Andrew Rockey holds onto Cooper Davidson, 2, as they slide down a snow-covered hill at the Muscatatuck Park Saturday morning.—Photos by Jamie Tomlinson
The first major snow of the season hit Jennings County Saturday, causing postponements of several events, including Jennings County High School athletic competitions, movies at the Park Theatre and the grand opening celebration of the Autumn Trace Communities assisted living facility in North Vernon.
And while much of the county only got around four inches of snow that fell during the morning hours Saturday, the northwestern part of the county received an extra eight inches or more of snow later that day and into Sunday.
"The Zenas and Nebraska areas got a lot more snow on Sunday while other parts of the county got a dusting or, like Commiskey, none at all," said Jim Reeves, Jennings County Highway Department superintendent. "It was weird."
County highway department and North Vernon Street Department crews were out Saturday and Sunday plowing county roads and city streets while putting down road salt, ice melt and cinders.
"Our guys worked a fair amount of time this weekend, especially in the areas that got more snow," Reeves said. "The farther east and north you went, the more snow we had to deal with. The good thing is what was left on roads after we plowed melted. Temperatures were warm enough to help that happen."
The new year is over a week old already, but let us not forget 2018.
Saturday is your chance to tour a brand new facility that will provide local residents with options never before available here as well as fulfill a need that has been sorely lacking in Jennings County.
Three young people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a rash of fires reportedly deliberately set in the Paris Crossing area.Authorities arrested Taylor S. Corya, 18, of Deputy, and Tristan McDonald, 18, of North Vernon, on Friday, Jan. 4, and as of Monday morning both remain in the Jennings County Jail. Each is being held on a $4,055 cash bond. Both face preliminary charges of arson, a Level 4 felony; burglary, a Level 5 felony; and theft, a Level 6 felony.
There were a lot of thank you's on a glorious and sunny Saturday afternoon in Butlerville, the beautiful weather most appropriate for the occasion.Fire chief Don Biehle got a bit emotional when he thanked all involved. Who could blame him?No one deserved more thanks than the volunteers - the citizens and especially the firefighters and Biehle himself - who made the new and long overdue Campbell Township Firehouse possible.
Jennings County Highway Department plow truck driver Chad Capps waits as Superintendent Jim Reeves uses a front loader to load ice melt and cinders into the back of the truck at the highway department facility on North Highway 3 Saturday.-Photo by Jamie Tomlinson