photos by CHANDRA L. MATTINGLY/THE RECORDER & NEWS: Instructor Andy Witkemper, Greensburg Fire Department, far left, poses with participants in the recent Haz Mat training in Rising Sun, from left: Alexander Dushney, Bill Lloyd, Danny Vinup, Scott Crandell, John Miller, Shannon Snelling, Rising Sun Fire Chief Kevin Armstrong, Matt Vaughan, Andrew Muencher, Wes Walston, Austin Armstrong and Christ Berkley.

A dozen emergency responders mastered Haz Mat, or hazardous materials, training at the Rising Sun Volunteer Fire Department in late January.

Come March, Rising Sun Quiltfest 2016 entries will be accepted, said sponsors the Ohio County Historical Society and the Sunshine Stitchers.

It's your lucky year.

As the State of Indiana celebrates it bicentennial, the state parks system is celebrating its centennial.

Their gift to you is a way to enter any state park in 2016 without paying a fee with help from your local library.

Submitted photo From left: Friendship State Bank former CEO, James W. Lemon, 1957-1992, current CEO Chris Meyer, and former CEO James William Lemon, 1992-2015.

The Friendship State Bank congratulated James William Lemon as he transitioned from his role as CEO, and celebrated its fourth generation of family leadership with Christopher Meyer, Mr. Lemon’s son-in-law, named by the board as the new CEO. Lemon will continue to serve as President and Chairman of the Board.

Aurora Police Department is asking the public to help identifiy two suspects in a report of fraud from Main Source Bank.

Submitted photo: Students heading to the Lawrenceburg Ivy Tech campus from Rising Sun High School include, front row, from left: Kurtis Armstrong, Riley Bovard and Anna Slack; second row: Tiffany Vinup, Kelsey Romans, Mackinzie Scott and Carson Blackwell; third row: Brett Weaver, Sarah Steele, Meghan Lampkin and Cora Burkhardt; back row: Abby Fletcher and Taylor Jenkins.

A baker's dozen Rising Sun High School seniors are attending college this semester, while continuing with high school, to earn a half-dozen college credits almost for free.

 photos by CHANDRA L. MATTINGLY/THE RECORDER & NEWS: Instructor Andy Witkemper, Greensburg Fire Department, far left, poses with participants in the recent Haz Mat training in Rising Sun, from left: Alexander Dushney, Bill Lloyd, Danny Vinup, Scott Crandell, John Miller, Shannon Snelling, Rising Sun Fire Chief Kevin Armstrong, Matt Vaughan, Andrew Muencher, Wes Walston, Austin Armstrong and Christ Berkley.
Submitted photo From left: Friendship State Bank former CEO, James W. Lemon, 1957-1992, current CEO Chris Meyer, and former CEO James William Lemon, 1992-2015.
Submitted photo: Students heading to the Lawrenceburg Ivy Tech campus from Rising Sun High School include, front row, from left: Kurtis Armstrong, Riley Bovard and Anna Slack; second row: Tiffany Vinup, Kelsey Romans, Mackinzie Scott and Carson Blackwell; third row: Brett Weaver, Sarah Steele, Meghan Lampkin and Cora Burkhardt; back row: Abby Fletcher and Taylor Jenkins.

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 photos by CHANDRA L. MATTINGLY/THE RECORDER & NEWS: Instructor Andy Witkemper, Greensburg Fire Department, far left, poses with participants in the recent Haz Mat training in Rising Sun, from left: Alexander Dushney, Bill Lloyd, Danny Vinup, Scott Crandell, John Miller, Shannon Snelling, Rising Sun Fire Chief Kevin Armstrong, Matt Vaughan, Andrew Muencher, Wes Walston, Austin Armstrong and Christ Berkley.

A dozen emergency responders mastered Haz Mat, or hazardous materials, training at the Rising Sun Volunteer Fire Department in late January.

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OSGOOD - Nobody was likely to beat No. 1- ranked Jac-Cen-Del girls basketball (23-1) for the Class A sectional championship on the Lady Eagles' home court last weekend.