April 16, 2014

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Recalls 4-16-14
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:02 PM
Salute to Service
Written by Staff Report   
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 9:18 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 15, 2014 9:19 AM )

We owe our veterans and troops a big thank you for all their service, sacrifice and strength.

We will salute them in a special section to be published Wednesday, May 21, in The Harrison Press and Thursday, May 22, in The Dearborn County Register and The Rising Sun Recorder.

If you have a soldier, sailor, or other military service person in your life whom you would like featured in the special section, send us some information about him or her along with a photo.

Tell us a little about that special person and his or her service. There is no cost.

The information or any questions may be emailed to Denise at newsroom@registerpublications.com or dropped off at one of our newspaper offices.

The deadline is Tuesday, May 13.

Roeder to resign, backs Slack
Written by thillman   
Thursday, April 10, 2014 1:04 PM

Rising Sun Mayor Branden Roeder announced that he will resign his post on May 12 after recently being named superintendent of Rising Sun Ohio County Schools.

The announcement came at the close of the Thursday, April 3 city council meeting. Roeder will use the time to enjoy his teaching position at the Ohio County Elementary Middle school before taking over for retiring superintendent Steve Patz on July 1.

Austin Martin named Ohio County’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholar
Written by thillman   
Thursday, April 10, 2014 1:02 PM

Austin Martin, member of the 2014 graduating class of Rising Sun High School, has been named the recipient of a four year, full-tuition scholarship as the Ohio County Community Foundation 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Austin is the son of Joe and Sharon Martin of Rising Sun.

Austin will receive full tuition to the Indiana college or university of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

Austin is ranked seventh in his graduating class. He is a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Club. In his spare time, Austin enjoys working on cars with his Dad.

Austin has participated in Track & Field all four years of high school. He has been named MVP, Scoring Champion, All-Conference, All-Sectional, All Regional and All-State during his track career. He holds down an afterschool, weekend and summer job at Wal-Mart in Aurora.

Austin loves to play video games. He enjoys the technology part of gaming and how it evolves. That’s why he plans to attend Indiana University – Bloomington to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Game Studies and Software Engineering. Austin stated, “When I opened my letter telling me I had received the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship my first reaction was disbelief. Then relief set in and a huge amount of stress was lifted off my shoulders as to how I was going to pay for college. I texted my girlfriend and she came over and we shared the news with my family. Everyone was so excited. I want to thank the Ohio County Community Foundation Staff, Board of Directors and the Scholarship Selection Committee for being selected as the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. It is a wonderful opportunity for me and I am excited start my studies this fall at Indiana University.”

Sydney Elliott has been named the scholarship alternate. Sydney is the daughter of Dennis and Angie Elliott of Rising Sun.

The Ohio County Community Foundation (OCCF) is proud to administer the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship for Ohio County. This past fall, eighteen scholarship applications were submitted from the senior class of Rising Sun High School. The scholarship selection includes three processes: the application, a one page essay and a personal interview. The applications were reviewed and scored by members of the OCCF Scholarship Selection Committee, comprised of Ohio County residents with an interest in education and who serve in a leadership capacity within the community. The scores are based on the scholarship criteria which include academics, financial need, and extra-curricular activities, sports activities and employment; a one page written essay; and the applicant’s college preparation which includes the applicant’s overall potential to succeed in college. Five finalists were selected based on their application score and were interviewed individually by members of the selection committee. After the interview process, the OCCF scholarship selection committee selected one nominee and one alternate. The finalists’ applications were submitted to the Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) for approval.

ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state.

“The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program is the result of a state wide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Hoosier students reach higher levels of education”, stated Stephanie Scott, OCCF Program Coordinator. “Indiana ranks among the lowest states in percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree. There were 143 scholarships awarded this year statewide”, stated Scott.

The Ohio County Community Foundation Staff, Board of Directors and Scholarship Selection Committee would like to congratulate Austin Martin for being named the 2014 Ohio County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.

The Ohio County Community Foundation is located at 330 Industrial Access Drive, Rising Sun. For information concerning the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship or other scholarships administered by the Ohio County Community Foundation, please call 812-438-9401.

Motocross vote not a quorum
Written by thillman   
Thursday, April 10, 2014 1:01 PM

The Ohio County Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals approved an Indiana Cross Country Racing series event to take place in Ohio County on Oct. 11 and 12

Afterwards the 2-1 vote by the board was deemed not meeting a quorum which forced Rod and Kay Ballart to reapply for the event and another hearing on Thursday, March 27.

The meeting held resulted in similar results.

At the first meeting, commission members Jerry Bovard and Dale Scudder voted in favor of the one time event. The one no vote was cast by chairman Irvin McKinley, who was not to vote except for as a tie breaker. Steve McAlister abstained from voting and member Sonny Dickerson was out of town on business.

In the second identical vote, Bovard and Scudder voted in favor with McAlister voting against. McKinley did not vote while Dickerson was unavailable.

The Ballarts refiled to have another hearing on Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.

The Ballarts had planned to have the event in September 2013 but had to cancel because they were unaware a permit was needed and could not secure the permit in time.

Neighbors have spoken out against the race and the affect it would have on their quiet, country living. 

The races will be over by 6 p.m. Saturday and earlier on Sunday.

There could be up to 150 youth participants.