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The Village Garden Club of Zionsville will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 4 at in the town hall community meeting room, 1100 W. Oak St.

Laura Heigl and Heigl Real Estate Group of Century 21 Scheetz are hosting a baby diaper drive for Safe Families for Children of Central Indiana now through Jan. 24.

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Keir Schutte and her husband were at an Avon animal shelter four years ago this month when a bantam rooster changed her life.

The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., offers a variety of events. Library staff can be reached by calling 317-873-8342 or by visiting the website at www.zionsville.lib.in. Events require registration, and registration is open unless otherwise noted.

Salem UMC’s rummage sale will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 1 at the church, 6701 S. C.R. 775 E./Kissel Road-800E, two miles west of Boone Village.

The Sound Ecologies’ Salem UMC recital series 2020 begins at 5 p.m. Jan. 26 in Salem UMC of Zionsville, at 6701 South 775 East, a half mile south of West Oak Street on Kissel Road/ C.R. 800 E.

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Crews poured concrete Monday for a new entrance ramp on the south side of the Boone County Courthouse.

Fathers, grandfathers, uncles and daughters are invited to escape to a fairy-tail wonderland at Village Dance Studio’s biennial fundraiser, the Princess Ball, from 5:30-8 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Boys and Girls Club West, 5964 S. 700 E., Whitestown.

A Carmel man was arrested after police stopped his car for speeding and found 57 grams of marijuana, plastic bags and a scale, according to court records.

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Boone County police have arrested a Sheridan man and charged him with starting a fire in a rural Zionsville barn last month.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers would get more time to vote after work under a bill debated Thursday by a House committee.

The following people with name, age, address, charge and arresting agency were booked into the Boone County Jail. Charges are preliminary. The Boone County prosecutor may change them.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers from both the Indiana House and Senate support a bipartisan bill that aims to increase public participation in the process of redrawing legislative district boundaries.

If State Rep. Cindy Ziemke has her way, Hoosiers won’t be able to buy some kinds of snack foods with food stamps.

The New Life Recovery Center for Men will be forced to move out of its downtown facility as early as March to make way for a four-story mixed use building to be built on the block. At the Lebanon Board of Zoning Appeals meeting on Jan. 6, the facility asked for a use variance on the Quality Inn hotel at 210 Sam Ralston Road, to turn it into their next home.

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Lebanon Fire Department veteran Mark Brown was named Center Township Fire Department assistant chief.

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In Boone County, the first day political candidates can file to run for office each year is like a community event. On Wednesday morning at 8 a.m., six candidates filed for offices for the 2020 election cycle which includes choosing the Indiana Governor and the President of the United States.

WEST LAFAYETTE – A pair of Northwest Indiana school districts, fearing they might have to give up recently vacated classroom space for $1 to a charter school, followed West Lafayette Community School Corporation’s lead, filing a lawsuit challenging a state law they say is unconstitutional.

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The truck driver charged in a weekend triple fatality on the interstate does not remember what happened between the time he put down his coffee mug and a few moments later when people pounded on his truck door, demanding a fire extinguisher, according to court records.

Owner Terry Rake is gearing up with several events to mark the 40th anniversary of Titus Bakery including a meet and greet with founder Bill Titus, her father, from 9-11 a.m. Jan. 9.

Lithium-ion batteries are being built to store more energy in a smaller space, and that combination is causing more danger of explosion, fire and injury.

The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., offers a variety of events. Library staff can be reached at 317-873-8342, or visit www.zionsville.lib.in. Events require registration, and registration is open unless otherwise noted.

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) recently released the 2019 state graduation rates, and Zionsville High School has the top rate in the county, with Lebanon and Western Boone high schools not far behind.

The classic red brick building that houses the Parr, Richey, Frandsen, Patterson, Kruse law firm was struck by a vehicle about 6 p.m. Friday.

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Zachariah Wright, the man convicted of the stabbing murder of Max Foster and the attempted murder of his wife on Father’s Day 2017, has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

One of the unfortunate aspects of having a live Christmas tree is that you will eventually need to dispose of it. The most common disposal method for old trees is to have them chipped into mulch however you may also use it as wildlife habitat.

As my first year of serving Hoosiers in the U.S. Senate comes to an end, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the past year of getting results for the people of our great state. This year, I traveled to all 92 counties speaking to Hoosiers about the issues that are most important to them.

The last six months of 2019 proved to be a fruitful time for Hoosiers alarmed about skyrocketing healthcare costs. First, the Rand Corp. — America’s premier healthcare think tank — published a study reporting Indiana had the highest hospital prices among the 25 states they analyzed. A few months later, I released a study reporting that the widespread monopolization of Indiana’s hospital chains were a prime cause of those higher prices.

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Judith Anne Covington, beloved daughter of the late Helen Niergarth and Milton Niergarth, passed away on January 15th, 2020 at the age of 82. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1937. She was the beloved wife (62 adoring years) of George Charles Covington, and a mother to Kimberly (Ferland) a…