Archive - Sep 2010 - News Article
Be warned visitors and potential vandals of Churubusco’s park — you are under video surveillance.
Four cameras were recently installed as part of the new splash pad project and town officials hope they will help deter vandalism and other crimes in the park.
At the very least, they can be used to review a crime and get a possible suspect.
Three people suffered injuries Thursday evening when a pickup truck sideswiped a car and hit another truck head-on on U.S. 33 at Clingerman Avenue in Churubusco. According to police, the red pickup truck in the picture was southbound, crossed the center line and sideswiped a car and then hit the black pickup truck head-on. At least one person was transported from the scene by ambulance, but no serious injuries were reported.
Future educational efforts within the Whitko School Corporation could be severely compromised if a referendum to increase the property tax is not passed at the general election in November.
Superintendent Steve Clason informed board members they are moving forward with the ballot initiative.
SOUTH WHITLEY — An agreement for designated parking along Columbia Street has finally been resolved as Brownstone on State owner Kim Balser and Carol’s Corner owner Carol Eberly attended the South Whitley Town Council meeting on Tuesday evening. Both businesses utilize parking along the street.
The Whitley County 4-H Inc. board met Tuesday night and heard some good news and some bad.
The 4-H Fair brought in about $21,000 less than last year according to Chad Nix, treasurer, but the expenses have not been completely tallied to give the whole picture.
Bill Leeuw, board president reported Whitley County’s reputation is exemplary when it comes to the 4-H Fair and especially the auction.
A plan to create 32 acres of a new tax increment financing district in Columbia City will have to wait until the next city council meeting.
The council was poised to approve the new TIF district Tuesday until council members discovered they did not have the resolution they needed to confirm.
A formal agreement between Parkview Health System Inc. and Columbia City for a financial contribution to the local match for the state Route 205 project is now in place.
The city council voted 4-1 Tuesday to accept up to $356,903 from Parkview for half of the local match for the planned multi-million project on state Route 205 in coming years.
Cassandra Petrie of Churubusco won the honor of last Whitley County Junior Miss — winning the talent, fitness and Spirit of Junior Miss awards as well — at Saturday evening’s program at Columbia City High School.
Katie Stetzel of Columbia City received first runner-up and Olivia Western of Columbia City received second runner-up.
The scholarship program will continue, but under a new name — the Distinguished Young Women scholarship program.
Shawn Ellis has been there, done that, and if she has her way about it, she hopes to be able to keep others from experiencing the start in life like she had.
Ellis, who is the executive director for Beds and Britches, Etc., better known as B.A.B.E., grew up as a child of poverty.
“I remember seeing my parents constantly struggle. There were many times when they had to choose between going to the doctor or putting food on the table,” Ellis said.
Mark your calendar and make plans to spend all day Saturday in South Whitley, as three fun-filled events are planned that offer something for the entire family to enjoy.
The South Whitley Fall Festival is Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the annual bed race scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, beginning at the stoplight on the corner of State and Columbia streets and continuing north on State Street.
Other events include a parade, talent show, corn hole tourney, car show, greased watermelon race, bingo, amusement rides, a 5-K run and music concerts.