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$2.7M jail addition proposed
Jennings County Council members Charlie Weber, from left, Dave Woodall and Mike Gerth look over figures shown to them by Sheriff Kenny Freeman.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
Jennings County Council members Charlie Weber, from left, Dave Woodall and Mike Gerth look over figures shown to them by Sheriff Kenny Freeman.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
The Jennings County Sheriff's Office is proposing adding a 56-bed modular addition behind the current jail.

The addition, which Sheriff Kenny Freeman and Jail Commander Jason Bliton call a "pod" design, has an estimated cost of $2.7 million and would be used to house female inmates.

"Our first step is to get a GEO study done (site analysis)," Bliton told the Jennings County Council last Tuesday. "We have to make sure the ground behind the jail is suitable for putting up a pod."

The study, which will involve the analysis of core samples drilled at the site, will cost $3,700. The council unanimously agreed to reimburse the sheriff's office for that cost, which will initially be covered by the jail's commissary fund.

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Suspect fails to elude deputies

When Jennings County Sheriff's deputies and an Indiana State Police trooper showed up at a Spencer Township residence to arrest a man wanted in both Jennings and Jackson counties on multiple felony charges, the suspect fled on foot into nearby woods.

• Helicopter saws to be used starting this week in area
• Great American Smokeout Thursday
• Express Enrollment Day at Ivy Tech Columbus
• Deer hunters need to be aware of CWD
• Vernon eyes new fire station
• Christmas Food Basket drive is now underway
• College 101 info event for high school students Thursday at Ivy Tech
• Surprise gift to Wayside Inn homeless shelter
• Last call for Crossroads art, writing contests
• Local group submits Vernon trails grant as new pathway now open in Brown County
• Pets of the Week

Marion "Sonny" Stanfield, 79, Voss & Sons Funeral Service

Mr. Marion "Sonny" Stanfield, 79, of Seymour, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2019.

• Mrs. Rita Sue Kerkhof, 74, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Liberty Jack Creech, 37, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Liberty Jack Creech, 37, pending at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Gerald Lee Campbell, 59, pending at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Eileen M. Blymiller, 82, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• Robert Allen Anderson, Jr., 85, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• Jacqueline Y. Foster, 43, Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home
• Harold E. Combs, 79, Fairhaven Funeral Home
• Jessie Frances Stucker Henley, 89, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre
• William "Bill" Guinn, 91, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Melissa J. Love Jones, 47, Norman Funeral Home

Rally falls short for Jennings in girls basketball

A late rally cut the gap but Jennings County still couldn't catch host Scottsburg in high school girls basketball Thurs­day.

• JCHS softball star goes D1 in signing with Morehead State
• Prioritize safety this hunting season
• Local scoreboard
• Sanders on Vincennes' 13th place XC team
• State Park trails are ranked best in Indiana
• Young Lady Panthers learning quickly
• Jennings County girls roll over Rock Creek
• JCHS basketball season tickets on sale
• Panther fans eye $10,000 prize
• Deer hunting and gun violence
• Men's league golf banquet set for Nov.14

Editor's Notebook
A man for all seasons

The line was long at Thursday's viewing for the late Paul "Ham" Wernke. Tons of friends and acquaintances waited two hours and longer to say their final goodbye to this Jennings County icon who died Tuesday at the age of 86.

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• 'The louder the better'
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It may be too early for Mardi Gras, but Jennings County High School student Ariyah Stidham is ready for the celebration. She was one of several students who served as instructors in the Saturday Classic session that concentrated on French culture. More photos will be in this week's Plain Dealer.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer

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