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ECHS provides pathways for students

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com (Second of two articles.) The Early College High School program gives high school students a head start on completing college. ECHS is open to all students but is tailored for first-generation college s

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First-time team wins

The Altrusa Chili Challengeon Oct. 13 brought out the first elementary school teamand they won the Showmanship Award. In addition to the winter white chili served up by the Maplewood Chili Dogs, visitorscould go through memorabilia from Maplewood’s history. Visitors also could look up their class and find their name in the Maplewood Herald. Pictured are, from left, front, Jenny Smith, Stephanie McCann, Lora West, Heather Smith,Valerie Tipton, and, in back, Stephanie Poe, Jama Cowan and Amanda Cranfill.

First-time team wins 

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Honor Roll

St. Gabriel Catholic School has announced its honor roll for the first grading period for the 2018-19 school year. 4th Grade, 1st honors: Angelo Amora, Kaden Barrows, Lillie Bischoff, Riviera Godar, Lorelei Hughes, Chloe Keal, Levi Marszalek, Ida Pfeiffer, Willie P

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County ornament to hang in State Museum

The three Christmas ornaments entered in a contest to represent Fayette County on a 30-foot tree at the Indiana State Museum are held by the judges, from left: Sharon McQueen, Carolyn Bunzendahl, Dan Parker, Krista Gibson and Leota King. Judging was Friday.

By DARRELL SMITH - dsmith@newsexaminer.com Scenes of Fayette County will be on an ornament that will decorate a 30-foot tree that will greet guests to the Indiana State Museum during the holiday season.  The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce solicited ar

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CHOPPED!

Judges, from left, Scott Collins, Kristin Davis and Charlie Beinart discuss their evaluation of one of the appetizers set before them.

By BOB HANSEN - bhansen@newsexaminer.com Three student chefs tried a dose of reality on Thursday in a contest based on the Food Network’s “Chopped.” Given a mystery basket of ingredients, they had to cook up an appetizer in 30

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Hospital is needed, say leaders

By DARRELL SMITH - dsmith@newsexaminer.com Community leaders agree a hospital is an important community asset. While they would like to help make sure the hospital remains but agree there is not much they can do. Fayette Regional Health System filed for Chapter 11

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Little sister, big help

Maddie Lang pours another glass of her lemonade Saturday morning at Gillman’s Home Center. Lang, age 10, sold lemonade and baked goods to raise money for a grave monument for her late brother, Spencer Rose. Her mother, Katrina Lang said of the sale, “It was amazing, we had an overwhelming turnout.” To make a donation, call Katrina Lang at 765-265-7269.

Little sister, big help

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Schools' early childhood program awarded rating

The Fayette County School Corporation Head Start Program has achieved a Level 3 rating in Paths to Quality. Paths to Quality is Indiana’s rating and improvement system for child care programs. It is a set of standards to help parents identify licensed family

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Organization Reports

Kiwanis The Connersville Kiwanis Club met at The Pizza Place on Oct. 17. President Tim Rogers called the meeting to order. Many members noted the passing of Charlie Hughes, who was a special person and was respected by all. The speaker was Doug Siebert from the Whi

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Court News

Fayette Superior Court Judge Paul Freed Driving while suspended, possession of marijuana, operating a vehicle while intoxicated: Joseph W. Gee, 24, Anderson, pleaded guilty to Counts I and III. Sentenced on Count I to one year in the Fayette County Jail, suspended

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Community Notebook

Eta Pi Kappa: Halloween party, 6:30 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church. Dress up; prizes will be awarded. Hostesses are Phyllis Tinch and Geri Campbell. Homemade articles by Tammy Pitcher and Julie Boggs. Fayette County Cancer Society: 5:30 p.m. Mon

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Ready for coin toss

Connersville High School Athletic Director Brent Duncan, right, escorts Brooklan Phillips to midfield inside the Connersville High School stadium for a coin toss, prior to the Pink Out football game against Batesville on Oct. 12. Phillipshas been diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. She performed the coin toss prior to the game.

Ready for coin toss

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Where is the market report?

