Public Notices

01:25 County Fund Balances

2016 County Compensation

PUBIC NOTICE
These are the Court Claims that were approved by Commissioners for the month of DEC 2016.
Circuit Court
Lorie Gutierrez, $417.52; Phillips & Co, $515.00; Bedford Office Supply, $2693.38; Brownstown Auto Parts, $46.98; Frontier, $99.99; Quill, $1209.20; IN Judges Assoc., $200.00; Legal Directories Publishing, $69.75; Don A Olive, PSYD,HSPP, $2750.00; Pitney Bowes, $219.00; Pitney Bowes Reserve Acct, $1200.00; Christie Guthrie, $688.00; Business Info Systems, Inc, $1740.00
Superior Court I
Linda McElfresh, $18.84; Pizza Palace, Inc, $35.35; Phillips & Co, $60.50; Bedford Office Supply Inc, $649.51; IN Judges Assoc, $200.00
Superior Court II
South Central IN Interpreting, $883.76; Spanish Interpreting, $455.00; Patrick McSoley,  $2200.00; Bedford Office Supply, $329.04; IN Judges Assoc, $200.00; Professional Software Corp, $35.00; Postmaster, $1621.80; Phillips & Co, $440.00
Kathy S. Hohenstreiter
Jackson County Auditor
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Combined Notice
Notice to Public of No Significant Impact on the Environment and Notice to Public of Request for Release of Funds
Town of Crothersville
111 E Howard Street
Crothersville, IN  47229
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS:
On or about February 13, 2017 the above named Town of Crothersville will request the State of Indiana to release federal funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-383) for the following project:
Storm Water Improvements
The project will consist all appurtenances and work required for the replacement of concrete box culverts at Bethany Road and Hominy Ditch, Park Avenue and Hominy Ditch, Kovener Street and Hominy Ditch as well as ditch rehabilitation and debris removal.
Town of Crothersville, Indiana
Finding of No Significant Impact
It has been determined that such request for release of funds will not constitute an action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment and accordingly the above named Town of Crothersville has decided not to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (P.L. 91-190).  The reasons for such decision not to prepare such statement are as follows:
All preliminary environmental reviews by state and county agencies indicated that the proposed project would not endanger the environment under any capacity.
An Environmental Review Record respecting the proposed project has been made by the above named Town of Crothersville which documents the environmental review of the project and more fully sets forth the reasons why such statement is not required.  This Environmental Review Record is on file at the above address and is available for public examination and copying upon request at the Town of Crothersville, Clerk Treasurer’s Office, 111 E Howard Street, Crothersville, IN 47229.  No further environmental review of such project is proposed to be conducted prior to the request for release of funds.
Public Comments of Findings
All interested agencies, groups, and persons disagreeing with this decision are invited to submit written comments for consideration by the Town of Crothersville 111 E Howard Street, Crothersville, IN 47229.  Such written comments should be received before February 10, 2017.  All such comments so received will be considered and Town of Crothersville will not request the release of federal funds or take any administrative action on the proposed project prior to the date specified in the preceding sentences.
Release of Funds
Town of Crothersville will undertake the project described above with Community Development Block Grant funds from the State of Indiana under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974.  Town of Crothersville is certifying to the State that the Town of Crothersville and Lenvel Robinson, in his official capacity as the Town Council President consents to accept the jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental reviews, decision making, and action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied.  The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval, Town of Crothersville may use the Block Grant funds and the State will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.
Objections to State Release of Funds
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 Office of Community and Rural Affairs, Environmental Officer, One North Capitol, Suite 600, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 – 2288.
