Walk-in immunization clinics offered in Ripley County

first_imgVersailles, In. — The Ripley County Health Department will be holding walk-in Immunization clinics from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following dates:January 9, 2019January 16, 2019January 25, 2019January 28, 2019As long as flu viruses are circulating, it’s not too late to get vaccinated. Getting a flu vaccine can reduce illnesses, doctor visits and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone age 6 months and older get a flu vaccine each year. Dr. Box said that because infants under 6 months can’t be vaccinated, it’s important that anyone in a household where a young baby lives or visits get a flu shot to protect the child. Antibodies that provide protection develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination.Healthcare workers also are urged to get a flu vaccine to reduce their risk of transmitting illness to their patients.Influenza is a viral infection of the respiratory tract. It is spread by respiratory droplets released when infected people cough or sneeze nearby or when people touch surfaces or objects contaminated with those infectious respiratory droplets. People can also become infected by touching surfaces or objects contaminated with influenza viruses and then touching their eyes, mouth or nose.Although anyone can get the flu, some people are at higher risk of flu-related complications, such as pneumonia, hospitalization and death. High-risk individuals include pregnant women, young children (especially those too young to get vaccinated), people with chronic illnesses, people who are immunocompromised and the elderly. It is especially important for these individuals to be vaccinated each year.The Health Department currently accepts the following insurance companies:Group & Pension Administrators (GPA)Indiana MedicaidMD Wise Hoosier HealthwiseMD Wise Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP)MD Wise Hoosier Care ConnectMD Wise Exchange MarketplaceMDWise Alliance Health Plan /Total Health/IU Medical GroupAnthem Hoosier HealthwiseHoosier Alliance Health Plan (MD WISE)Advantage by Managed Health ServiceSoutheastern Indiana Health Organization (SIHO)Advantage Health SolutionsUnified Group ServicesMedicare A& BBlue Cross & Blue Shield of IndianaSagamore Health NetworkCignaTricare North RegionLocal 135 Health Benefit FundCommunity Insurance CompanyBlue Cross & Blue ShieldAnthem Insurance CompaniesAnthem Health Plans of KentuckyAnthem Blue Cross & Blue ShieldIf you are uninsured or underinsured vaccinations can be provided at no cost to you.  For more information please call 812-689-0506.last_img read more

January 13, 2019 Police Blotter

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Sunday fire destroys Ripley County barn

first_imgFriendship, In. — A Barn was destroyed by fire in the 5700 block of County Road 300 South Sunday. Around 3:11 p.m. Friendship Volunteer firefighters found the structure fully engulfed. No injuries were reported and no damage estimate is available. The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department, Milan Fire Department, Dillsboro Fire Department and Ripley County EMS assisted.last_img

Robert E. Harves

first_imgRobert E. Harves 92, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Monday June 3, 2019.He was born January 1, 1927 in Aurora, IN, son of the late Edward and Anna (Longcamp) Harves.He worked as a Construction Worker for R. Bennet Construction, retiring after over 20 years of service.Bob was a 50 year Mason with the Aurora Masonic Lodge #51. He was a 1945 Aurora High School Graduate, a member of the Antique Farm Club, Hillforest Historical Foundation and the Fine Art Foundation.Bob never met a stranger, and would talk to anyone and everyone. Cattle farming was his hobby along with wood working and refinishing furniture. Bob even helped build 2 of the children’s houses which they are currently living in. He was an avid sports fan, he especially loved basketball and Nascar. He enjoyed vacations, gardening and working on cars. Bob was also an animal lover, particularly cats and dogs. Christmas was Bob’s favorite time of the year, he loved spending time with his friends and family and he will be greatly missed.Robert is survived by his loving spouse of almost 65 years Natalie Harves (Osborne), children, Ann (Ron) Bildner of Ponchatoula, LA, Sue (Gregg) Cutter of Aurora, IN, Ric (Tracy) Harves of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Brandy Bildner, Leigh Ann (Jose) Gonzalez, Brad Cutter, Brooke (Justin) Ricketts, Linsey (Joe) Abplanalp, Adam Harves, Nicholas Harves; great-grandchildren, Taylor Bildner, Gabriella Gonzalez, and baby Ricketts due in December.He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Edwin and Leona Harves.Friends will be received Thursday, June 6, 2019, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana. Masonic services will be held Thursday evening.A Celebration of Life will be held at Mt. Sinai United Methodist Church at 9813 Mt. Sinai Rd., Aurora, Indiana on Friday June 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm with Pastor LaJo Dunbar and Pastor Robert Northcutt officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Dearborn County Farm Club or the Switzerland County EMS. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

