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Jack L. Barnes, owner of Elwood Publishing Company, dies unexpectedly

Jack L. Barnes, 85, of Elwood, passed away suddenly, unexpectedly at home Saturday evening, October 3, 2020, following a brief illness. He was proud to be a lifelong resident of Elwood and an enthusiastic supporter of the community. Family and community were his priorities. Jack loved Elwood. He knew pretty much everybody in town and…

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Elwood’s Family Video to close Oct. 25

By STEVEN MURREY Elwood’s Family Video will close its doors for good on Sunday, Oct. 25. District Manager Susanne Peterson cited the COVID-19 pandemic as a reason for the store’s closure, which has been an Elwood community staple for over nine years. “COVID has hit many businesses hard,” Peterson said in a press release issued…

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One dead following two-vehicle accident Thursday morning

By STEVEN MURREY An Anderson woman is dead after a crash early Thursday morning. The Madison County Sheriff’s Department responded to a personal injury crash at the intersection of County Roads 500 North and 500 West at approximately 8:16 a.m. Thursday, a press release from the department states. The crash involved a 2008 Honda Civic…

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Elwood Elementary, Elwood Intermediate to benefit from $255,800 grant

By STEVEN MURREY Elwood schools will soon benefit from a $255,800 grant, corporation superintendent Dr. Joe Brown announced recently. In late June, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the “GEER” fund – Governor’s Emergency Education Relief – which allocates more than $61 million in grants for Indiana schools to purchase student devices, upgrade teacher devices, and to…

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Alexandria superintendent announces positive cases among coaches; 22 students in isolation

By STEVEN MURREY Two middle school coaches have tested positive for COVID-19, Alexandria Community School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Melissa Brisco announced in an email sent to families on Tuesday. Brisco said the administration immediately contacted the Madison County Health Department and put into place health and safety protocols. “We began the contact tracing process and…

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Elwood Public Library to reopen Monday, Aug. 31

By STEVEN MURREY The Elwood Public Library will remain closed until Monday, Aug. 31, Jamie Scott, Director of North Madison County Public Library System, said in a statement to the Call-Leader.  Last Thursday, Scott announced the library’s closure due to a possible COVID-19 exposure between the dates of Aug. 12 and Aug. 14. “Even though…

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Frankton-Lapel to return to full capacity in-person learning Monday; Elwood to continue with Wednesday eLearning until fall break

By STEVEN MURREY Frankton-Lapel schools will return to in-person learning beginning Monday, Aug. 24, district superintendent Bobby Fields said in an email to parents late Friday morning. Last Friday, Frankton-Lapel families were notified that junior and high schools would operate at fifty percent capacity for the week of Aug. 17 through Aug. 21. The change…

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Elwood Public Library closed due to possible COVID-19 exposure

By STEVEN MURREY The Elwood Public Library is closed until further notice due to the possibility of a COVID-19 exposure. Jamie Scott, Director of the North Madison County Public Library System, said Thursday that the staff members are required to take a COVID-19 test and quarantine until the results are known. Scott said these actions…

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