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Two arrested after pursuit in North Vernon

NORTH VERNON – A brief vehicle and foot pursuit ended Tuesday night with the arrests of two Michigan men in a stolen vehicle. Shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, a North Vernon police officer pulled over a blue 1998 Jeep Cherokee after he saw the drive…

Mayors talk about communicating their message on big projects

A group of mayors visiting Columbus this week explained their strategies for gaining support for big community projects, saying they use everything from live video streaming to old-fashioned newsletters to get their message out. As part of a regional s…

North Vernon woman arrested on multiple felony charges after traffic stop

NORTH VERNON — A North Vernon woman was arrested on multiple drug charges after a traffic stop on South State Street in North Vernon on Wednesday. Jennings County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy David Turner said that Deputy Craig Hahn co…

Volunteer opportunities

Columbus Youth Camp: Maintenance (painting, cleaning, projects as needed); trail work (cleaning, cutting new trails) volunteers needed at 12454 W. Youth Camp Road. Hours and time commitment: Half-day or full day. Information: Brian Cain at 812-371-4031…

Hope salaries, budgets set for next year

HOPE — Enough financial red flags have emerged to persuade the Hope Town Council to keep salaries on the conservative side next year. The five-member council at a Tuesday meeting refused to support an original proposal to let supervisors recommend whet…

Fighting to win: NAACP banquet keynote speaker acknowledges racial struggles

Years ago, he said he would never come back. Not to the area where his family had their mailbox blown up and where they had received racially-motivated threats in the 1980s. But 1986 Columbus North High School graduate Rodger B. Jackson changed his min…

Willard “Bill” J. Dutcher

COLUMBUS WIllard “Bill” J. Dutcher, 81, of Columbus, passed away at 9:10 p.m. Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Keepsake Village of Columbus. Arragnements have been entrusted to Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home.

Lucille J. Nierman Wessel

COLUMBUS Lucille J. Nierman Wessel, age 93, of Columbus, passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at Four Seasons, Columbus. Lucille graduated from Columbus High School in 1944. She then worked part-time at Cummins Engine Co. until she married Joe Ni…

Kathy Ann Sepiol

NASHVILLE Kathy Ann (Brewer) Sepiol, 65, died October 16th. Visitation: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Funeral Services: 12 p.m.Sat. Oct. 19th at New Life Community Church in Nashville. Graveside Service: 10:30 a.m. Tues. at Brown County Memorial Park Cemetery. Arran…

Christopher W. Newcomb, Sr.

SEYMOUR Christopher Newcomb, Sr., 64,Seymour, passed away Wednesday, October 16. Visitation at Voss Chapel Wednesday 4-8 pm and at Calvary Baptist Church Thursday from 9:30 am until time of service at 10:30 am. Full obituary available on funeral home w…

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