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2012-13 GUIDE: PG. 4
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2012-13 GUIDE: PG. 5
Welcome! We invite you to travel with us through Dearborn and Ohio counties with Register Publications’ 2012-13 Guide. If you’re looking for what fun activities are on tap in and around Dearborn County, just turn to Page 11, and they’re all there. The Guide also has all the familiar numbers from county and court offices to service clubs and groups to agencies lending a helping hand to fire departments and police. It also offers information on schools, senior activities and housing, groups, utilities, and places of worship. One more note, the way Hoosiers in our corner of the state must dial telephone numbers should be kept in mind when using the Guide. Direct calls out of your exchange area require that you dial 1 and the area code. For example, a resident of Bright must dial 1-812-537-0063 to reach Register Publications’ Lawrenceburg office. And keep in mind that county residents who must dial long-distance to reach county government may call toll free, 1-800-531-1041. Keep the Guide by your phone or in your car for information at your fingertips all year long.
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As temperatures soared over 100 degrees several times this summer, the city pools in Aurora, Lawrenceburg and Greendale were busy places. The Greendale Pool, however, marked the end of an era. The youngster on the cover, and many others enjoyed the 62-year-old facility over the summer, as city leaders made plans to build its replacement. The new Greendale pool will feature
Dearborn County Aurora..................................................................................................................46-48 Bright......................................................................................................................... 35 Churches................................................................................................................... 57 Clubs and groups.................................................................................................. 61 Colleges and universities.................................................................................... 25 Commerce..........................................................................................................59-60 County/Towns..................................................................................................29-34 Courts........................................................................................................................ 45 Dillsboro................................................................................................................... 36 Emergency numbers............................................................................................ 72 Food Pantries.......................................................................................................... 44 Greendale...........................................................................................................48-49 Happenings......................................................................................................... 7-15 Lawmakers..................................................................................................................6 Lawrenceburg...................................................................................................51-52 Lawrenceburg schools..................................................................................17-18 Libraries..............................................................................................................52-54 Moores Hill............................................................................................................... 41 Parks........................................................................................................................... 55
a zero depth entry, a diving area, and swimming lanes for those who want to exercise. Also incorporated into the new pool design are several shade structures, a new water slide, and concession area The bath house will have several showers and a changing area. Included is the latest rendering from early September 2012 by the pool’s designers, Brandstetter-Carroll.
Recycling.................................................................................................................. 54 Senior Citizens................................................................................................... 26-28 South Dearborn schools................................................................................ 19-20 Sunman-Dearborn schools........................................................................... 22-23 St. Leon.......................................................................................................................42 Utilities........................................................................................................................44 West Harrison...........................................................................................................43
Churches.....................................................................................................................57 Clubs and groups....................................................................................................71 County.................................................................................................................. 62-62 Courts..........................................................................................................................64 Emergency numbers..............................................................................................72 Events................................................................................................................... 70-71 Historic Downtown members............................................................................69 Libraries......................................................................................................................64 Recycling....................................................................................................................71 Rising Sun........................................................................................................... 67-69 Schools................................................................................................................. 65-66 Utilties.........................................................................................................................71
2012-13 GUIDE: PG. 6
Lawmakers serve county, state, nation U.S. Government The President *Barack Obama, D: 1-202-456-1414, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C. 20500. Term runs through 2012.
U.S. House, Sixth District Mike Pence, R:1-202-225-3021 426 Cannon House Office Building, Washington D.C. 20515. Indiana office: 1-765-640-2919; 1134 Meridian Plaza, Paramount Building, Anderson, IN 46016. District is composed of Adams, Wells, Blackford, Jay, Randolph, Delaware, Madison, Henry, Wayne, Fayette, Rush, Franklin, Decatur and Union counties, and parts of Allen, Shelby, Johnson, Bartholomew and Dearborn counties. Term runs through 2012.
U.S. House, Ninth District
Note: Congressional districts, Statehouse, and State Senate Districts will change in 2012. 1401. Indiana: 1-812-288-3377; Federal Center Room 103, 1201 E. 10th St., Jeffersonville, IN 47130. Term runs through 2012.
State Government Governor *Mitch Daniels, R: 1-317-232-4567; Statehouse, Room 206, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Term runs through 2012.
*Becky Skillman, R: 1-317-232-4545; Statehouse, Room 333, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Term runs through 2012.
Senate, 43rd District
*Todd Young, R: 1-202-225-5315 1721 Longworth, Washington, D.C. 20515. Indiana offices: 1-812-288-3999, 279 Quartermaster Court, Jeffersonville, IN 47130; 1-812-336-3000, 320 W. Eighth St., Suite 114, Bloomington, IN 47404. District is composed of Brown, Clark, Crawford, Dubois, Fayette, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Perry, Ripley, Scott, Spencer, Switzerland, and Washington counties, and part of Dearborn and Bartholomew Counties. Term runs through 2012.
Johnny Nugent, R: 537-0628; 523 W. Eads Parkway, U.S. 50, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Indianapolis: 1-317-232-9541 or 1-800-382-9467; Statehouse, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. The 43rd District is composed of parts of Dearborn, Ripley, Decatur and Jennings counties, and all of Ohio County. Term runs through 2014.
*Randy Frye, R: Indianapolis: 1-800-382-9841; e-mail H67@in.gov; Statehouse, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. The newly redrawn 67th House District is composed of parts of Dearborn, Ripley, Jennings, Decatur and Jefferson counties, and all of Ohio and Switzerland counties. Term runs through 2012.
Dan Coats, R: 1-202-224-5623; fax: 1-202-228-1820. 493 Russell Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510-1403. Indiana: 1-317-554-0750; 1650 Market Tower, 10 W. Market St., Indianapolis, IN 46204; or 1-812-218-2317. 1201 E/ 10th St., Suite 106, Jeffersonville, IN 47130. Term runs through 2010. *Richard Lugar, R: 1-202-224-4814; 306 Hart Building, Washington, D.C. 20510-
Statehouse, 67th District
Statehouse, 68th District
*Jud McMillin: 1033 Cliff St., Brookville, IN 47012; Indianapolis: 1-800-382-9842; Statehouse, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. The 68th House District is composed of most of Dearborn County, all of Franklin County, and part of Union County. Term runs through 2012.
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Shane McHenry, R: 926-0821; 7 David Drive, Aurora, IN 47001. Office: 537-8824; 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Term runs through 2014. *Jeff Hughes, R: cell 584-6497, fax 532-2003; 1702 Yodel Odel Lane, Hidden Valley Lake, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Office 537-8851; 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. E-mail: email@example.com. Term runs through 2012. *Tom Orschell, D: 576-3753; 6068 Yorkridge Road, Guilford, IN 47022. (2nd district). 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Cell: 907-0939. Term runs through 2012. *Office up for election in 2012
Frequently called county numbers Dearborn County departments may be accessed through the county switchboard, 215 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, 537-1040 or dialed direct. The toll-free phone number for calls placed in Indiana is 1-800-531-1041. A local call from Cincinnati is 1-513-564-8700. ❑❑ Assessor’s Office: 537-8809; ❑❑ Auditor’s Office: 537-8807, ❑❑ Building Inspection and Weights and Measures: 537-8822; ❑❑ Child Protection Services: 537-5131; ❑❑ Civil Defense and Emergency Management: 537-3971; ❑❑ Health Department: 537-8826; ❑❑ Planning and Zoning: 537-8821; ❑❑ Recorder’s Office: 537-8837; ❑❑ Sheriff’s Department: 537-8730 For emergencies call 911 ❑❑ Transportation Department: 655-9394 ,10255 Randall Ave., Aurora, IN 47001; ❑❑ Veterans Service Office: 537-8819; ❑❑ Welfare Department: 1-800-403-0864.
2012-13 GUIDE: PG. 7
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Ongoing events Between the Lines: Held each month January through October at the Aurora Public Library, 414 Second St., and the Dillsboro Public Library, 10151 Library Lane. This book discussion group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. in Aurora, and the Friday after Aurora (usually the fourth Friday of the month) in Dillsboro. Everyone is welcome. Group also meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month at Carnegie Hall in Moores Hill (unless a holiday falls on that Monday, and then the second Monday) through November. To found out the reading selection for each month go to www.eapld.org/betweenthelines. Book Discussions: Held each month at the Lawrenceburg Public Library, 150 Mary St., Lawrenceburg, on the last Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Anyone is welcome to attend. To obtain reading copies of the monthly selection contact LPL, 537-2775. Books on Board: Lawrenceburg Public Library District’s mobile library visits daycare centers, schools and nursing homes and various community locations. For more information or to request a stop in Lawrenceburg, Miller, Harrison, Jackson, Kelso, Logan or York townships call 537-2775, ext. 30. Brown Bag Film Series: Films are shown at noon Tuesdays in January, April, July and October. Topics include travel, history and biographies. Participants are invited to bring lunch and enjoy a film. Desserts and beverages provided by the library. Contact the library at 537-2775 for topics of next scheduled series. Carnegie Hall: Former Moores Hill College that relocated to Evansville. Museum and library open by appointment. Rooms available for rent 744-4015. Children’s Story Times: The Lawrenceburg Public Library and the North Dearborn Branch Library offer free storytimes for children ages 12 months through 6 years old all year long. Call or visit the library to register. Dates and times may fluctuate throughout the year. Dearborn Adult Center: From art classes to exercise, something is always going on at the center, 311 W. Tate St., Lawrenceburg. 539-3113. Dearborn County Historical Society Museum: Open 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Vance-Tousey House, 508 W. High St., Lawrenceburg. Historical society’s Log Cabin at W. High and Ash streets, Lawrenceburg, open by appointment only and special events. 537-4075. Dearborn Highlands Arts Council: Concerts, classes and more held throughout the year, 331 Walnut St. Lawrenceburg. 539-4251.
Hillforest Victorian House Museum: The Italian-Renaissance style mansion, a National Historic Landmark, 213 Fifth St., Aurora, is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, April through December. Cost is $6 for adults and students over 13, $3 for students age 7 to 13. Children 6 and under are admitted free. 926-0087. Lawrenceburg Community Center: 423 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg. After-school programs, athletics, classes and more. 532-3535 Lawrenceburg Speedway: 351 Eads Parkway, U.S. 50 east, at the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, April to September, weather permitting, sprints, modifieds, prostocks, motorcycles and go-carts. 539-4700. Laughery Valley Fish and Game: Club meetings are held at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of every month, 4852 S. Friendship Road, Friendship. 744-3587, 667-6644. Library Programs for All Ages: The Aurora Public Library District offers many free programs to the public throughout the year. Call the Aurora Public Library at 9260646 or the Dillsboro Public Library at 432-5200. Library Programs for Children, Teens and Adults: Available at the Lawrenceburg Public Library District. Each month the library offers a wide variety of free programs that are available to the public. Programs that stimulate an interest in reading ad learning, as well as some that are entertaining. Included are Wee Wonders toddler times, preschool story times, school age programs, family programs,
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Continued from Page 7 adult programs, author visits, craft programs, genealogy, summer reading programs, storytellers, puppet shows, musical entertainment, art shows, holidays events and more. Call the Lawrenceburg Public Library at 537-2775 or the North Dearborn Branch Library at 637-0777 for details on upcoming events. Library Teen Council and Volunteer Club: Teens in grades seven through 12 are invited to join the Lawrenceburg Public Library’s Teen Council. For creative, motivated teens who have great ideas and would like to help the library serve teens better. Assist us in material selection, planning, programming and promoting quality library service to young adults. Attend monthly meetings and make a new friend while enjoying some snacks. 537-2775. Movies and Munchies: For children at the Lawrenceburg Public Library, 150 Mary St., and the North Dearborn Branch Library, 25969 Dole Road, Logan Township. Enjoy a different family movie, feature film and old favorites on our big screen. Movies shown are rated G or PG. Come for free munchies and a good time. For movie titles, dates and time, call LPL at 537-2775 or the NDBL at 637-0777. Ohio County Historical Society Museum: Home of the racing boats “Hoosier Boy” and “Hoosier Girl” J.W. Whitlock inventions, 19th century vignettes and genealogy information. The museum, at 212 S. Walnut St., Rising Sun, is open daily 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week. No admission charged. Donations accepted. 438-4915. www.ohiocountymuseum.org
Old Friends, Bright Beginnings: Food, Fun and Fellowship is the theme for this group of seniors that meet at 11:30 a.m. the first Thursday of the month for lunch and a program at the Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church, 25365 State Line Road, Bright. The group breaks during July and August. The public is welcome. Call ahead. Reservations sometimes needed. Thelma Stutz, 637-5569, or Lois Gellert, 487-2026. Oxbow: Oxbow Inc., south of exit No. 16, east of the U.S. 50 levee, north of the Ohio River and west of Interstate 275. Birdwatching, wildflowers, fishing, photography, kayaking, tours and educational programs. Lawrenceburg office located at 301 Walnut St. 1-513-8519835. www.oxbowinc.info. Rivertown Players: Plays, musicals and choral performances are scheduled throughout the year. For times and dates, call 532-3078 or 1-513-564-8736. www.rivertownplayers.com. TALK About Aurora History: Held each month March through October at the Aurora Public Library, Depot This roundtable discussion group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month March through October from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to discuss a specific topic about Aurora’s past. Everyone is invited to bring any information they may have and come to share their knowledge and interest in Aurora. For more information about the month’s topic contact the library at 926-0646. Teen Anime/Gaming Club: An Anime/Gaming Club is now at the library. Our club is a bit of everything. Bring a friend to gather, hand and talk with other fans of anime and magna. Play board and video games,
share drawings and more. You never know what we may discover each time we meet. For young adults grades seven through 12. Meetings are held once a month at both the Lawrenceburg Public Library at 5372775 or the North Dearborn Branch Library at 6370777. Call for program dates and times. “Toon-in” at the library: Bring a lunch, sit back and enjoy humorous and insightful readings by Dan Toon. We’ll meet in the Depot of the Lawrenceburg Public Library on Tuesdays in February, May, August and November at noon. Dessert and drinks provided. Lawrenceburg Public Library. 537-2775. Voices of Indiana: Formed to provide quality music education and a challenging choral experience to Dearborn County and surrounding areas, there are several different groups. Young Voices is the children’s choir, Broadway Voices is a summer program for youth in grades two through 12 and Summer Voices is a community choir for adults ages 16 and up. Other groups also available.www.voicesofindiana.org.
Library Card Sign-Up Month: Libraries are the vehicles to knowledge, information, recreation and education and the key is a library card. In order to check out library materials on a variety of topics, in a variety of formats, you need a library card. It just takes five minutes. Visit the Lawrenceburg Public Library at 150 Mary St., Lawrenceburg, North Dearborn Branch Library at 25969 Dole Road, Logan, Aurora Public Library, 414
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Continued from Page 8 Second St., or the Dillsboro Public Library, 10151 Library Lane, to sign up for a library card. Fall Storytimes for Children: will be offered for children ages 3 to 6 years old at the Dillsboro and Aurora Public Libraries. Dillsboro will have one Storytime Tuesdays at 11 a.m.; Aurora will have two Storytimes Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Storytimes will be held each week except for Thanksgiving week. Each Storytime will last from 30 to 45 minutes and will include books, a craft, and other activities. Each Storytime will be limited to 20 children. Registration is required, so call the library or sign-up online. If you sign-up online, you will be notified that we received your registration. Aurora Public Library at 926-0646, Dillsboro Public Library at 432-5200. www.eapld.org. Talking About Books- Stop by to discuss The Ghost Writer by John Hardwood at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at the Lawrenceburg Public Library.www.lpld.lib. in.us. 537-2775. Crochet a Snowflake- learn to crochet beautifully unique snowflakes from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Lawrenceburg Public Library. Bring with you size 6 steel crochet hook and bedspread weight crochet cotton. www.lpld.lib.in.us. 537-2775. Zelda Fitzgerald- Debra Conner will present Muse to Madness: the Zelda Fitzgerald Story at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Lawrenceburg Public Library. www. lpld.lib.in.us. 537-2775. The Lorax- The family-friendly film will be shown as part of the Movies and Munchies series at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Sept. 25, at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Enjoy refreshments and a free movie on the big screen. www.lpld.lib.in.us. 537-2775. Books Without End- An all-new discussion group to talk about your favorite books and what they mean to you. Hear what others have found to be great reads at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Lawrenceburg Public Library. Topic of the month is: My Favorite Author. www.lpld.lib.in.us. 537-2775. Books for Dessert- Bring your thoughts and opinions. Friends of the library will bring the dessert. Discuss the book The Jazz Bird by Craig Holden starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the North Dearborn Library Branch Logan Township. www.lpld.lib.in.us. 6370777. Pumpkin Show: 110th Versailles Pumpkin Show Wednesday, Sept. 26, through Sunday, Sept. 30. Wednesday King and Queen Contest; Thursday Prince and Princess Contest; Friday Talent Show; Saturday parade starts at 10:30 a.m. with Giant Pumpkins; Sunday NEW this year 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Rides for all ages, food, contests, art show, craft exhibits, live entertainment, music and more 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly. Contact: Ripley County Tourism 689-7431, www.ripleycountytourism.com/pumpkin. Antique Appraisal- Robert Hill, certified appraiser, will be at the Ohio County Historical Society Museum from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26. The cost is $5 per item or 3 for $10. No jewelry items. 438-4915. Meet an American Hero- World War II veteran Frank Weishaupt tells of his incredible experiences as he left Cincinnati and was secretly funneled into the OSS, the forerunner of the CIA. Mr. Weishaupt met personally
with General Patton in London, was given his orders, and sent to Paris just two days after D-day. There he posed as a Swiss immigrant and gathered intelligence on German troop movement. 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Lawrenceburg Public Library. www.lpld.lib.in.us. 537-2775. Antique Machinery Show: Corn shredding, soap making, broom making, homemade ice cream, tractor games, saw mill, steam engines, threshing, flea market, crafts, hay baling, summer kitchen, primitive camping, church services, and much more. Antique tractor pull Thursday and Friday night. Horse and pony pull Saturday night. Thursday, Sept. 27, through Sunday, Sept. 30, at Brookville Fairgrounds. Admission $3, children 12 and under free. 1-765-647-4861. L’burg Fall Fest: Lawrenceburg Fall Fest will take place Thursday, Sept. 27, through Saturday, Sept. 29, in downtown Lawrenceburg. Rides, food, Lawrenceburg Idol contest, fireworks, contests and much more. Free entertainment will include Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Bachman and Turner, Casey James and Clint Black. Free rides 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information go to www.lawrenceburgfallfest.net. Heart and Lung Walk- Dearborn County Hospital Heart & Lung Walk will take place Saturday, Sept. 29, at Dearborn Trails- Lawrenceburg levee. Registration and pre-event activities at 9 a.m., walk at 10 a.m. Registration is $15. 1-812-532-2614 or 1-800-676-5572.
Fall Storytimes for Children: will be offered for children ages 3 to 6 years old at the Dillsboro and Aurora Public Libraries. Dillsboro will have one Storytime Tuesdays at 11 a.m.; Aurora will have two Storytimes Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Storytimes will be held each week except for Thanksgiving week. Each Storytime will last from 30 to 45 minutes and will include books, a craft, and other activities. Each Storytime will be limited to 20 children. Registration is required, so call the library or sign-up online. If you sign-up online, you will be notified that we received your registration. Aurora Public Library at 926-0646, Dillsboro Public Library at 4325200. www.eapld.org. Flea Market: A flea market will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Harrison VFW, 9160 Lawrenceburg Road. Hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 637-9799 or 1-513-6731334. Novelty Bingo: The Loving Grandmother’s Club No. 979 is holding their annual novelty bingo on Monday, Oct. 1, at the Aurora Park Pavilion. Lewis and Clark- Bring a lunch and enjoy a monthlong film series at Lawrenceburg Public Library. This month is Lewis and Clark. Dessert and drinks provided noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Lawrenceburg Public Library. www.lpld.lib.in.us. 5372775. Aurora Farmers Fair: Indiana’s oldest street festival has carnival rides, king and queen contest, parade,
raffles, food, music, entertainment and more. Wednesday, Oct. 3, through Saturday, Oct. 6. 926-1300, www. aurorafarmersfair.org Photography Classes- Amy Horn will offer a series of free photography classes at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 10, and 17, at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Register online for as many session that your want at www.lpld. lib.in.us. Senior Luncheon: Old Friends and Bright Beginnings will offer a meal and fellowship at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church, 25365 State Line Road, Bright. Cost is $8. RSVP four or five days ahead, Lois Gellert, 487-2026. Thelma Stutz, 637-5569. An Evening of Elegance: Darlene Walton will present an evening of harp music Friday, Oct. 5. For more information, 438-4915. Canal Days: Annual craft and antique show in Metamora 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, through Sunday, Oct. 7. 1-765-647-6522. Nightmare on Volunteer Drive: Aurora Firehouse, Dutch Hollow Road, off U.S. 50, will become a haunted house 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights Oct. 5, through Oct. 27. $5 admission. 926-1122. Oktoberfest: St. Leon American Legion will host Oktoberfest 4 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 5, and 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 6, 28866 Post 464 Road, St. Leon. German music, beer, food and games. Pork chop dinner served Saturday evening. 623-5874. Black Beauty Extravaganza- North Dearborn Library Branch will host Bit and Bridle: A Black Beauty Extravaganza from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Part of the Color Dearborn County: Black, White, and Read Community Read. The Youth book is Black Beauty and we’re having a reading of the picture book plus some fuzzy visitors to celebrate the book and our Community Read. Come learn all about horses, meet some new four legged friends, and see our new place! www.lpld.lib.in.us. Pink Pajama Party- For Breast Cancer Awareness - Ladies, age 16 and up, you are invited to an evening of pampering, food, and fun. Help fight breast cancer in your outrageous Pink PJ’s Saturday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. to midnight at Brookville Volunteer Fire Dept. & Schilling Center, 900 Mill St. Brookville. Tickets are $15 advance or $20 at the door. Reserve Your Tickets. deltsfc@hotmail. com. Lobenstein Farm’s Pumpkin Festival: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 13, and 20, and Sunday, Oct. 7, 14 and 21. Pick pumpkins from the field and enjoy wagon rides, craft booths and hay mazes. St.Leon. 5763177. Annual Bluegrass Festival: Regional bluegrass bands play live music Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7, at Versailles State Park. Admission is $5 a day plus gate fee. 1-888-747-5394. Tri-State Antique Market: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, U.S. 50. Admission $3. 1-513-738-7256. A Ghostly Truth- Join members of the Southeastern
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Continued from Page 9 Indiana Ghost Hunting Specialists (SIGHS) for a look at some of their “haunting” explorations, including an overnight stay at the Vance-Tousey House. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9. Lawrenceburg Public Library. www.lpld.lib.in.us. 537-2775. Golden-winged Warbler: Ron Canterbury (Associate Academic Director, Biological Sciences, UC) will speak on The Golden-winged Warbler and edge species ecology at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at The Oxbow Inc. office, 301 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg. Rivertown Tales- Take a look at local history at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Ewbank Meeting Room at the Lawrenceburg Public Library. www.lpld.lib.in.us. 5372775. Girl’s Night Out: Ladies young and old are invited to “think pink” for a fun night out 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Dearborn Country Club, Aurora, to benefit the fight against breast cancer and Hillforest museum. Professional make-up artist Ashley Matho will offer demonstrations. Start your Christmas shopping early as you browse a wide selection of merchandise from onsite vendors. Cost of $25 includes appetizer buffett and door prizes. Call 926-0087 to purchase tickets. The Gatsby Gala- Live music by Seven Sharps Orchestra, hors d’ouevres, mocktails and period dress encouraged. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Admission Price is $25 per person, $15 high school students. Tickets are available for purchase at Dearborn Highlands Arts Council, 331 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg. Proceeds benefit Hoosier Hills Literacy League. Trace Your German Roots- Join Hamilton County Genealogical Society past-president Kenny Burck for an informative session on how to find the location, in the old country, of your German ancestors at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Lawrenceburg Public Library. www.lpld.lib.in.us. 537-2775. Women’s Retreat- Dearborn Hill United Methodist Church‘s Sisters in Christ small group at the church is sponsoring a Women’s Retreat for Saturday, Oct. 13, at the church. Between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. there will be registration and a continental breakfast. The day will come to an end at 3:30 p.m. $15, includes conference material, continental breakfast and lunch. The cost on the day of the event is $20. For additional information or advanced tickets call the church office, 812-637-3993 or Shelly Batch,
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513-377-0042. Navy Bean Festival: Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday, Oct. 13, in the streets of Rising Sun. Crafts, food, entertainment and rides. 1-888-776-4786. Senior Dance: Aurora Main Street presents Senior Dances on Main from 7 p.m. To 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Aurora Lions Building, Second and Main streets. Admission is $5. Music by the Wooden Axles. Doors open at 6 p.m. with concessions available from the Aurora Lions Club. Teen Read Week: Join more than 5,000 librarians and educators who will celebrate Teen Read Week Sunday, Oct. 14, through Saturday, Oct. 20. This year’s theme is Read for the Fun of It. Libraries across the world celebrate Teen Read Week with a variety of special events and programs aimed at encouraging teens to read for pleasure and to visit their libraries for free reading materials. Young adults are encouraged to stop by the Lawrenceburg Library District and pick up books and other materials about poetry, music and more or listen to an audio book. Stop by today and find a page turner that you can read or listen to, just for the fun of it! For special Teen Read Week events, contact the Lawrenceburg Public Library Main Library ay 5372775 or visit the Teen Zone from our website www.lpld.lib.in.us. Autumn Tea: Celebrate the changing of the leaves with a three-course tea. Thursday, Oct. 18. Tour of Hillforest Victorian House Museum, Aurora, is included. Cost is $22 for Hillforest members and $25 for nonmembers. Reservations, 926-0087. Steak Dinner: Friday, Oct. 19, Southeastern Shrine Club building, U.S. 50 west of Dillsboro. 432-5753. Madcap Puppets/Rumpelstilskin: Dunevant Room, North Dearborn Branch Library, 25969 Dole Road, Logan Township. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m. Spinning straw into gold sounds impossible, but that’s exactly what Rose must do in order to win the King’s favor and save her father’s life! With the help of a mysterious little troll, the piles of straw are spun into beautiful piles of gold, but Rose must return the favor. The strange little fellow demands Rose’s first-born child unless she can guess his unusual name. This musical adaptation is sure to delight audiences of all ages! Free admission possible by funding from the Lawrenceburg Public Library Services and Resources Foundation. Light refreshments served. Reservations suggested. Presented by Dearborn Highlands Arts Council, 539-4251. DIY Cosmetics- Cora’s Cosmetics - inspired by a young teen, you’ll learn to make your own eye shimmers and body bronzers using natural bases and mica mineral extracts in the DIY Saturday for Adults event 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Lawrenceburg Public Library. Register to attend this hands-on craft activity for teens and adults in the Ewbank Meeting Room. www.lpld.lib.in.us. 537-2775. Hartman Fundraising Event- Starting with booths, face painting, bouncy houses, food, etc and ending with a band and dancing Saturday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Sunman American Legion, Sunman. Help family with cancer treatment costs. Moores Hill Heritage Festival: Kids Halloween costume contest, kids games, food and craft booths and more 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at historic Carnegie Hall, Main Street, Moores Hill. Fall Art Show: Southeastern Indiana Art Guild presents its Fall Art Show Saturday, Oct. 20, through Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Lawrenceburg Public Library. Original artwork on display during normal library hours. Paranormal Investigation: Be a ghost hunter for an evening and participate in the paranormal investigation conducted at Hillforest Victorian House Museum, Aurora, by members of The Spiritual Hope Society 8 p.m. To 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Cost is $60. Reservations required. www.spiritualhopesociety.com. 926-0087. Red Skelton Tribute: Dearborn Highlands Arts Council presents A Tribute to Red Skelton By Tom Mullica starting at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Lawrenceburg High School Auditorium, Tiger Blvd. You’ll swear you’re watching Red Skelton live on stage as veteran entertainer Tom Mullica magically transforms himself into the comedy genius of America’s most beloved clown and funnyman, Red Skelton during this 90-minute performance. Cost is member, $15, and non-member $20. Sponsored by the Dearborn Community Foundation and the City of Lawrenceburg. Protect Yourself from Scams- Amanda Meyer, the Outreach Services Specialist for the Office of the Indiana Attorney General, will lecture on protecting yourself from consumer fraud from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 22, at North Dearborn Branch Library, Logan Township. www.lpld.lib.in.us. 637-0777. Make-and-Take Halloween Decor- Join Molly, Educator at the Dearborn County
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Continued from Page 10 Solid Waste Management District, for this fun fall craft. Using recycled materials, you will design your own craft - just in time for Halloween. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24. Lawrenceburg Public Library. www.lpld.lib.in.us. 537-2775. Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.- Rivertown Players Jr. will present Throughly Modern Millie Jr. Oct. 25, 26, and 27 at Lawrenceburg High School. www.rivertownplayers.com. Bark & Wine Gala and Silent Auction: Partners for Animal Welfare Society of Dearborn County fund-raiser will held 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Dearborn County Country Club in Aurora. Tickets are $45. The event will feature dinner, dessert, wine tasting and silent and live auctions. 537-9870. ARTS ALIVE! Art Fair: will be presented by Dearborn Highlands Arts Council from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds. Free admission. Forty + fine arts and craft vendors, great food and family fun. Vendor booths featuring art of all types – pottery, jewelry, artwear, quilts, soaps, music, painting, photography, candles, candy and more. Free entertainment throughout the day. Artist demonstrations. Food will also be available for purchase. Sponsored by the Dearborn Community Foundation County Progress Grant Program. 5394251. Horror, History and Hauntings- Join in a night of “Horror & Hilarity” as you enjoy Alfred Hitchcock short stories and LIVE vintage commercials starring local “celebrities” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Great Crescent Brewery at the corner of Mechanic & Importing Streets, Aurora. Presented by Main Street Aurora. Reservations required. Cost $30. 926-1100. Halloween Parade and Costume Contest- Aurora Lions Halloween Parade and Costume Contest will take place starting at 7 pm. Tuesday, Oct. 30. Parade will form
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in the U.S. Bank parking lot, 340 Second St., and proceed to the Lions Club, Second and Main streets, for judging of costumes and awarding of prizes. 926-1100
Fall Storytimes for Children: will be offered for children ages 3 to 6 years old at the Dillsboro and Aurora Public Libraries. Dillsboro will have one Storytime Tuesdays at 11 a.m.; Aurora will have two Storytimes Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Storytimes will be held each week except for Thanksgiving week. Each Storytime will last from 30 to 45 minutes and will include books, a craft, and other activities. Each Storytime will be limited to 20 children. Registration is required, so call the library or sign-up online. If you sign-up online, you will be notified that we received your registration. Aurora Public Library at 926-0646, Dillsboro Public Library at 432-5200. www. eapld.org. Senior Luncheon: Old Friends & Bright Beginnings will offer a Thanksgiving meal will be served at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church, 25365 State Line Road, Bright. Cost is $8. Reservations need to be made about four or five days before the event by calling Thelma Stutz, 637-5569, or Lois Gellert, 487-2026. Holiday Program: The Christmas program will be held by members of the Dearborn County Extension Homemakers Association at Tanner Valley United Methodist Church Thursday, Nov. 1. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The theme is It’s a Victorian Christmas. The speaker will be from Hillforest. Admission $12, includes dinner. Reservations due by Thursday, Oct. 25. For more information, call 926-1189. Veteran’s Day Tribute and More: The Ohio County Historical Society will present new exhibits “Local Veterans, Their Memories and Artifacts” and never before seen documents from the Presidential election of 1844. This was the first time that the newly formed Ohio County voted as a separate county. Friday, Nov. 2, through Friday, Nov. 16. 438-4915. Pancake Breakfast: Aurora Lions Club will serve up a pancake breakfast from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 3, Lions Club, Second and Main streets. Benefits We Care. Ski Swap and Open House: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at Perfect North Slopes, 19074 Perfect Place Lane, Miller Township. Purchase new ski equipment and apparel, or buy or swap used equipment. 537-3754. Crafts and Chicken: From woods to ceramics, crafts will be everywhere in the St. John schoolhouse in Dover. A chicken dinner also will be served Sunday. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. 576-4302. Chicken Fry: Aurora Fire and Rescue will host a chicken fry from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the firehouse, Dutch Hollow Road. 926-1122. Aurora Afternoon Social: Free event featuring the Kenny Jackson Band and sponsored by Main Street Aurora Association 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, and Nov. 14, Aurora Lions Club, Second and Main streets. Snacks and drinks are provided by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter No. 71. Rummage Sale: Partners of Animal Welfare Society of Dearborn County will hold a fall rummage and bake sale from 8 a.m. To 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, and 8 a.m. To 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Agner Hall, Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, off U.S. 50. Archaeology Outreach: Amy Johnson, Archaeology Outreach Coordinator with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, will give a presentation here at the Museum about the 60,000 recorded sites here in Indiana and some that relate to Ohio County at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. Ohio County Historical Society. 438-4915. When You Wish Upon A Fish: Nationally recognized children’s theatre productions, Madcap presents the famous Grimm brothers on stage at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Ewbank Room, Lawrenceburg Public Library, 150 Mary St., in one of the most popular Madcap shows of all time! The brothers have three completely different versions of The Fisherman and his Wife and can’t decide which fishy fairy tale to
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Continued from Page 11 choose for their book. Each outrageous version includes audience participation, a magical talking fish, and a surprise ending. Don’t miss this hilarious slapstick adventure! Free admission possible by funding from the Lawrenceburg Public Library Services and Resources Foundation. Light refreshments served. Reservations suggested. 539-4251. Senior Dance: Aurora Main Street presents Senior Dances on Main from 7 p.m. To 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Aurora Lions Building, Second and Main streets. Admission is $5. Music by the Wooden Axles. Doors open at 6 p.m. with concessions available from the Aurora Lions Club. Veterans Day: Those who served in the military will be honor at different events throughout the county Thursday, Nov. 11. Supper Club Fire: Author Robert Webster will be at the North Dearborn Branch Library, Logan Township, to discuss his book “The Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire: the untold behind Kentucky’s worst tragedy.” The talk will be one hour followed by questions from the audience. Webster has photographs as well as physical artifacts. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. 637-0777. Concert in Park Pavilion: Dearborn Highlands Arts Council will present Concert in the Park Pavilion at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, Aurora City Park Pavilion, Park Ave. Choral Collections performed by local treble choirs. Admission: Donation of a canned good for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. Sponsored by the Dearborn Community Foundation and the City of Aurora. Paleo Plants: Jack Berninger, Oxbow member and popular program presenter will speak about: Paleo Plants – A trip through geological history and the evolution of plants that can be found at the Oxbow and your own backyard. It will give you a new enjoyment and perspective of our wonderful plant ecosystems. Some fossils specimens will be shown. Tuesday, Nov. 13, The Oxbow, Inc. Office, 301 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg. http://www.oxbowinc.org. A Victorian Christmas: Hillforest Victorian House Museum will be decorated from Tuesday, Nov. 20, through Sunday, Dec. 30, 213 Fifth St., Aurora. Admission charged. 926-0087. Miracle on Main Street: Come and celebrate the holidays in Aurora where a festive downtown is perfect for holiday strolling. There will be several action-packed holiday weekends featuring activities the entire family will enjoy. Activities kick off with a Christmas tree lighting and lighted Christmas parade at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. Activities held Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, Dec. 16. For more information contact Main Street Aurora at 812-9261100. Christmas Show and Dinner: Rivertown Players will perform Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, at Hamline Chapel- United Methodist Church, 102 W. High St.,
Lawrenceburg. For more information or reservations, call 532-3078.
