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TIMES UNION March 12, 2019 WARSAW, IN - $1 - FOUNDED 1854 - NO. 60 @TUonline Times-Union - Warsaw timesuniononline.com Nation N.M. mulls state- run pot shops, subsidized med- ical use. Page 7A Opinion The Democrats now have a Jewish problem. Page 4A Contact Us: PHONE: 574-267-3111 MAIL: P.O. Box 1448, Warsaw, IN 46581-1448 EMAIL: news@timesuniononline.com Low 38 High 54 Sports Grace set for national tour- ney; special section inside. Page 1B A few showers tonight and Wednesday. TIMES UNION $0.50 8 5 32320 00001 Tuesday IN OUR 165th YEAR OF CONTINUOUS SERVICE TO KOSCIUSKO COUNTY See SHELL- Page 2A $1 Whitko High School announced Samuel Mark Rickerd is its valedictorian and Livia Elise Rose is salutatorian for 2019. Samuel is the son of Mark and Sarah Rickerd, South Whitley. He plans to attend Purdue University and major in computer engineering. His high school activities included president of National Honor Society, president of Student Council, SADD officer, Whitko Chamber Ensemble, Whitko Theater member, Campus Life, Whitley County Youth Leadership delegate, Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership del egate, Purdue University Fort Wayne Sci TEC Academy member, Whitko golf team and Social Studies Academic Team. Livia is the daughter of Jeffrey and Season Rose, Pierceton. Her college plans are to attend Taylor University to major in film and audio production and minor in comput er science digital media. Her activities included Math Academic Team, Family Career and Community Leaders of America, Art Club, National Honor Society and boys basketball videograph er. Graduation is May 31. Whitko Names Top Students Samuel Mark Rickerd Livia Elise Rose STAFF REPORT BOURBON - Triton School Board held a short meeting Monday but handled a num ber of items. The board approved the purchase of new garage doors for the bus garage. Superintendent Jeremy Riffle said damage over a number of years has made it neces sary to replace them. It also approved the pur chase of 325 Chromebooks for Triton High School. Near the end of the meeting, a high school student questioned why the internet speed at the school had become slower. Riffle said they noted the slowdown and found that the HP computers that were seven years old were causing the slowdown and that the decision was to replace them with Chromebooks sooner than anticipated. Riffle asked for approval to upgrade the signage at the high school that has faded over the years. He said the new signage would be designed to go with the mar keting branding of the Triton Schools and the updates will Triton Garage To Get New Doors; High School To Get Chromebooks BY CAROL ANDERS TIMES-UNION Correspondent See TRITON- Page 2A LEESBURG - Problems on and near streets in town seem to be growing, but the Leesburg Town Council is working to address them. "A lot of people are parking against and blocking the sidewalk," said Street Commissioner Craig Charlton during Monday's meeting. Residents are reminded that, per town ordinance, sidewalks must be unobstructed at all times. Disposal of yard waste continues to be an issue. "Another problem we have is people blowing leaves into the streets when we are not picking them up," Charlton said. When the town is not providing leaf pickup, residents must bag leaves, along with grass and other yard waste, and put them in the trash container the town provides. Residents also are improperly dis posing of tree limbs. Charlton said the town will try to help with cleanup after a storm, but not when residents remove limbs and branches for land scaping/aesthetic reasons. "Basically, don't put anything in the street," he said. "It's your responsibili ty." In addition, Charlton said nine cars are in violation of the town's junk car ordinance. A resident can be cited for a vehicle that has remained in the same spot for 15 days, Charlton said. First notice of the violation was mailed to the vehicle owners. All of the above violations would eventually result in a fine, and the coun BY DEB McAULIFFE SPRONG TIMES-UNION Lifestyles Editor dsprong@timesuniononline.com Leesburg Town Council Addresses Parking, Yard Waste, Junk Car Problems MILFORD - Camp Mack Executive Director Gene Hollenberg approached Milford town officials Monday stating he wanted to "get the conversation started again" about tying into the town's sewer system and a lively debate ensued. Hollenberg said he called the clerk's office and was advised to put his request in letter form and present it to the council. Council President Doug Ruch asked Hollenberg if he wanted to share that request. Hollenberg said, "We started a con versation awhile ago and I was hoping to continue that." The proposal was to have a 3 inch pipe to run along Camp Mack Road at least to the entrance of Camp Mack. Camp Mack would convert all of its cur rent septic to Milford wastewater treat ment, commit to flush the lines as requested until there is enough regular usage to keep the lines flowing, and contribute funds for this purpose "with no consideration other than our desire to help move this process along." Ruch asked