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Grades up for local schools
All but one of Jennings County's schools earned what might be called honor roll and honorable mention recognition.

The Indiana Department of Education has issued its annual letter grades - officially known as School Accountability Grades - for all schools for 2017-2018. These grades, which also include a percentage number with them, are based on results of Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-plus (ISTEP) exams taken by students in grades 3-8 and 10 last spring.

Six of the eight schools in the Jennings County School Corporation (JCSC) system increased their grades from the previous year while two dropped but only slightly.

"Our schools gained 243 total growth points," reported Katie Brennan, JCSC's director of curriculum, instruction and assessment, reported to the school board Thursday. "I commend the JCSC staff and students. Great job."

School board member Earl Taggart agreed.

"I give my heartfelt thanks to the students, teachers, administrators and our superintendent (Teresa Brown)," he said. "This improvement just didn't happen. They all need to be congratulated."

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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Christmas in the City

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7th annual event at Vernon Saturday

The holiday cheer was in full force Sunday evening in downtown North Vernon for the 18th annual Christmas in the City festivities.

Vet-to-Vet office in NV

The North Vernon Vet-to-Vet office will hold its grand opening on Friday, Dec. 7.

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Rhonda Kay Gibson, 44, Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home

• Joseph Arnold McCullough, 79, Bass & Gasper
• Betty Jean Ventimiglia, 89, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Edith Noblitt Barlow, 102, Voss & Sons Funeral Home
• Stephen A. Coombs, 63, Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre
• Dennis L. Everroad, 66, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Roy L. Matthews, 77, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• Betty Lou McCawley, 63, Woodlawn Family Funeral Services
• Daniel Lee Murphy, 57, Voss & Sons Funeral Home
• Norris Dean Tormoehlen, 82, Voss & Sons Funeral Home
• Oliver S. Vogel, 1 month, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Guy F. Wathen, 65, Collins Funeral Home

Meet the 2018-2019 JCHS Boys Basketball Team

A 0-3 start to the new high school basketball season has not been ideal for the Jennings County High School boys team, but that hasn't discouraged the coaches and players one bit.

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• Bennett, Askew pace wrestlers
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• Wrestlers sweep up Brown County
• JCHS reserve wrestlers open with 'good showing'
• JCHS reserve wrestlers open with 'good showing'
• Jennings girls lose at Bedford NL
• JCHS wrestlers open at 3-2
• Panther boys fall short in basketball opener
• Rushville tops Panther girls

Editor's Notebook
'Christmas in the Boonies'

We had Christmas in the City earlier this week. Now we have Christmas in the Boonies for the next four weeks.

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• Passion for volunteering
• Flight of the 'Tin Goose'
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• Family: 'We've waited a long time for this'
• 'Poor little fella'
• Staying active and remarkable
• Shooting the breeze on radio

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North Vernon Kiwanis Club meeting

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