Shelbyville Daily Union

Homepage

September 10, 2013

Shimkus visits Community Services facility

Congressman John Shimkus visited one of Shelbyville “gems” Friday when he stopped at Shelby County Community Services.

Rep. Shimkus made visits throughout his district in the days before returning to Washington, D.C. for the fall session.

Shimkus visited with department directors at SCCS before taking a quick tour of the facility.

‘It’s very impressive,” Shimkus said. “Shelby County Community Services meets a huge need for the people who are disabled but can still be productive. It’s a fun thing for me to visit the ‘gems’ in the local communities,”

“Some of the stuff I learned today is that they try to be as much of a business operation, not only can they meet their expenses, but also widen their ability to provide other services from paper plates to the greenhouse to trash bags. And the other services that they offer throughout the residential area and the like is a great tribute.”

“I’m Supportive of the concept because there’s nothing better than teaching someone who is challenged, through nothing that they have done, so that they are productive member of society, and that’s what you see here,” Shimkus said.

Community Services receives most of its funding from federal and state programs as well as profits from its industrial businesses.

“I’ve learned how they are managing with funding they are being given,” Shimkus said. He noted that issues such as the minimum wage and the Affordable Care Act will create challenges for facilities such as Shelby County Community Services and its employees.

“Hold on. It might be a rocky ride for the next few months to a year,” Shimkus said with regard to the ACA. “I view it as a game of chicken between the sides that causes interruption, It’s also a threat to economic recovery, in spite of what they say. I’m working on being prepared to answer questions of the constituents.”

1
Text Only
Local News
Obituaries
Homepage
  • Findlay Walleye Festival begins Friday

    A variety of entertainment for the whole family beckons visitors to the annual Findlay Walleye Festival this weekend.The Festival begins at 4 p.m. Friday evening with music by Jim Allen and Country Classics with Kelsey Beard and Curt Wooters, followe

    July 21, 2014

  • School Board approves engineering, bonds resolutions for HVAC system

    With $3.205 million in bonds sold, the Shelbyville Board of Education approved and signed the resolution providing for the issuance of the bonds to begin work toward the new HVAC system at the High School building.David Pistorius of First Midstate In

    July 21, 2014

  • Animal Control presents municipal agreement plan

    Shelby County communities will be paying for animal control services according to a proposed agreement between the municipalities and the county.County animal control officer Brad Hudson presented the plan to the County Board for approval. The plan w

    July 17, 2014

  • 070414 sign for SFD pic 2 Fire Dept. honored with new crafted sign

    Students of Shelbyville High School welding-manufacturing class wanted to show appreciation to the local fire district, so they used a new piece of equipment to create a special sign. “It was a good opportunity for us to recognize a tremendous asset

    July 4, 2014 2 Photos

  • 062714 school board - Houska Mize award Plans for HVAC system at SHS discussed

    Replacement of the heating and cooling system at Shelbyville High School could be completed next summer as plans were presented to the Shelbyville School Board by GRP representative Bob Fogerty at last week’s board meeting.The chosen system is a 2-pi

    June 26, 2014 1 Photo

Celebrations
  • 072514 Wingo birthday pic Wingo to celebrate 90th birthday

    A special celebration will be held Saturday, July 26 for Dixie Wingo’s 90th birthday.An open house will be held from 2-4 p.m. at the Christian Life Center at the Nazarene Church in Shelbyville. It is being hosted by her three daughters: Patty Townsen

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
AP Video
Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites
Poll

Should the minimum wage for workers be raised in Illinois?

Yes
No
     View Results
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Helium debate
Helium