Wolkins recognizes LaFontaine leader with Circle of Corydon Award

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Friday, December 15, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 15, 2017) — State Rep. Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw) recently nominated Dennis Jones for the Circle of Corydon Award based upon Jones’ long-time service to the town of LaFontaine, and on Tuesday Jones received the certificate.

“Dennis embodies what the Circle of Corydon Award is all about,” Wolkins said. “Throughout his lifelong career, he’s made numerous contributions to LaFontaine and to those throughout Wabash County. His work in our community is unparalleled.”

Wolkins said Jones recently celebrated his 50th year with the LaFontaine/Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as chief for many years. Jones was the driving force behind the merger of the LaFontaine and Liberty fire departments in 1985.

Since that time, Jones has been instrumental in the building of a new fire station, implementing rigorous training and obtaining the equipment necessary for the firefighters to do their jobs.

Jones also served as the LaFontaine Town Marshall from 1978-84, and then became a deputy town marshall. After leaving the post of town marshall, Jones served as the LaFontaine Street Department superintendent until retiring in 2016.

Created by Gov. Eric Holcomb, the Circle of Corydon Award is presented to Hoosiers that have made remarkable contributions to the betterment of Indiana and its people, demonstrating through life and service qualities exemplified by the state’s greatest citizens.


State Rep. David Wolkins (R-Warsaw) represents House District 18, which includes

all of Wabash County, and portions of Grant, Kosciusko and Miami counties.

A high-resolution photo of Wolkins can be downloaded by clicking here.




Photo courtesy of LaFontaine Town Clerk Cindy Erb.   

Dennis Jones receives the Circle of Corydon Award on Tuesday, Dec. 12 during the LaFontaine/Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department annual Christmas party held at the LaFontaine Community Center.  State Rep. Dave Wolkins nominated Jones for the award based upon Jones’ long-time service to the town of LaFontaine.