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Report: At Least 18 Lynchings Took Place In Indiana

Posted on June 27th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

A national nonprofit organization says at least 18 lynchings took place in Indiana between 1880 and 1940, as part of more than 300 lynchings in eight states outside the deep south during that time. The Equal Justice Initiative released a new report Tuesday outlining the history of racial terror lynchings in the United States. “Racial […]

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City Council Covers Cost of Fitness Equipment

Posted on June 27th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

Fitness Equipment for Lester Square Park should be installed by the end of July thanks to action taken by the Vincennes City Council. Council members last night appropriated $56,000 from Riverboat Gambling funds to pay for the equipment and concrete pad where the equipment will be installed. The total cost is estimated to run around […]

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Board Approves HEA 1079 Background Checks

Posted on June 27th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

Vincennes School Superintendent Greg Parsley received approval from the VCSC School Board at their meeting last night to move forward with employee background checks in accordance with House Enrolled Act 10-79. Effective July 1st, 2017, school corporations are now required to complete expanded background and child protection checks on 20% of existing employees each year. […]

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Council Giving Additional $20k to VanGo

Posted on June 27th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

The Vincennes City Council has agreed to provide an additional $20,000 to Van Go to continue operating public transportation in the city. The action follows a plea from Nola Davis, Director of Van Go for the additional financial support. She says some of the funding sources Van Go has relied on in the past have […]

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Tecumseh Renovations Remain Ahead of Schedule

Posted on June 27th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

Chris Roberts gave an update on the progress at Tecumseh-Harrison Elementary at last night’s Vincennes Community School Board meeting. So, far the renovation is slightly ahead of schedule as the building was completely vacated four days before their June 9th deadline, allowing the demolition work to begin early. Roberts and School Superintendent Greg Parsley credited […]

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VCSC Announces 2017-18 Theater Schedule

Posted on June 27th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

VCSC Musical Theater Director Gretchen Bruner announced the 2017-2018 theater schedule at the VCSC Board meeting last night. She started off by thanking everyone for their continued support of the program and mentioned that her portion of the meeting was being broadcast over Facebook Live because students couldn’t wait to find out about the upcoming […]

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VCSC Boosts Substitute Teacher Pay

Posted on June 27th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

Increased pay for substitute teachers at Vincennes Community Schools was approved at the VCSC School Board meeting last night. The Board acknowledged that finding quality substitute teachers has been a major issue for the corporation and hope that this new pay scale will allow not only reward the quality substitute teachers already employed, but also […]

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VFD Welcomes Newest Firefighter

Posted on June 27th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

David McCormick says he’s always wanted to be a firefighter. He achieved his dream after being sworn in yesterday as the newest member of the Vincennes Fire Department. McCormick says he has several family members including a great-grandfather who served on fire departments in Vanderburgh County. Fire Chief Sonny Pinkstaff says McCormick will remain on […]

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GSH Breast Care Center Receives Komen Grant

Posted on June 27th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

Good Samaritan Hospital’s Breast Care Center was recently awarded a $39,450 grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation for their dedication to providing women in the community with early breast cancer detection and health care. The grant allows Good Samaritan to provide financial assistance for screening mammograms to patients in need. The latest breast cancer […]

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