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POLICE WARN RESIDENTS: Beware of scams

September 6, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — In the last month, fraud has become a prevalent topic in the area.
According to Columbia City Police Det. Chip Stephenson, several people in the area have fallen victim to a malicious computer virus.
“I talked to a guy from BE Comics & Computers (in Columbia City), who said he’s had eight or nine computers in the last few weeks that have had viruses,” Stephenson said. “People have been contacted via home phone with someone saying, ‘hey this is such-and-such with Microsoft. We need you to do an update for your computer.’”

FOOD ESTABLISHMENT ORDINANCE: Health board looking to make revisions

September 6, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — With the state reducing the number of visits the health department is required to make to restaurants every year, the Whitley County Health Department is looking to revise its Food Establishment Ordinance.
Dr. Lisa Hatcher, health officer at the Whitley County Health Department, came before the Whitley County Council at its Wednesday meeting to make the board aware of the revisions being made, which would need to be approved by the council to become law.

TRICK-OR-TREAT: Hours set by Col. City

September 6, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The City of Columbia City announced Tuesday that trick-or-treat will be held between the hours of 6 to 8 p.m. on Halloween night, Oct. 31.
Government officials are urging citizens to use caution while driving on that night as hundreds of children will be going door to door throughout Columbia City collecting candy.
The fire department will also be handing out candy and glow sticks at the Columbia City Fire Station.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT: Focused on achieving national accreditation

September 6, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Health Department may have future plans which include seeking to achieve national accreditation.
During the Whitley County Council meeting Wednesday, Health Officer Dr. Lisa Hatcher, told the board the move would boost the health department by putting it on a national level.

SGCS: OKs part of facility spruce-up

September 6, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — The efforts to make Churubusco’s schools more secure had an unexpected price tag, causing the Smith-Green Community Schools Board of School Trustees to slightly adjust plans for a major renovation project.
“It was certainly not what we were hoping for,” said Greg Wehling, vice president of Moake Park, the architects coordinating SGCS’s $5 million-plus school rebuild.
According to Wehling, one item in the low bid by Fetters Construction came in nearly $100,000 higher than expected.

Whitko falls to Wawasee

September 6, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Despite a late comeback, Whitko’s girls soccer team lost to Wawasee Wednesday night in South Whitley.

With a two-goal deficit, Whitko’s Ellyana Blue scored a goal with 38 seconds left in the game to bring the score within one, 4-3.

Though Blue put in a strong effort, Wawasee managed to score another goal with nine seconds left in the game to take a safe 5-3 lead to win.

Robert Miller, 87

September 6, 2012

Robert J. “Bob” Miller, 87, formerly of Huntington now Rotonda West, Fla., died Aug. 31, 2012.
He was born on April 12, 1925 in South Whitley, the son of Ellis J. Miller and Sarah (Walpole) Miller. Mr. Miller married Jean R. (Schlosser) Miller on June 8, 1947, in Garrett. She preceded him in death on Jan. 29, 2005. He was also preceded in death by his parents and a brother William (Bill) Miller.

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