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Highpoint Health Foundation awards 11 high school senior scholarships

The Highpoint Health Foundation has selected 11 area high school seniors to receive scholarships through the organization’s High School Senior Scholarship Program. Members of the Foundation Board of Directors recognized the recipients at their respective high school awards programs.  

ISU students make dean’s list

Indiana State University has announced its dean’s list for the spring semester of 2018. To be eligible for the list, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Area students making the dean’s list are:
Samantha Fisher and Abigail Shelton of Aurora
Mirissa Mathews of Greendale
Sean McMullen, Kaitlyn Tegenkamp, Cassandra Ketcham, Shyanne McElley and Emily Taylor, of Lawrenceburg
Brielle Batch and Kannon Sams of West Harrison.

Walk To End Alzheimer’s steps to Batesville on Aug. 25

Generous individuals are being asked to step up in support of the fight against Alzheimer’s disease at the Southeastern Indiana Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Liberty Park in Bateseville Saturday, Aug. 25. Registration opens at 9 a.m.; the Walk begins at 10 p.m.

Happenings from the past: 1918: Do not turn on the street lights before sunset

25 years ago, Aug. 1993
Greendale Life Squad had petitioned council to keep their local dispatchers.
The Lawrenceburg Merchants Association had endorsed riverboat gambling.
Aurora reported several thefts from cars in the preceding few weeks.
Lawrenceburg mayor’s salary for 1994 would be $18,260.
Holly Fehrman was hoping to become the Purdue Golden Girl for the fourth year.


Hill warns of credit card scam

Attorney General Curtis Hill is warning Hoosiers to beware of scams in which companies send consumers unsolicited credit cards, often touting high credit limits.

Consumers should never activate cards they have not requested nor provide personal information to entities sending such cards.

This warning comes after an Indianapolis man recently filed a consumer complaint with the Office of the Attorney General reporting that employees of his business received unsolicited credit cards from an entity calling itself Connector Capital, purportedly based in Los Angeles.


Program aims to strengthen bond for youth, parents

Strengthening Families Program for parents and youth age 10 to 14 will be held  6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 15, 22 and 29 and Sept. 5, 12, 19, and 26, at Dearborn Adult Center, 311 W. Tate St., Room B, Lawrenceburg.
A meal is served at 5:30 p.m. Classes are held once a week for seven weeks for two hours each. Program is free to attend. RSVP early, space is limited.


Dennis Callahan

Dennis Callahan, 81, of St. Leon, Ind., passed Tuesday.  

He leaves his loving family: Todd (Gerri) Callahan of Versailles, Ind., Steven (Angie) Callahan of Bright, Ind., Denise (Gerald) Barnhorst of Edinburgh, Ind., Brenda (Lamon) Baker of Sunman, Ind.  He also leaves seven grandchildren: Anthony Calllahan, Kyle Callahan, Brittany Callahan, Dillon Callahan, Devon Williams, Breanna Williams, and Ciara Williams. 

There are four great-grandchildren.  He leaves one sister, Marlene Laker.


Bill updates financial  institution and consumer credit statutes

Submitted photo: Sen. Chip Perfect, left, joined Gov. Eric Holcomb when he signed House Bill 1397.


Dearborn & Ohio Counties to host fall 2018 Master Gardener Course

Purdue Extension in Dearborn and Ohio Counties are partnering to offer a fall Master Gardener class beginning Sept. 17.

If you’ve wanted to sharpen your gardening skills, and you have an interest in sharing your knowledge with others, Purdue University Extension has the ideal program for you.  


Register your off-road vehicle with the BMV

Hoosiers who own off-road vehicles (ORVs) purchased after Dec. 31, 2009 must register those ORVs through the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV).

The registration law applies regardless of whether the ORV is driven on public or private land, although there are a few exceptions. More information about ORV registration requirements is at

ORVs include dirt bikes, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), utility task vehicles (UTVs), and side-by-sides.

A three-year ORV registration costs $30.