Public Notices

2015 Grassy Fork Annual


Notice to Bidders

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Parks & Recreation of the City of Seymour, Indiana, will receive sealed bids for concession stands contracts at the office of Seymour Parks & Recreation until the hour of 4:30 p.m. March 14, 2016, at which time said bids will be opened at the regularly scheduled meeting.

The Seymour Parks & Recreation Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. For any special provisions, please contact the Seymour Parks & Recreation office at (812) 522-6420 or

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Jackson County Board of Commissioners will be accepting bids for one tandem axle dump trucks and snow equipment and one single axle dump truck and all snow equipment. Specifications for tandem axle and single axle trucks chassis and beds, and specifications for snow equipment are included in this bid package. Bids for truck and snow equipment will be bid separately. If you bid both trucks and snow equipment they must be listed as two separate bids.

Bids must be in Auditor’s office by 4:00 p.m. April 4th, 2016, 111 South Main Street, Brownstown, IN 47220. Bids will be opened and read aloud in Commissioners’ meeting April 5th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

County will trade in one tandem axle #16. It is a 2006 International, truck only no sand box or snow plow. Truck will be made available to bidders upon request at our office during regular business hours (7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

360 S County Road 25 E

Brownstown, IN 47220

Phone: 812-358-2226

Fax: 812-358-0953

Please list each trade-in amount on truck bid sheet.

If you have any questions, contact Warren Martin at the County Highway Office.

10% Bid Bond must be included with your sealed bid.

2/10, 2/17       hspaxlp



Jackson County Indiana

Beginning 10:00 AM, April 6, 2016 Local Time



Pursuant to the laws of the Indiana General Assembly and by resolution of the Jackson County Commissioners, notice is hereby given that the following described tracts or items of real property are listed for sale for delinquent taxes and / or special assessments.

The minimum sale prices listed below are less than the minimum sale prices when offered in the immediately preceding county tax sale held under Section 5 of IC 6-1.1-24 and include all fees and expenses of the county directly attributable to the Commissioners’ Certificate Sale.  The Jackson County Commissioners will accept bids for the certificates of sale, for the price referred to in IC 6-1.1-24-6.1(a)(3), by public auction on April 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM Courthouse Time at Courthouse.

Pursuant to IC 6-1.1-24-5.1, a business entity that seeks to register to bid in an Indiana Commissioners’ Certificate Sale must provide a certificate of good standing or proof of registration in accordance with IC 5-23 from the Secretary of State to the county treasurer.

A person redeeming each tract or item of real property after the sale of the certificate must pay: (A) the amount of the minimum bid under Section 5 of IC 6-1.1-24 for which the tract or item of real property was last offered for sale; (B) ten percent (10%) of the amount for which the certificate is sold; (C) the attorney’s fees and costs of giving notice under IC 6-1.1-25-4.5; (D) the costs of a title search or of examining and updating the abstract of title for the tract or item of real property; (E) all taxes and special assessments on the tract or item of real property paid by the purchaser after the sale of the certificate plus interest at the rate of ten percent (10%) per annum on the amount of taxes and special assessments paid by the purchaser on the redeemed property; and (F), all costs of sale, advertising costs, and other expenses of the county directly attributable to the sale of the certificate.

If the certificate is sold for an amount more than the minimum bid under Section 5 of IC 6-1.1-24 for which the tract or item of real property was last offered for sale and the property is not redeemed, the owner of record of the tract or item of real property who is divested of ownership at the time the tax deed is issued may have a right to the tax sale surplus.

Indiana law prohibits a person who owes delinquent taxes, special assessments, penalties, interest, or costs directly attributable to a prior tax sale, from purchasing tracts or items of real property at a tax sale. Prior to bidding at a tax sale, each bidder must affirm under the penalties for perjury that he or she does not owe delinquent taxes, special assessments, penalties, interest, costs directly attributable to a prior tax sale, amounts from a final adjudication in favor of a political subdivision in this county, any civil penalties imposed for the violation of a building code or ordinance of this county, or any civil penalties imposed by a health department in this county. Further, each bidder must acknowledge that any successful bid made in violation of the above statement is subject to forfeiture.  In the event of forfeiture, the bid amount shall be applied to the delinquent taxes, special assessments, penalties, interest, costs, judgments, or civil penalties of the ineligible bidder, and a certificate will be issued to the county executive.

The Commissioners specifically reserve the right to withhold from the sale any parcel which has been listed in error, or which otherwise becomes ineligible for sale either prior to the start or during the duration of the auction. The Auditor’s Office does not warrant the accuracy of the key numbers or street addresses published herein and any misstatement in the key number or street address does not invalidate an otherwise valid sale.

Dated:  02/10/2016

Tax Unit: Brownstown Twp

Owner of Record:  Laupus, Joseph F.

Sale ID#:  361500008

Property ID#:  36-65-31-400-006.000-001

Brief Legal Description:  SHIELDSTOWN LOT 17 BLK 5 SHIELDSTOWN EXC 1524 SQ. FT. LOT 16-5 .31A

Property Address:  1900 E Blk Co Rd 200 N

Minimum Bid:  $200.00

Tax Unit: Medora

Owner of Record:  Harold E & Imogene Reynolds

Sale ID#:  361500045

Property ID#:  36-53-34-401-015.000-004

Brief Legal Description:  155–K

Property Address:  106 E Riley St

Minimum Bid:  $200.00

Tax Unit: Driftwood

Owner of Record:  Ellen Miley-Olmstead

Sale ID#:  361500056

Property ID#:  36-44-04-200-003.000-005

Brief Legal Description:  PT NW NW 4-4-4 .50A

Property Address:  4275 S Co Rd 275 W

Minimum Bid:  $200.00

Tax Unit: Seymour City-Jackson

Owner of Record:  John & Myrtle Carroll

Sale ID#:  361500083

Property ID#:  36-66-17-201-026.000-009

Brief Legal Description:  LEININGER 1–48

Property Address:  802 N Blish St

Minimum Bid:  $200.00

Owner of Record:  829 Ewing Street LLC

Sale ID#:  361500085

Property ID#:  36-66-17-202-032.000-009

Brief Legal Description:  KELTCH W PT LOT 16-27 KELTCH 54X105 PT LOT 1 LOT 15 BLK 27

Property Address:  829 Ewing St.

Minimum Bid:  $200.00

Total Number of Properties: 5

I hereby certify that the above real properties have been offered in one tax sale, have not received a bid for at least the amount required under I.C. 6-1.1-24-5 and have been identified in a resolution of the Board of Commissioners for Jackson County, Indiana, to be offered for sale.

Given under my hand and seal on 02/10/2016.

Kathy S. Hohenstreiter


Jackson County Indiana.

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Astute Observations On The Life Condition

Curt-lineby Curt Kovener

Cussin’ Bill… I mean Cousin Bill occasionally sends me some column fodder as he did recently. So blame him, not me for this week’s offering.

  • When threats of a snow or ice storm are imminent, the amateurs go buy bread and milk at the grocery. We professionals go to the liquor store.
  • I live in my own little world, but it’s OK. Everyone knows me here.
  • I don’t do drugs. I find I get the same effect just by standing up really fast.
  • I don’t like political jokes. I’ve seen too many get elected.
  • The most precious thing we have is life, yet it has absolutely no trade-in value.
  • If life deals you lemons, make lemonade. If life deals you tomatoes, make Bloody Mary’s.
  • Every day I beat my previous record of consecutive days I’ve stayed alive.
  • No one ever says, “It’s only a game!” when their team’s winning.
  • Ever notice that people who spend money on beer, cigarettes and lottery tickets are always complaining about being broke and not feeling well?
  • Marriage changes passion… suddenly you’re in bed with a relative.
  • Didja ever notice that most nudists are people you don’t want to see naked?
  • Snowmen fall from Heaven unassembled.
  • I signed up for an exercise class to lose weight and was told to wear loose fitting clothing. If I had any loose fitting clothing, I wouldn’t need the durned class!
  • Now that food has replaced sex in my life, I can’t even get into my own pants.
  • The closest I ever got to a 4.0 in college was my blood alcohol content.
  • Don’t argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference. Or, don’t argue with an idiot; they will wear you down to their level then beat you with experience.
  • Wouldn’t you know it! Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever.


