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2020 Lilly Scholarship winner has worked hard

Ryleigh Loper helped tremendously at The Oasis community garden over the summer. On Monday, she was named recipient of the Lilly Endowment Scholarship for Fayette County.

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com Ryleigh Loper’s hard work has paid off and earned her the 2020 Fayette County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar, a scholarship that will pay full tuition to an Indiana college of her choice. Applying for the

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Community Notebook

HEALTH & SUPPORT Craving Christ: A 12-point 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 Community Go

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WINTERFEST

Many families came inside the office of the Connersville News-Examiner for a cup of hot chocolate and some cookies. Helping keep the refreshments going were, at left, Danielle Pugsley andher mother, Anna Pugsley, the News-Examiner’s general manager.

News-Examiner Not everything went exactly as planned but hundreds of people still came out to Winterfest on Saturday, and organizers said it went well.  Santa and Mrs. Santa opened the newly renovated Santa House; searchers went in search of hidden clues

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Ryleigh Loper chosen as Lilly scholar

News-Examiner Ryleigh Loper is the 2020 Fayette County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Loper will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment. She plans to attend Indiana University to stud

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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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Staying power

Jim Riedman stands in front of a large truck inside Riedman Motor Co., a dealership started by his father in 1926.

By BOB HANSEN - bhansen@newsexaminer.com When Jim Riedman started going to the dealership that bears his family name, the showroom had three rows of cars in it. With today’s larger vehicles, the showroom won’t accommodate that many, but rows and ro

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Five generations

Five generations of Thelma Steele’s family gathered for a photo with their newest addition, Emerie Jo Harris. Pictured, from left, are great-grandmother Joann Bedwell, grandmother Jodi Birch, baby Emerie, Mother Meghan Harris and great-great-grandmother Thelma Steele, all from Connersville.

Five generations

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Local man serving in AmeriCorps

INDIANAPOLIS —Evander Jennings of Connersville is serving with the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), a 10-month AmeriCorps program. As a Corps member, Jennings is completing a series of six- to 12-week-long service projects as part of a

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SPARTANS OF THE WEEK

Laney Smith is Connersville Middle School’s seventh-grade Spartan of the Week for the week of Dec. 9. Laney is the daughter of Craig Smith. Steve Stoner, Eagle science teacher, nominated her for her great attitude and behavior. Stoner stated, “La

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Pro wrestling puts on a show

Wade Kastle prowls for the crowd outside of the ring before his match. He's actually Jordan Dye, who grew up in Connersville.

By BOB HANSEN - bhansen@newsexaminer.com Almost all the early arrivals at a storefront in the Whitewater Trade Center came with alter egos: personalities that came out later in the evening. It’s about 4:30, a couple of hours until showtime. There

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Holiday music planned in CHS choral concert

Members of the Connersville High School choir practice for their 2019 Holiday Pops Concert Monday. The concert will be this at 3 p.m.Sunday the Robert E. Wise Pereforming Arts Center at CHS.

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com Santa Claus is comin’ to town and will stop by the Robert E. Wise Center for Performing Arts on Sunday for the Holiday Pops Concert by the Connersville High School Choral Department. CHS music director R

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Funds sought for shelter at Blue Arrows Park

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com To keep the spirit of Alquina School alive, the Alquina Blue Arrows Park committee is raising money to build a new shelter for the community park. The park is on the grounds of the former Alquina School, east of Conners

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