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Thursday, 24 July 2014


Good Morning Ya'll,

I hope you have a good day as it does look like it will be another nice day.  It was cool this morning with our temperature at 62 degrees  and our humidity at 72% at 8:46am.  There is some wind but nothing crazy.  The weekend is getting closer to with one more day and then it starts up again.  I know it is getting closer for school to be starting up again as well.  I belive in just a couple of weeks it will be up and going.  So remember to watch out for the kids walking to school and the speed limits.

Today we have Annette with SHIP for your medicare health insurance programs.  If you need help or have some questions give us a call and we will get you an appointment to see Annette.  260-347-4226

Lets see what's going on in the news.  Park department reports kids triathlon planned.  Adults survived the KPC Newspapers in Education Sprint Triathlon in Bixler Lake Park. Now it’s the kids’ turn to show their skills and endurance.

The annual Kendallville Park and Recreation Department Kids Triathlon in Bixler Lake Park will be Saturday, Aug. 16, at 9 a.m. on the east side of the lake.

 

 

Kids ages 5-15 are welcome to participate in the swimming, biking and running challenges that make up the triathlon. Distances are designed for kids.

The Board of Public Works this week approved Kendallville Park and Recreation Department Recreation Director Dawn McGahen’s request to use the park facilities and city streets for the event. Lake Park Drive at Cedar Street and the road around Jansen Pavilion and the lake will be needed for the biking part of the mini-triathlon. The area will be closed to traffic during the event, which is expected to take about two hours.

Based on previous kids triathlons, McGahen expects 100 to 150 participants and about 500 spectators.

Several volunteers will be stationed along the biking and running routes, and firefighters and lifeguards will be in boats on the water to look after swimmers.

A public address announcer will call the event, and a decorated chute will be set up at the finish line for supporters to cheer on the participants.

Anyone interested in participating or volunteering to help can call the park and recreation department at 347-1064.   Reported by Dennis Nartker KPC News

Also Paws for a Cause set for October 25th.  The Humane Society of Noble County will hold its fourth-annual Paws for A Cause benefit for homeless pets Saturday, Oct. 25, from 6-9 p.m. at the Mid America Windmill Museum, 732 S. Allen Chapel Road.

A silent auction is one of the events planned.

 

Those wishing to support the benefit with a donation of an item for the auction can call the shelter at 347-2563.

More than half of the Humane Society of Noble County’s budget comes from private donations and fundraisers. Donations are tax deductible.   Reported by KPC News

Today's weather is supposed to be:

7/24/2014

Hi: 76°

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Lo: 53°

Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. North winds around 5 mph through midnight becoming light and variable.

Take care and be safe.
Shelly

 

 


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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

NTS RIDER PASSES AWAY
One of our NTS Riders Ethel Lee Luxemburg of Kendallville has passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the young age of 96 years.  Mrs. Luxemburg was born in Magnet, Indiana, Perry County, on July 4, 1918 to David and Elizabeth "Bessie" (Gans) Miller.  She married William Lloyd Luxemburg on May 4, 1938 in Owensboro, Kentucky and he preceded her in death June 25, 2005.  Ethel worked along side her husband farming and building houses for many years in the Spencer and Perry County area.  She also cleaned at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company and was a cook at the Perry County Hospital both in Tell City before moving to Kendallville in 2001.  She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Kendallville.

Survivors include:
Son, Raymond and Janet Luxemburg of Kendallville.
Granddaughter, Christina and Rob Hoag of Kendallville.
Great granddaughter, Ivy Hoag.

She was also preceded in death by her three sisters, Grace Luxemburg, Ruth Bollinger, and Alice Tracey.

Funeral services and visitation will be Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville with Elder Kevin Stayner officiating the funeral service.  Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00pm with the funeral service starting at 4:00pm.

Burial will be Monday at Orange Cemetery in Rome City with Elder Jim Tucker conducting the committal service.

Preferred memorials may be made to Kendallville Manor Healthcare Center or Heartland Hospice.

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

REST IN PEACE ETHEL

To send a condolence go to www.hitefuneralhome.com


 

 

 


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Good Morning Ya'll,

I hope you have a good day and make sure you take your umbrella when you start out this morning.  It is humid and muggy out and it has been raining but it hasn't really cleaned the air yet.  Our temperature this morning is at 68 degrees with the humidity of 93% at 8:36am.  It is cloudy and the winds are blowing variably.  Looks like our 90 degree weather is gone for a while again.  I am like this summer so far with the temperatures being decent and not too hot out there for everyone.

