Four Facing Drug Charges In Crothersville

Seeking a Crothersville resident on an outstanding court warrant led police to incarcerate four people in Jackson County Jail on drug charges last Thursday.
Officers sought Herman Curtis Eldridge, 48, for failure to appear in court on another charge. When they located him, he was in the company of Sabrina Leslie Jensen, 41 of Crothersville, authorities reported. Police noticed drug paraphernalia and subsequently discovered methamphetamine.
Authorities’ questioning of the pair led them to the West Walnut Street residence of Gary Martin Rutherford, 49, who was arrested on a number of drug charges.
Also arrested was Jeremy Todd Stacy, 26, of Crothersville on drug and paraphernalia charges.
Crothersville Police and Indiana State Police cooperated in the arrests.
•Sabrina Leslie Jensen faces charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
•Herman Curtis Eldridge was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and failure to appear in court.
•Jeremy Todd Stacy faces charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
•Gary Martin Rutherford was charged with dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of syringe, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Town To Seek Another Paving Grant

Learning that the large street paving initiative in Crothersville was drawing to a close, the council voted unanimously to seek another state funded Community Crossroads Grant for 2019 street resurfacing when they met on Aug. 7.
The town is completing the resurfacing of 14 streets in Crothersville as a result of a $335,428 grant of the state. The grant requires a 25% local match.
“If you take the money you usually spend on paving each year, you have your match,” said town engineer Brad Bender of FPBH. Historically, the town spends around $45,000 annually to repave street. “If you put in $50,000 you could have another project as nearly as big as the one just being completed,” said Bender.
But there is little time to waste. The state opened the application process on Aug. 6 and the deadline to apply is Sept. 15.
Bender recommended putting together a list of additional streets to be paved in 2019 and get the council’s approval to apply at the Sept. 4 monthly meeting.
“It’s really a no-brainer because we can re-surface four times as many streets with the same amount of money,” said councilman Lenvel ‘Butch’ Robinson.
Council President Danieta Foster agreed, “Another $200,000 will go a long way with paving Crothersville streets.”
In another matter, the council continued their work to update a 20+-year-old open burning ban in town.
Enacted originally because some residents burned their trash in barrels and allowed the trash to smolder into the night resulting in offensive odors to their neighbors, the council is seeking to update the local ordinance and increase fines for violations.
The proposed update would still ban the burning of trash in town but lists some specific instances and occurrences where open burning is permitted.
Only wood and wood products would be permitted to be burned in personal outdoor fire pits, fires for celebrating school pep rallies and scouting activities, and those approved by the Crothersville-Vernon Township Fire Chief.
Fires are to be attended at all times until extinguished.
The biggest change is increasing the fines from a written warning for a first offense to a $50 fine for an initial offense. A second offense would increase to $75 and a third to $100.
The council is expected to continue to discuss the updated ordinance at their September meeting.
Salaries for town employees will increase in 2019 after council action.
The council approved a $1 an hour increase for newly appointed chief of police Matt Browning, a $2.50 an hour increase for second deputy Becky Butler, and a 50¢ an hour increase for all other town employees. The council granted themselves a $600 a year salary boost.

Growth At Schneck Medical Prompts Need For Additional Hospital Volunteers

When patients go to Schneck Medical Center for medical care, they get a little extra care thanks to an army of volunteers who happily donate their time to make each patient’s experience as positive as it can be.
“At Schneck, our Guild Volunteers are partners in the patient experience and dedicate their time to offer Schneck patients, visitors, and staff a helping hand wherever needed,” says Amy Cockerham, volunteer coordinator. “Volunteers provide that little extra special touch that allows Schneck to provide an exceptional customer experience.”
Volunteers serve in various areas of the hospital including the gift shop, admitting and information desks, and various hospital departments. They also transport patients, deliver patient and interdepartmental mail and patient flowers.
Due to the growth at Schneck, the medical center needs more people willing to donate their time. Volunteers are asked to work one four-hour shift per week, but can work more if they would like. Opportunities currently available include:
•Volunteer Workroom Mondays noon to 4:00 p.m. and Tuesdays 8:00 a.m. to noon. Duties include discharging patients, delivering newspapers, collecting mail, and delivering flowers.
•Cancer Center Mondays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Duties include providing patients with snacks, beverages, warm blankets, and magazines, stocking supplies, sanitizing chemotherapy chairs and wheelchairs, and visiting with patients and families.
•Courtesy Shuttle Mondays noon to 4:00 p.m. Duties include driving passengers including patients, visitors, and staff to their needed destination on Schneck’s main campus.
•Surgery Waiting Mondays noon to 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays noon to 4:00 p.m., every other Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays noon to 4:00 p.m., and Thursdays noon to 4:00 p.m. Duties include checking in surgery patients, communicating with family members, and assisting with cleaning patient rooms.
For more information on the volunteer opportunities at Schneck Medical Center, please call Amy Cockerham, Volunteer Coordinator, at 812-522-0439.

