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Work session time changed

    The City of Greendale Council will meet for a Work Session to discuss the 2019 Budgets at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27,  at the City Administration Building, 500 Ridge Ave., Greendale. Previously the meeting had been set to start at a later time.

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Teachers, assistants dropped from gun-carry debate

The Sunman-Dearborn School Corporation Board of Education may be one meeting away from allowing employees to be armed in school, but teachers and instructional assistants have been eliminated from consideration.

The board, on Aug. 9, had the official first reading of a resolution that, if passed, would start in motion the process for schools to have a concealed carry policy.

The board heard discussion from 24 people at its July 12 meeting both for and against having guns in the schools. On Aug. 9, only two people spoke about the new policy.

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Kids will benefit from grant to Lions backpack program

The Dearborn Community Foundation (DCF), Inc. recently awarded a $1,000 Lauren Hill Make A Difference Grant to Bright Lions Club to help fund its backpack program to buy school supplies for students in need.

As a part of its 20th Anniversary Celebration, DCF is awarding 20 proactive grants of $1,000 each to charitable organizations in Dearborn County throughout 2018. Each of the Foundation’s 15 volunteer Board members gets to recommend a grant. Five lucky attendees at DCF’s 20th Anniversary Dinner in late July also were randomly drawn to recommend a $1,000 grant.

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Kenya Bound:

Highpoint Health recently donated surgical equipment and related items retired from service to the Brase Clinic and Vision Center in Migori, Kenya.  

The equipment, which was no longer used by Highpoint Health, was welcomed by the medical and clinical staff of the Brase Clinic.

The equipment transfer was the idea of Susie Martin, FNP, a Family Nurse Practitioner with Highpoint Health Physician Partners, who cares for the residents of Shady Nook Care Center and Pine Knoll Assisted Living.  

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Public Record 8-23-18

The following arrests list was obtained from the county sheriff. It contains arrests made by police agencies in the county.
Devin R. Solomon, 26, of 11392 Gatch Hill Road, Aurora, was arrested at 1 p.m. Friday, July 6, for domestic battery.

Robert Paul Garrett, 53, of 15499 Ind. 250, Rising Sun, was arrested at 3:08 p.m. Friday, July 6, for possession of methamphetamine.

Richard Paul Stapleton II, 23, 12786 North St., Dillsboro, was arrested at 7:42 p.m. Friday, July 6, for probation violation.

Ivy Tech to host free Shakespeare production

Ivy Tech Community College will host a free production of a Shakespeare play next week at its Lawrenceburg Riverfront location.

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s summer production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at the College’s plaza atop the parking garage at the Riverfront Campus, 50 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg.

The renowned company, one of only a handful nationwide to have performed Shakespeare’s entire canon of plays, will perform for free as part of the College’s growing liberal arts and community outreach programs.

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Zoning, plan meetings cancelled

The City of Greendale Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning Commission meetings for Aug. 27, have been cancelled due to lack of agenda items.

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Redevelopment board to meet

The Greendale Redevelopment Commission will meet in regular session Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 5:30 p.m. at 500 Ridge Ave.  Topics of discussion will be executive director report, updates on MGPI project,  south redevelopment drainage project, electrical substation, U.S. 50 utility relocation,  Giles expansion project, Lischkge relocation project, INDOT Projects, 2018 comp plan update, K9 country club project, IDNR trail grant, various property matters, new water line project and any other matters presented.  

 

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New trails and walk focus on pollinators

Strolling through wildflowers and butterflies might sound idyllic – but area residents can actually do just that, thanks to two new walking trails.

“We’ve never seen more butterflies than on that trail,” said Aurora resident Chrys Cook. Cook is on the Board of Oak Heritage Conservancy, the local nonprofit that has opened the new trails. She recently led a “Pollinator Walk” at Hilltop Farm Nature Preserve in West Harrison.

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Indiana Senate Republican Caucus offers internships

The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus is offering paid, spring-semester internships to college students, recent college graduates and graduate students during the 2019 legislative session.
Full-time positions are available in many departments, including legislative, legal, policy, communications, multimedia and information technology. Qualified candidates must be at least a college sophomore.
Benefits include a $750 bi-weekly stipend, scholarship and academic credit opportunities, professional development, community involvement and networking.

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