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Unsolved Theft After Benefit For Ripley County Boy

September 19, 2013
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Unsolved Theft After Benefit For Ripley County Boy

A theft allegedly occurred following a benefit at the Milan Community Park . A benefit was held Saturday for 12-year-old Johnathon Baas, who nearly had his foot amputated from a lawnmower accident in May. The proceeds of the event went toward the family’s medical bills at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. According to Johnathon’s father, Danny...

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Local Schools Analyzing ISTEP Results

September 19, 2013
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Local Schools Analyzing ISTEP Results

After months of delays, ISTEP scores from last spring were released to the public Wednesday. School administrators are now examining the results and focusing on ways to improve scores for this year. Despite some students locally and statewide experiencing delays during computerized testing in the spring, scores across the state went up. The data...

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Batesville ACT Scores Exceed State; National Average

September 18, 2013
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Batesville ACT Scores Exceed State; National Average

Batesville High School students who took the 2012-13 ACT college entrance exams exceeded both the state and national average. Dr. Jim Roberts, Superintendent of Batesville Schools, presented the results to board members during the monthly school board meeting on Monday. Batesville students overall had a composite ACT score of 23.3. The state average was...

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Registration Available For 5K That Benefits Batesville’s Trails

September 18, 2013
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Registration Available For 5K That Benefits Batesville’s Trails

Pre-registration forms are now available for a walk/run that benefits the trail system in Batesville. The Mayors Youth Council is sponsoring the 2nd annual Trail Trek 5K on the morning of the Applefest, Sept. 28. The event is open to walkers and runners of all ages. Participants have the option of taking either the...

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Lower Number Of Deer Possible This Season

September 18, 2013
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Lower Number Of Deer Possible This Season

Hunters in Indiana can expect another productive deer season in 2013, but probably not as productive as last year’s record setter. Hoosier deer hunters in 2012 harvested 136,248 deer. Hunters have gotten a record number of deer in four of the last five seasons, a trend that DNR deer research biologist Chad Stewart doesn’t...

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New Requirements For Unemployment Recipients

September 17, 2013
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New Requirements For Unemployment Recipients

Indiana has new requirements for those that receive unemployment insurance. In accordance with new legislation passed earlier this year, all unemployed individuals who receive jobless benefits will be required to go to a local WorkOne office for an in-person review of their work search records and an orientation to WorkOne services after their first...

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Bed Sores Are Most Common Medical Error In 2012

September 17, 2013
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Bed Sores Are Most Common Medical Error In 2012

The 2012 Medical Errors Report released by the Indiana State Department of Health shows the number of serious bed sores acquired after admission into the hospital decreased from 41 in 2011 to 30 in 2012. Bed sores, also known as pressure ulcers, have been the most reported incident six of the seven years the...

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Community Sessions About Drugs This Week

September 16, 2013
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Community Sessions About Drugs This Week

A community session about drugs and alcohol will be held in Versailles and Lawrenceburg this week. Dearborn County Citizens Against Substance Abuse, the Ripley County LLC, One Community One Family and Indiana Youth institute have partnered together to bring Jermaine Galloway, renowned speaker on drug and alcohol education to the area. Officer Galloway has...

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Ripley County Commissioners Agree To Help With Funding

September 16, 2013
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Ripley County Commissioners Agree To Help With Funding

Ripley County Commissioners are willing to assist Batesville with improvements to Merkel Road. Batesville Mayor Rick Fledderman, along with members of the Batesville Economic Board and representatives from several businesses on Lammers Pike, asked commissioners on Aug. 19 to allow improvements on the road as well as help with funding. On Monday, commissioners agreed...

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Indiana National Guardsman Dies In Afghanistan

September 16, 2013
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Indiana National Guardsman Dies In Afghanistan

An Indiana National Guardsman has died while serving in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Randall R. Lane, 43, of Indianapolis, died Friday of a non-combat related illness at Camp Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Lane deployed in January 2013 as a member of 1438th Transportation Company, stationed in Franklin, Indiana. Staff Sgt. Lane served as a...

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Thurs – Sun July 31st – Aug 3rd. Caldweell Pioneer Acres, Located 3 mi. south of Rushville, IN just off hwy 4. $10 for all four days or $5 for one day! Children under 12 are free! Daily activities include: Parade Entertainment Sawmilling Field Events Threshing Corn Shelling Calliope Metal Spinning Expect 25 + Large Steam Engines, 300 + Tractors, Large Variety of Gas Engines, 100 + Flea Market Vendors, and plenty of good food available! Church services 4PM Saturday and 9AM Sunday! Featuring Gaar-Scott Steam Engines Camping Info: B.J. Bischoff 513-266-2128 Reunion Info: www.pioneerengineers.com Brian Vaughn 812-346-7640 Tracy Porter 765-969-3927
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