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CELEBRATIONS
July 20, 2018

Unveiling of Community Building
Unveiling of Community Building
The public unveiling of the $500,000 renovation of the JC Community Building dazzled guests with its tasteful and up-to-date renovation completed by Bradshaw Building Specialties. As you can see, chandeliers have been addded, as well as side wall scones, which are not pictured, for some "bling." For information on renting the building, call the county at 812-346-2967.-Submitted Photo



Charley Laman serves as delegate at Hoosier Girls State
Charley Laman, daughter of Gregg and Jennifer Laman of North Vernon was chosen by the Seymour American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 89 to attend the 75th annual session of Hoosier Girls State. HGS was held recently on the campus of Trine University in Angola, Ind.
Laman, a senior at Jennings County High School, joined approximately 500 other young women for this government program designed to educate leaders of tomorrow in the duties, privileges, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship. This session of government and practical politics is non-partisan and non-political.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Torline gets master's degree in social work
Sarah Torline, of North Vernon, recently earned a Master of Social Work degree from Simmons College in Boston, Mass.
Thursday, July 19, 2018

NV residents earn degrees from WGU
Six North Vernon residents have received their degree from Western Governors University (WGU).
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Women's Giving Circle awards grants
The Women's Giving Circle of the Jennings County Community Foundation awarded four grants totaling $2930.74 at their annual membership meeting last month at Beth Burnett's home here in North Vernon.

About 30 members attended the gala meeting filled with the camaraderie of those committed to helping their fellow women and children here in Jennings.
Elected to lead the organization for another year were Charlinda Evans, president; Debby Jackson, vice president; and Joni Van Horn, secretary-treasurer.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Jennings County Wellness Coordinator hoping to make residents healthier
According to the 2018 Indiana County Health Rankings, Jennings County placed 82nd out of Indiana's 92 counties in overall health outcomes. Not only that, but Jennings County also placed 89th in length of life, 67th in quality of life, and 79th in social and economic factors. Yes, these numbers are pretty grim, however we do have people like Jeff Walker, Jennings County's newest Community Wellness Coordinator, working to fix them.
Walker took on the role of Community Wellness Coordinator on May 9th of this year. He is only the second coordinator Jennings County has ever had after his predecessor, Aisha Achesah, left the position for another job closer to her family.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Butlerville Masonic Lodge going strong and is giving back to the community it serves
Giving back to the community has always been a staple of Masonic Lodges all across the United States and around the world. According to Tom Franks, the growing Butlerville Masonic Lodge No. 219 is no exception.
Franks is the Master Mason at the lodge. The lodge itself is 160 years old, but that does not mean that it has not fallen on hard times on occasion.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


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