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FEATURES

2020 Fountain and Warren Counties Factbook Bi-County Services 6 Communities 7 Hiking Trails 16-18 Warren County government information 8-12 Fountain County government information 13-15 State and Federal Officials 19 Polling places 20 Libraries 21 Schools 22-23 Cemeteries 24

Warren County Economic Development is pleased to be a part of the 2020 Warren and Fountain County Fact Book. The people, businesses, and destinations within the bicounty area are having a tremendous impact on building a welcoming place to reside and invest. There is much innovation and energy directed toward infusing technology into our agricultural and manufacturing sectors to produce goods in the most effective, costefficient manner. There has been great local interest to test and share in the innovation process so that our area can be competitive in the worldwide market. Our communities have also become stronger because of

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Ben Dispennett acting-director educational efforts. The local education systems are producing individuals ready for technical fields or advanced education. In the past year, students as young as eight years old engaged in computer programming through a fun, educational experience called CoderDojo at the Warren County Learning Center. It is energizing to see the next generation experiencing this type of training. We are also excited about the current and future renewable energy projects that will continue to provide oppor-

tunities for our local economy. Sustainability efforts from consumers and industries have created demands to augment the nation’s electrical grid with renewable energy sources. Locally, these projects strengthen the local economy during development, increase value for residents, and create opportunities for further investments in our communities. These efforts are a great challenge and require strong leadership from our local governments, businesses, schools, and community foundations. Future success is tightly coupled to projects that cross traditional county boundaries within the region. Thankfully, we have leadership dedicated to the vision of building on this foundation.

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Warren County Community Foundation The Warren County Community Foundation has spent the last year engaging the public in community development activities. Lilly Endowment Inc. offered all Community Foundations in Indiana the opportunity to apply for a planning grant and implementation grant to work in the area of community development. We hosted a series of five meetings in the spring to talk with residents about needs and assets in Warren County, followed by bringing Ball State Indiana Communities Institute Community Development training to Warren County. We have been so impressed with the positive response from everyone, and how much people love where they live. After the Ball State training, we decided to continue having community meetings every six weeks, and move the meetings around the county. We have conducted an activity called Like, Love, and Like to Love at the Pine Village and with the freshmen and seniors at Seeger. There is a huge list of things that people like and love about Warren County. Those are

Michele Stucky Executive Director the assets that we need to remember are here for us to use and enjoy. In the other category called Like to Love, these are the things that are missing in our community or could use a little work to be great. This list creates some rallying points. With some hard-work, determination, and teamwork, we can help move items from the “needs improvement” category to the love category. We are fortunate to live in a community with great schools and caring teachers. We are lucky to live in a community with open space, no stop lights, and a slower pace than a big city. People know each other, and care for one another and these assets are very valuable.   Over the course of the past year we have heard many great ideas, but ultimately decided to start working in the area of Warren County recreational opportunities and

communication about what is going on in the community. We are so excited to embark on developing the Williamsport Falls area. We are working to build foot trails on the property and are very excited about the potential. The Foundation would also like to install a 9-hole disc golf course, and place some picnic tables and benches in the space as well. The Potholes are a great natural spot to explore, as well as Pine Creek. There are a couple of access points on Pine Creek where you can leave a vehicle while you kayak or canoe down the creek. There are also several NICHES Land Trust Properties to check out, which a simple Google search can help you find. We are working on creating a very informative map with all of the recreational opportunities, points of interest, cemeteries, and historic markers. This map will be available in paper form or by scanning a QR code. Uniform signage for these recreational areas will serve as a “you are

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Fountain county Historian The United States’ western expansion in the early 19th century led to the establishment of Fountain County in 1826 from portions of Wabash and Montgomery counties. It became Indiana’s 53rd county and presently consists of 11 townships. It is located in the western portion of the state with the Wabash River forming the entire western border. Total land is 397 square miles with only 2.2 square miles of water. Current population is 17,000. The county is bisected by Interstate 74 East/ West and State Route 41 North/South. Early settlers were drawn to the rich soil, heavy timber and prospects of great prosperity. Although it is primarily a rural county, it also serves as a “bedroom’ community for residents who commute to the nearby towns of Indianapolis, Lafayette, and Terre Haute, and Danville and Champaign, Illinois, all of which are within an hour’s drive. The two major incorporated cities: Covington — the county seat — and Attica offer many beautiful, historic homes and

Carol Ann Freese County Historian 2020 tree lined streets. There are six unincorporated towns and many small communities. All communities abound with churches of varied denominations. Farming is the county’s major means of income with the production of corn and soybeans. There are also several industries: Harrison Steel, Fountain Foundry, Steel Grip, Flex n Gate, Coffing Brs. Orchard, which is the largest and oldest orchard in the state. The three school corporations — Attica, Veedersburg and Covington — are highly rated and enroll 3,255 students. Covington Christian School enrolls 55. Fountain County’s rich history can be seen in the remaining three covered bridges, many historic homes, parks, Wabash and Erie Canal remnants, and local

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museums. The 1937 county courthouse is decorated with murals depicting the western settlement of the state and were done by World renowned muralist Eugene Savage. The courthouse also houses 19 showcases of local historic memorabilia. Many notable people came from this county: General Lew Wallace, Major General David Shoup, Senator Edward Hannegan, Honorable David Voorhees, Dr. John Evans, George Hay, Olive Coffeen, Eugene Savage, Cecil M. Harden, and many others. Recreation opportunities abound with the Wabash River use, hunting and fishing, local parks, walking trails, and the Portland Arch Nature Preserve. There are many civic and social groups throughout the county who address a variety of community efforts and needs. Fountain County’s rich history, culture, friendliness, and grass root values make it an inviting place to live as well as to visit. Hoosier hospitality is ever present in the county’s residents.

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BI-COUNTY SERVICES:

Fountain-Warren Health Department Mission: The Fountain & Warren County Health Department recognizes that health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

Nonprofits & Service Clubs Community Action Program, Inc of Western Indiana Address: 418 W Washington St, PO Box 188, Covington IN, 47932 Phone: (765) 793-4881 Fax: (765) 793-4884 http://www.capwi.org/

To that end, we dedicate our services to help the citizens of both Fountain and Warren County achieve and maintain their highest level of health. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Closed Noon to 1 p.m.

jcline@capwi.org Pine Creek Camp P.O. Box B 2218 E 700N, Pine Village, IN 47975 385-2285 Pine Creek Camp is 332 acres of beautiful woodland along the banks of Big Pine Creek. Randy’s Closet 28 N. Monroe Williamsport, IN 47993 765-762-2087

Fountain – Warren County Health Department 113 West Sycamore St. Attica, IN http://www.fwhealth.org; (765) 762-3035; fwhealthdept@gmail.com

The nonprofit thrift shop, located in downtown Williamsport, is maintained by volunteers from His Mission Church and local residents. Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and the third Wednesday of the month from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Warren County Community Foundation 31 North Monroe St. Williamsport, IN 47993

764-1501 http://wccf.warrenco.net Warren County Historical Society PO Box 176 Williamsport, IN 47993

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WARREN COUNTY COMMUNITIES Pine Village Town Hall (765) 385-2953 Nancy Kochell - Town Clerk NKochell@gmail.com 765-585-9941 Donny Hensley - Town President 765-585-1351

West Lebanon Town Hall 201 North High St. West Lebanon, IN 47991 Phone: 893-4014 Cindy Williams - Town Clerk wlebclerk@warrencounty. in.gov Marty Kutsenkow - Town President 765-299-7711

State Line City Town Hall (765) 793-2620 Steven Van Pelt - Town Clerk statelineclerk@hotmail.com 765-793-2620 Greg Robinson - Town President 765-793-7232 217-494-9189

Williamsport Town Hall & Utility Office 29 North Monroe St. Williamsport, IN 47993 762-3257 Bill Lucas - Town Clerk 765-762-3257 town_of_williamsport@comcast. net Mike Hutchison - Town President 765-323-8383 Ext. 119

FOUNTAIN COUNTY COMMUNITIES Attica City Hall

305 E. Main St., Attica, IN, 47918 (765) 762-2467 The City Council meets the second Monday each month at 6 p.m. Attica City Court Judge: Mark Mason Clerk: Mikki Hubbard Street parking is on Main Street and the Clerk’s Office parking lot, handicap parking on McDonald Street at the intersection of Main and McDonald St. Enter the courtroom from McDonald Street. The courtroom is located in the same building that houses the Clerk’s Office (City Clerk-Treasurer and Mayor) and the Attica Police Department and Attica Fire Department.

Covington

1329 2nd Street P.O. Box 248 Covington, IN 47932 (765) 793-3423 citycov@sbcglobal.net Covington lies in the west part of Fountain County along the Wabash River, where U.S. Route 136 crosses the river. Interstate 74 passes about 0.5 miles (0.80 km) to the south of the city. Covington is the county seat; the population was 2,645 at the 2010 census.

Veedersburg

100 South Main St. Veedersburg, IN 47987 (765) 294-2728 In 1871, Veedersburgh was laid out by Peter S. Veeder, Christopher Keeling and W. L. D. Cochran, incorporated 1872. On December 13, 1893 the “h” was dropped from the name, giving Veedersburg the only town with this name. In 1909, brickyards helped to support the 1,757 residents. The Wabash Clay Company (Culver Blocks & The Veedersburg Paver) in Veedersburg had the contract to supply 3.2 million bricks for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Due to the large number of bricks and short time to deliver, four other brick yards were subcontracted to fill about 10 percent of the contract.

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WARREN COUNTY:

Government listings

Township Trustees

To reach an elected Township Trustee, please contact the Auditor’s Office in the Warren County Courthouse. auditor@warrencounty.in.gov or 765-762-3275 Adams Township Jerry McCoskey Jordan Township Joy Hetrick Kent Township Kerri Thurman Liberty Township Tami Lucas Medina Township Dann Keiser Mound Township Jill Coffing Pike Township Vhrissy Best Pine Township Debra Trueblood Prairie Township Cheryl Clark Steuben Township Carolyn Orr Warren Township Kenny Green Washington Township Danny Kincade

Solid Waste/Recycle Warren County Solid Waste Management District 425 W. Washington St. Williamsport, IN 47993 (765) 762-1433 Jenny Hobaugh, director

jhobaugh@warrencounty.in.gov

The purpose of the Solid Waste District is to reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills and to educate the public on the importance of preserving and enhancing the environment through Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

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In addition to household recycling, we provide containers and pick-up service to county businesses and schools. Items we collect: Cardboard/Paper/Books/ Magazines, Aluminum/ Tin Cans, Plastic, Light Bulbs, Batteries, Electronics, Household Appliances/Scrap Metal, Used Oil, Ink & Toner Cartridges, Tires

Warren County Emergency Management

16 Railroad Street Williamsport, IN 47993 (765) 764-7249 STAFF: Phil Astell, EMA director emadirector@warrencounty.in.gov

Ken Boruff, EMA deputy Office Duties include: Develop risk assessments, maintain comprehensive emergency management plan, coordinate grants through state Department of Homeland Security. Maintain memorandums of understanding, mutual aid agreements, and the emergency Operations center. Family and Social Services Administration Warren County Division of Family Resources 18 W. Second Street Williamsport, IN 47993 800-403-0864 HOURS: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST STAFF: Vickie Woody,

regional manager Stephanie Hillmann, deputy regional manager Indiana Department of Child Services 20 W. Second St. Williamsport, IN 47993 (765) 762-6125 FAX: (765) 762-8017 HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm EST STAFF: Angela Smith Grossman, Regional Manager Rhonda Friend, Local Office Director Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 800-800-5556 Hotline Hours: 24 hours Farm Service Agency 705 A State Road 28 E, Williamsport, IN 47993 762-2443 Fax: (765) 762-6366

Sandra.Burkhalter@in.usda.gov

MAC Vans 22 W Second St. Williamsport, IN 47993 (765) 762-0420 Fax: (765) 762-2428 dlyon@k-inc.com Natural Resources Conservation Service 705 B State Road 28 E, Williamsport, IN 47993 (765) 764-4100 Warren County Area Plan Commission & Zoning Office 125 North Monroe, Suite 1, Williamsport, IN 47993 (765) 762-6311 (765) 762-7248 HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm EST

Closed for major holidays STAFF: John Kuiper, Director jkuiper@warrencounty.in.gov Karen Brooks, Deputy

The Area Plan & Zoning Office is responsible for: issuing building permits, overseeing special exceptions and variances, explaining and enforcing the ordinance, overseeing building projects Office Duties include: Building inspections, responding to violations and complaints pertaining to the ordinance. Warren County Commissioners / County Council 125 N Monroe St. Williamsport, IN 47993 (765) 762-3275 www.warrencounty.in.gov/ auditor@warrencounty.in.gov Warren County Highway Garage 408 West Washington St. Williamsport, IN 47993 (765) 762-6181

jhobaugh@warrencounty.in.gov

Warren County Surveyor’s Office 125 North Monroe St., Ste 2 Williamsport, IN 47993 (765) 762-2611 Fax: (765) 762-7248 Warren County Sheriff 29 East Second St. Williamsport, IN 47993 764-4367 or emergencies 911

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WARREN COUNTY: Political office holders email contacts

Assessor

clerk@warrencounty.in.gov Recorder

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Auditor auditor@warrencounty.in.gov Clerk

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Treasurer

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Warren County Government

Judge Hunter Reece

Assessor Jessie Kerst

Clerk Auditor Robin Weston-Hubner Michelle Hetrick

Coroner Brian Lanham

Prosecutor John Larson

Recorder Monie Cronk

Sheriff Rusty Hart

Surveyor Randy Haddock

Treasurer Lori Heidenreich

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Warren County Government No Photograph Available Clay Andrews Commissioner

Brian Jordan Commissioner

Laurie (Lee) Kay D3 Council

John Comer D4 Council

Adam Hanthorne Commissioner

Ethan Foxworthy Council at large

No Photograph Available

No Photograph Available

Neil Ellis D1 Council

Matt Commons D2 Council

Sharon Hutchinson Council at large

George Taylor Council at large

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Covington

315 Washington St. 765-793-4893

Kingman

20 E. State St. 765-397-3280

Hillsboro 111 Water St. 765-294-7373

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FOUNTAIN COUNTY:

Government listings

Fountain County was

officially created on December 30, 1825, the act taking effect on April 1, 1826; the boundaries of the county have not changed since that time. It was named for Major James Fontaine of Kentucky who was killed at Harmar’s Defeat (near modern Fort Wayne, Ind.) on October 22, 1790, during the Northwest Indian War.

Courthouse Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4 p.m. 301 4th St Covington IN 47932 (765) 793-5000 Assessor - Sandra Whitaker 765-793-6206 Auditor - Brenda Hardy 765-793-6243 Clerk - Paula K. Copenhaver 765-793-6230 Prosecutor - Daniel L. Askren 765-793-6250 Recorder - Nikki Hallen 765-793-6220 Sheriff - Terry Holt 765-793-2410 Treasurer Colleen Chambers 765-793-6226

61st Judicial Circuit Court of Indiana

765-793-6275 301 4th St. Covington IN 47932 Stephanie S. Campbell Judge Sue White - Magistrate Tiffany Grubb Court Bailiff Susie Keller Court Reporter Becky Baldwin Court Reporter Deputy Prosecuting Attorney is Craig Jones.

Commissioners

Craig Stalter - Dist. 1 Don Hesler - District 2 Timothy Shumaker - Dist. 3

Council

Dudley Cruea - At Large Tom Booe - At Large Joe Whittington - At Large James Hershberger - Dist. 1 Bill Glover - District 2 Dale Clawson - District 3 James McKee - District 4

Township Trustees CainBoone Finkbiner 812-236-1046 David Nancy Taylor 765-572-2332 Fulton Kandy Peach 765-397-8295 Jackson Steven Shonkwiler 765-397-8238 Logan Rita Lanum 765-762-3708 Millcreek Sandra Dawson 765-397-8137 Richland Dana Stonebraker 765-585-1925 Shawnee Elaine Trueblook 765-376-3494 Troy Troy Stewart 765-793-7852 Vanburen Bonnie Morton 765-294-2490 Wabash Tim Roesner 765-793-2813

Fountain County Sheriff

216 Union St. Covington, Indiana (765) 793-3545 Fountain/Warren Dispatch (765) 762-2449

Fountain County Emergency Management Tina Holmes - Office manager

tholmes@fountainco.net

The goal of Fountain County Emergency Management Agency is to educate the Citizens of Fountain County about their role in preparing for emergencies through education, community outreach and training. Fountain County Emergency Management is to participate in four phases of emergency management protection. Mitigation, Preparedness, Response Recovery, to return life and property back to normal post-disaster.

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Fountain County Government

Craig Stalter Commissioner

Don Hesler Commissioner

Timothy Shoemaker Commissioner

James Hershberger D1 Council

Bill Glover D2 Council

Dudley Cruea Council at large

Tom Booe Council at large

Joe Whittington Council at large

No Photograph Available Dale Clawson D3 Council

James McKee D4 Council

An American flag hangs ceiling to stair rail, on the landing that leads up to the County Courtroom, on the third floor of the Courthouse.

Tanner & Associates Insurance, Inc. Kelly Harmeson 765.793.2480 Fax: 765.793.2404 ~ Cell: 765.585.1495 kellyharmeson@sbcglobal.net 2554 W. U.S. Hwy 136 ~ P.O. Box 130 Covington, IN 47932 Page 14

VALLEY INSURANCE 302 Council Street Post Office Box 169 Attica, Indiana 47918 Phone: (765) 762-3619 Fax: (765) 764-4882 Email: valleyins@sbcglobal.net CHARLIE P. PILECKI Agent

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Fountain County Government

Judge Stephanie Campbell

Assessor Sandra Whitaker

Clerk Paula Copenhaver

Auditor Brenda Hardy

No Photograph Available Coroner Joshua Whittington

Recorder Nikki Allen

Prosecutor Daniel Askren

Treasurer Colleen Chambers

No Photograph Available Sheriff Terry Holt

Covington artist Cheryl Harris was commissioned locally for a painting that celebrates the state bicentennial Dec. 11, 2016 and Fountain County.

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National Natural Landmark: Portland Arch

Why You Should Visit

Portland Arch is obviously beautiful with its dramatic sandstone gorge and the meandering creek that follows the well-worn path of the

preserve. Also found is an assemblage of natural communities and features including cliffs, forests, open prairies, springseep wetlands and savannas - all offering an abundance

of plants, wildflowers and trees. Location Fountain County Ecoregion North Central Tillplain

Size 436 Acres Dedicated State Nature Preserve, 1972

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Nature Conservancy: Warren County

Fall Creek Gorge (The Potholes)

Why You Should Visit

Fall Creek Gorge is one of the most scenic areas in west central Indiana with its steep walled canyons, tumbling waters, and potholes — large,

circular openings in the sandrock that form the bed of the canyon — providing a picturesque home for unusual flora and thriving fauna.

Location Warren County Ecoregion North Central Tillplain Size 163 Acres

Dedicated State Nature Preserve, 1986 Owned & Managed The Nature Conservancy

Conservation Efforts The Conservancy is constantly working to protect and maintain viable populations

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The Falls:

State Park for Williamsport? The Indiana State Park system is celebrating its centennial year in 2016. Colonel Richard Lieber, an Indianapolis businessman and German immigrant, recommended that a state park system be created as part of Indiana’s celebration of its centennial in 1916. The following article appeared in the April 21, 1916 Williamsport Pioneer. “As was suggested through the columns of this paper some time ago, the probability of the Williamsport falls and the canyon which lays beyond them being converted into a park is being given some serious consideration. Learning that Edward J. Barrett, State Geologist, had compiled a list of Indiana’s beauty spots, our fellow townsman E.F. McCabe took the matter upon himself to investigate the possibility of having Williamsport falls recognized among the list, and called on Mr. Barrett when in Indianapolis a few weeks ago. The geologist became interested at once and has consented to come to this city and look over the situation, also to deliver his lecture ‘Some Beauty Spots in Indiana.’” “Governor Ralston recently issued a proclamation designating next week as an appropriate time for the giving of subscriptions to a fund to be used in acquiring scenic tracts and historic spots for state parks. The proclamation says in part: ‘I do hereby designate as an appropriate time for the giving of subscriptions to this cause the week beginning Monday, April 24, 1916. Through their giving the people will not only show their civic patriotism in most substantial and lasting form in this centennial year, but will secure the creation of this splendid state park heirloom, which may be handed down to oncoming generations as evidence of our appreciation of what the Hoosier pioneers wrought for the people of the present day; and in Indiana centennial years that are to come will give evidence of our forethought by our fore action on the one hundredth birthday of our state.‘” “The Williamsport falls is one among the few of its kind in Indiana and has a right to be recognized by the Historical Commission in its selection of the places to be converted into state parks. The project to purchase Turkey Run is being met with favor all over the state, and while the Run has an immense amount of beautiful scenery which is worth going miles to see, it has not a waterfall that is in any way comparative to the one at this place. Hence, there is room for belief that Williamsport falls will be recognized when the selection of beauty spots is made in Indiana.” McCormick’s Creek was the first state park, established in the summer of 1916. Turkey Run was purchased later the same year. Much oftoday’s state parks’ infrastructure was constructed during the Great Depression by the Civilian. Conservation Corps. Today there are 32 properties that host about 16 million visitors each year.

Terri Wargo, Warren County Historical Society

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STATE AND FEDERAL OFFICIALS: Indiana Senators

Senior Senator Todd Young Washington, D.C. 185 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 P. 202-224-5623

374 Russell Senate Office Building Washington D.C. 20510 Phone: (202) 224-4814

355 S. Washington St. Suite 210 Danville, IN 46122 (317) 563-5567

Indianapolis

Indiana Senate Phil Boots Dist. 23

115 N. Pennsylvania Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 Phone: (317) 822-8240 Fax: (317) 822-8353

Fort Wayne

Indianapolis 251 North Illinois Street Suite 120 Indianapolis, IN 46204 P. 317-226-6700

Fort Wayne 1300 South Harrison Street Suite 3161 Fort Wayne, IN 46802 By Appointment Only

Junior Senator Mike Braun Washington, D.C.

