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MONTGOMERY — The Barr-Reeve School Board met for a regular session meeting Thursday night with many items to address on its agenda.

LOOGOOTEE – The Loogootee City Council finally agreed Tuesday night to provide financial support to the city’s library, which is expected to move into its new building next month.

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For 10 years, Taylor Brown was one of the first voices many area residents heard in the morning. That’s because Brown served as the news director for WAMW-AM and FM.

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The Daviess County 4-H grounds may be quiet now, but on Oct. 27 the grounds will come to life again as the inaugural 4-H to Table Dinner takes over.

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North Daviess High School crowned its Homecoming king and queen at Friday night’s football game. Pictured are Ashley Knepp, daughter of Darla and Randall Knepp  of Montgomery, and Ted Lamson, son of Robin and John Lamson of Odon. Knepp plans to study surgical tech at Vincennes University, an…

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It’s campaign season and not just for those seeking political office. It’s United Way of Daviess County campaign season too.

Many things signify the beginning of autumn — the weather, the décor, and countless fall sporting events to keep track of — but in Washington, fall kicks off with the Wine and Brew Fest downtown.

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ODON — Veterans in Odon are taking the fight to the backroads on Saturday, and those veterans are asking anyone with a side-by-side to join them.

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Washington’s Police Department (WPD) may have found a technological cure for lead feet as various “speed-control devices” are making their way through the city.

The Arts and Flowers Garden Club met Sept. 12, 2019, at the Washington Carnegie Public Library. The meeting began with a program by Jodi Parsons-Lee and Dr. Dan Roach, superintendent of Washington Community Schools. They talked about the overcrowding in the elementary and junior high schools…

LOOGOOTEE — West Boggs Park has had a busy summer with its concert series, drive-in movies and fishing events, and the fun will continue over the next few weeks as well.

Jasper — Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center was informed by Anthem that the Anthem contract would expire on Nov. 27, 2019. This contract with Anthem BlueCross BlueShield (Anthem) includes the care Anthem members receive through Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center and Memorial Hosp…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As the American Red Cross works around the clock supporting those impacted by Hurricane Dorian, providing food, shelter and comfort, individuals outside the affected areas are urged to help by giving blood or platelets to ensure patients in the storm’s path and around the c…

EVANSVILLE — As a follow up to the Tools For Schools Collection drive that Old National Bank conducted earlier this year where over 37,000 school supplies were collected helping 67 different organizations, we are now excited to launch a phase two Tools For Schools Grant Promotion where up to…

Radius Indiana is hosting its first-ever multi-county pitch competition on Oct. 4, open to high school students and adults in the eight-county region. The contest is an opportunity to present a startup idea, product and/or business plan and receive useful feedback and advice from a panel of …

The descendants of Leander and Rosa Opell met for their 96th annual reunion on Aug. 25, 2019, at the Kiwanis Cabin in Washington Eastside Park.

The Washington High School Class of 1959 celebrated its 60th reunion Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Community Building in Eastside Park, Washington, Indiana. The reunion tables were decorated in school colors of black and gold tablecloths, gold star centerpieces, and small black and gold stars we…

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A delivery man found an early morning fire that has shut down a half dozen businesses in a strip mall on Washington’s south side. Authorities report that around 6:20 Wednesday morning a man making deliveries to Papa John’s opened the door to find the business full of smoke.

State of Indiana vs. Roger Fleetwood, revocation of suspended sentence, placed back on supervised probation on same terms and conditions.

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An early morning fire that originated in the back of the Tokyo restaurant, 1735 S SR 57, Suite 101, Washington, caused damage to the small strip mall just east of Walmart.

Area legislators recently announced the latest recipients of the Hoosier Homestead Award, which recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.

Daviess County has more than 500 miles of gravel roads. That is something that officials would like to see a lot less of. The only way to fix it is one mile at a time. “The good news is that the number of gravel roads is decreasing,” said Daviess County Commissioner Nathan Gabhart.

