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County lifts burning ban

November 5, 2010

The nearly month-long ban on open burning has been lifted, according to the Whitley County Board of Commissioners and the Whitley County Fire Chiefs’ Association.
The two county entities, working in tandem, attributed the decision Thursday to the gradually improving conditions, cooler weather and precipitation in the forecast.
The fire chiefs want to caution everyone that conditions are still not ideal for open burning, but have improved enough to lift the ban.
They added that taking advantage of frost and dew is a good way to minimize chances of a controlled burn getting out of control.

Ultra Electronics-USSI buys building to expand

November 5, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — Ultra Electronics-USSI, local manufacturer of electronic, electro-mechanical, and hydro-mechanical sensor and sensor systems with applications for the military, homeland security and commercial use, requested a tax abatement of the county council Wednesday morning.
The company, located in the Park 30 Business Center, has grown so much recently, they are expanding operations to the old Autoliv building, recently purchased.
Whitley County Council approved transferring current property tax abatements and providing additional property tax abatement.

Commissioner-elect sees challenges ahead for county

November 5, 2010

Newly-elected Whitley County Commissioner George Schrumpf said that a desire to win, diligent campaigning and a changing political climate made for the ideal conditions for his Tuesday win over Commission Chairman Mike Schrader.
“I think it was just a perfect storm,” said Schrumpf, 58, who ousted Schrader 5,438-4,934 for the lone seat up for grabs on the commission.
“It was a combination of things, but the whole Republican thing...”
Schrumpf refers to a nationwide ouster of Democrats in the wake of growing dissent over the economy and the current administration in the White House.

County to seek dismissal of suit

November 5, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Council attorney, Dan Sigler, suggested the recent lawsuit brought by several Whitko residents is “not well-motivated” and will ask that it be dismissed.
The suit stems from what the plaintiffs in the suit say is violation of the Indiana Open Door Law. A scheduled county council meeting on July 28 was conducted with members of the council voting on the issue to put a tax referendum for Whitko school district on the general election ballot. The council denied the request and the meeting adjourned. An hour later the council reconvened and changed its vote.

Theme park wish of local girl to be granted

November 5, 2010

Eleven-year-old Payton Jagger will get her wish of a trip to a Florida theme park in December, but the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana is allowing her community to be a part of passing it on.

Club, business to cook Thanksgiving dinner

November 5, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Rotarians and Sherri Grim from Sherri’s Place Restaurant in Columbia City are talking turkey.
Thanksgiving turkey, that is.
The Rotary Club is joining forces with Sherri’s Place to offer a community Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, for anyone in the community, including those who can’t travel to Sherri’s Place for the meal.
“Some have money, but don’t have family,” said Grim, and gave the invitation to “come and eat!”
The meals are free, but those who can may give a donation which will be given to a local food bank.

New kindergartner assessment provides picture of progress

November 5, 2010

A child’s first introduction into a classroom is often the first day of kindergarten and teachers in Whitley County Consolidated Schools are beefing up the way these youngsters are evaluated.
Mary Raber Elementary School Principal Julie Turpin presented a new kindergarten report card to the school corporation’s Board of School Trustees during the panel’s Monday work session.

Columbia City's Parks Department's Valero Junior Golf Tour played Monday at Eagle Glen Golf Course...
Whitko's 10-and-under baseball travel team advanced to the second round of semi-state play where...
Columbia City's volleyball team competed in the Hoosier Open Thursday and Friday at Bishop Dwenger....


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