DUGGER, Ind. - One parent says it feels like a miracle that a small southwestern Indiana town has kept its school doors open.
Classes started Monday at Dugger Union Community School for its first day as a K-12 charter school. The opening came after a community response to the Northeast Sullivan School Board's vote to close the Dugger schools because of declining enrollment and revenue.
Some 300 students are expected to attend the school in the town of Dugger, about 30 miles south of Terre Haute.
Summer Bonham tells the Tribune-Star that her eighth grade and fifth grade children were excited about the start of school for the first time in years.
The school is affiliated with Indiana Cyber Charter School and leaders say classes will combine online learning with classroom instruction.
Indianapolis teen inspired to help homeless
A Ben Davis High School student hit the streets of Indianapolis on Wednesday, hoping to help the city's homeless as they brace for winter.
Experts warn against kids using pellet guns
As new details emerged about the moments before Cleveland police fatally shot a 12-year-old boy playing with an airsoft gun, local experts…
Fire chief: North Vernon fire intentionally set
A massive fire in a southern Indiana city that swept through a row of century-old buildings, causing two to collapse, was intentionally set,…
Judge allows Indianapolis park deer hunt
The controversial plan to hunt deer this weekend in Eagle Creek Park will go forward, a judge ruled Wednesday evening.
Firefighters share meals at family-style tables
Although local firefighters will be working on Thanksgiving, they will still give thanks while gathering around the table together.
Applications open for pre-K pilot
Child advocates want to get the word out to low-income families that the Office of Early Education and Out-of-School learning is now…