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Shipshewana Event Center getting new sign


The Shipshewana Event Center (formerly the Town Center) is getting a new sign.

The Shipshewana Town Council approved the low quote of $51,150.10 for a sign upgrade at the event center. The new sign will feature a video display as well as a space for a “featured merchant.”

The sign is expected to be installed in the next 4-6 weeks by Premier Sign.

The event center and Hostetler’s Hudson Museum is reopening Tuesday, April 2. The museum will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In other business:

The council approved the purchase of a new patrol car for the Shipshewana Police Department. The council approved the bid of $22,933 from Sorg Dodge of Goshen.

The council also approved the purchase of two portable radios and a base unit for the police department at $1,300 each. Town Marshal Tom Fitch told the council that with the department at full staffing, they are two radios short for the newest reserve officers.

Fitch also told the council that the department is looking to use a volunteer on bike patrols this summer. Austin Miller had applied for a reserve position but is not yet 21 years old, Fitch explained, but the department can still use him on bike patrol.