Jackson & Scott County Schools Receive Federal Accountability Ratings

Most area public schools in Jackson & Scott Counties are meeting or close to reaching federal accountability standards, but none are exceeding them, according to the 2018-19 school accountability ratings.
The Indiana Department of Education released the data late last week.
Schools are measured on indicators such as academic achievement, academic progress, closing achievement gaps, graduation rates, English language proficiency, strength of diploma and addressing chronic absenteeism.
Two Jackson County schools, Medora Elementary School and Crothersville Junior-Senior High School, received overall ratings of “does not meet expectations,” while five schools, Medora Junior-Senior High School, Cortland Elementary School, Emerson Elementary School, Seymour-Redding Elementary School and Brownstown Central High School, were rated as “meeting expectations.”
Seven Jackson County schools received ratings of “approaching expectations.” They were Seymour High School, Margaret R. Brown Elementary School, Seymour Middle School, Seymour-Jackson Elementary School, Brownstown Central Middle School, Brownstown Elementary School and Crothersville Elementary School.
The three schools in Scott County School District 1, Austin Elementary, Middle and High Schools are all ‘approaching expectations’.
At Scott County School District 2, Johnson Elementary, Vienna-Finley Elementary and Scottsburg High School received a ‘meets expectations’ rating while Lexington Elementary, Scottsburg Elementary and Scottsburg Middle School were ‘approaching expectations’.
A complete listing of federal accountability ratings and how they’re calculated is available at https://www.doe.in.gov/accountability/find-school-and-corporation-data-reports. Scroll down to the “federal results” listings.

Residents Air Odor Complaints On Yet-To-Be-Open Bark Plant

While Sims Bark south of Crothersville has yet to officially get into production, some residents have expressed concerns about an odor that’s emanating from their still under construction manufacturing facility.
During the first of the year town council meeting Tuesday night, East Moore Street resident Kathy Thurston said she’s extremely concerned about the smell coming from Sims Bark Co., a mulch manufacturing facility at U.S. 31 adjacent to Interstate 65 south of Crothersville.
Andy Johnson, vice president of operations, and Joe Mills, procurement manager, attended the meeting to answer questions.
Mills said as the wood product starts composting it give off an aroma. “We been accumulating bark and wood mulch getting ready for when we begin production,” said Mills. “Once we get into production, I don’t expect there to be the large mounds of wood product and odor that there is now.”
The company expects to officially get into production later next month.
“We won’t be stockpiling as much as we have now because we’re going to be processing that as it goes,” Mills said.
He told Thurston the smell can’t be completely eliminated, but Sims Bark will keep it at a minimum as much as possible.
“It will not be near what we’ve had in the last few months because we won’t have that much product on the ground,” he said. “We can’t bring it all in when we’re ready to flip the switch and process it. We had to bring it in early to have it here.”
Around 5,000 truckloads of material were brought in, and Mills expects processing to start within the next month.
“Those piles will disappear quicker than you think,” he said of the large piles on the site.
“When consumers go buy mulch, that’s our season, so we have to have it ready,” Mills said. “We do 80% of our business in those four months. We have to be processing it all year-round to be able to supply demand during those four months, so in the next season, most of all of the product we’ve brought in will be processed as the year runs. It won’t be waiting until all of the construction is done.”
North Preston Street resident Candi Lewis asked if there’s any way to eliminate the smoke that rolls off of the piles.
“I notice on some days, it’s worse,” she said. “Some mornings, it seems to be smoking more. I don’t know if it’s because it has heated up.”
Mills said a lot of that is steam as a result of the natural and intended decomposition process. “As the piles sit there so long, they do heat up,” he said.
“The longer the material sits there, the stronger that smell gets,” Johnson said. “Once we get into full operation, those piles won’t sit as long. They’ll be turned over fairly quickly.”
“If we can take that material that’s in those big piles now and put it into pallets, that’s what we want to do,” he said. “We’re trying to maintain about a month’s supply of raw material out there, which is about probably a quarter of what’s there now,” said Johnson.
Council President Danieta Foster said in October, she and her husband visited his hometown, Corbin, Kentucky, and went by the Sims Bark operation at nearby Woodbine. The Tuscumbia, Alabama-based company also has operations in Brent, Alabama; Olive Branch, Mississippi; Woodbury, Georgia; and Bowman, South Carolina.
Foster said she didn’t see large mounds of wood bark in Kentucky, but she saw thousands of pallets of bagged mulch.
