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  • By BILL RICHMOND News-Gazette managing editor

The Randolph County unemployment rate for December increased by .5 percent, a slight growth that means for the first time in several months we are not below state average and no longer have the lowest unemployment rate in the region.

  • By BILL RICHMOND News-Gazette managing editor

An alleged Ku Klux Klan recruiting rally Wednesday evening downtown Winchester resulted in a disturbance when more than 100 area residents gathered to protest the group's presence. Many attendees said they found out about the rally on social media.

  • By BILL RICHMOND News-Gazette managing editor

 The Randolph County unemployment rate for July improved improved slightly, as part of a gradual positive trend. Randolph has the lowest unemployment rate of any neighboring county.  

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  • By DARREL RADFORD News-Gazette features editor

The baton has been tossed for Monroe Central's band program — not by one of the Golden Bears' talented performers, but by the director who led them to so many golden moments over the past few years.

  • By BILL RICHMOND News-Gazette managing editor

The Randolph County unemployment rate for June showed a slight increase over May, according to Indiana Department of Workforce Development data. This follows what had been a continual process of gradual improvements over the prior four months.

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  • By BILL RICHMOND News-Gazette managing editor

The Monroe Central High School marching band, "The Marching Bears" this past weekend continued its growing progress as a performing unit, turning in great performances Friday at the Jay County Lions Band Contest and Saturday's Spirit of Sound contest at Muncie Central High School.

  • By Bill Richmond News-Gazette managing editor

State Representative Greg Beumer (R-Modoc) and State Senator Jeff Raatz (R-Centerville) Wednesday hosted a pre-legislative update and luncheon downtown Winchester to lay out their expectations of the upcoming General Assembly session.