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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Community Building dilemma
The county is considering replacing the west wing, at right, of the Jennings County Community Building, with a larger wing that would include space for the county’s Extension offices.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
The county is considering replacing the west wing, at right, of the Jennings County Community Building, with a larger wing that would include space for the county’s Extension offices.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
Adding office space for the Purdue Cooperative Extension Services of Jennings County to the Community Building will increase the price tag of the building's renovation project by $254,000, about 56 percent more than if that room is not included.

While the Board of Jennings County Commis­sioners are continuing to mull their options, its members are also now questioning the engineering fees for the project at the fairgrounds.

"We absolutely have to make a decision at our next meeting," said Matt Sporleder (R-District 3), president of the commissioners. "We can't wait any longer."

That meeting will be on Thursday, July 13, five days after the end of this year's Jennings County Fair, which will utilize the Community Building during that week for 4-H displays.

Bernie Hauersperger of FPBH reported to the commissioners Thursday that the estimated cost for the work would be $710,000 if offices are included in a new west wing for the Extension offices. Without Extension offices, the project's estimated cost would be $456,000.

The three commissioners expressed sticker shock, especially regarding Hauersperger's engineering fees that he said would total $50,000.

"I'm not good at $50,000 for engineering," Sporleder said. "You have to work on that."

Hauersperger ex­plained that his work "includes the full gambit of engineer."

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Because of the Independence Day holiday, there will be no garbage pick up in the City of North Vernon on Tuesday, July 4. The garbage collection route normally followed those days will instead be on Wednesday, July 5. Wednesday's regular route will also be collected then.

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Fred R. Robinson, 64, services pending at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home

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2016 Scottsburg High School graduate Lexie Amrhein has completed her freshman year at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

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Editor's Notebook
All in the gas and oil family

On a bitterly cold day several winters ago, Rosie and Phil Daeger returned home after a big family wedding and discovered a problem, a big problem.

The heat was off in their rural Jennings County house. Their propane gas tank had run dry.

"We kind of forgot about it because we were busy," Rosie recalled.

Even though it was a Saturday evening, the Daegers weren't in the cold for long.

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