Archive - Aug 2010 - News Article
Good news for Smith-Green schools came with a visit from Jay Hilliard, Commander of the Gilbert-Davis American Legion Post 157 in Churubusco.
Hilliard presented a check for $250 directly to Smith-Green Community Schools. Dave Vaughn, member of the Executive Board at the Post, said, â€śTo my knowledge, this is the first up-front donation directly to the schools.â€ť
The funds are intended to help students who may not be able to afford backpacks and school supplies.
Post & Mail photo/Samantha Reimers
A shopper looks through tables full of bargains today at the Churubusco United Methodist Church rummage sale. The sale runs through 5 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Designated parking along Columbia Street remains an unsolved issue as the Brownstone on State owners Kim and Mike Balser and Carolâ€™s Corner owner Carol Eberly were at the South Whitley Town Council meeting Tuesday to discuss the issue. Both businesses utilize parking along the street.
The Balsers would like to see the parking be converted to angle parking, while Eberly, who is concerned about losing part of her parking lotâ€™s entrance, prefers that it remain parallel.
SOUTH WHITLEY - The discussion on the Green Parrot building, which shared a common wall with the now-demolished Hicks building, continued Tuesday as Randy and Linda Striggle attended the town council meeting.
The Striggles sold the Green Parrot to Scott Huntley a couple of years ago but are currently seeking legal counsel on how to proceed with numerous unpaid bills left behind by Huntley, who has abandoned the business, along with repairs to the south exposed wall. Due to Huntleyâ€™s disappearance, the business fell back on the Striggles.
In an effort to open the lines of communication with residents of the Smith-Green Community Schools district, beyond the normal public input at school board meetings, the superintendent plans to open his door to anyone with something to say.
Steve Darnell announced this week that he will be available for walk-in discussions from 4 to 6:30 p.m. every Monday of the month until May, except March.
About 33 acres of land in northwest Columbia City is now zoned light industrial.
A local business which manufactures products for the military, aerospace and private sectors recently acquired a Pennsylvania-based company to be incorporated into the Columbia City operations.
Breyden Products announced this week that it acquired Gudebrod Inc., based in Pennsylvania.
After nearly six hours of deliberation, a jury of eight women and four men was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of a Pennsylvania man charged with 15 counts of child molesting and 51 counts of sexual misconduct with a minor.
Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer told the jury that it is uncommon to not reach a verdict, but it does occasionally occur.
“I do respect the fact that you worked your best to reach a conclusion,” he said.
A Pennsylvania man charged with 15 counts of child molesting and 51 counts of sexual misconduct with a minor for alleged sexual contact with a local girl went to trial Tuesday over the 66 class A and B felonies.
The prosecution contends the case is one of exploitation of a vulnerable girl, but the man’s defense attorney says the girl made up the allegations against a man she was infatuated with and upset over a custody battle.
What’s underneath the ground in Whitley County?
The Indiana Geological Survey is working on finding out just what makes up the depths of the county by taking several core samples of the area.
On Tuesday, the crew was at M.C. Wheeler and Sons Inc., in northwest Whitley County, where the deepest cores yet, about 200 feet, were taken.
Five samples 200 feet deep will be taken from the northwest area of the county.