Today we have our First-Aid training for the half the drivers and our next one will be on August 6th.

Lets see what's going on in the news today.  Water rates may increase in Kendallville.  City water customers are facing a 3.8 percent rate increase that would be phased in over two years.

The proposed increase is based on a study of Kendallville’s water utility’s history and future needs by Umbaugh & Associates, a Plymouth-based accounting firm and the city’s financial consultant on utility rates.

 

The recommended increase affects water rates but not sewer rates. City utility customers receive a monthly combined water and sewer bill.

A ordinance proposing the rate increase is scheduled to be introduced at the Aug. 5 City Council meeting, with a public hearing scheduled for Aug. 19.

The last increase in water rates occurred in 2010.

In his report to the Board of Public Works Tuesday morning, Todd Samuelson of Umbaugh & Associates recommended the increase so city revenue keeps pace with increased costs of operating the water department, and supports capital replacement and investment and debt-service payments.

“This is not playing catch-up. This is staying on the front end of the curve,” Samuelson said.

The utility has a healthy cash balance, he added. This year, the utility is expected to have an estimated surplus of $673,000 based on estimated operating receipts of $2,050,000 and estimated operating disbursements of $1,377,000.

This year’s payment on the utility’s debt is $442,000, and the utility is expected to spend about $160,000 in capital improvements. The utility’s budget also has a cash reserve of $60,000 a year for painting the city’s elevated water storage tanks.

Samuelson recommended approximately a 3.8 percent rate increase over two years, with the first phase of the increase beginning Jan. 1, 2015, and the second phase beginning Jan. 1, 2016.

For a typical resident using 5,000 gallons a month through a five-eighths-inch residential meter, the current monthly rate is $25.94. The monthly rate would go up on Jan. 1, 2015, to $26.42, and then $26.90 on Jan. 1, 2016, for an increase of 48 cents each year.

According to an Umbaugh & Associates survey of nine other area cities and towns based on a customer using 4,000 gallons of water a month, Kendallville’s current monthly rate of $21.42 is third-lowest, with Nappanee’s monthly rate of $19.49 the lowest and Avilla’s rate of $19.60 the second-lowest.

With a $45.46 monthly bill, Auburn residential water users pay the highest water rate of area cities comparable to Kendallville’s size.

Kendallville’s position in the survey would still be fourth-lowest with the full rate increase if the other communities didn’t increase their rates by 2016.

Cities no longer have to go through the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to raise water rates. Mayor Suzanne Handshoe held a town meeting last week to explain the proposed water rate increases.    Reported by Dennis Nartker KPC News

Today's weather is supposed to be:

7/23/2014

Hi: 76°

Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Lo: 57°

Partly cloudy through midnight then clearing. Lows in the mid 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Take care and be safe.
Shelly

 

 


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Friday, 18 July 2014


Happy Friday Ya'll,

I hope you have a great day and you have a wonderful weekend!!  It was quite cool this morning with the temperature at 55 degrees at 5:30am and it is not up to 60 degrees with the humidity at 78% at 8:19am.  It should be a very nice day and especially if you want to go out to the Noble County Fairgrounds today.  What all are you planning to do as I know Saturday they are having the car show up town in Kendallville and course we won't be going as we will be camping at Chain O'Lakes for the weekend.  We will have our two youngest grandsons with us as they don't remember going camping.

Today we have our Euchre players coming in around 1pm to have their card game.

If you need a ride anywhere here in the Kendallville or surrounding areas please give us a call and we will do our best to get you there!   260-347-4226

Lets see what's going on in the news.  East Noble increases book rental fees.  East Noble is increasing book rental fees $7 for K-12 students for the 2014-2015 school year, and one East Noble School Board trustee spoke out against the action.

Wednesday night, a majority of the East Noble School Board of Trustees approved the administration’s recommendation to raise the book rental fees. Trustees Dexter Lutter, Barb Babcock, Steve Pyle and Dan Beall voted to approve the increase, and trustee John Wicker voted against the motion to boost the rental fee. Trustees Carol Schellenberg and Dr. David Holliday were absent from the meeting.

 

“At some point, this has to stop,” said Wicker, citing the hardship the increase may have for families of students in the school district. “Seven dollars is a big deal for parents who are struggling.”

