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The Daviess County Health Department is looking for some financial help from state sources to try and continue the fight with the coronavirus pandemic. The county’s effort to bring free testing to town is moving forward with a $100,000 grant in the works.

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Another 21 businesses have been approved for grants to help them through the coronavirus pandemic. The grants were for $5,000 each for the businesses that have 30 or fewer employees and require the companies to maintain their employment level.

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Purdue@WestGate and WestGate Academy in the WestGate@Crane Technology Park have named Morgan Thewes the marketing and communications manager. Ms. Thewes has more than four years of experience in the field of marketing and sales, having most recently worked as the community manager at Livewir…

Phase II for the ERI grants offered though the United Way of Daviess County will open Aug. 15. The application is available through the Daviess County Community Foundation’s portal at https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=alliance9. This is for the mid-term recovery phase regardin…

Debbie Goodwin has successfully completed the required courses and passed the state Broker License Examination. She has also completed extensive training and licensing through the Southwest Association of Realtors and the Real Estate Certification Program.

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MONTGOMERY — Barr-Reeve will be ready for students to return on Monday. During Tuesday night’s school board meeting, Performance Services, the group overseeing the project, announced that minus a few things that will not impact students, the buildings will be ready to go.

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LOOGOOTEE – Loogootee utility customers will see water rates increase by 43% over the next three years and sewage rates go up by 35% over the same period.

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MONTGOMERY — Officials in Montgomery and Daviess County are pushing toward a project to replace another bridge over the CSX Railroad tracks. A couple of years ago the county and the city of Washington replaced the rundown bridge on 15th Street. Using that project as a template, they are movi…

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With schools opening for the fall semester, authorities are reminding area residents to watch out for kids around school buses.

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CITY REPORT

We love grilled chicken, more specifically grilled boneless and skinless chicken breast. I’ll agree it’s not so exciting, but if we plan things correctly and grill four or five breasts on the weekend we have lunches that Liz and I can take to work as well as a couple quick and easy dinners.

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Normally, Daviess County officials are busy getting ready for budget hearings this month. But that is not happening this year. For once the reason for something being delayed does not appear to be about COVID-19 but instead it is one of America’s other favorite headaches, a computer issue.

Lindsay Owens, news editor of the Washington Times Herald, has been promoted to editor of the newspaper.

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Micah Terrell Traylor, Indianapolis, speeding—exceeding interstate 70 mph limit.

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PAOLI– Long-time medical provider Southern Indiana Community Health Care (SICHC) formally launched its new obstetrics services in Crawford and Martin counties in early August. The new OB service will now provide a full spectrum of services, including well-woman visits, female health, birth c…

Are you ready to get moving, improve your health and enjoy life more? Get WalkIN’ is a free email based walking program being offered through Purdue Extension in Daviess County. Participants can sign-up, walk on their own and receive e-mailed support and information. It is designed to encour…

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The annual renewal of tax abatement requests from several businesses was main topic of discussion during Monday’s Washington City Council meeting.

A small Washington grocery and meat market is celebrating two decades in business and some remarkable growth. Tienda Mi Rancho began as a cake shop about 20 years ago, but now has grown into a regular grocery store and a little more.

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The next step in the census is here and that means census takers are headed to the streets to wrap up the count.

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A beautiful, sunny day, the kind you would order if you could, greeted students and staff on the first day of school in Washington. More than 1,000 students put on their face masks and made their way into the buildings of the Washington Community Schools and Washington Catholic Schools.

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ELNORA — Keeping it in the family is important to Tom and Carol Nugent and their son Thomas. The Nugents, who farm in northern Daviess County, were honored last week with Hoosier Homestead awards for keeping two farms in their family for more than a century.

The Daviess County Health Department announced Friday there have been 280 cases of COVID-19 in the county since April and 18 new cases have been confirmed since Monday. In the county, 20 people have died from the virus and approximately 2,988 have been tested.

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Within the next week nearly all of the area schools will be back in session, but school officials say they will not have as many students in classrooms this fall as they might have expected.

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GENERATIONS IS HERE FOR YOU! Generations is the Area Agency on Aging and Disability. Our mission is to offer older adults, individuals with disabilities and caregivers options for a better quality of life. We are here to take your calls, listen to your needs and to connect you to the informa…

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Martin County-On Wednesday Martin County Deputies were called to the residence of 14623 State Road 450, Shoals, in reference to a shooting that had occurred. After arriving at the residence, a male juvenile was discovered deceased inside the residence. Detectives with the Indiana State Polic…

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Washington police have released a statement on an incident that resulted in the arrest of Sean Klingle on Tuesday. According to the call log provided by the police department, officers received a call from Mischler's on Southeast Second Street about a male, later identified as Klingle, point…

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MONTGOMERY — Barr-Reeve officials have pushed back the start of school. In a letter to school patrons Barr-Reeve Superintendent Dr. Travis Madison announced the delay to Aug. 17 because of the school construction project.

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A veteran Washington Community School's Board member has announced he will not seek another term on the board. At-large board member Mike Traylor presented the Washington Times Herald with a letter stating that he would not be seeking a fourth term on the board.

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One of the busiest weekends for events in Daviess County just became a little less busy after both the White River Valley Antique Association 36th Annual Antique Show as well as the Montgomery Ruritan Turkey Trot both announced the events would be canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

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The Washington Community School Board has filled its vacant seat. The board selected Washington area farmer Scott Arthur to fill the District 2 seat left vacant by the death of Steve Bouchie last month.

 Covid-19 has claimed another victim, as the Montgomery Ruritan Club has announced that the 2020 Turkey Trot Festival in Montgomery has been cancelled for this year. 

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Sean D. Klingle,52, Washington, was arrested Tuesday by Washington police on two counts of pointing a firearm at a person and intimidation. No bond was set. Klingle’s charges stem after an incident occurred at Mischler’s, 17 SE Second St. around 8:52 p.m. Tuesday. Klingle was said to be poin…

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The Travis Burkhart Foundation was nominated by Leon and Rhonda Carroll and Troy Clawson for the America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. The money will be gifted to those in need in our area. TBF currently has assisted monetarily with $217,574.44, purchased …

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Monday afternoon, the Washington Police Department continued an investigation confirming that a man wanted on multiple warrants was at 600 Front Street in Washington. Elvis Medrano, 41, was wanted out of Iowa for a parole violation on original methamphetamine related charges and out of Sulli…

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ELNORA — As of Monday night, students enrolled in traditional classroom learning at North Daviess will be returning to classes on Aug. 12. Families who opted for their students to learn through a digital platform will get started on Aug. 17.

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