The Connersville News-Examiner is considering whether to discontinue printing the daily market report. The market report of stock prices has been published on this page for many years. Originally, it contained closing prices of many stocks. The daily report is now

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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 Chelsea F. Evitts, 31, 2505 Grand Ave., was arrested Friday at Community Corrections by Fayette Co

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News Briefs

Donald Trump Jr. to appear at GOP rally Donald Trump Jr. will headline an Early Vote Rally for Indiana Republicans on Monday in Greenfield as part of the party’s Right Track Results Tour. Other speakers include Senate candidate Mike Braun, Gov. Eric Holcomb,

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Fayette County Council, Dist. 1

Michael F. Wenta is the Republican candidate for Fayette County Council, District 1.

Michael F. Wenta   Age: 53 Occupation: Senior account executive Highest education level completed: Some college Current or past offices held: County Council District 1 (council president) Civic boards served on: Babe Rut

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Fayette County Council, Dist. 1

Tim Bentley is the Democratic candidate for Fayette County Council, District 1.

Tim Bentley   Age: 44 Occupation: Quality control management / engineering; real estate broker Highest education level completed: 2-year technical degree; licensed realtor Current or past offices held: Connersville Board of Pub

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PUBLIC MEETINGS

Readers may wish to confirm the meeting schedule by contacting the organization before attending.  FAYETTE COUNTY Monday Connersville Parks Board: 7 p.m., City Hall, 500 Central Ave. Thursday Board of Works: Connersville Board of Public Works and Safety,

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Flying high without drugs

Matthew Schwartz flies over top of Frazee Elementary School health teacher Julie Judd Thursday afternoon during the Ramp Up Stunt Show.

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com Julie Judd sat in a chair. Matthew Schwartz jumped over her on a BMX bike. Kids screamed. Fellow teachers Kim Nibarger, Olivia Miller and Stacy Jergensen laid side by side on the ground. Schwartz aimed his BMX bike

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Focus on Faith Christ's Church of Connersville

Christ’s Church of Connersville, 513 W. 19th St., meets for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday for Bible study. News-Examiner file photo

First United Methodist Church: 729 Central Ave., will host its fall parking lot party from 3-6 p.m. Come for games and food. The annual Tasty Luncheon is Thursday, Nov. 1 with the craft shop open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $7

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'More than just a pretty face'

By DARRELL SMITH - dsmith@newsexaminer.com Always quick with a story, a joke or a tale from history, Charlie Hughes will be remembered as someone who worked to make the community better. Charles E. “Charlie” Hughes, 95, died early Saturday. He had

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Weekend attractions 'ghoul' up

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com People seeking a bit of Halloween fright can find just that in one of the area’s many haunted attractions. If we’ve missed yours in this listing, let us know. We’ll update the list. Everton Haunte

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Kickstands up for family's fight with cancer

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com A local family’s financial battle with cancer will benefit from a motorcyle ride on Saturday. Donnie Cotten, 74, has prostate and lung cancer, heart complications and other health problems. “My dad has

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Students can get free lunches next week

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com The Fayette County School Corporation will host its seventh annual fall break meal program while students are out of school next week. Free lunch will be served to anyone 18 or younger from noon to 1

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Sing to the Lord

Christianity is blessed with a wealth of songs and if anyone is like me, you have a number of favorites. It may be the last one you heard that is indeed your favorite. At the National Quartet Convention a number of years ago, I attended a showcase at a nearby hotel

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New Fayette County Historical Museum joins downtown

Historic Connersville Inc. had aribbon cutting on Saturdayto mark the grand opening of thenew Fayette County Historical Museum at 200 W. 5th St. Pictured, from left, are Jim Spence, Susan Spence, Richard Stanley, Grace Clifford, Rick Lemen, Donna Schroeder, BradColter, Dale Strong, Dan Pflum, Diane Pflum, Bob Martin, Ron Wood, Pam Taylor and Donna Scott.

