Author: John Bowen

Community Crossing Grant at Work

Thanks to this year’s Community Crossings Grant received by the Town of Santa Claus, both Louis J Koch Blvd.and Ashburn Rd. are being resurfaced.

This much needed work could not have been done without the grant. E & B Paving is finishing up the work today.

Driver Alert!

Watch out for road work!

Depending on the weather, road repair work will begin on Louis J. Koch Blvd. and Ashburn Drive this coming Tuesday, June 11th.

In preparation for the resurfacing, E & B Paving will be patching and cutting driveways beginning next week. Work will take several days to complete.

Resurfacing of these roads will follow, but the schedule has not yet been set.

This project is funded as part of the Community Crossings Grant.

Public Hearing Scheduled


On June 10, 2019, the Town of Santa Claus will hold a public hearing at 5:15PM (Central) at its Town Hall, 90 N. Holiday Blvd., Santa Claus, IN 47579 for the purpose of gaining public input on a proposed trail enhancement project in Jim Yellig Park.

80% of the funding for this project is proposed to come from the federally funded Indiana Department of Natural Resources Recreational Trail Program. The balance of funding is coming from private donations and operational expenses of the town.

Dated this 22rd day of May, 2019

Town of Santa Claus Town Council

The Town of Santa Claus is in the process of applying for a Recreational Trail Program Grant to upgrade several trails and parking areas in Yellig Park. The project has an estimated cost of $188,723.70. Trails of Santa Claus, Inc. has committed $30,000 as part of the 20% match needed for the grant. If approved, the town would receive $150,978.96 in federally funded grant monies.


Welcome, Deputy Farmer

Although he has been working on the force since April 22, we would like to officially welcome our newest Deputy Marshal, Kevin Farmer, to the Santa Claus Police Department.

Kevin and his wife Eileen and two children are relocating from Bloomington, IN.

He’s 33 years old and a graduate of the Police Academy,

Kevin was previously a member of the Bloomington Police Department.

Santa Claus Touch-A-Truck Event Rescheduled

Looks like Mother Nature is at it again!

Disappointing news.

The very popular “Touch-a-Truck” event scheduled for this Saturday, May 4th at the Santa Claus Community Center, has been rescheduled because of the forecast for rain and lightning.

Make plans to attend the event, now scheduled for May 18th in Santa Claus.

A handshake and a changing of the guard

Chief Brown Retires.

After serving the town of Santa Claus for nearly 19 years, Marshal Joey Brown has decided it’s time to retire. “It wasn’t an easy decision, but I’ve been thinking about it a while now,” he said, “James will do a great job…he knows the town and the people know him.

Taking the helm is 8 year veteran James Faulkenburg.

Faulkenburg (left) & Brown (right)

Pictured here, prior to exchanging badges James and Joey wish each other the best as they begin their new ventures.

Joey’s last day on the job is today, with James taking the helm tomorrow, Brown will remain on as deputy through at least the end of the school year as he works as a School Resource Officer at North Spencer School Corp and other town duties.