found in Pyle’s pocket, April 18, 1945, the day he was killed by a Japanese machine-gunner on the island of Ie Shima.) On Victory in Europe By Ernie Pyle And so it is over. The catastrophe on one side of the world has run…

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Ernie Pyle Column Marks 75th Anniversary of WWII End

Today, September 2, marks the 75th anniversary of the formal surrender of Japan and the official end of World War II. The Hoosier State Press Association and the Ernie Pyle World War II Museum in Dana has offered some of Ernie’s best columns for re-publication to mark the anniversary, including this one, The Death of…

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Gallery Reopens

It has been awhile since I’ve penned an article for the gallery. It has been a very strange year indeed. The pandemic closed down the gallery in March, and we only recently re-opened in June. We had to cancel all of our art shows in the spring and summer, though gallery members have been busy…

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65th Wedding Anniversary

65TH ANNIVERSARY. Dick and Susan Cory were married September 3, 1955 at Mecca Methodist church. The family farm is located between Kingman and Sylvania. Susan’s life as a homemaker raising her children, large gardens, vegetable and flowers kept her busy along with being the local Avon Lady and volunteering for community activities at church and…

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Congressman Bucshon Meets With Chamber Members

By Mark Spelbring Sentinel Reporter U.S. Congressman Dr. Larry Bucshon was in Parke County August 26, and the Parke County Chamber of Commerce hosted a discussion on issues with local chamber members and other residents at The Thirty-Six Saloon. Since Representative Bucshon is a physician, much of the discussion was related to the coronavirus pandemic,…

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