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Clerk's race outcome nears
Larry Wilder, left, Connie Rayburn’s attorney, and Samantha Dewester, one of Mary Kilgore’s attorneys, watch as counters Jerry Strickland and Patty Franks work during Tuesday’s recount.
Larry Wilder, left, Connie Rayburn’s attorney, and Samantha Dewester, one of Mary Kilgore’s attorneys, watch as counters Jerry Strickland and Patty Franks work during Tuesday’s recount.
Results of a recount conducted Tuesday in the 2014 election of the Jennings County Clerk will be disclosed Friday.
Officials say Friday's proceedings in Vernon will most likely resolve the outcome of the race that ended in a tie on Election Day, Nov. 4, and then resulted in a one-vote victory for the Republican incumbent, Mary Dorsett Kilgore after the Jennings County Election Board met on Nov. 14.
"I'm anxious to see what happens when it all comes together Friday," said Connie Rayburn, the Democratic Party candidate. "I'll be glad when it's all over, too. There has been a lot of stress involved."
Kilgore said much the same.
"It's been a long process but very interesting," Kilgore said. "I've learned so much."
The Recount Commission will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, at which time the recount results presumably will be announced. The three-person commission includes two Jennings County residents, Fred Covert, a Republican, and Larry Franks, a Democrat. The third member is Kim Wilson, a Republican from Kokomo who is the Howard County clerk. She serves as the mechanic on the commission.

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It was a most festive way to kick off the holiday season. Saturday's 14th annual Christmas in the City festivities in North Vernon had cheer for everyone, highlighted by an impressive parade through downtown."This parade was even larger than the last and we have received so much good feedback from people who enjoyed it," said Sue Fenton, the "Parade Lady" who helped coordinate the event. "We had way more than 50 entries. The floats were all excel- lent. The 'Frozen' float from Rumors Hair Salon looked like something straight out of the...

Santa Express brings joy

Santa Claus makes the rounds to talk with all the children on one of the train rides during Saturday's ninth annual Santa Express.

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Laura Ellen Zollman Brooks, 93, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

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• Martha Lee George, 56, Norman Funeral Home
• Velma L. Tatlock, 91, Collins Funeral Home
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• Melvin Louis Humphrey, 64, Bass & Gasper Funeral Home
• Paul Wyatt "Skeet" Key, 53, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre
• Margaret A. Lane, 84, Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home
• Virgil Pace, 89, Buchanan Funeral Home
• C. Lee Percifield, 78, Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home
• James William Smith, 72, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre
• Jamie Stratton, 61, Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home
• Melody L. Estes, 56, Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home - Services Pending

Pettit saves Panther's bacon in win

t was two minutes of nail biting, stressful, excitement that was preceded by 24 minutes of boredom in one of the lowest scoring games so far this season for the Jennings County High School boys basketball team.
After a rare Friday night off, the Panthers headed onto the court Saturday night when they hosted Rock Creek Academy, the No. 7 school in Class 1A. This is the first time the two schools have ever played. Rock Creek is a charter school located near Sellersburg.

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• JCHS swim team wins big
• Results from church league - December 16, 2014
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• Mud bowl
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Editor's Notebook

'Hulda will be here forever'

Excited kids pressed their noses against the windows as they looked outside from inside the train. They giggled nervously when Santa Claus entered the passenger car, making his way down the aisle to talk to each child aboard. They sang Christmas carols led by conductor Tom Taylor.
Saturday was a most appropriate day for the Santa Express despite the fact that one of the creators of the event was not present. That made this day even more appropriate in a way for the train rides.
While Hulda Reichenbach, who had been there for every of the eight previous Santa Express years, was not there literally, she was there in spirit.

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In honor of Hulda
In honor of Hulda
Bill Reichenbach holds back his emotions as he looks at the flowers and other memorials placed on the star in front of the Park Theatre in honor of his wife, Hulda, who died Saturday. Her funeral will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the theater and will be aired on WJCP Radio.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer

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