The Jennings County vs. Floyd Central boys basketball games (V/JV/9th) scheduled for Friday, Jan. 22 have been rescheduled for Feb. 6 due to COVID. ]V and frosh games will begin at noon Feb. 6; the Varsity game to follow in the main gym.
Above is a photo of 500 Heroin/Fentanyl capsules estimated to cost over $30,000. The drugs were recovered Jan. 14 during a multi-state and multi-jurisdictional investigation between Jennings County deputies and an out-of-state agency. —Submitted Photo
The Jennings County Sheriff's Office wins the award for starting their New Year's resolutions strong with several major crime busts in the past few weeks, the biggest of which happened within four days of each other. The first occurred not long after midnight on Monday, Jan. 11. A Jennings deputy conducted a traffic stop on a 2014 Mazda SUV on U.S. Hwy 50 near 4th Street.
During the traffic stop, the deputy detected the odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. While speaking with the occupants, the deputy suspected they were trafficking marijuana and/or other illegal drugs. A search of the vehicle uncovered marijuana, evidence of large-scale drug trafficking and over $30,000 in cash. The currency was packaged in a way that would indicate a large scale drug trafficking operation.
Senior night for the Jennings County Swim Club means keeping expectations high and goggles on! The final home meet for the senior class teammates of Jennings County Swim Club was one to remember. Excited anticipation could be seen on the faces of the teammates and coaches alike as they prepared for their events. "Obviously, our goal is to win," said Coach Leah McCloud with a hopeful chuckle for pending results.
Alex Zimmerman is the new county attorney for Jennings. While he is a newcomer to the county itself, his wife, the former Kayla Ellis, is the daughter of Bob and Tina Ellis and grew up here. The couple has purchased a home in Vernon Township, are currently fixing it up and plan to relocate here from Greenwood "in a month or two."His wife is also an attorney and is currently practicing at Eichhorn & Eichhorn specializing in medical malpractice. The two met as undergraduates at Franklin College and married at the Ellis' country home in June 2018.
Leadership for county government has been set for 2021.Matt Sporleder was re-elected president of the commissioners last week, even though at an earlier and contentious meeting this fall he had said he would not accept this leadership position again. Apparently the adage "time heals all wounds" applies in this instance.
There is always a silver lining during dark times. The influx of compassion and generosity that has arisen in Jennings County amidst physical, economic and social unrest is that bright and shiny metallic lining. Even before the pandemic, Jennings County had many charitable organizations working to help those in need. Pavilion Ministries, a collaboration between Christ's Way Christian Church, Trinity Full Gospel Church, North Vernon Wesleyan Church, Zenas Baptist Church, North Vernon Church of the Nazarene, and The Well ministries, is one of...
While many consumers continue to wait for their $600 stimulus checks, doxo, the all-in-one web and mobile bill pay service, recently released a new doxoINSIGHTS report that reveals that the majority of Americans (59%) plan to use the money to pay household bills, with utilities; cable/internet; and mobile phone bills topping the list.
John Robert "Rob" Taylor, 49, passed away following complications from COVID-19 on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 1:42 p.m. at the IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Defiance, Ohio, on Saturday, November 20, 1971 to John Michael Taylor and Terry Sue Miller.
A current resident of Bargersville, Indiana, Mr. Taylor spent most of his childhood in North Vernon. He graduated high school with the class of 1990 from Jennings County High School.
Editor's Note: The following story is about former NV resident Tom Gegax, whose parents Lib and Bill Gegax were very active in the community when they lived here years ago. Tom went on to a successful business career in Minneapolis and the Midwest. In addition to being a published author, his attention has now turned to documentary filmmaking. Read on.