Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Local News

March 25, 2014

STC members listen to citizen concerns


Wolf stressed, “I understand everyone’s point, but there’s a fine line you have to walk before you do anything, and I said I would talk to people about their trash cans.”

Neil Bowers revealed, “I’ve talked to Jared and Bill about how a lot of people have told me about crime and drugs in town.”

The marshal emphasized, “And what did I tell you? I’m tired of sidewalk gossip.”

Bowers announced, “Any citizen who sees or suspects anyone selling drugs or doing something illegal should report it to the Sunman Police Department or sheriff’s department.”

Ruth Riehle asked, “What is our water being tested for?”

The president remarked, “We have annual reports that go out to all of our utility users.” Riehle requested a copy.

Diane Raver can be contacted at or 812-934-4343, Ext. 114.

Other news • Eckstein said Michelle McBride, Sunman Trailer Park owner, who has been in arrears with her utility bills, made a partial payment of $2,342 March 5 in order to avoid being disconnected. Her balance is now $4,697. She will be sent another notice saying she will need to pay the past due amount of $2,359 in order prevent a disconnection. • Members agreed to allow Steve Ruble, Strand Associates Inc., Columbus, engineer, to advertise for bids for the demolition of the former Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn Special Education Cooperative building. • Natasha Bischoff, Sunman Area Chamber of Commerce president, said the group is applying for the Ripley County Community Foundation $25,000 impact grant. "We're really wanting to make good" improvements to the ROD building area. "We may have a walking trail, new restrooms, concession stands .... as a chamber, we really want to see this go through. If it doesn't, we will try to find other ways to raise the money. We're trying to get everyone's support in town." • Bischoff also said the circus will be coming back to Sunman Monday, May 5, for two shows at the community park. "I will make sure everything is taken care of like it was the last time ... (and) there are no ruts left behind." Tickets will be available at the town hall.

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