Pictured (L to R) are Rich maron, Kosciusko County veteran affairs officer, and Rose Gesaman, the veteran of the month. photo by Jordan Fouts, Times-Union
Pictured (L to R) are Rich maron, Kosciusko County veteran affairs officer, and Rose Gesaman, the veteran of the month. photo by Jordan Fouts, Times-Union
Kosciusko County Commissioners brought an archaic county voter registration ordinance into the 21st century this morning.
Commissioners approved the updated language at the request of county Clerk Ann Torpy, who said she wanted to bring the ordinance into this century. The ordinance will now cover absentee ballots and election results provided by Torpy’s office.
“It sounds like we’re putting 2014 language into an 1816 bill,” Commissioner Ron Truex remarked.
But commissioners put on hold Torpy’s request to lower the fee for information recorded on CD and raise the cost for photocopies, saying they want to wait until all service fees are appraised and can be addressed at once.
Commissioner Bob Conley said Councilman Jim Moyer is currently looking at fees charged by county departments, which was one of the areas Umbaugh and Associates said the county could look for extra income.
They also approved a temporary road closure for CR South 150W, between Ind. 15 and CR West 200S, at the request of Walnut Creek United Methodist Church. The closure will be Aug. 24 from 3 to 8 p.m.
Also this morning, commissioners honored Rose Gesaman, a Vietnam-era  Army Nurse Corps enlistee, as the veteran of the month. Gesaman, from Pierceton, served for a year and a half in inactive reserve and two years as active reserve after signing up in 1964.
In that time she served as manager of a 61-bed orthopedic unit at Darnall Army Hospital while a first lieutenant, and now works as a nurse practitioner.
“Today I see many veterans while making housecalls, from World War II and up, and I consider it an honor and a privilege to serve them once again,” she wrote for her provided bio.