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State Police will have sobriety checkpoint

Indiana State Police will have a sobriety checkpoint somewhere in Henry County during the evening hours Friday, in conjunction with the Operation Pull Over Blitz 43 Campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

Motorists entering the checkpoint should have their driver’s license and vehicle registrations readily available to minimize the amount of time they are delayed. Motorists can expect delays of two to three minutes during the checkpoint. Troopers will be out in force before and after the checkpoint looking to get impaired drivers off the roadways.

State association honors veterinarian

Dr. Robert “Bob” Jackman of Milroy received the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association Lifetime Achievement award during the organization’s annual meeting on March 2.

Jackman is a 1967 graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, which named him a distinguished alumnus in 2002. He is an associate veterinarian at Jackman Animal Clinic in Milroy, owner of Jackman Farms and runs a finishing hog unit for Corya Pork Farms.

The IVMA award recognizes his service and accomplishments benefitting the profession, veterinary medicine and the community. He served 12 years in the Indiana Senate, representing Fayette, Decatur, Franklin, Rush and Shelby counties. He belongs to IVMA and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

His community activities include Milroy United Methodist Church, Milroy Community Club, Rushville Masonic Lodge 1307, Milroy Economic Development Corp. and Rush County School Building Corp.

Regional group highlights 2017

MUNCIE — The East Central Indiana Regional Partnership reviewed the group’s 2017 accomplishments at its Annual Stakeholders Luncheon. Businesses in east central Indiana announced 2,718 new jobs and a capital investment of over $527 million in 2017, said Mindy Kenworthy, director.

The organization coordinated site consultant meetings to cities such as Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, New York and Cleveland. The organization attended and exhibited at several conferences throughout the country. It also publishes a promotional magazine.

The luncheon was on March 7. ECIRP members include Fayette, Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush and Wayne counties.