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When Aurora’s Chris Smith found a news clipping photo of the 1937 Versailles Frenchies basketball team, for which his dad Glen (second row, far left) was student manager, it led to his collaboration with award-winning Cincinnati Enquirer photographer Michael Keating on the ‘ Hoosier Hardwood” blog, a photographic labor of love chronicling Indiana high school basketball’s gyms, history, rivalries and tradition. (The Versailles Republican)

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Kendra Oberting-Cendro, a public health nurse with the Dearborn County Health Department, second from left, and John Blackwell, the health department’s emergency preparedness coordinator, explain the Aurora COVID testing site at the County Commission meeting Aug. 3. At left is county attorney Andy Baudendistel, at right is county Health Officer Dr. Stephen Eliason. Marc Emral/The Register

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Deputy Kenny Jackson of the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office helped rescue a fox about three weeks ago. He recently stopped by the Red Wolf Sanctuary to check on his new friend, who is doing a lot better since being trapped and wounded. Sumitted Photo

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Ross Colen, left, and  David P. Hewitt’s father-in-law prepare for a memorial ride to honor Hewitt, who, while serving as Rising Sun police chief, was killed in a single vehicle accident in 2019.

News Stories

It’s been delayed. It’s been unknown if it could even happen. But now it’s on.

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Kendra Oberting-Cendro, a public health nurse with the Dearborn County Health Department, second from left, and John Blackwell, the health department’s emergency preparedness coordinator, explain the Aurora COVID testing site at the County Commission meeting Aug. 3. At left is county attorney Andy Baudendistel, at right is county Health Officer Dr. Stephen Eliason. Marc Emral/The Register

A COVID testing site for Dearborn and Ohio counties may be open soon in Aurora.

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Deputy Kenny Jackson of the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office helped rescue a fox about three weeks ago. He recently stopped by the Red Wolf Sanctuary to check on his new friend, who is doing a lot better since being trapped and wounded. Sumitted Photo

A little red fox is recovering nicely at the Red Wolf Sanctuary after being found entangled in a metal trap that severely injured its throat and jaw.

Support for Indiana Main Street organizations to fight the pandemic has been introduced, said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch.

Dearborn County

Deed Report

July 23, 2020

 

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Crosswalks at Third and Main streets in downtown Aurora were waiting on pavers Friday, July 30, for renovation. The work is expected to be completed in September. Marc Emral/The Journal Press

If all goes to plan, Aurora is going to shine a light on its downtown parking to get more people to stop and shop.

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It’s going to cost more to renovate Lawrenceburg High School.

The Ind. 350 bridge, a vital link between Aurora and South Dearborn schools, is scheduled to open by the end of the day Tuesday, Aug. 4, just a few hours before school is slated to begin.

Sports

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South Dearborn's Knights Stadium synthetic turf project took another step forward this week, despite several days of heavy rain, when installers from the Motz Group began to cover the drainage system with the first of two layers of crushed stone, in preparation for topping off with the shock pad and turf itself. Originally ahead of schedule, the project is aiming for a Sept. 18 completion date, in time for SD's homecoming game against Greensburg.

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When Aurora’s Chris Smith found a news clipping photo of the 1937 Versailles Frenchies basketball team, for which his dad Glen (second row, far left) was student manager, it led to his collaboration with award-winning Cincinnati Enquirer photographer Michael Keating on the ‘ Hoosier Hardwood” blog, a photographic labor of love chronicling Indiana high school basketball’s gyms, history, rivalries and tradition. (The Versailles Republican)

AURORA - An old news clipping of the 1937 Versailles High School Frenchies basketball team started it all.

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Kyle Cummins equaled Daron Clayton and Kevin Thomas Jr. as the winningest USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car drivers at Tri-State Speedway, winning his fifth Sunday night in the NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week finale. (David Nearpass/usacracing.com)

HAUBSTADT, Ind.

BROOKVILLE - Franklin County High School junior Drew Grant emerged victorious in the 2020 virtual version of the Southeastern Indiana Racing Circuit (SIRC-it) Lakeside 5K Run benefit race, compiled

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Jacob Steinmetz

(TMU Athletics)

 

NEW ORLEANS - Thomas More University senior Jacob Steinmetz (St. Leon, Ind./East Central HS) was named U.S.

Community

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Mary Jo Sloan

The Dearborn County Retired Teachers Association is excited to learn that its nominee, Mary Jo Sloan, has been selected for the AMBA Clock Award for outstanding volunteer service in Area 10 at the

Sewing Construction

Grade 3 Wearable:

State Fair, Honor Ribbon and Blue Ribbon: Megan Ryan

 

Grade 5 Non-Wearable:

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Ross Colen, left, and  David P. Hewitt’s father-in-law prepare for a memorial ride to honor Hewitt, who, while serving as Rising Sun police chief, was killed in a single vehicle accident in 2019.

The Ohio County Fairgrounds was recently graced with the presence of more than 100 ATVs and jeeps as riders prepared to endure a nearly 80-mile journey across three counties to honor Rising Sun’s f

The fall semester for Young Voices, the flagship program of Voices of Indiana, will look different. Starting Monday, Aug.

The Dearborn County Retired Teachers Foundation, Inc. has been named a 2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits.

Obituaries

James “Jim” D. Vines - age 84, Harrison, died in his home Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. Jackman Hensley Funeral Home, Harrison, entrusted with arrangements.

 

 

Dorothy Jane Holden, 95 died Saturday evening, Aug. 1, 2020, at Sara Jane’s Place for Assisted Living in St. Augustine, Florida.

Jerry William Martin, 85, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away on Thursday July 30, 2020.  He was born Sept. 29, 1934, in Aurora, Indiana, the son of William and Dorothy (Kruse) Martin.

Stanley Victor Craig, 84, August 1, 2020, Whitewater Township.

George Edward Berry, 79, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020. He was born March 10, 1941, in Cincinnati, Ohio, son of the late Elmer and Lillian (Armstrong) Berry.

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