January 2007 Archive

Osgood Journal - January 30

Prosecutor says he deserves to be caged
Tyler sentenced to 110 years

Wanda English Burnett - Editor

There was silence in the courtroom as Circuit Court Judge Carl Taul handed down a 110-year sentence to Brian L. Tyler on Monday morning, January 29.Although Prosecutor Ric Hertel requested 123 years, he said he felt that justice had been served with the 110 year sentence. In December, a jury found Tyler guilty on five counts of child molesting that involved five children from two separate families.


Holton marshal arrested

Wanda English Burnett - Editor

A move that has the town of Holton buzzing is the arrest of the marshal, Billey Joe Moore. The 39-year-old marshal just received full-time status from the Holton Town Council this year and was providing police protection for the town.

Fugitive arrested Sunday at Madison

Wanda English Burnett - Editor

Eric McClure, 38, of Batesville, was taken into custody Sunday, January 28 without incident. He was arrested by the Indiana State Police in Jefferson County at the President’s Motel on Windridge Drive in Madison at 6:30 p.m. The ISP were assisted by the Madison Police Department.

The Versailles Republican - January 25

Council looks at changing meetings
Paying off the jail is first priority

Cindy DiFazio - Staff Writer

The Ripley County Council met in regular session on Tuesday, January 16. With the exception of Edward Armbrecht who is on vacation all members were present along with attorney Neil Comer and county auditor Mary Ann McCoy.

SR board names officers for 2007

Wanda Burnett - Editor

New board member Tim Taylor, along with re-elected board members Robert Garcia, Jim Miller and Ralph Miller, was given the oath of office by Attorney Merritt Alcorn at the South Ripley Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees meeting held January 15. Other members in attendance included Gil Landwehr, Randy McIntosh and Jim Samples.


Food program brings savings
Information meeting set for January 30 at 5:00 p.m.
at the Tyson Library

Wanda Burnett - Editor

If you’re looking for a way to stretch your food dollars, this might be a solution to consider - placing an order with Angel Food Ministries, which is now being offered in Ripley County.



Osgood Journal - January 23

East Enterprise man arrested
Bomb threats, bank robbery related

Wanda English Burnett - Editor

Bomb threats made to several schools kept police busy while the MainSource Bank in East Enterprise was robbed last Thursday, January 18.


Alcohol involved in fatal accident

Wanda English Burnett - Editor

A one-vehicle accident that occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, January 20, claimed the life of a Madison woman and injured two more occupants in the vehicle.

What if it happened here?

The possibility of a catastrophic earthquake hitting Ripley County is not something most folks think about. Natural disasters like tornadoes, snowstorms and droughts are more what people are used to here.

The Versailles Republican - January 18

Task Unit 1, fire depts. to work together
Daytime volunteers needed

Wanda English Burnett - Editor

A collective meeting between Osgood, Napoleon, Delaware fire departments and Task Unit One had one theme - working together to promote the best emergency service for the area.

Napoleon to be part of library district

Cathy May - Contributing Writer

The first meeting of 2007 saw the Napoleon Town Board elect Tim Brancamp again as president of the board.


Humane society asks for support

Cindy DiFazio - Staff Writer

All members of the Versailles Town Council were present at their regular meeting on Thursday, January 11. Joining council members, Sue Meisberger, Jim Taul and John Holzer, were Clerk-Treasurer Ted Spurlock and town Attorney Larry Eaton. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.



Osgood Journal - January 16

Missing woman's body found
Milan man charged for not reporting death

Wanda English Burnett - Editor

Last Thursday, January 11, information given to Milan police led them to a location along the railroad tracks in Milan where they made the grim discovery of the body of 39-year-old Susan Bradley. The body was in a sinkhole along the tracks, just a few hundred yards from where she was last seen, according to information from the Indiana State Police.


Recycling facility to expand
Addition to provide space for large appliances

Cindy DiFazio - Staff Writer

The Ripley County Commissioners met on Friday, January 12 because Monday, January 15 was a holiday. Commissioners Chuck Folz and Lawrence Nickell were present. Commissioner Robert Reiners was on vacation. Attorney Neil Comer and County Auditor Mary Ann McCoy were also present.

Milan Indian wrestlers take 2007 SIWC title

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