Police say the church organist admitted to spray painting the messages "Heil Trump," an anti-gay slur and a swastika on the church building in November.
Brown County schools recently announced major budget cuts because of declining enrollment, but the source of the problem is complicated.
Resigning members of the Brown County Sewer Board say the Brown County Health Department undermined their efforts to address septic system problems.
Brown County is one of five communities receiving a $5,000 grant as part of the state’s Hometown Collaboration Initiative.
The cuts include reducing the number of paraprofessionals and moving preschool teachers into K-12 positions.
Police say the church organist was fearful of the presidential election results and wanted to "give local people a reason to fight for good."
Messel’s public defender argues some evidence should not have been allowed because it invited the jury to speculate about the missing murder weapon.
Years of decline in student enrollment numbers are decreasing state funding and forcing the district to find ways to cut expenses.
In 1990, activists collected 1,500 signatures to oppose the project. Nearly 30 years later, the Indiana Department of Transportation has begun construction.
Many people who took part in the cleanup were neither members of the church nor residents from the area.