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The Versailles Republican

September 11, 2014 • Headlines

Kelly’s Convenience Store opened Monday on U.S. 50 in Versailles next to The Friendship State Bank.
The station is open Monday-Thursday 5 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 5 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday 6 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

The community was invited to relive their glory days, when cruising the courthouse square was the thing to do!
While all were welcome to attend in whatever vehicle, several showed up in classic vehicles, like this one.

A ribbon cutting was held Saturday for KND Stylz, owned by Kristin Cole. Pictured from left is Amy Thomas, executive director of the
Ripley Co. Chamber of Commerce, Denise Rayburn, Anna Burress, Ripley Co. Chamber, Kristin Cole, owner;
Dustin Allee holding Ava Allee and Kim Foley with the Chamber. Holding the sign is Ella Allee.
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Fire destroys house in Osgood

A two-story house was deemed a total loss from a fire Tuesday.

Osgood Fire

Pictured left, firefighters were on the scene Tuesday for a house fire at 650 North in Osgood.

When firefighters arrived on the scene around noon at 6128 W CR 650 North, there were already flames and heavy smoke coming from the house. Napoleon Asst. Fire Chief Ron Reynolds said no one was injured, but there was significant loss. The owner of the older farm house is Clifford Peetz. His wife was home at the time and called in the fire to dispatch. They were able to get out safely before firefighters arrived.

The state fire marshal investigated Wednesday morning to help determine the cause of the fire. Reynolds said the fire started upstairs. The fire marshall ruled the cause was undetermined but accidental. The firefighters were able to put out the flames within an hour, but remained on the scene until 11 p.m. trying to sort through debris to determine how it got started. Besides Napoleon fire department, Osgood, Delaware, Batesville and Versailles responded. The home has an Osgood address, but it falls under the Napoleon fire department district. The Red Cross was also present.

Tyson Festival this weekend
The entire day is free for the community to enjoy!

This Sunday is the first Tyson Community Festival. Everyone is invited to Tyson United Methodist Church for the service and to hear speaker Dr. Richard Helton, formerly of Ripley County, and take tours of the Tyson church, library and Tyson Activity Center. Tours begin around 1 p.m. There will be food, ice cream and games available. Everything is free to the community.

• 9 a.m.: Donuts and drinks will be offered at the church lawn before the church service.

• 10 a.m.: Service begins. Alumni choir to perform. Guest speaker is Dr. Richard Helton, president, Vincennes University; also a former Milan school superintendent, assistant superintendent at South Ripley and teacher, and previous church member and resident of Versailles.

• Approximately at noon following the church service, lunch will be served at the Fellowship Hall.

• 1:15 p.m.: The afternoon program will begin and tours of library, church and Tyson Activity Center will be given every 15 minutes. Also local singing groups, Safe Harbor, Young Confederates, Day Sisters and more will be performing. There will be games and activities with prizes for children on the lawn. Free snow cones and homemade ice cream available.

Pick up this week's edition of The Versailles Republican for the stories below and more local news. Subscribe by clicking the subscribe link or call 812-689-6364.

• Versailles woman will undergo surgery for aunt, final story in two-part series
• Monument honors Milan man killed in 9/11 attack (page 2)
• Founder of church dies (Rev. Garland L. Rudd)

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