A new adult education center facility is one step closer to becoming a reality after a $10,000 funding request was approved by the North Manchester Town Council’s regular monthly board meeting on Wednesday.

The funding request was submitted by Heartland Career Center (HCC) principal Mark Hobbs who said they are working to raise the required 20 percent of their federal Economic Development Association (EDA) grant, totaling $1 million.

Rob Burgess, Wabash Plain Dealer editor, may be reached by email at rburgess@wabashplaindealer.com.