Archive - 2010 - News Article
When Whitley County, specifically Columbia City, was doused in a torrential downpour June 11, Columbia Shores resident Carl Trent, like many, found his house surrounded, and to some extent filled, with water.
“It was like somebody opened the flood gates,” he said of what occurred when he opened his garage door that morning.
Just how much rain fell in the 30 minutes to an hour vary, but most hover around four to five-inch mark.
State Route 14 in South Whitley is scheduled to be closed Monday, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation.
A county council meeting July 28 which likely violated Indiana’s open door law has now resulted in a formal complaint at the state level.
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.