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Saturday, December 10, 2016

JCSC hires superintendent
Teresa Brown
Teresa Brown
The new Jennings County School Corpora­tion superintendent has over 30 years of experience in the education field and most recently worked at the Indiana Department of Education.

Teresa Brown was approved to take over the helm of the school corporation during a special meeting of the school board Tuesday night. She will be replacing Dr. Terry Sargent upon his retirement next summer. Brown will officially take over on July 1, 2017.

"I'm excited to join your community," Brown said. "I'm looking forward to finding out about the great things going on in your schools and working with Dr. Sargent."

A graduate of Manual High School in India­napolis, Brown received her bachelor's degree from Franklin College and her master's degree from Butler University. She received her administrator's degree from Indiana State University and is currently working on her doctorate at Indiana Uni­versity.

Brown currently is the assistant superintendent of school improvement with the Indiana Depart­ment of Education. She works with schools that are considered low performing schools. She has been in that position since 2013.

Brown said that during her 31 years in education her favorite time was working as an elementary school principal in a small community.
"My goal has always been to get my family back to a small community," Brown explained. "This is great for our lives so we can do what I always dreamed of us doing."

Brown along with her husband, Lee, and son, Max, are already hunting for a home here in Jen­nings County. As a matter of fact, they have put in an offer on a house and are waiting to hear back from the seller.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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Local touches, holiday...

Actors, embellishments make stage magic in 'Miracle on 34th Street'

Judge orders jail time...

Benefit for Baylie

Monday's event to help raise funds for blind NV girl, 4, to receive stem cell treatment...

'Hark the herald angels...

Members of 5 churches prepare to put on live Nativity presentation at city park Friday...

Local touches made for a special and extraordinarily entertaining atmosphere in "Miracle on 34th Street."

Tips for keeping your Christmas tree fresh

Many people harbor strong opinions with regard to which type of Christmas tree they want to purchase. Some cannot live without a natural, freshly-cut Christmas tree, while others prefer the convenience of artificial trees. Those who insist on a natural tree might want to consider the following tips when buying what's likely their biggest decorative item of the holiday season.

• Plain Dealer wins 2 state awards
• Alleged police impersonator
• 2 hospitalized after head-on collision
• Mobile food pantry to be in NV Saturday
• Youth Foundation seeks volunteers
• Donations needed for Christmas food baskets, toys
• Still time to give to Vernon's Toy Giveaway
• K9 helps deputies nab suspects

Thomas A Swank, 64, Woodlawn Family Funeral Home

• Leo A. Thompson, 88, Voss Funeral Service
• Mr. Richard Lee Gardner, 69, Voss Funeral Service
• Edward J. Miller, 85, Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home
• Evelyn Rose Shepherd Breeding, 86, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre
• Ray Darrell Bennett, 77, Woodlawn Family Funeral Centre
• Robert Wayne Burkman, 88, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Harold Clarkson, 73, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• Helen Lucille Greathouse, 91, Adams Family Funeral Home

JCHS runners taking nation by storm

Members of the Jennings County High School boys cross country team will be running on Saturday in the Junior Olympic National Cross Country Race in Hoover, Alabama.

• JCHS wrestlers compete at HHC
• Panthers finally start with HHC win, heartbreaking loss
• Getting the season going
• Nitro Circus Live returns to Indy for show
• 30 events make Park Events Center a success
• Whitehead leads golf awards
• Carissa Kinney receives several awards for volleyball talents

Editor's Notebook
Celebrating a big red barn

Merrell Otte does not know exactly how old his farm's large handsome barn is, but his research shows it has been there for over a century.

• Good work at the hospital
• History in poetry and song
• A long but far from boring day
• A late Halloween to remember
• Battling the heroin epidemic in Jennings
• From jailer to author
• 4 decades behind the camera
• Don Goecker: Always chipper

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This Week's Events
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Farmers' Market

Hayden Historical Museum

Senior Resource Center Dance

Old Vernon Group Alcoholics Anonymous

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Walking and running

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Saturday night a special induction ceremony was held at halftime of the Jennings County High School basketball game for the JCHS Hall of Fame. Earlier in the evening, a reception was held honoring the latest members to be inducted. Albert Jackson, seated, was inducted as an honorary member for his many volunteer activities in the community as well as his support of JCHS students and staff. Pictured with Jackson are, daughter Karen Jackson (kneeling). Also on hand were row two, left to right Sally Wolf, Debby Jackson, Paige Axsom, Katie Jackson, Jack Jackson, Vicki Spicuzza and Bob Spicuzza. Row three, Charlinda Evans, Dean Jackson, Garrett Jackson, Adam Jackson, Gayle Hughes and Roger Hughes.-Staff Photo by Sharon Hamilton

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