New Pumper-Tanker In Service In Vernon Township

A new 2020 Freightliner pumper-tanker truck is now providing fire protection for residents of Crothersville and Vernon Township. The 3,000 gallon tanker is the largest capacity the department has in a fire protection vehicle. In addition to hauling water to a rural fire scene, the truck can also be used to pump water through hoses and a top mounted deluge gun to extinguish fires.
The new fire truck cost $358,00 funded by the Vernon Township Fire Protection District.
From left to right are Steve Murphy fire district board member; Lynn Howard, fire district board president; Charles Densford, fire chief; and Ben Spencer, assistant fire chief.

4-Way Stop Proposed To Slow Down Speeders

A four-way stop has been suggested on a heavily traveled street in Crothersville.
During a meeting Monday night, the town council unanimously voted to have an ordinance drafted to change the intersection of Main and Kovener streets on the town’s west side to a four-way stop. Currently, only traffic traveling on Kovener Street has to stop.
The change was proposed by Councilman Jason Hillenburg, who lives near the intersection.
An increase in traffic coming from the Crothersville Industrial Park and Wischmeier Trucking just outside the western town limits led to his proposal. The speed limit is 30 mph, but Hillenburg said police officers have patrolled the area and wound up writing multiple speeding tickets.
“Frequently, there is nobody that drives 30 mph on that stretch (of Main Street). Most people do their best to go from Bethany Road to the stop sign by the German Cemetery as fast as they can,” he said.
“It’s a residential street that has, I’m guessing, 50 to 100 semis on it daily, kids riding bikes, as well as routine residential traffic,” he said.
Under the current intersection layout, trucks can’t be re-routed because they cannot make the turns of the narrow residential streets.
Hillenburg made the motion to have town attorney Jeff Lorenzo draft an ordinance to change the intersection to a four-way stop.
The first reading will be during the next council meeting at 6 p.m. July 7 at the town hall.
In a separate matter, the council discussed private usage of the town water utility fire hydrants.
Some business and individuals have sought approval to use fire hydrants to obtain water for residential swimming pools and other uses.
The council is not accusing anyone of stealing water but regulating the matter is problematic
“This is not a way for us to do business,” said council president Danieta Foster. She pointed out that the fire department hauls water to pools so the service is available.
“It would require a town worker to monitor taking them away from other work for the town,” she added.
Hillenburg, who serves on the volunteer fire department, said the hydrant takes a special wrench to open. “Use of any other tool can damage the hydrant for when the fire department needs to use it to fight fires in town,” he said.
“Only town utility workers and the fire department should have access to fire hydrants,” said town engineer Brad Bender. “You don’t want anyone else opening and closing the water utility’s hydrants.”
The council voted 5-0 to not allow private usage of fire hydrants.
Prior to the council meeting, a public hearing was held on a proposed grant application for the IDEM mandated Combined Sewer Overflow agreed order. No one voiced objections in the hearing.

Jackson County Food Inspections For April & May

Critical violations are defined as a provision of the Retail Food Establishment Sanitation Requirements, Title 410 IAC 7-24 that, if in noncompliance, is more likely than other violations to significantly contribute to food contamination, illness, or environmental health hazard. Example: Hot food not being held at 135˚F. or warmer; cold food not at 41 degrees or below; or food contact surfaces contaminated.
Non-Critical violations are provisions of the Retail Food Establishment Sanitation Requirements, Title 410 IAC 7-24 that, if in noncompliance, is not likely to significantly contribute to food contamination, illness, or environmental health hazards but are issues of concern. Examples: No hair restraints; or mop being left in a mop bucket rather than being allowed to air dry.
Repeat violations are issued when a follow-up inspection finds that a previous issue has not been corrected and the establishment continues to be noncompliant and present a hazard.
The following establishments were inspected and approved to re-open following COVID-19 guidelines:
Darlage Custom Meats
1107 W. Tipton St, Seymour
Larrison’s Diner
200 S. Chestnut St, Seymour
Applebee’s
1705 E. Tipton St, Seymour
Starbuck’s
2103 E. Tipton St, Seymour
Rail’s Craft Brew & Eatery
114 St Louis Ave, Seymour
Sunshine Café
2609 Outlet Blvd, Seymour
Tokyo Hibachi
1519 E. Tipton St, Seymour
New China Garden
512 E. Tipton St, Seymour
4 Critical (operator of establishment failed to notify JCHD of re-opening after extended closure, evidence of rodent activity on shelves above chest freezer – repeat, food prep employee washed gloves rather than changing gloves / washing hands after handling shrimp, more training required by the person-in-charge to ensure employees are using safe food handling procedures)
5 Noncritical (food prep employees not wearing hair restraints, improper thawing of various frozen meat products on counter, containers of prepared food product on floor of walk-in cooler, possible rodent entrance noticed at floor and wall juncture behind chest freezer where cove molding is missing, finish construction at entrance of facility to ensure all surfaces are smooth, easily cleanable, non-absorbent)
Jackson County Jail
150 E. St Rd 250, Brownstown
Change of operator to Tiger Correctional Services
Jackson County Juvenile Home
416 E. Walnut St, Brownstown
No violations
Tacos Mi Casita – Mobile Unit
set up in front of Jackson Co History Center
No violations
Autumn Trace of Seymour
1409 N. Ewing St, Seymour
Pre-operational inspection – food service approved to open for assisted living facility
Hardee’s
411 E. Tipton St, Seymour
Facility ready to re-open after cleaning from fire suppression release

