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    Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:02 PM
    A group of Madison residents hope to fill a semi trailer with clothes, cleaning supplies and other needed necessities later this week which will be sent to help the Baton Rouge, La., area.
  • Back-to-school books to entertain readers
    Kendal Rautzhan
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:01 PM
    Kids have various feelings about returning to school. Some might be anxious or afraid, some might prefer not to go to school at all, others might be glad to go back to school, and a few might be elated to return. Regardless what camp the child in your life belongs to, the books reviewed today are good choices that address school and learning in one way or another.
    Monday, August 22, 2016 3:00 PM
    Lightnin’ Hopkins could have been writing about Madison’s Ribberfest when he composed “Blues in the Rain.” After a great opening, the festival came to an early end Saturday night when dangerous storms rolled into Madison.
  • Phyllis McLaughlin
    Saturday, August 20, 2016 10:03 AM
    Madison Consolidated Schools students and staff, local employers, community partners and the community at large will have a chance to provide thoughts or concerns they might have about the district and its schools.
  • Saturday, August 20, 2016 10:02 AM
    Cara Cyrus, of the Madison Chemical Company, was appointed in June to the Indiana Emergency Response Commission by Gov. Mike Pence.
  • Correctional Facility employees promoted
    Saturday, August 20, 2016 10:01 AM
    Four employees of the Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility have been promoted.
  • Friday, August 19, 2016 3:03 PM
    King’s Daughters’ Health is sponsoring its 2016 Medical Explorers program and invites all area high school students to learn more about careers in the health field.
  • Friday, August 19, 2016 3:02 PM
    When a child is in need of mental health or behavioral services, families can become overwhelmed trying to navigate the many places they need to go in order to find help for their child. One way the state is seeking to simplify that process is by developing the Indiana System of Care. INSOC is made up of state and localized partnerships that create a broad, integrated network for meeting families’ multiple needs.
  • Rockin’ on the Ribberfront
    Brett Eppley
    Thursday, August 18, 2016 3:03 PM
    As any veteran Ribberfest-goer knows, barbeque is best paired with good blues music. This year, organizers have gathered nine acts set to perform over two days. This year’s festival, the 15th annual, features diverse Grammy Award-winning headliners Jonny Lang and Los Lobos.
  • Competition takes the stage for final season
    Brett Eppley
    Thursday, August 18, 2016 3:02 PM
    In its relatively short five-years, Carrollton Idol has grown from county fair competition to a red carpet event with guests in the entertainment industry from around the country. This weekend, Idol takes its final bow as its creator prepares for something bigger.
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016 3:01 PM
    The Madison Art Club is accepting submissions for the fourth quarterly rotation of 2016 for The Art Of Healing exhibit.
    Wednesday, August 17, 2016 3:00 PM
    State Representative Terry Goodin presented the City of Madison with two items in celebration of Indiana’s Bicentennial year during Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
    Renee Bruck
    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 3:03 PM
    Music and barbeque will be on the menu along Madison’s riverfront this weekend as blues bands entertain audiences and grill masters compete for top prizes.
  • United Way website connects volunteers, agencies
    Phyllis McLaughlin
    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 3:02 PM
    Jefferson County’s United Way has launched a new website to connect people interested in volunteer work with agencies in need of workers. The site is simple to use, and sign-up is free for both the potential volunteers and the agencies seeking them, said United Way Co-Director Larry Cummins.
  • Books oozing imagination about boxes
    Kendal Rautzhan
    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 3:01 PM
    Consider the words of L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, who wrote in his book, The Lost Princess of Oz (one of the thirteen official sequels to the original Oz story):
  • World of Opportunities
    Phyllis McLaughlin
    Saturday, August 13, 2016 10:03 AM
    Summer vacation experiences were continents apart for two Madison teachers who spent part of their summer break teaching in foreign countries.

    Laura Ferguson, who teaches third grade at Rykers’ Ridge Elementary School, spent 16 days working with students during a summer camp at the Mary English School in Xangzhou, China, through the Chinese Educational Council in Indianapolis.
  • Bridge documentary wins Emmy Award
    Courier Staff Report
    Saturday, August 13, 2016 10:02 AM
    The half-hour documentary, “Milton-Madison Bridge: History on the Ohio,” was honored last week with an Regional Emmy Award for Public/Current/Community Affairs Program from the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
    Saturday, August 13, 2016 10:01 AM
    The weekend forecast may call for rain, but there was nothing but sunshine Friday at the Broadway Fountain for the Madison Main Street Program’s Music in the Park series.
  • Commonwealth Celebration
    Courier Staff Report
    Thursday, August 11, 2016 3:03 PM
    Courierarea residents won’t have to go far for another chance at all the sights, sounds and smells of a state fair. The Kentucky State Fair begins Thursday, Aug. 18 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 28 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, in Louisville.

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