Community News Archives for 2020-01

Efforts to expand broadband in Kosciusko Co.

Kosciusko County is working hard to improve broadband internet access, and make it easier for people who live in rural parts of the county.


In an interview with Inside Indiana Business, Alan Tio with the Kosciusko County Economic Development Corporation says access to broadband internet has gone from being a luxury to a necessity.


He says a good portion of the county has access, but there are other areas that are underserved, which makes it hard for businesses to operate or schools to do e-learning days and students to do homework.


Tio says the Economic Development Corporation has reached out to a number of broadband providers, like Xfinity and Metronet, to go over who has internet access, and where they need to expand and how to do that.

Accident on Old 31

At approximately 2:50 in the afternoon on Wedesday a collision involving two cars as well as a horse and buggy occured at the corner of Old 31 and Olson Road causing the road to be closed in both directions for roughly 45 minutes.


State Trooper Mike Meiser said of the 5 individuals involved in the accident all refused medical attention. 

Class of 63 Preserving Rochester History

The Rochester High School class of 63 is preparing to place memorial plaques Candy Hayes explains where you will soon be able to find them.



When asked what the motivation was behind these plaques Hayes says it was a no brainer to make this happen to remember Rochester history.



The boulders are already up at the locations the hope is to have the plaques in place next month.




102 Birthday for Marjorie Skersick

Happy birthday wishes to Marjorie Skersick who turned 102 on Sunday but celebrated the event on Friday at Hickory Creek in Rochester. Family gathered in the dining hall along with staff and the Rochester community who came out to visit with Marjorie. Mayor Ted Denton was on hand as well and declared January 19 as Marjorie Skersick day for Rochester; the proclamation will be read for inclusion into the official Rochester City Board of Works and Safety meeting records on Thursday, January 30 at City Hall.

2020 Legislative Breakfast Series

Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Fulton County Farm Bureau present the 2020 Legislative Breakfast Series.  The first of these will take place on January 18 at the Kewanna Public Library, the second of these will take place February 15 at Rochester Meats & Deli and the third of these will take place March 21 at the Akron Community Center.  Starting at 7:30 am with Social Networking, 8 am the Legislators will present, at 9 am there will be a Q&A with the Legislators and the adjournment of the breakfast will be at 9:30 am.  District 18 Sen. Stacey Donato, District 16 Rep. Douglas Gutwein, District 17 Rep. Jack Jordan and District 23 Rep. Ethan Manning will all be present during this event.  There will also be a free breakfast meeting accompanied by donuts and coffee as we receive an update from local government leaders.