Foundation Scholarships Can Assist Adult Learners

Two scholarships offered through funds at the Community Foundation of Jackson County target non-traditional college students, including adults whose college educations were disrupted at some time in the past.
The Foundation often has trouble finding applicants for the scholarships, said Foundation Vice President Sue Smith, who oversees much of the organization’s scholarship work.
“We don’t know if adult learners planning to attend college or vocational and technical training think there are no scholarships to assist them, but there are some funds available to help them finance their educational costs,” she added. “We need students to apply.”
They are the Marvin and Mary Klaes Memorial Adult Scholarship Fund and the Charles and Aileen Roeger Scholarship Fund, which is a new fund offering its first scholarship grant this year.
The purpose of the Roeger scholarship is to provide support to Jackson County adult students for tuition, fees and for the cost of learning materials necessary to resume their interrupted education or vocational training. This scholarship will be automatically renewable for up to one additional year, providing a two-year scholarship opportunity.
The Klaes scholarship also provides educational scholarships for Jackson County residents who have been in the work force for at least one year and who are furthering their education by pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. It also is renewable for a second year.
Information about both adult learner scholarships is available online at cfjacksoncounty.org.
For information, call the Foundation at 812-523-4483 and ask for Sue Smith or send an email to vicepresident@cfjacksoncounty.org.

Don’t Blame Me, Life Made Me That Way

In light of social distancing, fun-times cancellations, the mental and emotional anxiety caused by coronavirus, perhaps it is time again for a column of real-life(?) lightheartedness(?) and observations from my caustic desk calendar.
•Better grab your dumbrella. It’s really stupid out there today.
•There’s that awkward moment when you’re wearing Nikes and find you just can’t do it.
•Whenever I fee the need to exercise, I lie down until the feeling passes.
•The president suggests we sip disinfectant to kill coronavirus. I say we should eat makeup so we can all be pretty on the inside too.
•People sometimes say “You’ll regret that in the morning,” so I sleep until noon because I’m not a problem solver.
•This ‘new normal’ we deal with doesn’t sound fun at all.
•Some people are like clouds. When they disappear, it’s a beautiful day!
•Deja Poo: the feeling you have heard all of this crap before.
•Some things are better left unsaid…which we realize right after we’ve said them.
•My kid is turning out just like me. Well played, karma, well played.
•Alexa: skip to Friday
•Mirrors can’t talk. Lucky for you they can’t laugh either.
•Perhaps we should all be thankful that spiders and snakes don’t fly.
•My neighbor’s diary says I have boundary issues.
•If Facebook has taught us anything, it’s that a lot of people aren’t quite ready for a spelling bee.
•Your decision-making skills closely resemble a squirrel when crossing the street.
•Life is not a fairy tale. If you lose your shoe at midnight, you’re drunk.
•It’s an aging thing: I came, I saw, and I forgot what I was doing.
•In my defense, I was left unsupervised.

