State Road 250 Tree, Brush Clearing Begins; Bridges To Be Replaced

Tree and brush clearing work was scheduled to begin last week ahead of a series of box culvert and bridge replacement projects along State Road 250 between State Road 39 and U.S. 31 in Jackson County.
Following clearing, utility relocation will begin.
Crews will start box culvert replacement work on or after March 16 at the Vernon Fork of Muscatatuck Overflow, 1.68 miles east of State Road 11. Following its completion, crews will replace the State Road 250 bridge over Rider Ditch, just under 2 miles east of State Road 11. Both are between Uniontown and Dudleytown
The road will close for approximately 150 days while work is in progress through mid-August. The official detour for the closure will follow U.S. 31 to State Road 256 to State Road 39.
Additional structure replacements under the same contract include a bridge replacement over Vernon Fork Muscatatuck River, 1.86 miles west of U.S. 31 (120-day closure); a box culvert replacement, 2.25 miles east of State Road 39 (30-day closure); and a box culvert replacement at Pond Creek, 3.2 miles east of State Road 39 (30-day closure).
The $3 million contract was awarded to Dave O’Mara Contractor Inc. in December 2019, and work is expected to be complete this fall.
The Indiana Department of Transportation asks motorists to slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free in and near all work zones. All work is weather and flooded river dependent.

Nine More Scott County Jail Inmates Earn GED

Nine Scott County Jail inmates graduated last Wednesday with a GED.
Scott County Sheriff Jerry Goodin said River Valley Resources helped to graduate nine students with general equivalency diploma that inmates studied for over the last several months. River Valley supplied the instructor and class materials.
“This is part of the continuing plan to educate, job train and rehabilitate inmates when they enter the Scott County Jail,” Goodin said. “With the skills that they obtained they can better assimilate back into our communities.”
The nine graduates are Kyle Cox, William Miller, Logan Roger, Whitney Stacy, Jimmy Storms, Tommy Akers, Devon Howard, Justin Turpin and Cody Williams. Of the nine graduates five were able to attend the graduation ceremony held in the Scott County Circuit Court. Turpin also received a safe food handling certification, a required certification for food service establishments.

Austin Elementary Preschool & Kindergarten Enrollment Next Month

Austin Elementary School will hold enrollment for this fall’s Preschool and Kindergarten students on consecutive Mondays in April. Parents can register their students from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, April 20, or noon to 3 p.m. or Monday, April 27. Enrollment will be held in the Rigel Gym Lobby.
Children who did not attend preschool at Austin must be 5 years old by Aug. 1, 2020 to be able to enroll. Parents should accompany their kindergarten student to registration.
Preschool students must be 4 years old by Aug. 1, 2020 to register.
Parents should being their child’s birth certificate and the child’s immunization records.
If your student attended AES during the 2019-20 school year, they do not need to enroll for the upcoming school year.
For questions concerning enrollment, contact the elementary office at 812-794-8743 ext. 3.

VFW Serving Sunday Dinner

VFW Post 1083 in Crothersville will hold an Open Sunday serving lunch this Sunday, March 8.
On the menu will be Fish, Hush Puppies, Chicken Alfredo, Potatoes, Green Beans, Sides and Desserts. Serving will begin at noon and continue until the food is gone.
The public is cordially invited to take part.

