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Police, parents, schools combat child predators

December 17, 2010

Part one
of a series:
This is the first of a three-part series on crimes against children.
In part one, law enforcement officials from Whitley County as well as from state and federal agencies discuss the ongoing challenge of keeping America’s youth safe from the ever-present threat of child predators.
In parts two and three, The Post & Mail talks to the heartbroken parents of a murdered girl whose life was taken earlier this year.

COLUMBIA CITY — They have the effortless ability to finger paint a smile on the most despondent adult face using nothing more than a giggle.

Church opens door to services for special needs

December 17, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — St. John’s Lutheran Church, located south of town at 2465 W. Keiser Road, began a unique ministry about three months ago when they started traditional Lutheran services for people with intellectual and development disabilities.
The church has members who are personally touched by such challenges, either themselves or with loved ones. They recognized, firsthand, the need for a comfortable place where folks would be welcomed, not feeling like they made others uncomfortable, and wouldn’t feel like people would stare at them.

The music of Christmas

December 17, 2010

Resident discusses drainage issue with S. Whitley council

December 17, 2010

SOUTH WHITLEY — Resident Ed Ruckman was in attendance at Tuesday’s South Whitley Town Council meeting to voice his concerns on a continuous drainage problem in his front lawn located at 212 Collamer Road.
“Basically, since the streets have gotten redone there was originally an overflow for what it was intended for. Now that banking comes directly into my front yard,” Ruckman said. “It is pretty much destroying my yard and I’m getting all the street trash. I have picked up glass, paper and all kinds of debris that has come down from that drain.”

Council fills board appointments

December 17, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Common Council made several board appointments Tuesday night at its regular meeting.
The board approved the appointment of Marquis Jones to the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals.
The council also tabbed Don Sexton to be the council’s representative on the City/County Joint Planning and Building Department Advisory Board.
For the Whitley County Economic Development Commission, the board recommended Councilman Roger Seymoure.
Seymoure will have to be approved by the commission for that appointment.

Pollutant limits change to keep city in compliance

December 17, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Common Council made some tweaks to its sewage pollutant concentration regulations with an amendment to its current sewage ordinance.
The amendment was heard in its first reading at the council’s regular meeting Tuesday night.
Water Pollution Control Facility Superintendent Mike Cook told the board the amendments were necessary to keep the city in compliance with Indiana Department of Environmental Management regulations.
“We added one limit and the rest was just a matter of changing verbiage,” said Cook.

City uses Rainy Day Fund to cover expenses

December 17, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Common Council held a public hearing during its regular meeting Tuesday for the purpose of an additional appropriation of $60,000.
According to Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle, the appropriation, from the city’s Rainy Day Fund, was needed to cover costs of equipment purchases in the past several months.
In November, the city’s Board of Works and Safety approved the purchase of televising equipment, or video cameras designed to view sewer lines and capture digital video images from inside the pipes.

City's annual Christmas lighting contest winners announced

December 17, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Councilman Dan Weigold announced the winners of the 2010 Christmas lighting contest at Tuesday night’s meeting of the city’s Common Council.
Weigold and Water Pollution Control Facility Superintendant Mike Cook were the judges for this year’s competition, driving around the city’s neighborhoods assessing the light displays of countless residents’ homes.
“We get pretty picky,” said Weigold when he announced the winners. “But we try to spread it around.”

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