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Angola nominated for Best Historic Downtowns

By Ashlee Hoos ahoos@kpcmedia.com Apr 17, 2019 ANGOLA — Angola was nominated for Best Historic Small Towns for USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice Travel Awards. Angola Mayor Richard Hickman said while nobody seems to know who nominated Angola, it’s an honor to be nominated and to be on the list. Speculation, he said, is that perhaps Deb Fallows, who recently visited Angola as part of the “Our Towns” book tour, was responsible for the nomination. She is listed as one of the experts…

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Steuben County honored with statewide trails award

By Mike Marturello mmarturello@kpcmedia.com CARMEL — The Greenways Foundation of Indiana recognized Steuben County with its Outstanding Local Government award for 2019 at its annual luncheon at the Ritz Charles. Indiana Greenways Awards are presented to individuals, organizations, communities, corporations and projects that have exhibited outstanding excellence in advancing greenways or multi-use trail development in Indiana.” Steuben County was nominated for the award by Fort Wayne…

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Angola, Steuben County get Community Crossings funds

By Amy Oberlin aoberlin@kpcmedia.com Mar 27, 2019 ANGOLA — Community Crossings funds will augment road construction this spring. Steuben County received the almost $1 million it applied for and Angola was awarded $539,851.69. With the $999,903 that will be provided by Community Crossings, administered by the Indiana Department of Transportation, Steuben County will take on 11 projects, the largest of which is repaving Metz Road from U.S. 20 to the Ohio state line. That project is…

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Local jobless rates better or steady

KPC News Service Mar 26, 2019 After sharp increases in January, unemployment rates for northeast Indiana counties improved or held steady in February, a state report said Monday. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development issued its February jobs report. Following one month in third place for the area, LaGrange County returned to its usual status with the region’s lowest unemployment rate of 3.3 percent, improved from 3.7 percent in January. LaGrange County added 135 jobs for…

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Fremont approves two new tax abatements

By Ashlee Hoos ahoos@kpcmedia.com Mar 22, 2019 FREMONT — The Fremont Town Council approved two new tax abatements at its monthly meeting held Tuesday. Isaac Lee, executive director for the Steuben County Economic Development Corp., spoke on behalf of both abatements, one for Cardinal IG and one for Carver NonWoven. “It’s a pretty hefty, pretty healthy project,” Lee said. After Cardinal IG’s expansion project in 2018, the company needs to add additional machinery and equipment to…

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Tax abatement season begins for common council

By Ashlee Hoos ahoos@kpcmedia.com Mar 21, 2019 ANGOLA — The Angola Common Council approved two new tax abatements during its meeting held Monday. RR Donnelley, 611 W. Mill St., Angola and Univertical, 203 Weatherhead St., each received approval for five-year abatements for the installation of new manufacturing equipment. As a result of the proposed project, RR Donnelley estimates an additional nine employees with salaries totaling $304,762 to go with the 169 current employees with…

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Hamilton grants incentive to Triton Metal Products

KPC News Service Mar 16, 2019 HAMILTON — The Hamilton Town Council has granted a property-tax incentive to Triton Metal Products for its expansion project. The company has been granted a five-year tax abatement on its investment of $1.5 million in real estate and $1.9 million on personal property in the form of new equipment. The company will save an estimated $178,651 in taxes, said Hester Stouder, Hamilton clerk-treasurer. Triton will expand its existing building in Hamilton’s…

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High school students get a look at construction trades

By Mike Marturello mmarturello@kpcmedia.com Mar 6, 2019 ANGOLA — Randy Strebig started out in the construction business as a young man, fresh out of school, building sheds and selling them to people. That developed into a successful career in the general contracting business, Strebig Construction, which builds everything from houses to significant commercial buildings, including the hangar at the Tri-State Steuben County Municipal Airport. Strebig, who splits his time between Lake…

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Angola, Steuben County Indiana Tied for 10th Again in 2018 Top Micorpolitans

Angola, Steuben County Tied for 10th again on Top 100 Micropolitans for 2018 National Recognition Angola, Indiana, March 4, 2019:  Angola ranks tied for 10th on the Top 100 Micropolitans list from Site Selection Magazine for the seventh year in a row, making this list twelve out of the last thirteen years. In 2018, Steuben County had seven projects that qualified to make this list based in Angola, IN. Site Selection’s Conway Projects Database focuses on new corporate facility…

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Construction career workshop next week

KPC News Service Mar 1, 2019 ANGOLA — The Steuben County Economic Development Corp. is hosting a Construction Career Workshop next week. This is a one-day hands-on workshop for high school juniors and seniors to experience career opportunities in the construction trades at The Enterprise Center, 907 S. Wayne St., Angola. The event will be held Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The workshop will educate high school students about construction industry career options and help bridge…

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