Many of Jennings County's 4-H'ers showcased their talents recently at the Park Theatre Civic Centre in North Vernon and then at Hanover College. Top performers from the local contest went on to the Area Share the Fun Contest on Friday, May 15, at Hanover College. There, Therese Hauersperger took first place in the musical curtain act while her sister, Clare Hauersperger, was second; Brinna Sharp took third place in the nonmusical curtain act and the Yoder Family of the Hayden Hurricanes 4-H Club finished third in the group acts. These acts move on to perform at the State 4-H Roundup held at Purdue in June and/or the Indiana State Fair held in August. Aidan Hauersperger also adanced to the area event. Thursday, May 21, 2015
The judging for the annual Indiana Junior Duck Stamp Contest was held March 28 at the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge. There were 106 entries in the contest this year. Larissa Weber, a 14 year old student from Anderson, won the State Best of Show award with her entry of a wood duck. Larissa's entry has been forwarded to the national Junior Duck Stamp competition to compete against other state winners in the late April judging. An awards ceremony for Indiana first, second, and third place winners was held at the Muscatatuck NWR during the Wings Over Muscatatuck festival on May 9.
For nearly two months, North Vernon's newest and perhaps most unique restaurant has been serving quality food to happy customers. Located at 420 N. State St., Smoked and Fried opened its doors nearly two months ago to glowing reviews that keep coming daily.
Ivy Tech Community College Columbus has selected five new deans for its academic programs. Each dean will serve as the principal academic and administrative leader in his or her school and will be responsible for planning, budgeting, scheduling, staffing, curriculum, instruction, and other academic matters relating to the school.