March 16th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â A roof âfor the communityâ is the goal. Belinda Griffin, a 20-year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 1906 and treasurer for the Eagle Riders, pointed to panels of The Eaglesâ damaged ceiling.
The sinking panels and brown spots, caused by water seeping through the buildingâs roof, continues to be a growing problem. âThis is a place for people to go, and we are just trying to keep it for the community,â said Griffin.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Phase II of South Whitleyâs waste water treatment facility renovation continues as Project Manager David Harvey with Fleis and Vandenbrink presented the first change order to town council members Tuesday evening.
Providing a wide-range of municipal services, Fleis and Vandenbrink is the townâs engineering consultant.
With three bids received, Gerig-Ottenweller Construction was awarded the Phase II project with a bid of $3,087,000 for the main project and an alternate bid of $27,000 for material revisions.
SOUTH WHITLEY â On Tuesday evening, South Whitleyâs Clerk-Treasurer Bob Gould reported to town council members on financial and record keeping duties, which continues to be ongoing in the clerkâs office.
COLUMBIA CITY â COLUMBIA CITY: Garland A. âRedâ Watters, 83, a resident of Etna-Troy Township, died at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at his home, on the same farm where he was born .
He was born Dec. 26, 1928, in Troy Township, a son of Murland R. âJimmyâ and Robia E. (Mullendore) Watters.
He attended Troy Center School and graduated from Larwill High School in 1946.
After completing his education, he started farming and on Oct. 17, 1951, entered the U.S. Army and served in the military police until Oct. 18, 1953.
Breanna Lynne Walker, 20, a resident of Fort Wayne, passed away at 11:54 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident earlier in the evening in Fort Wayne.
Breanna was born Jan. 27, 1992, in Columbus, Ohio, a daughter of Jeffrey A. and Lynne (Pitcock) Walker.
She spent her formative years in Fort Wayne, and graduated from Northrop High School in 2010.
She was a second-year student at the University of Saint Francis, and also worked part time as a waitress.
COLUMBIA CITY â The doors officially opened at the new 54,000 square-foot Iotron Industries, USA facility in Whitley County Thursday at an open house hosted by the company. In 2010, following an extensive 16 month search, the company decided to locate its e-beam sterilization and materials modification facility in Indiana.
The Columbia City Lady Eagle basketball team recently held its end-of-season banquet. Award winners include, from left: Sarah Opliger, most steals, most assists, Defensive Award, second team all-NHC; Emily Whiteleather, most rebounds, second team all-NHC; Samara Qureshi, Lady Eagle Integrity Award; Macie Hinen, best field goal percentage, best free throw percentage.
COLUMBIA CITY â Kindergarten Round-up dates have been established in March for Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS).
School, roundup dates and office phone numbers are:
â˘Coesse Elementary, Thursday, March 15. Call for an appointment 244-3351.
â˘Northern Heights Elementary, Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21. Call for an appointment 691-2371.
â˘Mary Raber Elementary, Thursday, March 22. Call for an appointment 244-5857.
â˘Little Turtle Elementary, Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28. Call 244-3343.
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Pickles & Patrick March 16
COLUMBIA CITY â In addition to the sound of the summer breeze, this June will hear the sound of several thousand engines powering motorcycles through the city for the Mayorâs Ride.
ABATE of Indiana, which stands for American Bikers Aimed Toward Education, chose Columbia City for this yearâs event. In the past, the city hosted the ride at the Shrine Horse Grounds, holding the event for 18 years.
Mayor Ryan Daniel said he spoke with the Downtown Business Association (DBA), who was very much in favor of the ride.
SOUTH WHITLEY â The planning of two popular events scheduled this fall in South Whitley took a step in the right direction Tuesday evening with the town councilâs approval of street closures in the downtown area.
Resident Ronda Sroufe, who organizes the annual car show, was in attendance and has requested street closure on Sept. 16 beginning at Columbia Street and continuing north on State Street to the railroad tracks for the car show. Car enthusiasts from the surrounding area participate in the annual event with approximately 110 entries last year.