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TIMES UNION December 21, 2016 WARSAW, IN - $1 - FOUNDED 1854 - NO. 302 @TUonline Times-Union - Warsaw timesuniononline.com Nation AP Poll: U.S. election voted top news story of 2016. Page 5A Opinion Will Trump be a "transforma- tive" president? Page 4A Contact Us: PHONE: 574-267-3111 MAIL: P.O. Box 1448, Warsaw, IN 46581-1448 EMAIL: news@timesuniononline.com Low 26 High 33 Sports Lady Tigers pull away from Tri- ton for 53-31 win. Page 1B Partly cloudy. TIMES UNION $1.00 8 2 32320 00002 STOREWIDE SALE 20% OFF -50% OFF Special Last-Minute Shopping Hours Wednesday-Friday 9-7; Christmas Eve 9-3 3564 Commerce Drive, Warsaw 269-2001 Wednesday IN OUR 162ND YEAR OF CONTINUOUS SERVICE TO KOSCIUSKO COUNTY $1 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Tuesday awarded $17.9 million to sup port 105 homeless housing and service programs in Indiana. The Continuum of Care grants provide critically needed housing and support services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness across the state, according to a news release from HUD. Locally, Kosciusko County Rapid Re Housing received $76,535, according to a list provided by HUD. The Rapid Re Housing program assists victims who have decided not to return to their abusive relationship in securing a permanent home. Rapid Re Housing is operated through The Beaman Home and supported by The United Way of Kosciusko County. Information on The Beaman Home's website at thebea manhome.com states that Rapid Re Housing is "an impor tant piece to our services, and assists victims on their jour ney to survive on their own. It is an opportunity to provide financial aid and assistance to qualified domestic violence victims who wish to establish a stable home, free from abuse, for their family. Funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, this program allows us to assist victimized families secure housing, limited rental assistance, and other basic necessities needed to set up a home. With the help of the program, many families who have come to Beaman Home in turmoil and crisis have suc cessfully established a new, violence free life." Kosciusko Rapid Re-Housing Receives $76K From HUD STAFF REPORT See HUD- Page 2A Kosciusko County Drug Task Force and Nappanee Police Department arrested two Nappanee brothers on drug related charges. Kosciusko County Drug Task Force officers conclud ed a recent investigation Tuesday evening as they responded to 13317 N. CR 700W, Nappanee, according to a news release from the Task Force. Officers from Nappanee, Kosciusko County and parole agents entered the residence and found Joshua Loren Borkholder, 37, along with his brother, John Ira Borkholder, 33. Officers additionally seized finished methamphetamine, along with $1,800 in cash and two handguns from inside the house. John Borkholder was arrested and preliminarily charged with felony dealing methamphetamine as well as felony possession of methamphetamine. He is being held on a $10,250 bond. Joshua Borkholder was arrested and preliminarily charged with felony dealing methamphetamine, felony possession of methamphet amine, along with violation of parole. He is being held without bond in the Kosciusko County Jail, the news release states. John Ira Borkholder Joshua Loren Borkholder Brothers Arrested On Drug-Related Charges STAFF REPORT WINONA LAKE - Beginning Jan. 1, Grace College will no longer be providing education al services in Indiana's north ern prisons, according to Amanda Banks, director of public relations for the college. Grace holds the contract with the Indiana Department of Corrections for the northern prisons. Oakland City University holds the contract to provide educational services at the southern prisons. Grace had been providing vocational, high school and col lege education to men in the state's northern prisons since 2012. After Grace's contract expires at the end of this year, IDOC will transition to using Oakland City for all state pris ons. Oakland City retained 38 of the 40 teachers teaching in the prisons for Grace College. The two lost jobs are not local, Banks said. "This change to eliminate the multiregional approach to bring the services under a sin gle vendor was decided by the IDOC in order to avoid duplica tion of administrative services," said Ike Randolph, communica tion director for IDOC. According to records pro vided by the IDOC, Grace College was paid more than $14 million over the five years administered the program. "Grace College has enjoyed ministering and educating men in Indiana prisons for over 30 years. Beginning as a Bible study in 1986, our work soon became traditional undergrad uate education in four state prisons with over 1,100 college degrees conferred. In 2012, Grace began to provide high school equivalency and voca tional education. "We have been privileged to witness countless lives changed through these pro grams. Recently, the state decided to transition to a single vendor for 2017 and