Memories Are A Muse That Amuse

by Curt Kovener

(This is an encore column from the Curt Comments archives. About the only thing the editor hunts these days is for something to drink and a comfortable place to sit to enjoy it.)
The Ides of August, the 15th, is the opening day of squirrel hunting season and marks a five month or so greenflag to a variety of hunting and trapping seasons in Indiana.
Squirrel hunting was about the only thing my Dad and I did when I was real young and because of work obligations the trips were few and far between. But that made them all the more treasured.
I can remember him asking me on the evening before if I wanted to go squirrel hunting in the morning. “You’ll have to roll out of bed pretty early,” he would advise. Of course I wanted to go but the excitement and anticipation of the early morning adventure kept sleep from my eyes until very late. Then when Pop came in, shook my foot to awaken me, with a somewhat whispered “C’mon, let’s go”, I’d scramble for my hunting clothes. Which were older, ordinary playing clothes.
His wakeup drink was coffee. Instant stirred into a cup of hot water from the tap. I sort of embraced it as the drink squirrel hunters drank before heading to the woods. Now, though, I prefer my coffee brewed and set Mr. Coffee the night before to have a whole pot ready for me when I wake up early.
Pop used a 12 gauge 870 Remington shotgun and he provided his pre-teenage son with an over & under .22 rifle/.410 shotgun.
“Use the rifle first. If you miss, bust them out with the shotgun,” he would advise.
While a number of my hunting associates prowl, crawl, crouch, strain and hunker all over the woods looking for squirrel, I hunt using my Grandpa’s favorite technique: sit down amongst some hickory and beech trees, stay quite and keep looking up.
I was using that technique on one of my hunting trips with Pop. All was quiet but in the heavy dew laced landscape, I could begin hearing the light pitter-pitter-patter of pieces hickory shell being removed dentally by Mr. Bushytail. Try as I might I could not locate the rascal, and I dare not move around for fear of being spotted and freezing the squirrel’s breakfast activity and my chance of squirrel & dumplings for supper.
Still hearing the pitter drip of cuttings hitting leaves, I continued to look all around for the source. Suddenly, a couple of drops of dew hit the back of my neck. Looking far upthe tree canopy was the bushy back side of the subject of my attention.
Still seated I leaned one way and then another trying to get a bead on his head. Finally tuckered from all of the contortions and straining, I laid back flat on the ground to rest.
And there was Mr. Squirrel in full plain view.
As I drew up with the .22, he continued his game and to toy with my affection when he made an abrupt 180° turn and all I could see through the leaves was squirrel butt.
I had had it. I wasn’t waiting any longer and I wasn’t going to take any chances. I clicked the gun down to the shotgun side.
Laying flat on my back I drew a bead just a little north of the rear end I saw, took a breath, let it out and squeezed the trigger.
The squirrel was rolled out of the hickory and dropped with a dull thud just a few feet away. But I never saw it.
I learned a painful lessons of physics and shotgun kicks while braced against solid objects.
But the soreness in my shoulder quickly eased when Pop came over as I was picking up the squirrel. He held up the two he had bagged and, using my left arm, I held up my one and we knew what was on the supper menu that night.

Legal Notices

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LEGAL NOTICE
PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Austin will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 1:00 PM, at the Austin City Hall Council Chambers, located at 82 W. Main Street, Austin, IN, to provide citizens an opportunity to express their views on community development and housing needs, past community development and housing activities, and the recently completed owner occupied rehabilitation grant program. The $315,000 grant was awarded through the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority using Community Development Block Grant Funds.
Citizens are invited to provide comments regarding these issues either at the public hearing or by prior written statement. Written comments should be directed to Office of the Mayor, during regular business hours, City Hall, 82 W. Main St., Austin, IN. The phone number is (812) 794-6646.
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LEGAL NOTICE

