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Kindergarten registration for OCEMS May 3 PDF Print E-mail
Written by thillman   
Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:15 AM

Kindergarten registration for the OCEMS 2014-2015 school year will be held on Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Registration is required for all incoming kindergarten students.

You will complete enrollment forms, complete health screenings and academic testing and receive important information related to next school year. An appointment is required, please contact the school for a time at 438-2626.

An original copy of your child's birth certificate and a copy of your child's immunization record is required for registration. Children must be five years of age on or before Aug. 1. 2014 to attend kindergarten in the fall.

Potts campaigning for Sheriff PDF Print E-mail
Written by thillman   
Thursday, April 10, 2014 1:03 PM

Glen Potts 60, a longtime Ohio County resident, Indiana State Police and military veteran who is running for Sheriff of Ohio County as a Republican candidate.

He and his wife Judy, have been residents of Ohio County since 1981. “We had the opportunity to transfer from the Lowell, Indiana State Police Post to the Versailles State Police District. We knew as a family, we would be required to live in the Ohio County area. As a family, we have always been thankful and proud to be residents of Ohio County. I realize there is no perfect place to live but, in our opinion, Ohio County is the place we are proud to call home.”

The couple has raised three sons Aaron, Corey, and Brian in Ohio County. All three are graduates of Rising Sun High School and all earned a college degree. “We always tried to encourage our sons to do their best in life and instilled in them to work hard, have positive goals in life, and to serve others as well as to take pride in their community.”

Judy is a First Grade teacher at Ohio County Elementary Middle School. She is proud to serve as an educator within our local school system and understands the importance of having a safe learning environment for all students no matter whether the students are kindergarten or a senior.

Aaron had a degree in teaching. He worked and coached soccer within the school system for several years before being hired to teach at Lawrenceburg Central School. He worked with youth in and out of school as well, before passing away in 2003.

Corey and his wife Kristi, chose to continue to reside in Ohio County and raise their five children, Caleb, Hannah, Adalyn, Avery, and Noah. Corey is the Pastor of Trinity Christian Center, Lawrenceburg. He also has a degree in education and currently serves in the position of President of the Rising Sun Ohio County School Board. His wife Kristi is currently a nurse and the youth pastor.

Brian and his wife Shawna and two children Ayden and Elly currently live in Ripley County. Brian is a Lawrenceburg Policeman and his wife Shawna is a teacher in the South Dearborn School System.

Potts has attended Vincennes University and Oakland City University where he studied Human Resources Management. He graduated from the Indiana State Police Academy, The Indiana Military Academy (OCS), and Command General Staff College. He served as an Indiana State Policeman from 1979 until retiring in 2013. During his time with the Indiana State Police, Potts worked in Ohio County as a trooper from 1981 to 1998. He was promoted to detective and served the Versailles State Police District from 1998 until retiring in 2013. As an Indiana State Policeman and Detective, he covered numerous cases which included theft, robbery, child sex crimes, homicides, and drug related cases.

Potts also served four years with the United State Air Force where he served as a security police specialist from 1973 to 1977. In 1981, he joined the Indiana Army National Guard. Glen was activated to serve shortly after 9/11 and was assigned as the officer in charge of the National Guard airport security of the Northern Indiana Airports, including airports in Lafayette, Gary, South Bend, and Fort Wayne.

After returning from the National Guard to the Indiana State Police, Potts was once again called to service with the Indiana National Guard as Provost Marshall of Camp Atterbury. While at Camp Atterbury, over 60,000 soldiers were trained and deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and assigned as the Director of Emergency Services. His duties consisted of being in charge of the day to day operations of the Military Police, Post 

Firemen, EMT's, Emergency Operation Center, and the Force Protection/Counter Terrorism Program. Potts is currently serving as the 911 Director of Ohio County. Potts is active with Ohio County events, city and county meetings.

Glen is a member of the Rising Sun American Legion Post 59. He is also a member of the American Legion Riders and an active member of the NRA.

Potts would like to stress that Ohio County is a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family. As stated in the beginning of this article, he and Judy chose to raise their sons Aaron, Corey, and Brian here mostly due to the awesome people and a sense of real community pride. Now, they have grandchildren who they would like to have the same experience of growing up in Ohio County as their sons. However, like other communities there are always those who choose not to abide by the law. We must work together as law abiding citizens to keep our county a safe place for all.

“Many Ohio County residents have expressed their concerns regarding local drug problems,” he noted. “The recent arrests by the Dearborn/Ohio County Special Crimes Unit in Ohio County involving a meth lab and prescription drugs is an indicator of problems that we as a community face. (Persons are innocent until proven guilty.) Often times these types of crimes lead to burglary, theft and robbery. If I am elected Sheriff, I will network with other law enforcement agencies in an attempt to tackle these issues as well as other areas of concern. I believe that Ohio County residents should be made aware of any criminal activity in their neighborhood so they can assist the Sheriff's Department. This is where community policing becomes a valuable tool in assisting the Sheriff's Department in making our community safer.

“I will also invest in partnering with our citizens, churches, schools, and our social organizations in educating the importance of a drug free community. I would be honored to serve all of the citizens as their Ohio County Sheriff I pledge to serve with leadership and experience.”

Eggstravaganza April 19 PDF Print E-mail
Written by thillman   
Thursday, April 03, 2014 10:43 AM

The Rising Sun Church of Christ will hold its annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. until noon at the church located at 430 Fifth Street.

Toddler through fifth grade are invited to come and celebrate Jesus Resurrection and spiring. Magical Dan, crafts, snacks, prizes and more including the egg hunt.

Vote on city's best beards PDF Print E-mail
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 9:40 AM

Online voting has begun in the City of Rising Sun’s bicentennial beard growing contest.

In December, the city’s bicentennial committee announced the Bicentennial Beard Contest. It has challenged Ohio County residents to grow a beard and win up to $500. All the prizes to be awarded total $1,250.

Photos were posted on the city’s Facebook page on Monday. Fans can vote on the “$500 People’s Choice Best Beard Award” by “liking” the photo of their favorite beard grower. Voting will continue through Sunday, March 30.

Prizes will also be given for longest beard, scruffiest beard, and the handsomest beard, though those contest winners are determined by the bicentennial committee.

The winners will be announced by the committee on Tuesday, April 1.


SWCD honors dinner Friday PDF Print E-mail
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 11:13 AM

Ohio County Soil and Water Conservation District will be having their annual meeting March 14.

The meeting will be held at the Rising Sun High School cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. OCSWCD will be giving a Conservationist of the Year Award and Friend of Conservation Award. The dinner will be catered by Country Cooks, Cindy Welch owner. Tickets for the dinner can be purchased for $10 at the door or at the extension office.

OCSWD can help land owners with no till drills rental. Free soil testing, cost share on legume seeding, and on field lime. Each program has guide line requirements. The District Conservationist and OCSWD help land owner obtain cost share programs to aid their conservation needs.

This year OCSWCD, with the help of Jill Andrews-Richards, Ohio County Purdue Extension Educator, sponsored a 4th grade conservation day. Where the classes learned about Wind power, Recycling, Timber management, Soil management. 

Again with the help of Jill Richards OCSWCD was able to teach the 3rd grade about Agriculture with an Ag Day. Which centered around Animal management,Soil management, ATV safety.  Ag and Conservation Day would not be possible without all the volunteers that


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