August 15, 2013

Happenings: Ind. 18 road work, sobriety checkpoint, 5/10K run


---- — Chip and seal to start on Ind. 18

WHITE COUNTY – Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews will begin a pavement preservation project on Ind. 18 today or sometime soon, weather permitting. Ind. 18 from U.S. 231 to Ind. 43 will be chip sealed.

Traffic will be controlled by arrow boards and flagmen in the area where crews will be working. Work on the roadway is scheduled to last through Aug. 22. The work schedule is subject to change in the event of inclement weather.

Drivers should exercise caution during the construction of these projects. Loose stone will be present on the roadway during the initial cure of the asphalt and can damage windshields and paint on vehicles following each other too closely. It is recommended when travelling on a recently chip-sealed road to slow down and allow additional space between vehicles.

WRE to have Hap’s chicken bash

The community is invited to Weekday Religious Education’s Hap’s Chicken Bash from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at the McHale Complex at Riverside Park. Free carousel rides will also be available from 5 to 6:45 p.m. to those who come for the dinner.

Tickets are $8.50 for adults and $4 for children ages 8 and under. To better serve the community and have plenty of chicken available, WRE asks that you purchase your tickets early and in advance. Tickets are available from Steve Farrer – 574-643-9472, or Joyce Leach – 574-753-4596 or 574-870-1640.

State police to set up checkpoint

PERU – Friday evening, officers from the Indiana State Police Peru Post will conduct an enforcement checkpoint targeting impaired drivers in Miami County.

After the checkpoint, troopers will conduct roving saturation patrols aggressively seeking impaired drivers throughout the Indiana State Police Peru District which covers Cass, Fulton, Grant, Miami, Howard, Tipton and Wabash Counties.

The purpose of enforcement checkpoints is to remove impaired drivers from Indiana roadways before they cause needless pain, suffering, or death to innocent victims.

All Saints has preschool openings

All Saints School has openings for thier preschool class. For more information, call 574-722-4080.

Host an exchange student

Broaded your horizens by inviting a new culture in your home.

Exchange students ranging from ages 15 to 18 await host families for the upcoming school year. Interested families are asked to consider the wonderful attributes of hosting a foreign exchange student.

Some of these students will be participating for the full school year and others for six months. They come with their own spending money and are covered by health and accident insurance. All that is required of a host family is to provide meals, bed, laundry facilities, a place to study, guidance and care you would offer your own child. For more information visit the website

International fellowship has been in existence since 1952 in Westfield, N.Y. If interested in hosting please contact Marlene Godel, area director, at 800-647-8839.

Hospice having annual food drive

Gentiva Hospice (formerly Hope Hospice) is having its ninth annual food drive, in partnership with Emmaus Mission Center, now through Aug. 31. Drop off non-perishable food items at Area Five Agency on Aging and Community Service or at Gentiva Hospice. For more information, contact Wendy at 574-722-3683.