Bartholomew County Humane Society receives supplies

Jan 25, 2016 319

An Indianapolis-based group has helped to gathered one-half ton of supplies for the Bartholomew County Humane Society. Sara Holtz, with BPS Marketing, says that during this past holiday season, IndyVet Emergency & Specialty Hospital joined forces with two veterinary practice partners, Athens Animal Clinic and Best Friends Animal Healthcare & Laser Center, along with Ivy Tech Community College and Pet Supplies Plus, located on Indianapolis’ south side, to collect the supplies. Holtz says that after Thanksgiving, all the sites accumulated bins full of cat and dog food, kitty litter, laundry detergent and other supplies as part of its annual holiday drive, which concluded at the beginning of the year. On top of the supplies, Holtz says that IndyVet also collected $68 in donations for the nonprofit. For more information on IndyVet and its services, log on IndyVet.com. ...

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputy helps in Greenwood arrest

Jan 25, 2016 341

A Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputy helped Greenwood Police with a recent arrest. Sheriff’s Department Spokesperson Judy Jackson says that on Friday, at approximately 11:40 a.m., Reserve Deputy Matthew Miller was off duty when he exited Gander Mountain in Greenwood. As he pulled from a parking space, he observed a female running from the store pushing a shopping cart and a female employee running from the store asking for help. Miller then reportedly pulled his vehicle in front of the suspect’s car. Deputy Miller reported that when he checked the suspect’s license plate, it was purposefully covered so that no one would be able to obtain the number. At this point, Jackson says that Deputy Miller believed that a robbery had taken place. The Deputy reportedly exited his vehicle and identified himself as a law enforcement officer. The subject then allegedly got into her vehicle and, as Deputy Miller approached the driver’s side door, put her car in reverse. Deputy Miller reported that he believed this was done in an attempt... ...

Sheriff’s Department announces scholarship opportunities

Jan 25, 2016 312

Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers announced Monday that the Indiana Sheriff’s Association (ISA) will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies. The Sheriff says that there will be approximately forty $500 scholarships awarded to qualifying students throughout the state. Sheriff Myers explains that applicants must be an Indiana resident, a current member of the ISA or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member, attend an Indiana college or university, major in a law enforcement field and enrolled as a full-time student. The full-time student qualification means that the students is enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester. The scholarship application can be downloaded from the Indiana Sheriff’s Association website at www.indianasheriffs.org. Myers adds that  applications are available at the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office. Applications must be completed and received by the Indiana Sheriff’s Association, 147 East Maryland Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3608, on or before April 1. ...

Area man arrested after allegedly touching nursing home resident

Jan 25, 2016 419

A Jennings County man was arrested Friday evening after he allegedly touched a nursing home patient inappropriately. Columbus Police Department (CPD) Spokesman Sgt. Matt Harris says that just before 9 p.m., officers responded to the nursing home on the city’s north side after receiving reports that an intoxicated man was causing problems. Nursing home staff reportedly told police that 34-year-old Benjamin R. Reinert, of North Vernon, was visiting a patient when he became disruptive. Harris says that staff allegedly witnessed Reinert urinating outside on the building and throwing glass clippings on one of the residents. According to the report, staff also alleged that Reinert touched a female resident inappropriately shortly before officers arrived. Reinert was arrested and booked in the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of Sexual Battery (Level 6 Felony), Public Intoxication (Class B Misdemeanor), Disorderly Conduct (Class B Misdemeanor), and Resisting Law Enforcement (Class A Misdemeanor). ...

If I WERE Upon the Stage – The View in Reverse.

Jan 25, 2016 551

Klaus Frahm has an interesting vision: to show you what a performance looks like, but not from the audience’s perspective.  Making the rounds of various theatres and performance spaces in Germany, Frahm snapped photos of what it looks like if you’re the actor or singer, and what it might be like to perform from that space. What I find very interesting, after having done my share of amateur theatrics in my high school days, is how amazingly SPACIOUS these backstage areas are. Take a look, and be amazed, here. – Todd Berryman Middays on WIN 104.9 Singing Like He’s in the Dome of the Taj Mahal ...

City considers paying off last of $1 million in loans

Jan 25, 2016 338

The city of Columbus will be paying off a million dollar loan tonight, originally made to help with downtown development. In May and June of 2011, Cummins Foundation and the Heritage Fund loaned the city $500,000 each to aid with the construction and buildout of The Commons and for the Indiana University Center for Art and Design. The city has been paying $125,000 a year to each of the foundations since then. At tonight’s Columbus Redevelopment Commission meeting, the city is going to consider the final payments to pay off the last of that debt. The commission meets at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at Columbus City Hall. ...

Pro wrestling show to benefit Seymour food pantry

Jan 25, 2016 295

NWA Supreme will present a pro wrestling event to benefit a Seymour food pantry Friday night. The show will be at The Point, at 311 Myers Street, in Seymour. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. bell time. Proceeds from the event will benefit Anchor House Family Assistance Center and Food Pantry. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door and are available at Brooklyn Pizza Company, B2 Bikes and Boards or from any Anchor House board members. For more information, call 812-522-9308. ...

Jennings hospice gala set for Feb. 6th

Jan 25, 2016 369

The 18th Annual Gala Benefit for Our Hospice of Jennings County is set for Feb. 6. Suzie Singer, spokeswoman for Our Hospice of Jennings County, says this Mardi Gras-themed event is a fundraiser for the patients and families cared for by the facility. She says that the evening includes a buffet dinner, silent an live auctions, dancing, cash bar and the crowning of a Queen from contestants from Jennings County High School. Singer says that the 2016 court includes Danielle Cosby, Heather Feiles, Adrianne Garris, Adrianna Gasper, Emilee Greathouse, Kaylin Klosterman, Megan Koons, Courtney Stoner, Brooke Williams and Stefani Williams. She explains that these 10 JCHS students are in the community raising awareness and funds. Singer explains that Our Hospice of South Central Indiana of Jennings County is a not-for-profit community-based hospice that provides a family-centered team approach to support the needs of patients with life-limiting conditions. She adds that this is the signature event in the county to raise funds for the organization. The Feb. 6 event is being held at St. Mary’s... ...

Three arrested on drug charges in Jackson County

Jan 22, 2016 628

A Thursday afternoon traffic stop on I-65 near Seymour led to the discovery of methamphetamine and the arrests of three people. Indiana State Police (ISP) Spokesman Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says that at approximately 12:47 p.m., Trp. Randel Miller conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle headed south on the interstate near the 51 mile marker. While speaking with the driver, 55-year-old Carl Eugene Rice, of Texas, the Trooper became suspicious of possible criminal activity. Trp. Miller’s K-9 “Jinx” allegedly alerted to the odor of an illegal drug coming from Rice’s car. A search of the vehicle allegedly resulted in the discovery of over 40 grams of crystal methamphetamine. Rice was then placed under arrest. Sgt. Wheeles says that information obtained during the traffic stop led to officers searching an apartment in Seymour. He says that ISP Troopers, along with officers from the Seymour Police Department, executed a search warrant at Jackson Park Place Apartments. Additional items related to the possessing and dealing of illegal drugs were allegedly found inside one... ...

Sheriff’s fundraising efforts are for real

Jan 22, 2016 330

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department wants you to know that a fund-raising effort going on for the department is legitimate. Judy Jackson, spokeswoman for the department, said that the fund drive for the annual Child Safety and Drug Education program is underway and representatives from L.A.W. Publications are contacting area businesses requesting their support for the program. Jackson said the representatives will have proper identification and will have a letter over the sheriff’s signature. If you have any questions, you can call the sheriff’s department at 812-379-1740. ...