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Read the stories below and more in The Versailles Republican dated June 23, 2016.

Beyond home: Outing exposes local teens to life outside of county
Buy The Versailles RepublicanSeven Ripley County teens will embark on a 14-day adventure to one of the country’s most popular national parks, thanks to the generosity of local organizations and individuals. The non-profit American Youth Outreach Unlimited (AYOU) provides the chaperoned trip, expense-free to the selected teenagers. Kendall Hankins, one of the local founders, along with Jim Waldo, figures they have taken 24 local teens to the park over the past six years. Read more on page 7 of The Versailles Republican. This article will also be available online at after 1 p.m. Can't wait? Take a break for lunch and pick up a copy of the newspaper at your local newsstand!

Thieves hit Holton mart back to back

Buy The Versailles RepublicanThe Holton Food Mart just off of US 50 was burglarized twice in two days. The first incident happened around 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 16. The suspects used an ax to gain entry into the store and then proceeded to steal lighters, cigarettes, and the cash tray. A passerby reported the break-in about an hour after it happened. Read the entire story by Mary Mattingly on the front page of The Versailles Republican. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.

Lightning strikes two homes
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Lightning strikes were the cause of two house fires in the Versailles area overnight on Monday. The first fire occurred at 3481 South Base Line Road at the Daryl and Robin McGuire residence. Read more and see the photo on the front page of The Versailles Republican.

Lions Club BBQ and F.A.R.M. Club show on tap this weekend

Buy The Versailles RepublicanA couple of big summer events are scheduled for this weekend. The Versailles Lions Club Chicken BBQ is a don’t miss event. It will run on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Southeastern Indiana F.A.R.M. Club Antique Machinery Show begins Thursday, June 23 and continues through Sunday, June 26. Read more details on both events in The Versailles Republican.

Awards and grants noted at RCCF annual meeting

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In 2015 the Ripley County Community Foundation (RCCF) gave $635,000 in grants to projects and charitable organizations in Ripley County, awarded $68,420 in scholarships and started the Youth Philanthropy organization in the county. These were some of the Foundation’s highlights that were announced at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting on June 16 at the Sunman American Legion hall. Read the entire article by Linda Chandler, publisher, on the front page of The Versailles Republican. Ty Tucker shares how the Tanner Tucker Pay It Forward Fund benefits groups special to his late brother. Pick up a copy of the newspaper at your local newsstand!

College News: Students earn degrees and named to dean's list

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Read more about local students in section B, front page, of The Versailles Republican. (All information is submitted by the college.)

Family members implicated in inmate’s escape

Buy The Versailles RepublicanAn escaped jail inmate from Fayette County had help from his mother and brother, according to police. According to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, Paula J. Potters is the mother of Chadwick Heath, who busted out of the Fayette County Jail in Connersville last Friday along with cellmate Michael Roberts. They had allegedly dug a hole at the jail to escape. Read more in Regional Wrap-up in section B, page 4, of The Versailles Republican. See the latest On The Record from the Ripley County Courthouse and Versailles Town Court in section B, pages 2 and 3. Pick up a copy of newspaper at your local newsstand.


Read the stories below and more in the Osgood Journal dated June 21, 2016.

Fostering a lost art: Local woodturners meet to share ideas

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Wearing safety glasses, Barbara Eades leans over a lathe, with a turn bow gouge in hand, trying to trim the edge of a wood bowl as it spins and spins. It stops, caught by a too loose held gouge, creating jagged ruts on the edge. That’s not what she was looking for. “Is it fixable?” she asks Gary Chapman, who is mentoring her on the art of woodturning. “Oh yeah. You got lots of meat left,’ the experienced woodturner from Madison says. Read the entire article by Mary Mattingly on the front page of the Osgood Journal. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.

Man injured from farm accident in Holton

Buy the Osgood JournalA farming accident Monday morning caused serious injury to a 27-year-old. According to various sources, the man was working on a bale wagon in the barn west of Holton at 9950 US 50 when his left leg got caught. Read the article on the front page of the Osgood Journal.

In request of a patent: JCD grad designs safer car seat

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Two recent IUPUC (Indiana University/Purdue University at Columbus) college graduates are trying to make child safety seats easier to use. Casey Cooley of Hope and Torie Gilland of Osgood have developed a working prototype of a car seat that takes the guesswork out of strapping in a child. Torie is the daughter of Steve and Julie Gilland and a 2012 Jac-Cen-Del graduate. Read the entire story on the front page of the Osgood Journal. This story will be available online at after 1 p.m. Can't wait? Pick up a copy at your local newsstand!

Beyond ‘normal’ teen behavior: School counselors seeing a variety of mental health problems

Buy the Osgood JournalWe seem to hear it more and more: teens gone astray with serious mental issues. Sometimes it results in violent behavior, affecting many, as in the slew of school shootings in the past several years. Other times it leads to suicide, which is the third leading cause of death among teens. (Accidents are the leading cause, followed by homicide.) Read the entire story by Sandy Day Howard on the front page of the Osgood Journal.

Tools to help graduates plan for the future

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Congratulations to all graduates of the class of 2016! Hard work and dedication from graduating high school students, their teachers, administrators and families deserve recognition. High school graduates may now be asking themselves: “What is the next step?” Our state offers multiple tools to help our most recent diploma recipients succeed in the next chapter in life, whether that’s furthering their education, joining the workforce, mastering a trade, or protecting our country. Read the article by Representative Randy Frye on page 4 of the Osgood Journal. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.

Ripley County 4-H Horse & Pony Show, a success

Buy the Osgood JournalThere was solid competition from surrounding 4-Hers, a nice crowd and beautiful weather for the opening day of the two day, second Annual Ripley County 4-H sponsored Area 1 Horse & Pony Show at the Ripley County Fairground Horse Arena. Read about the Ripley County 4-H Horse & Pony Show by Gary Franklin on pages 5 and 6 of the Osgood Journal. Photos and stats are also on pages 5 and 6.

Country music showdown
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The three day Batesville Music and Arts Festival was held last week with the closing event being the Jim True Ford Country Music Showdown on Friday, hosted by WRBI radio. See the photo and read the details on page 8 of the Osgood Journal. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.

Man killed in plane crash

Buy the Osgood JournalA Madison man has been identified as the pilot who was killed in the plane crash last Thursday. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office completed an autopsy on Steven Douglas Kreuzburg, 77, Friday. Read more information in Regional Wrap-up on page 7 of the Osgood Journal.

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