Larkin focus of firefighters

January 30, 2008 MELBOURNE - Winds high enough to cause structural damage were a nightmare as firefighters from nine departments fought to contain more than 200 acres of flames Tuesday afternoon on Larkin Road.

Emergency workers tackle high wind

January 30, 2008 A warm, balmy day turned mean when heavy winds and dropping temperatures spawned several fires across Independence County Tuesday afternoon.

Acres burn; homes saved

January 30, 2008 MELBOURNE - With a wall of fire racing toward her home, Cathy Bristow ran inside to grab something of value. But what?

News of Other Days

January 29, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 8, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Board ponders future

January 29, 2008 SOUTHSIDE - Interest in properties expansion was a primary topic during a recent Southside School Board meeting.

Batesville celebrates recognition

January 29, 2008 Batesville Superintendent Ted Hall announced plans to dedicate a day in celebration for Batesville High, recently listed among the top 100 American schools by U.S. News World Report.

Midland schools to close Wednesday for funeral

January 29, 2008 PLEASANT PLAINS - Midland High School senior Tyler Lewis was an accomplished student who had a promising future that was cut short, Superintendent Lynn Roe King said this morning.

Mayor shares vision for future

January 29, 2008 Moving Batesville forward and planning for the future will have to be a community effort, according to Mayor Rick Elumbaugh.