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As Friday night crowds assembled in Tollys Bar and Grill, open-mic comedy emcee Levi Elmore and his fellow comics figured most folks were there for the 9 o'clock karaoke music, after the joke-tellers' hour on stage ended.

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Shop Pay needs very little introduction. It’s the fastest way to checkout online on a e-commerce store. It is the checkout system that powers all Shopify website stores. Originally launched in 2017, the little innovation has made shopping on Shopify sites so much easier. It has also significantly improved customer experience on the eCommerce platform.

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Cases of COVID-19 are creeping up in Vigo County and the masking situation, along with other restrictions, may begin to change. Many restrictions that came along with the pandemic have been lifted and citizens have been enjoying life being somewhat normal again.

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Indiana State University trustees on Friday approved the honorary naming of a campus street after Cynthia Shepard Perry, a Terre Haute native and ISU graduate selected by three U.S. presidents to represent the country on the international level.

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A total of 25 inmates and a staff member contracted COVID-19 over the last week at the Boone County Jail, due to one undetected case. Three of these are considered fully-vaccinated inmates or “breakthrough” cases.

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Indiana State University trustees on Friday approved the honorary naming of part of Fifth Street on campus after Cynthia Shepard Perry, a Terre Haute native and ISU graduate selected by three U.S. presidents to represent the nation on the international level.

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A colorful mural in the shape of Indiana and featuring flowers painted by Terre Haute artist Shayla Fish now catches the public's eye in the heart of the 12 Points Neighborhood.

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As close friends and a former teacher struggle to understand the loss of a 15-year-old girl to gun violence, they treasure the memories of Chloe Carroll — her caring ways, her outgoing personality and her contagious smile.

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Federal charges have filed against an Indianapolis man involved in a high-speed police pursuit Monday afternoon that began at Haute City Center mall in Terre Haute and ended on Interstate 70 in Clay County.

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INDIANAPOLIS — For the past year, Indiana’s law enforcement has issued nearly 16,000 warnings and citations related to Indiana’s hands-free driving law, aiming to encourage Hoosier motorists to drive safely without the distraction of cellphones.

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The swift rise of cases of the Delta variant of the coronavirus has prompted a return to strategies that began last year. The Center for Disease Control modified its stance on masks and other strategies due to these changes and the Boone County Health Department has followed suit.

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Oktoberfest is back on at The Meadows shopping center in September on Terre Haute's east side, but the success of the event will determine its future.

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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has successfully achieved a $250 million comprehensive fundraising campaign that has helped increase student scholarships, brought new learning spaces to campus, and solidified its position as a national leader in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education, the institute announced Wednesday.

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Due to a significant outbreak of COVID-19 among students at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield, the Law Enforcement Training Board has made the decision to temporarily suspend the 2021-224 class at ILEA.

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After successfully defending the Boone County Jail population from a single instance of COVID-19 throughout the pandemic, 22 cases were discovered this week. Sheriff Mike Nielsen said the cases all developed within 48 hours of one inmate being admitted to the general population despite a mandatory, 72-hour quarantine of every person booked into the facility.

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The CDC is recommending that people fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and children return to wearing masks while indoors if they are living in “an area of substantial or high transmission.”

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Anderson resident A’niyah Birdsong was crowned Miss Indiana at the Paramount Theatre and will represent compete in the Miss USA pageant later this year.

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Kokomo High School’s STEM Academy was one of the 14 schools to receive STEM certification from the Indiana Department of Education this year.

In a past column I related two nature legends. They were the Asian lady beetle and the timber rattlesnake. The lady beetles were said to have been imported to help control ticks. I wish this was true. The rattlesnakes were reported as being dropped from helicopters by either the Department of Nature Resources of the Hoosier National Forest. This also is not true. Let us look at some other outdoor legends.

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Two juvenile males have been arrested in connection with Friday's early morning shooting death of Chloe Carroll, 15, of Terre Haute. The names of the males have not been released, but Vigo County Prosecutor Terry Modesitt said he has requested a 15-y

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Spreading mulch, painting, sorting clothes — a variety of chores that take time and people-power — spruced up communities during the Serve The Valley Event sponsored by United Way of the Wabash Valley.

Facebook releases new features and tools all the time. Many of these releases go under the radar, especially minor tweaks that don’t affect marketers (or consumers) much. However, when you are using Facebook for business marketing it is important to track major updates closely so you aren’t left behind.

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A bench made of recycled plastic commemorates the legacy of a Terre Haute firefighters who died during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jennifer Schoffstall and son Jake were the first to sit on the bench in honor of John Schoffstall.

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Bees, busy as they are known to be, have benefited people, plants and the planet for centuries and continue to play a vital role in agriculture. Bees pollinate crops, increase yields and give rise to a lucrative honey industry.

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Obituaries

Flora, Ronald Paul, 67, of Flora, a celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. today at Northview Church, 687 E. 50 North, Flora. Wheeler Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.