Wednesday Nov 27
Residents' gratitude shows diversity of blessings
Palladium-Item readers took the question to heart and expressed their appreciation.
Esther R. Cox
<![CDATA[Liberty, Ind. - Esther R. Cox, 100, of Liberty died November 18, 2013 at Sycamore Springs Rehabilitation Center in Liberty. Esther was born March 16, 1913 in Richmond to John Henry and Annabell Mary Lienemann Burkhardt. She graduated from Morton High School in Richmond and on April 15, 1932 she married Russell J. Cox in Winchester. Esther served as Union County Clerk for eight years and as Union County Auditor for eight years. For over seventy years she enjoyed her hobby of photography. Esther's other main interest were spending time with her family and flower gardening. Esther was a member of Hanna's Creek Christian Church and Women's Fellowship, Richmond High School Alumni Association, Historical Society of Union County, Indiana Farm Bureau, Harmony Club, Eastern Star, and R.E.P.A. She also had been a member of the Union County Extension Homemakers for sixty years, and a 4 H Photography Leader for thirty years. Esther was also a past member of the Clydie Club, Bonner Busy Bees, Richmond Photography Club, Richmond German Heritage Club, and the Union County Women's Republican Club. Esther is survived by four daughters and their spouses: Charmaign Dare of Liberty; Nancy Dare and Fred of Colorado Springs, CO; Virginia Bostick and Ted of Liberty; and Patty Duke Hockman and Dwain of Mountain View, MO; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren; twenty-four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and her husband, Esther was preceded in death by a son: Russell "Rusty" Henry Cox; two sons-in-law: Charley Dare and Karl Duke; a grandson: Frederick Jennings Dare; three brothers: Jack, David, and Ladd Burkhardt; and three sisters: Doris Schwemberger, Ruby Townsend, and Annabell Rans. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 23rd at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Fosdick Chapel in Liberty with Rev. Dana Hadden of Hanna's Creek Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Wayne County near Boston. Friends may visit the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, November 22nd where memorial contributions may be made to Hanna's Creek Christian Church, Union County Historical Society, or Friends of Hope. . For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.
Union County child porn case sees third delay
A third 30-day extension has been granted in the federal criminal case against a Union County man accused of distributing and possessing child pornography.
Union County seeks Christmas parade entries, participants
Christmas parade entries and participants for the Candy Cane Relay are being sought for Union County's Christmas In Our Hometown on Dec. 1. The lighted parade is scheduled at 6 p.m., with the parade lineup at 5:30 p.m. at the Union County High School parking lot.
Seniors not immune to health insurance plan changes
The changes in health-care coverage brought about by the Affordable Care Act shouldn't impact senior citizens who have supplemental health insurance in addition to Medicare, but that doesn't mean they are immune from changes to their plans.
Union County seeks grant for faster Internet
Local businesses could tap into a much faster Internet service next year if Union County wins a grant for the project from the city of Lawrenceburg's economic development grant program.
Gary E. Watterson
<![CDATA[Liberty, Ind. - Gary E. Watterson, 53, of Liberty, died Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at Fayette Regional Health System in Connersville. Gary was born in Richmond, August 1, 1960, to Ralph Orin and Lois Lorene Muddle Watterson. He attended Brookville High School and on August 17, 1985 he married his wife Jeanna in Gatlinburg, TN. Gary was employed as a truck driver for Hoosier Bulk Trucking in Hagerstown. He enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycle, loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors. Besides his wife of 28 years, Gary is survived by two daughters: Michelle Miller of Richmond, and Alicia Shera and Patrick of Connersville; one sister: Janet Hensley of Liberty; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Gary was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 9th at Showalter Blackwell Long Fosdick Chapel in Liberty with Pastor David Jordan of the First Baptist Church of Laurel officiating. Friends may visit the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. till service time where memorial contributions may be made to the family to help defray funeral cost. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.