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  • paper volume year issue fullDate Patriots beat Rebels in Holiday Tournament Patriots beat Rebels in Holiday Tournament
  • The 2013-14 wrestling season got off to a fine start on Saturday, November 23, as the Wildcats participated in the Rushville Invitational tournament, featuring five schools. Franklin County finished 3-1 on the day with wins over Seymour, Rushville and Indianapolis Howe. The only loss for the Wildcats came against Westfield, 52-24, but against a fine team like the Shamrocks, a loss is easier to handle. The key victory for Franklin County was a 49-21 win over Rushville. The Lions are expected to
  • By Tyler Whittamore, Sports Editor As much as it can be, the Franklin County boys' varsity basketball scrimmage match against Winchester on Saturday, November 23, was a success as the Wildcats outscored the Golden Falcons, 71-61. The contest took place in the FCHS gym and featured five 15-minute running clock quarters. The first four belonged to the varsity team, and the final quarter was for the junior varsity. Although the Wildcats won the event, looking at the scrimmage from a pure statis
  • By Kate Greene, Staff Writer Stacie Eichinger is taking a walk for a cause, a long walk for a good cause. Eichinger, a native of Tucson, Arizona, is walking across the United States for Beads of Courage, a non-profit program designed to transform the treatment experience for children coping with chronic, life threatening illness. Last Wednesday, Eichinger walked through Brookville and spoke about her trek while enjoying a hearty breakfast at the Pioneer Restaurant. Eichinger's walk began
  • By John Estridge, Editor As luck would have it, November Noel fell on the coldest day yet of fall. Temperatures struggled to get above 30 degrees as jolly St. Nick stayed jolly for the youngsters and their families who stood in line just to be able to tell the man who is accustomed to cold what they wanted him to bring to them on Christmas morning. According to wunderground, at 3 p.m. Saturday in Brookville, the air temperature was 31 degrees Fahrenheit with a windchill that made it feel
  • OBIT-------------------- Bernard M. Sutter Bernard M. Sutter, age 92, passed away November 19, 2013. He was the son of Verne and Odetta Sutter of Versailles. Bernie was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II. He was a member of the Franklin Masonic Lodge No. 107, F & A M; Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rite and a 56-year member of Linwood Christian Church in Indianapolis. Bernie was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Dalene Vestal and Ruth Hey. He is survived by hi
  • LETTER-------------------- Dear Editor, Franklin County EMS The Franklin County Emergency Medical Service (EMS) is an organization made up of your neighbors and friends, approximately 120 of them, volunteering to provide our community with emergency medical care. Most of our members, in addition to volunteering, have full-time jobs. Being an emergency responder requires a large commitment. Not only do our members make runs but they also complete continuing education training courses, maint
  • paper volume year issue fullDate It?s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas news new 1.jpg Tuscon native pauses in Brookville in walk across America news 2.jpg Wildcats set tone for season with scrimmage win over Falcons Grapplers open season with successful Invitational sports 2.jpg
  • By Tyler Whittamore, Sports Editor The Franklin County High School soccer complex hosted both boys' and girls' soccer teams from Centerville on Monday night, September 16, and the Bulldogs were able to come away with a win in both games. In the pair of contests, the Wildcats were outscored 11-1. The Lady Wildcats started things off by taking the field first. Franklin County allowed just one goal in the first half despite a tenacious offense by Centerville. In the second half things started t
  • By Tyler Whittamore, Sports Editor Despite taking a 14-point lead into the second quarter, the Franklin County Wildcats were unable to hang on to defeat the East Central Trojans last Friday night, September 13, eventually falling 35-28. The pain of defeat was made worse by the fact that it was Homecoming for Franklin County, and the game was played in front of a full house on the home side. Franklin County led East Central, 21-7, at the end of the first quarter, but the Wildcat offense squan
  • By John Estridge, Editor A Connersville man missing since Wednesday morning, Sept. 11, was found Friday night after the Homecoming parade between Main and Court streets. According to a Brookville Police Department Report filed by Officer Jeremy Noah, Nelson Rose, 65, Connersville, was found by Rose?s son. Rose was found in his pickup truck in the parking lot behind the medical offices of Drs. Calvin Finch and Michael Fain. Rose was found by one of his sons. It is not known how long his p
  • By John Estridge, Editor In the last couple of major elections in the county, the Republicans have swept or nearly swept every contested election. That means if a Republican incumbent is going to lose his or her position, it probably has to come in the primary election. Barry Bischoff, a state trooper, is going to seek to be the Republican candidate for sheriff in the Republican primary in May 2014. He will run against incumbent Republican sheriff Ken Murphy. No Democrats have announced
  • OBIT-------------------- John Walter McConnell , age 85, of Mt. Carmel, died Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at Hospice of Hamilton in Hamilton, Ohio. Born September 8, 1928, in Franklin County, he was the son of the late Walton and Hazel (Stewart) McConnell. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. On August 31, 1957, he was united in marriage to the former Naomi Risse Lane, and she survives. He retired in 1991 from CSX Railways where he had worked for over 20 years. He had also fa
  • LETTER-------------------- Letter to the Editor Dee Allen I didn't know if your newspaper had "Letter to the editor" or not. My goal is not to get my name in the paper but to call attention to the Animal Shelter. My husband and I went to the animal shelter in hopes of getting a little dog as a companion for the dog we now have. I was devastated as to what I saw. It made me sick to my stomach. So many animals in one little building. It was so not! The animal shelter needs help! These dog
  • paper volume year issue fullDate Barry Bischoff announces run for sheriff on Rep. ticket news1.jpg Man found dead behind Main Trojans rally to ruin Franklin County's Homecoming sports 1.jpg Chase Halloran, 25, evades a tackle from East Central?s Nick Dressman, 44, on the way to a positive run for Franklin County. (More photos are available online at www.whitewaterpub.com) Centerville outmatches FCHS boys' and girls' soccer sports 2.jpg
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  • By Tyler Whittamore, Sports Editor The youth movement is in full force for the Franklin County girls\' golf team as it enters the 2013 season. Returning just two starters and one senior from last year\'s team, the Lady Wildcats are focusing on improving their game day by day. Inexperience was an issue for last year\'s team as well, but by the end of the year, the team was playing its best golf. The 2012 Franklin County team finished third in the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference tournament
  • By Tyler Whittamore, Sports Editor The 2012 football season was a series of ups and downs for the Franklin County Wildcats. The team began the year by throttling Indianapolis Northwest and Jay County by a combined score of 128-39, with a seven-point win over Connersville wedged in between. The subsequent weeks were not so kind to the Wildcats. The team lost three straight contests, all to Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference opponents, to drop their record to 3-3. Franklin County got well a
  • By John Estridge, Editor Sunday, Aug. 11, was not a good day in Franklin County for vehicles. Three Aircare helicopters were called into the county for three separate accidents. The first two helicopters landed at Laurel School. According to Franklin County Sheriff?s Department press releases, the first accident occurred at 3:03 p.m. Dakota T. Keihn, 15, West Chapel Road, Rushville, was operating a 2003 Honda XR50R, an off-road motorcycle, southeast on Vanetta Hollow Road. Keihn failed t
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