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NEWS April 24, 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

Good fences make neighborhood look quite a bit better
A new splash of color has shown up on the Fifth Street barrier.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Brown and the Blue, honoring those who serve
Name: Casey Jones
Date of Hire: 1/26/2015
Rank: Probationary Officer
Accomplishments? Awards? An Indiana University Bachelor's in Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Public Safety Management.
Why did you choose to enter law enforcement? I chose to enter law enforcement because I want an exciting, rewarding and satisfying career. A career in which I know that every day I go to work is a new day in which anything could happen. Every day is a day that I could be making a difference in someone's life.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Election Calendar
Jennings County Election Clerk Brenda King has announced the following schedule for the City of North Vernon's primary election on May 5.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Police pursuing goal of physical fitness
The North Vernon Police Department may soon have a "new" facility to pursue their goal of physical fitness.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Get voter registration in!
The last day to register to vote to be eligible to vote in the May 5 city election primary is Monday, April 6 at 4 p.m....or, if registering on-line, midnight that day...or, if sending in registration by U.S. mail, letters must be postmarked April 6 or before to be eligible.
Monday, March 30, 2015

Madison Ave. bids over estimate; 3 more to go as Stellar winds down
Bids on the remaining Stellar Community projects will be announced throughout this summer, with the first of four bid openings held on March 4.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

City to assume costs of fire clean-up for several reasons
With less than 10 months left in office, Mayor Harold Campbell is on a mission. He is fixed on the notion that before he leaves office, the Fifth Street fire zone will be cleaned up.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NVPD wants to up your safety on St. Patrick's Day
The North Vernon Police Department will be conducting Operation Pull Over-funded traffic safety patrols through March 31.
Patrol officers will be working in all parts of North Vernon with the primary focus of enforcing seat belt and child restraint laws while also strictly enforcing all other traffic laws throughout the city.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Fire zone assessments ready in 2 weeks; city moves to reconcile feud with Madison RR
First it was decorated for Christmas.

Before long, it will be decorated for spring.

But hopes are high that before another painting project is organized, the plywood fencing along the Fifth Street devastated area will be long gone.

Project manager Ardell Mitchell told the City Council Monday night, March 9 that he continues to pursue "property acquisition" and that appraisals for the buildings in the fire zone should be completed within two weeks.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Mike Piirto leaves lasting mark on NVPD
He is gone now from the North Vernon Police Department, but if the testaments forthcoming at Mike Piirto's retirement party is any indication, he will not be forgotten for years to come. If ever.
Just about everyone from the department, plus family, friends, other law enforcement pals and associates from Piirto's new career with JC Schools attended the retirement party for the 24-year veteran Friday night at at the city's Education Training Center.
Looking around the room, Mayor Harold Campbell noted one of the honors of serving the people as a police officer is the reward of gaining the respect and heartfelt thanks of the public for a job well done.
Piirto began his career at the NVPD on July 15, 1991. Police Chief James Webster recalled how he was paired up with the one-year veteran when he started on the force. Not only did he learn a lot from this officer, but there were plenty of laughs to counterbalance the often harsh realities of police work.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


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