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May 24, 2018

Hometown Heroes at work
Hometown Heroes at work
Brian Wilhelm of North Vernon work with a table saw at the Wayside Inn Homeless Shelter. He is part of the Lowe's Heroes crew working to remodel the facility on Hoosier Street. The volunteers began the extensive project earlier this month.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer

Government meetings
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Day of Caring
Nearly 300 volunteers participated in the 16th annual spring edition of the Jennings County United Way's Day of Caring.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Queen candidates ready to take centerstage
The 2018 Jennings County Fair Queen will be crowned this Saturday night, May 26, at the JCHS auditorium. The event will commence at 7 p.m. and conclude with new royalty as well as a new Little Miss and Little Mr. Jennings County.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Jennings County Princess candidates all set for the pageant
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Asbestos delays the razing of B'ville school
The Area Plan Commission had a regular meeting Monday, May 7 at the Government Center.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Creating police force at JCS may be the key to keep students safe
A proposal to create a police force within Jennings County Schools might just be what is needed to keep local students safe from the escalating trend of violence in our public educational facilities.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Blood needed; donate now
The American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to give blood and help ensure patient needs can be met this summer.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

An eye-opening experience Sixth graders learn about college life thru IU tour
Jennings County sixth graders were treated to a trip that might very well have changed the decision of many students as to whether or not they would attend college.
Each year, the Jennings County Economic Development Commission's Workforce Development division, takes every sixth grader in the county to Indiana University where they experience a tour of the college.
"We hope to open the children's minds as to what careers are available to them," explained Trish Speer, workforce development director who accompanied each group to the campus.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

LEGO Robotics camp offered in C'bus by Purdue Polytechnic
Children ages 9 to 14 are invited to explore science, technology, engineering and math concepts while having fun at the LEGO Robotics Summer Camp, sponsored by Purdue Polytechnic Columbus.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

HS girls can learn about business
The Jane Brock-Wilson Women in Management Center will welcome approximately 30 high school students July 8 to Purdue University for the Emerging Leaders Retreat, a four-day residential camp designed to empower young women and to introduce them to careers in business through hands-on learning activities.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Extension conference features a wide variety of timely workshops
The Indiana Extension Homemakers Association's annual Home and Family Conference will be June 4-6 at the Sheraton Hotel-Keystone Crossing in Indianapolis.
Participants will learn tips for strengthening families by spending wisely, eating right and living well. The conference, which is open to the public, includes more than 20 workshops on topics ranging from early childhood education to emergency disaster preparedness.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Seniors share $110,000 in scholarships
Members of the Jennings County High School Class of 2018 were the lucky recipients of over $110,000 in scholarships thanks to generous donations from local benefactors.

The scholarships were presented on Wednedsday, May 9, during the annual Senior Awards Night. Listed below are the scholarships and the amount, when available, along with the recipients.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Government meetings
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Community Building debuts renovation Friday
Jennings County now has a Community Building it can be proud of, thanks to a $500,000 renovation completed by Brad­shaw Building Special­ties of North Vernon just this week.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Memorial Day weekend Get ready for Click It or Ticket
Later this month the Jennings County Sheriff's office will join law enforcement agencies across Indiana and the nation to increase enforcement of seatbelt laws for Click It or Ticket. Multiple weeks of high-visibility patrols will be watching for unrestrained passengers in cars and trucks, both children and adults, the front seat and back, both day and night.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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