Ashley – March 8, 2017

Melody Turner –– 314-0684

    Sin-C Vapors locates at 171 N.W Railroad is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm. Stop by and check it out and register to win the March drawing.

My and T Sale’s at 157 East Jackson is planning a HUGE Sale for March 17th and 18th from 10 am til 2pm .

Ashley Community Committee members are selling chances on a shotgun if your interested in a ticket please contact me..

Ashley United Methodist Church welcomes everyone to Sunday morning services at 8:30 am with Pastor Dennis Gambill. The first Thursday of every month is Senior Potluck at 6 pm.

Lantern Pub specials Tuesday night age 60 plus dine in only and receive 10 percent off .Wednesday and Sunday all you can eat fried chicken and Thursday night is kids night..Check out their daily lunch specials and deserts. Best FRIED CHICKEN ever.

ZUMBA is every Wednesday at 6:30 pm at the Ashley Community Building. Everyone is welcome your first class is free..This is not your Grandma’s ZUMBA these instructors are high energy.

Don’t forget to save your Box Tops, Soda Tabs and Plastic Caps for Ashley Grade School. If you don’t have a child attending A.G.S but want to schedule a pick up of these items please call me.

I spoke with Len Piasecki and asked him a few questions this weekend and found out that Len has owned his home and resided in Ashley for 26 years. For 16 of those years Len was Mayor and 4 years he was city councilman.

I asked Len to share some of his accomplishments while Mayor. He said he applied for and received hundreds of thousands of dollars in Grants for the city. Some of those grants are listed here a complete upgrade of the sewage lagoon and lift stations $787,000.00 grant, received a Cop’s grant for $75,000.00, purchased a police car with a 20,000.00 grant, expanded City Hall with a $20,000.00 grant, sidewalk grant $28,500.00 and replaced the sidewalk from Jefferson St to Main St, built the Community Building with a $30, 000.00 grant. Then converted to Washington County Water with a $269,000.00 grant and painted west water tower inside and out with a $70,000.00 grant. Numerous repairs were made to the water plant saving the city thousands of dollars. More than 24 derelict buildings were demolished.

I asked Len what he plans to do if elected Mayor and he said he plans to clean Ashley up by getting rid of derelict homes and junk vehicles. He said ordinances will be enforced he said tax payers spent thousands of dollars to prepare these ordinances so they need enforced. He also plans to resolve the East Water Tower issues by either repainting and repairing with money from Grants or taking it out of service. He said he will continue to apply for Grants on behalf of the city.

Next week I will be talking with Sheri Pedtke who is also running for Mayor.

Ashley Community Committee members had a blast at the Dubois Parade on Sunday.

Have a wonderful week.