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May 3, 2017

 

George

Church Employee Admits To Vandalizing Bean Blossom Church

Police say the church organist was fearful of the presidential election results and wanted to "give local people a reason to fight for good."

April 28, 2017

 

Daniel Messel leaves the Brown County Courthouse after hearing the guilty conviction from the jury.

Messel Requests New Murder Trial Without ‘Speculative’ Evidence

Messel’s public defender argues some evidence should not have been allowed because it invited the jury to speculate about the missing murder weapon.

April 26, 2017

 

Brown County Schools is on track to lose more than 300 students within the next decade.

Brown County School District Must Cut Budget By $1 Million

Years of decline in student enrollment numbers are decreasing state funding and forcing the district to find ways to cut expenses.

March 30, 2017

 

Forests

Road Work Near Indiana Forest Proceeds Despite Pushback

In 1990, activists collected 1,500 signatures to oppose the project. Nearly 30 years later, the Indiana Department of Transportation has begun construction.

November 30, 2016

 

Crowd Sings

Community Gathers To Remove Graffiti From Bean Blossom Church

Many people who took part in the cleanup were neither members of the church nor residents from the area.

November 14, 2016

 

Church Vandalism

“Heil Trump,” Swastika Spray-Painted on Bean Blossom Church

The words "Heil Trump", a swastika, and an anti-gay slur were spray painted on the exterior of St. David's Episcopal Church in Bean Blossom.

November 1, 2016

 

Grant money will go to invasive plant control in Monroe, Brown, Greene, and Owen counties.

Water Conservation Grants To Be Distributed Across The State

The Indiana Department of Agriculture’s Clean Water Indiana Program will distribute over $900,000 in grants to districts across the state.

October 14, 2016

 

Brown County State Park is well known for its fall color.

The Best Time To See Leaves Change Color In Brown County

The best time to see leaves is quickly approaching.

September 22, 2016

 

Daniel Messel is escorted out of the courthouse after receiving his 80 year prison sentence.

Judge Sentences Daniel Messel To 80 Years For Hannah Wilson Murder

Messel will get credit for good behavior and time already served.

September 20, 2016

 

Debbie Lemon carries the Bicentennial torch through Bloomington.

Photos: Bicentennial Torch Passes Through Monroe County

Torchbearers visited many local landmarks throughout the counties such as the T.C. Steele State Historic Site, Brown County State Park, and Rose Hill Cemetery.

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