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
A sold-out crowd of nearly 350 people packed The Commons in downtown Columbus on a recent Saturday evening, using their voices and their pocketbooks to support a local agency which serves area children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect. "Crooners for CASA," a fundraising event to support Advocates for Children, continued to grow in its third year, raising nearly $60,000.
Each year, about 1 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer. If detected early, 95 percent of skin cancer cases are treatable. In an effort to boost awareness and early detection, the Cancer Center at Columbus Regional Health is hosting its annual Skin Cancer Screening.
Keeping your garden looking its best throughout the growing season and into fall is possible with the help of low maintenance spring planted bulbs. Plant them in spring among other annuals or perennials and watch as these bulbs brighten the garden, adding new life to your late season gardens.
The Pregnancy Care Centers of South Central Indiana is now Clarity of South Central Indiana. The 33-year-old organization announced its new name April 20 at its annual gathering held at the Commons in Columbus.
Walkers, ruckmarchers, and runners participated in the Second Annual 5K/15K Walk, Ruck, and Run to Honor the Sacrifice this past Saturday, April 23. The event included a special display of quilts that will be donated by Harmony Quilters to veterans. Wednesday, April 27, 2016
What if you went to vote next week, but there was no one at the polls to give you a ballot? That is the prospect the Jennings County Election Board (EB) was facing last week as they were told the Republican Party still had 26 unfilled slots for pollworkers. Because the GOP names the inspectors for this year's election, they needed to find 75 poll workers. Local Democrats were in better shape filling their 50 spots, said chairperson Karen Snyder. She assured the EB she had the volunteers. However, election deputy Brenda King said the Demos still had a few blanks to fill as well. Also, neither party had given her names of 5 subs who could be called at the last minute to fill a position. By law, the party chairs were supposed to provide names of their poll workers to the Election Office about a month ago. Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Local Democrats celebrated local and state ticket for the 2016 election at their Annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner April 9 at St. Joseph's Hall. Featured speaker was the party's candidate for the United State Senate, Baron Hill. JC Sheriff Gary Driver set the pace for the evening by introducing local candidates. It's a great wicket," he told the enthusiastic crowd. Driver says he goes to quite a few county meetings but when he leaves the "County Council or Commissioners' meetings, I'm scratching' my head. We're not getting our bang for our buck. It's not working the way things should." Wednesday, April 27, 2016