A new program from the Lilly Endowment is giving the Jennings County Community Foundation (JCCF) fuel to reach its goal of $6 million in assets. And in turn, the Lilly program is providing the best reason to make a donation to the local Foundation this fall.
Michael Miller, left, as Michael Caldwell is confronted by his fruity landlord, played by Tim Henry, in a scene from the comedy "Mixed Nuts."
Dr. Terry Sargent, Jennings County School Corp. superintendent, was challenged by Brush Creek Elementary School teacher Laurie Shepherd to join in the ALS Icewater Bucket Challenge. A few days later Sargent went to Graham Creek Elementary School where he spoke to the students about ALS and noted that he was also going to make a donation to the organization after that day's fun event. Sargent grimaces as Graham Creek students, left to right, Nate Mahoney, Dillon Singleton, grandson Mark Sargent and Kayleen Clark dump the ice water over his head
Looking for something fun and different to do with you family this weekend? Well, head out to the Muscatatuck County Park on Saturday for the inaugural Splatter Our Community.This 5k fun run and walk is being sponsored by the Jennings County Chamber of Commerce. The premise is simple. Walkers and runners will pass four stations and at each one they will have either pink, orange, blue or green tinted color thrown on them. By the end of the run, participants will be tie dyed.
Fire and the resulting smoke and water damage made a Country Squire Lakes home a total loss Tuesday afternoon.
Penalties at crucial times got the best of the Jennings County High School football team as they picked up their second loss of the season, 44-19, against Hoosier Hills Conference rivals New Albany. New Albany quarterback Zach Donan came ready to play and in the first period alone he rushed a total of 22 yards within a three -minute span of the first quarter to give his team a 13-0 lead. Not to be outdone, Panther quarterback Connor Byram found paydirt from one yard out at the 3:31 point of the first period. Julian Johns had an 84-yard kick-off return for a touchdown to end the first quarter scoring for the Bulldogs. The big story for the Panthers was penalties. While New Albany had 46 yards in penalties, the Panthers had accumulated 63 yards.
There was a funeral last week in North Vernon, closing a fascinating chapter in local history. Family and friends gathered to honor Elsie Marie Reeves Clarkson, who died Sept. 1 at the age of 93. She hadn't lived in Jennings County for decades, but Elsie visited often and had plenty of family here. Thus the reason for her funeral and burial here. "She was a good woman and a great mother," her son, Bill Clarkson, told me. "She always made each of us kids feel special and somehow did it so we were never jealous of each other." Born and raised in Commiskey, Elsie was the daughter of Walter and Lottie Rogers Reeves.
Addison Ray, 4, is all smiles as she rides the kiddie helicopters at St. Mary's Parish Festival Saturday. The three-day event drew a big crowd to the Catholic church campus where people also enjoyed live music, food and beverages.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer