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NEWS May 30, 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



Volunteers sought to be in patriotic event June 30
The Pavilion Churches of Jennings County is looking for talent to particpate in its "Land of the Free," a concert with a patriotic theme . The concert is planned at the Park Theatre Civic Centre at 7 p.m. Friday, June 30 to celebrate our nation's birthday. Admission will be free for everyone.
Friday, May 26, 2017

Fair Queen ball tickets are on sale
The 2017 Jennings County Fair Queen's Ball is set for Sunday, June 11, at the Jennings County Community Building.
The annual event is a fundraiser to help raise money for the Jennings County Fair Queen Pageant Scholarship Fund. The Queen's Ball is conducted to honor the previous year's fair queen and her court. It also provides an opportunity to thank the young women for all their hard work during the previous year.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Quilters meet 7th
Columbus Star Quilters Guild regularly scheduled monthly meeting will be held June 7,2017 at the St. John's Masonic Lodge #20 at 4131 Rocky Ford Road, the corner of Taylor and Rocky Ford Roads. All interested persons are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Purdue on its way to freezing tuition again
The Purdue University Board of Trustees' Finance and Executive committee has endorsedd a proposed tuition freeze for resident, nonresident and international students at the West Lafayette campus through the next two academic years, making a total of six years of no change in base tuition.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

It's Fun Time
At an impressive 96 years young, the Muscata­tuck Park is almost ready to formally open what will surely be one of its most popular attractions.
The new GameTime playgrounds for toddlers and older children should be all set at week's end, although as park director Greg Martin reports, kids aren't waiting for the 7000 cubic feet of engineered wood chips to be spread around a foot thick to cushion any falls.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

JCHS Class of '17 split $172K pot of gold
The 2017 graduating class at Jennings County High School learned on Wednesday, May 10, exactly how much money would be distributed among them during the annual Senior Awards program.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

APC meeting gets report of Marksberry's site
The Area Plan Commission discussed the following items at their May 1 meeting:

Monday, May 22, 2017

NVPD hosting its 'Back Lot BBQ'
This Friday from 5to 7 p.m. officers and staff of the North Vernon Police Department will host the seventh annual "Back Lot BBQ." The community event will cap off National Police Week.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Get going to '50' sale
Dust off those sneakers and get going to the Eighteenth Annual "Great U.S. 50 Yard Sale" this weekend, May 19, 20, and 21.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Governor vetoes raising fees for public documents
Indiana Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb has vetoed legislation "that would have allowed units of government to charge the public up to $20 an hour for producing public records," Kaitlin L. Lange reports for The Indianapolis Star. "Both chambers can still override his veto with a simple majority." The legislation "would have allowed an hourly charge to kick in for a records search requiring more than two hours of work. It also required government units to offer electronic versions of documents if requested, which Holcomb supported."

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

JCCF looks to award $17,000 in local grants
The Jennings County Community Foundation achieved their $500,000 Lilly Gift Challenge Match in 2016 because of the local commitment of the community to the organization.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mother Nature thanks you!
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

INDOT holding public meeting on June 1st
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is holding meetings across Indiana during May and June to discuss the Community Crossings matching grant program. The grants, which began in 2016, provide Indiana cities, counties and towns with funds to improve local roads and infrastructure.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Snider family travels to county to celebrate father's lasting legacy
The last group of Snider Scholars gathered with fellow recipients at a bittersweet reception Tuesday, May 11 at the Vernon Baptist Church.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Webelos keep busy learning, helping
The Webelos Scouts from Pack 536 have been busy recently.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


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