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Hobart, Lawrence enlist new crime and safety app

BY MEGHAN CALLAHAN CONTRIBUTING WRITER HOBART – The cities of Hobart and Lawrence have recently adopted the Ring Neighborhood app as a source of information and emergency alerts.  The Ring Neighborhood app lets users anonymously discuss crime and safety within their city. The app also works with local law enforcement to keep citizens updated about …

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A behind the scenes view of police work

By Conor Lowery Contributing Writer HOBART – The Hobart/Lawrence Police Department (HLPD) is hosting a “Citizens Police Academy” program from February to March, founded to raise awareness of the functions of police work in local communities. The program uses HLPD resources to help the community understand the roles police officers play. “The academy is designed …

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Bidding begins for construction of new Hobart fire station

By Janelle FisherStaff writerHOBART — Brian Peters, project executive at Bayland Buildings, was in attendance at the Hobart Village Board’s Nov. 15 meeting to present the completed plans for Hobart’s new fire station. The new fire station will be more than 17,000 square feet in size and include an office for the fire chief, additional …

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Hobart Happenings

by PRESS TIMES STAFF Streckenbach calls interchange a major accomplishmentBrown County Executive Troy Streckenbach last week highlighted the completion of the new diamond interchange at Hwy. 29 and Hwy. VV in Hobart as a particularly impactful achievement for the county during his 2023 budget proposal speech Sept. 30. The interchange, for which the county received …

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By Janelle FisherStaff Writer Hobart/Lawrence Police Chief Bani to retireFollowing a closed session discussion at the Sept. 20 meeting, the Hobart Village Board reconvened to accept the retirement of Police Chief Randy Bani. Bani’s career in law enforcement and fire and rescue services began more than four decades ago following his completion of a degree …


Hobart Happenings

Change in payment collection servicesThe Hobart Village Board unanimously approved a service contract with PayaGov to offer payment solutions for utilities, permits/fees and court fines/forfeitures. Currently, the village uses Payment Service Network (PSN) to collect payments for utility bills and village permits and fees and Allpaid to collect court-related fines and forfeitures. Village staff recommended …

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