Union Mills site considered

Union Mills site considered

There are 4 comments on the South Bend Tribune story from Jan 13, 2008, titled Union Mills site considered. In it, South Bend Tribune reports that:

“This is not a minor tweaking of the transportation system. This is a major modification”

Back in 2000, this small village about an hour southwest of Chicago had about 1,620 residents, no curbs or sidewalks, aging water lines and two, count them, two police officers. via South Bend Tribune

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Schuylkill Haven, PA

#1 Feb 11, 2008
Isn't that lovely? A small town community not defaced by big business (industry) where you can breath and live without worrying about being raped, robbed or murdered.. no driveby shootings.. Personally, this is where I want to be, not in some concrete jungle with the rest of the rat race.
judy johnson lackey

Winston Salem, NC

#2 Apr 10, 2008
it is a great place there i was born in laporte in 1952 but lived at the junction of 6&39 until i was 8 then we moved into union mills i went to school at union mills then hanna the so.central and when my dad was transfered to winamac in 1968 i was so sad to leave it will always be my home i live in nc now but may fond memories of union mills and the people there
Carrie Strauch


#3 Nov 2, 2008
It is lovely. I have lived here for 30 years and you are exactly right. If I want to go for a walk at 11 o'clock at night I do not have to be afraid. We all know each other and look after each other at all times. Some may say it is too "Mayberry" but this is what we choose and it is great. Unfortunatly the big business is going to take it all away from us. With the intermodal coming to town we will lose it all. Most of our homes will be destroyed, we will have to move, and our "family" will be no more. The worst part, we don't even have a say in the matter. Money has out weighed our voice. It will be a sad day when Union Mills is lost!
Larry Garrison

Hanna, IN

#4 Dec 3, 2008
Union Mills is not the only community affected by
the Intermodal. We live about seven miles from there and this will definitely change our way of life here.

What a shame greed on the part of a few can change
how hundreds live.

Money talks; BS walks. Huh?

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