Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Local News

March 7, 2014

Town marshal candidates, dogs top OTC agenda

After expressing interest in the Oldenburg town marshal position last month (because Marshal Scott Barnhorst is retiring), Donald Speckman presented his resume to town council members March 3.

The former Franklin County Sheriff’s Department deputy, who graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 1998, is not currently working in law enforcement.

Barnhorst said, “He’s good to go with the schooling except for the 24 hours of continuous education which all of us need.”

Speckman said if he is not chosen as marshal, he would be interested in working as a deputy.

“I worked with Donny many, many years on the fire department,” noted Ken Nobbe, former Eagle Fire Co., Oldenburg, board chairman. “We selected Donny as chief several years ago, and he did a very good job. As town marshal, I feel he would do an excellent job for you guys.”

Barnhorst agreed, “I’ve known Donny for quite a few years, and I think he would do a great job.”

Town council members asked Speckman if he would need a gun if he was chosen for the position. He responded, “I have my own handgun I would prefer to carry .... Other than that, I would just need a uniform.”

Member Greg Struewing announced, “We will go through all the candidates and let you know our decision .... We appreciate you coming by.”

Other persons interested in applying may contact Barnhorst at 934-3556.

In other news, President Dave Wahman wondered, “What can we do about the dog problems in town?”

According to a town ordinance, dogs are not allowed to run loose. Members suggested if citizens see canines that are not on leashes, they should call the Franklin County Dispatch Center at 800-533-4392 to file a complaint and to contact the small animal control officer.

In addition, members remind owners to be considerate when walking their dogs and to carry a bag to clean up their waste.

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