Crothersville Advertising For Bids Anticipating Another Paving Grant

In the past two years, Crothersville has received nearly $641,000 in state funding for paving projects. This past January the town applied for a third state Community Crossings Paving Grant.
In anticipation of being approved for a third time and to get a paving contractor locked in for what is expected to be a busy paving season with other communities and counties, the town is opting to advertise for bids before the grants are awarded sometime later this month.

That decision proved to be a wise one because the state of Indiana announced paving grant awards on Tuesday, April 7, and Crothersville will receive $206,075 to pave streets. Jackson County was granted $1,000,000 for paving.
The Crothersville paving projects include:
•Main Street Circle
•Main Street from 480 feet east of Preston Street to Main Street Circle
•Walnut Street from Preston Street to 700 feet east
•Bard Street from U.S. 31 to Seymour Road
•Walnut Street from U.S 31 to Seymour Road
•Vine Street from the terminus to Walnut Street
•Central Avenue from the terminus to Moore Street
•Cindy Lane from U.S. 31 to 80 feet west of Seymour Road
The eight projects total $275,065.
The town is using a $70,000 local match, anticipating a $206,000 grant to fund the paving project.
In 2018, Crothersville completed 14 paving projects after receiving $423,406.10 in Community Crossings funding. In 2019, the town completed 10 projects with the $217,480.80 it received.
“It has been a great program,” town engineer Brad Bender of FPBH said. “It started out they said it would be a five-year program, but now, it sounds like it will keep going.”
“Prior to these grants, we were spending about $70,000 a year,” said town council president Danieta Foster. “Now, we’re spending approximately the same amount, but we’re getting $275,000 worth of paving done.”

Indiana’s Rainy Day Fund, Federal Money May Not Be Enough Against COVID-19 Crisis

