Area News

Cracker Barrel Session

A legislative “Cracker Barrel” session will be held in Parke County Saturday, March 2 from 10:30 a.m. to noon inside the Extension Office conference room at the Parke County Fairgrounds, located one mile north of Rockville on U.S. 41. Sponsored jointly by the Parke County Chamber of Commerce and the Parke County Extension Board, the…

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SWCD HONORS STUDENTS

SWCD HONORS STUDENTS. North Central Parke students were honored at the Parke County Soil and Water Conservation District Annual Meeting. FFA members were recognized for their assistance with the fourth grade Ag Day at the Fairgrounds and fifth grade Conservation Day at Rockville Lake. They were presented a certificate for their help in teaching about…

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Parke County Maple Syrup Fair

The folks of Parke County Incorporated, who bring you the Covered Bridge Festival, have another treat in store for you. At winter’s end, Parke County’s Maple Syrup Producers begin tapping the maple trees that provide sugar water for making maple syrup. Join in on the fun the last weekend of February and the first weekend…

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Sheriff Justin Cole Releases Annual Report For 2018

The Parke County Sheriff’s Office detailed the following information in their 2018 Year-End Stats report: Calls received: Non 911 calls, 42,744; 911 calls, 7227. Accidents: Property damage, 259; personal injury, 37; fatal, zero. Case Reports: Child abuse, 11; burglaries, 40; thefts, 81; auto thefts, nine; rape, three; suicide, four; arson, five. Sampling of arrests/jail book-ins:…

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Retiring After 30 Years

RETIRING AFTER 30 YEARS. White Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor Bill White began his career with the Town of Rockville in June of 1988. He was initially certified in Paris, Illinois in 1981. Over the course of his 30 years with the town, he has also assisted Montezuma, Southwest Parke School Corporation, Hillsdale, AI Camp (when…

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ISSMA Statebound

ISSMA STATEBOUND. Parke Heritage sent 16 solos and 5 ensembles to ISSMA Contest over the weekend. Band students brought home 3 silvers and 32 gold medals. Four  Group I soloists qualified for State ISSMA contest: Alexa Blackwell, Allison Martin, Ammalee McCall, and Taylor Faulds and one Group I ensemble qualified for State Issma Contest: the…

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2019 Award Winners

2019 AWARD WINNERS. The following individuals, businesses and organizations have been honored by the Parke County Chamber of Commerce: (Pictured front, from left) Cyndi Todd Executive Director of Partnership Parke County, Vision Award; Phyllis Dwyer Deputy Parke County Coroner, Woman of the Year Award; Kathy Bassett Co-Owner Scott Pet, Business of the Year Award; (back)…

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Riverton Parke Winter Homecoming Coronation

HOMECOMING COURT. The winter homecoming court for Riverton Parke wishes the king and queen well Friday after Jalen Myers and Grace Pharr were crowned. Pictured are: (from left) freshmen Grant Harkrider and Alyssa Fellows, seniors David LeClercq and Bailey Kinne, seniors Hayden Childress and Makayla Stableton, King Myers and Queen Pharr, seniors Ryan Spurr and…

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Parke Heritage Winter Homecoming

PARKE HERITAGE WINTER HOMECOMING. Emma Tinkle and Saiklang “Pug” Poolpol were named Parke Heritage High School’s Winter Homecoming King and Queen. They were announced at the boys’ basketball game against Riverton Parke Friday, January 25. Members of the Homecoming Court were (front row, from left) Grace Ramsay, Gillian Jeffers, Macy Millspaugh, Queen Emma Tinkle, King…

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