Grace College was not chosen. "We have the utmost respect and confidence in Oakland City University as they go forward with prison educa tion in our state," Banks said in a statement. BY MICHAEL ANDERSON TIMES-UNION Staff Writer manderson@timesuniononline.com IDOC Ends Prison Ed. Contract With Grace Property south of Nappanee that was once considered as a site for an asphalt plant will soon be home to a solar equipment company. Two existing businesses, including Solar Energy Systems, plan to develop property at the southwest corner of Ind. 19 and CR 1350 after representatives cleared a final zoning hurdle. On Tuesday, the Kosciusko County Commissioners voted in support of a recommendation from the area plan commission to rezone 35 acres from residential to commercial. Solar Energy Systems will include offices, a showroom and plenty of ware house space with its proposed 16,000 square foot building that will be located on the corner, said Steve Snyder, an attorney who represented the compa nies in the zoning matter. An electrician plans to open a store further to the west, Snyder said. The solar company offers sales and installation for residential, commercial and agricultural interests, he said. Snyder said both companies are seeking to relocate because they need more room to operate. Roughly two decades ago, the prop erty briefly represented a hotbed issue for the county when Gordon "Short" McCormick proposed to establish an asphalt plant on the land. That zoning request caused an uproar among some, and McCormick eventually pulled back plans and instead had the land rezoned from agriculture to residential. McCormick later died and the prop erty was recently sold at auction. The land was never developed. Solar Energy Systems has been in business for about 10 years and cur rently is located on Market Street in Nappanee. Rezoning Opens Door For Solar, Electrical Businesses South Of Nappanee BY DAN SPALDING TIMES-UNION Staff Writer dspalding@timesuniononline.com See SOLAR- Page 2A ABATE Donates To CCS American Bikers Aimed Toward Education and the Christian Motorcycle Association recently provid- ed toys and bicycles to Combined Community Services for local children for Christmas. Pictured (L to R) are, back row: Kenny Rogers, BJ Summers, Ty Marshall, James Dawson; next row: Teena Pence, Rhonda Hardy; next row: Kimmy Barton, Ami Pitt, Roz Marshal, Briana Kessler, and Donny Barton. Photo Provided CLAYPOOL - In the final meeting of 2016, the Claypool Town Council addressed four items. Dallas Owens was named town marshal after the resig nation of the previous mar shal, Lou Mediano. The council approved the addition of three reserve offi cers for the town police force. Ken Allen, Ben Sanders and Nick Spangle will be unpaid volunteers for the town. Two ordinances were approved for 2017: salaries for town employees and holi days in 2017. Salaries and holidays will be the same as 2016. The next meeting of the town council will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 16. BY TIM DAVIS TIMES-UNION Correspondent Owens Named Claypool Town Marshal At Council Meeting WINONA LAKE - Town Councilman Robert Swanson announced his resignation at Tuesday's regular meeting. Swanson, who represents Ward 4, said he has moved to another location in Winona Lake and is no longer eligible for the posi tion. Swanson will remain as a de facto council man until a replacement is selected by the Republican precinct, according to Clerk BY MICHAEL ANDERSON TIMES-UNION Staff Writer manderson@timesuniononline.com Swanson Resigns From Winona Lake Town Council WINONA LAKE - It is one thing to practice a foreign language in the classroom, but quite another to put one's proficiency to the test in a real world setting. For 14 Grace College Spanish students, the test came in an opportunity to assist the Northern Indiana Hispanic Health Coalition during We Care Warsaw on Nov. 19, according to a news release from Grace. The annual event at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church includes a health fair for local individuals and families with economic needs. Many of those served are Spanish speakers reliant on others to make important medical information understandable in their native language. Grace College assistant professor of Spanish Benjamin Navarro learned of NIHHC's need for Spanish speakers and thought We Care Warsaw would be an opportunity for Spanish majors and minors to inte grate their studies with serv ice. "Community projects are one of the best ways for stu dents to demonstrate their language skills outside of the classroom," he said. "Grace's core values are character, competence and service. This project incorporates all three." To prepare for the one day health fair, Grace stu dents trained for five hours with NIHHC representatives to learn about the health Grace Spanish Students Apply Classroom Knowledge To Help Neighbors In Need STAFF REPORT See LAKE- Page 2A See HELP- Page 2A

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