Crothersvillle Hometown Christmas

online Street DecorationsCrothersville Town workers Chris Mains (right) and Mason Boicourt took advantage of the warm sunny weather last week to put up the town Christmas banners & decorations along US 31 for the holiday season

The Crothersville Historical and Cultural Arts Association and the Crothersville Lions Club will host the annual Christmas in the ‘Ville holiday kickoff on Sunday, December 6, from 4-6 p.m.

The event will begin with Cookies and Carols at Hamacher Hall. Cookies and punch will be served and after carols are sung, Santa Claus will come to read The Night Before Christmas and to speak with the children before the town Christmas tree is officially lit.

First, You Get A Turkey…

Crothersville 1st Graders Offer Their Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

In a Thanksgiving Tradition, we asked first graders at Crothersville Elementary School to provide the Times readers the recipe for their favorite Thanksgiving dinner dish.

Their insights provide readers with some humorous observations of culinary styles.

We thank first grader teachers Megan Bohall and Ashley Spicer for their assistance with this annual writing assignment.

Bacon…Alan Chacon

First, I get a can of bacon. Next, pour my bacon into my pot. Last, I will cook the bacon for 5 minutes.

Pumpkin Pie…Eric Justice

First, I get a thing of pumpkin pie. Next, I pour my pumpkin pie. Last, I cook it.

Blueberry Pie…Cameron Lance

First, I get a can of blueberries. Next, I will put it in the oven in a pot. Last, I will cook it for 6 minutes.

Pumpkin Pie…Curtis Davidson

First, I make the Pumpkin Pie. Next, I cook it. Last, I eat the Pumpkin Pie.

Pumpkin Pie…Rebecca Masnick

First, I buy a big pumpkin. Next, smash it up. Last, I put it in the freezer.

Turkey…Dakoda Pratt

First, I buy the turkey. Next, I cook the turkey for 10 minutes. Then all of us eat the turkey.

Blueberry Pie…Bryna Breedlove

First, I put blueberries in the pie. Next, I will cook it. Last, let it cool and eat it.

Peas…Hunter Bean

First, I get a can of peas and put my peas in a pot. Next, I cook my peas and put the lid on for 10 minutes. Last, I eat them all gone.

Carrots…Swayze Smallwood

First, get 2 cans of carrots. Next, open the cans. Then you cook them.

Mashed Potatoes…Bam

First, get potatoes and peel them. Next, cook until they are done. Last, drain and mash. It takes 30 minutes.

Turkey…Wyatt Minton

First, I cook a turkey and stuff it. Next, I get the salad and pasta. Last cook the turkey and pasta for 17 minutes.

Heart-shaped cookies…Bella Riley

First, I buy some cookie mix so I can make cookies. Next, I get an egg and mix them together. Last, I put it in the oven, and then I eat it.

Turkey…Noah Brown

First, you have to kill the turkey. Next, you skin the turkey. Last, then you cook the turkey and eat it.

Carrots…Nevaeh Jones

First, I get a can of carrots. Next, I dump them in. Last, I cook them for 5 hours.

Turkey…Taylor Barger

First, I kill the turkey. Next, I bake the turkey. Last, I eat it.

Corn…Joshalyn Luenebrink

First, I get a can of corn. Next, pour the corn into the pot. Then I cook it for 1 hour.

Pumpkin Pie…Addison Greathouse

First, I spray the pan. Next, I make crust. Last, get filling and pour in crust. Bake for 45 minutes.

Turkey…Andrew Spicer

First, you kill the turkey then you cook the turkey then you eat the turkey.

Turkey…Raegan Wray

First, hunt a turkey. Next, put it in a pot and cook it for 10 minutes.

Pumpkin Pie…Kaleb Stidham

First, I pick a pumpkin. Next, I cook it. Last, I eat it.

Shrimp…Drayden Stagnolia

First, I get shrimp in a can. Next, I pour the shrimp then, I cook the shrimp.

Oatmeal Pie…Emma Caudill

First, I get a box of oatmeal. Next, I put it into the pot for 2 hours to cook it and then eat it.

Baked Beans…Presleigh Angel

First, I have a can. Next, pour in the baked beans and cook them for a half an hour.

Turkey…Karina Gullett

First, I put in the turkey in the oven and I cook it for an hour. Last, I eat it.

Chicken…Emmalee Schill

First, put sugar on the chicken. Then cook it for 7 minutes. Last, put it in the fridge for 4 minutes and eat it.

