9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Article and photos are by Zach Spicer/The Tribune.

As important as it is to never forget what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, many people today would like to see the nation be more like it was on Sept. 12 that year.

People were nice to one another and came together to help each other. American flags were proudly displayed. Churches were full. Americans bravely stepped up to

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9/11 Ceremony Information

On Sept. 11, 2001, the United States suffered an attack unlike any the world had ever seen before or has seen since.

A total of 2,977 people were killed when terrorists hijacked three planes, crashing two into the World Trade Center towers in New York City and one into the Pentagon in Washington D.C.  A fourth plane crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after

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Chevy and Bob Poynter GM Support Seymour Youth Sports

Chevy and Bob Poynter GM want to support youth sports in the community and recently made donations to Seymour Parks and Recreation.

On Monday, J.B. Hackman, president and owner of Bob Poynter GM in Seymour, presented a $1,000 check to the parks and recreation department for youth baseball and softball.

A total of $500 will be used as a field

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City Hall to Hold Open House to Showcase Renovations

The public is invited to tour the newly renovated Seymour City Hall during an after-hours open house in December.

Staff will be available from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9 to take people on tours of the facility and talk about the renovations including the addition of an art gallery that features locally submitted artwork.

There are currently 50 pieces

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City to Dedicate Downtown Community Space

The city of Seymour plans to officially open downtown’s newest community green space in front of the John Mellencamp mural on May 25. 

A public dedication will be at 2 p.m. The space is located at the corner of West Second Street and Indianapolis Avenue.  

Featuring a fenced-in grassy space with tables and seating, the location is the perfect destination for

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Clerk/Treasurer's Office Closure Notification

Due to a Covid 19 diagnosis the afternoon of the 10th of December in the Clerk/Treasurer's office, we have had to close the office to the general public due to employees on quarantine. You may continue to drop your payments through the door slot here at City Hall. Telephone payments and return calls will not be taken/made again until week of

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Construction in Seymour

Current construction in and around Seymour includes US 50, which includes four phases. Work on both the eastbound and westbound lanes will rotate with a projected completion date of late 2021. The ramps for Interstate 65 will return to the “pre-construction” location when things are complete. The end result of US 50 construction will be four lanes of traffic plus a median with left turn

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Covid Vaccine Announcement

 

A Letter from Seymour City Officials

December 2, 2020

1,251 - That’s the number of new positive COVID-19 infections in Jackson County since November 2, 2020. This represents a 96% increase over total infections the previous 8 months
of the year.

395 - That’s the number of people in Jackson County who tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 7 days.

4% - That’s the COVID-19 positivity rate for

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Introducing the New City of "Seymour Curb Appeal" Program

The City of Seymour Planning and Zoning Department would like to invite you to review their new Curb Appeal Program. The Curb Appeal Program is an assistance program for property owners to improve the appearance and quality of their property and enhance neighborhood aesthetic appeal.

Curb Appeal Program Objectives

  1. To assist in overall
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Flag Day Proclamation

Mayor Matt Nicholson delivered a proclamation Monday declaring June 14, 2021, as Flag Day in Seymour. The declaration came as part of Seymour Elks Lodge 462’s Flag Day ceremony conducted on the patio at Brewskies Downtown.

The annual event is an opportunity to learn more about the history of the American flag and to show honor and respect for everything for which it stands.

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Independence Day Celebration Events

Independence Day is just around the corner and Seymour Parks and Recreation department has a whole line up of activities to help you celebrate.

Start off July 4 with half-price admission at Shields Park Pool from noon to 5 p.m. Cost will be $2 for swimmers age 6 and older and $1 for age 3-5. Children under the age of 3 are free.

After cooling off in the pool,

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DPW's "Make Seymour Shine" Event - April 12 - 16th

The City of Seymour Department of Public Works would like to invite you to take part in the 2021 Make Seymour Shine event. 

No Phone calls required - Please only call the office if you have a car to be picked-up (titles are required).

