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All Jennings County government and North Vernon City government offices are closed to the public. Staffs are working, so call if you need assistance. The Town of Vernon is enacting prevention measures - All Vernon facilities, including the gym will be closed to the general public until further notice. The office will remain open to be contacted by phone. Restaurants and bars are closing via Gov. Holcomb's order. Take-out and delivery are still available.

3 coronavirus cases now in JC
Jennings County now has three diagnosed cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the Indiana Department of Health reported Wednesday.

We thought it would be useful to explain the two technical terms that prompted Gov. Eric Holcomb this week to order the closing of all nonessential businesses in the state and asked people to do "social distancing."

Social distancing is when people voluntarily keep their distance from other people to avoid catching a disease. It also involves good hygiene practices (see sidebar).

Flattening the curve is delaying the onset of disease and thus conserving the use of equipment that is in limited supply. It's keeping the medical need for ventilators, medical supplies and personnel low enough to meet demand for them in your area.

Social distancing is practiced to delay the development of new cases. By delaying new cases, it prevents a state or region from having too many cases at once in areas at a time where there may not be enough lifesaving equipment and health care workers.

COVID-19 is a contagious disease. A person infected with it will typically infect roughly four additional people. COVID-19 is more infectious than the flu and results in death more frequently than does the flu. COVID-19 spreads by a healthy person's hands coming into contact with a surface or object with the active virus on it or by being close enough to an infected person (within about six feet) to receive the infected person's respiratory droplets sent into the air by their coughing or sneezing. People on airplanes, in concerts, movie theaters, crowded restaurants, stores and sporting events are usually within six feet of other people. Some of these people may be unknowingly infected.

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22 Years in 'Tremendously Rewarding Profession' Draws to an End next Friday, March 27

Once we had the kids in school, found the grocery store and the park, it was time for me to meet some new friends. At least I hoped they'd be my friend. I was off to meet maybe the one person who knows almost everything that happens in a small, southern Indiana town - the editor of the local newspaper.

Federal disaster declaration means help is available from Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Indiana small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Prepared-ness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Eric J. Holcomb on March 17, 2020.

• PD&S to publish single weekly edition
• New leadership at JCYF
• Report ranks Jennings Schools at 48th in state
• VIRUS Impact Update
• JCSC adjusts with extended closing
• State postpones primary election
• Hospital enacts more visitor restrictions
• Where to get tested? Answer is 'cloudy' at best
• Assessor's staff to help you with forms
• NV woman faces drug, nonsupport charges
• Jail takes safety measures
• Commissioner: County attorney, state to settle auditor-clerk dispute
• Plans remain same for May 5 primary
• Hospitals restricting visitors
• Courthouse limits access
• Tornado sirens to sound but no cause for alarm

Jennie Dean Wentworth Brooks, age 90, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre

Mrs. Jennie Dean Wentworth Brooks, age 90, died on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at her home with her loving family at her side.

• Dottie Sue Barkdull, 83, Bass & Gasper Funeral Home
• Dottie Sue Barkdull, 83, Bass & Gasper Funeral Home
• James A. Brock, 78, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Rachael Elizabeth Shaw, 40, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• Timothy Oakley, 68, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Marie Elena Galliher, 66, pending at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Brian Keith Colvin, 48, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Barbara M. Hoeing, 73, Bass & Gasper Funeral Home
• Donald Joe Fugate, 59, Buchanan Funeral Home
• Janet Marie Pearson Jines, 66, Adams Family Funeral Home
• Lewis William Imlay, 56, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Dorothy Jean Bibb Rice, 86, Adams Family Funeral Home
• Glenn Lewis, 55, Adams Family Funeral Home
• Gerald Olin Sullivan, 93, Myers~Reed Chapel
• Doris Cutrer Vierling, 93, Riverview Cemetery
• Timothy Luke Webster, 48, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre
• Dianne Kay West, 72, Voss Funeral Service

NV Parks planning late start for youth leagues

The start of spring and summer youth sports leagues is being delayed at the North Vernon City Park by the coronavirus crisis, but Chad Speer is hopeful that modified seasons can still be played in soccer, baseball and softball.

• Return of purple martins a sign of early spring
• Fish & Wildlife offices open via telephone only
• Friday is deadline to apply for reserved youth turkey hunts
• Crosley Fish & Wildlife Area shooting range open
• Challenging times for student-athletes
• DNR: Reservoirs remain open
• All sports at JCHS, JCMS are suspended
• Panthers make sectional memories
• LOCAL scoreboard
• Managing our state forests
• Panthers' surge ends in sectional final
• Women's Wilderness Weekend coming up at Patoka Lake
• New Indiana Birding Trail features 35 sites for viewing variety of species
• LOCAL score board
• Despite Vogel's big night, Jennings falls in overtime
• Wrestling coach invites all to Thursday's groundbreaking

Editor's Notebook
It's been a tremendous honor

What a ride it has been.

• Group brings little free library to CSL
• Cousins team up to create studio magic
• Living life to the fullest
• A Hoosier Hysteria temple
• Arizona candidate cites NV influences
• Bobby Knight's homecoming
• How to get teens to focus
• Music, poets and politicians
• Sports lead to Hall of Fame
• Taking it to the next level
• 'Poor little fella'
• Staying active and remarkable
• Shooting the breeze on radio
• Lifetime of political activism
• Jennings GOP's man in Tampa
• 'And this one belongs to the Reds'
• Freedom fighter

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Jennings County Historical Society volunteers Bill Gerhard, left, and Chris Asher process sassafras roots there were harvested by Matt Branham. The Society still has tentative plans to go ahead with the annual Sassafras Tea Festival in Vernon April 25 and 26, and is also considering other options because of the coronavirus pandemic.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer

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