The pavement was clear on West Walnut Street in North Vernon Tuesday morning, but not the snow-covered yards, trees and shrubs along the road. The Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center in Butlerville measured the total accumulation of snow at 2.25 inches.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
Brrr! Can this really be November?
Record-breaking snow and bone-chilling temperatures hit Jennings County this week as an Arctic cold front plowed through the region along with the middle and eastern part of the country.
What makes the frigid blast so unusual is it came so early in the year, over two weeks before Thanksgiving, the holiday that usually signals the end of the fall season. Leaves are still on some trees in the county, but many were knocked off by the snow that fell starting Monday afternoon and continuing into early Tuesday as the thermometer plummeted.
"Road conditions are good in some places, not so good in others," reported Jim Reeves, Jennings County Highway Department superintendent on Tuesday. "The snow accumulated throughout the county but spotty, a bit deeper in some areas than others."
Veterans Day was celebrated early at Hayden Elementary School last Friday and with a special guest.
With the official opening of Tripton Park now signed off on, next comes some rules issued by the city with the hope of keeping the nearly $2 million investment in quality of life and healthful activities in tip top shape.
Local teenage girls received a powerful message at the ninth annual REACH conference held at The Barn on Monday Oct. 28.
A new American flag flies above the Veterans Memorial at the entrance of North Vernon's Hillcrest Cemetery.
Salvation Army volunteer Sharon Woodson of Queensville rings the bell Saturday as Luther Claysweep of Lovett donates money for the Good Samaritan Food Pantry Christmas toy program. Meanwhile, the Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign will begin Friday, Nov. 29, with volunteers to be stationed outside both Walgreens and Walmart in North Vernon to take donations from shoppers. Known as "Black Friday," it is one of the busiest shopping days of the holiday season.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer