33 Attend Youth First Café PDF Print E-mail

Youth First of Washington County in collaboration with the Indiana Youth Institute, hosted a luncheon for 33 youth and family serving professionals, the Youth First Café, on Thursday, February 16th at Southern Hills Church.  Guest speakers for the program were Adam Shoemaker, Indiana Youth Institute Program Evaluation Consultant and Lindsey Wade-Swift, Washington County Community Foundation Program and Financial Manager.   

4-H Week in Washington County starts Saturday PDF Print E-mail

A week long recruiting campaign for 4-H will begin in Washington County this Saturday, March 11, and will run through Friday, March 17. 4-H is a volunteer led organization that reaches out to the youth through a variety of programs based in both rural and urban settings. It’s also the largest youth-serving organization in the country for youth in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Tornado claims 6 lives in Pekin and Henryville PDF Print E-mail

Jeanie Lewellen walked with her granddaughter Janessa just moments after last Friday’s tornado ripped through Old Pekin Road.
Lewellen’s home was destroyed. She held her dog and a picture of her mother but her main concern was not on all that she had lost it was the family of five that lived in the home across the street.

Names of Pekin fatalities released PDF Print E-mail

Washington County Coroner Rondale Brishaber released the names of the four people who were killed as a result of the tornado that went through Pekin Friday. 

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 March 2012 16:28
Maple Syrup Fest continues PDF Print E-mail

The annual Maple Syrup Festival was in full swing this weekend, where the crowds gathered by the infamous Sugarhouse for a tasty meal of pancakes, an educational trip out to the country and a lot of family-friendly fun. The festival, now in its 21st year, is put on by Mike and Leane Goering on their Sugarbush Farm, a rural piece of property on the eastern outskirts of the Salem where they produce several varieties of maple syrup. Mike head’s up syrup production every season and Leane plans and runs the festival each year. Though it is a well ingrained community tradition now, the first festival came about almost by accident.

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