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4 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Families host present-free birthday parties

At a party for a 5-year-old in Greenwood, parents asked guests not to spend money on action figures and toy cars.

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Related Topix: Greenwood, IN, Life, Holidays, Christmas

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Daily Journal

Editorial: 4-H fair time for fun, celebration of youth

The Johnson County 4-H and Agricultural Fair opens this weekend and offers a veritable cornucopia of fun, food and festivities.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Franklin, IN, Opinion

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Daily Journal

Discount chain says Trafalgar store to close

Family Dollar has 114 stores in Indiana and will be closing nine unprofitable locations this month in the state.

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Related Topix: Trafalgar, IN

Daily Journal

State will ignore same-sex unions

A Greenwood woman who married her longtime partner two weeks ago was disappointed to hear the state will ignore their marriage.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Greenwood, IN

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Indianapolis Star

6 miles of new rail mean faster, quieter trains in Indy

The clickety-clack is gone on a long stretch of rail in Indianapolis and Johnson County, and soon the wait times at rail crossings will be shortened.

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN

Sat Jul 05, 2014

The Indianapolis Star

Johnson County Fair gives city folks a taste of farm

Johnson County Fair gives city folks a taste of farm Week-long celebration in Franklin appeals to more than just farmers Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1m49vKR The Johnson County Fair still celebrates the community's rural roots, but organizers say this annual weeklong festival is not just for farmers.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Family, Kids

Thu Jul 03, 2014

WISH-TV Indianapolis

Terry Richard Dye Jr.

Police in Johnson County arrested a man on Wednesday who they say stole a truck from a Gander Mountain parking lot and led officers on a pursuit.

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Related Topix: Greenwood, IN

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Daily Journal

Fighter pilot's statue planned for airport

A World War I fighter pilot whose children lived in Johnson County is getting a statue in his memory at Indianapolis International Airport.

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN, Hancock County, IN

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Daily Journal

Storm bringing high winds blows through county

Mike Phipps, on the ladder, and his coworker Joshua Roberts from Arco Glass work on putting up plywood barricades over storm damaged windows at Value City Furniture in Greenwood.

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Related Topix: Weather, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Greenwood, IN

The Indianapolis Star

Lawrence police acquire 48,000-pound monster vehicle

Lawrence police acquire 48,000-pound monster vehicle Department says the military surplus MRAP will help SWAT teams in emergency situations Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1lwCd1S Bigger is better? Lawrence Police Sgt.

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Related Topix: Jefferson County, IN, Merrillville, IN

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Daily Journal

Editorial: Trains more efficient for freight than trucks

Waiting for a freight train to pass through a Johnson County crossing can be frustrating for many motorists.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Thu Jun 26, 2014

Daily Journal

Johnson County more worldly, census data show

Police officers, health professionals and educators help non-English speakers and address cultural differences more often as minority populations in the county continue to increase.

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Mon Jun 23, 2014

WAVE-TV Louisville

Homeless students increasing in suburban schools

Indiana Department of Education statistics show the number of homeless students in the state is growing quickly, particularly in suburban districts.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Daily Journal

Volunteers construct house for single mom

Homeowner Amanda Lukins will soon move into her new Franklin home being built by Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County.

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Related Topix: Franklin, IN

Sun Jun 22, 2014

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Stuffy Sunday heat with isolated storms around

Good Sunday afternoon to you. Our forecast is right on target todaya with 3pm temperatures well into the mid and upper 80s and heat indices for some in the 90s.

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Related Topix: Hope, IN, Greensburg, IN, Shelby County, IN, Weather

Sat Jun 21, 2014

The Indianapolis Star

Homelessness exploding in suburban schoolsHomelessness exploding in...

Homelessness exploding in suburban schools Center Grove student beats odds, graduates despite being homeless.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Education Etc., Family, Kids, Marion County, IN, Hamilton County, IN

The Indianapolis Star

Greenwood Freedom Festival brings party to Craig Park

Greenwood Freedom Festival brings party to Craig Park This year's Greenwood Freedom Festival turns Craig Park into a day-long party Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/T0EKuk Motorcycle patrolmen from the Johnson County Sheriff's Department and the Greenwood City Police Department, demonstrated their motorcycle maneuvering skills ... (more)

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WGRE-FM Greencastle

Franklin College Honors Prof. Sarah Mordan-McCombs '09

Sarah Mordan-McCombs, assistant professor of biology at Franklin College and 2003 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of Franklin's "Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award".

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Related Topix: Franklin College, DePauw University

Fri Jun 20, 2014

Daily Journal

Weather lengthens road work to-do list

A bitterly cold and snowy winter ravaged roads throughout the county, so expect to see more orange barrels and workers paving and patching more roads than usual this year.

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Related Topix: Greenwood, IN, Franklin, IN

Thu Jun 19, 2014

Daily Journal

Franklin standout scored plethora of points as Grizzly Cub and 1959 Indiana All-Star

An Indiana All-Star in 1959, former Franklin standout Steve Antwerp was one of the best high school players in Johnson County history.

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Related Topix: Franklin, IN

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