My brother-in-law Tom gave me a generous gift for Christmas, an Apple Watch Series 5. Tom is a techie kind of guy. He once worked at an Apple Genius Bar and got a promotion for thinking on the job. I once worked at a bar and was fired for drinking on the job.

Three Indiana Conservation Officers were recently promoted to serve as district commanders for respective operational districts 5, 8 and 9 by Col. Steve Hunter, director of the DNR Division of Law Enforcement.

Mayor Chad Frank is working hard to make improvements in Connersville but he isn’t too good to ask for help.

Workers from Friendly Contracting have started construction on the Lions Club Shelter at Roberts Park. The shelter will be located near the playground and will include a picnic area. The club hopes construction will be complete soon.

BRENNA PHELPS is CMS’s 7th grade Spartan of the Week for the week of January 18, 2021.


BROOKVILLE — On September 26, 2020, Shawn McClung, age 56, of Connersville, Indiana, died from complications with an undisclosed illness. On July 9, 2020, the Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney’s office charged McClung with Voluntary Manslaughter as a Class B Felony after he allegedly confe…

Connersville’s Caleb Daugherty released a new single from his latest album Friday. “Another Restless Night” was recorded by Daugherty and wrote by local musician Janet Miller.

When it is cold outside, what is your favorite thing to do indoors?

Every 56 days like clockwork, Ruth Nutty donates blood.

Connersville High School seniors Alex Fox, Blake Beaver, Dylan Lawson, and Evan Shafer, spent their final home wrestling matches inside Spartan Bowl, a gymnasium normally reserved for the Spartan Classic midseason tournament, as far the sport goes.

Any Hoosier age 70 and older is now eligible to schedule a vaccination appointment, as are long-term care residents, first responders (fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services, reservists and volunteers) who have in-person contact with the public and licensed and unlicensed healthca…

When Connersville’s Joni Harrison heard that President Donald Trump would be giving a speech on Jan. 6, she wanted to travel there, believing that the event would be historic.

Volunteers helped at Crosspointe Biker Church Tuesday morning as they handed out boxed food from Gleaners. Food will be available the second Wednesday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon at 1130 E. Baseline Rd.

Jacob Witt is CMS’s 7th grade Spartan of the Week for the week of January 4, 2021.

I called my friend yesterday. “Hi, Bob, it’s Dick. I have a weird question to ask you. Mary Ellen and I disagree on what most people do. When you are finished brushing your teeth, do you rinse and spit or just spit?”

For Missionaries Ryan and Kim Marshall, and two of their children – Ezekiel (16) and Adrianna (14) – a bit of a lay-off is coming to an end ... and the four of them can’t wait to get back to work.

The Fayette County School Corporation will have a vacant seat on the school board after member Andy Yaryan’s decision not to run for re-election. Yaryan has resigned the position.

Annual meeting set for Union Cemetery

COVID-19 and the times have been difficult on many industries and businesses in the past 10 months.

There have been rumors about town that Showplace Cinema has closed for good. Like many rumors on social media, that is incorrect.

ALMA, Mich. — Alma College has released the Dean’s List for those students who achieved outstanding academic performance during the 2020 Fall Term. Students, including Spencer Benner of Fountain City, IN, who achieve a 3.5 or better grade point average during a term, while carrying a minimum…

Tonight’s FCSC Board of Trustees meeting agenda set

Street Department to pick up Christmas trees

General Motors is working to remake its public image with a new logo, a new company-wide marketing campaign and a new website as it shifts from a company that makes largely internal combustion vehicles to offering mostly all-electric vehicles over the next decade.

The beginning of each year always comes with conversations about new things people will start doing. People will adopt new hobbies, try new foods, travel to new places, and a whole host of other things. But what does recovery look like in the New Year?

Finding our way, emotionally and mentally, during this incredible time in history, has been an ongoing challenge for so many.

The Connersville Board of County Commissioners held its first meeting of the year, and the agenda focused on setting up the government that would run things in Fayette County in 2021.

RICHMOND — The Wayne County Health will began scheduling appointments to administer COVID-19 vaccine to eligible recipients on Friday.


The Fayette County Sheriff’s Deparment announced Friday the 2020 Jail Officer and Deputy of the Year awards.

ANDERSON — Fayette County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Emergency Food and Shelter (EFSP) National Board Program to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.


You never know when a previous teacher is going to come back into your life.

A/B: Bailee Bean, Annabella Cooksey, Jaelyn Cooksey, Chloe Crabtree, Spencer Dye, Abigail Gilley, Gabriella Gilley, Alek Morehead, BailieTodd, Bella Wilson

The News-Examiner asked: What are your thoughts on Family Video closing?


Spending time in a foreign country is nothing new to Jordan and Claire Steiner.