K-8 book rental fees will increase from: kindergarten, $94.50 to $101.50; Grade 1, $108.75 to $115.75; Grade 2, $120 to $127; Grade 3, $122 to $129; Grade 4, $134.25 to $141.25; Grade 5, $169.25 to $176.25; Grade 7, $176.75 to $183.75; and Grade 8, $182.75 to $189.75.

Book rental fees for grades 9-12 vary based on what courses the students take, but rental fees will also increase $7 next year for high school students.

The increase follows a book rental fee raise of $7.45 last year.

East Noble Business Manager Brian Leitch said the increase is necessary to offset cost increases for books and materials.

The school corporation no longer purchases new hardbound textbooks, but used textbooks are expensive, said East Noble Superintendent Ann Linson. For example, she said, one used math textbook is $80 each.

“Book rental fees are not just for books, but also course materials,” she said. “Not all the courses use textbooks.”

Leitch said the fees the school corporation collects from book rentals only cover 72 percent to 75 percent of the corporation’s costs. He’s looking at ways to reduce the student technology fee for computers and the warranty cost on student computers.

Wicker argued people believe the school corporation got rid of most of the books when it went to computers for students, and book rental fees should be lower.

“We’re looking at financing the computers in a different way,” Linson said. “We don’t take these increases lightly, but we can’t continue to operate in the red.”

The school corporation can work with families to set up an extended pay plan for fees, Babcock said.   Reported by Dennis Nartker KPC News

I have something to say about this on school book fees and course materials.  Where I grew up back in Oklahoma there was NO such thing as book fees or course materials.  The materials that the parents had to buy was for their own child/children not for the entire class to use.  As for the books if you lost your book you paid for the book and then you would get a replacement but not until you paid for the book.  Plus we didn't have computers to take home either or to learn from...we did have a computer class but was only in high school to learn about computers.  All I know there is just way too many families who cannot afford to pay book rental fees (along with computer rental too) and having to buy the materials for their children.  Plus the family also has to buys clothes for their children too as they do out grow their clothes so this will also put a strain of having to come up with the money.  And your payment plans is crazy as most of these families are struggling to just pay their mortgage or rent, utilities, food and gas for their vehicles so they can go to work.  So you want to take away more of their money that they don't have is just crazy!  I'm done.

Also the Kendallville Library renovations to begin later this month.  Renovation of the Kendallville Public Library’s lower level will begin on July 28 and be completed within approximately 90 days.

Wednesday night, the Kendallville Public Library Board of Trustees, meeting in a special session, hired Michael Kinder and Sons Inc. of Fort Wayne to finish approximately 8,600 square feet of the library’s lower level that was left unfinished to save money when the library was completed in June 2007.

 

The unheated space has been used as a storage and work area for library staff.

The company’s bid of $417,000 was more than $3,000 lower than the next closest bid, and nearly $60,000 less than the highest bid, according to Jenna Anderson, the library’s marketing coordinator. Other bids were received from: C3 Construction Services, $450,870; Hamilton Hunter Builders, $420,523; Milestone Construction, $467,000; and Gibson Lewis LLC, $453,100.

Board members had previously approved a total project budget of $593,000, which included costs for furniture and some equipment. With the construction bid coming in lower than expected, the library will have more than $170,000 for additional expenses incurred to finish the space, according to Anderson.

The library has money for the project and will not need to seek additional funding.

Renovation work will include a kitchen, a dedicated Friends of the Library area and three large meeting rooms, with one room used primarily for children’s programming. When completed, the rooms will be available for public use.    Reported by Dennis Nartker KPC News

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

7/18/2014

Hi: 78°

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. Southeast winds around 10 mph.

Lo: 56°

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. East winds around 5 mph.

Saturday

7/19/2014

Hi: 82°

Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Lo: 63°

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

7/20/2014

Hi: 81°

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Lo: 66°

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the mid 80s.

Take care and have a wonderfully safe weekend.
Shelly

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Thursday, 17 July 2014


Good Morning Ya'll,

I hope you have a good day as it looks like it will be another nice day out.  Our temperature this morning is 59 degrees with the humidity of 89% at 8:34am.  The weekend is getting closer and also there will be the car show up town Kendallville on Saturday.  We will not be here as we will be at Chain O'Lakes camping with our two youngest grandsons.

Lets see what's going on in the news.  East Noble Middle School petition moves forward.  A petition to put the proposed East Noble Middle School project’s financing package on the Nov. 4 ballot has been verified by the Noble County Clerk’s Office, Superintendent Ann Linson announced at Wednesday night’s East Noble School Board of Trustees meeting.

