Charmin Gabbard would say that each day is a blessing, and that each day working at the Connection Café is a dream. Over the course of the past year, She has grown as a person, and the café has grown. The Café recently took one major step towards being “all grown up”

After the Fishing Shack was sold this year, a young gentleman saw a business opportunity and ran with it.

RICHMOND — Wayne County’s COVID-19 cases are rising again. Today, June 30, 2022 there were a reported 75 cases reported of Wayne County residents. This is the highest case count since February 3, 2022. These 75 cases reported are only cases that have been tested at a testing sites and do not…

The City of Rushville announced a new warehousing and distribution hub that will be developed in the north end of the Commerce Park in Rushville. The construction on the 13,600 square-foot facility is anticipated to be complete by the close of 2022, Rushville’s Bicentennial year.

With Independence Day approaching, many will be letting off fireworks. They can be fun, they can be loud and to some, they can be irratating, so please be considerate of neighbors when using them.

Two time Grammy Award nominees Jeff and Sheri Easter group will be performing at the John Roberts Building this Friday.

Bridge 90 over Waterloo Road has been officially closed as of Monday. The closure will last for approximately 150 days and will cause disruptions in traffic headed north out of Connersville or south into Connersville.

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Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputies have identified two persons of interest in a recent series of vehicle break-ins and are asking the public for help with locating the pair. Deputies are attempting to locate Dustin A. Hurley, age 33 of Columbus, Indiana, and Amanda L. Zeigler, age 31 also of…

Over the weekend, someone vandalized the Clio Fountain by pouring Kool Aid or a purple dye into it. The Clio Fountain was just recently completed and repaired. If anyone has any information on this case, please contact Parks Superintendent Katherine Good or her office at 765-825-5244. Park t…

In the June 25-26 Weekend Edition of the News Examiner, in the article “Over 40 students graduate with HSE” The phone number to Whitewater Adult Education was incorrect. The correct number is 765-377-7085. The NE regrets the error.

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Katie Keegan was a 2020 graduate of Connersville High School, now just finishing up her sophomore year at Purdue University in West Lafayette. Keegan wants to encourage those still in school to explore their world.

Pendleton, IN — On June 16, 2022, eighteen new troopers graduated from the 82nd Indiana State Police Recruit Academy after completing a journey of 23 weeks of intense training. The recruits completed over 1,100 hours of academic and hands-on training in criminal and traffic law, crash invest…

STATEHOUSE — State Reps. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) and Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) said three agencies serving Union and Franklin counties recently received a funding boost through a new state grant program aimed at tackling public health challenges.

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All seven of the candidates for Fayette County Free Fair Queen stood in front of the crowd at the expo hall at the Fayette County Fairgrounds. The nerves were palpable. They had done all they could do at this point. They just had to wait for the results.

This weekend Raegan Mullins was crowned the 2022 Fayette County Fair Queen. Herself and her court are pictured here. Check the Wednesday edition of the News Examiner to see what the honor means to Mullins. Front row, left to right: 2022 Fayette County Free Fair Queen Raegan Mullins and 2021 …

For citizens of Connersville who can’t afford legal help, the Indiana Legal Services will be assisting those who need help starting next month.

Pecans originated in the 1500s and were named by Native Americans according to U.S. Pecans. Pecans were first grown/planted in the 1700s for distribution and the U.S. is still the largest producer and distributer of pecans in the world. Pecans were first called: “pacanes” by the Algonquin tr…

The town hall event hosted by the Indiana Democratic Party featuring the Indiana Libertarian Party also pressed candidates for their opinion on second amendment rights, and rising gas prices and inflation

Local news June 25,1902, was eerily similar to this week in June 2022. A huge announcement, at a special meeting of the city council on June 24, brought great news, of Col. James Roberts’ gift of a beautiful area north of the city called Shipley Grove. The land was being purchased by Roberts…

Over 40 students graduated from Ivy Tech’s HSE program on Thursday evening at the Roberts Building in Roberts Park.

The News-Examiner asked: If you could tell your past self one thing, what would it be?

In December of 2021, I announced my 2022 Goals for the Fayette Community Foundation. In the spirit of transparency, I want to share our progress with you now that we’re halfway through the year. These goals serve as milestones that keep us accountable and make sure we’re effectively serving …

The Crossroads Brass Band during a performance of “Hey Jude” at last year’s concert. The band will be back in town at the Roberts Park Pavilion June 27. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and is free admission

A previous article published by the Connersville News-Examiner gave brief information about changes coming to St. Gabriel Catholic School and Church.

RUSHVILLE — Beyond the Label (BTL) Autism Services, a leading provider of specialized treatment for autism and developmental disabilities, is thrilled to announce the opening of its new clinic location in Rushville, Indiana, this summer.

Indianapolis — The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has received reports from victims who have been contacted by scammers claiming to be with the “sheriff’s office,” requesting that the victims pay fines allegedly ordered by Chief Judge Tanya Walton Pratt for failure …