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Evansville-Opoly Board Game Is Here In Honor Of Bicentennial

I honor of Evansville's 200th birthday a new board game is available called Evansville-Opoly. It is of course Monopoly that is entirely Evansville themed that highlights the Four Freedom Monument, The Old Post Office, The Coliseum and the Willard Library just to name a few. The price will be $20-$25 depending on where you get it.

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The Evansville Icemen Are Movin’ On Up To The East Coast Hockey League

The Evansville Icemen announced today in the first off-season press conference that the Icemen will be moving up to the ECHL (East Coast Hockey league) for the 2012-2013 season that begins in October. The annoucement was made with Icemen owner Ron Geary and ECHL Commissioner Brian McKenna. This is a big step up for the Icemen both in terms of exposure and level of play.

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Pushups For Charity Event This Saturday [Video]

It was not that long ago that Evansville was named as the most obese city in the country and even though we have showed up in different positions on that list in subsequent follow-up surveys, this is something the city took seriously. In fact, Mayor Winnecke made it a priority to get Evansville more fit and thanks to the help of some health and fitness professionals and concerned citizens, they came up with the 'Energize Evansville' initiative dedicated to getting Evansville more active.

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Evansville Otters Pep Rally This Wednesday – Season Opener Friday Night

The Evansville Otters are kicking off the 2012 season with a big pep rally at Bosse Field this Wednesday from 4-6pm. Bring the kids for a chance to meet the players, get autographs and photos with players, Evan the Otter and the Otterbelles plus, WKDQ will broadcast live. There will also be $1 hot dogs, popcorn and peanuts along with free prizes and giveaways.

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Primary Day in Indiana: Where to go to Vote

Today is primary day in Indiana and hopefully by this point in the day you have gotten out there and cast your all important vote. If you haven’t you still have some time this evening after you get off work

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Should Evansville City And Vanderburgh County Government Merge? [Poll]

Today is primary election day and one issue that will not be on the ballot until November is the City/County government merger referendum. This has been a hot button topic for quite sometime now and will be decided in November's General election. Arguements are strong on both sides of the issue.

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Elvis arriving in Evansville on the "Lisa Marie" Photo courtesy of Evansville, Pictures of the Past - Facebook
Elvis arriving in Evansville on the "Lisa Marie" Photo courtesy of Evansville, Pictures of the Past - Facebook
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Evansville, Pictures of the Past

If you find history absolutely fascinating, you should check out this new Facebook site that I found today. It’s called Evansville, Pictures of the Past. It is packed with local photos with everything from the Trains of Evansville, Evansville Diners, Civic Buildings, People, etc. It’s a lot of fun to l

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Guns & Hoses Weigh-In Saturday Night At Show-Me’s East

Guns & Hoses, the charity boxing match between police officers and firefighters for 911 Gives Hope is coming April 21st at the Ford Center. This year's Guns & Hoses will be number five and the series is tied at two championships apiece.

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Virtual Model Of Evansville Is One Of Six Finalists In A Worldwide Google Competition [Video]

In order to get an accurate 3D representation of the real world by Google Earth users, Google does an annual contest, Google's Model Your Town. Entries are submitted from all over the world and the winning entry gets $25,000 for their local public school district. The 2012 entry for Evansville was created by Randall Crane who was raised in Evansville and resides in Chicago.

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Where is the Cheapest Gas in Evansville?

Gas prices are still climbing and are just a dime away from last year’s high!  Do you know where to find the cheapest gas in town?

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Injunction Could Block Evansville Smoking Ban

On February 13th, the Evansville City Council passed a smoking ban that included restaurants, bars and clubs which is scheduled to take effect April 1. It was determined the gaming floor at Casino Aztar would be exempt from the ban which had many crying foul.

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Evansville’s Signature School Is One Of America’s Best High Schools

This past weekend, the Mater Dei girl's basketball team won the state championship, one of several the school has won over the last few years in several sports. Other schools that have done well at the state level in recent years include Reitz, Memorial, Tecumseh and others, but all of these are athletic accomplishments which are great, but when was the last time one one of our schools was recognized for academics?

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