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Donation gives boost to shelter

May 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Earlier this week, The Post & Mail received a press release from Mark Espich, president of the board of the Whitley County Humane Society, that they are facing a financial crisis.
In a plea for public support to offset operating expenses, Espich praised the Whitley County Community Foundation for a recent grant given to help stabilize the shelter’s finances.
“The economy has been particularly hard on our area’s non-profit organizations,” explained September McConnell, Community Foundation Director.

School board agrees to renovation plan

May 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees is paying, reluctantly, for the design of a renovation to the former Marshall Middle School that some board members said they didn’t see coming.
“Are we done with these surprises?” asked board member Deborah Hiss, when the board was asked to approve a contract with Gibraltar Design as architects for a renovation to the building’s kitchen.
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Dual credit progam considered by WCCS

May 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Teachers within the Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation are championing a program that would have local students hitting the accelerator pedal on their education.
Known as Early College High School, a panel of WCCS teachers have been studying the concept for a year to see if the program will be feasible here.
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City to pay for work stoppage

May 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — After months of delay, a construction company will receive payment for delays it experienced when contamination in Columbia City was discovered.
“It’s been a frustrating issue for me,” said Roger Seymoure of the city’s Board of Works and Safety, who made a motion Friday that the city pay $377,760 to Bowen Engineering.
“In my opinion we were not served well by the engineer (Burgess & Niple) or by the state of Indiana.”
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Amber terminated from job

May 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Commissioner Don Amber stuck his neck out as far as he could for what he says is patient care and public safety of Whitley County residents.
On Thursday, it apparently cost him his job.
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Summer road work subject of meeting

May 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Highway Department will host a public meeting in order to discuss planned road work for the summer and an ongoing dust control program for county residents living on gravel roads.
The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the commissioner/council chambers of the Whitley County Government Center.
At the meeting, residents will be able to find out which roads are scheduled for work, what will be done and when it’s scheduled.
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Horse show designed for fun, to highlight program

May 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — In these economic times, the loss of a job may be a cause for alarm and uncertainty.
When Pam Castle lost her job, an idea came into her head.
“God was saying, ‘This is what I want you to do,’” said Castle. With that nudge Riding With Faith was on its way to becoming reality.
Castle takes in young people who may not be heading in the right direction, needing a little guidance to rein them back to the right path.

Columbia City soccer player Shila Tolliver signed to play soccer at Huntington University Thursday...
CHURUBUSCO — With a 5-2 win in the season opener against Woodlan and another win over Oak Hill...
HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s boys track team opened its season with a loss at Huntington North...

 

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