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UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING JANUARY 12, 2017 9 A.M.



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Large rummage sale
COMING EVENT: St. John’s Catholic Church in Osgood will have a rummage sale Thursday, Jan. 26 from 1 – 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 28 from 8 a.m. until noon. The church is located at 331 S. Buckeye St., Osgood.

Call 812-689-6364 to learn how you can get a free listing in the Coming Events featured in The Versailles Republican on Thursday.






UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING JANUARY 17, 2017 10:30 A.M.

Read the stories below and more in the Osgood Journal dated January 17, 2017.

SR student heads to Colorado before competing in the 2017 World Winter Games
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Chris Perdue moves forward in his quest to bring home the gold for his snowboarding abilities at the 2017 World Winter Games Austria. The Special Olympics athlete will be snowboarding in ESPN’s X Games in Aspen, Colorado on January 26-29 on Buttermilk Mountain. He was nominated by his Team USA coach to compete in the X games. Read the entire story by Wanda English Burnett on the front page of the Osgood Journal. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.





Witnesses testify in child murder trial
Buy the Osgood JournalThe murder trial of Jennifer Schooler, 34, Batesville, began last week in Ripley County Circuit Court with the Honorable Ryan King presiding. She is charged with the murder of Braydn Chadwell, the three-year-old son of her boyfriend, Thomas Chadwell. Multiple stories were presented about how the defendant said the tragic event happened. Multiple objections were made by defense and many pieces of evidence were shown. Read the entire story by Wanda English Burnett on the front page of the Osgood Journal.


Jac-Cen-Del Homecoming Royalty named
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Jac-Cen-Del’s Homecoming Queen Rosie Newhart, daughter of John and Dana Newhart and King Ben Harlemert, son of Ron and Donna Harlemert, were named at the game Saturday night January 14. See the photo on the front page of the Osgood Journal.





Career center looks at LPN program

Buy the Osgood JournalAt the January meeting of the Southeastern Career Center the idea of having an LPN program at the school was discussed. Those attending talked about whether it should be at the Versailles site or if schools should send their students directly to the learning institute. Read the details by Wanda English Burnett on the front page of the Osgood Journal. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.


Thinking About Health: Hospitals are penalized for harming patients

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Anyone facing a hospital stay for themselves or a family member should look at new data the government released right before Christmas showing that it (click here for hospital data) penalized 769 of the nation’s hospitals for having high rates of patient injuries. The monetary penalties – a reduction for the year in their reimbursement for treating Medicare patients – do bite. Larger teaching hospitals could lose as much as $1 million or more. Read the entire article by Trudy Lieberman of the Rural Health News Service on page 4 of the Osgood Journal. This story will also be available on this website after 1 p.m. Click here to read. Trudy Lieberman's column appears regularly in the Osgood Journal.



House Pages gain hands-on experience, government involvement
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The Indiana House of Representatives offers a hands-on learning experience through its Page program. This program helps our young Hoosiers understand how laws are made in Indiana. To be a Page, applicants should be between the ages of 13 and 18, which is typically grades 6-12. I welcome larger groups like our local FFA members and boy and girl scouts to come serve as pages as well. Read the entire article by Representative Randy Frye on page 4 of the Osgood Journal. This story will also be available on this website after 1 p.m. Click here to read. Representative Frye's column appears regularly in the Osgood Journal.






UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING JANUARY 12, 2017 9 A.M.


Read the stories below and more in The Versailles Republican dated January 12, 2017.

Court services work together for youth
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Twenty-six Ripley County juvenile justice stakeholders recently took part in a ‘kick-off’ event for the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI). Each stakeholder supports making our community better by pursuing constructive alternatives for low level juvenile offenders. Read the entire story by Wanda English Burnett on the front page of The Versailles Republican.




Prosecutor upgrades charges on Campos
Buy The Versailles RepublicanA crash the day after Christmas claimed the life of Hubert Brown, Ohio, when the tractor he was driving was hit from behind by Richard Campos, 41, Milan. The force threw Brown from the tractor. At the scene on SR350 near Base Road, Campos was tested for alcohol use and then admitted to police he had been drinking. An Affidavit for Probable Cause stated that his speech was slurred, his eyes watery, and balance was unsteady. Read the entire story by Wanda English Burnett on the front page of The Versailles Republican. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.


Fire departments train on grain bin safety

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One of the dangers of farming is getting stuck in a grain bin. Grain can exert 900 pounds of pressure upon a person. Lives can and have been lost in grain bin entrapments. As reported from Purdue University April 29, 2015: “Nationwide, there were 38 documented entrapments resulting in 17 deaths in 2014, compared with 33 entrapments and 13 deaths in 2013, according to Purdue’s annual Summary of U.S. Agricultural Confined Space-Related Injuries and Fatalities.” Read the entire story by Arelene Knudson on the front page of The Versailles Republican. This story will also be available on this website after 1 p.m. Click here to read.


Versailles council hears bids for stormwater project

Buy The Versailles RepublicanA good portion of the Versailles Town Council’s January meeting was dedicated to hearing bids for the upcoming Stormwater System Improvement project. Each of the seven bids submitted were opened and read aloud by John Wetzel, Midwestern Engineering. After he inspected each one to make sure the proper paper work had been submitted, he read the numbers. Read the details on the front page of The Versailles Republican. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.


Rape charges filed against Greensburg man
Buy The Versailles RepublicanAccording to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, Chase W. Hollin, 19, was arrested recently on rape charges. The alleged incident occurred in September 2015, after a woman and her roommate contacted police claiming Hollin had raped the woman in her apartment while she was sleeping. The victim and the alleged rapist were friends from work. Read more details in Regional Wrap-up on page 6. Regional Wrap-up is a regular feature in both the Osgood Journal and The Versailles Republican.






UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 11:30 A.M.

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