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The Historic Society in Vernon has several spring-fruit pies left that are now in the freezer! They re-heat just fine. If you would like to buy one $10 each, call 812-346-8989.

County bond to fund 4 projects
The new $1.2 million county bond will fund 4 projects, including work on outbuildings’ roofs at the JC fairgounds. Some will be redone; others just painted. —Staff Photo
The new $1.2 million county bond will fund 4 projects, including work on outbuildings’ roofs at the JC fairgounds. Some will be redone; others just painted. —Staff Photo
A new campground, new 911 radios, upgrades at the county fairgrounds and new patrol cars for the sheriff are all included in the new $1.2 million general obligation bond the county is in the process of issuing.

Amazingly, the four projects were chosen from a pile of projects totaling over $2.5 million after commissioners asked their county department chiefs for their "wish lists" the bond could fund. The list was compiled into a document pages long and contained a hodge podge of requests for articles ranging from computers to new elevators at the courthouse and government annex.

Only an update from Jerry Shepherd, Director of JC Emergency Management, saved the commissioners and county councilors from hours of deliberations on how to divvy up the $1.2 million among the various departments.


Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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COVID or Not...'Shady...



The only C-word that is getting passed around this holiday season is Christmas spirit. The Jennings County Youth Foundation is not letting a pandemic get in the way of bringing joy, food and a sense of community to the local residents. The good cheer began in early summer when JCYF made adjustments to their summer food programs in order to comply with CDC guidelines while still providing food to those in need. By adding drive-thru and to-go options, among other COVID-safe additions such as face masks and social distancing, the CSL Clubhouse...


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JCYF to fundraise, offer affordable gifts, hand out a free meal

The Golden Ticket 50/50 Raffle will help raise money for JCYF's programs that support the children in Jennings County. Not only is this a fundraiser, but one lucky person is going to win a lot of money just in time for Christmas!

Tickets for the raffle will be $10 each and you can pick them up during office hours at the JCYF office on 100 S Webster St in North Vernon. You can also text 812-718-2055 to make other arrangements to pick up tickets. You can also contact one of their board members to buy tickets: Casey Ernstes, Vicky Lacey, Angi Grider, Barb Galliher, or Ramona Leach. The tickets will be on sale until Dec. 10 at 4 p.m.


• Bell ringers needed to spread cheer
• Harmony Hill School #4
• Another blow to the downtown
• B'ville schools now a memory
• Teachers, school board reach contract agreement
• Pie sale is this weekend!
• Hunter falls out of tree stand
• Win prizes for hiking at Monroe Lake

OBITUARIES
Larry Leahigh, 81, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home

Larry Leahigh, 81, of Scipio, passed away at 11:47 a.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at the Columbus Regional Hospital.

• Larry Leahigh, 81, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• Lisa Ann Hall, 55, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Anna Biehle, 93, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• SERVICES
• AREA DEATHS
• Lisa Hall, 55, pending at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Anna Biehle, 93, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• Michael Eugene Daugherty II, 45, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home

SPORTS
Youth hunting days set

Free youth hunting days, Nov. 28-29 are set.

• Don't forget to register for the SEPAC Field Day
• Alex Sedam takes #1 spot in disc league
• State park passes a gift idea
• Deer reduction hunts scheduled to restore parks' natural elements
• St. Mary's Scoreboard
• Deer firearms season begins on Nov. 14th
• Disc golfers vying for top positions in last week of Tripton play
• Backyard habitat is topic of web seminar

CELEBRATIONS
Potter's House new 'life coach' has all the qualifications and experience to help others

Imagine being sentenced to serve seven years in prison because of your addiction to drugs and three years later you are three years sober and a Life Coach, helping others just like you rehabilitate by making the community a better place.

• Online IU Kelly School ranked #1
• Governor's Art Awards honor 2 area standouts
• Steve, Bonita Chastain mark 60th anniversary
• Mercy Rescue receives a boost from a local banking business
• Registration open for 'virtual' SEPAC Field Day set Nov 30
• Happy Birthday
• Historical Society volunteers preparing for their big pie sale
• JC Middle School Honor Roll Announced

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