Area News

Hartman Enters Guilty Plea

By Nick Wilson Sentinel Reporter A Rockville man will spend the next 28 years behind bars for the 2017 murder of his wife. John F. Hartman, 56, who was deemed non competent and unfit for trial by two psychiatrists from the Indiana Department of Mental Health, has spent the last 730 days in the Parke…

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Parke Heritage Prom Court

PARKE HERITAGE PROM COURT. Old Hollywood is the theme of the Parke Heritage High School Prom which will be held Saturday, April 27. The Grand March will begin at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. Court members are (front row, from left) Hunter Shirley, Macy Millspaugh, Sydney Bigger, Meghan Sliz, (back row) Seth Bollinger, Josh…

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Panther Prom Court

PARKE HERITAGE PROM COURT. Old Hollywood is the theme of the Parke Heritage High School Prom which will be held Saturday, April 27. The Grand March will begin at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. Court members are (front row, from left) Hunter Shirley, Macy Millspaugh, Sydney Bigger, Meghan Sliz, (back row) Seth Bollinger, Josh…

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Howard Avenue Work Update

Recent progress made on the Howard Avenue construction project includes the completion of all storm sewers west of Beadle; placement of temporary 53 stone and re-opening of the road to local traffic on Howard Avenue from U.S. 41 to Beadle; and the re-laying of the sanitary lateral to the Gooch property. Anticipated upcoming construction activities…

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Ritz Marquee Removed for Repairs

Sentinel photo by Nick Wilson By Nick Wilson Sentinel Reporter If you drove past the Ritz Theatre Saturday morning, you may have been in for quite the surprise. With dozens of onlookers standing around the partially-closed 200 block of West Ohio Street in front of the Ritz, workers dismantled, detached and drove off with the…

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Grand Opening Celebration

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION. HMSB Insurance celebrated their grand opening on the west side of the Courthouse Square in Rockville with a ribbon cutting recently. The Greencastle-based company owned by Keith Brackney (left) has branched out with offices in Rockville and Montezuma managed by Charlie Jones (center, cutting the ribbon). HMSB Insurance (Hayes, Murphy, Sharp and…

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Scott Pet Products Donates For Locker Room

LOCKER ROOM IMPROVEMENTS. A check for $3,000 is presented to Parke Heritage High School Athletic Director Rich Schelsky. The donation, from Scott Pet, will go towards renovations and improvements to the locker rooms used by student athletes. Pictured are: (from left) Rich Schelsky, Athletic Director and Jake Bassett, Scott Pet. (Sentinel photo by Christina Gray)…

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Driver in Double Fatality to Enter Plea Bargain

The jury trial for a man accused of drunk driving in a double-fatal car crash has been cancelled pending a plea agreement. Bryan Robertson, 42, of Rockville was set to go to trial April 8 but will now have a change of plea and sentencing hearing at 2:30 p.m. April 11 in Parke Circuit Court.…

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National Honor Society Inducts 28 New Members

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY. Newly-inducted National Honor Society members include: (front row, from left) Macy Millspaugh, Kara Hayes, Anna Kiefner, Ericka Clodfelter, Davanda Brown, Cassandra Clark and Jordyn Dowd; (second row) Austin Petrilla, Oakley Smith, Taylor Kelly, Jillian Gregg, Alexa Blackwell, Abigail Nicholas and Ammalee McCall; (third row) Emma Swaim, Jacob Ramsay, Olivia Swinehart, Noelanie Loomis,…

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New Deputy Take Oath

NEW DEPUTY TAKES OATH. Darian Lewellen, 21, was hired as a Deputy by the Parke County Sheriff’s Office March 14 and was administered the oath of office by Parke Circuit Court Judge Sam Swaim. Lewellen is a graduate of IUPUI and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in criminal justice and received an Indiana Sheriff’s…

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