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NEWS June 29, 2015

Smoke from black-power weapons and cannons fills the air and the dead and wounded lie on the battlefield during one of the mock Civil War battles as the Confederate rebels, above, fight the Union Army, left. The mock battles were held at the Muscatatuck Park.

State give some safety tips, specifics on fireworks
Safety Tips
Never let children handle, play with, or light any fireworks without adult supervision.

Monday, June 29, 2015

It's always a good idea to review insurance for summer activities
As the summer season approaches, you are more likely to spend more time outside with your family, friends and pets. Your plans are likely to include more entertaining, travel and outdoor excursions.
Monday, June 29, 2015

Food waste a big problem in the U.S.
Retail-level food losses represented 10 percent, or 43 billion pounds, and consumer-level losses represented 21 percent, or 90 billion pounds, of the available food supply of 430 billion pounds of food in 2010, a study said.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Nashville, IN recognized as one of America's 'best small towns'
Nashville, Indiana has been nationally recognized as one of America's best small towns, securing a spot on Smithsonian Magazine's "20 Best Small Towns 2015" list.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Beware storing wet hay
With parts of the Midwest experiencing wetter-than-normal weather conditions, a Purdue Extension forage specialist is urging farmers to make sure their hay is adequately dried before baling and storage to reduce the risk of barn fires.

Monday, June 29, 2015

The city pool to start swim lessons
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Upcoming government meetings - June 25, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Medical assisting gets good marks at Ivy Tech
The associate of applied science and the technical certificate programs in the medical assisting discipline at Ivy Tech Community College Columbus have been reaccredited for 10 years by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP), according to Dawne Wise, chair of the program.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

New degree tests one's actual skills in subject
At its June 2015 meeting, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education approved the state's first fully-developed competency-based degree program at a public college.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Kids learn about robots during a special 'camp'
A total of 26 Jennings County kids took advantage of a special program Lego Camp where they were given the opportunity to program a motorized vehicle built out of Legos to drive through an obstacle course.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Quilters will meet 1st
Columbus Star Quilters' Guild regular meeting is July 1, 2015 at the Masonic Lodge at 4131 Rocky Ford Road, the corner of Taylor and Rocky Ford Roads. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. and the meeting begins at 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Fair queen, princess to be crowned Saturday
Saturday evening 2014 Miss Jennings County Sierra Ritz will pass her crown on to one of eight candidates vying for the title of 2015 Miss Jennings County.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Jennings joins rest of state in preparing to 'put best foot forward' during Bicentennial
Jennings County now has a Bicentennial Coordinator as the state looks ahead to celebrate is 200th year of statehood in 2016.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Here's what vets want you to know about the dog flu
The Canine Influenza has been spreading throughout the continental United States, including Indiana. The American Veterinary Medical Association(AVMA) has some information and tips to help dog owners better understand the virus. "What we need to keep in mind is that humans can physically transmit the virus-which can stay on our clothes for up to 24 hours-so it is important to be careful about interacting with any unknown dogs," says AVMA spokesperson Dr. Aspros "With proper education, we can do our best to minimize the spread."

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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