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UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING OCTOBER 19, 2017 10 A.M.



Read the stories below and more in The Versailles Republican dated Oct. 19, 2017.


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Multiple firefighters, trucks surround courthouse and annex

A ladder truck provides aerial help when dealing with a structure such as the Ripley County Courthouse or Annex buildings in a real fire situation. Fire companies from ten different areas, helped with the drill filling tanks of water making sure that Versailles would be in good shape if they had to put out a fire at either government building anytime in the future. This was all part of the PrePlan, which is a statewide plan through the Department of Homeland Security.

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Versailles man hurt after car, moped accident

On Friday, October 14 deputies were dispatched to an accident on Tanglewood Road, Versailles. Kelsey Brandes, 20, Versailles, met Carl Wagner, 58, also of Versailles, in a curve where Wagner was hit head on. He was thrown from his moped.

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Harden gets 18 years in prison

Robert Harden III, 19 of Versailles was formally sentenced in Ripley County Circuit Court on October 16 for two counts of Child Molesting. He was sentenced to 9 years for each count in the Department of Corrections to run consecutive to one another making the total 18 years. On each count, 3½ years were suspended to probation, taking off seven years, 11 to be served in prison.

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Versailles board continues to make improvements

At the regular meeting of the Versailles Town Board Oct. 10 there was discussion about several grants the Town has received and what the plans are for those grants. They are now in the process of a stormwater project. Bryce Anderson, Midwest Engineering, was in attendance and gave an update on the project.

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New grant program to promote AEDs

Giving Hearts a Hand is committed to awarding four AEDs (Automated External Defibrillator) to area organizations, schools, parks, churches etc. October is Sudden Cardiac Awareness Month, so the Doug and Cortney Meyer of Giving Hearts a Hand, thought this was the perfect time to be aware of where AEDs are located, or where they are needed.

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Breast care program designed to make life easier

Regardless of where your journey begins, the Breast Care Program at King’s Daughters’ Health is designed to make your path a little smoother. The Breast Care Program begins with Breast Care Navigators - who guide you through the process, answer questions, and make sure you understand every step along the way. Learn more about the program at www.kdhmadison.org/breastcare.

Read the entire article on page 4 Healthy Insights in The Versailles Republican. 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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Easy ways to cut back on sugar

(StatePoint) Nationwide, 30 million children and adults have diabetes, and 86 million are prediabetic, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). November is National Diabetes Month, and an excellent opportunity to take steps to decrease your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. A leading risk factor for Type 2 diabetes is being overweight.

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All you need is sleep

Granted, there are many pressing issues facing our great nation. One does not need to ponder long to create an urgent to-do list. There is the matter of Kim Jong-Un test launching nuclear bombs every five minutes or so from North Korea.

Read the entire article by Jerilyn Lowery (Hoosier Watch) on page 7 of The Versailles Republican.
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On the Record from the Ripley County Courthouse

CRIMINAL
State of Indiana vs. Rhonda M. Dobbs, 46, Osgood, charged with possession of methamphetamine, dealing in methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance – controlled substances, filed Sept. 25.

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Local handyman helps rebuild after Hurricane Harvey

“It started with an 81-year old man from French Lick, Don Bowman, who was talking to Preacher Mike Davis from the Oolitic Church of Christ nearby. They rounded up six people to go down to Houston, but then the plans fell apart. That’s when I got a call asking for help.”

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UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING FEBRUARY 21, 2017 1 P.M.


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