Government & School Board

Married troopers set retirement from ISP

Richard Crawford (left) and Nicole Crawford.
Photos provided.

Two members of the Indiana State Police, who have been married for almost 24 years, have recently announced their retirement from the department following a combined total of more than 60 years of law enforcement experience.

Master Trooper Richard R. Crawford, a native of Huntington, is a 1976 graduate of Huntington North High School. Crawford served as a member of the United States Air Force from 1980 to 1984.

School board approves playground eqpt., coach

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.
Mark Flueckinger

It was a brief Huntington County Community School Corporation board meeting Monday, Sept. 9, but among action items trustees approved new playground equipment and welcomed a new baseball coach.

The playground equipment will be installed at Salamonie Elementary School. The board unanimously approved the purchase from Snider Rec-
reation, of North Royalton, OH, in the amount of $49,713. Board member Matt Melcher was absent.

Local SWCD to hold monthly meet Sept. 17

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at the District Office located at 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington.

The meeting is open to the public.    

Andrews Town Council touches on variety of topics in brief, busy meet

The Andrews Town Council touched on a variety of topics during a brief meeting on Monday, Sept. 9.

Andrews council touches on variety of topics

The Andrews Town Council touched on a variety of topics during a brief meeting on Monday, Sept. 9.

Cherry Street to close for sidewalk, sewer work

The Indiana Department of Transportation recently announced U.S.-224/-Cherry Street, between Washington and State streets in the City of Huntington, is scheduled to close on or after the morning of Monday, Sept. 9, while the City of Huntington performs work on the sidewalk and sewer.   

Access will be maintained to homes and businesses in the area. The work is anticipated to be completed by mid-September, weather permitting.

For additional information on this project, contact Adam Cuttriss with the city at 356-1400, ext. 2021.

Special session for commish

The Huntington County Commissioners will conduct a special session on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 9 a.m.

The meeting will be held in the Commissioners Room 103A of the Huntington County Courthouse, 201 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

The purpose will be to discuss receiving a donation of property.

Roanoke looking into letting utility customers pay online

The Roanoke Town Council learned at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3, that Clerk-Treasurer JoAnne Kirchner is looking into a service that would enable the town’s utility customers to pay their bills online.

School corp. going after stop arm offenders

It won’t be long before violators of the school bus stop arm law will be asked to smile as they break the law, after the Huntington County Community School Corporation decided at its regular meeting Monday, Aug. 26, to approve the purchase of stop arm cameras.

The purchase was part of a nearly $600,000 package that includes six buses and parts that was unanimously approved by the board, after reports that stop arm violations are on the rise.

Andrews Town Council, mobile home park owner discuss clean-up

The Andrews Town Council and the owner of a mobile home park that has come under fire for having dilapidated units discussed the process of cleaning up the park at council’s meeting on Monday, Aug. 26.

Rep. Banks to hold U.S. Service Academy Briefing Sept. 7 at Warsaw

Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) has announced that he will host a U.S. Service Academy Briefing on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Warsaw Community High School, in Warsaw, for students who are interested in attending one of the five U.S. service academies.

Markle council sees voluntary annexation petition

Members of the Markle Town Council took a first official look at a petition for voluntary annexation of three parcels belonging to Novae Corporation at their regular meeting Wednesday, Aug. 21.

The three properties total about 8.4 acres and are contiguous to the town of Markle, said Council President Mark Hamilton.

He added that a public hearing on the proposed annexation will be conducted at the next regular council meeting on Sept. 18. Following the hearing, the council will likely vote on adopting the fiscal plan and annexation of the properties into the town limits.

SWCD to meet about watershed management development plan

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District will conduct an informational meeting about the development of a watershed management plan for the Upper Wabash River Watershed on Thursday, Sept. 12.

The meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

The meeting will provide an overview of the project and project updates. Current water quality data within the project area will also be discussed.

Cancel Aug. 27 council meeting due to no agenda

There will not be a meeting of the Huntington Common Council on Tuesday, Aug. 27, due to no items on the agenda.

Sept. 30 commissioners’ meet now on Sept. 27

The Huntington County Commissioners have announced that their Sept. 30 meeting has been rescheduled.

The meeting will now take place Sept. 27, at 8:30 a.m. in Room 103A in the Huntington County Courthouse.

The courthouse is located at 201 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

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