October 1, 2014

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Over Fifty October 2014
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Koons reunion Oct. 4
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 11:26 AM

The families of Clinton and Maggie Koons will be holding their reunion on Saturday Oct. 4 at Firehouse in Bear Branch.

The meal will be served at noon. Chicken and drinks are provided. Bring a cover dish, photos and memories.

Hope to see another great turn out.

Gipson receives 2014 IACT Certified Municipal Official award
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 11:25 AM

Clerk Treasurer Rae Baker Gipson, Deputy Clerk Treasurers Tammy Johns and Andrew Iceberg, Street Commissioner Paul Bovard and Rising Sun Main Street Director Amy Hoffman attended the 2014 Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) Annual Conference & Exhibition held Sept. 9-11 in Fort Wayne, Ind.

More than 20 workshops and training sessions were offered as part of the three-day conference. Subject matters included Maximizing the Capabilities of your Parks Dept., Indiana’s Municipal Government Funding Dilemma and the Options for Re-Working the System, Mobile Workshop: Pufferbelly Trail and Salomon Farm Project, Financial Resources to Address Abandoned Housing in Your Community; Making the Grade; Forging Partnerships Between Municipalities and School Systems; Creating Active Living Communities through Strategic Planning and Design; The Advancements and Challenges in Bringing Broadband Technology to the Hoosier Heartland and much, much more. Networking with other city and town officials was beneficial to all that attended the conference.

Clerk Treasurer Rae Baker Gipson received recognition as a recipient of the Certified Municipal Official award for the 2014 IACT Municipal Management Institute. Charlie Pride who recently retired from the State Board of Accounts received the 2014 IACT Distinguished Service Award and Mary Lou Schnell with Midwestern Engineers Inc. received the 2014 IACT Nelson Steele Memorial Award.

The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) is a coalition of municipal officials who seek to improve the quality of life in Indiana through effective government, and is a member of the National League of Cities. Founded in 1891, IACT is one of the oldest state municipal organizations in the country, with over 400 member cities and towns. IACT advocates for municipalities as the official voice of municipal government in Indiana, and promotes good government through education, training and leadership.