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  • Spring-like swing
    With another day of unseasonably warm weather, the playground at Hudson Family Park was a busy place Wednesday afternoon. Pictured, 7-month-old Jansen Robinette gets a push in a swing from his 8-year-old sister Sadie. (The Commercial Review/Ray Cooney)
  • Beumer's drug bill passes
    INDIANAPOLIS — A bill focused on prevention of cheating on drug tests moved forward Wednesday.
  • SA grad headed to nationals
    Sawyer Miller once competed for a state championship. In March, the former Starfire will vie for a national title.
  • Soil saving
    Tim Kroeker, Upper Salamonie Watershed coordinator, explains cost share opportunities for land owners implementing best practices under a new 319 grant from the state of Indiana on Wednesday. Kroeker was among the speakers at the 58th annual meeting of the Jay County Soil and Water Conservation District. The group met in the 4-H building at the Jay County Fairgrounds. (The Commercial Review/Jack Ronald)
    
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Gov 2017

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb visited Jay County last week. What issues would you most like to see him address in his first year?


 

  • Beumer's drug bill passes
    INDIANAPOLIS — A bill focused on prevention of cheating on drug tests moved forward Wednesday.
  • Two drug dealers sentenced
    Two local men were sentenced recently in Jay Circuit Court on drug dealing charges.
  • Hospital freezes pension plan
    With financial difficulties continuing to loom large over Jay County Hospital, its board took a step Wednesday to cut costs.
  • Finalizing details
    Construction of Bluff Point Wind Energy Center is expected to begin June 1 and should be wrapped up by Thanksgiving.

  • Congressman visits
    Freshman congressman Jim Banks plans to use his time in Congress to strengthen security in the U.S. and pass laws that empower state and local governments.
  • The line is longer than expected.
  • To the editor: February 19 through 24 is Tri Kappa Week in Indiana.
  • To the editor: In the not too distant past, so-called President-elect Donald Trump promised to “Drain the Swamp.”
  • In the last few years, there’s been much discussion about the number of manufacturing and other blue collar jobs that have been lost to outsourcing, enabled by free trade agreements like NAFTA. Though that topic certainly deserves discussion, I think another aspect of the job loss equation is being left out.
  • To the editor: This year, payday lenders have put heavy pressure on our lawmakers to give them a new carve-out in state statute.
  • Chittum, Miskinis to wed
    Jessica Chittum and Ryan Miskinis are planning a June 24 wedding.
  • The 16th Annual Spring Great Lakes Native American Cultural Arts Classes will be held on April 1 and 2 in the Women’s Building at Jay County Fairgrounds.
  • Fort Recovery Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Citizen of the Year & Hall of Fame Banquet on March 12 in the Fort Recovery Middle School Auditeria.
  • Area students graduated from Ball State University in December of 2016.
  • “I’m sorry my son turned you into a frog . . .” is how my daughter, Beth, recently began a text to her youngest son’s kindergarten teacher.
Third House Session
State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) and Rep. Greg Beumer (R-Modoc) speak held a Third House Session on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Portland.
Brassissimo! at Arts Place
Brassissimo! trumpet ensemble plays a medley of "Hark! The Hearald Angels Sing!" and "Deck the Halls" on Dec. 7, 2016, during the MusicWorks Holiday Ensemble Concert at Arts Place.

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The Commercial Review, Jay County's Daily Newspaper
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