“The biggest pile we’ll have on our yard will be the fine material that we make soil out of,” Mills said. “We do want that to break down as much as possible. That’s the only piles we’ll have an abundance of. If you saw piles in Corbin, that’s probably what it was.”
Mills said “first in, first out” is the thought pattern that keeps material turning over.
In terms of the smell, Johnson said what Crothersville residents are experiencing now is the worst it’s going to get.
“Just because we’re starting with nothing,” he said. “All of these other plants got all of the pallets out there. We need that, but we don’t have it right now.”
South Armstrong Street resident Ed Koerner asked if Sims Bark had received a tax abatement from the county because he heard a rumor about the company hiring people from out of state.
In April of last year, the Jackson County Council granted 10-year abatements on $4,904,000 in equipment and $3,250,000 in new building construction. At the time, Johnson said they planned to order equipment for four automated bag lines at $1 million each and construct a number of buildings for its operations. He also said the company planned to hire 20 full-time employees with combined annual wages of $1.2 million.
During Tuesday’s meeting, Johnson said all of their employees live within a 60-mile radius of the Crothersville plant. “The only people who may not be from the area are among the 25 there now to build the processing plant,” Johnson said. Mills said they also use as many local vendors as possible.
Lewis said she doesn’t want the odor coming from Sims Bark to deter people from coming to Crothersville.
Mills said he lives in the community, too, and he doesn’t want any smells to offend anyone.
“We’re here to support the community, support this town and support the county and the surrounding counties. That’s what Sims Bark is. I came in with this company in June, and they’ve backed me with that and told me that’s what they wanted, so they are a part of this community,” he said.
In it’s first meeting of the new year, Danieta Foster elected president of the Town Council and Chad Wilson was named vice-president.
In other appointments, new council members Jason Hillenburg and Katie Masters and town resident Albert Stormes were named to the town safety board with Foster serving as inspector.
Lenvel ‘Butch’ Robinson, Rick Strong, Dale Schmelzle and Hillenburg will serve on the town’s redevelopment commission.
Jeff Lorenzo was reappointed as town attorney, Duane Davis as the town’s Indiana Department of Homeland Security representative and Curt Kovener as the town’s representative on Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation.

Rediscovering A Colorful Community On The Bay

by Curt Kovener

Gulfport, Florida is an open, welcoming, age and culturally diverse ‘Old Florida’ community on Boca Ciega Bay nestled between St. Petersburg and Clearwater. We learned about it in early 2018 after hearing it had a ‘Key West vibe and a Costco price’. We stayed; we liked.
After a flight to Tampa, we returned to the colorful little city by the bay on Christmas Eve and spent a restful and exercise filled two weeks.
Chuck and Karen Colley were our hosts at Gulfport Beach Cottage. Fans of John Mellencamp will be pleased to know that their 1925 vintage ‘little pink house’ fits right in with all of the other colorful community locations.
Looking out the front window of our second story quarters we can see the sailboats and yachts on Boca Ciega Bay, some always active beach volleyball courts, and The Tiki Hut Bar & Grill is only 23 steps across the street from where we stayed. A stroll down Shore Blvd, will bring you to The Neptune Grill, then Caddys, followed by Salty’s Gulfport Bar and finally O’Maddy’s Bar & Grille. All have music every night and all are within a two block crawl of where we stay. All offer indoor and outdoor drinking/dining and a relaxing view of the bay off the Gulf of Mexico.
Walk north in the middle of the two block strip onto Beach Blvd. for more restaurants. Stella’s (THE place for breakfast), along with Tangelo’s, Fortunato’s, Backfin Blue Cafe, Isabelle’s in the Historic Peninsula Inn for classic southern cuisine along with coffee bars, and artsy boutiques are within three blocks of the bay.
Gulfport got its name in the 1800’s when the area was palmetto scrub and tidal flats. A road was cleared (Beach Blvd.) to allow residents, businesspeople, and fishermen access to the bay to take a ferry across through the inland isles to the Gulf of Mexico, thus the city’s name: Gulfport.
We ate at different places (none of which were franchises) nearly every day and never had a bad meal.
Pia’s Trattoria, a wonderful Italian restaurant on Beach Blvd., deserves a second or third visit…but then we might have missed Crabby Bills in St. Pete Beach, Ted Peters Smoked Fish in South Pasadena or Central Ave. Brew & BBQ in St. Petersburg.
