Carey Ganz

News Intern

My name is Carey Ganz and I’m a sophomore at Purdue and a WBAA news intern working for Stan Jastrzebski.  Working for WBAA has been a great way to gain experience in the field of Communication and it has given me the practical experience I need to enter the work force in the future.  Since working at WBAA, I have learned how to write better stories, edit and use technology that I never would have been exposed to in the classroom.  I have also learned how to think quickly and on my toes, because of the fast pace of radio.  I’m grateful for WBAA, interning here has given me valuable workplace experience that will advance my career opportunities when I graduate.

Now that Lafayette plans to buy new trash bins for residents, city officials are trying to figure out how to squeeze as much profit from the venture as possible.

The current small, blue recycling bins will be replaced with larger toters, like those used for garbage. The city will also be decrease the size of garbage toters from 96 to 64 gallons. Mayor Tony Roswarski (D) says he would like to sell the old bins if he can. 

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Larry Amaloo

  Local mayors say education and mass transit are two areas they’re glad to see getting more funding in the new two-year state budget passed this week.

Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski (D) is especially pleased with the education funding.

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J. Stephen Conn

Crawfordsville officials are preparing for the state to send people to vet the city’s Stellar Communities grant application. The city was named a finalist earlier this month and now Mayor Todd Barton (R) and other leaders are formulating a presentation to make their case in more detail.

Because Crawfordsville is losing younger citizens, Barton plans to use the Stellar money to enhance the city’s downtown. His proposal centers on what he calls a “fusion center” – bringing like-minded people and groups together to enhance collaboration and efficiency.

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Though he says he hasn’t had any conversations with potential investors about the state’s so-called “religious freedom” bill, West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis acknowledges he’s fighting against the bad press it’s created.