Government & School Board

Andrews to take over Antioch MHP clean-up

The Andrews Town Council decided to take over the clean-up process at Antioch Mobile Home Park at its meeting on Monday, Dec. 30.

Markle residents will be able to get help for sidewalk repair, installs

Markle residents will be able to get substantial help to replace, rehab or install sidewalks along their properties, after the Markle Town Council updated its matching sidewalk program during it regular meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

Town Superintendent Rick Asher said he had trouble with contractors returning his calls with estimates on what the cost would be to replace the town’s sidewalks.

County’s RDC to hold meeting at courthouse

The Huntington County Redevelopment Commission will be meeting today, Monday, Dec. 23, at the Huntington County Courthouse at noon.

The meeting will be held in the Huntington County Commissioners Office, Room 103A.

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

Zay attends insurance council meeting

State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) (right) stands with State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) at the National Council of Insurance Legislators annual meeting in Austin, TX.
Photo provided.

State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) and other Indiana lawmakers attended the annual meeting of the National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) in Austin, TX, from Dec. 10 to 13.

NCOIL is a legislative organization that brings together policymakers serving on insurance and financial committees and educates them on current insurance issues.

Roanoke council honors 3 for service

John Stoeckley (left) and JoAnne Kirchner (right) hold plaques presented to them by Dave Tucker, president of the Roanoke Town Council, on behalf of the town in thanks for their years of service to the community. Stoeckley was a member of the town council for 27 years while Kirchner served at the town’s clerk-treasurer for 23 years.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Roanoke Town Council bid farewell to a pair of council members, as well as the town’s longtime clerk-treasurer at its meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Councilman John Stoeckley and Council President Dave Tucker participated in their final meeting, as did Clerk-Treasurer JoAnne Kirchner.
While Kirchner and Tucker fell short in re-election bids for their respective offices in the municipal election on Nov. 5, Stoeckley opted to not seek another term.

Record year for private capital investment in HC

It was a record-setting year for private capital investment in the county, hails Huntington County United Economic Development in its year-end report.

A total of $59,602,200 in private capital was invested in Huntington County in 2019, says the agency. That figure smashed the previous record of $40,271,400, which had stood since 2016.

Three elementary schools to get added security with camera buy

Three of Huntington County Community School Corporation’s elementary schools will get more security in the way of new cameras after the purchase was approved by the board of school trustees during its regular meeting Monday, Dec. 16.

The security system was approved 6-0 at a cost of $99,914. School board member Tim Allen was absent.

The cameras, to be purchased from Stylus Technologies of Bluffton, will be installed at Lincoln, Flint Springs and Horace Mann elementary schools.

Commish to have pair of executive sessions next Monday, Dec. 23

The Huntington County Board of Commissioners announces two executive sessions to take place on Monday, Dec. 23.

Both sessions will take place in the Commissioners’ Office, Room 103A, 201 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

The first session, at 9:45 a.m., is in respect to receiving information about and interviewing prospective employees. The second session will be held at 1:30 p.m. and will see the board discuss records classified as confidential by state or federal statute.

Executive sessions are closed to the public.

Warren Town Council reschedules December meeting for tonight, Dec. 19

The Warren Town Council has rescheduled its December meeting to tonight, Thursday, Dec. 19, at 5 p.m. in the Council meeting room of Assembly Hall, 131 N. Wayne St. 

The Dec. 18 meeting was canceled.

Redevelop. Commission on Dec. 19

The Huntington County Redevelopment Commission will meet Thursday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m. in the Huntington County Commissioners’ Office, Room 103A, 201 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

The meeting is open to the public.

‘German Christmas’ will be held Dec. 22 at school

A German Christmas will be celebrated at the Old German School on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 6:30 p.m.

A wild cedar tree will be decorated with ornaments from Germany. The Christmas Story will be read in German and English and there will be group singing of the traditional Christmas carols.

Hot spiced cider will be served.

The evening will close with the singing of “Stille Nacht” by candlelight.

The event is free and the public is invited.

HCCSC meets tonight plus executive session

The Huntington County Community School Corporation will meet in an executive session tonight, Monday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Salamonie School, 1063E-900S, Warren.

The agenda includes initiation of litigation or litigation that is either pending or has been threatened specifically in writing. “Litigation” includes any judicial action or administrative law proceeding under federal or state law.

The regular school board meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Salamonie School.

Huntington commish Wall is new VP for state commish association

Huntington County Commissioner Tom Wall has been elected 2020 vice president of the Indiana Association of County Commissioners (IACC) during their annual conference.

Vice President John Frey, Montgomery County commissioner, stated, “Wall will be a great spokesperson for their association and is very dedicated to improving local government.”

As vice president, Wall will represent the elected county commissioners in the 92 counties of Indiana. Wall will be vice president of the IACC’s board of directors, which determines policies and legislative goals for the association.

Andrews Town Council hears that festival future is in doubt

The future of the Andrews Summer Festival is in doubt after the dissolution of the committee that plans it, learned the Andrews Town Council at its meeting on Monday, Dec. 9.

Julie Newsome, chair of the Andrews Summer Festival Committee, said that the group was disbanding due to declining membership. For her part, Newsome stated that chairing the festival’s committee had been a 12-month commitment and that it had worn her out.

Common council bids farewell to 2 members, mayor

The Huntington Common Council bid farewell to two of its members, along with Mayor Brooks Fetters, during its meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Jack Slusser, one of council’s two at-large representatives, and Richard Strick, the board’s 3rd District electee, are both departing the council.