Co-workers become neighbors in Spencer housing development

Within a month, Donald Grocki graduated from college, landed a full-time job as a systems engineer with Cook Medical, and bought his first home in the Indiana Uplands.  Grocki is one of the newest residents in the Texas Pike Place neighborhood in Owen County, the latest workforce housing project developed by Cook Group. The 99 … Continue reading Co-workers become neighbors in Spencer housing development

Creating coders: Code/IT Academy expands to Crawford and Washington counties

Uplanders in Crawford and Washington counties are developing their skills in web development and associated technologies less than a year after a READI-funded expansion of the Code/IT Academy. This year, the Mill was awarded READI funding for the Code/IT Academy to prepare adults for regionally relevant, high-demand careers in the Uplands. The free, cohort-based program … Continue reading Creating coders: Code/IT Academy expands to Crawford and Washington counties

Residents gather to celebrate ribbon cutting of downtown Jasper square

With a ribbon cutting, live music, games, and food, the city of Jasper residents celebrated the completion of the renovated Downtown Square earlier this month. For years, the City of Jasper worked to develop a plan to replace the historic courthouse square infrastructure and revitalize the downtown area. Nearly $250,000 in READI funding is being used to … Continue reading Residents gather to celebrate ribbon cutting of downtown Jasper square

‘They are all just kids here’: All-inclusive playground ready for play in Washington

Valerie Barmes and her family drove 20 minutes for a day of fun at the new all-inclusive playground at Longfellow Park in Washington. Her 2-year-old son uses a wheelchair and has mobility issues.  "He isn’t able to create his own fun, so really whenever we play with him we have to create fun for him," … Continue reading ‘They are all just kids here’: All-inclusive playground ready for play in Washington

Revitalization in action: Jasper Courthouse Square project progressing

Take a stroll around the Jasper Courthouse Square and you will see revitalization in action. On one corner is a fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs, perfect for a fall evening gathering with friends. Another corner has a group of large swings perfect for soaking up the sun and the scenery of the historic downtown … Continue reading Revitalization in action: Jasper Courthouse Square project progressing