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Crosspointe expecting to feed 1,200

By DARRELL SMITH - dsmith@newsexaminer.com Thanksgiving is just two weeks away and Crosspointe Biker Church is feverishly preparing for its annual Thanksgiving dinner. The church expects to serve about 1,200 meals on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Donations are still being acce

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Park Board, Babe Ruth will discuss future

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com The Park Board and Babe Ruth League volunteers will meet next Thursday to discuss the Babe Ruth League’s future. In October, Katherine Good, parks superintendent, met with Babe Ruth League volunteers about her pro

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Church news

Thanksgiving Dinner: Crosspointe Biker Church, 1130 E. Baseline Road, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26,  deliveries begin at 4 p.m. Reservations due by Monday, Nov. 25, 765-265-7751. Senior Thanksgiving Dinner: Knights of Columbus, 921 Central Ave., 3-6 p.m. Tuesd

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Kansas man donates engines for museum's Auburn

The engine in the Fayette County Historical Museum’s 1935 Auburn needs to be replaced. A Kansas man donated two engine blocks to help with the repairs.

By DARRELL SMITH - dsmith@newsexaminer.com Historic Connersville Inc. members celebrated last month when they brought an Auburn automobile to the Fayette County Historical Museum. It had left Connersville in 1935 after being built in a plant on West 18th Stree

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Correction

The pay for poll workers in Fayette County elections is $60, and $20 more if they take training. The amount was incorrect in Thursday’s article about vote centers. The Connersville News-Examiner regrets the error.

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Christmas Tea will benefit Community Christian

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com ‘Tis the season for holiday traditions and Community Christian School is hoping to start a tradition of Christmas Tea starting this year. Twin Bridges Farm and Music Hall will be hosting a Christmas Tea from

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CHS Band will be parading at Disney World

Members of the Connersville High School band played at theIndiana Pacers game Tuesday evening in Indianapolis. The group will be heading to Disney World over Thanksgiving break.

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com Members of the Conersville High School Spartan Marching Band & Guard won’t be swarming with the Black Friday crowds in two weeks. Instead, they will be swarmed with large crowds at Walt Disney W

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The right response to repentance

I believe there are many misconceptions to what repentance is and as a result there is still a lot of sin that is still a struggle because it has not been dealt with in the right way in the body of Christ. So what does real repentance look like? Maybe you are deali

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City's early mayors faced trials, tragedies

The most enjoyable thing about writing this column is being able in a small way to bring to life the characters in our history. At times the details are hard to find but if you dig deep there are bits and pieces. Here are some bits and pieces about people who have

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Keep Thanksgiving alive!

Q: Dear Pastor, Thanksgiving is now a blip on the holiday radar since we’re forced into Christmas so early these days. Any tips on highlighting this precious holiday without becoming a Scrooge? A: Don’t cave into pressures to decorate ahead and for God&

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Warship will be named for Sen. Lugar

In this photo provided by CBS, Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., appears on CBS's "Face the Nation" in Washington, Sunday, July 1, 2007. (AP Photo/CBS Face the Nation, Karin Cooper) ** MANDATORY CREDIT: FACE THE NATION, KARIN COOPER NO SALES NO ARCHIVE **

The U.S. Navy will name a warship in honor of Senator Richard G. Lugar. Senator Todd Young will host a naming ceremony for the USS Richard G. Lugar (DDG 136) in Indianapolis on Monday. He will be joined by U.S. Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer and member

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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 A Ford Escape driven by Lacey M. Steele, Laurel Road, and a Toyota Camry driven by Sheila A. Gri

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K of C makes donations from Fall Festival

The Knights of Columbus recently presented St. Gabriel School and the Scholarship Committee with donations made from the St. Gabriel Fall Festival. Each received $600.Pictured are the school principal Sue Barth, fourth from right, with Knights, from left, Steve Kiefer, Joe Wiley, Tim Schnelle, Ed Keller, Allen McIntyre, Charlie Schwarz, Rich Fain and Scott Sargent.

K of C makes donations from Fall Festival

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Police seek public's help finding suspects

Tips from the public have helped police identify two people in this photo but police are still seeking information about a residential break-in.

