In Like a Lion, March Roars

50 homes damaged, 6 destroyed More photos below March –indeed– roared in like a lion. Just before dawn, Wednesday, March 1, the roaring began, heralded by severe lightening strikes and followed by churning, rolling thunder and a ravaging storm that barreled across Gibson County. At noon last Wednesday, Gibson Electric Membership Corporation had 4,421 customers without…

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Dyer man fights for mobility

HOPING TO WALK AGAIN – Gary Barnes hopes for more days like this but it may require a stem cell procedure to cure his rare disease which has rendered him unable to walk. Barnes was an active working man until a nerve block apparently hit the wrong spot causing chronic arachnoiditis. ________________________________________________________________________________ Gary Barnes didn’t…

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GC press box ready for baseball

NEW PRESS BOX A WELCOME ADDITION AT GC – Micah McVay owner of Pegas Service Company gives Gibson County Head Coach Neal Papich a handshake on completion of the new Gibson County Pioneer baseball press box last week. (Photo by Lori Cathey) _______________________________________________________________________________ by Lori Cathey Gibson County High School has a brand new press…

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Dyer Jr. High offers shelter from the storm

BACK TO SCHOOL – Area residents are welcome to come to Dyer Jr. High during threatening weather. The Dyer Jr.High School  safe room is open to the public after school hours in the event of strong storms and tornado watches and warnings. Prinicpal Brad Garner says its especially meaningful for residents here who have been…

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Accelerating: Dyer bumps limit to 40 mph

NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T – Dyer Police Chief Brad Lindsey stands near the old speed limit sign on South Main. This sign has now been replaced by a 40 mph sign. The 30 mile-per-hour speed limit heading south out of Dyer is gone. Dyer city board members voted last week to bump…

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Discovery Park’s best exhibit yet: DaVinci’s machines

DA VINCI’S EARLY MACHINES – Da Vinci’s Machines and Robotics is the newest exhibit of the Discovery Park in Union City. Most people are unaware that Da Vinci’s inventions were the inspiration behind, and catalyst for, all kinds of modern day equipment. Here a youngster plays with an early ball bearing display. Discovery Park of…

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Hughey, Blackburn join Dyer city board

FAMILY MOMENT – Joining newly sworn in Dyer Mayor Chris Younger are (from left) his mother Kay Sims, grandmother Una Barron and his wife Crystal Younger. (photo by J.D. Pinkerton.) by J.D. Pinkerton Dyer leaders were sworn into office Monday night as two new alderpersons and the three others including the mayor officially took office.…

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License plate bill seeks to add U.S. motto

Rep. Sanderson serves on the Transportation Committee and chairs the State Government Committee. ‘In God We Trust’ legislation filed by Kenton lawmaker State Rep. Bill Sanderson filed a bill last week requiring new state license plates to include the phrase, “In God We Trust.” “It’s our national motto and it’s already on our currency. It’s…

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Friday snowfall blankets area

SNOWFALL – Snow Thursday evening and into Friday closed schools and forced some businesses to close early. Snow ended Friday afternoon leaving roads somewhat treacherous over the weekend.  Although just a few inches in the heaviest snowfall areas, the accompanying freezing temperatures gave the white stuff a more serious impact across the north county. Snow…

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Christmastime: From Newbern to New Orleans

FRENCH QUARTER BOUND – Publisher April Jackson and husband Dennis Jackson enjoy breakfast time in the diner car on The City of New Orleans Dec. 23. The Amtrak train picks up passengers in Newbern regularly, running the line from Chicago to New Orleans. Bouncing down south over the Mississippi delta’s railways hours before Christmas, we…

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