17 Parcels Sell At Scott Tax Sale For Over $296,000

When the Scott County delinquent property tax sale list was first advertised in August there were 87 parcels with back taxes owed. By the time last Thursday’s tax sale began at the courthouse, that list had been pared down to 38 after property owners paid taxes owed prior to the sale.
Those 38 parcels owed a total of $191,260.28 in unpaid property taxes and fees. There were five successful bidders who paid a total of $296,743.33 for 17 parcels.
Twenty-one properties failed to obtain the minimum bid of taxes owed.
“The county is only interested in the taxes owed,” said Scott County Auditor Tammy Johnson. “The amount paid over the taxes owed will go into a surplus tax sale fund.”
She explained that those properties sold on Thursday can be redeemed by their owners by paying the taxes plus 10% for up to the next six months; after that the interest increases to 15%. Upon redemption, the surplus paid by the successful bidder will be returned to that bidder.
Successful bidders included:
•Savvy IN LLC of Memphis Tennessee which purchased four properties.
•M&M Investment Group LLC of Cortland, IN which purchased seven properties.
•Sabre Investments LLC of Carbondale, IL purchased three properties.
•Dale Ehringer of Norman, IN who purchased two properties.
•Hess & Hess LLC of Indianapolis which purchased one parcel..
The following parcels sold at tax sale. Listed is the property owner, address, taxes owed; buyer and amount paid.
Jennings Township
James & Ollie Tores, 1272 Mann Ave., $1,132.08; Hess & Hess, $1,132.08.
1st National Acceptance company, 888 N. Church St., $2,429.41; SAVVY IN LLC, $5,000.
Danny & Linda Vanover, 404 N. Church St., $2,547.48; SAVVY IN LLC, $5,500.
Berlin Terry and Junior Terry, 605 Church St., 2,044.61; SAVVY IN LLC, $5,000.
Michael W. Terry, Burlin Terry & Jeffrey L. Terry, 960 N. First St., $375.15; Dale Ehringer, $375.15.
Grover Stacey, 2557 N. East St., Scottsburg, $5,327.26; Sabre Investments, $10,000.
Grover & Sondra Stacey, 1.4343 acres behind 6790 Bogardus Road, Austin, $312.26; M&M Investment Group, $1,200.
Grover L. Stacey, 2633 Jeffrey St., Scottsburg, $8,302.76; M&M Investment Group, $28,000.
Roger J. & Katherine Stamper, 1247 Clay St., Austin, $263.31; M&M Investment Group, $14,000.
Johnson Township
Countryside Homes Inc., 2737 E State Road 256 containing 42.66 acres, Austin, $9,803.27; SAVVY IN LLC, $98,000.
Lexington Township
Martin Lee McCrady, 807 N Reid Road, Lexington, $536.10; Dale Ehringer, $536.10.
Russell Harbold, 5187 S. Slate Ford Road, Lexington containing 6.9 acres, $1,932.22; $M&M Investment Group, $6,500.
Vienna Township
Jeannette L. Emanuel, 366 N. Main St., Scottsburg, $1663.90; Sabre Investments, $30,000.
Mandi Rae Montgomery, 30.285 acres, Scottsburg, $639.88; Sabre Investments, $60,000.
Travis W. Jones, 60 E. Davis St., Scottsburg, $1,112.86; M&M Investment Group, $5,500.
Daniel R. Goetzinger, 805 E County Line Road, Underwood containing 3.796 acres, $466.25; M&M Investment Group, $20,000.
Southern Indiana Home Properties LLC, 807 S. First St., Scottsburg, $902.50; M&M Investment Group, $6,000.

