Noble County, IN

Ligonier, INEvening Star

Stone's Trace tempts visitors with preview of Pioneer Festival

LIGONIER — Stone’s Trace Historical Society will offer a midsummer festival preview on Sunday, June 27, of its annual Pioneer Festival and Regulators Rendezvous at Stone’s Trace Historic Site, 5111 Lincolnway South, across from West Noble School Corp. Hours for this one-day, “Taste of the Festival” are 11 a.m. to...
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Columbia City,

Phyllis C. Fry

Phyllis C. Fry, 78, died peacefully at 1:20 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2021, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Columbia City, where she was a resident since January. Born at Luckey Hospital, Wolf Lake, June 16, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and H. Mae (Jerrald) Fry. Growing up in the Wolf Lake area, she attended Wolf Lake High School.
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Ligonier, INEvening Star

County eyes potential road project with Ligonier

ALBION — The Noble County Commissioners Monday heard a pitch from Ligonier Mayor Patty Fisel regarding a potential city-county project to extend Diamond Lake Road approximately one mile to Townline Road. “I would like your consideration,” Fisel said. “I know these projects take time.”. Noble County Highway Department Superintendent Zack...
Kendallville, INEvening Star

Kendallville approves 10-year tax break for shell building

KENDALLVILLE — A new spec building in Kendallville is ready to go, getting a 10-year tax to help defray some of the development cost. When built, the planned 75,000-square-foot building with 30-foot ceilings could become the No. 1 industrial prospect not just in Noble County but the wider northeast Indiana reason.
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More COVID relief grants coming

ALBION — More help is on the way for small businesses still suffering from the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. The Noble County Commissioners Monday approved a second round of small business grants for Noble County businesses totaling $200,000 from a program of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.
Kimmell, INEvening Star

Historical tour to spotlight Sparta Cemetery

KIMMELL — The Noble County Genealogical Society will host a Cemetery Walk on Monday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. This year’s event will be held at Sparta Cemetery in Kimmell, located at 2687 U.S. 33, approximately one-quarter mile south of Kimmell. The first burial in Sparta Cemetery was in 1882....
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Noble Bookings

ALBION — Several people were booked into the Noble County Jail from Friday morning through Monday morning, according to jail records. Bradley S. Ackerman, 51, of the 200 block of South Seventh Street, Albion, was booked at 3 p.m. Friday to serve a sentence relating to a court order. No charging information provided.
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Police Blotter

Megan D. Watts, 28, of the 500 block of South Peters Street, Garrett, was arrested at 5:40 a.m. June 7 by Noble County police on a warrant charging a Level 6 felony. No further charging information was provided. Kathy J. Fisher, 43, of the 300 block of East 9th Street,...
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COVID-19 drops toward all-time lows

INDIANAPOLIS — COVID-19 cases and positivity have dropped toward all-time lows again, although Noble County logged one additional COVID-19 death last week. The death in Noble County occurred on June 8 and was a person in his or her 50s, according to demographic information from the state. It’s the 86th death all-time from COVID-19 in the county.
Kendallville, INEvening Star

El Mariachi 2 brings more Mexican cuisine to Kendallville

KENDALLVILLE — If it works well in Albion, why not Kendallville, too?. That’s what the owners of El Mariachi 2 have been thinking, as they recently opened their new Mexican restaurant in Kendallville located at 861 E. North St. off U.S. 6 next door to Hungry Howie’s Pizza. Partner Ruben...
Noble County, INEvening Star

COVID-19 ratings tie best-ever mark

INDIANAPOLIS — Across Indiana, COVID-19 spread is at the lowest its ever been, again. This week, the state tied its best-ever numbers for weekly ratings gauging spread of the virus, with numbers matching those set the week of March 17. Locally the picture was mixed — Noble County stayed at...
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Noble Bookings

ALBION — Several people were booked into the Noble County Jail from Monday morning through Friday morning, according to jail records. Cody R. Caudill, 33, of the 300 block of South Main Street, Wolcottville, was arrested at 11:12 a.m. Monday by Noble County police on a warrant charging failure to appear for court. Caudill was held on $1,000 bond.
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Library branches resume meeting room reservations

CROMWELL — Noble County Public Library’s board of trustees voted Thursday night to update its meeting room policies, now that meeting spaces at the library’s three branches are open for reservations again. Meeting spaces were closed during the pandemic. The policy revisions include price changes, the availability of meeting rooms...
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Community foundation awards scholarships

LIGONIER — After years of schooling, tests and studying, 31 Noble County high school seniors and 11 college- and adult-age students were awarded for their achievements on behalf of the Community Foundation of Noble County. Central Noble, Churubusco, East Noble, Prairie Heights and West Noble high schools each hosted an...
Noble County,

Martin Seeks Checkoff Proposals

A Noble County sheep farmer with a passion for education, wants to bring more promotional and research dollars to this area of the state, and invites area producers to contact him regarding possible projects that may benefit the local sheep industry. Kim Martin is the District 2 director for the...
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Health nurse shares vaccine info with East Noble staff

KENDALLVILLE — If schools need to do a little persuading to get people to consider the COVID-19 vaccine for themselves of their K-12-age students, “no quarantines” may be all they need to say to convince some. But, beyond a get-out-of-classroom-disruption-free card, the Noble County Health Department’s new public health nurse...
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Dolezal is caucus choice

ALBION — In a single ballot, Noble County Republican Party precinct officials selected Ege resident Dave Dolezal to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Noble County Board of Commissioners. Dolezal defeated Washington Township farmer Brian Stump, 16-11. Dolezal will fill out the remainder of Commissioner Justin Stump’s term when Justin...
Ligonier, INEvening Star

Raptors to visit Ligonier library

LIGONIER — The Ligonier Public Library has reading challenges for all ages and other adventures for this summer. Children will have until July 23 to fulfill their reading goals in the summer reading challenge, earning a small prize for each 100 minutes of reading time. The library will also offer a mixture of in-person and online programs.