203 East Berry Street, Suite 702B Fort Wayne, IN 46802 Phone (260) 427-2164

200 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204 Phone: 800-382-9467 or 317-232-9400 Email: Senator.Boots@ iga.in.gov

Indiana U.S. House of House of Representatives Representatives James Baird Dist. 4 Alan Morrison Washington, DC Office Dist. 42 532 Cannon HOB Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225-5037 Fax: (202) 226-0544

Danville Office

Capitol Office 200 W. Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 Phone: 800-382-9841

Sharon Negele Dist. 13

Capitol Office 200 W. Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 Phone: 800-382-9841 Warren County is in the 4th Congressional District U.S. Representative, 23rd District for Indiana Senate 13th District State Representative for all townships in Warren County 42nd District State Representative for Mound Township only. Fountain County townships Fulton, Troy 1, Troy 2, Troy 3, and Wabash Townships are in the 42nd District for the House of Representatives and the rest of Fountain County’s Townships are in the 13th District for the House of Representatives. All of Fountain County is in the 23rd District for the State Senate.

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Polling places

WARREN COUNTY: Pine Village Christian Church

Benson Chapel Church

207 S. Jefferson St. Pine Village 47975 (Adams, Medina and Pine)

7114 W US Highway 136 Covington 47932 (Kent and Mound)

Judyville Methodist Church

West Lebanon Christian Church

3880 W 300 N Williamsport 47993 (Jordan, Liberty and Prairie)

201 S. Clinton St. West Lebanon 47991 (Pike and Steuben)

FOUNTAIN COUNTY:

Riverview Methodist Church, Independence 7763 E. Fourth St. Attica 47918 (Warren)

Warren County Learning Center 28 S. Second St. Williamsport 47993 (Washington I & Washington II)

Attica High School

Community Room

Kingman American Legion

211 E. Sycamore St. Attica, 47918

100 S. Main St. Veedersburg, 47987

251 W. State St. Kingman, 47952

Covington High School

Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene

Fountain County Clerk’s Office

453 South State Road 341 Hillsboro, 47949

301 Fourth St. Covington, 47932

601 Market St. Covington, 47932

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Libraries

WARREN COUNTY: Libraries

West Lebanon-Pike Township Public Library 200 North High St.

West Lebanon, IN 47991 893-4605 Fax: 893-4605 www.westlebanon.lib.in.us/

westleblibrary@hotmail.com

FOUNTAIN COUNTY: Libraries

Attica Public Library 305 South Perry St. Attica, IN 47918

Covington-Veedersburg Public Library 622 5th Street Covington, IN 47932 Kingman-Millcreek Public Library 123 East State Street Kingman, IN 47952

Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library Williamsport, IN 47993 762-6555 Fax: 762-6588 http://www.wwtpl.lib.in.us

Veedersburg Public Library 408 North Main Street Veedersburg, IN 47987

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WARREN COUNTY:

Schools

M.S.D. of Warren County Address: 101 N. Monroe St. Williamsport, Indiana, 47993 Phone: 765-762-3364 Website: msdwarco.k12.in.us Superintendent: Ralph Shrader School board: Dan Duchemin, Sharon Grady, Gary Greenwood, John Hegg, Steve Magner

Seeger Junior/Senior High School

Warren Central Elementary School

Principal: Rob Beckett 1222 South State Road 263 West Lebanon, Indiana, 47991 765-893-4445

Principal: Mike Holland 1224 South State Road 263 West Lebanon, Indiana, 47991 765-893-4525

Pine Village Elementary School

Williamsport Elementary School

Principal: Carmine Akers 3756 East State Road 26 Pine Village, Indiana, 47975 765-385-2651

Principal: Kelly Laffoon 206 E. Monroe St. Williamsport, Indiana, 47993 765-762-2500

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Executive Director

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FOUNTAIN COUNTY: Schools

Covington Community School Corporation

Carolyn Lloyd

601 Market St. Covington, Indiana, 47932 Phone: 765-793-4877 Website: covington.k12.in.us Superintendent: Kevin Smith School board: Jason Beck, Kevin Cates, Jeff Dennis, Doug Hunter,

Principal: Phil Cunningham 1017 Sixth St. Covington, Indiana, 47932 Phone: 765-793-2286