The economic fallout of COVID-19 will test the strength of Indiana’s economy and stretch the pockets of Hoosiers, many of whom have experienced layoffs or lost business income during the stay-at-home order.
Elected state and federal leaders have announced sweeping changes and planned relief, especially as economists warn of more layoffs in the face of another recession.
More than 120,000 Hoosiers have filed for unemployment benefits in the past two weeks, many of them food service employees, manufacturers or contractors whose businesses have been shuttered under self-isolation measures.
With his department inundated by calls, Fred Payne the commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, asked Hoosiers to check the website’s frequently-asked-questions page before calling with specific questions.
“We will get to every call, but we do have some call delays because of the taxing that’s being put on our system,” Payne said.
The new unemployment numbers come after Indiana reported having its highest number of people employed in January, with just 23,000 unemployment claims for that month and a 3.1% unemployment rate, Payne said.
State leaders have leaned on incoming benefits from the federal government, including $1.25 billion in state aid in a $2 trillion package.
“On the economic front, we’ve got this balance of what is here now to help Hoosiers,” Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb said. “And we’ve got what’s on its way” from the federal government.
The largest ever U.S. bailout package was approved by the Senate and the House. It includes a combination of loans, payments and benefit expansions, with a $367 billion program for small business loans to keep employees on their payroll.
RAINY DAY FUND
Holcomb and many lawmakers tout the state’s strong reserves, totaling more than $2 billion, as a way to maintain state functions during the expected recession.
State governments across the country took away a key lesson after the economic downturn and recession of 2008: Robust rainy day funds are a must.
Since that time, states have scrimped and saved, with combined state rainy day fund totals reaching a record $113.2 billion in fiscal year 2019, according to Pew Charitable Trusts in a March 18 report.
Pew reports that states could continuously run operations for a median of 27.9 days, versus 17.3 days in the year before the recession.
During the recession, Indiana ranked below the national average of 17.6 days of rainy day funding, with 10.4 days. In 2019, Indiana sits above the national average with 32.2 days, or $1.4 billion.
Neighbors Kentucky and Illinois have less than a week of reserves, two of the lowest rainy day funds in the nation.
But Pew cautions against using rainy day budgets alone to evaluate a state’s fiscal strength, because states have different ways of budgeting and reserving funds.
Its rainy day fund could help Indiana through the pandemic, but the state’s budget will still take a heavy hit, especially as revenues decrease from reduced economic activity. Nearly half of all Indiana state revenue comes from the sales tax, which is expected to take the biggest plunge.
“It’s difficult to put a number on what the potential impact will be,” said Chris Johnston, director of Indiana Office of Management and Budget.
Johnston said reserves would be used to help pay for unexpected expenditures, such as supplying personal protective equipment— masks and gowns, for example— to health care workers.
“This will be a complex undertaking for all states to maneuver,” he said.
UNEMPLOYMENT SYSTEM
Other organizations warn that strong fiscal reserves aren’t the only determinant of recovery from the looming recession and criticize Indiana’s unemployment insurance system.
Unemployment benefits can buoy a family or individual through a time of joblessness, helping them access medical care, pay for groceries and keep utilities running, all of which helps the general economy.
According to the Center on Budget and Policy Planning, less than 20% of jobless Hoosiers accessed those benefits before the pandemic, because of a combination of eligibility rules and work requirements.
The average unemployment benefit is roughly a third of the income of a typical Hoosier unemployment applicant, according to the budget center, and tops out at $390 per week. All potential recipients must apply online, though broadband coverage is unequal across the state.
Before the wave of unemployment applications, Holcomb relaxed certain provisions through an executive order, such as the mandatory one-week waiting period and work search requirement. After receiving unemployment benefits, Hoosiers must file a weekly voucher with their hours worked to keep the benefits.
“That’s what’s coming down the pipe and what we have in place now from a state perspective,” Payne said. “There are other add-ons from our federal partners now. There’s a 13-week extension to the unemployment benefits expiration. Currently, we have 26 weeks.”
Additionally, the federal government will add another $600 per week for unemployment benefits on top of state benefits for four months, Payne explained.
Though gig economy workers, such as Uber drivers, people who are self-employed and those with limited work history usually aren’t eligible for unemployment, the federal relief package specifically addresses those workers and expands unemployment guidelines.
The Department of Workforce Development, which oversees unemployment claims, doesn’t yet have information on what sort of benefits Hoosiers are seeing and who’s impacted the most.
“Because we’re so early into this, we haven’t really processed what the average amount of each claim is,” Payne said, adding that partial work weeks change how the benefit is calculated.
There are no plans to change how the department calculates benefits. The calculation involves averaging weekly income during the last four quarters of employment and dividing that number roughly in half.

What Local Governments Have In Rainy Day Funds

County, town, city, townships and libraries are required to publish annual financial reports showing a beginning balance on January 1, the amount of receipts, amount of expenditures and the ending balance on December 31.
According to recently published AFR, local units of government reported the following amounts in their Rainy Day emergency fund as of Dec. 31, 2019.
Jackson County $1,091,183
Crothersville $20,957
Brownstown $34,480
Medora $13,644
Seymour $6,1,90
Brownstown Twp $656
Carr Twp $7,814
Driftwood Twp $1,406
Grassy Fork Twp -0-
Hamilton Twp $1,981
Jackson Twp 22,902
Owen Twp $1,713
Pershing -0-
Redding $8,816
Salt Creek -0-
Vernon Twp $3,451
Washington Twp -0-
Jackson Co Library $234,021
Scott County $190,007
Austin $83,416
Scottsburg $1,000,966
Finley Twp No Report Filed
Jennings Twp $37,359
Johnson Twp $11,586
Lexington Twp $4,156
Vienna Twp $14,147
Scott Co Library $76,923

Schools, Sports Canceled Rest Of The School Year

COVID-19 Numbers Grow In Jackson & Scott Counties

Gov. Eric Holcomb and state education officials on Thursday announced that all K-12 schools in Indiana will remain on remote learning through the remainder of the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The move, which extends the governor’s previous order to close schools until May 1 and cancels all academic testing for the rest of the school year, mandates that no in-person instruction take place at schools in Indiana and all schools in the state remain closed, said Indiana Superintendent of Public Education Jennifer McCormick during a press conference on Thursday.
The Indiana High School Athletic Association also has canceled all spring sports for the remainder of the school year.
“Today, I am announcing that all K-12 schools in Indiana shall provide instruction via remote learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year,” she said. “It’s going to take a collective effort to save lives, and schools must do their part.”
Schools will still need to meet the 160-day requirement for school instruction days, according to the executive order, although the state has given schools a 20-day waiver at the first announcement of remote learning.
Additionally, school corporations will need to submit a continuous learning plan to the state by April 17 that signals to families, students and policymakers the type of instruction taking place during remote learning, McCormick said.
The decision from state officials comes amid a statewide stay-at-home order that restricts non-essential business and travel in the state as the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to rise.
On March 19, when Holcomb announced the first order to close schools, there were 56 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Indiana, two deaths and one case each reported in Jackson and Scott Counties.
As of Wednesday, April 8, COVID-19 had been detected in all but 3 of Indiana’s 92 counties, with 5,943 confirmed cases and 203 deaths statewide. There are 46 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jackson County with no deaths and 171 tests administered. In Scott County there have been 11 confirmed cased with two deaths and 99 tests administered.

Warren Forgey to Retire as Schneck Medical Center CEO

After 28 years of serving Schneck Medical Center, Warren Forgey, CPA, CGMA, MHA, FHMA, FACHE, will retire as President and CEO on August 31, 2020.
Forgey joined Schneck in 1992 as Assistant Controller. He was promoted to Vice President/Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in 1996, Executive Vice President Fiscal Services/Business Development in 2012, then Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative and Operations Officer in 2014. Forgey was named President and Chief Executive Officer in 2015.
Forgey has been named a Rural Hospital CEO to Know by Becker’s Hospital Review every year since 2016. He was also honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the Indiana Hospital Association and the Grassroots Champion Award from the American Hospital Association.
Under Forgey’s leadership, Schneck has secured a national reputation for quality medical care and leadership. He has been instrumental in advancing patient-focused care at Schneck, including leading two major expansion and renovation projects. The most recent highlighted by a five-story medical office building and attached parking garage. He has also achieved significant improvements in operations, accomplishing cost efficiency while increasing patient satisfaction. Under his leadership, Schneck has earned a debt rating of “A” from Standard & Poor’s and a rating of “AA-” from Fitch Ratings.
“The people who work at Schneck and care for patients and families, at what is often the most difficult times in their lives, is what I am most proud of–that I have had the opportunity to work with such a great team,” Forgey said. “Because of their commitment to quality, satisfaction, and continuous improvement, Schneck is now a top performer nationally in patient experience and quality.”
“Forgey is a passionate advocate for healthcare,” said Rick Smith, Chairman of the Schneck Board of Trustees. “He has led a culture of innovation, improvement, and proactive collaboration. Through his leadership and vision, Schneck Medical Center has grown into one of the largest and most respected healthcare providers in the region.”

