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"Body found in Hanover"

Officers responded to reports of a body found in Hanover Saturday. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, on April 23, 2016, at approximately 4:13 p.m. the Sheriff’s Department responded to the wooded area behind Southwestern Elementary School in reference to a report of a deceased male. Officers met with the reporting party, who stated they were walking the trails and found the male subject. An Indiana State Police Crime Scene Technician was summoned to the scene, and assisted deputies with the investigation. It was determined through the investigation that no foul play was involved, and the cause of death was self-inflicted. The victim was identified as a 45-year-old male from Hanover.


"Park project receives fundraising boost"

A local non-profit park project will receive a grant in support of their ef-forts.
The Friends of Hargan-Matthews Park, the volunteer organization dedicated to improving the downtown riverfront park, has learned they will receive a $10,000 grant from the Jefferson County United Way. The non-profit, which operates un-der the umbrella of Madison Youth Unlimited, was formed with the goal of up-grading the park to include riverboat-themed playground equipment accessible to children of all abilities.
In September of 2016 the Friends of Hargan-Matthews Park received a grant from the Community Foundation of Madison & Jefferson County, with a deadline of April 30th to match those funds. All funds up to $50,000 raised before that date will be matched by the Community Foundation.
The group has been striving to raise the matching funds and work to bring the community together to make this project a reality for the kids of this commu-nity. Park organizers say having the United Way on-board is a great step in that direction.
The Friends have raised about $40,000 towards the matching $50,000 grant, and are working to raise the remainder needed by April 30th.
For more information about the Friends of Hargan-Matthews Park, or to make a tax-deductible donation online, visit the group’s Facebook page.


"Early voting open for 2016 primary election"

Early voting is now open to Hoosiers for the primary election. Early in-person voting continues through May 2nd at noon.
Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson says casting your ballot to avoid the rush is easy.
Before heading to the polls, Hoosier voters can go to or use the Indiana Voters app on their smart phone to look up which candidates will be on their ballot. Voters enter their county of residence, name and date of birth. ‘Who’s On Your Ballot?’ will list the offices, candidates’ names and party just as it will be listed on Election Day.
Registered voters can also start voting absentee by mail today.
Voter registration is now closed for the May 3rd primary, but you can still get registered for the November 8th general election at or by using the Indiana Voters app.
Polls are open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time on May 3rd for the primary election.


"Ivy Tech to sponsor cummer skills camp for second year"

Ivy Tech Community College is once again hosting free summer camps this year to introduce 8th and 9th grade students to career opportunities within the field of advanced manufacturing and provide them with workforce readiness soft skills. The Fast PASS summer camps will be 3-day learning opportunities that will integrate industry and business mentors, who will work with students throughout the experience.
The College will offer two advanced manufacturing camps this year: one class for students interested in hands-on learning and one for students who participated in the inaugural Fast PASS Manufacturing camp last summer. PASS stands for Pathways in Advanced Manufacturing and Soft Skills.
The Ivy Tech Madison campus piloted the Fast PASS summer camp last year to help incoming high school freshmen begin considering a career in manufacturing and identify the choices they should make to be prepared and successful. Students learned about robotics, built a playhouse with Habitat for Humanity and toured a Madison manufacturing facility.
In order for students to participate, their parents or guardians must attend an upcoming mandatory meeting from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. April 28 at the Ivy Tech Madison Lecture Hall, 590 Ivy Tech Drive.
For more information, call 812-274-0195.




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