Community News Archives for 2022-07

Register to attend upcoming small farm educational field day

 Connect with other small farmers at the Small Farm Education Field Day on July 29, presented by the Purdue Student Farm and the Purdue University Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.


Topics to be covered include:

  • BCS roller crimper demonstration
  • Black soldier fly composting
  • Drip irrigation
  • Efficacy of organic pesticides to manage Colorado potato beetle and caterpillars
  • High tunnel table grape production
  • High tunnel sweet pepper variety selection and production
  • Postharvest food safety considerations
  • Use of spray equipment on small plots
  • Raised garden beds for vegetable production
  • Reading fertilizer labels and calculating application rates

The Purdue Student Farm is located at 1491 Cherry Lane, West Lafayette. Sign up to attend at


A food truck will be on site for those who would like to purchase lunch after the educational demonstrations conclude.

Kewanna Union Township Public Library August Programs

Zak’s Tech Time - Mon., August 1  10:00-12:00

Teens N Tweens Art Club- August 2 @ 4:00

The Luckiest County in the World - Wed., August 3 @ 11:00

Kids Craft Night - Thurs., August 4   4:00-5:00                                                                Senior Care- Wed., Aug. 10@ 11:00

Adult Book Club- Wed., August 10 @ 2:00 or all month on  Facebook

Family Bingo Night - Thurs., August 11 4:00-5:00                           

 2nd Saturday Coloring Circle- Sat., August 13 @ 11:00        

Nutrition Program - Wed., August 17 @ 11:00

Homeschoolers @ the Library “Fun Science” -Wed., Aug. 17 @ 2:00

Indiana Invasive Plants- Wed., August 24 @ 11:00

Back to School Bash - Thurs., August 25 @ 4:00

Story Time- Sat., August 27 @ 11:00

Zak’s Tech Time - Mon., August 29  10:00-12:00

Library Board Meeting- Mon., August 29 @ 6:00

Back to the Past- Wed., August 31 @ 11:00


Regular Weekly Events

Teens N Tweens- every Tuesday @ 4:00

Coffee & Tea Time every Wednesday @ 10:30

Lego Club every Wednesday @ 4:00

Kids Night every Thursday @ 4:00

Euchre Night every Thursday   5:30-8:00

Kewanna Union Township Public Library August Special Events

Back to School Bash

Celebrate a new school year at the Back to School Bash in Kewanna Union Township Public Library.  The Back to School Bash will be held on Thurs., August 25 @ 4:00.  Join your friends for games, crafts, food, fun, and more!


 Kewanna Union Township Public Library is located on 210 E. Main St. Kewanna, IN.  For more details call 574-653-2011, check out our Facebook Page (Kewanna Union Township Public Library), or visit our website


Back to the Past “Our Kewanna”

Local historian, Bob Clyde, will continue his discussion of the history of Kewanna in Kewanna-Union Township Public Library.   Back to the Past: “Our Kewanna” will be held on Wednesday, August 31 @ 11:00.  Back to the Past is held on the last Wednesday of the month @ 11:00.

Coffee & Tea Time is held @ 10:30 every Wednesday morning.  Plan to attend our Coffee @ Tea Time enjoying time with your neighbors and friends and then stay for Back to the Past “Kewanna”.

Kewanna-Union Township Public Library is located at 210 E. Main St., Kewanna, IN. 

For more information & updates, check out our Facebook page (Kewanna Union Township Public Library), call 574-653-2011 or visit our website


Senior Care from Pulaski Memorial Hospital

Senior Care will be presenting a program on Wed., August 10 @ 11:00 in Kewanna Union Township Public Library.

Kewanna Union Township Public Library is located at 210 E. Main St., Kewanna, IN.   Everyone is welcome to attend.

Pulaski Memorial Hospital Senior Care can offer you hope in the midst of anxiety, grief, and depression that can result in the course of aging.  Senior Care is a service offered to Adults 65+.  It is available to all area adults that qualify.

 For more details call 574-653-2011, check out our Facebook Page (Kewanna Union Township Public Library), or visit our website

FCCF grant supports new group for young mothers

A new MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) group is starting up this fall in Rochester.


MOPS is an international program dedicated to bringing resources, support, and encouragement to young mothers through local chapters. Fulton County’s group, Grace MOPS, will meet monthly at Grace United Methodist Church in Rochester and is open to mothers with school-age or younger children.


A $500 grant from the Fulton County Community Foundation helped support the startup costs for Grace MOPS.


For more information, visit their Facebook page or website at



State Road 25 to be reduced to one lane for bridge work

Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Rieth-Riley Construction Co. will reduce State Road 25 to one lane for bridge work in Cass County between Cliff Dr. and Gates St. on or after Monday, July 18.


State Road 25 will be reduced to one lane over the Wabash River south crossing, and a temporary traffic signal will be installed to direct traffic. Work will be ongoing through late November for a bridge deck overlay preventative maintenance project. 


INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and be prepared to wait for the temporary traffic signal in this location. Motorists are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area and should slow down and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

Fulton County H.O.P.E., Inc. to host event

Fulton County H.O.P.E., Inc. is proud to announce that they will be hosting a family-

friendly, fun, and affordable event at the Courthouse Square in downtown Rochester on Friday, July 22, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.


Fulton County H.O.P.E., Inc. was founded in 2018 and strives to be the driving force in providing awareness and education to the residents of Fulton County regarding resources as well as provide pathways to accessing those resources for community members who experience poverty, substance use, and mental health hardships. The most recent project community members may be aware of is “H.O.P.E. for the Homeless” which provides support to families and individuals who find themselves homeless.


The event will feature a booth where the community can obtain resources Fulton County H.O.P.E. provides such as resource brochures, can learn what the organization currently is working on, and learn how to volunteer to support projects that benefit Fulton County. In addition, the event will also feature a service provider fair in which the community can learn what other resources our service provider partners provide for Fulton County.


Free entertainment will be provided starting at 5:30 pm by Round Barn Opry. Knucklez, located at the Moose, will be offering affordable BBQ for purchase. Families can also enjoy fun games supplied by The Outlet Youth Center, connecting with our emergency personnel, checking out a fire truck, plus much more!


We look forward to providing this “First Friday” type event for our community to not only enjoy an opportunity to participate in a fun and affordable event in beautiful downtown Rochester but also help folks to learn more about the resources our organization and our service providers’ partners do to support youth and families in our community.

Fulton County 4H Fair Saturday July 16

9:00-11:00 a.m. Release 4-H & Open Class Exhibits

6:00 p.m. Swine Carcass Show—Jud Hudkins Arena

7:00 p.m. ANNUAL DEMOLITION DERBY--Amphitheater $10 Admission To participate, contact: David Overmyer 574-727-1209 Randy See 574-721-1445

Fulton County 4H Fair Friday July 15

10:00 a.m. Aerospace & Bottle Rocket Launch—outside of Everett Smith building

5:00 p.m. Livestock Auction—Jud Hudkins Arena

7:00 p.m. Grand Champion Spotlight Sale—Jud Hudkins Arena

6:00 p.m. ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL—Amphitheater-- Sponsored by North Central Indiana Antique Tractor Pullers Assoc. Julie Moore 574-505-0042; Chris Moore 574-382-0730 $10 Admission

FRIDAY—Bring 1 non-perishable food item & Smith Family Farms pays for your parking.

