Scouts Seek Shoes For Camp

Crothersville Scout Troop 522 is collecting gently-used shoes.
“The Troop’s goal is to collect 2,500 pairs by April 30 in order to raise $1,000 for summer camp,” said Steve Plasse, scoutmaster.
Donations can be made at the troop meetings at the First Baptist Church gym in Crothersville on Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m.
Or shoes can be dropped off at:
The People’s Bank, Beauty From Ashes Tattoo, or Southern Smoke Shack in Crothersville; Racin’ Mason in Seymour; or Eagle Chiropractic or Foundations Medical Center in Austin.

Austin Man Arrested After Selling Marijuana Candy

Scott County Sheriff’s Deputies received a tip last week of dealing and manufacturing marijuana products in an apartment complex on Red Oak Way in the near northside of Austin. Candy laced with marijuana were allegedly being made and sold, according to Scott County Sheriff Jerry Goodin.
Deputies Joe Baker and Rex Herald visited a residence located at the 204 Water’s Edge Apartments on Monday, Jan. 28. That visit resulted in nearly four pounds of marijuana and alleged marijuana edible candies, being located, Goodin said.
Austin Noble, 19, was charged with possession of marijuana and incarcerated at the Scott County Jail.
Goodin said that the investigation is continuing with possible further charges after the case is reviewed by the Scott County Prosecutor’s Office.

Salem Man Charged With Dealing Meth

A non-working license plate light resulted in a Salem man going to jail for dealing methamphetamine last Friday night.
According to Indiana State Police Sgt. Carey Huls, Troopers Kyle Taylor was on traffic patrol in Scott County when around 11:30 p.m., he observed a black Chevrolet Silverado with no light illuminating its license plate on State Road 56 near I-65 in Scottsburg.
After checking the vehicles’ license plate the officer was told that the plate returned to a different vehicle, prompting Trooper Taylor to conduct a traffic stop, Huls reported.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Shane Ooley, 48, of Salem who was found to be wanted on a Clark County warrant on drug charges.
In processing Ooley and the vehicle at the scene, Trooper Taylor found Ooley to be in possession of nearly 3 ounces of methamphetamine as well as prescription pills.
Ooley was incarcerated in Scott County Jail facing charges of dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of controlled substance, possession of legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining common nuisance, as well as drug charges in Clark County.

Community Foundation Farmers Breakfast Tackles Local Ag Economy

The Community Foundation of Jackson County and Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service will serve up an economic forecast at the 17th annual Farmers Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 27 at Pewter Hall, 850 W. Sweet Street in Brownstown. Doors open at 7 a.m. Admission is free.
Ag economist Michael Langemeier of Purdue University will be the keynote speaker. Denise Connell of the Lorenzo, Bevers, Braman and Connell Law Firm in Seymour will share information about the Foundation and estate planning.
Langemeier joined Purdue in July 2012. His Extension and research interests include cropping systems, benchmarking, strategic management, cost of production and technical and economic efficiency.
Most of Langemeier’s research has focused on the efficiency of farms and ranches, and crop and livestock enterprise production costs and efficiency. He has also conducted research related to tillage systems, biomass crops and the tradeoff between crop rotation profitability and water quality.
Earlier, Langemeier spent 22 years in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University. In addition to working on Extension and research projects, he taught courses in economic theory and farm management and worked closely with the Kansas Farm Management Association. He also conducted workshops for feed mill managers, emphasizing the importance of tracking financial performance, benchmarking and capital budgeting.
The Farmers Breakfast program is free of charge and reservations may be made by contacting the Foundation by calling 812-523-4483 or by emailing
Premier Ag and Rose Acre Farms underwrite the cost of the buffet meal, allowing farmers to enjoy the breakfast at no cost.

Become A Master Naturalist At Muscatatuck Refuge

Registrations are now being taken for the Indiana “Master Naturalist” class that will be held at the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday evenings in March and April. The class will be held from 6-9:30 pm at the Refuge Visitor Center and will be sponsored by the Muscatatuck Wildlife Society, the non-profit support group of Muscatatuck NWR.
Course instructors will be experts on plants, animals, birds, and other natural history topics. Course topics will include birds, mammals, wetlands, botany, tree identification, invasive plants, reptiles and amphibians, the use of compass and maps, geology, fossils, and public lands.
Participants who attend 6 of the 8 course sessions and complete volunteer work will receive a “Master Naturalist” certificate and a pin. A $35 fee is charged to pay for course materials and advance registration is required.
For more information or to register, contact Donna Stanley at 812-522-4352 x 12, or e-mail

8 Properties To Go On Auction Block With Starting Bid: $200

Three Parcels In Crothersville To Be Sold

The Jackson County Commissioners will hold a Certificate Sale at the courthouse in Brownstown at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, for eight properties that did not sell for delinquent property taxes.
Residents looking for a bargain take notice: the starting bid is $200.
The legal notice for the certificate sale is found on page 3 of the Times print edition on in the Public Notices section at Complete bidding information can be found in that legal notice.
The properties may be vacant or extremely run-down. All of them failed to garner the minimum bid of back taxes owned at last October’s delinquent tax sale.
The three parcels in Crothersville include:
•302 W. Walnut Street owned by Louis B & Leah D. Rusch.
•614 E. Bard Street owned by Paul & Penny Gay.
•208 E. Dixon Street owned by Grover Stacey.
Five other properties on the certificate sale include:
•1220 W. Spring Street in Brownstown containing 32.72 acres owned by Unicell Paper Mills Inc.
•621 Noble Street in Seymour owned by Wanda F. Gilley.
•828 Phillips Lane in Seymour owned by John Dale & Loretta M. Patterson.
•3315 N. Sugar Street in Clearspring in Owen Township owned by Glenda & Douglas Joseph Redleaf
•6668 Glendenning Street in Freetown owned by Gary W. & Cheryl P Greathouse.
SRI Services is conducting the sale for Jackson County.