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Henry Cameron Godsey
<![CDATA[RICHMOND, Ind. - Heaven gained another angel when infant, Henry Cameron Godsey, left this world on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Reid Hospital. Survivors include his parents, Scott Godsey and Jenna Potter, both of Richmond; sister, Annabelle Steele; brother, Jaeden Godsey; maternal grandparents, Henry Michael and Cindy Potter of Richmond; maternal great-grandparents, Robert and Shirley Grace; maternal great-grandfather, Hubert Potter; paternal grandmother, Jean Swafford of Richmond; paternal great-grandparents, Ronnie and Sharon Godsey of New Castle, Indiana; aunts, Sarah Potter and Shannon (Demetrius) Godsey, both of Richmond; uncle, Steve (Elena) Godsey of Richmond; great-uncles, Gary Godsey of Richmond, Tom (Jessie) Swafford of Greens Fork, Indiana, Jeremy Yoshimoto of San Diego, California, and Dirk Hurd and Michael Godsey, both of Richmond; great-aunts, Kelly (Dennis) Smith, Sarah (Brian Rizzi) Hobbs, and Lisa Wildridge, all of Richmond; many other great-aunts and great-uncles of the Potter and Swafford families; and many loving cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Mark Godsey; maternal great-grandmother, Wanda Sue Potter; maternal great-grandfather, William Hurd; paternal great-grandmothers, Lilly Swafford and Shelva Newman; and great-uncle, Elson Hobbs. Visitation for Henry Cameron Godsey will be from 5 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Diabetes Association, Memorial & Honors Program, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Officer Renn's family thanks community
The family of fallen Indianapolis Metro Police Officer Perry Renn sent a letter Thursday thanking the community for its support in the days following Renn's shooting death on July 5. This is the letter: "The Family of Officer Perry Renn would like to send our sincerest gratitude to all organizations, companies, groups and individuals that ... (more)
Efforts under way to help families of accident victims
Two Wayne County men remain at an Indianapolis hospital with serious injuries suffered in a weekend accident on Brick Church Road.
Final tuneups for Band Day coming up
The area's six high school marching bands destined for the Indiana State Fair Band Day contest on Aug. 2 return to the track during the next few days to hone their skills in competition.
Free supplies, books and more available at Back to School Bash
Backpacks filled with school supplies, books and other items will be given away during Saturday's Fifth Annual Back to School Bash.
Former foot doctor released from jail on voyeurism charge
A former Richmond foot doctor was released on time served Thursday after being sentenced to 11 2 years for voyeurism.
Richmond man arrested for attempted murder for a 3rd time
A Richmond man was arrested Wednesday night on an attempted murder charge. Brady D. McBride, 34, of 1840 S. 13th St., Apt.
Crews respond to house fire on city's northwest side
Firefighters responded to a report of a house fire shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday in the 2600 block of Annette Street on the city's northwest side.
Rebecca S. Davis-Wampler
She was born August 4, 1952 to Raymond L and Nola Amburgey Davis Sr. and had lived here all her life.
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Great Greenway bike event set for Saturday
Registration forms for the 14th annual Great Greenway Tour rail trail bicycling event -- scheduled for 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 26 -- are available at the Cardinal Greenways Depot, 700 E. Wysor St., or online at www.cardinalgreenways.org.
RCS adds 2 principals, addresses Bolser departure
The Richmond Community Schools board of trustees approved the hiring of two new building administrators Wednesday and discussed the process for replacing the departing athletic director.
Mass sick day at sanitary district raises eyebrows
Seven workers at the Richmond Sanitary District called in sick Friday in what some administration officials and Richmond Common Council members believe was a protest of delays by the city in approving a $500 stipend for workers.
Niqui McCown missing from her Richmond, Indiana home.
It's now been more than a decade since a Richmond woman's family has seen her. On the anniversary of Niqui McCown's disappearance, standing outside the laundromat where McCown was last seen 13 years ago, her loved ones come together to talk about the time they had with her.
