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Bicyclist is critically injured
Emergency workers take Thomas Mullikin on a stretcher into a waiting ambulance Friday. His helmet is on the pavement at left, his crashed bicycle at right.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
Emergency workers take Thomas Mullikin on a stretcher into a waiting ambulance Friday. His helmet is on the pavement at left, his crashed bicycle at right.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
A North Vernon bicyclist is in critical condition and a North Vernon motorist remains in jail as of Monday morning after a sports utility vehicle collided with a bicycle on the State Road 750 bypass Friday morning.
Thomas J. Mullikin, 60, is undergoing treatment at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis for undisclosed injuries he suffered in the accident. He is in the hospital's trauma unit.
The motorist, Robert A. Robak, 36, reportedly left the scene of the accident. He was later arrested by Deputy Shawn Minton of the Jennings County Sheriff's Department and booked into the Jennings County Jail where he is being held in lieu of a $2,555 cash bond.
According to Jennings County Sheriff Department Deputy Anthony Maberry, the lead investigator, Mullikin was riding his bicycle on SR 750 when Robak, traveling eastbound on County Road 200 North/Hurley Drive­ in a 1991 Dodge Durango, drove through the intersection and struck the bicycle at around 11:13 a.m.


Monday, June 18, 2018
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Tame the Terrain...



'Not running on my name'

Vice president's brother makes campaign stop at Jennings County Fair


Unique, creative artwork...



No tornado, but rains...



Saturday they "Tamed the Terrain" at the Muscatatuck County Park during the annual Tame the Terrain race benefitting programs at St. Mary's Catholic Church.The annual race not only draws participants from Jennings County, but from all around the Hoosier state. Several out-of-state racers joined in the fun as well this year. In total, 770 people competed in the race.Tame the Terrain involves a variety of obstacles set up to test your skills and endurance. For example, you may wade through waist deep water, climb up and down the side of a hill...


NEWS
Teen shot in face

A Paris Crossing man is recovering after accidentally being shot in the face on Thursday.
Michael J. Davenport, 19, was treated and released at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.


• Over $17K raised at annual event
• Rain can't keep fair down
• Big boost for JCCDV
• Meetings on child care laws
• Road work to start this week on SR 7, U.S. 50
• Donation funds playground
• Road work to start this week on SR 7, U.S. 50
• Jennings firms eligible for disaster loans
• May's analysis of farm sentiment at highest level in over a year
• Free kids' lunch program adds educational twist
• Lowe's gives $5K to Wayside Inn

OBITUARIES
Shirley A. Jones Marcelle, 83, Services pending at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre



• Harold Matthews, 65, Services pending at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• James H. Anderson, 85, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Jerry DeWayne Dennis, 66, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre
• Thomas Ledford Golden Sr., 56, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Thelma Marie Hurless, 92, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Rolland E. Jackson, 75, Karvonen Funeral Home
• Julia Annett Jackson, 53, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Douglas Allen Ludemann, 52, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Sharon M. Alcorn Weidenburner O'Daffer, 76, Sunset's Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home and Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Doris A. Winters, 81, Voss & Sons Funeral and Crematory Service
• Brenda K. Yarbor, 57, Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home

SPORTS
Detour provides time to commune with nature

When I learned State Road 3 was going to be closed I was a bit upset.
You see, that is the road I live on and the one I take to work. So, that means I was going to have to find a detour. Luckily they closed the road right at one of the roads that goes through Crosley State Fish and Wildlife Preserve.


• ISP car show in Indy
• Captain's Romp 5K Sunday in Lexington
• Scaredy-cat Kelley trio climbs in men's golf loop
• 9-year-old phenom James Scruggs taking basketball world by storm
• Indy 500 Mini-Mini for kids set for Aug. 26
• Some of toughest competition found at IHSAA golf regional
• How to have a stress-free summer with the kids
• Midwest 150 at Salem Saturday
• Late Mother's Day gift is still great
• Stearns crew rides wind to big night in men's golf loop
• Panthers advance to golf regional

Editor's Notebook

Bigtime thrills for horse racing fans

Oh the majesty, the glory, the history that oozes from the Twin Spires and all over the place at Churchill Downs, making the spine tingle for all who visit this magnificent sports landmark.
That was especially the case Saturday evening during Downs After Dark at this famous Louisville horse track only about 60 miles south of North Vernon. It was a night for topnotch thoroughbred horse racing, including the Stephen Foster Stakes, a Grade 1 event.
It was also a special night for turf fans to see Justify, fresh off his Belmont Stakes victory the previous week which made him the 13th Triple Crown winner in history.


• Great stories, big laughs
• Young NV star hits big time
• The little railroad that could
• Ho hum elections? Never!
• Pat O'Connor remembered
• Cap and gown time for NV grandmother
• As engaged as ever
• Divine intervention at work
• Living the motocross dream
• 'It's the right thing to do'
• 'Poor little fella'

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Flying high at the fair
Flying high at the fair
Caylee Bishop, 5, left, and Karma Kipper, 4, enjoy themselves to the hilt on one of the carnival rides on the midway at the Jennings County Fair. After a wet start, the 138th fair finished with dry but hot weather on Saturday.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer




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