Legal Notices

2020 Scott Tax Rates

LEGAL NOTICE
Legal Notice of Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given that the Scottsburg Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing at Scottsburg City Hall, 2 E. McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, IN on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 6:30 PM at which time all interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard in reference to the matters set out in the “Detailed Statement of Variance Requested” below:
Case Number: BZA-1-20
Applicant: Angela Doebler
Owners: Frakes Kenneth and Maxine Right of Survivorship & Doebler, Angela C
Zoning District: R1 – Single Family Residential
Property Location: 628 S 1st Street Road Scottsburg, IN 47170
Detailed Statement of Variance Requested: Applicant requests a Variance from Article 11.M which states in part “..Only one primary structure shall be allowed on any one lot at any time..” in conjunction with Article 3.B.2.a allowing for Single Family Detached Dwellings.
Reasons necessitating the Variance: Applicant requests Variance for the purpose of adding a second primary structure, in the form of a 16’x76’ 2019 Westgate Model 6762L mobile home, to the lot in order to care for the medical needs of her mother.
The petition (application) and file on this matter are available for public inspection during the regular working hours of the Scottsburg Advisory Plan Commission at Scottsburg City Hall, 2 E. McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, IN until two (2) business days prior to the hearing date. If you have questions or wish to make your position on this matter known to the Board, please call (812) 722-1157.
April Ramoni,
Executive Secretary,
Board of Zoning Appeals
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LEGAL NOTICE
Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact
April 8, 2020
Town of Crothersville
Danieta Foster, Town Council President
111 E. Howard Street
Crothersville, IN 47229
812.793.2311
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS:
The Town of Crothersville is giving notice that it has made a Finding of No Significant Impact for the following project:
Project Title or Name: Crothersville CSO Compliance Plan Improvements Project
Purpose or Nature of Project: The CSO Compliance Plan Improvements Project includes: construct a new wet weather overflow main running parallel to the existing main sewer trunk line (approximately 2,000 LF); a short run gravity (open cut) stream crossing to a newly constructed underground piping detention system (volume of 70,500 cubic feet)); install an in-line hydrodynamic storm water separator; construct a duplex wet weather pumping station and force main (approximately 600 LF of 24” force main) including required electrical 3 phase primary service; install plant gravity piping for redirection of wet weather flows; modify the CSO overflow piping; install disinfection facility (chlorination & de-chlorination systems) to treat wet weather flows; modify existing plant surge basins with concrete wall cores and discharge piping from surge basin #4 will be added with a new treated outfall structure into Hominy Ditch; install new effluent meter and automatic composite sampler to monitor treated wet weather discharge; modify existing Master SCADA Unit in the existing plant process control building; and convert a portion of an equipment storage building to house the wet weather pumping station control plane and the variable frequency drives. The new wet weather overflow main and outfall may require tree clearing (mostly small trees, saplings and bushes). The project limits will be restricted to be outside of the 100-foot boundary of the Crothersville Cemetery Association property.
Location of Project: The Crothersville Waste Water Treatment Plant including adjacent property and along the north side of what is known locally “Hominy Ditch” from the treatment plant through the intersections with Bethany Road, Park Ave. and Kovener Street ending in the Wehmiller’s field all within or adjacent to the Town of Crothersville, Jackson County, Indiana
Estimated Cost of Project: $5,800,618
Funding Source: Wastewater State Revolving Fund (WWSRF) Loan Program/Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, Community Development Block Grant-Wastewater / Drinking Water program
An environmental assessment for this project has been made by the Town of Crothersville and is available for public examination and copying on weekdays during normal business hours by prior arrangement, at the Crothersville Town Hall, 111 E. Howard Street, Crothersville, Indiana 47229 or may be requested via email at Crothersville@frontier.com or tcarter1@aracities.org. Based on this assessment the Town of Crothersville has determined that the project will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment and, hence, an environmental impact statement will not be undertaken under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (P.L. 91-910).
All interested agencies, groups and persons disagreeing with this decision are invited to submit written comments for consideration to the Town of Crothersville, ATTN: , Crothersville Town Hall, 111 E. Howard Street, Crothersville, Indiana 47229. Such written comments should be received at the address specified on or before April 24, 2020. All such comments received will be considered, and the Town of Crothersville will not take any administrative action on the project prior to the expiration of the comment period.
