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Eagle & Otter At Refuge

online E&O 1A juvenile Bald Eagle watches as a River Otter casually walks away after an encounter on a frozen pond at the Muscatatuck Wildlife Refuge recently.

Both eagles and otters have made a comeback after being re-introduced into their native southern Indiana and are now seen with more frequency in remote areas of Hoosier Wilderness.

~photo by Tracie Kovener

3 Democrats File For Council Seats

Three local residents have filed to run on the Democratic ticket for Crothersville Town Council in the November General Election. Brenda Holzworth of 309 N. Armstrong St filed for town council on Jan. 12. Political new-comer Nancy Hopper of 104 Marshall Drive filed to run for town council on Jan. 14. Geoffrey Walker of 206 Central Ave. filed to run for town council on Jan. 15. Holzworth was an advocate and motivating force behind increasing the town council size from three to five seats-a referendum which was overwhelmingly approved by local voters in the Nov. 4, 2014 general election. She has never served in elective office. Walker ran an unsuccessful race for the District 3 school board seat in the Nov. 4 election. Incumbent Democrat councilman Lenvel ‘Butch’ Robinson said he is strongly considering seeking another term on the council. As of 5 p.m. Friday, no Republican has filed for local town offices. Incumbent GOP councilmen Ardell Mitchell and Derrick Minton have indicated they do not intend to seek re-election. Republican Clerk-Treasurer Terry Richey said she is still considering seeking the office and will probably reach a decision closer to the election filing deadline. Richey was appointed to the office in January 2014 after clerk-treasurer Michele Teipen moved outside the town limits. Crothersville residents have until noon on Monday, Aug. 3, to file their candidacy with the Jackson County Clerk.

Town To Hold Public Hearing On Proposed Water Rate Increase

The Crothersville Town will hold a public hearing on a proposed water rate increase when they meet on Tuesday, Feb. 3. The council approved on first reading a one percent water rate increase at their Jan. 6 meeting. If approved, the proposed rates would increase local residential minimum water bill about 21¢ a month, according to a public notice ad found on page 3 of this issue. While agreeing to increase water rates by 1%, the council decided to no increase sewer or trash collection fees in town. In a related matter, the council unanimously agreed to send a proposed sewer use ordinance to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for their approval. “This is a challenging read,” said council president Ardell Mitchell. “ We need to accept this proposed sewer use ordinance in order to send it to IDEM for their approval. Then when it comes back, the town would officially approve it.” Town attorney Jeff Lorenzo added, “We don’t have a lot of latitude because IDEM is going to dictate what they want us to do.” Town engineer Brad Bender with FPBH gave the town an update of the Industrial Way road expansion. He told the council that the roadway has been cleared and roadbase stabilized. “We need to re-locate a waterline but have to wait until the Stucker Ford feeder line is repaired,” said Bender. The town’s industrial park is supplied with water from both the town’s municipal water supply and a line from Stucker Fork Water Utility along the east side of US 31. The Stucker Fork line sprang a leak on the south side of the Muscatatuck and the line was closed off until repairs could be made. Until then, the industries are being supplied with water from the town’s system and that will delay the water line re-location and thus progress on the new roadway. In other business, the council re-elected Ardell Mitchell as the council president, re-appointed Jeff Lorenzo as town attorney, Police Chief Richard Hanlin as the town’s representative on the county 911 Board, Lenvel ‘Butch’ Robinson was re-appointed to the County Solid Waste Board, and Curt Kovener was re-appointed to represent the community on Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation.

Purdue, Ivy Tech Ag Experts Featured At Farmers Breakfast

The Community Foundation of Jackson County and Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service are partnering to present the 12th annual Farmers Breakfast next month.

Jackson County farmers, area high school FFA members and others from the agricultural community will hear about the economic outlook for the farm sector, classes offered through Ivy Tech Community College and estate-planning issues during the breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Pewter Hall (850 W. Sweet St.) in Brownstown.

Christopher Hurt of Purdue University will offer his insights into the economic landscape for farmers during the breakfast.

Matt John of Ivy Tech in Columbus will share information about the two-year agriculture degree offered through the community college, which offers classes locally at the Jackson County Learning Center.

Attorney Denise Connell of Montgomery Elsner & Pardieck will provide information about estate-planning issues for farmers.

The program is free of charge and reservations may be made by contacting the Foundation by calling 812-523-4483 or by emailing

Life Philosophies Found Along Rural Pathways

Curt-lineby Curt Kovener

(This collection is from the Curt Comment Archives, but with the number of new readers we now enjoy, it bears repeating).

•Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

•Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.

•Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

•A bumble bee is considerably faster than a tractor.

•Words that soak into your ears are whispered…not yelled.

•Meanness don’t just happen overnight.

•Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.

•Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.

•It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.

•You cannot unsay a cruel word.

•Every path has a few puddles.

•When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

•The best sermons are lived, not preached.

•Most of the stuff people worry about, ain’t never gonna happen anyway.

•Don’t judge folks by their relatives.

•Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

•Live a good and honorable life, then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.

•Don’t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.

•Timin’ has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.

•If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.

•Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

•The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.

•Always drink upstream from the herd.

•Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

•Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.

•Live simply, love generously, care deeply,

•Speak kindly, and leave the rest to God.

•Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he may just kill you.