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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Tentative site for new jail
A “fancy garage” is the only structure on the 42-acre tract being considered for the jail project.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
A “fancy garage” is the only structure on the 42-acre tract being considered for the jail project.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
After a three-month search, the Jennings County Jail Committee has found property for the proposed new jail.


A verbal sales agreement between the county and the property owners is contingent on two factors: approval by the Jennings County Council and the real estate appraisal coming in at no more than the offered price.

The property, located north of NVIC, is a 42-acre tract at 4665 N. CR 75W owned by Richard L. and Verna Martin of India­napolis.

"It's not my 100 percent best pick," said Jen­nings County Commis­sioner Matt Sporleder (R-District 3), also a jail committee member, "but it's the only one we've been able to find that I believe will appraise out."

"It's a little far out but I think it's workable," said Sheriff Gary Driver, another committee member. "It's in the right price range and it backs up to county property (the fairgrounds)."

A joint meeting of the county commissioners and council will be held Tues­day, Aug. 22, to discuss the proposed sale.

"We have got to make sure everyone is on board with this," Sporleder said.

"We need the full support of the Council and the commissioners," added Councilor Dave Woodall (R-at large), who is also on the jail committee. "Our committee is just the advisory group that is doing the research so the county does this the right way. But we know we won't be able to please everybody."

Sporleder, Driver and Woodall would not divulge how much the county is offering the Martins, saying he did not want to derail the proposed deal.

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Nearly 100 children enjoyed five full days of fun at last week's Summer Kids Camp at the North Vernon City Park.

School board interviews candidates

The Jennings County School Board will be deciding Wednesday, July 26, during a special meeting who will be joining them on the board after they interviewed three candidates on Monday.

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Learning the basics at hoops camp

The Jennings County High School girls basketball team hosted a camp for younger players this week. Over 75 athletes showed up for the camp. According to JCHS head basketball coach Kristi Sigler, it was a lot of fun and the girls larned a lot.

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Editor's Notebook
Small NV company banking on niche

It's a small and growing mom and pop operation that marked its four-year anniversary of being in business earlier this month.

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