Objections to the release of funds on basis other that those stated above will not be considered by the State.  No objections received after March 1, 2017 will be considered by the State.
Lenvel Robinson
Town Council President
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PUBLIC NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA,
IN THE JACKSON CIRCUIT COURT
COUNTY OF JACKSON, SS:
CAUSE NO.  36C01-1603-EU- 24
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE
OF BETTY LOU BOGER, 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 Jerry R. Boger was on the 23rd day of March, 2016, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Betty Lou Boger, deceased, who died testate on February 9, 2016.
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, 2016.
Amanda Lowery
Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Jackson County, Indiana
Attorney for Estate:
Jeffrey J. Lorenzo
Lorenzo Law Office
208 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
Phone:  (812) 524-9000
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PUBLIC NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA,
IN THE JACKSON CIRCUIT COURT
COUNTY OF JACKSON, SS:
CAUSE NO.  36C01-1606-ES-49
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE
OF GWENDOLYN GOSMAN, 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 Eddie Bodem, was on the 24th day of June, 2016, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Gwendolyn Gosman, deceased, who died testate on May 17, 2016.
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 24th day of June, 2016.
Amanda L. Lowery,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Jackson County, Indiana
Attorney for Estate:
Jeffrey J. Lorenzo
Lorenzo Law Office
218 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
Phone:  (812) 524-9000
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PUBLIC NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA,
IN THE JACKSON CIRCUIT COURT
COUNTY OF JACKSON, SS:
CAUSE NO.  36C01-1603-EU-28
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE
OF STEVEN M. STAGGS, DECEASED
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
CAUSE NO.    36C01-1603-EU-28
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is hereby given that Stephanie Sawyer was on the 30th day of March, 2016, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Steven M. Staggs, deceased, who died testate on March 14, 2016.
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 30th day of March, 2016.
Amanda Lowery
Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Jackson County, Indiana
Attorney for Estate:
Jeffrey J. Lorenzo
Lorenzo Law Office
208 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
Phone:  (812) 524-9000
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PUBLIC NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA,
JACKSON CIRCUIT COURT
COUNTY OF JACKSON, SS:
CAUSE NO. 36C01-1606-EU-000043
IN RE:  THE ESTATE OF
JUDY K. STOCKDALE, 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 Sandra K. Gay and Lisa Lawles, were on the 15th day of June, 2016, appointed Co-Personal Representatives of the Estate of Judy K. Stockdale, deceased, who died testate on June 15, 2016.
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 15th day of June, 2016.
Amanda L. Lowery,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Jackson County, Indiana
Attorney for Estate:
Jeffrey J. Lorenzo
Lorenzo Law Office
218 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
Phone:  (812) 524-9000
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PUBLIC NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA,
IN THE JACKSON CIRCUIT COURT
COUNTY OF JACKSON, SS:
CAUSE NO.  36C01-1606-EU-44
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE
OF KAREN S. TINDELL, 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 Michael R. Tindell, was on the 15th day of June, 2016, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Karen S. Tindell, deceased, who died testate on May 15, 2016.
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 15th day of June, 2016.
Amanda L. Lowery,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Jackson County, Indiana
Attorney for Estate:
Jeffrey J. Lorenzo
Lorenzo Law Office
218 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
Phone:  (812) 524-9000
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Creative Puns for Educated Minds

