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On Friday at 1 p.m. the case of Barr-Reeve basketball player Curt Hopf’s IHSAA eligibility was brought before Judge Greg Smith in Daviess County Circuit Court. The hearing lasted nearly three hours and featured testimony from Barr-Reeve basketball coach Josh Thompson and Hopf himself, a 6-8 …

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The holidays are a busy time of the year, especially for the post office. More packages are sent during the months of November and December than any other months out of the year. People rush to their local post offices to send gifts to loved ones all over the world.

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For nearly 130 years, the Salvation Army red kettle has been a notable Christmas icon. Bundled up in coats and scarves and mittens, bell ringers stand out in the cold collecting money for the program that aims to help those suffering from homeless and hunger.

His peers at Barr-Reeve gave senior Peyton Eaton a standing ovation after it was announced on Tuesday morning by the Daviess County Community Foundation that Eaton was the recipient of the 2020 Daviess County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.

In the age of online shopping, buying presents for Christmas can be made fast and easy. In fact, with each passing year, Amazon’s holiday sales performances increases by millions of dollars. More people sign up for Amazon Prime during the holiday season than any other time of the year.


The YMCA’s STEAM program has recently received a grant to help with funding their after-school activities. This grant, the State School-Age Child Care Project Fund Grant from the OECOSL (Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning), will help area children participate in a program t…

LOOGOOTEE – Grocery Getter Nation, a new Loogootee non-profit organization, presented a check for $650 to the Loogootee school board Thursday to pay off overdue lunch balances.

Christmas season is officially here, thanks to the snowy weather and the planning of the upcoming Christmas Stroll event that will take place on Washington’s Main Street on Nov. 22.

At the Martin County Community Foundation’s annual community gathering on Monday, Nov. 4, the MCCF awarded grants totaling $166,335, including a $20,000 non-profit grant drawing. A sell-out crowd was present to celebrate the Community Foundation’s 20th year of serving the residents and non-p…

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ELNORA — Even before Halloween, students at North Daviess Elementary were thinking about Christmas. That’s because students at North Daviess joined more than 40 other school corporations around the Hoosier state to participate in the Holiday Cards for Our Military Challenge.

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Olon Industries, Inc., was honored once again Wednesday by the Indiana Safety and Health Recognition Program, also known as INSHARP, for its longstanding commitment to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its team of employees.

After years of planning, months of meetings and countless hours of door-to-door canvassing for voters to approve construction of a middle school, Washington voters said “no.”

Washington’s Fire Chief has been elected to the chief spot of Washington as David “Dave” Rhoads defeated Republican challenger Diana Colbert Snyder in the most tightly-contested mayoral race in recent history.

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Becky Kremp, the Daviess County Museum, DC Metals, Tara Brower, the late Neil Smith and the Washington Carnegie Public Library were all honored Thursday night during the annual Daviess County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau and Daviess County Economic Development Foundation Awards Ce…

MONTGOMERY — On Saturday, Dinky’s Auction Center will host a gun auction with over 250 guns available to bid on.

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While supporters for the proposed building project for the Washington Community Schools have been out putting up yard signs and knocking on doors those opposed to the project have for the most part been trying to get their message out through social media.

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Voters headed to the polls in the Washington area have more than the city election to consider. There is also a ballot question that sounds complicated but is really simple.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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…


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.

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Christina L. Walls, 48, of Washington, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at Daviess Community Hospital. Christina was born Feb. 15, 1971, in Washington, to Paul Walls and Linda (Lett) Walls. She graduated from Trinity Holiness Academy. Christina loved spending time with her children. She…

Katie Marner, 94, of Loogootee, passed away on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at 7:45 a.m. at her home. She was born Feb. 9, 1925, in Daviess County, Indiana, to Samuel and Magdalena (Raber) Eicher. Katie married Ralph Marner on Feb. 24, 1944, and he preceded her in death July 18, 1998. She was a me…