NEW CASTLE — Henry County investigators are requesting the public’s help in identifying a man and woman who are believed to have information regarding a home invasion that occurred in eastern Henry County on about 2:30 a.m. Nov. 4. The male is beli

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News Briefs

Sign up next week for Angel Tree gifts  People can sign up to receive gifts for their children from the Salvation Army Angel Tree next week. Those interested in receiving Christmas gifts for their children may come to the Salvation Army at 431 W. Western Ave.&

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Kates says he hopes to be at Eastview a long time

Dr. Chris Kates,, right, the new Eastview Elementary School principal, listens in on a group activity led by Title 1 Assistant Sammie Taylor, next to him.

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com Look, listen and learn. That is what Dr. Chris Kates, the new principal at Eastview Elementary, intends on doing to for starters. The Fayette County school board approved hiring Kates as the new principal on Nov. 5.

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Family raising funds for tracking collars for police dogs

Calendars featuringtherapy dogs are being sold to raise money for new tracking collars for the three police K9s working in Fayette County.

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com She has a passion for helping law enforcement K9s, so Julia Roberts is trying to raise money to buy GPS tracking collars and trauma kits for the three police dogs in Fayette County. Roberts and her family

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Vote centers might return to county

By DARRELL SMITH - dsmith@newsexaminer.com Among Indiana’s 92 counties, 38 have instituted vote centers for their elections. One county used vote centers for one election and hasn’t since. That county is Fayette. Fayette County used vote centers fo

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New play shows helpful community

Director Carla Beard goes over lines with the actors during Tuesday’s rehearsal.

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com The cast of “Bentley Volunteers: A Tale of Fayette County” have been practicing since September for their production this weekend. Written and directed by Carla Beard, the play is an original contribution to

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School board OKs raises

News-Examiner To provide some parity between teachers included in a collective bargaining agreement and school employees who are not covered, the Fayette County School board gave them raises. During a 45-minute meeting Tuesday, the board approved a p

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Creative People

Ailes crocheted thispair of ballerina bunnies.

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com You can find her in relaxing on the couch binge watching Harry Potter while she creates just about any creature with a crochet hook and yarn. Casondra Ailes finds inspiration for her anigurumi (crochet stuffed animals)

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Raffle prize is Ram 1500 truck

Indiana sheriffs are raffling a Ram 1500 pickup truck to raise funds for their new Youth Ranch, where they will mentor future law enforcement officers and bond with at-risk kids, according to Fayette County Sheriff Joey Laughlin. Raffle tickets for the 2019 Ram are

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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 A Mercury Milan driven by Angela R. Abrams, 418 W. 21st St., slid on the ice Tuesday in the 1200

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News Briefs

Christmas Angel sets 15th breakfast The 15th annual Breakfast With the Christmas Angel will be from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 700 Central Ave. The program includes breakfast, a make-and-take ang

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Donated coats given to area children

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com One hundred twenty-nine children have new coats for the winter thanks to the Coats for Kids program of the Salvation Army. “The generosity of people in the counties we serve is incredible,” Tara Madden, Salv

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Career Center has grown in the last 50 years

Students at Whitewater Career Center gave tours to Connersville Middle School students last week. The school opened 50 years ago.

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com From a small start 50 years ago as a vocational school, the Whitewater Career Center has grown into a regional program offering 13 different programs and is working toward becoming a school where students can earn

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Bell ringers still needed

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com Bell ringers still needed By KATE THURSTON kthurston@newsexaminer.com The Salvation Army is still looking for bell ringers for this holiday season. “We are in the process of recruiting bell ringers,” Ta

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Community Notebook

HEALTH & SUPPORT Craving Christ: A 12-point program 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 Comm

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News Briefs

Social media program postponed The program, “Find Out What Your Child May Already Know About Social Media” has been postponed. The program was to have been presented Tuesday at Connersville Middle School. Victoria Smejkel, the school guidance counselor,

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Current problems

I obsess about how my lawn compares to others on my block. I noticed some bare spots this past summer, so I addressed the issue on a trip to a local nursery. Then at the Labor Day get-together, people were discussing Joe’s yard, which was suffering from the s

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Correction

The artist who won the professional division in the Senior Citizen Art Exhibition at the Whitewater Valley Arts Association is Rick Coleman. His first name was incorrect in the caption of a photo in Tuesday’s edition. The Connersville News-Examiner regrets th

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Food collection marks first year

Margie Yeager volunteers outside of Save-A-Lot for the Fayette County Food Council’sHoliday Food Drive.

