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General information about Ashley
The town of Ashley, Indiana is located in Northeastern Indiana--The East edge of town is just off of I-69 at Exit 140. We are approximately:
The Northern 1/3 of the town is located in Steuben County and the Southern 2/3 is located in Dekalb County. The center line of Indiana State Road 4 (State Street) is the County Line.
- 10 miles West of Ohio
- 20 Miles South of Michigan and the Indiana Toll Road
- 40 miles North of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The DeKalb County portion is:
The Steuben County portion is:
- bordered on the South by Industrial Drive & Angle Drive
- bordered on the West by Angle Drive and a short section of Co Rd 23
- bordered on the East by I-69.
- bordered on the North by Indiana Northeastern Railroad
- bordered on the West by the Hudson Corporate Limits
- bordered on the East by I-69.
The Town of Ashley is pleased to welcome Brightmark energy and Res Polyflow. This plastics to fuel facility will convert 100,000 tons of plastic waste into 18 million gallons of ultra low sulfur diesel fuel and naphtha blend stocks and five million gallons of wax per year. A total of 136 full time jobs will be created when all phases of the facility are operational Pictured below are Jay Schabel an Michael Dungan of Brightmark energy with Karen McEntarfer the Town of Ashley Clerk-Treasurer who stepped up to fill many of the Town planner duties and was a key figure in bringing Brightmark and res-polyflow to Ashley.
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AMENITIES: Ashley is home to four parks. Ashley Memorial Park consumes an entire block within the center of town where the smiley face water tower is located. Sunset Park is a 12 acre park located in the southwest corner of town. The park has two baseball diamonds, tennis court, three basketball courts, three pavilions, three shelter houses, a pond, and a half mile walking trail. John Carpenter Field is a ball diamond located on the north part of town. The main community event is the Ashley-Hudson Festival, which is held annually on the first Saturday of August. This event is facilitated by the Chamber and includes day long events in both communities. The Ashley Community Center houses the Ashley Gym & Fitness Center and has exercise, cardio and weight equipment and training programs available.
EDUCATION: The entire town is serviced by the DeKalb Central School District. Country Meadows Elementary is located 1.75 miles south of Ashley. The older students attend DeKalb Middle School and DeKalb High School.
EMERGENCY SERVICES: The Ashley Police Department is located in the Ashley Community Center and consists of three full time certified officers and three reserve officers. The Fire Department consists of 22 personnel that are all volunteers. The Fire Department also operates an emergency response team consisting of certified emergency medical technicians, first responders, certified “Jaws of Life” technicians, and hazmat technicians.
GOVERNMENT: A three-member town council, elected every four years, meets on the second Monday of every month. All meetings are held at the Ashley Community Center.
HISTORIC: The Town of Ashley was platted and incorporated on July 18, 1892 by the Wabash Railroad. It was named after Ossian W. Ashley, the president of the Wabash Railroad. In the early years the town housed many railroad yards. The Indiana Improvement Company bought land and established the division of the Wabash Railroad that runs along the northern boundary of DeKalb County. The new railroad and the technology that accompanied it drew a large influx of people to the area.
INDUSTRY: Advanced Concrete, Ashley Industrial Molding, Bostwick-Braun, Family Dollar Distribution Center, K-CoPack, Klink Trucking, K-Tech Specialty Coatings, MTR Machining Concepts, Old Smokey's, Parker-Hannifin Corp., Royal Arc Welding, Shepherd's Industrial Truck Repair, Strategic Materials, Inc., Three Rivers Archery, TI Automotive, Tribute Precast Systems, LLC, TRIN, Inc., and Western Power Sports. (TRIN, Inc. doubled the size of their facility and Western Power Sports also had a significant expansion - both in 2013.)
UTILITIES: The Town of Ashley provides water and sewer services for residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Electric utilities are provided by Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO). Ashley is where the “Smiley Face” water tower is located and has become to be known as the town of the “Smiley Face”. The wastewater plant was rebuilt in 2006 and has a capacity of 400,000 gallon per day. All of the utilities have generator back-up power sources.
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