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Passing of Steven Blaugh of Garrett, IN (Auburn Water Department)

Steven M. Blaugh age 68 of Garrett, IN and formerly of Fort Wayne, IN. died Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Bethlehem Woods Nursing Home, Fort Wayne, IN.
Steven was born March 20, 1949 in Fort Wayne, IN to Thomas and Phyllis (Thompson) Blaugh. He married Susan E. Chapman on June 29, 1974 in Fort Wayne, IN and she survives in Garrett, IN. Steven was the superintendent at the Auburn Water Department, until retiring in 2014. Steven was an Army Vietnam Veteran.
Steven was a member of the Church at Garrett, Northeast Indiana Vietnam Vets, Auburn American Legion, Auburn Legion Riders, Garrett VFW, D.A.V., American Water Workers Association, Harley Owners Group, ABATE, Auburn Moose and Tommy Who ? support group.
Steven is survived by his wife: Susan E. Blaugh, Garrett, IN; son: T.J. Blaugh, Fort Wayne, IN; mother: Phyllis Blaugh, Fort Wayne, IN; 3 brothers: Rick Blaugh, Fort Wayne, IN; Mike Blaugh, Fort Wayne, IN; Greg Blaugh, Roanoke, IN.
Steven was preceded in death by his father: Thomas Blaugh and daughter: Julie Blaugh.
Visitation will take place from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 C.R. 56, Garrett, IN
Graveside services will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Highland Park Cemetery with Pastor Tom Wilcoxson officiating. Military honors by the United States Army and the Auburn American Legion.
Memorials are to the Auburn American Legion
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O.W. Krohn & Associates adds new Partner: Jarrod S. Hall


Jarrod S. Hall, CPA, CGMA & SEC Registered Municipal Advisor became a Partner with O. W. Krohn & Associates, LLP effective January 1st, 2018. Hall was admitted into the Partnership after joining the Firm as an intern in 2008 and as a full-time professional staff member immediately after graduation from Ball State University the following year. Hall is a Member of the Indiana CPA Society (“INCPAS”) and the American Institute of CPAs (“AICPA”). After earning his credentials as a Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”), Hall also received the AICPA’s international accreditation and is a Certified Global Management Accountant (“CGMA”). In 2017, Hall (and his partners) fulfilled the recently enacted standards of practice and examinations set forth by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) qualifying Hall (and his partners) to be designated as SEC Registered Municipal Advisors.
A native of Noblesville, Indiana, Jarrod enlisted in the US Navy after graduation from Noblesville High School. Following his military service, he attended Ball State University earning degrees in Accounting, Risk Management and Insurance graduating in 2009. Jarrod and his wife, Trisha, reside in Noblesville and welcomed their first child in 2017, a son, Tate.
O. W. Krohn & Associates, LLP is a Westfield-based firm of CPAs and Independent Consultants that have a niche practice that serves the unique accounting and financial advisory needs of local governmental units, school districts and utilities: municipal bonds, utility rates, property tax rates, budgets, local income tax & local government finance.

By: Otto W.“Buzz” Krohn, Executive Partner & James W. Treat, Managing Partner

Indiana 811: Congratulations to Justin Shaffer of Decatur, IN

An Update from the #makethecall Winner
In March, Indiana 811 congratulated Justin Shaffer on winning the grand prize in the #makethecall app competition hosted by CGA and Phillips 66 Pipeline, LLC. Shaffer, of Decatur, Ind., received a gift card for Disney World worth $8,500 and visited Disney World with his family of six in the spring. In a recent update, Shaffer shared that he and his family had a blast enjoying the parks. He is currently planning another trip to use the rest of the gift card from the contest and is thankful to 811 for making a dream come true!

Umbaugh Announces New Partner & Promotion to Principal


Umbaugh Announces New Partner
By Umbaugh Announcements, January 11, 2018

We are proud to announce Belvia B. Gray became a partner at Umbaugh on January 1st. Belvia has been involved in many areas of practice at Umbaugh, but she is especially active in bond issues for schools and libraries, budgeting and legislative analysis. She is a registered municipal advisor with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).
Belvia was a founding board member for the Indiana Women in Public Finance Association. She previously served on the Butler University Alumni Board of Directors.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and public relations from Butler University and a Master of Public Affairs degree from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University – Bloomington with concentrations in public financial management, policy analysis and economic development. She joined Umbaugh in 2005 and is based in the Indianapolis office.
We value all our personnel and are especially pleased to watch someone meet the challenges presented and grow into greater responsibilities.

Promotion to Principal
By Announcements, January 11, 2018

Andre J. Riley was selected for promotion based on his commitment to Umbaugh’s core values of Excellence, Innovation, Independence, Integrity and Collaboration.
Andre has been with Umbaugh since October 2003 and is based in the Indianapolis office. Andre is a registered municipal advisor with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Andre is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Indiana CPA Society and the Indiana Water Environment Association.
Andre’s experience includes financial studies and projects for municipally-owned water, sewage and stormwater utilities, not-for-profit water, regional water and sewer districts and conservancy districts. In addition, he assists utility clients with financial management services ranging from financial management reports, financial accounting and reporting, budget services and utility controller assistance.
Andre grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from the University of Kentucky. Andre obtained his Masters of Professional Accounting from Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business.