SOUTH WHITLEY â€” For South Whitley resident Doris Rhoades her skill with needle, thread and fabric has found a new market.
Rhoades started sewing in 1947 when she purchased her first (treadle) sewing machine at an auction for a mere seven dollars.
â€śIt was dirty, it was old and my mom said to take kerosene to clean up all the parts,â€ť Rhoades said. â€śI had this sewing machine upstairs in this old house we lived in at the time, and I worked and I worked on it trying to get it adjusted.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Council President Kim Wheeler issued a warning, or disclaimer Tuesday morning prior to a planned presentation to the council.
â€śI want to make it perfectly clear,â€ť said Wheeler, â€śweâ€™re here for information only. Weâ€™re here to learn. Weâ€™re not going to go there.â€ť
â€śThereâ€ť was a reference to the heated debate that has been heard at board meetings since late last year regarding the possibility of wind energy conversion facilities being constructed in the county.