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Friday, 12 September 2014

NTS RIDER PASSES AWAY
One of our NTS Riders Patricia June Parker of Kendallville has passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the young age of 56 years.  Mrs. Parker was born in Noble County, Indiana on November 5, 1957 to Robert Alan Parker and Lavelda June (Scheurich) Stout.  Pat loved spending time with her family.  She absolutely adored her grandchildren and her daughter and son-in-law.  She loved being outside and raising a garden. She loved going to church and being with her church family at Grace Christian Church in Kendallville.  Pat loved life in the day of the 1970's and she enjoyed christian music and going to “Third Day” concerts.

Survivors include:
Daughter, Amanda and Nick Krotzer of Kendallville.
Three grandchildren: Makayla Bryant, Jazmine and Jayden Krotzer.
Mother, LaVelda Stout of Kendallville.
Father, Robert and Wanda Parker of Piggott, Arkansas.
Niece, Annette Fischer of Avilla.
Niece, Tiffany and Travis Smolinski.
Nephew, Bill Parker.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Ann Parker; her brother, Lee Alan Parker; and her granddaughter, Alexis Krotzer, who died in 2004.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 2:00-6:00pm at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.

Funeral services will be Monday, September 15, 2014 at 11:00am at Grace Christian Church in Kendallville. Rev. Chris Mosley and Rev. Nathan Mosley will conduct the service.  There will be a luncheon following the service and everyone is invited.

Burial will be at Hopewell Cemetery.

Preferred memorials may be made to Grace Christian Church.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Patricia's family and friends.  May our candle burn brightly forever.....

REST IN PEACE PATRICIA

 To send a condolence go to www.hitefuneralhome.com


 

 


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Good Morning Ya'll,

I hope you have a great day and a wonderful weekend.  It is cool out there and you might want to wear a light jacket if you go out this morning.  Our temperature is  51 degrees with the humidity of 93% at 7:44am.  Course you know by now that there are no delays for school.  Any fun plans for the weekend?

Today we have our Euchre players coming in around noon to have their card game.

Lets see what's going on in the news.  Business association plans Main Street Village.  A pumpkin contest, farmer’s market, trunk treasures, food and refreshments are planned for the Main Street Village in downtown Kendallville on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Main Street Village is arranged by the Main Street Business Association and not affiliated with the Apple Festival of Kendallville. There will be no shuttle bus for visitors between the downtown district and Noble County Fairgrounds.

 

Main Street will be open to traffic, and free parking is available on city lots behind the shops. Downtown retailers are encouraged to be open for business.

Those with pumpkin contest entries can bring their pumpkins to the vacant building at 126 S. Main St. starting at 8 a.m. Awards will be given at 10 a.m. for the biggest and smallest pumpkins, and the best shaped pumpkin. Visitors can vote for the People’s Choice award before 5 p.m. with pumpkins on display all day.

A farmer’s market with vendors offering locally grown produce and homemade items will set up on sidewalks in the three-block business district, along with vendors offering crafts, antiques and other trunk treasures from their vehicles parked on the street.

Vendors will also offer food and refreshments.   Reported by Dennis Nartker KPC News

Today and the weekend's weather is supposed to be:

9/12/2014

Hi: 62°

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Lo: 50°

Cloudy. Chance of showers through midnight...then showers likely after midnight. Lows around 50. Northeast winds around 5 mph shifting to the northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Saturday

9/13/2014

Hi: 62°

Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs in the lower 60s. North winds 5 to 15 mph.

Lo: 45°

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. North winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the east after midnight.

Sunday

9/14/2014

Hi: 65°

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.

Lo: 48°

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s.

Take care and be safe.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Shelly

 


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Thursday, 11 September 2014


Good Morning Ya'll,

I hope you have a good day.  I also hope you didn't have any damage from yesterday's storms that came through!!  I know the office lost power when a partial tree fell over in the park and it knocked one of the power lines loose.  But otherwise there was no damage.  While we were out driving around there was alot of limbs down and out our house we had a couple of limbs that were on our sidewalk.

So this morning our temperature is at 53 degrees with the humidity of 92% at 7:54am.  Course there are no delays that I have seen for the surrounding areas.

Today is our Carry-In Dinner at noon.  So don't forget to bing in your sides and desserts.  Also bring a friend or two.  After dinner there will be Bingo.  There will be blood pressure checks before and after dinner too.

