TOWN OF UNION (WBNG) — The Broome County Land Bank started a series of four demolition projects Tuesday morning. The property consists of several mobile homes that have sat vacant for years leading to significant structural damage. Each one has been condemned as unsafe. “One of our main priorities is to return these properties we acquire return them to the tax roll as soon as possible. So that is what we are trying to do with many of our properties,” said Jessica Haas, the executive director of the Land Bank. The land bank acquired 7 East Maine Rd. in the town of Union from a Broome County Tax Foreclosure in early 2020 Broome County Land Bank targets distressed, vacant, abandoned and foreclosed properties with the goal of creating economic development. Properties in the town of Union and Binghamton will be demolished. The total cost of the demolitions is $51,000.
Elma Louise Wessel, age 97 of Batesville, IN passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg, IN. Born January 9, 1919, on the farm in Batesville where she was currently living, she was the daughter of Frank & Lillian (Holle) Bergman.Elma married Alfred H. Wessel at St. John United Church of Christ in Batesville where she was also a member. She worked for the telephone company in both Batesville & Greensburg.Elma’s family was her life and she spent many hours just being with them, especially her grandchildren. She also liked visiting with her friends.Elma is survived by her daughter and son –in-law Nancy & Dave Moorman of Sinking Springs, PA; her grandson Christopher D. Moorman of Knoxville, TN and her siblings Evelyn Behlmer of Bright, IN, Frank Bergman Jr. of Batesville, IN and Robert Bergman of Florida. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter Holli N. Moorman and her brothers Earl & Alvin Bergman.Visitation will be Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 11:00am until time of services at 1:00pm all at St. John United Church of Christ in Batesville with Pastors Dennis & Linda Frische-Mouri officiating. Burial will follow services in St. John Cemetery.Memorials are suggested to Margaret Mary Hospice c/o Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006. Online condolences at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com