Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance announces new county agent


Jackson County 4-H to offer local foods, farm to table class

Do you want to learn more about your local farms or are you interested in learning about new ways to grow food? Do you like cheese?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the Local Foods and Farm to Table SPARK Club is for you.

Participants will have the chance to learn about the importance of pollinators in their habitats and ecosystems. Local farmers and producers also are going to teach participants about farm operations and how food goes from the farm to the kitchen table. There also will be lessons about growing plants with no soil using an aeroponic grow tower and making cheese from scratch.

This activity is open to all Jackson County youth in grades 3 to 12, regardless of their involvement in the Jackson County 4-H program.

The session is set from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 24 at the Jackson County Courthouse, 111 S. Main St., Brownstown. Lunch will be provided.

Instructions for registration for non-4-H members are available at There is a one-time $20 fee for non-4-H-members that can be paid while processing their enrollment.

4-H members may register for free by logging into their 4-H Online profile by visiting

The deadline to register is June 17. Contact the extension office at 812-358-6101 by June 10 if your child needs special accommodations to participate or you have questions about the program.

Local Edward Jones offices collecting school supplies

Five Jackson County Edward Jones financial advisers are supporting Jackson County United Way’s Rock’n Ready by using their branch offices as drop-off locations for a school supplies drive.

Local residents may help support this effort by bringing in items to the Edward Jones branch offices during regular business hours from Monday to July 12.

Participating financial advisers and their branch addresses are: Ryan Kemp 128 S. Main St., Brownstown; Patrick Baltus, 1004 E. Tipton St., Seymour; Andrea Hall, 213 S. Chestnut St., Seymour; Steve Shoemaker, 105 Community Drive, Seymour; and Adam Jackson, 201 S. Chestnut St., Seymour.

“As our world becomes more global, competition within our younger generations continues to rise, emphasizing the importance of a quality education,” Jackson said.

“We’re proud to support the academic development of young minds in this community through this school supply donation program,” he said. “We’re asking Jackson County residents to donate school supplies or volunteer their time. These donations can add value, as one more student will be provided with the appropriate tools to begin or continue his or her learning and development.”

Food pantry open Monday at Brownstown school

The Braves Food Pantry will be available from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday at Brownstown Central High School, 500 N. Elm St., Brownstown.

It’s open to the community.

Commission accepting funding requests from nonprofits

The Seymour Redevelopment Commission is accepting applications for funding requests from nonprofit organizations for projects that address downtown improvement/beautification, education, industrial development or quality of life in the city.

Applications are due by June 30. A second application period will open in December.

The commission will evaluate and vote on requests based on strength of the proposal and projected outcomes, according to a news release from city.

Applications that do not contain all of the required information will not be considered.

Applications are available at Seymour City Hall, 301 N. Chestnut St., or can be accessed on the city’s website at

If you have any questions, contact Michelle Gossett at 812-524-1100 or email [email protected].

Crothersville Town Council to meet Tuesday night

The Crothersville Town Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the town hall, 111 E. Howard St., Crothersville.

The agenda includes a bid opening, Ray Coomer inquiring about a sidewalk at 301 Vine St., reports from FPBH Inc. and Administrative Resources association, well cleaning and ordinances regarding seat belts on golf carts and amending and replacing the credit card policies.

The meeting is open to the public and press and also may be viewed live online at

Legal Aid phone clinic coming up Tuesday

Legal Aid is conducting a free phone clinic for residents of its eight-county district from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Preregistration is required by calling 812-378-0358 between noon and 2 p.m. that day.

The program is for low-income residents and uses local attorneys who volunteer to offer legal consultation and advice.

Individuals can expect a brief consultation to answer general questions, offer legal information or receive limited pro se assistance or advice over the phone.

A volunteer attorney will return a call to registered individuals between 3 and 5:30 p.m. Individuals must be available within that time frame to answer a call from an attorney.

Legal Aid is a nonprofit agency providing free civil legal services, attorney referrals and legal clinics to low-income individuals in Pro Bono District I. Legal Aid serves Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Rush and Shelby counties.

Information: Kashmira Mehta at 812-314-2723

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