Participants braved the freezing water on Saturday at the Polar Plunge. (Image: Dearborn County Register)The 2014 Indiana Special Olympics Polar Plunge took place at The Versailles State Park Lake. The preliminary totals of money raised is over $50,000. The highest total raised in the seven year history of our area Polar Plunge.Many awards were presented following The Polar Plunge.Best Costume: The Moores Hill Volunteer Fire Department.Team With The Largest Group: The Village Store-Oldenburg with 19 members who took the plunge. Led by Tim Paul.WRBI’s Caz Burdette was freezing for a reason during the Polar Plunge. (Image: Dearborn County Register)Most Money Raised By An Individual: Owen Menchofer raising over $2,000.Most Money Raised By A Team: Area Knights of Columbus raising nearly $5,400.Public Safety Challenge Award: Moores Hill Fire Department’s Hot Chicks raising over $730.Cool School Challenge Winner & Most Money Raised By A School: South Ripley raising over $2,500.A special award was presented to Bill McDonald of The Knights of Columbus for Statewide Sponsorship of all 12 Statewide Polar Plunges.The 7th annual event raised over $50,000. (Image: Dearborn County Register)WRBI’s Morning Show Co-Host, Caz Burdette, was also Freezin’ For A Reason and got into the cold water.Country 103.9 WRBI is a proud Media Sponsor for Special Olympics and The Polar Plunge.
(West Palm Beach, FL) — A Florida vacation home in the exclusive Ibis Golf and Country Club is nearly uninhabitable after being overtaken by dozens of federally protected black vultures. The owners, the Casimanos from New York, have moved their family back up north because the vultures have taken up residence at their $700-thousand West Palm Beach house, vomiting and pooping all over the property. Experts say the unique vultures throw up as a form of self-defense to scare away predators. According the couple, the birds have destroyed the pool and screen enclosures making the home smell “like a thousand rotting corpses.” The Casimanos fear for the safety of their small children around the destructive birds.A neighbor says many of the vultures became trapped in her pool enclosure, violently tearing each other apart when they could not find a way out. The Home Owner’s Association says another neighbor has been feeding the birds and has been cited and fined, but keeps feeding them anyway. Most property owners have very few options when their place is taken over by the federally protected birds.