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Phyllis Mattheis of Cambridge City dressed as a woman might have in the 1850s and spoke with guests at the women’s suffrage celebration luncheon.

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com DUBLIN — In 1851, Winchester native Amanda Way called for a women’s rights convention. Sixty-nine years later, work by women and their supporters resulted in American women gaining the right t

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Drug court's growth will be slowed

By BOB HANSEN - bhansen@newsexaminer.com Drug court is growing and getting community support but won’t be able to expand as quickly as the local judge in charge of it would like. Fayette County Superior Court Judge Paul Freed said the state left the drug

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Salvation Army looks for help ringing bells

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com Salvation Army is looking for groups and people willing to ring bells to help raise money for the local budget. Bells will be ringing between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Bell ringers are registering to help in the&

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Grand Avenue ribbon cutting

Grand Avenue is officially open from 24th to 30th streets and officialscut a ribbon to celebrate on Friday. The street was closed several months as part of the city’sstorm water separation project that started in 2014, said Brad Colter, Connersville utilities superintendent.Thestreet has been open sinceabout Oct. 2, marking completion of theGrand Avenue project.

Grand Avenue ribbon cutting

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Santa's house getting a makeover

The Santa House is currently being painted and updated for the winter season. Kate Thurston is one of the volunteers working on it.

News-Examiner Christmas is a couple of months away but repairs to the Santa House are underway. The Santa House will be located downtown on the courthouse square starting Saturday, Dec. 7, at Winterfest. Amanda Faulk, executive director of Connersville Festiva

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Organization Reports

Connersville Lions Club donated $500 to the Hope Center for the Safe Haven Baby Box project. Accepting the check is Jennifer Young, left, Center’s director, from Bob Powell, club president.

Tasty Luncheon The 56th annual Tasty Luncheon will be on Thursday, Nov. 7, at First United Methodist Church, 726 Central Ave. A Resurrection Sale (for trash and treasures, jewelry and baked goods) will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Luncheo

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SENIOR CENTER MENU

Menus for the week of Monday, Oct. 21, to Friday, Oct. 25, served at 11:30 a.m. at the Fayette Senior Center, 477 N. Grand Ave. Monday: Chicken parmesan, Romana blend vegetables, green peas, penne pasta, mixed fruit Tuesday: Hamburger, orange juice, baked bean

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Batman talks of empowering kids

Batman helps position Annabelle Carpenter, 6, in the passenger seat of the Batmobile Wednesday evening. John Buckland of Huntington, West Virginia, dressesas Batman and is delivering messages of empowerment in area schools and youth clubs this week. He stopped at Amvets Post 11 in Connersville to give Annabelle a “Hope Injection Ride” because shehas a terminal illness.

News-Examiner Batman took time Wednesday to visit with a six-year-old girl at Connersville Amvets. Dressed as Batman and driving his Batmobile, John Buckland is in the area to share a message of empowerment with children. He’s meeting most of t

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Boards deny recreation area zoning

By BOB HANSEN - bhansen@newsexaminer.com Two county boards have decided that a small picnic shelter on the Fayette-Rush county line does not qualify as a public recreational facility.  In two meetings that took more than three hours combined, the Fayette Count

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Church news

Soup supper: Springersville Christian Church, east of the four-way stop in Springersville, 4-7 p.m. Saturday. Homemade soups – chili, veggie (regular and diet), chicken/potato – cakes, pies, cookies and drinks. Free-will offering. October Extravaga

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911 dispatch gets 4-legged stress relief

Fayette County 911 Director Kelly Vanmeter gives Gypsy a treat Wednesday. Gypsy lives at the center to help relieve dispatchers’ stress.

By DARRELL SMITH - dsmith@newsexaminer.com When first responders are dispatched to an accident or another emergency event, or a caller needs help in a life-or-death situation, 911 dispatchers feel the stress. They must remain calm throughout the situation. But when

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Parks Dept. may bring futsal court to Offutts Park

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com Connersville Parks and Recreation is hoping to expand activities in the community. Katherine Good, superintendent, is starting the process of creating a futsal court at Offutts Park. Futsal is a fast-paced small-si

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Discovery Camp offered next week at park

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com Connersville Parks and Recreation will offering Fall Discovery Camp for children during next week’s fall break. Activities will include painting, daily walks, scavenger hunt, crafts, a field trip to Dougherty Orch

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News Briefs

Ghost Train runs on Fridays, Saturdays  METAMORA — In conjunction with the Haunted Village of Metamora, the Ghost Train of Metamora departs from Historic Metamora and travels along the Whitewater River into the neighboring hills and woods

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Halloween's in horrible decline

