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Eastview custodian receives recognition

Eastview Elementary School custodian Gary Patterson, right, helps first-grader Caroline Roberts, center, by tying her shoe while first graderAva Steele looks on. Pattersonhas been recognized as support staff member of the year by the Fayette County School Corporation.

By BRANDON TOWNSEND - btownsend@newsexaminer.com An Eastview Elementary School custodian who is known for his helpfulness with both students and staff has received major recognition by the Fayette County School Corporation. Gary Patterson has been a

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Farmers Market goes to the people

Kristy Vest, left, assists Kay Lovett in buying produce during the Farmers Market’s visit to Fountain Place Apartments. Vest sells produce at the Farmers Market on the courthouse parking lot every Saturday.

By BRANDON TOWNSEND - btownsend@newsexaminer.com People without access to transportation may still have an opportunity to visit the Fayette County Farmers Market during the week. The Farmers Market’s mobile market made its first stop of the season Thursd

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'I had top secret clearance'

Mike Crowell, 98, standswith his nephew Marknext toa carving representing a Native American and the historical sign at his farm, Ke Wa Nee Acres, in Columbia Township. Ke Wa Nee means sleeping.

By DARRELL SMITH - dsmith@newsexaminer.com Few people remember the history of Connersville and Fayette County and secrets from World War II like 98-year-old Mike Crowell. For instance, when Crowell worked at American Kitchens he got involved in a top secret pr

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Teacher ranked among top 25 in Indiana

By BRANDON TOWNSEND - btownsend@newsexaminer.com One of the top 25 teachers in the state teaches at Eastview Elementary School. The Indiana Department of Education selects its Indiana Teacher of the Year annually based on criteria such as their education

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Women needed for cancer study

By BRANDON TOWNSEND btownsend@newsexaminer.com Researchers at Indiana University and Ohio State University are looking for women in Fayette County and other area of rural Indiana to help them in a study on cancer screening tests. “Fayette County is one

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On the market

By BRANDON TOWNSEND - btownsend@newsexaminer.com The Fayette County Farmers Market is a place where vendors can come to promote their own businesses, but some come just to promote their hobbies. John and Nancy Johnson are such vendors. Their booth is called Bread o

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Couple married for 65 years

Jack and JoAnn Ledford are celebrating 65 years of marriage today.

Mr. and Mrs. James (Jack and JoAnn) Ledford are celebrating 65 years of marriage on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. They were married Aug. 12, 1953, at the home of the bride’s parents, Elgan and Sarah Mae Hunter, in Metamora. Jack retired from Visteon in 1987 after 37

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Couple celebrates 50th in the Smokies

Jim and Mary Lou Hughes of Brookville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in the Smoky Mountains with family. Jim and the former Mary Lou Riggins were united in marriage on July 27, 1968, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Indianapolis Jim is retired from the Fr

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Free Fair winners

Ribbons hide Ruth Nutty’s grand champion pecan pie from the open class culinary contest at the Fayette County Free Fair. She also won reserve grand champion for her double peanut butter cookies. Husband David attested that they’re awfully good.

Free Fair winners

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