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Scipio man dies in accident
Police and other emergency personnel work at the scene of Friday’s fatal traffic accident near Green Acres.—Staff Photos by Bryce Mayer
Police and other emergency personnel work at the scene of Friday’s fatal traffic accident near Green Acres.—Staff Photos by Bryce Mayer
A Scipio man died when the sports utility vehicle he was driving collided with a dump truck in the Green Acres area Friday morning. His wife suffered serious injuries.

According to Indiana State Police, Justin T. Spears, 24, was driving a 2010 Kia Sportage southbound on County Road 700 West/Green Acres Road and entered State Road 7 into the path of a northbound 2000 Mack dump truck driven by Levi G. Horton, 24, of Seymour shortly after 8 a.m.

Horton attempted to take evasive action but was unable to avoid Spears' vehicle. Horton's truck, owned by St. John Trucking, collided with the driver side of Spears' vehicle.

As a result of the collision, Spears sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Jennings County Deputy Coroner Alden Rudicel.

A passenger in Spears' vehicle, Kaitlyn M. Lord, 18, Spear's wife, suffered serious injuries. She was flown from the scene to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment of her injuries. Horton was not injured.

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A voice of sanity and reason, one person called him. Another lauded his remarkable clarity when he discussed some of the issues before the country. And all who came to talk to and listen to Lee Hamilton during his visit to North Vernon Thursday were impressed by his knowledge, wit, humor and charm.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb has submitted Indiana's 156 Opportunity Zone nominations to the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, including one zone in Jennings County that encompasses Country Squire Lakes and nearby areas.

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Justin Spears, 24, Services pending at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home

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• Donald Eugene Allen, 59, Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home
• Joseph Lynn Behrman, 69, Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre
• Douglas Ray Blair, 68, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Steven D. Brown, 65, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service
• James Marshal Curry, 74, Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home
• Tonya L. Galliher, 42, of Columbus
• Deni Lee Duffitt, 57, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• Richard G. Hibbs, 85, Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home
• Danny Dale Huff, Sr., 63, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre
• Marie T. LaShorne, 89, Voss and Sons Funeral Service
• David Alan Luecke, 59, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Michael Eugene Oliphant, 72, Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Burkholder Chapel
• Jennifer Renee Russell, 38, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• James E. Slade, Jr., 92, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Gwen K. Sleppy, 78, Funeral services were at Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• David Lee Wiesehan, 71, Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre
• Maryanne Wilder, 71, Collins Funeral Home
• Marjorie Bishop Yager, 81, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre

McPeek, Wilder honored at meet

Jennings County High School finished in fifth place among the seven teams competing in the annual Bill Self track and field invitational at Franklin on Friday.

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• Lady Panther track team undefeated at 9-0
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• Softball hands Pendleton big loss
• Reclaiming driveway rights
• Tough losses for Panther baseball
• Fun facts about the Kentucky Derby
• Banker's Life Fieldhouse certified as 'sensory inclusive' venue for all events
• Lady Panthers 1st, Panthers 2nd at opening meet
• Not bad for a team with no facilities
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Editor's Notebook
As engaged as ever

He has been out of public office for nearly 20 years, but Lee Hamilton is as engaged as ever with his former constituents in North Vernon and Jennings County.

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