In the Thursday, April 16 issue
Two local companies partnered to help a local domestic violence shelter in need. Safe Passage Operations Manager Donna Huffmaster knew the shelter’s freezer was on its last leg. She called Gehring, Inc., to order a large 48 cubic foot freezer, but Gehr …Read the story »
We know staying home is the best thing to do right now in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but that also means many are feeling restless. And as hard as it is for adults, just imagine having the energy of a teenager!Thankfully, many local t …Read the story »
Milan buses now equipped with stop arm cameras
Despite the mandatory closing of all Indiana schools as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19, school safety still remains a priority. Although teachers and students are eLearning at home for the remainder of the school year, administrators and office staff are maintaining daily operations while custodians and other key support staff at Milan Community Schools have been cleaning and sanitizing the school buildings and maintaining “operational readiness”.
NWS declares storm a tornado
By Monday afternoon, April 13, the National Weather Service confirmed that two tornadoes came through Versailles last week. It was classified as an EF-1 tornado with winds at 86 mph. The estimated time it was on the ground was only two minutes with a maximum path width of 450 yards and 2.5 miles in length. The damage west of Versailles was considered straight line winds.
Hoosiers urged to keep staying home
“You’re doing the right things – don’t stop now,” is advice from Ripley County Health Officer Dr. David Welsh. Dr. Welsh told The Versailles Republican that even though some of the numbers look grim, progress is being made in Ripley County in the fight against COVID-19. “People (for the most part) are doing what we’re asking them to do and we are ahead of schedule,” he said.