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5 hrs ago | Palladium-Item
Richmond to pursue more blight razing funding The city will pursue additional funding that as part of the state's Blight Elimination Program. Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1s5TNn1 The house at 231 N. 17th St. was demolished because it posed a danger to the home at 229 N. 17th St., which was damaged during the demolition process.
11 hrs ago | Palladium-Item
Man charged in Brownsville shooting death A Brownsville man accused in the death of his roommate has been charged with murder. Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1u3YKJg LIBERTY, Ind.
11 hrs ago | Palladium-Item
Townsend center tapped as conservation district Richmond council approved creating a conservation district on the Townsend Community Center site. Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1u3BxqI Creating a conservation district on the Townsend Community Center site restricts physical changes that could be made to the Townsend building without the approval of the city's Historic Preservation Commission.
18 hrs ago | The Indianapolis Star
Second secular group threatens to sue Indiana over cross statue The Center for Inquiry says 14-inch cross in park in Liberty, Ind., denigrates sacrifice of non-Christian veterans. Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1s4ZPnW Richmond, Ind., sculptor Dayle K. Lewis said he spent at least 90 hours on the memorial, carved with a chain saw.
23 hrs ago | Palladium-Item
<![CDATA[Joyce A. Bryant Richmond, Ind. - Mrs. Joyce A. Bryant, 65, of Richmond, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 12, 2014. She was born on October 2, 1948 in Richmond, Indiana to Harold L. and Geneva Elliott Rogers. Joyce loved the Lord and was a member of the North 27 Worship Center, where she loved going to church and being with her church family. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter and grandmother who loved spending time with her children and grandkids, family and friends. She also enjoyed traveling, crocheting and doing arts and crafts. Joyce will be missed by her husband, Cecil R. "Big Reg" Bryant, Jr., whom she married on October 29, 1966; mother, Geneva Rogers; sons and daughters-in-law, Reggie "Lil Reg" & Angie Bryant, Danny & Nola Bryant and Christopher & Marietta Bryant; daughter & son-in-law, Tonya & Morgan Waldon; grandchildren, Misty DeSonie (Brandon), Amy Richardson (Cory), Amanda Bryant, Olivia Bryant, Jon Bryant, Jordan Bryant, Dallas Mullins, Devin Mullins, Dylan Puckett, Myzshia Bryant, Myleigh Bryant, Chloe Bryant, Austin Bryant and Taylor Waldon; great-grandchildren, Kylee DeSonie, Makenzie DeSonie, Alyssa DeSonie, Kaydin Casteel, Camren Richardson and Courtney Richardson; sister, Janice Gibson (Charles); brothers, Terry Michael Rogers and Rick Rogers (Paula); and many nieces and nephews. Joyce was preceded in death by her father and sisters, Betty Rogers, Donna Rogers and Sandra Holbert. Pastor Robert Johnson will conduct a funeral ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 18 at the North 27 Worship Center, 5172 US 27 North, Richmond. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery. Family & friends may gather for visitation from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Memorial contributions may be sent to the North 27 Worship Center, 5172 North US 27, Richmond, IN 47374. Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com .
23 hrs ago | Palladium-Item
<![CDATA[Esther Irene Davis Starbuck RICHMOND, Ind. - Esther Irene Davis Starbuck, age 93, died peacefully on September 14, 2014, at Friends Fellowship Community. Born February 26, 1921, in Union City, Indiana, she was the fifth of 10 children born to Anderson and Edith Cantrell Davis. Esther was a graduate of Union City High School and attended Muncie Business College before joining the Women's Army Air Corps (WAAC) in 1942. She was a World War II veteran, based at Marana Army Air Field in Tucson, Arizona. As one of only two female flight instructors, she trained more than one thousand future pilots in the classroom on a Link Trainer and in a BT-13 basic training plane. Esther served as the Grand Marshal of the 2011 Veteran's Day Parade and her portrait is etched on the Women's Monument in the Wayne County Veteran's Memorial Park. Following the war and marriage to Glen Starbuck, she earned a Bachelor's degree from Earlham College and a Master's degree from Ball State University, both in elementary education. She taught 27 years in Richmond Community Schools, most of them at Crestdale Elementary School, before retiring in 1983. She was an active member of Central United Methodist Church. Esther also belonged to American Association of University Women, Wayne County Association of Retired Teachers, Sigma Delta Pi Sorority, and the Women's Club, having held offices in each of them. She was a long-time volunteer at Reid Hospital, Starr Elementary School, and the Boys and Girls Club after-school tutoring program. She published several books, including a book of poetry, a history of Methodism in Wayne County and a trilogy of novels based on the history of Norwegian ancestry of the Starbuck family. Esther is survived by her husband of 68 years, Glen Starbuck; two daughters, Sandra (Gene Thompson) McConnell of South Carolina and Shirley (Larry) Pippin of Richmond; one son, Scott (Carol) Starbuck of Richmond; six grandchildren, Brian (Gina) McConnell, Sheri (Paul Thoren) Pippin, Brett (Carly) McConnell, Matt (Nicole) Pippin, Samantha Starbuck, and Steve Starbuck; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Shirma Pence of Greenville, Ohio; nieces; and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and four sisters. The family wishes to extend our gratitude and appreciation to the nursing staff, caregivers, and other employees of Friends Fellowship Community for their compassionate care of our mother. Visitation for Esther Irene Starbuck will be from 4 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 21, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Kerry O'Brien and Rev. Charlie Black officiating. Burial will be in Buena Vista Cemetery, Farmland, Indiana, with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne County Veterans Council, 401 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374; Central United Methodist Church, 1425 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374; or a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Boar's Head site selector explains decision New Castle chosen over Wayne Co. for deli manufacturing plant, research center Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1tZJCwz The Economic Development Corporation of Wayne County learned Monday some reasons why a food processing company chose New Castle over Wayne County for a new plant.
