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  • Boats, floats and tiny cars

    Lawn chairs of all shapes and colors dotted Main Street beginning in the early morning hours Friday. By the start of the 2015 Madison Regatta parade that evening, hundreds of spectators lined either side of the street.

  • Small Scale... Big Competition

    At an eighth of the size and a third of the speed, remote control boats make the thrill of the Regatta available to racing fans, but at a smaller scale.


    Indiana’s 50th governor made a stop in Madison on Thursday to host a “community conversation” with residents.

  • Kelly hopes to defend Governor’s Cup and more

    A year ago, J. Michael Kelly used a win at Madison to jump-start what proved to be the best season of his 10-year career. Now the U-5 Graham Trucking driver is hoping to go even further.

  • Newbies ready to test tough track at Wild Bill

    Madison’s “Wild” Bill Cantrell Memorial Race Course certainly has lived up to its name over the years. With the longest straightaways in the sport, two tight corners, a wild sand bar and a submerged cofferdam that sends waves in all sorts of directions, even the most veteran drivers have had their weekends ruined by the river.

  • For the casual fan on the riverfront, Unlimited drivers can seem like faceless entities that do nothing else but steer their boats and try to win races.

  • United through community service

    Members of the Ulster Project of Madison painted a mural this week on the side of The Old Market on Main, owned by Donn Campbell, a longtime supporter of the Ulster Project.

  • Doing the best she can

    “It’s a secret. I can’t tell.” Geneva Spicer joked that she doesn’t exactly know what the secret to her longevity has been. After celebrating her 100th birthday with a party Thursday at Thornton Terrace, she said she’s thankful, but still unsure if there’s any one piece of advice to offer.

  • Deans celebrate 70th anniversary

    Daniel and Jeanette Richter Dean of Dupont will celebrate their 70th anniversary on Monday. The couple married July 6, 1945 on East Street in Madison. Justice of the Peace Elmer Crozier officiated.

  • New frontier for NASA locomotive

    In the heart of the Jefferson Proving Ground sits a red, white and blue locomotive that has been retired from hauling rocket boosters for NASA and repurposed for the Madison Railroad.

  • Three new voices for children

    Three new volunteers, Rita Moore, Debra Basham and Sara Patterson, were sworn in recently as child advocates for the Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children.


    The U-22 Webster Racing team made a pit stop at Thornton Terrace for lunch on Friday. The Webster team joined Thornton residents for a bite during time that was originally scheduled for Friday racing events. U-22 driver Matt Webster, right, chatted with residents including Bonnie Butler, left, during his visit.

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