Gulfport is very walkable which is good, otherwise Becky & I would have returned from our vacation 10 pounds heavier.
We enjoyed looking at the eclectic homes, some with well manicured lawns and some looking like an overgrown jungle. Nearly wherever we went, little brown geckos and skinks scurried about. On the east side of the community, Clam Bayou offered a peaceful stroll over crush seashell paths and wooden bridges in a grotto offering refuge to manatees (which, unfortunately, we did not see). But we did see Osprey on the nest, brown pelicans fishing and white egrets dining on those brown geckos.
Having none in this area, we learn a lot about the value of public transportation. Bus 23 quickly became our favorite tour bus into St. Petersburg and the city’s art and museums along Central Avenue. And it was only $1.10 to ride.
A 40-minute trip to Myakka State Park provided views of some large alligators from the safety of our tour boat.
Times Square has nothing over Salty’s Bar in Gulfport on New Year’s Eve as we and about a thousand close friends awaited the colorful grouper to drop heralding in the new year.
And except for New Year’s Eve, all the bars and their music close at 11 p.m. each evening. And we are grateful for the quiet night sleep with our windows open in December and January.
On our last afternoon in the eclectic community, we took our umpteenth stroll on the Williams Pier where we saw what made our southern trip complete: dolphins swimming in the bay.
If you’d like more information about this little know community close to everything long on to: www.gulfportflorida.us or www.gulfportbeachcottage.com.

Legal Notices

LEGAL NOTICE
5-C AUTO
687 W YORK RD
AUSTIN IN 47102
THE FOLLOWING WILL BE SOLD FOR CHARGES ON FEBRUARY 7, 2020
9:00 AM
687 W YORK RD
2011 FORD
1FTFW1ETXBFA98732
Amount 5,950.00
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF HEARING ON PROPOSED LEASE
SCOTT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 1
Notice is hereby given that a public hearing for the project described below will be held pursuant to Indiana Code 20-47-3-9 before the Board of School Trustees of Scott County School District 1 (the “Board” and the “School Corporation,” respectively) upon a proposed amendment to an existing lease (as so amended, the “Lease”) on February 17, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., in the School Corporation’s Administrative Building at 255 Highway 31 South, Austin, Indiana, between the School Corporation and the Scott County 1998 School Building Corporation (the “Building Corporation”), a school building corporation incorporated under Indiana Code 20-47-3. The Lease will permit the construction of all or a portion of a project consisting of the planning, designing and construction of a new elementary school building for approximately 650 students and repurposing the former swimming pool located at the high school building into a multipurpose room, and all other related improvements in connection therewith including the costs of financing thereof.
The Lease provides for a maximum annual rental with respect to the project of $1,810,000 with annual rentals under the Lease with respect to the project payable commencing with tax years 2021 and ending no later than 2039.
As additional rental, the School Corporation shall maintain insurance on the project as required in the Lease and shall pay all taxes and assessments against such property, as well as the cost of alterations and repairs. The plans and specifications, including statements of the cost of the project, as well as a copy of the Lease are available for inspection by the public on all business days during business hours, at the administrative office of the School Corporation, 255 Highway 31 South, Austin, Indiana.
At the hearing described herein, all persons interested shall have a right to be heard on the necessity for the execution of the Lease with respect to the project, and upon whether the lease rental provided for therein to be paid to the Building Corporation is a fair and reasonable rental for the proposed project. The hearing may be adjourned to a later date or dates, and following the hearing, the Board may either authorize the execution of the Lease with respect to the project as originally agreed upon or may make modifications thereto as may be agreed upon with the Building Corporation.
EXECUTED this 13th day of January, 2020.
BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES OF SCOTT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 1
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LEGAL NOTICE
These are the Court Claims that were approved by Commissioners for the month of November 2019.
Circuit Court
Offices Gutierrez, $332.00; Herbert Walker, $50.00; Phillips & Co, $425.00; Quill Corp, $783.91; Don Olive PSYD, $1100.00; Bedford Office Supply, $123.11; Thomson Reuters-West, $2130.40; IN Univ Psychiatric Assoc, $3000.00; Pitney Bowes Inc, $173.86; Pitney Bowes Reserve, $9000.00
Superior Court I
Bedford Office Supply Inc, $430.72; Matthew Bender & Co, Inc, $7.00
Superior Court II
Bedford Office Supply Inc, $558.27; Smith Law Services, $600.00; Thomson Reuters-West, $432.00; Legal Directories Publishing, $209.25; IN Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges, $195.00; Farrow & Thompson, $25.00; South Central IN Interpreting, $605.50; Ana A Hantke, $1420.00
Kathy S. Hohenstreiter
Jackson County Auditor
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LEGAL NOTICE
These are the Court Claims that were approved by Commissioners for the month of December 2019.
