September 11th, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Funding school safety has been an ongoing topic of conversation among municipalities in Whitley County.
Whitko Middle School Principal Parrish Kruger spoke on behalf of the district and petitioned the South Whitley Town Council to consider a $10,000 contribution in order for the district to hire a school resource officer (SRO).
â€śWe have the opportunity to get a grant with matching funds,â€ť Kruger said. â€śThe district can show a $30,000 investment. However, if South Whitley can put in $10,000 and Pierceton can do the same, we can get $50,000 in matching funds.â€ť
NEW HAVEN â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys tennis team took two out of three singles matches from New Haven Tuesday.
Niko Rongos of Columbia City moved his 2013 record to 9-0 with a straight-set win.
He beat Corbin Yoh of New Haven, 6-1, 6-2.
In No. 2 singles, Eagle senior Blake Fearnow also grabbed a win. He defeated Drew Guise of New Haven 6-2, 6-2.
Nathan Miller got the lone singles win for the Bulldogs, beating Columbia Cityâ€™s Dillon Reed 6-2, 6-2.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” This Labor Day, questions were raised at a Columbia City Board of Works meeting regarding the use of consumer, or personal, fireworks.
According to Columbia Cityâ€™s ordinance, fireworks are only allowed to be used on Labor Day and the Sunday before, but not the rest of the holiday weekend.
Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel received a call from a resident who requested that citizens be allowed to shoot off fireworks all weekend, sparking a temporary exception to the ordinance by the Board of Works for the 2013 Labor Day weekend.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Redevelopment Commission made the decision to make an offer on the Eagles Lodge building in downtown Columbia City Aug. 20.
This week, the Eagles Lodge accepted the $165,000 offer, and the city is moving forward on the purchasing process, Columbia City Councilman Ben Romine told the council Tuesday.
Romine said Columbia Cityâ€™s Redevelopment Commission (RDC) is working with a title company to complete the final steps to buy the building, located at the corner of Van Buren and Line Streets, 306 W. Van Buren.
(Sept. 10, 2013) U.S. President Barack Obama offered his opinion on the apparent chemical attack in Syria Aug. 21.
After viewing countless videos and photographic images along with medical reports, President Obama, in a television address, said his recommendation was to make a military strike against Syria.
However, he did agree to hold off on the strike until more discussion could be held with other United Nation leaders. President Obama did make it clear that should a military strike be the nation's response, he would not send troops to Syria.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ A special section recognizing local public safety personnel and first responders will be inserted in The Post & Mail newspaper's print edition on Wednesday, Sept. 11, Patriot Day and the national day of remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the United States homeland.
The special section, made possible by community-minded businesses, will recognize those who keep Whitley County safe.
For subscribers, watch for it in Wednesday's newspaper. Non-subscribers can pick it up at newsstands throughout Whitley County.
Whitley Countyâ€™s Autumn Art Festival was held around the Courthouse Saturday.
The event was sponsored by the Whitley County Humane Society and featured local artists and crafts.
Pictured, Pam Hively, of the Peabody Public Library, keeps track of entries in the sidewalk chalk drawing contest.
Artwork decorated the sidewalk in front of City Hall, Columbia City.
GARRETT â€” Whitkoâ€™s volleyball team fell in a match at Garrett Saturday.
The Lady Wildcats swept Hamilton in two sets. Whitko fell in three sets to New Haven and Central Noble and also lost to Eastside.
Whitney Hobbs of Whitko was an all-tournament player for the Lady Wildcats. She had 22 kills, 10 blocks, seven aces and 11 digs.
Mary Raber Elementary School recently celebrated its August Shining Stars. Students were recognized for using their life skills, treating people right, and doing the right thing.
Pictured, Whitko senior sweeper Brady Herendeen sends the ball deep into the opponentâ€™s territory Saturday at the Manchester Invitational.
Whitko was defeated 1-0 by the Squires in the first game, and fell 2-0 in the second game against North Miami.