After Kickoff Weekend for Ringing the Bells for the Salvation Army, the total for the Jennings County Red Kettle is $1,155.30. Masonic Lodge #59 accounted for $670 of that amount. North Vernon Kiwanis ringers accounted for $410. Coordinator Eric Jarboe thanks all ringers who have signed up t…

With five nearly-sold-out performances of “Elf: The Musical,” a few kind folks willing to donate an hour or two of their time are needed to help the Park Theatre usher folks to their seats.

The Jennings County Service Extension Unit of the Salvation Army invites you to “Continue the Tradition” of ringing the Red Kettle Bell. Sixty families were assisted in 2022 because community members volunteered to collect donations in the Red Kettles. 120 volunteers and the countless Jennin…

Farming is the too-often unappreciated backbone of the world. Has it ever occurred to you what it takes in order for you to have that bowl of cereal this morning, or for you to add cheese and veggies to that burger you had for lunch?

On Sunday, Nov. 20, at 4:12 p.m. officers of the North Vernon Police Department (NVPD) and Jennings County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) were dispatched to the area of N State Street in reference to a leaving the scene of a crash that occurred in the area of N State Road 7 and Geneva Road.

An electric car charging station has been installed in the public parking lot on Jackson Street next to Ron’s Auto Services in downtown North Vernon in collaboration with the Walnut Street reconstruction project. It was officially activated on Friday, November 4.

First on the agenda for the North Vernon City Council’s meeting on Monday, representatives with the local AMVETS informed the board that the antique airplane that guards the entrance to their headquarters just off of Buckeye Street is in need of a fresh coat of paint. AMVETS Commander Tom Ca…

The Hayden Historical Museum will host a Christmas Concert and Open House on Sunday, December 4, from 1-4 p.m. The featured entertainment will be a combined choir of former Hayden Little Hoosier Historians with the current members. The concert will take place in the pavilion beginning at 1 p…

Quality Title Insurance is hosting a grand opening at their new downtown North Vernon location on Friday, November 18 from 12-4 p.m. The office is located at 156 E Walnut Street. Drinks and appetizers will be served along with a raffle.

Election Night 2022 had its fair share of ups and downs for each party, but on an otherwise boring night, the races for the four school board positions had many on their edge of their seats, waiting patiently to hear which members would make the cut.

Hopes seemed high at Jennings County Democrat Headquarters during the early hours of Tuesday night’s election party, but as the votes rolled in, and candidates filed out, party leaders began to realize that this would not be the year the blue wave hits Jennings County.

Members of the Jennings County Republican Party began converging at The Barn in North Vernon after the polls closed at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8 to await the results of the 2022 General Election. Party Chair Brian Hatfield noted how pleased he was to see not just the Republicans on the b…

The North Vernon Plain Dealer & Sun asked local residents to submit photos of loved ones who have served or are currently serving in the United States military in honor of Veterans Day. We thank you all for your service and sacrifice.

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) announced that all BMV branches will extend hours of operation on Monday, November 7 and Tuesday, November 8 to issue ID cards and driver’s licenses to be used for identification at a polling place.

SeymouR — JCBank Chief Information Systems Officer Curtis Miller has announced the hiring of Angie Martin as Vice President of Deposit Services & eServices.

The second annual Autumn Stroll Decorating Contest took place throughout the month of October, with 29 entries, decorating lightpoles or storefront windows with festive fall décor.

The Jennings County Council did a second reading of the 2023 budget on Tuesday, October 25. The budget was approved and adopted that same day by the Council and is now pending approval by the state.

A drizzly evening didn’t stop the masses from turning up for the Halloween festivities in North Vernon on Monday, October 31.

November 8, 2022 will possibly be marked as one of the most important in the recent history of Jennings County. At stake are not one, not two, but FOUR contested county-wide political offices that will be on the ballot next Tuesday, as well as nine School Board candidates with only four seat…

On Saturday, October 29, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is sponsoring the 23rd nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative. The “Take Back” initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft through proper disposal of prescription drugs.

The North Vernon City Council did a second reading of the 2023 Budget Ordinance #1007 and the 2023 Salary Ordinance #1008 on Monday, October 24, which followed with the unanimous vote to approve and adopt both.

As part of the continued efforts to provide “Clean…Safe…Living,” Country Squire Lakes (CSL) and the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office have partnered to place a full-time deputy in CSL.

Seven North Vernon residents and a hair salon were displaced Monday afternoon after the building on the corner of 4th Street and East O&M Avenue was condemned due to a ceiling cave in.

First responders were kept busy with three fires all within three days of each other between October 19 and October 21.

The 2023 budget was discussed at the Jennings County Council meeting on October 4 and again during the Council’s first reading on Monday, October 17.

Over the past several months, the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office, led by Sheriff Kenny Freeman and Sgt. Doug Brown, conducted an operation that has resulted in the arrests of 10 sexual predators from Indiana communities, six of whom are from North Vernon.

Progress has continued over the past two weeks on Phase 2 of the Walnut Street Reconstruction Project. The contractor is nearing completion of concrete placement and will transition their work to asphalt operations over the next 2 weeks.

In the late morning of Monday, October 10, officers from the North Vernon Police Department served a search warrant at an apartment in the 400 block of East O&M Avenue.