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.

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A battle for education that is raging on a national level, is now also an issue at a local level.

It is that time again for alumni of Jennings County High School to make their pilgrimage back to North Vernon for the 2022 Winter Homecoming.

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North Vernon Main Street has begun accepting memberships from interested businesses and individuals. Executive Director Anna Walker held an information session for the public on Monday at 5 p.m. at the North Vernon ETC building.

With the high demand and nation-wide shortage of COVID-19 rapid tests, Indiana has changed who is eligible for the rapid tests. Starting earlier this week, the state health department will only offer rapid test to those 18 and under and symptomatic persons ages 50 and over. According to the …

The first baby born to Jennings County parents in the New Year is also the first baby born at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour in 2022.

Since 2020, the Boys & Girls Club (BGC) has been building a presence here in Jennings County aimed at aiding the students of all ages from the local schools.

Hoosiers Helping Haiti (HHH) is a nonprofit corporation that was started by seven Jennings County locals back in 2017, with goals to specifically help the Kobonal Mission in Haiti.

On December 16, Fast Pace Health will bring more healthcare services to the North Vernon, IN, area with a new walk-in urgent care clinic at 2070 N. Hwy 3. This convenient Fast Pace Health location will be open seven days a week with extended weekday and weekend hours for residents of North V…

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans (WHVV) in partnership with the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs honored any and all Vietnam veterans who came to their event last Thursday at the Jennings County Public Library.

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The Jennings County Council opened their December 14 meeting with a moment of silence in honor of the recent passing of Councilman Bob Ellis, who passed away in November, before tackling the items on the agenda.

Hayden Canned Food Drive run by Hayden Student Council for the Good Samaritan Food Pantry met their goal this year. Last year’s total was 4100 in items and money donated. The goal this year was 5,000 in donations. They raised $500 and 5,034 canned goods.

The Jennings County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship for Jennings County — Megan Schuler of Jennings County High School. Lilly Endowment Community Scholars are known for their community involvement, academic achieveme…

The North Vernon City Council met on Monday for their last official meeting of 2021, as one item on the agenda was the traditional cancellation of the last meeting, which would have taken place on Monday, December 27. The City will be celebrating Christmas that day, and thus all City departm…

This past Saturday, December 4, in partnership with Gleaners, the local Harmon family, of Harmon Steel, Harmon Construction and Taylor Brothers, hosted a drive-thru mobile food pantry at the fairgrounds on Hwy 3. The drive-thru method is slightly new, introduced last year to meet COVID-19 re…

If you were in the Jay C area last Thursday evening, you may have noticed an unlikely pair perusing the streets of Jennings County. A post on the Heads Up Jennings County Facebook page by user Emily Renee alerted the public that a golden retriever and a goat had were on a trip that included …

Former Jennings County artist Patty Cooper Wells is wrapping up her contribution to the newly named “Mural Plaza” in Madison. The murals, located at Second and Mulberry Streets, encompass a city parking lot. The project was sponsored by the Madison Area Arts Alliance.

After several months away, I am glad to be back working for the Plain Dealer as the new Advertising Representative! Sue Ross, who has been with the local paper for more than six years, has decided it is time to move on and enter retirement. She is grateful for everyone she has had the pleasu…

Free Little Libraries got their start in Wisconsin, in 2009. A man by the name of Todd Bol built a little library in his front yard as a tribute to his mother, who was a librarian.

A Jennings County Christmas tradition is the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. Each year community members volunteer to collect donations in the Red Kettles to provide needed help for Jennings County families throughout the following year. Eric Jarboe has been Red Kettle Coordinator since 2007.

On Thursday, December 2, the Jennings, Jackson, and Ripley County Soil and Water Conservation Districts will hold their Economic Forestry Outlook Meeting from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Jennings County Community Building. This free event will include three speakers as well as a lunch. Ch…