COLUMBUS Randall Lee Mosier, 65, of Columbus, died at 10:07 a.m. April 24, 2019, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility. Randy was born January 31, 1954, in Shelbyville, the son of Bobby Allen and Geraldine Lorraine Meyer Mosier. He married Jennifer A. Bierlein May 12, 1995. He retired from Cummins Engine Company
NORTH VERNON Virginia Mae Robbins, 86, North Vernon, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Columbus Transitional Care & Rehabilitation Center. She is survived by her husband, Melvin Robbins. Arrangements are pending with Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
COLUMBUS Kenneth Eugene Van Liew, 88, of Stratton Court, received his crown of life (Rev. 2:10) at 3:20 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. He passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. He was born on June 14, 1930, in Union Springs, New York, the only son of Warren David and
NORTH VERNON Donald Eugene Wulf, 66, North Vernon passed away at 6:14 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Young. Arrangements are pending with Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
NORTH VERNON Thelma Arlene Peck, 96, of North Vernon, passed away at 11:10 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Silver Oaks Health Campus. She was the widow of Robert Peck. Arrangements are pending with Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service.
COLUMBUS, Ind. – The Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District board met Thursday morning and approved the extension of its contract with Rumpke for trash handling. The terms of the extension are that it would be for a maximum of five years, and that any Consumer Price Index (CPI) adjustments would be half of what the federal government declares as a CPI increase. In other business, the board granted the town of Hartsville a landfill gate fee waiver for June 8, when the town conducts its annual cleanup. Also approved were new guidelines, recently drafted by district staff, for volunteer participation on the Citizens Advisory Committee.
Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District will have a variety of Earth Day activities at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center, 720 S. Mapleton St., from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. It will be Amnesty Day for hard-to-dipose-wastes at the event for Bartholomew County residents only who may recycle up to two refrigerant-containing appliances, two outdated
Hoosiers may participate in the 17th annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, at participating Indiana State Police posts and other locations. Area locations that are drop-off sites are the Indiana State Police Versailles Post, 902 S. Adams St., Versailles, and all other state police posts except for the Toll Road post. Also accepting drop-offs
The city of Columbus is involved in several partnerships with other local governments to tackle large projects such as the opiod epidemic, drug trafficking and even encouraging entrepreneurship. We asked Republican mayoral candidates Jim Lienhoop and Glenn Petri what their thoughts are on encouraging local partnerships and if there are others they would like to pursue. Mayor Lienhoop has touted his administration’s efforts to find and to build new partnerships. Petri said he is in favor of partnerships that make sense for the community. The primary election is May 7th and the contested mayoral race is on the Republican ballot. There have been no Democrats file to run for the mayor’s office in the November general election.
About the candidates
Jim Lienhoop, 65, is currently serving as mayor and formerly worked in accounting. His wife is Pam and they have two adult children and a son in law. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business with an accounting concentration from Indiana University in Bloomington. The mayor previously served on the City Council both winning office as an at-large council member and filling in for former councilman Craig Hawes, when Hawes was serving overseas. The mayor is a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church. In his official role as mayor he says he is involved in many community organizations but also is proud to have been a co-founder of the Olympian Quarterback Club. He also served on the board of the United Way and of the Heritage Fund. Glenn Petri, 69, is retired although he says he still keeps a couple of customers as more of a hobby than a job. His wife has passed away. He has a son and daughter, and two grand children. He has a degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in natural sciences with a specialization in urban planning. He has run for city and Bartholomew County Council before but not been elected.
Some folks in Sandcreek Township only know him as the “Daffodil Man” or “Daffodil Dale.” At least that’s how Dale Fleetwood, 72, of County Road 600S said he’s been occasionally identified when people write into the Republic’s “Orchids and Onions” column. For more than 15 years, Fleetwood — a retired Cummins Inc. employee — has