State Representatives Dave Cheatham and Cleo Duncan announced the new state budget included $10 million earmarked for improvements in Jennings and Decatur counties’ water systems in an effort to aid economic development.


Continental Baking Co. started a new line of bread called Share America, in which a loaf of fresh bread would be donated to local food-assistance programs for every 10 loaves sold in retail stores.


Charles “Red” Whittington, a rural mail carrier and veteran Bartholomew County feed and grain dealer, purchased Grammer Elevator from Indiana Terminal Elevator.