Sally Wood, third from right, is presented a grant for the Council of Domestic Violence from the Jennings County Youth for Development. From left are Weston Miller, Kent Biehle, Cameron Mills, Anna McDonald, Caleb Lovelace, Wood, Allie Clark and Dalton Grills. Not pictured is Callie Wilder, another JCYD officer.—Submitted Photo
ts mission focuses solely on helping the youth of the community, says Caleb Lovelace, outgoing president of the Jennings County Youth for Development (JCYD). "It feels good to help the kids," Lovelace said after the four-year-old group presented its annual grants recently. "That's why we are all involved with this. It is very gratifying to see the funds we worked to raise going to such good causes." JCYD, which is made up of Jennings County High School students and operates under the umbrella of the Jennings County Community Foundation, raised money through the 2017-18 school year and gave $877.82 to the Jennings County Council on Domestic Violence for children's playground and sports equipment at its shelter, and $372.18 to the Extension Service for the Reading Made Fun program at is annual grant presentation on June 27. "We not only met our fund-raising goal, we exceeded it by a couple of hundred dollars," said Lovelace, whose term with JCYD has now ended. "Another goal is to grow every year, and I think we have this group positioned to do that." Sally Wood of the Council on Domestic Violence voiced praise for the group. "It's great to see our youth working to help other kids like this," she said. "This grant will help us a lot. The playground and sports equipment we'll buy with this grant will make it more comfortable for the kids who sometimes stay at the shelter with their mothers."
Bob and Tina Ellis of North Vernon are not the only ones to embrace the Share Some Space initiative that began over three years ago and has made Jennings County the No. 1 pollinator county in Indiana.The Ellis family's pollinator garden is quite the sight to behold!The garden itself covers three-quarters of an acre and contains a vast and dazzling array of flowers. No less than 10 different types of sunflowers grow in the garden as well as many other species of flowers, such as California poppy, black eyed Susan, purple cornflower, blue and...
Listed below are the results from the Open Class exhibits at the 2018 Jennings County Fair.
Shae Everage and her husband Rob are the new owners of A Perfect Day Café in downtown North Vernon.
The Madison Railroad is continuing to hold special events marking its 40th year. In September, the railroad will offer rides in North Vernon on a passenger train driven by a steam locomotive.
You may not be able to feel it in the air, but the beginning of the fall sports season is right around the corner. This year it is going to be a fun start to the season with a special ribbon cutting planned at the newly turfed football field at Jennings County High School. I will provide the time and date in an upcoming issue.
For around 15 years, a group of over a dozen people from Jennings and Decatur counties have gathered every Wednesday morning. Every week they meet religiously - a pun that seems most appropriate - for prayer, fellowship and breakfast. Absenteeism is virtually nil for the Wednesday Morning Breakfast Club. "It is a group like no other I've ever been associated with," said Ruth Ann Horstman of North Vernon. "We all look forward to Wednesdays and a visit with our friends."
North Vernon Police Department K9 Officer Shane Trepanier, left, and Police Chief James Webster introduce NVPD's new K9, Zobi, at the North Vernon City Council meeting last week. Since completing his training and joining the police department full time last month, Zobi has been instrumental in numerous cases, according to Webster. "We're very glad to have a K9 back on our force again," he said. NVPD's previous K9, Heros, retired last February after over seven years of duty.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer