Hometown Explorer

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Picture this, as a kid you move to Brown County, closer to your grandparents. You spend warm summer days at yard sales and ice cream shops.

Brace for a rollicking GOP governor primary

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CARMEL — In two months, Hoosier voters will be selecting nominees for their next governor. Former Republican school superintendent Jennifer McCormick will be the Democrat nominee, and Libertarians have nominated Donald Rainwater again. For Republicans, there are an unprecedented six candidates seeking to replace term-limited Gov. Eric Holcomb.

How would the proposed referendum of ten pennies affect your property taxes?

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This week we are continuing our series of columns that provide information to the community about Brown County Schools’ proposed referendum on May 7.

Tao of Willie in today’s polarized America

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KEY WEST, Fla. — In the nascent days of his administration, Gov. Eric Holcomb found himself confronted with Willie Nelson’s huge Prevost tour bus — the Honeysuckle Rose — in Evansville. Calls were made, and in short order the governor’s boot heels were ambling up the RV steps.

Offering a path to reach success

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In 2002 Eli Lilly awarded an endowment grant to Brown County Schools with one initiative being to establish and provide seed money for an adult learning center for the Brown County community citizens. Lilly’s belief is that post-secondary education is the foundation for meaningful employment and the basis for creating a satisfying quality of life. From that grant the Career Resource Center (CRC) was established, and now is the branch of adult education in our county. The Brown County Career Resource Center’s (CRC) mission is to, “offer educational opportunities, individual counseling, and career-related services intended to improve quality of life and earning potential through lifelong learning. The individual benefits provided by the CRC become a cumulative benefit for the community as a whole, both economically and through inter-generational transfer”.

Democracy not a failed experiment

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Presentism is one of the pervasive evils in our brave new world. It is the new orthodoxy to examine history under a filtering lens that subjects all events and people to our modern conceits.

Referendum Updates: Economic effects of declining enrollment

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In this week’s column about the Brown County Schools Referendum that will be on the ballot on May 7, I want to shed light on the economic effects of declining enrollment in Brown County and how funding provided by the state is less than what almost every other school in the country receives per student.

Invention Convention at Sprunica Elementary

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There have been big things happening for the future scientists at Sprunica Elementary. Sprunica recently had its second annual Invention Convention event run by science teacher Abby Magner. The Invention Convention is an event in which all 5th-grade scientists work to identify solutions to real-world problems that have yet to be solved.

Dems and their Biden (and Harris) problem

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Satire Alert: Channeling and appropriating the reverse-projective style of William Safire: 1) in tribute to the late New York Times columnist; 2) for possible reader nostalgia; and 3) because the situation calls for it.

Student Awareness over the dangers of fentanyl

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Brown County High School is bringing awareness to students about the dangers of fentanyl and substance abuse with a video project made by students called “FentAlert: Empowering Youth For Safer Choice.”