Area News

Montgomery Earns Award

MONTGOMERY EARNS AWARD. Jeremy Montgomery of Parke County REMC displays the 2019 Tom Taylor award to: (from left) Chadd Jenkins, Parke County REMC CEO; Montgomery and Carolyn Kilby, Parke County REMC Manager of Marketing, Communications and Office Services. (photo submitted)

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Montezuma Alumni

Montezuma High School Alumni Homecoming Committee announces The Annual MHS Alumni Homecoming to be held Saturday, September 21.  The festivities will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. at the Montezuma Community Center at 800 N. Jackson Street.  Parade line up will begin at The Community Center at 10 a.m. and the parade will begin at…

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Riverton Parke Celebrates Fall Homecoming

PANTHER HOMECOMING. Riverton Parke High School announced its Fall Homecoming court and candidates for king and queen this week. The Panthers will battle Seeger in its homecoming game Friday, September 13 at 7 p.m. This year’s homecoming theme is “Panther Pride.” After spirit week, including themed dress up days, and a pep session, halftime festivities…

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Nearing Completion

NEARING COMPLETION. The Howard Avenue/North Market Street rehabilitation project is getting closer to the finish line, as concrete curbs and sidewalks have been poured and initial layers of asphalt laid. The two-season construction project has caused motorists to adjust their routes of travel in town, especially for businesses such as Old National Bank, Monti Byers’…

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Grant Purchases New Flags

GRANT PURCHASES NEW FLAGS. The Parke County Veterans Council applied for a grant from the Parke County Community Foundation. Upon receipt of the grant, they purchased 100 American Flags and recently presented them to the Town of Rockville. The town will use them to replace flags that are retired. The town also hopes to add…

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New Staff at Riverton Parke

NEW STAFF AT RP: Riverton Parke Jr./Sr. High School welcomed several new faces to begin the 2019-2020 school year. Filling a long-term substitute position in the art department is Mrs. Rita Jacks. The new Computer Technology Vocational instructor is Qynn McCrory. Mrs. Micah Humphreys has joined the Agriculture Department, and Mr. Cameron Frazier is employed…

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Finally Re-Opened

FINALLY REOPENED. The best news for Parke County commuters this summer is the re-opening of U.S. 36 west of Rockville. This culvert structure east of Cooke Road replaced a much smaller drainage pipe at that location. New guardrails, rip-rap and fresh sod and grass seed finish complimenting the new work. (photo courtesy of INDOT)

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New Trustee Sought for Penn Township

Penn Township is needing a Township Trustee. Interested applicants must live in Penn Township and be a registered voter of any political affiliation. Accounting knowledge is helpful but not required. Any citizen interested should contact Parke County Auditor’s Office or Jim Meece, Parke County Commissioner.

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Labor Day Holiday Closings

Nearly all government offices and many businesses will be closed Monday, September 2 for Labor Day. The Parke County Sentinel will be closed Monday, with the deadline for paid advertising items (display or classified ads as well as legal notices) moved up to 3 p.m. this Friday, August 30. The news deadline will remain at…

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Ride for the Racks

RIDE FOR THE RACKS. The second annual Ride for the Racks benefit was held Saturday, August 17 at Thirty-Six Saloon in Rockville. All proceeds go to P.I.N.K.  The day began at 10 a.m. and went all day. The first bike out began at 12 noon. (photo submitted)

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