The Connersville Associate Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa met on Tuesday, December 6 at the Whitewater Career Center in the Whitewater Landing Restaurant. Tables were beautifully set with Christmas wreaths, treat bags containing confections made by the Culinary Arts students, and napkins folde…

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The weather outside was frightful at times, but the results of Winterfest this year were so delightful, as members from the community turned out en masse to see the event that swept through downtown Connersville.

First Presbyterian Church held their 16th annual Breakfast with the Christmas Angel this weekend. Visitors and their children were treated to a breakfast, Christmas carols a special Christmas ornament workspace and, of course, the Christmas Angel.

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CHS concert band and choir are teaming up to put on a show titled Holiday Spectacular Friday, December 9. There will be several ensemble features in the show, which is scheduled to be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at The Robert E Wise Auditorium.

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The Chamber of Commerce welcomed the grand opening of Luke’s Barbershop, 213 W 8th Street, in Connersville on Saturday. Many remember this as the location where Charlie Brown operated his barbershop for many, many years and has been brought back to life by Luke Woodard, owner of Luke’s Barbershop.

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Any group or organization hosting an event that is open to the public, and would like to have in the News-Examiner, please email the time, date, location and a short description of the event to news@newsexaminer.com, subject: Community Calendar

On Friday, Dec. 2, at about 7:45 a.m., Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with the Indiana State Police Emergency Response Team, served a search warrant at a residence in the 25,000 block of U.S. 52, near Laurel. Deputies applied for, and received the search warrant in an attempt to l…

This week I made a fabulous shepherd’s pie. My mom says she first had shepherd’s pie when living with a lady who had a boarding house. This lady’s name was Mamie and she exposed mom to many new foods. You really don’t hear about too many people getting a start in life in a boarding house but…

At the Fayette County Drug Coalition’s Friday meeting, several grantees of the coalition shared that they have event(s) upcoming that are open to the community.

The Connersville Lions Club recently made a donation to Counceller’s Christmas Crusade for Children. This organization operates through the Connersville Police Dept. It was named in Memory of the late Police Officer Jeff Counceller. Pictured is Connersville Police Department Detective Ryan S…

Historic Connersville Downtown Winterfest was this past week on Friday and Saturday. Here are some photos of the event. A full recap of the event will be in the Wednesday News-Examiner. 

Do you have a favorite Christmas decoration or ornament? Tell us about it!

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The City of Connersville was one of nine communities to be included in the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs new Hoosier Enduring Legacy Program.

In 1983, Janet and Art Barrett started a tradition that would carry on for years to come, so long in fact, that Janet stated it wouldn’t stop as long as they were breathing.

The Fayette County Purdue Extension office was the recipient of an anonymous donation that is to be offered as a dollar for dollar matching gift program towards a new endowment supporting the extension program in Fayette County.

Whitewater Canal Trail was recognized as the “2022 Project of the Year” at the regional trails summit on November 10 at Northern Kentucky University. Tri State Trails Director Wade Johnston presented the award to Whitewater Canal Trail representatives Terry Duffy and Tony Montgomery saying, …

Wednesday night at 11:09 p.m., Fayette County Sheriff Department Deputies Joe Becker and Nick Mustin were dispatched to 3186 W Co Rd 650 S in reference to two subjects who were the victims of gun shots. Upon the Deputies arrival, they found Robert Roszell Jr., 58 with a gunshot wound to his …

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Winter is finally upon us and those nights are long and cold. We want to remind everyone that we have lots of board games and puzzles to entertain yourself and the kids in your life. We also have a collection of video games for both adults and children. Our staff can point you in the directi…

The Fayette Community Foundation held their last Nonprofit meet up of the year on Tuesday, with the busyness of the holidays the decision was made to not have a meet up next month.

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Reid Health announced today it will begin to reconfigure its current geriatric psychiatric unit into a medical surgical unit to better meet the evolving needs of its patients. Expanding the number of medical surgical beds is specifically geared toward helping provide additional capacity to s…

When initially approached with the idea of a grand opening from the Chamber of Commerce, Domino’s owner Chris Schlater wanted to wait until after things had settled down. Domino’s opened their doors at 2050 N Park Road on Sept. 19 in Connersville and by the end of the week had the largest op…

The Connersville Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome our newest member, Fortified Buildings, LLC. Established in 2020, Fortified Building, LLC is a complete custom home builder specializing in barndominium style homes, but offers complete remodeling and building services in Fayette Count…

The Fayette County Rotary Club is preparing to start a giving campaign in collaboration with Reid that will be a shoe-in to help out local children during the winter.

The Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife plans to stock approximately 1,500 rainbow trout into the Brookville Lake tailwater this week. Stocked trout will average 9 inches in length and supplement an existing population of brown and rainbow trout.

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What a day to be thankful! The members of Questers met at Kings Café in Cambridge City for lunch on Thursday, Nov. 17. A wonderful time was had by all. Once lunch was finished Kathy Foerster, one of our hostesses started our business meeting off with a short game of “If you were packing for …

This week, I tried a recipe that included a winter squash called acorn squash. According to Iowa State University Extension acorn squash first came to Iowa originating in the 1800s from Copenhagen, Denmark. Another resource called Grow Appalachia indicated that acorn squash is part of the sa…

Kiahna Hampton is CMS’s 7th grade Spartan of the Week for the week of November 28, 2022. Kiahna is the daughter of Brianne and Rick Crowe. The Race Car team teachers nominated her. Mr. Clay Hurd, social studies teacher, praised, “Kiahna is very kind to other students and does well in class.”…

Volunteers came together at the end of last week to help with the installation of the Winter Patio and Winter Sky for Winterfest 2022. More to come on the Winter Patio at Market Street Plaza and Winter Sky over Court Street in Connersville.