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Vevay, Indiana
Friday, August 7, 2020

Morton’s Store in Pleasant: Serving a community one customer at a time

Jean Morton wanders around the hay wagon and into the back section of the S&J Market at the intersection of State Roads 129 and 250 in Pleasant. She looks up among the boxes filled with plumbing supplies and hardware and wonders if she’ll ever be ready by the time her auction starts on Saturday.

12th annual Storyfest a big success; two days feature different weather

The 12th annual “Storyfest” event was held last Thursday and Friday at points around Vevay; and again school children from around the area were treated to outstanding performers while learning valuable information about the various ways that a story can be told and passed through generations.

Switzerland County jail holds open house, county prisoners now being housed locally

For years elected officials from Switzerland County have been battling enormous bills from other cities and counties as payment for housing county prisoners. With no jail here, officers here have had to transport prisoners to other jails for holding. This has not only cost the county a per day fee; but also the time it takes for sheriff’s officers to transport prisoners back and forth; and travel expenses.

Local animal rescue team in New Orleans: ‘I knew we were doing the right...

Editor’s Note: The following is the second of a three part series written by Mike Cooney about a team of local residents who recently returned from the Gulf Coast area in an attempt to help rescue displaced animals. In this second column, the team works its way through the bureaucracy to get back into New Orleans.

John Conley’s daughters from Germany pay visit to dad after 26 years of separation

For 26 years, John Conley searched for his two daughters from a previous marriage that had moved to Germany with their mother.

For 26 years, Evie and Janice Conley knew that they had a father in the United States, but had no way of tracking him down.

Local animal rescue team share memories of Hurricane Katrina aftermath

Editor’s Note: The following is the first of a three part series written by Mike Cooney about a team of local residents who recently returned from the Gulf Coast area in an attempt to help rescue displaced animals. In this first column, the team arrives in Louisiana and begins work in the shelters that had been established.

Switzerland County Elementary earns Blue Ribbon: Highest national honor for a school

Switzerland County Elementary School has been notified by the U.S. Department of Education that the school has earned a National Blue Ribbon Award. The award is a part of the “No Child Left Behind” program of the Department of Education, and is the highest honor that a school can win nationally.

School Board officially adopts 2006 budget; differ on requests to endowment corporation

The Switzerland County School Board held its regular monthly meeting Monday night, and tops on the agenda was the adoption of the 2006 school budget.

‘Celebrating Success’ program honors school students here

Each month during the meeting of the Switzerland County School Board, each building principal nominates a student for the “Celebrating Success” award.

Work continues on new courthouse expansion; construction expected to finish next month

With most of the exterior work now completed, workers are now spending extra hours on the job in preparation for the completion of the new addition to the Switzerland County Courthouse.