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7 hrs ago | The Republic

Bartholomew County doesn't make final list for prekindergarten pilot

Gov. Mike Pence announced today that Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh counties have been selected for Indiana's prekindergarten pilot program to prepare low-income 4-year-olds for success in school.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Mike Pence, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

10 hrs ago | The Republic

Purdue Extension garden walkabout canceled today

The Purdue Extension Bartholomew County Community Garden Walkabout scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today at Heritage Woods Apartments has been canceled.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Republic

Local Police & Fire

Ryanne Jennifer Snodgrass, 27, 1369 W. Second St., Seymour, Bartholomew County warrant and court order, 3:55a p.m., by the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department, no bond.

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Related Topix: North Vernon, IN, Columbus, IN, Indianapolis, IN

The Republic

County Road 100S to close for bridge replacement

County Road 100S, between County Road 400E and County Road 475E, will be closed beginning Wednesday for replacement of a bridge, according to the Bartholomew County Highway Department.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Republic

Married couples live in uncertainty

Several maintain they are legally married, but Indiana isn't recognizing the unions following appeals of a federal judge's decision declaring Indiana's gay marriage ban unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Wedding

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Republic

Skateboarding mars new plaza benches

Three new Bartholomew County Public Library plaza benches have been damaged by skateboarders, and library officials fear they are beyond repair.

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Related Topix: Libraries

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Over 30 weapons stolen from home south of Indy

Police say a pair of robbers netted more than 30 weapons Wednesday after robbing a family's home in Bartholomew County, which is south of Indy.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Republic

Sheriff's department seeks tips on burglary

More than 30 weapons were taken during a Wednesday burglary and vandalism of a home owned by a family with deep roots in local law enforcement.

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The Republic

Plans for 2 cell towers driven by consumers' needs

Two new cellular communication towers proposed for Bartholomew County are a signal that more could be dotting the landscape as local data usage increases.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Republic

Engineering firm chosen for Newbern bridge move

Columbus engineering firm Strand Associates will shepherd the 104-year-old Newbern Bridge to its new location as part of the People Trail.

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Related Topix: Columbus, IN

WBIW-AM Bedford

Columbus Man Arrested in Brown County

At approximately 6 a.m., a deputy with the Brown County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a Nashville grocery store.

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Related Topix: Brown County, IN, Nashville, IN

The Republic

Donations needed to fuel book giveaway program

The 2-year-old children's library in the Elizabethtown Town Hall has become a victim of its own success.

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Related Topix: Elizabethtown, IN

Sun Jul 13, 2014

The Republic

Animal group still looking to raise $50,000

The Bartholomew County Humane Society's new building, pictured Wednesday, June 11, 2014, is nearing completion, and leaders say getting into the facility can't come soon enough.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Republic

Pence makes visit to old stomping grounds

Gov. Mike Pence looked right at home Thursday night, when the Columbus native visited the Bartholomew County 4-H Fair.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Mike Pence, Columbus, IN

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Republic

'Hoppy' gets the win at frog-jumping contest

That's where athletes with names such as Rhino, He-Man, Big Belly Malley and Butters Jr. squared off Tuesday in one of the Bartholomew County 4-H Fair's most popular events - the frog jumping contest.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Republic

OPINION: Letter: Columbus Lions ready to serve at county fair

Note: The statements, views, and opinions contained in this letter to the editor are those of the author and are not endorsed by, nor do they necessarily reflect, the opinions of The Republic.

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Related Topix: Columbus, IN, Opinion

The Republic

Photo Gallery: Fun at the fair

The Bartholomew County 4-H Fair is in full swing, and our photographers have been capturing the action.

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WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Couple says same-sex stay doesn't change their relationship

Bartholomew County's first same-sex couple to be married calls this week's decision a disappointment, but says that nothing could change how they feel for one another.

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN

The Tribune

Former county fair queen to lead Indiana FFA

Brittany Young, 18, just began her term as president of the Indiana FFA, following her selection at the 85th state convention.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Hope, IN, Agriculture, Science

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WBIW-AM Bedford

Wanted Pair Arrested After Holiday Traffic Stop

Two people wanted on Bartholomew County warrants were arrested in Johnson County on the Fourth of July after a traffic stop.

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