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com Volunteers worked hard in Friday evening’s cold weather collecting food and other items for the Fayette County Food Council Food Drive. In a year of food drives, more than 7 tons has been collected. Over 50 c

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School's out next Tuesday for teacher rally

News-Examiner Fayette County Schools will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 19, so that teachers and staff may attend a rally in Indianapolis. The day will be made up on Feb. 17, 2020. Students will not be in attendance next Tuesday because many teachers and staff members

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Pickin' and grinnin'

Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers performed Saturday night at the James Roberts Memorial Building in Roberts Park. The group, organized 50 years ago, played two bluegrass shows for a large crowd.

Pickin’ and grinnin’

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Dinner for veterans

Eagle members Evonne Dunkle, Shannon McCreary and Myla Faber serve free meals to veterans at the Eagles Aerie Saturday evening. The organization served over 80 meals to local veterans and their spouses in honor of their service to the nation.

Dinner for Veterans

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Harvest better than expected

By DARRELL SMITH - dsmith@newsexaminer.com By mid-November most years, farmers are wrapping up harvest and are putting the equipment away. The past couple years, harvest has ended early. A drive around Fayette County shows that while most crops are harvested, there

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Having a hoot with owls

ABOVE: Mark Booth shows an owl eating a mouse duringNight of the Owlson Saturday at Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary. Booth is fromfrom Take Flight Wildlife Education, Indianapolis.

Having a hoot with owls

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Community Notebook

ATTRACTIONS Art gallery: Whitewater Valley Arts Association, 402 Central Ave., open Thursdays and Fridays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. except when exhibits are being changed. Open if the flag is out and on

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Taking first place

Adults 60 years and older entered the first Senior Citizen Art Exhibition at the Whitewater Valley Arts Association. The opening reception was Friday.Rick Coleman, center, won first place in the professional category. He is pictured with Lee Ann Loy, left, and Judy Gough of Hickory Creek Health Center, which sponsored the show.The exhibition will be on display until Nov. 22.

Taking first place

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Deer firearms season begins Nov. 16: are you ready?

From Indiana Department of Natural Resources Deer firearms season runs from Nov. 16 to Dec. 1. The deer firearms license allows one deer to be taken with that license, and it must be a buck. If you want to take a doe with a firearm during the firearms season, a bon

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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 A Ford Taurus owned by Brian L. Gallimore, 3159 N. County Road 225-W., was struck Friday by a Fr

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Donations sought for Christmas at Care Pavilion

Tri Kappa Sorority of Connersville is sponsoring a Christmas gift and party for the new Reid Care Pavilion. The sorority is asking for help from the community. The Care Pavilion has man in-patient adolescents who spend the holidays inside the facility. Tri Kappa is

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Veterans Day salute

The Fayette County Honor Guard fired a 21-gun salute at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in honor of deceased veterans. Taps also was sounded. Nov. 11 is observed as Veterans Day in remembrance of the Armistice that ended World War I, signed at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918.

Veterans Day salute

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Recalling service

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com At just 17, Bob Nobbe decided he wanted to join the military. “I had just graduated high school and my father was raising five children on 80 acres, so I knew college wasn’t in the works,” he said. 

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Yearbook, school newspaper teaching skills of journalism

Cohiscan and Clarion studentsposed for a photo while ona recent field trip to Franklin College to learn about journalism and partake in many activities.

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com Students at Connersville High School can’t just pick up a camera and shoot a photo or jot down a quick article if they want to be on the staffs of the Clarion or Cohiscan. Being a part of either staff is

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Connersville Middle School Honor Roll

Connersville Middle School has released its honor roll for the first grading period, 2019-20. 7th Grade Kaylie Bryan Abrams, Tyler Adams, Jayci Jo Allen, Julian Thomas Loyd Allen, Samantha Drew Allen, Kaitlyn Grace&

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Maps of desirable county emerging

Participants in Thursday’s Bright Ideas meeting gather around a map of the south end of Fayette County and discuss one group’s ideas for howthe area could be enhanced. From left are Cynthia Hunt, Rod Denman, Marsha Eldridge and Mary-Lou Branson.

