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Washington Township Buys Land for Fire Station

Washington Township in northeastern Tippecanoe County finalized the purchase of more than 21 acres, which will eventually house a fire station, Township Trustee Barb Knochel announced.

The land is south of the Hoosier Heartland Highway on the west side of Tippecanoe County Road 750 East. It also is just north of the township’s community center, Knochel said.

The township will use about 5 acres near the road to construct a fire station, Knochel said, noting that construction won’t begin for another three to five years.

The remaining land is wooded, and the township will create nature trails, Knochel said.

“Our township has looked at various sites over the years as the increase in services provided by the Buck Creek Volunteer Fire Department has started to put constraints on our current location as we have added new equipment,” Knochel said.

The purchase was a collaborative effort with Northeast Tippecanoe Fire Territory, Buck Creek Community Association, which contributed $100,000 to the selling price of $140,000, Knochel said. Washington Township paid the remaining amount, she said.

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