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The block long stretch of Fifth Street in downtown North Vernon, from the intersection of Stellar Plaza to AmVets Drive, will be closed as of Monday Nov. 30 for as long as it takes to run a sewer line from the O'Mara's building (former Union Bank) across the street.

Superintendent to retire
Dr. Terry Sargent
Dr. Terry Sargent
When Dr. Terry Sargent was hired as the new superintendent of the Jennings County School Corp. (JCSC) in 2011, he said he felt like he was returning home.
After over four years at the helm of JCSC, Sargent has announced his intention to retire at the end of his current contract of June 2017.
"I have presented my retirement letter to the board, effective June, 2017," Sargent told those who attended Monday night's Jennings County School Board meeting. "I have also supplied them with a process to use by which they can select a new superintendent."
Now 64, Sargent worked for JCSC as a social studies teacher and coach from 1976 to 1988 before leaving to accept a position with Purdue University.
After earning a doctoral degree in educational leadership nd administration, Sargent left Purdue in 1994 to become assistant principal and athletic director at South Decatur High School near Wesport. He then moved in to the role of South Decatur principal and remained there until 2002.
Sargent was then hired as principal at Logansport High School. While there he was named as the Indiana Association of School Principals District 4 High School Principal of the year.

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Royalty and Associates Insurance owner Bryant Layman decided that after a couple of years working out of another office, it was time to strike out on his own.Bryant opened his new office at 163 E. Walnut Street in downtown North Vernon. They are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment on Saturday."We are an independently owned and operated agency," explained Bryant. "I started in a one room shop and decided that I wanted to expand the company."Royalty and Associates differs from a majority of insurance businesses...


Mayor-elect drops his appeal for vacation pay

For the rest of this year, Mike Ochs is concentrating on preparing for a new job that he will begin on Jan. 1.
And he won't be getting paid during the six-week interim that started Nov. 20.
North Vernon's mayor-elect last week withdrew his appeal for vacation pay at his previous job as security officer at the Jennings County Courthouse.
"After a time of prayer and discussion with Connie (Ochs' wife) and discussion with friends, I decided not to pursue the vacation issue," Ochs said. "It would overshadow the transition to a new year and a new government administration in North Vernon."

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• Leaf roundup runs late
• Messer, others reach agreement on education reform

Elizabeth Jean Schreiner Sandhage, 76, Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home - Services pending

• Linda L. Brown, 66, Voss Chapel
• Barbara Lue Bruce, 71, DeVries Funeral Home
• Judy Sedam Cramer, 73, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre
• Mary Carol Fugate, 68, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Olive Lavonne Hartwell, 88, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Wilda Bureen Mann, 76, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home


Panther soccer says farewell to season

Several Hoosier Hills Conference awards as well as state and local honors were handed out at the 2015 Jennings County High School boys soccer team's end of season program.
"Highlights for this season were finishing fourth out of eight teams in the HHC. Last year, we were last," explained JCHS head boys soccer coach Brad Morris. "We made it to the sectional finals again and lost to a very good East Central team. This year we had a positive goal differential of 59 goals scored versus 44 allowed."
Jonathon Hill and Jackson Shepherd were named to the HHC All-Conference team. Zach Taylor, Robbie Beal and Nick AmRhein were selected as HHC Honorable Mention players.

• Lady Panthers lose by 1 in 2nd straight game
• JCHS girls split the weekend
• Exciting 1st game for boys
• Panther hoops sees 1 game postponement
• Lady Panther runners bid record setting season farewell

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Kurt Howard of Right Auto Parts surveys the damage after an SUV ran into the west side of the building at 704 Buckeye St. early Wednesday. A 2001 Honda CRV owned by Richard Schmidt that was parked in the Olde Towne Centre parking lot somehow popped out of gear and rolled down the hill into the Right Auto Parts Building. According to police, Schmidt was at the Anytime Fitness Center working out at around 3 a.m. when the mishap occurred. Howard estimated damage to the building at over $2,000 and police estimated the SUV's damage at under $1,000-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer

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