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March 10th

Planners get funding for wind energy study

March 10, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Building and Planning Department can go ahead and hire a consultant for the design of its wind energy rules.
The Whitley County Council, with a nod from Whitley County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Rethlake, agreed to take $4,400 from the commissioners’ engineering and consulting budget to help pay for Ground Rules, Inc.’s fee for developing a wind energy ordinance.
The fee for the study is $9,400, with the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation pitching in $5,000 of the fee.

More growth planned at biomedical company

March 10, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s ever-growing manufacturing facility that continues to enhance its biomedical-related fingerprint is planning even more growth.
Micropulse, Inc., which operates a large manufacturing facility in southeastern Whitley County on state Route 14, announced this week its plans to use a $6 million economic development bond to finance additional infrastructure.
According to county attorney Dan Sigler, the county would not be liable for the debt incurred by Micropulse.

March 9th

City, county pave way for possible buy of Dana site

March 9, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — What to do with a long-vacant industrial property that could use a serious cleanup may soon be a problem of the past.
Whitley County’s Economic Development Corporation has been paving the way since last year for the sale of the former Dana plant located at 643 W. Ellsworth Street in Columbia City.
Novae Corporation, a manufacturer of utility trailers and commercial lawn equipment with facilities in Markle, North Manchester and a small operation in Columbia City, is considering purchasing the 11.725-acre property in western Columbia City.

Parents want a full time band director

March 9, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The parking lot filled up at the Marshall Community Building Monday evening.
The board room for the Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees was standing room only.
Administrators braced for what was expected to be an outcry against proposed staffing cuts in the corporation due to a revenue shortfall.
Instead, no one spoke up on behalf of teaching positions that may have to be scaled back for financial reasons, but rather took to the podium to request an addition to the school system’s budget.

March 8th

Spring ahead

March 8, 2011

Ticket to game supports leagues

March 8, 2011

Columbia City residents are invited to support the local youth baseball and softball leagues by attending Columbia City night at the TinCaps.
A block of seats at Parkview Field have been set aside for Columbia City people for the June 14 game against the Dayton Dragons. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Event offers work of local artists

March 8, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Than Bouttel says art makes him happy, and through his photographs he likes to make other people happy too.
Connie Brockup finds that art is good relaxation and likes to paint most of all.
Robin Elsner likes to re-create what she sees in nature — flowers, birds, rainbows, trees.
Through Passages’ art program these clients and many others get the chance to use their artistic talents, and on March 17, they are selling their works of art during the “Paintings, Pickles and Patrick” fundraiser.

March 7th

Little lady makes an entrance

March 7, 2011

Kreig family reunited as SSGT Krieg comes home from Iraq deployment.
COLUMBIA CITY — A lady likes to make an entrance and Piper Krieg is no exception.
It almost seemed she orchestrated circumstances to assure she would be at the airport to meet her daddy when he returned home from Iraq after seven months away from home.
SSgt Scott Krieg is full-time active duty with the 122nd fighter wing security forces squadron based out of Fort Wayne. He lives with his wife Pam (Reed) Krieg and daughters in Columbia City when not deployed.

FIT looking for fire's cause

March 7, 2011

LAUD — Fire investigators were on the scene this morning of a house fire that destroyed a two-story home in southern Whitley County.
According to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, a call came in at 7:36 p.m. Sunday night reporting a fire at the residence owned by Leland P. Harrington, 1696 East County Road 800 South.
Washington Township firefighters were dispatched. According to Washington Township Fire Chief Jeremy Hammel, the house was a total loss.
Hammel said the Whitley County Fire Investigation Team was dispatched this morning to investigate the cause of the fire.

City police find stolen pickup truck

March 7, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — An alert Columbia City policeman located a truck stolen from the front of a city residence last week.
According to Columbia City Police Department Capt. Brian Anspach, Patrolman Jeff Chapman spotted the black 1999 Dodge pickup reported stolen Thursday from a residence on Holden Road.
Anspach said Chapman was patrolling in the area of Elm and Harrison streets around 4 a.m. Saturday when he saw the vehicle and called in the license plate number for confirmation.

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