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October 17th

BUYING INTO TRADITION: Local real estate firm builds business on family name

October 17, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — In her early 30s, Angela Grable-Garcia may appear too young to own a real estate company, but the business runs in her blood. Grable & Associates Realty is a three-generation real estate firm serving Whitley County and surrounding areas.
In 1984, Richard Grable, Angela’s grandfather, and Steve Bohn started Bohn and Grable.
When Bohn passed away in 1986, Richard purchased his share of the business from Bohn’s widow, Ruby Bohn, now Ruby Brower.
Angela’s father, Rick Grable, was waiting in the wings to jump in on the business.

October 16th

CCHS: Band garners silver rating

October 16, 2012


CHESTERTON — The Columbia City High School Marching Eagles performed at the Indiana State School Music Association’s Class B Regional competition Saturday at Chesterton High School, garnering a silver rating.
The Marching Eagles competed against 14 other bands — 10 of which will continue on to the semi-state level competition in two weeks.
The band’s show this year was titled “Flight of Fantasy,” featuring music from the Final Fantasy game series composed by Nobuo Uematsu.
The band’s leader pointed out the group’s rigorous rehearsal schedule, which begins before the school year.

PATRIOT SIGN: Moved to spot near Larwill

October 16, 2012


LARWILL — The spokesman for the Whitley County political group responsible for a controversial billboard that was removed Monday from a location near the Allen County line says the advertisement’s new location near Larwill is even better.
David Ditton, representing the Whitley County Patriots, said the advertising company Perma Advertising based in Pierceton was asked by a representative of Steel Dynamics, Inc. on Thursday to have the billboard removed as soon as possible.

October 15th

LARWILL: Woman gets six years for meth crimes

October 15, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A Larwill woman pleaded guilty Monday to drug related charges that stemmed from a joint operation between Whitley and Kosciusko county’s Drug Task forces.
April Rogers,, 32, of Larwill, pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court to charges stemming from an incident in March. Rogers received a sentence of six years to be served in its entirety.

WOLFE: Appointed to Plan Commission

October 15, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — Out of seven applicants, the Whitley County Commissioners appointed Brad Wolfe to fill the vacant spot on the Whitley County Planning Commission. More information will follow in Wednesday's edition.

LARWILL: Trick-or-treat date, time announced

October 15, 2012


LARWILL — Members of the Larwill Town Council approved the day and time for trick-or-treat at their meeting Thursday.
“It will be Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.,” said Clerk-Treasurer Renee Sills.
Sills said the sheriff’s department is usually on patrol every Halloween as children go from door to door.
In other business:
A motion was approved to adopt the budget that has been appropriately advertised.
The new heating and cooling for the Larwill Town Hall has been tabled as the bids expired on a 30-day time limit.

TRAIL: Construction starts this week

October 15, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — After meeting with the engineer and the trail general contractor for the Blue River Trail’s extension project last week, Columbia City Community Development Director Jeff Walker said slight modifications have been made to the exact routing and elevations of the trail.
“You would never know because it’s just a matter of inches,” said Walker. “It does allow us better drainage of the field, and also to save some additional trees.”

October 13th

EARLY VOTING: 300 ballots cast in first three days

October 13, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Absentee voters are coming out in full swing to cast their ballots for this year’s general election.
According to the Clerk of Circuit Court, Debbie Beers, absentee voters in this year’s primary totaled only 487 voters, but with absentee voting open as of this week, the general election number is already close as it continues to climb daily.
“So far this week, we have had 300 voters in the first three days,” said Beers. “When the voters come out to vote, all the preparation and hard work put into running the election is truly worth it.”

October 12th

FARMER'S MARKET: Season comes to close

October 12, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Saturday will mark the end for sidewalk vegetable sales. The Whitley County Farmer’s Market will hold its last sale day Saturday.
Market Master Chris Lilly said, “2012 has been an outstanding season. I would like to personally thank everyone who came down to the Whitley County Farmer’s Market. We are already planning for 2013.”
Just because the frost has met up with the pumpkin does not mean all produce sales are over. In fact, pumpkins are among the many items still for sale at the market, including squash, fall decorations and homemade products.

LEGISLATING THE LUNCH LADY: First Lady spearheading initiative on healthy eating choices

October 12, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY ­— Columbia City High School’s brightly-lit vending machines no longer dispense colas, but flavored waters and juice drinks.
That was a change made by school officials to promote a healthier choice for students some five years ago. But now, healthier options are being served at lunch.
Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS) conformed to a healthy initiative put in place by First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

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