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Medicine Drop Off Kiosk New At J.R. Pharmacy

  By Chloe Kramer Sentinel Reporter J.R. Pharmacy now has a kiosk to drop off old medication. Anyone is welcome to use the kiosk to drop off medication; one does not need to be a client in order to use the kiosk. Prescriptions, vitamins, prescription ointments, pet medication, prescription patches and over-the-counter medications are all…

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Dollar General; Jefferson Street Project; York Street Parking Lot Discussed

By Lisa Wood News Coordinator Rockville Town Council held regular session Tuesday, July 5, at Town Hall. Members Melissa Buell and Steve Farrington were not present. Local resident Luke Waltz, who had requested time on the agenda, gave a Power Point presentation on issues regarding three current projects. First, he discussed the upcoming Building and…

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36/59 Becomes 4-Way Stop At Bellmore

      The Indiana Department of Transportation announces the intersection of U.S. 36 and State Road 59 will become a four-way stop condition to improve safety. Crews with INDOT will install the stop signs on or after Sunday, July 17. The installation will happen at night. INDOT crews will also place additional signage, flashers,…

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A Look At Cedar Valley Design

  By: Chloe Kramer Sentinel Reporter Nestled in the country side of Parke County a family project turned into a wood and resin jewelry business. Kori Thornton is the owner of Cedar Valley Design. In 2019 while working on a walnut table with her husband, she had a thought that maybe she would make something…

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Visiting Bridgeton Mill

  BRIDGETON MILL. Mike Roe, owner and master miller at the Bridgeton Mill, shows off his traditional grist mill. (Sentinel photo by Maggie Sockwell)   BRIDGETON MILL SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS By Maggie Sockwell Sentinel Reporter Parke County has many unique and serene places where one could learn about the past and enjoy the beauty. The…

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Rockville Methodist Church Plans Bicentennial Celebration

EVENT PLANNING UNDERWAY. Rockville First United Methodist Church bicentennial committee members met recently to continue planning their grand celebration  September 4, 2022.  Pictured (clockwise from front) Co-Chair Alex Milligan, Elaine Waltz, Pastor Jon Overbey, Karin Woodson, Randy Randall, Martha Holiday, Carol Milligan, Susan Harbison, Diana Ader and Co-Chair Alan Ader. (Photo by Mark Spelbring.)  …

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The Legacy of Juliet Strauss

  By Chloe Kramer Sentinel Reporter Juliet Virginia Strauss was an American Journalist and public speaker from Rockville. She is best known for leading the efforts to save Bloomingdale Glen (now Turkey Run) from being destroyed by logging companies in the early 1910s. From a young age, she had been determined to break into the…

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Food Inspections

By Jessica Lancaster Sentinel Editor The following retail food inspections were conducted recently by County Sanitarian Liddy Dowd-Wright. June 2, 2022, Gilstrap’s Big Berry, Type 3 Menu, routine inspection, zero violations. June 8, 2022, The Ranch, Type 5 Menu, routine inspection, zero violations; super clean – excellent kitchen and date marking is great. June 8,…

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Independence Day Closures

The Parke County Sentinel will be closed Monday, July 4 in observation of Independence Day. Also closed Monday, July 4, is the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle (BMV), the US Postal Service and most banking centers. Branches will resume regularly scheduled business hours Tuesday, July 5.

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Parke County Rumble Nets $10K For Scholarships

The Sixth Annual Parke County Rumble, hosted by Ivy Tech Community College Terre Haute and Thirty-Six Saloon in Rockville, took place Saturday, June 25. The event is held to support Parke County student scholarships and since the event’s inception, nearly $65,000 has been raised and 30 scholarships have been created. The Parke County Rumble took…

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