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Hayden overcoming delays
Hayden Wastewater Utilities Board President Pat Sullivan is pleased with the progress being made on the new sewer system after earlier delays.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
Hayden Wastewater Utilities Board President Pat Sullivan is pleased with the progress being made on the new sewer system after earlier delays.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
Unforeseen construction and other problems have delayed the completion of the Hayden sanitary sewer project, though around 75 customers have already been added to the system.

The new system is already working, too, and has been for over a month, serving homes, churches and businesses that previously used individual septic systems.

"As soon as a home's plumbing is connected, they start using the system," said Pat Sullivan, president of the Hayden Wastewater Utilities Board. "Most of the places in the central Hayden area are already on the system. Over half of the places (that will be in the completed system) have been connected."

Construction began last February on the $4.3 million project that will eventually connect over 160 homes, businesses, churches and Hayden Ele­mentary School in the Spencer Township community, including the Hickory Hills housing subdivision.

Delays caused by weather, equipment problems and construction issues pushed back the original estimated completion date of Sept. 30, so much so that the utility had to extend the terms of a $550,000 state grant to Jan. 31, 2017. That is now the project's anticipated completion date.

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Christmas in the City

A Day When Dreams Come...

Spell Bowl champions

NV Elementary takes county title, finishes 14th in state division

Historic bridge saved

It didn't snow during North Vernon's 2016 Christmas in the City celebration. It didn't rain, either, unlike last year, making Saturday's festivities much more of a crowd pleaser.

Board to vote on new JCSC superintendent

On Tuesday night, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m., the Jennings County School Board will hold a special meeting where it is expected to vote on and officially hire the next superintendent for the Jennings County School Corp. (JCSC).

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Mrs. Bonnie Pauline Bruner Evans, 75, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre

• Ronald W. Fisher, 80, Voss Funeral Service
• Roselyn Welsh, 81, Bass and Gasper Funeral Home
• Ruth L. Beesley, 99, Myers-Reed Chapel
• Joan Burnett, 90, Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home
• Norman Lee Campbell, 81, Bass & Gasper Funeral Home
• Devan Wayne Combest, 21, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• ­­John Milton Evans, 92, Bass & Gasper Funeral Home
• Lorie Ann Foster, 40, Buchanan Funeral Home
• William Richard Fugate, 63, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Barbara E. Hall, 68, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• Wade Thomas Hamblin, 46, Stewart-Hoagland Funeral Home
• Stella M. Ingram, 66, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Casimir Steven Mejean, 51, Zabel Funeral Home
• Joshua Carroll Niccolai, 34, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Kenneth D. Schultz, 66, Jewell-Rittman Funeral Home


The 2016-17 edition of the Jennings County High School boys basketball team has a new head coach at the helm and a strong core of senior leadership returning to the line-up.

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• Carissa Kinney receives several awards for volleyball talents
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• Help kids learn the game of golf
• Buy a state park inn (pass) for the perfect Christmas gift
• Game gets aggressive when Jeffersonille comes to play
• Panther basketball start still week away
• JCHS reserve wrestlers kick off season with win
• Always the eternal optimist
• Greensburg proves they're worthy of No. 6 ranking
• Special Pacers license plate will benefit youth groups
• Ready for No. 6 in state
• Jameson named as Georgia Tech women's basketball coordinator

Editor's Notebook
Good work at the hospital

For nearly 10 years, Maria Slagle has been a volunteer with the St. Vincent Jennings Hospi­tal Guild.

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• Steampunk and Halloween
• Finally, an education award
• Good vibrations from NV
• 'Poor little fella'
• Staying active and remarkable
• Shooting the breeze on radio
• Lifetime of political activism
• Jennings GOP's man in Tampa

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Pitch-in Breakfast

St. Vincent Jennings Hospital Guild Christmas Bazaar

Hayden Historical Museum

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Walking and running

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Lap swim

JC Recycling Center

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NV Kiwanis Club meeting

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Breakfast bunch buffet

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Celebrating start of Christmas season
Celebrating start of Christmas season
Families pose around the community Christmas tree after its lighting downtown on Saturday night during the Christmas in the City festivities. More photos from the festival will be published in this week's Plain Dealer.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer

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