March 30th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Churubuscoâ€™s boys and Columbia Cityâ€™s girls won the Eel River Rivalry track meet Thursday night at Columbia City.
Churubusco won the boys meet by 17 points over Whitko and 23 points over Columbia City (69-52-46).
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls defeated Churubusco by 13 points and Whitko by 33 (71-58-38).
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Consolidated School Director of Business and Operations Tony Zickgraf gave a report to WCCS board members on the finalized 2012 budget last week. Though the budget was approved by the board itself late in 2011, there is a lengthy proposal and adjustment process it must go through with the state before receiving a final approval; thus, an early 2012 time-frame is not uncommon.
Zickgrafâ€™s report provided all the numbers and focused on the comparison between 2012 and 2011.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Phase II of the waste water treatment facility project continues to prosper as project manager David Harvey with Fleis and Vandenbrink presented the South Whitley town council with partial payment application number three to Gerig-Ottenweller, who is the contractor for the project.
Fleis and Vandenbrink provides a wide-range of service for municipal, industrial, institutional, commercial and private development clients.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” By unanimous vote and with a price tag of $14,500, Wigent Excavating was awarded the DeVol Field project by Columbia City Park Board members at its monthly meeting Monday evening. Improvements include grating, tile and drainage.
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COLLAMER â€” Indiana State Police are saying alcohol appears to be a factor in a one-vehicle crash early this morning involving two Whitley County adults and one unidentified 15-year-old, all of whom were injured in the crash.
According to the ISP, a vehicle driven by Trenton A. Gable, 21, 514 S. Line St., South Whitley, left the roadway at 4519 S. CR 900 W. near Collamer.
Police report the vehicle struck a utility pole, a cement post, rolled onto its top and then struck a tree. The accident report said seatbelts were not used.
After two years at the helm, John Black is stepping down as executive director of the United Way of Whitley County.
Black has been offered a new position in management with a northeastern Indiana company.
He will be leaving United Way by mid-April, according to Barbara Bilger, United Way board president.
â€śWe have been fortunate to have John serve as our leader for these last couple of years. John has great passion for United Way, having served as a board member and volunteer for several years before becoming our executive director. We wish him the best in his new role.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Three years ago, 15-year-old Ivory West from Whitko High School picked up a guitar that had been hanging on the wall at her home in Pierceton and began strumming the chords. Her father, Rod West, told her if she would practice some basic chords he taught her, she could take lessons. Later, as a Christmas gift, he gave her a certificate for lessons.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In January, one lucky winner walked away with a Mega Millions prize of $72 million. The pot has since then grown considerably.
On Friday, an estimated record-setting $500 million will be up for grabs across 42 states and Washington, D.C.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” President Alan Tio and Community Development Coordinator Lori Shipman with the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) attended the South Whitley Town Council meeting Tuesday evening to present details on community development initiatives for re-development of the downtown area.
EDCâ€™s role in the re-development of the downtown area is to work with the town of South Whitley â€” whether itâ€™s job retention, activities, job creation activities, investments, business start-ups or responding to each need in the community as investors.