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Assessing caucus

Whitley County Republicans will select their new assessor next week after Angela Adams Heath formally resigns on Saturday.

Adams Heath had previously told county officials that she planned to take a personal leave from May through October, although she would continue to draw her annual salary of $42,682. This drew fire from many local officials who said her departure should be sooner, so she agreed to leave this month.

The party has 30 days to hold the caucus, but will do so much sooner, having the event 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Peabody Public Library’s auditorium. The library is at 1160 E. Indiana 205, Columbia City.

Rita Saunders, the county deputy assessor, is the only one to have filed to seek the position. Candidates must file a declaration of candidacy form with their chairman, Matt Boyd, at least 72 hours before the caucus.

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