Information sought on Jennings vehicle thefts
Jennings County sheriff’s deputies are asking for the community’s help in the investigation of a burglary.
The theft occurred between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday at a home on County Road 60S, west of Norris Avenue.
Burglars entered barns on the farm and stole several vehicles — a dark blue 2002 Jeep Wrangler with a hard top, a charcoal gray 2010 Honda Gold Wing, a red 2007 Kawasaki KL650 and a blue 2000 Yamaha TTR250.
Anyone with information about these stolen vehicles should call the sheriff’s office at 346-8642. Anonymous tips can be left at 346-0342.
Emergency communications highlight of radio day
The Columbus Amateur Radio Club will demonstrate emergency communications and its role in the community at the club’s annual field day event from 2 p.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday at Menards, 2315 Merchant Mile.
Amateur radio operators will hone their skills and are inviting the public.
Columbus Mayor Kristen Brown will visit the event at 4 p.m. Saturday with a proclamation designating it Amateur Radio Week.
Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with amateur radio operators and send out radio messages. All ages are welcome.
Free shredding, recycling available Saturday
Area residents can have confidential documents shredded and recycled and computer hard drives and small electronics recycled, all free, from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Connected Community Partnership-Tech Reconnect, 1525 14th St.
Other sponsors are Columbus Rotary Club and PROSHRED Security.
Canceled checks and stubs, credit card and bank statements, financial, medical and legal records and income tax forms older than seven years will be shredded.
Electronic items eligible for recycling include computers and peripherals, televisions, cellphones, stereos, microwaves and toasters.
No large appliances will be accepted.
Visitors Center to honor volunteers at meeting
Columbus Visitors Center will have its annual meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Nugent-Custer Performance Hall at The Commons, 300 Washington St. The meeting is open to the public.
Key partners and volunteers will be recognized and guest speaker Don McEachern, CEO of NorthStar consulting firm, which helped develop the city’s “Unexpected, Unforgettable” community brand five years ago, will talk about the success of the slogan.
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