The Fulton County Auditor's office submitted Wednesday the county's 2017 budget to the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance, or DLGF.
A budget of $12,949,796 for 2017 was adopted by the Fulton County Council on Tuesday. The DLGF has the final say on how much money the county can budget and how much it can raise through property taxes. The proposed local tax levy for budget year 2017, tax year 2016, equals $5,318,521.
For residents in Fulton County, the estimated tax rate - per $100 of assessed property value - will be .5198, which equals $519.80 for homes with an assessed value of $100,000.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump painted an inaccurately dark portrait of manufacturing in America while Hillary Clinton stretched credulity in boasting that her spending plans won't add to the country's debt. As well, both struggled in the presidential final debate to explain comments from their past.
With the approval of a $7,000 transfer, the Fulton County Tourism Commission hopes to launch a new website by the end of the year.
The transfer request was brought before the Fulton County Council Tuesday by Amy Roe, executive director of the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce. It was unanimously approved by the council and will be used to pay for design of the website. The transfer basically moves money from one line item to another within the commission's budget.
Renovation of the Fulton County Courthouse basement is slated to begin at the end of this month.
Fulton County Commissioners approved Monday an agreement with D-T Construction Services, Silver Lake, for the project. The company submitted a bid of $461,822 to make renovations that meet ADA, or Americans with Disabilities Act, requirements and provide other cosmetic updates that align the basement with historical aesthetics found on the other two floors of the courthouse.
Fulton County has plenty of activities in the weeks ahead to get anyone in the Halloween spirit. In addition to trick-or-treating, events feature pumpkin decorating, costume contests and parties, haunted woods tours and fall festivals.
The Rochester volleyball team was familiar with Northfield before their Class 2A, Sectional 37 quarterfinal meeting Thursday.
They reminded the Lady Norse how good they were.
RHS shrugged off any inconsistent patches of play to knock off the Lady Norse 25-19, 25-17, 25-18 to advance to the semifinals. They will play Manchester in the semifinals at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Lewis Cass will play Southwood in the first semifinal at 11 a.m., and the semifinal winners will return at 7 p.m. in the sectional final.
Of the two volleyball teams in the Sentinel area earning poll votes on the eve of sectionals, one might be considered a traditional power and the other might be considered a newcomer on the scene.
The traditional power is Rochester, who made it to the semistate final last year in Class 2A and spent the entire regular season in the top 10 this year. The newcomer might be North Miami. The Lady Warriors are ranked No. 12 in Class 1A and are in search of their first sectional title since 2002.
ARGOS - Owen Nifong and Vincent Stone scored goals in the second half, and Koleman Norris saved both shots he faced in goal in his first career start as the Argos boys soccer team beat Lafayette Central Catholic 3-0 to win the Class 1A Argos regional at Eugene Snyder Field Saturday.
Survivors include three children, Diana Nieb, Argos, Michael Overmyer, LaPaz, and Judy Campbell, Hazard, Ky.
Funeral service is noon Saturday at Argos United Methodist Church, 570 N. Michigan St. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to the time of the service Saturday at the church. Arrangements are handled by Mishler Funeral Home.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Threatening a fundamental pillar of American democracy, Donald Trump refused to say Wednesday night that he will accept the results of next month's election if he loses to Hillary Clinton. The Democratic nominee declared Trump's resistance "horrifying."
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Brimming with new confidence, Hillary Clinton turned up the heat Wednesday on Republican candidates who are facing both tight election races and tough decisions on what to do about Donald Trump. She's now seeking to spread her new momentum to fellow Democrats on November ballots.
LAKELAND, Florida (AP) - His campaign struggling a month from Election Day, Donald Trump sharpened his rhetoric Wednesday from calling for Hillary Clinton's defeat to declaring "she has to go to jail" for using a homebrew email server and other charges of corruption while she was secretary of state.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - Donald Trump aggressively tried to pin the nation's economic and national security problems on Hillary Clinton in the first presidential debate, belittling the former senator and secretary of state as a "typical politician" incapable of delivering the change many Americans crave.