Archive - Mar 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â While Iotron Industries, USA may have been celebrating its grand opening, it was also playing host for the first time, with the guest of honor being the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and itâs annual meeting.
This yearâs meeting was titled âOutlook 2012â.
EDC President Alan Tio began by speaking about last yearâs meeting and how at the time, the EDC was just welcoming Iotron into the Whitley County fold.
Tio said it was only fitting a year later, the company was hosting the same event while also cutting the ribbon to open its doors.
COLUMBIA CITY â Clients of Passages in Whitley County surrounded 150 pieces of art as they walked through the display held at the Peabody Public Library Auditorium Friday.
The event, "Paintings, Pickles and Patrick," was a fundraiser for Passages dedicated to helping people with intellectual disabilities or challenges to thrive in the community, as well as in their home life.
Photography, water color, coloring pencil, ceramics, acrylic, jewelry and furniture were among the many items being bid on and observed at the show.
As pink and white flowers bloom in the days before the official start of spring, followed by fruit in May, bees search for nectar in the tiny flowers of an apricot tree. The warmer weather has encouraged bees to arrive early.
Post and Mail photo / James Thomlison
COLUMBIA CITY â Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. With that being said, just imagine a world without art. That certainly isnât the case with any client at Passages, for their clients can be involved in Passagesâ Artistry Program. And there is art literally everywhere at Towerview Industries.
COLUMBIA CITY â When students are passionate about a project, they excel.
Eight Columbia City High School young women have been highly motivated and are now reaping the rewards by going to the FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) national finals in Orlando, Fla., this summer.
COLUMBIA CITY â Buckets are being filled at Northern Heights Elementary School with coins, cash and checks. The children and staff are raising funds for Henryville Elementary School.The West Clark Community Schools in southern Indiana endured a catastrophic disaster with tornados destroying its schools March 2.
Northern Heightsâ Monica Raulston, second grade teacher, organized the events after Principal Bob Hoke sent out a school-wide e-mail regarding the situation.
âWeâve heard from the staff at West Clark Community Schools and they really need money the most,â said Raulston.
COLUMBIA CITY â A roof âfor the communityâ is the goal. Belinda Griffin, a 20-year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 1906 and treasurer for the Eagle Riders, pointed to panels of The Eaglesâ damaged ceiling.
The sinking panels and brown spots, caused by water seeping through the buildingâs roof, continues to be a growing problem. âThis is a place for people to go, and we are just trying to keep it for the community,â said Griffin.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Phase II of South Whitleyâs waste water treatment facility renovation continues as Project Manager David Harvey with Fleis and Vandenbrink presented the first change order to town council members Tuesday evening.
Providing a wide-range of municipal services, Fleis and Vandenbrink is the townâs engineering consultant.
With three bids received, Gerig-Ottenweller Construction was awarded the Phase II project with a bid of $3,087,000 for the main project and an alternate bid of $27,000 for material revisions.
SOUTH WHITLEY â On Tuesday evening, South Whitleyâs Clerk-Treasurer Bob Gould reported to town council members on financial and record keeping duties, which continues to be ongoing in the clerkâs office.