During the Covington Community School Corporation monthly meeting Dec. 9 the board of trustees approved the addition of girls soccer to the extra curricular roster for Covington High School students.

Two men from the Fowler area have been arrested for arson and murder in connection to the house fire at 103 N. Polk St. that claimed the life of the Daniel C. Riegle, 60, who resided at the address.

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Recently I had the honor and pleasure of being invited to attend the Sept. 13 Hoosier State Press Association Summit to address the preservation of publication of public notices in newspapers.

I am an interested possible beneficiary of the Jordan Creek Wind Project (JCWP). I live out of state and nowhere near Jordan Creek. I have very little, if any, control of whether the property involving me will lend their land to the project. However, I have spent my youth working on the farm…

On behalf of the Bud Hershberger Family and Veedersburg Masonic Lodge 491 F. and A.M. We would like to thank those who donated money in his memory to our lodge. It will be used wisely, as we are very grateful. Bud was a fifty year member.

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NOIDA, India & SYDNEY, Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- JustCall, a popular cloud phone system software for businesses, today announced that it ranked 54th on the Deloitte APAC Technology Fast 500(TM) 2019. A ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies in the Asia Pacific now in its 18th year. JustCall has grown 1367% over the past three years because of the organization's customer-centric approach. JustCall's core engineering & management teams operate from Noida and sales & support teams operate from the Philippines and United States.

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ELIZABETH, Ind., Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials with Caesars Southern Indiana today celebrated the grand opening of the new $90 million land-based casino - part of the internationally-known Caesars gaming and entertainment brand. The new casino replaces the 21-year-old riverboat casino that operated as Horseshoe Southern Indiana.

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Charity at holiday time means more than just putting your change into the traditional red buckets at the entrances to big-box stores. Needs at the holidays are even more pressing on families, with cold weather threatening coupled with stress over whether they can provide any sort of meaningful holiday for their loved ones.

While traditional holiday charities such as the Salvation Army are fine places to contribute your charitable income, there are other options for giving your money…and your time. In some cases, the time is even more precious than the money.

  1. Pantries/Food Drives – Thanksgiving and Christmas puts tremendous stress on food pantries. They are often pushed to the edge of their resources. Consider donating cash as well as food items so the pantry can purchase holiday-specific items such as Thanksgiving turkeys.

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For many people, the end of the year represents a hectic time, and the last thing anyone wants to do is add to an already full plate. However, building the following financial moves into your fourth-quarter routine can really pay off over the long run and give you greater peace of mind for the coming year.

1. Get A Head Start On Organizing Your Financial Records

This could involve downloading your online account statements and gathering all your personal income records into one place. I like to stash stubs, receipts for any tax-deductible payments, and IRS forms I receive during the year in a separate folder. Then, when tax time comes, I do not have to go searching for all this information. If I have a refund coming, I want to file early so I can use the money. December is also a great time to get a general idea of your income taxes. Maybe you can make an extra deductible contribution, such as into your

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Are the holidays not hectic enough for you? Put aside your gift list for a moment; how about adding a home sale to your to-do list?

Most people avoid selling their homes during the holidays, but you may not have any choice in the matter. If you need to sell your home around the end of the year, here are seven tips to help your sale go smoothly.

  1. Minimize Holiday Decorations – Not everyone has the same love of holiday decorations, and poorly maintained, tacky, or overly religious displays can be a turnoff for potential buyers. Keep the seasonal decorations simple and easy to maintain.

    That applies to the outside as well as the inside of your home – avoid browning out the neighborhood with your awesome light display.

  2. Keep It Clean – Keeping the home free of tracked-in mud, snow, and other debris is even tougher in the winter months, and arguably even more important. Vacuum well and vacuum often.
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The holiday season is full of plans and activities that make December incredibly hectic. If you are the average American, tax considerations and financial adjustments are pretty low on your holiday to-do list. However, you are not the average American — you enjoy saving money, are diligent in seeking ways to save, and excellent at following through with your plans. We can help by offering these potential money-saving tips to take to save on this year's taxes.

  1. Make Maximum Retirement Contributions – If you can afford to do so, max out your contributions to tax-deferred savings plans. For the 2019 tax year, maximum annual Individual Retirement Account (IRA) contributions are $6,000 with an additional $1,000 allowed as a "catch-up" contribution for taxpayers who are at least fifty years old. 401(k) plan annual contribution limits are $19,000 with an extra $6,000 catch-up allo...

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The end of the year is full of activities. Family, school, and work obligations can keep you running constantly, without the time to consider other important things – such as whether you have used all of the health care and dental plan benefits covered by your insurance.

Are insurance concerns not high on your holiday list? They probably aren't, but you could be wasting money by not reviewing your insurance usage before the holiday madness starts in earnest.

Alex Alsup, account manager for health and productivity at Assured Partners, says wellness leaders play key roles in the company’s regional offices. 

People familiar with harsh winters understand specific precautions must be taken to effectively contend with storms and cold temperatures. Both can be dangerous or even deadly for the unprepared or those who do not respect the power and unpredictability of nature.

If you’re like most adults, you might have a hard time falling or staying asleep. In fact, a 2018 Consumer Report found that 68 percent of Americans struggle with their sleeping patterns at least once a week. That accounts for 164 million Americans. If you’re included in that number, you may want to try the phenomenon of “clean sleep.”

CHICAGO - Kris Bryant's throw to first base for the last out of the 2016 World Series seemed to take an eternity for Cubs fans. That's how the Cubs - and potential trade partners - now feel as they wait for free-agent third baseman Josh Donaldson to sign and bring clarity to the Bryant situation. Three seasons have passed since Bryant and the Cubs reached that zenith, and the team's steady ...

LOS ANGELES - The fog clears, the music intensifies and Sadiqua Bynum gets to work. Wearing a black, hooded trench coat, she fires a single shot from a gun in her right hand before leaping onto the bed of a pickup truck, where an armed masked man awaits. When he tries to escape, she chases him into a bunkhouse, her gun drawn. This is Bynum's superhero moment, even though you can't see her face ...

KABUL - At least 23 Afghan army soldiers were killed by a group of Taliban infiltrators in the southeastern province of Ghazni, local officials said Saturday. The infiltrators attacked the soldiers on a military base in Qarabagh district of the province, local council members Esmatullah Jamrudwal and Amanullah Kamran said. Another soldier was wounded in the incident, but survived as he ...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday rejected Pacific Gas & Electric's proposal to pull itself out of bankruptcy, saying its reorganization plan falls "woefully short" of safety requirements set under state law and demanding the company make major changes if it wants to access billions of dollars in a fund to pay wildfire claims. The move complicates PG&E's ability to ...