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  • Ghostly Encounters
    Renee Bruck
    Monday, October 24, 2016 3:00 PM
    Historical facts and a bit of folklore take centerstage this weekend as ghost tour participants get a behind-the-scenes peek at some Vevay locations rarely opened to the public. “The Original” Vevay Ghost Tour will be an approximately two-mile trip around the historic river town with facts pulled from the local newspaper and some local lore — that hasn’t yet been proven — thrown in.
  • Christmas parade looking for entries, grand marshal nominations
    Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:03 AM
    As October draws to a close, preparations are being made for Madison’s Very Merry Madison Christmas Parade. The parade will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 on Main Street from Jefferson to Mill streets. Organizers are seeking nominations for a grand marshal, parade participants and the city Christmas tree.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:02 AM
    Bloomington musician Dakota Curtis, formerly of Madison, opened for singer and actor Rick Springfield on Oct. 7 in Watseka, Ill. at the Watseka Theatre.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:01 AM
    Serendipity Gifts & Boutique has opened at 108 W. Main St. The shop, owned by Beth and Daniel Paden, specializes in women’s clothing, accessories and prom dresses and tuxedos.
  • Keeping Kids Safe
    Friday, October 21, 2016 3:00 PM
    City of Madison Fire Department crews made a special visit Thursday morning to E.O. Muncie Elementary School for a presentation on fire safety and prevention.
  • Original creature feature to debut on  Friday
    Brett Eppley
    Thursday, October 20, 2016 3:03 PM
    After enlisting friends, former students and the community for financial support, a local teacher is ready to debut his first feature-length film.
  • Phyllis McLaughlin
    Thursday, October 20, 2016 3:02 PM
    Even if you believe you may be tricked, treat yourself to ghostly tours this weekend and next at the Butler-Turpin State Historic House in Carrollton’s General Butler State Resort Park.
  • Greiner gallery display is anything but ‘Common’
    Courier Sports Staff
    Thursday, October 20, 2016 3:01 PM
    A reception will be held this weekend featuring a discussion by featured artists in an exhibit at the Hanover College Greiner Art Gallery. “Common Threads: The Art of Denise Furnish, Ehren Reed and Penny Sisto,” will be honored with an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. Friday followed by an artists panel discussion at 6 p.m. in the gallery.
  • Thiebaud Farmstead hosts spooky weekend with oddities of the past
    Thursday, October 20, 2016 3:00 PM
    The Thiebaud Farmstead will host old-fashioned Halloween fun with its “All Hallows Eve” event from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. It’s the perfect setting for discovering some haunting legends and trying some new old things.
  • Parkinson’s diagnosis turned into a mission to educate
    Brett Eppley
    Monday, October 17, 2016 3:00 PM
    Biking from one side of the country to another is a feat for any person. Passion and drive are needed to make the trek, and after being diagnosed with a degenerative disease - Steve Quam had plenty.
  • Hatcher Hill Trail reopens Sunday
    Courier Staff Report
    Saturday, October 15, 2016 9:03 AM

    The Hatcher Hill Trail portion of the Heritage Trail System will reopen to the public Sunday after months of work. The Madison America’s Best Communities team will host an afternoon of activities along the Heritage Trail System to celebrate the achievement and to allow residents to make suggestions on connecting the routes on the hilltop and downtown areas.

  • New buyer sought for Elks
    Phyllis McLaughlin
    Saturday, October 15, 2016 9:02 AM
    After more than seven years of waiting for the renovation of the Elks Lodge building on West Street, the Cornerstone Society has taken back the deed to the property.
  • Blades honored at summit
    Courier Staff Report
    Saturday, October 15, 2016 9:01 AM
    Tom Blades, Grote Global vice president of operations, was named executive leader of the year at the 74th annual Ideas America Training Summit held Sept. 13-15 in Atlanta, Ga.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Saturday, October 15, 2016 9:00 AM
    Delana Pratt, of Greensburg, formerly of Hanover, has become a certified funeral celebrant.
    Friday, October 14, 2016 3:00 PM
    Courier Sports Editor Mark Campbell spotted this skein of Canadian geese flying over Owenton, Ky. as Carroll County won its fifth consecutive boys 31st District soccer title Thursday.
  • Night Spirits at the Lanier Mansion
    Courier Staff Report
    Thursday, October 13, 2016 3:03 PM
    As Halloween nears, a local program will call on spirits from the past to tell stories of robbery, murder and more during a tour of the Lanier Mansion.

    The 10th annual Night Spirits program begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lanier/Madison Visitors Center, 601 W. First St.
  • Sleepy Hollow Fall Festival
    Courier Staff Report
    Thursday, October 13, 2016 3:02 PM
    Vevay’s friendly headless horseman will return this weekend as the downtown area hosts an annual seasonal celebration. The Sleepy Hollow Fall Festival will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the town’s courthouse square.
  • Hoosier Theater hosts Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers
    Courier Staff Report
    Thursday, October 13, 2016 3:01 PM
    Courierarea bluegrass fans are invited to Vevay this weekend as a popular Cincinnati group comes to town. Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hoosier Theater, 209 Ferry St.

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