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Read the stories below and more in The Versailles Republican dated September 22, 2016.


2016 Versailles Pumpkin Show King and Queen
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See who won the Versailles Pumpkin Show King and Queen Contest on the front page of The Versailles Republican. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand. Click here to find out where to buy. Save money by clicking here and subscribe today!





Injured man crawls to road 3 days after crash

Buy The Versailles RepublicanTwo missing persons were found three days after an accident on US 50 at the Ripley-Jennings County line. The female passenger was killed in the one-vehicle accident, and her boyfriend had injuries to his legs but managed to crawl to the road Tuesday evening around 6 p.m. Read the entire story on the front page of The Versailles Republican.


Nursing student shows love to Honduras villagers
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Nursing student Russina Moore of Versailles wasted no time in accepting a challenging mission that would take her thousands of miles from home and into a foreign area of need, hunger, and oppression. Russina spent a portion of the summer of 2016 as part of a team of 20 paraprofessionals that traveled to Las Crusitas, located in the Opalaca Mountains of Honduras, providing medical and dental care to the poor in that area of the world. Read the entire story by Sandy Day Howard on page 2, section B of The Versailles Republican. This story will also be available online after 2 p.m. Click here to read the details!



Milan superintendent chosen for Batesville schools
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It appears Milan’s superintendent will be leaving at the end of the year to take a position as superintendent with Batesville Community School Corporation. The Batesville school board announced Sept. 19 that Paul Ketcham is the leading candidate for the position and has entered into contract negotiations with Ketcham, the Milan school superintendent. Read the entire story on the front page of The Versailles Republican. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand or save money and click here to subscribe today!



Osgood man facing two Level 3 felonies

Buy The Versailles RepublicanA 20-year-old Osgood man has been charged with two counts of child molesting, a Level 3 felony. According to the affidavit filed in circuit court, Ordis Perry was involved with a 13-year-old girl. The mother of the girl noticed the intimate Facebook messages between the two. Read the entire story and Courthouse News on page 2, section B of The Versailles Republican. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand or save money and subscribe today! Click here for more information on how to subscribe.


Punkin Chunkin distance winners
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For the distance competition Rob Truesdell and Todd Ault, both teachers at the Career Center, won with their “Unleashed” machine launching the 2 pound pumpkin 567 feet! Second place was Sturgeon Engineering with 488.03’ and third place, B&B with 470 feet. These all placed further that last year’s winner. Surveyor Jeff French helped the Versailles Lions measure the distance and accuracy. Pictured above, left, are Justin Sturgeon, Rob Truesdell and Todd Ault and Matthew Bailey. See other winner photos on page 5, section B of The Versailles Republican. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.



Read the stories below and more in the Osgood Journal dated September 20, 2016.

Torch relays through county
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Hundreds of people in Osgood, Versailles, Milan, Sunman, and Batesville will be able to say they were there when the state celebrated its 200th birthday. On Saturday, 21 torchbearers had the honor to relay the Purdue-engineered flame throughout their county. When it’s all said and done, the torch will journey 3,200 miles through all 92 counties in five weeks ending at the statehouse grounds. Read the entire story by Mary Mattingly on the front page of the Osgood Journal. This story will also be available online after 2 p.m. Click here to read it! Can't wait? Pick up a copy of the Osgood Journal at your local newsstand.


Pumpkin Show starts Wednesday!
Buy the Osgood JournalThe 114th annual Versailles Pumpkin Show begins Wednesday with a king and queen contest and one-ticket rides. Opening ceremonies take place at 6 p.m. at the courthouse square stage with live music by the Young Confederates followed by the King and Queen Contest at 7 p.m. Music by Hippie Fingers follows at 8:30 p.m. Read the details on the front page of the Osgood Journal. See the insert in today's Osgood Journal or for more information on contests, events, etc. read the section section in The Versailles Republican dated September 15.


Local woman turns 100 years old
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Hester “Lucille” (Gookins) Warfield of Correct turns 100 on October 3. She was born to Holman and Berthie Gookins in the home where her grandson now resides. The home still has the original claw foot bathtub, the first in the neighborhood, where many neighbors during that time enjoyed a bath. For more details see page 3 of the Osgood Journal. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.




Council crunches budget for 2017: 3% dept. cuts and no raises for employees
Buy the Osgood JournalThe seven members of Ripley County Council recently completed what is undoubtedly their most important task: drafting an annual budget. The elected council members set aside four business days — this year it was the week beginning Sept. 6 — to crunch numbers and do what they have to keep the county operating in the black. The council is the fiscal arm of the county. Read more on the front page of the Osgood Journal.


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