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICE
Alcohol & Tobacco Commission
LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Alcohol Beverage Board of Scott County, Indiana will hold a public hearing at 12:00 p.m. on June 24, 2020 virtually through Microsoft Teams, to investigate the propriety of holding an alcoholic beverage permit by the applicants listed below.
Information on accessing the virtual meeting can be found at https://www.in.gov/atc/2855.htm.
RC7288170 Beer Wine & Liquor — Fraternal Club RENEWAL
Scott County Post No. 6582 Veterans Foreign Wars Of The United States, Inc.
2168 N US 31
Austin IN
D/B/A V F W POST #6582
DL7230164 Beer Wine & Liquor — Package Store RENEWAL
AG Gibson Inc. 1240 W McClain Ave Scottsburg IN
D/B/A STOPLIGHT LIQUOR
Andrea Gibson, 2511 S ST RD 203, Lexington, Secretary
Gregory Gibson, 2511 S ST RD 203, Lexington, President
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LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Jackson
Before the Board of Zoning Appeals of the City of Seymour
Annual Term: 2020
Case #: B.Z.A. PCM-12-20
In the Matter of the Application of Monica M. Rivera to Vary from Land Use Requirements for Real Estate within the Jurisdiction of the Board of Zoning Appeals of the City of Seymour, Indiana
Date Filed: June 1, 2020
Public Hearing Dates: July 9, 2020 and July 28, 2020
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON AN APPLICATION FOR LAND USE VARIANCE
The Plan Commission of the City of Seymour, Indiana will hold a public hearing on the 9th day of July, 2020 and the Board of Zoning Appeals of the City of Seymour, Indiana will conduct a public hearing on the 28th day of July, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 301-309 N. Chestnut Street, Seymour, Indiana on an “Application to Vary from Land Use Requirements” for real estate within the jurisdiction of the Board of Zoning Appeals. A copy of the application is on file and available for review at the Department of Planning & Zoning of the City of Seymour, Indiana.
The hearing is open to the public, all adjoining property owners, and any other interested person. Interested persons may appear and offer comments on the application during the hearing. Any person who chooses to submit written comments or objections may do so at the Department of Planning & Zoning, 301-309 N. Chestnut Street, Seymour, Indiana before 4:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing.
The name of the applicant is Monica M. Rivera and the owner is the same. The affected real estate is 1601 Murray Hill Drive, Seymour, Indiana and fronts on Murray Hill Drive and Sixteenth Street. The present zoning classification is R-1, Single Family Residential. The requested zoning classification usage is C-1 which is Neighborhood Commercial District.
The applicant has requested a variance form land use requirements for the real estate because she would like to operate a pet grooming shop from her residence.
The legal description of the real estate affected is as follows: Lot Number One (1) of Stunkel Park a Subdivision in Redding Township, Jackson County, Indiana
This notice is provided pursuant to Titles 5 & 36 of the Indiana Code and Chapter 157 of the Municipal Code of the City of Seymour, Indiana.
Jeremy Gray, Secretary
Board of Zoning Appeals
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF DETERMINATION
Pursuant to Indiana Code 6-1.1-20-5, notice is hereby given that the Board of School Trustees of the Scott County School District 2 has preliminarily determined to issue in th aggregate amount not to exceed $2,000,000 to fund the proposed renovation of and improvements to school facilities, including site improvements and the purchase of real estate, equipment, buses and technology.
Dated: June 3, 2020
Andrea L. Soloe
Secretary, Board of School Trustees
Scott County School District 2
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LEGAL NOTICE
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
36C01-2005-EU-0036
NOTICE OF UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION
Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is hereby given that Bobbie J. Brenner was on the 7th day of May 2020, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Robert Smith, deceased, who died testate on February 10, 2020, and authorized to administer this estate without court supervision.
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 7th day of May 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 Scott
In The Scott Circuit Court
Cause No: 72C01-2005-EU-0018
IN RE: The Unsupervised Estate Of Sadie L. Bowling, Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Notice is given that Donald Bowling and Joyce Zuckschwerdt were, on May 29, 2020, appointed Co-Personal Representatives of the Estate of Sadie L. Bowling, deceased, who died on April 3, 2020. The Co-Personal Representatives are authorized to administer the 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 claims will be forever barred.
Dated: May 29, 2020.
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
Kerry Thompson, #840-72
HOUSTON, THOMPSON and LEWIS, PC
49 East Wardell Street
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Telephone: (812) 752-5920
Fax: (812) 752-6989
Email: kthompson@htllawyers.com
Attorney for Donald Bowling and Joyce Zuckschwerdt, Co-Personal Representatives of the
Estate of Sadie L. Bowling
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LEGAL NOTICE
State Of Indiana
County Of Scott
In The Scott Circuit Court
Case No: 72C01-2003-EU-008
IN RE: The Unsupervised Estate Of Mary L. Wohler, Deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Notice is given that Gary Coots was, on March 20, 2020, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Mary L. Wohler, deceased, who died on August 3, 2019. The Personal Representative is authorized to administer the 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 claims will be forever barred.
Dated: March 20, 2020.
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
Kerry Thompson, #840-72
HOUSTON, THOMPSON and LEWIS, PC
49 East Wardell Street
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Telephone: (812) 752-5920
Email: kthompson@htllawyers.com
Attorney for the Estate of Mary L. Wohler
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LEGAL NOTICE
