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Kyle and Brittany Layman, left, of Layman Fabrication are congratulated by Greg Hicks of the North Vernon Redevelopment Com­mission after an agreement was made to facilitate the firm’s expansion.—Staff Photo by Barbara King
Kyle and Brittany Layman, left, of Layman Fabrication are congratulated by Greg Hicks of the North Vernon Redevelopment Com­mission after an agreement was made to facilitate the firm’s expansion.—Staff Photo by Barbara King
A project that came up "very quickly" was met with decisive action by the North Vernon Rede­velopment Com­mission (NVRC or TIF board) on Friday, Feb. 14.

It was a sweet day for the Commission to hear that a 100 percent-owned local company was on the verge of a major breakthrough in its growth. Layman Fabrication, located at 3435 N. Fourth St., plans to construct a new facility, doubling its size and creating 15 new jobs by 2024.

The growth is the result of several factors which include an expansion of work among several clients, including one based near Chicago, and the company becoming a certified vendor for Honda North America in 2019. Layman Fabrication received its first contract with the automotive giant last month.

"Our new relationship with Honda will give us the opportunity to become one of their lead metal fabrication suppliers," according to information provided the Commission. Without the new facility and acreage, the company said it will be unable to complete the contract here in Jennings County.

Jennings County Eco­nomic Development Com­mission Director Kathy Ertel explained the proposal to the Commission was based on a plan to keep the company in Jennings County.

The proposal included the following:


Wednesday, February 19, 2020
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The 2020 Jennings County Hospice Gala, with the theme of "Derby Dreaming," netted over $49,000 for Hospice of South Central Indiana.


NEWS
SWCD dinner to welcome ISP trooper to discuss drug issue

Mark your Calendar for Tuesday, March 3, for the 69th Annual Soil and Water Conservation Dis­trict Dinner. The evening promises to be fun and informative, and the food will be delicious.


• Screenings for drugs, alcohol increase for school bus drivers
• JC Council: Jail plan needed
• Hit and run wreck causes widespread electrical outage
• Deputies investigating vandalism to vehicles in CSL
• Get ready: Pre-K registration begins Feb. 17 on first come, first serve basis
• BZA to hear requests including for fire station
• Training set for those interested in planning
• Special TIF meeting may bring good news
• Underground Railroad drama
• No trash pickup in NV Monday
• 2 more GOP races in 2020 election
• No trash pickup in NV Monday
• 16 youths to compete in Jennings County Spelling Bee Thursday
• School to showcase non-traditional careers
• Road into JCHS to be named in honor of Paul 'Ham' Wernke's life achievements
• IUPUC will host FAFSA assistance on Feb. 12
• Get help filling out your FAFSA at JCHS on Feb. 23rd

OBITUARIES
Marvin Dean Bustle, 79, Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home

Marvin Dean Bustle, 79, of Dabney died at 12:50 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus.


• Dorothy "Dottie" Acton, 89, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Rondal "Glenn" Deaton, 84, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Sheila Hardwick, 69, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Carolyn Faye Shelton Cornett Dick, 70, Woodlawn Family Funeral Centre
• Janet Sue Kloeker, 80, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Jack Modlin, 83, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• Ted Shoultz, 70, Rolling Hills Shrine Club
• Clifford "Leroy" Roberts, 76, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• John Wienhorst, 65, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Tommy Allen Wingham, 88, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre
• Marvin Dean Bustle, 79, Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home
• Mrs. Dorothy "Dottie" Acton, 89, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Ted Shoultz, 70
• Arnold C. Redmond, 71, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• Janet Sue Kloeker, 80, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• John Wienhorst, 65, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Clifford "Leroy" Roberts, 76, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home

SPORTS
JCHS alumni fare well Saturday at UIndy track meet

University of India­napolis senior athletes Keri Ertel and Matt Cornett were recognized at Senior Day at the University of Indianapo­lis Team Track and Field Invi­tational indoor meet on Saturday, Feb. 15. Both are Jennings County High School graduates.


• JCMS girls pull off sweep
• LOCAL scoreboard
• Jennings boys win, lose over weekend
• Wrestling career ends at semi-state for Jennings County's Woodard
• LOCAL SCOREBOARD
• Coyotes on the move in Indiana
• JC's Woodard eyes wrestling semi-state
• DNR to have booth, events at Boat Show
• DNR: Grasslands for birds initiative off to successful start
• Jennings girls can't stop Bedford NL
• Woodard earns 2nd straight trip to semi-state
• JC's Greathouse advances in diving
• LOCAL SCOREBOARD
• Panther boys stumble against New Albany
• Indiana's otter trapping season reaches quota, closes early
• LOCAL scoreboard
• JCHS wrestlers claw their way to 3rd in sectional

Editor's Notebook
Arizona candidate cites NV influences

Two years ago, Brandon Martin came close to winning the Republican Party's nomination for U.S. Congress in Arizona's 2nd District.


• Bobby Knight's homecoming
• How to get teens to focus
• Music, poets and politicians
• Sports lead to Hall of Fame
• Taking it to the next level
• Defender of the First Amendment
• Let's hope Santa reads this
• Paper days are her favorite
• Season's greetings galore
• Celebrating Jonah's miracle
• 'Poor little fella'
• Staying active and remarkable
• Shooting the breeze on radio
• Lifetime of political activism
• Jennings GOP's man in Tampa
• 'And this one belongs to the Reds'
• Freedom fighter

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Students who attended "The Diary of Anne Frank" performance Friday place stones atop a makeshift grave stone outside the Park Theatre in memory of victims of hate. A review of the play and another photo are on page 10A.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer




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