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Crothersville Teen Wins Motorcycle Championship In His First Season Of Racing

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Racing officials and sponsors helped to make Trent Baughman championship trophy night a special occasion when they awarded him a new racing motorcycle and competition gear.

Left to right are Austin Woodrum of Fly Racing, Brian Bennett of Unabiker, Rick Crum of Kawasaki USA, Tim Bowman of IXCR, Trent Baughman of Crothersville, Jesse Johnson of Westfield Powersports.

~photo by Stacy Mundy Photography



Crothersville High School freshman Trenton Baughman has enjoyed riding motorcycles since he was 4. In 2015 he competed in the IXCR (Indiana Cross Country Racing), where cyclists compete in natural terrain of woods, fields and dessert. In his first year, the 15-year-old from Crothersville won the championship in the C Lite Class.

Earlier in January during the IXCR awards banquet in Plainfield, the teen received a championship trophy and a surprise: a 2016 Kawasaki KX250, over $1,000 in racing team gear, and all his race fees will be paid for the approaching season.

The youth goes from being an independent competitor to being a sponsored member of Kawasaki Team Green out of Westfield, IN.”

“2015 was his first full season of racing,” said his mother, Crystal Baughman. “He was the youngest in his class of about 30 competitors against him. He had no sponsors and now looking forward to the 2016 race season as a part of a sponsored team. It is a dream come true for him.”

His mother explained that IXCR cross country races are held on natural terrain through either woods or desert, and may include motocross sections. Courses vary in length. Races generally last no less than two hours, and rules vary from track to track. Obstacles include hills, rock sections, logs, ruts, sand and mud.

“IXCR is a very family oriented race series with great owners, fans, racers,” said Crystal Baughman. “Everyone is out for everyone. They have fantastic sponsors that give back to racers in such a huge way.

The local teen said he rides every chance he gets and it doesn’t matter what the weather is outside.

As for a future: “I’d like to be a professional rider,” Trenton said.

The local youth has a short time to prepare for the coming dirt bike racing season. The first races are Feb. 27-28.

Smoke Alarm Saves Local Man

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This is what firefighters saw when they arrived.   –photo courtesy of Richard Hanlin

A Crothersville home was destroyed by fire last Tuesday morning, Jan. 26.

Firefighters were called to the home of Brandon Brewer, 613 E. Bard Street just before 9 a.m. When they arrived they found the home fully engulfed in flames.

Zach Richie, who was staying with the Brewers reported he was awakened by a smoke alarm in the home. He reportedly crawled through the smoke filled home and exited through a rear kitchen door.

He then went to a neighbor’s to call 911.

The home, owned by Marlin Adams and Andrew Nehrt, was considered a total loss.

The cause of the fire is believed to be electrical, according to Crothersville Police Chief Richard Hanlin who said the home had baseboard heating, and a space heater was being used.

Crothersville-Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire and was assisted by firefighters from Austin, Jackson-Washington and Grassy Fork township volunteer fire departments.

Valentine Dinner Planned At Hamacher Hall

The Crothersville Historical and Cultural Arts Association will host a Valentine Dinner at Hamacher Hall on Friday, Feb. 12. The program will include musical selections, and the menu of chicken and homemade noodles, roll, coleslaw, apple salad, green beans, mashed potatoes, drinks and dessert.

Cost is of the event is $15 for adults, and $10 for children 10 and under. There will also be drawings for several prizes.

For reservations you may call Linda (812-793-2322) or Brenda (812-793-2760).

Hamacher Hall, the former Presbyterian Church, is located at 211 East Howard Street. The Crothersville Historical and Cultural Arts Association promotes interest and study of Crothersville area history, and participation in and enjoyment of the arts. All funds raised are used for improvements and maintenance for Hamacher Hall and the Annex building.  Donations are tax-deductible.

Artisans and craftspeople will want to remember the annual Arts in the ‘Ville at Hamacher Hall on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This annual event provides an opportunity for vendors to reserve space and sell their arts and crafts in the Crothersville community. Cost is $10 for a single space. For information or to reserve your space, call Linda at 793-2322.