New Scottsburg Dog Park Nearing Completion

Approximately seven acres of land on the city’s northeast side will soon be the home of the new Scottsburg dog park. The majority of that land was donated to the city of Scottsburg several years ago by Eric & Diane Graham and their daughter Lauren Graham.
According to Scottsburg parks director Jerry Asher, construction of the park is nearly complete and the park should be open to the public sometime this fall.
“The dog park will consist of two fenced dog runs, one for large dogs that are 25 pounds and over and one for smaller dogs. Owners and their dogs will be able to play and socialize,” he said, explaining that access to the park would be of Cedar Street.
Construction of the shelter house should be complete in the next couple weeks, he added. “It will include two metal picnic tables and restrooms for both men and women. Benches will also be placed outside of each fenced dog run. Drinking water will be available for both the dogs and their owners.
And there will also be dog wash stations and stations for waste and litter disposal.
Rules and regulations have been drafted and are expected to be adopted by the Scottsburg Parks Board in the near future, Asher said.
The park will be open from dawn to dusk seven days a week. It is anticipated that dog owners will pay a first year fee for use of the park of $25 with subsequent years having a $15 annual renewal fee.
Registration for use of the park will occur at Scottsburg City Hall and proof of proper dog vaccinations will be required at time of registration. “Once registered, dog owners will receive a key fob to operate the gates for entrance into the dog runs,” said Asher.
Mayor William Graham has announced that the park will be named the Eric and Lauren Graham Memorial Dog Park in honor of the deceased members of the Scottsburg community.
Mayor Graham stated that the land in the area of the park owned by the city consists of about 11 acres in total, and other ideas are being consider for that part of the land that will not be used by the dog park. Presently that land is a wooded area.
Both Mayor Graham and Parks Director Asher said they are excited to add the dog park to the City’s park system.
“I believe that dog owners and visitors to the park will be very pleased with the amenities available to both dogs and people using the park,” said Mayor Graham.
“Signage with directions to the park will soon be in place and residents should look forward to the park’s grand opening,” said Asher.

Communities Set Trick Or Treat Night

Youngsters in the communities of Crothersville, Austin and Scottsburg will be able to trick or treat on Halloween, Oct. 31.
In Crothersville and Austin the official treat seeking time is 6-8 p.m. Scottsburg youngsters can go door to door it their community from 6-8:30 p.m.
Residents welcoming youngsters are asked to turn on their front porch light. Trick or treaters should be accompanied by adult supervision

Harvest Dinner Sunday At Wegan

The Annual St. Paul Wegan Lutheran Church harvest dinner will be held Sunday, Oct. 13, with serving from 4-7 p.m.
Cost of the dinner is a free-will contribution. Carry Out service will be available.
The church us located at 1165 E 400 S, west of Tampico.

Warrants, Parole Violations Result In More Drug Charges

Five Scott County residents found themselves behind bars on court warrants, parole violations and additional charges related to drugs last week.
On Thursday, Sept. 27, Deputies John Smith and Keith Hartman with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office went to an address on Jack Morgan Road in an attempt to serve an outstanding arrest warrant from Scott Circuit Court.
Ricky Williams, 53, of Scottsburg was arrested on a warrant for possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. He was also arrested on new charges of possession of methamphetamine, visiting a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.
A second person Brenda Linscott, 41, of Austin was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.
On Friday morning, Sept. 27, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Austin Police Department, and the Indiana State Police assisted the Indiana State Parole Office in conducting a sweep of parolees living in Scott County who were in violation of their parole agreement.
During this sweep a total of 19 parolees and residences were visited; three people were arrested from the visits, said Scott County Sheriff Jerry Goodin.
During the sweeps, Lori LaMaster, 44, of Scottsburg, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Joshua Spicer, 33, of Scottsburg, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of a syringe and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Dwayne May, 45, of Austin, was arrested for possession of a syringe and maintaining a common nuisance.
Each was also charged with violating their parole.
“Additional arrest warrants will be sought for other parolees in the county who are in violation of their parole,” said Goodin. “We are using every tool in the tool box to make sure Scott County is safe for its citizens”.

Soup Supper Friday At Hamacher Hall

Hamacher Hall is hosting its annual Fall Soup Supper this Friday evening, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m. An assortment of homemade soups and other food items will be available for purchase.
This fundraiser event is for the maintenance of the facilities of Hamacher Hall and is sponsored by the Crothersville Historical and Cultural Arts Association.
The public is cordially invited to attend.