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EVSC Releases School Year Calendars Through 2019 School Year

The 2016-17 school year is nearly half over, but for those that like make plans way in advance, the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation has released calendars for both the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years.

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Bringing Support to Rural America – Program Helps Farmers Win More Than $3 Million in Donations for Their Local Communities

Rural communities are the backbone of America, and starting on Aug. 1, 2016,  eligible farmers in Indiana will have the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to a local eligible nonprofit organization. As part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, more than $3 million dollars of financial support will be provided to nonprofits across rural America in 2017.

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Wild Kratts Live Show Comes to Old National Events Plaza

The wildly popular PBS KIDS® television show, WILD KRATTS, is coming to the Old National Events Plaza on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 6:30pm.

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Historic Newburgh Farm Market Opens Saturday

The Historic Newburgh Farm Market will launch this year’s season on Saturday, May 28th.  It is located at the corner of State Street and Water Street in Downtown Newburgh in the Edgewater Grille Parking lot.

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How Indiana Students Can Visit National and State Parks for FREE

The "Every Kid in a Park" pass is meant to encourage Indiana fourth graders and their families to get out and visit more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters nationwide – including national parks, national forests and marine sanctuaries – for a full year.

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National Experts to Help Train Youth Workers in Evansville

The Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) is bringing nationally renowned experts to Evansville as part of its statewide series of training sessions designed for youth workers, teachers, family service providers and others who work directly with children.

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Meeting My Daughter’s Imaginary Friends: Lucy and Vixen, the Color-Changing Dragons

This weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting Lucy and Vixen. The pair of jolly creatures came to my home on Saturday morning and as far as I know are still staying with us. They have taken kindly to my three-year-old daughter - eating off her plate and sleeping in bed with her. Did I mention Lucy and Vixen are very large color-changing dragons?

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Category: Education, Funny
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5 Things Found on Evansville Craiglist that Make You Wonder

Craigslist is a weird, weird place. Here's some of the more unusual things I found on our local site.

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Category: Books, Education, Weird News
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How Deep is the Ocean?

When I go to the beach, I stay on the beach. I never go out past waist high water and if a piece of seaweed grazes my foot, I treat it as if Jaws just ate my lower half. NOPE!

I saw this on Facebook and it was kind of eye-opening about how deep and scary and crazy cool the ocean is... Do you think it's deeper than Mt. Everest is high?

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Lawmakers Expected to Vote on ISTEP Bills

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lawmakers are set to vote on two priorities of Gov. Mike Pence and the GOP majorities: sparing teachers and schools from penalties for poor student performance on the 2015 ISTEP.

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