Subscribe to Ripley News e-EditionDearborn County Hospital Milan Primary Care

• Versailles IGA • Geis Electronics
• American Profile Magazine

Business news now featured! To advertise contact Linda Chandler at 812-689-6364!

Visit our advertiser's website by
clicking on their ad!

Osgood Journal Logo
April 7, 2015 • Sports

The 40/8 Nursing Scholarship recipients above from left are Allison Beal – Batesville, Cody Brandes – Milan, Ashley Brown – South Ripley, Erin Flannery – Batesville, Rachel Merkel – Batesville, Jessica Nichols – Milan, Tara Prickel – Batesville and Brittany Scott – Jac-Cen-Del. Unavailable for photo were Amanda Phillips – Batesville and Audrey Wilson – Batesville. GARY FRANKLIN PHOTO
Tri-County All-Star Eve Galbreath of Switzerland County Lady Pacers leads the break with teammate Hailee Lay following, while Milan Lady Indian Paige Lacey and South Ripley Lady Raider Erin Gloyd give chase in hope of curtailing the drive.
Tom Tepe Autocenter
Tom Tepe Autocenter
Friendship State BankKing's Daughters' HealthWhitewater Motor Company Inc.
Ripley Publishing Company IncRipley Publishing Company
Voiture 1047 All-Star senior girls and boys basketball games raise funds for nursing scholarships

Gary Franklin

The 2015 local Voiture 1047 annual 40/8 All-Star boys and girls basketball games were held at the Milan High School gym on Good Friday, April 3. The proceeds from the Ripley County versus Tri-County games are used to fund several nursing scholarships for local students. Assisting Voiture 1047 with organizing of the event this year were Jason Hughes and Travis Rohrig, also donating their time along with them were Mike Balmer and Roger Young as officials.

Sylvester Young and Paul Hardy


Pictured from left, veteran Sylvester Young is greeted by 40/8 member Paul Hardy before the 2015 All-Star games get underway at Milan High School on April 3.

Participating schools making up the Ripley County team included Batesville, Oldenburg Academy, Jac-Cen-Del, Milan and South Ripley. Participating schools making up the Tri-County team included East Central, Lawrenceburg, South Dearborn, Rising Sun and Switzerland County

Game time was set with a running clock over two 16-minute halves with the Tri-County girls claiming a 38 to 29 victory over Ripley County. Seven seniors participated for Tri-County led by Switzerland County Lady Pacers Head Coach Ashley Kitts and Assistant David Todd, while the 10 senior members Ripley County unit was led by Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles Head Coach Scott Smith, assisted by Milan Lady Indians Head Coach Bob Bressert. Milan Indians basketball Head Coach Josh Blankinship had 14 boys participate on the Ripley County team and 10 participated for Tri-County led by Lawrenceburg Tigers head and assistant coaches John Blackwell and Brad Cutter. The boys action included a running clock over two 16-minute halves with the Ripley County boys claiming a 119 to 88 victory over Tri-County. Senior girls and boys who participated in the 2015 All-Star Game action along with the scholarship recipients are pictured on page 6 in today's Osgood Journal.

Nursing Scholarships for 2015
Ten nursing students were announced during the game as recipients of scholarships from the Voiture 1047 Chapter. Among those receiving a scholarship were Milan’s Cody Brandes – son of Mike and Shawna Brandes of Milan, Milan’s Jessica Nichols – daughter of Jon and Jean Nichols of Milan, JCD’s Brittany Scott – daughter of John and Debbie Scott of Osgood, and South Ripley’s Ashley Brown – no parent names listed, along with Batesville recipients Allison Beal – daughter of Mike and Kristina, Erin Flannery – daughter of Jim and Kathy Flannery, Rachel Merkel – daughter of Gary and Anita Merkel, Amanda Phillips – daughter of Bruce and Susan Phillips, Tara Prickel – daughter of Matthew and Sandra Merkel, and Audrey Wilson – daughter of Jeffery and Anne Wilson.

History of 40/8

The 40/8 Voiture originally known as FORTY ET EIGHT, was organized in 1920 by American Legionnaires as a fun and honor society. It is now composed of the Veterans of both World Wars and the Korean, Vietnam and Desert Storm conflicts, and it draws its origin from World War I when young Americans were sent to France to fight a war to end all wars. The narrow gauge railroads of France had boxcars (Voitures) that carried little more than half the capacity of American boxcars and these Voitures were used to transport the men and horses to and from the fighting fronts. On the side of these little boxcars was stenciled the capacity of each. Holding either 40 men or eight horses, these Voitures became the trademark of the organization. If you could laugh at the train ride from the coast of France to the trenches, crowded in these little box-cars only recently vacated by eight horses, one could surely adapt to the changes in his life when he returned home. Membership in the Forty Et Eight is by invitation only, for recognition of service to the American Legion and/or its programs. In 1955, the Voyageurs Militaire recognized the shortage of registered nurses and began to provide the financial assistance in scholarships to those who enrolled for this training.

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

• All-star game photos (page 5 and 6)

• Want to buy the newspaper? Click here to find out where!

Your Ad HereGilpins Monuments
Ripley Publishing CompanySpaghetti Lunch
Ripley Publishing Company, Inc.
115 S. Washington Street
P.O. Box 158
Versailles, IN 47042

Phone: 812-689-6364
Fax: 812-689-6508

© 2015 Ripley Publishing Company, Inc. | All Rights Reserved | Site Designed and Maintained by Maria Sieverding | Email:
Southeastern Indiana REMC