KOSCIUSKO — A D-Day 75th anniversary month of remembrance proclamation was approved and signed by commissioners at the Kosciusko County commissioners meeting held Tuesday, April 30.
Kosciusko Honor & Remember Committee Co-Chairs John Sadler and Ken Locke presented the proclamation declaring the month of June 2019 as D-Day month due to the approaching 75th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy.
Locke read the proclamation to those in attendance, ending with, “Now therefore be it resolved that the city of Warsaw and Kosciusko County do hereby proclaim the month of June 2019 as D-Day 75th Anniversary Month of Remembrance, honoring and remembering the sacrifice of allied forces 75 years ago, asking all citizens to take a moment of grateful appreciation for their liberty and being reminded that freedom isn’t free.”
Representatives from the Kosciusko County Historical Society attended the event and extended an invitation to the public to visit the Old Jail Museum and view their D-Day exhibit.
The exhibit will be up through Nov. 30 and can be viewed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The exhibit features memorabilia from county men and women who served in the armed forces.
Ethan Hays, North Webster; and Taran Kistler, North Webster, both seniors at Wawasee High School, were recognized for achieving Eagle Scout status. Both received framed certificates signed by the commissioners.
Kosciusko County ABATE Representative Jerry Ganger requested that commissioners sign a proclamation declaring the month of May as Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Month. Commissioners approved and signed the proclamation.
County Highway Superintendent Scott Tilden asked commissioners to approve a temporary road closure permit. The permit applies to County Farm Road, between CR 400S and CR 700S, between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 18, due to the Fat & Skinny Tire Fest. Commissioners approved the permit.
- Kosciusko Area Bus Service General Manager Amanda Landis presented a first quarter claim, which was approved by commissioners.
- County Administrator Marsha McSherry presented estimates related to the Kosciusko coroner’s new building. An estimate in the amount of $17,500 for HVAC from Core Mechanical, Etna Green, was approved, as well as an estimate from Core Mechanical in the amount of $9,700 for plumbing.
- The next regular meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 15.