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All schools in Jennings County will dismiss 30 minutes later than normal on Monday because of the solar eclipse.

Officials disagree on jail site
The 42-acre site of the proposed new jail includes a large garage that was constructed six years ago and about 20 acres of open land. The rest of the acreage is heavily wooded.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
The 42-acre site of the proposed new jail includes a large garage that was constructed six years ago and about 20 acres of open land. The rest of the acreage is heavily wooded.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
Anticipating a crowd larger than what the Jennings County Government Center in Vernon can accommodate, officials have moved an upcoming public meeting on the proposed new jail to a larger location.
Meanwhile, county officials defended the location of the proposed jail site in the face of criticism that it is too close to Sand Creek Elementary School.
The Tuesday, Aug. 22, session will be held at Jennings County High School's Pelkey Auditorium starting at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30.
The meeting, a joint session of the Jennings County Board of Commissioners and the Jennings County Council, will be to discuss and then vote on whether or not to purchase the recommended real estate for the new county jail.
Public input will be welcome before the vote.


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Officials disagree on jail site

As the Monday night session of the Jennings County School Board meeting began to wind down, talk turned towards the proposed building site of a new Jennings County Jail.
"I'm not in favor of that site," said Earl Taggart, school board member. "One reason is the possibility of an escape although I know that seldom happens."
Taggart is a former sheriff for this county and is retired after a career as an Indiana State Police officer.


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JCHS girls soccer kicks off season

The Jennings County High School girls soccer team kicked off their regular season on Tuesday by downing Madison Consolidated High school 3-0.
Scoring for the Lady Panthers were Baylee Byford, Emily Montgomery and Sonya Miller. Katie Pappenheim had an assist.
Mariah Grider had one save.
Their next game is at home on Saturday when they host Salem starting at 10 a.m. at the Sand Creek school field.


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Editor's Notebook
Chronicling Indiana's rich Civil War history

Ann Niblack Baxter has ancestors from Jennings County. Her husband, Arthur "Art" Baxter, does, too, and his are more noteworthy, she says.


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Natasha Norris and her son, Mikey Clark, enjoy the water with their pet Labrador retrievers, Bella, left, and Coco on Tuesday. They were among those who came to the second annual Dog Swim at the North Vernon City Pool. A story and more photos will be in next week's Plain Dealer.-Staff Photo by Katy Dudzik




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