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Archive - Mar 2011

March 10th

New procedure in place to get firearm permits

March 10, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Residents hoping to get handgun permits or renew expired documents will have to go online from now on.
Gina Kessinger, administrative assistant at the Columbia City Police Department announced this week that the application process for gun permits is now required to be done via the Internet by state licensing officials.
“We were one of the last counties to go,” said Kessinger, who reported that the firearms licensing branch of the Indiana State Police was responsible for requiring the changeover to a paperless process.

Planners get funding for wind energy study

March 10, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Building and Planning Department can go ahead and hire a consultant for the design of its wind energy rules.
The Whitley County Council, with a nod from Whitley County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Rethlake, agreed to take $4,400 from the commissioners’ engineering and consulting budget to help pay for Ground Rules, Inc.’s fee for developing a wind energy ordinance.
The fee for the study is $9,400, with the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation pitching in $5,000 of the fee.

More growth planned at biomedical company

March 10, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s ever-growing manufacturing facility that continues to enhance its biomedical-related fingerprint is planning even more growth.
Micropulse, Inc., which operates a large manufacturing facility in southeastern Whitley County on state Route 14, announced this week its plans to use a $6 million economic development bond to finance additional infrastructure.
According to county attorney Dan Sigler, the county would not be liable for the debt incurred by Micropulse.

Two Eagles, Hudgins join All-Stars

March 10, 2011

   Conference championships and 10 plus wins will get you recognized among your peers —possibly honored with postseason accolades — in Indiana high school football.
   For Columbia City head coach Randy Hudgins and two Eagles from Whitley County, the state took notice and placed them amongst the North All-Star selections.  

March 9th

Sheila West-Wilhelm, 40

March 9, 2011

Sheila S. West-Wilhelm, 40, of Columbia City, died Saturday, March 5, 2011 at her residence. She was born Sept. 13, 1970 to William C. and Rozella M. (Wince) Wicker.
She was a lifetime Columbia City resident and attended Columbia City High School. She was employed at Home Nursing of Fort Wayne as a home health aide. On April 8, 2005 she married Neil Wilhelm in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Mary Ann Harvey, 76

March 9, 2011

Mary Ann T. Harvey, 76, of Decatur died Monday, March 7, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Gary of Decatur; three daughters; two sons, including Brian Harvey; and one brother.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Father David Voors officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Decatur.
Viewing will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur, with reciting of the Holy Rosary at 2:30 p.m.

City, county pave way for possible buy of Dana site

March 9, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — What to do with a long-vacant industrial property that could use a serious cleanup may soon be a problem of the past.
Whitley County’s Economic Development Corporation has been paving the way since last year for the sale of the former Dana plant located at 643 W. Ellsworth Street in Columbia City.
Novae Corporation, a manufacturer of utility trailers and commercial lawn equipment with facilities in Markle, North Manchester and a small operation in Columbia City, is considering purchasing the 11.725-acre property in western Columbia City.

Parents want a full time band director

March 9, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The parking lot filled up at the Marshall Community Building Monday evening.
The board room for the Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees was standing room only.
Administrators braced for what was expected to be an outcry against proposed staffing cuts in the corporation due to a revenue shortfall.
Instead, no one spoke up on behalf of teaching positions that may have to be scaled back for financial reasons, but rather took to the podium to request an addition to the school system’s budget.

City trio recognized by NHC

March 9, 2011

   As the Columbia City boys’ basketball team went home with a sectional championship Saturday night, the three Eagles that led in scoring in a 67-66 win over Wawasee had another reason to celebrate.
   Monday, the Northeast Hoosier Conference announced its all-conference teams.
   The NHC was a conference filled with sophomore talent in the 2010-11 season. That also included Columbia City.
   Five sophomores made the first-team list with Columbia City (17-5) garnering two of those.

March 8th

Spring ahead

March 8, 2011

Lady Eagle Morgan von Seggern flies down the field while being pursued by Antonia Holzmann during a...
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls golf team beat the weather and Bellmont Tuesday evening at...
WARSAW — Whitko’s volleyball team grabbed a 3-0 sweep in its opening match Tuesday night at...

 

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