“The individual (later identified as Dustin Christopher Jameson, 28, of Greenfield) has been involved in three pursuits in recent weeks and in each case failed to yield for traffic violations,” Rush County Sheriff Allan Rice said.

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Together WE Can, an event to benefit Brian’s Cause Cancer Treatment Relief Fund, is kicking off this week on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Rush Memorial Hospital Foundation. The community is welcome to stop by to learn more about the 2019 event, register, and get a sweet trea…

The Rush County United Fund will host its third annual a Daddy-Daughter Dance fundraising event. Following the success of inaugural single-night event in 2017 those attending. This year will be no exception with two evenings of dancing begin held from 6 to 8 p.m.; Sept. 6 for girl’s eight-ye…

The 30th Annual St. Mary School Golf Open will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, at Antler Pointe Golf Course. The cost for each team is $240 or $60 a person for a four-person scramble team.

The Rush County Community Foundation’s (RCCF) Fall Grant deadline is Sept. 2 for the Community Grants program and for the following field-of-interest grants. Applications are available at the RCCF office or on the RCCF website (rushcountyfoundation.org/grant-applications).

Members of the Rushville Police Department and the Rush County Sheriff’s Department will host the 8th Annual K-9 Open Golf Scramble on Aug. 31 as a means to generate monies for their respective K-9 programs.

The Rush County Historical Society recently announced a grand opening of the Carriage House, located directly behind the Gowdy House (619 North Perkins Street). In 2017, the Gowdy House was recognized by the United States Department of Interior and was listed in the National Register of Hist…

Enjoy a day of fun and learning at the annual Living Well Conference provided by the Health & Human Science Educators with Purdue Extension in Area 7. This special day is open to the public and will be on Thursday, Oct. 17, at Millcreek Civic Center in Chesterfield, Indiana (Madison County).

Throughout the past 10 years, Russell and Betty Bane’s name has lived on in Rush County through the Russell J. Bane Family Memorial Scholarship Fund, administered by the Boys and Girls Club of Rush County. Through the generosity of the Banes’ four children, 12 RCHS students have received fun…


The 2019 Riverside Park Amphitheater concert series continues with Breakfast Club ‘80s tribute band headlining Saturday’s entertainment. The Chicago based band boasts a large set-list of music made popular during the hair band days and what is frequently referred to as the MTV Generation of …

Years ago, when Darilyn Bedel asked her father his biggest fear, he replied “being forgotten.” After the recent passing of Darilyn’s mother, Darilyn and Ron Bedel decided to eliminate her father’s fear from becoming a possibility and established the Darrell and Marilyn Bills Community Fund, …


The Veterans Afield Foundation (VAF) is a faith based program to assist and aid Veterans, first responders and “Gold Star” youth in the community. Gold Star families was founded 14-years ago in 2005 by individuals which lost a family member during the Iraq War.

During a Monday’s county commissioner meeting, county health department office manager and environmentalist Julia Apple said her department is currently working on recertification through Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).


The summer respite for Rush County students is coming to a close with the arrival of the 2019-20 school year. Kindergarten students will begin their studies today and grades one through 12 will report to their respective schools Wednesday.

Coming home from the hospital can be a scary experience. In the hospital, it’s easy to feel safe. Nurses are there 24/7 to watch over you. Your doctor is only a phone call away. If you don’t understand how to do something, or feel too awful to get it done, someone is there to do it for you.

The report of a single vehicle rollover accident resulted in multiple emergency department responding to the 8000 block of CR 600N shortly after 2:30 p.m. Saturday.


Rushville resident Ywan Jenkins, 40, recently opened Ollie’s Family BBQ and Catering food truck. He will operate the food truck on Fridays, Saturdays and some Sundays in Rushville.

The American Red Cross will host a Blood Drive today in the Commissioner Room at the Rush County Courthouse.

The Food and Growers Association has partnered with Indiana University and Purdue University to establish Indiana Farm Connect, a program to increase local food purchasing. This work is supported by a $516,000 Local Food Promotion Program grant through the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service…

Join us from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Rush County Historical Society Museum to celebrate the 60th birthday of Barbie (display runs August through October). From Fashion Icon to Olympic Runner – more than 40 dolls will represent the various stages of her life.


The 2019 Indiana State Fair starts today and will run through Sunday, Aug. 18. The theme of this year’s state fair is Heroes in the Heartland.

The nearly two month respite from homework is nearing an end for Rush County students with the arrival of the 2019 – 2020 school year.

Beginning Thursday, the 71st running of the Pioneer Engineers Club of Indiana event will kick off the annual four-day show. The event will run through Sunday at Caldwell Acres located roughly three miles south west of Rushville and is easily accessible: SR 3 south to CR 325S then west roughl…

Local martial artist and Sixth Degree Black Belt Darrin McGowan became the recent recipient of the Large Double Bladed Ax.

The Noble Niters Home Ec Club met July 24 at the Hoeing Pond. Nineteen members were present for the pitch in meal. Roll call response was to the question “If you could go back in time, what age would it be?”


State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) and Interlocal Community Action Program (ICAP) executive director Kevin Polivick presented Kenneth Brashaber with the Circle of Corydon Award in a private reception Thursday, July 25, in Rushville.

The Rush County Economic and Community Development Corporation (ECDC) announced that Abigail “Abi” Roszell has joined their team as the Workforce Development and Client Services Manager.

Shortly before noon Sunday, a two-vehicle accident was reported in the 400 block of West Second Street.

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Donald R. Jarboe, 80, passed away peacefully on August 10, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. Don was born April 19, 1939, to the late William and Lottie Mae (Gribbons) Jarboe. Don was a graduate of Rushville high School and after graduation, he played football for Calinga College in Ca…