https://www.spencercountyjournal.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en World War II soldier returning home https://www.spencercountyjournal.com/content/world-war-ii-soldier-returning-home <img src="https://www.spencercountyjournal.com/sites/www.spencercountyjournal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/van_hedel_at_meorial.jpg" alt="It was more than a decade ago when Nowy van Hedel, then a student in a school in the Netherlands, adopted the grave of missing World War II soldier, Clifford Mills. He became a determined researcher into Mills’ life, including his early years in Perry County. Van Hedel is overjoyed that Mills’ remains have been identified by the U.S. Army and will return home for burial this month." title="It was more than a decade ago when Nowy van Hedel, then a student in a school in the Netherlands, adopted the grave of missing World War II soldier, Clifford Mills. He became a determined researcher into Mills’ life, including his early years in Perry County. Van Hedel is overjoyed that Mills’ remains have been identified by the U.S. Army and will return home for burial this month." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> By VINCE LUECKE</p> <p> Editor</p> <p> editor@spencercountyjournal.com</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Trio of county schools earn Four Star status https://www.spencercountyjournal.com/content/trio-county-schools-earn-four-star-status <p> By DON STEEN</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> reporter@spencercountyjournal.com</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Local robotics team heading to World Championship https://www.spencercountyjournal.com/content/local-robotics-team-heading-world-championship <img src="https://www.spencercountyjournal.com/sites/www.spencercountyjournal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bots_world_championship_-_award_-_copy.jpg" alt="From left are Ayden Taylor, Evan Boop and Kaid Salkill of the independent robotics group, “The Bots.” Their particular team built a robot that caught the eye of the judges and the trio was able to impress them with their knowledge of its design and programming. This earned them the Create Award, and a place in the upcoming 2019 Vex Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Ky." title="From left are Ayden Taylor, Evan Boop and Kaid Salkill of the independent robotics group, “The Bots.” Their particular team built a robot that caught the eye of the judges and the trio was able to impress them with their knowledge of its design and programming. This earned them the Create Award, and a place in the upcoming 2019 Vex Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Ky." align="left" hspace="6" width="63" height="85" /><p> By DON STEEN</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> reporter@spencercountyjournal.com</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Dale water rates to increase by 8.5 percent https://www.spencercountyjournal.com/content/dale-water-rates-increase-85-percent <p> By HEATHER POWELL</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> news@spencercountyjournal.com</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Rockport’s Washington Street may see repaving, new sidewalks https://www.spencercountyjournal.com/content/rockport%E2%80%99s-washington-street-may-see-repaving-new-sidewalks <p> By HEATHER POWELL</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> news@spencercountyjournal.com</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Students plan color run fundraiser https://www.spencercountyjournal.com/content/students-plan-color-run-fundraiser <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> By HEATHER POWELL</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> news@spencercountyjournal.com</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Powell family close to marking two centuries years on the farm https://www.spencercountyjournal.com/content/powell-family-close-marking-two-centuries-years-farm <img src="https://www.spencercountyjournal.com/sites/www.spencercountyjournal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gentry_home.jpg" alt="This old house sitting on the old Gentry farm dates back to the time of the Civil War. The Powells, direct descendants of James Gentry Sr., hope to restore the structure in the future." title="This old house sitting on the old Gentry farm dates back to the time of the Civil War. The Powells, direct descendants of James Gentry Sr., hope to restore the structure in the future." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By DON STEEN</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> reporter@spencercountyjournal.com</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> County to test weather sirens Tuesday https://www.spencercountyjournal.com/content/county-test-weather-sirens-tuesday <p>