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Historic Landmarks is seeking a buyer for the Leavitt House, circa 1884, just outside of Vernon. A clean-up of the property is set for Wednesday, May 29. You are invited to grab a broom and participate.—Staff Photo by Barbara King
Historic Landmarks is seeking a buyer for the Leavitt House, circa 1884, just outside of Vernon. A clean-up of the property is set for Wednesday, May 29. You are invited to grab a broom and participate.—Staff Photo by Barbara King
Indiana Landmarks is hoping to have another historic home preserved here in Jennings County.

Fresh from its success in saving the historic Cone-Schuck home at 305 S. Jennings St., North Vernon, this time the nonprofit is working with the current owner of 230 E. County Road 20 North in Vernon Township. His­toric Landmarks has obtained an option to purchase the home from owners Bob and Tina Ellis.

"The home is certainly not in the condition that the Schuck home was in. Structurally, it is in good shape," noted Historic Landmarks' Greg Sekula, director of the organization's southern Indiana regional office.

Landmarks has been "monitoring" the property for some time, added Greg. Now that the Ellis' have decided not to take the project on themselves - they had thought about a bed and breakfast - the home is on the market for $64,500.

Situated on an elevated two-acre lot overlooking the Muscatatuck River on the outskirts of historic Vernon, the Queen Anne-style Robert and Mary Ann Leavitt House was likely built around 1884 by Robert Leavitt, a carpenter. The two-and-a-half-story frame structure offers approximately 3,456 square feet of living space and sits on a partial basement with stone foundation.


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Mischievous but smart, JCHS seniors have positive fun


It was the a record-breaking night for the Jennings County Community Foundation Celebration Gala.


NEWS
Memorial Day ceremony set at Vernon Cemetery

Those who made the ultimate sacrifice and all who served in the U.S. armed forces will be honored Monday, May 27, in Jennings County.


• It's strawberry time again
• Casino Night Saturday to raise funds for Boys & Girls Club
• 9 beauties in running for fair queen
• No garbage collection in NV on Memorial Day
• 4 arrested on heroin charges
• It's time to ready fair's Open Class Exhibits
• ABATE Memorial Ride set for this Saturday
• Festival will help victims of violence
• Holiday means earlier deadlines
• United Way ready to celebrate
• Back Lot BBQ is this Friday at city park

OBITUARIES
Philip G. Milholland, 87, pending at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home

Philip G. Milholland, 87, formerly of Scipio, died Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 4 p.m. Franklin Homeview in Franklin.

• Melvin "Mel" Collins, 69, Collins Funeral Home
• Don R. Smith Sr., 85, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Roberta Jean Sandlin, 81, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Ricky D. West, 54, Crossroads Community Church
• Teri L. Williams, 64, Woodlawn Family Funeral Home
• Don R. Smith Sr., 85, Voss & sons Funeral Service
• Teri L. Williams, 64, Woodlawn Family Funeral Service
• Ricky D. West, 54, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• William Keith "Bill" Breedlove, 86, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Pamela Lee Louden, 62, Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre
• Pamela Lee Louden, 62, Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre.

SPORTS
Truesdell, Sproles advance to state

Kayla Truesdell and Sam Sproles are going back to the girls track and field state finals.


• Eagle-happy O'Mara leads way in golf league
• Soccer Club tryouts coming up in Columbus
• LOCAL SCOREBOARD
• Jennings County's Wilder, Ertel advance in girls tennis doubles
• Yogi Ferrell hoops camp coming to Versailles
• Panther Boys Basketball Camp is next week
• Boys track place a strong 2nd in sectional
• JCHS falls twice on road in baseball
• Lady Panthers runners-up in tennis sectional
• Columbus Express Soccer Club tryouts scheduled
• Basketball camp next week for boys in grades 1-8

Editor's Notebook
Flying the flags - proudly

He doesn't exactly wear his patriotism on his sleeve. Jim Bird does, however, show it in a big way.


• Ever the green thumb
• Genealogy and local history
• 'Back in the saddle again ...'
• Hobos in our midst
• 36 years of serious dedication
• Paradise at Dale Hollow
• 'My life is an open book'
• Filmmaker's roots are in NV
• From district to fed forester
• Mother Nature's policeman
• From Jennings Street to pediatrics

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Sectional champs!
Sectional champs!
The Lady Pan­thers hoist up the sectional trophy in celebration. -Photos by Braden Rouse




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