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Kenya Bound:

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Highpoint Health recently donated surgical equipment and related items retired from service to the Brase Clinic and Vision Center in Migori, Kenya.  

The equipment, which was no longer used by Highpoint Health, was welcomed by the medical and clinical staff of the Brase Clinic.

The equipment transfer was the idea of Susie Martin, FNP, a Family Nurse Practitioner with Highpoint Health Physician Partners, who cares for the residents of Shady Nook Care Center and Pine Knoll Assisted Living.  


Public Record 8-23-18

The following arrests list was obtained from the county sheriff. It contains arrests made by police agencies in the county.
Devin R. Solomon, 26, of 11392 Gatch Hill Road, Aurora, was arrested at 1 p.m. Friday, July 6, for domestic battery.

Robert Paul Garrett, 53, of 15499 Ind. 250, Rising Sun, was arrested at 3:08 p.m. Friday, July 6, for possession of methamphetamine.

Richard Paul Stapleton II, 23, 12786 North St., Dillsboro, was arrested at 7:42 p.m. Friday, July 6, for probation violation.

Dearborn Co. Community Fair Results 2018: Part V

Jasper Ross
Dairy Showmanship, purple ribbon, Champion Senior Dairy Showman
Shooting Sports Education (SS), blue ribbon
Dairy,category 1
Lawn/Garden Tractor (LG), Champion, blue ribbon
Tractor Safety Education (TP), Reserve Champion, purple ribbon, State Fair Winner

Bryce Rouse
Swine Gilts, Grand Champion Gilt, purple ribbon, category 1, Champion Crossbred Gilt
Swine Barrows, purple ribbon, category 1, Swine Barrow Class Winner

Ivy Tech to host free Shakespeare production

Ivy Tech Community College will host a free production of a Shakespeare play next week at its Lawrenceburg Riverfront location.

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s summer production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at the College’s plaza atop the parking garage at the Riverfront Campus, 50 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg.

The renowned company, one of only a handful nationwide to have performed Shakespeare’s entire canon of plays, will perform for free as part of the College’s growing liberal arts and community outreach programs.


Happenings from the past: 1918: Watts breaks his arm cranking an auto

25 years ago, Aug. 1993
Michelle Scalf was a point guard at Coastal Carolina University.
Mark Parris was volunteering as a football coach at East Central.
Larry Green had painted a mural on the wall at Concepts.
Septic system problems were threatening homes in Lawrenceburg Township.
Phone calls favoring riverboat gambling had targeted Dearborn County residents.


Stray bullet that struck house is warning sign

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The stray bullet that struck the home of Rich and Kelli Pettit, Chesterville Road, early Sunday afternoon, Aug. 19, should serve as a reminder that people must pay attention to their surroundings when firing weapons because those rounds don’t know any limitations and can go anywhere.

Kelli Gentrup-Pettit was standing in her driveway with daughter, Carli, talking with Jennifer Cutter and daughter, Ava, when they heard weapons firing in the distance. A stray bullet whizzed by them, and struck the picture window on the front of the log home. The .45 caliber bullet was recovered.


Michael Lesko

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Michael Anthony Lesko, 62, of Franklin, Ind., and formerly of Aurora, Ind., passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at Homeview Health and Rehabilitation in Franklin, Ind.  

He was born July 16, 1956, in Batesville, Ind. to Anthony P. Lesko and Jean M. (Speckman) Lesko Courter.  He worked in the workshop at Shares Incorporated in Shelbyville, Ind., for 10 years.  He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Franklin, Ind. where he served as a greeter. He enjoyed traveling and bowling.


Carl Dewberry

Carl Dean Dewberry, 84, of Moores Hill, Ind., passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. He was born Dec. 7, 1933, in Catalpa, Ark.


Martha Pettit

Martha Lee (Marcum) Pettit, 79, Moores Hill, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora is in charge of arrangements.


Vickie Snyder

Vickie Lynn Snyder, 75, Rising Sun, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Markland Funeral Home, Rising Sun, is in charge of arrangements.