Circuit Court
Phillips & Co, $300.00; Bedford Office Supply, $32.51; Pitney Bowes Global Financial, $156.00; Sanders Technology Group, $100.00
Superior Court I
Bedford Office Supply Inc, $458.30; IN Judges Assoc, $200.00
Superior Court II
Bedford Office Supply Inc, $90.57; Smith Law Services, $1400.00; South Central IN Interpreting, $301.50; IN Judges Assoc, $200.00; Professional Software Corp, $50.00; Postmaster, $195.00; Business Info Systems, Inc, $4300.34; Phillips & Co, $275.00
Kathy S. Hohenstreiter
Jackson County Auditor
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF HEARING OF SCOTT COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
Notice is hereby given that the Scott County Economic Development Commission will meet at the Mid-America Science Park – Executive Conference Room located at 821 S Lake Road South in Scottsburg, Indiana, on the 29th day of January, 2020, at 3:00 pm for the purpose of conducting the regular business of the Commission and consideration of any matters brought before the Commission at said meeting.
The public is invited to attend and participate in said meeting.
Dated: January 3, 2019
Raleigh Campbell, Secretary
Scott County Economic Development Commission
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LEGAL NOTICE
In the Scott Superior Court
State of Indiana
Cause No. 72D01-1912-MI-063
In the Matter of the Petition to Change Name of Belinda Kay Grippa
NOTICE OF PETITION TO CHANGE NAME
Notice is hereby given that Petitioner, Belinda Kay Grippa, has applied to the Scott Superior Court, Scott County, State of Indiana, to have her name changed to, Belinda Kay Maxie, and that said Petition and Application will be heard by the Scott Superior Court on February 3, 2020 at 10:15 a.m. Any person wishing to object to this name change must either appear in person at the state and time prescribed above for said hearing or file written objections with the Court on or before said date outlining their objections thereto.
Belinda Kay Grippa, Petitioner
John F. Dietrich
Attorney At Law
63 W. Wardell
Scottsburg, IN 47170
812-752-2344
Attorney No. 14224-53
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LEGAL NOTICE
Scott Superior Court
State of Indiana
Cause No. 72D01-1911-DC-159
In Re The Marriage Of
Cami Nicole Bass
Petitioner
and
Nathan Bass
Respondent
PUBLICATION
Be it known that on the 14th day of November, 2019, the above named petitioner by counsel, Joseph Leon Payne, filed in the office of the Clerk of the Courts of Scott County, in the State of Indiana, a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage against the above named Respondent and the said Petitioner having also filed in said Clerk’s Office the affidavit of a competent person, showing that the residence of the Respondent, Nathan Bass, upon diligent inquiry, is unknown, and that said cause of action is for dissolution of marriage and that the Respondent is a necessary party thereto and whereas said Petitioner having by endorsement on said petition required said respondent to appear in said Court and answer or otherwise defend thereto on or before the 30th day after the last notice hereof is published and if the Respondent fails to do so judgment by default may be entered against him for the relief demanded in the petition.
Now, therefore, by order of said court, the said defendant above named is hereby notified of the filing and pendency of Petition of Dissolution of Marriage against him and that unless Nathan Bass appear and answers or otherwise defends thereto at the calling of said cause within 30 days after the last notice of the action is published, judgment by default may be entered against him for the relief demanded in the petition.
Missy Applegate
Clerk,
Scott County Courts
Joseph Leon Payne
6439-72
Payne Law Office, LLC
377 W. Main St.
Austin, IN 47102
812-794-4100
Counsel for Petitioner
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING REAL ESTATE TO THE TOWN OF CROTHERSVILLE, INDIANA
Property owners and other interested parties in the Town of Crothersville, Indiana (“Town”) are hereby notified that the Town Council adopted an ordinance annexing real estate to the town on January 7, 2020. The ordinance is designated as ordinance 2019–8 and states:
ORDINANCE NO. 2019-8
(2019)
“An ordinance for annexation of real estate to the Town of Crothersville, Indiana”
WHEREAS, IC 36-4-3 et seq. permits municipal corporations to annex territory contiguous to its external boundaries; and
WHEREAS, IC 36-4-3 et seq. authorizes the Town Council to define the corporate boundaries of the Town of Crothersville, Indiana; and
WHEREAS, The Town of Crothersville, Indiana desires to annex this real estate; and
WHEREAS, The annexation is requested by the owners of the real estate, and
WHEREAS, The Town Council of the Town of Crothersville, Indiana, now determines that said request should be approved and the real estate shall be annexed into the Town of Crothersville, Indiana.