East Noble Business Manager Brian Leitch also reported more details about two sites the school corporation is looking at for a new middle school.

 

The needed documentation in the referendum process has been secured, and the Noble County Election Board has given preliminary approval, according to Linson.

The request to place the financing question on the Nov. 4 ballot now goes to the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance for approval, and then it would come back for final approval by the Noble County Election Board.

A total of 213 signatures of registered voters or property owners within the East Noble school district were verified, said Linson.

The question that will appear on the ballot is: “Shall East Noble School Corporation issue bonds or enter into a lease to finance the construction of a new East Noble Middle School and mechanical and roof improvements to East Noble High School, which is estimated to cost more than $37,880,000 and is estimated to increase the property tax rate for debt service by a maximum of $0.3547 per $100 of assessed valuation over the 20 year life of the bonds?”

Linson took issue with how the question put forward by the petitioners was worded, and East Noble can’t request the wording be changed.

“The central issue in the question is the increase in the property tax rate. It’s deceiving for those who are uninformed,” Linson said. “It does not tell voters the tax rate will be unchanged, and when it comes to start paying it off, the tax rate will be lower than what it is now.”

Todd Samuelson of the Umbaugh & Associates the school corporation’s financial consultant, estimated the middle school construction cost at $25,975,000, high school mechanical and roofs at $1,941,757, and land, architecture, engineering, equipment, and technology at $5,588,000, for a total estimated project and projected-related cost of $33,504,757.

Samuelson estimated the financing and capitalized interest costs will be: allowance for underwriter’s discount (0.5 percent) at $189,000; capitalized interest at $4,035,843; and bond issuance costs and contingencies at $150,000; for total estimated project costs of $37.88 million.

On June 11, the board gave notice at its required 1029 public hearing of its intent to bond or lease a not-to-exceed budget of $37.88 million for the proposed project. The project would have a property tax impact of $0.3547 per $100 of assessed valuation on a maximum annual debt of $3.8 million over 20 years.

The current annual debt payment is approximately $5 million, and the current tax rate is $0.49 per $100 of assessed valuation. When that debt is retired in 2019, the debt for the proposed middle school project would come on, and the tax rate would be approximately 14 cents lower than what it is now, according to figures reported by Samuelson at the June 11 meeting.

The board has not made a final decision on a building plan; it’s only discussed possible footprints, with separate classroom wings for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students.

“For the next three to four months, we will have to educate the public,” Linson said.

The school district can conduct community meetings but not on school property, and administrators may ask for help from others who understand the financial package and the need for a new middle school.

“We need to help people understand the construction cost is approximately $31 million,” Linson said. “The rest is the cost to borrow money, like the interest anyone buying a house would have to pay on a mortgage, and approximately $2 million for the high school improvements.”

Regarding the two sites, Leitch announced the school corporation has received approval to seek appraisals and conduct soil borings on properties at 645 W. Waits Road, owned by the Stouder family, and an adjacent property on S.R. 3, owned by Daniel and Janice Simmons. He described the combined properties of approximately 44 acres as Option A.

Option B is approximately 56 acres on the west side of S.R. 3, just south of the South Main Street intersection. It is owned by an investment group, according to Leitch, and was offered to the school corporation a year ago. The school corporation also has permission to seek appraisals and conduct soil borings at that site.

Both options meet the school district’s criteria for access to S.R. 3 and a central location. Both options also have enough land for a 1,000-student, single-story school building, an athletic complex for physical education and sports, parking and an undeveloped area for nature walks.

“We have not made a decision on a site,” Linson said.

The approximately 37 acres the school corporation owns on Sherman Street extended across from South Side Elementary is “not off the table and a distant possibility,” she said. The site has traffic congestion issues with two schools close to each other, and at certain times local access for people going to and from work could be blocked by school traffic. A Waits Road access would be dangerous because the road is on a hill, she said.     Reported by Dennis Nartker KPC News

Also today is Youth Appreciation Day at the fairgrounds.  Today is Youth Appreciation Day at the Noble County Community Fair, with youth activities in the Free Entertainment Pavilion, 4-H shows, round-robin showmanship and the Broken Horn Rodeo in the grandstand.

Here are some of the children’s activities: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Kid City and Drug Free Noble County Fun Activities; noon and 3 p.m., Dazzling Mills Juggling and Unicycle, and face painting and balloons; 1 p.m., milk jug contest; 2:30 p.m., Hayden Karate — How to Handle Bullies..