Learning From Others’ Thoughts

by Curt Kovener

It has been a while since we visited the quotation library of Professor Ron Atkins. Our trip and our expanded understanding is long over due…and timely.
Some of these will be humorous and that’s OK, some will rub you the wrong way and that’s OK, but all will provoke your thinking which should astound you as much as it does those around you.
•The boy was as useless as rubber lips on a woodpecker.
Earl Pitts
•Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
Benzel Sternan
•If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn’t have a job if he was any smarter.
Albert A. Grant
•A book is a mirror; if an ass peers into it, you can’t expect an angel to look out.
George C. Lictenberg
•There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Winston Churchill
•A man’s reputation is what other people think of him; his character is what he really is.
Jack Miner
•In making up the character of God, the old theologians failed to mention that He is of infinite cheerfulness. The omission has caused the world much tribulation.
Michael Monahan
•The real acid test of courage is to be just your honest self when everybody is trying to be like somebody else.
Andrew Jensen
•The world is full of willing people; some are willing to work, the rest are willing to let them.
Robert Frost
•You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
Eric Hoffer
•Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard in which to bury the faults of your friends.
Henry Ward Beecher
•Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one.
Robert E. Lee
•A woman who seeks to be equal with men lacks ambition.
•Love thy neighbor as thyself, but choose your neighborhood.
Louise Beal
•If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
Milton Berle
•Regarding terrorism, one of the things we’re fighting is enforced ignorance. David McCullough
•You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Abraham Lincoln
•I like long walks, especially when taken by people who annoy me.
Fred Allen
•Everyone is in awe of the lion tamer in a cage with half a dozen lions—everyone but a school bus driver.
Laurence Peter
•Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Pascal
•The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.
Oscar Wilde
•It’s bad luck to be superstitious.
Andrew Mathis

Legal Notices

2019 C-ville AFR
2019 Scott Co. AFR
2019 Jackson Co. AFR
Redding Annual 2010

LEGAL NOTICE
VOUCHER TO BE PRESENTED TO SCOTT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Court Claim to be approved 3/18/2020
Indianapolis Marriott, 375.00.
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS
OF ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS
Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of Jackson County, Indiana, that the proper legal officer of Jackson County at their regular meeting place at Jackson County Courthouse Annex, at 6:00 p.m. on the 18th day of March, 2020, will consider the following appropriations in excess of the budget for the current year.
County General Fund
Personal Services 75,000
Other Services & Charges 4,290
Total County General Fund 79,290
Diversion/Deferral Fund
Personal Services 2,045
Total Diversion/Deferral Fund 2,045
Cumulative Bridge Fund
Capital Outlays 160,402
Total Cumulative Bridge Fund 160,402
Cumulative Capital Development Fund
Capital Outlays 13,703
Total Cumulative Bridge Fund 13,703
Justice Partners Addiction
Comm. Correc. Fund
Personal Services 2,000
Supplies 2,000
Other Services & Charges 56,000
Total Justice Partners Addiction
Comm. Correc. Fund 60,000
Problem Solving Court-
Comm. Corr. Fund
Other Services & Charges 10,000
Total Problem Solving court-
Comm Corr Fund 10,000
Rainy Day Fund
Other Services & Charges 40,000
Total Rainy Day Fund 40,000
Local Emerg. Plan &
Right To Know Fund
Other Services & Charges 15,000
Total Local Emerg. Plan &
Right To Know Fund 15,000
Supplemental Public Defender Fund
Other Services & Charges 10,000
Total Supplemental Public Defender Fund 10,000
Taxpayers appearing at the meeting shall have a right to be heard. The additional appropriations as finally made will be referred to the Department of local Government Finance (DLGF). The DLGF will make a written determination as to the sufficiency of funds to support the appropriations made within fifteen (15) days of receipt of a Certified Copy of the action taken.