NOW, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF CROTHERSVILLE, INDIANA:
Section 1: Pursuant to IC 36-4-3 et seq., the following described real estate contiguous to the corporate boundaries of the Town of Crothersville, is hereby annexed to and declared to be a part thereof: See attached legal descriptions.
Section 2: All prior ordinances or parts thereof inconsistent with any provision of this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Section 3: This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after the appropriate public hearings, passage of the ordinance, approval by the Town Council, publication, and recording, all as by law provided.
ADOPTED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL this 7th day of January, 2020.
Danieta Foster, President
Chad Wilson, Vice President
Jamy Greathouse
Jason Hillenburg
Katie Masters
ATTEST:
Staci Peters, Clerk-Treasurer
Town of Crothersville, Indiana
Exhibit A
Murphy Real Estate:
Tract 1:
A part of the Southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of Section Fifteen (15), Township four (4) North, Range Six (6) East, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at found corner post at the Southeast corner of the Quarter Quarter Section; thence along the South line of the Quarter Quarter Section and subsequently following an existing fence West; (an assumed bearing) 319.43 feet; to a found iron pin on the Easterly right-of-way of U.S. Highway 31; thence along the right-of-way, North 28 degrees 57 minutes 50 seconds West 831.20 feet to a set iron at the point of beginning of the description; thence continuing along the right-of-way North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 891.50 feet to a found steel post on the North line of the Quarter Quarter, thence along the North line, North 89 degrees 50 minutes 57 seconds East 237.44 feet to a set iron pin, thence South 23 Degrees 36 minutes 50 seconds East 778.29 feet to a set iron pin, thence South 81 degrees 22 minutes 0 seconds West 208.71 feet to the point of beginning, containing 4.000 acres, more or less.
Tract 2:
A part of the Southeast quarte of the Northeast quarter of Section Fifteen (15), Township Four (4) North, Range Six (6) East, more particularly described as follows; Commencing at a found corner post at the Southeast corner of the Quarter Quarter Section, thence along the South line of the Quarter Quarter Section and subsequently following an existing fence West (an assumed bearing) 319.45 feet to a found iron pin on the Easterly right-of0way of U.S. Highway 31; thence along the right-of-way North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 831l20 feet to a set iron pin, thence North 61 degrees 22 minutes 10 seconds East 208.71 feet to a set iron pin at the point of beginning of this description; thence North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 773.28 feet to a set iron pin on the North line of the Quarter Quarter Section; thence along the North line North 39 degrees 50 minutes 57 seconds East 278.45 feet to a set iron pin, thence South 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds East 645.50 feet to a set iron pin; thence South 51 degrees 22 minutes 10 seconds West 244.75 feet to the point of beginning, containing 4.000 acres, more or less.
Excepting from said Tract 1 and Tract II
A part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 15, Township 4 North, Range 6 East, Jackson County, Indiana more particularly described as follows: Commencing at found corner post at the Southeast corner of said Quarter Quarter Section, thence along the South line of said Quarter Quarter Section and subsequently following an existing fence West (an assumed bearing) 319.43 feet to a found iron pin on the Easterly right-of-way of U.S. Highway 31; thence along said right-of-way, North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 831.20 feet to a found iron pin at the point of beginning of this description; thence continuing along said right-of-way, North 23 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 208.71 feet to a set iron pin, thence North 51 degrees 22 minutes 10 seconds East 208.71 feet to a set iron pin, thence South 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds East 208.71 feet to a set iron pin thence South 81 degrees 22 minutes 10 seconds West 208.71 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.000 acre, more of less, subject to all legally established rights-of-way and easements. ALSO EXCEPTION, a part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 15, Township 4 North, Range 6 East, Jackson County, Indiana more particularly described as follows; Commencing at found corner post at the Southeast corner of said Quarter Quarter Section; thence along the South line of said Quarter Quarter Section and subsequently following an existing fence West (an assumed bearing) 319.43 feet to a found iron pin on the Easterly right-of-way of U.S. Highway 31; thence along said right-of-way, North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 831.20 feet to a found iron pin; thence North 81 degrees 22 minutes 10 seconds East 208.71 feet to a found iron pin at the point of beginning of his description; thence North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 208.71 feet to a set iron pin; thence North 81 degrees 22 minutes 10 seconds East 244.75 feet to a set iron pin; thence South 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds East 208.71 feet to a found iron pin; thence South 61 degrees 22 minutes 10 seconds West 244.78 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.173acres, more or less.
