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UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING JUNE 30, 2016 12:30 P.M.

Read the stories below and more in The Versailles Republican dated June 30, 2016.

Local student saves teen: “My hands were working faster than my mind...”
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Josh Walston is a hero. It’s not what he says, but it’s what others are saying after the 17-year-old saved another teen. The South Ripley senior was attending the Boys State camp in Angola, Indiana, in mid June, along with Carson Powers, also of South Ripley. Both had been selected from the Versailles American Legion to attend the program to learn about how government works. Read the entire story by Mary Mattingly on the front page of The Versailles Republican. This story will be available online later this afternoon. Click here to read the story. Can't wait? Pick up a copy of the newspaper at your local newsstand.


Five-day search halted: Local ties of family lost at sea
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A father and his three children, who went missing after going out to sail in Florida on June 19, had local ties. The U.S. Coast Guard called off a search this past Saturday for Ace Kimberly, 45, formerly of Osgood, and his children, Rebecca, 17, Donald, 15, and Roger, 13. Kimberly had lived in Osgood and Westport (Decatur County) before moving to Florida, according to the Greensburg Daily News. Pick up a copy of The Versailles Republican and read the entire story.



Fireworks displays in county

Buy The Versailles RepublicanIf you want to see fireworks in the county, you have a few choices. On Friday, the county chamber’s annual fireworks display is at the fairgrounds in Osgood and the Versailles State Park celebration also has a show. Batesville has fireworks on Saturday, and on Monday, the Fourth of July, Milan will host a 10 a.m. parade and fireworks will be offered that night. Click here for more details!


What’s the buzz? Club keeps up on bee news
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Here’s the most recent buzz: Southeastern Indiana has a beekeepers’ group interested in sharing the joy of apiculture with their local communities. Southeastern Indiana Beekeepers Association is an extension of a larger, state wide organization known as Beekeepers of Indiana, and is dedicated to the development of both new and experienced beekeepers who share a common interest: raising healthy swarms of bees! Read the entire story by Sandy Day Howard on the front page of The Versailles Republican. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand!


Rumpke rolls out recycling to Milan

Buy The Versailles RepublicanAs part of a new contract with Rumpke Waste and Recycling, Milan residents can now recycle material curbside. Rumpke will collect Milan’s recycling once per week, on the same day as trash. Residents are reminded that recycling and trash containers should be placed at the curb the night before scheduled collection. For more information read the entire article on page 2 of The Versailles Republican.

Joint effort helps R-CATS succeed

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The initial success with a state recognized county-wide school program that hinges on collaboration with schools, courts and the community is the impetus behind an attendance program South Ripley is considering to implement. The R-CATS program was recognized as a Promising Practice at the SR board meeting. Read more on the front page of The Versailles Republican. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.



On the Record from the Ripley County Courthouse

The Versailles Republican Read the latest small claims, civil, and civil judgment news on page 8 of The Versailles Republican.
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UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING JUNE 28, 2016 9:30 A.M.

Read the stories below and more in the Osgood Journal dated June 28, 2016.

Laundry detergent sales helps with playground equipment

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A $40,000 check for playground improvements at Jac-Cen-Del Elementary was announced at the June 20 school board meeting. Mandy Comer, Jac-Cen-Del Elementary PTO president, presented a check to Travis Rohrig, JCD principal. This amount is a two-year effort on the part of the PTO mostly from the detergent fundraiser. The playground equipment is basically the same as in 1990 and is need of many improvements. Read more details from the JCD school board meeting on the front page of the Osgood Journal. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.


Activities celebrate 4th of July
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Ripley County residents have several options to celebrate the nation’s birthday. On Friday, July 1, there are two fireworks events, one at the state park and another at the fairgrounds in Osgood. On Monday, July 4th, Milan will host a parade and fireworks. Read the event details on the front page of the Osgood Journal. This article will also be available online after 1 p.m. Click here to read more!



Local business helps YMCA with playground
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It was a beautiful sunny Tuesday on May 24 when 17 Batesville’s Global Atlantic employees took a day out from the office to come to the YMCA Learning Center to paint the outside playground. Read the entire story on page 3 of the Osgood Journal. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.




Looking Back: 50 years ago 1966

Buy the Osgood JournalEva Simon, Loretta Simon, Bertha Mistler, Helen Herbert, Clara Marie Wagner, Matilda Mistler, Lorraine Foster, Dolores Wagner, Geneva Keene, Rita Young, Pat Hermesch, Helen Young, Alma Thole, and Darlene Volk. Read more Ripley County history in the Looking Back column on page 3 of the Osgood Journal.


Late arrival days for professional development
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As an “A”-rated school district Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corporation qualifies as a Performance Qualified District under recent legislation from the Indiana Department of Education. This allows schools to count the minutes that they are in session rather than the standard 180 days of instruction. Read the article by Tim Taylor, JCD School Superintendent on page 4 of the Osgood Journal. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.





Regional Wrap-up: KDH on lockdown

Buy the Osgood JournalKing’s Daughters’ Hospital was on lock down Wednesday night for 90 minutes, after reports of a shooting on Cragmont Street and learning the shooter was headed to the hospital. Read the details in Regional Wrap-up on page 7 of the Osgood Journal.


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