Fulton County 4H Fair Thursday July 14

7:00-10:00 a.m. HOMEMAKER’S GRAB-N-GO BREAKFAST— East outside Kitchen door of Community Building

8:30 a.m. Goat Show (4-H & Mini)—Goat Barn

5:00 p.m. Horse & Pony—Grand Entry, Awards, Fun Show

5:00 p.m. Supreme Master Showmanship—Hudkins Arena

5-7 p.m. LADIES NIGHT AT THE FAIR—Community Building 4-5 pm. Cookie Entry & Judging at 5 p.m. 6 p.m. Fulton County Choral Club

6:30 p.m. Round Barn Opry —Free Stage (by Midway)

7:00 p.m. FARMER OLYMPICS & PIG RODEO— Amphitheater- $40 team of 4 for all events $5 Admission Sponsored by Fulton County Farm Bureau— Contact: Kevin Burton 574-721-9495 Kyle Clauson 574-835-1255

10:00 p.m. Release Horse & Pony & Non-sale Livestock

Thursday - Bring 1 non-perishable food item & Fulton County 4-H Junior Leaders pays for your parking.

Fulton County 4H Fair Wednesday July 13

7:00-10:00 a.m. HOMEMAKER’S GRAB-N-GO BREAKFAST— East outside Kitchen door of Community Building

8:00 a.m. Swine Show (4-H & Mini)—Hudkins Arena

4:00 p.m. Horse & Pony Show---4-H Costume Class & Mini 4-H Show

5:30 pm Silly Safari Everett Smith Building LIVE Animal Conversation Education Program .

7:00 pm Spencer Hatcher concert Country & Bluegrass singer Amphitheater, $5 admission

Fulton County 4H Fair Tuesday July 12

7-10 a.m. HOMEMAKER’S GRAB-N-GO BREAKFAST— East outside Kitchen door of Community Building

8:00 a.m. Rabbit Show (4-H & Mini)—Rabbit Barn

1:00 p.m. Beef Show (4-H & Mini)—Hudkins Arena

4:00 p.m. Horse & Pony—Western Classes

5-9 p.m. Sweetcakes Entertainment—Caricature, Balloon, & Face Painting- Everett Smith l Building

7:00 p.m. TRACTOR PULL—Amphitheater Sponsored by Gohn Ag $10 Admission—Wear Pioneer Seed Apparel & get in free To participate, contact: Spud Armstrong 574-835-6029 David Overmyer 574-737-1209

Parking is FREE with a canned good, Sponsored by Smith Family Farms

Fulton County 4H Fair Monday July 11

8:30 a.m. Horse & Pony Showmanship & Halter Classes followed by Trail Class

9:00 a.m. Poultry Show (4-H & Mini)—Poultry/Rabbit Barn

9:30 a.m. Dairy Show (4-H & Mini)—Hudkins Arena

12:30 p.m. Sheep Show (4-H & Mini)—Hudkins Arena

5-9 p.m. Sweetcakes Entertainment—Caricature, Balloon, & Face Painting—Commercial Building

5:30 p.m. Registration for Kiddy Pedal Pull—West Side of Everett Smith Building. Pedal Pull begins at 6 p.m.

6:30 p.m. Horse & Pony Equitation Classes

MONDAY—Parking is FREE—sponsored by RTC Communications

Fulton County 4H Fair Sunday July 10

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Beef, Feeder Calf, & Dairy Check-in

Noon-2 p.m. Poultry Check-in

1-6 p.m. Horse & Pony Check-in

2-4 p.m. Sheep Check-in

4-5 p.m. Goats Check-n

4-6 p.m. Rabbit Check-in

5:30 p.m. VESPER SERVICE—Hudkins Arena PURDUE EXTENSION—FREE ICE CREAM—following Vespers—outside Hudkins Arena


SUNDAY—Bring church bulletin or canned goods & the Fair Board pays your parking.

Fulton County 4H Fair Saturday July 9

8:00 a.m. Dog Obedience & Showmanship, Hudkins Arena

9-11:30 a.m. Open Class Check-in & Judging—Community Bldg.

9 a.m. Mini 4-H Non-Walking, Crops, Scarecrow, Garden, Floriculture.

10 a.m. Aquatic Science judging 10:00 a.m. 4-H Tractor, Lawn & Garden, Zero Turn Contest

4:00 p.m. Queen Contest—Rochester High School $5 admission;

4:00 pm Lawnmower Races – Amphitheater, $5 admission

7-10 p.m. Swine Check-in