Here is a brief look back at stories from the Rushville Republican in 2013.
New Pediatrics building realized
RMH announces plans for new Pediatric building with KEDOS’s Kids. The original pediatric facility was a small modular building located on the RMH campus. The new 3,000 square foot facility is located at 1339 North Cherry Street (just south of Conrad Harcourt Way) houses four exam rooms and two separate waiting areas for both children and adolescents. The facility also houses a medicine room, nurse’s station and Dr. Kedo’s office.
Inmates walk away from RCJ
With assistance, Rush County Jail inmate Tony R. Shreve, walked out of facility and escaped. Shreve, had been incarcerated since October 2012 on a charge of automobile theft and was scheduled to appear in court a few days after his escape. At the time of his escape, Shreve and other inmate workers were bringing the noon meal into the jail from the RMH delivery van during a brief work detail; it was then that Shreve walked to a waiting nearby vehicle and sped off with an accomplice (later identified as Amie Dawn Hernandez, 24, of Shelbyville). Sherve and his accomplish were caught nearly two months later and both are now serving time.
Former RPD K9 Mundy dies
Mundy, the third K9 to assist Rushville and Rush County law enforcement, passed away one day shy of her 12th birthday. Shortly after being born in Amsterdam in February 2001, the Belgian Malinois began a four-year training program that led her to the Rushville Police Department.
Mundy and Brandon Reynolds, who was then an officer with the RPD, began a partnership in September 2005 that ended six years later when Reynolds resigned from the department to pursue a career with the Indiana Excise Police.
Sports: Joe Garland makes run in IHSAA wrestling tournament to finish as state runner-up. Lady Lions make run to IHSAA basketball semistate before falling to eventual Class 3A champion Mt. Vernon.