Fire and smoke pour from an apartment duplex on Platter Drive Saturday night.—Submitted Photo
The Indiana Fire Marshal's Office and North Vernon Center Township Volunteer Fire Department are investigating a blaze Saturday night that heavily damaged a duplex at 120 Platter Drive.
According to a witness, he heard a man and woman yelling excitedly outside.
"When I looked, I saw fire and smoke coming from the duplex," said Brian Howard. "So I called 911 right away. The firemen arrived within a few minutes and got on the fire to knock it down pretty quickly."
Firefighters were called to the scene at 8:36 p.m. Along with North Vernon, units and personnel from the Vernon Township, Scipio-Geneva Township and Spencer Township volunteer fire departments fought the fire until clearing the scene at 11:03. State fire marshal personnel, law enforcement and North Vernon fire officials continued their investigative work there until 2:56 a.m. Sunday.
A bison was on the move in North Vernon Thursday. His name is Jonathan Jennings Bison, known as "JJ" for short.
Members of the Jennings County High School Class of 2018 were the lucky recipients of over $110,000 in scholarships thanks to generous donations from local benefactors.The scholarships were presented on Wednedsday, May 9, during the annual Senior Awards Night. Listed below are the scholarships and the amount, when available, along with the recipients.
Jennings County now has a Community Building it can be proud of, thanks to a $500,000 renovation completed by Bradshaw Building Specialties of North Vernon just this week.
The Jennings Cou-nty High School girls track and field team has been looking for a sectional crown since they won their last one in 1997.
Jennings County Commissioner Matt Sporleder is assisted by young Lydia Barbour as they cut the ribbon at the newly remodeled Community Building at the Jennings County Fairgrounds Friday. The ceremony was part of the open house in which the building was unveiled to the public after a $500,000 renovation project. From left are
LaVerne Vanosdol, Tessia Salsman, Alicia Barbour, Kitty Shepherd, Randy Shepherd and Joe Diekhoff of the Fair Board, Matt Sporleder and Lydia Barbour, Darlene Bradshaw, Wes Bradshaw and Paula Beville of Bradshaw Building Specialties, and Bernie Hauersperger and Josh Shaw of FPBH.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer