Monday’s meeting of the North Vernon City Council was full of firsts; the meeting itself lasted a record 20 minutes compared to the usual hour. Next, Nathan Vogel was sworn in as the new police officer for the North Vernon Police Department. Finally, the June 27 meeting was the first meeting…

Average gasoline prices in Indiana have fallen 11.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $5.01/g on Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 3271 stations in Indiana. Prices in Indiana are 45.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.90/g higher than a year ago. The pr…

The Jennings County Economic Development Commission (EDC) is pleased to welcome back specialists, Andrea Ertel and Sydney Carson. Both are graduates of Jennings County High School, Class of 2019 and Class of 2021 respectively.

Monday, June 27, a traffic stop by an Indiana State Trooper resulted in a Jennings County woman being arrested on numerous charges related to dealing and possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.

First Baptist Church in North Vernon will now act as a branch campus to Columbus Christian School (CCS), a private, inter-denominational school established in 1976 that offers Christian education to children from preschool to Grade 12. Starting in the 2022-23 school year, Jennings County stu…

The dream of resurrecting North Vernon to its former glory is manifesting into reality thanks to locals who were willing to put their money where there mouth was.

A Commiskey teenager who was arrested and charged with four counts of arson back in May 2021 recently pled guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 12 years of incarceration.

Indiana safety officers from different departments banded together to participate in a weightlifting fundraiser for the Special Olympics. The Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and physical disabilities.

The Jennings County United Way honored a North Vernon Elementary School student and several other individuals at its annual meeting and open house May 26.

As a news reporter, you here a lot of stories, and how “you should write a story on that”. Most of the stories are not true or the legend is larger than the real story. However, when a tip comes across your desk that an alligator is loose in town, you run.

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

“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, and working together is success.”

The talk was sheds and storms for the city officials during the city council meeting on Monday.

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has awarded 200 scholarships to the sixth class of Next Generation Hoosier Educators. Lucelia Ernstes from Jennings County High School earned a spot on the list of recipients and is, in fact, the only JCHS student to do so. Ernstes will be attendin…

Rick Marksberry, 54, of North Vernon, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022, at his residence. Marksberry was the former North Vernon Street Department Commissioner and served his community for 33 years.

Guests at the Jennings County Community Foundation’s (JCCF) annual gala likely thought they had stepped into Camelot last Saturday, May 14 as The Barn venue at Willow Lake Event Center was fit to impress the likes of King Arthur. And the reason for the gala was as honorable as the Knights of…

Wayside Inn, the local homeless shelter located at 304 Hoosier Street in North Vernon, held an open house last Friday, May 13 to express their gratitude to the community and businesses for their support.

Next week is National Police Week in which we honor law enforcement officers for their service and sacrifices, a tradition started in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy.

(Associated Press) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline jumped 15 cents over the past two weeks to $4.38 per gallon. As of Wednesday, May 11, the average price of gas in North Vernon came just under the national average at $4.29, with the average price of diesel fuel topping of…

The motion to adjourn Monday’s North Vernon City Council meeting was the last to be made by City Councilman and board president Brian Hatfield who has officially resigned from the board.