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DRUG FREE INDIANA: Fund distributions for 2012

January 25, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Drug Free Indiana (D-FI) was instituted to create a drug-free environment in Whitley County through education, formal assessment of needs, coordination of services, strategic use of prevention plans and the incorporation of consistent justice plans. The program is funded by fines collected by the Whitley County court system in drug cases.

Each year, D-FI submits a request for distribution of the funds back into various parts of the program. D-FI Coordinator Nancy Prickett submitted the 2012 requests to the Whitley County Commissioners for approval.

PARK DEPT: Keeping busy

January 25, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — As the Columbia City Parks Department preps for its annual Father-Daughter Dance, it remains quite busy with current and upcoming projects, according to Park Director Mark Green.

Green said tickets for the Father-Daughter Dance have sold out. The dance is Feb. 3 and takes place at First Church of God, beginning with dinner at 6 p.m.

$278M EARNINGS BOON: SDI announces record production

January 25, 2012

FORT WAYNE – Steel Dynamics Inc. nearly doubled its profits during the past year.
On Tuesday, Steel Dynamics reported 2011 annual earnings of $278 million, or $1.22 per diluted share, on sales of $8.0 billion. The profit is a 98 percent increase over the $141 million, or 64 cents a share, reported on sales of $6.3 billion the prior year.
The Fort Wayne-based steel maker with its processing facility in Whitley County released its performance numbers after markets closed.

HIGH PRICE TAG: Re-bid on tap for trailhead bldg.

January 25, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Two construction bid packages received for the 320-square-foot Morches Park Trailhead building are approximately $40,000 to $55,000 higher than expected – resulting in Columbia City Park Board members choosing to re-bid the project within the next two months.
Two bids were originally opened on Dec. 14, which included Desmonds, Inc. (Fort Wayne) with a bid of $123,700 and three alternate bids totaling $6,700; and W. J. Carey Construction (South Whitley) with a bid of $139,277 and three alternate bids totaling $7,000.

POLISHING PHONE SKILLS

January 25, 2012

Jeremy Byrer, 14, talks on his cell phone to raise money for the Whitley County Relay for Life 2012 recently. Organizers held a Carnival for a Cure at American Legion Post 98 to begin planning for the 2012 Relay for Life to be held June 2-3 at Indian Springs Middle School.

PROFILE: Commissioner Tom Rethlake

January 25, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Commissioner Tom Rethlake grew up on farmlands in Huntington County where he attended the now defunct Union Center High School. While there, he played basketball and baseball.

He went on to play both sports for four years at Huntington College, being named to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II all-conference team for basketball during a season in which he was one of the leading scorers in the state.

Columbia City High School is hosting a camp for aspiring cheerleaders. The camp is led by the high...
CHURUBUSCO ­— Churubusco High School will have a new head volleyball coach this season with the...
Money was raised for Leadership Whitley County through a sand volleyball tournament at DeVol Field...

 

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