"My Town and Yours" Thoughts and Observations of Mark Lange
Civitan Winner Announced
by Mark Lange,posted Sep 18 2013 6:19AM
Reported on the WZDM News this morning was the announcement that Jim Osborne was named as the Vincennes Civitan Citizen of the year. Most people who have been paying attention know that Jim has been instrumental in the concept and drive to bring the Indiana Military Museum from a personal collection to a community treasure. But the Civitan announcement also listed Judge Jim's work on the Bench as another reason for the award. Most of us have never had to go before the judge, but he deals with hundreds of cases each month. They may not make the news because they are mostly personal charges - like DUI, but they are still important to the people involved and to the community at large.
How these cases are handled can make or break an individual who has really made a mistake or who really needs more than a fine. The judge's reputation is as a fair guy who will actually make a decision based on the facts and the future.