Q: Dear Pastor, Halloween is my favorite holiday but I’ve noticed it gets scarier every year and not as much fun. Why is this? A: We are in the season of horror. Our televisions, movie theaters and even radio stations are once again advertising terror

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Getting rid of guilt

I’ve been teaching a Bible Study on Wednesday evenings at Brian’s Bistro & More for a couple weeks and we have been going over a topical study called “Journey into Overcoming: Rising Above Life’s Toughest Problems” by Tommy C. Higl

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On the Record

Individuals listed in the arrest logs are considered innocent until proven guilty. The preliminary charges and bonds may be changed when a case goes to court. Arrests Jessica S. Clark, 28, 3216 Ostheimer Ave. Apt. 2, was arrested Thursday at the Fayette County Jail

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Summer filming produces Christmas movie

The crew shoots a scene in the new movie, “3 Bears Christmas,” co-produced by Lynette Eklund of Connersville.

By DARRELL SMITH - dsmith@newsexaminer.com A summer time of moviemaking will bring a Christmas story to video screens. Lynette Eklund of Fayette County spent three weeks near Cleveland in mid-2018, co-producing a children’s movie that

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Parks Dept. looks to run Babe Ruth League

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com Connersville Parks and Recreation has its eye on managing the Babe Ruth League. At a meeting this week with Katherine Good, parks superintendent, league volunteers voiced their opposition and concerns. The Par

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Turning over another new leaf

Every year we can turn over a new leaf. We can start from scratch, close a chapter and turn to the next page. How ever you want to word it, every year we roll over into the next. I like to focus on the chapter of my life on my birthday each year. I try to hit

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'Haunted Elmhurst' offers paranormal explorations

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com Several tales of haunting involve Elmhurst, the historic “Little White House” that sits back off of Indiana 121 on the south side of town. Next weekend, Elmhurst will be open for any

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Lt. governor comes bearing a grant

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch came to Connersville on Tuesday to present a $600,000 grant to Connersville Utilities. Talking after the presentation are, from left, Mayor Harold Gordon, Discover Connersville Director Sharon McQueen, Extention Educator Becky Marvel and Crouch.

By DARRELL SMITH - dsmith@newsexaminer.com Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch visited Connersville Tuesday with a check to help pay for a drainage project. Crouch presented a $600,000 ceremonial check to Connersville Utilities Tuesday at The Oasis, 513 Centr

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Creative People

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com One woman intends for her art to honor those who have passed. Crystal Allen decided to start making grave saddles after a family member was not satisfied with a store bought one. Allen has always liked to decorate

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Accident takes one life

Two young men were riding in this truck Wednesday when it and another pickup collided on Indiana 1 south of Connersville. A passenger in this truck died and the driver was in critical condition at a hospital on Thursday morning.

News-Examiner A two-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon left one young man dead and another hanging onto life in Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Jeffery W. Connaway, 19, 1620 Vermont Ave., received fatal injuries. Another teenager, Tristan L. Lainhart, 18,

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News Briefs

Coats for Kids deadline nears A deadline for participating in the Salvation Army’s Coats for Kids campaign is Monday, Oct. 21. People can help provide warm coats for children by picking up a tag from a Coats for Kids display. Information about a child –

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On The Record

Individuals listed in the arrest logs are considered innocent until proven guilty. The preliminary charges and bonds may be changed when a case goes to court. Accidents Fayette County 911 dispatch reported Wednesday afternoon a fatal car accident in the 2700 block

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Amish families moving to county

Several horse-drawn buggies filled a designated parking area at the Columbia Township Community Center chicken dinner on Sept. 7, along with one green motorized buggy. The horse-drawn buggies belong to some of the Amish families that will be having a chicken dinner benefit this Saturday at the Community Center.

By BOB HANSEN - bhansen@newsexaminer.com COLUMBIA TWP. -- Some of the earliest European settlers in Fayette County came west 200 years ago  for religious reasons, land and better opportunity. A new group of settlers is coming for those same reas

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'Toddler Time' starts Friday at Roberts Park

Sammy Squirrel, the mascot of the Connersville Parks and Recreation Department,is encouraging participation in children’s programs, including Toddler Time, which starts Friday, and Fall Discovery Cap during fall break for the Fayette County Schools.

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com Starting Friday, children from ages infant to five years old can participate in “Toddler Time,” a new program of the Connersville Parks and Recreation Department. Parks Department Superintendent Katherine Go

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Bargains about at library's book sale

Patricia O’Leary organizes a box of children’s books Monday afternoon. She and other volunteers have been getting ready for the Friends of the Library semiannual book sale, which opens to the public on Wednesday.

