Friends of the Muscatatuck River Society (FMRS) kicked off their 7th annual Kevin’s Klean-Up Saturday, April 24, by registering Boy Scout Troop 532 represented by Andy Sargent. Being the first group at the Vernon Commons gathering site, they garnered an FMRS dry bag complete with garbage bag…

A new veterans support group held its first meeting on Wednesday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. at Autumn Trace in North Vernon. This group is not affiliated with Vet to Vet, which is a 501c3 support group for veterans and their families.

Governor Eric Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness announced on April 29 that Jennings County — along with 218 other Indiana cities, towns, and counties — is a recipient of a combined $100.2 million in state matching funds for local road projects throu…

The following are reader-submitted responses to the Plain Dealer & Sun “Question of the Week” from our April 22 edition. That week’s question was: Would readers rather keep Sodoku and Word Cross on the TV pages or have larger comics?

KISSES: Kisses to North Vernon City Police Officer, Adam Driver, for his graduation from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Kisses to Former North Vernon City Police Chief James Webster upon his retirement. Kisses to our new North Vernon City Police Chief Keith Messer. Good luck to you in …

Always “Say NO to drugs.” On Saturday, April 24, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is helping Hoosiers “Say NO” by sponsoring the 20th nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative. The “Take Back” initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft through proper dis…

Tragedy struck North Vernon just before midnight on Friday, April 16, when officers from the North Vernon Police Department responded to a single vehicle accident which resulted in the death of the driver.

An armed robbery took place at the North Vernon Sunoco gas station on April 19 just before midnight. Officers of the North Vernon Police Department were dispatched after the robbery took place and were told that a white male subject had fled on foot after brandishing a handgun at the store c…

Boys Varsity Track & FieldTuesday, April 27, Seymour Invitational, 6:00 PM, Away.

Masks have been a controversial topic since the pandemic began. For some, they have no problem wearing a mask wherever, whenever, for they see it as a safety mechanism that everyone should utilize, going as far as to say they won’t ever stop wearing one.

The nonprofit Main Street organization is making North Vernon mainstream again. Anna Walker, a co-founder of the Jennings County Young Professionals and Special Projects Coordinator at the Jennings County Economic Development Commission (JCEDC), reached out to Jenny Voris from the Office of …

Local firefighters responded to multiple fire calls recently at a North Vernon company that in the past has been cited multiple times by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) for improper storage and discharge of solid waste and contaminants.

Two young boys play alongside a creek in Jennings County. They’ve been building rock piles, an image captured by Devon Bolding of Commiskey showing the joy of the boys. Devon submitted this photo under the theme “People in Nature.” It’s one of the winning photographers in the 5th annual Natu…

The Indiana State Police arrested a 74-year-old Hanover, Indiana man after a search warrant was served at his home on Ten Cent Road in rural Jefferson County, Indiana.

The dedication, training and sacrifice it takes to be a police officer is significant, and at 24-years-old, Adam Driver of North Vernon has proved his dedication by graduating from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Plainfield as a member of the North Vernon Police Department (NVP…

In the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 31, the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence in Hayden, near the Hayden Elementary School. During the execution of the search warrant, three people were taken into custody for dealing or possessing illegal drugs.

Miller’s Tavern, a dining staple in North Vernon, celebrates their grand reopening on April 8. The restaurant had offered lunch and dinner carryout back in December 2020 after a nine-month renovation, but opened back up to allow dining in as well as serving breakfast on Thursday.

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The Jennings County Youth Foundation (JCYF) has outgrown its workspace and are ready to upgrade their office along with their list of fun and participatory activities.

North Vernon Police Department today announced the results of the overtime patrols that were conducted in March to prevent dangerous and impaired driving. During the month-long crackdown, officers issued 16 tickets and made 1 arrest in North Vernon, Indiana.

North Vernon ElementaryA Honor Roll

Jeffery Summerlott, 58, of North Vernon, passed away at 8:42 PM on Monday, April 5, 2021 at his home. Arrangements are pending with Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Thursday, April 8Jennings County Recycling Center, trash and recycling, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 4800 N. Highway 3.

Thursday, April 8Town of Vernon meeting, 7:00 PM, Government Center, 200 E. Brown St. Vernon

The executive committee of the NCEA Department of Elementary Schools, desiring to acknowledge the achievements of Catholic elementary school graduates, established the Distinguished Graduate Award. The hallmark of Catholic elementary school education is the accomplishments of its graduates. …

Since 1997 St. Mary’s School has honored a person during Catholic Schools Week as a “Volunteer of the Year” for service to the school, parish and/or community. During this year’s Catholic Schools Week we proudly present our award to someone who has been an example of faith and service becaus…

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The Friends of the Muscatatuck River Society is hosting the 20th Annual Spring River Cleanup (a.k.a. “12th Annual Kevin’s Kleanup”) in memorial of Kevin Jayne, former president of the Friends of the Muscatatuck, on Saturday, April 24.

No trash pickup for the holiday