Ivy Tech campus: Needs to happen

The Hamilton County Council has given its support to an agreement to bring Ivy Tech to Noblesville, something that benefits the whole of the county. All that’s left for the addition of the school to become reality is a May 8 referendum and grabbing some state funding. With a mini-campus already in Carmel, this would give Ivy Tech a broader footprint in our county and would be a job generator on multiple levels. We’re in favor of it happening, especially for reasons of affordable education and traditional four-year colleges often missing the mark. An Ivy Tech in Noblesville would be utilized by all communities and paid for by all communities. It’s good for all of us. Too, there could be myriad partnerships with local school districts, which would be a wonderful move. We’ll keep you apprised.

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There is a new website we’d like to commend to your attention, www.VisionNoblesville.com. Cindy Benedict, manager of The Noblesville Community Vision for Excellence, is steering the initiative that has been developing since the early 1990s, when the city adopted a standard process to specifically measure its progress. Now, Benedict and the city are trying to provide citizens opportunities for, among other things, achieving an educated community of lifelong learners; practicing environmental stewardship and protecting the city’s natural assets; helping with food, shelter and healthcare; and volunteerism. For more information, we urge you to visit the site or call Benedict at 770-2007.

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So, the U.S. Postal Service announces, in a move for fiscal responsibility, its intent to abandon Saturday delivery in August, and members of Congress already are putting up potential roadblocks. What else did you expect from The Hill?

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