Few contaminants found at Jackson St. property

An environmental report examining a Jackson Street property the Columbus parks department wants to purchase for storage showed little contamination and ruled out the presence of asbestos. The parks department sought a Phase II environmental assessment from Indianapolis-based Ark Engineering Services late last year after local resident Ken Fudge expressed concern that the building might

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Theater group holding auditions for play

Staff Reports Jackson County Community Theatre will hold auditions for the final show of its 2018-19 season, “Half and Half,” at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Royal Off-the-Square Theatre, 121 W. Walnut St. in Brownstown. Production dates are April 26 and 27, and May 3 and 4. In “Half and Half,” author James

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All revved up: Stewart ready for NASCAR’s start, motorsports honor

Tony Stewart has a lot of reasons to be excited at the moment. For starters, the 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Series kicks off Sunday with the legendary Daytona 500 race. The Columbus resident and Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner welcomes a new driver to the fold, following the team’s strong 2018 campaign. Stewart-Haas Racing features drivers Aric

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Regional Hospital, Police – February 16

Region Police JENNINGS COUNTY Arrests Wednesday Samantha Douglas, 19, North Vernon, Jackson County warrant, 3:11 a.m., by the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, no bond. Devin Lovegrove, 25, Butlerville, driving while suspended with a prior, 8:57 a.m., by the North Vernon Police Department, $605 bond. Brandon Calopietro, 25, North Vernon, parole violation, 10:10 a.m., by the

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Essay contest for kids celebrates Ag Day

Staff Reports In celebration of National Ag Day on March 19, students in Grades 4-6 may participate in an essay contest, sponsored by Indiana’s Family of Farmers. The essay, themed “Agriculture: Food for Life,” is intended to challenge students to think critically about the important role agriculture plays in their lives and the lives of

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Deputy completes railroad safety program

andrew whipker 2 COLUMBUS, Ind. – Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Whipker recently completed training for a train/railroad safety program called “Operation Lifesaver.” Deputy Whipker is now available to give presentations to community residents of all ages, businesses, organizations, groups, schools, social clubs, etc. Anyone who would like to schedule a presentation may contact the sheriff’s office, at 812-379-1650, or by emailing: sheriff@bartholomew.in.gov. Whipker has served the citizens of Bartholomew County since January 2015. Prior to that, he served as a probation officer in Johnson County. He is a graduate of Columbus East High School and received a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis in 2006. The post Deputy completes railroad safety program appeared first on Local News Digital.

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Glen E. “Jimmy” Owens

EDINBURGH Glen E. “Jimmy” Owens, 92 of Edinburgh, Indiana passed away February 14, 2019 at his residence. He was born August 27, 1926 in Sheridan, Wyoming. He was the son of Elmer and Sara (Wells) Owens. He married Grace M. (Beatty) Owens on December 23, 1948 in Columbus, Indiana. He is survived by his wife,

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