Vol 11 Issue 2 February 2017

On Tuesday, February 21, 2017 the Empty Bowls fundraiser will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 pm in the high school cafe. The Empty Bowls is a fundraising event that raises money for our local food pantry. Besides eating the delicious soup made at the Empty Bowls, there will be a lot of entertainment, a silent auction, and plenty of music will be played. We hope you can come out and support the Hebron Food Pantry!

DISCOUNT CARDS PREMIERE Did you get your Hebron Discount card yet? $10 and all proceeds go to the Hebron Lions Club this year! We did a random drawing at our January meeting and included all LOCAL non profits! This card equals huge savings over the year and it is only $10, you can’t beat that deal. Cards can be purchased at 1st Source Bank and Demotte State Bank in Hebron.

Storm Water Grant Hearing On or about February 10, 2017, The Town of Hebron intends to apply to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs for a grant from the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Storm Water Improvement Program. This program is funded by Title I of the Federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. These funds are to be used for a community development project that will include the following activities: Construction, in Park Place subdivision, of 1,400 feet of new linear conveyance, 400 feet of new storm sewer outfall, enhancements to increase storage volume in existing detention basin. Construction of 700 feet of 12inch storm sewer for Oak Court flood relief. Removal at abandoned railroad at Cobb Creek of non-functioning existing culvert. The total amount of CDBG funds to be requested is $500,000.00. The amount of CDBG funds proposed to be used for activities that will benefit low-and moderate income persons is $255,000.00. The Applicant also proposes to expend an estimated $942,000.00 in non-CDBG funds on the project. These non-CDBG funds will be derived from a Storm Water Revenue Bond issue. The Town of Hebron will hold a public hearing on February 8, 2017, 7:00PM, local time, at the Hebron Community Center located at 611 N. Main Street, Hebron, Indiana, to provide interested parties an opportunity to express their views on the proposed federally funded CDBG project. Person with disabilities or non-English speaking person who wish to attend the public hearing and need assistance should contact Mary Jane Thomas, 219-210-1857 or email mjthomas2027@gmail.com, not later than 4:00PM, local time, on February 6, 2017. Every effort will be made to make reasonable accommodations for these persons. Information related to the project will be available for review prior to the public hearing as of January 27, 2017 at the Office of the Hebron Clerk-Treasurer, located at 106 E. Sigler, between the hours of 8:00am -4:00pm, Monday thru Friday. Interested citizens are invited to provide comments regarding these issues either at the public hearing or by prior written statement. Written comments should be submitted to the Town of Hebron ClerkTreasurer, P.O. Box 478, Hebron, Indiana, 46341 no later, than 4:00PM, local time, on February 7, 2017, in order to ensure placement of such comments in the official record of the public hearing proceedings. A plan to minimize displacement and provide assistance to those displaced has been prepared by the Town of Hebron and is also available to the public. This project will result in no displacement of any persons or businesses. For additional information concerning the proposed project, please contact: Mary Jane Thomas, 219-210-1857, Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm or write to 7637 N. Kankakee Trail, Rolling Prairie, Indiana 46371. Job Opportunities with Hebron The Town of Hebron is accepting applications for a full time position in the Street Department. This position will be responsible for the town’s street sign replacement program, plowing snow, mosquito spraying and various other tasks. The employee must also be able to obtain a CDL with tanker endorsement and be on call with some weekend work. The Public Works Department is also accepting applications for part time help. This position will assist with snowplowing, reading meters, mowing and various other tasks. An application can be printed from our website at www.visithebron.org or picked up at the Hebron Town Hall located at 106 E. Sigler Street. Applications may be returned by mail to the Town of Hebron PO Box 478 Hebron, IN 46341, by fax (219)- 996-7494 or you may bring your application/resume to the Hebron Town Hall. Resumes, applications and/or qualifications must be received by Monday, February 6th 4pm.

Hebron High School Student Heroes—Annabell Folsom and Mia Riece

Talk about perfect timing – Annabell Folsom, a senior at HHS, had just learned how to perform the Heimlich Maneuver a week before in her Health Occupations Vocational Program at the Porter County Career and Technical Center when she had to put it to use. The students were on a bus trip to Notre Dame to see a hockey game as a reward for good grades and behavior when another student suddenly stood up with her hands around her throat. Annabell, using her newly acquired skills, asked her if she was choking. When she indicated she was, Annabell successfully performed the Heimlich Maneuver on her and saved her life. The rescue earned her a Kiwanis Lifesaving Award from the Valparaiso Chapter recently and we wanted to salute her for her service to another in saving a life! Mia Riece, Hebron High Senior, won the James W. Dold Mental Attitude Award for Girls’ Basketball. This is a most prestigious award given to 1 girl each year from the entire Porter County Conference to celebrate the best sportsmanship, athletic ability, grade point average, and attitude throughout high school toward athletics, education, teammates, coaches and opponents. We are proud of Mia and everything she has accomplished here in Hebron and wish her the best in her future endeavors. We are so very proud of the amazing things our young people from Hebron have been doing this past year!