Archive - 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As Whitley County has the honor of having some of the oldest and most successful Tax Increment Funding (TIF) districts in Indiana, some members of Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees are questioning when the schools will get their share in the tax money generated from those developments.
â€śTIF districts are becoming an issue as far as schools go,â€ť board member Jill Western said. â€śTheyâ€™re getting too far away from what theyâ€™re designed to do.â€ť
WCCS invited its attorney, John Whiteleather, to Mondayâ€™s meeting to counsel the board on the TIFâ€™s impact.
Carl Raymond Sands, 84 of Silver Lake, passed away at 11:47 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in his residence.
He was born April 3, 1929, in Warsaw, to John Isaac and Eva (Shilling) Sands. He married Edythe Mary Didier in Fort Wayne April 26, 1952, who survives.
At the age of 16, Carl traveled to Poland for a project in which he transported cattle donated by American farmers.
In 1949, Carl went out west for the Wheat Harvest. He then joined the U.S. Army, serving from 1951-53. He played baseball for the U.S. Army during his time of service.
Grace Ellen Crabill, 88, a resident of rural Churubusco and widow of Jack E. Crabill, passed away at 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City. She had been in failing health for some time and had been more seriously ill since September.
Mrs. Crabill was born March 8, 1925, in Eel River Township, a daughter of John Thomas and Marian Etta (Rosenogle) McCullough. She spent her formative years in Churubusco, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1943.
Kevin W. Craig, 49, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:18 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at his home. Born Oct. 1, 1964, in Columbia City, he was the son of Dale LeRoy Craig, Sr. and Marilyn Sue (Pippenger) Craig.
He attended Whitko High School and worked at C&R Plating for many years. He was a member of Oak Grove Church of God and Whitley County Coon Hunters Club.
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LAGRANGE â€” Churubuscoâ€™s volleyball team picked up another road conference win Tuesday.
â€™Busco swept Lakeland 25-11, 25-19 and 25-20.
The win moves Churubusco to 15-11 for the year and improves its conference record to 7-2.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” It was hard-fought at times, but Columbia Cityâ€™s volleyball team fell to visiting Carroll Tuesday in a three-set sweep.
The Lady Chargers beat the Lady Eagles by a final score of 25-23, 25-18 and 25-20.
Columbia City Volleyball Head Coach Trish Hinen said the team did not stick to its plan.
â€śWe talked about what we needed to do tonight,â€ť she said. â€śWe talked about how we have to be smart and hit at the angles, and we were hitting to the blocks, and they got blocks on us.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Gator Cases, Inc., a manufacturer of cases, bags and stands for the music, pro-audio, audiovisual markets and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) case suppliers, announced plans today to relocate its distribution center from Chattanooga, Tenn. to Whitley County, creating up to 106 new jobs by 2016.
The Tampa, Fla.-headquartered company, which designs and manufactures hard cases and bags to protect a variety of products, will invest $4,464,000 to lease, renovate and equip a 168,000 square-foot facility at 2499 S. 600 E. in Columbia City.
SOUTH WHITLEY Ââ€” As winter approaches, bringing bitter cold winds and snowy conditions, heating costs become a concern for Hoosiers.
However, South Whitley residents will soon have the opportunity to budget their seasonal heating costs thanks to an agreement reached at Tuesdayâ€™s town council meeting.
Clerk-Treasurer Bob Go-uld petitioned the South Whitley Town Council with an idea to allow residents to average their utility bills.
â€śThis would be similar to other companies that offer a budget plan,â€ť Gould said. â€śIt might give some of our folks a break during winter months.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Micropulse, Inc., a medical device manufacturer for the orthopedic and cardiovascular industries, announced plans to expand its operations creating up to 100 new jobs by 2016.
â€śWe are pleased to support Micropulseâ€™s expansion in Whitley County and commend company owner Brian Emerick for his ongoing commitment to our community,â€ť said Whitley County Commissioner George Schrumpf.
â€śWe greatly appreciate how involved the Micropulse team is in local and regional community and economic development efforts.â€ť