Archive - Dec 8, 2010 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A new system was approved by the Whitley County Commissioners Monday that will help emergency crews in South Whitley communicate better with the countyâ€™s new 800 MHz radios.
Scott Jones, Whitley Countyâ€™s 911 Director presented a proposal to the commissioners Monday for a Dispatch Voter System to be used to enhance signal in South Whitley, which has traditionally had reception issues because of what Jones described as low elevation.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Commissioners updated a resolution declaring the countyâ€™s office as a â€śdrug-freeâ€ť workplace.
The resolution was presented to the commissioners by Matt Showalter, community development director for Region III-A of the Economic Development District & Regional Planning Commission.
Region III-A worked with the county to update the resolution as part of a grant application with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.
The Leatherneck Coffee Club, comprised of U.S. Marine veterans of Whitley County were busy Tuesday packing care packages for local troops serving overseas. The bulk of donations came from the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Central office staff, according to Grant and Linda Loy, organizers. The boxes will be sent to Adam Neireiter, Jeff Daniel and Preston Lewis from Whitley County who are all serving in Afghanistan, as well as others from northeastern Indiana. The addresses were acquired from the Mothers of Marines organization for Northeast Indiana.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Technology Director Anne Plunkett presented the school districtâ€™s new technology plan to the Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ€™ Board of School Trustees Monday night.
During her presentation, Plunkett told the board that information technology grows in importance with each passing year, making a technology plan in the school system vital.
â€śItâ€™s important for the staff and students that the technology is there,â€ť said Plunkett.