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School board candidates share thoughts on education

October 27, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — Parents, teachers, and interested community members met in the high school’s auditorium Tuesday evening to hear five of the nine candidates for the WCCS School Board tout their views, motivation and experience that will make each of them the best candidate on Nov. 2.
Hosted by Rick Kreps of The Post & Mail and September McConnell of the Whitley County Community Foundation, Don Armstrong, Chris Bechtold, Timothy Bloom, Eric Horvath and Brooks Langeloh introduced themselves, briefly answered two of 12 possible questions, and made closing remarks, all in about an hour’s time.

Two tornadoes touch down in county

October 27, 2010

Managing editor
Two tornadoes touched down in Whitley County Tuesday morning leaving millions of dollars in damage, but no loss of human life, in their wake.
Officials with the National Weather Service said a tornado that landed near county road 400 S was an EF1 twister, capable of winds between 86 and 110 mph. A second tornado was an EF0 in southwestern Whitley County. Winds in an EF0 tornado measure 65 to 85 mph.
Both tornadoes were on the ground for approximately two miles.

Census committee honored

October 27, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — Mayor Jim Fleck and the Columbia City Common Council honored census takers at its regular meeting Tuesday night.
A plaque was presented to Dick Buchanan, Chairman of the Complete Count Committee of the 2010 Census by the mayor in recognition of work done by those working to get an accurate head count throughout the county.
“It (the census) is important because so much of the revenue you make at the state levels depends on the number of people you have,” said Fleck.
“The census is extremely important as we determine the cost of services and our taxes.”

Lawsuit claims county had illegal meeting

October 27, 2010

A lawsuit was filed in Whitley County Circuit Court Tuesday against the county’s common council in response to an alleged illegal meeting in July.
The suit alleges a meeting by a majority of the council members July 28, thrown together just minutes after a scheduled meeting, was in direct violation of the Indiana Open Door Law.
At stake — a proposed tax levy on the residents living inside the Whitko School District.


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