 

4-H events include: 8 a.m., 4-H dairy goat show; 9 a.m., 4-H beef show; 10 a.m., 4-H draft horse and open draft horse hitch show; 1 p.m., 4-H cat show; 2 p.m., 4-H dairy feeder steer show; and 5 p.m., 4-H horse and pony speed, action and keyhole show.

Round-robin showmanship is at 7 p.m. in the Beef and Dairy Arena.

Performances in the Free Entertainment Pavilion include the Inclognito Cloggers at 7 p.m. and Tiny Giants Rock & Blue Band at 8:30 p.m.

The rodeo begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children 10 and under.   Reported by KPC News

Today's weather is supposed to be:

7/17/2014

Hi: 75°

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

Lo: 53°

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.

Take care and be safe.
Shelly

 

 

 


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Wednesday, 16 July 2014


Good Morning Ya'll,

I hope you have a good day and it is the middle of the week so we will be starting on the downside towards the weekend.  It is cool out this morning with the temperature at 56 degrees and the humidity of 87% at 8:31am.  The fair is still going at the Noble County Fairgrounds.  If you would like to go and can't get there give us a call and see if we have any openings to get you there.

Lets see what's going on in the news.  Ladies Day activities featured at the fair today.  Today is Ladies Day at the Noble County Community Fair. Among the attractions are special activities for women, 4-H shows and the KOI Dirt Drags in the grandstand at 7 p.m.

Some of the scheduled women’s events in the Free Entertainment Pavilion are: “Simple Household Cleaners,” 9:30 a.m.; Brown Sugar Bake-A-Rama judging, 10 a.m.; “Wildflowers in my Woods,” 10:30 a.m.; bake walk, 11:30 a.m.; Brown Sugar Bake-A-Rama Food Auction, 1 p.m.; Zumba, 6 p.m.; and the Breaking Tradition Band, 8:30 p.m.

 

Scheduled 4-H shows include: swine show, 8 a.m.; alpaca showmanship and obstacle show, 9 a.m.; draft horse and open draft horse halter show, 10 a.m.; cat show, 1 p.m.; poultry show, 5 p.m.; and horse and pony barrels, poles and flags show, 5 p.m.

Admission for the KOI Dirt Drags is $5 for adults, and children 10 and under are free.

Beer’s and Jessop’s amusement rides operate from 5-10 p.m. Ride armbands are $15.    Reported by KPC News

Also future cast for former foundry site.  Michael Heitz believes he can turn the former Dalton Foundry site, which had sat vacant and been left to deteriorate since workers poured the plant’s last iron mold in 2009, into an asset — for the community and his company.

He believes the 67-acre property can be redeveloped and reinvigorated. He believes his business, Lexington, Kentucky-based Garrett LLC, can make money doing it. He believes the site has the infrastructure and the potential to be attractive to other companies.

 

But his decision to acquire the foundry site June 30 from Neenah Enterprises Inc. for an undisclosed amount might not have happened if it wasn’t for his family.

“My sister lives over there,” Heitz said, pointing east of the site following an event Tuesday afternoon that marked the beginning of the foundry’s demolition. “And she just complained over all those years that she lived there just how dirty (the foundry) was and it was closed down.”

Redeveloping old, contaminated factory sites is Garrett LLC’s specialty, Heitz said. Formed in 2002, the company has worked on more than 20 projects, primarily in the Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, areas. Garrett LLC has focused on Ohio, largely because of incentives available in that state for cleaning up industrial sites.

The Dalton Foundry site is the company’s first project in Indiana, although Heitz himself is no stranger to the area.

The 7-foot-tall Heitz grew up in Garrett and was a basketball star before going off to play at West Virginia University. His nephew is Kendallville native and former NBA All-Star Brad Miller, and he understands the confusion that might occur from a company named “Garrett” doing work in “rival” Kendallville.

“I thought I would never be up here in this area, so I thought it would be a good name to use,” Heitz said of his company’s name, drawing a laugh from those attending Tuesday’s event.

The long-ago high school rivalry hasn’t prevented Kendallville officials from embracing Heitz’s return to the area.

“It’s like having family come home,” Kendallville City Councilman Jim Dazey said at the event Tuesday.

The foundry, which was started by Nicholas Newnam on West Ohio Street in 1927 and made iron castings for engine heads and air conditioning and refrigeration products, will be torn down in 90 to 120 days, Heitz said. Environmental cleanup work will take one to two years.