Southeast Fountain School Corporation

Hoagland, Donna Deel, Jeff Fishero, Nick Davis

744 East US Highway 136 Veedersburg, Indiana 47987 Phone: 765-294-2254 Website: sefschools.org Superintendent: Doug Allison School board: Chadd Yager, Eli

Fountain Central Junior/Senior High School — grades 7-12

Attica Consolidated School Corporation Website: attica.k12.in.us Superintendent: Sheri Hardman School board: Kelly Hiller, Mike Bossaer, Laurie Pierce, Chris Gayler, Chris VanDeWater

514 Railroad St. Covington, Indiana, 47932 Phone: 765-793-4451

Covington High School

Covington Elementary School Principal: Alison Karrfalt 1110 Seventh St. Covington, Indiana, 47932 Phone: 765-793-2254

Covington Middle School Principal: Steve Reynolds

Principal: Ashley Hammond 750 East US Highway 136 Veedersburg, Indiana 47987

Attica Junior/Senior High School Principal: Kara Skinner 211 E. Sycamore St. Attica, Indiana, 47918 Phone: 765.762.7000

Phone: 765-294-2206

Southeast Fountain Elementary School — grades K-6 Principal: Darren Haas 780 East US Highway 136 Veedersburg, Indiana 47987 Phone: 765-294-2216

Attica Elementary School Principal: Dusty Goodwin 500 E. Washington St. Attica, Indiana, 47918 Phone: 765.762.7000

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Cemeteries

WARREN COUNTY: Pine Chapel Bussell/Jones Hooker Gray Briscoe/Keyes Bartlett Rainsville VanReed Pine Village Mound Union

Cottingham Quaker Foster Pond Grove McConnell Armstrong Chapel Davis and James Stones Davis Clawson

Independence/ Old North James Bethel/Hickman Unnamed Adams Kickapoo Keister/Springs Hunt McCabe/ Schoonover

Leaming Stone Boggs Pritchett Chenoweth/Brier Warren County Farm Shandhill Ridge/ Fetterling Locust Grove Jordan Manky/Carbon-

dale Coon Goodwine Redwood Sydney Cronkhite High Sisson Tomlinson Irish Catholic Cronkhite I

FOUNTAIN COUNTY: Baker Baptist/ Crazy Corner North Beedle/ Riffle/Quirk Bend Bethel Beulah Bever, Henry Bever, Joseph Bilsland Family Birch Bonebrake/ Brick Church Brewer

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Brick Church/ Bonebrake Brick Yard/ Old Town Veedersburg Brier Briney Brown Button Butts/Trinkle Byers/Dice Cade/Hershberger/ Patton Campbell Family Chapel

Carnagey Carpenter Family Cates Centennial North Centennial South Clark Clubb-Bever Coal Creek/ Union Cochran/ Yerkes Cold Spring Coleman Conover, Thomas

Coopers Chapel Crowder/ Norton Crowder, Joseph Dancer Davis DeHaven Dice/Riley/ Redden/ Byers Dotson Dry Run/ Murray/ Short Ellis Ferguson

Foster Furr German/Jerman Graham Creek/Hendricks Green Bay/ Shawnee Chapel Hackson/ Haxton Hall Hangman’s Curve Harveysburg Hatton Haxton/

Hackson Heath Hershberger/ Cade Hibbs Hillboro/Old Town Hodson Hopkins Indian Burial Jackson/ Jackville/Old Wallace Jewish Keeling/Old Town Keller Kingman

Cronkhite II Cronkhite III Tillotson Jordan Payne Lyons/Salts Shanklin West Lebanon Woods Schlosser Robb/Baumgar-

Fraternal Knob Hill/ Trinkle Long/Milk Maysville McBroom McKinney/ Oak Ridge Milk/Long Montgomery Mount Carmel/White’s Chapel Mount Hope West Myers Burial Site Nave

ner Old Hillside and Hillside Highland and North Addition to Hillside Potter Crawford Hiser Old Gopher Hill/ Butterfield

New Century Newtown Nolen Oak Grove Old Attica Old Baptist Osborn Prairie East and West Phanuel Lutheran/ Wallace Lutheran Poor Farm Portland Prescott Grove Pribble

Masonic Gopher Hill Baltimore Rodgers Watkins Burial Foster/Dixon Cunningham Upper Mound

Progressive Friends/ Crazy Corner Rabb, Peter Burial Richardson Riverside Rob Roy Rockfield Rose Hill Ruppert Rush Family Saint Francis Xavier Saint Joseph’s Salem Sand Hill

