RUSHVILLE —As you do your spring cleaning, keep an eye out for a stray library book reposing under a bed or a puppet skulking in a closet or maybe a video unseen amongst your own collection. If you find any of these items, you’re in luck! As part of National Library Week, Rushville Public Library is granting amnesty this week with Free Fine Week. “This means that people can bring back overdue items and there is no fine levied. As usual, this doesn't pertain to already existing fines,” Sue Otte, library director, said. “So people need to look under their beds and in closets, etc., and find those overdue library items and bring them back.” She explained that already existing fines are those that are already on the library user’s account. “You may have an overdue item, but the actual monetary amount isn't on your account until you bring it back,” she said. Another feature of this special week is reduced county card fees. Since the library is a city facility, residents not living within city limits must pay a fee for their library cards. During this week they can save money by signing up for a card at a lower fee. The usual Toddler and Preschool story times will be observed today (Thursday). New this year is a donation from Hubler Auto Center in Rushville. “Hubler is doing something special for us during April,” Otte explained. “For every car, new or used, that they sell, they are giving $100 to the library improvement fund.” Patrons may give their own donations by visiting the Giving Tree near the reception desk and selecting an item listed on a leaf of the tree. Seed packets also are still available to help “grow” the library. The 100 Days of Giving will continue until the big 100th anniversary celebration June 13. Jan Voiles can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (765) 932-2222 ext. 107.
Market opens Saturday
The Heart of Rushville Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market opens for the season Saturday, May 25. The market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is located on Third Street, just east of Main Street in downtown Rushville.
Working together to honor our veterans
The Rush County Veterans Memorial Foundation had a dilemma.
“Our current crosses were very old [25+ years] and in need of replacement,” said Rushville City Councilman Craig Smith, who took an interest in the need several months ago. “The cost to replace the aluminum crosses was $14 a piece.
Last senior cheer
Senior class president James Brashaber is pictured leading his classmates in a final “senior cheer” prior to exiting RCHS Thursday afternoon. Graduation for the group is set for June 2 in Memorial Gymnasium.
Grizzard named Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction
Educator Paul Grizzard of Rushville Consolidated High School was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS.) Grizzard was nominated by student Autumn Meece for the honor.
LCC meets new Community Corrections director
The Local Coordinating Council (LCC) recently met Rush County’s new Community Corrections director Ashley Stevens.
According to Stevens, Community Corrections is funded by the Indiana Department of Correction with aspirations that it will, in time, be self-funded.
Rushville Consolidated High School Class of 2013 Top 10 Students: Dougherty & Fenimore
The Rushville Republican is pleased to feature each of the Top 10 students graduating with the Rushville Consolidated High School Class of 2013.
Essay contest winner announced
As a tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Department of Student Programs (sponsored by the Indiana Association of School Principals) provides an essay contest for middle level and high school students.
FSA announces restart of America’s largest conservation program
Julia A. Wickard, State Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Indiana announced FSA is currently conducting Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signups for both general and continuous CRP. The General Signup began yesterday, May 20, 2013, and continues through June 14. Sign-up for continuous CRP began on May 13 and will continue through Sept. 30, 2013.
County beefs up computer security
During the most recent meeting of the Rush County Commissioners, Rush Count Sheriff Jeff Sherwood informed Bruce Levi, Mark Bacon and Ken Masters that the inmate population at the Rush County Jail continues to increase. According to Sherwood, 46 individuals are currently housed at the facility which is designed for 38 inmates.
Dig Into Reading at the local library
Grab everyone in your household and everyone in the neighborhood and come on down to the Rushville Public Library to sign up for our summer reading program “Dig Into Reading.”
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