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Nutrition Site Menu

Menus with reduced concentrated sweets are also available. Monday, January 27 – Chili, baby bakers, peach crisp, crackers (2 two packs) and milk. Tuesday, January 28 – Country Fried Steak, yams, country blend, bread/Margarine, tropical fruit and milk. Wednesday, January 29 – Meatballs (6) w/ gravy over noodles, green beans, corn, strawberry cup and milk.…

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Fair Seeks 100th Anniversary Logo in Contest

This year commemorates the 100th Parke County 4-H Fair and the fair is in search of a Special logo to recognize this historical event. The logo selected will be used on T-shirts, tumblers, giveaways and other marketing material. The creator of the winning logo will receive a free t-shirt or tumbler. Logo can be created…

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Local Courts Combine CASA Programs

The Parke County and Vermillion County Circuit Courts are combining CASA programs in order to improve CASA services in both counties. In cases initiated by the Department of Child Services (DCS), Courts are required to appoint Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) to represent a child’s best interests in Court. CASA volunteers are trained and certified by…

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BMV Closures for MLK Holiday

All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle (BMV) branches will be closed Saturday, January 18 through Monday, January 20 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. All branches will resume regularly scheduled business hours on Tuesday, January 21. For a complete list of branch locations and hours, to complete an online transaction, or…

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Ellen Rohr Among Top Ten in State Fair Pageant

AWAITING THE DECISION. Parke County Fair Queen Ellen Rohr (center) anxiously awaits the decision of the 2020 Indiana State Fair Queen at Sunday’s pageant finals. She is flanked by (from left) Miss Vanderburgh County and 2020 State Fair Queen Claudia Duncan and Miss Boone County Riley Lamb, who was also selected to the Top Ten…

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Former Police Chief Remembered

FORMER POLICE CHIEF REMEMBERED. Funeral services were held Monday for Rockville Police Officer Rodney Smith, who passed away last Thursday. Smith served on the local department since 1984 and was chief from 2012-15. He also served as a member of the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years and as a school resource officer. A…

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Merry and Bright Dance Clinic

MERRY AND BRIGHT DANCE CLINIC. The Parke Heritage High School Dance Team held their Merry and Bright Holiday Dance Clinic Saturday, December 21. The girls practiced during the afternoon, had a preview show for parents and then performed before the boys’ varsity basketball game. Participating in the Clinic were (front row, from left) Destiny Winters,…

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Degree Programs Offered to Employees

Vectren, a CenterPoint Energy company, and Ivy Tech Community College, have partnered to offer the Achieve Your Degree program, which will allow lineworkers and natural gas construction workers employed by Vectren the opportunity to earn college credentials, as well as an Associate of Applied Science degree through a combination of apprenticeship/on-the-job training and Ivy Tech…

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Union Hospital Enforces Visitation Restrictions

Effective immediately, Union Health has implemented flu restrictions for Union Hospital and Union Hospital Clinton. This important step has been initiated in order to reduce the spread of flu while protecting patients, their families and our staff. Until further notice, visitors will be limited to only two designated adults for the patient during their hospital…

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