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Beginning July 1, 2020, Indiana law will prohibit drivers holding mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, in their hands while driving to reduce distracted driving and improve safety on Hoosier roadways.

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North Manchester July 4 fireworks move to high school No other activities included this year Manchester University is collaborating with Manchester Community Schools and the town of North Manchester to present the 2020 Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display on Saturday, July 4. The rain date is July 5. "We had to move the fireworks from Manchester University this year, in large part because the new stadium area is still a construction zone," said Alexis Young, who coordinates the event for the university. "We are happy to work with Jeremy Markham at Manchester Community Schools and Adam Penrod with the town to make this patriotic event happen for our community." The free celebration kicks off at 9 p.m. with the Manchester Civic Band. Families and individuals are encouraged to come early to find a spot, maintaining social distancing with those not in their own households, and have a great time. Lawn chairs or blankets will make viewing more comfortable. Parking is available at Manchester Junior-Senior High School, Manchester Administrative Building and Manchester Recreation Association. The Rotary Club of North Manchester will sell food, water and soft drinks. The North Manchester Fire Department will light up the sky over the high school baseball field at 10 p.m. with fireworks. Parking is available at Manchester Junior-S High School, Manchester Administrative Building and Manchester Recreation Association. Those taking pictures or posting to social media use #MUJuly4 to share their pictures. There will be no speakers or children's activities this year.

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Message from the North Manchester Police Department - This weekend several cars were broken into between Market and East Street with one car being stolen. The police remind everyone to lock your cars. If you do see anyone suspicious please call the police right away. 260-982-8555. ... See moreSee less

The Street Department will begin picking up Spring Clean-up items starting June 8th. They will start on East Street and only go through town once. To ensure pick up please have your goodies to the curb by 7am June 8th! ... See moreSee less

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Town of North Manchester COVID-19 Grant Program
(click the above link to get the application and more information)

Businesses eligible for a Town of North Manchester COVID-19 Grant must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be in good standing with regard to state and local taxes, licenses, and code compliance.
  • Must be in good standing with the Indiana Secretary of State.
  • Must meet the national objective as required by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. 51% or more of employees from a business or a collection of businesses, must have a household income at or below the low-moderate income levels established for Wabash County.
  • Eligible uses of funds: payroll, working capital, support remote work, and other operational expenses.
    • Preference will be given to businesses that have:
      demonstrated a commitment to the community, through the support of local youth or charitable programs, good corporate citizenship, participation in community and business support organizations.
    • plans to hire, train or assist individuals who lost jobs or experienced economic hardship during the
      COVID-19 crisis.
    • needs that have not been or are not anticipated to be addressed through other government assistance programs
    • not received abatements from the Town previously.
    • made all reasonable efforts to keep employees employed during the recovery process.
    • in an industry sector particularly affected negatively by COVID-19 and public safety measures associated with the outbreak (for example retail, dine-in restaurant, salon).
    • have a physical location within a two-mile radius of North Manchester corporate limits.
    • had 25 or fewer Full Time or equivalent employees as of March 1, 2020
  • Not for profits are eligible to receive funds from the program, however, the funds may only be used for "new costs" associated with the Covid-19 crisis.

COVID-19 Community Resources- click here

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