Kissling seeks third common council term

From Local Sources


HUNTINGBURG — Glen Kissling is announcing his intention to run for a third term on the Huntingburg Common Council.

The 64-year-old Republican presently represents District 1 residents.

“It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Huntingburg in the past and I look forward to the future,” Kissling said in a press release. “I want to continue the growth and development of our great city.”

He noted recent improvements to Huntingburg, like upgraded parks, streets and utilities; the railroad overpass; the former St. Joseph property; Eleventh Street Fire Station and the Huntingburg Police Department, where additional police officers were added “to combat the influx of drugs and crime in our city and Dubois County.

“I supported adding a resource officer in our schools and the expansion of members to the reserve police officers,” Kissling said.

The city now has Market Street Park and a redesign of Fourth Street is in the works.

“Going forward,” Kissling continued, “I support expanding our water processing plant to ensure we have the capability to produce clean drinking water in conjunction to what we are committed to” purchase from the Patoka Lake Regional Water and Sewer District.

Kissling said he wants to support Dubois County in the development of the Mid-States Corridor “and improve our waterways so stormwater flooding can be reduced.

“I am committed to working with the city council and the mayor to make Huntingburg the best we can be.”

Kissling is a 44-year employee of Steinkamp Warehouse Inc. in Huntingburg, where he works as a purchasing agent for building materials and as sales manager for wholesale lumber sales, distributing lumber throughout the Midwest.

He is a 38-year member of the Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department, having served as chief for 20 years for three different administrations. He stepped down as chief following his election to the Huntingburg Common Council in 2011. Kissling is still active with the fire department, serving as assistant chief and remaining certified as an Indiana medical first responder.

His memberships include St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Huntingburg YMI, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3335, the Sons of The American Legion and Huntingburg Country Club.

Kissling and his wife of 45 years, the former Connie Wendholt, are the parents of two daughters: Stacie (Adam) Vaal and Rebecca (Nathan) Messmer. They have three grandchildren.

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