Dated: March 4, 2020
Kathy S. Hohenstreiter
Fiscal Officer
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Notice is hereby given that Jackson County, Indiana, acting by and through its Board of Commissioners, will receive bids at the Office of the Auditor, Jackson County Courthouse, Brownstown, Indiana, until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 6, for the 2020 Resurfacing Program.
At the hour of 6 p.m. local time on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 all bids for this work will be opened and read aloud in the Jackson County Annex at 220 East Walnut Street, Brownstown, Indiana.
Bids shall be unit price for all work called for in the contract documents and submitted on the forms prescribed including and submitting on the forms prescribed including the State Board of Accounts For No. 96 (Revised 2009).
The bidder must file with their sealed bid, a certified check or bid bond in the amount equal to ten (10%) percent of the total bid, payable to the Jackson County Board of Commissioners. The above check or bid bond is to ensure the execution of the contract on which such bid is made.
The contractor to whom the work is awarded will be required to furnish, before commencing work, a performance, maintenance and payment bond in the amount equal to the bid price of the contract awarded to said contractor, and certificates of all insurance required by specifications.
The contract documents are on file for public inspection at:
Jackson County Highway Department
360 South County Road 25 East
Brownstown, Indiana 47220
A copy of the contract documents may be obtained at the County Highway Department at no charge to the contractor. Any questions should be directed to Jerry Ault, County Highway Supervisor, at 812-358-2226.
The Board of Commissioners of Jackson County reserves the right to reject any and all bids and the right to waive any informality in the bidding process.
Jackson County Auditor
Kathy Hohenstreiter
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LEGAL NOTICE
Notice of Administration
In the Circuit Court of Scott County, IN
Cause No.: 72C01-2002-EU-06
In the Matter of the Unsupervised Estate of Charles C. DeHart, Deceased
Notice is hereby given that Kenneth R. DeHart was, on the 21 day of February, 2020, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Charles C. DeHart, deceased, who died on the 14th day of January, 2020.
All persons who have claims against this Estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the Office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claim will be forever barred.
Dated at Scottsburg, Indiana, this 21 day of February 2020.
Missy Applegate, Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Scott County, Indiana
Attorneys for the Personal Representative
William A. Fawcett #679207
James F. Bohrer #4023-53
Clendening Johnson & Bohrer, P.C.
409 W. Patterson Drive, Suite 205
Bloomington, Indiana 47403
(812) 332-1000
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LEGAL NOTICE
Notice of Unsupervised Administration
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana
Cause No.: 36C01-2002-EU-014
Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is hereby given that John Seale was, on the 20th day of February, 2020, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Sammie L. Jester, deceased, who died testate on the 30th day of November, 2019, and authorized to administer this estate without court supervision.
All persons who have claims against this Estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the Office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claim will be forever barred.
Dated at Brownstown, Indiana, this 20th day of February 2020.
Melissa J. Hayes, Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana
Denise K. Connell
Lorenzo, Bevers, Braman & Connell
218 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
812-524-9000
812-524-9001 (fax)
connell.denise@outlook.com
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LEGAL NOTICE
Notice of Unsupervised Administration
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, IN
Cause No.: 36C01-2002-EU-017

Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is hereby given that Dale Richard Shoemaker and Rhonda Jane Botti were, on the 21st day of February, 2020, appointed Co-Personal Representatives of the Estate of Louis Richard Shoemaker, deceased, who died testate on the 9th day of February, 2020, and authorized to administer this estate without court supervision.
All persons who have claims against this Estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the Office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claim will be forever barred.
Dated at Brownstown, Indiana, this 21st day of February 2020.
Melissa J. Hayes, Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana
Denise K. Connell
Lorenzo, Bevers, Braman & Connell
218 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
812-524-9000
812-524-9001 (fax)
connell.denise@outlook.com
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LEGAL NOTICE
Notice of Unsupervised Administration
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, IN
Cause No.: 36C01-2002-EU-018

Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is hereby given that Gilbert W. VanWinkle was, on the 25th day of February, 2020, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Barbara J. Wingler, deceased, who died on the 28th day of December, 2019, and authorized to administer this estate without court supervision.
All persons who have claims against this Estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the Office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claim will be forever barred.
Dated at Brownstown, Indiana, this 25th day of February 2020.
Melissa J. Hayes, Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana
Denise K. Connell
Lorenzo, Bevers, Braman & Connell
218 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
812-524-9000
812-524-9001 (fax)
connell.denise@outlook.com
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LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF JACKSON
IN THE JACKSON SUPERIOR 1 COURT
DAVID NICHTER,
MICHELLE NICHTER,
Plaintiffs,
VS.
KAREN FOX NANTZ
PENNY AUSTIN, and
ANY AND ALL OTHERS CLAIMING
TITLE TO REAL ESTATE,
Defendants.
CAUSE NO.: 36D01-2001-PL-000004
NOTICE OF FILING OF QUIET TITLE ACTION
To: Any and All Others Claiming Title to Real Estate
Notice is hereby given that on January 29, 2020, the Plaintiffs, David Nichter and Michelle Nichter, filed a Complaint for Quiet Title in the office of the Clerk of Jackson County, Indiana. The identities and whereabouts of Defendants, Any and All Others Claiming Title to Real Estate which is located as part of 514 Northeastern Drive, Seymour, Indiana, including its Successors or Assigns, are unknown.
If you have any interest in said real estate which is located as part of Northeastern Drive, Seymour, Indiana, you must respond to this notice by entering your appearance in the above-captioned cause within thirty (30) days of the last publication of this notice or this cause will be heard and decided in your absence.
Dated February 13, 2020
Melissa J. Hayes, Clerk
of the Jackson County Courts of
Jackson County, Indiana
Travis J. Thompson, #22549-49
FARROW & THOMPSON, P.C.
Attorney for Plaintiffs
P.O. Box 644
113 East Second Street
Seymour, Indiana 47274
Phone Number (812) 522-6949
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LEGAL NOTICE
State Of Indiana
County Of Jackson
In The Jackson Superior 1 Court
Annual Term, 2020
Cause No. 36D01-2001-PL-000002
JERRY JACKSON and PHIL DARLAGE
Plaintiffs
vs.
SAVVY IN, LLC
JACKSON COUNTY, INDIANA, and
ANY AND ALL OTHERS CLAIMING TITLE TO REAL ESTATE
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FILING OF QUIET TITLE ACTION
To: Any and All Others Claiming Title to Real Estate
Notice is hereby given that on January 21, 2020, the Plaintiffs, Jerry Jackson and Phil Darlage, filed a Complaint for Quiet Title in the office of the Clerk of Jackson County, Indiana. The identities and whereabouts of Defendants, Any and All Others Claiming Title to Real Estate which is located at 522 West Spring Street, Brownstown, Indiana, including its Successors or Assigns, are unknown.
If you have any interest in said real estate which is located at 522 West Spring Street, Brownstown, Indiana, you must respond to this notice by entering your appearance in the above-captioned cause within thirty (30) days of the last publication of this notice or this cause will be heard and decided in your absence.
Dated February 13, 2020
Melissa J. Hayes, Clerk
of the Jackson County Courts of
Jackson County, Indiana
Travis J. Thompson, #22549-49
FARROW & THOMPSON, P.C.
Attorney for Plaintiffs
P.O. Box 644
113 East Second Street
Seymour, Indiana 47274
Phone Number (812) 522-6949
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LEGAL NOTICE
State Of Indiana
County Of Scott
In The Scott Superior Court
Cause No: 72D01-1910-JT-58
IN THE MATTER OF THE TERMINATION OF THE PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP:
S.H.E. – DOB 5/10/2007
and
Kelly D Elliott (Biological Mother)
Eric Rapp (Biological Father)
SUMMONS FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION & NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS HEARING
TO: Eric Rapp
Whereabouts unknown
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the above noted parent whose whereabouts are unknown, that the Indiana Department of Child Services has filed a Petition for Involuntary Termination of your Parental Rights, and that an adjudication hearing has been scheduled with the Court.
YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear before the Judge of the Scott Superior Court, One East McClain Avenue, # 252, Scottsburg, IN 47170 – 812-752-8425, 812-752-8424 for a Pretrial Conference on 4/14/2020 at 9:00 AM and Fact Finding Hearing on 5/14/2020 at 1:30 PM and to answer the Petition for Termination of your Parental Rights of said child.
You are further notified that if the allegations in said petition are true, and/or if you fail to appear at the hearing, the Juvenile Court may terminate your parent-child relationship; and if the Court terminates your parent-child relationship you will lose all parental rights, powers, privileges, immunities, duties and obligations including any rights to custody, control, visitation, or support in said child; and if the Court terminates your parent-child relationship, it will be permanently terminated, and thereafter you may not contest an adoption or other placement of said child.
You are entitled to representation by an attorney, provided by the State if applicable, throughout these proceedings to terminate the parent-child relationship.
YOU MUST RESPOND by appearing in person or by an attorney within thirty (30) days after the last publication of this notice, and in the event you fail to do so, adjudication on said petition and termination of your parental rights may be entered against you, in your absence, without further notice.
Missy Applegate, Clerk
Krista A. Willike, 32250-10
Attorney, Indiana Department of Child Services
1050 W. Community Way
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Office: 812-595-5529
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