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‘Something really special’: Girl Scouts gear up to sell cookies at local booths; growth in past year exponential

Maybe you have been craving a Do-si-do, Thin Mint, Samoa or Trefoil cookie but haven’t had the opportunity to find and purchase a box or two.


Yvonne Estelle Tidd

Yvonne Estelle Tidd, age 88, of Westfield, Indiana, formerly of Nashville, passed away Friday morning, Jan. 27, 2023 at her home with her daughters...

William George Boyle


Richard E. ‘Rick’ Harris


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Fine Print: Jail bookings, Jan. 26-27

(All persons are presumed innocent of these preliminary charges pending court decision. The arresting officer’s name appear in parenthesis.)

11-year veteran of BCVFD named as chief; Volunteers, other resources needed, 40% of calls in 2022 lacked response

The Brown County (Nashville) Volunteer Fire Department (BCVFD) welcomed a new, yet familiar, member into the role of chief, as Shawn Fosnight took over at the beginning of this year.

Scoreboard, Jan. 21-24

Girls basketball

‘SHOWING HEART’: Boys, girls varsity teams face off against North Putnam at homecoming game

The Brown County High School boys and girls varsity basketball teams split their home conference games with North Putnam High School this weekend on Jan. 21.

Scoreboard for week of Jan. 24

Parks and rec adult basketball league

Sports calendar for week of Jan. 24

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Lee Hamilton: A lawmaker’s toughest job

As Congress and many state legislatures get under way for the year, there are lots of new lawmakers out there starting to learn the ropes. It’s an exhilarating, exhausting time, and they’ll have plenty of questions about the challenges. But here’s one thing they might not even have imagined: The hardest part of their new jobs may be the most basic — casting a vote on legislation.

LETTERS: Story of Noah includes often forgotten details

Story of Noah includes often forgotten details

LOOKING BACK: Dine recounts Brown County ‘gold rush’ in part 1 of his story

The Walter Dine story was written by Dick Reed and first appeared in the Dec. 1, 1976 issue of the Brown County Democrat.

Leo Morris: My guide to the legislature

As another Indiana legislative session begins, there is an interesting dynamic at work.

Michael Hicks: Remote work state’s biggest opportunity, risk

Indiana is in the beginning of labor market restructuring that offers a once in a century opportunity — and risk. Normally, government plays a modest role in these types of changes. But in the post-pandemic world, how well places do will largely be the result of how quickly and effectively state and local government adjusts. There is both good and bad news for Hoosier policymakers, but first some basic facts.

Jan Holloway: ChamberFest brings audiences an intimate setting

You know how it sounds, what it feels like. Conversation with friends. You launch an idea. It widens, narrows, doubles back, complicates. Add discord. Harmony. A new thread. It’s a journey. What’s around the next corner? A burst of laughter. A gleam of recognition.

Fine Print: Jail bookings, Jan. 10-15

(All persons are presumed innocent of the preliminary charges pending court action. The arresting officer’s name appears in parenthesis.)