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Sara Wittmeyer

Sara Wittmeyer is the News Bureau Chief for WFIU and WTIU. Sara has more than a decade of experience as a news reporter and previously served with KBIA at the University of Missouri, WNKU at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, KY, and at WCPO News in Cincinnati.

Recent Posts by Sara Wittmeyer

March 17, 2017

 

Energy cooperatives like UDWI began in the 1930s to provide electricity to rural areas of the United States.

High Electric Rates Prompt Residents To Try Ousting Co-Op Board

Why some southwestern Indiana residents are running against long-time incumbents for a spot on their energy cooperative's board of directors.

March 15, 2017

 

Members of the Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC are encouraging more voter participation in the contested board of directors race.

Why You Should Care About Your Electric Co-Op Election

About 1.5 million Hoosiers get power through rural electric cooperatives, not for-profit utilities that provide electric in rural areas.

February 28, 2017

 

Toby Strout

Former Executive Director Of Middle Way House Dies

Toby Strout worked for the non-profit domestic violence shelter for more than 30 years.

February 24, 2017

 

Todd Rokita

At Town Hall Constituents Write Letters For Congressman

Rep. Rokita declined to come to the group's town hall meeting after they tried many times to invite him.

January 12, 2017

 

Dozens of Indiana Recovery Alliance supporters attended the Bloomington City Council meeting.

Indiana Recovery Alliance To City Council: ‘We Need Support’

The Indiana Recovery Alliance established its needle exchange in Monroe County a little more than a year ago.

November 25, 2016

 

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Monroe County Extends Needle Exchange

Monroe County won state approval in December 2015 to operate a needle exchange.

November 21, 2016

 

A feral hog head mounted on Hunter Clark Brenner's porch.

Ind. Officials Working To Eliminate Feral Hog Population

Wild pigs are an invasive species first introduced to Indiana in the late 1980s. They're blamed for millions of dollars in damage to crops each year.

November 4, 2016

 

vigo county

Former VCSC Employee Facing Fraud, Bribery Charges In Court Today

Two Vigo County School Corp. employees have been terminated and are charged with theft for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from the school district.

October 20, 2016

 

Brown-Leinhoop

Former Columbus Mayor Clashes With Current Mayor Lienhoop

Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop says his administration continues to be dogged by the actions of his predecessor Kristen Brown and a small group of her supporters.

September 16, 2016

 

Lake Monroe

New Lake Monroe Master Plan Criticized For What’s Not Included

The Lake Monroe Master Plan provides an overview for how the lake should be managed. The document hadn't been updated in about 50 years.

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