Co-ops to merge, create $250 million company

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Columbus based Premier Ag Co-op is merging with the Jackson-Jennings Farm Bureau Cooperative Association, Inc. to form a co-op that will serve 14 counties in southeastern Indiana. The cooperatives reached agreement last fall to the merger and made the announcement Friday. The merger creates a $250 million company with about 200 employees. The companies assist area agriculture and consumers with agronomic inputs, energy, grain marketing and other products and services. Jackson-Jennings was founded in 1929 and Premier was founded in 1923. For more information, click here. ...

The Days in Scouting Offer the Best Motto Here: ALWAYS BE PREPARED.

Feb 1, 2016 503

So, a few years ago, I took a vacation in Las Vegas.  That old adage about “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas?”  Yeah, let me pop that little balloon for you: I was constantly getting hassled on the way down the Strip, badgered by people trying to sell tickets to shows I wasn’t all that interested seeing.  Also, it was a dry climate, and I couldn’t drink enough water, so I was often stuck spending three bucks for a small bottle of water, a couple of times a day.  The buffets were carb-laden and didn’t exactly set me on fire.  On the other hand, there was a pretty awesome two dollar shrimp cocktail on Fremont Street, so there is that, and I went to Fatburger for the first time, and that was pretty tasty. And the architecture was pretty amazing in a few places.  Plus, much healthful exercise, since I was pretty much walking everywhere – which I discovered, through the judicious use of headphones and a portable radio,... ...

Arrest made in thefts from storage unit

Feb 1, 2016 341

Columbus police have arrested a man in connection with thefts from storage units. Officers were called to a storage facility on 15th Street at about 11:30 Friday night, said Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the police department. Police fired a Taser at a suspect, who then ran away. 47-year-old Johnny L. Gibson of Scottsburg was found by police a short time later and arrested. He is facing preliminary charges of burglary, attempted theft and resisting law enforcement. ...

Suspect identified in weekend shooting

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Two people were wounded and another arrested after a shooting in downtown Columbus over the weekend. The shootings happened near 12th and Pearl streets at about 4 p.m. Saturday, says Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department. 28-year-old Kyle K. Husbands of Columbus is accused of opening fire after an argument. 24-year-old Tyler L. Lucas, of Columbus, and 19-year-old Cody J. Spencer, of Franklin, were injured. They were both taken to IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and are both expected to recover from their injuries, Harris said. Husbands was arrested a short time later in the 2400 block of Charleston Place with the assistance of the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State police Husbands is facing preliminary charges of aggravated battery and battery with a firearm causing serious bodily injury with a previous conviction. Both are Level 3 felonies. ...