Fall Storytimes for Children: will be offered for children ages 3 to 6 years old at the Dillsboro and Aurora Public Libraries. Dillsboro will have one Storytime Tuesdays at 11 a.m.; Aurora will have two Storytimes Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Storytimes will be held each week except for Thanksgiving week. Each Storytime will last from 30 to 45 minutes and will include books, a craft, and other activities. Each Storytime will be limited to 20 children. Registration is required, so call the library or sign-up online. If you sign-up online, you will be notified that we received your registration. Aurora Public Library at 926-0646, Dillsboro Public Library at 432-5200. www.eapld.org. A Victorian Christmas: Hillforest Victorian House Museum will be decorated from Tuesday, Nov. 20, through Sunday, Dec. 30, 213 Fifth St., Aurora. Admission charged. 926-0087. Christmas Show and Dinner: Rivertown Players will perform Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, at Hamline Chapel- United Methodist Church, 102 W. High St., Lawrenceburg. For more information or reservations, call 532-3078. Miracle on Main Street: Come and celebrate the holidays in Aurora where a festive downtown is perfect for holiday strolling. There will be several actionpacked holiday weekends featuring activities the entire family will enjoy. Activities held Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, Dec. 16. For more information contact Main Street Aurora at 812-926-1100. Perfect North Slopes: Skiing with ski lodges featuring warmth and lots of food. PNS, off Ind. 1 in Miller Township, holds events throughout ski season. 5373754. Winter Wonderland: Ice skating rink will open in downtown Lawrenceburg along with other events celebrating the season beginning Saturday, Dec. 1. There are parades, entertainment. Santa arrives and more. Rink usually remains open into January. 1-800-322-8198. Senior Luncheon: Old Friends & Bright Beginnings will offer a catered Christmas feast at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church, 25365 State Line Road, Bright. Cost usually around $8. Call ahead. RSVP four or five days ahead of event. Thelma Stutz, 637-5569, or Lois Gellert, 4872026. Breakfast with Santa: Here is the chance for the kids visit with Santa before the big day, at the Dearborn Adult Center, 311 Tate St., Lawrenceburg. Remember, tickets for this popular event usually go fast! Call 5393113 for the date and to purchase tickets. Christmas in the Library: Aurora Public Library District offer a Christmas programs in conjunction with Miracle on Main Street, 926-0646.
Christmas for Kids: Children and adults are invited to visit the Lawrenceburg Public or the North Dearborn Branch Library during December for a mixture of holiday fun. Call 537-2775, for more information. Victorian Christmas Tea Time: Tour the Hillforest Victorian House Museum, 213 Fifth St., Aurora, Christmas exhibit and enjoy a festive three-course tea in the parlors with seasonal treats and flavored tea, at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6., and Thursday, Dec. 13. Cost is $22 members, $25 members. Reservations required. 9260087. Holiday Open House: Bring the family to tour the holiday exhibit at Hillforest Victorian House Museum, 213 Fifth St., Aurora., featuring costumed guides, refreshments and treats for the children. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, and Sunday, Dec. 11. Admission charged. 926-0087. New Year’s Eve Senior Dance: Aurora Main Street presents Senior Dance on Main Monday, Dec. 31, at the Aurora Lions Club building, Second and Main streets. Reservations required. Admission charged. 926-1100.
Rivertown Classic: The girls and boys basketball tournament will be Wednesday, Jan. 2 through, Saturday, Jan. 5, at South Dearborn High School, 5770 Highlander Place, Aurora. 926-3772. Senior Luncheon: Old Friends & Bright Beginnings will gather for a meal at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church, 25365 State Line Road, Bright. Cost usually about $8. Reservations need to be made about a week before the event by calling Thelma Stutz, 637-5569, or Lois Gellert, 4872026.
Library Lovers Month: February is National Library Lovers Month. Now is the perfect time to visit. Discover all the free resources and programs available for all ages. Lawrenceburg Public Library, 537-2775. North Dearborn Branch Library, 637-0777. Aurora Public Library at 926-0646. Dillsboro Public Library at 4325200. Senior Luncheon: Old Friends & Bright Beginnings will gather for a meal at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church, 25365 State Line Road, Bright. Cost usually about $8. Reservations need to be made about a week before the event by calling Thelma Stutz, 637-5569, or Lois Gellert, 4872026. Polar Plunge: Ripley Ohio Dearborn Delegation Special Olympics will host this Freezin’ for a Reason fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 16, at Versailles State Park lake. Jump in or sponsor someone! 584-6861. Fish Fry: St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Lawrenceburg, will serve up fish Fridays during Lent, in the school gym. 537-3690. Lenten dinners: Dinners usually held on Fridays during Lent at St. Martin Catholic Church, 8044 Yorkridge Road, Yorkville. For time and more information, call 623-3408.
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Continued from Page 12 will offer gather for a meal at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 7, at Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church, 25365 State Line Road, Bright. Cost usually about $8. Reservations need to be made about a week before the event by calling Thelma Stutz, 637-5569, or Lois Gellert, 487-2026. Pancake Breakfast: Annual Rising Sun Rotary fundraiser for youth programs and scholarships will be held Saturday, March 2, at the Rising Sun Senior Building. 438-2342. Dearborn County Hospital Health-A-Fair: Annual health fair to be held on a Saturday in early March at DCH, 600 Wilson Creek Road, Lawrenceburg. For time, date, and additional information, call 537-8190. Aurora Public Library District Storytimes: Spring Storytimes are offered at both the Aurora and Dillsboro Public Libraries for children ages 3 to 6. The library’s aim is to introduce children to the magic of books and increase their emergent literacy skills. Each session includes stories, activities and crafts. Storytime is free. For specific dates and times call either Aurora Public Library at 926-0646 or Dillsboro Public Library at 4325200. The Kingsmen: If there’s one group whose name inspires thoughts of pure, passionate, solid and true music, it’s The Kingsmen. They will perform stating at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Lawrenceburg High School Auditorium, Tiger Blvd. With countless records and compilations sold, Grammy nominations, four Dove Awards and an induction into the “Gospel Music Asso-
ciation’s Hall of Fame”-class of 2000, “The Christian Music Hall Of Fame” in 2008, this certainly solidifies The Kingsmen as Christian music’s most predominate Quartet. Cost: Member $15; Non-member $20 Sponsored by the Dearborn Community Foundation and the City of Lawrenceburg .Info/Reservations: Dearborn Highlands Arts Council, 539-4251. Read Across America: Come and enjoy the fun as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with stories and other activities throughout the month. Lawrenceburg Public Library District, 537-2775; North Dearborn Branch Library, 637-0777; Aurora Public Library, 926-0646 or Dillsboro Public Library, 432-5200. Bunny Breakfast: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and egg hunt will take place sometime during the Easter season at Dearborn Adult Center, 311 W. Tate St., Lawrenceburg. Tickets sold in advance, call 539-3113. Fish Fry: St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Lawrenceburg, will serve up fish Fridays during Lent, in the school gym. 537-3690. Lenten dinners: Dinners usually held on Fridays during Lent at St. Martin Catholic Church, 8044 Yorkridge Road, Yorkville. For time and more information, call 623-3408. Run-N-Gun Tournament: Usually takes place sometime in the spring at South Dearborn High School, 5770 Highlander Place, Aurora. Annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament brings hoopsters from across the Tri-State to Aurora with proceeds going to the local Dollars for Scholars program Saturday, March, 17, and Sunday, March 18. 926-3772.
Silver Arm- Silver Arm will bring Irish dance music to the Depot Room of the Lawrenceburg Public Library, 150 Mary St. starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Free admission possible by funding from the Lawrenceburg Public Library Services and Resources Foundation. Light refreshments served. Reservations suggested. Presented by Dearborn Highlands Arts Council. 539-4251.
Aurora Public Library District Storytimes: Spring Storytimes are offered at both the Aurora and Dillsboro Public Libraries for children ages 3 to 6. The library’s aim is to introduce children to the magic of books and increase their emergent literacy skills. Each session includes stories, activities and crafts. Storytime is free. For specific dates and times call either Aurora Public Library at 926-0646 or Dillsboro Public Library at 4325200. New Season: Hillforest Victorian House Museum, 213 Fifth St., Aurora, will open for its touring season. 9260087. Senior Luncheon: Old Friends & Bright Beginnings will offer gather for a meal at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 4, at Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church, 25365 State Line Road, Bright. Cost is $8. Reservations need to be made about a week before the event by calling Thelma Stutz, 637-5569, or Lois Gellert, 4872026. National Library Week: Beginning Sunday, April 14,
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and going through Saturday, April 20, Aurora Public Library District; Lawrenceburg Public Library, 150 Mary St.; and North Dearborn Branch Library, 95969 Dole Road, West Harrison, will celebrate National Library Week with special events. For more information, call APL, 926-0646; DPL, 432-5200, LPL, 537-2775, or NDBL, 637-0777. Early Bird Rummage Sale: Plenty of bargains at event usually held in April at Aurora City Park Pavilion, by the Hillforest Historical Foundation. For details call 9260087. Shenandoah: Grammy Award-winning American country music band Shenandoh, known for its bluegrass and gospel-influenced neotraditionalist country sound, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Lawrenceburg High School Auditorium, Tiger Blvd. Cost: Member $15; Non-member $20. Sponsored by the Dearborn Community Foundation and the City of Lawrenceburg. Info/Reservations: Dearborn Highlands Arts Council, 539-4251.*Feller & Hill: What do you get when you mix traditional bluegrass with “real country?” I don’t know either, but it probably sounds a lot like Feller and Hill. Free admission possible by funding from the Lawrenceburg Public Library Services and Resources Foundation. Light refreshments served. Reservations suggested. 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Dearborn Highlands Arts Council, 539-4251. Fishing Derby: New Alsace Conservation Club’s annual fishing derby is usually held in late April or early May at Lake In the Pines, 10295 North Dearborn Road, New Alsace. For more information, call 623-2136.
Senior Luncheon: Old Friends & Bright Beginnings will offer gather for a meal at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church, 25365 State Line Road, Bright. Cost usually around $8. Reservations need to be made about a week before the event by calling Thelma Stutz, 637-5569, or Lois Gellert, 487-2026. Lore of the Laughery: All ages can experience the past from the mid 1700s to early 1800s. See how people lived and hear the music of the time by military bands and fife & drum corps. Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5. 667-5131. Tri-State Antique Market: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5 ,at Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, U.S. 50. Admission $3. 1-513-738-7256. National Children’s Book Week: will be celebrated at the Lawrenceburg Public Library District Sunday, May 13, through Saturday, May 19. Celebrated since 1919, Book Week is dedicated to spreading the word about children’s literature and encourages the joy of reading. The Library for them, to spend some time with a book each day. Visit the Lawrenceburg Public Library, 150 Mary St., the North Dearborn Branch Library, 25969 Dole Road, Logan Township, Aurora Public Library, 414 Second St., or Dillsboro Public Library, 10151 Library Lane, to find your favorite book, discover new books or check special events planned for Children’s Book Week. Dillsboro Homecoming Festival: Carnival rides, jumping frogs and best-dressed frog contests, parade on Saturday, all in the streets of Dillsboro during May. Memorial Day Services: Monday, May 27, and surrounding days. Aurora, Lawrenceburg, Greendale, Sunman, Dillsboro, Bright and other communities hold special services. Contact an American Legion or Veteran of Foreign Wars post.
Tri-State Antique Market: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2, Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, U.S. 50. Admission $3. 1-513-738-7256. Senior Luncheon: Old Friends & Bright Beginnings will offer gather for a meal at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church, 25365 State Line Road, Bright. Cost usually around $8. Reservations need to be made about a week before the event by calling Thelma Stutz, 637-5569, or Lois Gellert, 487-2026. River Music: The Music on the River concert series in downtown Lawrenceburg. Free concerts are held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays from about third week in June through third week in September. 537-4507. Friendship Flea Market: Giant flea market featuring antiques, new items and food in June, in Friendship. Call 667-5645 for times and dates. National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association Shoot: Shooting matches, traders row, primitive camping in teepees and lodges with trade blankets, during June at the Walter Cline Range in Friendship. 667-5131. Relay for Life: The annual American Cancer Society fund-raiser typically held over a 24 hour period in June. 637-0353.
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Continued from Page 14 Dearborn County 4-H and Community Fair: The annual event will held in June at the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, U.S. 50. Summer Reading Programs: Lawrenceburg Public Library District and Aurora Public Library District will hold summer reading programs. Contact your local library for more information. L’burg, 537-2775; North Dearborn Branch Library, 637-0777. Aurora Public Library, 926-0646 ,or Dillsboro Public Library, 432-5200.
Tri-State Antique Market: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, U.S. 50. Admission $3. 1-513-738-7256. Firecracker Festival: Annual Fourth of July celebration along Ohio River in Aurora. Festival features live music, dancing and arts. For dates and information, call 1-800-322-8198. Fireworks: Aurora, Dillsboro, Greendale, Milan, Sunman and other communities in and around Dearborn County put on fireworks shows on or near July 4. Independence Day 5-K Run/Walk: Annual 3.1 mile race through Greendale as part of Fourth of July events. River Music: The free Music on the River concert series is held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, in downtown Lawrenceburg. 537-4507. Summer Reading Programs: Lawrenceburg Public Library District and Aurora Public Library District will hold summer reading programs. Contact your local library for more information. L’burg, 537-2775; North Dearborn Branch Library, 6370777. Aurora Public Library, 926-0646 ,or Dillsboro Public Library, 432-5200. Ohio County 4-H Fair: will be in Saturday, July 5 through Sunday, July 13, at the Ohio County Fairgrounds, Rising Sun. 438-3656. St. Lawrence Church Festival: Annual festival and fund-raiser at St. Lawrence Catholic Church will be in early July, 542 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg. 537-3992. Bright Community Festival: Annual street festival will take place near the end of July. Proceeds benefit the Bright Volunteer Fire Department and Life Squad 1-800322-8198. St. Martin Church Picnic: Games, food, and music Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28. 623-3408.
St. Martin Country Run: Annual race in Yorkville, Sunday morning, Saturday, July 27, in conjunction with church picnic. 623-3408.
River Music: The free Music on the River concert series is held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, in downtown Lawrenceburg. Tri-State Antique Market: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, U.S. 50. Admission $3. 1-513-738-7256. Summer Reading Programs: Lawrenceburg Public Library District and Aurora Public Library District will hold summer reading programs. Contact your local library for more information. L’burg, 537-2775; North Dearborn Branch Library, 6370777. Aurora Public Library, 926-0646 ,or Dillsboro Public Library, 432-5200. St. Leon Fireman’s Festival: Annual event typically held in August at the firehouse in St. Leon. Fun, food and games. Aurora Regatta: Annual “A Roar of Thunder” Regatta will be held at the end of August. 926-1100.
Tri-State Antique Market: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, U.S. 50. Admission $3.1513-738-7256. Senior Luncheon: Old Friends & Bright Beginnings will offer gather for a meal at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church, 25365 State Line Road, Bright. Cost usually around $8. Reservations need to be made about a week before the event by calling Thelma Stutz, 637-5569, or Lois Gellert, 487-2026. River Music: The free Music on the River concert series is held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, in downtown Lawrenceburg, through about third week in September. 537-4507. Arts & Crafts in the Park: Annual arts and crafts extravaganza held in September in Newtown Park, U.S. 50 and Main Street, Lawrenceburg. 926-3750. Shoot and Flea Market: The National Championship Shoot with muzzle-loading firearms will take place in mid-September at the Walter Cline Range, Friendship. 667-5131. A flea market featuring 500 vendors will be open. 859-341-9188. Fall Fest: National music acts, food, rides, fireworks and more held near the end of September in Lawrenceburg.
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Newspapers In Education
Serial stories are returning for the 2012-13 school year. This year will be a little different- with two Dearborn County school districts on balanced calendar, and one starting next year, the story chapters will run during the weeks everyone in scheduled to be in school. Use the stories in the classroom or just offer them to the kids to read on their own! The Little Mermaid, by Hans Christian Andersen, runs in The Journal-Press has 11 chapters, and will wrap up before Christmas break. This is the original story with only slight editing. Teachers and students will enjoy comparing and contrasting the original tale with the modern story they are familiar with. The story has sequences and an ending that will surprise students. The recommended reading age ranges from six to 12 years old. The story will run Tuesdays in The Journal-Press on the following dates: ❑❑ Sept. 18, 25 ❑❑ Oct. 2, 23, 30 ❑❑ Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 ❑❑ Dec. 4, 11 The story for The Dearborn County Register, The Ghost in the Courthouse Statuehowever, is 16-chap-
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ters. Eight will be printed before Christmas break, with the remaining eight appearing after Christmas break. The Ghost in the Courthouse Statute is written by Bill Bailey and illustrated by Michelle Duckworth. The story is made possible by the Newspaper Association of America. In this 16-chapter story, young Donnie Hutch and his puppet, Humpty, embark on a tumultuous journey of discovery. Join Donnie and Humpty as their daily adventures have them meeting a ghost, helping the town newspaper and exposing the crooked deeds of local law officers. A teacher’s guide is available for this story and will be posted at www.thedcregister.com in the NIE section. The story will run Thursdays in The Dearborn County Register on the following dates: ❑❑ Sept. 20, 27 ❑❑ Oct. 4, 25 ❑❑ Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29 ❑❑ Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 ❑❑ Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 The stories will be available through paper delivery or online for teachers choosing the e-editions of the newspapers. For more information about NIE and the serial stories contact Denise Freitag Burdette, 1-812537-0063, or at newsroom@registerpublications. com.
All Saints Homeschool Association (for Catholic homeschoolers): 637-9183; Pat Little, president, 22269 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Arrows From God: Kimberly Smith, 812-7444795. Christian support group for homeschooling mothers. Christian Home Educators of Cincinnati, 4872284; Sara Barkdoll, leader, 21224 Mt. Pleasant Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, www.chechome. org. Southeastern Indiana Christian Association of Home Educators, (812) 623-4197, President Larry and Jill Mobley, 24992 Graf Road, Guilford, IN 47022. www.seiche.com or dearborncounty. org/private.html.
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L’burg schools: change is good A balanced calendar will be piloted for three years beginning in 2012-13. The new school year will still have a couple months of summer vacation, but it will begin earlier with longer fall and spring breaks. During the 2012 season, the Lawrenceburg High School girls and boys soccer teams proved they were tough teams to beat, both making their ways to the state semi-finals. A small-town school corporation with some urban amenities, LCSC has a strong tradition of topflight academics, arts and athletics. Eleven students have been named National Merit Scholars in the past 20 years from a corporation with a projected enrollment of over 1,925 for 2012-13. Enrollment for 2012-13 is 570 at LHS, 435 at GMS, 450 at CES and 470 at LPS. In 2010-11, about 44 LHS students attended the Southeastern Career Center, Versailles. LCSC has memberships in the Ripley-OhioDearborn Special Education Cooperative, Southeastern Career Center, Southwestern Ohio Instructional Television Association and the Wilson Education Center. In 2010-11 the corporation employed 108 full-time and two part-time teachers, and five counselors. The school board regularly meets at Greendale Middle School, the second Monday monthly. The time is 6 p.m. For more information, call 537-7200 or go to www.lburg.k12.in.us.
*Vice President, Patrick Myers: 537-3251; 17232 Scenic Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. *Secretary, Shirley Seitz: 537-0315; 104 Catalpa Ave., Lawrenceburg (Greendale), IN 47025. Member, Mark Knigga: 537-4060; 352 Schnebelt St., Lawrenceburg (Greendale), IN 47025. Member, Bryan Johnson: 537-4060; 181 Hardwood Ridge, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Member, Kevin Mollaun: 537-2537; 835 Sunset Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Member: Greg McAdams: 537-5341; 15814 Elizabeth Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.
Superintendent, Karl Galey: 537-7201; 300 Tiger Blvd., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Business Manager, Pam Taylor: 537-7202; 300 Tiger Blvd., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Attorney: Lisa DeHart Lehner: 537-2375; 208 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.
Lawrenceburg High School: 537-7219; 100 Tiger Blvd., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Bill Snyder, principal. Greendale Middle School: 537-7259; 200 Tiger Blvd., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Kevin Self, principal. Central Elementary School: 537-7279; 500 Short St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Andrea Spaeth, principal. Lawrenceburg Primary School: 537-7239: 400 Tiger Blvd., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Tammy Gregory, principal.
Board of Education
*President, Kelly Mollaun: 537-0858; 17881 Pribble Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.
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dents with out-of-school suspensions for one to 10 days will be required to attend the classroom portion of the day from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Greendale Cabin off Nowlin Avenue in Greendale. After breaking for lunch, students will perform community service under the supervision of the county community corrections department. Director is Ashley Anderson, supervisor is Tully Anderson. Call GMS or LHS for more information. Extended Day Learning Program: 537-7239; Lawrenceburg Primary School, 400 Tiger Blvd., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Gifted/Talented Program: 537-7279; Central Elementary School, 500 Short St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Title I: 537-7279, Central Elementary School, 500 Short St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, and 537-7239, Lawrenceburg Primary School, 400 Tiger Blvd., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Fully Integrated Program: 537-7279, Central Elementary School, 500 Short St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, and 537-7239, Lawrenceburg Primary School, 400 Tiger Blvd., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Vocational Education Program: 537-7219; Lawrenceburg High School, 100 Tiger Blvd., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. LeeAnn Ambs, director.
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Continued from Page 17 Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn Special Education Cooperative: The ROD Cooperative provides classes and support for students in local schools. Special staffing and program support are provided to students who exhibit learning, emotional and mental handicaps, visual and hearing problems, autism, traumatic brain injuries and chronic health issues that affect learning. Preschool services are provided for students with developmental disabilities in local schools. For more information, call ROD Director Cheryl Corning at 6232212, or write P.O. Box 238, Sunman, IN 47041.
Lawrenceburg Schools Endowment Corporation
The endowment corporation oversees riverboat gambling money shared by the county and City of Lawrenceburg. The money is used to fund school programs through grant applications submit ted by teachers and administrators. Steve Wagner: 537-0981; 91 Tebbs Ave., (Greendale), IN 47025. Charles McNimery: 537-3487; 231 Feller Ave., Lawrenceburg (Greendale), IN 47025. Steve Wagner: Lawrenceburg, (Greendale), IN 47025. Roger Bipes: 537-0557; 547 Hayes St., Lawrenceburg (Greendale), IN 47025. Darin Kroger: 537-4831; 510 Sheldon St., Lawrenceburg (Greendale), IN 47025. Al Tebbs: Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 Attorney, David King: 537-2522; Ewbank & Kramer Law Offices, P.O. Box 4200 Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.
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Thursday, Aug. 2 - first student day Monday, Sept. 3 - no school, Labor Day Friday, Oct. 5 - end first nine weeks Friday, Oct. 8 through Friday, Oct. 19 - no school, fall break Week of October 29- parent-teacher conferences Thursday, Nov. 22, Friday, Nov. 23 - Thanksgiving break Friday Dec. 21 - end second nine weeks and first semester. Monday, Dec. 24 through Friday Jan. 4- Winter break Monday, Jan. 7 - school resumes Monday, Jan. 21 - no school, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, snow makeup day
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❑❑ Monday, Feb. 18 - no school, Presidents’ Day; snow makeup day ❑❑ Friday, March 15 - end third nine weeks ❑❑ Monday, March 18 - Friday, March 29 - no school, spring break (March 18-22 will be used as snow make-up days and/or remediation/enrichment programs.) ❑❑ Monday, May 27 - no, school Memorial Day ❑❑ Thursday, May 30- last student day, end fourth nine weeks and second semester. ❑❑ Friday, May 31 - last teacher work day- half day in a.m. ❑❑ Saturday, June 8- graduation, 2 p.m. LHS gym
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South Dearborn welcomes new super
The new school year brought a new calendar, a new superintendent and a new interim principal to South Dearborn High School. Dr. John Merhle took over as superintendent after Tom Book retired, leaving a superintendent spot open at South Ripley schools. Former SDHS principal Rob Morehead left to become the South Ripley superintendent, leaving the top high school spot open for Jason Cheek, named interim SDHS principal. South Dearborn switched to a balanced calendar format for 2012-13.
As part of its ongoing community outreach effort, the South Dearborn Community School Community School Corporation planned to hold some board meetings at the different corporation schools and in the community.
The corporationâ€™s six schools are Aurora Elementary School, Moores Hill School, Manchester School, Dillsboro School, South Dearborn Middle School and South Dearborn High School. Enrollment at AES is 676; Dillsboro, 277;
Manchester, 307; Moores Hill, 307; SDMS, 455; and SDHS, 918. Students at all South Dearborn schools are offered a variety of extracurricular and enrichment activities, and students with special needs are served through the Ripley-OhioDearborn Special Education Cooperative in their neighborhood school and at ROD headquarters in Sunman. For information about special programs or events call the school or ROD. The school corporationâ€™s board usually meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the administration building, 6109 Squire Place, Aurora. However, rotating community locations also are scheduled.
Superintendent, Dr. John Mehrle: 926-2090. Administrative Assistant, Robert Rollins: 9262090. Administrative Assistant, Jack Heller: 926-2090.
Board of Education
*President, Daryl L. Cutter: 432-5704; 8937 Ind.
262, Dillsboro, IN 47018. Vice President, Gene P. Ferguson: (No phone number available); 5073 Briarwood Drive, Aurora, IN 47001. Member, Anthony Hummel: 926-3606, 9846 Texas Gas Road, Aurora, IN 47001. *Member, Terry W. Luhrsen: 926-1925, 11200 Lattire Road, Aurora, IN 47001. *Member, Karla S. Raab: 744-4615; 12563 Sparta Pike, Moores Hill, IN 47032. *Member, Patricia A. Rahe: 926-2826; 204 Hillview Drive, Aurora, IN 47001. Member, Roger L. Rullman: 926-1884, 215 Mechanic St., Aurora, IN 47001.
Aurora Elementary School: 926-2222; 6098 Squire Place, Aurora, IN 47001; grades kindergarten through six. Eric Lows, principal. Dillsboro School: 432-5438; 13200 North St., Dillsboro, IN 47018; grades kindergarten through six. Gary Russell, principal.
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Continued from Page 19 Manchester School: 926-1140; 9487 Ind. 48, Aurora, IN 47001; grades kindergarten through six. Janet Platt, principal. Moores Hill School: 744-3184; 14733 Main St., Moores Hill, IN 47032; grades kindergarten through six. Beverly Moore, principal. South Dearborn Middle School: 926-6298; 5850 Squire Place, Aurora, IN 47001; grades seven and eight. Todd Bowers, principal. South Dearborn High School: 926-3772; 5770 Highlander Place (off Ind. 350), Aurora, IN 47001; grades 9-12. Jason Cheek, interim principal.
Alternative Classroom: High school and middle students with out-of-school suspensions for one to 10 days will be required to attend the classroom portion of the day from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Greendale Cabin off Nowlin Avenue in Greendale. After breaking for lunch, students will perform community service under the supervision of the county community corrections department. Director is Ashley Anderson, supervisor is Tully Anderson. Call SDMS or SDHS for more information. Title I: Aurora and Moores Hill elementary schools offer remedial reading classes through the Title I grant program. The goal is to improve overall reading ability and increase learning potential. Dillsboro and Manchester Elementary School, though not Title I schools, offer remedial reading as well. High Ability: Children identified with demonstrated
or potential abilities may qualify for honors or enrichment classes, special programs, projects or activities, depending on grade level. South Dearborn Schools are working to provide high-ability students with challenging and supportive levels of educational services determined through planning and assessment. Vocational Education: SDHS students who select a career development program attend the Southeastern Career Center, Versailles, during junior and senior years. Contact SDHS, 926-3772. Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn Special Education Cooperative: The corporation is a member of the ROD Cooperative, which provides classes for students in home schools and the ROD center, Sunman. Special staffing and program support are provided for students who have learning disabilities. For more information, call ROD Director Cheryl Corning at 623-2212, or write P.O. Box 238, Sunman, IN 47041.
South Dearborn School Endowment Corporation
Mechanic St., Aurora, IN 47001. Secretary-treasurer, John Mehrle: 926-2090 . Member, Anthony Hummel: 926-3606, 9846 Texas Gas Road, Aurora, IN 47001. Member, Judy Hizer: 926-2499; 5708 Jandel Drive, Aurora, IN 47001.
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A separate entity from the school corporation, the endowment corporation administers riverboat gambling money shared by the county and city of Lawrenceburg. The money provides programs not normally funded by the school corporation. Teachers and support staff submit grant applications to the endowment corporation. It is operated by a board of directors: President, Judy Ullrich: 926-0132, 16925 Ind. 148, Aurora, IN 47001. Vice President, Roger L. Rullman: 926-1884, 215
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Wenday, Aug. 1 - First day of school Monday, Sept. 3 - Labor Day, no school Friday, Oct. 5 - Farmers Fair/teacher in-service, no school Monday, Oct. 8, to Friday, Oct. 19- Fall break, no school Thursday, Nov. 22, Friday, Nov. 23 - Thanksgiving break Monday, Dec. 24 to Friday, Jan. 4- Christmas break Monday, Jan. 7- Classes resume. Monday, Jan. 21 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - no school (First snow makeup day) Monday, Feb. 18 - President’s Day - no school (Second snow makeup day) Monday, March 18- Friday, March 22 - Spring break- No School (Snow make-up days) Monday, March 25- Friday, March 29 - Spring break- No school Tuesday, April 1- Classes resume Monday, May 27- Memorial Day- No school Tuesday, May 30 - Last student day Friday, May 31 - Last teacher work day or make-up day /graduation (pending make-up days) Monday, June 3- Make-up Day Tuesday, June 4- Make-up Day Wednesday, June 5- Make-up Day Thursday, June 6- Make-up Day Friday , June 7- Alternate graduation date (pending make-up days).
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Sunman-Dearborn adds all-day kindergarten Offering full-day kindergarten for the first time, Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation started the 2012-2013 school year with 4,150 students enrolled, though the official state count wouldn't come till September. With its general fund in the black for the second year in a row, the school district hoped to remain financially sound. S-D began 2010 with its general fund $2.7 million in the red, and took many steps to fix the district’s financial problems, from enticing teachers to retire with incentives and riffing additional teachers after the state cut k-12 public school funding in early 2010. The central offices were moved into the high school. In summer 2012, the former administrative building in Jackson Township was sold. Meanwhile. ROD became an interlocal agency, with its own board, rather than falling under the S-D board. Unlike other schools participating in ROD, S-D did not adopt a balanced calendar in the 2012-2013 school year after parents protested against the idea. S-D's first day of school was Monday, Aug. 13, about a week and a half later than the others. In 2010, the board created a new mission statement: “to create a culture of educational excellence for each student.” The district had taken steps in that direction by achieving national accreditation through Advanc-Ed/North Central Accreditation during the 2009-2010 school year. The corporation is made up of Jackson, Kelso, Logan, York, Harrison and Miller townships in northern Dearborn County, and a large part of Adams Township in northeastern Ripley County. There are about 4,150 students in kindergarten through 12th grade and 229 teaching staff, including administrators. East Central High School has 68 certified staff for the student enrollment of 1,370. About 50 percent of graduates annually pursue a four-year college degree, while 27 percent pursue a two-year degree. EC is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has a First Class Commission from the Indiana State Department of Public Instruction. Sunman-Dearborn Middle School consists of seventh and eighth grades. There are 680 students enrolled and 33 certified staff.SunmanDearborn Intermediate School has 31 certified staff for the 627 students enrolled. Children in kindergarten through fourth grades attend S-D’s three elementaries. North Dearborn Elementary School started the year with 630 students and a certified staff of 34. Sunman Elementary School has an enrollment of 407. There are 24 certified staff members. Bright Elementary School has 436 enrolled, and a certified staff of 25. The corporation also has four administrators in its central office. The board of education meets in regular session on the second Thursday monthly, usually at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at East Central High School, 1 Trojan Place, St. Leon, IN 47012. For more information, call 623-2291, fax 623-3341. Or go to the corporation's website to contact individual administrators or schools, or for more information: www.sunmandearborn.k12.in.us.
Superintendent, Dr. Jeff Hendrix: 623-2291. Director of Support Services, Tom Harris: 623-2291. Director of Financial Operations, Charlie Blake: 623-2291. Director of Human Resources, Mary Ann Baines: 623-2291. Attorney, Frank G. Kramer: 537-2522.
Board of Education President Jeff Lyness: 656-8822; 5801 Falcon Way, Guilford, IN 47022. Vice President Michael Norman: 934-3859; 13989 N. County Road 650 E., Batesville, IN 47006. *Secretary, Cindie Fox: 584-2546; 6068 York Ridge Road, Guilford, IN 47022 . Member Glenn Scholl: 576-0601; 7211 N. Dearborn Road, Guilford, IN 47022. *Member Brandon “Dusty” Burress: 637-1124; 25536 Carr Road, West Harrison, IN 47060. *Member, Dave Anderson: 623-2950; 10963 Batta Road, Sunman, IN 47041. Member, Joyce Huffman: 637-3774; 22243 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Schools
Bright Elementary School: 637-4600, fax 637-4606; 22593 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Norbert Goessling, principal. North Dearborn Elementary School: 656-8383, fax 656-8383; 5687 North Dearborn Road, Guilford, IN 47022. Jeff Bond, principal. Sunman Elementary School: 623-2235, fax 623-4330; 11589 North Ind. 101, Sunman, IN 47041. Cynthia Morton, principal. Sunman-Dearborn Intermediate School: 576-1900, fax 576-1901; 17650 Old State Road 1, St. Leon, IN 47012. Chris Vennemeier, principal. Sunman-Dearborn Middle School: 576-3500, fax 576-3506; 8356 Schuman Road, St. Leon, IN 47012. Lisa Baudendistel, principal. East Central High School: 576-4811, fax 576-2047; 1 Trojan Place, St. Leon, IN 47012. Robert Shipley, principal.
Special Programs Accelerated Math: Students take a level placement test. Each level is divided by state standards. Students may progress to another level after they have mastered the previous one. Students work at their own pace. Growth of two grade levels is not uncommon. Students in grades one through five can be in the program. Contact the individual elementary school principal for more details. Accelerated Reading: Students take a level placement test. Each level is geared toward a student’s ability. Books in the school library are set up by these levels. Students work at their own pace. Students in grades one through eight can be in the program. Contact the individual elementary, intermediate or middle school principal for more details. Chapter I: Funds are used for remedial reading and math instruction in grades four through six, using teacher assistants. Gifted and Talented: A program to enrich the curriculum for gifted and talented students is provided by clustering students. Advanced classes are offered at the middle school *Office up for election in 2012
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and high school. Writing-to-Read and Writing-to-Write: Computer programs are offered to students in kindergarten, grade one and grade two. Through the use of computer technology, students enhance their reading and writing skills. Advanced Placement Classes: Advanced Placement Classes are offered at East Central High School. Students in grade 12 can earn college credits if scores on the Advanced Placement Tests are high enough. Call 576-4811. Vocational Education: Sunman-Dearborn students who select a career development program attend the Southeastern Career Center, Versailles, during junior and senior years. Call 576-4811. Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn Special Education Cooperative: The corporation is a member of the ROD Cooperative. Special staffing and program support are provided for students who have learning disabilities, reading deficiencies, speech and hearing problems, or problems associated with mental retardation. For more information, call ROD Director Cheryl Corning at 623-2212, or write 925 N. Meridian, Suite 100, Sunman, IN 47041. Alternative Classroom: High school and middle students
with out-of-school suspensions for one to 10 days will be required to attend the classroom portion of the day from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Greendale Cabin off Nowlin Avenue in Greendale. After breaking for lunch, students will perform community service under the supervision of the county community corrections department. Director is Ashley Anderson, supervisor is A.J. Gray. Call S-DMS or ECHS for more information. Endowment Corporation Board
Cindie Fox: 487-2598; 6068 York Ridge Road, Guilford, IN 47022 Dr. Jeff Hendrix: 623-2291; 1 Trojan Road, Suite B; St. Leon, IN 47012 Art Little: 637-1258; 22297 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 Scott Daniels, 20813 Alpine Drive, Hidden Valley Lake, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 Dave Anderson: 623-2950; 10963 Batta Road, Sunman, IN 47041
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Thursday, Aug. 9, & Friday, Aug. 10 - teacher work days Monday, Aug. 13 - first student day Monday, Sept. 3 - Labor Day, no school Friday, Oct. 12 - End of first grading period Wednesday, Oct. 17 - parent-teacher conferences, stu-
dents not present ❑❑ Thursday, Oct. 18 - Friday, Oct. 19 - fall vacation day, no school ❑❑ Thursday, Nov. 22, Friday, Nov. 23 - Thanksgiving vacation, no school ❑❑ Friday, Dec. 21 - end of first semester & second grading period. ❑❑ Monday, Dec. 24 - Christmas vacation begins ❑❑ Wednesday, Jan. 2 - teacher records day ❑❑ Thursday, Jan. 3 - first day of school after holiday break, and start of second semester ❑❑ Friday, March 8 - end of third grading period ❑❑ Monday, March 18, through Friday, March 22 – Snow make-up days if needed; otherwise no school. ❑❑ Monday, March 25, through Friday, March 29, spring vacation. ❑❑ Thursday, May 23 - last student day, end of fourth grading period and end of second semester. ❑❑ Friday, May 24 - teacher records day ❑❑ Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day, no school ❑❑ Sunday, June 2 - East Central High School graduation Calendar may be lengthened or shortened to make 180 student days. If needed, additional snow makeup days begin May 24.
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Expanding educational opportunities Miami University: Oxford, OH 45056; 1-513-529-1809; www.regionals.muohio.edu/ admission. Type of institution: public state-assisted university; regional branches in Hamilton, Luxembourg, Middletown, and Voice of America in West Chester; Numbers and types of degrees: 14 associate, 106 bachelor, 50 master, and 13 doctorate. The University of Cincinnati: 2624 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45221; 1-513-556-6000; Type of institution: public state-assisted university; regional branches in Blue Ash, Raymond Walters College; and Batavia, Clermont College; Numbers and types of degrees: 49 associate, 103 bachelor, 85 master, 72 doctorate and certificate programs. Out of state tuition is reduced 50% for Dearborn, Ohio and other southeastern Indiana counties. Northern Kentucky University: Louie B. Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, Ky. 41099; 1-859572-5220 or 1-800-637-9948; Type of institution: public state-assisted university; Numbers and types of degrees: eight associate, 60 bachelor, 16 master, two professional. Xavier University: 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45207; 1-513-745-3000 or 1-800-344-4698; Type of institution: private university; Numbers and types of degrees: 19 associate, 63 bachelor, 18 master, and 1 doctorate, with 32 concentrations. Cincinnati State Technical and Community College: 3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45223; 1-513-569-1500 or 1-513-861-7700; www.cincinnatistate.edu. Type of institution: two-year state-assisted comprehensive community college with focus on cooperative education/clinical practice. The college has a campus at Cincinnati West Airport in Harrison, which it owns, where the aviation maintenance technology programs and some general education course work are housed. Its workforce development center is located in Evendale. Numbers and types of degrees: 75 associate, 66 certificates. College of Mount St. Joseph: 5701 Delhi Road, Cincinnati, OH 45233; 1-513-244-4200 or 1-800-654-9314; Type of institution: Four-year liberal arts college; Numbers and types of degrees: 11 associate, 42 bachelor, 5 master. Thomas More College: 333 Thomas More Parkway; Crestview Hills, Ky. 41017; 1-859344-3332 or 1-800-825-4557; www.thomasmore.edu. Type of institution: private four-year college with liberal arts emphasis; Numbers and types of degrees: 30 associate, 32 bachelor, eight pre-professional programs, and master, in business administration, and master of arts in teaching. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Lawrenceburg Campus: 50 Walnut St./500 Industrial Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; 1-812-537-4010; Type of institution: two-year state-assisted community college; offers 26 associate, five technical certificates, and seven workforce certifications. Madison Campus: 590 Ivy Tech Drive, Madison, IN 47250; 1-812265-2580; offers 24 associate, 10 technical certificates and six workforce certifications. Both campuses have a partnership with Indiana University East for three bachelor completion programs held on campus. Indiana’s largest college or university with twenty-three campuses throughout Indiana; www.ivytech.edu/southeast. Indiana College Network: 1630 Meridian St, Suite 350, Indianapolis, IN 46202; 1-800426-8899, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.icn.org; Type of institution: collaboration of colleges and universities that helps students locate and access college courses offered via distance education; provides distance learning via satellite TV, Internet, two-way interactive video conferencing, videotape, CD-ROM and traditional print-based correspondence; handles 2,600 courses each year, listed an a searchable online database, for Indiana State University, Indiana University, Purdue University, Ball State University, Taylor University, University of Southern Indiana, Vincennes University, Ivy Tech Community College, University of India-
Education Center of Rising Sun
The Education Center of Rising Sun became a reality when the Lilly Endowment Inc. provided $38 million in grants to the Region 9 EcO15 initiative. Economic Opportunities Through Education by 2015 (EcO15) has provided grants which funded educational programs associated with Advanced Manufacturing, Heathcare, and Hospitality/Tourism for 10 counties in Southeastern Indiana, including Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland. The goal of EcO15 is to advance people in the Southeast Indiana region by at least one level in their education, training, job placement, and income level. The project over time will help thousands of residents in the region enhance their economic and educational well-being and overall quality of life. In addition, EcO15 will increase skill levels and the quality of the work force, which in turn supports existing companies while boosting the economy and creating a higher quality of life for residents in this region. Offerings at the Education Center of Rising Sun include: START "Skills, Tasks, and Results Training Program;" Open Computer Lab (open during office hours)/ Call for additional evening hours; Lego Robotics Camp/Team. What is START? The Skills, Tasks, and Results Training Program, developed by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), is a curriculum designed to give learners actual industry skills needed to secure a long-term career in the lodging industry. This program covers 12 of the major line-level positions in the hospitality industry and teaches the skills and tasks necessary to do each job. In addition, the student learns about the lodging industry, guest service, professionalism, safety and much more! Learners will be exposed to guest speakers from the industry, field trips to hotels, resume building and mock interviews. Program Benefits for Learners: ❑❑ Provides specific skills and knowledge leading to professional certification ❑❑ Prepares students for entry-level lodging positions ❑❑ Promotes confidence and positive work ethics ❑❑ Provides smooth transition to higher-level hospitality For more information call, email or visit Debbie Thomason, EcO15 CoordinatorOhio County, 591 Smart Drive, P.O. Box 170, Rising Sun, IN 47040; Phone: 812-4382437, Fax: 812-438-2472, Cell: 812-584-8011; email: email@example.com. napolis, Indiana Wesleyan University, University of St. Francis and Saint Mary-of-the Woods College. Numbers and types of degrees: 73 certificate, endorsement and licensure programs; 23 associate,; 18 bachelor, degree/completion programs; 29 master,; one doctorate. Purdue University College of Technology Columbus/Greensburg: Student services, 4444 Kelly St., Columbus, IN 47203, 1-812-348-2025; 422 E. Central Ave., Suite 2, Greensburg, IN 47240, 1-812-662-8686; Type of institution: public state-assisted university. Classes offered in Columbus and Greensburg. Numbers and types of degrees: four bachelor, two associate and two certificates.
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LifeTime Resources is first step in long-term care search There is a helpful new information and resource connection available to all Indiana residents called Aging and Disability Resource Centers. In 2003 the first ADRC came into the national long-term care arena. This program is a collaborative effort of the Administration on Aging and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services designed to streamline access to long-term care options including community living for older adults and persons with disabilities. ADRCs serve as integrated points of entry to the long-term care system for all consumers regardless of income. They are designed to alleviate many of the frustrations consumers and their families experience when trying to access information and services in order to make educated long term care decisions. Integrated points of entry strive to reduce consumer confusion by encouraging individual choice and informed decision-making. Aging and Disability Resource Centers have been operating in parts of Indiana for approximately two years beginning with two pilot
centers, one in Northeast Indiana and one in Southwest Indiana. There are now 16 ADRCs located throughout Indiana. LifeTime Resources located in Dillsboro, Indiana became a certified Aging and Disability Resource Center in September of 2008. Local residents can call 812-432-6200 to receive information from the ADRC, or visit the website at www.lifetimeresources.org.
Functions of an ADRC include: Awareness and Information
❑❑ Public education ❑❑ Information on long-term care options
❑❑ Options counseling ❑❑ Benefits counseling ❑❑ Employment options counseling ❑❑ Referral ❑❑ Crisis intervention ❑❑ Planning for future needs ❑❑ Access
❑❑ Eligibility screening ❑❑ Private pay services ❑❑ Comprehensive assessment ❑❑ Programmatic eligibility determination ❑❑ Medicaid financial eligibility determination ❑❑ One-stop access to all public programs
Individuals who find themselves in need of long term care information or services or in a caregiver situation can benefit from the resources the ADRC offers. ` The ADRC can link the individual in need to available services and allow them to maintain independence and remain in their home as long as possible. LifeTime Resources serves Dearborn, Ohio, Switzerland, Ripley and Jefferson counties. Certified Information and Resource Specialists tap into the extensive database of resources to provide you with the information you need. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The ADRC is the one-stop shop for services. If you find yourself in need of information or services, call LifeTime Resources, 432-6200 or 877-234-3641, to help you navigate the long term care system.
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LifeTime Resources, Inc. is one of 16 area agencies on aging in Indiana and one of at least 650 in the nation. The not-for-profit agency has served the community for almost 35 years as the primary agency responsible for planning, coordinating, and funding services for elderly persons, and selected services for disabled persons and the general public. The agency’s mission is to provide services that help people maintain their independence. LifeTime Resources is governed by an 11-member board of directors, assisted by a 10-member advisory council comprised primarily of senior citizens. The agency employs about 90 people, with about 45 percent in parttime positions. The main office is at 13091 Benedict Drive, Dillsboro, IN 47018, 1-812-432-5215. The executive director is Sally Beckley. Services are provided equitably throughout the agency’s service delivery area made up of Dearborn, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland, and Jefferson counties. Care management offices are in Dillsboro, Versailles and Madison. Senior Nutrition Activity Centers, called SNAC’s, are located throughout the five-county area. Catch-A-Ride public transportation service, which provides transportation for all ages, operates in Decatur and Jennings counties in addition to the other five counties. Specialized transportation services are available for se-
niors 60 or older and persons with disabilities. Catch-A-Ride can be reached at 1-812-4323960 or 1-800-330-7603.
Senior Nutrition Activity Centers (SNACs) Lawrenceburg: 539-2102; Dearborn Adult Center. North Dearborn Village: 656-8200. Moores Hill: 744-8657. Rising Sun: 438-2468. Senior groups ❑❑ Friendly Senior Citizens: 432-3682; Arnold Cutter, president, 12667 Lenover St., Dillsboro, IN 47018. ❑❑ I & M Retirees: 532-3171; Tammy Bovard, president, 800 AEP Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. ❑❑ Loving Grandmothers Club: 576-2105; Shelly Snapp, president, 25363 Rider Lane, Guilford, IN 47022. ❑❑ Retired & Senior Volunteer Program: 539-4005; Mary Lewis, director, P.O. Box 4194, 98 E. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. ❑❑ Dearborn County Retired Teachers Association: 6235125; Jim Pierce, president, 12462 North Dearborn Road, Sunman, IN 47041. ❑❑ Seagram Retirees: 537-1087; Cliff Bushorn, president, 223 Harriett St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. ❑❑ Dearborn Adult Center: 539-3113; Marie Edwards, director; Cobb Lacey, president; Tom DeVille, vice president, 311 W. Tate St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Senior residences, care centers ❑❑ Chateau of Batesville: 812-932-8888; 44 Chateau Blvd., Batesville, IN 47006; Kim Schmidt, administrator. ❑❑ Dillsboro Village Apartments: 432-5282; 10145 Alpha Drive, Dillsboro, IN 47018; Lifetime Housing
Group. ❑❑ Englewood Place: 537-4916; 60 Doughty Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; Village Management, owners. ❑❑ Fairhaven East: 537-5880; 455 St. Clair St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; Mick McNimery, manager. ❑❑ Fairhaven West: 537-5880; 137 Vine St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; Mick McNimery, manager. ❑❑ Greendale Village Apartments: 537-0164; 489 Ludlow St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; Donna Lane, manager. ❑❑ Harborview Apartments: 926-3393; 110 Exporting St., Aurora, IN 47001. ❑❑ Lawrenceburg Village Apartments: 537-4913; 410 Valley Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; Angela Lynam, manager. ❑❑ Lutheran Manor: 537-1305; 15 Village Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; Regina Hill, manager. ❑❑ North Dearborn Village Apartments: 656-8800; 25795 Unity St., West Harrison, IN 47060; Lifetime Housing Group. ❑❑ Pine Knoll Assisted Living Center: 537-4422; 607 Wilson Creek Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; ❑❑ Ridgewood Health Camus: 537-5700; 181 Campus Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; ❑❑ River Park Apartments: 926-2212; 439 Park Ave., Aurora, IN 47001. ❑❑ Shady Nook Care Center: 537-0930; 36 Valley Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; ❑❑ The Waters of Dillsboro-Ross Manor: 432-5226; P.O. Box 37, 12803 Lenover St., Dillsboro, IN 47018; The Waters Consulting Group, owner. ❑❑ Woodland Hills Care Center: 537-1132; 403 Bielby Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; Rob Schoenefeld, administrator.
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From roads to courts to zoning it’s covered Departments
Dearborn County departments may be accessed through the county switchboard, 215 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, 537-1040 or dialed direct. The toll-free phone number for calls placed in Indiana is 1-800-531-1041. A local call from Cincinnati is 1-513-564-8700.
Animal Control/PAWS Humane Center: Director Becky Foster 200 Charles A. Liddle Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. 577-0829. www.pawsofdearborncounty.org Assessor’s Office: 537-8809; Assessor Gary Hensley Sr., 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Attorney’s office: 537-4500, Atttorney Andrew Baudendistel, 60 E. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Auditor’s Office: 537-8807, Auditor Gayle Pennington, 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Building Inspection and Weights and Measures: 537-8822; Building Commissioner Bill Shelton, 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Child Protection Services: 537-5131; Sandra Ante, 230 Mary Ave., Suite 150, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Civil Defense and Emergency Management: 537-8855; Director Bill Black Jr., 401 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. *Clerk’s Office: 537-8867; Clerk Phil Weaver, 215 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Community Corrections: 537-8842; Executive Director Terri Dillard, Hoosier Square, 215 W. William St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. *Coroner’s Office: 537-3431 Coroner Wes Holt, 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Dearborn Circuit Court: 537-8865; Judge James D. Humphrey, 215 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Dearborn Circuit Court Probation Department: 537-8876; Chief Probation Officer Steve Bradley, Hoosier Square, 215 W. William St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Dearborn Superior Court No. 1: 537-8874; Judge Jonathan N. Cleary, 215 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. *Dearborn Superior Court No. 2: 537-8800; Sally Blankenship, 215 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Dearborn Superior Courts Probation Department: 532-3255; Chief Probation Officer Jennifer Lyness, Hoosier Square 215 W. William St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Dearborn County Administrator: 532-2085; Teresa Randall, 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Health Department: 537-8826; Health Officer Dr. Gary Scudder, 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Juvenile Detention Center: 537-8740; Director Traci Agner, 219 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Planning and Zoning: 537-8821; Director Mark McCormack, 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Prosecutor’s Office: 537-8884; Prosecutor Aaron Negangard, 215 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Recorder’s Office: 537-8837; Recorder Glenn Wright, 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Sheriff’s Department: 537-8730; Sheriff Michael Kreinhop, 301 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.
Soil and Water Conservation Office: 926-2406, ext. 3, fax 926-4412,
10729 Randall Ave., Suite 2, Aurora, IN 47001; Board of Supervisors: Chairman Marshall
Alford, 15778 W. County Line Road, Moores Hill, IN 47032; Vice- Chair John Kruse, 25050 Kruse Lane, Sunman, IN 47041; Brad Dawson, 22684 Sawdon Ridge Road, Guilford, IN 47022; Randy Ickenroth, 11704 Ind. 350, Moores Hill, IN 47032; and Mike Heffelmire, 8868 Arlington Road, Dillsboro, IN 47018 Office Staff: NRCS District Conservationist, Mark DePoy; District Coordinator, Rita Cutter; Environmental Technician/Educator, Vickie Smith; Stormwater Coordinator, Jennifer Hughes; andHogan Creek Watershed Coordinator, Heather Wirth;www.dearbornswcd.org.
Solid Waste Management District: 926-9963; Director B.J. Ault, 10700 Prospect Lane, Aurora, IN 47001. *Surveyor’s Office: 532-3216; Surveyor Dennis Kraus Jr., 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Transportation Department: 655-9394 Director Todd Listerman, 10255 Randall Ave., Aurora, IN 47001. *Treasurer’s Office: 537-8811; Treasurer Barbara Kaffenberger, 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Veterans Service Office: 537-8819; Officer Michael Burgess, 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Welfare Department: 1-800-403-0864.
Commissioners Meetings are at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday and at 9 a.m. the third Tuesday, at 215 B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Office: 537-1040.
*Jeff Hughes, president: 637-2317; 1702 Yodel Odel Lane, Lawrenceburg
(Hidden Valley Lake), IN 47025. (1st district). Cell: 584-6407 *Tom Orschell: 576-3753; 27617 Old Ind. 1, West Harrison, IN 47060. (2nd district). Cell: 907-0939. Shane McHenry: 926-0821; 7 David Drive, Aurora, IN 47001. (3rd district). Cell: 577-7270.
Council Liz Morris: 637-0522; 23706 Mountain Meadows Court, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 (1st district). *Office up for election in 2012
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Continued from Page 29 Dan Lansing: 537-7041; 321 Schnebelt St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 (2nd district). Jim Hughes: 432-9410; 8284 Kachina Trail, Dillsboro, IN, 47018 (3rd district). Dennis Kraus Sr.,president: 623-2320; 24408 Graf Road, Sunman, IN 47041 (4th district). *Maynard Barrett: 926-0058; 15784 Highland Ave, Aurora, IN 47001 (at large). *Bryan Messmore: 487-2146; 4374 Messmore Lane, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 (at large). *Bill Ullrich: 926-0575; 103 Deborah Lane, Aurora, IN 47001 (at large).
Health Board Michael K. Hankins, chairman: 637-1690; 26301 Farmland Drive, Guilford, IN 47022. Dr. Gary Scudder, health officer: 438-2555; Rising Sun Medical Center, Inc., 230 Sixth St., Rising Sun, IN 47040. Dr. Stephen Eliason: 537-2989; 1303 Gleneagle Place, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Dr. Harbans Gill: 418-3271; 276 Bielby Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Allen Goodman: 637-1559; 100 Industrial Drive, Suite 102, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Steve Hubbard, D.V.M.: 637-1345; 24505 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Gerald Miller: 744-3576; 16966 Hogan Hill Road, Moores Hill, IN 47032. Donald Rechtin, R.P.H.: 744-3829; 15294 Ireland Road, Moores Hill, IN 47032.
Plan Commission Office: 537-8821; 215B West High St., Suite 300, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Mike Hall, president: 537-5384; 618 Main St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Dennis Kraus Jr., vice president: 623-1094; 24470 Ester Ridge Road, Sunman, IN 47041. Russell Beiersdorfer: 623-2803; 24611 Van Wedding Road, Sunman, IN 47041. Mike Hornbach: 926-1189; 229 Main St., Aurora, IN 47001. Jake Hoog: 623-5398; 11663 Ind. 46, Sunman, IN 47041. Dan Lansing: 537-7041; 321 Schnebelt, Greendale, IN 47025. Mark Lehmann: 537-9218; 1254 Highridge Court, Lawrenceburg,IN 47025. Ken Nelson: 744-7091; 13381 Birchwood Lane, Moores Hill, IN 47032. Jeff Hughes: 637-2317; 1702 Yodel Odel Lane, Lawrenceburg (Hidden Valley Lake), IN 47025.
Board of Zoning Appeals Office: 537-8821; 215B West High St., Suite 300, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Mike Hall, president: 537-5384; 618 Main St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Phil Darling: 8063 Leatherwood Road, Guilford, IN 47022. Rick Pope: 1677 Fieldcrest Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.
Ken Nelson: 744-7091; 13381 Birchwood Lane, Moores Hill, IN 47032. Jane Ohlmansiek: 432-5053; 7854 Arlington Road, Dillsboro, IN 47018
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Office: 532-3223, fax 539-6302; 215B West High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Steve Renihan, president: 673-5670; 3139 Serenity Ridge, West Harrison, IN 47060. Brett Fehrman, vice president: 926-2005; 407 Manchester St., Aurora, IN 47001. Dennis Folke, Treasurer: 513-310-6495;347 Tower Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Mike Hankins: 637-1690, 26301 Farmland, Guilford, IN 47022. Robert Lischkge: 926-03447, 10194 U.S. 50 West, Aurora, IN 47001. Jeff Stenger: 623-4807; 29283 Blue Creek Road, Sunman, IN 47041. Art Wenzel: 532-3216; 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.
Township Trustees Caesar Creek, Sherman Hughes: 667-5336; 14631 Fawn Lane, Dillsboro, IN 47018.
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Continued from Page 31 Center, Nancy Turner: 926-1786; 501 Manchester St., Aurora, IN 47001. Clay, Jerry Caldwell: 432-5093; 8948 Ind. 262; Dillsboro, IN 47018. Harrison, Thomas Cottingham: 637-3188; 1639 North Dearborn Road, West Harrison, IN 47060. Hogan, Mike Merrill: 926-1482; 8905 Stitts Hill Road, Moores Hill, IN 47032. Jackson, Ernest Hoog: 576-4644; 29819 Trackville Road, Brookville, IN 47012. Kelso, Mike Puhls: 584-0205; 28359 Andres Road, St. Leon, IN 47012. Lawrenceburg, James Hamill: 537-0449; 229 Grove Ave., Greendale, IN 47025. Logan, Myrtle M. White: 656-8471; 4240 North Dearborn Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Manchester, Laura Ankenman: 744-4266; 18555 Days Way Lane, Aurora, IN 47001. Miller, Arthur Little: 637-1258; 22269 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Sparta, Craig Beckley: 744-3848; 13071 Long Branch Road, Moores Hill, IN 47032. Washington, David Wunderlich: 926-1069; 7386 E. Laughery Creek Road, Aurora, IN 47001. York, Leo Martini: 623-3378; 8020 Yorkridge Road, Guilford, IN 47022.
UNINCORPORATED TOWNS Dover Henry McKenzie established the unincor-
porated town of Dover, in the north-central part of Dearborn County in what now is Kelso Township, when he became the first merchant in the village and opened a post office. The first house in Dover was erected by Jonathan Lewis in 1815. Settled mainly by Irish Catholics from Maryland and Pennsylvania, the town had a Catholic parish as early as 1820, and its first church, a log building, was constructed in 1824. Early on, Dover was known as “Crossroads” because it was at the intersection of the trail from Lawrenceburg to Brookville and the trail from Harrison to Napoleon. Irish laborers, working on the Whitewater Canal and the railroad in the Tanners Creek Valley, made their headquarters in Dover and built up its population. Dover’s Catholic community is one of the village’s historic claims to fame. St. John Catholic Church was consecrated in 1824, making it one of the first churches founded in Indiana after Francis Xavier in Vincennes. The existing church building, dating from 1874, is among several historic structures. They give Dover a unique architectural qual-
ity. Residents are served by the Dearborn County Sheriff ’s Department, 301 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, which may be reached at 537-3431 or 1-800-543-1149 for non-emergencies. Fire departments from Sunman, St. Leon and Miller-York serve the town: Sunman Rural Fire Department: 623-2498 or 6232671 for non-emergencies; 126 Eastern Ave., Sunman, IN 47041; St. Leon Fire Department: 576-3351 for non-emergencies; 28870 Ind. 1, West Harrison, IN 47060; Miller-York: 487-2517 for non-emergencies; 4780 Main St., Guilford, IN 47022; Bright Volunteer Fire Department: 637-3473 for non-emergencies; 23759 Brightwood Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.
The town of Guilford, located along Ind. 1 north of Lawrenceburg, was platted by Charles R. Allen, K. Campbell and Josiah Campbell in 1850 and lays at the border of Miller and York townships. An addition was made soon after by Joel F. Richard and Son, and another in 1870 by Johnathan Blasdel. Guilford developed as a Big Four Railroad freight stop for farm goods including hay,
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Continued from Page 32 corn and wheat. By 1910, the village had a population of 250 and contained a post office, three stores and a blacksmith shop. Today, the town has a post office, machine shop, trucking company and garage. Beiersdorfer Orchard, is both a business and visitors’ attraction on Kuebel Road, near Guilford. They operate a country store and sell fresh produce. The only remaining covered bridge in Dearborn County is in the Guilford Park, off Ind. 1. The bridge was set on fire in September 1993, but has been restored. The bridge was built in 1879 by William Kennedy, and was moved in the 1960s to Guilford Park. The town is unincorporated and governed by Dearborn County elected officials. Police protection is provided by the Dearborn County Sheriff ’s Department, 301 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. For non-emergencies, call 537-3431 or 1-800-543-1149. The Guilford Post Office is at 5026 Main St., Guilford, IN 47022, and can be reached at 487-2590. Fire protection is provided by Miller-York Volunteer Fire Department, 4780 Main St., Guilford, IN 47022. For non-emergencies, call 487-2517. Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation serves Guilford.
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Hidden Valley Lake is an unincorporated community with 3,363 lots. It now has more than 1,604 built structures or approved to be built. Located predominantly in eastern Miller Township, it was developed in 1972 by James Rupel. Community operations, except for the golf course, are under control of the Hidden Valley Lake Property Owners Association. Water and sewerage utilities are under the control of Valley Rural Utility Company. The community is comprised of 1,746 acres of wooded hills and valleys, with its highest elevation at 700 feet above sea level. HVL has a 150-acre private lake that is 120 feet deep, with 4 1/2 miles of shoreline. There also are six other fishing ponds. An 18-hole golf course allows for competition on the links. In 2006, HVL dedicated a new community center, which also houses the HVL Property Owners Association offices. The community is governed by the HVL POA’s board of directors: community manager Bruce Keller, 537-3091 or 1-513-564-8742; board members are Bob Starks, president; members, John Fruin, Bill Blantz, Donna Lask, Karen Shell. HVL primarily is in the Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation. A small part is in the Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation in Lawrenceburg Township. Fire service is provided by Bright Volunteer Fire Department. Fire Station No. 1 is in Bright at 23759 Brightwood Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Fire Station No. 2 provides protection for HVL and rural Miller Township. It is at 21466 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, about a mile south of Bright. For nonemergencies, call 637-3473. Twenty-four-hour security is provided by HVL deputies. To contact the deputies, call 1-513-564-8054 or 537-9400. Police protection also is provided through the Dearborn County Sheriff ’s Department, 301 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. For nonemergencies, call 537-3431 or 1-800-543-1149.
