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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Mattie Waddle, Amanda Watson are this year’s Lilly Scholarship winners

The Community Foundation of Switzerland County has announced the two recipients of Switzerland County’s 2005 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships.

State legislators continue to try and get more funds from county riverboat funds

Switzerland County Council president Mike Jones said that it feels a little bit like Poland felt during World War II — Russia on one side and Germany on the other.

New school-to-work program results in new Vevay Newspapers website

The Vevay Reveille-Enterprise is the oldest weekly newspaper in the State of Indiana, being founded in 1816.

The Switzerland Democrat was founded in 1868, and ranks among the oldest weeklies in the state, as well.

Now, both newspapers have moved into the computer age.

Lindsey Agner lives with Switzerland County grandparents while ‘mommy’s at work’

Ask three-year old where her mommy is, and she’ll tell you that “Mommy’s at work.” Like many children today who have two working parents, Lindsey Agner gets to spend her days with her grandparents — Bob and Ann Hatchett of Mount Sterling. But unlike other children, Lindsey Agner’s mommy isn’t coming to pick her up at the end of the day.

Jon Bond named as executive director of Switzerland County Economic Development

The Switzerland County Economic Development Corporation was formed in 2003 by an economic development commission that had been appointed by the county council. That commission formed non-profit corporation to be active in attracting business and industry to the county while also assisting current businesses with their needs.

Nathan Crane is new extension agent in Switzerland County

He’s traveled all over the world meeting different people and helping them be more productive with agricultural products; and now Nathan Crane is coming to Switzerland County as the new extension educator at the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service.

Thieman family farm honored by SWCD with Silver Star Award

Leonard and Betty Thieman look out from their kitchen window on their farm on Knigga Road near Pleasant; and they see a lifetime of hard work and dedication.

Danny and Kathy Covington are Conservation Farmers of the Year

When they were informed that they were being honored as the 2004 Conservation Farmers of the Year by the Switzerland County Soil and Water District, Danny and Kathy Covington couldn’t help but laugh.

The couple has 40 acres of land near Fairview on State Road 250 — and Danny Covington says that he’s a little overwhelmed at receiving an honor for farming.

Supporting the troops

The Jefferson-Craig Elementary School student council recently held a fundraiser to help support county efforts to send packages to Switzerland County soldiers now serving in the Middle East. The group raised $250, which was donated to the American Legion Auxiliary, the group that is coordinating the shipments.

‘Read Across America’

Last week the nation celebrated “Read Across America,” A day devoted to reading in honor of the 101st birthday of Theodore Geisel, most famously known as Dr. Seuss. At Switzerland County Elementary School, a poster contest was held for classes to honor the occasion. Miss Lyle’s kindergarten class earned first place in the contest. Photo provided.