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Lilly Scholar prize
Earl Lacey embraces his tearful granddaughter, Ashly Jacobi, after she learned she was named the Lilly Scholar Tuesday.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
Earl Lacey embraces his tearful granddaughter, Ashly Jacobi, after she learned she was named the Lilly Scholar Tuesday.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
Tears of joy flowed in the Jennings County High School guidance office Tuesday morning when Ashly Jacobi received a most happy surprise.

The senior fought unsuccessfully to hold back her emotions after JCHS Principal Dustin Roller told her that she has been named this year's Lilly Endowment Community Scholar in Jennings County.

Her grandfather, Earl Lacey, then hugged Jacobi as she buried her head in his shoulder while he told her how proud he is of her.

Others looking on, including members of the school's staff and Jennings County Community Foundation's Lilly Scholarship committee, couldn't contain their tears either.

"You guys really don't know what this means to me," Jacobi said, still wiping away tears. "This feels great. I knew I had a chance but I was pretty surprised. Everyone I know who applied deserved this, too."

The prestigious award includes a four-year, full-tuition scholarship and a $900 stipend for required books and equipment over the next four years.

Jacobi was chosen from among 47 applicants who were whittled down to eight and then three finalists by the Community Foundation's Lilly Scholarship committee. The committee includes Kathy Dove, Bridget Doran, Jessi Hill Yarbrough, Karen Snyder and Bill Burnett. The three Lily Scholar applicants with the highest combined application and interview scores were then forwarded to the Independent Colleges of Indiana for final selection of the recipient.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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The war on drugs intensified Monday and Tuesday in Jennings County, according to officials.

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• Volunteers needed for Saturday pantry
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• Entries being accepted for Christmas in the City parade
• City's elected officials approve their raises for the new year

Mrs. Margaret Elaine Guy, 89, Voss & Sons Funeral Service

Mrs. Margaret Elaine Guy, 89, of Seymour, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family.

• Lee Burton Jr., 96, pending at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• Dwayne Atchley, 75, Bass & Gasper Funeral Home
• Kenneth W. Greenlee, Sr., 83, Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home
• James R. Helms, 47, Bass & Gasper Funeral Home
• Debra Sue Miller, 61, Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home
• Olin Cecil Reed, 61, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Jack Earl Sanders, 79, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Louis A. Wilson, 81, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• Cleveland "Koondog" Williams, Jr., 74, Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home
• Olin Cecil Reed, 61, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Lowell West, 72, pending at Sawyer - Pickett Funeral Home

Kids Night Out at JCHS

The Jennings County High School swimming/diving and girls basketball programs are co-hosting Kids Night Out on Saturday, Dec. 14.

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• Jennings Co. wrestlers go 4-3
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• Kids Night Out
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Editor's Notebook
Season's greetings galore

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and then some, in North Vernon. Boy, is it ever.

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The theme of "Toy Story" was used for the crowd-pleasing float entered by Rumors Salon in Saturday's Christmas in the City parade. Grayson Burke, left, and Briella Bland, both 4, and LeAnn Mull, behind them, portrayed three of the "toys" on and around the float. The entry earned the Most Creative Award in the parade. The other parade awards and the recipients were: Most Magical, Decatur Mold, Tool & Engineering; Most Christmas Spirit, the Catholic Churches of Jennings County; Most Creative Kids, ISU Bright Agency; and Best Lights, Girl Scouts Troop No. 1962.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer

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