SUMMONS-SERVICE BY PUBLICATION
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT
FOR THE COUNTY OF SCOTT
STATE OF INDIANA
CAUSE NUMBER 72D01-1807-PL-000024
STANLEY ELMO EVERETT,
by Co-Guardians, Debbie Abbott
and David Everett,
Plaintiff,
VS
LISA NAPIER, JEFFREY JUSTICE,
TONI HALL and SHAWN SAMPLE, MICHELLE
KNOX, WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,
LVNV FUNDING LLC, and
INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT
TO: LISA NAPIER, JEFFREY JUSTICE, TONI HALL, and SHAWN SAMPLE
You are hereby notified that you have been sued in the court above named by the person named as Plaintiff. The nature of this suit against you is a Quiet Title action upon the property legally described as follows:
A part of the northwest fourth of the southeast quarter of Section 15, township 4 north, range 7 east described as follows: Beginning at the northeast corner of the northwest fourth of the southeast quarter of Section 15, township 4 north, range 7 east and running thence south with the east line of said fourth quarter 206 feet to a steel post, thence north 82 degrees and 40 minutes west 209 feet to a steel post, thence north 00 degrees and 33 minutes west 177.5 feet to a railroad spike in the north line of said northwest fourth quarter, thence north 89 degrees and 30 minutes east with the quarter section line 209 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1 acre, more or less.
Commonly known as: 2724 E. Crothersville Road, Austin, Indiana.
A part of the southwest quarter of section 32, township 3 north, range 8 east, commencing at the northwest corner of the southwest fourth of the southwest quarter of said section 32 and running 524 feet to a railroad spike in the center of the Vienna and Lexington Road (now State Road 356), thence south 68 degrees 40 minutes east with the center of aid road 1583 feet to a steel bolt in said road, THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING, thence north 21 degrees 20 minutes 209 feet to a 4 inch by 4 inch stone, thence south 68 degrees 40 minutes east 208 feet to a 4 inch by 4 inch stone, thence south 21 degrees 20 minutes west 209 feet to a steel blot in the center of State Road 356, thence north 68 degrees 40 minutes west 208 feet to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 1 acre, more or less, subject to all legal highways and easements of record.
Commonly known as: 6263 State Road 356, Lexington, Indiana.
This summons by publication is specifically directed to the following named defendant(s), whose whereabouts are unknown:
Lisa Napier
Jeffrey Justice
Toni Hall
Shawn Sample
In addition to the above-named defendants being served by this summons, there may be other defendants who have an interest in this lawsuit.
You are further notified that you have thirty (30) days from the date of the publication of this notice in which to respond to the Complaint filed on the 19th day of July, 2018, in the Scott Circuit Court. You must file a response in writing, either by you or your attorney, with the Clerk of the Scott Circuit Court. If you fail to do so a judgment may be entered against you for what the plaintiff has demanded.
/s/ Missy Applegate
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
Daniel L. Brown
DANIEL L. BROWN LAW OFFICE, P.C.
#62 Public Square
P.O. Box 338
Salem, Indiana 47167
(812) 883-3200
Attorney for Plaintiff
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LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA,
IN THE JACKSON CIRCUIT COURT
COUNTY OF JACKSON, SS:
CAUSE NO. 36C01-1807-ES-000057
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOSEPH W. FEE, 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 Jackson County Bank, by and through its Trust Department, was on July 30, 2018, appointed Administrator of the Estate of Joseph W. Fee, deceased, who died intestate on June 7, 2018.
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 July, 2018.
/s/ Amanda L. Lowery
Amanda L. Lowery
Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Jackson County, Indiana
Attorney for Estate:
Jeffrey J. Lorenzo
LORENZO & BEVERS
Attorneys at Law
218 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
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LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA,
COUNTY OF JACKSON,
IN THE JACKSON SUPERIOR COURT
CAUSE NO. 36D01-1807-PL-000018
ALAN T. LEE,
Plaintiff
vs.
HEIRS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, OR LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES OF ALICE BELLE BEEM, and ANY AND ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PERSONS CLAIMING TITLE TO THE REAL ESTATE,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FILING OF QUIET TITLE ACTION
To: Heirs, Successors, Assigns, or Legal Representatives of Alice Belle Beem, along with Any and All Other Unknown Persons Claiming Title to Real Estate, including their successors or assigns, whose identities and whereabouts are unknown.
Notice is hereby given that on July 17, 2018, there was filed in the office of the Clerk of Jackson County, Indiana, a Complaint for Adverse Possession and to Quiet Title to Real Estate and an Affidavit for Service of Summons by Publication on the Defendants, both known and unknown, whoever they may be, showing that the identities and whereabouts of any and all others claiming title to the real estate, including their Successors or Assigns, are unknown.
Unless you respond to this notice by entering your appearance in the above-captioned cause within thirty (30) days of the last publication of this notice, the cause will be heard and decided in your absence.
/s/ Amanda Lowery, Clerk
Jackson Circuit/Superior Court
William M. Braman, #15124-47
LORENZO & BEVERS
Attorney for Plaintiffs
218 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 524-9000
Braman.William@outlook.com
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LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF SCOTT
In the Scott Circuit Court
Case No. 72-D01-1808-MI-27
In Re Change of Name of Minor: Anne Marie Meagher
Teresa White Meagher, Petitioner
VERIFIED PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME OF MINOR
Petitioner, Teresa White Meagher. Pro se, respectfully petitions this court to change the name of the above-noted child. In support of this Petition, Petitioner states as follows:
1. Petitioner is the father/mother/guardian of the child whose name is sought to be changed.
2. The written consent of the non-petitioning parent or guardian for the name change of the minor child is filed with this Petition.
3. That the child’s current name is Ann Marie Meagher
4. That the child’s date of birth is 3/5/2004.
5. That the child’s mailing address is 2145 W. Bob White Drive, Scottsburg, IN 47170
6. That the child does not have an Indiana driver’s license.
7. The following is a list of all of the previous names of the child: Anne Marie Meagher, AnneMarie Rose Meagher.
8: That the child does not hold a valid United States passport.
9. There are no judgments of criminal conviction of felony under the laws of any state.
10. That changing the child’s name is not an effort to defraud any of the child’s creditors.
11. That notice of the request for name change has been published in a local publication as required by law and will be brought to the Change of Name Hearing.
12. The child is not confined to a Department of Correction facility or a sex or violent offense who is required to register under IC 11-8-8.
13. That pursuant to Indiana Code 34-28-2-1, I petition this court to change the child’s name. Pursuant to Indiana Code 34-28-2-2 (b), the reason the change of the child’s name is requested is: Error on birth certificate we have always used AnneMarie Rose Meagher per advice fron an attorney.
14: That I request that the child’s name be changed to AnneMarie Rose Meagher.
15. The non-petitioning parent or guardian of the Minor child has been served with a copy of this Petition as required by the Indiana Trial rules.
16. I request this Court to set a hearing to consider the Petition for Change of Name of Minor Child.
WHEREFORE, I respectfully request that this Court grant this Petition for Name Change of a minor, and for all other just and proper relief. I affirm under the penalties of perjury that the foregoing representations are true.
ss/Teresa White Meagher
Teresa White Meagher
2145 W. Bob White Dr.
Scottsburg, IN 47170
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LEGAL NOTICE
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT
FOR THE COUNTY OF SCOTT
STATE OF INDIANA
CAUSE NO.: 72D01-1806-DC-000079
IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF
BOBBY L. TSE,
Petitioner,
and
NATASHA E. PROSSER,
Respondent.
NOTICE BY PUBLICATION
TO: NATASHA E. PROSSER
Whereabouts Unknown
To the above person named as the Respondent and any other person who may be concerned.
You are hereby notified that there has been filed in the Scott Superior Court a Verified Petition for Dissolution of Marriage by the person named as Petitioner. This notice by publication is specifically directed to the following named individual, Natasha E. Prosser, whose whereabouts are unknown.
If you have a claim for relief against this petitioner arising from the same transaction or occurrence, you must assert it in your written answer.
You are further notified that you have thirty (30) days from the date of the publication of this notice in which to respond to the Petition filed on June 28, 2018 in the Scott Superior Court, Scott County, Indiana, and, in the event of your failure to do so, judgment by default may be taken against you for the relief requested in the Petition for Dissolution.
You are further notified that a Final Hearing has been set for Monday, October 1, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in the Scott Superior Court, Scott County, Indiana.
In the event you fail to appear for said hearing, judgment by default may be taken against you for the relief requested in the Petition.
DatedAugudt 6, 2018
SS/Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Superior Court
Daniel L. Brown, # 23523-49
DANIEL L. BROWN LAW OFFICE
#62 Public Square
P.O. Box 338
Salem, Indiana 47167
(812) 883-3200
Attorney for Petitioner, Bobby L. Tse
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