July 2007 Archive

The Versailles Republican - July 26, 2007

Parents should know children's language
There's a new bully in town-cyberbully

Wanda English Burnett, Editor


Don’t understand? It’s a simple message to a friend in acronyms and text messaging shorthand. It means, “How’s It Going? As A Friend - May I Have Your Attention Please - Take Care of Yourself - Know What I Mean - Later.

Dwight Bauman appointed new Assistant Building Inspector

Cathy May - Contributing Writer

The Ripley County Commissioners met on Monday, July 16 at 8:00 a.m. All commissioners were present and County Auditor Mary Ann McCoy was available to advise the board.


Sunman marshal addresses ATV, golf cart issue

Cathy May, Contributing Writer

Marshal Bill Dramann delivered information regarding All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) at the July Sunman Town Board meeting.


Osgood Journal - July 24, 2007

4-H Queen, King announced Sunday at fair

Wanda English-Burnett, Editor

See information on the 4-H Queen, King and also 2007 Ripley County 4-H Fair Schedule inside...

New deputy marshal hired
Osgood to annex about 119 acres

Cathy May - Contributing Writer

The July Osgood Town Board meeting opened with a public hearing on the proposed annexation to the town of approximately 119 acres. Some of the property lies between Fairground Road and County Road 450 North. Also annexed will be the Thomas & Skinner, Inc. property of 6.34 acres at the end of Western Avenue. Another section is between County Road 200 West and the B&O Railroad right of way owned by Thayer Farms and the Town of Osgood. The final area is between U.S. 50 and property owned by the Town of Osgood along County Road 300 North, including Shook Street.
There are 13 single family structures in the proposed annexation with about 20 people residing in the homes. There are five commercial structures and one institutional structure. The total assessed valuation for the proposed annexation is $2,886,400.

Police arrest Sunman man wanted on robbery charges

Wanda English Burnett, Editor

According to information from Sgt. Noel Houze Jr. of the Indiana State Police, a man living in Sunman was arrested last week on two felony counts of First Degree Robbery.

Osgood Journal - July 17, 2007

Free vision screenings available Monday, July 23
It's fair time in Ripley County

Wanda English-Burnett, Editor

Cotton candy, corn dogs, laughing children, dazzling lights, mooing livestock and sweet babies are just some of the sights and sounds that fill the Ripley County Fairgrounds Park at fair time. The Ripley County 4-H Fair will be center stage next week, July 22-28, at the park in Osgood.

Osgood Grub Co. turns 30

Cathy May - Contributing Writer

The Osgood Grub Company is having a birthday. It will be 30-years-old this year. Jim, Marsha, Brad and David Bultman are the owners of this family business. And, family is what this restaurant is all about.

Napoleon hears about duck weed problem

Cathy May - Contributing Writer

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management inspected the lagoon at Napoleon and had several observations. This was discussed at the Napoleon Town Board meeting last Wednesday, July 11. The report note


The Versailles Republican - July 12, 2007

Sports complex proposed in Versailles

Wanda English Burnett - Editor

A comprehensive state-of-the-art sports complex located right next to a school could be a winning combination for the community of Versailles.

Jerry Gilpin, who is helping spearhead the project, noted that he was told at the June school board of the South Ripley Board of Trustees that they would have an answer for him at the July meeting, which will be held tonight, July 12. This answer would be whether they would agree for property next to the elementary school to be used for the proposed project. The school would lease the acreage to be used for the sports complex. It would be maintained through a park board, governed by the Versailles Town Council.

Personnel decided at special SR board meeting

Cathy May - Contributing Writer

The South Ripley School Board held a special meeting on Tuesday, July 3. John Mehrle was hired as assistant superintendent for the corporation. Mehrle comes from the South Dearborn School System where he was assistant high school principal.


Panhandling ordinance passed at Milan

Cathy May - Contributing Writer

The town of Milan had their second and final reading of the “Panhandling” ordinance at their July 9 meeting. The ordinance passed and will go into effect once it is published.




Osgood Journal - July 10, 2007

Record crowned Miss Ripley County

Cathy May, Contributing Writer

Elizabeth Record is Miss Ripley County 2007. She was crowned Saturday night at a special pageant held at Jac-Cen-Del High School entitled, “Tropical Oasis.”

Re-Use Center to officially open

Wanda English-Burnett, Editor

Recycling has a new meaning in Ripley County. Items are being recycled right back into local homes through the innovative inception of the Ripley County Re-Use Center, located at the Ripley County Highway Garage Recycling Center on US 421 near Osgood.

Low attendance issue at Planning Commission mtg.

Cathy May, Contributing Writer

A small board attendance caused some unhappy people at the July 3 meeting of the Ripley County Area Planning Commission. Von McGuire made application to rezone his property at 529 W. US 50 in Versailles from Residential-1 to Local Business. He already has more than three acres of property fronting US 50 that is zoned Local Business. He was asking for the 6.271 acres behind that to also be zoned Local Business.

The Versailles Republican - July 5, 2007

Batesville mayor asks commissioners to help with Merkel Road improvements

Wanda English Burnett - Editor

It’s party time and you’re invited!

The grandstand at the Ripley County Fairground Park in Osgood has withstood the test of time and with upkeep and some repair, will be 100 years old this year. Originally built in 1907 the massive structure has seated thousands of spectators over the years.

Congressman Baron Hill gives progress report

Cathy May, Contributing Writer

Congressman Baron Hill was introduced by Ripley County Economic Director Brad Buening Monday, July 2, where the congressman gave a six month progress report entitled, “New Directions for America”.


Versailles dentist celebrates 25 years

Wanda English-Burnett, Editor

When Chris Brown drove into Versailles, he knew instantly that was where he wanted to open his dentist office. That was 25 years ago on July 12, one day after he received his license from the IU School of Dentistry.



Osgood Journal - July 3, 2007

RCCF celebrates 10th anniversary

Cathy May, Contributing Writer

The Ripley County Community Foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary last week at its 2006 Annual Meeting. The Foundation has grown in ten years from having no funds, no staff and no office, to assets of more than $7 million, a staff of three and third floor offices in the Batesville Memorial Building.

Goals of water district outlined

Cathy May, Contributing Writer

About 20 people attended a public hearing June 28 on the forming of the Vernon Fork Water District. A hearing was held in each of the three counties, which will form the district: Decatur, Jennings and Ripley.

Jac-Cen-Del appeals budget order

Wanda English Burnett, Editor
At the Jac-Cen-Del School Board meeting Superintendent Bill Narwold advised the 2007 budget order was received from the Department of Local Finance. Jac-Cen-Del is appealing and awaiting the results.
Treasurer Ruth Ann Peetz reported she had received some excise tax ($92,374.75) and property tax ($78,002.08) from the county. Also, she received reimbursement from Ripley, Ohio and Dearborn Special Education for teachers who were paid by Jac-Cen-Del in the amount of $184,524.57.