Server Isaiah Ertel, left, assists the Rev. Jonathan Meyer during communion in a recent Mass at St. Mary’s Church in North Vernon.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
For nearly six years, the Rev. Jonathan Meyer has been more than a priest and pastor to St. Joseph and St. Ann Roman Catholic parishes, and later St. Mary's Parish. He has been a high school athletic coach, a highly visible supporter of numerous community causes and an integral part of Jennings County. In an unusual mid-year action by the Indianapolis Archdiocese, Meyer is being transferred to another parish. The change takes effect Monday and even Meyer was taken off guard by the swift and unexpected change.
On Tuesday, Feb. 11, Gregory Patterson, on behalf of the Monsanto Fund, made a presentation to Jennings County 4-H Junior Leaders. Dave Vogel and his father, Clarence Vogel, were selected as the winners in Jennings County for America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Under this program, eligible farmers in 1,289 counties across 39 states could enter to win a $2500 donation for a local nonprofit of their choice.The Vogels won and chose to direct the donation to the junior leaders.
City of North Vernon leaders agreed with their annexation committee to forge ahead with expanding the city limits at their meeting Monday night, Feb. 24.The city's annexation committee met an hour before the regularly scheduled Council meeting to come up with a consensus of whether the city should proceed or whether the project should be put on hold.The big stumbling block were figures compiled by FPBH which showed just how expensive the process could be. The numbers, explained Brad Bender, are huge, and should be taken as a worse case...
This week's Pets of the Week at the Jennings County Animal Control Shelter are two cuddly cuties that are ready to join your family.
Three members of the North Vernon Police Department's administrative staff have graduated from their yearlong training in Executive Leadership. In the early 1990's the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police committed itself to identifying and enhancing leadership competencies for law enforcement professionals. A curriculum was developed by Professional Consulting Associates, LLC to meet the need of developing leadership. As a result of this partnership, the Police Executive Leadership Academy (PELA) was created.
In a bizarre domestic dispute and shooting incident involving two brothers Sunday afternoon, police arrested a Country Squire Lakes man on felony charges after he allegedly entered his brother's home and fired into the ceiling with a shotgun.
Heading into sectional action on Tuesday night, there were a lot of unanswered questions for the Jennings County High School boys basketball team. Would senior Adrian Kirchner be recovered enough from an ankle injury two weeks ago to play? Would Brad Hunt be able to continue his domination inside against all the other Hoosier Hills Conference teams? Would the Panthers continue to play with the new-found confidence they had discovered at the end of the regular season?
The pure joy is infectious when New Balance takes the bandstand. The youthful, freshly scrubbed musicians who make up this bluegrass group perform with boundless energy and superb artistry that quickly has listeners clapping their hands, stomping their feet and grinning ear to ear.
Taylor AmRhein, left, and Kyle Reeves proudly don crowns after being named Jennings County High School winter homecoming queen and king Friday. The Panthers added to the festivities with a 63-57 boys basketball victory over Franklin (see page 1B).-Staff Photo by Sharon Hamilton