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CELEBRATIONS March 26, 2015

DSI names new CEO with plenty of experience within the organization
Shane Burton has been named Chief Executive Officer of Developmental Services Inc. (DSI), replacing Bill Hadar who retired in January after holding the post for over 28 years.
Burton will oversee all DSI operations including the agency's programs for children and adults with disabilities in central and southern Indiana, including Jennings County.
Burton, a Columbus resident and native of Edinburgh, has 23 years of experience at DSI, including Chief Operating Officer.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

4-H Livestock award established to honor the late Roger Simmons
During his lifetime, Roger Simmons loved to be outdoors. He grew up on a 106-acre farm in Marion Township and later made a home on his own 300-acre farm in Sand Creek Township where he raised livestock, corn, soybeans and hay.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Steps dancers clicking their heels as awards and recognition pile up
On Feb 13-15 dancers from the local Steps Dance Center attended Dance Super Nationals for the second season. But this season wasn't about the experience. It was about prepping for this weekend from the very start.
This isn't just dance teams. This is a STEPS family that rallies together through teamwork and support in order to achieve excellence and experience amazing opportunities while building dance skill and self confidence as dancers and team members.
"We are so proud of their work and success this season!" exclaims Sarah Arnold. "Every year our teams and students become more impressive, gaining more skill, and as always, it's only up from here! As coaches, we are thankful for the passionate dancers and dedicated families we get to work with."
Through US Finals ranking Steps' teams are ranked in the top 20% out of 350 teams based on scores which is simply amazing, continued Arnold.
At the competition, the local teams took seven soloists and a duet trouple in the various divisions.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

JCB announces the promotion of new vp
Dave Geis, President and CEO of JCB, recently announced the promotion of Melodie Yarnell to Vice President, Risk, Compliance & Security.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Arts Council serving Jennings to make its annual report to the community
The Columbus Area Arts Council's annual report to the community will be held Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at YES Cinema. Light refreshments will be available at 4:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 5.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Accomplishments of adult ed center owes much to community support
Jan Suding, Jennings County Education Center (JCEC) director, presented an informative program at the weekly breakfast meeting of the North Vernon Kiwanis on Jan. 22.
Jan expressed her excitement for the accomplishments of students at JCEC. These have been recognized by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development through a tracking system called a performance incentive schedule.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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