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December 21, 2013

NEWSMAKERS: Dec. 22, 2013

Marshall, Ill., contractor Kuhn Dirtworks, Inc., recently completed construction of The Indiana Railroad Senate Avenue Intermodal Terminal near downtown Indianapolis. KDI served as the general contractor for the project, which consisted of a 3,500-foot-long concrete transload ramp with rail access on both sides, large diameter storm sewer installations, extensive grading/ earthmoving, soil stabilization, 6-acre secured impound yard with asphalt access roads, concrete aprons, concrete dolly pads, office space, utilities, retention pond and more.

KDI is proud to have been entrusted with the construction of the facility by one of its largest customers, The Indiana Railroad and CN Railroad. KDI is an industrial excavation, demolition, environmental and railroad services contractor that primarily serves the railroad and petrochemical industries.

“We pride ourselves in completing out of the ordinary projects for highly regulated, safety driven, time sensitive, customers like The Indiana Railroad,” said Kevin Kuhn, owner/president. “Our services include large grading projects, environmental remediation, heavy hauling, demolition, numerous railroad specific services and more. The bulk of KDI’s work is for railroads consisting of earth moving, extreme train wrecking/car shearing, bridge shearing, switch/brake installations, extreme recovery services, sideboom service for derailed cars, soil stabilization, fuel/product spills, etc.”

For more information, visit www.kuhndirtworks.

com or call 217-826-DIRT.

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Gov. Mike Pence recently named appointees to the Commission on Higher Education, the Horse Racing Commission, the State Ethics Commission, the Indiana Arts Commission, the Commission on Ports and the Housing and Community Development Authority Board of Directors.

Jonathan Ford of Vigo County has been reappointed to the Indiana Arts Commission board and will serve through June 30, 2017.

John T. Newlin and John S. Newlin were presented the Richard C. Nichols MAI Lifetime Achievement Award by the Hoosier State Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. The award was presented by Rick Borges, MAI, president of the Appraisal Institute, at the 2013 Installation Banquet of the Hoosier State Chapter on Dec. 10 at the Hillcrest Country Club in Indianapolis.

The award has been presented annually by the Hoosier State Chapter since 2007. This was the first time the award has been presented to two members. The award is based on “Outstanding Leadership, Lifetime Service, Dedication and Contributions to Real Estate Appraisal, and Service to the Community.” Together John T Newlin and John S. Newlin have been members of the Appraisal Institute for more than 90 years.

The Appraisal Institute is a global membership organization of professional real estate appraisers throughout the world.  Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics in real estate appraising. Appraisal Institute members have met rigorous requirements relating to education, testing, and experience.

John T. Newlin has been a member if the Appraisal Institute since 1964. John S. Newlin, since 1984. Both have served as president of the Hoosier State Chapter.

John T. Newlin is chairman of the board of Newlin-Johnson Co. Inc. and John S. Newlin is president. Newlin-Johnson Co. Inc. located at 601 Ohio St. The company was founded in 1932 by Charles C. Newlin and D.C. Johnson. Newlin Johnson Company operates as Prudential Newlin Johnson Realtors. Prudential Newlin Johnson provides real estate sales, real estate property management, real estate appraising and real estate and casualty insurance.

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Leighsa Cornwell, RN, BS, IBCLC, of Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center, has earned national recognition as a Certified Diabetes Educator.

Cornwell completed stringent testing requirements to earn the CDE certification from the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.

A Certified Diabetes Educator is a health professional who possesses comprehensive knowledge of and experience in diabetes management, prediabetes, and diabetes prevention. CDEs educate and support people affected by diabetes to help them understand and manage the condition. They also promote self-management to achieve individualized goals that optimize health outcomes.

Cornwell was hired as clinical director of the PCH/FMC Diabetes Education Program in 2011. She replaced Debbie Griffin, FNP-C, CDE, who transitioned to a family nurse practitioner in the Paris Family Medical Center. As the program's clinical director, Cornwell provides diabetes education and continuous follow-up care for diabetic patients. She also functions as the community health and disease management coordinator at PCH/FMC and provides monthly health screenings at a discounted rate. Additionally, she is an internationally board certified lactation consultant who counsels breastfeeding mothers.

Cornwell received her nursing degree and bachelor’s degree in community health from Indiana State University. She is a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the International Lactation Consultant Association. Cornwell can be reached at 217-465-2606, Ext. 228 for appointments, breastfeeding questions, and other community health needs.

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