WTHI - The City Council approved two proposals from United Way on Thursday. Both of which focused on small business and non-profit grant programs.
WTHI - The Terre Haute Children's Museum wants to elevate the experience it gives Wabash Valley kids. The children's museum is working on future development plans to upgrade its facilities. Those plans would include constructing an outdoor play area.
Tribune-Star - The east exterior wall of the Vigo County History Center — which displays the iconic Coca Cola mural — is deteriorating and needs extensive work, executive director Marla Flowers told the Vigo County Council Tuesday during its sunshine, non-voting session. She is requesting $50,000 from the county’s federal American Rescue Plan Act dollars to assist with the overall project, which will cost more than $300,000.
Tribune-Star - City Council candidates in contested races — specifically, the at-large candidates and those running to serve in District 1 — appeared in the League of Women Voters of Vigo County’s 2023 general election candidate forum Tuesday night at the Vigo County Public Library. Participating were Democratic District 1 candidate Kandace Hinton, Republican At-Large candidate Ray Agan and Democratic At-Large candidates George Azar, Tammy Boland and Curtis DeBaun IV. League of Women Voters Co-President Carly Schmitt served as moderator.
Inside INdiana Business - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is utilizing a variety of different funding avenues to relocate the Rose-Hulman Ventures program closer to campus. Rose-Hulman Ventures will operate out of a new, 25,000 square-foot facility. Funding is expected to create 250 jobs and generate $2 million in private investment, according to a U.S. Department of Commerce news release.
Tribune-Star - Higher education in Vigo County in the past year made some major advancements in projects, programs and facilities that will help foster economic development and help address workforce needs both locally and statewide.
Tribune-Star – Having adequate space to store bodies prior to autopsies has been a significant issue for the Vigo County Coroner’s office for many years, said Dr. Janie Myers, Vigo County coroner. Last week, the Vigo County Council took action to address the problem by approving funding for a county-owned morgue. Read more.
WTWO - At the last Vigo County Council meeting, the council took action by approving Rose-Hulman Ventures’ request for half a million dollars in ARPA funds to go toward a 14-million-dollar project ultimately relocating Rose-Hulman Ventures to campus.