National Pie Day. Left Hander’s Day. The first day of summer. Memorial Day. Every date on the calendar seems to have a special designation or event to recognize. Some celebrations may be better known than others, but not a day goes by that doesn’t have a unique designation. Sept. 1 is no exc…

This Week's Circulars


Terry graduated from Batesville High School in 1961 and enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served for four years in Amarillo, Texas, and made lifelong friends. He was employed by Diamond Shamrock as a Master Electrician until his retirement in 2008. Terry had a big heart and en…

Robert Melia, husband to Naomi Melia, age 85 of Batesville, died August 18. Retired from Batesville Casket Company. Visitation on Saturday, 2:00, and a Memorial Service at 3:00, all at Meyers Funeral Home.

Joanna Grinnan, age 54 of Osgood, Indiana, died Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Memorial service is Saturday, August 17, at 12 noon at Church on the Rock in Batesville. Memorials can be given to the church.

Pauline M. Niese, age 98 of Batesville, died Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at St. Andrews Health Campus. Born August 31, 1920, in Franklin County, Indiana, she is the daughter of Rose (nee Lecher) and Bernard Koetter. She married Louis Niese May 14, 1941, at St. Anne's Church in Hamburg and he p…

Two prominent political voices at Fox News with links to the White House will headline the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s 30th Annual Awards Dinner on Nov. 7. The event takes place at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.


Three companies that have worked with the community in the past are in the running to facilitate a strategic planning session, the city’s economic development director Sarah Lamping told the Batesville Economic Development Commission Aug. 16.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has appointed Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger to the U.S. Investment Advisory Council. Schellinger will serve the U.S. Department of Commerce and its SelectUSA program by advising on strategies and efforts to strengthen and increase foreig…

Hillrom (NYSE: HRC) leaders recently announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Breathe Technologies Inc., developer and manufacturer of a patented ventilation technology that supports improved patient mobility, for a cash consideration of $130 million.

"FCN Bank is honored to introduce you to the newest member of our team, Batesville branch manager Joseph Alig," reports marketing coordinator Beth Siebert.

Ripley Crossing, 1200 Whitlatch Way, Milan, has received the Basic Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Accreditation in 2019.


The EcO Network of Southeast Indiana was designated as Indiana’s second 21st Century Talent Region, a statewide designation awarded to Indiana communities focused on working collaboratively to attract, develop and connect talent.

The 19th annual Ripley County Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble is Friday, Aug. 2, at Hillcrest Golf & Country Club, Batesville. Tee time is noon after 10:30 a.m. registration.

Leaders at Hillenbrand Inc. (NYSE: HI) and Milacron Holdings Corp. (NYSE: MCRN) announced July 12 that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Hillenbrand will acquire Milacron in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $2 billion, including net debt of approxi…

Officials at Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HRC), which has rebranded as Hillrom, recently announced the company has entered into a definitive agreement to sell certain surgical consumable products and related assets to an affiliate of Audax Private Equity for $170 million in cash. The transa…

LeeAnn Boggs was welcomed by board members as the newest Friendship State Bank director following director Art Wise’s recent retirement, according to marketing coordinator Katie Sparks.


First Sentry Properties officials have signed a new lease with Tractor Supply Co. to take 25,000 square feet of the former Shopko space at Cross County Plaza, Batesville. Work will begin immediately on the new store with a fall opening planned, according to a news release from company partne…

Trackside Pizza, Osgood, is the July Ripley County Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month, according to executive director Amy Thomas.

The Margaret Mary Health Foundation was recently the recipient of a generous donation from Izzy’s at Hillcrest. The $1,000 donation will benefit the foundation’s Girls on the Run Fund, according to marketing specialist Kasi Christin.

Nate LaMar was a panelist on the European Union and United Kingdom Trade panel during the National Association of District Export Councils’ (NADEC) Annual Export Conference in Washington, D.C., in late May.

For most of us, the idea of having and using passwords has become a normal part of life. We are used to supplying passwords and passcodes to unlock our homes, our cars, our accounts – anything that is private. Because industries like ETC are businesses that have sensitive customer informatio…

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has released its annual report scoring state legislators on how they voted on key business legislation in the recent General Assembly. For 2019, lawmakers’ scores ranged from 27-100 percent.

Sunman Community Park is looking especially good these days, thanks in large part to the recent volunteer efforts of the staff at Enhanced Telecommunications Corp.

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.

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…

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.