The unincorporated town of Lawrenceville, in northwestern Dearborn County in northern Jackson Township, originally was laid out as a rival to another town that since has vanished from the map. Lawrenceville and Morgantown occupied virtually the same area, with only a road separating the towns. Both were platted within a month of each other. John K. Lawrence laid out Lawrenceville on Oct. 26, 1836, 11 days ahead of Jonathan Lawrence’s platting of Morgantown, which some claim was named for Daniel R.L. Morgan, a nephew of Gen. John Morgan of Morgan’s Raid fame. The first church on record, United Brethren Zion, was established in
1819, which some accounts claim may make it the first church built in Indiana outside of Vincennes. A Methodist church also was established in Lawrenceville at the north end of what now is Tavern Alley, but was torn down in 1949. Residents are served by the Dearborn County Sheriff ’s Department, Lawrenceburg, which may be reached at 537-3431 or 1-800-543-1149 for non-emergencies, and the Sunman Rural Fire Department. The non-emergency phone numbers for the fire department are 623-2498 or 623-2671. The new fire department is located at 621 N. Meridian, Sunman, IN 47041. Children attend Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation, and the corporation’s administrative office is on Lawrenceville Road. The mailing address is P.O. Box 210, Sunman, IN 47041.
The unincorporated town of Logan is in the center of Logan Township in the northeastern part of Dearborn County. Logan Township is one of the original townships in Dearborn County. The town was settled in the early 1800s, and now has a population of more than 3,000. Logan was known as Logans Cross Roads in its early days. The township was home to the first mill built on the Whitewater River at the mouth of Logan Creek. It was in operation in 1813. Early settlers, always on the lookout for salt, found a lick at the mouth of Cranes Run, where, for a time, salt was processed. An old cemetery where a Civil War veteran is buried is near Logan, and a committee has been established to coordinate an extensive renovation of the cemetery. Today, Logan has grown residentially along with Miller and Harrison townships. Along with the growing population, some businesses call Logan home. The Logan Food Market serves the community. The town is the site of the Logan Food Pantry, 3929 North Dearborn
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Continued from Page 33 Road. For free store information, call Ann Jeffries at 637-3274. Logan is in the Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation and North Dearborn Elementary School is in Logan Township. The township is now home to North Dearborn Library, 25969 Dole Road. Fire service is provided by a new sub-station of the Bright Fire Department on Brightwood Drive. As well as being served by Bright, MillerYork, New Trenton and Miller York fire departments. The new “Brogan” Fire Department’s non-emergency number is 637-8700. Logan police protection is provided by the Dearborn County Sheriff ’s Department, 301 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. For nonemergencies, call 537-3431 or 1-800-543-1149.
Manchester Manchester, an unincorporated community in
central Manchester Township, has been building community pride and addressing issues through the Manchester Area Civic Association. Located in central and western Dearborn County, the village was settled in 1815 by Mark McCracken and his family. Once called Green Briar Ridge, the area was settled by folks from the northeastern United States, and several barrelmakers located there. Manchester has a population of about 500. The civic association, formed in the summer of 1993, includes president Sue Weldon, Norkus Road, Aurora IN 47001; vice president Jim Red Elk, 9954 Amm Road, Sunman, IN 47041; and secretary/treasurer Faith Walker, 20608 Bittersweet Lane, Sunman, IN 47041. Carol Lane, 17947 Union Ridge Road, Aurora, IN 47001, serves as township trustee. An annual volunteer of the year award is given by the civic association to a member of the Manchester Volunteer Fire Department and Life Squad. The services merged into one association in 1996 to better serve the widespread community. The association will consider other projects that will benefit the community, said Weldon. Another active group is the Manchester Athletic Association which supervises baseball and softball teams for 225 children in the township. Manchester is served by the South Dearborn Community School Corporation. Children up to grade six go to Manchester School, 9487 Ind. 48, Aurora, IN 47001. Fire protection is provided through two firehouses, one at 10457 Ind. 48, next to County Farm Road, and a newer one at 7893 Ind. 48 Police protection is provided by the Dearborn County Sheriff ’s Department, 301 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. For non-emergencies, call 537-3431 or 1-800-543-1149. Historic buildings include the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Manchester, 10629 Ind. 48, which celebrated its centennial in 1998. The Drovers Inn, Ind. 48, just east of town, was a stop in the Indiana Turnpike that ran to Indianapolis.
It now is a private residence. The Dearborn County “Asylum for the Poor,” on County Farm Road, was built in 1882. It now is where the James B. Wismann Youth Encouragement Services Home for disadvantaged youth is located. Manchester is proud of its Gladys Russell Wildlife Habitat, a 150-acre wildlife educational area featuring fishing, and horse and walking trails.
New Alsace is an unincorporated town in the southwestern corner of Kelso Township, which is in northern Dearborn County. The area originally was settled by colonists from the East Coast, but soon was populated by German and Irish families. Settlers from Alsace-Lorraine, Germany, gave the town its name, and the Germans also set up several breweries in New Alsace. The first and still only church in New Alsace is St. Paul Catholic Church, established in 1834, making it one of the oldest Catholic parishes outside of Vincennes and Fort Wayne. The town was laid out by Joseph Smith in 1838, and originally comprised 16 small lots and seven 10-acre lots. New Alsace has no governing body. Residents are served by the Dearborn County Sheriff ’s Department, 301 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, which may be reached at 537-3431 or 1-800-543-1149 for non-emergencies. New Alsace is served by three fire departments: Sunman, 126 Eastern Ave., Sunman, IN 47041, 623-2498 or 623-2671 for non-emergencies; St. Leon Fire Department, 28870 Ind. 1, West Harrison, IN 47060, 576-3351 for nonemergencies; and Miller-York: 4780 Main St., Guilford, IN 47022, 487-2517 for non-emergencies. New Alsace is part of the Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation, and St. Paul Catholic School, 9788 North Dearborn Road, enrolls students in grades kindergarten through
seventh. Many historic buildings grace New Alsace, including St. Paul’s church, a Romanesque revival style structure with a prominent bell tower, dating from 1837. The adjacent convent and rectory date from 1866, and several houses also date from the mid-1800s. St. Paul’s annual church festival, traditionally the second Sunday in August, draws a large crowd to this small, historic town.
There are conflicting reports about how the town of Yorkville and its township, York, in north central Dearborn County, received their names. Some accounts contend that the names originate from the large number of settlers from York, England, who dominated the tone and character of the town and township in its early history. Historians agree that Yorkville was laid out by David C. Perine of New York on March 24, 1841, and was surveyed and platted by engineer S.W. Math. English Methodists established the first church in the town about 1835. It was later moved to Guilford in 1878. A later wave of German Catholic immigration led to the establishment in 1850 of the only surviving church in the village, St. Martin Catholic Church. Yorkville is an unincorporated town with no governing body. It is served by the Dearborn County Sheriff ’s Department, 301 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, which may be reached at 537-3431 or 1-800-543-1149 for non-emergencies. Miller-York and Sunman fire departments serve the area: Sunman Rural Fire Department: 623-2498 or 623-2671 for non-emergencies; 621 N. Meridian St., Sunman, IN 47041; Miller-York: 487-2517 for non-emergencies; 4780 Main St., Guilford, IN 47022. St. Martin’s festival, featuring a chicken dinner, and a 5K, in late July, is a long-standing tradition that draws many from surrounding areas.
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With nearly 6,000 residents, Bright is among the largest non-incorporated areas in Dearborn County. Bordered on the south by Hidden Valley Lake and west of Harrison, Ohio, Bright has experienced an influx of Hamilton County residents since the early 1970s. Bright's boundaries are elusive, but it lies partly in Harrison Township, Miller Township, and Logan Township, primarily with the Lawrenceburg ZIP of 47025. Its downtown is concentrated at the intersection of Jamison and State Line roads, and it is brimming with subdivisions throughout the three townships. Bright is governed by Dearborn County, but much activity revolves around the newly formed Bright Area Business Association and the long-standing Bright Volunteer Fire Department & EMS. The business association, which has about 35 members, meets the second Friday monthly at 8 a.m. at various locations. It provides networking for businesses in or near Bright, Hidden Valley, Logan, and Harrison. For more information, call Bebe Kinnett, 812637-3074, or visit the association's Web site at brightareabusinesses. com. Formed in 1948, the volunteer fire department and EMS provides protection through three stations. The main station is at 23759 Brightwood Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. For non-emergencies, call 812637-0161. The department has about 65 volunteer firefighters and two career firemen. At the center of the community's festivities is the annual Bright Festival, featuring a gigantic parade, the last full weekend of July. It is the main fundraiser for the fire department. The business association
BRIGHT donates 100 percent of its proceeds from a festival dunking booth to the department. The association presented the department with $465 in 2011. Other businesses give part of their proceeds to the department. Bright is served by the Dearborn County Sheriff 's Department, headquartered in Lawrenceburg. For non-emergecies, Bright residents may call 812-537-3431 or 1-800-543-1149. The sheriff 's department operates a field office from the main station. The non-emergency number is 812-637-3473. Bright was settled in the early 1800s. It was called Saltillo after nearby salt springs. Tradition proffers that a resident not at the nomenclature meeting called it "a bunkum of a name," and the word stuck. There remains a street named Bunkum off State Line Road. The name was changed to Bright in 1873.
Area: 54 square miles in parts of Harrison, Miller and Logan townships. Population: 5,693 Residential Units: 2,148 (6,028 in all areas served by fire department) Commercial Units: 54 (in all areas served by fire department) Government: Dearborn County; 812-537-1040; 1-800-531-1041; local call from Cincinnati, 513-564-8700; Fire: Bright Volunteer Fire Department & EMS: 812-637-0161; 23759 Brightwood Drive, Lawrenceburg IN 47025 Police: Dearborn County Sheriff's Department; 812-537-3431; 1-800-543-1149; or 812-637-3473; Sheriff Mike Kreinhop, 301 W. high St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.
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Come 2013, Dillsboro may have a new drug-detection K-9 unit in its police department. Donations from businesses and individuals were coming in quicker than expected, so the new dog could arrive in spring rather than fall. Meanwhile, Dillsboro was installing new sidewalks and storm drainage on Sunset Drive and East Adams Street in 2012, and expected to have a new webpage up and running by November. The town also was considering how to fund an $800,000 upgrade to its water line from Aurora. The newest public facility in Dillsboro is Heritage Point, a memorial park at the corner of North and Bank streets. A Beautification of Dillsboro project, the small park includes a veterans memorial, town clock, benches and landscaping, and was created without using any tax money. Just 5 acres shy of covering 1,000 acres, a little over 1 ¼ square miles, Dillsboro has improved other drainage, streets and curbs in recent years, including Bank Street in 2011. An irrigation system was installed in summer 2011 at the town’s ballparks, where a .88 mile walking trail encircles the 12-acre Dillsboro Community Park. Residents, former residents and other folks gather for Dillsboro Homecoming each May. The street festival, sponsored by the Dillsboro Civic Club, has featured frog jumping and costumed frog contest for over three decades, mostly under the direction of Frog Commissioner Rick Fields. The town also offers free movies in the park in the summer and fall, though showings sometimes are postponed or canceled by rain. Laid out by Methias Whetstone, circa 1830, Dillsboro was named for Gen. James Dill, clerk of the circuit court. Dill also was a soldier in the War of 1812, the first Dearborn County recorder, and a member of the 1816 Indiana Constitutional Convention.
Area: 1 1/4+ square miles Population: 1,327 Residential Units: 550 Commercial Units: 32 Industrial Units: 2 Valuation: $35,559,891 Government: Town Council Tax Levy: $0.51 per $100 assessed property valuation. Town Offices Unless otherwise noted, town offices are located and council, committees and boards meet at the Town Hall, 13030 Executive Drive, Dillsboro, IN 47018; 432-3243, fax 432-3085. Town Council: Meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday monthly, and at a working meeting at 6:30 p.m. the Thursday before the second Monday, with additional meetings called as needed. Town Board President Mary Lo Powers: 432-5680; 12171 North St., Dillsboro, IN 47018; Members Andrew Seaver: 432-3053; 12806 Rullman Drive, Dillsboro, IN 47018; David Fryman: 432-3812; 13270 Sunset Drive,; Tom Wafford: 4325204; 9790 Front St., Dillsboro, IN 47018; and Rick Fields: 432-5782; 10370 Twin Oaks Drive, Dillsboro, IN 47018. Town Manager: Scott Fortner: 432-3243; Town Clerk-Treasurer: Janice Sullivan: 432-5808; 12563 North St., Dillsboro, IN 47018. Street and Utilities Director & Water and Sewerage Director: Dino Schmaltz: 4323243; 13030 Executive Drive, Dillsboro, IN 47018. Plan Commission: Meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at the town
hall. President Paul Filter: 432-5655; 12433 North St., Dillsboro, IN 47018; Andrew Seaver: 432-3053; 12806 Rullman Drive, Dillsboro, IN 47018; Janice Sullivan: 432-5808; 12563 North St., Dillsboro, IN 47018; Mary Lou Powers: 432-5680; 12171 North St., Dillsboro, IN 47018; Mike Fortner: 432-3778; 12585 Rullman Drive, Dillsboro, IN 47018; Pat Wilson: 432-3243; 13030 Executive Drive, Dillsboro, IN 47018 ; Mary Fields: 432-5782; 10370 Twin Oaks Drive, Dillsboro, IN 47018. Park Advisory Board: Meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the park, weather permitting, or at the town hall. Scott Fortner, 432-3243; 10287 Stoops Road, Dillsboro, IN 47018; Bev Nixon: 432-5166; 12710 Lenover St., Dillsboro, IN 47018; Julie Mathias: 432-5413; 13215 Sunset Drive, Dillsboro, IN 47018; Andy Cassidy: 432-3488; 13458 Montana Lane, Dillsboro, IN 47018; Carolyn Robers:432-5789; 12734 North St., Dillsboro, IN 47018; Dave Burress: 432-3460; 13425 Spangler Road, Dillsboro, IN 47018; ; and Jim Townsend: 432-3077; 11203 Beatty Road, Dillsboro, IN 47018. Fire: Front and Bank streets: 537-3431 for non-emergencies. Tim Heitmeyer is fire chief. The volunteer fire department has 31 members and is looking for additional volunteers. The department responds to about 100 emergencies a year including fires, auto accidents, farm accidents and hazardous materials accidents. Police: Chief Ryan W. Brandt: 537-3431; 13030 Executive Drive, Dillsboro, IN 47018. Fulltime patrolman: Josh Cady. Dillsboro also is served by the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, 301 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, which may be reached at 537-3431.
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After putting a new wastewater treatment plant off W. County Line Road into operation in May 2011. Moores Hill turned its attention to a new veterans memorial park and cleaning up a downtown eyesore. The park, Main Street, has become a reality, although the town continues to sell memorial bricks for the veterans memorial portion, which it had not yet dedicated in late summer 2012. But volunteers including residents, the town council, Moores Hill American Legion and local Cub Scouts had installed landscaping and playground equipment, and the town had erected two shelters. Sponsors had donated picnic tables as well. The eyesore, commonly known as the Brown Building, was heading into the town’s possession in 2012, but the town had yet to get funding for its demolition. But the town also acquired an adjacent building, donated to it by USBank. Meanwhile, the state ban on new sewer connections in Moores Hill was lifted in February 2012, thanks to the new treatment plant. Funded by a $1.245 million loan and $1.545 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development, the plant is capable of treating 200,000 gallons per day. Moores Hill, 13 miles west of Aurora on the western boundaries of Sparta Township and Dearborn County, was incorporated on property originally owned by Adam Moore, a mill owner and Methodist minis-
ter. The town was platted in 1839 by Moore and Andrew Stevens, and originally contained nine lots adjacent to Moore’s gristmill. Many early settlers were from Delaware and the Maryland shore. The first mercantile business was established by Samuel Herron. Moores Hill College was organized in 1854 under the auspices of the Methodist Episcopal Church. A 1915 fire destroyed early buildings of the college, which was moved to Evansville and became the University of Evansville. One building remains: Carnegie Hall, circa 1907, now a cultural landmark on Main Street, maintained by Carnegie Historic Landmarks Preservation Society, Inc. The building is recognized as a historic landmark by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The town celebrates the Moores Hill Heritage Festival the third Saturday of each October, to be Oct. 20 in 2012 and includes a classic horror movie night screening. Linda Ickenroth is the contact person at Carnegie Hall: 744-4015. The building also houses a library, and book discussion programs as well as a summer library from Aurora Public Library District. Moores Hill is part of the South Dearborn Community School Corporation. The current elementary building was dedicated in spring 1987 and serves kindergarten through sixth grade. The Carnegie Hall gymnasium, built in 1937, continues to house the school’s athletic program for the “Bobcats.”
Area: 0.43 square miles (275 acres) Population: 597 Residential Units: 182 plus 10 multi-family Commercial Units: 19 businesses and 3 churches Valuation: $9,314,000 Government: three-member town council and clerk-treasurer Tax Levy: $.4292 per $100 assessed property valuation.
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City Offices: inside Moores Hill Senior Center, 16610 N. Broadway St., P.O. Box 323, Moores Hill, IN 47032. 744-6213, fax: 744-1350. Office hours are 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, and a drop box is available for sewer bill payments. Town Council: Meets in the upstairs of the senior center at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month with additional meetings called as needed. In late summer 2011, tentatively scheduled working meetings for 6:30 p.m. the Thursday before each regular meeting for discussion only, no decisions to be made. President Lanny Dell: 744-4960; 14444 Main St., Moores Hill, IN 47032; Paul Grimsley: 744-3857; 14781 Wood St., Moores Hill, IN 47032; and Jaime Berry: 744-4868; P.O. Box 301, Main Street, Moores Hill, IN 47032. Clerk-treasurer: Guinevere Emery: 744-3301; P.O. Box 181; 14605 Main St., Moores Hill, IN 47032. City Attorney: John Watson: 812-623-4661; 112 S. Vine St., Sunman, IN 47041. Wastewater Treatment Plant: Paul Grimsley: 744-8546; W. County Line Road, Moores Hill, IN 47032. Departments Fire: 744-3787 for non-emergencies; P.O. Box 409, 16907 Manchester St., Moores Hill, IN 47032. Fire chief is Bobby Russell. The Moores Hill volunteer life squad merged with the fire department in 1998. Police: 537-8700; P.O. Box 223, Moores Hill, IN 47032. Town marshal is Brent Casebolt. The town also is served by the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, 301 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, which may be reached at 537-3431 or 1-800-543-1149 for non-emergencies.
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Measured by population, St. Leon is small. Measured by area, influence and history, the town plays an important role in Dearborn County. Home to about 775 people, St. Leon claims about 135 households and 110 families. That makes for a comfortable population density of 58 people per square mile in the 7.2-square-mile town. What makes St Leon historically significant is its Democratic poleraising - with its roots in the 1870s - every presidential election year. And, what makes the town important today is its sewer district, which provides service to a large part of northern Dearborn County, Interstate 74 runs through town, and its potential to attract business. Adding to St. Leon’s attraction is a park near St. Joseph Catholic Church, with a local Girl Scout, Jessica Wells, doing her Gold Award service project to give it a nice entrance wall-sign as well as raising money for other features. Wells organized a 5K for the park in September 2012, with plans to have the appealing entrance done later in 2012. While most of St. Leon is zoned agriculture, ample areas have been designated for restricted business and general business. St. Leon’s revamped zoning code took effect in November 2010. The pole-raising keeps St. Leon on the map. The only one of its kind
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in the country, the twice-per-decade event is as authentic as is gets. Lugging a cross-cut saw into the woods, Dems cut a straight, tall, hickory tree, reminiscent of President Andrew Jackson - Old Hickory himself - and trim it except for a few branches at the top. Brackets are attached to fasten an American flag and a rooster emblem, the original symbol of the Democratic party. A parade is followed by copious “speechifying,” merrymaking and denigrating of the Republic Party. The pole remains up until after the election. Kelso Township harbors the town in extreme northcentral Dearborn County. St. Leon, originally called St. Joe after St. Joseph Catholic Church, was settled in the early 1800s by Germans, Swiss and French. St. Joseph Catholic Church was the first and only church established. The town’s population today is about 73 percent German extraction. The name changed when the post office was named St. Leon in 1852. The town was incorporated in 1873 by county commissioners after the Census determined the population at 531. St. Leon is served by the Sunman Dearborn Community School District, and East Central High School is on the border of the town limits. The volunteer fire department holds a popular festival the first weekend in August to help support the department. Town offices are at 27968 Ind. 1, Suite 2000, next to the BP station. The phone number is 812-576-5368. St. Leon residents are invited to drop off sewer bill payments, obtain a water meter, get paperwork or request time on the agenda for council meetings. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A drop box for sewer service payments is next to the front door. The police station is a door down from the town office. The town’s mailing address, however, is 7282 Church Lane, West Harrison, IN 47060.
Area: 7.2 square miles Population: 678 (2010 census) Government: Three-person town council Town Offices 27968 Ind. 1, St. Leon, IN 47012; 812-576-5368. Town Council: Ordinarily meets the first Monday monthly at American Legion Post 464 at 7:30 p.m. Town board members: President - Andy Bischoff: 812-576-2115; 6547 Church Lane, West Harrison, IN 47060. Jerry Stenger: 812-576-6065; 7858 Old Hickory Road, West Harrison, IN 47060. Rick Stenger: 812-576-4909, West Harrison, IN, 47060. Clerk/treasurer Randy Stenger: 812-576-4466, Brookville, IN, 47012. Town attorney John Watson: 812-623-4661, 122-3 S.Meridian St., Sunman, IN, 47041. Town office staff: Pat Boyd, Darlene Newkirk Plan commission director: Mark McCormack Park board president: Brad Fischer, 812-576-3271, West Harrison, IN, 47060. Economic development president: Cliff Bischoff, 812-576-3747, Brookville, IN, 47012. Sewer board president: Chuck Hail, 812-637-0043, West Harrison, IN 47060. Police: Full-time Marshal Bill Wendt: 812-576-5366. Volunteer Fire Department: Chief Donald Schumann; Old State Route 1; 812-5765368.
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If Harrison, Ohio, is one side of the coin, West Harrison, Ind., is the other. On the Whitewater River, the incorporated town developed on what originally was the Whitewater Canal in northeastern Dearborn County. Taken alone, West Harrison is a town of 354, but viewed in the context of Greater Harrison, it is an integral part of the community. West Harrison claims 142 households and about 70 families. The population density is 3,120.3 people per square mile. There are about 151 housing units at an average density of 1,659 per square mile. The state line runs almost horizontally along State Street. Of the 142 households, 25.4 percent have children under 18; 31 percent are married couples; 46.5 are made up of individuals, and 9.9 percent have someone living alone 65 or older. The average household size is 2. The median income for a household is $21,500, and the median income for a family is $23,750. The per capita income is $12,667. Named after President William Henry Harrison, West Harrison was platted in 1813 by John Allen and Peter Hanan. The post office was built in 1818 by Issac morgan, father-in-law of vice President Thomas A. Hendricks, who served under President Grover Cleveland. Today, postal service is handled by the Harrison Post Office, 420 State St., Harrison, Ohio 45030; 3674668. The first town was built by John Wykoff in 1816; the second by Brackenridge and Purcell in 1818. West Harrison's emphasis changed from the canal to the railroad after the Whitewater Valley Railway was constructed in 1868. Rails were laid on the
WEST HARRISON towpath of the Whitewater Canal. West Harrison is served by the Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation, but some residents are permitted to attend Southwest Local School District in Harrison.
Area: 0.1 square miles Population: 354 Residential Units: 151 Government: Town Council Town Offices: Town meetings are the second Monday monthly at 6:30 p.m. in the the town hall, 100 Railroad Ave. Contact a board member for more information. Town council: President Jo Wesley: 637-3080; 208 W. Harrison Ave., West Harrison, IN 47060; Dan Scott: 637-2714; 205 W. Broadway, West Harrison, IN 47060; Christina Swafford, 637-3736; 105 West St., West Harrison, IN 47060. Clerk-treasurer/trustee: Sherry Kaeser, unlisted phone nubbier; S. State Street. Fire: The town has a contract with Harrison for fire and life squad service. For non-emergencies, call 1-513-367-4194. Harrison's main fire station is at 200 Harrison Ave., Ohio 45030. Station 2 can be reached at 1-513-367-3719. It is at 10250 West Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030. Rob Hursong is fire chief. Police: West Harrison is protected by full-time marshal Gary Noel, and twopart-time deputy marshals. Call 6375261. The town also is served by the Harrison Police Department: 367-3715 for non-emergencies; 311 Harrison Ave.; and the Dearborn County Sheriff's Department, Lawrenceburg: 812-537-3431
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Food pantries offer help throughout SEI Aid groups working with people in and around Dearborn and Ohio counties need donations year-round. Below is a partial list of groups working with those in need. Monetary and food donations are welcome, and some accept clothing as well. Call for more information about donating or to receive help. The Dearborn County Clearing House for Emergency Aid also coordinates the Coalition for Children’s Christmas Toys. St. Vincent dePaul also has a special Christmas program in addition to providing yearround help. DEARBORN COUNTY SIEOC: 110 Importing St., Aurora, IN 47001; (812) 926-1585; Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Pantry Hours: Monday & Thursday noon – 4 p.m.; Tuesday & Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Wednesday. Dillsboro Community Food Pantry & More: 12806 North Street; Dillsboro, IN 47018; Hours of Operation: Tuesday 9 a.m. -Noon , Thursday 4 p.m.-7 p.m.; First and Third Saturday 9 a.m. – Noon MOORES HILL COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY: 16603 S. Broadway, Moores Hill, IN 47032; Tuesdays 10 a.m. – Noon and 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Dearborn County Clearing House For Emergency Aid: 812-926-1198: The Clearinghouse provides food to
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ComCast: 10778 Randall Ave., Aurora, IN 47001; 9263694 or (888) 266-2278. Enhanced Telecommunications Corp.: 123 Nieman St., Sunman, IN 47041; 623-2122, (800) 353-2123. SEI Communications: 14005 U.S. 50, Dillsboro, IN 47018; (888) 200-8077.
Southeastern Indiana REMC: 712 S. Buckeye St., Osgood, IN 47037; (812) 689-4111; (800) 737-4111. Duke Energy: Customer service, (800) 521-2232; Emergency, (800) 343-3525; Hearing impaired, (800) 228-6195. Lawrenceburg Municipal Utilities: 405 Main St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; 537-2420. Greendale Utilities: 510 Ridge Ave., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; 537-2125.
Aurora Utilities: 110 Main St., P.O. Box 120, Aurora, IN
Related groups Heart House: 812-926-4890; 6815 U.S. 50, Aurora, IN 47001; Craig Beckley, executive director; provides temporary housing for homeless people. Warm the Children: 812-537-0063; a program of The Dearborn County Register, it provides new winter clothing to children in Dearborn County schools. Schools and SIEOC refer families to the program. needy folks between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. four days a week at three locations: Mondays and Wednesdays at Aurora First Presbyterian Church, 215 Fourth St., Aurora; Tuesdays at Zion Church, 340 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg; and Thursdays at Bethleham Lutheran Church, 495 Ludlow St., Greendale. North Dearborn Food Pantry: 2517 North Dearborn Road; West Harrison, IN 47060; 812-637-2841; normal operating hours are Monday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon and Sunday and Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Salvation Army: with SIEOC, 110 Importing St., Aurora, IN 47001, 926-1585, Carol Parcell. St.Vincent dePaul, 210 Fifth St., Aurora, IN 47001; 812-926-1637. OHIO COUNTY RISING SUN CHRISTIAN OUTREACH: 430 Fifth Street, Rising Sun, IN 47040; (812) 438-2955; Hours: Thursday 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. RIPLEY COUNTY RIPLEY COUNTY TRUSTEES FREE FOOD STORE: Ripley Co. Fairgrounds, Osgood, IN 47037; (812)689-4720, 47001; 926-2745 or 926-2557. Lawrenceburg Gas Co.: 1155 Eads Pkwy., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; 537-1921. Southeastern Indiana Natural Gas Co., Inc.: 312 W. Carr St., P.O. Box 441, Milan, IN 47031; (812) 654-2444.
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Aurora Utilities: 110 Main St., P.O. Box 120, Aurora, IN 47001; 926-2745 or 926-2557. Greendale Utilities: 510 Ridge Ave., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; 537-2125. Lawrenceburg Municipal Utilities: 405 Main St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; 537-2420. Dillsboro Utilities: 13030 Executive Drive, P.O. Box 127, Dillsboro, IN 47018; 432-3243. Valley Rural Utility Company: 19435 Alpine Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Serves Hidden Valley Lake residents 539-3330; Emergency/billing (513) 564-1500; Fax, 539-3332.
North Dearborn Water Corporation: 28208 Ind. 1, Suite 105, West Harrison, IN 47060; Billing/emergency 576-2177. Hoosier Hills Regional Water District: 7215 E. Ind.
(812)689-4427 after 4 p.m.; Hours: 3rd Monday of month 9 a.m. to noon MILAN COMMUNITY RELIEF FUND: 205 W. Carr Street; Milan, IN 47031; (812) 654-3494; Hours: Tuesday 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. BATESVILLE AREA MINISTERIAL ASSOC. FOOD PANTRY: 120 S. Sycamore Street, Batesville, IN 47006; (812) 933-9952; Hours: Wednesday 12 – 4 p.m., Last Saturday of month 10 a.m. – noon SUNMAN FOOD PANTRY: 8891 E. Co. Rd. 1300 N, Sunman, IN 47041; (812) 623-2159; Hours: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. FRANKLIN COUNTY SIEOC: 528 Main Street, Brookville, IN 47012; (765) 647-5367; Hours: Monday & Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to noon SWITZERLAND COUNTY QUERCUS GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 1961 Ind. 250, Rising Sun, IN 47040; (812) 594-2328; Hours: Third Sunday of the Month 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 350, P.O. Box 395, Milan, IN 47031; Billing/emergency 654-3200 or (866) 268-3200. Tri-Township Water Corporation: 24192 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; 637-1039. Lawrenceburg-Manchester-Sparta Conservancy District: 1406 Sunnyside Ave., Aurora, IN 47001; 926-2850.
Sewerage South Dearborn Regional Sewer District: 370 W. Eads Pkwy., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; 537-1159 or 5370457. Logan-Miller-Harrison Utilities: 2005 Jamison Drive, Suite 105, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; 637-0015.
Telephone SEI Communications: 432-5219. Cincinnati Bell Telephone: Customer service, (513) 566-5050. Embarq: Customer service and billing, (800) 5523616; Repair, (800) 788-3600. Enhanced Telecommunications Corp.: Business office: 623-2122; Information, 623-3600; Repair, 6233822.
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7th Judicial Circuit Court of Dearborn and Ohio Counties: Dearborn Circuit Court opened in 1818 with Judge John Test of Franklin County. The second judge, John Watts, 1819-1820, was from Dearborn County. The first courthouse stood at the present site, 215 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, but the building was gutted by fire March 5, 1826. The second building was constructed on the same foundation, and with the same brick walls as the first. The county seat has been in Lawrenceburg since the county was organized in 1803 with the exception of when it was in Wilmington from September 1836 to January 1884. The present courthouse was built in the early 1870s for about $100,000. Dearborn Circuit Court: This Court serves Dearborn and Ohio Counties under Judge James D. Humphrey. Dearborn Circuit Court is located on the second floor of the Dearborn County Courthouse, 215 W. High St. Cases under the Circuit Court jurisdiction include probate, civil cases involving more than $10,000, and major felony cases (Class C Felonies and above). The Circuit Court maintains Juvenile Court jurisdiction under Judge Humphrey and handles cases involving persons under 18 years of age. The Juvenile Court maintains the Redirect Program to provide intensive services and supervision to youth. The Dearborn County Juvenile Center is also under Dearborn Circuit Court jurisdiction. The Circuit Court maintains a Guardian Ad Litem program to help provide a voice to children involved in the Court system. Humphrey and prosecutor F. Aaron Negangard serve Dearborn County and Ohio County residents, and have office in both counties. Negangard’s chief deputy is M. Joseph Kisor, and other deputy prosecutors are Lynn M. Deddens, Brian P. Johnson, Joel F. Bornkamp, J. Jeffrey Dornette, Michelle Fentress, and Arnold L. McGill. The prosecutor’s office is responsible for adult and juvenile criminal prosecution and investigations in both counties. Victim Advocate Services, Adult Protective Services, Child Support Program are also direct by the prosecutor and funded by state funding and grants. The court’s general information number is 537-8865; court clerk, 537-8867; probation, 537-8876; prosecutor, 537-8884. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dearborn Superior Court No. 1: The Court serves Dearborn County residents with Judge Jonathan N. Cleary presiding. His term runs through 2014. The court is on the third floor of the Dearborn County Courthouse, 215 W. High St., Lawrenceburg. Superior Court has concurrent jurisdiction with Circuit Court except for juvenile cases. Local rules determine assignment of cases between Circuit Court
and Superior Court. The Superior Court maintains a small claims, traffic, and criminal docket, and also has a referee who hears landlord-tenant and protective order cases. The Court also has a drug and alcohol recovery program entitled, Accountability, Change, and Community Court that is certified by the Indiana Judicial Center. The mission of A.C.C. Court is to stop and prevent the use of illegal drugs and the related criminal activity, by providing highly supervised treatment to return a participant to a functioning family, productive workplace and a better community. A.C.C. Court is a collaborative effort between the Court, Community Mental Health Center, Public Defender, Prosecutor, Probation Department, Law Enforcement, and the Southeast Regional Community Corrections. To be eligible for A.C.C. Court a participant must have committed a criminal offense driven by drug addiction and be a resident of Dearborn or Ohio County. The court’s office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. General information number is 537-8874; court clerk, 537-8877; probation, 537-8872. *Dearborn Superior Court No. 2: The Court serves Dearborn County with Judge Sally A. Blankenship presiding. The Court has a criminal docket that includes major felony and misdemeanor cases as determined by local rule and a civil docket that includes dissolution, civil tort, small claims and protective orders on a shared rotation with the other courts also determined by local court rule. The Court directs the Jail Chemical Addiction Program and the Court Alcohol and Drug Education Program. Both are new initiatives that are the result of the combined efforts of the Court, Probation, Sheriff, Prosecutor and community to provide effective approaches to address the tragedy of drug and alcohol addiction on young adults and families who are in the justice system in our community. The programs focus on education, treatment and accountability. The Court office is located on the second floor and the Courtroom is located on the first floor. Jury trials may be in alternate courtrooms. General information for the Court is 5378800. General information 537-8800; clerk, 5378877. Aurora City Court: has been dissolved Lawrenceburg City Court: Lawrenceburg’s court handles infraction, misdemeanor cases and ordinance violations for city and county residents. It is in the Lawrenceburg City Court, 349 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg. Judge Charles “Chuck” Evans presides during court hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. General information number is 537-2772; prosecutor, 537-8884.
