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NEWS April 23, 2017

Ringing in the JC Bicentennial
Ringing in the JC Bicentennial
All of the churches in Jennings County who still have bells were asked to ring them at noon on Feb. 1 as a way to commemorate Jernnings County officially entering the State of Indiana as a county. Keegan Wheeler and his grandfather, Mike, rang the bell at the Hayden United Methodist Church for 200 seconds as their way to celebrate Jennings County's 200th birthday. Throughout this year in the last Plain Delaer of each month, the newspaper is publishing histories of the townships. In today's paper, the history of Spencer Township is published.-Submitted Photo by Rodger Ruddick



Cut the cost of prom without cutting fun
Many people fondly remember their high school proms. But while proms make great memories, they also can break the bank.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

'Empty nest syndrome' may be more of a myth than reality

You're supposed to feel weepy, forsaken and bereft.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Coal not coming back
Coal is not coming back, Greg Pauley, president and chief operating officer of Kentucky Power, told the Kentucky Governor's Conference on Energy and the Environment last year. Curtis Tate reports for McClatchy Newspapers. Pauley said natural gas "is the primary reason why coal is on the ropes."

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

It wouldn't be Easter without hunt for eggs
The North Vernon Parks and Recreation Easter Egg Hunt went "egg-actly" as planned Saturday, except for one unexpected fact: attendance was down about thirty percent, said Chad Speer, park director.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

New commander of JCHS Color Guard is Abigail Fannin
The Jennings County High School Color Guard has a new leader. Abigail "Abby" Fannin, a junior, who has been promoted to commander.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Sen. Donnelly's staff to explain nomination process for academies
U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly's office will host a series of information sessions around Indiana on April 25-27 for students interested in learning more about the nomination process for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Support for CASA evident in recent fundraiser
Crooners for CASA rocked a crowd of approximately 250 guests at The Commons in downtown Columbus, helping to raise nearly $50,000 in support of Advocates for Children in the event's fourth year.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

CRH extends affordable lung tests
Columbus Regional Health is offering low-dose CT scans of the chest for $10 through the month of April. CT scans of the chest can detect lung cancer earlier, when it is easier to treat.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Extend season with spring planted bulbs
Keeping your garden looking its best throughout the growing season and into fall is possible with the help of low maintenance spring planted bulbs.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

One-of-a-Kind Item - WW II POW model ship a masterpiece of innovation
Former resident Bob Rutherford was back in North Vernon recently and stopped by the newspaper office to show off an interesting item he purchased recently for his Rutherford Antiques store in Kent.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Day of Caring
Volunteers toiled but did not complain, partly because of the beautiful weather, during the Jennings County United Way's 15th annual spring Day of Caring.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mike Eastman sets sights on county's drug problem
He started off as a volunteer driver for the JC Veterans Service Officer and ended up in charge of the county's Veterans Affairs Office for the last 10 years.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Vernon makes the case to have new jail built in county seat
Councilman John Post, representing Vernon, conveyed an important message to the county commissioners last week.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

ETC at a Crossroads?
With one of its main tenants not renewing their lease and basically asking for free space, the City of North Vernon will discuss the status of its Education Training Center at their meeting Monday night, April 24.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017


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