Journal and Courier
Appeals court panel deals blow to Obamacare
Appeals court panel deals blow to Obamacare The ruling threatens the framework of the health care system for about 5M Americans without employer-provided health plans.
Richmond man accused of child molesting
A Richmond man was arrested Monday on a warrant charging him with one count of child molesting, court records show.
Tom Raper RV Marking 50th Year in Business
In 1964, a young Tom Raper opened a used car lot with his father on the corner of North 14th and E streets in Richmond, Ind.
A four-table Howell was played July 15. Winners were Bob Delaney and Ken Woodman, first place; Nancy Perez and Bob Hertzog, second; Mary Carolyn Klute and Gary Moorehead tied for third with Janet and Gene Newman.
Charles A. Bizzaro
<![CDATA[Richmond, Ind. - Charles A. Bizzaro, age 87, of Richmond, passed away quietly and peacefully on Friday (July 18, 2014) at Reid Hospital. He was born in Richmond on December 8, 1926 to Chester and Josephine Porfidio Bizzaro, both immigrants of Marcianise, Italy. In 1943 Charles joined the Navy, doing basic training and gunnery school in Chicago, then to Lambert Field at the US Naval Station outside of Saint Louis. He then spent 10 months at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. After he came back home to Richmond, he worked for Crosley and then Avco until it closed in 1974. While employed at Avco, he became business manager for the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union. He then worked for Kemper Brothers Cabinet Company for 14 years, getting involved with the Union there as well. He served on the Board of Directors of United Way, was President of the Richmond Plan Commission for 9 years and also spent 5 years serving on the Human Resources Relations Committee. He retired in 1990. He was instrumental in organizing the Fairview Neighborhood Association and was active with it for many years helping to improve the area and planning many events for both adults and children in the neighborhood. He was well known by all for his famous Italian dinners and would often insist that people who just stopped by to visit, or even to help with a project he was involved in, stay and have a wonderful Italian dinner or lunch with him. He successfully introduced many friends and acquaintances to amazing Italian cuisine long before Italian restaurants were on every corner. He loved life and enjoyed the company of friends and family. Charles is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marilyn Miller Bizzaro; his daughters and their husbands, Christina and Robert Erbse and Mary Jo and Dr. James Szymanowski. He was blessed with grandchildren Amy Jo Witte and husband Lou, Kara Sum and husband Joe, Shawn McNabb and wife Jen, Jason Szymanowski and wife Gari, Keith Szymanowski and Jill Szymanowski Crull and husband Todd. He was further blessed with great grandchildren Zada Valentine and Ozzy Witte, Landen and Kamdyn Sum, Daulton and Clayton Coates, Christopher and Jordan Szymanowski, Ayden Szymanowski and Heather, Olivia and William Crull. Nothing brought him greater pleasure than their stories of playing sports and the hugs and kisses they bestowed on him. He is also survived by a sister, Anna Mae Allen and her children Bernadette (husband Tim) Williams, Michael (wife Marriann) Allen, John Allen and their families. He also leaves a very special cousin, Anna Marie Ferriell and her husband John, as well as many life-long friends. Charles leaves us with many memories and stories to share and keep him with us in spirit forever. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Josephine Bizzaro; a sister, Carmella (Clara) Bizzaro Dadisman, aunts, uncles and cousins. Private services will be held at Riggle - Waltermann Mortuary on Wednesday (July 23, 2014) at the convenience of the family. Deacon Frank Roberts will officiate. Burial will be in Saint Andrew Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Help the Animals, P.O. Box 117, Richmond, Indiana 47375. www.riggle-waltermann.com
Interest strong in vacant seat
Candidates have until Friday to submit a letter of interest and resume to the Democratic Party to be considered as the District 1 replacement for Richmond Common Councilman Jack Elstro.
The Wayne County Museum's Spirit Academy Night
When Tim Poynter stood before the room of potential ghost hunters at the start of the 1st session of the July 19, 2014 Wayne County Museum Spirit Academy he had two thoughts in the back of his mind: onea how much experience did this group of participants have? And the other-to keep his introduction brief.