Rush County News Briefs

Clean Green Rush

The Rush County Tire Recycling program is set to resume July 6 at the rush County Highway Department, 1352 E. SR 44, Rushville. This is for Rush County households, no businesses.

Next Tox-Away day

Tox-Away day will not be held this Saturday due to July 4th holiday. It will return 8 a.m. to noon on July 11.

City Utilities news

Rushville City Utilities announced that customers that were charged and paid the automatic $75 reconnect fee for a delinquent account on June 23 will be receiving a credit of $75 on the July bill.

Five in 50 ride

The Five in 50 Covered Bridge Ride has been cancelled for this year due to safety concerns for the riders, volunteers and the community. The Rush County Community Foundation looks to bring back the ride in 2021 on Sept. 18.

Changing Footprints to reopen

Rushville’s Changing Footprints, 310 Julian St., will reopen for shoe pickup or drop off 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 9. The entrance will be through the side door (ramp) and exit will be through the front door (dock). Masks should be worn and visitors should stay 6 feet apart when possible. No more than three families at time. Regular hours after July 9 will be 10 a.m. to noon on the first and third Saturdays and the second and fourth Thursdays of the month.

Rush County Community Assistance Food Pantry

Rush County residents can pick up food at the Rushville Food Pantry (109 East Third Street). The re-opening began Thursday and runs until further notice. Food pantry items can be picked up twice a month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday or Thursday.

Rush County Fairgrounds Track Events

A schedule of events at the Rush County Fairgrounds track include:

  • Today - TQ Midgets
  • July 1 - TQ Midgets
  • July 4 - TQ Midgets
  • July 5 - Off road racing and Monster Trucks
  • July 7 - Derby
  • July 8 - Autocross
  • Sept. 6 - TQ Midgets
  • Sept. 19 - Derby

CDC guidelines will be followed to keep everyone safe. Watch the Rush County Fair Facebook page for links to buy tickets online for the above events.

RCHS senior hog roast

Jeff Amos will be roasting hogs for the RCHS seniors on July 7 at Hinshaw Field. Gates open to seniors at 11 a.m. Activities include music, corn hole, football/Frisbee passing and food. Seniors, please watch for a communication to RSVP.

RCHS sports updates

The RCHS boys tennis scrimmage at Cambridge City Lincoln has been moved to 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.

The Rushville Lions football scrimmage will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.

Contact Aaron Kirchoff at

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