PROCEDURES FOR FREE PICKUP:

  • Set trash out on your regular trash day – no alley pick-ups.
  • Residential and Small
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Make Seymour Shine - April 4th - 8th

 


 

Mayor Nicholson's Podcast - November 16th

Mayor Nicholson invites you to listen to his podcast series. The mayor welcomes special guest Bernie Hauersperger, City Engineer to the podcast. They discuss upcoming city projects and other Seymour area news. Please click on the link below to listen to the show or click the podcast button to review prior podcasts with local community leaders.

Click here

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Mayor’s Good Friday Prayer Breakfast

It won’t be long before the days turn longer and warmer. With spring right around the corner, planning for the annual Mayor’s Good Friday Prayer Breakfast has begun.

mayor-prayer-breakfast.pngThis event is a way for the community to come together to show appreciation for clergy, renew our faith and celebrate the beginning of spring, said Mayor Matt Nicholson.

A buffet breakfast will

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Memorial Day Preparations

Seymour Mayor Matt Nicholson and City Councilman Chad Hubbard joined a group of veterans and volunteers from American Legion Post 89 on the morning of May 27, 2021, at Riverview Cemetery to place flags on the gravestones of deceased veterans ahead of Memorial Day. It's a longstanding tradition that pays respect and honor to the men and women from our community who

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Patching continues on I-65 in Clark, Scott and Jackson Counties

Patching work will continue over the next few weeks on I-65 between Memphis and Seymour in Clark, Scott and Jackson Counties (MM 16 to MM 49).

Crews plan to begin asphalt patching on Monday (Nov. 16), which will extend through late November. Motorists can expect lane closures up to five miles in length Monday through Thursday,

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Paving and Milling Work Schedule

Milling work and paving will take place on City streets beginning Monday, April 12. Dave O’Mara Contractors will be working in the area, weather permitting, and the schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, April 12 - Kasting Road, Cottage Circle, Maple, Buckeye and Laurel Streets – Milling Work.
  • Tuesday, April 13 – Laurel, Lynn, South and Chestnut Streets. – Milling Work.
  • Wednesday,
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Road Closure - December 2nd

Seymour INDOT/City Street Closure – SR 11 at Freeman Avenue Spur Railroad Crossing just South of Walnut Street Entry to Freeman Field or B Avenue 

The Louisville and Indiana Railroad will be doing railroad maintenance on the crossing on SR 11 and the Freeman Railroad Spur for a one day closure on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020.  This roadway work will require that the

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Road Closure – Commerce Drive – October 7, 2020

Milestone Inc. is closing Commerce Drive from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7 th , to install a large culvert pipe.

All businesses will remain open and will need to utilize alternate entries or roadways. Commerce Drive is accessible from CR 400 N, via Highway 31. Truckstops of America has a US 31 Entrance. 

Please avoid this

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Seymour Community Center to reopen June 14

After more than a year of being closed, the Seymour Community Center, 107 S. Chestnut St. in downtown Seymour, will reopen to senior citizens beginning Monday, June 14.

Tentative hours are 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. These hours will be adjusted as needed based on demand.

On-site activities including bingo, cards and other games will be

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Seymour to celebrate National Pollinator Week June 21-27

With their orange wings laced with black lines and bordered with white dots, Monarch butterflies are one of the most iconic and beloved of its species.

The Seymour Department of Public Works Recycling Division is celebrating the beauty and importance of Monarch butterflies and other pollinators with several planned activities.

National Pollinator Week

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Shields Park Pool Opening

After a two-day delay due to air and water temperatures, the Shields Park Pool opened for the 2021 summer season on Memorial Day.
 
The pool is under the management of Dave and Chris Boggs and is open to the public for swimming from noon to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
 
Admission is $4 for ages 6 and up and $2 for ages 3-5. Under the age of 3 are free when accompanied by an
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Water Shut Off – October 7, 2020

Water service will be disturbed to homes on Jackson Street to Beech Street, Lynn Street and portions of McDonald Street and Sarasota Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, according to Indiana American Water.

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