The Red Hat Ladies will be here to have their meeting after the dinner as well.

We will also have Annette with SHIP today.

Lets see what's going on in the news.  East Noble close to choosing site for proposed school.  East Noble School Corporation officials may announce in the near future the location for the proposed new East Noble Middle School.

On Wednesday night, the East Noble School Board of Trustees authorized the superintendent and school corporation business manager to sign offers to purchase property for the project..

 

Superintendent Ann Linson said she could not give details because negotiations are conducted in private, but the location may be announced prior to the Nov. 4 referendum vote.

“We’re coming to the point when offers could be made,” said Business Manager Brian Leitch.

Sites have been examined and a cost analysis has been done, he added.

Trustee Carol Shellenberg agreed the time is coming to select a location. “I think the board and the administration have been diligent in getting to this point,” she said. “I would have liked to have a location much earlier but I understand the process takes time.”

On June 29, Linson announced the school corporation had narrowed the potential sites to two on the west side of S.R. 3 near the South Main Street intersection.

On July 17, Leitch described the two sites as Option A and Option B.

Option A is a property at 645 W. Waits Road and an adjacent property on S.R. 3, making up a total of 44 acres on the west side of S.R. 3 just south of the South Main Street intersection.

Option B is approximately 56 acres on the west side of S.R. 3, just south of the South Main Street intersection.

In both cases the property owners have given the school corporation permission to survey the land, collect soil samples and have the land assessed for value. Both options meet the school corporation’s criteria for access to S.R. 3 and a central location, said Leitch. Both locations have enough buildable land for a 1,000-student, single-story school with an athletic complex for physical education and sports, parking and undeveloped land for nature walks and outdoor environmental studies.

At a June 12 hearing, trustees approved a resolution setting the not-to-exceed project budget of $37.88 million. That is the maximum the board can spend on the new school and proposed infrastructure improvements to East Noble High School.

Trustees also passed a preliminary determination resolution setting the maximum bond debt payment of $3.8 million over 20 years with a tax rate of 35.47 cents on that debt. The current rate on existing debt is 49 cents per $100 of assessed valuation, and that debt is set to be retired in 2019.

At the June 11 board meeting, Leitch said approximately $1.5 million to $1.7 million has been included in the budget for land and site preparation.

In a related matter, Linson said she has heard one school district taxpayer complain about an increase in his property taxes due to the school project. In response, Linson told trustees the school project is at least two years away before it’s on the tax rolls, and no one has received tax statements for 2014 payable in 2015. The taxpayer may have been confused by assessments from the Noble County assessor sent out in the past two weeks.    Reported by Dennis Nartker KPC News

Today's weather is supposed to be:

9/11/2014

Hi: 65°

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Lo: 45°

Partly cloudy. Cooler. Lows in the mid 40s. North winds 5 to 15 mph.

Take care and be safe.
Shelly

 

 


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Wednesday, 10 September 2014


Good Morning Ya'll,

I hope you have a good day even though it is raining out.  Course right now at 9:44am it is a down pour so do be careful if you are out in this storm.  Make sure you have your lights on and your wipers going so you can see.  If it is too much then pull over somewhere safely to wait it out for it to slow down so you can go.  Our temperature is at 65 degrees with the humidity of 89% at 9:46am.  Don't forget to take your umbrella's with you today!!

I hope you all didn't miss me too much for last week since I was gone on vacation.  I was a relaxing one as we did things around the house.

Today we have the Foot Clinic here today.

We also have our Senior Trip to the Round Barn for our monthly activity.

Don't forget that tomorrow is our Carry-In Dinner as well!!!  

Lets see what's going on in the news.  Humane Society in Noble County to host car show saturday.  The Koolville Kreepers Car Club will host its 2014 Hoedown car show Saturday at the Eagles, 1990 W. North St., with a portion of the proceeds going to the Humane Society of Noble County.

Entry fee is $12 per car, truck or bike. Organizers request participants bring cat and kitten food, cat litter and monetary donations for the humane society’s Second Chance Fund, a spay and neuter program that also assists animals with special needs.

 

Registration is from 3-5 p.m. with awards announced at 7:30 p.m. for the top 30 and special picks.

