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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Fire damages NV duplex
Fire and smoke pour from an apartment duplex on Platter Drive Saturday night.—Submitted Photo
Fire and smoke pour from an apartment duplex on Platter Drive Saturday night.—Submitted Photo

The Indiana Fire Marshal's Office and North Vernon Center Township Volunteer Fire Department are investigating a blaze Saturday night that heavily damaged a duplex at 120 Platter Drive.

According to a witness, he heard a man and woman yelling excitedly outside.

"When I looked, I saw fire and smoke coming from the duplex," said Brian Howard. "So I called 911 right away. The firemen arrived within a few minutes and got on the fire to knock it down pretty quickly."

Firefighters were called to the scene at 8:36 p.m. Along with North Vernon, units and personnel from the Vernon Township, Scipio-Geneva Township and Spencer Township volunteer fire departments fought the fire until clearing the scene at 11:03. State fire marshal personnel, law enforcement and North Vernon fire officials continued their investigative work there until 2:56 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, May 21, 2018
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Where the bison roam

Jonathan Jennings Bison moves to new home for the arts in uptown NV

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Lady Panthers win track sectional

A bison was on the move in North Vernon Thursday. His name is Jonathan Jennings Bison, known as "JJ" for short.

Holiday means earlier deadlines

Because of next week's Memorial Day holiday, deadlines have been moved up earlier than usual for the May 29 edition of The Sun and the May 31 edition of the North Vernon Plain Dealer.

• Deadline nears to apply for JCYD grants
• United Way set to celebrate Thursday
• No trash pickup, Recycling Center closed Memorial Day
• Fairgrounds survives 'battles'
• Feeding children in summer
• Relay for Life not just for walkers
• K of C Tootsie Roll Drive is this weekend
• Nonprofit sues to stop demolition of historic home
• Car chase leads to heroin arrest
• City police make 5 drug arrests in 15-hour span
• Mother knows best

Benny D. Barton, 82, services pending, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service

• Kelli L. Cummins, 51, services pending, Dove-Sharp & Radical Funeral Home
• Laura Jane Bate, 71, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service
• Gordon R. Campbell, 62, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Cathy Hammond, 64, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Deborah Diane Leonetti, 62, Neal's Funeral Home
• Leroy Mayberry, 72, Neal's Funeral Home
• Lendal M. Patterson, 95, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home and Cremation Service
• John Lee Powell, 68, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Seth Andrew Sharp, 28, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service
• William Gene Trimpe, 79, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Julie Ann Woods, 56, Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home

Lady Panthers ready to run at regional on Tuesday

The Jennings County High School girls track and field team will be competing on Tuesday at the Bloomington High School North sectional.

• Panther track, field wins sectional
• JCHS tennis falls 3-2 in sectional final
• We are having fun, fun
• Youth qualifier for hall of fame
• Beginners guide to kayaking
• Columbus Express Soccer Club tryouts, camp scheduled
• JCHS tennis sectional Thursday
• This time, Schroeder really does slam dunk it in golf league
• JCHS blows past Olympians
• Panthers play No. 1
• Can you believe it?

Editor's Notebook
The little railroad that could

As marketing events go, few can top this one. The wow factor was enormous.

• 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'
• More than a friendly banker
• Not just bluegrass music
• Indiana's battle over time
• 'A higher hand is helping'

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Community Building dedication
Community Building dedication
Jennings County Commissioner Matt Sporleder is assisted by young Lydia Barbour as they cut the ribbon at the newly remodeled Community Building at the Jennings County Fairgrounds Friday. The ceremony was part of the open house in which the building was unveiled to the public after a $500,000 renovation project. From left are LaVerne Vanosdol, Tessia Salsman, Alicia Barbour, Kitty Shepherd, Randy Shepherd and Joe Diekhoff of the Fair Board, Matt Sporleder and Lydia Barbour, Darlene Bradshaw, Wes Bradshaw and Paula Beville of Bradshaw Building Specialties, and Bernie Hauersperger and Josh Shaw of FPBH.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer

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