Archive - Sep 16, 2010
Future educational efforts within the Whitko School Corporation could be severely compromised if a referendum to increase the property tax is not passed at the general election in November.
Superintendent Steve Clason informed board members they are moving forward with the ballot initiative.
SOUTH WHITLEY — An agreement for designated parking along Columbia Street has finally been resolved as Brownstone on State owner Kim Balser and Carol’s Corner owner Carol Eberly attended the South Whitley Town Council meeting on Tuesday evening. Both businesses utilize parking along the street.
The Whitley County 4-H Inc. board met Tuesday night and heard some good news and some bad.
The 4-H Fair brought in about $21,000 less than last year according to Chad Nix, treasurer, but the expenses have not been completely tallied to give the whole picture.
Bill Leeuw, board president reported Whitley County’s reputation is exemplary when it comes to the 4-H Fair and especially the auction.
Miriam J. Copp, 84, of rural Columbia City, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She was born April 29, 1926 in Wallins Creek, Ky., a daughter of Gail Whitcomb and Mildred (Caress) Ellers. Her formative years were spent in Central Kentucky. She graduated salutatorian of Harrodsburg High School and continued her education at Blue Mountain College, Georgetown College and the Indiana School of Music at I.P.F.W.
On April 19, 1947 she was united in marriage to Harold D. Copp. They made their home in Bunker Hill where they established Copp Farm Supply.
Dorothy E. Londt, 84, a lifelong resident of Noble County, died at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010.
She was born Sept. 16, 1925 in Noble Township, Noble County a daughter of Hayes and Ruth L. (Snyder) Walker. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School.
On Feb. 20, 1944 she was united in marriage to Howard E. Londt. They made their home in Texas until 1945 when she returned to Noble County to reside while Howard served in the U.S. Army Infantry overseas. Following World War II, they made their home in the Wolf Lake community and began farming. Mr. Londt died Aug. 17, 2000.
A plan to create 32 acres of a new tax increment financing district in Columbia City will have to wait until the next city council meeting.
The council was poised to approve the new TIF district Tuesday until council members discovered they did not have the resolution they needed to confirm.