Leesburg News


Plain Township Passes Tentative 2018 Budget

LEESBURG — A tentative budget of $345,100 for 2018 was approved by members of the Plain Township Advisory Board Tuesday afternoon.This budget is a $128,000 reduction over 2017. Jerry Kammerer, township trustee, will be presenting the budget to the Indiana State Board of Accounts around Aug. 23. Kammerer … Read More

Street Repaving Projects, Sewage Issues Discussed At Leesburg Town Council Meeting

LEESBURG — Monday, July 10, at the Leesburg town council meeting, issues with a property on Harrison Street were discussed. Leesburg Street Superintendent Craig Charlton informed council members that Crouse Body Shop, Warsaw, has been contacted regarding towing a car at that property. Council members discussed the trash … Read More

TWF Announces 14 New Projects

  LEESBURG — A summer celebration was hosted by The Watershed Foundation Thursday evening, July 6, recognizing accomplishments over the past years and future projects. Guests gathered at the Tippy Creek Winery, CR 200E, Leesburg, for wine tasting, music, food and a common interest — preservation of the Tippecanoe … Read More

Leesburg Hires New Street Commissioner

  LEESBURG — At the Leesburg town council meeting, Monday, May 8, Leesburg town council members offered the position of Leesburg street commissioner to Craig Charlton, Leesburg. Charlton, who has been acting as interim street commissioner since the departure of former street commissioner Brandon Queen, accepted the position. … Read More

Council Meeting Focuses on Leesburg Town Hall Building

    LEESBURG — Modification of the Leesburg Town Hall Building was the main topic of conversation at the Leesburg Town Council meeting on Monday, Dec. 12. The Leesburg Town Hall Building does not currently meet the requirements of the American Disability Act, which requires that all public … Read More

Tom On Trump’s List For Agricultural Secretary

LEESBURG — Could Indiana have a second Hoosier be included in President-Elect Donald Trump’s inner circle? Even more so, could it be someone from Leesburg? Politico, an online political magazine, as well as Hoosier Ag Today, Indiana’s Farm Network, both posted today, Wednesday, Nov. 9, that chief executive … Read More

Milford Awarded Community Crossings Grant

MILFORD — Milford is among 121 Northern Indiana cities, towns and counties receiving funds from the Indiana Department of Transportation as part of the state’s Community Crossings matching grant fund. The town received $41,911.62 for use in road surfacing, bridge rehabilitation, road reconstruction and Americans with Disabilities Act … Read More

The Papers Inc. Defendant In Civil Lawsuit

The Papers Inc. is one of six defendants in a civil lawsuit filed Monday, June 6, by Atta Belle Helman and Larry Dwayne Helman, 9174 E. Doswell Blvd., Cromwell. The suit stems from the death of Atta Helman’s son and Larry Helman’s twin brother, Gary Helman, on Aug. … Read More


Lakeland Sewer Board Refuses To Budge On Extended Warranty Request

NORTH WEBSTER — With $28 million invested around the Barbee chain of lakes, the board placed pressure on Crane Systems and Pumps to extend the warranty on the type one grinder stations and to do so in a timely manner.

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Lakeland Sewer Requests Extended Warranty Following Design Flaws

NORTH WEBSTER — The board wanted to know how long Crane would stand behind their repairs, requesting the company extend its five-year warranty to something more substantial. Walt Erndt, vice president and general manager of the Municipal Group said the team would take the idea back to the president and present an option to the board by Friday, May 13.

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Leesburg Town Hall

Leesburg Investigates Purchase Of Enclosed Bobcat

LEESBURG — It was a brief yet productive meeting for the Leesburg Town Council Monday evening, Feb. 8. The council approved the trading of its current bobcat, utilized by both the street and sewage departments, as well as heard an update on the recent visit of a state … Read More

Kip Tom Releases First TV Ad

  FORT WAYNE — Conservative farmer and businessman Kip Tom, Leesburg, hit the airwaves on Saturday night with the first television advertisement of his campaign for Congress in Indiana’s 3rd District. “As a political outsider who has grown a family business and created jobs in our community, the … Read More


Lakeland Sewer to send letters

NORTH WEBSTER — Board member Bob Sanders expressed frustration with those who refused to join the project when it was presented. “We’re bending over backwards to help these guys,” said Sanders. “… let them eat a little crow.”

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Leesburg Town Hall

Breastfeeding, Guns and Town Election Ordinances Discussed

LEESBURG — Leesburg Town Council took a moment to examine adjustments to town ordinances suggested by Umbaugh, municipal planners during the Monday, Nov. 9, meeting of the board. As council members looked to set new, clearer precedents for the future, some discussion occurred over what could be hot … Read More

Leesburg Town Hall

2016 Salary Ordinance Set By Leesburg Town Council

LEESBURG — Setting precedents for the future was the main theme of Monday, Nov. 9, Leesburg Town Council meeting.  The council implemented a new sewer rate adjustment guideline, adopted salary ordinances for town officials and reviewed code codification suggestions from Umbaugh, municipal planners. The council first addressed old … Read More