Schlosser North Schlosser South Scotts Prairie Shaff Silver Island Snoddy Spragg Spring Hill Vickery Washburn Ward Webb West Liberty Zackmire

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The potholes, continued ... of forest-associated plants and animals. Invasive species control and trail maintenance is always a concern. Another concern is how the gorge is “loved to death� by heavy visitation in the past years. Local volunteers do monitor the preserve, particularly on summer weekends when visitors are tempted to defy the parking lot rule (once full, no further visitors are allowed). While we want fellow Hoosiers to enjoy this fantastic preserve, we also want to make sure that it is well-

protected for future generations. Please keep this in mind when visiting. What to See: Plants and Animals White pines have found favorable habitat on the edges of the sandstone cliffs while the oak-hickory woods dominate the ridges. Liverworts, lichens, mosses, ferns and many other plants are found in abundance. Beautiful wildflowers are displayed in the spring beginning with the snow trilliums very early in the season, forked aster and native bush honey-

suckle. The gorge is best known for its potholes, which are large, almost circular openings in the sandrock that form the bed of the canyon. This preserve is beautiful every season of the year. It is heavily visited in the summer. While trails are developed, they are quite rugged. Please note that due to overuse of this area, the number of visitors to the site is now being limited. All visitors must park in the small parking lot on Conservancy land. Once this parking lot is full (and it can fill quickly

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Local Fun NICHES Land Trust lists 11 wilderness areas in Warren County and 2 in Fountain County that include hiking trails and cover hundreds of acres of ground.

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PORTLAND ARCH, continued ... Owned & Managed By Division of Nature Preserves What to See: Plants and Animals The abundance of cliff-dwelling plant communities, diversity of ferns and primitive non-flowering plants are stunning. Hay-scented fern, Forbe’s saxifrage, rock selaginella, and bulblet fern climbs the cliffs. In the bottoms and ravines of the canyon are forest stands of American beech, basswood, sugar maple and black walnut. Spring ephemerals beneath their canopy include Dutchman’s breeches, trout lily, blueeyed Mary, wood poppy and wood nettle. On the canyon’s upper edge, a mix of white pines and oaks make the canopy that shade Canada blueberry, frostweed, wild-sarsparilla, witch hazel, serviceberry, partridgeberry and wintergreen. Gorgeous flowering dogwoods under these oaks promise branches of late-season fruit, guaranteeing the arrival of fall migrant birds. In the open oak woodlands of Portland Arch, look for even more wildflowers such as shooting star, yellow lady’s slipper, New Jersey tea, American hazelnut, purple milkweed, showy goldenrod and many more savanna species. There is a trail located on the moderate to rugged terrain of the preserve. For More Information Division of Nature Preserves Directions From Attica, travel south on U.S. 41 approximately 5 miles to C.R. 650 N. Turn right (west) on C.R. 650 N and travel roughly 5 miles to Fountain. Turn left on the gravel road and then left again on the next road to the north parking lot. The south parking lot and trailhead are farther down the road, past the 90-degree turn. Information taken from The Nature Conservancy

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Community foundation, continued ... here” type map, which will help visitors navigate around the county.   One of the topics that came up often in our community meetings was communication. The County Commissioners have graciously agreed to fund the ability for our community to use https:// www.whatsup247.com/. Hopefully by summer, many area organizations will be utilizing the community calendar and the resources section of this tool. We look forward to monitoring the progress of this online solution to help everyone keep up with what is going on around them.   We are excited about the game park that the Youth Council created. This makes another spot for families to go and enjoy an activity together.  

In addition to this community development initiative, the Foundation will still continue to work on several other ways of doing good in the community.  We recently hosted an event for A Mother’s Love Cancer Support Fund. This fund creates Hope Totes. These are tote bags full of helpful items for a person in Warren County or Attica who is undergoing cancer treatment.   We also hosted the 3rd annual Brackets to Benefit others. This year we had 8 school teams, and 11 church teams competing in a single elimination tournament to bring in more items that their opponent. All of the items benefit A Better Way Food Co-Op. Our community is so supportive of this project and it leads to

thousands of items for the Food Co-Op and a Champion of the tournament. Later in the year the Women’s Legacy Builders Fund will host Purse Bingo. Half way through the Bingo, the women will get to hear ideas from three Warren County organizations and get to select a grant recipient to help them pursue their ideas. We are also planning to host our Williamsport Street Fair on July 25th, so mark your calendar now!   The Community Foundation is excited about how much the community has come together to talk about many ideas of how to make Warren County an even better place to live, work, and play. We really hope to make an impact in 2020.

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