The Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District hired a new watershed coordinator to replace Laura Walker, who has resigned to pursue a teaching position.
The board accepted Walker's resignation on Thursday at the regular meeting. Following a 30-minute executive session, board members hired her replacement, Abbey Tobe, who currently works as a manure management technician through the SWCD office. Tobe will earn $16.60 per hour; she starts in the new position Sept. 1. [More]
The majority of trees in Celina's Eastview Park are ash and nearly 80 of them are infested with the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).
"Last week we marked the ash trees that are completely dead. They will be taken down this winter (by city employees) and all those infected will be taken down gradually," said Celina Public Works Superintendent Joe Wolfe. [More]