Races for political office in Whitley County range from uncontested shoo-ins to hotly-debated battles for office in both county government and in the townships.
The Post & Mail sent out candidate comment forms to candidates in all county races. Some candidates did not respond.
Circuit Court Clerk
Clerk of the Circuit Court Debbie Beers faces challenger Janet Middlebrook.
âI pledge my personal accessibility to the public and will continue to provide a friendly, professional and efficient office,â said Beers.
Janet Middlebrook could not be reached for comment.
After nine decades in Columbia City, a local car dealership will carry on without its longtime family name.
Effective Wednesday, Thomsonâs Whitley County Motor Sales became City Chevrolet.
The dealership changed hands after the retirement of Tim Thomson and the purchase of the company by Glenbrook Automotive of Fort Wayne.
âObviously, Tim wanted to retire and weâre actually going to keep all their employees and hopefully increase sales through improved marketing and a larger presence on the Internet,â said Doug McKibben, president of Glenbrook Automotive.
More plaintiffs and defendants have been added to the lawsuit filed Tuesday against entities in the county government.
In a lawsuit filed against the Whitley County Council by Cleveland Townshipâs Steve Sickafoose in response to an alleged illegal meeting in July, Sickafooseâs twin brother Stan, along with Doug Reiff and Dale Haupert have been added to the list of plaintiffs.
Joining the Whitley County Council as defendants are the Whitley County Board of Commissioners and county attorney Daniel J. Sigler.