Hollenberg if they had their design people look at a more direct route to the lift station. Hollenberg replied that they didn't have engineers. He also said an advantage for having the sewer line go down Mack Road is to help keep the lake clean because eventually those septic sys tems are going to fail. "For us it's important that the whole neighborhood is healthy and contribut ing to the lake community," he said. "It also helps the town of Milford build up usage." Council Member Joellen Free said, "A year ago we had interest from about 12 other people." Hollenberg replied that he was told they needed 19 to keep the lines open but, "We have more water than we know what to do with so it's not an issue for us to flush the lines until we get that many." A resident, Ken Long, asked the council what was the amount that the camp had offered. Hollenberg replied $100,000. Long then referenced an online article stat Camp Mack Request Brings Debate BY DENISE FEDEROW TIMES-UNION Correspondent See CAMP- Page 2A See LEESBURG- Page 2A 2nd 'Shell Building' Step Closer To Reality Warsaw Redevelopment Commission moved con struction of a shell building in the city's Technology Park a step closer to reality at its meeting Monday. The board accepted a pair of appraisals on property on the northeast corner of Silveus Crossing and Polk Drive, north of U.S. 30, which will allow a price to be set for acquisition of the proper ty. The first appraisal came in at $274,000 and the sec ond at $267,000. Typically, an average of two or more appraisals is taken to deter mine a fair price for a prop BY MARK HOWE TIMES-UNION Staff Writer mhowe@timesuniononline.com City to buy land to expand Tech Park Photo Provided An artist's rendering of the shell building to be constructed at the northeast corner of Silveus Crossing and Polk Drive in Warsaw Technology Park. Monday evening, the Warsaw Redevelopment Commission approved a pair of appraisals for the property, moving the project a step closer to reality. The building would be the second such structure in the area. Students will be singing and danc ing in Warsaw Saturday night to help children in other countries out of poverty. A Night of Voices is at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Wagon Wheel Center for the Performing Arts. It is the fourth year for the event that benefits the international nonprofit organization When I Grow Up. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on the Wagon Wheel website and at the door. "In the past three years we've raised over $20,000 for the organiza tion," said Bethany Hall, who organizes the event with her husband, Thomas. When I Grow Up "works to empow er children out of extreme poverty," Bethany said. "That would be in places like Kenya specifically they have a school in the Huruma slum, outside the outskirts of Narobi, Kenya and there's a school in Guatemala and a school in Haiti." She said that what makes When I Grow Up stand apart from other organizations is that it works along side the people in each of the countries in their own grassroots movement to bring their own people out of extreme poverty. "It's not an organization that goes in and does any kind of work for them. They do funding, they raise funding, friendship and accountability. And past that, it is a Kenyan movement, a BY DAVID SLONE TIMES-UNION Staff Writer dslone@timesuniononline.com Pictured is a child outside of Nairobi, Kenya, who lives in extreme poverty. The child is chewing on a piece of trash as he walks alone on the road. Children like this are being empowered out of extreme poverty every day through the power of education, thanks to the nonprofit organization When I Grow Up. Saturday's "A Night of Voices" at the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts is a fundraiser for the international organization. Photo by Bethany Hal 'Night Of Voices' Event Raises Funds For Kids In Poverty See NIGHT- Page 2A Live ammunition found at Madison Elementary School Monday morning led to a precautionary safe ty lock out. As a number of students were entering the school, where classes start at 9:10 a.m., a student saw two bul lets on the floor in the hall way just in from the parent drop off entrance, said Warsaw Community Schools Superintendent David Hoffert. A nearby teacher aide took the bullets to the office. Hoffert said they were "very small, small cal iber" bullets. At 9:33 a.m. Monday, Warsaw Community Schools officials received a notification from a Madison staffer of a potential safety concern, according to the first of two news releases sent out Monday morning. Following safety protocols, a precautionary lockout was initiated to allow administrators and police to investigate. "It's a lock out, not a lock down," Hoffert said, noting that the idea is for the school to take precau tionary measures with its safety team and local authorities. Staff watched video of the students entering the school and students were very energetic, swinging Live Ammunition Found At Madison Elementary BY DAVID SLONE TIMES-UNION Staff Writer dslone@timesuniononline.com See FOUND- Page 2A

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