While many good things happened to the museum during its time on Vine Street, by spring of 2015 it was obvious to Historic Connersville President Donna Schroeder and others that it was time to look for a new location, more in the downtown area. One afternoon, as sh

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Probing the '81% of evangelicals love Trump' stat

For millions of American evangelicals, a recent Oval Office photo-op was a perfect example of the political realities they face. A day after his release from a Turkish prison, the Rev. Andrew Brunson knelt and prayed for the president who helped focus a global spot

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Community Notebook

GFWC Fayette County ESO: Club meeting Friday at Rosalyn Marschand’s home. Kristen Brunton program about Dr. Seuss. Members should bring a Dr. Seuss book. Eta Pi Kappa: Halloween party, 6:30 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church. Dress up; prizes will

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News Briefs

Scouts celebrating 50th anniversary Boy Scout Troop 166 will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with a reunion and hog roast Saturday night. Scouts, former Scouts, parents and volunteer leaders are invited to the celebration from 6-9 p.m. at New Hei

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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 Megan S. Pollard, 31, 1025 E. County Road 425-S., was arrested Thursday at her residence by Conner

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ARTIST OF THE WEEK

Pictured is a painting of an iris by Catrina Hampton.

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com After attending a few painting classes, Catrina Hampton decided to explore the world of painting on her own. “I’m a self-taught artist,” Hamptom said. “My current and favorite medium is pastels.

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'Dracula' on the stage

Count Dracula and his nemesis, Van Helsing, meet during rehearsal for the play “Dracula,” which comes to the Richmond Civic Theatre for the next two weekends. Dracula, left, is portrayed by Daniel Clymer and Van Helsing by Matt Soccey.

By BOB HANSEN - bhansen@newsexaminer.com Linda Ward likes being in charge. While she has acted in a number of plays and sang in musicals for more than 50 years, she prefers directing, admitting that she doesn’t much like memorizing a lot of lines. Her command

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Fayette County Commissioner, Democrat

Dale L. Strong is the Democrat candidate for Fayette County Commissioner, District 1.

Age: 67 Occupation: Retired after 36 years at Ford/Visteon, Fayette County School Corp. Highest education level completed: high school, vocational school, special occupational schools Current or past offices held: Connersville City Counc

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Fayette County Commissioner, Independent

Mark O. Pflum is the independent candidate for Fayette County Commissioner, Dist. 1.

Age: 69 Occupation: Farming, engineering Highest education level completed: ITT Tech Int. Current or past offices held: past member Fayette County Council Civic boards served on: Fayette County Farm Bureau board Memberships

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Library adds free streaming service

News-Examiner The popular on-demand film streaming service hoopla digital is now available for free at the Fayette County Public Library. Library card holders can access over 600,000 titles (audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies and TV). Content can be streamed from a

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Advocating inflammatory breast cancer

Ginny Mason is pictured holding hergreat-granddaughter.

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com Soon after Ginny Mason began to notice something not right, the changes in her body turned into a nightmare. “I noticed some changes in my breast, the right side had gotten larger than the left. I was having

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Fire department seeks used engine

The Connersville Fire Department will be inspecting this used fire truck in Alabama to determine if the city will make the purchase to replace an aging truck in its fleet.

By DARRELL SMITH - dsmith@newsexaminer.com Earlier this fall, the Connersville Fire Department asked permission to take bids on two new fire trucks to replace Engine 3 and Engine 4, but a new option is on the table. Monday, Fire Chief Troy Tipton told City Council

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Ready to be flipped

Students in the Whitewater Career Center’s construction technology program will soon be gutting and refurbishing this house at 208 W. 35th St.

By BOB HANSEN - bhansen@newsexaminer.com To the naked eye, the house at 208 W. 35th St. blends into the northside neighborhood of mostly concrete block houses. But look closer and it’s apparent that the house has been vacant for awhile. Fascia has gaps i

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Sewer board still waiting

By DARRELL SMITH - dsmith@newsexaminer.com DUBLIN — Maybe next month. A decision on the future wastewater treatment in the Western Wayne Regional Sewer District cannot happen until the November meeting of the board at the earliest. The board has been dis

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Urban Enterprise Zone good for business, residents

The Connersville Urban Enterprise Zone runs from roughly 21st Street and 18th Street on the north to South Eastern Avenue on the south and Maple Street and Beech Street on the west to the last residential properties before the Whitewater River. Contributed

By DARRELL SMITH - dsmith@newsexaminer.com Residents, businesses and not for profits in the Connersville Urban Enterprise Zone should be aware of programs and tax advantages available just for being part of the zone. The state legislature established the zone under

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Fayette County Recorder, Republican

Ruth Nutty is the Republican candidate for Fayette County Recorder.

