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  • Signs of the Times
    Phyllis McLaughlin
    Saturday, April 30, 2016 10:03 AM
    Before there were billboards, advertisements for businesses and products were painted on the front, side or back walls of buildings – any place that was visible from the street.
  • VisitMadison plans events for National Travel Tourism Week
    Saturday, April 30, 2016 10:02 AM
    In honor of the 33rd annual National Travel and Tourism week, Visit Madison has scheduled special events beginning Sunday.
  • Saturday, April 30, 2016 10:01 AM
    Madison Consolidated High School agriculture teacher and FFA advisor, Amanda Briggs, has been appointed to the Southeastern Regional Board of Trustees for Ivy Tech Community College.
  • Friday, April 29, 2016 3:03 PM
    The Work Ready Community Committee is hosting a free job fair open to the public from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, in the gymnasium at the Trimble County High School.
  • Friday, April 29, 2016 3:02 PM
    Applications for the 2016 Jefferson County 4-H Queen contest are available at the Jefferson County Purdue Cooperative Extension office, located at the Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds, 3767 W. State Road 256. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, April 29, 2016 3:01 PM
    The Ground Raking Hike & Hand Day scheduled for Saturday has been postponed until May 14 because the weather forecast for Saturday calls for rain.
  • Play On! A play within a play
    Renee Bruck
    Thursday, April 28, 2016 3:03 PM
    Local actors will present a comedy about a fictional community theater group’s behind-the-scenes antics in the days leading up to the production’s opening night.
  • 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
    Courier Staff Report
    Thursday, April 28, 2016 3:02 PM
    For its final show of the school year, the Shawe Memorial Junior-Senior High School drama department will present a show about a high-stakes competition.
  • Blue Belles bring Bluegrass to Vevay
    Courier Staff Report
    Thursday, April 28, 2016 3:01 PM
    A regional favorite is set to return to the Courierarea with a rollicking bluegrass show this weekend. The Blue Belles, a four-piece group from Kentucky, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Vevay’s Historic Hoosier Theater.
  • 25 years of making a difference
    Phyllis McLaughlin
    Wednesday, April 27, 2016 3:03 PM
    Twenty-five years to the day that it was officially incorporated as a non-profit, the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County is hosting an open house to celebrate the milestone anniversary.
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016 3:02 PM
    April 2, 1866 - Proclamation by the President - The war Declared Ended ….Therefore, I, Andrew Johnson, President of the United states, do hereby proclaim that the insurrection which heretofore existed in the States of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas and Florida, is at an end and henceforth to be so regarded….
  • Pets of the Week - April 26, 2016
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 3:03 PM
    A family would be lucky to adopt Lucky a 1-year-old, black Labrador Retriever mix who is still very much a puppy. He is eager to please and will crawl up on laps for attention if allowed. He needs room to run and play. The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has more than 11 dogs or puppies, and 12 cats or kittens available. Pictures of additional pets waiting for adoption can be viewed at www.sisaveapet.com.
  • Novels to capture the imagination of older readers
    Kendal Rautzhan
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 3:02 PM
    Capturing an older child’s attention with chapter books requires the author to deliver a story that captivates the reader/listener with rich details that paint exciting mental images, invigorate our sense of self and what we might be capable of, and expand our understanding of life. Such stories leave an indelible impression.
    Brett Eppley
    Saturday, April 23, 2016 10:03 AM
    Two local high school band directors see their relationship as more collaboration and less competition. Madison Consolidated High School band advisor Ryan Day and Southwestern’s Don Cochran are in what some consider rival schools, but they don’t see it that way.
    Saturday, April 23, 2016 10:02 AM
    Organist Linda Roaks plays the 1867 Johnson “tracker” organ that dominates the sanctuary of the Windle Memorial Auditorium at the corner of Third and West streets. Roaks provided music during a preview reception Friday for today’s auction, which starts at 10 a.m. at the auditorium.
  • Ginn retires from Seven Counties Services
    Courier Staff Report
    Saturday, April 23, 2016 10:01 AM
    After eight years representing Trimble County, June Ginn recently stepped down as a member of the board of directors for Seven Counties Services.
  • Former Courier employee wins arts award
    Saturday, April 23, 2016 10:00 AM
    Kendall Miller, of Dillsboro formerly of Madison, was selected as a winner of the 2016 Hoosier Women Artist competition for her fine art photography.
  • Matching workers with jobs
    Courier Staff Report
    Friday, April 22, 2016 3:03 PM
    About 50 area companies accepted applications from job-seekers Thursday during the Jefferson County Community Job Fair, co-sponsored by Ivy Tech Madison, WorkOne Southeast, the city of Madison, the Indiana Workforce Board and Eco15.
    Friday, April 22, 2016 3:02 PM
    Local foster parent Kellie Kummer shared her touching experience in hopes of inspiring others during a candlelight ceremony in honor of children who have suffered abuse and neglect.

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