Archive - Oct 19, 2012 - News Article
The Route 33 Cruisers gathered together to show off classic cars at Advantage Auto Parts in Columbia City. Car owners met twice a month during the summer to display their nostalgic vehicles. The groupâ€™s organizer, John Van Houten, said the car show is open to any owner and there is no fee to participate. However, owners are asked to bring canned food items. The group donates the items to local food pantries. Van Houten said, â€śI just delivered about $400 worth of cans to Grace Lutheran Church.â€ť For more information on Route 33 Cruisers, contact Van Houten at 248-8632.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After recently attending the fall Indiana School Board Association state conference in Indianapolis, Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation board members Deborah Hiss, Jill Western, Stan Meyer and Don Armstrong said they were grateful to be delegates of the district and were enlightened to hear what other districts are working on in their schools.
During the conference, each member attended different sessions.
Board member Deborah Hiss said one of those sessions was in regards to how the district is currently measured as far as its grade value.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” According to Whitley County Engineer Brandon Forrester, the county is working hard on the bridge repair project, located on CR 700 E. between CR 900 S. and 1000 S. The road has been closed since Oct. 1 and is expected to remain closed until January of next year.
Forrester said trees have been cleared to make way for the work, and minor grading and excavation, has taken place.
Ten steel encased concrete piles, that are 14-inches in diameter, have all been driven and poured.
There are five on each end of the bridge.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Give hope, change lives â€” that is the mission for the United Way of Whitley County Inc.â€™s Live United Campaign for 2012. Executive Director Cindy Baker is working to compel Whitley County residents and businesses to invest in the annual campaign that will fund the nonprofitâ€™s work over the next year.
Baker said the goal is $190,000 by the end of November. â€śThe community piece will go until the end of November, but some of the bigger companies collect donations through December and January.â€ť
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s Town Council met for its regular meeting Wednesday night, announcing several new upgrades for the police department.
Some of the additions to the department include new bulletproof vests, upgraded computer air cards for squad cars and a few electronic scanner/printers. Churubusco police hopes by adding items such as these their jobs will be conducted in a more safe and streamlined fashion. New weapons are also being purchased from Tomlinsonâ€™s Shooting Supplies, Inc.