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Interim superintendent: Dr. John Williams is on the job as interim superintendent of Sunman-Dearborn schools as the school board conducts a search for a new superintendent. Photo: Dr. Williams on July 1, his first day, and Mary Ann Baines, Director of Human Resources. (Photo by Susan Ray) Click here to read a Q&A with Dr. Williams.
Courthouse plan on hold: A discussion of a possible annex to the historic Dearborn County Courthouse is on hold until the county's financial situation is analyzed. Meanwhile, the jail expansion project in on schedule. Click here for details.
November ballot takes shape: July 3 was the deadline for local political parties for to fill vacant ballot positions for the November election. Click here for details.
UPDATE: School board candidates: Candidates in the November election for local school boards began filing on July 23. Final day to declare is 12 noon Aug. 22. Seats up for election are: Sunman-Dearborn School District: Districts 1, 4, 5, 6; Lawrenceburg School District: Districts 1; Dist. 2 (2 to be elected), and Dist. 3; South Dearborn School District: Districts 1 and 3; At-large. Click here for candidate list, updated periodically.
Opinions wanted: Dearborn County Commissioners are considering development of a form for members of the public to fill out when requesting certain public records, and are looking for feedback. Click here to see the form, and for contact information for Commissioners.
Collier Ridge bridge replacement underway: Replacement of the Collier Ridge Road bridge, which has been closed for four years because of a structural failure, began June 30. The $1.17 million project was awarded to Force Construction Company, Columbus, Ind. Contruction should be completed by Dec. 19, County Engineer Todd Listerman said.
Bright Park vandalism expenses: Vandalism at the Bright Community Park has caused damage requiring several thousand dollars in repairs. Click here for details.
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 and Rising Sun/Ohio County!
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