Archive - Jan 7, 2011 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County planners have been formulating a new document designed to spell out long-range goals for the county.
At Tuesdayâs meeting of the Whitley County Council, Dave Sewell, Whitley Countyâs Executive Director of Planning and Building presented each member of the board with a copy of Draft B of the Whitley County Comprehensive Plan.
Planners have been developing a new guide for land use and development over the last year, working with Ground Rules, Inc., a consulting firm.
COLUMBIA CITY â Workers from Columbia Cityâs Water Pollution Control Facility were working feverishly Friday afternoon to repair a pump in the lift station for Steel Dynamics Corporation.
âWeâre putting a Band-Aid on it today,â said Facility Superintendent Mike Cook.
Cook said the lift station has two pumps. The station needs one pump to operate, but has a second pump as a redundancy.
One of the two pumps came loose from its base, according to Cook.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Prosecuting Attorneyâs Office filed charges today in a case related to the death of a five-month-old girl Monday morning in Columbia City.
Charges relating to the manufacture of methamphetamine were filed this morning against Travis A. Wonderly, 21 and Janel M. Creech, 36.
Both suspects were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony, maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony and possession of paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.
According to court documents, police say the lab was in operation from Dec. 26 until Monday.
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley Countyâs information technology consultant talked about data protection this week to the county council.
Jim Becher spoke to the board about the possibility of putting in hard drives for the sole purpose of âbacking upâ all the data produced by the countyâs various departments.
Becher also presented the less feasible option of the county going to âoff-site backup.â
Becher told the board that sending the countyâs computer data to an off-site storage facility in California could cost as much as $13,000 each year.