Archive - Mar 16, 2011 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force has officially teamed up with local law enforcement.
According to Sherry Sausaman, task force organizer, early this month training was completed for the South Whitley and Churubusco police departments and the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department, with the Columbia City police coming on board by the end of the month.
â€śWe canâ€™t do it alone,â€ť Sausaman said, and the community collaboration now includes such organizations as the Whitley County Salvation Army, Beds and Britches Etc. (BABE), the Lighthouse and the YMCA.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Imagine a young girl championing the cause of the bullied and harassed, advocating acts of kindness to uplift her classmates oppressed by their peers.
Now imagine that the very ones she stood for, in retaliation for the bullying, shot her in cold blood as she ate her lunch at school.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” By the time the Whitley County Board of Commissioners convenes Monday afternoon, at least nine names should be presented to the three-man board for approval.
That list of names will be known as the steering committee for wind energy research.
The Whitley County Plan Commission discussed the formation of the committee at its regular meeting Tuesday night.
The need for the advisory board was born out of a hotly-debated issue on the need, or lack thereof, of wind energy in the county.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Plan Commission ratified the countyâ€™s newest comprehensive plan at its meeting Tuesday night and will take the plan, with one alteration, to the Whitley County Board of Commissioners for approval on Monday.
â€śThis is a normal course of action for the comprehensive plan,â€ť said Dave Sewell, Executive Director of the countyâ€™s Building and Planning Department.
â€śWeâ€™ve had various input meetings, this is the fourth draft (Draft D) and we have not received any correspondence or written objections to the comprehensive plan.â€ť