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.

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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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Pat Dant announced Monday that he will be retiring from the Daviess County Council. Dant has served on the Daviess County Council since 2014.

The Washington City Council gave unanimous approval at Monday’s meeting to the first reading of a trio of ordinances setting the pay for all elected and appointed employees of the city. Those ordinances basically lay out a 3% increase for everyone who works for the city.

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Due to an increasing demand for services, the beginning of next month, the Washington Carnegie Public Library will increase its service hours.

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This week, a proposed new highway was presented to residents across multiple southern Indiana counties. The consulting firm Lochmueller Group is now analyzing and assembling information gleaned from meetings this week in Washington, French Lick and Jasper on the potential Mid-States Corridor.

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Washington Catholic Preschool has been approved for the On My Way Pre-K program, which, according to its website, awards grants to children from low-income families so that they may attend a "high quality pre-K program."

Students in Washington returned to school for fall semester Wednesday morning. Lena Dunn Elementary’s Kids at Hope Program formed a “Tunnel of Hope” to welcome back students.

“I saw a few moms that looked like they must have had allergies because they had tears in their eyes, but other than that our first day of school went really well,” said North Daviess School Superintendent Robert Bell.

The descendants of Lewis and Alice Miller met at the New Hope Christian Church in Washington, Indiana, on August 3 for their annual family reunion. Each year the group focuses on one of their children’s families. This year the Robert Miller family was chosen.

The Daviess County Highway Department shut down a section of CR 1000N this week to get ready for a major re-working of the road. CR 1000N was closed east of I-69 all this week.

More than 4,000 students are now back to school to start the fall semester in Daviess County. Much of that return to classes was under the watchful eyes of police officers and sheriff’s deputies.

TERRE HAUTE — Area middle school and high school students confronting math and science homework problems from a new school year can find help a phone call, email or chat session away through Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s AskRose tutoring service. And, it’s free.

The descendants of James Morton and Flora Lenora Stafford met at the Conservation Club in Washington, Indiana, on July 28 for their annual family reunion.

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Skeeter Dee Durnil, 51, of Washington was welcomed to heaven Aug. 23, 2019, with her loving family by her side. She was born April 10, 1968, in Linton, to Terry Lee and Arla Kay (Stormes) Helderman. She was a graduate of Central High School in 1986 and received a BA in interior design from I…

[font=font81931][/font]Robert Eugene Neidige, 94, of Washington, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at his residence. Robert was born March 18, 1925, in Washington, to Eva (Messer) and Doyle Neidige. Robert attended Washington Catholic High School. He married Therese Irene (Madden) on Feb.…

RITA HARPER — The funeral for Rita Harper was held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Ed Lee Mortuary North Chapel, with Pastor Bruce Mowrey and Pastor Roy Ice officiating. Burial was in Bethany Cemetery.