Voter interest is higher than normal for Tuesday's Republican Party primary election in Jennings County.
"When you have that many contested races, it brings out the voters for a primary," said Jennings County Clerk Mary Kilgore. "I'm expecting a big turnout for the Republican primary."
The GOP has nine contested races on the ballot in most of Jennings County with five of them involving county offices. In contrast, on the Democratic side there are only two races with more than one candidate - and both of those are at the federal level.
Counting the three Jennings County at-large seats, six Republican incumbents are being challenged by others of their same party. Dave Turner, the county's GOP chair, dismisses the notion that the high number suggests party infighting or discord. Rather, he says, the abundance of candidates is a sign of the party's strength.
Local residents will have the opportunity this Friday evening to hear Una Voce, the competitive show choir of Jennings County Middle School.
Businesses and individuals are invited to participate in the Decorate-A-Bison contest being held by the local Bicentennial committee.
It was a glorious weekend in Vernon and on the Muscatatuck Park's "battlefield."
Local Democrats celebrated local and state ticket for the 2016 election at their Annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner April 9 at St. Joseph's Hall.Featured speaker was the party's candidate for the United State Senate, Baron Hill.JC Sheriff Gary Driver set the pace for the evening by introducing local candidates. It's a great wicket," he told the enthusiastic crowd. Driver says he goes to quite a few county meetings but when he leaves the "County Council or Commissioners' meetings, I'm scratching' my head. We're not getting our bang for our buck...
Darin Richart, center, has the lead role of Willie Stark in "All the King's Men." Others in the cast include: row 1, from left: Linda Hodges, Tom Taylor, Job Willman, Darin Richart, Justin Chadwick, Elizabeth Kirchner, Connie Rayburn, Rose-Marie Howell; row 2: Brenda Clough, Josh Braun, Jason Maschino, Michael Crawford, Kailey Hodges, Tim Henry; not pictured: Job Willman, Ed Kellar, Joe Ammerman, Frank Donnelly. Donnelly is also the director. The Jennings County Players will present the drama at the Park Theatre on Friday, April 29, Saturday, April 30, both at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 1, at 2 p.m.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer