Area News

Local Governments Could See Major Reductions in Tax Revenues Due to COVID-19

Local government tax revenues for 2020 were expected to be stagnant even before COVID-19 forced a shutdown of the economy to mitigate the impact of the disease. The closure might cost more than $200 million in an optimistic scenario, says a new report from Ball State University. “Preliminary Fiscal Effects of COVID-19 on Indiana’s Local…

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Students Ask Community To Help Curb Virus

By Chloe Kramer Students all across America returned to in-person classes in August and for many of those students, they completed the first term of their classes. […] The science released by the (CDC), Center for Disease Control and explained by Nina Bia, illustrated that “[droplets ranging from about] 20 to 500 micrometers were generated when…

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Marshall OK’s Snowplow Contract

By Gretchen Wittenmyer-Stone Sentinel Reporter The Marshall Town Council met November 3, where they approved a snow plowing quote and considered town maintenance. In old business, council president Kevin Stewart suggested buying two 15-gallon trees for the park, one Black Tupelo and one Shumard Oak, both “very colorful trees.” They will be purchased with the…

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Hometown Holiday Plans Announced

By Mary Jo Harney While plans are somewhat sketchy, due to the COVID pandemic, MainStreet Rockville is moving forward with their Hometown Holidays plans. Presently, they are looking for nominations for the Lighter of the Community Christmas Tree.   Read on, at www.parkecountysentinel.com

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Closed for Veterans Day

A thank you to our veterans! Your service is greatly appreciated!   We will be closed Wednesday, November 11 in honor of our veterans.

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Closed for Veterans’ Day

The office of the Parke County Sentinel will be closed Wednesday, November 11 in honor of Veterans’ Day. That week’s edition will be distributed on Thursday, so mail subscribers should expect an extra day for delivery. Newsstand copies will be available by noon Thursday.  

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Spotlight On Business

By Christina Gray Sentinel Reporter A local family is now bringing a little bit of warmth to the early morning chill; Brandi and Shane Vandivier are the new owners of Sheepdog Coffee Company, a mobile espresso bar. The Vandiviers, both longtime residents of Parke County, say that they had always wanted to own a business in…

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United Way “Success By 6” Mini-Grants

An annual United Way of the Wabash Valley Success By 6 Impact Council project is seeing a change due to COVID. For years the Success By 6 Council has been providing Family Literacy grants to community organizations to nurture a love for reading and learning with interactive literacy events for young children (0-5) and their…

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Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, Ticket Infomation

Join Indiana’s oldest professional symphony orchestra for Haydn’s immensely popular C-major Cello Concerto performed by the symphony’s Principal Cellist, SeungAh Hong. As an early music specialist, Hong will perform the work alongside her THSO colleagues as it might have been performed during its premiere in the 1760s at Esterházy. Hong notes, “I love playing with…

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