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  • Honoring Indiana’s Native American History
    Brett Eppley
    Friday, October 28, 2016 3:00 PM
    A small group gathered Thursday near the north entrance to Clifty Falls State Park to honor a significant piece of Indiana history.
  • A season of enrichment
    Courier Staff Report
    Thursday, October 27, 2016 3:03 PM
    A new season of education, culture and entertainment begins with a bit of comedy this weekend at Hanover College. The Hanover Enrichment Series headliners include both television personalities, leading scientific thinkers – and in one case, both.
    Courier Staff Report
    Thursday, October 27, 2016 3:02 PM
    The public is invited to a weekend event honoring featured artists in a new gallery exhibit intended to inspire local learners. “The Art of Learning,” a collaboration between Ivy Tech Community College, the Madison Art Club and the Madison Area Arts Alliance is now on display on the second floor of the Ivy Tech Madison campus, 590 Ivy Tech Drive.
  • Parsonsfield returns to Madison Wednesday
    Thursday, October 27, 2016 3:01 PM
    A Massachusetts alternative folk outfit will return to Madison next Wednesday after last appearing in the RiverRoots Music Series in April. Parsonsfield will take the stage at the Red Bicycle Hall at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Thursday, October 27, 2016 3:00 PM
  • Mote named interim chancellor for Ivy Tech Southeast region
    Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 3:03 PM
    Ivy Tech Community College has selected Kathleen Mote as interim chancellor of its Columbus/Southeast Region. Mote, who is president of the Ivy Tech Madison campus, fills the vacancy created by former chancellor Chris Lowery’s appointment as the college’s senior vice president of workforce alignment.
  • Mulberry Street brunch Sunday
    Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 3:02 PM
    Residents are invited to attend the Mulberry Street Brunch Sunday to celebrate the city’s progress in the America’s Best Communities competition.
    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 3:01 PM
    Residents, local officials and members of the Lide White Memorial Boys & Girls Club board of directors were on hand Monday afternoon to celebrate the opening of the new Teen Room at the club.
  • Ghostly Encounters
    Renee Bruck
    Monday, October 24, 2016 3:00 PM
    Historical facts and a bit of folklore take centerstage this weekend as ghost tour participants get a behind-the-scenes peek at some Vevay locations rarely opened to the public. “The Original” Vevay Ghost Tour will be an approximately two-mile trip around the historic river town with facts pulled from the local newspaper and some local lore — that hasn’t yet been proven — thrown in.
  • Christmas parade looking for entries, grand marshal nominations
    Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:03 AM
    As October draws to a close, preparations are being made for Madison’s Very Merry Madison Christmas Parade. The parade will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 on Main Street from Jefferson to Mill streets. Organizers are seeking nominations for a grand marshal, parade participants and the city Christmas tree.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:02 AM
    Bloomington musician Dakota Curtis, formerly of Madison, opened for singer and actor Rick Springfield on Oct. 7 in Watseka, Ill. at the Watseka Theatre.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:01 AM
    Serendipity Gifts & Boutique has opened at 108 W. Main St. The shop, owned by Beth and Daniel Paden, specializes in women’s clothing, accessories and prom dresses and tuxedos.
  • Keeping Kids Safe
    Friday, October 21, 2016 3:00 PM
    City of Madison Fire Department crews made a special visit Thursday morning to E.O. Muncie Elementary School for a presentation on fire safety and prevention.
  • Original creature feature to debut on  Friday
    Brett Eppley
    Thursday, October 20, 2016 3:03 PM
    After enlisting friends, former students and the community for financial support, a local teacher is ready to debut his first feature-length film.
  • Phyllis McLaughlin
    Thursday, October 20, 2016 3:02 PM
    Even if you believe you may be tricked, treat yourself to ghostly tours this weekend and next at the Butler-Turpin State Historic House in Carrollton’s General Butler State Resort Park.
  • Greiner gallery display is anything but ‘Common’
    Courier Sports Staff
    Thursday, October 20, 2016 3:01 PM
    A reception will be held this weekend featuring a discussion by featured artists in an exhibit at the Hanover College Greiner Art Gallery. “Common Threads: The Art of Denise Furnish, Ehren Reed and Penny Sisto,” will be honored with an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. Friday followed by an artists panel discussion at 6 p.m. in the gallery.
  • Thiebaud Farmstead hosts spooky weekend with oddities of the past
    Thursday, October 20, 2016 3:00 PM
    The Thiebaud Farmstead will host old-fashioned Halloween fun with its “All Hallows Eve” event from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. It’s the perfect setting for discovering some haunting legends and trying some new old things.
  • Parkinson’s diagnosis turned into a mission to educate
    Brett Eppley
    Monday, October 17, 2016 3:00 PM
    Biking from one side of the country to another is a feat for any person. Passion and drive are needed to make the trek, and after being diagnosed with a degenerative disease - Steve Quam had plenty.
  • Hatcher Hill Trail reopens Sunday
    Courier Staff Report
    Saturday, October 15, 2016 9:03 AM

    The Hatcher Hill Trail portion of the Heritage Trail System will reopen to the public Sunday after months of work. The Madison America’s Best Communities team will host an afternoon of activities along the Heritage Trail System to celebrate the achievement and to allow residents to make suggestions on connecting the routes on the hilltop and downtown areas.

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