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Community gathers for opening of downtown medical school

Medical school donors William (right) and Mary (middle) Stone cut the ribbon in front of the Stone Family Center for Health Services

Riley Guerzini, Community Engagement Manager

August 20, 2018

William Stone took the podium at Old National Events Plaza after receiving a commemorative key to the new Stone Family Center for Health Sciences which opened Aug. 9 during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “You think for $15 million they would give me an actual key,” he joked. The facility is named aft...

Farmers market gives local vendors the opportunity to bloom

Damien Burge

August 28, 2014

The Farmers Market provides Evansville citizens a chance to purchase local food, goods and art. Located downtown, the market is held outdoors and features a variety of vendors. There are events every week and Friday Aug. 29 there will be a drawing for a $100 gift certificate that can be used for any...

USI alum to open bar on Franklin

Bobby Shipman

August 20, 2014

A USI alumnus plans to open a new Franklin Street bar before Fall Festival festivities kick off. Britt Wilson, who graduated from USI in 2002 with a degree in public relations, took over Ken's Out Arounds Tavern 12 years ago after 
he spent several years as a bartender at the bar on Claremont Avenue Wilson's...

Downtown neighborhood holds festival for theatre renovation funds

Brandy Small

September 4, 2013

Haynie’s Corner boasted an assortment of student artists and local musicians to raise community support during the Alhambra Arts and Music Festival this weekend in downtown Evansville. All proceeds raised benefit the renovation and reopening of the Alhambra Theatre, as it marks its 100th anniversary. ...

Stop squabbling over convention center

Nick Ebertz

September 4, 2013

When I first heard about the new convention center that was in the works to be built downtown, I will admit that I was not happy. $37.5 million tax dollars used to build a hotel with the intent of bringing in big companies that could potentially ruin local businesses? I was not having it. Downtown...

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