Randy Gross, a sixth grader at Scipio Elementary, joined his grandmother, Karen EuDaly, and his cousin, Jackson, both of Seymour, to participate as extras the last couple of weekends in the followup TV show series to the 2021 film “Mayberry Man.”

It was announced on Tuesday that Gov. Eric Holcomb had made several appointments to state boards and commissions. A North Vernon woman was appointed to one of those boards, the Indiana State Board of Nursing.

This Saturday, September 24, local Chris Weber will host his annual benefit night of peace, love, and music, aptly called Webstock. This will be the sixth year of the event. The event will take place at 81 Mount Street, just past Bethel Baptist Church on Norris Avenue.

The Friends of the Muscatatuck River Society is sponsoring the 19th Annual Fall River “Shady” Sweep on Saturday, October 1, in memory of our founder Dan Shade.

Homecoming means something different for everyone. For some it means football or basketball, maybe reconnecting with old classmates, or possibly even the thought of floats and candy as the parade traverses town. For a lucky guy and gal this year, it will mean royalty.

On Saturday, September 17, troopers from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post began investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred in rural Jennings County that claimed the life of a 39-year-old Versailles man.

As the air cools and the leaves begin to change, some begin to think about pumpkin spice lattes, but sports fans know it’s football season. Even better is the annual homecoming game, whether its in college or high school, and Jennings County High School’s homecoming week is just around the corner.

This year’s election that has been so far headlined by county government officials has added even more candidates to the ballot as four spots on the Jennings County School Board are up for election. Declaring for the election ended on Friday, August 26 at noon.

On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, 17,000 people commuted to their jobs at the World Trade Center in New York City. What started as a normal day would change the course of history, and the world, forever. Four commercial airlines traveling from the northeastern United States to California were …

The students of Jennings County exhibit academic aptitude and athletic finesse, but just as importantly, they also demonstrate tremendous teamwork, positivity, character, responsibility, eagerness to learn, and respect for themselves, their teachers and their fellow students. We wish to spot…

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…

The Sounds of Home concert series that has been put on by the City of North Vernon has been a welcome new event to the community, bringing many people to Tripton Park’s amphitheater every month. Rainy weather that hit town on Saturday looked to bring the series to a halt, but quick planning …

The dreary weather this past weekend did not stop artists from participating in Paint Out in Historic Vernon, a Plein Air Painting Contest sponsored by the Jennings County Historical Society, Friends of Historic Vernon, and Perceptions Yoga, Mindfulness and Art. Plein air painting is about l…

At last Thursday’s meeting of the Jennings County School Board, assistant superintendent Nicole Johnson presented the board with the State Assessment Data for the 2021-22 school year.

Rescue 20All runs are to SVJH unless noted otherwise.

The Lights of Hope event is the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s signature fundraiser dedicated to honoring those who have been touched by cancer and remembering those lost. This year will mark the 12th anniversary of the event with the local event being held on September 3 at…

When Columbus Christian School announced their new satellite campus in North Vernon this past summer, it was promoted as a third option to the community for schooling. A few weeks into the school year, it continues to stand by that idea.

Recognized for their families’ longstanding commitment to agriculture, 106 Indiana family farms were presented the Hoosier Homestead Award on August 17 at the Indiana State Fair from Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler.

Jennings County Deputy John Amis welcomed home his new K9 partner “Dino” last week. Deputy Amis along with Sheriff Kenny Freeman and K9 handler Sgt. Cody Low traveled to F.M. K9 in Berrien Center, MI on August 18 to select Dino and bring him home. The new K9 team will begin their training in…

Southeastern Indiana REMC awarded $44,432 in Operation RoundUp® grants to 20 recipients from across the cooperative’s seven-county service territory, including in Jennings County. The JC recipient is Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department. They received $5240 to upgrade their old analog V…

The Jennings County Republican Party held a caucus on Friday, August 12 following the resignation of Tessia Salsman as Auditor on August 2. The caucus resulted in Sarah “Janie” Abel being selected as interim Auditor to serve out the remainder of Salsman’s term, which will conclude starting i…

On Monday, August 15 at approximately 4 a.m., officers with the North Vernon Police Department were summoned to the Harms Street trailer court regarding a deceased person discovered inside a mobile home. Officers arrived and began an investigation. NVPD detectives were summoned to assist at …

Level 3 Felony Rape charges have been dismissed against a 23-year-old North Vernon man who was charged following a Jennings County Sheriff’s Office investigation last year.

Late Friday evening on Aug. 5, Governor Eric Holcomb signed Senate Bill 1 following what was likely one of the longest days of the year for Indiana legislature. The bill, which bans abortions with the exceptions of rape, incest, fatal fetal abnormalities, and in scenarios to protect the life…

The Duke Energy Foundation is awarding more than $175,000 in micro-grants to support 47 local emergency management agencies across the company’s Indiana service territory. Emergency management agencies in Jennings County were awarded a total of $2800. The funding is designed to help public s…

A Jennings County mother recently learned that the term “swatting” no longer entirely refers to an emergency tactical response by law enforcement, but also describes a popular prank often performed at the expense of people who play video games with an online audience, also known as “streamers.”