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Every classic car show has really cool cars, but they don’t all combine that with Madison’s sweeping views of the Ohio River and National Historic Landmark District city in full spring bloom and that’s why Bobby Little loves the Riverfront Run Car Show so much.

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At a recent live music event, I was hanging out with my friend Geoff Walburn watching the band play. Some of you may know Geoff as the owner of Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness, some may know him from church, and some may know him from the band R0man T0ast.

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Ivy Tech Community College Madison will host its 49th annual commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. today at Belterra Resort and Casino in Florence, Indiana, where 497 associate degrees and certificates will be conferred on graduates.

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The House of Jane Songwriter Sessions, a well-established presence on the Madison musical and cultural scene, is bringing two very unique and inspiring events to our town next weekend, May 27 and 28.

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Jimmy Davis is building a bit of a family dynasty on Mulberry Street in downtown Madison. His sister, Crystal McHargue, is managing The Central Hotel property. His other sister, Gail Freeman, is managing the Drake Bar (soon to have a full liquor license). And his mom, Sandy O’Neal, is runnin…

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When I started to interview Joseph Maile, son of the late Rembrandt’s Wine Bar proprietor Bob Maile, I realized I’d heard him play almost 20 years ago. He said they moved here when he was a sophomore in high school. They lived downtown near the river and I used to walk by their house quite often.

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Taking on the lead role in “Shrek The Musical Jr.” presented a different kind of challenge for Wyatt Overpeck, who will perform Shrek with Madison Junior High School’s Creative Dramatic team this week.

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The Schroeder Saddletree Factory Museum in downtown Madison reopened to the public on May 2 for the first time since being damaged by flash flooding on Crooked Creek in June 2021.

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Christian Academy of Madison might be one of the smaller schools locally but there’s big participation in its upcoming school play, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” scheduled for Friday and Saturday in the school gymnasium.

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Before we dive into Jackson Snelling’s amazing story and his brush with fame on “American Idol,” let’s first do a quick reminder about the Mad Hop Music Fest coming up this Saturday.

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There are three very special music events happening in Madison over the next couple of weeks, each in its own way indicative of our town’s steady growth and development as Indiana’s Music City.

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The Theatre Department at Madison Consolidated High School will perform the play, MASH, at Opal E. Sherman Auditorium Thursday through Sunday

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Funding totaling $32,969,000 will be coming to Carroll County and $3,750,000 has been earmarked for Trimble County as part of a bill to provide more than $2.9 billion for the maintenance and construction of state roads throughout the Commonwealth over the next two years.

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U.S. Sen. Mike Braun, R-Indiana, was in Jefferson and Switzerland counties on Monday as part of a tour of 17 Hoosier counties this week in southeastern and east-central Indiana.

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Local governmental offices in Madison, Hanover and Jefferson County will be closed Friday, April 15, to observe Good Friday.

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Residents of Madison will know the name Vonderheide from House of Jane’s barber shop and the Songwriter Sessions that take place there. But longer-term residents will also know Jane’s father, Mel Vonderheide, from his career in local radio and as a florist. Mel and his wife, Betsy (The Godde…

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For the first time in several years, Shawe Memorial Junior/Senior High School’s Theatre Department will stage a musical with this weekend’s production of “The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!” on Friday and Saturday.

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Robby Cox has been a fixture on the Madison music scene for many years. I first saw him perform at the old Tiffany’s Bar on Mulberry Street, stomping around the tiny space at the front and kicking his big heavy microphone stand this way and that. (He still has that iconic chrome-based stand,…

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Five of the top seniors at Madison Consolidated High School will compete in the distinquished 111-year tradition of the Custer Contest at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Opal E. Sherman Auditorium.

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Visit Madison Inc. was named best in Indiana in two categories last month from the Indiana Tourism Association at its annual conference in Noblesville to honor tourism businesses for creation and innovation to maximize dollars invested.