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UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING JANUARY 17, 3:30 P.M.


Read the stories below and more in The Versailles Republican dated Jan. 18, 2018.


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Eight agencies train for ice rescue

Thirty firefighters from eight agencies came together for one common goal - to take an Ice Rescue Class taught by Mike Sieverding at Friendship on January 7.

Read more and see the photos on the front page of The Versailles Republican, which will be available on your local newsstand on Thursday, Jan. 18.
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Canaan man loses life in fire

According to information from the Madison Courier, the cause of a fire that claimed the life of a Canaan man has not yet been determined. The home of Gary Cook, 67, at 8687 E SR 250 was fully involved when firefighters arrived.

Read the details on the front page of The Versailles Republican on Thursday, Jan. 18.

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Keith Swinney takes his talent to Vegas!

“I’m going to sing in Vegas”, Keith Swinney announced to The Versailles Republican this week. That doesn’t surprise anyone who knows the talented young man from Holton, who could have been born with a guitar in hand.

Read the entire article by Wanda English Burnett on the front page of The Versailles Republican, which will be available on your local newsstand Thursday, Jan. 18.
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Calls up for 2017 for Versailles Fire/Rescue

At the January 9 meeting of the Versailles Town Council a public hearing was held concerning the wastewater treatment project. Mary McCarty with SIRPC was in attendance giving the numbers and information for applying for the OCRA grant. She noted that February 9 was the final day to apply.

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Beware of phone scam

Last week calls were being made to various homes in the county claiming to be from the IRS. Darla Jones, Dabney, noted that she receive a call informing her the “IRS has filed a case against you.”

Read the details on the front page of The Versailles Republican. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand on Thursday, Jan. 18. This story is also available on this website. Click the image or click here to read.
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Versailles Fire Rescue holds annual Awards Banquet

The Versailles Fire Department held their Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 13 at the Fire Station. The department gave a summary of 2017: 535 emergency calls, over 1600 man-hours at emergency scenes, over 1800 man-hours in training and an average response time of 7:46.

Read the entire article on page 2 of The Versailles Republican, which will be available at your local newsstand on Thursday, Jan. 18.
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On the Record from the Ripley County Courthouse

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William H. Borgman has filed in the matter of the supervised estate of Myron K. Borgman, deceased, Jan. 3.

Read more news submitted by the Ripley County Courthouse on page 8 of The Versailles Republican. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand on Thursday, Jan. 18.
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Early morning fiery crash shuts down I-65 for nearly 17 hours

On January 10 a little after 4:30 a.m. the Indiana State Police responded to a personal injury crash on I-65 southbound near the 43 mile marker. As a result of the crash, a hazardous material spill and tractor trailer fire led to lanes of I-65 being closed for nearly 17 hours.

Read the details in Regional Wrap-up on page 5 of The Versailles Republican, which will be available at your local newsstand on Thursday, Jan. 18.

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From the superintendent’s desk...Learning beyond the classroom

As you think back to your high school experience, you may recall field trips and career exploration classes. For those who have been out of school for awhile, I want to tell you about another opportunity for today’s students.

Read the entire article by Jane Rogers, Superintendent of Milan Community Schools on page 4 of The Versailles Republican. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand on Thursday, Jan. 18.
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Slices of Life: The joy of paying attention

Wasted time. We do it all the time. Fritter away a moment, an hour, an entire day. Time is a valuable and limited commodity. Each of us has a limited amount to spend as we choose. And once time is gone, it’s gone. There’s no going back to five minutes ago to redo or re-experience.

Read the entire article by Jill Pertler on page 4 of The Versailles Republican, which will be available at your local newsstand on Thursday, Jan. 18. This story is also available on this website. Click the image or click here to read.

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