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com Want an encyclopedia about birds, or a book about three little pigs? Stop in at the Friends of the Library semiannual book sale this week. Beginning today through Saturday, those who are looking to add to their book col

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BRAvo! entries intended to tell stories

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com Four Connersville residents decorated bras for BRAvo!, an event Reid Health puts on each year to raise money to provide mammograms and treatment for women without insurance who have breast cancer or who need a

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Hospital CEO tells of continuing progress

By BOB HANSEN - bhansen@newsexaminer.com Reid Health is still evaluating what of its programs and services will be located in Connersville but is making some decisions. That’s the message that Craig Kinyon, Reid Health’s CEO, brought to Connersville Lio

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Community Notebook

HEALTH & SUPPORT Craving Christ: A 12-point for overeaters, 4 p.m. Sunday at Higher Praise Worship Center, 812 Ziegler Road. For information, call 765-541-9404. God's Cure for Anxiety: 6:30 p.m. Monday, fellowship hall of Community Gospel Churc

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Scholarship provides for music lessons

Cora Underwood started the Barb Underwood Thornberry and Wendell Underwood Music Endowment in 2014 in memory of her daughter and husband. The Fayette Community Foundation administers the scholarship. Together, Wendell and Cora owned and operated Dixon Dance Studio

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It's training cats and dogs

Dick Wolfsie, right, gestures to where his pet beagle is digging up a rose bush during an interview with Dr. Gary Sampson. The beagle, named Barney, also chewed through wiring for the microphone as Sampson tried to explain how to curebad behavior in dogs.

Dog’s best friend has died. Indianapolis veterinarian Gary Sampson for almost 20 years helped pet owners all over the tri-state area deal with miscreant dogs and cats that frustrated, baffled and even terrorized their owners. Veterinarians who were either stu

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Fun fills downtown for Apple Dumpling Days

A scarey character waves from his seatnext to a scarecrowin the Halloween parade.

By BOB HANSEN - bhansen@newsexaminer.com Curtis and Carla Bryant drove to Connersville from Indianapolis along with Sherry Ferguson on Saturday just because they thought the idea of the Apple Dumpling Festival sounded like run. They got hungry by early afternoon an

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News Briefs

Street paving schedule updated Crews from Milestone Contractors are working on resurfacing city street again this week. Monday and Tuesday, crews were on the west side, working on 10th Street, the Hill, Ariens Street and Country Club Road, according to Brad Colter,

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Chili Challenge: It's a matter of taste

Chili Challenge winners posed for a photo after Saturday’s activities.

News-Examiner Entrants in the Altrusa Chili Challenge presented five different flavors to guests who went from booth to booth Saturday, paying a quarter for small samples and putting more money in the jar if they liked it. Hundreds flocked to Crosspointe Biker

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Hope Center testimony: each life's a masterpiece

By DARRELL SMITH - dsmith@newsexaminer.com If everyone is a masterpiece, then the mission of the Hope Center is to help God make as many masterpieces as possible. Artists from the Whitewater Valley Arts Association partnered with the Hope Center, providing pai

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Free meals served at Salvation Army

A free meal is served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at The Lord’s Table in the Salvation Army building, 431 W. Western. The meals are usually provided by various groups, organizations and individuals within the community. The Salvat

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Band takes home silver

The Connersville High School Spartan Marching Bandand Guard competed at the ISSMA Scholastic Class A Preliminaries at Whiteland High School Saturday, earning a silver rating. Despite not qualifying for the state finals on Oct. 26, band director Levi Thompson said theband gaveits best performance of the season.

Band takes home silver

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Community Notebook

GROUPS Dublin American Legion: Tuesday, 7 p.m. at 320 W. Church St., Dublin. Legion Auxiliary meets 5 p.m. Tuesday.  Legion Auxiliary: American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 1, Tuesday, 6 p.m.  Lions Club: Connersville Lions Club, 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, The P

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Home again in Indiana

Anewly acquired 1935 Auburn, left, sits outside the Fayette County Historical Museum Saturday alongside another Connersville-built car, the 1937 Cord. Dwain Robinson transported the car from Virginia after Historic Connersville Inc. obtained the car.

Home again in Indiana

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On The Record

Individuals listed in the arrest logs are considered innocent until proven guilty. The preliminary charges and bonds may be changed when a case goes to court. Arrests Shane B. Wright, 33, 523 W. 9th St., was arrested Sunday at West Western Avenue and 8th Street by

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More photos from Apple Dumpling Days

Food and craft vendors filled the 400 and 500 blocks of Central Avenue for Apple Dumpling Days and drew steady crowds from late morning to late afternoonon Saturday.

More photos from Apple Dumpling Days

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