Hougland Real Estate:
Lot Number 161 in Preston Rider’s Addition to the Town of Crothersville.
ALSO, a part of the Southeast quarte of the Northeast quarter of Section 15, Township 4 North, Range 6 East, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a found cornerpost at the southeast corner of said quarter quarter section; thence along the south line of said quarter quarter section and subsequently following an existing fence West (an assumed bearing) 319.43 feet to a set iron pin on the easterly right-of-way of U.S. Highway 31; thence along said right-of-way North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 1,555.70 feet to a found steel post on the north line of said quarter quarter section; thence along said north line, North 89 degrees 50 minutes 57 seconds East 21,044.07 feet to a found corner post at the northeast corner of said quarter quarter section; thence along the East line of said quarter quarter section and subsequently following an existing fence South 00 degrees 12 minutes 48 seconds East 1,339.28 feet to the point of beginning, containing 20.951 acres, more or less.
EXCEPT:
A part of the Southeast quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section Fifteen (15), Township Four (4) North, Range Six (6) East, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at found corner post at the Southeast corner of the Quarter Quarter Section; thence along the South line of the Quarter Quarter Section and subsequently following an existing fence West (an assumed bearing) 319.43 feet to a found iron pin on the Easterly right-of-way of U.S. Highway 31; thence along the right-of-way, North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 163.78 feet to a set iron pin at the point of beginning of this description; thence continuing along said right-of-way, North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 417.42 feet to a set iron pin; thence North 61 degrees 22 minutes 10 seconds East 208.71 feet to a set iron pin; thence South 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds East 417.42 feet to a set iron pin; thence South 61 degrees 22 minutes 10 seconds West 208.71 feet to the point of beginning containing 2.000 acres, more or less.
ALSO EXCEPT:
A part of the Southeast quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section Fifteen (15), Township Four (4) North, Range Six (6) East, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at found corner post at the Southeast corner of the Quarter Quarter Section; thence along the South line of the Quarter Quarter Section and subsequently following an existing fence West (an assumed bearing) 319.43 feet to a found iron pin on the Easterly right-of-way of U.S. Highway 31; thence along the right-of-way, North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 631.20 feet to a set iron pin at the point of beginning of this description; thence continuing along the right-of-way North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 891.50 feet to a found steel post on the North line of the Quarter Quarter; thence along the North line, North 89 degrees 50 minutes 57 seconds East 237.44 feet to a set iron pin; thence South 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds East 778.2 feet to a set iron pin; thence South 61 degrees 22 minutes 10 seconds West 208.71 feet to the point of beginning, containing 4.000 acres, more
ALSO EXCEPT:
A part of the Southeast quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section Fifteen (15), Township Four (4) North, Range Six (6) East, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at a found corner post at the Southeast corner of the Quarter Quarter Section; thence along the South line of the Quarter Quarter Section and subsequently following an existing fence West (an assumed bearing) 319.43 feet to a found iron pin on the Easterly right-of-way of U.S. Highway 31; thence along the right-of-way, North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 631.20 feet to a set iron pin; thence North 61 degrees 22 minutes 10 seconds East 208.71 feet to a set iron pin at the point of beginning of this description; thence North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 778.28 feet to a set iron pin on the North line of the Quarter Quarter Section; thence along the North line, North 89 degrees 50 minutes 57 seconds East 278.46 feet to a set iron pin; thence South 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds East 645.50 feet to a set iron pin; thence South 61 degrees 22 minutes 10 seconds West 244.76 feet to the point of beginning, containing 4.00 acres, more or less.
