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The votes are in and Dusty McKee and Layla the Yorkie were named the Washington Times Herald’s Dads-N-Dogs Contest winners. Over the last several weeks, community members have been casting votes online and at the Times Herald office in the contest that benefits Daviess County Friends for Animals.

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WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY IS JUNE 15: According to the Administration for Community Living, each year, an estimated 5 million older adults are abused, neglected, or exploited. Older Americans lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation,…

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Around 70 Daviess County residents attended the two Town Hall meetings hosted by Regional Opportunities Initiative in Washington and Odon on Tuesday and Wednesday. The purpose of those two-hour long meetings was to gather any additional community needs and ideas for improvement that a recent…

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The Washington Community Schools Board met Thursday evening for a brief session to discuss moving forward with the Washington Schools Expansion Project and to finalize the maximum cost of the new middle school building.

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Daviess County Commissioners Nathan Gabhart and Michael Taylor officially opened Cannelburg Road or CR 900 E. from 1250 N. to 600 N. Tuesday afternoon. This portion of the project provides a new 6.5 mile stretch of buggy lanes on the highly traveled roadway. This was the second and third pha…

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CRANE — Readiness is the U.S. Army's number one priority — its soldiers must be ready to fight and win the nation's wars, then come home safely. Crane Army Ammunition Activity supports Warfighter readiness by providing ready, reliable and lethal munitions wherever and whenever required.

In the Wednesday edition of the Times Herald, a story on the Daviess County Commissioners said Dubois County did not vaccinate adults. The Dubois County Health Department does not vaccinate adults who are without insurance.

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Downtown Washington will be the place to be Saturday morning. Celebrate Washington, hosted by the Heartbeat of Washington, will kick off at 10 a.m. and features a variety of free activities for all ages.

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The Daviess County Council met in regular session, Wednesday with Kent Norris leading the meeting in President Mike Sprinkle's absence. Sprinkle was unable to attend due to his need to get some more crops in before the next rain.

Are you looking for something fun to do this summer? Come and join the staff at George Rogers Clark National Historical Park. The park staff invites children of all ages out to attend events focused on hands-on learning and fun! The Summer Junior Ranger Series consists of four different even…

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MONTGOMERY — After years of planning, Barr-Reeve Community Schools broke ground Tuesday afternoon on a project that will expand the corporation’s footprint and bring all its students under one roof.

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SHOALS — The flood that swept 44 Martin County residences off their foundations in the record-setting 1913 flooding of the White River, during which the river crested at 42.2 feet, might’ve been part of the 1936 Congress’s motivation to regulate floodplain development with the passing of the…

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Executive Director Kathy S. Fears in Daviess/Martin County reminds farmers and landowners that FSA is hosting an informational meeting regarding the 2019 County Committee Election process on June 14, at 9 a.m. at the Daviess/Martin FSA offic…

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Summer is here and between juggling vacations, camps and practices, parents, guardians and caregivers are busy getting children from point A to point B.

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LOOGOOTEE — The summer lineup of local festivals kicks off this week with the Loogootee SummerFest, beginning Thursday and continuing through Saturday. The three day event is jam packed with entertainment and activities for all ages.

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The Daviess County Relay for Life, Bill Dobson Ford Car Show and Kids Free Fishing Day were all held over the weekend.

Springs Valley Bank and Trust Company welcomes Mitchell Mundy as a summer finance intern. Working in the financial advisory group department, Mundy will assist Investment Administrator Darek Turpin with daily projects that will help improve the investment process for customers.

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Ryan Wiscaver, the 31-year-old Loogootee man who struck and killed a Washington man in September of 2017, has requested a sentence modification.

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LOOGOOTEE — Martin County has been unable to organize an independent Relay For Life event for the past two years, but Clara Smith, owner of the Hair Corner in Loogootee, has not been deterred in her efforts to be a champion for cancer victims, survivors and their families.

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ODON — If you are looking for something inexpensive and fun to do as a family this weekend, or you just need an outlet for your closeted artistic spirit, the Odon Business Alliance and German American Bank are hosting the ideal event for you.

MONTGOMERY — School may be out for the summer, but the hallways at Barr-Reeve Community Schools will still be bustling. Barr-Reeve Community Schools is eager to break ground and celebrate expanding the school’s footprint, bringing all K-12 together to one campus. It will host a formal ground…

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SHOALS — Adam Greene and Cody Roush talked to the Martin County commissioners at the meeting Tuesday night about a notice they received from the Department of Natural Resources saying they must remove their cabins on West River Road, along the White River, or they will be fined $500 a day.

A Washington man pleaded guilty to one count of sexual misconduct with a minor Wednesday in Daviess County Superior Court. Joshua D. Catiller, 36, was arrested Jan. 4, 2018 and initially was charged with sexual misconduct with a minor and possession of child pornography.

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LOOGOOTEE — Ann Wagler, a giant of a stable and calming presence despite her petite physical stature, stood in the shadow of the German American Bank in Loogootee.

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Washington Community Schools held a work session Tuesday at Griffith Elementary to give the community a chance to learn more about the building projects the corporation hopes to tackle to accommodate a growing student population.

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SHOALS — Additional appropriations and how they are advertised topped the discussion of the Martin County Council meeting Monday night. Kathy Collins, with Community Corrections, had requested the council’s approval for additional appropriations of $24,900.20 from grants she had received. Co…

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It’s a busy week for Billy Cox. That’s because he is gearing up the the Daviess County Relay for Life Saturday at Lena Dunn Elementary.

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The Washington Catholic Summer Social was held over the weekend.

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Hundreds of visitors have stopped at the Daviess County Museum throughout May to view “Faces of the Civil War,” a special traveling exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society. If you have not been one of them, your time is running out before the exhibit is scheduled to return to Indianapoli…

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FRANCES MATTHEWS — A Mass of Christian Burial for Frances E. Matthews was celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Loogootee, with Revs. J. Kenneth Walker and Eustace Thawng Cem Thang officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Arthur E. Tow, of Plainville, was born Aug. 18, 1950, in Shoals, Indiana, the son of Hubert W. and Alice Ethel (Baldwin) Tow. Arthur was a coal miner and worked in the timber business. Working was Arthur's hobby as working was all he did. Arthur married Karen Noel (Wilkes) Evans-Tow on Feb. …

Dorothy Lee Thacker, 88, of Washington, Indiana, passed away June 13, 2019, at Hillside Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2019, at Southwind Wesleyan Church in Washington. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the church. Graveside service w…

IRA CLARK — The funeral for Ira G. Clark was at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Loogootee United Methodist Church, with Pastors Gary Elsten and Greg Davis officiating. Burial was in Sugarland Memory Gardens.