Turkey…Chaley Arnholt

Use salt and sometimes pepper. Cook the turkey for 45 seconds and then get the turkey out of the oven when it is finished and then eat it!

Cookies…Adam Blanton

Get cookie dough, then get little kisses and put them all in a pot. Put in the oven for 16 minutes. Then take it out and it should be hard and the kisses should be in them.

Turkey…Jaylyn Browning

Put in the oven for 20 minutes. Cut it and then eat it!

Turkey…Kaycee Combs

Buy it and cook it before Thanksgiving for 10 minutes. Put it in the fridge until the next day. Then eat it on Thanksgiving!

Turkey…Koby Davis

Put it in the oven for 6 min. Take it out and put it on the table then the people come and eat it.

Turkey…Jazlin Gibson

Put it in the oven for 30 minutes. Then you eat it.

Turkey…Taylor Gorbett

You put it in the oven usually for 3 minutes. Cut it into slices then after that you get some and put it on your plate and eat it.

Turkey…Brayden Heath

First catch the turkey. Take it home. Then cook it until everyone gets to grandmas. Then take it out and let all the people eat some.

Cookies…Dillon Howard

Cook them in the oven for 11 minutes. Then the bell rings. Eat them.

Turkey …Jeffrey Howard

Bake it for 100 hours. When it is done eat it!

Turkey…Gage Howard

Stick it in the oven for 84 seconds. Put gravy over the top of it and bake some biscuits. Add some apple butter. Eat it!

Stuffing…Jude Howard

Bake it for 1 hour. Then let it sit. Then everyone eats it.

Turkey…Kendra Kelshaw

Put it in the oven for about 8 minutes. You can eat it now. Then go play with your cousins.

Turkey…Ryley Marsh

Fix in the stove for 45 minutes I think. Then put it in the oven for 5 minutes. Take it out and eat it.

Pumpkin Pie…Kylie Masters

Chop up pumpkins and take out the seeds. Then put in the bread in the oven for about 15 minutes or a couple of minutes longer. Then put a little bit of spice in it. Put some crème on it.

Turkey…Kamren Maxie

Get it from the woods. Then chop it up and heat up in the microwave for 20 minutes. Eat it!

Potatoes…Mason Mooreman

Cut them up and put them in the pit. Take them out and eat them.

Turkey…Emery O’Sullivan

Put it in the oven for an hour. Get it out and eat it.

Cupcakes…Kaylie Prince

Put them in a pan and then melt butter. Then stir the butter up. Then bake them in the oven for 14 minutes. Put icing and put a strawberry on top.

Stuffing…Lilly Prince

Cook a lot of it in a bowl for 29 seconds. Then eat it!

Ham…Anthony Satchwill

Cook it on the oven for 6 minutes then eat it!

Turkey…Miracle Sizemore

Buy the turkey from Wal-Mart. Go home and cook it for a little bit. Eat it!

Turkey…Shaylie Steele

Put it in the oven for 20 seconds. Take it out and eat it.

Ham…Shyla Steele

Put it in the oven for 1 hour and then eat it!

Ham…Baylee Tatlock

Buy it from Wal-Mart. Cook it for 25 minutes. Add seasoning then eat it!

Chicken…Gavin Wiesman

Put it in the oven for about like 45 minutes. When it beeps you take it out of the oven. Then when it gets out of the oven you need to squeeze the juice out and add stuff to the inside. Then eat it!

Turkey…Olivia Wilp

Go to the store, like Wal-Mart, and bring it home. Then you put it in the oven for a little bit. Then put a tablecloth on the table and then use a fork and knife and slice the turkey. Next eat it!

Scott County Father Arrested for Battering His Six-Month-Old Child


A rural Scott County man was incarcerated Friday in Scott County Jail on charges of battery and neglect of dependent following an investigation by Indiana State Police Detective David Mitchell.

Bryan Lee Anthony, 28, of Shea Road, Scottsburg, was charged after Scott County Division of Family and Children notified authorities. According to Mitchell on Tuesday, Nov. 17, Anthony, allegedly became upset at his six-month-old child and allegedly shook the infant in its bed.

On Thursday, Nov. 19, the child was taken to a pediatrician for a previously scheduled monthly checkup. During the visit, the doctor expressed concern for a head injury to the infant. The child was admitted to the Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, for treatment.

ISP officers are continuing the investigation.

Brothers, Mother Charged After Austin Jewelry Store Robbery, Murder

Four north Water Tower Road residents were incarcerated in Scott County Jail on a variety of charges for what police believe is their involvement with a Nov. 9 robbery and murder in downtown Austin.