UPDATED: Weekend rains vary throughout region

first_imgWilmington, Oh. — Weekend rains varied a great deal according to the National Weather Service. Allen Randall says gauges in the Friendship area recorded about three inches of rain while gauges in the northern portions of Ripley County had about one inch.Forecasters issued a flash flood warning for the area at 1 a.m. Monday for all of southeastern Indiana and some parts of northern Kentucky.Rain is expected to move off to the east by noon Monday and the forecast looks dry through at least Wednesday.In Switzerland County, the sheriff’s department received a report of a van with 12 passengers in the water on Nell Lee Road.  The driver of the van was attempting to cross a ford in the road and became stuck.  All passengers were safely removed from the vehicle and no injuries were reported.last_img read more

Donna J. Burns, 51

first_imgDonna J. Burns, 51, of Greensburg, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019 at the Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg. Donna was born on February 9, 1968 in Greensburg, IN., the daughter of Edward Donald and Lou Ann (Wise) Burns.  Donna graduated from Greensburg High School in 1986.  She was a member of the United Zion Methodist Church.  She had worked at Wal Mart, GECOM, and R.J. Knoepfler Company in Cincinnati.  Donna enjoyed listening to music, singing, reading, cooking, and spending time with her family.  She also loved her pet dogs.  Survivors include her mother, Lou Ann Burns; brother, Jeff (Diane) Burns, sisters, Charlotte (Larry) Bailey, Patty (Jim) Luken, Margie (Phil) Poling, Kim Burns, Dottie (Stephen) Gommel, all of Greensburg; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.  She was preceded in death by her father; brother, Jim Burns, niece, Rebecca Lee; great nephew and great niece, John and Savannah Vanek.  Visitation will be from 11-1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Porter Oliger Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.  Funeral Services will follow at 1:00 p.m.  at the funeral home with Joyce Barker officiating. Burial will follow at the Rossburg Cemetery in New Point.  Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the National Kidney Foundation or to the Donna J. Burns Memorial Fund.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Batesville Area CYO Basketball Scores

first_imgBatesville Area CYO Basketball ScoresSunday  (1-5)  St. Louis #1 defeated St. Mary’s #1(Greensburg) by a score of 62-29. Leading the way for St. Louis was Chris Anderson with 25, Seth Gausman with 9, and Jon Thompson with 8.  Seth Gausman has now scored 102 points in 6 games along with 90 total points for Jon Thompson.    St. Louis #2 defeated St. Mary’s #2 (Greensburg) by a score of 50-38. Leading the way for St. Louis was Kurt Siefert with 23, Adam Vogelsang with 11 and Luke Wilson with 11.  Other scores from the Weekend.   St. Maurice/Immaculate Conception (Napoleon) defeated Holy Family (Oldenburg)  by a score of 52-47. All Saints #1 (East Central) defeated St. Michael’s (Brookville) by a score of 66- 25. All Saints #2 (East Central) defeated St. Catherine’s Of Sienna by a score of 61-29.     CYO will be back in action Sunday, January 12, with the following. Games Played at St. Louis. 1:00 All Saints #1 vs St. Catherine’s of Sienna. 2:15 All Saints #2 vs St. Louis #1. 3:30 St. Louis #2 vs St. Maurice/Immaculate Conception. Games Played at Brookville. 1:00 St. Michael’s vs St. Mary’s #1. 2:15 Holy Family vs St. Mary’s #2.  Courtesy of Bruins Coach Fuzz Springmeyer.last_img read more

Second positive COVID-19 linked to same conference as first

first_imgHendricks County, IN—The Indiana State Department of Health has identified the second presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in the state. The patient, an adult who resides in Hendricks County, is in isolation at home with mild symptoms.The patient traveled to Boston in late February to attend the BioGen conference and developed mild flu-like symptoms on March 2. More than a dozen COVID-19 cases nationwide have been tied to the conference, including a Marion County resident who was identified Friday as Indiana’s first COVID-19 case. That patient also remains in self-isolation with mild symptoms.Dr. Kris Box with the ISDH is asking Hoosiers who attended the BioGen conference to self-quarantine at home, monitor for symptoms, and notify their local health department or a healthcare provider if they develop a cough, fever, or shortness of breath. This guidance is consistent with information BioGen shared with conference participants.last_img read more

Police Blotter 05-09-2020

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