preserve, honor and build upon the heritage of Kendallville Indiana.
On Monday, October 26, 2009,
the Kendallville Heritage Association meeting was held at 6:00 p.m. in
the Kendallville Public Library conference room. In
attendance were: Ray Scott, Don Gura, Pat Young, Eric Daniels, Terry
Housholder and Becky Daniels.
Minutes of the September meeting were approved as written.
Don Gura reported on the mural project headed up by the Main Street
Business Association. This project was previously
put on hold due to the downturn in the economy. They are now
ready to move forward with the project by raising funds through
community involvement. Currently the Kendallville
Party Store has paid to have the wall prepped for painting the
mural. Peggy Tasler, owner of Sozo art studio will be
painting the mural. Don Gura contacted Ray Scott to see if it
would be possible to apply for the Amelia Frehse grant through the
KHA. It was agreed that this project fits into our mission
statement. The application has been
submitted. The project will cost approximately
$40,000. At the beginning of 2010, letters will be sent to
area businesses to see if they would like to donate funds for the
project. The Mayor Youth Advisory Council will also be
helping with fundraising.
Ray Scott reported that 6 businesses have been approved to receive
funds from the RDC Façade Improvement Program.
This program is proving to be very beneficial to local businesses.
Mary Hartman reported that they are hoping to start displaying photos
for identification from the Russell Frehse collection. Eric
Daniels suggested that the photos be scanned and uploaded to the
website so people can view them for identifying. Terry
Housholder suggested that an article be ran in the News Sun letting
people know that the photos are available to view for identification.
Ray Scott reported that links to the KHA website have been added to the
Kendallville Public Library, Noble County Historical Society, City of
Kendallville and the Kendallville Chamber of Commerce websites.
Eric Daniels reported that these additional links along with the added
text to the KHA website has helped to double hits to the
website. Eric is working with Mary to get photos of the John
Ashby collection to add to the website.
Mayor Handshoe reported that the Historic Preservation
Commission has received a variety of responses from local
businesses concerning this ordinance. They are
working to put together a good ordinance that will satisfy the majority
of businesses. They are hoping to have the ordinance ready in
The next meeting will be 6:00 p.m., Monday, November 23, 2009 at the
Kendallville Public Library, Meeting Room A