The Hotrod Kings will provide music starting at 5 p.m. outside, and at 9 p.m. the Rumble Tones take the stage inside the Eagles lodge with additional entertainment by the Fort Wayne Bombshells Burlesque Show for adults only.

There will be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing and vendors throughout the evening.   Reported by KPC News

Today's weather is supposed to be:

9/10/2014

Hi: 78°

Showers and thunderstorms likely in the morning...then showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Lo: 58°

Showers and thunderstorms likely through midnight...then cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms early in the morning. Mostly cloudy toward daybreak. Lows in the upper 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the northwest toward daybreak. Gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 12:00AM EDT THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Issue Time: 4:03AM EDT, Wednesday Sep 10, 2014
Valid Until: 12:15PM EDT, Wednesday Sep 10, 2014
 
From 2 PM EDT This Afternoon Through This Evening

* Showers And Thunderstorms Will Overspread The Region This Morning Through Midday... And May Become Heavy At Times From Early Afternoon Through Late Evening. Rainfall Amounts Of 1 To 3 Inches Are Expected Across The Area... With Localized Amounts In
The Heavier Showers And Thunderstorms IN Excess Of 4 Inches Possible.

* Flash Flooding May Cause Roads To Be Closed And Impassable.  Rises On Area Rivers Are Also Possible.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions...

A Flash Flood Watch Means That Conditions May Develop That Lead To Flash Flooding. Flash Flooding Is A Very Dangerous Situation.

You Should Monitor Later Forecasts And Be Prepared To Take Action Should Flash Flood Warnings Be Issued.

Take care and please be safe if you have to be out in this today!
Shelly

 

 

 


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NTS RIDER PASSES AWAY
One of our NTS Riders Dorothy L. Butts of Albion has passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the young age of 61 years.  She was born on January 3, 1953 in Chelsea, Massachusetts to Gerald and Dorothy (Goodrich) Christian. She married John Butts on May 11, 1975. He preceded her in death on January 8, 2013.

Dorothy is survived by her children: Mary (Dave) Underwood of Wawaka, IN, John (Rita) Butts of Lowell, MA, Amanda (Brad) Wagner of St. James, MO, Tim Butts of Clinton, IL and Tom Butts of Wawaka, IN. 8 Grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren survive, as well as her siblings: Geraldine Christian of Chelsea, MA, Paul (Mary) Christian of North Chelmsford, MA, Patricia Christian-Burgess of Chillcothe, IL, Bryan (Mary Jo) Christian of Litchfield, NH, Douglas (Lynn) Christian of Pelham, NH and Paula Jean Green of Lowell, MA. Dorothy is also survived by her dear roommate, Helen Rex, and her extended family at North Ridge Village.

She was preceded in death by: 2 granddaughters, Shantel Senders and Mackenzie Wagner; 5 brothers, Dennis, Charlie, Gerald and Donald Christian and James Butts; a sister, Madeline Christian; her mother, Dorothy F. Goodrich, in 1983; her father, Gerald L. Christian, in 1987 and her step-mother, Madeline Christian, in 2009.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Missouri. She was a homemaker. She loved to garden and cherished time with her grandchildren.

A graveside service in her honor will be at Sparta Cemetery in Kimmell, IN on Tuesday September 9, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. Pastor Jimmy Shepherd will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be given to North Ridge Village Nursing Home.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dorothy's family and friends.  May our candle burn brightly forever......

REST IN PEACE DOROTHY

 To send a condolence go to www.yeagerfuneralhome.com


 

 


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NTS RIDER PASSES AWAY

One of our NTS Riders Roger T. Swick of Kendallville has passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the young age of 71 years.  He has resided at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Kendallville for the last two years.

Mr. Swick retired as a salesman. He was raised in the Baptist church.

He was born February 16, 1943, in Kokomo to Charles E. and Gladys P. (Kindig) Swick.

On May 11, 1963, in Akron he married Eunice A. Schooley. She survives in Kendallville.

Also surviving are a daughter, Dawn (William, Jr.) Vaughn of Reed, Kentucky; two sons, Gregory (Colleen) Swick of Auburn and Roger D. Swick of Kendallville; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bonnie (Bill) Couse of Daytona Beach, FL and Nancy Locicero of Florida; and a brother, Kenneth (Sandy) Swick of Carlsbad, California.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Steven E. Swick on May 3, 2013; and a sister, Sandy Bennett.

