Sherck retires from Noble County EDC

Rick Sherck, long-time Executive Director of the Noble County Economic Development Corporation (EDC), announced his retirement on December 19, 2019.

Rick led the Noble County EDC since its inception in 2007.  Bob Marshall, current Board President, thanked Rick for his years of service and noted “We did some really positive things during Rick’s tenure and we certainly wish him and his family nothing but the best going forward.” 

Albion Facade Grants Awarded

By MATT GETTS  (Shared with permission from KPC Media.)

ALBION — The downtown area is getting some sprucing up, and at its meeting Nov. 26, the Albion Town Council helped pay for it.

Following positive recommendations from the Albion Redevelopment Commission, the council approved a trio of facade grants:

• The Albion Ale House received the maximum $10,000 in funding. Business owner Chad Stayner is putting in an outdoor deck/patio which could provide seating for up to 40 guests.

Augusta Hills Expands Community Center

By MATT GETTS  (Shared with permission from KPC Media)

ALBION — Who wouldn’t want to double their money?

Opportunities like that are rare.

But prospective donors to the Augusta Hills Learning, Recreation and Community Center can double their donation/generosity thanks to a grant from the Cole Foundation.

Organizers Bill and Marilyn Emmert said the Cole Foundation will match up to $50,000 donations made to the effort.

Robotics Team Boosts STEM Skills at Trine

KPC NEWS SERVICE  (Shared with permission from KPC Media).

ANGOLA — East Noble High School teacher Shawn Kimmel said the school wants area businesses to know “we are trying to produce the absolute best STEM students that we can.”

That effort has involved launching a new robotics team and bringing them to Trine University on Wednesday, Nov. 13, to build their first project while gaining exposure to some of the region’s top STEM tools, facilities and expertise.