Government & School Board

Markle Town Council to hold special meet

The Markle Town Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Markle Town Hall, 197 E. Morse St.

The purpose of the meeting is to approve Wayne Metals, LLC tax abatements and any other matters properly brought before the council.

4 trying for 3 spots for Warren Twp. board

Four candidates are hoping to land one of three spots on the Warren Township Advisory Board in the Republican primary election on Tuesday, May 8.

They are incumbents Angie Landrum, Lee J. Schmalzried and Jack G. Sell, and challenger Carl Zinsmeister.

The candidates were each asked the questions, “Why are you seeking or seeking to retain this office? If you are elected, what do you hope to accomplish?”

Lee J. Schmalzried
Schmalzried, 56, resides at 8393N-900W, Huntington. He is the owner of Schmalzried Builders.

School board gets first look at Roanoke design

Members of the Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees got a first glimpse of preliminary drawings of the new Roanoke Elementary School during the board’s regular meeting Monday, April 23.

Lead architect Adam Weesner of Barton Coe Vilamaa presented the plans, explaining he has been meeting with the school board design committee and HCCSC staff to ascertain the design of the two-story school building that meets the district’s needs.

Andrews Town Council establishes stormwater fees

The members of the Andrews Town Council, in their capacity as the stormwater management board, passed a resolution establishing stormwater fees for the town during the board’s meeting, which followed the council meeting on Monday, April 23.

The fee for residential properties will be $3 a month. Commercial and municipal properties will be charged $6 a month while industrial and school properties will be assessed $15 a month.

The fees will appear on customers’ utility bills. The fees will go into effect on May 1 and the June billing cycle will be the first to reflect them.

Five Republicans in hunt for three openings for Huntington Township Board in May 8 primary

(From left) Tim Guy, Tammy Kline and Dane Owens.

Five Republicans hope they are elected to one of three spots on the Huntington Township Board, when the May 8 primary rolls around.

They are incumbents John L. Baker, Tammy Kline and Dane P. Owens and newcomers Tim Guy and John Paff.

The candidates were each asked the questions, “Why are you seeking or seeking to retain, this office? If you are elected, what do you hope to accomplish?”

John L. Baker
Baker, 78, resides at 3029W-600N, Huntington. He is employed as a safety guard at CFI.

Markle council discusses downtown residences

A discussion about whether to allow residences to be established on the first floor of downtown buildings was not on the agenda of the Markle Town Council’s regular meeting Wednesday, April 18, but it was cause for much discussion nevertheless.

Jacob Ainsworth, who owns two buildings on Morse Street in Markle’s downtown district, contacted the town about whether he could put a residential dwelling on the first floor of the buildings, after reading that the Huntington County Plan Commission allowed residences on the street level.

Daveriner to remain on primary ballot for council despite death

Don Davenriner will remain on the ballot in the primary election, despite recently passing away.

Davenriner, a Republican candidate for the Huntington County Council’s Fourth District seat, died April 13. The 84-year-old was running to retain his seat, which he had held for 12 years.

Voters will still see Davenriner on their ballots because the candidate field became permanent once the period to withdraw passed in February, noted Pam Fowler, Huntington County voter registration and election deputy.

Next SWCD meeting is announced

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the district office, located at 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington.

The meeting is open to the public.    

Three candidates vying for auditor spot on Republican primary ballot

(From left) Cheryl Baldridge, Jill Landrum and Don Schoeff.

Three candidates are running for Huntington County Auditor on the Republican ballot in the upcoming May 8 primary election, Cheryl Baldridge, Jill Landrum and Donald D. Schoeff Sr.

The candidates were each asked the questions, “Why are you seeking, or seeking to retain, this office? If you are elected what do you hope to accomplish?”

Cheryl Baldridge
Baldridge, 53, resides at 4611E-610N, Roanoke. She is employed as a Huntington County deputy auditor and real estate broker with Century 21 Bradley.

Carroll and Knowles square off in GOP battle for Huntington Township trustee position

EJ Carroll (left) and Carl Knowles.

Two Republicans, Everett “EJ” Carroll and Carl Knowles, will be on the ballot in the May 8 primary, seeking the Huntington Township trustee seat that will be vacated by Tim Guy.

The candidates were each asked the question, “Why are you seeking, or seeking to retain, this office? If you are elected, what do you hope to accomplish?”

Exec session for common council set

The Huntington Common Council will meet in an executive session on Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, third floor, City Building, 300 Cherry St., Huntington.

Blomeke, Pearson vying for GOP recorder spot in upcoming primary

Joe Blomeke (left) and Vicki Pearson

Two people are vying to become the next Republican candidate for Huntington County recorder, Joe Blomeke and Vicki Pearson.

Both will be on the ballot for the May 8 primary.

The candidates were each asked the question, “Why are you seeking, or seeking to retain, this office? If you are elected, what do you hope to accomplish?”

Joe Blomeke
Blomeke, 63, resides at 806 Poplar St., Huntington. He is employed as a Realtor with RE/MAX results.

Department of Revenue giving one-time grace period for WH-3 filing

The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) is instituting a one-time grace period for all businesses required to file an Annual Withholding Reconciliation (WH-3) form for withholding tax.

All employers were statutorily required to file the WH-3 form by Jan. 31, 2018, for the 2017 tax year. However, the one-time grace period extends the deadline to April 30, 2018, to encourage all businesses to be in compliance.

Board of Health sets April 16 meet

The Huntington County Health Department will have a Health Board meeting on Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the Huntington County Courthouse Annex Building, located at 1330 S. Jefferson St., Huntington.

For more information, call 358-4831.

School board unanimously approves three-year technology plan at meeting

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees unanimously approved a three-year technology plan at its regular meeting Monday, April 9, that will position the district as the most advanced in the northeast Indiana quadrant, officials say.

HCCSC’s Director of Technology Tom Ashley outlined the plan, which focuses on meeting five goals and priorities: supporting 21st century instruction; improving and updating the technology; safety and security; technical support; and administration/instructional leadership support.

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