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
36C01-2005-EU-0040
NOTICE OF UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION
Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is hereby given that Stanley E. Schroer was on the 14th day of May 2020, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Mildred E. Schroer, deceased, who died intestate on October 31, 2020, and authorized to administer this estate without court supervision.
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 14th day of May 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 Scott
In The Scott Circuit Court
Case Number: 72C01-2005-EU-0017
IN RE: The Unsupervised Estate Of Peggy W. Cooper, Deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Notice is given that Eric S. Cooper was, on May 29, 2020, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Peggy W. Cooper, deceased, who died on April 27, 2020. The Personal Representative is authorized to administer the 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 claims will be forever barred.
Dated: May 29, 2020.
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
Kerry Thompson, #840-72
HOUSTON, THOMPSON and LEWIS, PC
49 East Wardell Street
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Telephone: (812) 752-5920
Email: kthompson@htllawyers.com
Attorney for the Estate of Peggy W. Cooper
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
Cause No. 36C01-2005-EU-0043
Notice is hereby given that Shane Prince was, on the 28th day of May, 2020, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Randall Prince, deceased, who died on the 30th day of April, 2020, and authorized to administer such 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 claims will be forever barred.
Dated at Brownstown, Indiana, this 28th day of May, 2020.
Melissa J. Hayes
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
For Jackson County, Indiana
Attorney for Estate
Travis J. Thompson, #22549-49
FARROW & THOMPSON, P.C.
113 East Second Street
P. O. Box 644
Seymour, Indiana 47274
Telephone: (812) 522-6949
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LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF SCOTT
IN THE SCOTT CIRCUIT COURT
CAUSE NO. 72D01-2005-AD-0019
IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF
AIDEN I. DUNN,
Minor Child.
TRENTON K. HENSLEY
Petitioner.
NOTICE TO UNNAMED FATHER
The unnamed father of the child born to Bobbie Jean Dunn on April 16, 2014, or the person who claims to be the father of the child born to Bobbie Jean Dunn on April 16, 2014 is notified that a petition for adoption of the child was filed on the 26 day of May, 2020 in the office of the Clerk of the Scott Circuit Court, 1 East McClain Avenue, Suite 120 Scottsburg, Indiana 47170.
If the unnamed putative father seeks to contest the adoption of the child, the unnamed putative father must file a motion to contest the adoption in accordance with IC 31-19-10-1 in the above named court within thirty (30) days after the date of service of this notice. This notice may be served by publication.
If the unnamed putative father does not file a motion to contest the adoption within thirty (30) days after service of this notice, the above named court shall hear and determine the petition for adoption. The unnamed putative father’s consent irrevocably implied and the unnamed putative father loses the right to contest both the adoption or the validity of the unnamed putative father’s implied consent to the adoption. The unnamed putative father loses the right to establish paternity of the child under IC 31-14.
Nothing Bobbie Jean Dunn, Trenton K. Hensley, or anyone else says to the unnamed putative father of the child relieves the unnamed putative father of his obligation under this notice.
Under Indiana law, a putative father is a person who is named as or claims that he may be the father of a child born out of wedlock but who has not yet been legally proven to be the child’s father.
This notice complies with IC 31-19-4-4 but does not exhaustively set forth the unnamed putative father’s legal obligations under the Indiana adoption statutes. A person being served with this notice should consult the Indiana adoption statutes.
The name and address of the attorney for the Petitioners is Devon M. Sharpe of Jenner & Pattison, 508 East Main Street, Madison, Indiana 47250, Telephone: (812) 265-5132.
Dated at Scottsburg, Indiana this 26th day of May, 2020.
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
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LEGAL NOTICE
SUMMONS-SERVICE BY PUBLICATION
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott County Superior Court 1
Cause No. 72D01-2005-PL-016
Steven Taskey, Michelle Taskey, Personal Finance Company, Green Tree Financial Servicing Corporation, and Occupant, and all other persons claiming, any right, title or interest in the within described real estate by, through or under them or any other person or entity, the names of all whom are unknown to Plaintiff, Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT
A “Complaint to Quiet Title” on the real estate described herein, has been filed and is pending against you. Parcel#: 72-02-34-100-007.004-004, Legal Description: A part of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 34, Township 4 North, Range 7 East described as follows: Beginning at a spike in the Northwest corner of said Quarter-Quarter and running thence North 89 degrees 43 minutes East with the County Road 1059.49 feet to the true point of beginning; thence North 89 degrees 43 minutes East with said road 258.53 feet; thence South 00 degrees 06 minutes East with an existing fence line 672.72 feet to a steel post; thence South 89 degrees 43 minutes West 253.44 feet to a steel post; thence North 00 degrees 32 minutes West 672.70 feet to the point of beginning, containing 3.95 acres, subject to all legal highways., More commonly known as: 2738 E. Burn Rd., Austin, IN 47102.
You must answer the “Complaint to Quiet Title” in writing within Thirty (30) days after the third notice of publication of this suit, and if you fail to do so, judgment by default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the “Complaint to Quiet Title”.
Missy Applegate
Clerk of Scott County Courts
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