WednesdaySeptember 17, 2014,

New Carlisle News
BCU CROP Mini Hunger Walk to be added to New Carlisle CROP Hunger Walk 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Maggie Yowler   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 02:44

You can’t take too many steps in any direction these days without seeing the CROP Hunger Walk posters and signs: a foot print with the legend “Ending Hunger One Step at a Time.” It is just about time for the annual 5K walk held every year here in New Carlisle, and heading out as usual from the starting point of New Carlisle Church of the Brethren on Main Street. The site of dedicated walkers (and sometimes runners, bikers and roller skaters!) is an annual event, but this year we are adding a new element.

Well, a new one…and an “old” one. For the first time locally, the Bethel Churches United organizers are adding a new

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 02:57
 
Pike Township To Place Aggregation On Nov. Ballot—Public Meeting Set For Oct. 8 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Maggie Yowler   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 02:36

Following suit with a number of local townships, Pike Township will place electric and natural gas aggregation on the November 4 ballot. Like Bethel and Mad River Townships, trustees in Pike Township have elected to use Trebel, LLC as their aggregation firm, which, if approved by voters, would guarantee a no-cost opt-out of the program at any time.

If approved by voters in the November ballot, Trebel, LLC wouldn’t begin soliciting bids for energy rates until next spring, after all of the legal maneuvers are set in place. Energy

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 02:58
 
Home Experts Realty taking over Gandee Realty PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 23:24

By Sarah Anne Carter

While one real estate company is going out of business, another has stepped in to fill the gap – and to help downtown New Carlisle.

After 65 years, Gandee Realty is closing its doors so the owner can retire.

The real estate company shared its building with American Family Insurance at 105 S. Main Street, which had that company wondering if it could last at the location by itself.

However, Home Experts Realty, a real estate company with several offices in the surrounding counties, has taken Gandee Realty over and will move into its location.

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Bethel Trustees Accept Gas Aggregation Bid—Level Billing Included In Contract PDF Print E-mail
Written by Maggie Yowler   
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:10

During their most recent meeting in regular session, the Bethel (Clark) Township Trustees accepted a natural gas bid for municipal aggregation. Unlike the bid accepted for electric aggregation, the natural gas utility plan will offer level billing.

Scott Belcastro of Trebel, LLC, the township’s selected aggregator, explained how natural gas is priced, and presented the board with three bids from which to choose. Belcastro said the price of natural gas is variable, and

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 18:16
 
AUDITOR RETURNS FUNDS TO LOCAL TAXING DISTRICTS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 11 September 2014 16:01

Clark County Auditor, John S. Federer, announced recently that he has authorized a refund of $1,000,117.32 from the "Real Estate Assessment Fund" to the various taxing authorities within Clark County.

The REA Fund is a special restricted fund maintained on the Auditor's books to help defray the expenses associated with appraisal of property and the related assessment of taxes. The REA account receives its funding by deducting a small percentage of property taxes from settlements to local schools, townships, municipalities, ambulance districts, etc.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 16:13
 
Bethel Township Administrator Resigns—Trustees To Discuss Future Plans PDF Print E-mail
Written by Maggie Yowler   
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 13:57

The Administrator of Bethel Township in Clark County abruptly resigned from her position last week, leaving the Township Trustees to decide what happens next.

Bethel Township Administrator Shelly Huntington hand-delivered her letter of resignation to the township on Thursday, August 28, with her resignation effective Friday, August 29. In the letter, dated August 16, Huntington stated “it was a great opportunity to learn about Township government and work with wonderful people in the community.”

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 14:00
 
Council Discusses 9/11, LGF & Pickleball PDF Print E-mail
Written by Maggie Yowler   
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 23:26

Officials from the City of New Carlisle passed a resolution remembering September 11, 2001 at the City Council meeting held Tuesday, September 2.

“Whereas, on September 11, 2001, we, as Americans, experienced acts of terrorism, the magnitude of which had never been felt on American soil…” the resolution reads. “Whereas, we, furthermore want to express our continued concern for all who lost relatives and friends in New York, at the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania, and for the well-being of all who were injured.”

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 02:42
 
Schools not placing emphasis on Patriots Day PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 22:38

By Sarah Anne Carter

On Sept. 11, 2001, the world stood still, but 13 years later, most local schools are barely pausing to recognize Patriot’s Day.

Elaine Estes, former teacher with Tecumseh Local Schools, remembers how students would wear red, white and blue on Patriot’s Day and there would be a moment of silence at the time that the first plan had hit the World Trade Center. She recalls that teachers would discuss the Sept. 11 events with their students.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 02:41
 
Local Pastor Relieved of Duty PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:04