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Edgewood High School Approved For Pricey Field Trip To Germany

On Monday the Richland Bean Blossom School Corporation approved a field trip to Germany, despite concerns from some Board members. Amy Norris, the German teacher at Edgewood High School, asked for permission to take a group of students to Lingen, Germany, next summer. Board member Randy Wright questioned the safety of trips overseas. Wright referred to Board member Debra Walcott, …

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Daily Local News – September 18, 2013

The newly signed Jobs For Hoosiers bill has implications for unemployment insurance recipients in Indiana; The Bloomington Public Works Department moved forward last week with a project to rebuild one block of a historic brick street between 7th and 8th streets; At its September 5th meeting, the Ellettsville Plan Commission discussed but delayed a vote on revisions to the Town …

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New Library Renovations Will Cost More Than First Anticipated

A third phase of renovations at the Monroe County Public Library may cost as much as half a million dollars more than first projected. That’s according to information put forward during a work session for the Library’s Board of Trustees on September 11. A representative for the project’s architect, Christine Matheu, presented the cost estimates to the Board. But before …

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City Council Members Sponsor Resolution To Provide A Local Response On Statewide Marriage Equality

Tuesday, local residents will be given an opportunity to participate in a debate on marriage equality. Bloomington City Council Member Susan Sandberg is sponsoring a resolution, along with Council Members Darryl Neher and Tim Mayer as co-sponsors, supporting marriage equality. This motion is designed to provide a local response to state legislators’ efforts to include a clause in the state …

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Local Government Information Seminar ‘Citizens Academy’ Taking Applications

The Monroe County Citizens Academy is taking applications for this year’s fall seminars. The seminars, which are open to everyone, inform attendees about the local county government. Interim County Extension Director Amy Thompson tells us that the Academy is an opportunity for residents to learn more about how county government operates, where their local tax dollars go and the services …

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This Year’s Deer Season Looks To Be Productive After Last Year’s Record-Setting Harvest

Hunters in Indiana can expect another productive deer season in 2013, but probably not as productive as last year’s record setter. The deer harvest record has been broken in four of the last five seasons. But Chad Stewart, deer biologist with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (the DNR), doesn’t expect the trend to continue. “Last year was a record …

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Daily Local News – September 17, 2013

A third phase of renovations at the Monroe County Public Library may cost as much as half a million dollars more than first projected; Tonight, local residents will be given an opportunity to participate in a debate on marriage equality; The Monroe County Citizens Academy is taking applications for this year’s fall seminars; Hunters in Indiana can expect another productive …

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Daily Local News- September 16th, 2013

Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane laid out a plan to enroll students around the state in early childhood education programs; Bloomington will stage its first Open Streets event this weekend- joining a recent trend in larger cities around the world; Citizens from Morristown, Indiana are banding together to stop a gas-fired power plant proposed by tyhe Omaha-based company Tenaska. FEATURE …

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Daily Local News – September 13, 2013

Senator Dan Coats, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, released a statement this week announcing his disagreement with the authorization of a U.S. military strike against Syria; The Bloomington Plan Commission rejected a plan Monday to relocate the Taste of India restaurant; This week the Bloomington City Council heard from residents who are unhappy with plans to demolish six …

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IU GLBT Alumni Association Launches Groundbreaking Scholarship Campaign Helping The LGBT Student Community

The Indiana University Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Alumni Association has launched the nation’s first-ever scholarship campaign devoted to assisting GLBT students and promoting leadership on GLBT concerns. According to Doug Bauder, coordinator at the IU GLBT Student Support Services Office, the GLBT Alumni Association organized this dual scholarship. One of the scholarships aims to help GLBT students who are cut …

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