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Making county's parks even better

The Jennings County Parks and Recreation Department (JCPR) is seeking public input as it begins the process of creating a new five-year master plan for both the Muscatatuck Park and Eco Lake Park.

"We will first be looking at the current inventory of the planning area while also reviewing and researching recreational trends and standards," said Greg Martin, JCPR director. "Soon we will be reviewing issues, site plans and maintenance issues."

Martin and the JCPR board is encouraging as many people as it can from the community to participate in the research and planning process. All ideas are welcome that potentially could make the county's parks even better, he said.

"The first half hour of each of our county park board meetings the rest of this year will be designated for master plan review and public input," Martin said. "We welcome anyone who is interested in helping us further develop our outdoor recreational areas."

Park board meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month at the JCPR office and Visitor Center near the front entrance at the Muscatatuck Park. Meetings start at 5:30 p.m. Additional time and more meetings will be added as needed, according to Martin.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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It was the a record-breaking night for the Jennings County Community Foundation Celebration Gala.

Casino Night Saturday to raise funds for Boys & Girls Club

The ambitious plan to create a Boys & Girls Club in Jennings County has received plenty of moral and vocal support since it was announced last month.

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• ABATE Memorial Ride set for this Saturday
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• United Way ready to celebrate
• Back Lot BBQ is this Friday at city park
• NV closes in on being a 'Clean Community'
• New law passes as others are introduced

Don R. Smith Sr., 85, Voss & sons Funeral Service

Mr. Don R. Smith Sr., 85, of Seymour, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Greenwood Village South. He was born in Indianapolis to the late Lois A. (Simmons) Harding.

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• Ricky D. West, 54, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• William Keith "Bill" Breedlove, 86, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
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• William Keith 'Bill" Breedlove, 86, pending at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Thomas Lloyd Castetter, 70, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Terry Von "T" Anderson III, 22, Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre
• Velma F. Davis, 89, Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home
• Grayson Keith Malanoski, Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home
• Rosemary Maddux, 93, Bass & Gasper Funeral Service

Truesdell, Sproles advance to state

Kayla Truesdell and Sam Sproles are going back to the girls track and field state finals.

• Eagle-happy O'Mara leads way in golf league
• Soccer Club tryouts coming up in Columbus
• Jennings County's Wilder, Ertel advance in girls tennis doubles
• Yogi Ferrell hoops camp coming to Versailles
• Panther Boys Basketball Camp is next week
• Boys track place a strong 2nd in sectional
• JCHS falls twice on road in baseball
• Lady Panthers runners-up in tennis sectional
• Columbus Express Soccer Club tryouts scheduled
• Basketball camp next week for boys in grades 1-8

Editor's Notebook
Ever the green thumb

Farmers in the Jennings County area are way behind schedule this year in their spring planting.

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The Jennings County Swim Club has been working at filling the planter balls in downtown and uptown North Vernon. The city pays the club $1000 a month for the work; in 2018, the club was paid a total of $3,000 which it uses for expenses. "The youngsters have been making a big difference with their work and we commend them," said Jack Kelley, City Councilor. From left are Hannah Young, Emily Young, Hannah Webster, Coach Chaz Wilson, Coach Ethan Suding, Coach Ashton Koons, Paige Hoffman, Danny Hoffman and Todd Hundley. Not pictured but also helping: Jonathan Jones.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer

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