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Offering a joyful assist: Holiday Helpline opens Monday for struggling families in need

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Even with temperatures still in the 70s and 80s, hearts throughout Bartholomew County already are warming for the less fortunate during the chill of...

10-20 COURTHOUSE SECURITY: One year later, entrance safety upgrades still a work in progress...

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Upgraded security is now at the entrance to the Bartholomew County Courthouse, marking one year since county officials approved the purchase of the X-ray...

CYBERTHREATS: CRH on alert after online attacks hit nearby hospitals

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Columbus Regional Health is on high alert after a wave of cyberattacks hobbled at least three nearby hospitals in recent weeks that have, in...

Kiwanis Duck Splash raises thousands for children programming

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Staff Reports The 18th Annual Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash on Saturday saw 14,649 rubber ducks adopted with $55,230 raised for children and youth-oriented programs. This was...

HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT: Toyota Material Handling recognized for efforts to reduce carbon footprint

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A local manufacturer has been recognized by state officials for its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint over the past five years. Toyota Material Handling, which...

‘THEY DIDN’T HAVE TO DIE’: Virus tragedy deepens in Columbus area despite access to...

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It has been more than 18 months since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Bartholomew County. Effective vaccines have been widely available...

Ready to ring in the season: Salvation Army plans annual Red Kettle Campaign

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Yes, Capt. Amy Tompkins of the Columbus Salvation Army office gets it. The so-called Great Pumpkin has had no time to even rise from the...

United Way program used for case study

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Staff Reports A United Way program that helps lift Bartholomew County residents into self-sufficiency is being used as a case study for a national organization...

SPACE IN THE MAKING: Chamber offers a glimpse of Propeller makerspace

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Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce opened its new makerspace Columbus Propeller Community Innovation Center to visitors on Thursday, where businessmen, educators, community leaders and...

TIME FOR A BOOST: 261 turn out on first day of CRH vaccination clinic

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A total of 261 people turned out to get booster shots or start or continue the process of getting vaccinated against COVID-19 during the...