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NEWS May 22, 2015


Policemen recognized for saving a life
Three different levels of awards were presented to four heroic officers at the City Council meeting Monday night.
North Vernon Chief of Police James Webster made the awards involving the Sept. 17, 2014 fire that engulfed a Crestwood Drive home and almost killed occupant Andrew W. Hatchett, 39.
NVPD Officer Andrew Richmond arrived on the scene and acted to pull the semiconscious man out of the engulfed home.
"I knew I couldn't just wait for this man to die. I would never forgive myself if I did and later found out that he had passed away while we waited," Richmond said in a 2014 North Vernon Sun article.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

US Attorney: A time to thank officers
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Mayor: Officers play an 'essential role' in city
Mayor Harold Campbell issued a National Police Week Proclamation at the City Council meeting this week.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Police Week celebration includes Back Lot BBQ

The officers and staff of the North Vernon Police Department will host a "Back Lot BBQ" from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 15, in honor of National Police Week.
Thursday, May 14, 2015


Coleen wants building to 'pop'
When Colleen Kirchner first heard about Stellar's downtown storefront project, she couldn't wait for her building's green exterior to finally be painted over with a color she liked-red.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Clean-up of downtown eyesore should be done by Sept. 30
It won't be that long before the Fifth Street fire zone is all cleaned up and a grassy green field becomes the skyline for that section of the downtown.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Back Lot BBQ on Friday to mark Nat'l Police Week
The officers and staff of the North Vernon Police Department will host a "Back Lot BBQ" from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 15, in honor of National Police Week.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Quarry project vetted for several years with all indications a 'Go!'
The resolution to fund several projects-including a new source of water for North Vernon-with a $6 million bond was passed at the last City Council meeting.
But not with a unanimous vote.
Councilor Mike Ochs moved to table the motion for the bond because he wants "more investigation" before the city goes ahead with plans to store water from the Muscatatuck River in the 60-acre quarry currently owned by Hanson Quarry.
Ochs gave as reason for his tredipation that he had heard the old Arvin's "might have dumped toxins" at the quarry.
Mayor Harold Campbell and several councilors explained that the quarry alternative has been discussed and looked into for some time now. Officials want a more consistent, cleaner and safer water supply for its residents and customers than what is currently offered from the Muscatatuck River.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Back Lot BBQ all set for May 15 in downtown NV
The officers and staff of the North Vernon Police Department will host a "Back Lot BBQ" on May 15 in honor of National Police Week.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Meet Officer Seth Beville
Name:  Seth Beville
Date of Hire: August 9, 2010.
Rank: Patrolman.
Prior Law enforcement experience? 1.5 years at the Jennings County Jail as a Jailer, 2 years as a Reserve Officer at North Vernon Police Department.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Foster Grandparents' service in limelight
Saying it is one of the tasks he enjoys the most , Mayor Harold Campbell honored the golden anniversary of the Foster Grandparent Program by presenting the group with a Proclamation at the City Council meeting Monday night.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Chamber heads committee to clean up NV
A new committee wants to partner with city officials and brighten the city up.

Marie Shepherd, Chamber director, told the City Council "We are not here to bash anybody but I feel like we're just slipping away. What can we do to help you get the community back on track?"

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

People want to know: Why so many patrol cars?
Some residents have asked why there are so many police cars parked in the city parking lot adjacent to the police station.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Grant applications available as are memberships for the JC Foundation's Women's Giving Circle
Women helping women and children; such is the mission of the Women's Giving Circle of Jennings County. This initiative began in 2008 by a core group of women in Jennings County who sought to make a long-lasting impact in the lives of women and children in this community.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

NV Preschool is now taking fall enrollments
North Vernon Preschool is now accepting enrollment for 2015-2016.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


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