After the state approves the cleanup work, the site will be marketed for commercial and industrial uses. Its location and existing infrastructure are expected to make it an attractive property.

“This is a great location,” Heitz said. “You have city utilities. You have rail service. It’s right here; it’s in an industrial area here. We think it’s prime for another commercial property or industry to be in this area.”

Mayor Suzanne Handshoe said while the former Dalton Foundry is an important part of Kendallville’s history and legacy, a new direction for the site was needed. Since the foundry’s closing in 2009 — which was accompanied by nearly 300 layoffs — a few companies had expressed an interest in firing the plant back up. But that interest fizzled out.

So when Heitz approached her more than a year ago about cleaning up the property and she saw his track record with other industrial projects, she offered to provide assistance in whatever way the city could.

“It has been said many times that a community either grows or it dies,” she said. “It cannot stay the same.”

But the city will take steps to consider how a company wanting to move into the redeveloped industrial property will affect the surrounding area, she said.

“We’ll be cautious of what we allow to go in here, keeping mindful that this a neighborhood next to a food industry,” Handshoe said.

Garrett LLC will use contractors to carry out the demolition work and to recycle materials from the site. Although Tuesday’s event marked the start of demolition, for much of the past week workers had been busy tearing down portions of the former foundry.

The company will let one building stand to use for storage. The grassy hills next to the plant eventually will be leveled.

“I think it’s going to make a beautiful site for some future industry here in Kendallville that can support a lot of families, and over the years it will support a lot more families,” Dazey said.

Rick Sherck, executive director of the Noble County Economic Development Corp., said once the former Dalton Foundry has been demolished and the site cleaned up, it will be another attractive selling point for the county’s economic development efforts. Noble County has existing industrial parks in Albion, Avilla, Kendallville, Ligonier and Rome City.

He likened the project to grocery shopping.

“When you go to the grocery store and want to buy cereal, you want to have lots of choices,” Sherck said.   Reported by Barry Rochford KPC News

Today's weather is supposed to be:

7/16/2014

Hi: 70°

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs around 70. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

Lo: 49°

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

Take care and be safe.
Shelly

 

 

 


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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

NTS RIDER PASSES AWAY

One of our NTS Riders Carol A. Henry of Kendallville has passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the young age of 71 years.  She had been employed by the Humane Socity of Noble County and Eaton.  Carol was known for the hats she wore and her "bee bop" personality.  She was admired for her positive outlook despite her many health issues.

Carol was loved by many, including her doctors, nurses and caregivers.  She was born on November 2, 1942, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to Harold and Bonnabelle (Baker) Westphal.  They preceded her in death.

Surviving are a daughter, Mariisa O'Sullivan of Waco, Texas; two sons, William Foor of Kendallville and Anthony Henry of Key West, Florida; three sisters: Sally Hicks of Kendallville, Barbara Mortimore of Kendallville, and Christine Mills of Elkhart; one brother: Earl Vinig of Bozeman, Montana; eight grandchildren: Soctt, Jeffrey, Anthony, Daniel, Jacob, Kayla, Kaitlin and JT, and a great-grandson, Aidan.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Glenn Grate; two brothers, Harold "Bud" Westphal and Dan Westphal; and a sister, Lenore "Cookie" Baird.

No services are planned.

Memorials are to the Humane Society of Noble County, 1305 S. Sherman St., Kendallville, IN 46755: Parkview Out Patient Clinic, 401 Sawyer Road, Kendallville, IN 46755, or to Davita Renal Center, 602 Sawyer Road, Kendallville, IN 46755.

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

REST IN PEACE CAROL

 


 

 

