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Events JANUARY Jan. 25

The Rushville City Council met this past Tuesday at which Rushville Director of Special Projects and Community Development Brian Sheehan provided an update on various city projects.

Union Savings and Loan Association is proud to announce that Kaci Bennett has joined the USLA team as the Branch Manager of the new Rushville bank. The new office is under construction on SR 3 and US 52 on the south side of Rushville and will be open for business in early 2020.

Rushville Police Department Chief Craig Tucker joined the Rushville Breakfast Optimist Club on Tuesday, Jan. 14, to discuss “The Great E-Racer.” The Rushville Police Department and the Optimists will be joining forces for the youth of Rush County – pooling resources to present a new fundrais…

Friends Fellowship Community has named Christopher (Chris) Fields as its next President and CEO. His selection comes after a nine-month nationwide search. Fields replaces Jeffrey Baxter, who is set to retire Jan. 31, 2020.

Members of the Rushville Parks & Recreation Board met for the first time of 2020 in the City Center Council Chambers. Acting on a motion by board member Ron Lienemann, officers will remain the same as 2019: Mike Daubenspeck – president, Lou Starkey – vice-president and Dave Malson – secretary.

Field of Interest Grant applications for the Rush County Community Foundation’s Boy Scouts of America Fund, Rush County Parks Fund, Shane Young Memorial Soccer Fund, and Youth in Philanthropy Fund are due on Monday, March 2, 2020.


Rush Memorial Hospital Foundation is sending out an invitation to all women in the area who are interested in Women for Health to join us at noon Thursday in the Kenneth L Earnest Conference Room located in the Medical Office Building at Rush Memorial Hospital.

With winter nearing the end of its first 30 days and consistently warmer weather still months away, there are a number of options for residents to begin or continue exercise programs.

A truck inspection Thursday morning by Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED) Trooper Eric Thumb, led to the discovery of a semi-tractor pulling double trailers that was 96,300 pounds overweight. CVED Trooper Eric Thumb was driving through Rushville just before 11 a.m. Thursday when …


Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed Monday. Local schools will still be in session; local, county and state offices will be closed. The Rushville City Street Department will also observe the holiday and Monday trash will be collected Tuesday.

Former Franklin County resident and current Purdue University junior Cassidy Krom recently spent a week near her hometown by observing classes at Rushville Consolidated High School in the Ag Building.

Every Sunday morning, you get to do your favorite thing. You get to sing.


A 911 call reported a single vehicle accident shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday on CR 300N near Henderson Road. The call resulted in multiple departments responding to the scene where they found an extensively damaged 2007 Chevrolet Silverado in a field on the north side of the rural road, where…

The Rush County United Fund is into its campaign year for funds that will be dispensed this year to the nine agencies it sponsors. Citizens State Bank has been a consistent sponsor since 2017. Each year they have given the Fund $5,000 and did so again this year.

Rush Memorial Hospital recently added Tru-D SmartUVC, a germ-eliminating UVC disinfection robot, to its already stringent list of disinfection protocols aimed at protecting patients from serious hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).


The report of a two-vehicle accident resulted in multiple emergency units responding to the 6000 block of East SR 44 shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Although Rush County and most of the Midwest is currently in the firm grip of winter and sub-freezing temperatures, all too soon, the weather will change and with the arrival of spring comes the threat for severe weather.



The first county commissioner meeting of 2020 was held Monday and the county leaders faced a brief agenda of items requiring their attention.

An accurate count of Rush County citizens is not only important to account for the number of residents, it also has a direct financial impact for the community. As a result of the 2010 census, most of Indiana’s State House Districts were redistricted. Although no Rush County voters were move…

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Billie Nell Leffler was born in Greensburg on May 16, 1940. Graveside rites will be held at Moscow Cemetery at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020. Arrangements have been entrusted to Burns Funeral Home in Milroy.

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