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National honors
Ron and Dorothy Clark stand in front of one of their specialized vehicles at Clark’s Towing and Salvage. The lighted cross on the front grill is one of Clark’s “trademarks.”—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
Ron and Dorothy Clark stand in front of one of their specialized vehicles at Clark’s Towing and Salvage. The lighted cross on the front grill is one of Clark’s “trademarks.”—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
The Order of the Tow­man.
Thanks to the Spencer Township Volunteer Fire Department, Ron Clark earned inclusion recently into that exclusive national group.
"I was very surprised when I heard I was going to get this," said Clark in most humbled fashion. "I don't deserve any of these awards. I just do my job and I like helping people. I just keep doing what I've always done."
In fact, Clark, who started Clark's Salvage and Towing Service in North Vernon over 60 years ago, didn't want to go to the induction ceremony at the American Towman national convention in Baltimore, Mary­land. But his wife, Dorothy, insisted.
"I had to make him go," she laughed. "I made the reservations and told him we had to go."
American Towman is a trade organization serving the towing and recovery industry.

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Over 300 music lovers packed into the Park Theatre Civic Center on March 14 for the 12th annual Granville Johnson Music Festival."What a another wonderful show for the community," said Mike Whitehead, a member of the nonprofit Park Theatre's board and one of the organizers of the event. "You can't beat the good music we had. It was great fun for fall."The featured band was the Southern City Band, which includes North Vernon native Matt Thompson. The young country-and-western group formed in Boston where all of its members had attended or...


New column profiles law officers in area

The Plain Dealer & Sun starts a new column this week "The Brown and the Blue," which will profile local law enforcement officers at the North Vernon Police Department, the Jennings County Sheriff's Department and troopers from the Indiana State Police who patrol here in Jennings County.
A local citizen suggested the papers spotlight our local police to both give them recognition and to let the public see perhaps another side of the officers.

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• 'Prepared to dispute their passage
• Shoplifting leads to felony drug arrests
• Performance report compares Jennings' schools with others
• Lamb eyes NV Council

Viola "Boots" Burton, 79, Myers-Reed Chapel

• Janet L. Merriman, 72, Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home
• Wilma R. McDaniel, 80, Bass & Gasper Funeral Home
• Viola Burton, 79, Myers-Reed Chapel
• Harold C. Crater II, 82, Frain Mortuary in Winamac
• Marcelene Arvella Dalton, 81, Dove, Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home


Tri-County champions

The Jennings County Middle School seventh grade boys White basketball team captured the Tri-County Tournament title recently.

• Youth wild turkey hunting
• Wahlman Greenwald inducted into Southeast Missouri Hall of Fame
• Men's golf league meeting
• Finding beauty, R&R in Ozark Mountains
• Archery takes center stage

Editor's Notebook
Not just for tennis players

Three decades ago, C. Byron Buckley received a suggestion that he pigeonholed somewhere deep in his mind.

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Baleigh Bentz and other Jennings County FFA members talk with Ted McKinney, Indiana State Department of Agriculture director, at the Jennings County Chamber of Commerce's 22nd annual Rural-Urban Dinner. McKinney was the guest speaker at Wednesday's event.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer

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