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Wells named to Xavier dean’s list

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It’s a year of celebration for boat racing in the City of Madison, not just because the Madison Regatta is back after being canceled last year the COVID-19, pandemic, but because it’s a year of special anniversaries and Nate Davis, longtime active supporter of hydroplane racing, thinks it’s …

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Credence Henderson, of local Cub Scout Pack 718, took first place in his division at the Muscatatuck District Pinewood Derby competition in Vernon, Indiana, on Saturday.

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Three Jefferson County students were among those who graduated at Franklin College’s 2021 Commencement on Saturday, May 22 at Faught Stadium on campus.

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“Amy Noel is a great example,” says Ryan Shaw, manager of the Off-Broadway Taproom and the driving force behind the Taproom’s live music schedule. “I believe she sang for the very first time in front of an audience at one of our open mic nights a couple years ago. Now she’s The Famous Amy No…

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“My family and the Baxters go way back,” relates Hannah Rose, daughter of “Hoboken” Eddie McCarthy. “So when I was about 17 years old I found myself down in Key West, Florida, hanging out with the Baxters, who have a place down there.” (The Baxter/Bickis clan also has a long association with…

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Grade 1 High Honors — Anna Barringer, Alieah Barnes, Daisy Dickerson, Colt Gibson, Khaleesi Gonzalez, Mylaa Grayson, Holland Li, Baron May, Autumn McCall, Lane McClure, Aurliana Pruitt, Stella Sims.

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Jefferson County faces all sorts of challenges that are impacting the mental and physical health of its citizens, and a new group has been formed with the goal of improving the short- and long-term health of residents.

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Although the forecast looks a little chilly for swimming, public pools throughout the Courierarea were scheduled to open for the season today.

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The Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County’s annual competitive grant cycle is now open for applications.

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This column is a kind of instant flashback, reverse chronology story. If you went to the House Band show at Mad Paddle Brewery last Saturday you saw the amazing musicianship and energy of fiddle player Corrina Wills. Now, after the fact, you can learn her story.

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Matthew Williams is already pretty well known around southern Indiana for his athletic skills, but the Southwestern High School senior is hopeful that someday he’ll be even better known for his music.

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Three awarded NexGen Scholarships

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Several Courierarea graduates were recently recognized for achievement as they continued their education at various colleges and universities. Those honored include:

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James R. and Louise Hinds Voss, of Dupont, Indiana, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

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Before I get into the Richwood story, I want to tell you about a show from last Saturday night. Jimmy Davis and Bill Lancton were on the patio at Thomas Family Winery after a 14-month absence due to COVID.

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The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has a number of dogs and cats and kittens available for adoption.

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They say music soothes the soul (and the savage beast). But laughter nourishes the soul unlike any other human reaction.

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“We wanted to let the public know that we are part of the music scene in Madison,” says Scott Tebbe, former club president and driving force behind live music at the Madison Elks Lodge. “We want to be part of M3, the Madison Music Movement, and a vibrant contributing part of the community, n…

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Madison Consolidated High School’s 110th annual Custer Contest was held on Sunday with Rachel Riley’s excerpt from “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” judged as the top oratorical performance in a field of four contestants.

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Madison Junior High School’s Creative Dramatics program has grown into an activity that students love to be apart of and later this week a cast of 50 students will take part in the school’s latest production.

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Madison Consolidated High School inducted six new members into the school’s Alumni Hall of Fame — Ray Black Jr., Helen Cope, Marvin Eades, Harold Hunt, Rodney Nay and Damon Welch — at a ceremony on Friday morning at the school.

The distinguished Madison Consolidated High School oratorical tradition of the Custer Contest returns Sunday at 2 p.m. as an in-person event at Opal E. Sherman Auditorium after being held virtually last year for the first time ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Sr. Thomasita Hayes Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society at Shawe Memorial Jr/Sr High School recently inducted 24 new members from the classes of 2024 and 2025.

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Shawe High School and Pope John Elementary will host three evening sessions for current families and potential new families wanting to learn more about the state’s recent expansion of the School Choice Voucher program.

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Summer is nearly here and the City of Madison is looking forward to warmer days and family-friendly activities. Between swimming at Crystal Beach, a night at the ballfield, and movies in the park, families will have plenty to enjoy all summer long.