Heritage Fund scholarship applications available

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Scholarship application forms are now available through Heritage Fund – The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County on its website. Heritage Fund awarded more than $600,000 in educational scholarships in 2016 to 145 area students. Scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors, college students, graduate school students and non-traditional students. Amy Laker, scholarship manager for Heritage Fund, says there are several new scholarships this year including the Ray Amlung Memorial scholarship, which will go to help an engineering student, and the Henry, Clara and Alice Weichman Scholarship which will help adult students attending IUPUC, Ivy Tech Community College in Columbus, or Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne. You can look for the application at HFBCscholarships.communityforce.com. The deadline to enter for next year’s round of scholarships is January 13th. ...

Missing Columbus woman’s remains found in Shelby Co.

Sep 1, 2016 590

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that the remains of a missing Columbus woman have been identified in southern Shelby County. The remains were recovered on Aug. 1st and are now positively identified as belonging to 33-year-old Nicolle R. Olmstead of Columbus. She was reported missing to the Columbus police on July 16th and was last seen in Columbus on July 1st. Olmstead was notorious in Columbus for jumping into people’s vehicles and demanding rides, or blocking traffic to try to get a ride. The death is being investigated by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department and no further details are being released at this time. Investigators are asking for anyone with information concerning Olmstead’s disappearance to contact Detective Sgt. Darren Chandler at 317-392-6412 or Columbus Detective LaShawn Tyler at 812-376-2661. Anonymous tips can also be placed through the Shelby County Prosecutors tip line at 317-398-2255 (CALL). ...

Hartsville planning Indiana Bicentennial Torch festival

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The town of Hartsville is planning a two-day festival later this month to welcome the Indiana Bicentennial Torch to Bartholomew County. The town in northeastern Bartholomew County will have activities on Sept. 17th and 18th on the town square. Organizers say there will be historical displays, re-enactors from the Civil War through World War II, crafts, old-fashioned toys and games and more. The Hartsville Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a fish fry both days. Events go from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday the 17th and 11 a.m to 6 p.m. on Sunday the 18th. The torch is expected to arrive in Bartholomew County at about 5 p.m. on the 18th. For more information you can call 812-371-7969. ...