A memorial service will be held Friday, September 5, 2014, at 10 a.m. in Hickory Creek Nursing Home, 1433 South Main Street, Kendallville with Pastor Regan Ford of the Kendallville First Church of God officiating.

Preferred memorials are to the American Heart Association.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Roger's family and friends.  May our candle burn brightly forever....

REST IN PEACE ROGER

To send a condolence go to www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com


 

 


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Friday, 29 August 2014


Good Morning Ya'll,

I hope you have a great day as it is Friday and the holiday weekend will start up this evening.  There will be people out travelling so please drive safely, also the police will be out patrolling more as well.  What fun plans do you have for Labor Day weekend?  Not sure what we will be doing as of yet.

It is cool out with a light wind out and our temperature is  60 degrees with the humidity of 87% at 6:30am.  There are a few clouds up in the sky but it is mostly clear with the stars shining bright out there.  There are no school delays for today.

We have our Euchre players coming in around 1 o'clock today to have their card game.

A reminder again we will NOT be open on Monday, September 1, 2014, due to it being Labor Day.  We will re-open on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 for regular business hours.

Also a little note that there will not be any blog for next week as well.  I will be on vacation but will return the week after.

Lets see what's going on in the news.  Kendallville Public Library offers building readers program.  Parents can set reading goals and keep themselves and their children accountable for reading daily through the Kendallville Public Library’s Building Readers program.

This program offers parents a simple calendar to track their children’s reading each month and includes activities to make reading fun.

 

To participate, parents can pick up a calendar at the library or the Limberlost Public Library in Rome City. After getting a calendar, parents should read to their children or encourage independent reading for 20 minutes each day.

Activities can be completed, and the reading and activities can be recorded on the calendar.

When parents complete the calendar, it can be returned to the one of the libraries for a prize.   Reported by KPC News

In LaOtto, tractor pulls to benefit Riley Kids.  A tractor pull to benefit Camp Riley is planned Saturday, Aug. 30 at LaOtto Community Park.

Weigh-in will be at 8 a.m. with the pull beginning at 10 a.m.

 

Division I includes up to 7,500 weight with 16-inch maximum drawbar. Must be 100 percent stock. No hanging weights, 3 mph speed limit.

Division II includes 18-inch maximum drawbar, hanging weights allowed, 3.5 mph speed limit.

Cost is $10 per hook.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Riley’s Children’s Foundation to help send local physically-disabled kids go to Camp Riley.

Members of the Cedar Creek Antique Engine and Tractor Association are organizing the event.

For more information contact Dawn Aschleman at 925-2060; Max Trubey at 927-7930 or Chuck Arnett at 337-5031 or 260-267-8101.   Reported by KPC News

Today and the weekend's weather is supposed to be:

8/29/2014

Hi: 82°

Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Lo: 69°

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday

8/30/2014

Hi: 83°

Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Lo: 68°

Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely through midnight...then chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall through midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Sunday

8/31/2014

Hi: 82°

Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Lo: 69°

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

Monday

9/1/2014

Hi: 82°

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Lo: 66°

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

Take care and have a wonderful weekend and week!
Shelly

 

 

 


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Thursday, 28 August 2014


Good Morning Ya'll,

I hope you have a good day and it is getting closer to the holiday weekend.  Just remember to watch your speed while your out and about as there will be police out enforce to make sure everyone stays safe.  It was a bit cool this morning with the temperature of 59 and the humidity of  96% at 7:40am.  There are no delays for the schools today.  I will try to get those delays posted when I see them come in.

Today we have Annette with SHIP.

Lets see what's going on in the news.   Community-wide garage sale starts Friday.  A communitywide garage sale in Kendallville begins today and continues through Sunday.

Residents are encouraged to join by selling their goods from their homes, garages and yards.

 

The Kendallville Area Chamber of Commerce is taking addresses to create a list for free online promotion of sales. People may call the chamber at 347-1554 today and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Reported by KPC News

Also the popcorn stand  will be open for final weekend.  This will be the final weekend for the city’s downtown popcorn stand.

Kendallville Lions Club members will be selling popcorn from the drive-up stand at Main and William streets from 5-8:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday.  Reported by KPC News

Marshmallow Festival brings fun to all to Ligonier.  The Marshmallow Festival in Ligonier is just days away. This year’s festival, which starts Friday and has activities lasting through Monday, has the theme “Marshmallow Legends.”

