Archive - Mar 25, 2011 - News Article
CHURUBUSCO â€” Losing a child has been described as the worst kind of loss anyone could possibly go though, a searing and unspeakable pain.
For two Churubusco-area families, July 16, 2009 will be a day never forgotten. It was that day that Andrew C. (â€śAndyâ€ť) Spencer, 17, and Megan Christine Young, 16, died from results of a one-vehicle accident in rural Whitley County. The young couple had just eaten lunch and were heading to Meganâ€™s house for a swim before her volleyball practice.
Unfortunately, the dayâ€™s scheduled events were never completed.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City Mayor Jim Fleck is calling on his townâ€™s department heads to come up with ways to help reduce â€śpain at the pump.â€ť
The mayor said earlier this week at the regular meeting of the Columbia City Common Council, and reiterated on Friday to the Board of Works and Safety, there is seemingly no end in sight to elevating gas prices.
â€śWe do have a need to create a plan within your department,â€ť Fleck told the townâ€™s department heads Friday morning.
Fleck said he realizes a â€śone size fits allâ€ť approach will not work.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City Mayor Jim Fleck addressed the townâ€™s Common Council on Tuesday and warned the five-person panel that the city could see another financial hit coming in the next year or more.
Fleck reported at the tail end of the boardâ€™s regular session that heâ€™d attended a conference with other Indiana mayors and received word regarding an â€śover-distributionâ€ť to local governments across the state of about $660 million.
â€śIn effect, they (the state of Indiana) gave us a loan. Itâ€™s not anybodyâ€™s fault,â€ť Fleck said, â€śit's the fault of the system and the recession.â€ť
Thereâ€™s a new face behind the desk at the Extension Office.
Lisa Schrader is replacing Kay Walter as 4-H secretary, on her own beginning Monday as last Friday was Walterâ€™s last day.
â€śIâ€™m off to a good start,â€ť Schrader said. â€śIâ€™m trying not to get too worked up about things.â€ť
She comes with a good deal of experience having worked in human resources as an administrative assistant at Guardian Automotive in Ligonier, and six years as a receptionist. Since then, she has been a stay-at-home mom for her two daughters Abbigail, age seven, and Molly, five.