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Many factors in county's top-10 healthy ranking

April 7, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A top-10 finish by Whitley County can be good or bad.
Ranking in the top 10 in Indiana in pollution or illiteracy — 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.
“This ranking is great news,” said Gail Altekruse, manager of physical rehabilitation at Parkview Whitley Hospital.

County to do away with paper paychecks

April 7, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — While Whitley County government takes small steps toward saving a tree or two, the move doesn’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.
“It’s not really worth it anymore,” 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.

Bailey joins YMCA as aquatics head

April 7, 2011

   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.     

C&A Tool expands into new facility

April 7, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s largest employer will soon be even larger and the company’s president attributes the constant growth amidst economic uncertainty to diversity.
“We’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.
“It’s a continuing part of our planning,” Conrow said.
“Our growth rate is pretty phenomenal.”

C&A Tool making investments to prepare for further growth

April 7, 2011

CHURUBUSCO – 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.


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