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PET TAILS: Ear cropping — where do you stand in controversial decision?

Cropping the ears of dogs is a controversial subject in the United States.


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James A. ‘Jim’ Rispoli

NASHVILLE James A. ‘Jim’ Rispoli, age 82 passed away peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 22, 2022 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus. He was a resident of Nashville and former 50 year resident of Chicago. Jim was born June 3, 1940 in Chicago, Ill., to the late Anthony James and Ann (D’Agustino) Rispoli. He grew up on the south side of Chicago attended De La Salle High School in Chicago. Jim was the owner and operator of the Carmel Corn Cottage in Nashville for the past 23 years. He will be remembered as great Ambassador for the town of Nashville and all of Brown County with meeting people from all over the world that would visit his store. Jim was always very welcoming and appreciative to those that visited Brown County. Many visitors would come every year and seek out Jim, his store and especially his ‘Carmel Delights’ which were made from his very own recipe. Jim’s favorite job was holding the bench down in front of his shop and sharing corny jokes. He was very dedicated to the Brown County community by being a member of the Brown County Lions Club for the past 21 years, member of the Chamber of Commerce since 2006, Moose Lodge #398 in Columbus since 2015 and a member of the Horse Camp Christian Outreach. Jim will be remembered as a staunch Republican who enjoyed fishing and traveling, especially to Alaska. Jim is survived by his children, Marian (Bill) Stockhausen in Shorewood, Ill., Donna (Craig) Brown of Orland Park, Ill., Corinne Rossa of Tinley Park, Ill., James Smith of Orland Park, Ill. and Tammi Wade of Romeoville, Ill.; wife, Kathy Laudick of Nashville, grandchildren; Kimber (Scott) Larson, Lisa (Jeff) Lawrence, Amy Ackermann, Joey Ackermann, Justin Ackermann, Chelsea Brown, Amanda Rossa, Edward Rossa, Doris Smith and Trinity Wade; siblings, Robert (Helena) Rispoli of New Orleans, La. and Bill (Jeanne) Rispoli of Tinley Park, Ill.; 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandchildren Phillip Brodnick and Marc Brown. The Pastor Dean Manuel will conduct a Memorial Service at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until service time Thursday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Jim to a dear friend’s grandchild, Aurora, who needs support: Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Rispoli family at

Jack G. Junemann

BROWN COUNTY Jack G. Junemann, age 86 passed away Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Brown County and former resident of Indianapolis. Jack was born Feb. 2, 1936, in Indianapolis, to his parents, the late Hans and Erika (Brockel) Junemann. He was a 1950 graduate of Broad Ripple High School and proudly served his country with the United States Army. Jack worked for Xerox as a Technical Specialist for 25 years, retiring in 1986. After retirement, he built a house near Nineveh and called Brown County home. Jack was an active member of the Cordry-Sweetwater Volunteer Fire Department for the last 31 years. There, he served in various capacities over the years including Treasurer, Lieutenant and organized the garage sale fundraisers. Jack was also a former member of the Zoning Appeals Board and helped establish the 911 system in Brown County. Jack will be remembered for being a human encyclopedia as well as his many skills and talents in mechanics and construction. He will be missed by his dear friends Rodney and Rita Gunter of Brown County, and Ken and Lynn Dixon of Noblesville as well as many fellow volunteer fire fighters and friends. A funeral service with military honors was held on Monday, Nov. 21 at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends called from 5 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Military rites were presented by the United States Army and the Brown County Honor Guard. Jack will be laid to rest next to his parents at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens at a later date. A celebration of Jack’s life will also be held this spring at his property in Brown County. Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Jack to the Cordry-Sweetwater Volunteer Fire Department: 101 Firehouse Drive, Nineveh, Indiana 46164. Condolences may be sent at

Kim “Duane” Terrill (Poodle)

NASHVILLE Kim “Duane” Terrill (Poodle), 54, of Nashville passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022 while camping. He was born March 13, 1968 in Bloomington to Jerry Dean Terrill and Deanna J. Willoughby Terrill. He was a truck driver for CTI and formerly WalMart. Survivors include his mother, Deanna J. Terrill; his sons, Dean and Wyatt Terrill of Nashville; a sister, Michelle (Greg) Kelp; two brothers, Lee Terrill and Jeff (Felicia) Terrill both of Nashville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Dean Terrill. Duane was a man of faith. He enjoyed many aspects of riding horses, he frequented the Horseman’s Camp at Brown County State Park, the Midwest Trail Ride, the Blackwell Campground and he worked at the Saddle Barn at the Brown County State Park. He enjoyed camping and spending time with his family and friends. There will be a Gathering of Family and Friends on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 from 10 a.m. to noon in Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home, 1682 State Road 135 North, Nashville. Graveside Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Terrill Cemetery in the Charles C. Deam Wilderness in The Hoosier National Forest. If friends so desire, Memorial Contributions may be made to the family to assist with final expenses at Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Terrill family.
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FALLING INTO PLACE: Lady Eagles’ head coach has high expectations, faith in team

Trailing 47-45 to the visiting Northview Knights, the Brown County High School varsity girls basketball team emerged from their timeout hoping to get a chance to knot the score, or perhaps take the lead.

GALLERY: Runners head for the hills in 7th annual Hilly Half

Low temperatures couldn’t damper the high spirits at the 7th annual Hilly Half Marathon on Nov. 19 in the Brown County State Park.


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BROWN COUNTY FALLEN: WWII soldier brought down in Operation Varsity, month before war ended

Next to the D-Day invasion of Normandy and the subsequent Battle of Normandy, the battle that saw the second greatest number of American fatalities in World War II was the Battle of the Bulge, Dec. 16, 1944 through Jan. 25, 1945.

TAKING CARE, GIVING THANKS: Community comes together for holiday tradition

Community members gathered to give thanks and eat a delicious meal in the Brown County High School cafeteria during the 40th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner last week.

HOWEY: ‘Indiana remains essentially a 1-party state’

Indiana remains, essentially, a one-party state after Tuesday’s mid-term election. Republicans are poised to increase their state Senate and House super majorities; elected Diego Morales as secretary of state by a 14% plurality despite numerous allegations of vote fraud and sexual harassment, and came within several points of picking off the 1st Congressional District seat it hadn’t held in 94 years.

‘That reminds me’: Nostalgic reflections of mid-century vehicles

Leaving the grocery and heading to my car one day I could not help but notice three white, fairly new four-door sedans parked in close proximity to my car. They all looked so similar. I thought perhaps they were company cars, but I saw no logos. Somewhat of a car nut, I immediately saw that they were three different brands. The lights on one of them blinked. I laughed to myself. They probably didn’t remember which one was theirs.

LETTER: Lions coupon books available

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LOOKING BACK: Part two of the Eddie Edwards story

Professor Edwards E. Edwards story originally written by Dick Reed first appeared in the Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1975, issue of the Brown County Democrat.

EAGLE CORNER: ‘We’ll do what we need to do’: Superintendent’s thoughts after referendum fails

As Superintendent of Brown County Schools, I want to express our sincere gratitude to the community members that came out to support us last week on Election Day.