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  • Help for Women & Children
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 3:03 PM
  • Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 3:02 PM
    Three anonymous donors recently contributed a total of $5,000 to the Jefferson County Historical Society. The gift will allow free admission for everyone visiting the museum at the History Center at 615 W. First St., from now through Dec. 31.
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 3:01 PM
    Former college athlete Zeke Pike spoke to Prince of Peace students Monday at Shawe Memorial Junior Senior High School on the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Pike, 23, who grew up in northern Kentucky, is the son of Mark Pike who played in the NFL for 13 years.
  • When Indiana was part of the Wild West
    Phyllis McLaughlin
    Monday, March 27, 2017 3:02 PM
    In October 1897, Madison greeted more than 400 delegates of the National Horse Thief Detectives Association for the group’s 37th annual meeting, according a story on the front page of the Madison Daily Democrat.
    Monday, March 27, 2017 3:01 PM
    The Main Street Program's Fourth Friday series opened on Friday with extended hours on Main Street along with free trolley rides in downtown. The events run each month until the final event of the season on Nov. 24, Black Friday. Pat Gourley of Madison event made an appearance making his giant bubbles.
  • He’s awake ... and hungry
    Courier Staff Report
    Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:00 AM
    The Southern Indiana black bear that has captured the attention of communities along the Ohio River for more than a year was spotted last week in a field outside of the Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge north of Madison.
  • The Need to Read
    Friday, March 24, 2017 3:00 PM
    The Friends of the Library’s first children’s book sale began Thursday in the auditorium of the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch. The sale is a joint effort between the Friends of the Library and library staff.
    Friday, March 24, 2017 3:00 PM
    James Weir, 16, of Madison, casts a line at Johnson Lake on Madison’s hilltop, hoping to catch a large-mouth bass Thursday afternoon.
  • Celebration of the songs
    Brett Eppley
    Thursday, March 23, 2017 3:03 PM
    A Nashville-based musician makes his way to the Courierarea this weekend, bringing with him a catalogue of songs that includes hits covered by some of music’s biggest artists.
  • Dos Divas
    Brett Eppley
    Thursday, March 23, 2017 3:02 PM
    Country music fans are in for double the fun this weekend when two icons make a stop in the Courierarea for a sold-out show.

    Singers Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Belterra Casino Resort in Florence.
  • Ten-minute plays highlight student talent at Hanover
    Courier Staff Report
    Thursday, March 23, 2017 3:01 PM
    The Hanover College theater department will continue a long tradition of student collaboration this weekend with its 10-minute plays event.
  • Ohio Theatre spring film series starts Saturday
    Courier Staff Report
    Thursday, March 23, 2017 3:00 PM
    The Friends of the Ohio Theatre have announced a new spring movie series that begins this Saturday with “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”
  • Fourth Friday series returns this month
    Courier Staff Report
    Thursday, March 23, 2017 3:00 PM
    The Madison Main Street Program’s Fourth Friday promotion returns this weekend with special sales, extended hours and special events at participating downtown businesses. Free trolley rides will be available to take shoppers up and down Main Street from 5 to 8 p.m.
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:03 PM
    The first day of spring brought warmer temperatures to the Courierarea on Monday. Madison’s riverfront was busy with activity as walkers and runners enjoyed temperatures that reached well into the 60s.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:02 PM
    Learning in the digital age will take a step forward in the Switzerland County School Corporation after organizers secured at $75,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Education.
  • Passport to future: Raise compassionate kids
    Kendal Rautzhan
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:01 PM
    Compassion is a far better attitude than not caring. Tolerance is a far better attitude than intolerance. Love is far better than hate. Generous is far better than stingy. The list of good personal attributes we want children to develop goes on and on.
    Courier Staff Report
    Monday, March 20, 2017 3:01 PM
    The Big Oaks Conservation Society and Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge will host the 13th annual Outdoor Women at the Old Timbers Lodge on the refuge on Saturday, June 10.
  • J.C. Penney lists the 138 stores it is planning to close
    Associated Press
    Monday, March 20, 2017 3:00 PM
    NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney has listed the 138 locations it will shutter in the coming months as the retailer seeks to cut costs and improve its profitability.
  • Love & Loneliness
    Brett Eppley
    Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:01 AM
    Kenneth Long knows that no one can replace Marge, his wife of 60 years, but he’s looking for someone willing to share memories.
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