A few local legends have been illustrated by Gran Roberts of Albion and formerly of Ligonier on shirts, which can be found at the festival. Roberts included Happy the Marshmallow, the clock at Triangle Park, Glen Steele and Mary Schlotterback.

 

 

Steele, a West Noble graduate, was an All-American defensive end for the University of Michigan and played for the team when it was the undefeated national champion in 1997. He was drafted in the fourth round by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1998 NFL Draft and played for them for six years.

Schlotterback operated Schlotterback’s Grocery for 67 years until she retired in 1989. Many Ligonier locals have fond memories of her sweeping the sidewalk in front of her store, the penny candies she sold and her world-famous pretzel rods.

Expect to see even more “Marshmallow Legends” at the Grand Parade on Monday at 2 p.m.

New activities this year

Show off your singing chops by taking part in the open mic and karaoke throughout the day on Sunday. Then on Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon, decide who is the best at the karaoke contest on the main stage.

The Marshmallow Man will be available for photos at the gazebo next to the fire station on Saturday and Sunday from noon-1 p.m.

New musical acts this year include the Junk Yard Band on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Allie Shermetaro on Sunday at 5 p.m.

Old favorites return

Most favorites will return this year. Fireworks will be held at dusk on Friday at Kenny Park.

The car show will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street. Registration will be from 8-10 a.m. at the corner of Union and Main streets. A motorcycle show will be held Sunday from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Main Street.

The Strongman Competition is Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lake City Bank drive through parking lot.

Food for everyone

The free marshmallow roast, one of the largest in the country, will be held fron 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Kenny Park.

Show off your baking expertise at the marshmallow bake-off at noon on Saturday at the Ligonier Fire Station. Entries will be accepted from 11:30-11:59 a.m.

Pizza lovers be advised: The pizza eating contest will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the gazebo next to the Fire Station. Preregistration is required by 5 p.m. on Friday at the Cavin Street Pizzaria. The cost is $5 per person.

A free-will donation pancake and sausage breakfast, sponsored by the Ligonier Lions Club, will run from 7-10 a.m. on Monday at Gazebo Park.

Grand marshals usually have basketball on their mind

This year’s grand marshals for the Ligonier Marshmallow Festival can usually be found on the basketball court. West Noble boys basketball coach Jim Best and girls basketball coach Dale Marano will be honored for their success on the court for the 2013-14 basketball season.

Best led his team to a sectional final and an 18-6 season. The Chargers were 8-2 in conference play, a record only beat by Westview and Prairie Heights.

Marano led the Lady Chargers to a 6-4 conference record and 11-10 overall record.

For more information, visit marshmallowfestival.com.   Reported by Kassie Barroquillo  KPC News

Today's weather is supposed to be:

8/28/2014

Hi: 78°

Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Lo: 63°

Partly cloudy through midnight then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Take care and be safe.
Shelly

 

 

 

 

 


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Wednesday, 27 August 2014


Good Morning Ya'll,

I hope you have a good day.  It is still a bit humid outside but not like the last couple of days.  Our temperature this morning is at 65 degrees with the humidity of 95% at 7:37am.  We are at the middle of the week already and September is getting closer.  Do you have any plans coming up for Labor Day weekend?

We will not be open on Monday, September 1, 2014 for Labor Day.  We will open back up Tuesday, September 2,2014 for regular business.

Lets see what's going on in the news.  The Bluegrass Festivals opens Thursday.  For 24 years, the Northern Indiana Bluegrass Association has brought America’s truly original music to Kendallville with the Tri-State Bluegrass Festivals over Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends at the Noble County Fairgrounds.

On Thursday, the 24th Fall Tri-State Bluegrass Festival opens and continues through Sunday, featuring more than 30 hours of bluegrass music on stage by national and regional bluegrass bands.

 

Once again, festival organizers have the local community in mind with free admission Thursday.

“It’s a way to thank the community for having us and supporting us,” said Jim Winger, association president, who has led the association since the first festival at the fairgrounds in May 1990.

“We had explored several locations in Indiana and southern Michigan when Linda (association secretary-treasurer and Winger’s wife) and I met Ross Jett,” said Winger.

Jett, a longtime member of the Noble County Community Fair board of directors, died in 2009. He told the Wingers they could rent the fairgrounds for the festival.

