Schneck Medical Center Accepting Nursing Scholarship Applications

SEYMOUR, Ind. – Schneck Medical Center is accepting applications for the Dr. Bud Scholarship for registered nursing school students. The Dr. Bud Scholarship was established in honor of Dr. H.P. “Bud” Graessle, of Seymour, a practicing physician and surgeon for 53 years. Candidates pursuing a course of study to become a registered nurse and have successfully completed their freshman year of registered nursing program at an accredited school and registered in a registered nursing program are encouraged to apply for consideration. Scholarship applications must be received by May 17, and are available here.

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Schneck ranked top 20 rural and community hospital

SEYMOUR, Ind. – The National Rural Health Association (NHRA) has announced that Schneck Medican Center, in Seymour, has been named one of the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals in the country. The recognition is based on an evaluation of impatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, costs, charge, and financial stability. “Schneck is proud of the efforts of its physicians and staff who have contributed to our organization achieving this designation,” said Warren Forgey, President and CEO of Schneck. Indiana had a total of three hospitals ranked in the top 20.

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Vallonia man dies in Jackson Co. crash

SEYMOUR, Ind. – The Indiana State Police (ISP) responded to a two-vehicle crash on State Road 258, just west of Seymour, at around 9 p.m. on Friday, that resulted in the death of a Vallonia man.

The initial investigation by the ISP-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team, indicates that a red pickup truck, driven by Lamar Anderson, 61, of Vallonia, was traveling westbound on State Road 258, near the White River Bridge, just west of Seymour. Anderson’s vehicle left the north side of the roadway and struck a guardrail before coming to rest facing eastbound in the westbound lane. The truck was then struck head-on by a westbound SUV being driven by Elizabeth Helwig, 70, of Seymour.

Anderson was pronounced deceased by the Jackson County Coroner’s Office. Helwig was transported to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Toxicology results on both drivers are pending. The crash remains under investigation.

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Columbus, Seymour city offices closed Good Friday

SEYMOUR/COLUMUBUS, Ind. – Seymour City Offices and the Department of Public Works will be closed on Good Friday, April 19. Seymour Transit will also not be running on the holiday. Trash, recycling, and yard waste normally picked up on Friday will be collected on Thursday, April 18. In Columbus, city offices will not be open on Good Friday. However, sanitation workers will be on the job and trash will be picked up on Friday as usual.

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Seymour High School plans full-scale safety exercise

SEYMOUR, Ind. – The Jackson County School Safety Committee will host a full-scale safety exercise at Seymour High School this Thursday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Duane David, Executive Director for Jackson County Emergency Management/Homeland Security, says the exercise is not a test for first responders, but rather an opportunity for the agencies to work together in a non-life threating event and demonstrate their skills.

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