Woman thanks WWII veterans for courage A greater opportunity was before me - to say "thanks" to some World War II vets. Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1tZFbBM Chuck Milligan of Richmond is dwarfed by a B-17 Flying Fortress visiting Richmond on a national tour.
Richmond woman arrested on drug charges Officers of the Wayne County Drug Task Force served a warrant Monday on a Richmond woman. Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1tXVGOV Officers of the Wayne County Drug Task Force served a Drug Task Force sealed warrant Monday on a Richmond woman.
Spots remain for Moonlight Parade in Richmond Entries are sought for the annual Kidsfest Moonlight Parade, set to begin at 8 p.m. Saturday. Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1tXdzgN Entries are still sought for the annual Kidsfest Moonlight Parade, set to begin at 8 p.m. Saturday at Glen Miller Park in Richmond.
Suspect arrested in store robbery Local police have arrested a suspect in the Thursday robbery of Dollar General on Richmond's near-north side. Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1s2I1K0 Police announced Friday they were looking for Travis R. Scherber, 31, after releasing a photo of the store's robbery in progress.
'Dino-Light,' 'Charlotte's Web' offered for kids Two nationally touring children's shows will be making stops in Richmond this fall. Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1tTYb4R The other is a classic favorite, "Charlotte's Web," about a Wilbur the pig and his caring friends, including a girl named Fern and a talented spider named Charlotte.
The Richmond news from the Sept. 15, 1885 Evening Item - exactly 129 years ago today - might or might not be worth repetition or condemnation.
Pet of the Week Mollie is available for adoption at the Animal Welfare Shelter at 1825 Chester Blvd., Richmond. Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1s2J0Ke Mollie is a 2-3 year old English Bulldog who has been spayed.
She was born May 28, 1922 in Monticello, Kentucky and lived here most of her life.
<![CDATA[Charles E. Lee Richmond, Ind. - "Heal me O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me and I shall be saved, for you are my praise." Charles E. Lee, age 65, of Richmond, received his healing Thursday evening (September 11, 2014) at Reid Hospital and gives God all the praise. He was born in McKee, Kentucky on March 8, 1949 to Lloyd and Bessie Ross Lee. He was a veteran of the US Army and had worked for Color Box. Survivors include his children, Brian Scott (Judy) Lee. Todd Allen (Michelle) Lee, Mark Edward Lee, Angela Jo (Rob) Stull, Michael Dewayne Lee, Phillip Matthew Lee, Preston Lee; sisters, Darlene Lee DeArmond, Kathy Lee (David) Kuhlman, Linda (Paul) Presley; brother, Luther (Ann) Brewer; grandchildren, Chuckie and Gracie Lee, Amanda, Mark Jr., and Cody Lee, Jesse Stull, Alexis, Dylan and Brody Lee, Emily Lee. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Lee, grandsons Derrick Lee and Andrew Stull and brother Larry Lee. Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday (September 16, 2014) in Centerville Church of the Nazarene (7181 West US 40, Centerville). Pastor Josh Cook will officiate. Burial will be in South Mound Cemetery in New Castle, Indiana. Friends may call on Monday (September 15, 2014) from 5:00 p.m. To 7:00 p.m. at the church. Riggle - Waltermann Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. www.riggle-waltermann.com
Rev. Archie Miller Jr. officiated the marriage in Richmond, IN. David retired from RP&L.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 09:40 pm
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