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Phil Mininger is a recipient of the Orange County Community Foundation Youth Council’s Golden Deeds Award, a program which recognizes local individuals who exemplify kindness and philanthropy toward their fellow man. He will be honored at a ceremony Jan. 30 at Unity Hall in Orleans.

Sam Prow is a recipient of the Orange County Community Foundation Youth Council’s Golden Deeds Award, a program which recognizes local individuals who exemplify kindness and philanthropy toward their fellow man. She will be honored at a ceremony Jan. 30 at Unity Hall in Orleans.

FRENCH LICK — West Baden Lions Club President Bill Willis presented information on the history of the Pentagon when the club met Jan. 18.

Freshman Abbi Jay, Sophomore Lyric Whaley and Junior Kenzie Harrell are vying for the title of Springs Valley Basketball Homecoming Princess. One will be selected during the Jan. 28 home game.

Springs Valley Basketball Homecoming Queen will be selected from three Senior candidates during the Jan. 28 game. They are, left to right, Jessalyn Mahan and Kaitlyn Eastridge. Not pictured is Ashlyn Lindley.

Above left: Springs Valley Basketball Homecoming Prince candidates are, left to right, sophomore Konner Chase and junior Griffin McGee. Not pictured is freshman Andre Ayres. Above right: Freshman Abbi Jay, sophomore Lyric Whaley and junior Kenzie Harrell are vying for the title of Springs Va…

Paoli Schools Superintendent Greg Walker, left, was awarded the 2021 School Business Official of the Year by the Indiana Association of School Board Officials for Indiana’s Region 9. “This was for his fiscal responsibility in bring up new ways to use our money in our school to the best of hi…

Raising $554.83, Orange County Community Foundation Youth Council sponsored a Penny War between the fourth and seventh grade classes at each county school.

Chad Goldman, left, is a recipient of the Orange County Community Foundation Youth Council’s Golden Deeds Award, a program which recognizes local individuals who exemplify kindness and philanthropy toward their fellow man. He will be honored at a ceremony on Jan. 30 at Unity Hall in Orleans.

Brandy Terrell is a recipient of the Orange County Community Foundation Youth Council’s Golden Deeds Award, a program which recognizes local individuals who exemplify kindness and philanthropy toward their fellow man. She will be honored at a ceremony on Jan. 30 at Unity Hall in Orleans.

The Orange County Tourism Commission will meet for its first official meeting of 2022 Thursday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Meeting Room at the Orange County Complex.

State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) authored legislation to create a prescription drug recycling program in Indiana to reduce waste and provide Hoosiers with greater access to affordable medications.

Orange County Service Council, in partnership with Purdue Extension, awarded 12 certificates of completion Dec. 8 to leaders at the conclusion of 2021 Community Leadership Program. Successful completion included attendance at nine sessions and a community project. The community project was f…

ORLEANS — The Coalition Against the Mid-States Corridor project hosts a public forum from 6:30-8 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 25 at Orleans Elementary School Gym.

Koby Durbin of Paoli, studying music education, and Paige Gehl of Paoli, studying exercise science, were named to the dean’s list for fall 2021 at the University of Evansville.

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The Springs Valley boys basketball team members showed their appreciation for the faculty and staff at Springs Valley Community Schools during the Jan. 7 game against Crawford County for Teacher Appreciation Night.

Orange County welcomed the first baby of 2022 at 8:55 p.m. Jan. 4 at IU Health Paoli Hospital. Her name is Delilah Austin Dawn Judd, and her mother is Tiffany Judd of Orange County.

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Throop Elementary Special Education Teacher Laura Pulliam has a new tool to help her students thanks to the generosity of WHAS Crusade for Children grant for $20,000. Pulliam converted the corner of her classroom into a sensory space to help children relax into a state of mind for learning.

Maria Wishart, right, is a recipient of the Orange County Community Foundation Youth Council’s Golden Deeds Award, a program which recognizes local individuals who exemplify kindness and philanthropy toward their fellow man. She will be honored at a ceremony on Jan. 30 at Unity Hall in Orleans.

Barry Wininger, right, is a recipient of the Orange County Community Foundation Youth Council’s Golden Deeds Award, a program which recognizes local individuals who exemplify kindness and philanthropy toward their fellow man. He will be honored at a ceremony on Jan. 30 at Unity Hall in Orleans.

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Visitors ages 17 and older, who wish to ride a bike or horse on the Hoosier National Forest are required to have a trail use permit. Permits are available for daily use at $5 per person, or annual use at $35 per person.

Ann Shoults of Best Home Furnishings (Paoli Division, Sewing Department) retired Jan. 3 with 21 years of service. She began her career with Best in February of 2000. She was recently recognized with a furniture gift certificate.

Orange County REMC sponsors a variety of youth programs through Indiana Electric Cooperatives. These programs include Calendar Art Contest, Senior Scholarships, Camp Kilowatt, Indiana Youth Tour, and Page Day. Listed below is a brief description about the programs offered.