In the Thursday, August 6, 2020 issue
Last year, a local non-profit eliminated their waitlist of children who needed a court appointed special advocate (CASA) to ensure the best decisions possible for them were being made in local court cases. Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children are l …Read the story »
The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) expanded funding for Indiana schools to further increase awareness for mental and emotional wellbeing, while improving connection to available mental health services. This expanded funding was made available t …Read the story »
Teen sent to jail for 12 years
A 17-year-old girl from Madison has been charged with kidnapping and now sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Elanie Hines pled guilty to being one of three girls who was involved in kidnapping a 14-year-old girl in Madison last year. The victim was assaulted for four to five hours, some of which was on video.
Feldhaus Grand Opening held Monday at OA
The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce was excited to be a part of the Oldenburg Academy’s Feldhaus Grand Opening on Monday, August 3.
As people gathered for the event, Diane Laake, president of the school, welcomed everyone, saying, “We are all learning a lot these days about patience, perseverance and faith.” She called the Feldhaus project an “incredible facility” and a testimony to an “extraordinary vision” from some ordinary people.
Local volleyball teams ready to spike competition
Two Ripley County teams reached sectional championship matches a year ago but the potential lies for more to make a title run as the 2020 high school volleyball season gets served up in just a couple weeks.
Volleyball was one of the first groups to return to summer workouts and open gyms when the IHSAA announced a return to play policy in July. With official practices underway, teams are getting serious about the season ahead.