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United Way campaign virtual
Urging participation in the United Way campaign are, l to r, NV Police Dept. School Re-source Officer Matt Staples; Lt. Keith Messer; Detective Nick Megel; Sgt. Andy Richmond; Officer Seth Beville; UW director Terri Everage; NVPD Chief James Webster;  Officer Wes Thayer; and UW President  Caleb Reynolds.—Staff Photo
Urging participation in the United Way campaign are, l to r, NV Police Dept. School Re-source Officer Matt Staples; Lt. Keith Messer; Detective Nick Megel; Sgt. Andy Richmond; Officer Seth Beville; UW director Terri Everage; NVPD Chief James Webster; Officer Wes Thayer; and UW President Caleb Reynolds.—Staff Photo
In times like this' we all need our annual United Way campaign to be successful.

Yes, even though we are faced with social distancing thanks to COVID, the 2021 United Way campaign is adapting its strategies, hoping to make its goal of $150,000.

President Caleb Reynolds invites your participation and explains how he became involved after he moved here to minister at the Nazarene Church four years ago.

"When I started to learn about the organizations in town offering assistance, I saw the common thread was their connection to the United Way. The most essential helping services all received funding from this organization. It made an important connection for me and the church."
North Vernon Police Chief James Webster knows exactly what this pastor means. His department recently concluded their annual campaign, which is made up of "Evergreen" participants, which is someone who has allowed their participation to stand year after year without signing a pledge card every 12 months.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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'Mercy' rule speeds end...

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It took little time for New Albany to display the abundance of speed they brought to Jennings County on Friday for the Panthers' final Hoosier Hills Conference football game: one play.

Fraud is serious

Attorney General Curtis Hill said today that the sentencing of a Fort Wayne woman demonstrates the seriousness with which authorities view the crime of health care fraud in connection with the Medicaid program.

After pleading guilty to health care fraud and aggravated identity theft, Susanne Gawel was sentenced Wednesday to 48 months in prison, one year of supervised release and ordered to pay $646,690.32 in restitution.

• Survey: DUI charges are not believed
• Madison man faces several drug charges
• Frye gets nod from IFB; Lucas does not
• Internet available at JCHS for College Goal Sunday Oct. 25
• Jennings GOP in celebratory mood even before Election Day
• Toys for Tots goes virtual this year
• It's a new partnership for the city
• Public counselor called upon in attorney fee issue
• Indiana progresses to Stage 5 for virus
• School board to meet on Thursday, Oct. 8
• Duke schedules a power outage Friday
• Sign ups begin for Xmas food baskets
• Verdict 'absolutely baffling,' says fiance
• Woodall says he has a good record of accomplishing goals
• JC Recycling Center is keeping busy despite virus
• Completion nears for VFD station
• Vehicle leads JC officers on pursuit Friday morning
• Indiana now in Stage 5
• FMRS releases plan to clean-up river
• 'Mask-erade' benefit for local woman
• Training in child abuse detection, reporting now available here in Jennings County
• Centerstone receives grant for suicide prevention
• Fall is the time to be careful meeting farm equipment on roads
• City gives blesssing for free COVID testing site to be at its ETC building
• AmVets hosting a benefit on Friday for late member
• Downtown welcomes ice cream shop
• Bereavement groups can help with support
• Brush Creek closure bringing out the best in students and staff
• Donate blood at local church on Monday

Jerry M. Cauley, 74, Soller-Baker Funeral Home

Jerry M. Cauley, 74, of Lafayette died Sunday, October 11, 2020, at Franciscan Health St. Elizabeth East ER.

• Patricia Lynn "Patty" Flannery, 53, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Heather Marie Hobson, 24, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Robert D. Pennington, 67, Sawyer-Picket Funeral Home
• William Herbert "Bill" Reichenbach, 90, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Stanley Frederick Torwelle, 69, Myers-Reed Funeral Home
• Henny Weinya de Boer, 95, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• Dennis Stevie Craft, 76, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Georgia Lee Day, 86, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Dale Leon Pettit, 84, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Ruth May Smith, 86, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• John Walter Lafferty, 55 Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
• William Calvert Chatham, 76, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
• Bradley N. Cutter, 60, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre
• Mary Lea Layman, 84, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Wilma Lee Clark, 81, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Paul Allen Green, 89, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Betty Johnson, 89, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• Danny Allen "Salty Dog" Redding, 62, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Norma Jean Robbins, 85, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Norma Jean Sturdivant, 57, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Nedra Ann "Nanan" Short, 81, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Danny Allen Redding, 62, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Ethan Alan Butler, 18, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• The family of Russell E. Byrkett, 94,

Girls keep improving

Coach Leah McLeod was bursting with pride at Ceraland Saturday morning as the Regional results were formally announced.

The JCHS earned fifth place honors which meant the team would continue its run at the Semi-State to be held just outside Nashville this Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

The Columbus North team won the IHSAA Girls Regional with 19 points; followed by Brown County, 85; Seymour, 105; Columbus East, 121; and JCHS, 138.

• Boys race with 100% confidence
• Sports Calendar
• Disc players register their best scores yet
• State ranked team upends JCHS boys soccer season
• Girls soccer ends season at Sectional
• Girls x country is optimistic
• Annual festivity brings out a cheering crowd
• Hendrix leads x country to Sectional win
• Injuries impact boys soccer outcome
• Floyd Central just too much for Panthers
• Down to Final Four
• JCMS Sports Shorts
• JCHS volleyball team embraces return to competition
• Windy conditions don't seem to impact scores
• Sports Calendar
• Hendrix tops in meet as team places second
• Girls trim times and prepare for sectional
• Greensburg Pirates take sectional but doubles team advances
• Jennings Girls compete Oct. 8 in Soccer Sectional
• Sports Calendar
• Cardinal scores big during disc golf play
• JCMS Sports Shorts
• JCHS Sports Shorts
• JCHS Tennis results
• Men almost at Elite 8
• Girls golfers advance but miss the cutoff
• Strong effort by goalkeeper Lee frustrates Owls scoring
• 5 teams advance in men's golf tourney
• Annual invitational now honors inspirational man

Editor's Notebook

Staying active and remarkable

The key to a long healthy life, says Claudia Helen Moore, is simple.

"I have no bad habits," says the North Vernon woman. "I know that's why I'm still going strong."

There likely are other reasons, too.

Moore stays active every single day by doing everything from penning poems and keeping her neat apartment clean to taking care of her boyfriend's cat and going to auctions.

• Shooting the breeze on radio
• Lifetime of political activism
• Jennings GOP's man in Tampa
• 'And this one belongs to the Reds'
• Freedom fighter
• Golf trip of a lifetime
• NASCAR's NV connection
• Now gone but not forgotten
• Saving money ... and the earth
• A reunion to remember
• A big, really really big, city
• Holton tornado nightmare
• Putting others first
• Soap box derby excitement
• 'My soldier on my arm'
• 'That's my girl!'
• Restoration of faith
• Six degrees of separation
• Freedom Hunt for special kids
• Panama Canal memories
• Catch, photograph and release
• April Fools' Day may be past ...
• Flying under the political radar
• College hoops hotbed
• Hypnotized and hilarious
• Heartbroken for Holton
• Super Bowl gladiator
• Happy in Hoosier nation
• Grief, anger and forgiveness

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Hardees in North Vernon, IN is now open for business! Mayor Mike Ochs, citizens from North Vernon...
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