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Read the stories below and more in the Osgood Journal dated June 20, 2017.

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Underage drinking at party is under investigation

An ongoing investigation is underway after Ripley County Communications received an anonymous tip saying there was a large party with juveniles consuming alcohol just after midnight on June 14. This occurred at 6548 S. County Road 400 W. Holton. The caller noted they had seen pictures of juveniles drinking in front of adults who were encouraging the drinking. The pictures were seen on snap chat, according to the caller. Read more on the front page of the Osgood Journal. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.
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Bucket Buddies Mission makes 5,000th delivery

Deanna Young, founder of Bucket Buddies Mission made the 5000th bucket delivery to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital recently. Anna Kuertz is the donor coordinator for the hospital. The Bucket Buddies Mission was born out of Young’s love for God and children and was put in motion to honor her sister, Christina, who battled cancer for many years before her death. Read more by Wanda English Burnett and see the photo on the front page of the Osgood Journal.
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Fireworks on July 1: Golf carts only on Milan streets; no off road vehicles to be allowed

As Milan prepares for its annual Fourth of July celebration, normal operations proceed as discussed at the town’s June board meeting last week. Council President Noel Houze announced the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Community Crossing Grant is available . . . Under new business, council announced an important change to the types of vehicles that will be able to access city streets. Read the entire article by Sandy Day Howard on the front page of the Osgood Journal. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.
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F.A.R.M. Club’s show offers truck drag racing

Sanctioned truck drag racing has been added to the already packed agenda for the SE Indiana F.A.R.M. Club’s Antique Machinery Show coming up this weekend June 22-24 at the Ripley County Fairgrounds, Osgood. Show hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, with limited activities on Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read the entire article by Wanda English Burnett on the front page of the Osgood Journal. This story will also be available on this website after 1 p.m. Click the image or click here to read.
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Sieverding honored for 20 years of service

The Columbus Fire Department recently congratulated Captain Mike Sieverding for 20 years of service. Captain Sieverding is a valuable asset to the Columbus Fire Department. He has been instrumental in developing departmental training opportunities in the area of technical rescue including the Aircraft Fire Fighting and Rescue Division (ARFF), Swift Water Rescue, Surface Ice Rescue, Rope Rescue, and Vehicle and Extrication Rescue. Read more and see the photos on page 2 of the Osgood Journal. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.
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‘Movie in the Park’ returns to Pangburn

“Movie in the Park” returns to Pangburn Park on Saturday, June 24. Main Street Versailles will sponsor “Sing,” an animated comedy with lots of music and singing. A koala named Buster Moon holds a talent contest at his theater, which has fallen on hard times. “Sing” features familiar songs and promotes trying hard, being brave, working together, and following your dreams. Read more details on page 2 of The Versailles Republican. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.
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Ripley County Community Foundation welcomes interns

The Ripley County Community Foundation has announced the addition of, Will Amberger and Cole Vanderpohl, to its staff as interns. These internships are intended to provide real-life work experience for students wishing to advance their educational and personal development. Through this internship Amberger and Vanderpohl will experience the role that the Ripley County Community Foundation plays in our community’s quality of life. Read the entire article on page 3 of the Osgood Journal. This story will also be available on this website after 1 p.m. Click the image or click here to read.
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Anytime Fitness raises funds for Safe Passage

Community leaders, businesses, Anytime Fitness members, Mudstash participants, and those supporting local efforts to curb domestic violence turned out in full force for the third annual Bash Before the Stash at the Lawrenceburg Event Center. Anytime Fitness hosts the special event with all proceeds going to Safe Passage Inc. To read the entire article see page 6 of the Osgood Journal. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.
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On The Record from the Ripley County Courthouse

REAL ESTATE: Russell Kevin Johnson to Brittany L. Back and Jason R. Back, property in Wakefields Parkway Addition, filed June 1. Anthony G. Eckstein to Zachary Paul Becker, property in Laughery Twp., filed June 1. Read more real estate transfers, and marriage and divorce information, as submitted by the Ripley County Courthouse on page 7 of the Osgood Journal. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand. The courthouse news is featured in both newspapers, Tuesday and Thursday.
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Coming Events

The museum is open Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. until Labor Day.

Read a complete list of submitted events on page 6, section B of The Versailles Republican. The Coming Events are featured every Thursday in The Versailles Republican. RULES FOR SUBMISSION APPLY.


Local Bulletin Board

Deadline is June 30!
Historic farms sought for rural preservation award

Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Farm Bureau welcome nominations for the 2017 John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation. The award recognizes the preservation and continued agricultural use of historic farm buildings in Indiana. Anyone, including farm owners, can submit a nomination for the Arnold Award, which will be presented during the Indiana State Fair in August 2017. For complete details on how to submit, as well as contact information, see page 6 of The Versailles Republican dated June 15, 2017.

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