Many residents of Miami County have probably heard by now of the Indiana Department of Transportation’s current effort to purchase homes along U.S. 31. In fact, some of you reading this article, may have been directly contacted by INDOT, or been subject to the “leave behind postcard” with INDOT contact information, which has caused some panic and uncertainty among homeowners.

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Last month Indiana raised the tobacco and vaping supplies age limit from 18 to 21 years of age. However, this has not stopped the epidemic of teens who are using e-cigarettes.

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Sr. Alice Retzner, formerly Sr. Francile, age 77 of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the convent. Born Alice Jean on March 20, 1942 in Sunman, Indiana, she is the daughter of Frances (nee: Riehle) and Louis Retzner. She taught for 17 years at school…