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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
 
  • AG visited Jay
    Campaign season was in full swing 25 years ago this week as Indiana’s attorney general made a visit to Jay County.
  • Rippy returned after his heart transplant
    Thirty years ago this week, a Pennville man, and his new heart, received a warm welcome home.
  • Ceremony held for library
    Twenty-five years ago this week, Jay County began the process of building a new library.
  • City sought historic status
    Retrospect: Twenty-five years ago this week, the City of Portland was anticipating a special designation.
  • White spoke about AIDS
    Twenty-five years ago this week, Jeanne White, the mother of AIDS victim Ryan White, visited Jay County.
  • Education system launched
    Twenty-five years ago this week, Jay County residents were given a new educational opportunity.
  • Retrospect: Landfill section capped
    Twenty years ago this week, a section of Jay County Landfill was being capped.
  • Oldest Deere displayed
    Twenty-five years ago this week, the oldest known existing John Deere tractor was on display at Jay County Fairgrounds.
  • Patriots swept season opener
    Thirty years ago this week, the Jay County High School volleyball team opened with a double dose of wins.
  • JCHS placed third with finals canceled
    Twenty-five years ago this week, the Jay County High School Marching Patriots walked away with a third-place finish at the Indiana State Fair Band Day Contest with the finals rained out.
  • Walmart held 1st job fair
    Twenty-five years ago this week, prospective workers lined up to apply for jobs at the Walmart store that was being constructed on the north side of Portland.
  • Retrospect: Reitenour was honored for long-distance races
    Twenty-five years ago this week, a local man was honored for his cross-continent drives.
  • Volunteers built house in Portland
    Twenty-five years ago this week, local volunteers were working on a Habitat for Humanity home on Franklin St. in Portland.
  • Head Start honored Rines
    Twenty-five years ago this week, a local woman was being honored for her nearly 30 years in service to children.
  • Bike show was ready to begin
    Twenty-five years ago this week, visitors to the Vintage Motor Bike Club meet at Jay County Fairgrounds were already in the county several days ahead of the event’s opening date.
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The Commercial Review, Jay County's Daily Newspaper
P.O. Box 1049 Portland, IN 47371