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May 15th

Water tower contract mulled by city

May 15, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Water Department Superintendent Mike Dear will have to wait a few weeks to see if the town’s current agreement with its water tower maintenance company will be extended.
“This is the largest company in the country that does the cleaning,” said Dear Friday at the regular meeting of the Columbia City Board of Works and Safety.
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Home break-in reported in Columbia City

May 15, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City police are investigating a home burglary that happened Monday in the Heritage Place subdivision.
According to Det. Tim Longenbaugh, a home on Cambridge Drive was forcibly entered between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday.
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City crews working shorthanded

May 15, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — As belts get tighter and budgets begin to squeak in the wake of a staggering economic downturn several years running, municipalities are feeling the crunch like everyone else.
And, as is the case with Columbia City, the war on terror joins the economy as a reason for some city departments that are stretched to the limit.
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May 13th

Dryer, Cheng tops in ’11 class

May 13, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School seniors will be led by two young ladies this year.
Alexandria Kathleen Dryer, daughter of Jeff and Sharon Dryer of Columbia City achieved valedictorian status for the 2011 graduating class and Hei Lam “May” Cheng, daughter of Ray and Amy Cheng of Columbia City ranked salutatorian.
“We were tied for second at the beginning of the year,” said Cheng in a dual interview with Dryer Thursday.
It was the weight of the Advanced Placement classes that separated the top three students in the final rankings.

Whitko educators bone up on technology in the classroom

May 13, 2011

PIERCETON — A contingent of math and science teachers, along with other select faculty and administrators in the Whitko Community School Corporation were recently bombarded with today’s educational buzz phrase — “21st-Century Learning.”
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Tech lecture part of plan

May 13, 2011

PIERCETON — The recent introduction to technology in the classroom given to staff members of Whitko Community School Corporation was part of an ongoing process, according to Superintendent Steve Clason.
“Over two years ago, the state board of education and the department of education decided to push two major initiatives,” said Clason.
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May 12th

Dust, road work discussed

May 13, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A modest crowd of 16 Whitley County residents sat in the room where county commissioners and council meet to hear Highway Department Superintendent Mike Barton spell out plans for 2011 road improvements in the county.
“We have 640 miles of roads in Whitley County,” said Barton.
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May 11th

Wind committee sets direction of meetings

May 11, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The committee formed in March to help steer Whitley County’s direction with wind energy met for the first time recently and established the groundwork for future meetings.
One edict set forth in the first meeting was a gag order, of sorts, according to committee member Mark Mynhier.
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Council hears rule for energy savings

May 11, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Common Council heard the first reading of an ordinance Tuesday night designed to make official an energy savings program for the city’s commercial and industrial customers.
The ordinance authorizes the city’s participation in the MISO (Midwest Independent Systems Operator, Inc.) Demand Response Programs.
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May 10th

Meth charges net S.W. 12-year sentence

May 10, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A former South Whitley man arrested in February on drug charges was sentenced to 12 years in jail Monday in Whitley County Circuit Court.
Isaiah A. Neer, 28, pleaded guilty last month to possession of methamphetamine, possession of two or more pre-cursors to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.
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