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Woman rescued from house fire in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — A woman’s condition was unknown after she was rescued Thursday afternoon from a house fire, Columbus Fire Department said. Firefighters were called just after 4:40 p.m. Thursday to a fire in the front bedroom of a single-story home in the 200 block of South Hinman Street. That’s south of the intersection of State Road 46 and Central Avenue.
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Columbus, INRepublic

Firefighters rescue disabled woman at Hinman Street fire

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Columbus firefighters rescued a disabled woman trapped in the back bedroom of a home in the 200 block of South Hinman Street after fire engulfed the residence Thursday afternoon. Firefighters were sent to 201 S. Hinman St. at about 4:42 p.m. on the report of a bed...
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North Vernon,

Timothy Lynn Miles

Timothy Lynn Miles, 68, of North Vernon, passed away at 2:45 p.m. at I.U. Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born January 21, 1953, in Seymour, he was the son of the late Virgil and Sylvia (Wilson) Miles. He married Denice “Dee” Lucas on May 30, 1989, in Vernon; she survives.
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Columbus, INRepublic

Flambeau to receive tax abatement on equipment

COLUMBUS, Ind. — A thermoplastics manufacturer is receiving a deduction on new equipment for a Columbus facility. The Columbus City Council approved a tax abatement Tuesday for Flambeau, Inc. It is a personal property tax abatment on “an investment of $700,000 for new manufacturing equipment,” said Robin Hilber, city community development assistant director.
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Indiana unions sue over yearly hurdle on teacher union dues

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Three Indiana teachers unions have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block a new state law that would require teachers to renew requests every year for automatic paycheck deduction of union dues. Unions representing teachers with the Anderson, Avon and Martinsville school districts and the teachers who...

Town council member resigns; replacement sought

A seat on the Nashville Town Council has become available, and after a change made to town ordinance this evening, any registered voter who lives in town limits could put their name in for it. Council Vice President Alisha Gredy tendered her resignation on June 16. It was announced at...
Columbus, INRepublic

Landmark Columbus announces Bicentennial initiatives

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Landmark Columbus Foundation leaders have announced six Columbus Area Bicentennial upcoming events or initiatives. The nonprofit organization cares for, celebrates, and advances the cultural heritage of Columbus. “We are so proud to have this organization in our community and to see the impact it makes every day,”...
Jackson County,

University of Indianapolis announces honors for second semester

The University of Indianapolis recently announced the dean’s list and honor roll for the second semester of the 2020-21 academic year. Jackson County students named to the dean’s list include Tiffany Campbell, Cassidy Isaacs and Brooklyn Snodgrass, all of Brownstown; Madison Klinge of Crothersville; and Colin Madden, Erin Nelson and Emma Zabor, all of Seymour.
Columbus, INShelbyville News

Ronald L. “Cowboy” Crafton

Ronald L. “Cowboy” Crafton, 82, of St. Paul passed away on June 15, 2021, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, in Columbus. Ron was born the third child of Frank and Jessie (Kinney) Crafton on Dec. 4, 1938. He married Carol Gurney on Feb. 9, 1957 with whom he...
Columbus, INRepublic

Local Police, Fire – June 18

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is summarized from the records of city, county and state police, fire and hospital agencies. Kevin D. Meadows, 29, Indianapolis, Bartholomew County warrant, 5:07 p.m., by the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, held in lieu of $7,500 bond. John M. Young, 42, Indianapolis, Bartholomew County warrant,...
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Hartnett: Bush captured historic IU moment

Steve Bush sat poised at his photographer’s spot on the floor near the end of the Indiana University bench at Assembly Hall. As he evaluated the situation, he sensed that something newsworthy was about to happen. Traditional rivals Indiana and Purdue were doing battle in a late February 1985 Big...
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Brinegar likely bound for Tokyo Olympics

Michael Brinegar likely is headed for Tokyo. The 21-year-old Columbus resident and Indiana University redshirt sophomore all but punched his ticket to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics Thursday night with a second-place finish in the 800-meter freestyle at swimming’s U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. The top two in each event normally make the Olympic team, although selections are not final until the end of the trials.

Linda G. Smaagaard

Linda G. Smaagaard, 76, of Greenwood, Indiana, passed away at her residence on Sunday, June 13, 2021. No services are to be held. Arrangements entrusted to Jessen Funeral Homes & Crematory ~ Whiteland Chapel.

Schneck trustees to meet Monday night

The Schneck Medical Center board of trustees plans to meet in a session open to the public at 7:45 p.m. Monday in the boardroom of the Seymour hospital, 411 W. Tipton St. Those planning to attend may enter through the first floor of the parking garage. Face masks are required to enter the building and during the meeting.
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Tell Us Your Good News: Columbus cruise-in

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Summer is here and people are starting to emerge from the pandemic, so Dave Calabro ventured out in search of your good news. Dave traveled to Columbus, Indiana where he met car aficionados at a cruise-in at the Dairy Queen. Watch his story below or in the...
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Guest column: Regarding vaccine requirements

We see a lot in the news these days regarding people complaining about the mandates to get vaccinated or to wear masks, whether by government or their employer. The interesting part of their protest is that it often has little to do with the efficacy or safety of the vaccine and other protective measures and more to do with just not wanting others to tell them what to do.

Cindy Lou Armour

Cindy Lou Armour passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in Franklin, Indiana where she resided, from complications following a long illness. Cindy was born on February 15, 1954 in Walton, New York to Richard and Barbara (Schriver) Earl. Cindy is survived by her husband of forty-three years Bruce Armour of Franklin; sons, Timothy Armour and Ryan Armour and wife, Penny and daughter, Katrina. She also leaves brother, David Earl and wife Kathy. Her family had grown to include five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is survived by numerous nieces, cousins and her aunts, Helen (Hans) Zandt and Edna (Bob) Pomeroy. She was predeceased in passing by her parents and beloved sister.