Mrs. Henry had lived most of her life in Kendallville.
She had been employed by the Humane Society of Noble County and Eaton. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kpcnews/obituary.aspx?n=carol-henry&pid=171733955#sthash.G9jGAkyd.dpuf
Mrs. Henry had lived most of her life in Kendallville.
She had been employed by the Humane Society of Noble County and Eaton.
Carol was known for the hats she wore and her "bee bop" personality. She was admired for her positive outlook despite her many health issues.
Carol was loved by many, including her doctors, nurses and caregivers.
She was born November 2, 1942, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to Harold and Bonnabelle (Baker) Westphal. They preceded her in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Marissa O'Sullivan of Waco, Texas; two sons, William Foor of Kendallville and Anthony Henry of Key West, Florida; three sisters, Sally Hicks of Kendallville, Barbara Mortimore of Kendallville and Christine Mills of Elkhart; one brother, Earl Vining of Bozeman, Montana; eight grandchildren, Scott, Jeffrey, Anthony, Daniel, Jacob, Kayla, Kaitlin and JT; and a great-grandson, Aidan.
She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Glenn Grate; two brothers, Harold 'Bud' Westphal and Dan Westphal; and a sister, Lenore 'Cookie' Baird.
No services are planned.
Memorials are to the Humane Society of Noble County, 1305 S. Sherman St., Kendallville, IN 46755; Parkview Out Patient Clinic, 401 Sawyer Road, Kendallville, IN 46755 or Davita Renal Center, 602 Sawyer Road, Kendallville, IN 456755. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kpcnews/obituary.aspx?n=carol-henry&pid=171733955#sthash.G9jGAkyd.dpuf
Mrs. Henry had lived most of her life in Kendallville.
She had been employed by the Humane Society of Noble County and Eaton.
Carol was known for the hats she wore and her "bee bop" personality. She was admired for her positive outlook despite her many health issues.
Carol was loved by many, including her doctors, nurses and caregivers.
She was born November 2, 1942, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to Harold and Bonnabelle (Baker) Westphal. They preceded her in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Marissa O'Sullivan of Waco, Texas; two sons, William Foor of Kendallville and Anthony Henry of Key West, Florida; three sisters, Sally Hicks of Kendallville, Barbara Mortimore of Kendallville and Christine Mills of Elkhart; one brother, Earl Vining of Bozeman, Montana; eight grandchildren, Scott, Jeffrey, Anthony, Daniel, Jacob, Kayla, Kaitlin and JT; and a great-grandson, Aidan.
She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Glenn Grate; two brothers, Harold 'Bud' Westphal and Dan Westphal; and a sister, Lenore 'Cookie' Baird.
No services are planned.
Memorials are to the Humane Society of Noble County, 1305 S. Sherman St., Kendallville, IN 46755; Parkview Out Patient Clinic, 401 Sawyer Road, Kendallville, IN 46755 or Davita Renal Center, 602 Sawyer Road, Kendallville, IN 456755. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kpcnews/obituary.aspx?n=carol-henry&pid=171733955#sthash.G9jGAkyd.dpuf


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Good Morning Ya'll,

I hope you have a good day today.  We had a good storm come through yesterday evening with some thunder and some lightning.  We were at Chain O'Lakes looking at the campsites for this weekend when the storm came up.  It was cool this morning with the temperature at 59 degrees at 5:30am but now the temperature is at 62 degrees with the humidity at 74% at 9:23am.  They are calling for a cooler week for us with highs in the 70's except for today which will be only in the 60's.

Lets see what's going on in the news.  Police are seeking for a pair suspected in drive-way sealing scam. 

The Indiana State Police and the Noble County Sheriff’s Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men, believed to be a father-son duo, who have been soliciting their paving services and in doing so, allegedly bilked an elderly couple out of thousands of dollars.

According to Indiana State Police Detective Deven Hostetler, on July 9 two white men were in the Cromwell area when they approached the elderly victims and offered to spray blacktop sealer on top of their gravel driveway. They quoted the couple approximately $200 for the job, but upon its completion, they asked for payment of approximately $2,000.

 

After they were paid in cash, one of the men used an excuse to go back into the house, where it is alleged that he stole an additional sum of cash.

The first man, the older of the two, is described as heavy-set with skin tags on his eyelids. The second is described as possibly being 18-20 years of age. They were said to have been in a red Ford pickup truck with a black tank in the bed.

Police said anyone who has been solicited by these men or has information about their identities is encouraged to call the Indiana State Police at 432-8661 or 800-552-0976, or the Noble County Sheriff’s Department at 636-2182.    Reported by KPC News

Since it is fair week I will be posting when I see it what is going on for the day.

Fair features events, discounts for kids.  Today is Kids Day at the Noble County Community Fair, with afternoon discount amusement rides, special activities and a bike giveaway for kids.

Children participating in Free Entertainment Pavilion activities during the day will receive a free ice cream coupon and a chance to win a boy’s and girl’s bikes.

 

Here are some of today’s scheduled events in the Free Entertainment Pavilion: 10 a.m., Kendallville Public Library sponsored activities; 1 p.m., Ronald McDonald Magic Show; 2 p.m., Noble County Public Library sponsored free activities; 4:30 p.m., Little Miss & Mister Contest; and bicycle giveaway.

Beer’s & Jessop’s amusement ride armbands from 1-5 p.m. are $10 and $15 from 5-10 p.m.

