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VETERANS MARATHON: Adds 30-40 runners from NYC

November 9, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Many harriers who were signed up for the New York City Marathon, which was canceled due to Hurricane Sandy, are running to other venues.
According to JoAnn Bird, wife of Gary Bird, the event coordinator for Columbia City’s Veterans Marathon, the local race is expected to add 30-40 runners from the NYC contest.
The Associated Press reported this is happening across the country, as many runners have spent months, even years, training for the event.

ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS: Offer help with bills

November 9, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Due to cooler temperatures, energy assistance programs are working with county citizens to help them pay their heating bills.
Whitley Co. Energy Assistance Fund
“We only help each household once every 12 months,” said Steve Weaver with the Whitley County Energy Assistance Fund. “The maximum we pay is $150, and if someone comes to us with an electrical bill, we ask them to come up with a budget of how they can continue to manage their own bills the next month. We do not help pay if they cannot plan to pay their next bill.”

COUNTING ON GOOD HEARTS: Foundation honors community members for their service

November 9, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation held its 17th Annual Heart of Gold awards ceremony last night to recognize county residents who have given back to the community.
The foundation’s Executive Director September McConnell said, “This has been a very good year. This night is a chance for us to say ‘thank you’ to all of you who help make Whitley County a better place to live.”
Thirteen Heart of Gold recipients received gold medallions, a certificate and $100 to be awarded to the charity of their choosing.

WCCS: Prepares 2013-14 school calendar

November 9, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — During the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees meeting Monday, Columbia City High School Principal Jennifer Reiff notified the board that the district school calendar would be presented at the next regular board meeting.
“I met with the calendar committee Sept. 26,” said Reiff. “We looked at two options. One option was to start school Aug. 19 and end June 4. The second option starts school Aug. 12 and ends May 28.”

RENTAL RATES: Raise discussion at council mtg.

November 9, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — Rate hikes were debated at Churubusco’s Town Council meeting Wednesday night.
Clerk-Treasurer Madalyn Sade-Bartl suggested increasing the rental fees for the park’s Scout Building to increase revenue and offset upcoming renovation and upgrading costs. The proposed increase would raise the price from $95 to $115, effective Jan. 1, 2013.
She explained that most other facilities charge more money. The proposed rate increase would make Churubusco’s Scout Building rental fee more comparable.

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