Members of the Jennings County Community Foundation's Youth for Development are now going over applicationsfor the grants they will award this year. Members of this young philanthropy group are, front row, l to r, Eliza Gasper, Madi Rogers, Taylor AmRhein. Second row, l to r, Owen Land, Kaylin Klosterman, Allie Bertram, Marisa Biehle, Brooke Short, Stefani Williams, Nick AmRhein. Back row, Ian Donnell, Bailey Wilder, Jackson Shepherd, Lawson Hearne, Hunter Sporeleder, Andrew Green. For more information about the Youth for Development or local Foundation, call the Jennings County Community Foundation office at 812-346-5553 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.-Submitted Photo
Decatur Mold Tool and Engineering was recently recognized by the Clifty Creek Chapter of the Indiana Society of the Sons of the American Revolution for consistently flying the American flag in a patriotic and exemplary manner.
The American Heart Association awarded Columbus Regional Health with a Mission: Lifeline Receiving Center Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Indiana has two great summer opportunities coming up for you to help make a positive impact in the lives of children in Jennings County. Through a partnership with Arby's and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, throughout July, you can give a $1 and get a $1 at the local Arby's restaurant!
The Indiana Chapter of the Walnut Council is hosting a national meeting for woodland owners interested in growing walnut trees and other hardwoods on July 31-August 3 at the Lawrenceburg DoubleTree by Hilton hotel. Over 150 landowners are expected to attend.
Diabetes: Thursday, July 28, 6:30 pm Everyone is invited to this very important and informative program about how to live a full life with Diabetes. Guest speakers: Leslie Kendall and Dr. Brad Morin of Schneck Medical Center. Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The first Earth Day took place in 1970, giving a voice to a growing movement that espoused the importance of addressing environmental issues and adopting eco-friendly lifestyles. This year, Earth Day takes place on April 22. The late Wisconsin senator Gaylord Nelson is credited with coming up with the idea for a day devoted to focusing on environmental issues affecting the entire planet. Nelson was reportedly inspired by the vehement student anti-Vietnam War movement that took root in the United States in the late 1960s and continued into the 1970s. Senator Nelson felt that if he could inspire similar passion among the masses about environmental issues, then those issues would force their way into the national agenda. Senator Nelson's intuition proved correct, and on April 22, 1970, 20 million Ameri-cans gathered to demonstrate against policies and practices that contributed to the deterioration of the environment.
Jeff O'Connor admits he was truly honored to learn that the selection committee for the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay committee had voted to honor his late father, Pat O'Connor. Although he was just under two years old when his father was killed in the opening lap of the 1958 Indianapolis 500, Jeff says his memories of his father are what other people have told him through the years. "What really stuck out for me was how prestigious of a position he held in the racing world as an Indy race car driver," Jeff revealed. "Growing up when you hear about the 500, you think wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to participate in it or know someone who had and, fortunately, I was related to one that did." Wednesday, July 13, 2016
She was the first female athlete in Jennings County High School history to win a state championship at any Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) event. For that and other reasons, Keri Ertel of North Vernon was selected to carry the bicentennial torch during the relay across Indiana that will begin this fall. The torch relay is scheduled to go through Jennings County from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept 16. It will start in Corydon, Indiana's first state capital, and end with a celebration on Saturday, Oct. 15 on the grounds of the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis. The torch relay will touch each of Indiana's 92 counties during the 3,200 mile journey acrosss the state. Wednesday, July 13, 2016