gradient
goingon
TODAY IS Friday March 27th


LaGrange Commissioners seek to drop tobacco grants for Noble-DeKalb
Tuesday Sep 02, 2014 11:14am
County Office Building • LaGrange, IN

By: Tim Murray

LAGRANGE – LaGrange County Commissioners will ask state officials to shut down the Tobacco Cessation grant program for Noble and DeKalb Counties.

LaGrange County Commissioners administer the grant for the four northeast Indiana counties. They approved a contract last month for Lisa Jones to coordinate the program for Noble and DeKalb but since then learned she obtained a full-time job and declined the position.

Troubles with the program began earlier this summer when grant coordinator Greg Johnson left Indiana for California without formally resigning.

LaGrange Commissioners hired Deb Ponticorvo to coordinate the program in LaGrange and Steuben Counties. That program will continue.

Commission President Jac Price said the whole program has taken on a life of its own.

"Our previous coordinator for all four counties is in California. Deb is not interested in a full-time position. She already has other work to do. But what I am suggesting is if the state will allow us to close those two grants that we close the tobacco free grant for DeKalb County and for Noble County, which are two counties that Mr. Johnson went out and solicited to create a full-time job for himself, and let them go back on their own," Price said.

The auditor's office contacted the state program to find out if the grant can be closed out and will follow through on that process.

Also this morning the commissioners directed County Attorney Kurt Bachman to draft a 3 year extension of the county's contract with ARK to operate the animal shelter.

(03-27-2015) • Ohio man charged with attempted murder for Lagrange attack
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(03-27-2015) • Sturgis church heavily damaged by fire
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(03-27-2015) • Fire Destroys Old Butler Company Building
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 325 South Broadway • Butler, IN
(03-26-2015) • Rapid pace of change impacting local students
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Second in a series • LaGrange, IN
(03-26-2015) • Trash hauler spots meth trash in Kendallville
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 400 block W. Mitchell • Kendallville, IN
(03-26-2015) • State declares health emergency over HIV epidemic
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: INDIANAPOLIS
(03-26-2015) • Governor signs SB 101 into law
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: INDIANAPOLIS
(03-26-2015) • Sturgis man faces drug charges
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(03-26-2015) • Pence goes low-key on RFRA signing as pushback grows
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: INDIANAPOLIS
(03-26-2015) • 911 Service Knocked Out For 495 Exchange
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Fremont, IN
(03-25-2015) • Two Arrested For Auto Theft And Possession Of Paraphernalia
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 300 West and 700 North • Howe, IN
(03-25-2015) • Angola man dies following crash during police chase
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(03-25-2015) • Pit Bull Complaint Leads To Drug Arrest
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Knoll Creek Apartments • Waterloo, IN
(03-25-2015) • Ryne Krock to lead LC Economic Development Corp.
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(03-25-2015) • Abi Thompson named Lilly Endowment Community Scholar
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(03-25-2015) • Abi Thompson named LHS valedictorian
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(03-25-2015) • Angola Man Dies From Injuries Following U.S. 20 Crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: U.S. 20 West Of I-69 • Angola, IN
(03-24-2015) • LaGrange Co. school superintendents address crisis in public ed
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: First in a series • LaGrange, IN
(03-24-2015) • Lakeland School Board okays purchase of site for bus garage
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(03-24-2015) • Sturgis commissioner resigns over procedures
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(03-24-2015) • New local highway tax on the road to nowhere in Steuben Co.
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(03-24-2015) • Steuben Council approves $27,000 for Humane Society
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(03-24-2015) • Burns Out As Cameron President, Goodwin Appointed As Interim CEO
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(03-23-2015) • Lakeland School Board meets in special session Tuesday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(03-23-2015) • Steuben Council appropriates more for Humane Society
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(03-23-2015) • Two jailed after Lagrange traffic stop
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(03-23-2015) • ATV rider injured in DeKalb crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Waterloo, IN
(03-23-2015) • Religious Freedom Restoration final vote this afternoon
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: INDIANAPOLIS
(03-20-2015) • Maple Syrup Days are this weekend
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Maplewood Nature Center • LaGrange, IN
(03-20-2015) • Man shot by police in December now on house arrest
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: PLYMOUTH
(03-20-2015) • Lakeland HS Math Team wins trophy
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(03-20-2015) • Sturgis superintendent's contract extended
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(03-19-2015) • Crash near Avilla injures one
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: SR 3 and SR 8 north junction • Avilla, IN
(03-19-2015) • One dead, one in custody following pursuit in Pierceton
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: PIERCETON
(03-19-2015) • Underground fire reported in downtown Indy
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: INDIANAPOLIS






pfc

businesses