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Renovated Lesko Park has many new features In summer 2012, Aurora dedicated its new Veterans Memorial at the riverfront Lesko Park, where new restrooms and playground and a widened walking/bicycling path awaited visitors. The playground equipment was made possible by a grant through the Dearborn Community Foundation. A more down-to-earth project, a new sewer main to the treatment plant at Lawrenceburg, was to go out to bid in spring 2013 after a $4.5 million grant was secured from the City of Lawrenceburg to fund the project. The city should not have to raise sewer rates for several years, thanks to that grant. The old Aurora Ferry Landing was the site of a visit in September 2011 by the only LST left afloat, the USS LST-325 visit, which drew 1,100 visitors to the river city. Other riverfront action includes the Aurora Firecracker Festival in July, though the August 2012 A Roar of Thunder Regatta may have been the last for Aurora. Special events in downtown Aurora include Aurora Farmers Fair the
first week of October and Miracle on Main Street in December. Other Main Street events are scattered throughout the year, as are events sponsored by other groups including a River City Classic Car Show in July and teas and tastings at Hillforest Victorian House Museum, a National Historic Landmark. Downtown may be a bit congested in summer 2013, as Ind. 56 is renovated by the state highway department between U.S. 50 and Aurora’s Fourth Street. Fortunately, the work will be done in three segments and access will be maintained to businesses even in segments under work. The $5 million project will include curbs, sidewalks, new street surface and lighting. Meanwhile, Aurora Fire Department was finishing up a helipad at its firehouse at the top of Trester Hill off U.S. 50 West. The helipad will be available to any life squads needing patients transported by air ambulance and will lessen the manpower needed to set up landing zones. Aurora celebrated its 175th birthday in 1994, and designated its downtown as a protected historic district. The district includes the George Street Bridge and eight downtown buildings named to the National Register of Historic Places, including three of the many centuryold churches that give Aurora its nickname, “The City of Spires.” Settled in January 1796, Aurora was plotted as a town in 1819. Scenes from later in that century are featured in 64 murals depicting what people would have seen looking in or out of a window in the 1900’s. This Main Street Aurora project decorating boarded-up windows has INSIDE TOD been completed inAYthree phases with additional phases planned for the : Makin g an IMPA CT; treaby future. The murals have all been painted of the Southeasttingmembers opiate addi D E A R ction; EC vo B O R N lleyball win s C O U N T Y
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Area: 2.8 square miles Population: 3,825 Residential Units: 1,601 Commercial Units: 232 businesses and churches Industrial Units: 3 Valuation: $90,095.534 Government: elected mayor and council government, third-class city Tax Levy: $1.5384 per $100 assessed property valuation.
235 Main St.; 926-1777, fax: 926-4157. Council, committees and boards meet in the second-floor council chambers on the Third Street side of the city hall complex the first and third Mondays monthly. The mayor is available by appointment or can be reached directly by local cell phone, 290-6651; the clerk-treasurer is available by appointment or by cell phone 221-0823 or at home. Mayor: Mayor Donnie Hastings Jr.: 290-6651; 410 Harrison, Aurora, IN 47001 City Council: Meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday monthly at the Aurora City Hall, with additional meetings called as needed. John Borgman: 926-3026; 302 Fifth St., Aurora, IN 47001; Michael Crider: 926-0492; 601 Hanover Ave., Aurora, IN 47001; Kevin Gerke: 221-0013; 505 Pleasantview Dr., Aurora, IN 47001; Joe Milish: 221-0025; 402 Cross Dr., Aurora, IN 47001; Benny Turner: 221-0022; 204 Donna Drive, Aurora, IN 47001. Clerk-treasurer: Randy Turner: 926-1777; 235 Main St., Aurora, IN 47001. Deputy clerk-treasurer: Linda Hughes: 926-1777; 235 Main St., Aurora, IN 47001. City Attorney: Jeff Stratman: 926-1777; 235 Main St., Aurora, IN 47001. Code Enforcement Administrator: Rick Grubbs: 290-6655; 235 Main St., Aurora, IN 47001
Board of Works: Meets at 5 p.m. the first Monday of each month. Mayor Donnie Hastings Jr.: 290-6651; 313 Third St., Aurora, IN 47001; Fred Lester: 926-2529; 304 Indiana Ave., Aurora, IN 47001; John Borgman: 926-3026; 302 Fifth St., Aurora, IN 47001. The board sets police salaries, serves as appeals board for city employees, hires city employees, and arbitrates issues concerning the police or fire department. Fire: 926-1682 for non-emergencies; 5950 Dutch Hollow Road, Aurora, IN 47001. Fire chief is Jeff Lane. A new pumper arrived in September 2010, and the department expected its new helipad to be ready for use in 2013. The department’s firehouse, completed in September 2003, sports seven bays with the capacity of 14 trucks. The department has a fire boat and also purchased a safety trailer in fall 2003 using donations from the Aurora Lions Club and area businesses. The trailer is used for severe weather and fire drills with children and can serve as a fire department command post during emergencies. With 35 members, a cadet program for youth, and an auxiliary, the department serves the City of Aurora and Center and Washington townships. AFD provides fire prevention and safety programs for groups and schools, and will check fire extinguishers for residents. AFD also provides free smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors through an American Red Cross program. Aurora has a mutual aid agreement with surrounding fire departments to provide assistance as needed. Police: 926-1101; 233 Main St., Aurora, IN 47001. Police chief is Bryan Fields. The department has 10 sworn full-time employees, including a detective, K-9 unit and crime scene investigator, and three civilian full-time employees, four civilian part-time employees, and a chaplain. In addition to accident and criminal investigation, the department provides crime prevention, drug prevention education and other instruction.
The department’s night dispatching was transferred to county dispatch in late summer 2008. Utilities: 926-2745, fax 926-1763; Main and Importing streets, Aurora, IN 47001. The utility board, which consists of the city council members, meets at 5 p.m. the first Monday monthly at Aurora City Hall, 235 Main St. Randy Turner, superintendent: 926-4447; 205 Gaff St., Aurora, IN 47001; Attorney Jeff Stratman: 584-0386; 235 Main St., Aurora, IN 47001. Aurora Community Center: Aurora residents now have a recreation center for exercising, sports leagues and other health-related activities. The Aurora Community and Recreation Center (ARCC) is located in the former Aurora High School and opened in February 2011. ARCC offers state of the art equipment, fitness classes for all levels and a regulation basketball court. A fitness trainer is available.ARCC offers a variety of basketball leagues and sport camps throughout the year, as well as an early morning Boot Camp. The Aurora Community Center becomes an independent 501(c)3 governed by a board of directors starting in January 2013. Director Dan Jefferson: 1-812-926-2311.
Appointed Boards and Commissions
Aurora Redevelopment Authority: Meets as necessary. John Borgman: 926-3026; 302 Fifth St., Aurora, IN 47001; and Mike Peters: 926-1593; 143 Market St., Aurora, IN 47001. Aurora Redevelopment Commission: Meets as necessary. John Borgman: 9263026; 302 Fifth St., Aurora, IN 47001; Mike Peters: 926-1593; 143 Market St., Aurora, IN 47001; Kevin Gerke: 221-0013; 505 Pleasantview Dr., Aurora, IN 47001; Joe Milish: 221-0025; 402 Cross Dr., Aurora, IN 47001; Aurora Board of Zoning Appeals: Meets as necessary. Michael Crider: 926-0492; 601 Hanover Ave., Aurora, IN 47001; Fred Lester; 304 Indiana Ave., Aurora, IN 47001; and *ohn Borgman: 926-3026; 302 Fifth St., Aurora, IN 47001. Kevin Gerke: 221-0013; 505 Pleasantview Dr., Aurora, IN 47001; *Benny Turner: 221-0022; 204 Donna Dr., Aurora, IN 47001. Historic Preservation Commission: Meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month in council chambers at the Aurora City Building, 235 Main St., Aurora. Chairman Cynthia Bean: phone number unlisted; 402 Judiciary St., Aurora, IN 47001; Brett Fehrman: 926-2005; 407 Manchester St., Aurora, IN 47001; Cindy Rottinghaus: 926-3247; 10 Woodlawn Drive, Aurora, IN 47001; Christopher Powell: 926-1090; 203 Hanover Ave., Aurora, IN
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From pools to firetrucks: city makes progress The City of Greendale has had a very exciting and productive year. For 2012 the following streets received new curbs and resurfacing: Feller, Locust, Birch, Popular, Haag, Miller, Rand and Diana. In addition, new grass islands and dedicated parking was installed along Greendale Park baseball field and tennis courts. The existing drainage outfall was improved off Tanner Ave. New pipe was installed plus the existing flume was stablized. At the June 13, 2012, meeting of the Greendale City Council, it was decided to move foward with the demolition of the 62-year-old municipal pool and contruct a new modern pool. As of Aug. 28, 2012, the old pool had been demolished and the park board is hard at work with the architect firm of Brandsetter Carroll to design the new one. The plan is to have the pool open for the 2013 Memorial Day weekend. The city is proud of its continued focus in serving the residents of Greendale as well as the associations that it continues to build throughout Dearborn County.
Area: 5.81 square miles Population: 4,520 Residential Units: 1,979 Net Assessed Valuation: $198,544,900 Government: Elected mayor and council government, third-class city Tax Levy: $1.10 per $100 assessed property valuation.
City Offices Unless otherwise noted, all boards and committees meet in the Greendale Utilities Building, 510 Ridge Ave., Greendale, IN 47025. Mayor: Doug Hedrick: 537-9219; 909 Heck Drive, Greendale, IN 47025. Messages for the mayor also may be left at 537-5499 or with the clerktreasurer at 537-9219; 488 Ludlow St., Greendale, IN 47025. Deputy Mayor: Al Abdon: 537-3878; 603 N. Sheldon St., Greendale, IN 47025. City Council: Meets at 6 p.m. on the second
Continued from Page 47 47001; and Jo Ann Ruehl: 926-1493; 366 Moore St., Aurora, IN 47001; Kevin Bean: phone number unlisted; 402 Judiciary St., Aurora, IN 47001; Benny Turner: 221-0022; 204 Donna Dr., Aurora, IN 47001. Parks and Recreation: Meets at 5 p.m. the third Monday of each month. President Mike Peters: 926-1593; 143 Market St., Aurora, IN 47001; Cindy Rottinghaus: 926-3247; 10 Woodlawn Ave., Aurora, IN 47001; Michael Crider: 926-0492; 601 Hanover Ave., Aurora, IN 47001; Benny Turner: 221-0022; 204 Donna Dr., Aurora, IN 47001. This board oversees the city’s seven parks: Lesko Park on Ind. 56, Aurora City Park on Park Avenue, Mary E. Stratton Park on Fifth Street, Aurora Waterways Park on Moore Street, Largent Field on Franklin Street, Ron Nock’s Memorial Park in Westside Aurora and the Aurora Sports Complex, 504 Park Ave. Plan Commission: Meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. Chairman Joe Milish: 221-6451; 402 Cross Drive, Aurora, IN 47001;Fred Lester; 304 Indiana Ave., Aurora, IN 47001; Scott McCabe: phone number unlisted; 124 Market St., Apt. 1, Aurora, IN 47001; and Michael Crider: 926-0492; 601 Hanover Ave., Aurora, IN 47001; Benny Turner: 221-0022; 204 Donna Dr., Aurora, IN 47001. Aurora Community Center: Aurora residents now have a recreation center for exercising, sports leagues and other health-related activities. The Aurora Community and Recreation Center (ARCC) is located in the former Aurora High School and opened in February 2011. ARCC offers state of the art equipment, fitness classes for all levels and a regulation basketball court. A fitness trainer is available.ARCC offers a variety of basketball leagues and sport camps throughout the year, as well as an early morning Boot Camp. The Aurora Community Center becomes an independent 501(c)3 governed by a board of directors starting in January 2013. Director Dan Jefferson: 1-812-926-2311. Aurora Community Center Board: Michael Crider: 926-0492; 601 Hanover Ave., Aurora, IN 47001; Dave Armstrong: 926-3579; 712 Sunnyside Ave., Aurora, IN 47001; Jeff Stratman: 584-0386; 235 Main St., Aurora, IN 47001; Kevin Gerke: 221-0013; 505 Pleasantview Dr., Aurora, IN 47001; Benny Turner: 221-0022; 204 Donna Dr., Aurora, IN 47001;Eric Oatman: 926-8198; 10700 Stone Creek Lane, Aurora, IN 47001; and Doug Jeffries: 926-3359; 402 Maple St., Aurora, IN 47001.
Wednesday monthly. Al Abdon: 537-3878; 603 Sheldon St., Greendale, IN 47025; Walt “Doc” Wilson: 537-3564; 527 N. Sheldon St,, Greendale, IN 47025; Ty Bowell: 537-3990; 170 U.S. 50, Greendale, IN 47025; Eddie Edwards: 537-2863; 943 Heck Drive, Greendale, IN 47025; Bill Lansing: 537-4213; 307 Meadowcreek Drive, Greendale, IN 47025; Vince Karsteter, 537-3368, 400 Haag Ave., Greendale IN 47025; and Bob Bischoff, 537-2061, 1137 Carroll Ave., Greendale, IN 47025. City Clerk-Treasurer: Mary Jo Lynch: 537-1750; 18794 Persimmon Woods Court., Greendale, IN 47025. The clerk-treasurer is responsible for recording and preserving minutes of city meetings and keeping track of the city’s financial records. Her daytime office number is 537-9219. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and by appointment. City Attorney: Richard Butler: 537-9820; 310 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. City Manager: Steve Lampert, 920 Hillside Drive, Greendale, IN 47025. Daytime office number is 537-2125. The city manager’s powers and duties include managing and operating the city’s electric-
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ity, water, sewer, garbage disposal, streets and parks and playgrounds. Code Enforcement Officer: Al Putnam: 537-2125; 15 Catalpa, Greendale, IN 47025. The code enforcement officer is responsible for enforcement of the Greendale Municipal Code, does plan reviews and issues location permits. Other responsibilities include administration, site inspections, legal, public hazard mitigation and public relations of the codes.
Departments Board of Works and Safety: Meets at 5 p.m. the second Wednesday and 5:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday monthly. Mayor Doug Hedrick: 537-9219; 909 Heck Drive, Greendale, IN 47025; Al Abdon: 537-3878; 603 N. Sheldon St., Greendale, IN 47025; and Bill Lansing: 537-4213; 307 Meadowcreek Drive, Greendale, IN 47025. Utilities: 537-2125; 510 Ridge Ave., Greendale, IN 47025. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fire: 537-1335 for non-emergencies; 911 Ridge Ave., Greendale, IN 47025. Fire chief is Shannon Craig. The fire department is manned by volunteers. The department serves the City of Greendale, and is under contract to cover parts of Lawrenceburg Township, and assist other local fire departments in mutual aid situations. Police: 537-1321; 480 Ludlow St., Greendale, IN 47025. Police chief is DeWayne Uhlman. Assistant chief is Jeff Lane. Department officers operate on rotating shifts 24 hours a day. Life Squad: 537-1335 for non-emergencies; Greendale Emergency Medical Service, P.O. Box 3606, Greendale, IN 47025. Chad Nanz, president and emergency medical technician. GEMS has two ambulances manned by an all-volunteer staff. The squad serves the City of Greendale and assists other area rescue units in mutual aid situations.
Appointed Boards All boards and commissions meet as necessary in the Greendale Utility Building, 510 Ridge Ave., Greendale, IN 47025. Police Advisory Board: Doug Hedrick: 537-9219; 909 Heck Drive, Greendale, IN 47025. Planning Commission: Meets at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday monthly. Eric
Schnebelt: 537-4279; 509 Nowlin Ave., Greendale, IN 47025; Jerry Abbott: 537-4037; 309 Diehl Drive, Greendale, IN 47025; Linda Cromer: 537-2013; 555 Ludlow Ave.,Greendale, IN 47025; Eddie Edwards: 537-2863; 943 Heck Drive, Greendale, IN 47025; Raymond Lischkge: 537-1535; 621 Tanner Ave., Greendale, IN 47025; Matt McCool: 537-3728; 311 Locust St.,Greendale, IN 47025; Walt â€œDocâ€? Wilson: 537-3564; 527 N. Sheldon St., Greendale, IN 47025; Bill Taylor: 537-2041; 228 Poplar St., Greendale, IN 47025; Steve Lampert: 537-2125; 920 Hillside Drive, Greendale, IN 47025. Board of Zoning and Appeals: Meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday monthly. Eric Schnebelt: 537-4279; 509 Nowlin Ave., Greendale, IN 47025; Tim Lansing: 537-4017; 1510 Ritzmann Drive, Greendale, IN 47025; Mike Sullivan: 539-2907; 1214 Foxwood Court, Greendale, IN 47025; Bob Miller: 537-1714; 30 Probasco Ave., Greendale, IN 47025; Jerry Abbot: 537-4037; 309 Diehl, Greendale, IN 47025; and Al Punam: 537-2125; 15 Catalpa Ave., Greendale, IN 47025. Housing Authority: Wilma Holden: 537-1591; 952 Miller Ave., Greendale, IN 47025; Roger Bipes: 537-0557; 547 Hayes St.,Greendale, IN 47025; Elaine Kroger: 537-4517; 302 Braun St., Greendale, IN 47025; Linda Cromer: 5372013; 555 Ludlow St., Greendale, IN 47025 and Steve Beebe: 537-4167; 18793 Whispering Woods, Greendale, IN 47025. Redevelopment Commission: Meets the third Tuesday monthly at 5:30 p.m. Kevin Lynch: 537-1750; 18794 18794 Persimmon Woods Court, Greendale, IN 47025; Dave Lorey: 1-513-659-8066; 112 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; Bill Lansing: 537-4213; 307 Meadowcreek Drive, Greendale, IN 47025; Bill Harvey: 537-9443; 18523 Running Deer Lane, Greendale, IN 47025; Angie Walters: 926-1699; 11221 Ind, 56, Aurora, IN 47001; Ty Bowell: 537-3990; 170 U.S. 50, Greendale, IN 47025; and Steve Lampert: 537-2125; 920 Hillside Drive, Greendale, IN 47025. Parks and Recreation Board and Tree Board: Meets quarterly and as necessary. Linda Cromer: 537-2013; 555 Ludlow Ave., Greendale, IN 47025; Bobby Brookbank: 537-0811; 356 Locust St., Greendale IN 47025; Susan Harrison: 1034 Spring Wood Court, Greendale, IN 47025.
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New industry, continued improvements in 2012 After years of talking, a new convention-event center in partnership with Hollywood Casino may finally become a reality in downtown Lawrenceburg. Final approvals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were granted in early September 2012, with construction slated to begin by the end of the month. B ecause the center will become part of the levee proctecting the city from the vagaries of the Ohio River, the Corps had to grant approval. The more than $45 million center had been expected to open in the fall of 2013, but that date has changed because of the delay in the approval process. L awrenceburg als o saw a major manufacturer locate in the city on industrial land off Tanners Creek Drive. The firm, IntraPac, added over 150 jobs to the region. Meanwhile, Fall Fest moved to a new location on Walnut Street B etween U.S. 50 and Center Street because of construction of the event center. The city also was planning an additional parking lot at Ludlow Hill Park, home of Pee Wee Football games. L awrenceburg dedicated it’s new dog park at Todd-Creek Park in downtown in the spring of 2012, and a new much larger boat ramp at Tanner Creek opened in 2011. Areas of Lawrenceburg continued to receive utility upgrades and improved streetscapes. Fun in Lawrenceburg means four things, the L awrenceburg C ommunity Center, the Pat O’Neill Swimming Pool, Fall Fest and Winter Wonderland. The community center offers a range of activities from computer classes to basketball and volleyball to children’s programs. The swimming p o ol saw a new “splash park,” open in the summer of 2009. The park features various spouting toys and a new wading pool for youngsters. Fall Fest in late September features top rate music, not to mention all the
other food, fun and games of a festival. Winter Wonderland will again feature ice skating. The ice skating is in the pavilion next to the city’s swimming pool on Tate Street. For the winter of 2012-13, the rink will be open for eight weeks, rather than six weeks. Lawrenceburg’s and Dearborn County’s past also are preserved in a host of historic buildings, including United Community Bank’s headquarters at Walnut and High streets, and at the Dearborn County Historical Society’s headquarters in the Vance House on West High Street. The city was founded in 1802 by Capt. Samuel Vance, and he built his Adamesque Federal style house facing the river in 1818. Vance named the town for his wife, Sarah Lawrence, granddaughter of Revolutionary War Gen. Arthur St. Clair.
Area: 4 square miles Population: 5,048 Residential Units: 2,313 Commercial Units: 543 Industrial Units: 61 Valuation: $471,676,000 (2011) Government: elected mayor and council government, third-class city
City Offices Unless otherwise noted, city offices are located, and council, committees and boards meet at the city build-
ing, 230 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg; mayor, 532-3552; clerk-treasurer, 212 Walnut St.., 537-7131. The mayor and clerk-treasurer usually are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Utilities: 532-3506; Mel Davis is director for electricity, water and sewer utilities. Mayor: Dennis Carr: 1-812-537-4921, 30B Village Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 City meetings are held the first and third Monday monthly. On the first Monday, the parks committee meeting begins at 6 p.m. Later, there are sessions of the board of works, utilities board, and city council. On the third Monday, the sessions begin at 6 p.m. with the board of works being the initial session because the parks board normally does not meet that week. Meetings are rescheduled for holidays. City Council: Meets the first and third Monday monthly. Additional meetings are called as needed. Council members are Jane Pope, 812-537-3283, 410 Arch St.; Aaron Cook, 812-290-1965, 421 Short St.; William “BillBill” Bruner: 812-221-0080, 802 Bode Drive; Mike Lawrence, 812-537-4556, 104 Coax Lane; Doug Taylor, 812221-0369, 904 Mountain Way. City Clerk-treasurer: Jackie Stutz: 539-1894; 925 Pribble Circle, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. City Attorney: Joe Votaw: 537-4500, 230 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Zoning Enforcement Officer: Michael Clark: 5323554. Building Inspector: Carl Fryman, 532-3572 Ordinance Enforcement and Maintenance supervi-
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Continued from Page 51 sor: 221-0398 Mick McNimery. Parks and Playgrounds Committee: Is made up of city council members. The board meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday monthly. It oversees the city’s five parks, the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, and the city pool on Tate Street. The parks are Arch Street Park, Arch Street; Tate Street Park, Tate Street; Ludlow Hill Park, Ind. 48, Ludlow Hill; Newtown Park, Main Street and U.S. 50, and George Street Park, George Street. The Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds is on U.S. 50. Utility Board: Meets the first and third Monday: William E. Cunningham: 1-812-2210093, 130 Sunny Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; Anthony “Tony” Abbott: 221-0434, 344 Elm St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; Donald “Donnie” Bryant: 221-0665, 4 Meyerfield Place, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; Bill-Bill Bruner: 221-0080, 802 Bode Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, and Mario Todd: 584-1600; 242 Front St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Utility director is Mel Davis, 532-3506.
Departments Fire: 537-1509 for non-emergencies; Fire chief is Johnnie Tremain, 221-0115. Deputy Chief is Rob Schuette, and EMS director is Bob Mills, 221-0205 The fire department has two stations: Downtown Station, 300 W. Tate St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; and Ludlow Hill Station, 277 Bielby Road, Ind. 48, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. The department has about 65 volunteer firefighters and six full-time paid firefighters, serving the community with a 75-foot aerial ladder and a 105-foot tower truck, three engines, one rescue engine, one brush truck and one mini pumper as well as one equipment/rescue truck and one special operation trailer. The department also investigates fires and provides tours at both fire stations. The department maintains a mutual aid agreement with surrounding fire departments to provide service during large fires. The department also handles fire prevention for local schools and has a cadet program. Police: 537-2284 for non-emergencies; 349 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Police chief is Gene Hunefeld, 221-0089, Assistant Chief Mike Lanning. The department has 17 officers, 24 reserve officers, and four civilian employees. Officers work 10-hour days in three shifts. The department provides crime prevention instruction, and performs accident and criminal investigations. The department also has “Newbie” a German Shepherd.
Appointed Boards Board of Works: Meets the first and third Monday monthly. Mayor Dennis Carr, 2210099, 30B Village Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, Donald “Donnie” Bryant: 221-0665, 4 Meyerfield Place, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; Bill-Bill Bruner: 221-0080, 802 Bode Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. The board oversees police, fire and civil city workers, and supervises and allocates funds for those departments. Board of Zoning Appeals: Meets at 6 p.m. the fourth Wednesday monthly. Paul
Seymour ,10 Meyerfield Place, 812-537-0007; Tom Ganaway, 505 ½ Euphemia St., 812537-3735; Tom Rogers, 329 Front St., 812-290-4025; Dennis Folke, 513-310-6495, 347 Tower Road, 812-537-1494; Don Anderson,102 Coax Lane, 812-537-0747; Zoning Enforcement Officer Mike Clark and Attorney Leslie Votaw, 537-4500, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Plan Commission: Meets at 6 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. Chairman Doug Taylor, 812-221-0369, 904 Mountain Way; Vice chairman Mike Lawrence 812-5391880(W), 104 Coax Lane; Secretary Dennis Folke 513-310-6495, 812-537-1494 347 Tower Road, firstname.lastname@example.org; Jim Crook, 812-537-4319, 501 Riverscape Court; Tim Denning, 812-577-5493, 230 Elm St.; Jane Pope, 812-539-3113(W), 812-5373283, 410 Arch St.; Paul Seymour Sr., 812-537-0007, 10 Meyerfield Place;Enforcement Officer Mike Clark and Attorney Joe Votaw, 537-4500, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Lawrenceburg Economic Redevelopment Commission: Meets the second Monday of each month. The commission is a separate entity from the City of Lawrenceburg, but works in conjunction with the city on economic development issues. The commission has the power to buy and sale land. Executive director Grant Hughes Chairman Mike Lawrence 812-539-1880(W), 104 Coax Lane; Vice chairman Tom Rogers, 812-2904025, 329 Front St.; Secretary Donnie Bryant, 812-221-0665, 4 Meyerfield Place; Patrick Myers, Lawrenceburg School Board representative; attorney Joe Votaw, 537-4500.
Lawrenceburg Conservancy District
The LCD is a separate entity from the City of Lawrenceburg. Its board meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at the LCD Maintenance Building, 225 E. Eads Parkway (Fairgrounds), Lawrenceburg. The board oversees the parts of Lawrenceburg and Greendale within the flood control levee. E.B. Seitz, chairman: 537-0264 or 537-4487; 550 Sheldon St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; Steve Karsteter, vice chairman , 537-2241; 17409 Lexington Ave., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; Michael McCabe: 537-4525; 14253 Bloom Road, Moores Hill, IN 47032; Dennis Richter: 537-2020;403 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; Bill Haag, 537-2608 or 1-513-260-0072, 401 Haag Ave., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; Dave Lorey, 537-4433, P.O. Box 4176, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; Jim Knippenberg, 537-0743; 3983 Tower Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; Attorney Richard Butler, 537-9820, 230 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, 47025, and Financial officer Debbie Biddle: 5393136, 225 Eads Parkway,
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.
LIBRARIES Patrons of Aurora and Lawrenceburg public library districts have new resources to discuss local history. At the Aurora district, local history topics have been discussed at Talk About for about nine years now. But in 2011, the library moved the sessions to the former Aurora Railroad Depot, circa 1916, it purchased in 2008. Talk Abouts are at 6 p.m. the fourth Tuesday March through October. The building also houses the library’s geneological and historical materials collection. APLD also has added Ancestry and HeritageQuest online databases, the former accessed from library computers at both libraries and the depot, and the latter from individual’s computers as well.
www.eapld.org www.lpld.lib.in.us At Lawrenceburg, Rivertown Tales also meets in the former railroad depot, but the old depot is connected to the expanded and remodeled main library of 34,000 square feet. Rivertown Tales are at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month March through October, and were started in 2008. The library was expanded in 2007, and the North Dearborn Branch was remodeled in 2012. Improvements include a computer lab, an early learning center and additional parking. The children’s area was transformed into a storybook world that invites imagination and exploration, and the teen area into an inspiring, creative atmosphere. The additional space has allowed for two
meeting rooms, two small conference/quiet study rooms, a Teen Zone and an easilyaccessible computer lab, as well as expanded space for all areas. New amenities include a coffee shop, courtyard garden, fireplace and comfortable seating. A drive-up express window with 24/7 drop off and designated pick up times is conveniently available. Free Wi-Fi access is available in both the Lawrenceburg and North Dearborn library buildings. Cardholders also can download ebooks and audiobooks and music from the library district? Web site: http://www.lpld.lib.in.us. Meanwhile, Aurora Public Library, which
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Continued from Page 52 doubled its space with a 1998 expansion, has updated to new public use computers and created a more user-interactive Web page, including the addition of the aurora librarian blog. The library also offers downloadable books, audios and e-books for ereaders powered by Overdrive. It can be reached through APLD homepage. APLD joined the Indiana Digital Download Center, and patrons can download books to their devices, a growing usage of library resources. One-on-one training is available by appointment. Aurora Public Library and Lawrenceburg Public Library districts online catalogs are accessible on the Internet, with each library district offering two library sites. The library also partners with Carnegie Hall, Moores Hill, to offer an outreach library each summer, and adult book discussions at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month except December. All four libraries offer materials and services for adults, teens and children including books, periodicals, films in DVD and VHS formats, music CDs and CDROMs, public access computers with high speed Internet access, Microsoft Office products and color printing capability. Online resources include databases for research, language and learning software, online book clubs and Live Homework Help for students in grades 4 through college freshmen from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Inspire, a database available throughout Indiana over the Internet, provides information on periodicals, on-line encyclopedia information, and resources keyed to elementary and adult users. Library patrons also can link to practice tests online. Both Aurora and Lawrenceburg main libraries have genealogy/local history departments with microfilms of the census and local newspapers as well as other resources. Programs include story times, film series, book discussions and computer classes as well as many special events. Meeting and study rooms are available at the Lawrenceburg and North Dearborn library buildings, and the Lawrenceburg district provides mobile library services to daycares, preschools, nursing homes, the homebound, apartment complexes, the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center, Juvenile Center and various community stops. Staff members answer reference questions over the phone and in person, provide bibliographic instruction, and offer tours, and the libraries have opportunities for volunteers. Friends of the Library staff offer ongoing book sales at Lawrenceburg and North Dearborn libraries, and APLD’s libraries also have book sales regularly. Lawrenceburg and North Dearborn libraries now offer fax services with payment by credit card. Dearborn County residents who are patrons of any Dearborn library may borrow materials from the other Dearborn locations with a current library card through a reciprocal agreement between the two libraries. APLD and LPLD also reciprocate with Ohio County Public Library. Any Indiana library district resident also may purchase a Public Library Access Card for $50 annually, entitling him or her to library services from any public library in the state. Residents outside an Indiana library district must pay an annual fee and become a library patron at an Indiana library to purchase a PLAC.
