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Students learn nature, first-hand

By Lois Mittino Gray It was a blazing hot summer day, but junior high students attending the ‘Wild About Nature’ wildlife adventure camp thought it was very cool to find a bobcat track in the creek mud in the deep shady ravine near trail two in Harmonie State Park. They watched intently as Park Naturalist […]

At left, Rose Overton discusses the importance of planting milkweed for Monarch butterfly survival. Seen here, Rose is showing a monarch egg in the underside of a leaf to several of the camp participants.

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Top Stories for 6-24-14

Wadesville man faces charges after man, 26, dies in his home. Price of Posey ambulance services to go up. Administrators at NP rewarded for efforts. Mount Vernon textbook prices increase, band honored. Commission: Midwest could break ground in mid-October.


School board honors Greathouse, names replacements 1

By Lois Mittino Gray It’s summer vacation for schools and that means the race is on to complete capital improvement projects before they reopen for business. Members of the Mount Vernon School Board learned that work started on two major projects right on their June 2 meeting day. School Superintendent Dr. Tom Kopatich told members […]

Mount Vernon School Board president Beth Higgins presents a plaque to Horace ‘Buddy’ Greathouse for his many years of service to the school corporation as a bus driver. Greathouse is 89.

Posey’s Robb wears many hats

By Cathy Powers When Posey County residents answer their phones and there is a recorded message informing them of a water boil order, or perhaps a flash flood warning, it is Larry Robb’s voice they hear. As director of the Posey County Emergency Management Agency, he is one of the main reasons we can all […]

New Harmony native Larry Robb has been in public service nearly all his life. He has held several positions in Posey County for many years. Robb finds pleasure in being there for others. Photo by Cathy Powers

HNH employees Rachael Peyton, left, and Amanda Bryden, right, peek in the door of the Fauntleroy home that was left ajar. Photo by Lois Mittino Gray

Tour guides feel Mary Emily’s presence

By Lois Mittino Gray Mary Emily Fauntleroy’s spirit seems to be stirring these days just in time for the Bicentennial Celebration. In anticipation of the town’s celebration, the Fauntleroy Home was refurbished and reopened for tours last fall after a six year hiatus. Historic New Harmony Interpreters wonder if she is making her presence felt […]


Top News Stories for 5-6-14

Open container law in Mount Vernon to get yet another look. City looks at bids to tear down old Armory Building. St. Paul’s UMC embarks on campaign to raise $600,000.