Area News

90th Birthday Celebration

90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. Shirley Brown of Rosedale will celebrate her 90th birthday December 16.  A family dinner will be held December 9 at her home in Rosedale.  She will later make a trip to Oklahoma to celebrate with her grandson, Aaron and family. She has lived in Rosedale all of her life.  She was married…

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Plan To Exclude Nativity Scene To Be “Inclusive” Is Reversed

By Nick Wilson Sentinel Reporter Officials at Montezuma Elementary School have done an about-face amid growing pressure to retain a Nativity scene normally displayed during the school’s annual Christmas program. As originally reported in The Daily Clintonian Monday, December 3, second-year principal Matt Taylor said the scene, which depicts the birth of Jesus Christ, the…

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North Central Parke Board Sets Graduation

By Kay Timm Sentinel Reporter North Central Parke’s Board of School Trustees met in regular session November 15 with the following members present: Scott Ramsay, Rusty Akers, Kim Cooper, Jim Wrightsman, Gina Sunderman and Brandi Vandivier. Mike Neeley was absent. Monthly reports were shared with board members by Corporation Superintendent Dr. Thomas Rohr, advising that…

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Vietnam Veteran Speaks

VIETNAM VETERAN SPEAKS. James Logsdon, an Army Veteran was the guest speaker at the combined Rockville Elementary and Parke Heritage High School program. With Logsdon are Jim Taylor, Army veteran; Stephanie Studebaker, high school student council sponsor; Dustin Pruett, Parke Heritage High School senior; Beth Faust, Rockville Elementary student council sponsor; Judy Brown, Gulf War…

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Community Christmas Tree Lighting

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING. Brother Don Perry, longtime pastor at Marshall Federated Church, lit the community Christmas tree, as Honorary Tree Lighter, for the 10th annual Community Christmas Celebration Saturday, December 1 on the courthouse square. (Sentinel photo by Christina Gray)

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Chamber Awards Dinner Nominees

The Parke County Chamber of Commerce is asking Parke County residents to submit their 2018 award nominations for Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Parke County Vision Award (formally Organization of the Year), Top Business Award and Young Leader Award.  Nominations are due by 4 p.m. January 4, 2019. Nominees need not be…

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Preparation Underway

PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY. Preparations are underway for MainStreet Rockville’s Hometown Holidays and the 10th annual lighting of the Christmas tree on the historic town square. Festivities will begin Saturday, December 1 at 4:30 p.m. (Sentinel photo by Lisa Wood)

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Get your live tree here

By Christina Gray Sentinel Reporter Kim and Brian Brown are the owners of Northline Tree Company, which is located in Tangier. Five years ago, in 2013, they planted their first Christmas trees, transforming their family farm into a fun-filled holiday destination. This holiday season the Browns will be ready to open their business to the…

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‘Tis The Season

‘TIS THE SEASON. Parke County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, November 8 at Northline Tree Company in Tangier. Chamber members were taken to the site of the ceremony by way of hayride. Northline Tree Company is located at 9894 N. 250 West in Tangier, (765) 498-2155. Tree shoppers will be able…

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