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Friday, March 23, 2018

Spring snow packs punch
Roadways were slick, even at the busy intersection of State and Walnut streets in North Vernon, Wednesday morning.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
Roadways were slick, even at the busy intersection of State and Walnut streets in North Vernon, Wednesday morning.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
An unusual late-season snow blanketed Jen­nings County Wednesday, closing schools, covering highways, streets and roads and making travel hazardous, especially on side roads.

"You never know about March," said Jim Reeves, Jennings County Highway Department superintendent, Wednes­day morning as he and crews worked to plow the snow from county roads. "Snow this time of year is unusual but not unheard of."

Around four inches of snow - a wet and heavy snow, at that - had fallen in North Vernon as of 8 a.m. Wednesday with the white stuff still coming down. The Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center's weather station in Butlerville measured 5.75 inches, according to Joel Wahlman, SEPAC director. Other areas in the county recorded as much as six inches.

The snow started falling in North Vernon at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday - ironically, the first day of spring - and continued all night, reaching an intensity of half an inch an hour at times.

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The annual National Honor Society (NHS) induction at Jennings County High School was on Thursday, March 8. The organization is the premier organization recognizing high school students that excel in four areas: academics, leadership, service and character.The local chapter was organized in 1968 and has been inducting mebers annually. Chelsey Thompson serves as the faculty sponsor of the local chapter.Officers of the NHS are: Evelyn McGuire, president; Hailey Cornet, vice-president; Laura Campbell, secretary; and Emily Guffrey, treasurer.

Facelift for courthouse clock tower

The Jennings County Board of Commissioners approved a repair project for the Jennings County Courthouse clock tower that it hopes will not rankle historic preservation advocates.

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• Drug epidemic leads to jail overcrowding
• Golden Hoosier nominations sought
• Better prepared for severe weather
• Burn to help pollinators
• Standoff ends with arrest of Westport man
• Stadium lighting to be replaced
• County gets big jump on property taxes
• Meeting to address jail overcrowding

Robert Dean Downs, 75, Neptune Society

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• Michelle G. Fleming, 79, Myers Reed Funeral Home
• Roy Lee Anderson, 72, Bass & Gasper Funeral Home
• Mary Ruth Beasley, 72, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• Dana Begley, 87, Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home
• Barbara Ann Ertel, 83, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• Florence Mary Catherine Lucas, 92, Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre
• Rev. Paul E. Mills, 85, Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home
• Helen Mann Owens Risk, 78, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre

Aerial yoga new form of discipline

Aerial yoga is a relatively new form of the Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline of yoga.

• Brad Hunt named to RSC team
• JCHS grad Cameron Weiderhoeft was key player in team's victory
• JC swimmers leave mark at state
• Panther basketball team says farewell to their season
• JCHS alumni return to shine at fundraiser
• Ah yes, I remember it well
• Brush Creek crowned archery state champs
• Ivy Tech's 5K/10K run, walk begins registration for event
• Ivy Tech's 5K/10K run, walk begins registration for event

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When Chris Ertel started in the banking business, his duties had nothing to do with issuing loans, selling CDs or even counting money.

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