Aurora Public Library District serves residents of Aurora and Center, Washington, Clay, Caesar Creek, Sparta, Hogan and Manchester townships through the main Aurora Public Library and the Dillsboro Public Library. *Property owners pay $.1361 per $100 assessed property valuation to fund the library district, which includes $.0160 bond and interest payment, and $.1201 library operating fund. Its buildings are accessible to people with disabilities. Library director is Mary Alice Horton: 926-0646; 17084 Ind. 148, Aurora, IN 47001. Web site: www.eAPLD.org. Aurora Public Library, 414 Second Street, Aurora 47001, 926-0646, fax 926-0665, was completed in 1914 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Doubled with an expansion in 1998, it features a restored upstairs reading room. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday an Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Dillsboro Public Library, 10151 Library Lane, Dillsboro 47018, 432-5200, fax 432-
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General recyclables also may be placed at one of 13 sites around Dearborn County which are available 926-2745; Main and Importing streets, Aurora. Office 24/7. Call for the site nearest you. Household batteries can be recycled at 50+ sites around the county, includis open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Aurora Utilities will arrange for pickup of recyclables ing all Dearborn County schools and libraries; many on a limited basis on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at county offices; fire departments; Dearborn County business or home by appointment for city residents. Call Hospital and some commercial sites. Call for a location near you. for more information. During the Friday and Saturday service hours at the Recycling Center, residents may bring electrical appliDearborn County Solid ances including TVs, VCRs and microwaves; computers Waste Management District: and components; household and automotive batteries, 926-9963 or 1-800-537-8801; Fax 926-9668; e- ink and toner cartridges, fluorescent light bulbs and mail email@example.com; www.dear- other mercury products. Appliances with or without Freon, tires on or off the rim, and scrap borncountyrecycles.com; Like us on Facemetal are accepted on weekends as book; 10700 Prospect Lane, Aurora (3 well as motor oil, oil filters and miles west of Aurora off U.S. 50); The antifreeze. Districtâ€™s mission is to foster a sense of The District collects houseresponsibility and inspire action hold hazardous waste by Dearborn County residents to monthly on the last Wednesreduce solid waste by creating an day from noon to 6 p.m. awareness and commitment to April through November at reduction, reuse and recycling the Recycling Center. programs. Residents may bring oilThe District operates the Dearbased paint products; electrical born County Recycling Center in Auappliances including TVs, VCRs and rora which offers a Drive-Thru Drop-Off microwaves; computers and compofor general recyclables from noon to 6 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Like the DCSWMD nents; household cleaners; lawn, garden and pool chemicals and automoGeneral recyclables include: mixed on Facebook tive products during the HHW collecpaper (magazines, phone books, office tion. Call the office from 8:30 a.m. to paper, junk mail, paperboard and catalogs); aluminum food containers; metal food contain- 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with questions. Call ers; glass food and beverage containers (any color); the District Educator to schedule a free presentation for corrugated cardboard (with ridges and furrows); news- your group on any of a number of topics related to papers; and No. 1 and No. 2 plastic bottles and jugs composting, vermicomposting, reducing, reusing, recycling or rethinking our purchasing habits. (only with small mouths).
Creation Station is a free resource available to any Dearborn County teacher or non-for-profit educator with proper identification. Materials available have been diverted from the waste stream and are great for crafts and other educational projects. Open every other Friday and Saturday, from 3 p.m. To 6 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. To noon Saturday. Call for dates and/or details.
brary is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, closed Fridays, and open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Lawrenceburg Public Library Board: President Patricia Ritzmann: 537-0900; 19813 Lakeview Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; Vice President Julia Edwards Dickey: 537-9354; 55 Oakey Ave., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; Secretary Marita Cizek: 537-1272; 10 Decker Ave., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; Jennifer Hanneken: 537-5597; 1101 Hanby Circle, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; Linda Lyness: 637-5127; 13478 N. Dearborn Road, West Harrison, IN 47060; Don Siemers: 537-5969, 808 Tanner, Greendale, IN 47025; and Dan Toon: 487-2040; 6957 Bonnell Road, Guilford, IN 47022.
Continued from Page 53 5209, opened in 1997. The library is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday - Friday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Local History Library at the Depot, 510 Second St., Aurora, 47001, opened in 2011. The depot is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of each month. Aurora Public Library District Board: President Jan Tyler: 926-3927; 7671 Ind. 350, Aurora, IN 47001; Vice President Ralph Droege: 667-6498; 6879 Ind. 62, Dillsboro, IN 47018; Treasurer Angela Burkhardt: 926-1956; 12943 Cosby Drive, Aurora, IN 47001; Secretary Dorothy Svara: 926-1344; 408 Sunnyside Ave., Aurora, IN 47001; Ben Turner: 221-0022; 204 Donna Drive, Aurora, IN 47001; Sue Manford: 744-3914; 10916 S.R. 350, Moores Hill, IN 47032; and Sabra Duerstock: 926-3156; 18687 Turkey Point Road, Guilford, IN 47022. Property owners
pay $0.1225 per $100 of assessed valuation to the library district operating fund and $0.0165 bond and interest payments. Lawrenceburg Public Library District provides a full range of library services to residents of Lawrenceburg, Miller, Harrison, Jackson, Kelso, Logan, and York townships through the main Lawrenceburg Public Library, the North Dearborn Branch, and a mobile library. Property owners pay $0.62 per $100 of assessed valuation for expenses.A revenue sharing agreement with the City of Lawrenceburg defers tax for bond payment on the main library. Library Director is Sally Stegner: 5372775ext.21; 4624 S. Friendship Road, Versailles, IN 47042. Website: www.lpld.lib.in.us. LPL Mobile Library services: 812-537-2775, ext. 30. Lawrenceburg Public Library, 150 Mary St., Lawrenceburg 47025, 537-2775, fax 537-2810, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, is open to the public 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. North Dearborn Branch Library, 25969 Dole Road, West Harrison 47060, 637-0777, fax 637-0797. The li-
City of Greendale: 537-2125; 510 Ridge Ave., Greendale. Curbside pickup for residents with special needs is provided on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Kitchen garbage and general trash is picked up on Monday and Thursday for the north end of the city (Greendale Cemetery and north), Tuesday and Friday for the south end (Cook Avenue and south). Oberting Road and Ind. 1 area is picked up on Tuesday and Friday. Items should be ready for pickup no later than 7 a.m. Business pickup is on Wednesday. Brush, grass and tree limbs are picked up on the north end of the city and annexed areas on Tuesday, and Thursday for the cityâ€™s south end. Recycling trailers are available at the city garage on Rand Avenue for paper products, glass, aluminum and plastic (1 and 2 symbol). For more information, call the city office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
City of Lawrenceburg: 537-7138; 602 W. Center St., Lawrenceburg. The city provides curbside pickup of glass, newspaper, cardboard and aluminum. Curbside recycling pickup is twice a month, one for each side of the city, on the first and third Wednesdays residences and businesses. Glass must be separated by color and placed in clear bags.
Other libraries Carnegie Community Library: main floor, Carnegie Hall, Main Street, Moores Hill, IN 47032, 744-4015, free family memberships. Open by appointment. Also the site for a summer outreach library for four years and an adult book discussion group for two years, both in partnership with Aurora Public Library District.
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parks.dearborncounty.in.gov Aurora: Aurora City Park, Park Avenue, offers swimming pool, playground equipment, horseshoe pits, fishing and pavilion with kitchen facilities. Open shelters, civic center and round barn are open for rental during warm weather. Waterways Park, Moore and Manchester streets, offers open shelters and picnic areas, as well as tennis and basketball courts, playground equipment, fishing and a volleyball court. A boat launch and picnic area have been added. Largent Field, off U.S. 50 west, offers lighted ballpark, playground equipment and fishing. Mary Stratton Park, Fifth and Judiciary streets, offers picnic area and playground. Tony Lesko Park, Ind. 56 along the Aurora riverfront, offers open shelters overlooking the river, picnic tables and benches, playground equipment, a extended walkway ramp to the river and fishing. In 2011, it was getting upgrades and the addition of a Veterans’ Memorial. For rental or other information, call 926-2745.
The Dearborn County Park Board, re-established in 1982, oversees development and maintenance of county-owned outdoor recreation areas. Parks in the area , both county-owned and mucicipal, undergo continued development to keep up with county population growth, as well as to comply with updated handicap-accessibility standards. Dearborn County: Guilford Covered Bridge Park, Ind. 1, York and Miller townships, offers picnic area, two basketball courts, fishing, and playground equipment. The historic covered bridge built in 1879, was restored in 1998. The playground equipment was uprgraded in the summer of 2011. Bright Meadows Park, State Line and Einsel roads, Harrison Township, offers four baseball fields with some fields interchangeable as soccer/football fields. Two shelter houses, walking trail, horseshoe pits, playground equipment and restrooms now are available. A basketball court was built in fall 2010. Gladys Russell Wildlife Habitat, White Plains Road, Manchester Township, is open. The 148-acre refuge features a 6-acre lake availble for fishing from the bank, the historic Bowman Barn, which is available for gatherings, bathrooms, and four miles of walking/bicycling paths. There are three parking lots along White Plains Road for public use. The western lot is most convenient to the trails for hiking. Additional parking is available adjacent to the Bowman Barn for gatherings and access to the lake. The eastern lot has been specifically designed to accommodate those with horse trailers that would like to ride the outer loop trails and also provides lake access. The board hopes to have an orienteering/geocaching challenge course in place soon. The park is growing in popularity with hikers enjoying the many trails. Rullman Wildlife Refuge, Turkey Point Road, Manchester Township offers a one acre lake for fishing as well
as 80 acres of woodland with trails for walking. A picnic shelter was added in fall 2010. County Farm Park, County Farm Road, Manchester Township, spans the Little Hogan Creek. It is still in the planning/transition phase and will offer more than 300 acres of wildlife and recreational areas. Many of the park shelters can be reserved via the parks’ website, parks.dearborncounty.in.gov, however those reserving the shelter or site should place notices at the park in the days before the event to let other park patrons know. For more park information, visit the Dearborn County Parks and Recreation Web site at parks.dearborncounty. in.gov, e-mail the board at email@example.com. gov or call the extenison office at 1-812-926-1189.
Dillsboro Community Park, Arlington Road, Clay Township, is a 12-acre park recently dedicated a .88-mile walking trail, and offers two shelter houses, three softball fields, a soccer/football field, play equipment, picnic area, picnic tables and restrooms. A walking path and other amenities have been added recently. Heritage Point Park, at Bank and North streets, features a clock, landscaping and a veterans’ memorial. It is the newest addition to Dillsboro.
Greendale Park, Nowlin Avenue and Park Street, offers picnic shelters, tennis courts, softball/baseball field, foot trails, cabin/meeting hall, basketball courts and swimming pool. Oakey Park, Oakey Avenue and Sheldon Street, offers picnicking, playground equipment, softball/baseball field and basketball court. Danny Miller Park, Sunset Drive and Dearborn Court, offers picnicking and playground equipment. Schnebelt Park, Nowlin Avenue and Arthur Street, offers a two-acre lake for canoeing and fishing, picnicking, playground equipment, foot trails and ice-skating. Cook Park, Ridge Avenue and Broadway Street, offers picnicking. Homestead Park, Dorman Avenue, offers
playground, basketball court and picnic area. Lorey Park, Ridge Avenue, offers playground equipment and picnic area. For rental or other information, call the Greendale Utilities Department at 537-2125.
Arch Street Park, Arch Street between Center and William streets, is dedicated to the memory of Evelyn Rudolph, who was the “park matron” for many years. Basketball courts, picnic area, shelter house, restrooms and playground equipment are available. Ludlow Hill Park, Ind. 48, a 67-acre park with a five acres of lake, offers three shelter houses, picnic areas, walking/jogging, two fishing lakes, football field, two tennis courts, and a new basketball court. Six new basketball goals and a flagpole have been installed. Lighting for the football field was added in 2010. George Street Park, George Street, has a basketball court and features a new family-size shelter and playground equipment. Restrooms also are available. Newtown Park, Main Street and Eads Parkway, U.S. 50, offers picnicking, walking, and an operational historic fountain. The park also is home to a Civil War cannon encased in a display enclosure. Todd-Creech Park, Tate Street, provides a swimming pool/wading pool, slide, restrooms/lockers, and concession stand. There is playground equipment and picnicking, as well as Little League, Babe Ruth and instructional baseball fields. A skatepark also is a highlight. Scoreboards and lighting have been installed. A community activities building is on the site. A new Little League field was added in 2011, and the much anticipated dog park opened in spring 2012. Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, Eads Parkway, U.S. 50, offers shelters, barns, a community pavilion, and horse show ring. The fairgrounds also house Lawrenceburg Speedway motorcycle and auto tracks, and hosts the annual Dearborn County 4-H & Community Fair. Two new baseball diamonds and practice football/soccer fields as well as new backstops are available. For rental of Agner Hall or other information, call 537-7138. The ball fields were constructed by the Lawrenceburg Conservancy District.
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Alliance Church, 201 W. Conwell St., P.O. Box 326, Aurora, IN 47001, Rev. James Caister, 926-2188. Aurora Church of Christ, 814 Sunnyside Ave., Aurora, IN 47001, Minister Ron Cox, 926-2259. Aurora First Presbyterian Church, 215 Fourth St., Aurora, IN 47001, Rev. Dana Stout, 926-2183. Bear Branch St. Peter Religious Group, Milton-Bear Branch Rd., Dillsboro, IN 47018, President Larry Hine, 667-5884. Beecher Presbyterian Church, 229 Short St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, Rev. David M. Patterson, 537-3390. Berean Baptist Church, 24241 State Line Rd., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, 812-637-5822. Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, L.C.M.S., 495 Ludlow St., Greendale, IN 47025, the Rev. Steve Miguet, 5370361. Bible Baptist Church, 1 Faithway Drive, Greendale, IN 47025, Pastor Joseph S. Hart, 539-4088. Bright Christian Church, 24457 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, 637-3388, www.brightchristian.org. Cedars of Lebanon Fellowship, 10190 Station Hollow Road, Moores Hill, P.O. Box 145, Aurora, IN 47001, Pastor Charles G. Hill, 432-3940 (church), 926-1258 (pastor). Community Fellowship Church, 505 Bielby Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, Pastor Terry L. Rueger, 537-4451, cfclawrenceburg.org. Dearborn Baptist Church, 9638 S.R. 48, Aurora, IN 47001, Pastor Darrell Sparks, 926-4976, www.dearbornbaptist.org. Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church, 25365 State Line Road, Bright, IN 47025, Rev. Scott Stephens, 637-3993. Dillsboro United Methodist Church, 10071 Front St., Dillsboro, IN 47018, Pastor Rev. Janice S. Heseman, 4325748. East Fork Baptist Church, 2188 East Fork Rd., Rev. William Smith, 812-363-3766. Ebenezer Baptist Church, 16393 Ind. 148, Aurora, IN 47001, Pastor Thomas Fehrman, 926-0549. Emanuel Lutheran Church (ELCA), 570 N. Sheldon St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, Pastor Jeremy G. Russell, 537-3884. First Apostolic Bible Church, Center and Elm streets, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, Pastor William J. Robinson, Assistant Pastor Robert A. Lawson, 537-4069. First Baptist Church of Aurora, 6060 Blair Rd., Aurora, IN 47001, Rev. Bill Secrest., 926-1900. Home of Angel Food Ministry. First Baptist Church of Dillsboro, 12301 North St. (Ind. 62), P.O. Box 238, Dillsboro, IN 47018, 432-5862 church. First Baptist Church of Lawrenceburg/Greendale, 45 Tebbs Ave., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, Pastor Roger Mantel, 5371642, www.fbcgreendale.org. First Baptist Church of Moores Hill, 16603 S. Broadway Road, Moores Hill, IN 47032, 744-3733. First Baptist Church of Sparta, 12220 Sparta Pike, Moores Hill, IN 47032, Pastor Rick Burcham, 812-744-3434. First Church of Christ, 421 Ridge Ave., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, Senior Minister Tim Russell, 537-1696. First Church of God, Fairview and Bielby Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, Rev. Donald Pierce, 537-1846 or 574-9152. First United Methodist Church of Aurora, 304 Third St., Aurora, IN 47001, 926-0535 Grace Church of The Valley, 1709 Nowlin Ave., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, Pastor Roger Webb, 537-3425, www.gcotv. com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hamline Chapel-United Methodist Church, 102 West High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, Pastor Bob Cannon, 537-2170. Holman Christian Union Church, 12020 N. Hogan Road,
Aurora, IN 47001, Pastor Michael A. Addison, 812-744-3141. Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 12644 North St., P.O. Box 257, Dillsboro, IN 47018 Hosanna Assembly of God, 501 West Conwell St., Aurora, IN 47001, Pastor Pete Bryk, 926-0400. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 5911 Ind. 350, Aurora, IN 47001, Overseer Raymond L. Kist, 926-3908. Lawrenceburg Church of Christ, 340 Arch St., P.O. Box 3644, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, 537-9050 or 537-2351, Coministers Doyal Wright and Dale Bertram. Ludlow Hill Church of the Nazarene, 775 Bielby Rd. (SR 48), 17452 Scenic Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, Rev. John Griffin, 537-3490, www.geocities.com/ludlowhillnazarene, email email@example.com Moores Hill Church of Christ, 13567 Ind. 350, Moores Hill, IN 47032, Minister Tito Pel. Moores Hill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 337, Moores Hill, IN 47032. Mt. Sinai United Methodist Church, 9813 Mt. Sinai Road, Aurora, IN 47001, Pastor LaJo Dunbar, 926-3836. Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, U.S. 50 and Mt. Tabor Road, Aurora, IN 47001, Pastor Rev. Janice S. Heseman, 9261052. New Life Southern Baptist, 19936 Shaefer Rd., Sunman, IN 47041, Pastor Melvin Barrows, 926-1390. Providence Presbyterian Church, 23983 Salt Fork Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, Rev. Steven Pace, 812-637-1211, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.brightprovidencechurch. org. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Dover, 25743 Ind. 1, Guilford, IN 47022, the Rev. Ryan McCarthy, 576-4302, www. stjohndover.org. St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church of Aurora, 220 Mechanic St., Aurora, IN 47001, Pastor Edward Davis, 9263337, www.STJOHNLCMS.com. St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lawrenceburg, 4937 Ind. 48, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, Pastor Marlyn Nelson, 537-2865. St. John Lutheran Church of Sunman ELCA, 12523 North Dearborn Road, Sunman, IN 47041, Rev. Kirstin M. Springmeyer, 623-2777, www.stjohnhubbells.org. St. Joseph Catholic Church, 7536 Church Lane, West Harrison, IN 47060, the the Rev. Scott Nobbe; the Rev. Sengole Thomas Gnanaraj, Associate Pastor, 576-3593. St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 542 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, Pastor the Rev. Peter Gallagher 537-3992. St. Martin Catholic Church, 8044 Yorkridge Road, Guilford, IN 47022, the Rev. Scott Nobbe; the Rev. Sengole Thomas Gnanaraj, Associate Pastor. 623-3408, 4872096. St. Mary Catholic Church, 203 Fourth St., Aurora, IN 47001, the Rev. Stephen Donahue 926-0060. St. Paul Catholic Church, 9788 North Dearborn Road, Guilford, IN 47022, the Rev. Scott Nobbe; the Rev. Sengole Thomas Gnanaraj, Associate Pastor, 623-3408. St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12963 North St., P.O. Box 125, Dillsboro, IN 47018, 432-5843. St. Peter Lutheran Church, 3958 Bear Branch Road, Dillsboro, IN 47018, the Rev. Ronald Haseley, 667-5881. St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, 23670 Salt Fork Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, the Rev. Aaron M. Jenkins, 6568700. Tanner Valley United Methodist Church, 19235 Ind. 1, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, Rev. Amy K. Artis, 537-4111. Trinity Christian Center, 18687 Pribble Road, Lawrence-
burg, IN 47025, Pastor Bob Brigmon, 537-0897. Trinity Episcopal Church, 101 W. Center St., P.O. Box 382, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, the Rev. Mary Taflinger, 537-2619. Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church (LC-MS), P.O. Box 578, 9901 Central Ave., Dillsboro, IN 47018, Rev. Richard Kolaskey, 4325406. Union Valley Missionary Baptist Church, 530 Martin Luther King Dr., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Vineyard Community Church, 777 East Eads Pkwy (US 50), Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, Pastor Tony Vaughn, 537-1933, www.vccsei.com. Washington Baptist Church, 5496 E. U.S. 50 at Elrod, Dillsboro, IN 47018, Pastor Bruce Fitzsimmons, 654-3387. Wesleyan Church of Lawrenceburg, 408 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, 537-0584, www.wbc-elrod.org. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10629 Ind. 48, Sunman, IN 47041, 926-0619. Zion Church, 340 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, Rev. Dr. Reva Minor, 537-1577.
Ohio Co. churches
Bethel Unity Baptist Church: (Southern Baptist), 306 Main St., Rising Sun. Church of Nazarene: Burgess Avenue, Rising Sun, 4383411. Concord Community Church: 196 Concord Road, Patriot. First Baptist Church: Fourth and Mulberry streets, Rising Sun, 438-2361. First United Church of Christ: Fifth and High streets, Rising Sun, 438-2944. Grant’s Creek Independent Baptist Church: 587 Lower Grants Creek Road, Rising Sun, 438-3126. Holmes Hill Church of Christ: Old Ind. 56, Rising Sun, 438-2930. Olive Branch Baptist Church: 2250 Milton-Bear Branch Road, Dillsboro, at Bear Branch. Patriot Baptist Church: Patriot. Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ: Pleasant Ridge, 7250 Salem Ridge Road, Aurora, 438-2903 or 438-9550. Rising Sun Church of Christ: 430 Fifth St., Rising Sun, 438-3805; Daycare 438-4502; free store 438-2183; Prayer line 438-3963. Rising Sun United Methodist Church: 110 S. Walnut St., Rising Sun, 438-4431. Rising Sun Wesleyan Church: Fourth Street, Rising Sun. St. Peter Lutheran Church: 3358 Bear Branch Road at South Fork, Rural Route 2, Dillsboro, 667-5881. Shiloh Baptist Church: North Walnut Street, Rising Sun, 438-2197. Temple Baptist Church: Patriot, 594-2762. United Methodist Church: Aberdeen. 534-3691.
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National Rehabilitation Information Center: 1-800-346-2742. New Horizons Rehabilitation Inc.: 934-4528; 237 Six Pine Ranch Road, P.O. Box 98, Batesville, IN 47006; Providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities Dearborn, Ohio, Ripley and Franklin counties. New Horizons offers in-home assistance, community integration activities, Abuse Prevention Services, Child Protection: 1-800-422-4453 (national hotline); for Dear- and day programs as well as job placement and other services. born County residents: 537-5131; Ohio County residents: 438-2530. New Vision Medical Stabilization Service, 606 Wilson Creek Road, Suite 230, Lawrenceburg, Abuse Prevention, Adult Protection Information and Referral: 1-800-992-6978; 537-8862 for IN 47025. (812) 532-2646 or (800) 939-2273 Dearborn County and Ohio County residents. North Dearborn Food Pantry Inc.: 637-2841; 2517 North Dearborn AIDS - Center for Disease Control and Prevention: 1-800-232-4636. For information on various Road, West Harrison, IN 47060. Al-Anon, Moores Hill: (812) 744-3467; ask for Mary Lou. Poison Control Hotline: 1-800-222-1222. Al-Anon, Lawrenceburg: 1-812-537-2857 or cell 1-513-238-5383, ask programs call: Prevent Child Abuse, Indiana Chapter of the National Committee: for Cheryl or 1-812-537-0644, ask for Linda. 1-800-244-5373; 32 E. Washington St., Suite 1200, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Alcoholics Anonymous Information and Regional Addictions Service: Problem Gambling Hotlines: 1-800-994-8448, state; 1-877-849-1248, 537-5383 (Community Mental Health Center) Outpatient Therapy, 427 Eads Parkway, US 50, Community Mental Health Center; Gambling Recovery Ministries, 1-812-926-1052; Gamblers Lawrenceburg. 24-hour hotline, 1-800-503-8602. Anonymous, 1-513-244-9779. Alzheimer’s Support Groups of Southeast Indiana, Inc.: P.O. Box 3962, Lawrenceburg, IN Rape Crisis Services: 537-7381 or 1-800-656-HOPE(4673); Brenda Konradi, coordinator, Com47025; meets at 7 p.m. third Tuesday monthly at Dearborn County Hospital, 600 Wilson Creek munity Mental Health Center, 460 Nowlin Ave., Suite 101, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Road, Lawrenceburg: call Karen Brandt at 637-1748; also at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday at Relay Indiana: phone service for deaf and hearing impaired people: 1-800-743-3333, 1-800Margaret Mary Community Hospital, Batesville; 1-888-422-2691. 743-5207, (customer service: 1-800-676-3777). American Cancer Society Hotline: 1-800-227-2345. Rideshare: www.eRideShare.com; a commuter assistance service of the Ohio-KentuckyAmerican Foundation for the Blind: 1-800-AFB-LIND (232-5463). Indiana Regional Council of Governments. American Heart Association: 1-312-346-4675, Midwest affiliate. Safe Passage: 1-812-933-1990, 1-888-345-5282; provides crisis intervention, support, and American Red Cross, Dearborn and Ohio County Chapter: 537-9036; Director Carole Stenger, advocacy services to women and their children who have experienced domestic violence. 539 Main St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. SE Indiana Parents of Hearing Impaired Children: 1-812-623-2212; 323 N. Meridian St., P.O. Box American Speech, Language and Hearing Association: 1-800-638-8255. 238, Sunman, IN 47041. Arc of Dearborn Countys: Contact Marie Dausch, 1-812-569-5136, e-mail mariedausch@ Service from the Heart: 438-2551;117 Sixth St., Rising Sun, IN 47040; limited assistance may gmail.com. be available in crisis situations for Ohio County residents only. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.: 1-800-689-0636 or 637-1235 for phone or fax; United Way of Dearborn & Ohio County serves people through a variety of services and proCommunity Development Director Laura Rolf, 2412 Picnic Woods Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. grams. For information call 1-812-537-2009 or email email@example.com. Catch-A-Ride: public transportation, 1-812-432-3960 or 1-800-330-7603. Trinity Health Clinic: 1-812-537-2619, 317 Lake St., Lawrenceburg. Provides basic health Community Mental Health Center, Inc.: 537-1302. Also office in Rising Sun: 438-2711; 285 services for adults with no insurance or are underinsured. Clinic hours are 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. second Bielby Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; addiction treatment; individual, group, and family therapy; and fourth Wednesday of each month hospitalization; consultation and education; 24-hour crisis services hotline, 1-877-849-1248. Dearborn County Animal Shelter: 926-0910; 11681 County Farm Road, Aurora, IN 47001. Dearborn County Pregnancy Care Center: 537-4357 (24 hours); Kim Maloy, 62 Doughty Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Dearborn County Hospital: 537-1010 or 800-676-5572; 600 Wilson Creek Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Dearborn County Hospital Home Health and Hospice: 537-8192; 370 Bielby Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Dearborn County Veterans Service Officer: 537-8819; Michael Burgess, Dearborn County AdIn print or on the web.... ministration Building, 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Southeastern Indiana & Southwest Dearborn & Ohio County Child Services: 537-5131. Ohio’s Local News Source Directions! program of Community Mental Health Center, Inc.: 537-7381; 24-hour hotline, 812-537-1302; Rape Crisis Hotline, 1-800-656-HOPE; program encompassing rape crisis services, domestic violence services, and child abuse prevention programs in area schools. Domestic Violence Services, Turning Point: 1-800-221-6311; Emergency Shelter for adult domestic violence victims and their children; weekly support group for adult victims, information, and referral, advocacy. Free and confidential. Drug and Poison Information: 1-800-222-1222. Habitat for Humanity: 926-2183; First Presbyterian Church, 215 Fourth St., Aurora, IN 47001. Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies: 532-3081; Well-child clinic covering Dearborn, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland Counties, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Hoosier Hills Literacy League: 537-6559; 123 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect: 24-hour hotline, 1-800-800-5556. Indiana Workforce Development: WorkOne: 537-1117 Indiana Organ Procurement Organization: a way to receive information and request programs on organ donation and transplantation; 1-888-275-4676. Indiana State Division of Aging: 1-888-673-0002. Indiana State Division of Disability and Rehabilitation: 1-800-545-7763. Look Good ... Feel Better: 1-800-395-5665 or 1-812-376-6781, a cosmetology program to help Over 34,000 Delivered Weekly women deal with unpleasant side effects of cancer treatment. Moving Toward Control support group. Meets quarterly at Dearborn County Hospital, 600 Proud Publishers of the HVL Wilson Creek Road, Lawrenceburg. Topics include physical activity, nutrition, weight manageEchoes & Phone Directory ment and glucose control. Meets in the DCH conference rooms on Tuesdays, four times a year, at 5:30 p.m. For times, dates and additional information, call Certified Diabetes Educator 812-537-0063 • 513-367-4582 Shawn Crandell,DCH Clinical Dietitian, at 537-8163.
www.dearborncountychamber.org Enhancing economic vitality and the quality of life in Dearborn County and providing resources for area businesses and organizations to grow and prosper ... that describes the role of the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce.
Volunteer leadership representing nearly 400 “partner” companies and organizations and Chamber staff work collaboratively with government and others in the community to pursue the Chamber’s vision ... a Dearborn County that is the prefect place to live, play, work and do business.
About the Chamber
Purpose: a business-to-business networking partnership, consisting of individuals (interested citizens), business, government and community organizations. Belonging to the Chamber provides the opportunity for businesses
The Visitor Center
The Dearborn County Convention, Visitor and Tourism Bureau, formed in 1995, shares its offices with the Chamber of Commerce, and is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m; Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It’s mission is that of an aggressive marketing, service and information organization whose primary responsibility is to positively impact
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growing of partnerships
and people to share products, services, ideas and experiences that guide our community to a better quality of life for all. Mission: The Dearborn County Chamber’s mission is to promote, inform, educate and assist partners to improve and grow their business success, thus making our community a vital part of the local, state and regional economy. The chamber works through volunteer committees that provide the opportunity to get involved in issues important to partners and their businesses. To achieve its mission the chamber has an economic growth task force, events advisory/networking team committee, and other small groups. The Chamber provides a wide array of benefits and services including networking,marketing, education-training, business information, advocacy, and cost savings. The Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce is located at 320 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; 1-812-537-0814 or 1-800-322-8198; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
www.visitsoutheastindiana.com the Dearborn County area economy through visitor expenditure. The Chamber and Visitor Bureau is made up Michael Rozow, Debbie Smith, Paul Kunkel, Lois Pohle, Connie Cleary, Betsy Armbruster, Vanessa Cash. They are located at 320 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. 812-537-0814 or 800-322-8198. www.visitsoutheastindiana.com.
L’burg Main Street takes innovation to next level The Lawrenceburg Main Street Inc., 70 E. High St., is a 501-C-3 non-profit/private partnership formed by business and property owners and the City of Lawrenceburg. Its mission is “to create a positive atmosphere for downtown Lawrenceburg; recruit new business, promote community pride, develop economic tools to help make Lawrenceburg a better place through our public/private partnership.” Several business have opened in downtown Lawrenceburg thanks to help from Main Street, and several other businesses and organizations are beneficiaries of grants and help from Main Street. In the coming year look for “pop up shops,” a revamped loan program for businesses and homeowners, as well as the usual Main Street events including Music on the River and Party in the Street. This past summer Main Street hosted a youth day with activities
for the young and young at heart, and is busy planning Winter Wonderland for 2012. Lawrenceburg Main Street launched a new website, thinklawrenceburg.com in the spring of 2012, and it offers information about many programs, as well as a place for Lawrenceburg Main Street members to get noticed through its business directory. Main Street has recruited representatives from the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce, Dearborn County Economic Development, City of Lawrenceburg, downtown financial institutions, service businesses, industry, restaurant, retail and community leaders to serve on its board of directors. For more information, contact the Lawrenceburg Main Street Association, 70 E. High St., downtown Lawrenceburg, or call 537-4507. Lawrenceburg Main Street Director is Pat Krider.
