This was a record year at the Strawberry Festival, reports Sally Woods, Director of the Jennings County Domestic on Violence Council with the recent fundraiser collecting $2766. While Woods was concerned with making money for the non-profit, these kids just came for the shortcakes. From left to right seated are Aubrey Elkins from Commiskey and Brendan and Landen Krawczyk of the St. Ann area. Standing are, l to r, Elliot Geraghty of Boise, Idaho, Abi and Madi Ickx and Owen Elkins.-Staff Photo by Barbara King
FLASH (Free Lunch All Summer, Hooray!) provides free lunches to the public at the CSL Clubhouse on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from noon to 1 p.m. The program is directed by Colleen Malone who is also the director of the Wayside Inn Homeless Shelter.
The Government of Japan celebrated the conferral of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, upon Purdue President Mitch Daniels during a ceremony at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. in May.
Do you know a visionary from Indiana who has made significant contributions to agriculture? If so, nominate them today for the 2017 Indiana AgriVision Award. The winner will be recognized by Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch during a ceremony at the 2017 Indiana State Fair.
Columbus Regional Health recently welcomed Dr. Erin Boente, M.D. to its active. Boente graduated from Southern Illinois School of Medicine in Springfield, Ill., and performed her residency in emergency medicine at the Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies in Kalamazoo, Mich. She is board certified in emergency medicine.
Go to the City Pool in the North Vernon City Park on an afternoon during a warm summer day, and you will notice that the facility is constantly packed with children ranging from toddlers to teens. Many of them frequent Jennings County's only outdoor public pool almost every day that it's open.
Pets of the Week at the Jennings County Animal Control Shelter are Katerina, a 1 1/2-year-old orange-and-white intact female domestic medium hair cat, and Grandpa, an 8-year-old intact male red tick coonhound. For more information on adopting these or other animals, call Animal Control at 812-346-5725 or stop by 580 W. CR 350N, North Vernon 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Saturdays.-Submitted photos Wednesday, June 14, 2017