Memorial Day service canceled

The difficult decision has been made to cancel the traditional Memorial Day Service on Monday. The health safety of the Veterans and those in attendance was the key factor in making the decision. Organizers are asking that residents take a moment at 11 a.m. Monday to think about the sacrifices of our Veterans and to honor their service to our country.

Rush County Fair 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Rush County Fair has been cancelled by the fair board. The Rush County Fairboard does not control the 4-H events. Those updates can be found on the Rush County Purdue Extension page.

The dates for the fair have to be selected far in advance. In this pandemic, the state guidelines would prevent Rush County from having the fair at that time. Complicating matters is the fact that carnival companies are difficult to hire this late in the year with a date change.

Any track events will have to be scheduled later in the year or held without spectators.

Contractor Outreach Event

The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Contract B-35450 (US 52 bridge replacement at Mud Creek, 5.46 miles West of SR 44) has a Contractor Outreach Event. The call-in meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 27.

Information about this Accelerated Bridge Construction project utilizing precast components can be found at:

The meeting link can be located at

Individuals can join by phone at 1-415-655-0002 (US Toll) or 1-855-797-9485 (US Toll free) with the meeting number (access code) of 742 393 703.

RES News

Chromebook return is set to begin May 26. Students kindergarten, first grade and third grade will return materials (chromebooks, chargers, library books) from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26. Students in second grade, fourth grade and fifth grade will return materials from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27. Students in sixth grade (or any that could not make the previous two days) will return materials from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 28.

Adults are asked to drive behind RES and have materials in the trunk. Once parked, the trunks can be opened and someone from the school will collect the materials.

Libations by the Levee

The 3rd annual Libations by the Levee at Riverside Park in Rushville has been rescheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. This event will feature an estimated two dozen breweries and three musical talents.


Parents and students can drive through at the back shop door (off Sexton Street) to drop off Chromebooks and books. Times for drop offs and collection of locker items are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 27 and noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 28.

Contact Aaron Kirchoff at

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