Archive - Nov 2010 - News Article
By early afternoon Tuesday, voter turnout was steady at the polls in Whitley County, according to Debbie Beers at the countyâ€™s Voter Registration Office.
â€śI wouldnâ€™t call it heavy and I wouldnâ€™t call it light,â€ť Beers said. â€śBut, there has been a wait at the polls so I would definitely call the turnout good at this point.â€ť
Voters in the county are voting not only for local, county and school board candidates but also for state representative and those living in the Whitko School District have a proposed property tax referendum to decide.
New CCHS speech coach takes over
The loss of Bob Brittain last April left some very big shoes to fill.
As far as the speech and debate coaching job, Aaron Dicker of Fort Wayne has been hired to pick up the mantle.
A graduate of DePauw University, Dicker was a former competitor of the CCHS team when he attended South Side High School and remembered Brittain as a very â€śpersonable person.â€ť
Dicker continued with speech and debate in his post-secondary career and saw Brittain at the national forensics meets, as well.
By RUTH STANLEY
Voters will be headed to the polls Tuesday to make their choices about their representation, and to make their opinion known on a couple of questions.
Voters statewide will decide whether to add tax caps to the stateâ€™s Constitution, and voters in the Whitko Community School Corporation will decide whether to grant the district the ability to raise the tax levy to make up for shortfalls in funding from the state.
Several roads in downtown Columbia City will be blocked off Nov. 13 while runners from all over the country pound the pavement here for the second annual Veteranâ€™s Day Marathon.
City parks director Mark Green submitted a request Friday to the Columbia City Board of Works and Safety for road closings during the event.
â€śItâ€™s similar to last year, but weâ€™re having more people this year,â€ť said Green, reporting that there were 580 runners signed up for the marathon.
Mayor Jim Fleck suggested the addition of signs that would let motorists know of the marathon while itâ€™s happening.
The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety discussed the transition to 800 megahertz (MHz) communications by public safety personnel at its weekly meeting Friday.
According to Terry Wherry, Columbia City Director of Communications, the county police, dispatchers and emergency personnel are converting to 800 MHz systems Monday.
For Columbia City personnel, the transition will begin with the purchase of a base unit and a cross-band box located in the communications office costing $71,444.