Portions of town squares throughout Indiana have burned down after several fires in recent years.
Paoli is about to begin the second phase of a project aimed at improving the facades of buildings on the town square.
Paoli's renovations slowed last month after a grassroots group pointed out the corporation in charge of the project did not have the correct paperwork.
Preservationists say the renovations were not approved by the Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, as the law requires.
The Phoenix on the Square building replaces the buildings that were burned down two years ago.
As farmers begin to harvest crops that have been devastated by the drought, many are looking for ways to avoid similar difficulties next year.
Populations in the older settlements continue to grow while newer Amish communities are being established.
The number of cremations are rising in the U.S. and Indiana, but some more rural areas are trying to figure out how to deal with the increase.
Paoli Peaks' business has been hit hard this year because of the warm weather.