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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Not murder; self defense
Det. Sandefur, Det. Megel
Det. Sandefur, Det. Megel
To just about everyone's relief, it wasn't a murder.

Sadly, though, the incident resulted in the death of Luis Silva, 23, of Florida.

The incident that captured the headlines and social media Monday morning began just after midnight at 12:44 a.m., when officers with the North Vernon Police Department responded to the area of the City Park just south of FDR Drive. A concerned citizen called 911 when they noticed what appeared to be a person laying in the grass behind a nearby business.

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Most children don't start driving until they reach the age of 16, but nine-year-old Parker Perry has been putting pedal to the metal since he was four! But instead of driving a car, Parker races a miniature racecar. Parker lives in North Vernon and his parents are Erica and Clayton Perry. He grew up watching his dad and grandfathers race and it inspired him to start racing, too.

FMRS releases plan to clean-up river

The Friends of the Muscatatuck River Society (FMRS) has always encouraged everyone to be stewards of the environment.

Below is the plan that the FMRS will follow to support these efforts, while maintaining COVID-19 social distancing protocols:

Registration will be a drive-thru-style instead of the typical open style Participants will arrive October 3 at 8 a.m. at Vernon Commons via Brown Street by Vernon Fire Station, turn and drive past and stop at the Vernon Commons shelter house.

• 'Mask-erade' benefit for local woman
• Training in child abuse detection, reporting now available here in Jennings County
• Centerstone receives grant for suicide prevention
• Fall is the time to be careful meeting farm equipment on roads
• City gives blesssing for free COVID testing site to be at its ETC building
• AmVets hosting a benefit on Friday for late member
• Downtown welcomes ice cream shop
• Bereavement groups can help with support
• Brush Creek closure bringing out the best in students and staff
• Donate blood at local church on Monday
• There is such a thing as free lunch
• Local contractor reaches settlement with state, DOJ
• Incumbent hopes to continue serving JC
• Agenda includes historic home, B'ville school demo
• Golf cart wreck critically injures 2
• Recycling can help tamp down COVID trash pileup
• Retired educator says experience will come in handy as commissioner
• Trial shows court system readiness to adapt
• First post-COVID trial successfully concludes
• County, NV and Vernon can apply for reimbursements of COVID expenses, too
• NVPD taking precautions to keep public, staff safe
• Residents pitch in where county cannot
• Strengthening your family with Extension program coming to our area in September
• JC receives more grant money per student than any other IN district
• Young professionals group debuts at the Tripton Park
• Geese get reprieve... for now
• Woodworking and quilting combine to earn teen top prize at Indiana State Fair
• First JC jury trial during virus taking some creative planning
• City, contractors chipping in to get Buckeye Street fixed


• Ethan Alan Butler, 18, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• The family of Russell E. Byrkett, 94,
• Marjorie June Karibo, 96, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• Helen Carrie Cannon, 86, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Erika Jo Maples, 27, Bass & Gasper Funeral Home
• Lowell G. Moore, 93, awyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• David Alan "Zac" Smith, 69, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Sharon Louise Wilkerson, 77, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Ethan Alan Butler, 18, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Lowell G. Moore, 93, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• Joseph William Palmer, 70, Woodlawn Family Funeral Home
• Annie Gail Long Bell, age 70, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre
• Harold E. Mix, 93, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Tina Mae Roark, 76, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Erika Jo Maples, 27, Bass & Gasper Funeral Home
• Mark "Chris" Hinton, 50, French Funeral Home, Brazil
• Marjorie June Karibo, 96, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• Albert "Ernie" Ball, 72, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Brian Keith Colber, 62, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre
• Phyllis Marion Comer, 85, Collins Funeral Home
• Bruce Ebertshauser, Sr., 60, Buchanan Funeral Home
• James "Jimmy" Allen Day, 57, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Helena Mae Gommel, 94, Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home
• Troy Neil Edrington, 53, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre
• Karla Louise Hardin, 60, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Charles "Dale" Howey, 72, Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home
• Pastor Stephen Gil Hawkes, 71, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Steven Lee Murphy, 64, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Rev. Clarence J. Hubbard, 86, Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home

Sports Calendar

Football (V) Friday, Oct. 2
Floyd Central, 7 p.m. A

• Cardinal scores big during disc golf play
• JCMS Sports Shorts
• JCHS Sports Shorts
• JCHS Tennis results
• Men almost at Elite 8
• Girls golfers advance but miss the cutoff
• Strong effort by goalkeeper Lee frustrates Owls scoring
• 5 teams advance in men's golf tourney
• Annual invitational now honors inspirational man
• Gerkin Invitational sets new record with 22 teams
• Franks leads girls team to 5th place
• Gerkin recalled as man of great patience, insight
• 'Popular' team just too much
• Bulldogs prove their worth against Panthers
• Disc Golf League flyin' high with 37 members competing at Tripton
• Sports Schedule
• Sports Shorts
• Middle School
• Muscatatuck Club soccer is back
• Sports schedule for the week
• Middle School Shorts
• JCHS Sports Shorts
• Young soccer team keeps Bedford Stars to just one goal
• Bailey trio is the 2020 league champion
• JCHS girls soccer team falls in 'squeaker' to Oldenburg Academy
• Girls Cross Country cutting their times
• JCHS Sports Shorts
• Sports Calendar
• JCMS Sports Report

Editor's Notebook

'Poor little fella'

Deb Hofelich shed tears when she laid a flower by the body of brown hound dog that didn't have a chance. Earlier that day, it had been hit by a vehicle and killed near her home in the Two-Mile Creek subdivision.

"He was a handsome animal," Hofelich said, "the poor little fella."

Across the street, a little girl playing in her yard was also disheartened.

"I saw that dog walking around our neighborhood a couple of days ago," said Olivia Sharp, 6. "It makes me sad that he is dead. What happened to him?"

"He got ran over by a car," Hofelich answered.

Olivia frowned.

• 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
• Golf trip of a lifetime
• NASCAR's NV connection
• Now gone but not forgotten
• Saving money ... and the earth
• A reunion to remember
• A big, really really big, city
• Holton tornado nightmare
• Putting others first
• Soap box derby excitement
• 'My soldier on my arm'
• 'That's my girl!'
• Restoration of faith
• Six degrees of separation
• Freedom Hunt for special kids
• Panama Canal memories
• Catch, photograph and release
• April Fools' Day may be past ...
• Flying under the political radar
• College hoops hotbed
• Hypnotized and hilarious
• Heartbroken for Holton
• Super Bowl gladiator
• Happy in Hoosier nation

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