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They'll be back

We are grateful for the wisdom of county council members Mike Roorbach and Mike Scott. The two men swam against a strong current Wednesday night by voting against new tax increment financing for Central Indiana Ethanol. Their votes combined with the abstentions by

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Word of the day

viator noun 1. A wayfarer; traveler. -- Dictionary.com Quote: “... how long he was a viator or traveler in his course of obedience no man knows.”  -- Samuel Rutherford, “The Covenant of Life Opened,” 1654

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Long summer ahead on I-69

On the topic of taking the good with the bad, spring is here now and along with it comes road construction. Work begins Monday, weather permitting, on Interstate 69 in Grant County. A package of pavement replacement and bridge construction in the county will last t

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Word of the day

Earthshaking adjective 1. Imperiling, challenging, or affecting basic beliefs, attitudes, relationships, etc. --Dictionary.com Quote: “... not everything true is universally comprehensible. And that, small as it is, is an earthshaking insight.” --Jesse

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When life is cavalier matter

How do we reclaim the intrinsic value of people in a world that continues to cheapen human life? It’s not just about abortion, although the effort by some states to allow the killing babies after their birth, should the mother give a thumbs down, is a shockin

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Redistricting reform bill 'better than nothing'

Hoosiers looking for more open and fair elections will find small comfort in the redistricting bill recently passed by the Indiana Senate. The legislation, Senate Bill 105, has been described as “better than nothing,” an indication of just how difficult

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Severe weather danger

Spring begins today in the Northern Hemisphere, which means its the time of year when lightening, thunderstorms and tornadoes become more common. Tuesday, Grant County tested sirens for use in severe weather events this year. The time is now to be alert and protect

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The fading blackface scandal

When the stories broke six weeks ago about Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wearing blackface in the 1980s, it was pretty clear how the controversy would end: with Northam deferring to outrage and resigning. A host of presidential candidates called for their fellow Demo

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