Local Girl Scout, Zoey Stroup, a sophomore at Jennings County High School, is hosting a corn hole event on September 24 to raise money for my Girl Scout Gold Award Project. The project is to purchase handicap swings for each of the local elementary school playgrounds.

North Vernon Main Street (NVMS) is encouraging one and all to get up and “glow” at their first ever Around Our Town GLOW Race, a 5K walk/run fundraiser scheduled for the evening of Saturday, September 17. The funds will be used to purchase ambience lighting and shade elements to block the su…

Here’s your chance to paint the town during the Paint Out in Historic Vernon — a Plein Air Painting Contest on Saturday, September 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. sponsored by the Jennings County Historical Society, Friends of Historic Vernon, and Perceptions Yoga, Mindfulness and Art.

The Jennings County Economic Development Commission (EDC) is looking for innovative thinkers to share their personal and professional passions at its first-ever IgniteJC pitch competition. Originally started in Seattle, Ignite is based on an idea-sharing pitch competition now held in over 10…

Interested in being your own Sherlock Holmes, master detective? Tickets are available now for a night of dining a la murder mystery courtesy of The Dining Detectives. The Detectives will be performing at the Education and Training Center in North Vernon on Saturday, September 17.

The Jennings County Players have announced that auditions for “George Washington Slept Here” will be held at the Park Theatre Civic Center on Saturday, July 16 from 10-11 a.m. and on Monday evening, July 18, from 7-8 p.m.

The Fourth of July fanfare was in full swing Monday evening. After last year’s change of venue to the local fairgrounds, residents expressed their support of the Independence Day festivities being returned to the North Vernon City Park by showing up by the hundreds to enjoy the live music co…

The inaugural Jennings County Youth Drama Camp was a success that culminated in a final performance at the Park Theatre last Friday, June 17. This camp was a collaborative partnership between Park Theatre, Perceptions Yoga, Mindfulness & Art, and JC Players.

The annual Country Squire Lakes Fishing Tournament was held last Saturday, a tradition that is continued through the efforts of Robert and Karen Luttrell in collaboration with the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office as well as many additional local sponsors and volunteers worked together to put…

The Jennings County Historical Society announces “Spring is here” with the 60th Annual Sassafras Tea Festival and Civil War Living History. The two-day event is slated for April 23 and 24 in historic Vernon and runs 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The judging for the annual Indiana Junior Duck Stamp Contest was held at the North Vernon library on April 1, 2022. There were 219 student entries in the contest this year. Faith Rowe, a 16-year-old student from Carmel, IN, won the State Best of Show award with an entry of a cinnamon teal du…

Perceptions Yoga, Mindfulness & Art has released its schedule of summer art classes for kids to be hosted this June and July in Vernon. Registration opens April 15 at www.perceptionsyoga.org.

The American Pickers TV Show is coming to Indiana this May looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us y…

The inaugural Jennings County Youth Drama Camp will take place the week of June 13 at Park Theatre and Civic Center. The camp is open to children ages 6 to 12. The cost is $20, with scholarships available upon request. Space will be limited to 30 participants.

The community favorite Sassafras Tea and Civil War Living History Festival will be celebrating a remarkable 60th anniversary this year. Always held on the last weekend in April, the two-day festival will delight with a few extra special activities in honor of the anniversary, but of course v…

Valentine’s Day is traditionally for couples, but who doesn’t remember decorating a shoe box in elementary school for all the Valentine’s cards that each person in your class was required to bring? Most of those cards were courteous, but maybe, just maybe, you received a proper Valentine fro…

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For the second year in a row, the Our Hospice Jennings County Gala was held virtually due to COVID-19. Despite these limitations, the 2022 Gala, “Lights, Camera, Royalty” successfully netted over $39,000.

The 24th Annual Our Hospice Jennings County Gala will be held on Saturday, February 5 at 7 p.m. via a Facebook livestream at facebook.com/ourhospice. The theme is “Lights. Camera. Royalty.”

Ah, the theater! A place to go and enjoy the fine arts, which will be in full effect this weekend as the Park Theater Civic Center will be showing the 2021 remake of the classic “West Side Story” directed by Steven Spielberg.

With almost a week of 2022 under our belts, let’s keep the celebration going with the fan-favorite news quiz compiled from the pages of last year’s editions of the Plain Dealer & Sun.

Perceptions Yoga, Mindfulness and Art in Vernon announces and invites you to the show and sale of works of Jaylan Robinette in January. The opening is slated for January 7 from 5-7 p.m. and the closing will be held January 28 from 5-7 p.m. Jaylan is a 2020 graduate of Jennings County High School.

Bethel Baptist’s Adult Choir and Drama Group will present “A Son Is Given” from Majesty Music, on Sunday evening, December 5, at 6 p.m., in the church’s sanctuary. The church is located at 77 Norris Avenue in North Vernon.

“Sleigh bells ring, are you listening; In the lane, snow is glistening; A beautiful sight; We’re happy tonight…” Walking downtown during North Vernon’s Christmas in the Solar City. With the plethora of fun and exciting holiday activities planned, it surely will be a sight!

The Jennings County Players have announced audition dates for “Assisted Living: The Musical”. To be performed in late February.

It was not a perfect autumn day for North Vernon Main Street’s first ever Autumn Stroll last Friday, but a few determined souls braved the rainy weather in order to enjoy the warm drinks and live music performed by Connor Ertel at the new Main Street office located on Stellar Plaza. They cam…

North Vernon Main Street is hosting its Autumn Stroll this Friday, October 29. 25 businesses and organizations participated and their hard work and creativity is literally on display for all to see on the downtown lightpoles and in windows. Make sure to vote for your favorites!

The Jennings County Historical Society wasn’t talking just a bunch of “Hocus Pocus” when they announced their Movie Night on the Courthouse Lawn event, promising boxed dinners, an outdoor movie featuring the Halloween film “Hocus Pocus” and the possibility of a Bigfoot sighting.