Jennings County High School graduate Sydney Carson’s name was recently in the Plain Dealer & Sun among a list of fellow graduating seniors who had earned the Governor’s Work Ethic Certificate, which was sponsored this year by Montrow Group in collaboration with the Jennings County Econom…

On June 4th, the newest member of the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office was sworn in by Sheriff Kenny Freeman. Max Marcoux is officially the newest deputy that will be working to keep our county safe. Marcoux is the youngest of four children in his family, and was born and raised in Jennings …

The Indiana Patriot Guard (IPG) invites one and all to participate in their 11th Annual Ride to Remember for the Southeastern Region on Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13 in honor of the Indiana Fallen Heroes and their families who have given the Ultimate Sacrifice.

The 2021 Jennings County Fair Queen was crowned on the Park Theatre stage on Sunday, June 6 before an audience of family and friends. The sash, crown and responsibilities of Miss Jennings County will now be worn by 21-year-old Mariah Grider.

The director position of Jennings County Education Center has been left in Madison-native Dustin Bentz’s capable hands after the retirement of long-time director Jan Suding this June.

The pandemic year brought a silver lining to the Country Squire Lakes Fishing Tournament last Saturday; since last year’s event had to be canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions, it meant there was plenty of fish to go around.

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Thursday, June 10Town of Vernon meeting, 7:00 PM, Government Center, 200 E. Brown St. Vernon.

Thursday, June 10Jennings 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.

A total of 627 Jennings County students flocked to Jennings County High School, Jennings County Middle School, and North Vernon Elementary on Friday for the first annual Fuel Up to Play 60 Youth Jamboree. Hosted by the JCHS Athletic Department, students had the opportunity to indulge and lea…

On Wednesday, May 26, Detectives with the North Vernon Police Department were assisted by deputies with the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department with making an arrest for an robbery that occurred in North Vernon.

It was a bittersweet day last Thursday at the Jennings County Health Department as department employees and volunteers said goodbye to the members of the National Guard who have been helping them administer vaccinations at the COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Vernon.

This past Saturday, 190 Jennings County High School seniors walked across the stage in the Charles W. Hurley gymnasium, and turned their tassels, going from seniors to graduates. The graduates were led into the gymnasium by Superintendent and 2021 Class Sponsor Dr. Teresa Brown, Principal Du…

Mayor Mike Ochs has been experiencing some health concerns which have kept him out of office for the past month, but he is currently in rehabilitation. Friends, loved ones and coworkers are hopeful to have him back on his feet as quickly and as safely as possible.

In the dire midst of the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, the Thursday before the Primary Election, I began my first day as the new reporter for the Plain Dealer & Sun. I considered myself one of the lucky ones — many people were out of work or quarantining themselves within their homes. I mys…

A trial date is set for William “Billy” Smith, 45 of North Vernon, who is the person suspected of killing Robert Boyd of North Vernon on May 11. Smith is currently being held at the Jennings County Jail without bond on charges of murder, robbery resulting in serious bodily injury, arson, res…

After more than a year without the Jennings County favorite that is the Park Theatre — which sadly included the tragic passing of its co-founder, Bill Reichenbach — this civic center is finally reopening on June 4 after the COVID-19 pandemic closed its doors back in March 2020.

Three houses in Lovett Township all suspiciously caught fire within five days of each other. All were vacant, with no one having lived in them recently. The houses went up in flames in the early morning hours of Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, and by the time firefighters arrived, there wasn’t…

It was announced on Tuesday that Jennings County High School had been selected as the winner of the Aspen Institute’s $20,000 large rural school award, presented by The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation. Per Jon Solomon, Editorial Director at the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program, …

Officers with the North Vernon Police Department (NVPD) responded to an initial report of a possible deceased person in the 100 block of West Walnut Street on Tuesday, May 11 around 1 p.m.

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…