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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The Jennings County School Board approved the request to move the back-to-school date from August 6 to Thursday, August 13.

Officials take steps to make sure county in compliance
Proper disposal of Personal Protective Equipment such as masks has become a problem across the U.S., including here in Jennings. You are asked to dispose of masks and gloves in trash containers to limit the spread of germs, and not in the street, as above.—Staff Photo
Proper disposal of Personal Protective Equipment such as masks has become a problem across the U.S., including here in Jennings. You are asked to dispose of masks and gloves in trash containers to limit the spread of germs, and not in the street, as above.—Staff Photo
State guidelines were elevated last week as Indiana's cases of COVID-19 continue to climb.

Since last Thursday, local cases have increased by seven. Deaths here from the virus remains at 12, although Health Dept. office manager/Environ-mental Health Specialist Peggy Roe told county officials last week that in the case of 2 other deaths here, COVID was the "probable" cause.

This increase was reflected across the state and prompted Gov. Eric Holcomb to make the wearing of masks mandatory for businesses and individuals as of Monday, July 27, except where social distancing is possible in offices and in outdoor situations.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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Two North Vernon locals, Catonya Bottos Patton and her husband, Charlie Patton, were involved in a motorcycle crash that occurred Saturday, July 25. There is no official police report as of yet, but family member, Cassey Bottos Smith, posted on Facebook that her sister and brother-in-law were traveling on Hwy 3 when a white car pulled out in front them.

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Betty Sue Lauber, 83, Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home

Betty Sue Lauber, 83, of the Hopewell community, passed away at her home on Tuesday, August July 28, 2020.

• Mary Grein, 96, Voss and Sons Funeral Service
• Russell Lloyd Montgomery, 91, Voss and Sons Funeral Service
• Judy Marie (Landwehr) Gatewood, 81, Bass & Gasper Funeral Home
• Stella B. Kirchner, 87, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• Lester Edgar Otte, 73, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• William "Bill" Richard Toborg, 87, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Jerry M. Chandler, 82, Myers-Reed Chapel
• Ella Jane Amis, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Clairene B. Ackerman, 72, Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home
• Robert Leslie 'Bobby' Booker, 31, Hague Funeral Home
• Hazel Barger, 91, Buchanan Funeral Home
• Lucy Jones Collier, 80, Collins Funeral Home
• Lindsey Michelle 'Lindsey Dee' Dalgleish, 40, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre
• Jeremy Ryan Cox, 38, Collins Funeral Home
• Edna Evelyn Goss Dieringer, 100, Spurgeon Funeral Home
• James 'Dallas' Grimes, 67, Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home
• Charles Lee Franklin, 83, Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home
• Sandra Gayle Heitz, 49, Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home

It's F.A.M.I.L.Y. time on the football field

It is easy to say that when Justun Sharp was gearing up for his second season has head coach of the football team, this is not the past few months that he envisioned leading up to the season.

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• Joemeo's pin placements befuddle men's league golfers
• Hanover College working to welcome back athletes with thoughful, comprehensive plan
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• Yes, there will be school sports this fall
• Baseball/softball returning to park in July
• Fishing tournament this weekend will be fun and help charity
• Franklin College team to lead soccer camp
• Emotions laid bare in Tuesday night golf
• Bailey, Schroeder trios soar in the men's Tuesday Golf League
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• Shooting ranges reopened
• Delayed men's golf league starts up

Editor's Notebook

'Poor little fella'

Deb Hofelich shed tears when she laid a flower by the body of brown hound dog that didn't have a chance. Earlier that day, it had been hit by a vehicle and killed near her home in the Two-Mile Creek subdivision.

"He was a handsome animal," Hofelich said, "the poor little fella."

Across the street, a little girl playing in her yard was also disheartened.

"I saw that dog walking around our neighborhood a couple of days ago," said Olivia Sharp, 6. "It makes me sad that he is dead. What happened to him?"

"He got ran over by a car," Hofelich answered.

Olivia frowned.

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