Longtime Markleville leader dies


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Markleville - If there was an event going on in Markleville, everyone said you could count on Sally Gustin to be involved in it.

That’s what John Holmes remembers about his longtime friend.

In recent months, Gustin talked about the promise she made to voters when she first ran for Markleville Town Council.

“I said I would never vote to raise taxes, and I didn’t,” she said.

That was 37 years ago. Gustin died Nov. 9, 2013, and left behind a legacy of service for her children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors.

Tom Bredeweg, field service manager for the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, said only a few people have served in public office as long as Gustin did. “It is a remarkable length of service for what is a real difficult job with great challenges.”

Holmes said he was friends with Gustin’s two sons when growing up in Markleville.

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