Archive - Mar 1, 2012 - News Article
Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel spent Monday morning reading to students at Little Turtle Elementary School as part of Read Across America Week. Both kindergartners and fifth graders listened to Daniel read Dr. Seussâ€™ â€śThe Lorax.â€ť After reading the story, Daniel also answered questions from the students concerning his role as mayor. Fifth-graders at Little Turtle Elementary School with Mayor Daniel are, in the back, Treyten Nicolai and Raylynn Johnson. In the front, left to right are Cierra Troyer, Brooke Ebersole, Maddie Crawford, Brittnie Hendren, Ava Winters and Kyle Reust.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Board of Commissioners is seeking a volunteer interested in the conservation of natural resources to serve as the Whitley County representative on the Wood-Land-Lakes council.
â€śWeâ€™ve tried to get someone interested in that,â€ť said Commissioner Tom Rethlake. â€śIf thereâ€™s anyone in the community, weâ€™d really like them to let us know.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Expenses for the Burnworth Memorial Pool continue to exceed revenues and major repairs are an ongoing concern among Columbia City park board members. Currently, the park board is losing approximately $30,000 for the three-month pool season, which is June, July and August.
In Monday eveningâ€™s park board meeting, Park Director Mark Green presented a proposal from engineers he has spoken to in the past two weeks.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Two Columbia City High School students are going to get a taste of geography and engineering in the coming months. The students will intern at the Whitley County Government Center, one with County Engineer Brandon Forrester and the other with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator Dan Weigold.
One of the students will intern with the Engineer and Surveyors office from March 5 through May 25, for two hours in the afternoon. Forrester said this is the departmentâ€™s second internship, the first coming in the 2009-2010 school year.