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Main Street Aurora: window to city’s past, future
Since 1998 Main Street Aurora has been revitalizing and promoting Historic Downtown Aurora. Main Street Aurora has been named a National Main Street community by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is designated a Certified Main Street Community by Indiana Main Street. Main Street Aurora is a revitalization organization that is focused on the Historic District of Downtown Aurora. Main Street Aurora is a non-profit organization that was established in 1998 and has worked on improving the Historic District of Aurora for 14 years. The Mission of Main Street Aurora is to revitalize the historic downtown physically, commercially, and as a community gathering place. The vision that Main Street Aurora follows is that Downtown Aurora will be a thriving business, residential and arts community offering a unique experience that seamlessly blends the natural beauty of its landscape, preservation of its historic heritage and a multitude of retail, entertainment and service establishments. Main Street Aurora is a Nationally Certified Main Street Community as designated by the National Historic Trust for the revitalization of historic downtown areas. Main Street Aurora is one of only 19 Nationally Certified Main Street Communities in Indiana. Main Street Aurora follows “The Four Points” approach to revitalization as established by the National Historic Trust. The four points are Design, Organization, Promotion and Economic Restructuring. Main Street Aurora has partnered with the City of Aurora since its inception and has helped with economic development and promotion of the city. Main Street Aurora sponsors such successful programs as Windows of Aurora; Aurora in Bloom; Miracle on Main Street; Celebrate Aurora; South Dearborn Community Service Day; Senior Dances on Main; His-
toric Walking & Windows Tours; and Horror, History & Haunting. Main Street Aurora works with the Firecracker Festival; Aurora Lions Club; Hillforest Victorian House Museum; City of Spires Historic Foundation & Museum; Aurora Riverfront Beatification; Aurora Garden Club; Dearborn County Tourism Bureau; and other groups to produce year round family friendly events in Aurora. Main Street Aurora Executive Director is Karla Fry Schmeltzer, 1-812-926-1100; fax 1-812-926-1080, email:email@example.com; 231 Main St., Aurora, IN 47001.
Main Street Aurora Board of Directors ❑❑ Matthew B. Probst, President; Regional Dean, Ivy Tech Community College; firstname.lastname@example.org ❑❑ James G. Waldon, Vice President; Teacher/Music Director, St Mary’s School; email@example.com ❑❑ Cindy Rottinghaus, Secretary; Retired Project Manager, CINergy; cindyr5@comcast. net ❑❑ Nancy Fahey Turner, Treasurer; Technology Assistant, South Dearborn School Corp.; firstname.lastname@example.org ❑❑ Pamela Brandes, board member; Manager USBank; email@example.com ❑❑ R. Brett Fehrman, board member; Broker, Fehrman Realty firstname.lastname@example.org ❑❑ Charlotte Hastings, board member; Charlotte’s Flowers & Antiques, Owner; email@example.com ❑❑ Judy S. Hizer, board member; Retired Educator; firstname.lastname@example.org ❑❑ Bethany Ross, board member; Library Assistant, Aurora Public Library; besh.ross@ gmail.com ❑❑ Wayne Schroeder, board member; Wayne Schroeder Company, Owner; toyman01@ centurylink.net
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ARTS Dearborn Highland’s Arts Council: 812-539-4251 or 1-866818-2787; Executive Director Marilyn Bower, 331 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Web site: www.all4art.org Rivertown Players: 812-532-3078 President Shirley Seitz, PO Box 3642, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Web site: www.rivertownplayers.com. Southeastern Indiana Art Guild: 812-537-3878; President Joan Abdon, 812-654-1742; Membership Chairman Debi Black, P.O. Box 535, Aurora, IN 47001. Location: 2nd & Main St. Aurora, IN. Web site: http:// siagstudios.blogspot.com/.
Treasurer: Janet Blevins,10207 Haubrock Rd., Sunman, IN 47041; Phone 812-926-6036. Publicity: Jan Uhlmansiek, 16195 St. Rt. 148, Aurora, IN 47001, 812-926-1469. Extension Staff: Mike Hornbach, Agriculture and Nature Resource/ECD/CED Peg Ehlers, Consumer & Family Sciences Marcia Parcell, 4-H Youth Development Kathy Kent, Office Manager Pam Chase, Office Secretary Office Address: 229 Main St., Aurora, IN 47001 Phone: 812-926-1189 Fax: 812-926-3006 www.extension.purdue.edu/Dearborn/
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Dearborn County Economic Development Initiative: 812-537-0814; Director Michael Rozow, 320 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Web site: dearborncounty.edi.com Dearborn County IN Public Forum: “The Blog” at www.dearborncounty.blogspot.com; A.Dearborn.Citizen@gmail.com Dearborn County Convention Visitor’s & Tourism Bureau: 812-537-0814 or 1-800-322-8198; Director Debbie Smith, 320 Walnut St, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Website: www.visitsoutheastindiana.com Dearborn-Ripley Building Trades Council: 812-5371062; President Barry Rohrmeier, 119 Short St./ P.O. Box 3478, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Dillsboro Civic Club: 812-432-3111; President Mary Lou Powers, P.O. Box 371, Dillsboro, IN 47018. Historic Hoosier Hills RC & D Inc.: 812-689-6410 ext. 5; Official Coordinator Terry Stephenson, P.O. Box 407 / 1981 S. Industrial Park Dr. Suite 1, Versailles, IN 47042. Web site: hhhills.org Manchester Area Civic Association: 812-926-0261; President Sue Weldon, 11648 Norkus Rd., Milan, IN 47031. Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission: 812-689-5505; Executive Director Susan A. Craig; P.O. Box 765, Versailles, IN 47042. Web site: www.sirpc.org
4-H CLUBS Aurora Wildcats Cathy Brandt - 926-3103 Dearborn Achievers Carrie Yung – 637-3258 Dog Daze Carol Bamberger – 926-2715; Donna Schmeltzer – 513-404-8311; Paula Bryant-539-4964 Dover Hoosier Helpers Diana Hay – 487-2709 Great Caesars Steve Kittle – 926-6278; Peggy Mix 667-5056; Cathy Cutter - 667-5564; Sandy Lang - 432-5860 Greendale Guardians Teresa Bradshaw-Grace 584-8005 Guilford Ridgerunners Cassie Gullion – 513-659-2898 Happy Udder Bunch Diana Hubbard - 637-9922; Liz Beiersdorfer - 623-2803; Sherry Love – 744-5190 Manchester Rowdies Rachel Thies – 926-2393; Sunny Smithson - 926-3372; Roseann Mund - 926-3384; Sherry Love – 744-5190; Brooke Kaiser – 926-2393 Mighty Brights Karen Pearson – 487-2667 SAFE Steve Stenger - 576-4701; Butch Hinrichs - 9260586; Richard Bower - 623-3362; Greg Harm – 623-2744; David Bischoff – 576-2096; Rob Thies – 667-4179; Tim Mund – 926-3384; Carla Blair – 926-2125; Darrell Williams – 7444760; Mike Stehlin – 655-1830; Todd Shumate – 637-6256; Zachary Hoffman – 623-0160 Greg Whitaker – 576-3017; Greg Green – 513-349-0107; Nick Bergmann – 744-7650 Stateline Roadrunners Patty Bourquein – 6376820; Lisa Pope – 623-3782 St. Leon Lucky Leafers Cathy Kolb – 637-2357; Marcia Stenger – 576-4701; Greg Harm – 623-2744; Karen Herth – 576-2049; Debbie Hoffman – 576-2230 Yorkville Miscellaneous Masters Susan Kraus – 6232643; Karen Nailor – 623-8234
EDUCATIONAL GROUPS First Steps: 812-934-4528 Ext. 222; for infants and toddlers at risk of developmental delays and diagnosed with disabilities, New Horizons, Executive Director Marie Dausch, 237 Six Pine Ranch Road, Batesville, IN 47006. E-mail: email@example.com Headstart: 812-926-3190; Director: Melody Minger 110 Importing St./ P.O. Box 240, Aurora, IN 47001. Web site: www.sieoc.org Hoosier Hills Literacy League: 812-584-8516; President: Tisha Lindsey, P.O. Box 3556, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Lawrenceburg Federation of Teachers: 812-5377200; President: Brandon Lorton Southeastern Indiana Christian Home Educators (SEICHE): For information about Bright, Sunman, Dillsboro or Brookville contact through web site: www.seiche.us Step Ahead Council for Coordination of Children and Family Services in Dearborn County: 812-539-2121 EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS 2012-13 County Officers: President: Lori Schrichten, 7294 Ind. 62, Dillsboro, IN 47018; 812-667-6408. VicePresident: Ollie Willoughby, 700 Hanover Ave., Aurora, IN 47001; Phone 812-926-3651. Secretary: Betty Willoughby, 700 Hanover Ave., Aurora, IN 47001; Phone 812-926-3651.
HISTORICAL, GENEALOGICAL Carnegie Hall Historical Society: 812-744-4015; President Linda Ickenroth; 14687 Main St, Moores Hill, IN 47032. Call Linda 744-3493 for appt. information. Dearborn County Historical Society: 812-537-4075; President Chuck Whiting, Vance Tousey House, 508 West High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Hillforest Historical Foundation: 812-926-0087; Director Cindy Schuette, 213 Fifth St., P.O. Box 127, Aurora, IN 47001. www.hillforest.org Lawrenceburg Library: 812-537-2775; 150 Mary St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. POLITICAL Dearborn County Democratic Central Committee: (812)-212-3451; Chair Person -Jake Hoog Dearborn County Republican Men’s Club: 812-6371258; President Art Little, 22297 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Meet 3rd Sat. of each month Dearborn County Republican Central Committee:
CLUBS/GROUPS Chairman Allen Goodman Dearborn County IN Public Forum: “The Blog” at www.dearborncounty.blogspot.com; A.Dearborn.Citizen@gmail.com
SERVICE GROUPS American Red Cross Dearborn and Ohio County Chapter: 812-537-9036; Director Carole Stenger, 539 Main St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Citizens Against Substance Abuse: 812-532-3538 Director Donna Thacker, 423 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Habitat for Humanity: 812-926-2183; 215 Fourth St., Aurora, IN 47001. Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP): 812539-4005; Director Mary Lewis, P.O. Box 4194/98 E.High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Salvation Army: For information call 812-926-1585, Asst. Carol Purcel, Mon. thru Fri. 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m.; For assistance after hours call Peggy Gilb at 537-1321. President Reverend David Patterson 812-537-3390. SIEOC: 812-926-1585; Executive Director Tamara Cuningham, 110 Importing St., Aurora, IN 47001 Web site: www.sieoc.org Clearinghouse: 812-926-1198; 332 Second St., Aurora, IN 47001. Hours are 11:30-2:30 Mon., Wed., and Fri. Lawrenceburg Clearinghouse is located at 340 Walnut St. and the hours are 9:00-11:00 Tues. and Thurs. Assistants with rent, food, clothing, and utilities. United Way of Greater Cinti. (UWGC): 812-537-2009; Executive Director Karen Snyder, P.O. Box 3465, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. E-mail: email@example.com YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS Boy Scouts of America Hoosier Trails Council: 1-800844-6809; 5625 E. State Road 46., Bloomington, IN 47401. 812-861-0644; District Director Kelly McMurphy, Commissioner David Sonksen Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati: 1-800689-0636 or 812-637-1235 for phone or fax; Community Development Director Laura Rolf, 2412 Picnic Woods Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. E-mail: LRolf2412@comcast.net Web site: www.BigsFourKids.org Girls Scout Service Center: 812-926-2999; 209 Mechanic St., Aurora, IN 47001. Girl Scouts of Western Ohio: 513-489-1025; Membership Extension Manager Kelly Chirumbolo, 4930 Cornell Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45242. Web site: girlscoutsofwesternohio.org VETERANS GROUPS The American Legion has posts throughout Dearborn County. To find one near you go to www.legion.org. A few of the local posts are Aurora, 926-0757; Lawrenceburg, 537-0349; Dillsboro, 432-9200; North Dearborn, 6234158; St. Leon, 576-3534. The Veterans of Foreign Wars also has several posts in Dearborn County To find one near you go to www.vfw.org. Local posts include Aurora, 926-1537; Harrison, 1-513367-6633 and Batesville, 1-812-934-4109. Korean and Vietnam veterans’ also have organizations in Dearborn County.
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County officials on the right road
Ohio County officials continue to be frugal with how they spend their money and have made several improvements to the infrastructure including fixing a former “blind spot” with the intersection of Pleasant Ridge and Salem Ridge Roads. Ohio County and the city of Rising Sun work jointly with community progress including the parks department and port authority along with economic development. Work began in the spring of 2010 on the Laughery Creek Bridge which is the main route into Ohio County from the northeastern part of the state. It was completed Aug. 1, 2011. During the summer of 2012 additional road work on Ind. 56 between Rising Sun and Aurora was paved. The state previously improved the Ind. 56 bridge on the southern portion of the county. An historical Triple Whipple Bridge is located parallel to the concrete structure used by everyday traffic. Future plans are to straighten Ind. 56 near Thuermer Hollow. Elsewhere, stimulus funds have been used to revamp Ind. 56 from the Ohio County border to the neighboring town of Vevay, 30 some miles away. In 2008, Ohio County Council chose not to place any new income tax on residents in 2009 as part of a property tax reform in the state legislature. A new public library is located on the former highway garage site at the corner of Second and Henrietta Streets, across from Rising Sun High School. The county received a grant to build a senior citizens center and community building with swimming pool adjacent to the elementary-middle school. The community building opened in the spring and pool in July 1998. A slide was added to the pool in 2004. Funds received from the riverboat casino have been used to upgrade county highways with the paving of several roads. Work on a new bridge at Hartford was completed in fall 1998 and renovation of the historic Tripple Whipple Bridge over Laughery Creek at French has been compleed also. The Ohio County Courthouse is the cornerstone of history in Ohio County. Memorial bricks remember those who have served in the military and monuments remember POWs and various services. Dedicated in 1846, it is the oldest courthouse in continuous operation in the state. Renovation was completed in 1990 with available funds and paid in full. Additional renovation in 2002 included an
upstairs addition, with the clerk office and other court related offices to the second floor. Meanwhile, other offices were moved to the first floor of the new wing which houses the sheriff department also. The county history is preserved in the Ohio County Historical Society Museum, which opened with extended regular hours after being renovated through several grants.
Area: 90 square miles Population: 6,128 Valuation: $226,181,000 Government: commissioners, council Registered voters: 4,486 Townships net assessed values: Cass Township: $24,037,000; Pike Township $18,966,000; Randolph Township: $167,347,000; Union Township: $15,832,000.
Meet first Monday monthly at 9 a.m. and third Tuesday at 6 p.m. *Connie Brown: 438-4624; 9280 Ind. 262, Dillsboro, IN 47018. *Shane Koons: 438-2781; 6074 Pleasant Ridge Road, Rising Sun, IN 47040. Todd Walton: 438-4346; 912 Burgess Ave., Rising Sun, IN 47040.
Auditor: Connie Smith, 438-2062. Assessor: Bobby Joe Keith, 438-3264. *Clerk: Annie Jo Jackson, 438-2610. Coroner: Gary Eldridge, 438-2833. Recorder: Yvonne Walton, 438-2724. Surveyor: Wayne Stahl, 438-3767. *Treasurer: Rhonda Brown, 438-3369.
Chairman, Doug Baker: 438-3845; 629 Willow St., Rising Sun, IN 47040. *Tammy Elbright: 438-3703; 2511 Ind. 156, Rising Sun, IN 47040. *Mark Guard; , Rising Sun, IN 47040. *April Hautman: 438-3759; 1025 Burgess Ave., Rising Sun, IN 47040. Don Grace: 438-2604: 4858 SR 262, Rising Sun, IN 47040 Jeff Iceberg: 667-6318; 13418 Aberdeen Road, Dillsboro, IN 47018. Dillon Dorrell Jr.: 438-3966; 319 N. High St, Rising Sun, IN 47040. Meetings are the last Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the commissioners
Cass, Ron Spurlock: 534-2734; 2242 Work Road, Bennington, IN Pike, Janet Iceberg: 13586 Iceberg Road, Dillsboro, IN 47018. Randolph: Sissy Potter: 438-4862; 819 Wilson St., Rising Sun, IN 47040. Union, Dee Dee Helton: 438-3281; 6465 Hartford Ridge, Aurora, IN 47001. Twp. Advisory Boards Cass: Sonny Henry, Charles McCardle, Renda Thompson. Pike:Deidra Dennis, Maxine Bushman. Randolph: Nanette Williams, Mike Peters, Sonja Keith Union: John Wilber, John Peters, Jerry Koons.
Attorney: (commissioners) 537-5600; John Stroup, 210 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; (county council) 427-2137; Ron Hocker 306 W. Pike St., Vevay, IN 47043. Building Inspector: 438-3368; Tom Cappel, 413 Main St., Rising Sun, IN 47040. Cooperative Extension Service: 438-3656; 412 Main St., Rising Sun, IN 47040. USDA Agricultural Service Center: 926-2406; 10729 Randall Ave., Aurora, IN 47001. Michael Kohlsdorf, county executive director. Fire: Bear Branch Volunteer Fire Department: nonemergency 667-5661 or 427-3636; Rural Route 2, Dillsboro. Rising Sun Volunteer Fire Department: non-emergency 438-3737. Health Department: 438-2551; County Nurse Regina Crouch; County Sanitarian Earl Ketenbrink, Angi Rimstidt, Michelle Otter. Board members Joe Markland, Debbie Marsh Niccum, Steve Patz, Wanda Rumsey, Betty Gossom. Health officer- Dr. Arthur Jay. Highway Department: 438-2961; Superintendent Ron York, clerk Angel Clements. Life squad: Mike Peters is president of the volunteer Rising Sun Ohio County Life Squad. New members are needed, especially during daytime hours. If interested contact Peters at 438-2853. Sheriff: 438-3636; Eldon Fancher; seven full-time deputies plus matron. Joe Teke is 911 coordinator.
Plan commission: Jerry Bovard: 534-3396, 9049 New Hope Road, Rising Sun, IN 47040; Todd Walton: 4384346; 912 Burgess Ave., Rising Sun, IN 47040; April *Office up for election in 2012
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Continued from Page 62 Hautman: 438-3759; 1025 Burgess Ave., Rising Sun, IN 47040. Ervin McKinley: 4382827, 2000 Brown Road, Rising Sun, IN 47040; Jill Richards: 438-3656; 410 Main St., Rising Sun, IN 47040; Raymond Kirkpatrick, 534-3544; 10183 Hope Road. Wayne Stahl, 438-3767; 205 N.. High St., Rising Sun, IN 47040 Don Arnold, 926-4861; 5663 Hartford Pike, Aurora, IN 47001. Rising Sun, IN 47040; Rita Green: 534-3613; 7476 R 56W, Rising Sun, IN 47040; Don Grace, 438-2604; 413 Main St., Rising Sun, IN. Attorney Tom Blondell. Meets second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Board of Zoning Appeals: Sonny Dickerson: 438-4212, 3365 Salem Ridge Road, Aurora, IN 47001; Jerry Bovard: 534-3396, 9049 New Hope Road, Rising Sun, IN 47040; Ervin McKinley: 438-2827, 2000 Brown Road, Rising Sun, IN; Dale Scudder: 438-2947; 421 S. Walnut St, Rising Sun, IN 47040; Steve McAlister: 4383578; 928 Ridge Ave., Rising Sun, IN 47040. Meets fourth Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Cemetery Board: Harold Hayes, Raymond Dennis, Bobby Joe Keith, Don Curry, Marion Miller. Election Board: Clerk Annie Jo Jackson, Tim Phelps, Mick Liggett. Library Board: Donna Fogle, Jill Elliott, Wilma Lohide, Virgil Neaman, Betty Taylor, Jeanie Liggett, Carol Stapleton. Sheriff Merit Board: Gary Holder, Kathleen Holland, Tom Baxter, Ron Spurlock, Eldon Fancher. Parks and Recreation: Dale Shultz: 438-3562; P.O. Box 604, Aurora, IN 47001; P.G. Gentrup: 438-3711; 721 Wilson St., Rising Sun, IN 47040; Carl Courtney:
438-2408; 4555 Horton Road, Rising Sun, IN 47040; Pam McClure: 438-3280; 2788 Miller Brick Lane, Rising Sun, IN 47040; Susan Bengston: 438-4949; 4234 Horton Road, Rising Sun, IN 47040; Laurie Stegemiller: 438-3346; 408 Second St. Rising Sun, IN 47040; Julie Wilson: 438-2085; 6771 Twain Lane, Rising Sun, IN 47040; Brian Graham: 584-2538; 632 Highland Ave., Rising Sun, IN 47040; Meets fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Director Jamie Bell 438-2700. Rising Sun-Ohio County Port Authority: Larry Gipson, 513-403-3991; 906 Fourth St. Rising Sun, IN 47040; Bob Stutzman, 438-2870; 1686 Bellview Lane, Rising Sun, IN 47040; Brent Bascom: 584-7200; 526 Detmer Lane, Rising Sun, IN 47040; Kurt Cappel, 577-6525; 411 S. Walnut St., Rising Sun, IN 47040; Mike Northcutt: 438-3324; 200 N. Poplar St., Rising Sun, IN 47040; Tim Lambert, 4383640; Angie Turner: 438-2848. Meets third Monday at 7:30 p.m. Tourism Board: Bryce Kendrick- marketing manager, Lisa Bowne- business manager, Mona Cook, Mary Turner, Renee Sentker, Marsha Louden, Tammy Elbright, Robbie King, Lori Timms. Meets third Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. Economic Development Commission: Kenny Ashcraft, Gary Green, Dee Dee Brown, Howard Fletcher, Britt Minks, Howard Fletcher, Steve Slack, Mike Northcutt. Meets first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Alcoholic Beverage Board: Steve Johns, Terry Elbright, Robert Hayes. Emergency Management: 438-4212; Director Tom Baxter. Animal control: 438-9220; Dog Warden Jeff Cosby. Building and Zoning: 438-3368; Tom Cappel 413 Main St., Rising Sun, IN 47040; Secretary- Jan Turner: 534-3650. Ohio County Community Foundation: Donna Moore, Barb Ruxton, Holt Hoffman, Don Kittle, Sue Alwin, Sherry Timms, Steve Stewart, April Hautman, Yvonne Walton. Meets Last Thursday monthly at 6 p.m. Economic Development Commission: Kenny Ashcraft, Gary Green, Dee Dee Brown, Howard Fletcher, Britt Minks, Howard Fletcher, Steve Slack, Mike Northcutt. Meets first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.
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Information broker for all ages
It is not new news to hear that Ohio County Public Library has two locations, that it has been serving its community for nearly 100 years, or that it offers a variety of library materials and programs. What is new is this: OCPL is an institution of information brokerage. If there is a need to know, OCPL can fill that need. OCPL has two buildings. The main building at 503 Second St. houses the primary portion of the library’s collection. From here, most library visitors will access all the information they seek. The Carnegie Building at 100 N. High St. houses local genealogy files, historical materials and microfilmed newspapers. Special family search services are offered here. OCPL’s overall collection includes more than 38,000 items of interest to adults, young adults and children, including 32,425 bound and printed materials, over 2,600 movies, over 430 music CDs, 1,060 large-print titles and 586 audio books. Programs include adult and juvenile reading clubs, pre-school story times, special programs, interlibrary loan and reciprocal borrowing. Information access includes the library website, public wireless, patronaccessible computers, Internet links to INspire, Indiana’s database for serial publications, adult testing and skill-building programs, encyclopedia information, digital books and much more. Library staff are available to assist patrons and guests with library services during regular business hours or through the website.
OCPL has received continuing financial support through grants from the Rising Sun Regional Foundation, Ohio County Community Foundation, American Library Association’s Public Programs Office, National Endowment for the Humanities, Indiana State Library and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. These grants have made possible computer upgrades, laptop computers, Internet access, author visits, special book purchases, digital books and computer classes. We are grateful for the continued support of the community we serve. The library’s website is a portal for information access to all its patrons. Patrons can access their library accounts, renew items, request holds for items they would like, suggest titles for library purchase, ask questions of library staff, link to INspire, surf to literacybased chat sites, study for exams, recommend a book they have read, read newspapers and much more. All Ohio County residents are eligible for a library card with valid identi-
fication. Non-Ohio County residents have a variety of options for library card membership; please call for more information.
Ohio County Public Library, 503 Second St., Rising Sun, IN, 47040, 812-438-2257, www.ocpl.lib.in.us. OCPL is handicap accessible. Regular hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Operating budget is funded through Ohio County property owners’ assessed property valuation, and County Adjusted Gross Income Tax. Library Director is Cynthia Schmid-Perry, MSLS. Ohio County Public Library Board: president Virgil Neaman, 438-2342, 1319 St. Rt. 262, Rising Sun; vice president Wilma Lohide, 534-3449, 9269 New Hope Road, Rising Sun; secretary Betty Taylor, 438-3131, 131 N. Poplar St., Rising Sun; members Jeanie Liggett, 438-3201, 3774 Dutch Ridge Rd, Rising Sun; Donna Fogle, 577-7083, 108 N. Walnut St., Rising Sun; Carol Stapleton, 438-4041, 8866 New Rd, Aurora; and Richard Harris, 2180 Glen Meadows Dr, Apt 4, Rising Sun, 438-9177.
COURTS Big changes with dissolving of Superior Court Judge John Mitchell served as judge of a joint superior court between Ohio and Switzerland counties for many years but retired at the end of 2008. In 2008, the Indiana General Assembly gave approval for a Switzerland County Circuit Court which in affect resolved the joint superior court. Kim Schmaltz was named magistrate by Dearborn-Ohio County Circuit Court Judge James D. Humphrey. Schmaltz, Dillsboro, is in Ohio County four days a week and one day in Dearborn County. All criminal, civil, and juvenile cases will be filed in the Ohio Circuit Court. Effective January 1, 2009 the Circuit Court is assisted by Magistrate Kimberly Schmaltz. Ohio County closed its county jail many years ago, and now contracts with Switzerland County and other surrounding counties for the housing of prisoners. The Ohio County Courthouse, dedicated in 1846, is the oldest courthouse in continuous use in Indiana. The Dearborn County Juvenile Center, 219 W. High St., Law-
renceburg, and a Guardian Ad Litem program also are under the court’s jurisdiction. Judge James D. Humphrey and prosecutor Aaron Negangard serve Dearborn County and Ohio County residents, but have main offices in the Dearborn County Courthouse. Court general information number is 537-8865; court clerk, 537-8866; probation, 537-8876; prosecutor, 537-8884. Ohio Circuit Court phone numbers are as follows: Ohio Circuit Court - 812-4383410 Ohio County Prosecutor's Office number - 812-438-1029 Ohio Clerk's Office number - 812-438-2610.
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School gets first taste of balanced calendar The 2012-2013 school year began on Aug. 2 with several new faces and some new responsibilities. Principal Keith Majewski is the head of both Rising Sun High School and the Ohio County Elementary Middle School. Access to student records including assignments can be gathered along with all ongoing activities at the school by assessing its web site at www.risingsunschools.com On the site you can also hear a monthly interview with superintendent Steve Patz and other school officials on a variety of topics The biggest change in the fall of 2012 was the school going to a balanced calender of nine weeks of school one week of remediation and one week vacation. Public meetings were held on the new format before its approval. Rising Sun is testing the new format for two years along with several schools that send students to the Southeastern Career Center in Versailles. There is a new lunch program which allows parents to keep money in an account. New nutrition requirements went into effect in 2012. Visitors must get a photo ID in the office when visiting. Technology continues to evolve as communications between buildings has been upgraded. A school committee set the goal for Rising Sun to be a 90-90-90+ school- with at least 90 percent of students reading at grade level or
above, at least 90 percent passing the ISTEP and the End of Course Assessments, and 95 percent graduating on time. The school system had its budget cut $250,000 by the state in the middle of the 2010-11 school year and has been forced to squeeze its pennies. Both the City of Rising Sun and Ohio County helped the school by giving it a portion of their riverboat casino tax revenues. Prevention is the key word at Rising SunOhio County Community Schools. Safety has been at the forefront of changes from more secure buildings to safer transport of students to and from school. A new safety insured playground was installed at the elementary school in the summer of 2011. The H1N1 virus has brought change to everyday cleaning and health emphasis. Hand sanitizers and hygiene education is a top priority for students and staff this school year. For the past several years, there has been an ongoing upgrading of the school facilities that has included renovation to the electrical system at Rising Sun High School along with painting and carpeting at the Rising Sun-Ohio County Elementary-Middle School completed. Telephone and communications systems were upgraded. In 2009-2010 the school system implemented a new Internet link allowing parents to see the progress of their child, as well as
communicating with teachers. An emergency notification plan alerts parents of early release from school and other important information. The replacement of the HVAC system at the OCEMS along with a new entrance and classroom renovations , along with a new entrance and additional classroom and locker room facilities at the high school were part of a $9 million renovation. An addition to the administration building was also part of the project. The schools have a card key entry system and security cameras throughout the buildings. Upgrading of middle school restrooms and installing of lights to the athletic fields were the major projects of 2004. New lockers were installed in the summer of 2003 and students built new display cases at the high school. A new technology position was established in 2004 to deal with the increasing changes in advancing the school? computer system. About 1,000 students attend grades kindergarten through 12. Some students take part in the Ripley-OhioDearborn Special Education Cooperative. Junior and senior class students are offered an opportunity to spend part of their school day at the Southeastern Career Center. TechPrep courses are offered to develop skills for the workplace. All graduates meet or exceed the Core 40 diploma requirements.
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Continued from Page 65 The Rising Sun Shiner Pride Marching Band takes part in competition each year as well as performing at hometown parades. The band competes in the Mid-States Championships under the direction of director Ron Eads. The band trophies are displayed in the middle school band room area. Rising Sun High School offers a variety of extracurricular activities including sports, an academic bowl team and various clubs and organizations. The school board meets in regularly on the second Tuesday monthly at 7 p.m. in the administration building on South Henrietta Street in Rising Sun.
Board of Education
*Holt Hoffman: 438-2152; 4483 SR 56, Rising Sun, IN 47040. *Tim Elbright: 667-3022; 14725 Aberdeen Road, Bennington, IN. *Secretary, Chris Whitham: 438-4277; 3629 Stewart Ridge, Rising Sun, IN 47040. President, Corey Potts: 513-367-5030; 206 North High Street, Rising Sun, IN 47040. Tim Phelps: 438-2210; 603 Ridge Ave., Rising Sun, *Office up for election in 2012
Superintendent, Stephen Joseph Patz: 438-2655. Director of Maintenance, William Marksberry: 4382655. Food Service Director, Sandra Ande-Walker: 4382626. Transportation secretary/Purchasing agent, Carole Powell: 438-2626. Schools Rising Sun-Ohio County Elementary-Middle School: 438-2626; South Mulberry Street, Rising Sun, IN 47040. Principal Keith Majewski. Rising Sun High School: 438-2652; Henrietta Street, Rising Sun, IN 47040. Principal Keith Majewski.
Southeastern Career Center: 689-5253; P.O. Box 156, Versailles, IN 47042. Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn Special Education Cooperative: The corporation is a member of the ROD Cooperative. Special staffing and program support are provided for students who have learning disabilities, reading deficiencies, speech and hearing problems, or problems associated with mental retardation. For more information, call ROD Director Cheryl Corning at 623-2212, or write 925 N. Meridian, Suite 100, Sunman, IN 47041.
