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City, Jennings Water talking
In figurative terms, the water has run hot and cold in recent years between Jennings Water Inc. (JW) and the City of North Ver­non.

At Monday's City Council meeting, the tap turned a bit warmer as Jennings Water representatives asked the city to consider hooking onto its water supply.

"Does it make sense to spend money on the quarry (a proposed project) and still have questionable quality water, or spend a lot less and have reliable, good quality water?" Dave Bees­ley, JW board president, asked the council.

A nonprofit membership-owned utility, JW serves much of the area outside the city. Its water comes from a well field and treatment plant at Red­dington in eastern Jackson County, a few miles west of the Jennings County line.

The city has been studying for years the possibility of using a large, abandoned quarry on former Hanson Aggregates property off Fifth Street as a water supply reservoir. That plan calls for the Indiana Depart­ment of Transpor­tation, which acquired the Hanson property as part of the U.S. 50 east bypass project, to give the quarry to the city. Then the city would install infrastructure to fill the quarry with water from the Muscatatuck River and connect that reservoir to the nearby city water works for treatment and distribution to customers.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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Fun for all at Commiskey

Harmony Quilt Guild...

Halloween art exhibit...

Homecoming 2015

From the pigs and donkeys, to the Rednecks Olympics and food, to the live music and yard sales, to the parade and more, the 49th annual Commiskey Fall Festival had something fun for everyone - and then some.

Last July's floods will aid Saturday's river sweepers

What does the recent discovery of liquid water on the surface Mars have to do with the Shady Sweep river cleanup set for Saturday in Jennings County?

• College Fair to include 20 schools
• EDC works to boost education levels
• JCHS stands out in ACT scores
• Bypass junction still hazardous
• NV candidates in spotlight
• 2-hour standoff ends in arrest

Raymond P. Thie, 94, Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home

• Philip Dale Click, 52, Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home in Scottsburg
• Paul E. Deitz, 79, Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre
• Ezra Fugate, 88, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Charles F. Graham, 92, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Dorothy F. Hess, 94, Voss Chapel
• Marcus F. Nolting, 94, Myers-Reed Dignity Memorial Chapel

JCHS volleyball preps for HHC tournament Saturday

The Jennings County High School volleyball team got in one final match against a Hoosier Hills Conference team Tuesday night before this Saturday's HHC tournament.

• Boys tennis sectional to start Thursday
• Evening of upsets in Tuesday Men's Golf League playoff action
• Tough competition arrives for Lady Panther volleyball
• Boys soccer going to Batesville sectional, girls heading to Greensburg to start tourney
• Hot competition at IHSAA girls golf regional
• Getting ready for tourney time

Editor's Notebook
Muscatatuck history revealed

• Editor goes to Washington
• 34 years patrolling Jennings
• Little Lady No. 3
• 'I just love retail'
• Those were the days
• 'I like to see things fixed up'

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Tom Petty tribute band will be 'Free Fallin' '
Tom Petty tribute band will be 'Free Fallin' '
Those Damn Torpedoes, a Tom Petty tribute band, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Park Theatre. The group includes Bobby Willis, above, of North Vernon, Tim Halcomb of New Albany and formerly of Dupont, and others. Tickets are available in advance and will be at the door at $15 apiece. As part of Park Theatre's Celebration Week, ticket holders are welcome to attend a reception that will precede the concert at 6 p.m.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer

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