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Upon not less than twenty-four (24) hours’ notice given by telephone by or on behalf of the Town of Pierceton, Indiana (the “Town”), prior to March 31, 2015, the Town will receive sealed proposals at the office of its financial advisor, H.J. Umbaugh ...

Janet Marie Crouse, Lapel

She was born on May 8, 1943, in Hartford City, Indiana to Arza and Vera (Macon ...
and Lois Ann (Dale) Stinson of Pierceton; and son-in-law Kerry Collins of Fishers. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Raymond Cline.

Ruth Fessel Hitchcock

Fessel Hitchcock went home to her Lord on January 17, 2015. She was born November 20, 1915, in Pierceton, Indiana, the daughter of Samuel and Nellie (Outcelt) Cormany. She was a graduate of Pierceton High School. Ruth married E.C. "Bud" Fessel in 1941 and ...

Child found in car during meth bust

They arrested Brian Lee Slone, 37, of Silver Lake Thursday around 3 p.m. after he had left his workplace in Pierceton, Indiana. Officers pulled Slone over and when they searched him they found two grams of methamphetamine. He was arrested and preliminarily ...

Jimmy L. Gebert

He was a member of the Pierceton Menzie-Reece American Legion Post 258 and the North Winona Church of Brethren. He is survived by his wife: Jane Gebert of Winona Lake; a daughter: Sue (Todd) Fiedeke of Syracuse, Indiana; a son: Ed (Carol) Gebert of Celina ...

Cover Crop Benefits Outweigh Investment

are 100% sold on cover crops combined with a no-till program they adopted in the early 1980s. They are convinced that planting everything from rye and clover to radishes and turnips on all 2,000 acres they farm near Pierceton, Indiana, provides benefits ...

Patricia ‘Pat’ Irene Novacek, of Pierceton, Indiana

Patricia “Pat” Irene Novacek, 64, of Pierceton, Indiana, passed away at her home on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Pat was born on May 19, 1950, to the late Orville and Katherine (Young) Fuller in Niles. After graduating from Brandywine in the late 1960s ...

OMCO Invests $6.7 Million To Expand Its Pierceton, Indiana, Manufacturing Facility

OMCO, a manufacturer specializing in steel metal forming for the transportation industry, plans to invest $6.7 million to expand its Pierceton, Indiana, production center, creating up to 40 jobs by 2016. The Wickliffe, Ohio-based company will invest ...

Pierceton, Indiana Vacation Rentals

Pierceton, Indiana offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Pierceton, IN, there's surely a great local vacation home rental ...

Thurl S. Kester

Thurl S. Kester, 68, of Warsaw, passed away at 4:02 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 at his home. Kester was born Sep. 13, 1946, in Wabash to Clyde and Geneva (Stucker) Kester. He married his first wife, J…

Jail Bookings

Kosciusko The following individuals were arrested and booked in the Kosciusko County Jail: Feb. 10 Brian Glessner Smith, 35, 322 North CR 900E, Pierceton, arrested on warrants from another agency. B…

Area Accident Reports

Kosciusko Officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department investigated the following accidents: 1:55 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, Country Club Road near CR 450S, Warsaw. Driver: Christopher M. Jagg…


PIERCETON INDIANA: part-time employment while you are enrolled in school

Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.

Here’s a quick overview of Federal Work-Study:

  • It provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school.
  • It’s available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with financial need.
  • It’s available to full-time or part-time students.
  • It’s administered by schools participating in the Federal Work-Study Program. Check with your school´s financial aid office to find out if your school participates.

What kinds of jobs are there?
Are jobs on campus or off campus?
How much can I earn?
How will I be paid?
Can I work as many hours as I want?

What kinds of jobs are there?

The Federal Work-Study Program emphasizes employment in civic education and work related to your course of study, whenever possible.


Are jobs on campus or off campus?

Both. If you work on campus, you’ll usually work for your school. If you work off campus, your employer will usually be a private nonprofit organization or a public agency, and the work performed must be in the public interest.

Some schools might have agreements with private for-profit employers for work-study jobs. These jobs must be relevant to your course of study (to the maximum extent possible). If you attend a proprietary school (i.e., a for-profit institution), there may be further restrictions on the types of jobs you can be assigned.