News-Examiner Maps of what Fayette County might include in terms of development began emerging at the second Bright Ideas meeting Thursday evening. About 20 people attended the meeting in First Presbyterian Church. Convener Linda Fitzgerald asked those attending to

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Comp plan process nears completion

By BOB HANSEN - bhansen@newsexaminer.com Several months into a planning process, some of the details of a new county comprehensive plan are beginning to emerge. Some of that will be shared Monday with the Fayette County Area Planning Commission and Board of Zo

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Community Notebook

GROUPS Lions Club: Connersville Lions Club, 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, The Pizza Place, 105 E. 16th St.  Reunion: CHS Class of ‘67 Lunch Bunch, noon Tuesday at Pizza Hut, 524 W. 30th St. All class members welcome, whether or not they graduated.  Conner Qui

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Learn about kids and social media

Parents are being especially invited to hear a talk entitled, “Find Out What Your Child May Already Know About Social Media.”  Guest speaker Stephanie Nancarrow will make the presentation on at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Connersville Middle Scho

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SPARTANS OF THE WEEK

Jayci Allen is Connersville Middle School’s seventh-grade Spartan of the Week for the week of Nov. 11. Jayci is the daughter of Jesse and Kristin Allen. Clay Hurd, Race Car social studies teacher, nominated her for her great behavior and achievement. H

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Daughters of Isabella, vendors readying for Holly Fair

Members of the Daughters of Isabella are preparing for the annual Holly Fair, which will be Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Expo Hall. Pictured are members of the D of I, from left, front row,Stephanie O’Brien, Eileene Wiley, Darlene Frank, Wanda Fisher; and in back, Pat Peters, Mary Ann Snyder, Theresa Faw, Joyce Nobbe, Abby McFeely, Connie Todd and Connie Rigling.

The Daughters of Isabella have finalized plans for the annual Holly Fair, which will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. Admission is free at the Expo Hall, 2690 Park Road, behind the Dairy Queen. A Soup and Salad Bar will be served from 11 a.m

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'Messiah' performance coming in 2 weeks

The Fayette Community Foundation made a $1,500 grant to help support a Community Choir performance of Handel’s Messiah, organized by Fayette County Community Voices and Roger Tyler, CHS Choral director. Pictured with a replica check are, from left, Kathleen Jasperof Community Voices, Roger Tyler, soloist Hanna Glover, and Morgan Hamiltonof the Fayette Community Foundation.

The Connersville Community Choir will present the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah on at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, in the Robert E. Wise Center at Connersville High School. The Community Choir will perform with the East Central Indiana Chamber Orchestra fr

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News Briefs

County Council will discuss salaries Fayette County Council will have a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the commissioners board room at the Fayette County Courthouse, 401 Central Ave. The purpose of the session is to discuss salary ordinanc

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Girl Scouts collecting plastic lids for a bench

Girl Scouts in Troop 1808 are collecting plastic lids and bottle caps that they willturn in to be recycled and made into a bench that will be donated to the community. Pictured, from left, in front, Bryanne Lucas, Taylor Jarboe, Jayla McMichael; and, in back, Samantha Allen, Bailey Lucas and Ashley Sargent.

Girl Scout Troop 1808 is collecting plastic lids for the purpose of recycling and repurposing into “Buddy Benches.” The troop is in the process of collecting 800 pounds to convert into two benches that will be donated to the community. The troop is

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Diabetes, Medicare will be addressed Monday

RICHMOND — The November Medical Monday will include two presentations – one about diabetes and another about insurance. Erica Kretchman, D.O., Reid Endocrinology, will speak about “Taking Diabetes to Heart” to address how diabetes incre

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Organization Reports

Richard Stanley, center, presented a program to Connersville Kiwanis Club on Wednesday. Pictured with him after the meeting are Frank Oakman, left, club president, and Dan Pflum, program chairman.

Kiwanis Club Richard Stanley presented a program about the newest acquisition of made-in-Connersville autos that are a major feature of the Fayette County Historical Museum’s collection. The former school administrator has written books about cars m

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PUBLIC MEETINGS

Readers may wish to confirm the meeting schedule by contacting the organization before attending. Some groups ask people wishing to speak to ask for a place on the agenda several days before the meeting. FAYETTE COUNTY Monday Connersville Historic Preservation Comm

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