The agenda for the October 13 City Council meeting was lengthy last week, with a variety of important and diverse topics to discuss, including the 2022 budget, public requests and department and organization updates. The meeting started at 6 p.m. at the Carnegie Building and lasted until 8 p.m.

At this year’s Indiana State Fair, Lt. Gov Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler presented 73 family farms with a Hoosier Homestead Award, recognizing their family’s longstanding commitment to Indiana agriculture.

The Indiana State Police and Jennings County Sheriff’s Office began a death investigation on Thursday, September 30 after a body was located along State Road 3 in northern Jennings County.

What started as a simple request to beautify a wall has turned into a chance for locals to “make a mark” on their community.

If you noticed an influx of police vehicles driving through North Vernon last week, there is no cause for alarm. The Muscatatuck Urban Training Center was hosting a Police K-9 training conference, organized by the Cincinnati Police, with approximately 110 K-9 teams from around the country, s…

Tragedy struck a North Vernon family when their 3rd Street house caught fire on September 23 at 3:30 p.m.

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Back in 2020 I met with North Vernon Fire Department (NVFD) Chief Mike Cole to discuss the Safe Haven Baby Box located at the fire station for an article reminding the Jennings County community that such an amenity is available should anyone need to use it.

Tabitha Ann Buerke, 40, of Corpus Christi, Texas formerly of Madison, died September 18, 2021. Arrangements made by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Kenneth Dale Dewar Sr., 68, of North Vernon, passed away at 6:29 a.m. on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at home.

J.C. Claire Jr., 69, of Edinburgh, formerly of North Vernon, died September 27, 2021. Arrangements are pending with Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Wanda J. Edwards, 63, of North Vernon passed away Friday, September 24, 2021 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

James Joseph Gallo Jr., 79, of North Vernon, died at 7:10 a.m. on Monday, September 27, 2021, at his residence.

Daniel W. Johnson, 53, of North Vernon, passed away at 6:58 p.m. on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at the Schneck Medical Center.

Thursday, September 30NV Common Council Executive Session, 4:30 PM at the Carnegie Bldg.

Picture you are strolling along the paths at Tripton Park and you take the route between the pond and the little wooded area. There is an overgrowth of flowery vegetation and, fluttering about, like a twinkle of sunshine, is a butterfly, adding to the beautiful color of the flowers with its …

In the evening of Saturday, September 18, Jennings County Deputies responded to the area of County Road 500 North in Geneva Township after Jennings County Dispatch received several 911 calls regarding a single-vehicle rollover crash.

There has been a trend of fraudulent bills being passed off to local businesses in Jennings County in the last month, with a total of three reports to the North Vernon Police Department (NVPD) and one arrest.

James Edward Catterton, 83, of North Vernon, passed away at 5:40 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021, at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon.

Timothy A. Thompson, 60, of North Vernon, passed away at 4:55 A.M. on Friday, September 17, 2021 at his residence. He was born on April 18, 1961 in Lynch, Kentucky the son of Allen R. & Betty J. (Lewis) Thompson. He lived the majority of his life in Jennings County and was a 1979 graduat…

Helen Louise Roberts, 93, of North Vernon, passed away at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour.

David J. Lane, 69, of North Vernon, passed away at 12:47 a.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021, at home.

Jackie L. Courtney O’Rear, age 64, of Madison, Indiana, born October 23, 1956 in Covington, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Bobby Lee and Nancy Lee Lonaker Courtney. She resided in Madison most of her life and attended Madison Consolidated High School. On December 22, 1979 she was…

Roy Eugene Kuntz, 49, of North Vernon, passed away at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus.

Wanda Jane Kamman Danforth, 56, of Columbus, passed away at 1:23 a.m. on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Columbus Regional Hospital.