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  • Michael Fortunato toots Madison’s horn
    Charlie Rohlfing
    Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:58 PM
    Michael Fortunato first came to Madison several years ago in his role as a community arts and economics development consultant. That’s a fancy title, but it basically means harnessing a town’s arts and music strengths to drive growth and improve quality of life. If that sounds a lot like our Arts Here Now initiative and the Indiana’s Music City push, you’d be right. Michael has helped both of these organizations fine-tune their message and strategy.
  • Shawe hosts special graduation for ‘fortunate few’
    Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:00 AM
    Students in Shawe Memorial’s Class of 2020 finally got their day. After months of planning by the administration and staff, graduation was held with a small group of family and friends socially distancing at Meny Gymnasium.
  • Saturday, July 18, 2020 7:59 AM
    Scholarships awarded to Class of 2020 at Prince of Peace Catholic Schools:
  • Saturday, July 18, 2020 7:28 AM
    The Smyrna Homemakers met June 17 at the Wirt Baptist Church. Wenda Feutz gave the blessing before a lite lunch.
  • Pets of the Week - July 18, 2020
    Saturday, July 18, 2020 7:26 AM
    The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has a number of cats and kittens available for adoption. 
  • Black Cat Week at Shelter
    Saturday, July 11, 2020 9:00 AM
    It’s Black Cats Week at the Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter which currently has a number of black cats and kittens for adoption as well as numerous other cats and dogs.
  • Rick Bennett finds musical home with his saxophone
    Charlie Rohlfing
    Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:00 PM
    Just as I sat down with Rick Bennett for this interview, he told me, “Music saved my life!” Well, that’s a story I need to hear, for sure.
  • Charlie’s Beat: Live music fully returns in Madison after 3 months
    Charlie Rohlfing
    Thursday, July 2, 2020 3:00 PM
    I wasn’t able to get an interview this week with a musician, but please check out this column next week for an in-depth profile of Rick Bennett, Madison’s sax player extraordinaire. Rick pretty much handles all the sax work on the Madison music scene, with occasional help from Carrie Reindollar.
  • Hosslers to celebrate 50th anniversary
    Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:00 PM
    John Paul Hossler, and Colleen Ann Smith Hossler, of Madison, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, July 3, 2020.
  • Clifty Centennial
    Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:57 PM
    Visitors to Clifty Falls State Park were given a guided tour explaining important features and history of the 1,500-acre facility as part of the Park’s Centennial Celebration on Saturday. To view a video report of the event, visit our media partner WKMNEWS.COM.
  • Bloos leaving Chamber for job in Indy
    Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:57 PM
    Lindsey Bloos, executive director of the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, has resigned to take a job in Indianapolis.
  • Retiring Old Glory
    Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:00 PM
    Eli Dodge (left) and Tyler Ayler (right), both members of Boy Scouts of America Troop 717 in Madison, lift an American flag toward the fire during a flag retirement ceremony at Clifty Falls State Park on Thursday. (Staff photo by David Campbell)
  • Protesters march for an accepting community
    Collin Overton
    Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:00 PM
    Police shut down Broadway Street for close to two hours Friday night as more than 100 protesters and several onlookers gathered to rally for unity and peace in the aftermath of high-profile police brutality cases in other areas of the nation .
  • Crystal Beach opens
    Tuesday, June 16, 2020 2:59 PM
    Madison Fire Chief Bill Devries (left) and Mayor Bob Courtney (right) took U.S. Rep. Greg Pence (center) on a tour of City of Madison facilities during the Congressman’s visit Monday morning, including a stop at the city’s historic Crystal Beach pool, which opened for the season Monday. For video coverage, visit our media partner WKMNEWS.COM.
  • Charlie Humphrey’s lasting legacy on Madison music
    Charlie Rohlfing
    Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:00 PM
    I talk to a lot of musicians as I write this column, and Madison’s unique status as a music town always seems to come up. So I started to wonder — can our rich pool of musical talent be traced back to any kind of single source or genesis?
  • Courier Staff Report
    Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:55 PM
    An INDOT contractor is scheduled to begin painting the Indian-Kentuck Creek Bridge on S.R. 56 near Brooksburg in Jefferson County this week while another contractor will begin replacing the deck on the bridge over Long Run on S.R. 129 in Switzerland County next week
  • Power in Peace
    Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:00 PM
    Like many communities throughout the nation that are protesting the death of George Floyd and others described as being racially motivated, Madison residents and a few visitors from other communities gathered to hold up signs and greet people on the Jefferson County Courthouse square during a peaceful protest against discrimination and hate crimes Friday afternoon. Some of the same group gathered Saturday evening for a vigil at the Broadway Fountain.
  • Charlie’s Beat: Dennis O’Neal hits the big time (Part 2)
    Charlie Rohlfing
    Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:00 PM
    Last week this column focused on Dennis O’Neal’s Madison roots and the many local bands he was part of over the years. This week, as promised, we’re going to delve into the Lonnie Mack Years and how Dennis was swept along to the pinnacle of the music business.
  • David Campbell
    Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:00 PM
    People line up outside of Madison’s Fair Play Fire Company No. 1 on Saturday as part of the annual Memorial Day Weekend Fish Fry. 
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