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UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING AUGUST 16, 2016 10 A.M.

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UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING AUGUST 25, 2016 10:30 A.M.

Read the stories below and more in The Versailles Republican dated August 25, 2016.

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Moved to action: Program brings bullying awareness to Milan

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Milan High School students spent a good part of their school day last week thinking about labels and stereotypes, how they treat others and how they want to be treated, and how they can help others who may be hurting. Perhaps others would say it was putting into practice The Golden Rule. It was part of a week-long leadership program called Moved2Stand, an interactive training program of Nashville STARS (Students Taking A Right Stand) that challenges students to examine their attitudes toward bullying. Read the entire story by Mary Mattingly on the front page of The Versailles Republican. Click here to read the article online after 2 p.m.


Two teens air cared

Buy The Versailles RepublicanSpeed was believed to be a factor in an accident that injured two Osgood teens. Besides the sheriff’s office, Osgood Fire Department, Rescue 69, Ripley County Medic and two Stat Flight helicopters responded. Read the details on the front page of The Versailles Republican. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.


One hurt in wreck on SR 129
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One person was air cared Wednesday morning from injuries in a two vehicle crash on SR 129 around 6 a.m. Read more and see a photo on the front page of The Versailles Republican.





New owner for local manufacturer
Buy The Versailles RepublicanA Ripley County factory has been purchased by an international manufacturer, and there are plans to add more jobs and equipment. API Group acquired Hazen Paper Company’s paperboard lamination facilities and business in Osgood. Read the entire article on the front page of The Versailles Republican. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.


Safe Passage partners with Hillenbrand on community engagement initiative
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“The ‘One Campaign’ provided a humbling opportunity for us to partner with an organization that does so much to change the lives of women and families throughout Southeast Indiana,” said Joe Raver, President & CEO of Hillenbrand, who spent an afternoon at the shelter painting “Little Free Libraries.” This summer, Safe Passage partnered with Hillenbrand, Inc. on Hillenbrand’s new community engagement initiative the “One Campaign.” Read more on page 3 of The Versailles Republican.



Family outreach service expands to Ripley County

Buy The Versailles RepublicanThe Indiana Department of Child Services announced recently that New Hope Services has been awarded the Healthy Families Indiana contract for 6 additional counties: Jennings, Ripley, Franklin, Dearborn, Ohio, and Switzerland. Read the entire article on page 2 of The Versailles Republican. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.


Swiss Wine Festival candidates
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Senior students from area high schools will compete on Saturday afternoon, August 27, in the Swiss Ambassador Scholarship Program. The competition will take place on the Main Stage of the Swiss Wine Festival, and will begin at 1:45 p.m. The Community Foundation of Switzerland County is the event sponsor. See page 5, section B of The Versailles Republican for a complete list of candidates.




UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING AUGUST 23, 2016 10 A.M.

Read the stories below and more in the Osgood Journal dated August 23, 2016.

Torchbearers prepare for relay
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With less than a month to go, many Ripley County residents are working hard to prepare for their part of Indiana’s Bicentennial Torch Relay, which will take place Saturday, September 17 throughout the county, traveling from Versailles to Osgood to Batesville to Sunman, and then Milan. Read the entire story on the front page of the Osgood Journal. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.




Candidate deadline Friday: School board manages funds, reflects values
Buy the Osgood JournalWhile the presidential election is garnering much of the airwaves and attention with the upcoming general election in November, there’s another important election on the local level to take place. Read the entire story by Mary Mattingly on the front page of the Osgood Journal.


Local man arrested for bank robbery
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An Osgood man has been arrested for the robbery of a Lawrenceburg bank last week. The U.S. Bank on Walnut Street was held up by a man around 12:40 Wednesday afternoon. The suspect did not show a weapon, but passed a note and got away with an undisclosed amount of money, according to Lawrenceburg Police Dept. Detective Jeremy Shepherd. Click here to read this story online after 2 p.m. Can't wait? Pick up a copy of the Osgood Journal at your local newsstand.



New hospital safety ratings available to the public
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently signaled to the nation’s hospitals that it was getting serious and tough about patient safety and the quality of care hospitals provide. The government’s rating system, five stars for the best hospitals and one star for the worst, sends a message that patients have a right to know what’s going on inside the hospitals they entrust with their lives or those of their family members. Read the article by by Trudy Lieberman on page 4 of the Osgood Journal. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.




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