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May 19, 2019


Tripton's Park's 'visitors center' '85 percent completed' despite cont'd weather delays
First it was the cold and the snow and then came the drenching rains. But even though 2019 has not been kind to contractors trying to reach their set timetables, construction of the new Tripton Park "visitors center" should be completed in plenty of time before the grand opening of the facility in August.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

NV closes in on being a 'Clean Community'
North Vernon is a step closer to becoming recognized as a "Clean Community," which would give the city a leg up on both environmental requirements and applications for state and federal grants.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

New law passes as others are introduced
The North Vernon City Council held "first readings" on several proposed ordinances Monday night and also finalized its new storm water ordinance.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Water refill station to be unveiled 17th
The public is invited to the ribbon cutting of the new water refill station located next to the Muscatatuck Trail at Muscatatuck Park (Gum Street entrance). The ribbon cutting event will start at 6 p.m. on May 17.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Park Board asks city to change alcohol policy at city properties
The North Vernon City Council is considering changing their City Park Ordinance to allow alcoholic beverages at its new Tripton Park.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Changes coming with new stormwater ordinance
The North Vernon City Council will hold a public hearing on its new Stormwater Maintenance Standards at their meeting Monday night, April 8 at 6 p.m. at Carnegie City Hall.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

City Council asks Smithsonian exhibit committee to reconsider move to Vernon
It looks like North Vernon may have lost its chance to host a prestigious exhibit.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

USB gives pole barn a sliver of hope
The pole barn issue on Norris Avenue was discussed at yet another venue Monday night, even though its owner, Gary Beck, told the Utilities Service Board (USB), "I don't know why they (the City Council) sent me here."

Over a year ago, Beck received a permit for a pole barn residence at 64 Norris Avenue. The permit is now expired and the Area Plan Commission has filed a lawsuit asking the court to either remove it or to fine Beck daily because it appears to be a storage facility and not a residence.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Work resumes as date set for memorable opening on Aug. 3
With dry weather finally returning, work has resumed at North Vernon's new Tripton Park, located at the former Ford's Crossing/Muscatatuck Country Club golf course.

Bob Ertel, volunteer project manager, gave an update on the park construction at last week's City Council meeting.

"It's kinda risky to construct a park in the wintertime," he announced, but in the end, such bad weather "might have been a silver lining." This is because the break gave the park committee time to work out some issues that were "not well thought out."

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Builder of pole barn on Norris Avenue defends his 'home,' wants assistance
Sixty-four Norris Avenue has been getting a lot of attention lately, as what appears to be a new large pole barn has drawn the ire of some neighbors as well as local officials.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Yoga studio vacates Stellar, moves to the former cafeteria of North Vernon High School
Perceptions Yoga, Mindfulness & Art has now vacated the city's Stellar Building at the north end of the downtown Plaza at 50 N. Madison Ave.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Addition at 3 N. Jackson Street is now officially condemned
There's apparently a good chance that the building addition at the back of the Serendipity Antique Store at 162 E. Walnut St, North Vernon, may very well be on its last legs.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Yoga studio site now in doubt as city asserts control of building
The North Vernon City Council voted unanimously to assert its ownership of the Pickel­seimer's Building and take back its day to day operations at their meeting Monday night, Feb. 25.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Greathouse Hardware nails it!
It made the front page of The North Vernon Sun on July 5, 1934.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

North Vernon City Council-Parking accommodation doesn't sit well with Uptown merchants
You have to give them credit for trying.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012


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