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March 10th

THE HIGH PRICE OF WASTE DISPOSAL: Sewer rate hike looms for Larwill

March 10, 2012

LARWILL — A 14.3 percent sewer rate increase is looming on the horizon for Larwill residents as town council members voted unanimously to pursue in Thursday evenings meeting. It has been seven years since the town has experienced a sewer increase.
According to Clerk-Treasurer Renee Sills, the 2012 sewer budget is $60,420 compared to $68,411.96 in 2011.
“We spent $58,270.30 in 2011 which is a $10,141.66 overflow of cash,” Sills said. “With the 2012 budget at $60,420, we only have a cash flow left over of $2,537.79 and that is if we spend like we did last year.”

March 9th

FLASHBACK: LOGAN IRWIN IN SIXTH GRADE

March 9, 2012

Logan Irwin, Whitko High School’s all-time leading scorer, eyes the basket during an elementary school game in Warsaw in February, 2006. He is being guarded by Washington Elementary School’s Brock Anson. Irwin played his elementary school ball for Warsaw’s Lincoln Elementary and was teamed with Warsaw All-Conference standout Lucas Grose. The two won Warsaw Elementary School championships in 2005 and 2006 and also played together in seventh grade at Lakeview Middle School, winning a middle school conference title.

RATE INCREASE: Water utility application brings public hearing

March 9, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City City Hall played host to the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) and the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) for a public field hearing Thursday regarding the proposed water rate increase for the city.

A public field hearing is a formal, legal proceeding. Administrative Law Judge Angela Weber presided over the meeting and Commissioner Larry Landis was on hand for IURC.

PHOTO: Birthday shift for local nurse

March 9, 2012

Wednesday was Nurse Sandy Kohut’s birthday but that didn’t stop her from working. Kohut, center (and with a crown) is a registered nurse at Columbia City High School and still takes Eric Shepherd’s, right, temperature as Brice Aldrich, left, assists. She was queen for a day, but didn’t reveal how old she turned.

March 8th

PRIMARY VOTING: Absentee voting scheduled

March 8, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Residents of Whitley County who are registered to vote in their district of residence may begin absentee voting April 9. According to Jessica Hockemeyer of the Whitley County Clerk’s Office, the Election Office is now accepting applications. Ballots will be mailed out beginning on March 23.

Absentee voting will take place at the Whitley County Clerk’s Office in the courthouse at 101 W. Van Buren Street in Columbia City. The clerk’s office is located on the second floor, room 18.

PRIMARY POLLING: Locations merging for county benefit

March 8, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — While many voters will be heading to familiar polling locations in May for the primary elections, some will be venturing toward unfamiliar scenery to do their voting.

The Whitley County Election Office is making some changes this year to reduce the number of locations and workers available to the public. Several polling locations will be combined, including in South Whitley, Cleveland Township and Smith Township.

“We’re very excited about this,” said Clerk of Courts Debbie Beers. “We’re going to save the county some money while making things better for the voters.”

PHOTO: 'Spring'-ing with mischief

March 8, 2012

Fluffy the cat cautiously looks out from the side of a barn before jumping down to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather Tuesday afternoon.

NEW BLOOD: 'Busco hires new police officer

March 8, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — There is a new police officer in Churubusco. Mike Engle was approved to replace former Town Marshall John Hart, who retires from police work March 19. The Churubusco Town Council unanimously approved Engle to begin full-time duties March 19.

In new business, the council approved a new Churubusco Façade Grant Program. “This is a program connected with the Main Street Project,” said Frank Kessler, council president. With the grant a total of $25,000 is available for Churubusco businesses to apply for grants.

MAKEOVER COMING: Council approves courthouse maintenance; more

March 8, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Council addressed several fiscal concerns at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, including those involving county employees.

The Assessor’s Office requested budgeting to hire a new employee to join the office staff. The move comes on the heels of County Assessor Angie Heath’s news that she would be taking a leave of absence from May through October of this year.

MARK YOU CALENDAR: Civic and school events dot the calendar

March 8, 2012

Turtle Days Fish Fry
set for Friday
CHURUBUSCO — A Turtle Days Fish Fry fund raiser will be held March 9 at 11 a.m. at the American Legion Post 157.
All you can eat is $8, dinner is $7 and sandwiches are $5. Carry-out is available. All proceeds will benefit the Turtle Days Festival.

Cornerstone
Christian School
to host fry
ALBION – Cornerstone Christian School, located at 4304 S. Oak St. in Albion, will hold a Tenderloin and Fish Fry Saturday, March 10 from 3:30-7:30 p.m.

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Lady Eagle Volleyball Team came into Tuesday night’s home contest...
COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Lady Eagle golf team continued its hot streak Tuesday night, with...
Whitko’s cheer block is gearing up for another home football game this Friday night. The Wildcats...

 

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