Albion May Become Residential TIF Pioneer

By MATT GETTS mgetts@kpcmedia.com  (Shared with permission from KPC Media).

ALBION — The town of Albion is considering becoming the first community in Indiana to create a residential TIF district to spur housing growth.

At the Albion Town Council’s Oct. 22 meeting, the council approved a $7,250 capped contract with Indianapolis-based accounting firm LWG to investigate the financial costs of creating a new housing development and the expected revenues which would eventually come back to the town.

2020 Census "Critical" for Development

County beginning to recruit census takers

(By Sara Barker sbarker@kpcmedia.com  Shared with permission from KPC Media.)

KENDALLVILLE — More citizens means more money. And to know how many citizens there are, you have to go out and count them.

With the 2020 census approaching, the Census Bureau is prioritizing attracting people to sign up to be census takers, or people who are paid to go around their communities, knock on doors and record responses from their neighbors.

New Learning Center Approves First Programs

(Article by Steve Garbacz, shared with permission from KPC Media.)

KENDALLVILLE — Renovations are continuing on the former East Noble Middle School, but that hasn’t stopped the Community Learning Center from approving the first batch of local organizations who will bring programming to the center when it opens.

EN Educators Learn About Local Jobs

(Article by Sheryl Prentice, shared wtih permission from KPC Media.)

KENDALLVILLE — Some Noble County teachers took a day out of the classroom Thursday to educate themselves about local employment opportunities in order to better pass on career information to their students.

“The EDC has organized tours for educators several times,” EDC executive director Rick Sherck said. “The goal is to help educators deliver meaningful opportunities for employment: to their students.