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Fraternity members, volunteers remodel late officer’s home

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Starr Pavey said her heart has been broken since her husband, Bill, died in June, but a wide smile appeared across her face as she spoke about his personality and gregarious nature.

Bill was a jokester who made everyone smile, even while he was battling cancer for the last five years of his life, Starr said.

“We laughed all of the time until the last month or so. He said it hurt him to laugh,” Starr said of her late husband.

Bill Pavey was well-known throughout southern Indiana for his service to the community. He worked for the New Albany-Floyd County Parks Department for over eight years as a park ranger before serving as a New Albany police officer for two decades.


It was the day of his death, June 3, when Starr said a friend who was at her house mentioned smelling gas. A few days later, she also noticed the smell, and upon further inspection, a serious gas leak was discovered under her home along with about five feet of standing water.

“It’s just been overwhelming stress since before he died. It’s been one nightmare after the other,” Starr said.

She knew some work was needed on the New Albany house, but said Bill didn’t want any interruptions during their last few months together.

But the impact Bill Pavey had on others during his life has been exemplified by what others have been willing to do in his honor after his death.

Pavey was one of the founding fathers of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Indiana University Southeast. Over 40 years later, his fraternity brothers are in the midst of an extensive rehabilitation project of his house.

Mark Kruer and Mark Lawrence are co-coordinators of the effort, but it’s been a team

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Fraternity members, volunteers remodel late officer’s home

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Starr Pavey said her heart has been broken since her husband, Bill, died in June, but a wide smile appeared across her face as she spoke about his personality and gregarious nature.

Bill was a jokester who made everyone smile, even while he was battling cancer for the last five years of his life, Starr said.

“We laughed all of the time until the last month or so. He said it hurt him to laugh,” Starr said of her late husband.


Bill Pavey was well-known throughout southern Indiana for his service to the community. He worked for the New Albany-Floyd County Parks Department for over eight years as a park ranger before serving as a New Albany police officer for two decades.

It was the day of his death, June 3, when Starr said a friend who was at her house mentioned smelling gas. A few days later, she also noticed the smell, and upon further inspection, a serious gas leak was discovered under her home along with about five feet of standing water.



“It’s just been overwhelming stress since before he died. It’s been one nightmare after the other,” Starr said.

She knew some work was needed on the New Albany house, but said Bill didn’t want any interruptions during their last few months together.


But the impact Bill Pavey had on others during his life has been exemplified by what others have been willing to do in his honor after his death.

Pavey was one of the founding fathers of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Indiana University Southeast. Over 40 years later, his fraternity brothers are in the midst of an extensive rehabilitation project of his house.


Mark Kruer and Mark Lawrence are co-coordinators of the effort, but it’s been a team

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Volunteers fix up homes in Colerain Township

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The fourth annual Give Back Day in Colerain township brought together a record number of people working cooperatively and volunteers to help those in need.

Over 140 volunteers scattered the neighborhoods of Colerain Township to do free home repairs.

Laying down concrete, repairing handrails, trip hazards, even painting — it’s not always easy for these neighbors to ask for help.

“They lay awake at night and they lay at wake worried about their roof leaking, and it takes a toll on their overall health,” assistant fire chief Will Mueller said.

Jeff Weckbach, assistant administrator for Colerain Township, said the pandemic didn’t get in the way of volunteers.

“The last six or so months a lot of things have been canceled — this is the one thing that we were able to make happen.”

PWC Volunteer Program Manager Aaron Grant said they had a record turnout.

“It’s overwhelming and in a great way. The fact that even, when people come out and serve they do it not because it’s easy but because it’s difficult.”

Mueller said it’s about more than just giving back.

“Think about the impact that they’re going to have not just today but in the months and years to come.”

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NEW ALBANY — Starr Pavey said her heart has been broken since her husband, Bill, died in June, but a wide smile appeared across her face as she spoke about his personality and gregarious nature.

Bill was a jokester who made everyone smile, even while he was battling cancer for the last five years of his life, Starr said.

“We laughed all of the time until the last month or so. He said it hurt him to laugh,” Starr said of her late husband.

Bill Pavey was well-known throughout Southern Indiana for his service to the community. He worked for the New Albany-Floyd County Parks Department for over eight years as a park ranger before serving as a New Albany police officer for two decades.

It was the day of his death, June 3, when Starr said a friend who was at her house mentioned smelling gas. A few days later, she also noticed the smell, and upon further inspection, a serious gas leak was discovered under her home along with about five feet of standing water.



Bill Pavey

Bill Pavey


“It’s just been overwhelming stress since before he died. It’s been one nightmare after the other,” Starr said.

She knew some work was needed on the New Albany house, but said Bill didn’t want any interruptions during their last few months together.

But the impact Bill Pavey had on others during his life has been exemplified by what others have been willing to do in his honor after his death.



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Doug Curry and volunteers worked on flooring inside a room in Starr Pavey’s house Saturday morning. Their goal is to secure the flooring by replacing the floor joists.




Pavey was one of the founding fathers of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Indiana University Southeast. Over 40

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Volunteers give life to Red Bluff chamber building with siding facelift and painted mural

RED BLUFF — A group of volunteers were up bright and early Saturday with one wall completed by 8 a.m. at the Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber of Commerce building, where a face lift of the structure was happening.



a man standing next to a skateboard: Volunteers prepare the Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber of Commerce building for new siding Saturday. (Julie Zeeb -- Daily News)


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Volunteers prepare the Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber of Commerce building for new siding Saturday. (Julie Zeeb — Daily News)



a person standing in front of a sign: Volunteers prepare the Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber of Commerce building for new siding Saturday. (Julie Zeeb — Daily News)


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Volunteers prepare the Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber of Commerce building for new siding Saturday. (Julie Zeeb — Daily News)

“James Harris and Mike Pascarella are donating their time to do something for the chamber of commerce,” said Liz Forsberg, a director with the chamber. “We’ve needed a face lift for some time and a local business donated all the material.”

The best guess of staff is that the siding was probably original from when the building was built, said the chamber’s Principle Objectives Coordinator Jason Bauer.

“We’ve been wanting to do a renovation of the building, which is old and falling apart and I made some phone calls and these two contractors said ‘absolutely, we can donate time if someone will donate the materials,’” Forsberg said.

After the new siding is up, the chamber’s front wall will be graced by a riverscape mural painted by Red Bluff’s Lacy Wilson, said Chamber CEO Dave Gowan.

“We’ve needed this done for some time and we’ve been wanting it for quite a while,” Gowan said. “With the new siding, it will improve the building and get it ready for the mural from Lacy Wilson. We get about 12,000 visitors driving by a day according to the city count. That’s a heavy crowd going through and it’s going to be nice for them to see the improvements.”

Gowan said he is excited

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