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UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING FEBRUARY 22, 2018 9 A.M.


Read the stories below and more in The Versailles Republican Feb. 22, 2018.


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Polar plungers don’t mind the cold water

The Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn (ROD) chapter of Indiana Special Olympics hosted its 2018 Polar Plunge at Versailles State Park on Saturday, February 17. “Plungers” who raised a minimum of $75 for the event braved 46 degree water on a snowy afternoon.

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Cross display created by Versailles IGA owner

When you walk through the front door of the Versailles IGA and turn to the left, you can’t help but see the cross display made out of boxes of Coca-Cola®. They are fashioned in the shape of three crosses and draped with a purple cloth to remind everyone of the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross this Easter season.

Read more and see the photo on the front page of The Versailles Republican. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand. This photo and details will also be available on this website. Click the image or click here to read.

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Candidates in place for May Primary Election

To be included in the May Primary Election, candidates had to meet the filing deadline of February 9. Several Ripley County people have signed on for a variety of offices and duties. They include delegates to the national convention. There are slots for 11 Republicans to go to the convention and 11 signed up.

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Local author Paul Wonning pens two new books about SE Indiana history

Did you know that the present-day University of Evansville has founding roots in Moores Hill? Or, that Hayden, Indiana, hometown of Governor Edgar Whitcomb, has a fascinating historical museum? (In Jennings Co.) Paul Wonning, author and lifelong resident of Ripley County, loves to write about these and other interesting facets of our local history.

Read the entire story by Jared Rogers on page 3 of The Versailles Republican. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.
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Health Department says Indiana flu activity continues to rise

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is reminding Hoosiers that influenza activity continues to be high and widespread across Indiana and is urging people to take precautions against the illness, which has claimed 167 Indiana lives so far this flu season.

Read the details on page 3 of The Versailles Republican.
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Weekend Gardner: Skunks on the move

It is that time of year again and I am reminded because of the smell and road kill left behind. Plus, a strong scent of skunk has been lingering in the pasture this past week; and I got an Instagram video from my niece as she was clearly backing away from a lumbering black and white rodent down by the river!

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Former dispatcher arrested for releasing confidential information

On February 19 Indiana State Police Detectives arrested a Greensburg man on charges related to the releasing of confidential information while he was a dispatcher for Decatur County 911 and a registrar for the Decatur County Memorial Hospital.

Read the details and more news in Regional Wrap-up on page 10 of The Versailles Republican.
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On The Record from the Ripley County Courthouse

SMALL CLAIMS
John Jones, Milan vs. BMV, Indianapolis, filed Feb. 9. Eagle Accounts Group, Inc., Greenwood vs. Eric D. Kegley, Versailles; Anita Tucker, Milan, filed Feb. 12.

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2017 Polar Plunge


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UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 11:30 A.M.

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