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.

$1.2M from Community Crossings to Update Local Roads

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

INDIANAPOLIS — Noble and LaGrange counties will be receiving approximately $3.6 million to put toward road work from the state’s Community Crossings grant program.

Six local government agencies — Kendallville, Rome City, LaGrange County, LaGrange, Shipshewana and Topeka — were on the list of communities awarded grants.

The program, which has existed for a couple years and pumped millions into local highway and street departments, has a maximum award of up to $1 million available.

Kendallville Applebee's Top in Nation

Report by Sheryl Prentice, KPC Media Group. Shared with permission.

KENDALLVILLE — When it comes to Applebee’s, Kendallville’s is the best.

The Applebee’s in Kendallville and its manager, Michelle Bloom, have earned national recognition for its excellence in operations and quality of experience.

Bloom was named the Restaurant General Manager of the Year for 2019, a new corporate award given to a general manager who delivers superior team performance and operational excellence, and leads by example.

Price Dropped to $20k to Preserve Historic Temple

By Sara Barker sbarker@kpcmedia.com.  Article shared with permission of KPC Media Group. 

Sep 26, 2019

LIGONIER — First, it was priced at $59,000. After a year on the market, the Ahavas Shalom Reform Temple is down to $20,000.

It’s all in the name of finding the right buyer and putting money back into the community, Indiana Landmarks Director Todd Zeiger said.