Archive - Apr 7, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A top-10 finish by Whitley County can be good or bad.
Ranking in the top 10 in Indiana in pollution or illiteracy â€” bad.
But a recent study that ranked Whitley County near the top in the Hoosier state brought with the findings good news for local residents.
Along with several counties in the area, Whitley County was ninth in the state in overall health, according to the County Health Rankings, a project being conducted by the University of Wisconsin.
â€śThis ranking is great news,â€ť said Gail Altekruse, manager of physical rehabilitation at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” While Whitley County government takes small steps toward saving a tree or two, the move doesnâ€™t come without some degree of old-school resistance.
Whitley County Auditor Jen McGuire reported to the Whitley County Council Tuesday that a campaign to go paperless for county payroll was underway.
â€śItâ€™s not really worth it anymore,â€ť said McGuire of providing paychecks to county employees. She reported that the county will require all employees to have direct deposit before the end of the year.
COLUMBIA CITY — The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne and the Whitley County Family YMCA welcomed Kameron Bailey as the new Sports and Aquatics Director of the Whitley County Family YMCA.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s largest employer will soon be even larger and the companyâ€™s president attributes the constant growth amidst economic uncertainty to diversity.
â€śWeâ€™re five different business units, so this is a natural part of our continued growth, said Dick Conrow, president of C&A Tool Engineering, which announced Wednesday it will expand its northern Whitley County operations and add about 18 news jobs.
â€śItâ€™s a continuing part of our planning,â€ť Conrow said.
â€śOur growth rate is pretty phenomenal.â€ť
CHURUBUSCO â€“ Locally based C&A Tool Engineering announced today that the company is expanding production capabilities at its Churubusco operations at both its main facility and the former MAHLE Clevite facility, which the company acquired in spring 2010.
See today's edition of The Post & Mail for more details.