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January 27th

ELECTRIC RATE HIKE: South Whitley residents prepare for increase

January 27, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Residents of South Whitley should brace themselves for yet another electrical price increase which has been on the town council agenda recently.
Effective with March billing, consumers will notice an increase of .0022839 per kilowatt-hour in the electrical portion of their billing, which calculates to $1.42 per 500 kilowatts used.

LIGHTNING STRIKES: Board of Works reflects on outtages

January 27, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Having not met since Jan. 3, the Columbia City Board of Works and Safety conducted business Tuesday, hearing from department heads and addressing public issues.

All departments signed off on, and the board approved, the permit for the Annual Autumn Art Festival. The event will be held Sept. 8, and will be a one-day event. This will be the festival’s 11th year.

Chauncey Street between Market and Van Buren streets will be closed.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Deadline Monday for Wednesday's Chamber economic breakfast

January 27, 2012

CHAMBER ECONOMIC FORECAST
COMING FEBRUARY 1
COLUMBIA CITY – A popular favorite with the Whitley County Chamber, Jim O’Donnell joins the organization again this year to take a good look at what the economy has done and what the “forecast” will be.

January 26th

SCHOOLS: Northern Heights update

January 26, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — In an ongoing series of presentations given to the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees, known as “Celebrate Success,” teachers and administrators provide updates and outlines of how a particular school is doing.

Last week, Northern Heights Elementary School Principal Robert Hoke spoke of several programs and activities the school uses to help ensure success for both students and staff.

NEW ADMINISTRATION: Parks Dept. installs officers for ’12

January 26, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A new slate of officers was installed for the new year at Monday’s Columbia City Parks Board meeting. Officers include Mark Ellis, president; Terry Baker, vice-president; Mauri Bordner, secretary; and Dennis Warnick and Keith Nickolson (replacing Kelley Sheiss), members. Mark Green is the park director.
First order of business for the new year was discussion on a membership-based dog park in Patriotic Park as a committee was formed in November including Barbara Miller, Deb Lawrence, Mary Ann McClusky and Dr. Colleen Quinn, D.V.M. of the Columbia City Veterinary Hospital.

STAGNATION: S. Whitley addresses unused buildings

January 26, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Every small town has a few unoccupied buildings, but buildings in the South Whitley downtown area which are empty or utilized as a warehouse have town council members concerned. One building in particular is owned by Mavis Whitehead which appears to be a warehouse inside and a potential fire waiting to ignite, according to town officials.

TOP SPELLER: Roussey captures county spelling bee

January 26, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — It took 22 rounds of words to name Jaeden Roussey Whitley County’s Spelling Bee Champion Wednesday.
He is 10 years old and a son of Selda and Rod Roussey. He is in the fifth grade at Coesse Elementary School.
The word Roussey won on was “miso,” which means a food paste made of soybeans, salt and usually fermented grain, used especially in Japanese cooking.
Winning second place was Samuel Rickerd, a fifth grader at South Whitley Elementary School and son of Mark and Sarah Rickerd.

SIDESTREETS SLIPPERY: Ice coating makes for hazardous driving; schools closed

January 26, 2012

A thin coat of freezing rain in Whitley County Thursday morning is making for hazardous driving conditions, particularly on county roads, sidestreets and parking lots.

Conditions were expected to improve dramatically by 9 a.m.

Nonetheless, all schools in Whitley County are closed.

Pedestrians should be especially careful on sidewalks, curbs and parking lots.

January 25th

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.

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