Curt-lineby Curt Kovener

Puns, it can be said, are a sign of a superior intellect. They are a sign of an expanded vocabulary, play on words and word meanings. Some puns dribble off the tongue with ease; some require some thought.
But I enjoy the eye-rolling, corny groaner of a pun like these:
• The roundest knight at King Arthur’s round table Was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.
• I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.
• She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.
• A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra Class because it was a weapon of math disruption.
• The butcher backed into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his orders.
• No matter how much you push or pull the envelope, it’ll still be stationery.
• A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.
• Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.
• A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The Police are looking into it.
• Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other, ‘You stay here; I’ll go on a head.’
• A small boy swallowed some coins and was taken to a Hospital. When his grandmother telephoned to ask how he was, a nurse Said, ‘No change yet.’
• A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.
• The short fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a “small medium at large.”
• The man who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.
• A backward poet writes inverse.
• When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of Religion.
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School Administrator, New County Commissioner Implicated In Gun Theft

The Assistant Principal at Crothersville Junior-Senior High School and newly elected Jackson County Commissioner was summoned last Wednesday to appear in Jackson Circuit Court to face a felony charge of theft of a firearm.

Drew Markel

Drew Markel

Andrew ‘Drew’ B. Markel, 35, of rural Grassy Fork Township, also faces a misdemeanor charge of conversion in connection with the investigation into his purchase of a Smith & Wesson Shield 9mm handgun with a stolen gift card June 4, 2016, according to the probable cause affidavit signed by Indiana State Police Detective Matt Loyd.
While a probable cause has been filed by Special Prosecutor William Nash of Bartholomew County, no warrant for Markel’s arrest has yet been signed as of this newspaper’s press deadline.
Markel has not been booked into the Jackson County Jail but an initial hearing on the charges is scheduled for next Wednesday, January 25, according to information on MyCase.in.gov, the state’s court record website. Chris D. Monroe of Bartholomew County was appointed special judge in the matter on Friday afternoon.
Mark Dove of North Vernon entered his appearance as Markel’s attorney.
In addition to being a county commissioner and assistant principal at Crothersville, Markel is the son of Jackson Superior Court I Judge Bruce Markel III.
The purchase occurred at Bite the Bullet, a gun shop in downtown Seymour where Markel worked part time, according to the probable cause affidavit.
According to the court document filed by Loyd, the owner of Bite The Bullet reported that Markel had purchased a handgun with a gift card originally issued to a customer Dec. 26, 2015. Seymour Chief of Police Bill Abbott began an investigation in June 2016 but asked the Indiana State Police to take over the investigation, according to Loyd’s report.
That customer had purchased a handgun from the store but later decided to return it claiming it didn’t work properly, according to court documents. The customer received a $255.73 refund, which was put on a gift card to be used for a future purchase, according to court records.
The court document said that Markel took the handgun home for testing. He returned it to the storeowner saying the gun worked properly and that the customer complaint “appeared to be the result of user error.”
On Jan. 7, 2016, the customer came back to the store to look at other guns, and he and Markel got into a confrontation after Markel attempted to explain that the problem with the returned handgun might have been user error. Markel and another employee escorted the customer out of the store where the verbal exchange continued, the ISP’s report stated.
Markel’s employer told him to refund the money on the customer’s card and “zero it out,” according to court documents.
On June 4, 2016, Markel purchased a Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun from Bite The Bullet.
The gun shop owners were able to determine that when Markel purchased the 9mm handgun, he had used the customer’s gift card, Loyd said.
Markel later told the owners he thought he had used a $100 gift card he received as a Christmas gift from his mother-in-law for the purchase, according to court documents.
Loyd said on June 10 that Markel apologized to the store owners for the incident and said he had made an honest mistake. He also included a $257 check, the court document stated.

Markel has been placed on administrative leave with pay from his duties at Crothersville Community Schools, according to school superintendent Terry Goodin.
According to the school annual report published last August, Markel was paid $70,000 last year, the salary for a county commissioner is just over $21,400.

Police Charge 6 On Drug Violations

Scott County Sheriff’s Deputies looking for an Austin man for parole violation found the man they were seeking along with five others who were charged with a variety of drug offenses last week.
On January 7, Scott County Sheriff Deputies along with an Indiana State Trooper, and Indiana State Parole Agents went to 1215 N US 31 in Austin looking for Jerry Newton for violating parole.
They apprehended Newton along with five additional individuals at the residence.
During a search of the residence, law enforcement officials located methamphetamine, controlled substances, marijuana, paraphernalia, hypodermic needles, alcohol prep pads, and numerous kits containing naloxone throughout the residence.
All six subjects were arrested and transported to Scott County Security Center.
Arrested and charged were:
•Jerry Newton, 40, of Austin for parole warrant, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of a legend drug or precursor, possession of methamphetamine, possession of hypodermic syringes, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of marijuana.
•Clarence Spicer, 67 of Austin charged with maintaining a common nuisance.
•Brandon Stidham, 24, of Austin charged with visiting a common nuisance.
•Arbana Church, 25, of New Albany charged with visiting a common nuisance and possession of methamphetamine.
•Arlie Campbell Jr., 50, of Austin charged with visiting a common nuisance and possession of a legend drug.
•Amanda Jones, no age or address available, was charged with visiting a common nuisance.
All were incarcerated at Scott County Jail.