Joe Awad/The Journal-Press: State Sen. Jeff Raatz told about 100 people at the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce Pre-Legislative Luncheon Monday, Dec. 3, that education will be top-of-mind during the 2019 Indiana Legislative Session. Raatz recently was named chairman of the Senate Education Committee.

Dearborn Community Foundation Board member Tim Russell, right, delivers a $1,000 grant check to City of Greendale Mayor Alan Weiss, left, and Clerk-Treasurer Mary Jo “Joey” Lynch. The DCF grant monies will help volunteers with Greendale’s community garden project.

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Joe Awad/The Journal-Press: State Sen. Jeff Raatz told about 100 people at the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce Pre-Legislative Luncheon Monday, Dec. 3, that education will be top-of-mind during the 2019 Indiana Legislative Session. Raatz recently was named chairman of the Senate Education Committee.

Maybe it was the elephant in the room or maybe lawmakers and local officials have learned to live with threats to the area’s casino gambling money during the State Legisature’s long session, but no

Bob Mattingly photo: Dan Parks, owner of Parks Development, front, and his grandson Jason Rico Tolbert, center, repair a retaining wall on Conwell Street with the help of their crew Wednesday, Nov. 26, in Aurora.

A project to repair retaining walls along part of Conwell Street in Aurora is nearing its projected completion date, said Aurora City Manager Guinevere Emery.

Chandra L. Mattingly/ The Journal-Press: Receiving walking sticks at the Oak Heritage Conservancy District annual meeting are, from left: Richard and Karen Dickie, and Paul Carmony.

In celebration of its newest property and its first in Ohio County, The Oak Heritage Conservancy held its annual dinner in Rising Sun in October.

Sports

East Central junior Trevor Becker (44) gets loose on the transition as Greensburg's Drew Comer (30), Cole Carder (42) and Andrew Welage (22) give chase, with EC's Alex Maxwell (32), Jack Driggers (50) and Luke Collinsworth (52) hustling to catch up in Friday's 59-46 loss. (Sandy Mahoney)

ST. LEON - Bad third quarters proved to be the downfall for East Central boys basketball in back-to-back losses Friday and Saturday.

Gavin Yoon, defended by Batesville Austin Siefert, hit several tough shots to lead Lawrenceburg with 13 points in Friday's 65-44 road loss to the Bulldogs.

BATESVILLE - "We got outplayed in every aspect," was the best Lawrenceburg boys varsity basketball coach John Blackwell could offer after Friday's 65-44 conference loss at Batesville's Dog Pound.

South Dearborn freshman Isaiah Otto squares off against a 106-pound rival in Saturday’s tough six-team Delta Duals, near Muncie. He was one of three Knights to go 5-0 for the day. (Kathy Boggs)

MUNCIE - Three South Dearborn wrestlers survived the day with unbeaten records in the tough Delta Duals Saturday, Dec. 8.

Community

Submitted photo: Donating canned goods and money  to South Dearborn High School Food Pantry, from the left, are:  Kortney Wright, Stacey Armah, Cheyenne Schuler, Emily Vincent, Sally Bender (guidance counselor), Gunner Hollin, Jamie Thomas and Torrey Hibbard.

With the holidays upon us, students with South Dearborn High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America are continuing the tradition of giving back to the community through community se

Every holiday season Hillforest Victorian House Museum takes on the nostalgic feeling of Christmas past as the 1855 home is adorned in traditional holiday decor.  

Obituaries

Ruby Spurlock, 76, Milan, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, is in charge of arrangements.

Marcella Elizabeth Jarvis, 99, Aurora, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Markland Funeral Home, Rising Sun, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Connie Sue Lischkge, 72, of Greendale, Ind., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018.

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