• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 15, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The undeveloped water power from Buffalo to the state line has been determined by a water power survey made by the state in conjunction with the U.S. Geological Survey, …

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  • Mayor to give Batesville’s state of the city address

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The agenda includes a presentation from school Superintendent Randy Willison, a report from Public Works Engineer Damon Johnson and the state of the city address from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh. All meetings are …

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  • ‘Grow Your Business Day’ to be hosted by postmaster

    The Batesville postmaster invites small business owners to attend a “Grow Your Business Day” workshop that will help entrepreneurs and proprietors to promote their businesses using direct mail without the cost of mailing lists or permits. The new Every Door Direct Mail service is the …

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  • ‘Seuss on the Loose!’ family reading night scheduled

    The March Family Reading Night titled “Seuss on the Loose!” will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Batesville Preschool, located at 1900 Lyon St. in Batesville. The event is open to all families with children birth through 5 years. The program will …

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  • Driver busted for tossing drugs in front of officer

    A Batesville woman was arrested for drug charges after being involved in an accident, then allegedly throwing drugs into the street in front of an off-duty cop. The off-duty officer, Deputy Shay Moore with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, said she was in personal vehicle …

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  • Lyon opens Free Store

    It is not uncommon to see college students wearing shorts in the middle of winter. Some wear them by choice; others struggle financially to afford the basic necessities while already paying for tuition, books and meals. Lyon College is easing the burden on students by …

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  • Filings continue

    Political filings continued today, according to information provided by area county clerk offices. Candidates have until noon March 1 to file for office. Write-ins and independents running for county or township offices have until noon Thursday to get their paperwork in and file a notice …

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  • TV’s ‘Biggest Loser’ finds herself 88 pounds lighter

    Given the chance Becky Comet doesn’t know if being on TV’s “The Biggest Loser” is something she would do again. “I hope I don’t ever have to do that again,” the 51-year-old schoolteacher admits, laughing. A family history of diabetes and high cholesterol, a brother …

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  • Police take credit card fraud, theft reports

    Suspects have been named in the case of fraudulent use of a credit card belonging to a Batesville man who requires daily assistance. Betty Wilroy of Batesville told police Wednesday morning that someone has been using credit cards belonging to her husband, Robert Wilroy, to …

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  • Breaking and entering suspect arrested

    A suspect in a breaking and entering, and reportedly in possession of several pieces of jewelry, was arrested just before 11 p.m. Wednesday. Everett Chester Conley, 54, reportedly dressed in full camouflage, was stopped on Dry Run Circle in the Ruddell Hill, according to Independence …

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  • Arson possible in rural house fire

    A fire that destroyed an unoccupied house late Thursday night is suspected as being an act of arson. Independence County Deputy Michael Moody said he responded to the scene and spoke with Trasie Cervantes, a neighbor who reported the fire around 10 p.m. “Trasie told …

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  • Professor to discuss visitors’ connections to parks

    Dr. Michael Hoover Research about the spiritual and social connections visitors have with national parks will be presented by Dr. Michael Hoover at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Nucor Auditorium at Lyon College. The program is free and open to the public. Hoover, who is now …

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