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SWIRCA Announces Evansville as Host City of Indiana State Games

Hey, I'm almost 54, so I could participate in the Indiana State Games - Fit and 50, formerly called the Indiana Senior Games, which will take place in Evansville this year!  Yes, Evansville is the host city for twenty-five athletic events ranging from competitive to recreational including: swimming, track & field, shufflboard, pickleball, bowling, tennis, table tennis, cycling, golf, 3 on 3 basketball and recreation day at the park.

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Get an Inside Peek at the New History Exhibit at Mesker Zoo and Botanical Garden

Mesker Park Zoo and Botanical Garden has been a staple in the Evansville community for decades. Many of us have grown up with a variety of exotic animals in our "backyard" and the memories surrounding the zoo are abundant.

What most people from my generation don't know is the

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Evansville-based Signature School Ranks 21st on 2014 List of Best High Schools in America
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Evansville-Based Signature School Ranks Among the Top 25 High Schools in America

You don't have to look far down the annual U.S. News and World Report list of the "Best High Schools in America" to find the downtown Evansville school located across the street from the Ford Center.

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LST Board of Directors Wants Better Location for Ship Dock [Poll]

The USS LST Ship Memorial's board of directors appears ready to take the ship elsewhere unless the City of Evansville can provide a more accessible dock (there have been some grumblings about the poor accessibility at Marina Pointe).  Mayor Lloyd Winnecke's office has been working on a solution and doesn't want to see the ship depart for another city.  So I wanted to ask you...

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair This Thursday

Many local veterans listen to 105.3 WJLT, which Johnny, Julie and I appreciate immensely.  Everyone here at the station has great respect and gratitude for anyone who has served our country in any military branch.  Thank you, veterans, for your service!  With that said, I want to help make our veterans aware that there is a job fair especially for them this Thursday - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation "Hiring Our Heroes."

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Evansville and Vanderburgh County Citizens Make WeTip Hotline A Big Success

Although I haven’t had a reason to use the WeTip hotline number (1-800-78-CRIME), many Vanderburgh County residents have, which is proof that there is a need in the Evansville community for this anonymous tip line.  It’s satisfying to see that WeTip has greatly helped the Evansville Police Department catch people involved in criminal activities.

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“Fitness In The Park” Gets You Energized This Saturday

The City of Evansville and Deaconess Health System announce a season-long community fitness partnership. Mayor Lloyd Winnecke’s Energize Evansville “Fitness in the Park” initiative will be held in conjunction with the Deaconess Healthier U Walks on the third Saturday of each month through October. The first event will be this Saturday, April 19, at Garvin Park. The program is free and open to the public.

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Color Run and More This Saturday on Franklin Street – Amy Word Breaks It Down [Interview]

The Franklin Street Events Association (I'll refer to them as FSEA from now on) continues to put on awesome events on Evansville's west side. This Saturday they are back with a day full of activities during their Earth Day celebration.

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Make Plans to Dine Out During the American Red Cross Dine Out Day!

Who doesn't like to have an excuse to dine out, especially when it benefits an organization that does so much good for the community?  The American Red Cross is asking you to dine out to help them help others!  There's a long list of participating restaurants for the American Red Cross Dine Out Day all day on Wednesday, April 23.  Here's the list of restaurants you can visit:

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Head Out to USI for the Logo Launch #USILook

Come out to USI at Carter for the USI logo launch at 10 AM! First 500 people there receive a free swag bag! #USILook

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