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  • Milroy Man Arrested Following Traffic Stop on I-74
    Dearborn County-Yesterday, April 12, 2021, a 46 year old Rush County, Indiana man was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop on I-74 in northern Dearborn County, Indiana.
  • The Rush County Commissioners’ meeting was initiated by Paul Wilkinson with the Pledge of Allegiance. The previous meeting minutes were then approved. Brought forward to the commissioners were the accounts payable and the payroll claims ending on April 16, motions were passed and approved.
  • Quilt a block for the Rush County Bicentennial Celebration
    The Rush County Historical  Society (RCHS) is using 2021 to prepare for Rush County’s Bicentennial Celebrations in 2022, and is inviting Rush County residents to participate. 
  • The Newest RCHS handbook cover has been designed
    Sixteen year tradition continues at RCHS
  • “Rush County’s Aviation History”
Part 2
    This is the 12th article in a series of writings to commemorate the Rush County Bicentennial in 2022. My last article was about Milton Wright, the father of Wilbur and Orville Wright.  Milton was born and raised in Rush County.
  • Another Ag Weekin the books
    National Ag Week was held from Sunday, March 21 to Saturday, March 27.  All around the country, Americans celebrated Ag Week by participating in different tasks, and just participating in their daily farming chores.
  • Arrest made in Ripley Co. Homicide
    In the early morning hours of Jan. 11, 2021, a 911 call was placed at 12:11 a.m. resulting in Kristina “Krissy” Jones found unresponsive in the bathroom of a residence located at County Road 700 West, north of Holton.
  • Homebound patients in rush county receive vaccination
    Dixie Meyer, 28 year veteran registered nurse at the Rush County Health Department, has been working hard, with the help of Alicia Hill, -who is also a registered nurse and has been with the department for a year, -to vaccinate homebound patients living in Rush County.
  • Community center update: Behind the scenes progress
    If somehow you missed the announcement, the Rush County Community Foundation (RCCF) received a $5 million grant in December from Lilly Endowment Inc.'s GIFT VII program to build a community center in Rush County.
  • Gettinger Family Custom Meats
    Sam Gettinger, owner of Gettinger Family Custom Meats, is no stranger to rural living here in Indiana.
  • It is no secret that opioid use in Indiana has continued to rapidly increase over the last several years. A couple of years ago, it was not uncommon to hear of daily deaths from opioid use in several of the small surrounding counties right here in our Hoosier state. Opioid overdoses nationwide have quadrupled since 1999.
  • Rush County native is Indy 500 Princess
    Hanna McGee grew up in Rush County and graduated from Rushville Consolidated High School in 2018. As a senior at Butler University, McGee has received the prestigious honor of being selected as one of only 33 Indy 500 princesses out of an application pool of several hundred. As a result, McGee has chosen to spend her time as the princess focused on community service.
  • At a recent city council meeting, updates were provided regarding the traffic study to be completed on alleyways near the new jail, which were recommended by Rushville Board of Public Works, and include the following:
  • Personalizing your plate
    March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is Personalizing Your Plate.
  • Rush County in Perspective Week of March 15
    As Rushville continues its rebirth, one of the most important things we can all do to help is to shop locally whenever possible.
  • A personal view of Mental Health Part Two
    A stereotype is a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing. By definition, this makes stereotype the perfect word companion to mental illness.
  • Rush Co. Commissioners discuss county business at meeting
    The Rush County Commissioners’ Meeting was initiated by Paul Wilkinson with the Pledge of Allegiance. The previous meeting minutes were then approved. Brought forward to the commissioners were the accounts payable in the amount of $154,476.29, which were paid and the payroll claims in the amount of $194,658.10, which were paid. 
    Hanna McGee , a Milroy native and graduate of Rushville Consolidated High School has been selected to be the 2021 Indy 500 Festival Princess.
  • Rush Co. Council Updates
    The Rush County Council meeting began by taking attendance of those community members there. The council welcomed new member Amy Grocox. February meeting minutes were then approved.
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse
Indiana’s Commission to Combat Drug Abuse will meet virtually Friday morning. At the meeting, Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement Douglas Huntsinger and other commission members will discuss continued efforts related to the drug crisis. Chairman Huntsinger will make an announcement.
Gov. Holcomb COVID-19 Address
Updates on the state's fight against COVID-19
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