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Thursday, September 24, 2020

2020 election voting begins!
Clerk Amy Thompson unloads 2020 ballots with the help of Warren Byford, left, and Lou Randall.—Staff Photo
Clerk Amy Thompson unloads 2020 ballots with the help of Warren Byford, left, and Lou Randall.—Staff Photo
Election squabbles cannot stop the 2020 election from going forward.

Ballots have arrived and are all securely locked up. The absentee board has been meeting the past week to go over absentee ballot requests. And as of Tuesday at the close of business, the Jennings County Election Office reports a total of 940 absentee ballots have been mailed out to local residents, including 6 e-mailed to military service people.

County Clerk Amy Thompson, accompanied by Republican representative Lou Randall and Democrat rep Warren Byford, traveled to Indianapolis Sept. 14 to pick up the 13,850 ballots requested. "This was my choice, to take them," explained Thompson, to avoid "any appearance of impropriety" concerning the ballots.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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Rescue 20 will keep 'new...

Trial commences for...

NV-Center Township...

A Future Star

Whether it's a mild health concern, a fall, or an emergency, Jennings County's Rescue 20 is here to help. Like all front line workers, they are battling in the trenches in the war against COVID-19 and all other physical ailments. Health, safety and sanitization have always been the name of the game at this county service, but like most establishments, they have had to up the ante to combat the pandemic and still provide aid to those otherwise in need of their assistance.

Fall is the time to be careful meeting farm equipment on roads

Crops across the state are looking bountiful and harvest is almost here. Farmers will soon be traveling in large slow-moving farm equipment on Indiana roads. To increase roadway safety, we are encouraging motorists to exercise caution and patience when approaching large farm equipment over the next few months.

• City gives blesssing for free COVID testing site to be at its ETC building
• AmVets hosting a benefit on Friday for late member
• Downtown welcomes ice cream shop
• Bereavement groups can help with support
• Brush Creek closure bringing out the best in students and staff
• Donate blood at local church on Monday
• There is such a thing as free lunch
• Local contractor reaches settlement with state, DOJ
• Incumbent hopes to continue serving JC
• Agenda includes historic home, B'ville school demo
• Golf cart wreck critically injures 2
• Recycling can help tamp down COVID trash pileup
• Retired educator says experience will come in handy as commissioner
• Trial shows court system readiness to adapt
• First post-COVID trial successfully concludes
• County, NV and Vernon can apply for reimbursements of COVID expenses, too
• NVPD taking precautions to keep public, staff safe
• Residents pitch in where county cannot
• Strengthening your family with Extension program coming to our area in September
• JC receives more grant money per student than any other IN district
• Young professionals group debuts at the Tripton Park
• Geese get reprieve... for now
• Woodworking and quilting combine to earn teen top prize at Indiana State Fair
• First JC jury trial during virus taking some creative planning
• City, contractors chipping in to get Buckeye Street fixed
• Sign ups being taken for 12th Annual Luke Elsner 5K Run/Walk
• Comcast discount available for internet
• County officials wrestle with budget
• Don't plant Chinese 'seeds' instead send to ag experts

Albert "Ernie" Ball, 72, Voss & Sons Funeral Service

Albert "Ernie" Ball, 72, of Seymour died Thursday, September 17, 2020, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

• Brian Keith Colber, 62, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre
• Phyllis Marion Comer, 85, Collins Funeral Home
• Bruce Ebertshauser, Sr., 60, Buchanan Funeral Home
• James "Jimmy" Allen Day, 57, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Helena Mae Gommel, 94, Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home
• Troy Neil Edrington, 53, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre
• Karla Louise Hardin, 60, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Charles "Dale" Howey, 72, Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home
• Pastor Stephen Gil Hawkes, 71, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Steven Lee Murphy, 64, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Rev. Clarence J. Hubbard, 86, Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home
• Barbara Jean Krueger, 78, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Brian K. Kirby, 52, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• Gene Roland Marsh, 91, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Mary Love Ochs, 87, Emmanuel Church's Franklin Campus
• Charlotte Mae Mozingo, 75, Bass & Gasper Funeral Home
• Victoria "Princess" Grace Parrett, 20 months, Bass & Gasper Funeral Home
• Marvin Dewey Polly, 87, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Albert Taylor Roberson, 91, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Leanna Laura Wheate Shelley, 90, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre
• Verna Lou Shanks, 81, Bass & Gasper Funeral Home
• Sue Carol Stephens, 79, Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home
• Judy A. Ramey Scott, 75, Norris-New Funeral Home
• Linda Lou Terry, 74, Voss & Sons Funeral Servic
• Leanna Laura Wheate Shelley, 90, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre
• Marvin Dewey Polly, 87, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Troy Neil Edrington, 53, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre
• Albert "Ernie" Ball, 72, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Steven Lee Murphy, 64, Voss & Sons Funeral Service

5 teams advance in men's golf tourney

Five teams advanced in the Tuesday Men's League playoffs by merit of their wins in the first round of the tournament at St. Annes Golf Course.

• Annual invitational now honors inspirational man
• Gerkin Invitational sets new record with 22 teams
• Franks leads girls team to 5th place
• Gerkin recalled as man of great patience, insight
• 'Popular' team just too much
• Bulldogs prove their worth against Panthers
• Disc Golf League flyin' high with 37 members competing at Tripton
• Sports Schedule
• Sports Shorts
• Middle School
• Muscatatuck Club soccer is back
• Sports schedule for the week
• Middle School Shorts
• JCHS Sports Shorts
• Young soccer team keeps Bedford Stars to just one goal
• Bailey trio is the 2020 league champion
• JCHS girls soccer team falls in 'squeaker' to Oldenburg Academy
• Girls Cross Country cutting their times
• JCHS Sports Shorts
• Sports Calendar
• JCMS Sports Report
• Boys tennis recaps games
• Middle School
• Girls cross country 11th
• Vogel leader in volleyball results
• Philpot trio wins big
• Sports Calendar
• Coach: Experienced runners to fill recent grads' shoes
• Boys tennis team displays, hones skills

Editor's Notebook

'Poor little fella'

Deb Hofelich shed tears when she laid a flower by the body of brown hound dog that didn't have a chance. Earlier that day, it had been hit by a vehicle and killed near her home in the Two-Mile Creek subdivision.

"He was a handsome animal," Hofelich said, "the poor little fella."

Across the street, a little girl playing in her yard was also disheartened.

"I saw that dog walking around our neighborhood a couple of days ago," said Olivia Sharp, 6. "It makes me sad that he is dead. What happened to him?"

"He got ran over by a car," Hofelich answered.

Olivia frowned.

• Staying active and remarkable
• Shooting the breeze on radio
• Lifetime of political activism
• Jennings GOP's man in Tampa
• 'And this one belongs to the Reds'
• Freedom fighter
• Golf trip of a lifetime
• NASCAR's NV connection
• Now gone but not forgotten
• Saving money ... and the earth
• A reunion to remember
• A big, really really big, city
• Holton tornado nightmare
• Putting others first
• Soap box derby excitement
• 'My soldier on my arm'
• 'That's my girl!'
• Restoration of faith
• Six degrees of separation
• Freedom Hunt for special kids
• Panama Canal memories
• Catch, photograph and release
• April Fools' Day may be past ...
• Flying under the political radar
• College hoops hotbed
• Hypnotized and hilarious
• Heartbroken for Holton
• Super Bowl gladiator
• Happy in Hoosier nation

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