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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.
  • 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. 
  • A Personal View of Mental Health, Series 2, Part 6

    "The Stained Glass Window"

    •In last week’s edition of “A personal view of mental health,” it stated this week’s edition would contain a question and answer session with Dr. Darrell Brimhall. However, in light of my week I decided to run this piece first.

  • “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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2021 INDY 500 PRINCESS IS FROM MILROY
    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.
  • Words of weather advice from Chuck Kemker
    As we prepare for Severe Weather Awareness week (March 14-20, 2021) some facts about severe weather in Rush County:
    We have had at least 19 tornados strike the county since 1950. There have been 37 injuries and 3 deaths from tornados in Rush County. The worst was an F4 in 1961 that started in Shelby County and went through Rush County passing just to the north of Rushville. The tornado went on to just east of Eaton, Ohio. 
  • Lion gymnastics fifth at sectional
    CONNERSVILLE — A handful of area gymnasts took to the Connersville Spartan Bowl floor Saturday morning to compete in one of six sectionals taking place statewide. Although winning Richmond (106.625) and runner-up New Castle (104.6) will send the most girls on to the Columbus East regional, a few dozen athletes were given the chance to advance.
  • A personal view of Mental Health - Series 2, Part 1
    Mental health is something no one wants to talk about. 
  • Historic Booker T. Washington building now has new tenants
    The historic Booker T Washington Building now has new tenants! The Arts and Cultural Council of Rush County has finally found its home, shared Michele Orme, president of the art council.
  • Giraffe Winners at RCHS
    Congratulations to the RCHS Lion's SHARE GIRAFFE Award winners for February:
  • First Sanctioned disc golf event held at River’s Edge disc golf course
    In 2019, the city of Rushville completed the River's Edge Disc Golf Course.
Saturday, April 17, 2021
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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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