A Greensburg woman is a walking miracle with quite an inspiring story. Sarah-Grace Richardson celebrated her “Stroke-A-Versary” this April, telling her family she was going to go for a long walk and push some “chunky little boys” in swings. Those boys are her two sons, almost-three-year-old …

Thursday, May 13Jennings County Recycling Center, trash and recycling, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 4800 N. Highway 3.

Thursday, May 13Jennings County Commissioners Meeting, 6:30 PM, Government Center, 200 E. Brown St. Vernon.

This past Wednesday, April 28, the Art Department at Jennings County High School presented their Senior Artists. The Eleven Seniors presented five of their works ranging from canvas paintings, digital paintings, cartoons, pottery, and photography. The art department is led by Karen Chilman a…

At the meeting of the Jennings County School Board last Thursday, Superintendent Teresa Brown was pleased to announce that there was an opening in the budget that would allow for all JCSC employees to receive an appreciation stipend ranging from $500-$2,000. The night before it was approved,…

Friends of the Muscatatuck River Society (FMRS) kicked off their 7th annual Kevin’s Klean-Up Saturday, April 24, by registering Boy Scout Troop 532 represented by Andy Sargent. Being the first group at the Vernon Commons gathering site, they garnered an FMRS dry bag complete with garbage bag…

A new veterans support group held its first meeting on Wednesday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. at Autumn Trace in North Vernon. This group is not affiliated with Vet to Vet, which is a 501c3 support group for veterans and their families.

Governor Eric Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness announced on April 29 that Jennings County — along with 218 other Indiana cities, towns, and counties — is a recipient of a combined $100.2 million in state matching funds for local road projects throu…

As the school year begins to come to a close, we start to look at not only our seniors who begin to look toward the next steps in their lives, but we also look back at the careers of professionals that have worked many hours helping our students. However, in the case of Jan Suding, these stu…

The following are reader-submitted responses to the Plain Dealer & Sun “Question of the Week” from our April 22 edition. That week’s question was: Would readers rather keep Sodoku and Word Cross on the TV pages or have larger comics?

KISSES: Kisses to North Vernon City Police Officer, Adam Driver, for his graduation from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Kisses to Former North Vernon City Police Chief James Webster upon his retirement. Kisses to our new North Vernon City Police Chief Keith Messer. Good luck to you in …

Always “Say NO to drugs.” On Saturday, April 24, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is helping Hoosiers “Say NO” by sponsoring the 20th nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative. The “Take Back” initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft through proper dis…

For the first time in well over a decade, the Jennings County High School will be holding their prom within city limits. The Barn at Willow Lake Event Center will play host to this year’s dance, themed “Dripping in Diamonds.” The after prom, formerly held in the gymnasium at the high school,…

Tragedy struck North Vernon just before midnight on Friday, April 16, when officers from the North Vernon Police Department responded to a single vehicle accident which resulted in the death of the driver.

An armed robbery took place at the North Vernon Sunoco gas station on April 19 just before midnight. Officers of the North Vernon Police Department were dispatched after the robbery took place and were told that a white male subject had fled on foot after brandishing a handgun at the store c…

Boys Varsity Track & FieldTuesday, April 27, Seymour Invitational, 6:00 PM, Away.

Masks have been a controversial topic since the pandemic began. For some, they have no problem wearing a mask wherever, whenever, for they see it as a safety mechanism that everyone should utilize, going as far as to say they won’t ever stop wearing one.

The nonprofit Main Street organization is making North Vernon mainstream again. Anna Walker, a co-founder of the Jennings County Young Professionals and Special Projects Coordinator at the Jennings County Economic Development Commission (JCEDC), reached out to Jenny Voris from the Office of …

Local firefighters responded to multiple fire calls recently at a North Vernon company that in the past has been cited multiple times by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) for improper storage and discharge of solid waste and contaminants.

Two young boys play alongside a creek in Jennings County. They’ve been building rock piles, an image captured by Devon Bolding of Commiskey showing the joy of the boys. Devon submitted this photo under the theme “People in Nature.” It’s one of the winning photographers in the 5th annual Natu…

The Indiana State Police arrested a 74-year-old Hanover, Indiana man after a search warrant was served at his home on Ten Cent Road in rural Jefferson County, Indiana.

The dedication, training and sacrifice it takes to be a police officer is significant, and at 24-years-old, Adam Driver of North Vernon has proved his dedication by graduating from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Plainfield as a member of the North Vernon Police Department (NVP…

Jennings County High School Administrator Johnny Bright found out Thursday night that would he would be transitioning to a new role for the 2021-22 school year, as the board moved to make him the new athletic director at Jennings County Middle School. For nearly eleven consecutive years, Bri…

After 14 years, Jennings County High School will welcome a new face to the choral department. On Thursday, the school board approved the hire of current Jennings County Middle School choir director Lindsey Frey. This comes after current JCHS Choir Director Sandy Wildey announced her plans to…

Locals of North Vernon flocked to the plaza in between Highways 3 & 7 to greet the opening of Jennings County’s newest variety store, Dollar Tree. Jennings County is also home to a Family Dollar, as well as two Dollar General stores, however, a store whose slogan is “Everything’s $1” was…

In the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 31, the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence in Hayden, near the Hayden Elementary School. During the execution of the search warrant, three people were taken into custody for dealing or possessing illegal drugs.

“Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker?” This quote seems to resonate with my journey to becoming the sports reporter here at the North Vernon Plain Dealer & Sun. Five short years ago, I sat at a different desk, a few steps away from where I sit while writing this, as t…

The Mystery Photo deadline was incorrect in last week’s Plain Dealer & Sun. In that edition, the deadline was listed at March 12th. Mystery Photo guess submissions for April should be received by April 9th.