Ocean City High School senior Jake Cassidy and Ocean City Board of Realtors President Ken SedberryThe Ocean City Board of Realtors announces the awarding of two college scholarships and sponsorship of scholastic programs with funds raised at the Spring Golf Event at the Greate Bay Country Club, on Thursday, May 8.Two recent high school graduates were the recipients each of a $1,000 scholarship: Jesse Briglia, graduate of St. Augustine’s Preparatory School, and Jake Cassidy, graduate of Ocean City High School. In addition to awarding the scholarships, the Ocean City Board of REALTORS allocated funds to the After Prom Event at Ocean City High School and is a sign sponsor for the Ocean City High School Baseball Boosters. Additional funds are earmarked for future scholastic programs.Unique to this spring tournament was the opportunity to sponsor a Commemorative Pin Flag that honors graduates of Ocean City High School. The Commemorative Flag was personalized with the graduate’s name and year of graduation and sponsors were able to take the pin flag home as a memorial. Local business showed their support by purchasing hole sign sponsorships.St. Augustine Prep senior Jesse BrigliaThe 2013 Spring Golf Event funded three college scholarships and allowed for the sponsoring of school programs such as the After Prom Event and the Baseball Booster Club.“The Ocean City Board of Realtors would like to express its appreciation for the generosity of the many sponsors of the golf event: local businesses, organizations, Ocean City Realtors and family & friends of the local high schools, who all joined together to help raise funds to sponsor the scholarships and scholastic programs of our local students” said Damon Bready, chairman of the Fundraising Committee.— News release from the Ocean City Board of Realtors
Versailles, In. — Ripley County Superior Court Judge Jeffery Sharp has sentenced a Versailles man to two-and-a-half years probation in connection with four counts of felony counterfeiting.Court documents indicate Daniel Craig, 32, purchased fake bills at a flea market and tried to color them to make look authentic. Craig then used the $100 bills at Versailles-area businesses before he was charged in the spring of 2017.On October 4 Craig reached a deal with the prosecutor to plead guilty to one charge and three other counts were dropped. He was also given credit for 54 days served.
MASON CITY — A Cerro Gordo County supervisor is announcing he’s running for re-election. Chris Watts of Mason City is in his first term serving District Three. Watts says the supervisors over the last three years have saved the county’s taxpayers $4 million on reforms to the county employee retirement and health insurance package, addressed infrastructure issues, lowered the county tax levy and social services levy, opened up board vacancies to a more formal public application process, and refused supervisor pay raises as recommended by the county’s compensation board. District Three includes the southeastern third of Mason City as well as the Portland, Owen and Dougherty townships.