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AKRON - For Mike Jones, the new agriculture teacher at Tippecanoe Valley High School, being hired by Tippecanoe Valley is a homecoming of sorts. Jones graduated from Valley in 1993, and after college spent 17 years teaching agriculture at Argos High School. His roots at Valley go even deeper - his wife Lacey works as a special education teacher at Mentone Elementary, and his children attend Tippecanoe Valley as well. In addition to teaching agri culture, Jones will be leading the FFA program at the high school, where 50 to 60 stu dents currently participate. "I really want to get kids partici pating in more contests," Jones said, adding, "The competition and leadership in FFA are out standing." NORTH WEBSTER - The North Webster Community Center is preparing for this year's Heart of the Community Annual Charity Auction and Raffle. This year the event will have an Italian theme with dinner provided by Bella Vitale, The Cake Lady and wine service from Tippy Creek Winery. The Sleepy Owl also will provide a cash bar service for the evening. The event is 5 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Tickets for the event cost $25 and include dinner, access to the live and silent auctions and entry into the main drawing. A ticket gets the person the chance to win one of the three top prizes. Third place is $100 a month for a year in gas from Freedom Express. Second place is $200 a month for a year in groceries from New Market. The grand prize winner gets to choose September is Hunger Awareness Month, but the food pantry at the Salva- tion Army is in need of as- sistance now. The shelves had mini- mal amount of items on them as of Friday. Admin- istrative Assistant Melissa Cunningham posted on the The Salvation Army Corps' Facebook page that all it had were canned vegeta- bles, beans, egg product, salmon "and not much else." By Monday afternoon people began sharing the post, and churches, indi- viduals and organizations began making donations. The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary brought in 237 pounds of food, the Silver Lake Food Pantry brought in 100 pounds of bread, an anonymous indi- vidual provided around 200 pounds of food and several churches also gave. But more is still needed to continue to help feed local low-income families. Ken Locke, Salvation Army community min- istries director, said, "We have seen a spike in the number of people coming in for help." In July, the Salvation Army helped 237 families, that's up about 5 percent over the same time in Kosciusko County Council kicked off its offi cial work on the 2017 county budget Monday night by reviewing more than a dozen departmental budgets. The preliminary work was highlighted by coun cil's decision to set a 2 per cent raise for county employees. The across the board salary hike for employees came as a result of a recom mendation from the wage committee, which consisted of three council members and one county commis sioner. The increase applies to full time workers, part time workers as well as all board members on all county pan els. Council also chose to provide a 2 percent hike in funding for eight not for profit groups whose requests are part of the commissioners' budgets. Here's what that 2 per cent hike means: Kosciusko County Fair Board received $40,180 in 2016. The group requested an additional $803 and will receive a $803 boost. Cardinal Center received $92,340 in 2016. The group requested an additional $4,617 but will receive a $1,846 boost. Home Health Care received $42,297 in 2016. The group requested an additional $2,103 but will receive a $845 boost. Kosciusko County Historical Society received TIMES UNION August 23, 2016 WARSAW, IN - 50 - FOUNDED 1854 - NO. 200 @TUonline Times-Union - Warsaw timesuniononline.com Politics Fellow Republi- cans still wait- ing for Trump's cash. Page 8B Opinion To identify or not to identify? Page 4A Contact Us: PHONE: 574-267-3111 MAIL: P.O. Box 1448, Warsaw, IN 46581-1448 EMAIL: news@timesuniononline.com Low 62 High 82 Sports Warsaw tops Marian, 5-0. Page 1B Clear tonight. Storms Wednesday. TIMES UNION $0.50 8 5 32320 00001 Tuesday IN OUR 162ND YEAR OF CONTINUOUS SERVICE TO KOSCIUSKO COUNTY BY DAN SPALDING TIMES-UNION Staff Writer dspalding@timesuniononline.com Photo by Gary Nieter, TIMES-UNION Photo by Dan Spalding, TIMES-UNION STAFF REPORT See RAFFLE- Page 2A See BUDGET- Page 2A See PANTRY- Page 2A S E P T E M B E R 2 9 - O C T O B E R 1 w . 2 0 1 6 k o s c i u s k o c e l e b r a t e s . c o m CLAYPOOL - A Roann man was transported to Kosciusko Community Hospital Monday afternoon after his pickup rolled over. According to a crash report from the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department, Derek A. Brock, 28, Roann, was driving his tan 1997 Chevrolet pickup on Ind. 15 south of CR 550S, Claypool. Brock lost control of the vehicle and exited the east ern edge of the roadway into a ditch, rolling the vehicle on its top, according to the report. He said he was attempting to pass a vehicle and his steering locked up on him. He sustained cuts and scrapes, complained of back pain and was transported to KCH for treatment. The vehicle was towed from the scene by R & G Towing due to extensive damage from the rollover. Damage was estimated at $5,000 to $10,000. KCSD, Claypool and Warsaw Wayne Township Fire Departments and Lutheran EMS respond ed to the accident. BY JENNIFER PERYAM TIMES-UNION Staff Writer jperyam@timesuniononline.com County Begins Work On 2017 Budget CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS Kosciusko County Councilman Tom Anglin listens to discussion during a budget session Monday in Warsaw. Council will meet again Thursday as it continues to craft a 2017 budget. BY DAVID SLONE TIMES-UNION Staff Writer dslone@timesuniononline.com One Hurt In Rollover Crash The driver suffered minor injuries in Monday afternoon's rollover accident on Ind. 15, near CR 550S. BARE CUPBOARDS A post on The Salvation Army Corp's Facebook page helped bring some donations in to the food pantry, but much more is needed as can be seen from this pic- ture of the food pantry Monday afternoon. Photo by David Slone, TIMES-UNION Salvation Army Seeks To Restock Pantry Salvation Army Administrative Assistant Melissa Cunningham places some food donations on the pantry shelf Monday afternoon. The organization's food pantry is very low on food items beyond the bare necessities. Photo by David Slone, TIMES-UNION Webster Community Center Planning Annual Charity Auction And Raffle Valley Hires New Ag Teacher

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