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September 9, 2021

In the Thursday, September 9 issue

In the print edition:

Tyson Fund to distribute $599,283

Tuesday, September 14, the citizens of Versailles are invited to the annual Jim Tyson birthday celebration at the Tyson Methodist Church sanctuary at 7 p.m. The highlight of the celebration is always the awarding of grant monies from the Versailles Tyson Fund established by Mr. Jim Tyson in 1930. The fund has distributed more than 23.5 million dollars to the Versailles community per Tyson’s request each year since he established the trust. He accumulated the majority of his wealth through Walgreen’s stock, and the Trust is now worth more than $22,000,000, that is trusted to nine trustees of the Tyson Methodist Church to manage and to distribute according to Tyson’s will.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier guard to be in Versailles

Come find out everything you’ve wanted to know about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The Unknown, a documentary film about America’s most sacred shrine, will be played at the Versailles Baptist Church, 228 S. Washington Street, Versailles on Thursday, September 16 at 6 p.m. This is a free event.

County Assessor honored

Ripley County Assessor Shawna Bushhorn recently was honored as being the 2021 Assessor of the Year for the Southeast District. This award was given at the Assessor’s Conference held at the Hilton, downtown Indianapolis. She also holds the title for the year 2017. Bushhorn began her duties working part time in the Assessor’s Office in 1993 with her first year as Assessor being 2003.