This past Friday, Scott County Prosecutor Jason Mount filed murder and a variety of other charges against James Matthew Caudill, 21, and Christopher Caudill, 31.

According to Indiana State Police Sgt. Jerry Goodin, around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 9, John’s Coin and Jewelry Shop located at 61 West Main Street in Austin was robbed. The shop owner, John M Turner, 79, was shot and killed.

Turner was found by a family member who summoned police and EMS believing the shopkeeper had sustained a medical issue.

When a doctor and the Scott County Coroner’s Office examined Turner at the hospital, they discovered a gunshot wound to his head.

As a result of their death investigation, police obtained a search warrant for a home at 5221 North Water Tower Road northeast of Austin. Money, jewelry and other items believed taken in the robbery were found, said Goodin.

Taken into custody were:

  • James Matthew Caudill, 21, of Water Tower Road, charged with murder, robbery with a deadly weapon, resisting law enforcement, obstruction of justice, carrying a handgun without a license, use of a firearm during a crime. He also faces charges in connection with an armed robbery at the Fuel Mart Truck Stop in Austin on Oct. 11. Additionally he is charged with auto theft, and unauthorized entry of motor vehicle.
  • Christopher M. Caudill, 31, of Water Tower Road, charged with assisting a criminal, theft, obstruction of justice, carrying a handgun without a license, dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of paraphernalia.
  • Ginger Lee Cox, 23, of Water Tower Road, charged with auto theft, unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle.
  • Patricia A. Caudill, 50, of Water Tower Road, charged with assisting a criminal.

Community Thanksgiving Service Next Wednesday

The Crothersville Area Ministerial Association will hold their Annual Community Thanksgiving Service next Wednesday, Nov. 25, 7 p.m. at Immanuel United Church of Christ located at the corner of Howard Street and Kattmann Avenue.

A number of area church pastors will be taking part in the service of Thanksgiving.

The Invocation & Call to Worship will be led by the Rev. Randy Smith.

The Rev. Ralph Hillenburg will be the song leader with piano accompaniment by Valerie Mains.

Members of the First Baptist Church will provide special music.

The Rev. Mark Wooten will lead the offering prayer. The evening’s offering will be used by the ministerial association to assist area residents with emergency needs.

The Rev. David Schill will bring the evening’s message.

The Rev. Bud Walther will lead the community in communion.

The Rev. Joe Wyatt will close with the benediction.

“We invite all from the Crothersville community to join in this annual community coming together of gratitude and thanksgiving for the blessings we have received,” said Rev. Hillenburg.

Legacy Monuments Opens North Of Crothersville

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Completing their family business sign on US 31 north of Crothersville are Steven Scifres and Casey Howard who work under the watchful eyes of spouses, Amanda Howard and Courtnee´Scifres.

Legacy Monuments is open for business along with The Old Home Place.


A home-grown family business has begun just north of Crothersville. Owned and operated by a local brother and sister and their spouses, Legacy Monuments creates more than just memorial stones for the departed.

While quality monuments and headstones are the most readily thought of product, the local business also provides pet memorials and caskets, engraved gifts and special keepsakes.

Involved in the family business are assistant production manager Casey Howard and his wife, account manager, Amanda as well as Casey’s sister Courtneé Scifres, who is responsible for sales and graphic arts design, and her husband, assistant production manager Steven Scifres.

It was around a family dinner table that the young entrepreneurs decided to venture into the monument and engraving business.

Courtneé has a degree is graphic arts and experience designing headstones with another area monument dealer, Amanda has the accounting skills, and Steven & Casey provide the production skills.

In addition to sandblasting and laser services, Legacy is the only Southern Indiana retailer to offer ‘impact etching’.

“Impact etching is a revolutionary yet simple stone engraving technology designed specially for monument builders and one of the most practical solutions on the market,” said Courtneé.

This machine is used for headstone etching, pet memorials, and memorial plaques.

“Impact etching strikes the stone with a diamond tip creating a deep, bright etching on a variety of surfaces such as granite, basalt, marble and glass,” said Courtneé. “ It’s ideal for producing a design with personal photos or detailed scenes.”

To introduce themselves to the community Legacy Monuments is holding a grand opening giveaway worth over $2,800, Area residents are invited to visit their shop to register. The winner will be announced Nov. 25.

The local business is open 8:30 a.m.. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. They can be reached at 812-793-8888 or visit their website at