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UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING MAY 5, 2016 10:30 A.M.

Read the stories below and more in The Versailles Republican dated May 5.

County chooses Trump, local incumbents
Buy The Versailles RepublicanRipley County voters chose a billionaire real estate mogul and a former Secretary of State and First Lady for the U.S. Presidential party nominees, but went with the incumbents for the county and state offices. Donald Trump handily won the Hoosier state presidential nomination for the Republicans, and Ripley County as well with 61.9 percent or 4053 votes. While Bernie Sanders narrowly won the state for the Democrat nomination, Ripley County Democrats voted for Hillary Clinton. She received 768 votes or 51.1 percent to Sander’s 735 votes, or 48.9 percent. Read the entire story by Mary Mattingly, as well as see photos, on the front page of The Versailles Republican. This article will also be available online after 1 p.m. Click here to read!


Automated system for inmates proposed

Buy The Versailles RepublicanAt the regular meeting of the Ripley County Commissioners on April 25 commissioners heard and approved Sheriff Jeff Cumberworth’s request to use a new phone company and system for inmates at the jail. Read the entire story by Wanda Burnett on the front page of The Versailles Republican. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.


Couple’s dream comes true through adoption

Buy The Versailles Republican“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” ~ Robert Brownin

Tad and Marsha Brinson of Versailles had been patiently waiting for a baby for as long as they could remember. Tad, at 36 and Marsha, 31, were a healthy couple in 1999 and had trouble understanding why they weren’t able to become pregnant. The Versailles natives had been married for five years and dreamed of sharing their home with children. Read the entire story by Sandy Day Howard on the front page of The Versailles Republican.


Osgood man arrested in Greensburg

Buy The Versailles RepublicanVincent J. Gentile Jr., 58, of Osgood, led Greensburg police on a chase has been arrested and jailed on multiple charges. He faces felony charges of dealing in methamphetamine, possession of chemical reagents or precursors with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, and resisting law enforcement, in addition to misdemeanor counts of driving while suspended and reckless driving, according to Greensburg Daily News. Read the entire story on page 2 of The Versailles Republican.


Hoosier Watch: We’ve only just begun
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In case you haven’t noticed this is going to be a great year for Indiana. Not only are Hoosiers gearing up to celebrate 200 years of statehood in December, we are all preparing to commemorate the 100th running of the famed Indy 500 at the end of this month. Thanks to some good old Hoosier ingenuity our state has survived and thrived to see these celebrations come to fruition. Read the entire article by Jerilyn Lowery on page 4 of The Versailles Republican. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.



Local school superintendent appointed to ISTEP panel

Buy The Versailles RepublicanBatesville Schools Supt. Dr. Jim Roberts has been named by the governor to the ISTEP review panel. The House Bill 1395 bill, signed into law by Governor Pence early this year, established a 23-member panel of experts in education to study alternatives to ISTEP and make recommendations for a shorter, simpler-to-administer test. Read the entire article and more school news on the front page of section B of The Versailles Republican.


Sunday, May 8 is Mother's Day: The 411 on Mother’s Day flowers
Buy The Versailles RepublicanMother’s Day is an annual holiday that honors motherhood and provides an opportunity for men, women and children to show their mothers how much they appreciate them. Read the entire article on page 3, section B of The Versailles Republican.


20-year-old bikes across country
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Daniel James made a pit stop in Versailles from what will be a 5,000-mile journey from one end of the country to another on two wheels. The 20-year-old Canton, Ohio, resident started the biking trip three weeks ago at the eastern tip of the country, Lubeck, Maine, and hopes to reach San Francisco in about six weeks from now. Read the entire article by Mary Mattingly on page 4, section B of The Versailles Republican. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.



Regional Wrap-up: Steers with TB traced to SE Indiana

Buy The Versailles RepublicanThe Indiana State Board of Animal Health is investigating a TB case after cattle tested positive for the illness over the weekend. The livestock exhibited signs during a routine inspection at a meat processing facility in Pennsylvania. The six affected steers were traced to southeast Indiana. Read the entire story and more on page 4, section B of The Versailles Republican. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.


On The Record from the Ripley County Courthouse
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Read the latest courthouse news on page 5, section B of The Versailles Republican.



UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING MAY 3, 2016 9:30 A.M.

Read the stories below and more in the Osgood Journal dated May 3.

