Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Breaking News

February 26, 2013

Syracuse company will construct Goshen's central garage

GOSHEN —  Milestone Construction in Syracuse was awarded a contract for $739,820 for the city’s central garage expansion project.

Members of the Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety approved the contract Monday after receiving five bids at the Feb. 11 meeting. The central garage is used to service city-owned vehicles.

The City Council in 2012 approved the purchase of property and a former warehouse at 320 Steury Ave. for $190,000 with the intent to relocate the garage from Fifth Street to the new site. This project will renovate a two-level office and the existing warehouse and add a steel-framed metal sided building to make the facility suitable for vehicle maintenance.

Also, the Goshen Engineering Department received permission from the board to advertise for bids for the 2013 50/50 sidewalk and curb replacement program. Bids for the project will be due April 1. All necessary funds have been appropriated and are available for the project.

In other matters, the board:

• Approved a request from the city’s utility department to declare 1,202 water meters as surplus property and to sell them.

• Approved a three-year maintenance program agreement of $7,191 with Cummins Crosspoint for emergency back-up generators at the city’s police station, three fire stations and street department.

• Entered into a contract with Kiefer Consulting for $9,311 for soil sampling and analysis of farmland where the city’s biosolids from the wastewater plant area applied. The city has a land application permit from the  Indiana Department of Environmental Management for the application of biosolids and is required by IDEM to conduct the testing. Kiefer Consulting will provide the farmers using the city’s wastewater sludge with the soil nutrients information that is found.

• Approved a request from Goshen Engineering for a survey by Brads-Ko Engineering and Surveying for $6,640. The work is needed for stormwater improvements on Steury Avenue.  

• Approved a policy to provide public notice of meetings by publishing the notice on the city’s Internet web site.

• Approved a request by Justin Clark, an employee for the Vineyard Community Church in Syracuse, to use city sidewalks March 8 and 9 to obtain footage for a small scale video production for Easter and Good Friday.

1
Text Only
Breaking News
  • Kulp is new Goshen softball coach Brent Kulp was hired as the new Goshen High School softball coach at Monday night’s school board meeting. He was a physical education and health teacher in the Baugo Community Schools for 18 years and head softball coach at Jimtown High School for 15 seasons. Under his direction, Jimtown earned five Northern State Conference championships, five sectional titles and two regional titles and his teams compiled an overall record of 285-133-1.

    July 28, 2014

  • Middlebury man burned in water heater blast 
 MIDDLEBURY — Authorities say a Middlebury man has been hospitalized after he was injured when a water heater exploded. Firefighters tell WSBT-TV the man in his 20s was trying to light a water heater that had run out of gas and used too much fuel. The

    July 26, 2014

  • Clinton Frame leaving IN-MI Mennonite Conference over same-sex marriage

    After nearly 100 years of being in the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference, Clinton Frame Mennonite Church officials announced it will be leaving because of the controversy related to same-sex marriage.

    July 24, 2014

  • Red D Mart armed robbery New Paris Police ask for public's help in identifying would-be robber

    Elkhart County police have released still photos captured from video of the man who attempted to hold up Red D Mart gas station, 68310 Ind. 15, New Paris, on Saturday, July 19.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Red Cross in urgent need of donors

    The American Red Cross is facing a blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.

    July 23, 2014

  • Huron Street residents under boil order

    Tuesday morning, Goshen water crews shut down the water main on Huron Street to replace a broken fire hydrant.
    The Indiana Department of Environmental Management requires the Water Utility to issue a boil water order for the affected area, which is Huron Street from West Lincoln to Pike Street.

    July 23, 2014

  • GN140723 CR34-Ind. 13 Crash 1 LaGrange man airlifted from scene of crash A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash at Ind. 13 and C.R. 34 at 1:48 p.m. Tuesday. Terry Fry, 44, LaGrange, was airlifted by MedFlight from the scene. Elkhart County police said he was taken to South Bend Memorial Hospital with fractures to

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Suspicious blinking package with battery pack causes police to evacuate business area

    A package with a battery pack and a blinking red light found on the desk of an employee at MSC, 28551 Laura Court, Elkhart, caused police and firefighters to evacuate the area this morning.
    The package turned out to be a GPS tracking device and not a bomb.

    July 22, 2014

  • Cat beaten to death in burglary

    A house cat was found beaten to death following a burglary at a home in Howe Sunday.

    July 21, 2014

  • GN140721 Kosciusko Fatal Photo #2.jpg Fiery crash kills one, critically injures two in North Webster

    A fiery crash in North Webster left a Pennsylvania man dead and two others critically injured at 3:21 p.m. Sunday on Ind. 13, near Esterbrook Drive.

    July 21, 2014 4 Photos

Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
AP Video
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue
Poll

With military action and tensions escalating between Russia and Ukraine, as well as Israel and Palestine, are you worried that the U.S. and other nations may get drawn into these conflicts?

Yes, it is a great concern of mine
I’m a little worried, but not too much
No, I’m not worried at all
     View Results