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New Member Inducted

  NEW MEMBER INDUCTED. Members of Rockville Gamma Sigma recently held their June meeting hosted by Courtney Passmore and Jana Crites. Current members met to initiate a new member then continued to have a business meeting. Pictured (from left) Deena Scott, Sande Bemis, Ashley White, Karla Losin, new initiate Michelle Cannava, Wendy Leonard, Courtney Passmore,…

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National Square Dance Association Holds 64th International Camporee In Parke Co.

  By Chloe Kramer Sentinel Reporter The Parke County Fairgrounds recently hosted the National Square Dance Campers Association’s (NSDCA) 64th International Camporee. They camped and utilized the facilities at the fairgrounds June 14 to June 16; they had crafts, cookouts, dancing and other activities their members. Their President John Ide described square dancing as the…

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Rockville Town Council Hears Lengthy PD Update

By Lisa Wood News Coordinator Monday night began with the second Public Hearing by Rockville Town Council on the OCRA Grant submission for the town’s water project. There were no questions or comments from the public. A motion passed to formally close the hearing. Next, Council officially opened its regular meeting. Town attorney Nick Sauter…

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Empowering Young Readers

  EMPOWERING YOUNG READERS. Reading Boot Camp (RBC) received a $1,200 donation from Rockville Gamma Sigma Chapter of Tri Kappa.  RBC provides children (recruits) a motivational springboard to elevate their reading proficiency, learning aptitude and confidence.  The goal of RBC is to develop and empower strong thinkers and decision makers at zero cost to the…

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Schedule For Brick Street Market

  June 25, in Parke County kicks off with a full day of fun and shopping experiences. Brick Street Market, sponsored by MainStreet Rockville begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. with shopping, food and fun for all. You can find us on the historic courthouse square in Rockville. Artisans and vendors alike…

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Indiana DNR Entomology Summary Report

By Chloe Kramer Sentinel Reporter The Division of Natural Resources (DNR) released its Entomology and Plant Pathology Review for early June. Nursery Inspector and Compliance Officer Ken Cote noted that Catalpa is beginning to bloom, but Bagworm has not yet hatched. There has also been some evidence of Redheaded Flea Beetles beginning to feed. He…

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Rockville Rotary Gets Visit From Northline Tree Company

NORTHLINE TREE COMPANY VISITS ROTARY. Representatives of Northline Tree Company located near Tangier in Parke County, recently shared highlights about their Christmas tree business with the Rockville Rotary Club at a meeting held in the Thirty-Six Saloon banquet room in Rockville.  Northline staff shown (left to right) are:  Brian Brown, owner; Kelly Thompson, retail sales…

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Rox Athletic Alumni To Honor Larry Merica and 1,000 Point Achievers

By Maggie Sockwell Sentinel Reporter The ROX Athletic Alumni group will be hosting their 20th annual golf outing/reunion Friday, July 8, at the Parke County Golf Course. There will be two flights at this year’s event. One set of teams will tee off at 7:15 a.m. with the other scheduled to tee off at 1…

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The Queen Is Chosen

  THE QUEEN IS CHOSEN. The 2022 Miss Strawberry Queen was chosen during the Friday’s Festival activities. Pictured here are (from left) Kelsie Blair, 2nd Runner-Up Olivia Jacks, Queen Ava Barger, Karley Fellows, 1st Runner-Up Marika Granberg, and 2021 Miss Strawberry Josie Bodine. (Sentinel photo by Jessica Lancaster)

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The Evolution of Parke County Schools

   By Chloe Kramer Sentinel Reporter Schools in Parke County used to look a lot different than they do now. Students would begin the school year in late August, and the school year would end in mid-to-late May. Additionally, students’ first day would be on a Friday, and they would only attend school for half…

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