Area News

Bridge Painting in Montezuma

The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced the U.S 36 Bridge over the Wabash River in Montezuma, will be painted, on or after Monday, May 3.  Traffic will be controlled at the bridge with a traffic signal allowing one lane of travel across the bridge. In addition Water Street will be closed at the intersection…

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Merchants of Billie Creek Village

We recently spoke with local business owners Jenn Kersey and Brandi Vandivier about Billie Creek Village opening up to vendors and businesses during the 2021 Covered Bridge Festival. Here is what we found out…. Sentinel: Where did the idea to open Billie Creek to host vendors during the festival come from? Kersey: Another vendor (Sheepdog…

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Parke Heritage Prom Court

PROM COURT. Parke Heritage High School held their Prom Saturday, May 1. The Prom court chosen were, front row (from left) Matthew Lacy, King Blake Harris, Drew Brown and Evan James; (back row) Kristen Wood, Queen Carly Harpold, Grace Ramsay, Tara Cooper. (photo courtesy of Chloe Kramer)

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PATS to give Free Books

The Parke County Adult Tutoring Services (PATS) will be having a FREE BOOK EXCHANGE during the Community Yard Sale, Saturday, May 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the northwest corner of the courthouse yard. Bring a book(s) and exchange it for a book(s) you have not read. There are many books to choose…

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SMWC Hosting Mother’s Day Brunch

As more and more people are beginning to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, announce that opening up the O’Shaughnessy Dining Room at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center for Sunday Brunch is just around the corner. In fact, all mothers and their families are invited to the grand re-opening of the…

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INDOT Begins Road Work in Rockville

The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced work will begin on or after Monday, May 3 on a resurfacing project in Rockville. The contractor will resurface U.S. 41 and U.S 36 through town along with constructing ADA compliant curb ramps. Milestone Contractors South LLC was awarded this $2.1 million contract. This project will patch and…

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Clay Community Schools Host Curriculum Meeting

Clay Community Schools Central Curriculum Committee will meet Thursday, April 29 at  6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Clay Community Schools Central Administration Office. Items on the agenda include discussion and vote for new textbook and instructional resources for social studies grades kindergarten through 12 and English grades six through 12. Possible course…

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Riverton Parke Announces Prom Court

RPHS PROM COURT. Riverton Parke High School has announced its king and queen candidates for the 2021 prom. This year’s prom is scheduled for Saturday, May 1 from 7 to 11 p.m. Students will enjoy a themed night of “Lovely Day” at The Beef House near Covington. They will enjoy a buffet-style sit-down dinner and…

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Community Garden Volunteers

HELPING IN THE GARDEN. Those assisting included: ( front L-R) Leah Clark, Alexis Fisher, Natalie Harkrider, Brooklyn McMullen, Kristan Ward, Michaela Troutman, Emma Swaim, Thomasina Archey and Collin Watson.  In back are: Shawn Lewis, Lindsay Whitlow, Carly Harpold, Emily Adams, Rhylie Cannon, Jackson Sciotto and Sophie Sanders. Other volunteers not available for photo:  William Patton,…

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D.A.R. Winners

DAR WINNERS. The MS reciepients of the American History Essays were present to receive their awards. Pictured are (from left)-Hallie Miller and Carleigh Craycraft. (Sentinel photo by Jessica Lancaster)

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