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When a citizen dials 911 in Ripley County, it is answered by the Ripley County Communications Center. It handles both emergency and non-emergency calls for multiple police agencies, fire departments, and emergency medical services in the county.A monthly report of calls received in July was released on Thursday.A total of 1,614 calls were taken from the public last month. After including all of the radio transactions among the various emergency services, there were a total 5,348. These numbers reflect both emergency and non-emergency radio and telephone transactions.There were 624 enhanced 911 calls answered last month, 397 of those are classified as real emergencies.A breakdown of 911 calls reveal that 174 calls were for paramedic, fire and first responder. There were 160 emergency calls for police and 126 for EMS services.9-1-1 operators also answered 227 calls that were determined not to be an emergency. Those calls were attributed to false calls, system problems, kids playing, and tests on the system.A total of 565 calls were handled for town and county police. Those calls range from emergency response to information requests and title checks.There were also 33 calls for the dog warden.
Ida June Kingman, age 93, of Brookville, Indiana died Sunday, August 7, 2016 at her residence in Brookville.Born June 23, 1923 in Huntington, West Virginia she was the daughter of the late Henry Clay & Maude (Huffman) McCormick. On June 14, 1947 she became the wife of Eugene L. Kingman, and he preceded her in death on June 27, 2011. A homemaker, she had attended Christ Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati, Ohio for one year, when her mother became ill, and she left school to take care of her mother. She had previously been employed with Union Central Life Insurance Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. She had been a member of the Mt. Auburn Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio where she taught Sunday School.In her leisure time she enjoyed gardening and flowers, and also crocheting. She was also active at the Brookville Public Library where she had taught lessons on Crocheting, and was a member of the Brookville Garden Club.Survivors include three daughters, Ruth (Howard) Hughes of Brookville, Indiana, Louise (Richard) Kilb of Goshen, Ohio and Alice (Eugene) Orynycz of Broadview Heights, Ohio; a son, Stanley E. Kingman of Sedona, Arizona; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.Besides Eugene, her husband of 64 years, she was preceded in death by a sister Janet R. Crull.Family & friends may visit from 6 till 7:00 P.M. on Friday, August 12, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Ave, Brookville.Her son-in-law, Richard Kilb will officiate the Memorial Services at 7:00 P.M. on Friday, August 12, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Brookville Public Library, Franklin County Humane Society or the Brookville Garden Club. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Kingman family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com