ALSO, a part of the Southeast quarter of Section 15, and a part of the Southwest quarter of Section 14, all in Township 4 North, Range 6 East, more particularly as follows: Commencing at a found corner post at the Northeast corner of the Southeast quarter of said Section 15; thence West (an assumed bearing) 433.30 feet to a found right-of-way marker on the westerly right-of-way of U.S. Highway 31; thence along said right-of-way South 28 degrees 57 minutes 42 seconds East 450.00 feet to a found right-of-way marker at the point of beginning of this description; thence continuing along said right-of-way South 28 degrees 57 minutes 42 seconds East 1,261.10 feet to a found right-of-way marker; thence continuing along said right-of-way South 27 degrees 50 minutes 26 seconds East 250.82 feet to a found right-of-way marker; thence continuing along said right-of-way South 28 degrees 25 minutes 17 seconds East 420.22 feet to a found right-of-way marker on the northerly right-of-way of 1-65; thence along said Interstate right-of-way and subsequently following an existing fence South 40 degrees 30 minutes 22 seconds West 255.73 feet to a found fence post on the easterly right-of-way of the Conrail (Pennsylvania) Railroad; thence along said railroad right-of-way and subsequently following an existing fence North 28 degrees 52 minutes 37 seconds West 2.022.28 feet to a found right-of-way marker; thence along an existing fence North 61 degrees 09 minutes 28 second East 245.36 feet to the point of beginning, containing 3.518 acres, more or less, in Section 15 and 7.596 acres, more or less, in Section 14, for a total of 11.114 acres, more or less.
The complete text of the amended animal ordinance is available for examination and copying at the office of the Clerk-Treasurer at the Town Hall of the Town of Crothersville, 111 East Howard Street, Crothersville, Indiana 47229 during normal business hours.
Staci Peters
Clerk-Treasurer
Dated: January 8, 2020
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LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Superior Court
Case No: 72D01-1912-MI-0064
In the Matter of the Name Change of
Robert Michael Brock
Petitioner
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
Robert Michael Brock, whose mailing address is 2925 S. Alsup Road, Scottsburg, IN 47170 in Scott County, Indiana hereby gives notice that he has filed a petition in the Scott Superior Court requesting that his name be changed from Robert Michael Brock to Robert Michael Richey.
Robert Michael Brock
Petitioner
Dated: December 19, 2019
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
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LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Superior Court
Case No: 72D01-2001-MI-001
In the Matter of the Name Change of
Ryla Jayne Harris
Petitioner
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
Amber Jeanne Oakley, parent and on behalf of minor child, Ryla Jayne Harris, whose mailing address is 4169 N. Jack Morgan Road, Austin 47102 in Scott County, Indiana hereby gives notice that she has filed a petition in the Scott Superior Court requesting that her name be changed from Ryla Jayne Harris to Ryla Jayne Oakley.
Amber Jeanne Oakley
Ryla Jayne Harris
Petitioner
Dated: January 8, 2020
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
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LEGAL NOTICE
TO THE OWNERS OF THE WITHIN DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE AND ALL INTERESTED PARTIES
NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE
Sheriff Sale File number: 72-20-0005-SS
Date & Time of Sale: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Sale Location: Scott County 911 Center, 85 E Wardell Street
Judgment to be Satisfied: $128,633.87
Cause Number: 72D01-1909-MF-000025
Plaintiff: PINGORA LOAN SERVICING, LLC
Defendant: DOUGLAS E. ARNOLD and KYAN R. ARNOLD
By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me, directed from the Clerk of Superior/Circuit Court of Scott County Indiana, requiring me to make the sum as provided for in said DECREE, with interest and cost, I will expose at public sale to the highest bidder at the date, time and location listed above, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate, a certain tract or parcel of land described as follows:
Lot No. 15 Greenway Estates Subdivision, as recorded in Cabinet 1, Door 2, Slide 193, as Instrument No. 9801697 of the Scott County, Indiana Records.
Commonly Known as:
331 GREENWAY DR,
SCOTTSBURG, IN 47170
Parcel No. 72-04-13-430-015.000-008
Together with rents, issues, income and profits thereof, this sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. In accordance to the requirements of IC 32-29-7-3, this Notice shall also represent service of Notice of Sale of this real estate upon the owners.
*An entire Sheriff’s Sale may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other county emergencies. If the entire Sheriff’s Sale is cancelled, each parcel will be cancelled. Each parcel will be assigned to the next available sale (normally 2 months from original sale). This will allow compliance with Indiana Code concerning posting, publication, and serving time frames. Also, new Sheriff’s Sale fees will be assessed and the parcels will be automatically re-advertised. The plaintiff will be responsible for the new fees and advertising costs.
