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Friday, July 03, 2020

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  • Sullivan County Public Library's summer program to kick off on Monday

    Sullivan County Public Library's summer program to kick off on Monday


    By: Cassy Tiefel

    While things may be a bit different, the Sullivan County Public Library is still working to help keep children entertained throughout the summer with their children’s summer reading program.The program typically lasts six weeks, however, due to the current circumstances, it has been reduced to four weeks this year, beginning Monday.“What that’s going to be is an opportunity for children and their parents to come into the library and we’ll have...

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  • Fireworks at Sullivan County Park and Lake still a go for Saturday.

    Fireworks at Sullivan County Park and Lake still a go for Saturday.


    By: Dennis Clark

    Fourth of July fireworks are still a go for the Sullivan County Park and Lake's "Fireworks Over the Lake Freedom Festival" on Saturday night.Indiana Gov. Holcomb gave a briefing Wednesday afternoon, announcing that instead of moving forward to Stage 5, the state will move to Stage 4.5 from July 4 to 17. He said that will be a temporary pause on increasing capacity in restaurant dining rooms, bars and entertainment venues.However, many outdoor events were give...

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  • Today in Sullivan County

    Today in Sullivan County


    By: Times Staff Report

    WEATHER   Thursday - Sunny with a high near 90. Tonight will be mostly clear with lows in the upper 60s.   Friday - Sunny with highs in the lower 90s. Friday night will be mostly clear with highs in the upper 60s.    Independence Day - Sunny with highs in the lower 90s. Saturday night will be mostly clear with a low around 70.   Sunday - Sunny with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the lower 90s. Sunday night will be mostly clear with a 10% c...

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  • Governor announces modifications to state's Back on Track plan

    Governor announces modifications to state's Back on Track plan


    By: Special to the Times

    INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced the state will modify the Back On Track Indiana plan through at least July 17.   While a few restrictions will lift on July 4 in version 4.5 of the plan, most will stay in place. Elkhart County will remain fully in Stage 4 until at least July 17. Local governments may impose more restrictive guidelines.   “While most of our health indicators remain positive, our data indicates a need to be extra cautious,...

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  • Park and Lake 'hopping' after slow start due to COVID-19

    Park and Lake 'hopping' after slow start due to COVID-19


    By: Dennis Clark

    Like just about everybody else, Sullivan County Park and Lake has endured its share of low moments this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The pandemic began to upset the SCPL's norms in mid-March. Then the first day of camping, April 1 — no fooling! — came and went. Then a tentative start date of May 1 got people excited, but that was put on hold due to Indiana Gov. Holcomb's Back on Track restrictions. Finally, the facility opened on May 25,...

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  • Today in Sullivan County

    Today in Sullivan County


    By: Times Staff Report

    WEATHER Today - Partly sunny with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 80s. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the upper 60s.  Thursday - Mostly sunny with highs in the lower 90s. Thursday night will be partly cloudy with highs in the upper 60s. Friday - Sunny with highs in the lower 90s. Friday night will be mostly clear with highs in the upper 60s.  Independence Day - Mostly sunny with...

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  • Mischler shares information regarding new state law

    Mischler shares information regarding new state law


    By: Times Staff Report

    Last Friday, Sullivan County prosecutor Ann Smith Mischler issued a press release discussing new laws that will become effective in the state of Indiana today. “Perhaps the law with the biggest impact on the day to day life of Hoosiers is the Hands Free Driving law,” Mischler stated. “Starting on July 1, it will be illegal to operate or hold an electronic device while you are driving in a vehicle. This includes texting, making a phone call, searching for directions, checking...

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