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Caller targets Gold Star Chili
Bomb threat closes businesses

Police investigated a bomb threat at Gold Star Chili restaurant in Versailles Sunday afternoon. The 911 cell call came into dispatch at 3:22 p.m. “There is a bomb at Gold Star,” the caller said. The dispatcher then asked what kind, and the caller replied, “A ticking time bomb.” Pick up a copy of the Osgood Journal at your local newsstand and read the entire story. Click here to subscribe today and keep up with local news important to you.

Milan woman hurt in accident

A Milan woman suffered serious leg injuries from an two vehicle crash in Osgood on Saturday, Aug. 29. On Saturday afternoon at 1:13 pm, police responded to a head on crash on E. Mud Pike Road at North CR 100E near Osgood. Bonnie Volz, 59, of Milan, was trapped in her car and freed by firemen /EMS and was flown to University Hospital in Cincinnati with serious open leg fractures. To read the entire story and see a photo, pick up a copy of the Osgood Journal at your local newsstand. Click here to subscribe today and keep up with local news important to you.

Job fair planned at Milan Legion

The Milan American Legion is looking for local businesses and anyone hiring in the area to participate in their job fair this coming November. The job fair is open to all veterans and to the public. Currently, the job fair will have local businesses and an opportunity to have on-site help with resume writing. Legion member Brian McBride thinks this event not only helps local businesses but also local veterans. If interested in getting involved with the job fair scheduled for November 6 at 11 a.m., contact McBride at or call the post at 812-654-9233 or visit the legion’s website at

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Nominate bicentennial torch carriers
Deadline is December 31.

The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay is accepting torchbearer nominations from the public for the 2016 Bicentennial Torch Relay. Torchbearer nominations recognize Hoosiers who demonstrate exceptional public service, excellence in their profession, acts of heroism or volunteer service to their neighborhood, community, region or state.

The nomination form is available at Printed forms can also be picked up at the Welcome Center in Versailles, 220 E. U.S. 50, or call the Ripley County Tourism Bureau at 812-689-7431 and an application can be mailed. The nomination period ends on December 31, 2015. Once all nomination forms are collected, a juried nomination process in each county will select torchbearers.

Developed by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD), the relay is patterned after the Olympic Torch Relay and is designed to connect Hoosiers across the state and nation with their home state during the bicentennial year. “We are very excited the Torch Relay will be stopping in Versailles, Osgood, Batesville, Sunman, and Milan,” noted Katherine Taul, Ripley County Tourism Director and Ripley County’s Bicentennial Coordinator.

Nominees must be a current or former resident of Indiana or be nominated in honor of a current or former resident. Hoosiers may be nominated posthumously and a substitute torchbearer can be submitted to carry the torch on behalf of the nominee. Nominees can be any age (torchbearers that are minors will be subject to additional youth torchbearer requirements). A nominee must possess the physical adaptive ability to carry the torch a minimum of a quarter mile.

The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay will start September 9, 2016, in Corydon, Indiana’s first state capital, and culminate with a celebration October 15, 2016 on the grounds of the statehouse in Indianapolis. The torch relay will touch each of Indiana’s 92 counties during the 2,300 mile journey across the state. The torch will pass through Ripley County the afternoon of September 17, according to Taul. Volunteer county coordinators are organizing torch relay activities in their respective counties. Hoosiers interested in volunteering can sign up at the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay website.

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