The BMX/freestyle motocross is 7 p.m. in the grandstand. Admission is $8 adults and $5 children 10 and under.

A free Biff & the Cruisers concert starts at 8:30 p.m. in the Free Entertainment Pavilion.

4-H events include 4-H Boer Goat Show at 8 a.m., 4-H Horse & Pony at 9 a.m., 4-H Dairy Show at 10 a.m., 4-H Sheep Show at 4 p.m., and 4-H Dairy Steer Show at 7 p.m.   Reported by KPC News

Today's weather is supposed to be:

7/15/2014

Hi: 68°

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.

Lo: 52°

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Take care and be safe.
Shelly

 

 

 


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Monday, 14 July 2014


Good Morning Ya'll,

I hope you have a wonderful day and that your weekend was good as well.  It is a bit humid outside this morning and our temperature at 6:00am was 69 degrees.  Right now our temperature is at 69 degree with the humidity of 88% at 7:59am.  It is cloudy but so far no rain even though the grass is wet.  

Did you have fun this weekend?  Did you go to the county fair at the fairgrounds yet or you waiting for later in the week?  We did not go and don't really plan on going.  But we have a good weekend with having the two youngest grandson's over on Sunday afternoon.  They like to go out on the trails around Bixler Lake and look for Bigfoot!  Then we came back and had a fire out in the firepit so they could roast some marshmallows and no s'mores this time.  They played and watched the fireflies light up all around.

Today we have Avalon Village coming in around noon to call the numbers for our Bingo players.  Come on in and join the fun!!!

Lets see what's going on in the news.  Railroad crossing closed in Albion.  The CSX Railroad crossing on Seventh Street in Albion will be closed from today through Wednesday for repair of a defective rail by the railroad, Albion Town Manager Beth Shellman said.

CSX reportedly told Shellman that crossings at Orange and York streets in Albion will be kept open while the work takes place.    Reported by KPC News

Today's weather is supposed to be:

 

7/14/2014

Hi: 79°

Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.

Lo: 54°

Mostly clear. A 20 percent chance of showers through midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Take care and be safe.

Shelly


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Friday, 11 July 2014


Good Morning Ya'll,

I hope you have a good day and a wonderful weekend!  It was chilly this morning as the temperature was 58 degrees at 5:45am.  Our temperature right now is at 70 degrees with the heat index of76 degrees and the humidity of 68% at 10:12am.  What kind of plans do you have for the weekend?  Are some of you going on a vacation starting the weekend?  Where would you like to take a dream vacation too?

We had a good turn out for our Carry-In Dinner yesterday.

Today we have our Euchre players coming in around noon to 1pm to have their card game.

Lets see what's going on in the news.  Business Service is shutting their doors in Kendallville.  Business Service Company of America, 107 N. Main St., which has offered office supplies, office furniture and office machines to customers for 85 years, is in the process of shutting down, said Joe Cazier, store manager and son of the owner, John Cazier..

The business has not been profitable in its current form for several years, with fewer walk-in customers, according to Joe Cazier. He will continue to sell stamps and signs, but the store will close.

Business Service Company of America began in 1931 as a small, “mom-and-pop” office supply retail store, according to the store’s website. The store has been at its current location since 1947.

An old beer cellar is in the building’s basement. A tavern occupied the building prior to the Prohibition era.   Reported by Dennis Nartker KPC News

Also the Northeastern Center receives accreditation.  The Northeastern Center Inc. announced Wednesday its mental health services programs have received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation and Rehabilitation Facilities.

The accreditation is the highest level that can be awarded and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to CARF standards, said the Northeastern Center’s Michael Steigmeyer in an email.

 

 

An organization receiving a three-year accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are of the highest quality.

The center’s Crisis Intervention, Inpatient, Crisis Stabilization, Community Housing, Community Integration, Outpatient Therapy, Child, Adolescent & Adult, Child & Adolescent Case Management, Adult Case Management, Supported Employment and Transitional Employment programs received accreditation.

The Northeastern Center is a nonprofit organization providing community mental health services in northeast Indiana since 1977.     Reported by KPC News

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

7/11/2014

Hi: 81°

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Lo: 65°

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday

7/12/2014

Hi: 79°

Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 80. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Lo: 69°

Cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms through midnight...then mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Sunday

7/13/2014

Hi: 82°

Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Lo: 67°

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the upper 70s.

Take care and have a safe weekend.
Shelly

 

 

 


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