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61 to Reopen through the start of 2015

   State Road 61 will reopen to traffic   in Monroe City, and will remain open for the rest of the Holiday Season.
   Indiana Department of Transportation contractors will return to the site on or after January 5th.
   After January 5th--as weather permits-- crews will close a portion of State Road 241 at Monroe City for the replacement of water and storm sewer lines, as well as resuming the closure of SR 61 through Monroe City.
   The $3.5 million project is expected to be complete by the end of 2015.
            The holiday forecast has snow in store for Hoosier travelers.
          The Indiana DNR has gift solutions for those on your list more concerned about the state's outdoors than about acquiring more stuff.          
       While seasonal movies portray fun and meaningful family holiday gatherings, that just isn't the reality for everyone.
        Indiana's state health agency has won a $1.4 million federal grant to help it conduct an in-depth analysis of the factors behind homicides and suicides in the state.
       The 24th annual Cops and Kids shopping trip took place at Washington’s Wal Mart.   
        CNN‘s list of "12 best places to spend Christmas 2014" includes the famous small town of Santa Claus, Indiana.
           It’s been a busy year for the city of Washington between new road construction and water system improvements and much more.
           A judge has sentenced Jason Caldwell of Sollsberry to to 111 years in prison for murder and rape.
    Three people were jailed in Martin County Tuesday when state police and parole officers conducted a parole search.
 
 
          Midwestern Engineers, Inc. will serve as the presenting sponsor of THE 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard in May.
          The demand for package service has grown. Online retailers ship more products to their customers.  The Washington Postal Office is responding by offering package delivery on Sunday during the holidays.

Upcoming blood drives.......

 
          The month of December can  take it’s toll on the area’s blood supply due to busy schedules and frequent illness. However, the blood need continues even when donations go down.
 
          Here are some upcoming blood drives in Daviess County.
  • Saturday 12/13 from 10am to 3-pm at Daviess Community Hospital.
  • Monday 12/16 at the Washington Free Methodist church from 2 to 7  on Troy Road.
  • Tuesday 12/17 2 to 7 at the Christ United Methodist Church on Merdian in Washington.      
  • Friday 12/19 from 2:30 to 7:30 at the First Mennonite Church on 550-North
  • Tuesday 12/30 at Daviess Community Hospital from 11:30 to 4.
 
For more information on donating blood contact the Red Cross. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-Red Cross.
         An important window will soon open for Indiana college-bound students who need help paying for tuition. 
         The Carnegie Public Library is in the midst of a book drive for area schools.
    
 

 
 
 Indiana residents stumped by what holiday gift to buy a friend or relative who loves the great outdoors now have the option of reserving them space at one of the state's parks.
 
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