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INDIANAPOLIS — More than 200,000 employed Hoosiers are actively struggling with addiction. Businesses statewide have the opportunity to learn how to assist and retain valuable employees and learn prevention methods by attending free meetings this spring.

FEBRUARY Feb. 26

A single vehicle accident resulted in multiple departments responding to the 8000 block of North CR 175W shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday.

The City of Rushville Parks Department has been a part of two galas in February. The first Valentine’s Gala took place at the Elks Lodge in Rushville. The City of Rushville Parks Department had a turnout of 180 people in attendance and raised $24,000 to build new outdoor fitness equipment. T…

The Annual Livestock Meeting is coming up and will take place at 6 p.m. on March 4 in the Root Building at the Rush County Fairgrounds.

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A diverse range of national, regional and area talent will once again be featured this summer as part of the 2020 Free Summer Concert Series at Riverside Park Amphitheater in Rushville announced by the Riverside Park Organizing Committee.

FEBRUARY Feb. 26

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The trio of Rush County Commissioners Mark Bacon, Paul Wilkinson and Bruce Levi, along with Rush County Sheriff Allan Rice, recently announced plans for the public to tour the new Rush County Jail.

Rushville Mayor Mike Pavey gave his State of the City Address to members of the Rushville Rotary Club and city employees at the Elks Lodge on Tuesday.

For 45-years on the final Saturday of February, the New Salem Lions Club grounds, 4324 East U.S. 52, has been a hub of activity as a result of the annual consignment sale and auction. Prior to 1975, the event had been held at other locations before finding its permanent home in the rural com…

A 17-year-old Brookville teenager, Cameron M. Smith, escaped serious injury in a Friday evening rollover accident shortly after 8:30 p.m. on U.S. 52 in Franklin County.

FEBRUARY Feb. 18

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Rush Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of 2020 grant funding from the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust for $16,694. In partnership with Rush Memorial Hospital, this funding will ensure women in our community have access to preventative screenings…

Members of the Rushville Parks & Recreation Board met recently and were faced with a brief agenda of items requiring their attention.

Rush County’s Digital Inclusion Plan 2020-2025 is the first of its kind in Indiana according to Dr. Roberto Gallardo, the assistant director of the Purdue Center for Regional Development, who has guided Rush County’s all- volunteer broadband task force for the past year.

FEBRUARY Feb. 14

Multiple emergency departments responded to the 2000 block of Rushville Road shortly after 4 p.m. Monday. They were dispatched following a report of a single-vehicle that had rolled.

Rush County Deputy Brent Horton announced that his K9 partner Xara recently received a bullet and stab protective vest.

FEBRUARY Feb. 12

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Julia Holland, RCHS and visual arts student of Mrs. Toni Schultz, is the recognized recipient of “Art. Write. Now.” Scholastic Art and Writing Contest of the Central Indiana Region.

The nearly completed Rush County Jail has been two years in the making and is nearing completion. County commissioner Mark Bacon and others announced an “Open House” at the facility is rapidly approaching.

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MoRE for Kids will host its Bowl MoRE for Kids event from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 1 at the Rushville Bowl.

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A lengthy investigation by the Indiana State Police Special Investigations Section has led to a former trustee of Ripley Township, located in Rush County, being arrested on a multiple count felony warrant. The investigation and charges allege that former township trustee Tara Hancock, age 36…

FEBRUARY Feb. 8

The trio of Rush County Commissioners returned to full strength this week with all three county leaders in attendance for the meeting. The commissioners were faced with a number of items and county office holders giving their reports.

The Purdue Extension Offices of Rush and Shelby County in cooperation with the USDA-FSA Office in Manilla will be hosting a workshop to assist farmers on what Farm Bill programs they should consider for their operation moving forward.

Rushville Mayor Mike Pavey announced the Rushville Board of Works approved the promotion of Wayne Munson from interim fire chief to fire chief at the city council meeting this past Tuesday.

October is associated with a number of things, the fall season, leaves changing color, students adjusting to the new school year and the annual National FFA Convention to name a few. February has become somewhat synonymous with the annual celebration of FFA Week.

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Opal Faye Beckner, 99, of Rushville, passed away at Rush Memorial Hospital on February 14, 2020. Faye was born July 9, 1920 in Mineral Wells, Texas. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Frankie Webb. On April 26, 1941, Faye married the late Vincent Wayne Beckner. Faye is survived by h…