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COVID-19 updates

The following information will be updated as it is received. If in doubt whether a business or facility is open and/or conducting business, we suggest you call first....more >>

Moments of sharing

During this unsettling time while we take precautions against the coronavirus, it may be difficult to hear the positive things that are taking place among us. To help with that, we are sharing stories as we learn of them that are intended to bring a moment of good news to your day....more >>

County has first confirmed COVID-19 case

COVID-19 continues to impact the lives of Americans as people adhere to the governor's order to stay home as much as possible. Coronavirus has made its way to Crawford County. The county health department confirmed Friday that the first local resident has been diagnosed with COVID-19....more >>

Business is not as usual

It's certainly not business as usual at any local establishment fortunate enough to still be open and operating. All but those businesses deemed essential have been ordered closed by Gov. Eric Holcomb to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Most businesses that remain open have shortened their hours, are having difficulty getting stock and say the coronavirus has had an impact on their operations....more >>

Extension, Schwartz provide lunches

As COVID-19 hit the United States with many school districts dismissing classes until May 1, Gail Peitzmeier, Crawford County Extension director, worried about the children. She and Christine Harbeson, executive director of the Community Foundation of Crawford County, were discussing the issue, noting the school system provides breakfast and lunch five days a week — at no charge — for all children enrolled....more >>

Be prepared for spring storm season

With many people sitting at home thinking about the various aspects of life as it pertains to the COVID-19 virus, it's possible another threat has been forgotten: tornado season....more >>

Leavenworth PD to deliver medication, groceries

Leavenworth Police Department is offering to deliver essential medicines and groceries to local residents who are unable to get out during this time....more >>

Social Security benefits to be paid on time

Andrew Saul, commissioner of Social Security, said last week that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefit payments will continue to be paid on time during the COVID-19 pandemic....more >>

Indiana Boys Junior All-Stars named

FC's Jake Heidbreder selected

Twenty players have been selected for the IndyStar Indiana boys' Junior All-Stars for 2020, and Floyd Central's Jake Heidbreder made the list....more >>

Local players earn IBCA/Subway all-state honors

Fifteen seniors and 15 underclass boys' basketball players have earned IBCA/Subway "Supreme 15" All-State honors for 2019-20, it was announced Thursday. While no local players made the "Supreme 15," a number of players did earn recognition....more >>

Community needs to follow 'shelter at home/in place' order

As the chief medical officer of Baptist Health Floyd, a practicing nephrologist in the community and as a resident of New Albany, I felt it necessary to update our local community about where we stand in this uncharted health care landscape. I will try to keep this as straightforward as possible....more >>

Helping self, others during coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus concerns are on everyone's mind. One of the most important questions that looms large is how we can help each other? How can we each make a difference?...more >>

Jesus was a merman and other things we learned at church

Piece of My Heart

Most of us are familiar with the expression "the family that prays together stays together." I believe there's a lot of truth to that. However, I'm not so sure about the family that holds its own church service together. This practice has had some unintended consequences in our family....more >>

Health benefits through Indiana Farm Bureau

Many Hoosiers receive health insurance through their employers or by participating in group plans. Because the majority of local farmers, others in the agriculture industry and small-business owners are sole proprietors or operators with no employees, they need other health care options. A proposal for a new law that I support would allow Indiana Farm Bureau to provide health plans to its members....more >>

Houchin recaps 2020 legislative session

Over the past few months, it has been my honor to continue serving Senate District 47 at the Statehouse, and to represent our communities....more >>

Gift of flowers can brighten someone's day

In the Garden

My daily walks around Sandhill Gardens have been increasingly exciting recently. Each day, there is something new pushing through the ground or a new bloom opening. The hellebore clumps continue to mature and have taken on an appearance of vases of blooms masterfully arranged. The daffodils have progressed from the early-season blooms to the mid-season varieties. Since the weather has been cool, the early daffodils are still looking good, which has resulted in golden rivers flowing through various parts of the gardens....more >>
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