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County tables new jail plans
Jail project consultants Andrew Lanam, from left, Jeff Peters and Rick Hall listen as Dan Zuerner, another consultant who is serving as the construction manager, talks at Thursday’s commissioners’ meeting.–Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
Jail project consultants Andrew Lanam, from left, Jeff Peters and Rick Hall listen as Dan Zuerner, another consultant who is serving as the construction manager, talks at Thursday’s commissioners’ meeting.–Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
The Jennings County Board of Commissioners made it official on Thursday.

No action will be made on the proposed new county jail until after four new members of the Jennings County Council take office in January.

Whether or not a majority on the council decides to veto the jail project, which it could do by rescinding the special-use jail tax, remains an open question. The four newly-elected members of the council have told The Sun they want to study the matter closer.

"We are at the point that if we took one more step forward (on the jail), it would cost millions," said Matt Sporleder (R-District 3), president of the commissioners. "The new county council might choose to change things. We three commissioners don't want to roll the dice and take that chance."

Sporleder was referring to the new income tax the council adopted last month that will fund the jail project, where estimates range as high as $28 million.

Four new councilors on the seven-member council were elected last month - Mandy Creech (R-District 2), Bob Ellis (R-District 3), Michael Gerth (R-District 1) and Charlie Weber (R-District 4). Two who voted for the jail tax, Democrats Tony Eder (District 4) and Larry Maschino (District 2), were defeated. Another who voted for the tax, Republican Mike Kelley (District 1), did not run for re-election.

Monday, November 12, 2018
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Effective Monday, Nov. 12, the old U.S. Highway 50 route inside the bypass is no longer under state jurisdiction.

Affordable Christmas Store gears up for season

The Jennings County Youth Foundation (JCYF) and its volunteers are working hard as they prepare to host the Affordable Christmas Toy Store next month.

• AmVets to hold 'huge auction" Saturday
• Jail meeting originally set for Monday is canceled
• Wahlman elected to school board
• No trash pick up in NV on Monday
• Suspicious activity leads to arrests
• Suspect caught after chase in Dupont area
• 'Leaf Patrol'
• Chase leads to 3 arrests
• More road work ahead in Jennings
• Fire destroys Marion Twp. home
• NV man jailed on kidnapping, other charges

Roger Allen Weber, 90, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home

• Sabra Gail Ritchie, 60, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• John Stephen 'Steve' Means, 76, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Laura Sue Rueger, 72, Voss & Sons
• Joan Brumfield, 84, Voss & Sons
• Roger Weber, 90, services pending at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel
• Mildred Gail Bland, 88, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel
• Angela Brown, 59, Voss & Sons
• Samuel Chester Brown, 74, Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre
• Charles Robert Campfield Sr., 66, Norman Funeral Home
• Pauline Cook, 81, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel
• Marvin Leroy Driver, Sr., 75, Sawyer-Pickett

Men's golf league banquet is Friday

The Tuesday Men's Golf League postseason banquet will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the St. Annes Golf Course pro shop.

• Turkey Day 5K next week
• Firearm season for deer hunting starts Saturday
• Lady Panthers split games
• Gavin is soccer MVP
• Harlem Wizards to take on teachers at JCHS Wednesday
• Lady Panthers roll in opener
• Free admission for veterans, active duty military at DNR properties on Veterans Day
• Deer reductions at Clifty Falls, Versailles, Brown County, other Indiana state parks
• JCHS season basketball tickets are now on sale
• Jennings girls show promise in scrimmage

Editor's Notebook
Hayden man follows country music dream

Derek Tinsley is pumped. He's going to be on the radio to perform a live set Thursday.

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