2012-13 School Calendar
❑❑ Friday, Oct. 5- First grading period ends ❑❑ Oct. 8-13- Fall Intersession. ❑❑ Oct. 15-19- Fall Break. ❑❑ Wednesday, Oct. 24, Thursday, Oct. 25 - Parent/ teacher conferences in evening. School in session ❑❑ Thursday, Nov. 22 - Friday, Nov. 23 - Thanksgiving vacation ❑❑ Friday, Dec. 21 - End of first semester ❑❑ Monday, Dec. 24 - First day of Christmas vacation ❑❑ Monday, Jan. 7 - Second semester begins. ❑❑ Monday, Jan. 21 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no school (make up day) ❑❑ Monday, Feb. 18 - PresidentsDay, no school (make up day) ❑❑ Friday, March 1 – No School. (Make up day). ❑❑ Thursday, March 14- End of third grading period. ❑❑ Friday, March 15- No School. (make up day). ❑❑ Monday, March 18 - Friday, March 22- Spring Intersession. ❑❑ Monday, March 25- Friday, March 29- Spring Break. ❑❑ Friday, April 12- No school.(makeup day) ❑❑ Friday, May 10- No school (make up day). ❑❑ Friday, May 24 No school (make up day). ❑❑ Monday, May 27- Memorial Day. No School. ❑❑ Thursday, June 6- End of fourth grading period. ❑❑ Friday, June 7- No school (make up day). ❑❑ Sunday, June 9 - Graduation
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Sea and air draw people to Rising Sun Economic development is a focus in Rising Sun and the river, which once was a flourishing site for business, has again become the focus with a new boat ramp and seaplane operation. The new nine lane boat ramp opened in 2012 in time for the annual Ohio River Cats fishing tournament held the second weekend of September. Troy McVey of Milan and the Rising Sun Ohio County Port Authority have been working to get Mac’s Seaplane Service up and running with aerial tours. Mayor Branden Roeder took over in January after a slim three vote win (after a recount) that made him the youngest mayor in Rising Sun history at age 29. Rising Sun has no hospital, so few can say they were born in Rising Sun but once they return home from the hospital many say they have lived in Rising Sun all their lives. Referred to over the years as a bedroom community, Rising Sun officials are looking to attract people to the smallest county in
the state of Indiana so they might see what is so special about the riverfront community, hoping they might consider it the place for their retirement. The tourism commission and historic downtown also promote Rising Sun as a place for couples to start their lives together as they use the riverfront overlooking the Ohio River and the hills of Kentucky as the backdrop for their wedding. For four straight years, Rising Sun has been named Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. The city of Rising Sun has been designated as a golf cart community, allowing properly equipped motorized vehicles to be operated on city streets. The golf cart ordinance was put into place in an effort to help residents fight high gas prices and help the environment. Rising Sun was has been designated a tree city as well but many of the town trees were destroyed during storms in 2008. The theme for Rising Sun has been
“Where Main Street Meets the River.” Well-known as a community honoring its veterans, the Veteran Tribute Tower at the foot of Front and Second streets was the first of 100 clock and bell towers to be erected nationwide by the Verdin Company of Cincinnati. Much of the work in recent years has been to develop a Performing Arts Center in the former Presbyterian Church, now known as Heritage Hall, which opened in the spring of 2008. The city purchased the former Fryman property with plans for a parking lot for boaters. New docks were installed in 2004 at the marina located at the end of First Street. The fifth phase of a multi-phase development of the riverfront is nearly complete with scenic walking paths along the riverfront. Rising Sun is Ohio County only incorporated city. The downtown once flourished from trade on the Ohio River but now uses
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Continued from Page 67 the river as a draw for tourists. The city utility now offers high speed wireless internet service though Ohio River Valley Communications. On June 30, 1995, Rising Sun became the first community in Southeastern Indiana to be selected to receive a riverboat gambling license. The Rising Sun Riverboat Casino & Resort Venture was selected and has financial backing from Hyatt hotels. The boat opened in September 1996. In 2011, the casino was sold and is now Rising Star Casino & Resort. City officials moved into a new city building, Fourth and Walnut streets. Rising Sun had been without a city hall since 1994 after holding its meetings at a temporary administration office, 119 N. Poplar St., and the community building. The community building and park pool opened in 1998. A medical center opened near the casino entrance on Sixth Street. Terms of the contract also called for downtown renovation funding, utility plant development and investments in the community. Since given license approval, Rising Sun has given a face-lift to its downtown with new streetlights, benches, banners and flowers as well as new sidewalks and pavement. The improvements continue to the riverfront where a riverwalk, pavilion and more improvements have been made. Sidewalks are being constructed throughout town as part of infrastructure development. The city police offices are located at First and Poplar streets across from the former utility office. The street department uses the old facility but erected a new garage at the city/county park. The city and county fire and life squad departments are are housed in a communication center on South High Street. Area: 1.48 square miles Population: 2,408 Net Assessed Valuation: $80,000 Government: mayor and city council Registered voters: 1,644
Mayor- Branden Roeder: 290-4687; 830 Ridge Ave., Rising Sun, IN 47040. Clerk-Treasurer: Rae Baker Gipson: 438-2475; 906 Fourth St., Rising Sun, IN 47040. City Council: Gary Kinnett: 438-2811; 308 Fourth St. St., Rising Sun, IN 47040; Dennis Bud Radcliff: 438-3039; 409 Maiden Lane, Rising Sun, IN 47040; Jillian Nead: 2901250; 411 S. Walnut St., Rising Sun, IN. 47040; Mike Padgett: 438-4677; 728 Ridge Ave., Rising Sun, IN
47040; Steve Slack: 438-2864; 1219 Nelson Road, Rising Sun, IN 47040. Council meets at 6:00 p.m. the first Thursday monthly in the city administration offices, 200 N. Walnut St. City Attorney: Bob Ewbank and Frank Kramer: 5372522. Project manager: Mike Northcutt: 438-4497. Executive Assistant: Donita Valentine: 438-4967; 3576 SR 262, Rising Sun, IN 47040. Departments Utility Service Board: Stephanie Scott, Joanne Hamilton, Mona Cook, Sue Hart., Mark Guard. Meets at 5:00 p.m. the second Wednesday monthly in city administration building. Board of public works: Mayor Branden Roeder, Steve Slack, Gary Kinnett. Meets 4:00 p.m. the last Thursday in the city building. Fire: 438-2067 for non-emergencies; Kevin Armstrong is fire chief. The Rising Sun Volunteer Fire Department has 30 members. The department answers all calls in its service area. The firehouse is on South High Street. RSVFD has a mutual aid agreement with neighboring agencies including Bear Branch, Patriot, Posey Township and East Enterprise. Police: Chief David Hewitt: 438-3737 for non-emergencies; First and Poplar streets. The department has eight full-time officers and a canine unit. Street Department: Superintendent Paul Bovard: 438-3616.
Plan Commission: Ed Hautman: 438-3759, 1025 Burgess Ave., Rising Sun, IN 47040; Phil Ruxton, 4383877; 320 S. High St., Rising Sun, IN 47040; Leroy Guard: 438-3107, 125 S. Mulberry St., Rising Sun, IN 47040; Dennis Williams, N. High St., Rising Sun, IN 47040; Mike Padgett: 438-4677; 728 Ridge Ave., Rising Sun, IN 47040; Bud Radcliff: 438-3039; 409 Maiden Lane, Rising Sun, IN 47040; Donita Valentine: 438-4967; 3576 SR 262, Rising Sun, IN 47040. Meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday monthly in the city building. Zoning Board of Appeals: Ed Hautman: 438-3759, 1025 Burgess Ave., Rising Sun, IN 47040; Fred Taylor: 438-3434, 131 N. Poplar St., Rising Sun, IN 47040; Delena Hannan: 438-2020, 625 Highland Ave., Rising Sun, IN 47040; Dennis Williams, N. High St., Rising Sun, IN 47040; Marty Pitts: 438-2553. Meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday monthly (if needed) in the city building. Redevelopment Commission: Jim Clements, Gary Kinnett, Sandy Kinzer, Bud Radcliff, Babette Martin. Meets at 5:00 p.m. the second Tuesday monthly in the city building. Parks and Recreation: Dale Shultz: 438-3562; P.O. Box 604, Aurora, IN 47001; P.G. Gentrup: 438-3711; 721 Wilson St., Rising Sun, IN 47040; Carl Courtney: 4382408; 4555 Horton Road, Rising Sun, IN 47040; Pam McClure: 438-3280; 2788 Miller Brick Lane, Rising Sun, IN 47040; Susan Bengston: 438-4949; 4234 Horton Road, Rising Sun, IN 47040; Laurie Stegemiller: 438-3346; 408 Second St. Rising Sun, IN 47040; Julie Wilson: 438-2085; 6771 Twain Lane, Rising Sun, IN 47040; Brian Graham: 584-2538; 632
Highland Ave., Rising Sun, IN 47040; Meets fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Director Jamie Bell 4382700. Rising Sun-Ohio County Port Authority: Larry Gipson, 513-403-3991; 906 Fourth St. Rising Sun, IN 47040; Bob Stutzman, 438-2870; 1686 Bellview Lane, Rising Sun, IN 47040; Brent Bascom: 584-7200; 526 Detmer Lane, Rising Sun, IN 47040; Kurt Cappel, 577-6525; 411 S. Walnut St., Rising Sun, IN 47040; Mike Northcutt: 438-3324; 200 N. Poplar St., Rising Sun, IN 47040; Tim Lambert, 4383640; 6726 Twain lane, Rising Sun, IN; Angie Turner: 4382848. Meets third Monday at 7:30 p.m. Rising Sun Ohio County First, Inc: Mayor Branden Roeder, Steve Slack, Rae Gipson, Mark Guard, David Hewitt, Jeannie Liggett, Steve King. Meets at 7 p.m. second Tuesday in March, June, September, December in the city administration building. Historic Downtown Program: Amy Hoffman: 4382750; 103 S. Walnut St., Rising Sun, IN 47040. Board members Deb Muenchen, Larry Jeffries, Janie eldridge, Dean Tuggle, Marsha Louden, Lois Latscha, Matthew Phillips, Larissa Phelps, Joanne Hamilton. Meets at 12 p.m. the fourth Tuesday monthly at Heritage Hall. Ohio County Community Foundation: Donna Moore, Barb Ruxton, Holt Hoffman, Don Kittle, Sue Alwin, Sherry Timms, Steve Stewart, April Hautman, Yvonne Walton. Meets Last Thursday monthly at 6 p.m. Medical Board: Helen Johnson, Judge John Mitchell, Dorie Slack, Laverne Hayes, Cary Louderbach, Terrance Hahn, Endea Sizemore, Terry Stephenson, Rita Green, Sally Kinghorn. Meets at 6 p.m. the fourth Tuesday monthly in the city building. Tourism Board: Bryce Kendrick- marketing manager, Lisa Bowne- business manager, Mona Cook, Mary Turner, Renee Sentker, Marsha Louden, Tammy Elbright, Robbie King, Lori Timms. Meets third Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. Economic Development Commission: Kenny Ashcraft, Gary Green, Dee Dee Brown, Howard Fletcher, Britt Minks, Howard Fletcher, Steve Slack, Mike Northcutt. Meets first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Revolving Loan Board: Tom McKay, Peggy Fehrenbach, Tammy Johns, Rae Gipson, Gary Kinnett. Meets the second Monday at 5:00. Rising Sun Regional Foundation: David Brown, Sissy Potter, Bob Rogers, Dennis Elliott, Karka Smelzer, Stam Wiedman, Marianne Wiggers, attorney Neil Comer, executive director Edward Sullivan. Meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m.
Rising Sun Historic Downtown
The Rising Sun Historic Downtown Program is a not-for-profit membership organization made up of business owner’s, public officials, and residents with the common goal of revitalizing the Main Street business district. Established in 1996 by the Rising Sun Redevelopment Commission,
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Continued from Page 68 the Historic Downtown Program provides administration services, economic incentives, training, networking, and cooperative marketing opportunities to encourage business success. The Historic Downtown Program is governed by a nine member volunteer Board of Directors. The City of Rising Sun employs a full-time Downtown Director Amy Hoffman and program assistant Karrah Miller. Rising Sun’s Historic District Program is a member of the National Historic Trust Main Street Center and an award-winning member of the Indiana Main Street Association. In 1999, The Arts as Economics Program won the Business Innovation Award. In 2000, The Southern Indiana Regional Development Program gave Rising Sun the Success Storyaward. IN 2002, Harps on Main, A Rising Sun business, was awarded the Indiana Main Street Business of the Year.” Incentives to do business in Rising Sun include a Business Development Center providing members access to a copy and fax machine, meeting space, administrative support, and a resource library. Other incentives include Low Interest Loan Programs consist of a Micro Loan up to $7,500 at 3.5 percent and Revolving
Loans up to $120,000 at 3.5 percent. The Rebuild America Program provides low interest loans for energy efficiency improvements and a Sign Program reimburses up to 50 percent of the cost of signs. Historic Downtown works with is the Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism Commission to market downtown including events
at Heritage Hall. The former church will accommodate 100 people. Funding for the restoration came from the City of Rising Sun, Ohio County Community Foundation and the citizens of Rising Sun.
RISING SUN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN/CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ❑❑ Alcapulco’s Mexican Restaurant 438-4112 ❑❑ Arnold’s Creek Campground 438-2121 ❑❑ Anderson’s Riviera Inn 438-3012 ❑❑ ASA Collections 438-4065 ❑❑ Camp Shore Campground 438-2135 ❑❑ Celebrating Home 438-2593 ❑❑ City of Rising Sun 438-3340 ❑❑ D & J Electric 438-3455 ❑❑ Dagaz Acres 594-2727 ❑❑ Design Innovations ❑❑ Eat Dessert First 438-9600 ❑❑ Empire House Hotel 438-4064 ❑❑ Extreme Fitness 438-3259 ❑❑ Fleenor’s HVAC 438-3860 ❑❑ Fletcher Feed and Supply 438-2035 ❑❑ Flowers by vicki 290-6116 ❑❑ Friendship State Bank 438-2272 ❑❑ Glen Meadows Apartment 439-2300 ❑❑ Harps on Main 438-3032 ❑❑ Heritage Hair 438-HAIR ❑❑ His and Her Hair Supply 438-3578 ❑❑ Hong Kong Kitchen 438-2318 ❑❑ Hoosier Tools and Treasures 438-EBAY ❑❑ Huf Realators 438-3966 ❑❑ Hummel Insurance Group 438-2630 ❑❑ Humphrey-Taylor-Detmer Funeral Home 438-3434 ❑❑ Indian Ridge Trading Co.
❑❑ Indiana Farm Bureau 438- 4655 ❑❑ Jack’s Place 438-4936 ❑❑ June’s Retreat 290-1114 ❑❑ LaVelle’s Tax Services 438-3973 ❑❑ MainSource Bank 438-2332 ❑❑ Markland Funeral Home 438-3111 ❑❑ Mellang Photography 551-4479 ❑❑ Moore Vet Clinic 438- 2207 ❑❑ Mulberry Inn 800-235-3097 ❑❑ Neaman Floral 438-2342 ❑❑ Ohio County Auditor 438-2062 ❑❑ Ohio County Comm. Foundation 438-9401 ❑❑ Ohio County Historical Society 438-4915 ❑❑ Ohio County Public Library 438-2257 ❑❑ Ohio County Sheriff 438-3636 ❑❑ Ohio County Soil and Water Conservation 438-1241 ❑❑ Ohio County Tourism Commission 438-4933 ❑❑ Pendelton Art Center 438-9900 ❑❑ Photography by Kendal 667-4835 ❑❑ Powers’ Winery 432-3620 ❑❑ Purdue Extension 438-3656 ❑❑ Red Wolf Sanctuary 438- 2306 ❑❑ Register Publications 438-2011 ❑❑ Rising Star Casino 438-1234 ❑❑ Rising Sun BP 438-3777 ❑❑ Rising Sun Regional Foundation 438-4490 ❑❑ Rising Sun Shell 438-4364
❑❑ Rising Sun Soap Company 438-9701 ❑❑ Rising Sun Tire 438-2248 ❑❑ Rising Sun Wellness Spa 534-3305 ❑❑ R.S. Medical Center 438-2555 ❑❑ R.S. Historic Downtown 438-2750 ❑❑ R.S. Chamber of Commerce 438-3130 ❑❑ Riverhouse 438-2100 ❑❑ Route 56 Motorcycles 438-BIKE ❑❑ Scent-Sations Inc. 438-4506 ❑❑ Shells Rising Sun Auto Body 438-9338 ❑❑ Siekman Law Offices 438-4072 ❑❑ Snappy Tomato Pizza 438-3200 ❑❑ Solar Flair Gallery 438-4910 ❑❑ Subway 438-9292 ❑❑ Sunrise Stor and Lock 438-9659 ❑❑ Tandy’s IGA 438-2405 ❑❑ The King & I 290-6205 ❑❑ The Main artery 438-4300 ❑❑ The Persimmon Tree 438-2800 ❑❑ The River Gallery 438-9204 ❑❑ The Waters of Rising Sun 438-2219 ❑❑ Tuggle’s Folly Bed & Breakfast 438-9399. ❑❑ Valley Supply 438-3755 ❑❑ Victorian & Lace Gift Shop 621-0189 ❑❑ Visible Changes 438-4412 ❑❑ Walnut Properties 438-6228 ❑❑ Willhite Family Dentistry 438-2500
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Several events in Ohio County throughout the year focus on community involvement. The increase in tourists to the community has brought many new accommodations. They include:
❑❑ Arnold’s Creek Campground: 438-3012. ❑❑ Camp Shore Campgrounds: 8548 Ind. 56 E, Aurora, IN 47001; 438-2135. ❑❑ Empire House Historic Hotel: 114 S. Front St., Rising Sun, IN 47040; 438-4064. ❑❑ Rising Star Casino & Resort: 777 Rising Star Drive; 1-800-472-6311 or 438-1234. ❑❑ Little Farm on the River RV Park: East Bellview Lane, Rising Sun; 438-4500. ❑❑ Mulberry Inn & Gardens, Bed & Breakfast: 118 S. Mulberry St., Rising Sun; 1-513-574-6767. ❑❑ Olde Post Cabin: 118 S. Front St.; 438-4513. ❑❑ Rising Sun Courtyard Inn: 107 Fourth St.; 1-877-4384035 or 438-4035. ❑❑ Riverview Cottage: 222 S. Front St.; 438-4057. ❑❑ The Riviera Suite: 119 Industrial Access Road; 1-888243-6446 or 438-2121. ❑❑ Tuggle’s Folly Bed & Breakfast: 9377 Holmes Hill Rd.; 438-9399. ❑❑ Walnut Properties: 315 N. Walnut St.; 584-6228 ❑❑ Dining establishments also have increased. They include: ❑❑ Acapulco’s: 249 Main St.; 438-4112 ❑❑ American Legion: 108 Main St; 438-3688. ❑❑ Cheezy Pizza: N. Walnut St.; 438-9666. ❑❑ Dining Right on the River at the Empire House: 114 S. Front St; 438-4064. ❑❑ Eat Dessert First: 438-9600. ❑❑ Riverhouse III:143 Main St.; 438-2100. ❑❑ Rockies Bar and Grill: Industrial Access Road; 4382204. ❑❑ The Courtyard Fine Food & Spirits: 135 N. Front St.; 438-3447. ❑❑ Rising Star Casino: Greater’s Ice Cream, Skyline Chili, Larosa’s, Riverview Buffet, Victoria’s Pub and Wellington’s Steak House; Rising Star Drive; 438-1234. ❑❑ Hong Kong Kitchen: 208 Main St.; 438-2318. ❑❑ Jack’s Place: 406 Main St.; 438-4936. ❑❑ Main Street Cafe/Snack Shack: 228 Main St; 4383900.. ❑❑ Snappy Pizza: 438-3200 ❑❑ Subway: 319 Fifth Street, Rising Sun; 438-9292. ❑❑ Tandy’s IGA Deli: N. High St; 438-3354. ❑❑ The Underground Pub: 135 N. Front St.; 438-3447.
First Friday in Rising Sun at the Pendleton Art Center puts artists work on display. Harps on Main builds harps on site. The Ohio County Historical Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily throughout the year after grants obtained in 1999 helped make improvements at the museum and to fund additional hours throughout the year. There is no admission charge. Cliff Thies is director. Music and art exhibits are showcased in downtown Rising Sun on the first weekend of
each month. Dagaz Acres Leadership Center is located on Antioch Road. Ziplines provide training and fun beginning in March. The newest recreation addition was a PuttPutt Golf Course on IN 56 at French.
Various exhibits are on display at the downtown art galleries and the historical society throughout the fall. Ohio Countians support its life squad by attending the life squad barbecue the second Saturday in September. The Ohio River Valley Cats host a Catfish Tournament the second Saturday and Sunday of September on the riverfront. The Versailles Pumpkin Show and the Aurora Farmers Fair in September/October are examples of the many fall festivities in Southeastern Indiana. Rising Sun has its annual Navy Bean Festival the second Saturday of October. Local organizations set up booths along the business district for a day of music. A highlight in the past has been a parade of horses of all sort. The big kettle of bean soup along with cornbread are the main food attractions of the day. Scenic Road Rally tours through Ohio County in October. The Rising Sun High School Shiner Pride Marching Band competes in statewide competitions throughout the fall. A fall yard sale is held the fourth weekend in September. Juried Art Show throughout the month of October.
The Christmas season brings a variety of events. Various craft shows and downtown events are held including a tour of homes. Model Trains on exhibit at the museum and Santa makes his annual visit for pictures.
In the spring, Ohio County, like most of Indiana, is caught up in the annual statewide basketball tournament known as Hoosier Hysteria. Community events kickoff with the annual quilt show March 22-24. A community yard sale is held the first weekend in May. The Red Wolf Sanctuary and Raptor Reha-
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American Legion: 438-3688. Christian Outreach, Rising Sun Church of Christ: 438-2183. Division of Family Services: 438-2530; 125 N. Walnut St. Lions Club: 438-2324; President Danny Bolden. Ohio Co. Democratic Party: 438-2640; Gerald Messer. Ohio Co. Historical Society: 438-4915; Cliff Thies. Ohio Co. Republican Party: 438-4624; Connie Brown. Order of Eastern Star: 438-4740; Georgia Potter. Phi Beta Psi Sorority: 438-3242; President Kathy Mattingly. Rising Sun Senior Citizens Housing: 438-3521. Rotary Club: 438-4497; President Mike Nothcutt. Veterans of Foreign Wars: 594-2629; Raymond Walcott. Homemakers Windstormers: 438-9870; Mary Younger. Happy Homemakers: 926-3801; Margaret Nixon. Salem Hilltoppers: 438-3483; Judy Riddell. Extension Board Carroll Moore: 438-2831; Ron Richard: 438-4950;
Judy Andrew: 438-3260; Ron Spurlock: 534-2734; Nancy Perpingon: 438-3030; Rosie Hewitt: 438-2167; Joe Halloran: 534-3415; Dale Schultz: 438-3562; Tiffany Taylor 438-3224; Connie Althoff: 667-5662; Christina Kappes: 534-9161; Dave Muenchen: 438-9700; Mary Roberts: 438-2971; Tiffany Taylor: 438-3224.
A waste reduction program for the City of Rising Sun was started in September 1993. Grass clippings and brush will not be picked up by Rumpke Inc. Residents are urged to compost yard wastes. Residents pay a $8.50 pickup charge. Trash and recyclable item pickup is every Wednesday. The city has dumpsters at the city dump on the first Saturday of each month. Residents may put out one large item per week. Pickup is every Wednesday. Recyclable items should be empty, dry and free of food residue. Remove all caps and neck rings from all containers. Labels are OK on glass and plastic, but should be removed from cans. Changes include the recycling of magazines, catalogs and corrugated cardboard. Household batteries are recyclable by taking them to the utility office.
❑❑ Clear glass - bottles and jars only; no window glass, mirrors, ceramics or drinking glasses ❑❑ Newspapers - in a bag or tied with string. ❑❑ Plastic No. I (PET) beverage containers only; no peanut butter jars, salad dressing or cooking oil bottles ❑❑ Plastic No. 2 (HDPE) milky white containers such as juice and milk jugs. No colored No. 2, like detergent bottles or margarine tubs. ❑❑ Used motor oil, oil filters and antifreeze may be taken to the street department on Shiner Blvd.
Other items to be recycled: ❑❑ Beverage cans - aluminum and bi-metal ❑❑ Steel food cans
Fair Board Jenny Green: 812-212-0890; Greg Green: 812-2120890; Ashley Bowling: 290-3323; Daryl Cloutier: 812551-5015; Chris Kappes: 534-9161; Andy Scott: 4383252; Jerry Morano: 438-4874; John Unger: 438-2409; Cynthia Young: 438-3782; Michael Kirkpatrick: 5343544; Jill Yauch: 438-4906; Chris Powell: 667-8110; Mitch Taylor: 438-3224; David Jaehnen: 534-8143. Youth advisory Tracy Lozier: 812-907-0910; Jenny Green: 534-2642. Lisa Unger: 513-266-3932; Jennifer Cloutier: 812-5515015; Heather Slack: 438-2864; Angie Leonard: 438-
Southeast Indiana Recycling District has plenty of opportunities to recycle for people who live outside Rising Sun city limits. The Switzerland/Ohio County Recycling Center is at 19 McCreary Ridge Road, East Enterprise. it is open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays; 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Items accepted include cardboard; newspapers/magazines; mixed paper; #1 and #2
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Third Friday of each month is Cruise In and Music night downtown. The community comes out in full support of the volunteer fire department at the firemen’s fish fry in June. Rising Sun has started a Vintage Baseball team which plays throughout the summer. Annual Shiner Pride Car Show, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Sunday in July; nearly 400 cars, trucks and motorcycles with food booths. The annual Fourth of July fireworks display is held at the Ohio County Elementary-Middle School ball field. The Ohio County 4-H Fair is the event of the summer with more than 200 youngsters capping off a year of work during the second week of July each year. Music is played on the riverfront with Summer Serenades each Saturday evening. The summer concludes with an annual Arts Festival.
2679; Candy Gilb: 513-378-6324; Theresa Scott: 4383252; Bonnie Morano: 438-4874. Senior Citizen Residences The Waters of Rising Sun Nursing Facility: 438- 2219; Rio Vista Drive, Rising Sun, IN 47040. Senior Citizens Housing: 438-3521; (Hoosier Boy/ Hoosier Girl Square/Hoosier Haven Apartments) 222 S. Walnut St., Rising Sun, IN 47040. Candlewood Place Apartments: 438-2133; 100 Candlewood Place, Rising Sun, IN 47040; for senior citizens, handicapped or disabled people. Rising Sun Senior Center Community Building: 4382700; 510 S. Mulberry St., Rising Sun, IN 47040; available for senior citizens and community activities.
plastic bottles; clear, green and brown glass; aluminum and steel cans; batteries; noto oil and filters; antifreeze; scrap metal; electronics; tires; refrigerant; appliances; flourescent tubes and bulbs; reusable items. Household Hazardous Waste Collections are the second Saturday of the the quarter from noon to 1 p.m. at the center. Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal is available at the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department, Vevay, and accepts controlled and noncontrolled medication and sharps. Rising Sun Re-Use Center is at 4154 Ind. 56, and is open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. It takes reusable items. For more information on any recycling program or reuseable call 1-812-534-2040.
Cable Comcast Cable: 926-3694; 50 -Randall Ave., Aurora, IN 47001. Electric Rising Sun Municipal Utilities: 438-3616; 301 S. Poplar St., Rising Sun, IN 47040. Southeastern Indiana REMC: 689-4111 or 1-800-737-4111; 712 S. Buckeye, Osgood, IN 47037. Gas Sycamore Gas: Emergencies: 1-800-634-4300. Water Rising Sun Water and Waste Treatment Plant: 438-2449. Aberdeen Pate Water Company Inc.:438-3428; 7158 Salem Ridge Road, Aurora, IN 47001. Patriot Water Company: 594-2243. Telephone I-GTE Indiana: 1-800-232-2544; 419 Mulberry St., Madison, IN 47250. Southeastern Indiana Rural Telephone Co-op Inc.: 744-5100; P.O. Box 7, 14005 U.S. 50, Dillsboro, IN 47018. Century Link: Repair: 1-800-382-4861; billing: 1-800-552-3616; P.O. Box 3703, Mansfield, OH 44907-0703.
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For Police, Fire and Rescue, Call:
Dearborn County Ohio County Ripley County
Medical ❑❑ Children’s Hospital Medical Center Outpatient Harrison: 1-513-636-6500; or, toll-free, main hospital, 1-800-3442462; 10450 New Haven Road, Harrison, OH 45030. ❑❑ Community Mental Health Center Inc.: 537-1302; 24hour emergency service, 285 Bielby Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. ❑❑ Dearborn County Hospital: 537-8240, emergencies; 5371010 or 1-800-676-5572, main number; 537-8300, physician referral, 600 Wilson Creek Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Web: www.dch.org. ❑❑ Mercy Medical Center 24-hour Care Harrison: 1-513-3678000, or, fax, 1-513-367-8018; 10450 New Haven Road, Harrison, OH 45030. ❑❑ Indiana Poison Center: 24 hours, 7 days/week: 1-800222-1222
Non-emergency numbers Fire departments ❑❑ Aurora Fire Department: 926-1682 or 926-1225, emergencies; Fire Chief Jeff Lane, 5950 Dutch Hollow Road, Aurora, IN 47001. ❑❑ Bear Branch Volunteer Fire Department: 584-0955 or 667-5662; Fire Chief Jeff Purvis, 2855 Milton-Bear Branch Road, Dillsboro, IN 47018. ❑❑ Bright Fire and EMS: 637-3473; Fire Chief Kevin Gick, 23759 Brightwood Drive, Lawrenceburg (Bright), IN 47025; Station 2, 21466 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; and Station 3, 25991 Unit St., W. Harrison, IN 47060. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. ❑❑ East Enterprise Volunteer Fire Department: 534-2752; Fire Chief Jeff Darling, 1678 Ind. 250, Rising Sun IN 47040. ❑❑ Dillsboro-Clay Township Volunteer Fire Department: 432-5262; Fire Chief Tim Heitmeyer, P.O. Box 148, Dillsboro, IN 47018. ❑❑ Greendale Fire Department: 537-1335; Fire Chief Shannon Craig, 911 Ridge Ave., Greendale, IN 47025. ❑❑ Hogan Township Volunteer Fire Department: 926-3441 or cell, 513-615-9406; Fire Chief Ed Opp, 12900 Water St., Aurora, IN 47001. ❑❑ Lawrenceburg Fire Department: 537-1509; Fire Chief Johnny Tremain, 300 W. Tate St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. ❑❑ Manchester Township Volunteer Fire and Rescue: 9261334; Fire Chief Glen Brandt, 10457 Ind. 48, and, Firehouse 2: 926-3141; 7893 Ind. 48, Aurora, IN 47001. ❑❑ Milan Fire Department: 654-3017; Fire Chief Trace Cutter, P.O. Box 183, Milan, IN 47031. ❑❑ Miller-York Volunteer Fire Department: 487-2517 Wednesday evenings; Fire Chief Darren Callahan, P.O. Box 6, Guilford, IN 47022. ❑❑ Moores Hill-Sparta Township Volunteer Fire Department and EMS: 744-3787; Fire Chief Bobby Russell, P.O. Box 409, Moores Hill, IN 47032.
Greendale residents may also call 537-1321; Aurora residents may also call 926-1101
❑❑ New Trenton Volunteer Fire Department: 637-5953; Fire Chief Don Maucher, P.O. Box 267, New Trenton, IN 47035. ❑❑ Rising Sun Volunteer Fire Department: 438-3532; Fire Chief Kevin Armstrong, 121 S. High St., Rising Sun, IN 47040. ❑❑ St. Leon Fire Department: 576-3351 or 576-3336; Fire Chief Don Schuman, 28895 St. Joe Drive, West Harrison, IN 47060. ❑❑ Sunman Rural Fire Department: 623-2498; Fire Chief Bill Craig, P.O. Box 396, 621 N. Meridian St., Sunman, IN 47041.
Emergency rescue units ❑❑ Aurora Emergency Rescue: 926-1865 or cell, 513-6159406; President Ed Opp, 320 Third St., Aurora, IN 47001. ❑❑ Bright Fire Department and EMS: 637-3473; Chief of EMS Dennis Schmidt, 23759 Brightwood Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. ❑❑ Dearborn County Water Rescue Unit: 537-3971; Capt. Bill Black Jr., 401 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. ❑❑ Dillsboro Emergency Ambulance Inc.: 432-3169; Capt. Bev Tackitt, 13036 North St., P.O. Box 3, Dillsboro, IN 47018. ❑❑ Greendale Emergency Medical Service: 537-1335; President Chad Nance, 911 Ridge Ave., Greendale, IN 47025. ❑❑ Lawrenceburg Emergency Rescue: 537-4144; President and Administrator Bobby Mills, P.O. Box 3650, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. ❑❑ Manchester Township Volunteer Fire and Rescue: 9261334; Assistant Chief Kenny Carpenter, 10457 Ind. 48, Aurora, IN 47001. ❑❑ Moores Hill-Sparta Township Volunteer Fire Department and EMS: 744-3787; Fire Chief Bobby Russell, P.O. Box 409, Moores Hill, IN 47032.
❑❑ Rising Sun Ohio County Life Squad: 438-3100; President Mike Peters, 121 S. High St., Rising Sun, IN 47040.
Law enforcement agencies ❑❑ Aurora Police Department: 926-1101; Police Chief Bryan Fields, 233 Main St., Aurora, IN 47001. ❑❑ Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department: 537-8730; Sheriff Mike Kreinhop, 301 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. ❑❑ Dillsboro Police: 537-3431; Police Chief Ryan Brandt, P.O. Box 306, Dillsboro, IN 47018. ❑❑ Greendale Police Department: 537-1321; Police Chief DeWayne Uhlman, 480 Ludlow St., Greendale, IN 47025. ❑❑ Hidden Valley Lake Rangers: 537-9400; Lead Deputy Earl Wilhelm, 19303 Schmarr Drive, HVL, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. ❑❑ Indiana State Police Post No. 42: 1-800-566-6704 or 1-812-689-5000; District Commander Lt. Marty McKinney, 902 S. Adams St., Versailles, IN 47042. ❑❑ Lawrenceburg Police Department: 537-2284; Police Chief Gene Hunefeld, 349 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. ❑❑ Moores Hill Town Marshal: 537-3431; Brent Casebolt, P.O. Box 223, Moores Hill, 47032. ❑❑ Ohio County Sheriff’s Department: 438-3636; Sheriff Eldon Fancher, 123 S. Mulberry St., Rising Sun, IN 47040. ❑❑ Rising Sun Police Department: 438-3737; Police Chief Dave Hewitt, 300 S. Poplar St., Rising Sun, IN 47040. ❑❑ St. Leon Town Marshal: 576-5366; Marshal William Wendt, 7282 Church Lane, St. Leon, IN 47060. ❑❑ West Harrison Town Marshal: 637-5261; Marshal Gary Noel, Deputy Marshal Charles Keyes, 101 Railroad Ave., West Harrison, IN 47060.
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