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May 23, 2018

Hometown Heroes at work
Hometown Heroes at work
Brian Wilhelm of North Vernon work with a table saw at the Wayside Inn Homeless Shelter. He is part of the Lowe's Heroes crew working to remodel the facility on Hoosier Street. The volunteers began the extensive project earlier this month.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer



An eye-opening experience Sixth graders learn about college life thru IU tour
Jennings County sixth graders were treated to a trip that might very well have changed the decision of many students as to whether or not they would attend college.
Each year, the Jennings County Economic Development Commission's Workforce Development division, takes every sixth grader in the county to Indiana University where they experience a tour of the college.
"We hope to open the children's minds as to what careers are available to them," explained Trish Speer, workforce development director who accompanied each group to the campus.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

LEGO Robotics camp offered in C'bus by Purdue Polytechnic
Children ages 9 to 14 are invited to explore science, technology, engineering and math concepts while having fun at the LEGO Robotics Summer Camp, sponsored by Purdue Polytechnic Columbus.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

HS girls can learn about business
The Jane Brock-Wilson Women in Management Center will welcome approximately 30 high school students July 8 to Purdue University for the Emerging Leaders Retreat, a four-day residential camp designed to empower young women and to introduce them to careers in business through hands-on learning activities.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Extension conference features a wide variety of timely workshops
The Indiana Extension Homemakers Association's annual Home and Family Conference will be June 4-6 at the Sheraton Hotel-Keystone Crossing in Indianapolis.
Participants will learn tips for strengthening families by spending wisely, eating right and living well. The conference, which is open to the public, includes more than 20 workshops on topics ranging from early childhood education to emergency disaster preparedness.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Seniors share $110,000 in scholarships
Members of the Jennings County High School Class of 2018 were the lucky recipients of over $110,000 in scholarships thanks to generous donations from local benefactors.

The scholarships were presented on Wednedsday, May 9, during the annual Senior Awards Night. Listed below are the scholarships and the amount, when available, along with the recipients.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Government meetings
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Community Building debuts renovation Friday
Jennings County now has a Community Building it can be proud of, thanks to a $500,000 renovation completed by Brad­shaw Building Special­ties of North Vernon just this week.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Memorial Day weekend Get ready for Click It or Ticket
Later this month the Jennings County Sheriff's office will join law enforcement agencies across Indiana and the nation to increase enforcement of seatbelt laws for Click It or Ticket. Multiple weeks of high-visibility patrols will be watching for unrestrained passengers in cars and trucks, both children and adults, the front seat and back, both day and night.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Arc of Indiana to be visiting JC sites May 15
The Arc of Indiana will be visiting the Jennings Co chapter of the Arc Tuesday, May 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Members of the Arc and those who might be interested in the Arc programs are invited to attend.
Monday, May 14, 2018

Nominate farms preserving, using historic buildings
Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Farm Bureau welcome nominations for the 2018 John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation. The award recognizes the preservation and continued agricultural use of historic farm buildings in Indiana.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Desire to help at-risk kids leads to creation of very special farm in Columbia Township
When Pastor Tim McNamee decided he wanted to create a place where inner city and at-risk children in downtown Indianapolis could visit, he came up with a five-year plan.
Three years into his plan, this former Indy resident is already a year ahead of schedule.
"This is God's work," McNamee said. "For us to be this far ahead we have to be doing what He wants us to do."

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Purdue's tuition costs are frozen for the seventh consecutive year
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels has announced plans to hold tuition constant on the West Lafayette campus for a seventh year in a row, extending the tuition freeze through the 2019-20 academic year.
This means students at the West Lafayette campus will be paying nearly the same in tuition and fees as they were in 2012-13, and five graduating classes will have earned their Purdue degrees without ever having a tuition increase. When combined with room and board rates that have been held flat or lowered and potential textbook savings through Purdue's Amazon partnership, current students' total cost of attendance is lower than in 2012-13.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Government meetings
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

2018 JCHS prom was 'A Night to Remember'
From the time they entered the Factory 12 Event Loft in Columbus, those attending the 2018 Jennings County High School prom knew it would be "A Night to Remember".

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Cyber Academy keys in on nat'l security need
For JCHS senior Karson Spurgeon, touring the new Cyber Academy at MUTC this past Saturday was the clincher.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018


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