Bob Mattingly photo Dr. Mark Fischer shows how the apparent size of the moon and the sun result in eclipses observed on Earth, even though the sun is 400 times the size of the moon.

If you know how fast your fingernails grow, you know about how fast the moon is moving away from the Earth.

Because the moon is doing so, Earth no longer will have solar eclipses - in roughly 600 million years. (So you can wait to stock up on bread and milk.)

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By Chandra L. Mattingly

Staff Reporter

A Moores Hill man shot as an Ohio County resident tried to help an Indiana Conservation Officer was declared dead Monday, Feb. 20, at Dearborn County Hospital, said Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Stephen Wheeles.

Submitted photo A Quilt of Valor ceremony was held Wednesday, Feb. 15,  at the Tanner Valley United Methodist Church, Lawrenceburg. Pictured in the from row, from the left, are: Jerry Bondurant, P.G. Gentrup, Joe Halloran, Bud Rullman and Paul McClary. Back row: Ron Spurlock, Paul Maije, Kevin Cook and Bob Beck.

A Quilt of Valor ceremony was held Wednesday, Feb. 15, at  the Tanner Valley United Methodist Church, Lawrenceburg,  before a large crowd in the  dining area of the church.  

Just seconds before pinning Daleville's Corbin Maddox in 2:46 for his second-straight IHSAA wrestling 220-pound state championship Saturday, Lawrenceburg junior Mason Parris (53-0) takes an elbow to the jaw.

 

Lawrenceburg's Mason Parris eyes IHSAA wrestling 220-pound state championship match opponent Corbin Maddox, a Daleville senior, somewhat menacingly just prior to his second-straight state title victory, a pin in 2:46, Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

South Dearborn's Justin Jones (center) dives for the loose basketball between Lawrenceburg's Curtis White (3, left) and Drew Wilson in Friday's 66-48 EIAC road win by the Tigers.

 

Lawrenceburg's Jordan Houze (center) goes for the steal between South Dearborn rivals Hunter Brindley (left) and Seth Couch in Friday's 66-48 EIAC boys varsity basketball win by the Tigers.

 

I-Ning Wang-Walston photo:  St. Xavier High School graduate Dick Ullrich, Aurora, congratulates Lou Schipper on his high school graduation.

Not every 90-year-old graduates from high school.

Bob Mattingly photo Dr. Mark Fischer shows how the apparent size of the moon and the sun result in eclipses observed on Earth, even though the sun is 400 times the size of the moon.
Submitted photo A Quilt of Valor ceremony was held Wednesday, Feb. 15,  at the Tanner Valley United Methodist Church, Lawrenceburg. Pictured in the from row, from the left, are: Jerry Bondurant, P.G. Gentrup, Joe Halloran, Bud Rullman and Paul McClary. Back row: Ron Spurlock, Paul Maije, Kevin Cook and Bob Beck.
Just seconds before pinning Daleville's Corbin Maddox in 2:46 for his second-straight IHSAA wrestling 220-pound state championship Saturday, Lawrenceburg junior Mason Parris (53-0) takes an elbow to the jaw.
South Dearborn's Justin Jones (center) dives for the loose basketball between Lawrenceburg's Curtis White (3, left) and Drew Wilson in Friday's 66-48 EIAC road win by the Tigers.
I-Ning Wang-Walston photo:  St. Xavier High School graduate Dick Ullrich, Aurora, congratulates Lou Schipper on his high school graduation.

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Bob Mattingly photo Dr. Mark Fischer shows how the apparent size of the moon and the sun result in eclipses observed on Earth, even though the sun is 400 times the size of the moon.

If you know how fast your fingernails grow, you know about how fast the moon is moving away from the Earth.

Obituaries

Ronald C. "Ron" Bonnlander,  84, Milan, died Feb. 20, 2017. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, is in charge of arrangements.