This Week's Circulars


Clifford "Kip" Nordmeyer Sr., 79, husband of Gerry Nordmeyer, died June 22. Visitation is Wednesday, June 26, 4-7 p.m., at Meyers Funeral Home and funeral Thursday, June 27, 10 a.m., at St. Anthony, Morris. Full obit at

85, of Greensburg, formerly of Batesville, passed away June 10, 2019. Visitation: Friday 4-8pm with funeral service 1pm Saturday, all at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville. Burial in Batesville Methodist Church Cemetery. Full obituary at www.

Donald J. Baechle Sr., age 88 of Bradenton, Florida, and formerly of Batesville, died Thursday, June 6, 2019, at his home. Born April 28, 1931, in Sunman, Indiana, he is the son of Ada (nee Herzog) and Charles Baechle. He married Darlene Siebert June 25, 1955, at St. Louis Church. Don went t…

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has approved a Duke Energy customer pilot program that makes it easier for businesses, schools and nonprofits to have solar energy at their facilities.

Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch has announced that a talented and diverse group of Hoosier culinary professionals and amateur home cooks will compete in the 2019 World Food Championships in Dallas Oct. 16-20.

The advantages that currently help Indiana maintain a competitive economic climate may soon not be enough due to several challenges outlined in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Indiana Vision 2025 Report Card.

Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation leaders are pleased to announce its 2019 scholarship recipients.

"The downtown development project is now dead," President Andy Saner announced at the May 22 Batesville Redevelopment Commission meeting.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. applauds efforts of Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana General Assembly to strengthen the state’s business-friendly environment and position Indiana for long-term economic growth and job creation. Following the conclusion of the 2019 legislative sessi…

New resources, including important state workforce recovery guidelines and a supporting video toolkit to assist in their implementation, are now available for Indiana employers dealing with drug use in the workplace.

Nuclear Care Partners, an organization that provides benefits guidance and in-home care to former atomic workers, is bringing its superior care for former workers into Indiana to provide for local communities in need.

The SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Batesville has opened its doors. Travelers are invited to experience one of the newest hotel brands in the industry – the SureStay Hotel Group®.

Hillenbrand Inc. leaders are launching a first-of-its-kind workforce initiative designed to attract and retain talented employees on a global scale. In partnership with Coperion, its subsidiary operating company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, Hillenbrand is looking to this unique progr…

Any teacher can tell you about the warm glow of satisfaction when a student, after much struggle, finally “gets it.” It’s an almost magical moment that is not soon forgotten.

Leaders at Cormo USA Inc., which utilizes technology to turn corn field waste into sustainable products, have announced plans to establish operations in Rushville, creating up to 250 new, high-wage jobs by the end of 2023.

Duke Energy is warning its customers in Indiana to be on guard against phone calls from utility scammers who are demanding that customers pay their electric bill immediately or risk having their electric service disconnected within the hour.

Cathy Wichman, M.S.N., R.N.. has been hired as the new chief nursing officer at Decatur County Memorial Hospital, Greensburg, according to marketing coordinator Mary Angle.

"Power and Purpose" is the theme to the 13th annual Women in Business Conference presented by the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce Thursday, June 13, at Greensburg Elementary School. The Ripley County Chamber of Commerce is assisting with this event.

My little brother recently taught me a lesson. While growing up that is not something that I would have readily admitted – after all, what could a little brother possibly know that a big sister doesn’t? But my brother told me about a valuable cell phone feature that I knew nothing about. In …

Izzy’s of Hillcrest and Izzy's Catering helped raise nearly $2,000 for Safe Passage by hosting a Name That Tune music trivia game April 13, according to Mary Mattingly, Safe Passage community outreach and communications director.

Leaders at Intelligent Fiber Network, an Indiana commercial fiber broadband provider, have announced that it has raised nearly $13 million in equity investment funding from its existing independent local exchange company owners and one new owner: Wabash Valley Power Association. This funding…

PDFs are one of the most common document types found online. However, while saving documents as PDFs and reading PDF files are easy on your computer, signing these files can present an issue. We want to move beyond fax machines and the need to download, print, scan and email, to simply sign …

Shelbyville has been chosen as the site for what is expected to be the largest facility in North America for producing plant-based protein foods. Greenleaf Foods SPC officials have announced $310 million will be invested in the new plant and create as many as 460 jobs by the end of 2022.

A-1 Auto Transport, a top car shipping company that operates in Indiana, is looking to award scholarships to eligible students here. These scholarships are valued at $250, $500 or $1,000. Student with GPAs of 3.0 or higher are qualified for the scholarships as long as they’re enrolled at acc…

If you’ve ever dreamed of potentially reaching thousands of customers with your American products, now is the time to act: Walmart is accepting applications for its sixth annual open call, scheduled for June 18-19 at the company’s campus in Bentonville, Arkansas.

March 24 marked the 135th anniversary of Civista Bank. Bank employees celebrated the occasion at branch offices March 29.

Leaders at TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s technology ecosystem, have announced its 2019 Board of Directors’ executive committee.

Gov. Eric Holcomb honored 65 Indiana companies and organizations March 21 during an event at the Indiana Statehouse, presenting each with the Governor’s Century or Half Century Business Award in recognition of the company’s longevity and service to its employees, community and the state.

Leaders at Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HRC) recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Voalte Inc., a pioneer and leader in real-time, mobile health care communications, for a cash consideration of $180 million and up to an additional $15 million in payme…

Apparel and home décor retailer Gordmans, a division of Stage Stores, debuted a new department store in Batesville with a grand opening celebration, beginning with a ribbon cutting ceremony, at 9 a.m. March 21.


BROOKVILLE – After an Italian feast and keynote speech by Oliver Winery CEO Bill Oliver, four businesses were applauded at the annual Franklin County Chamber of Commerce dinner March 7 at American Legion Post 77.

Each of my kids recently worked on slide show presentations for school. One was giving a report on a book she had recently read; the other was reporting on an internship she had just completed. As they were putting their slide shows together, they asked for some feedback.

A penny drive fundraiser selected Ripley Crossing's 2019 king and queen. "Voting came to an end Feb. 13. After everything was tallied, we had our announcement and party Feb. 14," according to activity director Megan Maynard.

Gov. Eric Holcomb is leading an economic development trip to Europe this week, visiting key international partners in France, Belgium and Germany. This trip comes after a record-breaking year for international economic development in Indiana, with 47 foreign-owned businesses committing to lo…