Man working in shop class

If you’re interested in getting a Federal Work-Study job while you’re enrolled in college or career school, make sure you apply for aid early. Schools that participate in the Federal Work-Study Program award funds on a first come, first served basis.

How much can I earn?

You’ll earn at least the current federal minimum wage. However, you may earn more depending on the type of work you do and the skills required for the position.

Your total work-study award depends on:

  • when you apply,
  • your level of financial need, and
  • your school’s funding level.


How will I be paid?

How you’re paid depends partly on whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student.

  • If you are an undergraduate student, you´re paid by the hour.
  • If you are a graduate or professional student, you´re paid by the hour or by salary, depending on the work you do.
  • Your school must pay you at least once a month.
  • Your school must pay you directly unless you request that the school
    • send your payments directly to your bank account or
    • use the money to pay for your education-related institutional charges such as tuition, fees, and room and board.


Can I work as many hours as I want?

No. The amount you earn can’t exceed your total Federal Work-Study award. When assigning work hours, your employer or your school’s financial aid office will consider your class schedule and your academic progress.



Two years of community college free for responsible students in PIERCETON INDIANA

The President unveiled a new proposal: Make two years of community college free for responsible students across America.

In our growing global economy, Americans need to have more knowledge and more skills to compete -- by 2020, an estimated 35 percent of job openings will require at least a bachelor's degree, and 30 percent will require some college or an associate's degree. Students should be able to get the knowledge and the skills they need without taking on decades' worth of student debt.

The numbers:

If all 50 states choose to implement the President's new community college proposal, it could:

  • Save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average
  • Benefit roughly 9 million students each year

Under President Obama's new proposal, students would be able to earn the first half of a bachelor's degree, or earn the technical skills needed in the workforce -- all at no cost to them.

The requirements:

  • What students have to do: Students must attend community college at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and make steady progress toward completing their program.
  • What community colleges have to do: Community colleges will be expected to offer programs that are either 1) academic programs that fully transfer credits to local public four-year colleges and universities, or 2) occupational training programs with high graduation rates and lead to in-demand degrees and certificates. Community colleges must also adopt promising and evidence-based institutional reforms to improve student outcomes.
  • What the federal government has to do: Federal funding will cover three-quarters of the average cost of community college. Participating states will be expected to contribute the remaining funds necessary to eliminate the tuition for eligible students.

Expanding technical training programs:

President Obama also proposed the new American Technical Training Fund, which will expand innovative, high-quality technical training programs across the country. Specifically, the fund will award programs that:

  • Have strong employer partnerships and include work-based learning opportunities
  • Provide accelerated training
  • Accommodate part-time work

Read the full fact sheet on the President's proposal here.


Save Money on Homeownership in PIERCETON INDIANA

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President Obama and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro visited Phoenix, Arizona this afternoon to put a spotlight on the recovering housing sector.

Restoring security to homeownership has always been one of the President's top economic priorities, and the results are clear -- the housing market has greatly improved since President Obama took office.

The President’s push for new consumer protections and tough enforcement on abuses have given Americans more confidence in investing in homeownership:

  • Home sales are up.
  • Home building has more than doubled since 2009.
  • Home values have risen for the past three years.

But there's more work to do. Mortgages need to be more accessible and affordable for creditworthy families.

That's why today, at Central High School in Phoenix, the President announced a responsible reduction in the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Mortgage Insurance Premium program. The Federal Housing Administration will reduce annual mortgage insurance premiums by 0.5 percentage points, from 1.35 percent to 0.85 percent.

The President’s new proposal to reduce the fees associated with buying a home would help first-time homebuyers save an average of $900 on their annual mortgage payment. More people buying homes would also strengthen the market, helping everyone who already owns a home.

In Phoenix today, President Obama explained that homeownership was a dream that should be open to all Americans. Not only will the President’s actions help numerous families realize the American Dream and get a place they can finally call home, but millions of families will save billions of dollars in mortgage payments in the coming years, helping to support and stabilize the housing market recovery.

President Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix, Az., Jan. 8, 2015. [31]


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