News Archive

May 2016

Journalists, school officials and local government enthusiasts joined Purdue Extension’s Larry DeBoer and Tamara Ogle (@INTaxRockstars) on Twitter May 3 to watch for Indiana school referenda results. Ten school corporations put forth referenda this election, bringing Indiana to a total of 138 school referenda since November 2008. Eight out of the 10 passed Tuesday night. Find out …
In January 2015, Purdue’s Community Development Educators were trained by Ohio State University to implement their comprehensive, award-winning Business Retention & Expansion program. Since then, a core team of these educators along with specialists from the Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) has been working on customizing the curriculum to Indiana’s unique economic landscape and …
The first Leadership Jasper County class graduated recently. Sixteen individuals representing a wide variety of careers and all parts of the county were enrolled in the class, and over 40 local representatives assisted in the program, serving on panels and as speakers, advisory board members and more. Additionally, seven Extension Educators were involved as presenters …
The Hometown Collaboration Initiative (HCI), an initiative of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), is accepting applications from communities or counties with a current population of 25,000 or fewer. “Indiana is dotted with nearly 700 small cities and towns, and HCI is the right initiative to help strengthen the long-term vitality of these communities,” said Bo …
Congratulations to the 15 graduates of Leadership Clinton County 2016 on completing 44 hours of training in conflict management, navigating difference, interpersonal communication and leadership style analysis, while gaining exposure to how economic development, education, healthcare and local government work in Clinton County. The Clinton County Community Foundation supplied the seed funding for this program with the …
Property taxes in Indiana are paid in two installments, due May 10 and November 10 of each year. We are fast approaching the due date for the spring installment, and property owners already have their property tax bills in hand. Property tax bills in Indiana used to contain little information other than what was absolutely …