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NFPA urges added caution this holiday season, as Christmas Day and Christmas Eve are among the leading days of the year for U.S. home fires

Many hallmarks of the holiday season, including Christmas trees, holiday decorations, cooking and baking, present potential fire hazards that contribute to an annual increase in U.S. home fires during the winter months. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Christmas Day and Christmas Eve are among the leading days of the year for home…

Triple-homicide investigation arrest in Lebanon

Chad Grimball, 40, Thorntown, has been charged with the murders of Larry Stogsdill Junior, Brannon Martin and Grace Bishop that took place on the evening of Sept. 8, 2021, located at 403 East Walnut Street. Chad Grimball faces the following charges: • 3 counts of Murder • 1 count of carrying a handgun without a…

USDA to make up to $800 million available to provide economic relief to biofuel producers and restore renewable fuel markets hit by the pandemic

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that USDA will make up to $800 million available to support biofuel producers and infrastructure. The announcement includes $700 million to provide economic relief to biofuel producers and restore renewable fuel markets affected by the pandemic. The Department will make the funds available through the…

Noblesville Elks Lodge gives grant to Boys & Girls Club

The Noblesville Elks Lodge #576 recently presented the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville with a $3,500 Beacon Grant to support the Club’s Meals To Members program. Once per month, Elks members volunteer to serve a pizza dinner to the members at the Club. The Noblesville Elks Lodge has been a support of the Club’s…

Sheridan Museum Open House for new exhibit

The Sheridan Historical Society’s Stephenson Cultural Center Museum is planning a two-day weekend open house event to celebrate its latest exhibit: the Bud Wright Sheridan Football display. This coming Saturday and Sunday afternoons, Dec. 11 and 12, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day, the museum on Main Street will be open and the…

Daily Almanac: Dec. 8, 2021

Sunrise/Sunset RISE: 7:57 a.m. SET: 5:22 p.m. High/Low Temperatures High: 38 °F Low: 26 °F Wacky Holiday Today • National Brownie Day • National Lard Day What Happened On This Day • 1941 U.S. enters WWII • 1991 Creation of Commonwealth of Independent States Births On This Day • 1982 Nicki Minaj Trinidadian/American rapper •…

27th Anniversary WIBC Radiothon kicks off on Friday with goal to raise $375,000

For 27 years, the WIBC Radiothon has been a holiday tradition in Indianapolis. The Salvation Army’s largest annual fundraising event of the year is back this Friday and Saturday with a record goal and big plans for the 36-hour live broadcast from Sullivan Hardware and Gardens at 6955 N. Keystone Avenue. In response to increased…

Farmer sentiment weakens as production cost concerns mount

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer slipped 5 points in November to a reading of 116 as producers continue to be pessimistic about both the current and future outlook of the agricultural economy. The Index of Current Conditions declined 7 points in November to a reading of 128, and the Index of Future Expectations…

State putting out free Narcan vending machines

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the placement of Indiana’s first-ever naloxone vending machine at the St. Joseph County Jail in South Bend. The machine is one of 19 to be placed statewide and will be available for use by the public. “There is no single solution to ending this epidemic that has taken the lives…

Advisory: Nextech CSforGood Showcase at Statehouse tomorrow

Tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Indiana Department of Education and AT&T Indiana will join Nextech to host teams of elementary, middle and high school students at the Statehouse for the Nextech CSforGood Showcase at Indiana Statehouse South Atrium, 200 W. Washington St. in Indianapolis. As part of the event, the top teams…