Objections to Conditions Release
The State will accept an objection to its approval only if it is on one of the following basis: (a) that the certification was not in fact executed by the certifying officer or other officer of applicant approved by the State; or (b) that the applicant’s environmental review record for the project indicated omission of a required review process. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24 CFR Part 58) and may be addressed to the State of Indiana, Indiana Finance Authority, Environmental Review Coordinator, 100 North Senate Ave., Ste. 1275, Indianapolis, IN 46204 or State of Indiana, Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, Environmental Officer, One North Capitol, Suite 600, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2027
Objections to the release on basis other than those stated above will not be considered by the State. No objections received after May 10, 2020 will be considered by the State.
Danieta Foster
Town Council President
Town of Crothersville
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LEGAL NOTICE
TOWN OF CROTHERSVILLE, INDIANA
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
2020-1 CCMG PROJECT IMPROVEMENTS
Sealed bids will be received by the TOWN OF CROTHERSVILLE, acting by and through the TOWN BOARD (hereinafter referred to as “the Owner”), at 111 WEST HOWARD STREET, CROTHERSVILLE, IN 47229 until 10:00 AM local time, TUESDAY APRIL 28, 2020, for the construction of 2020-1 CCMG PROJECT IMPROVEMENTS for the TOWN OF CROTHERSVILLE. Bids received by the time and date specified will then be publicly opened and read aloud.
THIS PROJECT CONSISTS OF A LUMP SUM BID FOR BITUMINOUS PATCHING, STRUCTURAL OVERLAY, AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS AND RELATED ITEMS, AT SEPARATE LOCATIONS.
After review and award of a contract, the Owner will provide a “Notice to Proceed” to the Contractor. Contractor will then have 10 working days after said “Notice to Proceed” to commence construction and 120 days total to achieve substantial completion and an additional 30 days to complete all work for this project, for a total of 150 days after issuance of “Notice to Proceed” to project closeout. Substantial completion date is therefore anticipated to be NOVEMBER 3, 2020 and final completion date is therefore anticipated to be DECEMBER 1, 2020, based on a Notice of Award of MAY 5, 2020 and Notice to Proceed and Contract approval by JULY 7, 2020. Contractor will be assessed $300.00 a day liquidated damages for any work remaining over and above either of the specified contract completion dates. Payment to be made on a standard monthly claim basis, with 10% retainage, and said retainage may be held up to three months after the successful completion of this contract. There is no retainage reduction for this project.
Copies of the Contract Documents are on file for review in the Office of the Owner (TOWN OF CROTHERSVILLE – Clerk Treasurer, 111 WEST HOWARD, CROTHERSVILLE, IN 47229). Access to an ftp site with the Contract Documents in PDF format is available from the Engineer (FPBH, Inc., 72 HENRY STREET, P. O. Box 47, North Vernon, Indiana, 47265, 812-346-2045) for a non-refundable fee of $50.00 per set. Printed copies of the Contract Documents are available for a non-refundable fee of $50.00 per set. Additional sets may be purchased for a non-refundable fee of $25.00 per set. Partial sets will not be available. Only those plan holders registered through the Engineer will be allowed to submit a bid for the project.
There is no pre bid conference scheduled for this project.
Bids must be submitted on the forms in the Contract Documents and other conditions therein described must be met. Each bid must be enclosed in a sealed envelope, clearly marked TOWN OF CROTHERSVILLE – CCMG PROJECT IMPROVEMENTS on the face of the envelope and display the name and address of the bidder. Each bid must be accompanied by a Bid Bond or Certified Check in a sum equal to 10% of the amount of the bid unless otherwise specified, and a completed Non-Collusion Affidavit. Bid prices must be firm for a period of ninety (90) days from the bid opening date. Should a successful bidder withdraw his bid, or fail to execute a satisfactory contract within ten (10) days after notice of acceptance of his bid, the owner may declare the Bid Security forfeited as liquidated damages, not as penalty. The successful bidder shall furnish a Performance and Labor and Materials Payment Bond in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract sum with an approved surety company. Said bond shall remain in full force and effect for a period of one (1) year after date of final acceptance of the work.
The TOWN OF CROTHERSVILLE, reserves the right to accept or reject any bid and to waive any or all formalities.
TOWN COUNCIL
Crothersville, Indiana
April 7, 2020
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE 0F UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION
36C01-2003-EU-000024
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is hereby given that Erin Long personal representative, was on the 23rd day of March, 2020, appointed personal representative of the Estate of Anthony S. Long, deceased, who died on February 26, 2020.
All persons having 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 first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred.
Dated at Brownstown, Indiana, this 23rd day of March, 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
connell.denise@outlook.com
