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LARWILL â€” Larwillâ€™s Town Council turned an idea into a reality for Richland Townshipâ€™s residents.
A new basketball court has been constructed and is almost ready for use at the Larwill Community Building.
â€śWhen I heard about the councilâ€™s idea, I was pleased because of the lack of activities available to the residents in Larwill,â€ť said Darcy Hoopingardner, Larwill Township trustee.
Hoopingardner, who is also an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in South Whitley for Whitley County EMS, said a few weeks prior to the councilâ€™s request, she had heard on the police radio that officers were needed in the town to address children playing on the railroad tracks â€” something that recently became a tragedy in Ohio this weekend.
A 12-year-old Fort Wayne boy was killed on a set of railroad tracks Sunday, after he allegedly fell asleep on the tracks.
â€śAt the time I thought to myself, what else is there for children to do?â€ť Hoopingardner said.
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