Robotics Team Boosts STEM Skills at Trine

KPC NEWS SERVICE  (Shared with permission from KPC Media).

ANGOLA — East Noble High School teacher Shawn Kimmel said the school wants area businesses to know “we are trying to produce the absolute best STEM students that we can.”

That effort has involved launching a new robotics team and bringing them to Trine University on Wednesday, Nov. 13, to build their first project while gaining exposure to some of the region’s top STEM tools, facilities and expertise.

Noble County's Income Tax Rate Below State Average

By MATT GETTS  (Shared with permission from KPC Media).

ALBION — As of Oct. 1, the income tax rate paid by Noble County residents has fallen below the state average.

That's not because the county's tax rate has decreased, but because other counties across the state have increased.

Noble County collects taxes at a combined rate of 1.75%. The state average, according to the Indiana Department of Revenue, is 1.756%

Eight Leaders Complete 5 to Thrive Leadership Series

Kendallville – Several members of the Thrive Noble County steering committee gathered to honor the latest group of 5 to Thrive participants with a celebration luncheon. Culinary students at the IMPACT Institute provided a delicious lunch at the school’s administrative offices on Dowling Street.

Plans Unveiled for New Pre-School in Ligonier

By Sara Barker  (Shared with permission from KPC Media).

LIGONIER — A vision for a new Ruth Stultz Nursery school is now in plain sight.

Last year, Ruth Stultz board members approached the council asking for permission to look into how much building a new school would cost.

Originally, some wanted to build onto the existing structure, but Ruth Stultz’ funding source, the Hagen Foundation, said the age of the building wouldn’t bode well with a new addition.

Summit Highlights Economic Impact of Early Childhood Learning

(Press Release issued by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership 11/7/19).

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Today, the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and statewide partners hosted the 2019 Indiana Early Learning Summit for Economic Development. The annual event brought together regional business leaders and members from community, higher-education and non-profit organizations in an effort to better understand the business case for investment in quality early childhood education and how to support Indiana’s workforce. 

Downtown Kendallville EID Revived

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

KENDALLVILLE — A year after a downtown organization couldn’t even get half of building owners to vote on a voluntary tax and the city’s Economic Improvement District looked doomed to fold, the 25-year district is getting revived.

Revived by a slim margin, but revived nonetheless.