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LEGAL NOTICE
State Of Indiana
County Of Jackson
In The Jackson Circuit Court
Cause No. 36C01-2003-EU-25
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE
OF DILLARD WISCHMEIER, DECEASED
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is hereby given that Priscilla Wischmeier was on the 23rd day of March, 2020, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Dillard
Wischmeier, deceased, who died intestate on March 10, 2020.
All persons having 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 first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred.
Dated at Brownstown, Indiana, this 23rd day of March, 2020.
Melissa Hayes,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Jackson County, Indiana
Attorney for Estate:
Denise K. Connell
Lorenzo, Bevers, Braman & Connell
218 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
Phone: (812) 524-9000
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LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Superior Court
In the Matter of the Name Change of Brandi Nicole Frazier-Bey
Petitioner
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
Brandi Nicole Frazier-Bey, whose mailing address 692 E. Cutshall Road, Austin, IN 47102 in Scott County, Indiana hereby gives notice that she intends to file a petition in the Scott Superior Court requesting that her name be changed from Brandi Nicole Frazier-Bey to Jerica Nicole Kusi Boateng.
Brandi Nicole Frazier-Bey
Petitioner
Dated: April 1, 2020
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
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LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Superior Court
Case No: 72D01-2003-MI-009
In the Matter of the Name Change of
Dakota Michael Watrous
Petitioner
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
Dakota Michael Watrous, whose mailing address 635 S. 3rd St., Scottsburg, IN 47170 in Scott County, Indiana hereby gives notice that he has filed a petition in the Scott Superior Court requesting that his name be changed from Dakota Michael Watrous to Dakota Michael Stidham.
Dakota Michael Watrous
Petitioner
Dated: March 16, 2020
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
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LEGAL NOTICE
In The Circuit Court
For Jackson County
State Of Indiana
Cause No.: 36D01-2003-PL-13
Jack Pine Properties, LLC,
Plaintiff
vs
Penny S. Scott, Med-1 Solutions, LLC,
Unknown Occupant, All Other
Interested Parties, and The World,
Defendants.
Parcel # 36-66-17-403-184.000-009
SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION
Defendants Penny S. Scott, Med-1 Solutions, LLC, Unknown Occupant, All Other Interested Parties, and the World, are hereby notified that a Complaint was filed in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Jackson County, Indiana, seeking to quiet title to certain real property in Jackson County, Indiana, more particularly described as follows, to-wit:
Lot number nine (9) in Block “B” in Highlawn Addition to the City of Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana.
If the named Defendants, or those claiming from, under or through them wish to contest the allegations of the Complaint, they must file an Answer in the above-named Court within thirty (30) days after the last date of service of this Notice by publication.
If they do not file an Answer to the Complaint within thirty (30) days after the third (3rd) publication of this Notice, the above named Court will enter judgment against such Defendants and award the Plaintiff the relief sought.
Melissa J. Hayes
Clerk, Jackson Circuit
Justin E. Endres # 28205-22
Katelyn M. Hines #32828-22
YOUNG, LIND, ENDRES & KRAFT
126 West Spring Street
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 945-2555
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LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
In the Scott Circuit Court
Cause No. 72C01-2003-GU-011
In the matter of the Guardianship of Ava Rayne Martinez
SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION
The State of Indiana to the person names as Respondent and any other person(s) who may be concerned:
Pursuant to the Praecipe for Summons by Publication filed by the Petitioners, you are hereby notified that you have been sued in the Scott Circuit Court by the person names as Petitioners. The nature of the suit is a civil action wherein the Petitions Helena Annette Spicer and Kenny Edward Brown, are seeking guardianship over Ave Rayne Martinez.
This Summons by Publication is specifically directed to the Respondent, Juan Andrew Martinez, father, whose whereabouts are unknown. You must answer or otherwise respond to the Petition in writing, by you or your attorney, on or before thirty (30) days from the date that the last Notice of this action is published, and in the event you fail to do so, Judgment by default may be entered against you for the relief demanded by the Petitioners in the Complaint.
If you have a Claim for Relief against the Petitioners arising out of the transaction or occurrence that it the subject of the Petitioners’ claim, you must assert it in your written answer.
The name and address of the attorney representing the Petitioner is John F. Dietrich, 63 West Wardell Street, Scottsburg, IN 47170.
Dated this 23rd day of March, 2020.
Missy Applegate
Clerk
Scott Circuit Court
John F. Dietrich
Attorney at Law
63 West Wardell St
Scottsburg, IN 47170
812-752-2344
Attorney I.D. No: 14224-53
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