S Brent Potter,
Plaintiff’s Attorney
Attorney No. 10900-49
Doyle & Foutty, P.C.
41 E Washington Street, Ste 400
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2456
(317) 264-5000
Jerry Goodin, Sheriff
By: Laura Boswell,
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (812) 722-0865
Vienna Township
The Sheriff’s Department does not warrant the accuracy of the commonly known address published herein.
Please Serve:
Douglas E. Arnold
35 Cedarwood Ct
Whiteland, In 46184
Kyan R. Arnold
331 Greenway Dr
Scottsburg, In 47170
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LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Superior Court
Cause No. 72D01-1910-JT-58
IN THE MATTER OF THE TERMINATION OF THE PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP:
SHE – DOB 5/10/2007
AND
Kelly D Elliott (Biological Mother)
Eric Rapp (Biological Father)
SUMMONS FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION & NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS HEARING
TO: Eric Rapp
Whereabout unknown
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the above noted parent whose whereabouts are unknown, that the Indiana Department of Child Services has filed a Petition for Involuntary Termination of your Parental Rights, and that an adjudication hearing has been scheduled with the Court.
YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear before the Judge of the Scott Superior Court, One East McClain Avenue, # 252, Scottsburg, IN 47170 – 812-752-8425, 812-752-8424 for a(n) Initial Hearing on 2/13/2020 at 11:00 AM and to answer the Petition for Termination of your Parental Rights of said child.
You are further notified that if the allegations in said petition are true, and/or if you fail to appear at the hearing, the Juvenile Court may terminate your parent-child relationship; and if the Court terminates your parent-child relationship you will lose all parental rights, powers, privileges, immunities, duties and obligations including any rights to custody, control, visitation, or support in said child; and if the Court terminates your parent-child relationship, it will be permanently terminated, and thereafter you may not contest an adoption or other placement of said child.
You are entitled to representation by an attorney, provided by the State if applicable, throughout these proceedings to terminate the parent-child relationship.
YOU MUST RESPOND by appearing in person or by an attorney within thirty (30) days after the last publication of this notice, and in the event you fail to do so, adjudication on said petition and termination of your parental rights may be entered against you, in your absence, without further notice.
Missy Applegate, Clerk
Krista A. Willike, 32250-10
Attorney, Indiana Department of Child Services
1050 W. Community Way
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Office: 812-595-5529
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LEGAL NOTICE
State Of Indiana
County Of Scott
In The Scott Superior Court
Cause No. 72D01-1908-JC-79
IN THE MATTER OF:
DW – DOB 2/25/2007
A Child ALLEGED TO BE
A Child IN NEED OF SERVICES
AND
Tommy Carl Johnson (Biological Father)
Tara Wooldridge (Biological Mother)
SUMMONS FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION & NOTICE OF CHILD IN NEED OF SERVICES HEARING
TO:
Tommy Carl Johnson
Tara Wooldridge
Whereabouts unknown
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the above noted parent whose whereabouts are unknown, that the Indiana Department of Child Services has filed its Verified Petition Alleging the child to be in Need of Services, in accordance with I.C. 31-34-9-3, and that an adjudication hearing has been scheduled with the Court.
YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear before the Judge of the Scott Superior Court, One East McClain Avenue, # 252, Scottsburg, IN 47170 – 812-752-8425, 812-752-8424 for a(n) Fact Finding Hearing on 2/13/2020 at 10:30 AM.   At said hearing, the Court will consider the Petition and evidence thereon and will render its decision as to whether the above named minor child is child in need of services and shall enter adjudication accordingly. Your failure to appear after lawful notice will be deemed as your default and waiver to be present at said hearing.
UPON ENTRY OF SAID ADJUDICATION, A DISPOSITIONAL HEARING will be held in which the Court will consider (1) Alternatives for the care, treatment, or rehabilitation for the child; (2) The necessity, nature, and extent of your participation in the program of care, treatment, or rehabilitation for the child; and (3) Your financial responsibility for any services provided for the parent, guardian or custodian of the child including child support.
YOU MUST RESPOND by appearing in person or by an attorney within thirty (30) days after the last publication of this notice, and in the event you fail to do so, an adjudication on said petition, judgment by default may be entered against you, or the court may proceed in your absence, without further notice.
Missy Applegate, Clerk
Krista A. Willike, 32250-10
Attorney, Indiana Department of Child Services
1050 W. Community Way
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Office: 812-595-5529
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