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Today's News

  • Fireflies light the night for love

     

  • We all scream for ice cream

     

  • All-stars finish 0-3 in region

    By Nick Schrager

    Enterprise correspondent

    “No matter what happens, you’re still the best in your state.”

    Those are the words the Marion County 11-12-year-old state softball champions heard when they arrived in Indianapolis, Ind., last week. In fact, every team that participated in the Little League Central Regional was reminded they were the best in their state by the Little League staff.

  • Divine places 23rd in Junior Olympics

    By Nick Schrager

    Enterprise correspondent

    Brooks Divine finished 23rd in his age division in the National Junior Olympics in Greensboro, N.C. on July 22-23. 

  • Life of a caddy

    By Dennis George

    Golf Columnist

    Bones Mackay, Stevie Williams and Fluff Cowan.

    Golf enthusiasts will recognize those names as the caddies for Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott (and formerly of Tiger Woods), and Jim Furyk (and formerly of Tiger Woods), respectively. You saw the bond between a caddy and his player when Mickelson and Mackay broke down in tears and hugged each other closely when Phil captured the Open Championship.

  • Hoops & a Prayer

    On July 27, the New Life Community Church hosted the Hoops of Praise tournament at Graham Memorial Park. The basketball tournament was used to bring people of the community to the park for fun and worship. Face painting was available for kids and free clothes and food were given away.

  • 50 years and still going

    On Saturday night (or perhaps early Sunday morning) the 50th winner of the Marion County Distinguished Young Woman program will be announced.
    For most of its history, the program was known as Junior Miss, and briefly, it was referred to as Young Woman of the Year.
    But, whatever it’s called, it has become a Marion County tradition and, for many, a source of community pride.

  • CCA still discussing MAC with state

    Corrections Corporation of America has remained in close contact with state officials during the past month, but the state hasn’t agreed to extend its contract with Marion Adjustment Center, according to Mike Machak, the public affairs manager for CCA.
    CCA is MAC’s parent company. Late last month, the state announced it would cease to house inmates at the private prison in St. Mary.
    In an email message, Machak wrote that CCA human resources officials have been at MAC in recent weeks to assist MAC employees.

  • Father files civil suit over son's death

    A Lebanon man has filed a civil lawsuit against the man facing a murder charge in connection with his son's death.
    David D. Litsey Sr. filed a complaint July 24 in Marion Circuit Court against Christopher P. Gribbins and his bar, the Raywick Bar and Grill. Litsey's son, David Litsey Jr., died Nov. 9, 2012, after he was shot outside of the Raywick establishment. Litsey Jr. was 22.
    Gribbins was the bar owner at the time of the shooting, and he has entered a not guilty plea to the murder charge.

  • Spring View Hospital facing civil suit

    A Springfield woman has filed a civil suit against Spring View Hospital in connection with her husband's death.
    Kathleen Wright filed her complaint July 22 in Marion Circuit Court. According to the complaint, Wright accuses the hospital of causing the death of her husband, David Wright, through “acts of omission and/or commission.”