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Exercise your right! Vote today!
Vote May 3Today, Tuesday, May 3, Hoosier voters will select Democrat and Republican candidates from the county, state and national levels. What can you expect on the ballot? At the county level, voters will have choices to make in the Republican contest for recorder, treasurer, coroner, clerk, county commissioners and county council races. At the state level, voters will select their party’s nominees for governor, U.S. Representative - District 6, and State Representative for Districts 55 and 67, and for state senator, district 42. At the national level, voters will select from two Democrats and nine Republicans on the presidential ballot. All but three of the Republican candidates have dropped out of the race, but their names remain on the ballot. Also at the national level are races for U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative, 6th district.  Voters must have a photo identification to be eligible to vote. Since it’s a primary election, voters will have to choose a Democrat or Republican ballot. There are 25 precincts with 15 local polling sites. Election information is online at www.ripleycounty.com. Precincts and sites include 2 at St. Charles Church in Milan; Jackson at Napoleon Senior Center; Johnson 1-3 at Versailles Baptist Church; Laughery 1 at Coonhunter’s Lodge in Batesville; Laughery Ward 3 at Batesville Public Library; Otter Creek 1 and 2 at Holton town hall; Shelby at Shelby Christian Church; Washington Ward 1 at Elrod Washington Baptist Church. The polls will open at 6 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. Election information is online at www.ripleycounty.com. or call 812-689-6115. See the Versailles Republican on May 5 for election results.


Making a difference: Grants geared for children, women
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“Everyone can make a difference,” and many Ripley County women did by attending the 13th annual Ripley County Community Foundation fundraising luncheon at RomWeber Marketplace. That was the theme of the Women in Philanthropy luncheon April 27. The 190 women put their belief into action and helped raise over $6,700 for the Linda S. Phaneuf Women’s Endowment fund through direct contributions, a silent auction and raffle. (Phaneuf, who was present, is a member of the committee now after retiring from the Ripley County Community Foundation in 2014. ) Read the entire story by Mary Mattingly on the front page of the Osgood Journal.


Jac-Cen-Del band, staff praised at board meeting

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“Jac-Cen-Del had the best band in the parade!” a colleague told Travis Neal, Jac-Cen-Del board president after watching the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day parade. Neal commented to the board at the monthly meeting on April 19 that he is very proud to be part of a community that is recognized in a positive note from business people in the Cincinnati area. Read the entire story on the front page of the Osgood Journal. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.



Milan considering digital eLearning

Buy the Osgood JournalMilan schools may have the option of being part of Indiana’s “Flex Pilot Program” next year, a digital learning trial project designed to support school corporations interested in exploring innovative approaches to school schedules by leveraging eLearning options. Milan recently completed the application process and submitted the required documents to the Indiana State Department of Education. Read the entire story by Sandy Day Howard on the front page of the Osgood Journal.


Osgood mail carrier retires
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The US mail is delivered rain or shine, snow or sleet, but in Osgood, it will no longer be brought by a mailman many were used to seeing for nearly four decades. After 38½ years, John Eaglin ran his last rural route in Osgood on April 28. He’s been delivering mail on the 78-mile route since July of 1983, but prior to that the Elrod resident was a carrier in the Osgood town streets, and also worked at the Holton post office. Read the entire story on page 3 of the Osgood Journal. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.



NMLRA named qualifying range for American Marksman

Buy the Osgood JournalThe National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association’s (NMLRA) Walter Cline Range located in Friendship is thrilled to announce that they have been named as an official local qualifying range for American Marksman, a new nationwide target shooting competition for amateurs being produced by the Outdoor Sportsman Group, owners of the Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel television networks. Read the entire story on page 3 of the Osgood Journal.


Looking Back: 50 years ago 1966

Buy the Osgood JournalOfficers elected for the Versailles Lions Club were Forest Waters, Henry Stegemoller, Bo Susnick, Irving Hunter, Danny Armbrecht, Bill Lower, Herman Stutler, R. C. McCoy, Jesse Taul, David Green, Norman McIntosh, Troy Hooton, Clifford Smith, and Dwight Hooton. Read more past history on page 3 of the Osgood Journal.


Prepare cooling systems for warm weather
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One springtime task on homeowners’ to-do lists is checking cooling systems to ensure they are ready for summer. Proper maintenance of cooling systems is essential to saving energy and keeping utility costs down. Fortunately, homeowners need not be certified HVAC technicians to maintain their cooling units. Read the entire article with all the important tips on page 5, section B of the Spring Home Improvement section (pgs. 1-6, section B) of the Osgood Journal. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.



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