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"ISP investigation leads to arrest of Hanover woman for burglary, identity theft"

A burglary investigation leads to the arrest of a Hanover woman.
According to the Indiana State Police, troopers arrested Angela M. Edwards on Friday, September 15, for numerous charges related to a burglary investigation that began ten days earlier.
The investigation began on September 5 when troopers responded to a report of a burglary that occurred at a residence on the 3000 block of West Deer Bend Drive in Hanover in which cash, credit card numbers, and other items were stolen. During the investigation, troopers obtained information that ultimately led to a search warrant being served at another residence on West Deer Bend Drive on September 15.
During the execution of that search warrant, troopers with the ISP Versailles Post located evidence which led to the arrest of Angela M. Edwards on several charges, including Level 4 Felony Burglary and Level 6 Felony Fraud and Identity Deception. Edwards was transported to the Jefferson County Jail where she was incarcerated pending her initial court appearance.


"School resource officers organizing competition to raise seatbelt awareness"

School resource officers from Madison, Southwestern, South Ripley, and Switzerland County schools are teaming up to launch a multi-county challenge to high school drivers to Buckle Up for Safety.
At random points during the school year, officers will set up parking lot checks and will document drivers and passengers who arrive to school wearing their seatbelt. The school with the largest number of students buckled up will win that round of the competition. Madison and Southwestern are taking the competition a bit further with a traveling trophy to be presented to the winning student body during the annual Turkey Shootout basketball game.
In a release from Madison Consolidated Schools, MCHS School Resource Officer Jacob McVey said the area SROs are working together to get student drivers to understand the importance of using a seatbelt. A competition between the schools was seen as a fun way to raise awareness.
Statistics detailed in the release show that three out of four people who are ejected from a vehicle during an accident die from their injuries. A driver or passenger is 30 times more likely to be ejected during an accident if not wearing their seatbelt.


"State road 250 to close near Patriot for road repair"

The Indiana Department of Transportation will close State Road 250 at its intersection with S.R. 156 Monday, September 18. Slide stabilization along S.R. 250 at mile marker 162.8 near Patriot will require closing the east-west highway for up to six weeks.
A signed detour will route motorists around the S.R. 250 slide site via S.R. 156 at Patriot to S.R. 56 through Aberdeen and on to S.R. 250 at East Enterprise.
Geostabilization International is the state’s specialty contractor for stabilizing this 615-foot-wide embankment slide. Soil nails will be driven into the landslide. Wire mesh will be attached, with shotcrete overcoating the retention area.
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"Monument honoring American documents to be dedicated at Hanover College"

A monument to honor the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights will be dedicated during a ceremony on the Hanover College campus, Tuesday, Sept. 19. The event will begin at 4 p.m. in front of the Lynn Center for Fine Arts.
Charters of Freedom features life-sized replicas of the early American documents which were instrumental to the philosophy and founding of the nation. The monument– made of Indiana limestone, bronze, and glass– is inspired by the permanent home of the original documents in the Rotunda of the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
The tribute is a gift from Vance Patterson, a 1972 Hanover graduate, and his wife, Mary Jo, a member of the College’s Class of 1975. The Pattersons lead Foundation Forward, Inc., a non-profit organization which constructs and donates Charters of Freedom memorials across the U.S. Hanover is the first college to receive a gift of the Charters of Freedom.
The campus dedication ceremony will feature comments from several figures. Hanover’s concert band will also perform at the event. A time-capsule signing will be held at a post-dedication reception. Once closed, the time capsule vault will remain sealed until Sept. 17, 2087, when the U.S. celebrates the 300-year anniversary of the Constitution.
In addition to the afternoon ceremony, author and Professor David Bodenhamer will be the featured speaker during the evening to cap the dedication events. He will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Science Center, room 137. The address is open to the public, free of charge.




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