“He had no idea who we were or who the club was, but we shook hands and we have never left,” Winger recalled.

The first fairgrounds festival was held Friday through Sunday in May 1990.

“It rained that Friday. We had no tent, only the activities pavilion,” Winger said. “Ross told us to use the show arena (beef and dairy). With a lot of volunteers, we moved the sound and set it on a hay wagon with bales of straw around it. Ross saved the day.”

Before the association came to Kendallville, the festival was held at Baughman’s Happy Acres campground near Melrose, Ohio, and before that at two locations near Angola. Winger said the fairgrounds, with its shade trees, parking and buildings, is popular with festivalgoers.

Many of the regular festival attendees arrive a week or two before the festival opens to set up camp at their favorite locations. They visit area tourist attractions such as Shipshewana and stop by, for example, local garage sales during the week.

Eleven bands from seven states will perform Thursday from 6:30-9:50 p.m.; Friday from 6:15-10:25 p.m.; Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to 10:15 p.m. Among the bands scheduled are: New Mountain Heritage, Diamond Hill Station, Out of the Blue, Cumberland Gap Connection, the Missy Werner Band, Bull Harman and Bull’s Eye, Kentucky Blue and Trinity River.

A weekend pass is $30, with camping included. Daily admission is $10 Friday, $20 Saturday and $15 Sunday. Children 15 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

The festival is known as the Midwest’s biggest parking-lot pickin’ festival. Organizers encourage festivalgoers to wander in the camping area and stop to enjoy impromptu campfire jams. Musicians are welcome to join in.

There will be vendors offering, food, musical instruments, accessories, recordings and souvenirs.

Kids’ Korner is 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, with various projects and activities in the fairgrounds’ Mini 4-H Barn.

A band scramble — like a battle of the bands — is scheduled for 3:20 p.m. Saturday with a $250 first prize. Participants will be drawn at random by what instrument they play and placed into a band to perform three songs. Each band will have about 45 minutes to practice prior to performing on stage.

“Our priority is to provide a diverse and exciting cultural event, which appeals to all acoustic music fans, young and old,” Winger said.   Reported by Dennis Nartker KPC News

Today's weather is supposed to be:

8/27/2014

Hi: 80°

Partly cloudy. Highs around 80. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Lo: 60°

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Take care and be safe.
Shelly

 

 


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Tuesday, 26 August 2014


Good Morning Ya'll,

I hope you have a good day and make sure you take your umbrella's with you just in case it does rain.  They say we have like a 40% chance but I will just wait and see.  Our temperature this morning is 68 degrees with the humidity of 98% at 8:24am.  It is sticky out there to me it doesn't really feel cool to be in the 60's.

Today we have our Bridge players coming in around 1ish to have their card game.

Also is the trip to the Limberlost Golf Club for some golf.

Lets see what's going on in the news.   Budget hearings scheduled for school board meeting.  Public hearings on the advertised 2015-2016 East Noble School Corporation budget, bus replacement plan and capital projects fund plan will be held Wednesday night during the school board meeting.

The advertised budget of $34.8 million has a general fund estimate of $23.8 million, with a debt service fund of $5.5 million, a capital projects fund of $3.1 million, a school transportation fund of $1.8 million and a bus replacement fund of $578,878. The state controls the general fund.

 

East Noble plans to replace five of its 55 buses in 2015.

For the proposed three-year capital projects plan, the school corporation estimates $4.5 million raised through property tax revenue and $195,268 raised through other taxes for a total of $4.7 million for 2015.

Proposed expenditures in the plan include: $600,000 for the boiler, chiller and roof for the high school; $400,000 for a new Avilla Elementary School roof; $1 million for future projects; $200,000 for professional services; and $1.1 million for technology and instruction related technology. The plan calls for $1 million raised in 2016 for the boiler, chiller and roof at the high school and another $600,000 in 2017.

In other business, East Noble Superintendent Ann Linson is expected to update the board on the start of the new school year.

The board meets at 6 p.m. in the school corporation’s central office building at 126 W. Rush St.   Reported by KPC News

Today's weather is supposed to be:

8/26/2014

Hi: 87°

Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat Index readings 95 to 100.

Lo: 66°

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. North winds around 10 mph.

Take care and be safe.
Shelly

 

 


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