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Hearts of Gold: Five area residents were recognized by the Dearborn Community Foundation for their selfless acts of volunteerism and caring. Click here for details.

School-funding inequity: Two state lawmakers representing Dearborn County are confident that what is seen as an inequity in funding between rural and urban school districts will be acted upon by the Indiana General Assembly. Click here for details.
UPDATE: School closure logistics: Sunman-Dearborn School Board members on Dec. 11 heard an update on the process of closing the North Dearborn Elementary School building next school year. Click here for details.
North Dearborn Elementary to close: As was widely expected, the Sunman-Dearborn School Board voted 5-2 on Nov. 20 to close the North Dearborn Elementary building as of the next school year. The action was taken to deal with declining enrollment and the subsequent decrease in state funding. The vote came after a contentious meeting attended by nearly 100 people and at which some parents accused the board of having made its decision before listening to what they had to say. Click here for details.

Courthouse plans: Dearborn County Council members and Commissioners, at a meeting Nov. 18, saw a range of options for the possible expansion of the historic county courthouse to address space and securiy issues. Seven options, ranging in cost from $2 million to nearly $13 million, were presented by the DLZ architectural firm of Indianapolis and Maxwell Construction of Lawrenceburg. No decision was made, and the discussion is likely to continue at a Jan. 13 meeting of the Council.
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Community Correspondents: Read about your neighbors in 4 counties in the communities of Bright, Hidden Valley Lake, St. Leon, Jackson Township, Dover, Logan, Guilford, New Alsace, Sunman, Town of West Harrison, Yorkville, Lawrenceburg, Aurora, Manchester, Moores Hill, Dillsboro, Milan, Franklin County, Batesville and Rising Sun/Ohio County!

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