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The Progress is happy to announce the birthdays of area residents, but many times the information is received too late for publication. Names and birthdays must be received at least two days before the birthday.

Cold temperatures will continue through midweek. A fresh coating of snow is likely overnight tonight. Milder air will return to the region later in the week with rain to start the weekend.

The Grampian Lions Club held its eighth annual children’s Christmas festival Saturday Dec. 8 at the Grampian Cen-Clear Child Services Center, the former Penn-Grampian Elementary School.

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Crime and Courts

    Randolph County – State Police Detectives at the Pendleton District are requesting the public’s help in locating a subject wanted on felony warrants and who is a person of interest in a death investigation. Around 1 p.m. Saturday, November 3rd, the Winchester Police Department requested the Indiana State Police to conduct a death investigation in their city at a home located at 505 W. South St.

PENN YAN — A veteran attorney is now representing the Branchport man accused of stabbing and beating his mother in August, leading to her death two months later.


PENN YAN — The local man accused of sexually abusing two women almost one year ago in the bar he used to own pleaded guilty Wednesday morning in Yates County Court.



Haley Woodson had 21 points and Drew Becker tallied 14 Tuesday to lead the Oelwein girls basketball team to a 44-32 Northeast Iowa Conference win over the Decorah Vikings.

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Health Care

As the wintry atmosphere has settled outside and the heat gets cranked up indoors, the dry air can wreak havoc on the body — particularly your eyes. Your sight is an especially important sense; it’s important during these cold months to keep up on the health of your vision. If you’ve noticed that your eyes seem redder than usual, you have blurred sight or watery eyes, or you have a hard time making tears, the culprit could be something a bit more serious than the dreary outdoors.

Arts & Entertainment

    MUNCIE, IN –NOËL The Musical is accepting auditions for three walk-on roles at their performance at Emens Auditorium on Nov. 20, 2018. NOËL is a stunning new holiday musical from top-selling children’s author Eoin Colfer. Set in modern day London, NOËL tells a heartwarming tale of a little girl who is preparing for her starring role in a school Christmas play when her mother suddenly disappears. To avoid being taken into care, Noël keeps her mother’s disappearance a secret and embarks alone on a quest to find her.