COLUMBIA CITY â€” A new system was approved by the Whitley County Commissioners Monday that will help emergency crews in South Whitley communicate better with the countyâ€™s new 800 MHz radios.
Scott Jones, Whitley Countyâ€™s 911 Director presented a proposal to the commissioners Monday for a Dispatch Voter System to be used to enhance signal in South Whitley, which has traditionally had reception issues because of what Jones described as low elevation.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Commissioners updated a resolution declaring the countyâ€™s office as a â€śdrug-freeâ€ť workplace.
The resolution was presented to the commissioners by Matt Showalter, community development director for Region III-A of the Economic Development District & Regional Planning Commission.
Region III-A worked with the county to update the resolution as part of a grant application with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.
The Leatherneck Coffee Club, comprised of U.S. Marine veterans of Whitley County were busy Tuesday packing care packages for local troops serving overseas. The bulk of donations came from the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Central office staff, according to Grant and Linda Loy, organizers. The boxes will be sent to Adam Neireiter, Jeff Daniel and Preston Lewis from Whitley County who are all serving in Afghanistan, as well as others from northeastern Indiana. The addresses were acquired from the Mothers of Marines organization for Northeast Indiana.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Technology Director Anne Plunkett presented the school districtâ€™s new technology plan to the Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ€™ Board of School Trustees Monday night.
During her presentation, Plunkett told the board that information technology grows in importance with each passing year, making a technology plan in the school system vital.
â€śItâ€™s important for the staff and students that the technology is there,â€ť said Plunkett.
Phyllis E. Mitchell, 88, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:55 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 at her home. Born Sept. 29, 1922 in Columbia City, she was a daughter of Victor and Hazlette (Brubaker) Phend.
CHURUBUSCO — While Tuesday night was the fourth or fifth game of the season for most boys’ basketball teams including Columbia City (3-1), it was the first for Churubusco (0-1).
After a deep postseason run in football, ’Busco got a late start holding its first game two weeks after Columbia City’s season opener.
The seasoned Eagles showed the experience of three prior games capitalizing on 19 Churubusco turnovers and a 48 percent shooting night. City held off a scrappy ’Busco team 51-41.
SOUTH WHITLEY — Fourteen first-quarter points by senior Max Elder was all Whitko (3-1) needed Tuesday night to pull away from Central Noble (1-3) at home.
Along with junior Logan Irwin’s 18 points, the Wildcats basketball team put up 79 points on the Cougars winning 79-43.
The first quarter was enough to seal a victory for Whitko. Scoring 27 points, the ’Cats held a 19-point lead after one quarter, 27-8.
COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City swim teams took the pool for their first and only home meet Tuesday night.
The Eagles hosted North Side at Whitley County’s YMCA and took a win over the Redskins, with the boys winning 130-39 and the girls victorious 133-30, advancing their record to 3-1.
“Our home meet is good for the kids so the parents can come out,” Columbia City head coach Phil Stanczak said.
The second weekend of the Clugstonâ€™s first Christmas Walk was well received according to director Tammy Nicholson. â€śI think the community is thankful for this.â€ť
The event in the lobby of the Clugston features several artificial trees decorated by local businesses and organizations. Each tree will be raffled off to one lucky person who voted for that particular tree, with decorations included.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” A rural South Whitley woman opened her door Friday afternoon to a man claiming to be selling cleaning chemicals to households in the area, instead the man placed the bottle next to her nose making her feel instantly nauseous and dizzy.
The victim told police she immediately shut the door and locked it and the men left.