News Notes

Miller takes clerk job in Wisconsin

The town of Topeka will bid Clerk-Treasurer Naomi Miller adieu Friday.

Miller resigned after hired to be the clerk for the city of Ripon, Wisconsin. She replaces retiring Ripon Clerk Ann Schommer. Miller was one 13 applicants for the job and among six finalists, said a Feb. 21 article in the Ripon Press. City Administrator Adam Sonntag said Miller’s experience gave her an edge over other candidates as she is a certified municipal clerk through the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.

A Republican caucus will be held on April 12 at 6 p.m. in Topeka Town Hall, 124 E. Lake St., to appoint someone to complete Miller’s term.

Miller was initially appointed Topeka clerk-treasurer Oct. 27, 2016. Cyndi Sadewasser is currently working as deputy clerk.

Glen Oaks holds bowling event

Glen Oaks Community College is seeking teams for its bowling team fundraiser. The event will take place Sunday, April 24, at Bronson Strike Zone in Bronson, Michigan, 717 E. Chicago St., Bronson. The games will begin at 1p.m.

Bowling teams consist of five people; sixteen teams will play in total. The cost is $100 per team. Three, nine-pin, no-tap games are included in the registration cost as well as a large pizza and pitcher of soda.

Registration and payment must be completed prior to the event. To register, contact Terry Smith at 269-625-0112 or email

Golf outing July 29

Glen Oaks Community College Athletic Department is seeking sponsors for its annual golf outing, which will be held on Friday, July 29, at Island Hills Golf Club in Centreville, Michigan.

Sponsorships are available at the following levels for individuals and businesses wanting to support Glen Oaks Community College athletics:

• $250 Corporate Sponsor – includes signage on the course, a summer display on Glen Oaks electronic road sign and a corporate item in the outing gift bag.

• $100 Hole Sponsor – includes signage on the course.

To discuss a sponsorship, contact Michael Rasmussen, Glen Oaks athletic director,, or by calling (269) 294-4213.

IDEM provides ESP program

LaGrange County businesses can join the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) to be recognized as one of Indiana’s top environmental leaders and receive regulatory benefits.

Current benefits include reduced reporting, advanced notice for compliance inspections among others.

“Connect with other companies who are achieving amazing reductions in their impact to the environment while reducing costs,” said information provided by IDEM.

In 2020, ESP members saved enough electricity to power 4,441 Indiana homes for one year, reduced the amount of water usage enough to fill nearly 132 Olympic sized swimming pools, and increased recycling by a weight equivalent to about 335 full-sized passenger trucks.

“These are only a few of the results they are achieving through continuous improvement at each of their companies,” IDEM said.

Applications are accepted through May 31.

More information is available online about this program and how to apply at

Questions should be directed to the program manager Jean Fix at 317-233-6660 or

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