Age: 60 Occupation: Fayette County Recorder Highest education level completed: High school Current or past offices held: Harrison Township Assessor (past), Fayette County Recorder (current) Civic boards served on: secretary of Pub

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Fayette County Recorder, Democrat

Nancy Toler is the Democrat candidate for Fayette County Recorder.

Age: 58 Occupation: Abstractor at Independence Title & Escrow Co. Highest education level completed: 12th grade Current or past offices held: N/A Civic boards served on: N/A Memberships: First Southern Baptist Church of

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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 Ronnie S. Chance, 2302 Western Ave., 26, was arrested Tuesday at the Fayette County Government Cen

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Outdoor adventure

Scout leader Duane Rummel, right, talksto Cub Scouts during Saturday’s Fun Day at Camp Bear Creek. Rummel had the Cubs practicing knot tying before they jumped into a bounce house.

By BOB HANSEN - bhansen@newsexaminer.com More than 70 years after the Boy Scouts started using 350 acres of land in between Nulltown and Everton as a camp, youth are still going there for adventures. Nearly 100 Cub Scouts and their families descended on the ca

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Culinary competition coming to CHS

Adaisia Coulson prepares food at the Whitewater Career Center.

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com Connersville High School culinary students will be chopping away with their skills in the kitchen on Thursday. “Students from our culinary program will be competing in a Food Network-style chopped competition,R

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Pet of the week

The Fayette County Animal Shelter Pet of the Week is Ollie, a1- to 2– year old mixed breed.Ollieloves to be petted and loved on. To adopt, $34 pays for his shots and $74 pays for all of the shots and nueter. For information, contact the animal shelter at 765-825-8693 or visit the Facebook page for Fayette County Animal Shelter.

Pet of the week

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Local teacher chosen for summer adventures

Paula Farthing is pictured on the right with other teachers who participated in a summer workshop by the National Endowment for the Humanities Teacher Institute.

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com A local teacher sees similarities between Connersville and what happened in one of the early sites of the Industrial Revolution. Last summer, Paula Farthin, a social studies teacher at Connersville Middle School, partic

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Chili Challenge returns, spicy as ever

Altrusa Chili Challenge announcer Garrie D. Woolery, in red hat, samples chili from the Maplewood Elementary team provided by Amanda Cranfill, right, as Jack Reynolds of KMIX radio holds the microphone Saturday.

By DARRELL SMITH - dsmith@newsexaminer.com Might a year without the Altrusa Chili Challenge make the heart grow less fond? The local women’s service club had no reason to worry as cookers and vendors returned on Saturday. Crosspointe Biker Chur

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Hospital sued over ER contract

By DARRELL SMITH - dsmith@newsexaminer.com A company that had provided emergency room doctors at Fayette Regional Health System sued the hospital last week, claiming it didn’t pay its bills. Prior to Fayette Regional Health System seeking Chapt

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Fayette County Assessor, Republican

Jeff Coleman: Republican candidate for Fayette County Assessor.

Age: 54 Occupation: Former administrative assistant to chief probation officer Highest education level completed: High school Current or past offices held: none Civic boards served on: Fayette County Property Tax Assessment Board

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Fayette County Assessor, Democrat

Caleb L. Robertson: Democrat candidate for Fayette County Assessor

Age: 25 Occupation: Field inspector/data encoder Wayne County Assessor’s office, youth pastor at Laurel Pentecostal Church, certified EMT-B formerly of Franklin County EMS, reserve member of Metamora Fire Dept. Highest education lev

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Community Notebook

GFWC Fayette County ESO: Club meeting Friday at Rosalyn Marschand’s home. Kristen Brunton program about Dr. Seuss. Members should bring a Dr. Seuss book. Golden Gabriels: St. Gabriel & St. Bridget Golden Gabriels, Wednesday noon at Penny’s Rest

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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 Chevrolet truck driven by Gerald E. Pollitt, 1610 Vermont Ave. Apt. 1, and a vehicle driven by

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