Government & School Board

HCCSC board to hold training session

The Huntington County Community School Corporation's Board of Trustees will meet in executive session Wednesday, March 26, at noon at the LaFontaine Golf Club.
The session is being held to train school board members with an outside consultant about the performance of the role of the members as public officials.

It is closed to the public.

 

Stutzman sets academy informational session

U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman will host a Service Academy Day on April 19 at the Air National Guard Base, 3005 W. Ferguson Rd., Fort Wayne.

Sign in/registration is from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Presentations will be from 10 a.m. to noon.

Students interested in learning about the process and prerequisites for applying for nominations to the Air Force, Merchant Marine, West Point, Naval and Coast Guard Academies are welcome to attend.

State earmarks funds for 900N project

Area officials attended a news conference Wednesday, March 19, in Fort Wayne to announce the allocation of $30 million in Indiana Department of Transportation funds to improve CR 900N/Lafayette Center Road between U.S.-24 at Roanoke and I-469/I-69.
Photo provided.

Jay Poe was more surprised than anyone when $30 million in state money was earmarked for a road improvement project he's been spearheading for five years.

"We really thought we would get funding to build the bridge over the railroad," Poe says. "I don't think any of us thought we would get funded for the whole thing."

"The whole thing" involves improvements to a road that links U.S.-24 at Roanoke, in Huntington County, to I-469 in Allen County. The road is known as CR 900N in Huntington County and Lafayette Center Road in Allen County.

Voter registration, update deadline for primary less than 2 weeks away

Primary elections are a little more than a month away, but the deadline for voters to register or update their registration is just two weeks away.

Residents have until April 7 to either register or, if they have moved or had a name change, to update their registration and still be eligible to vote in the May 6 primary election.

Roanoke council discusses CEDIT plan outline

The Roanoke Town Council discussed crafting an outline for the town's CEDIT plan during its Tuesday, March 18, meeting.

The Huntington County Commissioners require every town council to file a plan detailing how it intends to use CEDIT monies during the year. Clerk-Treasurer JoAnne Kirchner indicated that she would draft an outline for council's next meeting, April 1.

Roanoke council discusses CEDIT plan outline

The Roanoke Town Council discussed crafting an outline for the town's CEDIT plan during its Tuesday, March 18, meeting.

The Huntington County Commissioners require every town council to file a plan detailing how it intends to use CEDIT monies during the year. Clerk-Treasurer JoAnne Kirchner indicated that she would draft an outline for council's next meeting, April 1.

Treasurer’s office closed to public until after property tax bills printed

The Huntington County treasurer's office is now closed to the public so that the office staff can print property tax statements, Treasurer Brenda Hamilton has announced.

Hamilton says she anticipates that the statements will be mailed on April 7, and the office will re-open as soon as the statements are mailed.

Anyone who has not received a tax statement by the end of April should contact the treasurer's office.

Huntington County property owners who want an advance look at their tax bills can find the information online at www.huntington.in.us.

Markle council approves lot purchase offer

It didn't take long for the Markle Town Council to approve a counteroffer from the Huntington City-Township Public Library board to purchase the lot at 155 W. Sparks St. for $15,000.

Councilmen Jeff Humbarger, Mark Hamilton and Rick Bower voted unanimously to accept the offer at their meeting Wednesday, March 19, after months of back-and-forth negotiations between the council and the library board. Humbarger said it was the arrangement they had wanted all along.

For the dogs


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Sheriff Terry Stoffel (right) gets some attention from Queenie, a shelter rescue dog who accompanied her owner, Geoffrey L. Guy (center), to the Huntington County Sheriff's Department on Monday, March 17. Guy and Queenie delivered a donation in memory of Guy's father, George Guy, to Stoffel and Chief Deputy Chris Newton (left) to be used in support of the department's police dog. George Guy founded the 4-H dog program in Huntington County in 1959 and remained active in the program until shortly before his death in 1996.

Andrews council to hold special meeting Friday

The Andrews Town Council will hold a special meeting on Friday, March 21, at 10 a.m. in the meeting room of the Andrews Town Hall, 66 N. Main St., Andrews.

Because of incorrect information submitted to The TAB, the date of the meeting was incorrect in a March 17 article.

 

State treasurer hopefuls in town Saturday

Three candidates seeking the Republican nomination as state treasurer will speak at the Huntington County Republican Breakfast on Saturday, March 22.

The breakfast will be held at Café of Hope beginning at 8 a.m.

State treasurer candidates scheduled to speak are Don Bates, Kelly Mitchell and Wayne Seybold. Candidates for this office do not go through a primary; instead, the party's nominee will be selected by delegates to the Republican State Convention June 6 and 7 in Fort Wayne.

Roanoke council to draft plan for CEDIT expenditures

The Roanoke Town Council discussed crafting an outline for the town's CEDIT plan during its Tuesday, March 18, meeting.

The Huntington County Commissioners require every town council to file a plan detailing how it intends to use CEDIT monies during the year. Clerk-Treasurer JoAnne Kirchner indicated that she would draft an outline for council's next meeting, April 1.

New public health nurse settling in to her role

Wendi Hollowell is the new Huntington County public health nurse. She officially began working at the Huntington County Health Department on Feb. 24.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Wendi Hollowell has been Huntington County's public health nurse for little more than two weeks, but she already knows she loves her job.

Hollowell replaced Deb Doctor, who left the post Feb. 28 to take a position as a state educator with the Immunization Division of the Indiana State Department of Health. Hollowell says although she's still learning the ropes of being the county's public health nurse, already she realizes she has some big shoes to fill.

Andrews Town Council to have special meeting March 20 morn

The town council for the Town of Andrews will have a special meeting beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 20, at Andrews Town Hall, 66 N. Main St.

The purpose of the meeting is to review a request for qualifications submitted by prospective applicants.

 

SWCD sponsors spring tree, shrub sale

The Huntington County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) office is sponsoring a spring tree and shrub sale.

Some of the varieties available are October Glory, Red Oak, Cleveland Pear, Autumn Blaze Maple, Norway Spruce, Blue Spruce and Tulip Poplar. For an order form and a complete list of trees and shrubs visit the district office, located at 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington, or go to the SWCD website at www.huntingtonswcd.org.

Tree order forms are due by April 16 with payment.

Trees will be available for pickup on April 23 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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