After much anticipation, Movement Clinic is open and accepting new patients. Located at 933 South SR 57 in Washington, Movement Clinic provides chiropractic, rehabilitation, and sports medicine services under the direction of Jess T. Brower, DC, alongside athletic trainer Brandy Ramaj Jewett…

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Thanks to a $10,000 donation from Grain Processing Corporation, Youth First, an Evansville-based non-profit that works to provide master’s level social workers to area schools, can continue to grow its services in Daviess, Martin and Pike counties. The award was presented Friday morning at t…

The Daviess County Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Daviess County Economic Development Corporation, Heartbeat of Washington and local leadership have worked over the last two years on multiple strategic initiatives like the Hometown Collaboration Initiative and the recent Quali…

MONTGOMERY — A man behaving oddly around the Barr-Reeve Primary School led officials to take action Friday morning. School officials report at 8:14 in the morning the Barr-Reeve School Resource Officer Mark Bledsoe was called to the Primary School to deal with a suspicious male subject near …

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The way school systems handle buses and transportation appears to be changing. Two years ago the Washington Community Schools went from contract bus routes to taking over transportation operations. Now Barr-Reeve appears to be heading down the same road.

LOOGOOTEE – Workers toiled long into the night Monday to complete the renovation project at the two Loogootee schools in time for classes to begin Tuesday.

The E911 system in Daviess County is about to get some serious improvements. The state has received a $2.8 million federal grant that will be split among 29 different E-911 centers around Indiana.

Pastor Roy Ice was welcomed to Bethel United Methodist Church on July 1, 2019. He grew up in Southern Indiana, attended Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

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MONTGOMERY — The 39th annual Daviess County Relief Sale is coming back this weekend at Dinky's Auction Center in Montgomery. A well-attended community event, the profits made go to benefit several organizations, both local and global.

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Giving back to the community is why the United Way of Daviess County is part of the non-profit organization’s mission. Now, thanks to a gift from the estate and trust of one woman, the organization will be able to do even more of that.

Students have returned to school for the fall semester. Washington, Barr-Reeve, North Daviess and Washington Catholic have wrapped up their first week of classes. One thing school officials are keeping an eye on is the number of students in their districts. A loss of 10 students could cost $…

ODON — A pair of fires in northern Daviess County in the early morning hours have left a lot of damage in their wake. The Plainville Fire Department reports it was called out Tuesday morning at 6:28 to a fire at the home of Gary and Emily Wagler at 9030 N CR 725E.

Once the rain stopped this spring the Daviess County Highway Department was able to get busy and is now in the process of working on a number of projects. The Daviess County Commissioners received updates on several of those projects.

Good Samaritan’s Graduate Medical Education program is part of a consortium that was recently awarded a $5.46 million grant for its internal medicine and psychiatry programs. Good Samaritan is a partner of the Southwestern Indiana Graduate Medical Education Consortium that was awarded the gr…

The Barr-Reeve School board is moving forward on a bond issue that would open the way for the purchase of a building to use as a new bus barn and expand the number of bus routes the school operates. The school board took the action following a presentation by Jeff Hammond with the financial …

A man convicted on multiple charges in Daviess Superior Court last month was arrested Monday in Evansville. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Department arrested Chad Bosse, 40, Evansville, on charges of possession of a syringe, possession of cocaine or other narcotic drug, possession of para…

A Washington man is facing a higher felony charge in connection with the death of a child last month in Loogootee. Indiana State Police originally arrested Bobby L. Leighty on a charge of neglect of a dependent causing serious bodily injury.

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[font=font81931]DANVILLE - [/font]Douglas Gordon Coatney, 64 of Danville, passed away October 17, 2019. Born September 03, 1955 in Washington, Indiana, he was the son of the late James Arthur and Nancy Caroline (Shake) Coatney. Doug married Rebecka Ann Lofton on August 03, 1996 in Danville. …

VESTAVIA HILLS - William (Bill) Laughlin passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at his residence in Vestavia, Alabama. He was born on Jan. 3, 1956, in Linton, Indiana, to Donald E. Laughlin and Bonnie C. Flynn Laughlin. Bill was a very creative artist and carpenter. His profession was associate …

Wayne O. Cannon, 71, of Troy, Virginia, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. He was born on Dec. 22, 1947, in Washington, Indiana, to the late Cecil Alonzo Cannon and Dorothy Reaser Cannon. In 1966 Wayne graduated from Washington High School in Washington, Indiana, and he the…